Oct 8, 2007
While we dont usually endorse specific retail outlets, Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol for the DS is being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, which might be a bit ironic to some considering the games overt environmental themes. Similar to its GameCube predecessor, this portable offering has you controlling a tiny robot with a rechargeable battery and a power plug tail once again. Instead of doing in-home chores, Chibi-Robo is now outdoors where he is trying to simultaneously get rid of
Based upon the movie-in-a-movie ending to the Chicken Little film, in which the main characters were all studly and sexy, this top down shooter puts you in the drumsticks of three main characters. The bravura Ace runs ‘n guns, Abby pilots a spacecraft and the heavy, Runt, commands a tank as the team blasts through the space-y armada of Foxy Loxy and her forces of banal evil.. All three pretty much control the same, except for Abby who can only shoot
With its roots in traditional RPG fare, Children of Mana is a bit of a departure from its forerunners. It's a bit surprising that the series went in a more hack-and-slash direction than the games that preceded it (Sword of Mana, Secret of Mana, etc.). The good news is that the richness of the "Mana" world and the RPG stylings it's known for are intact. The bad news is that the hacking and slashing will lead to a lot of yawning.
The story kicks off on in a land called Illusia. It's a saccharine
Heres the defining moment; in the opening towns park, youll encounter a solitary member of the Chokazu sitting idly near a seesaw. So, which scenario plays out if you tap on the saw? a) Your choco rips the seesaw board clean off its balancing support, before pummeling its rival into oblivion and taking his dismembered beak as a trophy? b) A short and sweet interval plays out as the two drumsticks-to-be frolic gaily on the
This puzzler is a modified version of PC point ’n’ clicker The Scorpio Ritual. The plot (religious artifacts, untold powers, sinister cover-up) remains, as do most characters (feisty lady archaeologist, crusty professor), but a lot of the pointing ’n’ clicking has been excised in favor of seeking ’n’ solving, followed by yawning ’n’ wishing you’d bought something else.
Years before powerful Japanese RPG-smiths Square and Enix merged, the minds behind Enix’s Dragon Quest and Square’s Final Fantasy came together to create a dream project that would allow them to experiment in ways their established franchises wouldn’t. The resulting game took the Super NES as far as it could go, technically speaking, and it has had only one other release since, an admittedly half-baked port to the PSOne.
No one was seen giddily ripping open the box and reveling in the glory of Clubhouse Games when it arrived… not that we'd do that normally. But compilations like Clubhouse can too easily be dismissed outright as budget games, and that's because card and board games have never really translated all that well to game systems. But the latest in the "Touch Generation" series isn't just a collection of lame card games that you never wanted to play anyway - there are 42 games to explore, and
Thanks to the nice people at the addiction centre, we’re now able to go for long periods without playing Picross DS. But like a sozzled party-goer wafting wine under the nose of a reformed alcoholic, Rising Star sent us Colour Cross, to tempt us off the square-filling wagon. In a nutshell, this is Picross meets colour-by-numbers.
There’s a thing called the Mohs scale that scientists use to measure the hardness of substances. Talc is at one, while diamond is at ten. Commando: Steel Disaster is just off the edge of the chart at 12.1. This Metal Slug-alike is unapologetically difficult – and that’s just on Normal difficulty; pick Hard mode and you’re signing your own in-game death warrant.
A space craft disguised as a pirate ship, a dog who dreams of becoming a cat and a professor who loves taking baths all blend together in Grasshopper Manufacture's latest role-playing game, Contact. We've come to expect strange new things from the developers of Killer 7, and Contact delivers in spades in the weird and wacky department with colorful characters, tons of puns, and hilarious references to the classic '80s gaming era.
You'll begin by making contact with the Professor, who