There are seven costumes our cackling hero wears in this curious, stylus-controlled, spiritual successor to the Wario Land series, and being the thief he is, has stolen all the costumes. Its impossible to hate Wario as a villain, largely thanks to his starring roles in a host of top-notch adventures. A Wario platformer tends to be an excuse for Nintendos developers to really poke fun at one of their characters while experimenting with the kind of off-the-wall gameplay they wouldnt dare inflict
We’ve always suspected the WarioWare team must have invented some kind of instant brain-tapping gadget that sucks ideas out of their heads and converts them into mad little microgames. There’s no other way to explain the inventive insanity of the WarioWare series. If the designers had to explain their ideas to a programmer, the magic might evaporate...
The Wii is already bloated with party games, but there's a good chance the frenetic pace and schizophrenic style of WarioWare: Smooth Moves will topple them all. Using only the remote (called the Form Baton here), you'll engage in 200-plus ultra-fast minigames that range from clipping fingernails to balancing on a ball to whacking the thieving arm of a dodgy old man. Each lasts mere seconds, and then it's off to the next with barely any time to catch your breath. It's fast, it's fun and most
Warlords is four-way Breakout at high speed against three other players, and is yet another piece of Atari Live Arcade graveware. Atari dug this one up, pumped it full of HD-o-juice, and it’s one of the few which almost holds up these days.
Warp is a strange combination of cute characters and gory, messy explosions. How does it toe the balance between two contrasting game aesthetics? You'll have to read our review to see how it does...
WarPath marched to the retail frontline with about as much hype as a straight-to-DVD movie. Without the onslaught of marketing, that usually accompanies a new first-person-shooter, it snuck into the crowded FPS trenches with hardly a whimper, never mind a war cry. Sadly, WarPath's under-the-radar release is well deserved, as it delivers an all-too familiar package that often dips into mediocrity with dated graphics and slim
Resurrecting old and much-loved movies and turning them into games is always going to be a dangerous business. You've got to please a lot of different sets of people at the same time; fans of the original film, fans of the genre of game and gamers who've never heard of the movie that need to be won over. As you'd expect from Rockstar, The Warriors manages to pull it off, delivering both a worthy and worthwhile homage to the 1979 classic and also a worthy and worthwhile videogame.
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Sept 27, 2007
Let's assume for a moment that you love McDonald's Big Macs - it's not tough, right? That is one delicious burger. Also, pretend that one Big Mac lasts forever. Finally, imagine that every time you walked into a McDonald's, they shouted at you "The Big Mac is new and improved and better than ever!" And so you get all excited and buy the latest one, only to discover that it's the same exact thing with only some teeny, tiny variation - like, the relish is chunkier or the buns have
While the analogy might take a small stretch of the imagination, Orochi 2 is much like ladies’ face cream. Think about it: every five minutes a new and improved rejuvenating goo appears boasting the latest in technology that claims superiority over everything before it. But, in reality, it’s been squeezed from the same ten-year-old tube.
Tecmo Koei’s big-in-Japan Dynasty Warriors series has been spawning sequels and spin-offs for over a decade. From Samurai Warriors to Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, fans of the thumb-blistering franchise have had ample opportunity to pile enemy corpses like cord wood. While the settings and stories have slightly changed with each entry, the core Warriors’ combat has rarely strayed far from its hack-and-slash-heavy roots. In a bid to attract a broader audience, Koei Canada’s Warriors: Legends of Troy gives the series a sword-and-sandal makeover while injecting some strategy into its button-mashing battles...