Pac-Man's been around for ages, but now he's going around like never before. Balls to complicated action heroes with legs and arms - Pac-Man manages with nothing but his pokey little nose and a permanent grin on his face. Pac 'n' Roll is actually quite similar to Super Monkey Ball. It's less subtle, but just as exhausting as you roll Pac-Man by rubbing the stylus over him on the lower screen, like a track-ball. A dash move is activated by swiping at him with the stylus and letting your stroke
Draw Pac-Man - the sharp angle of the mouth, then his round body - and he'll animate and move off in the direction you drew him facing. Guide him towards the roaming ghosts by drawing walls in front of him: the direction you draw the wall is the direction in which he travels.That's the simple premise behind this game, and it captivated the crowds when the DS was first playable at last year's E3. But there's more to Pac-Pix than that. It's much cleverer than we originally thought. Although
The ravages of portable war have been largely limited to cartoon battles between fictional forces until now, but Panzer Tactics DS lets you twist your noodle on 30 missions pulled from World War II.
Panzer Tactics DS isn't for tactical newbies, with a ramping difficulty that makes each of three 10-mission turn-based campaigns progressively more complex without becoming too brutally frustrating. Tutorials teach the basics, but there's no substitute for getting a few losses under your belt for
We'd be hard-pressed to come up with a casual game we've logged more hours into over the last couple years than Peggle. Actually, forget the "casual" tag – Peggle demands a hardcore level of devotion and rewards it with the ever-changing, always-addictive mix of pachinko and pinball that has made it such a hit. And now, two years after its PC debut, Peggle and its recent follow-up Peggle Nights have arrived on the Nintendo DS in the form of Peggle Dual Shot, a title that threatens to make us miss train stops and spend far too long on the can.
Oct 17, 2007
Its definitely a rare skill to be able to craft a puzzle game thats actually easy enough for preteens. Unfortunately, someone at developer Shinen has that exact gift. Pet Alien would be a legitimately decent puzzler if it werent for the fact that anyone with a double-digit age will smoke through its 80 levels in two, maybe three, hours flat.
Attempting to save your human “owner” from space kidnappers, youre given a cast of five aliens, each of whom has a different
How the mighty have fallen. That’s what people would have you believe anyway – and we can’t say we blame them. Phantasy Star Online, the Dreamcast’s pioneering series that brought online RPG action to consoles, undoubtedly peaked with Episode I & II on GameCube, suffered a gross misstep with Episode III: C.A.R.D Revolution before going off on a tangent with Universe, hemorrhaging active players and dividing the opinions of the Phantasy Star faithful in the process.
Defense attorneys in Phoenix Wright's world must be stressed to the point of insanity. Not only are their clients presumed guilty until proven innocent, but the only way to actually free them is to find the real culprits and force them to confess on the stand. What's more, the judge is a gullible idiot who allows key witnesses to constantly revise their testimony after being caught in lies. All things considered, it's a wonder these lawyers ever get paid.
Of course, it wouldn't be much of a
Who defends the indefensible? Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. This bumbling rookie lawyer has to get his facts straight and his perspiration under control, because defendants are counting on him in five cases of Nintendo DS drama. It will have you testifying that the adventure genre is alive and well.
Phoenix has his work cut out for him, including examining the scene of the crime, working with law enforcement, consoling the defendant, and cross-examining witnesses. It's a dirty job, but one
Oct 22, 2007
Phoenix Wright, you stand before us today accused of gross negligence in light of past criticisms. Twice have you stood before this court and twice have you ignored us.
Your twists and turns dash rationality to pieces like a logic piñata and yet, for all your snakelike judicial journeys, you are just as guilty of showing your hand too early, forcing us to take ludicrous routes to an answer we spotted from minute one. You punish perceptive players - surely those most likely
It takes 24 seconds to go from springing the DS power switch to smashing Picross 3D’s blocks. Instant fun. How easily writing a review becomes a ‘quick go on Picross 3D’.