You’re looking at a screenshot of N+ right now, and thinking “simple” right? Well you’d be correct, but don’t be fool enough to say it’s easy, because it’s not something you’ll finish quickly. What N+ does fantastically is boil down everything we all love about platform gaming - wall jumps, collecting crap and enemy avoidance - then flings it at you in perfectly sized chunks.
Unlike this month's Sega Classics, this is a collection of retro superstars that haven't been messed around with - and it's all the better for it. At least for authenticities sake.
Each of these games is an '80s classic - something that's demonstrated by the juddery carousel of arcade cabs that make up the game's rudimentary game selection screen - all accompanied by a never ending playlist of '80s tunes.
The game's compilation itself is, as usual, something of a mixed bag. There are 16 games
What can you do with an oddball collection of sometimes frustrating, sometimes tedious, rarely compelling, and almost always dreary mini-games? Not do justice to a quirky film like Napoleon Dynamite, that’s for sure. Yet that’s exactly what Napoleon Dynamite: The Game attempts to do with its compilation of almost 30 short and half-baked mini-games.You’ll find all your typical mini-game genres in here: from the rhythm games to
Our initial impressions of this battler are pretty fair. It looks nice enough, with simple cel-shaded character models set against some attractive and diverse backgrounds, and the control mechanics, while feeling a little ‘old, are easy to grasp.
The fundamentals of the game are simple. You can choose three characters. Fights take place on a 2D plane, and you can dodge in and out of the screen by tapping either shoulder button.
Finding the games hidden depths isnt quite so easy, though.
It’s unsurprising that an anime series as popular as Naruto has spawned so many games, but what is surprising is how few are actually any good. Akatsuki Rising doesn’t buck that trend. An uneasy mix of brawler and RPG-lite, it never reaches the heights of Naruto’s better games (Naruto Ultimate Ninja and The Broken Bond).
The appetite for Naruto games from fans of the boy ninja's series seems to be absolutely insatiable. Despite the fact that the countless sequels and spin-offs fail to add anything other than a few token features, they just keep on coming…
At first glance, you may consider Clash of Ninja another quick-cash, cartoon tie-in designed to make somebody a lot of bank. It'll pull in some serious cash, but not because of blind fanboy devotion - this is a lightning quick, anime-soaked whirlwind of a fighting game that'll speak to anyone looking for an accessible, chop-socky brawler.
Played a one-on-one fighter before? Sure you have. As such, you already know everything there is to know about Clash of Ninja. Pick an adolescent
People often rip on Madden for coming out every year with nothing but minor tweaks. Well, we feel inclined to mention that the first Clash of Ninja was released in March...of this year. It was an exceptionally energetic anime scrapper that looked just like the cartoon on which it's based upon and offered enough action for all styles of fighting fans. And here we have Ninja 2, essentially the same game with just a handful of enhancements. And you know what? They're more than enough.
Aug 29, 2007
Youll be forgiven if you feel like youve played this orange-clad ninja beatdown before: its a stripped-down port of the PS2 brawler Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2, which was itself only slightly tweaked from the first Ultimate Ninja which came out just last year. So yes: if youve played one of these “3D characters in 2D worlds” bash-a-thons – or the Smash Brothers games theyre clearly styled after – you should be right at home. Which is good, because then you
Not even publisher Namco seems to be sure as to whether this arcade-style fighting game needs the subtitle "The Phantom Fortress" - it appears on the box art, but not the in-game splash screen, and both ways in the manual. But whatever you call it, Naruto fans will want to pick it up. The problem is that most will already have the original Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes, released less than a year ago. And we're not certain three new