Forget Sudoku. Kakuro: get your koat. Picross is the logic-based mind-meddler of champions. It's well established in Japan - having been invented by a woman flicking a skyscraper's lights on and off, believe it or not. Now the infection's spread to DS.
It works like PC timewaster Minesweeper with the randomness taken out. Starting out with a totally blank grid, you chisel out squares with your stylus, according to the numbers at the edges. So: seeing "3" and "7" at the top of a column means
For a game supposedly based on MTV’s shamefully addictive car-modding show, there’s very little pimping here. In fact, the options for doing up your vehicle don’t seem much more expansive than what you’d find in a Need for Speed title.
In a rather predictable turn of events, you start out with an old banger and then complete races to earn cash to buy rims, spoilers, paintjobs and the like.
This is the follow-up to lacklustre WiiWare title Pirates: The Key of Dreams. This is essentially the same game, about which we have the same opinion. So, “take charge of a pirate ship... it’s a life of navigating angular waterways populated by fleets of enemy vessels, which you destroy either with standard broadsides or finite bow-fired weapons.
This one really snuck up on us. Seems like two or three weeks ago this wasn't even on a list anywhere and then pow, it's coming out the first week of June. The quick turnaround isn't surprising, however, as Planet Puzzle League is yet another rehash of a game better known as Tetris Attack or Pokemon Puzzle League. Odds are you've played this before, but odds are just as likely you loved every single moment you spent with it.
And so it goes with this latest version - you just won't be able to
Okay, just so were all clear, we have no beef with casual games. We loves us some Bejeweled, we cant wait for Line Rider, and weve played the crap out of Xbox LIVE casuals like Zuma and Hexic. In fact, Tetris would probably be considered a casual game if it came out today, and if it wasnt, its 20 knock-offs would definitely
If there's one genre that handheld game systems haven't been able to pull off, it's the light gun shooter. It doesn't really make sense - how do you pack in a life-size gun and still make it portable? Well, in the case of Point Blank DS, the gun becomes a stylus and, shockingly, everything works like magic. This is nothing more than a collection of twitchy, arcade-style shooting galleries designed for quick gameplay sessions, and in that regard, it hits the target dead on.
The regular game
Pokemon Black and Pokemon White feel like what a DS Pokemon game should be. Of course, it has the ultra-deep battle mechanics that Pokemon is known for, coupled with the series' most beautiful graphics and sound to date. And with a new region and now over 600 Pokemon to collect and train, there's more content in B&W than in most (practically all) full console games. No doubt, Pokemon B&W is absolutely a fantastic game. If it were the first entry in the series, instead of a game built upon the shoulders of its predecessors, it would be the easiest 10/10 to award...
Pokémon Black and White 2 is an adventure set two years after the events of the first Black and White versions, with a new batch of rivals to face and Pokémon to catch. Does it mark a fine swan song for the aging Nintendo DS? Read our review...
Pokemon finally takes on the strategy genre and the results almost completely fulfilled its potential. If only it could have left behind some of the more tedious parts of Nobunaga series...
Back in NGC/101 when we had our first hands-on with the game, we said that this was 'the contender for DS's wooden spoon' - and it turns out we couldn't have been further from the truth. Pokemon Dash has exceeded our expectations in that it's a much cleverer game than we at first anticipated.It's essentially a racing game. By rapidly rubbing his back with the stylus, you have to guide Pikachu (against five other Pokemon) in a point-to-point race across a large overworld map that's made up of a