When it comes to anime video games, you've really got to suspend your disbelief. It's common to see giant robots, overgrown lizards or talking suits of armor, but Zatch Bell: Mamodo Fury may have the weirdest excuse to pit four players against each other: wee-sized demon kids that need you to boss them around.
Every 100 years, these mamodo come to Earth to duke it out by slinging elaborate, destructive spells across the quiet countryside. Thing is, they require a human to handle their spell
Self-aware, crossdressing marionettes are usually the stuff of taco-fueled nightmares, but they're all too real in the crazy, bizarre world of Zatch Bell! (exclamation theirs). The popular anime series pairs up these pseudo-demonic dummies, known as Mamodo, with like-minded humans, forming symbiotic partnerships that then struggle for control of the Mamodo World. Heady stuff, and this madness is coming to the PS2 and GameCube once more thanks to Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Fury.
Whereas the previous
We recently got our first look at Zendoku, a puzzle game that takes the popular formula of classic sudoku puzzles and adds its own special twists. For starters, it has a cartoony, martial arts theme that extends from everything to the characters (samurais, ninjas, and karate masters are a few), to the gameplay (quick back and forth multiplayer battles). The overall look and feel of the game is Eastern-inspired as well. Instead of using the numbers one through nine to fill in each sudoku grid,