We're going to assume you know exactly what Tetris is, so let's jump right into why Tetris DS may be the best version of this seminal falling-block puzzler you've ever played. Aside from the unchanging-but-ever-popular regular game (which is dressed up with some Mario themes), there are five other ways to bust some blocks - a handful of which you can take
Here’s the thing about Tetris on any device or console: it’s kind of hard to screw up. If you have all the correct pieces, and manageable controls, then you’re in good shape. Tetris Party Live completes these very simple prerequisites by offering a Tetris game that is flawlessly functional. Pieces drop and animate well, and the controls feel right. That part is pretty easy. It’s all the additional stuff that will or will not make the purchase of this game worthwhile, and it’s a bit limited...
Theme Park is all about money. Your customers carry enough spending cash to buy five duck shoots and a couple of burger vans of their own, so the only way to protect your business is to relieve them of as much cash as possible before they wise up and start a dodgy fun fair by themselves.
To begin with, you draw a few footpaths - because the theme in this park is concrete - and open the turnstiles. Before youve even built a single attraction, everyone will be forking out their hard-earned to
At this time of year, little can be more entertaining than horror games. It’s fun to be scared, whether the fright is coming from the simple “1, 2, 3…Boo!” approach or a deeper, more atmospheric method. While they may not always put you in a great state of mind, only Theresia: Dear Emile, a poor excuse for a first-person-adventure-horror game, can fill players with such melancholy and hopelessness.
The concept of time travel is certainly appealing: who wouldn't jump at the chance to rectify personal regrets or prevent history's most brutal wars? In video games, this contrivance usually serves up a juicy excuse to whip up imaginative weapons, historic foes, and memorable arenas, but somebody forgot to tell Time Ace.
It's fitting that the first level sends you after an evil time traveler's locomotive, given that most of the game rides on rails. Though you might occasionally get to circle
If you think of Time Hollow as a graphic novel on the DS, it succeeds brilliantly with a top-notch story and memorable characters. As a game though, which is what it’s supposed to be, it fails miserably. You “play” as Ethan Kairos, a boy who wakes up on his 17th birthday to find himself in an alternate reality where his parents disappeared many years previously. Tied to his cat Sox’s collar is a mysterious Hollow Pen that allows Ethan to draw holes in time and alter past events.
Dirty Harry. Bad Lieutenant. LA Confidential. Maniac Cop. All films starring violent cops, but none of those flatfloots are a patch on Tokyo Beat Down’s Lewis Cannon. If you squeezed the essence of cinema’s meanest cops into a cup, Cannon would gulp it down and ask for more.
Most Tony Hawk games on Game Boy Advance dont have much in common with their console-based inspirations. Sure, theyve got the family name, but not the gameplay or the addictive quality. Kiss those hack jobs goodbye: Tony Hawks American Sk8land for Nintendo DS has the same gravity-defying move sets and over-the-top objectives likes as its bigger brother, even if its still clearly the baby of the family.
Like American Wasteland on the GameCube, the similarly titled American Sk8land casts you as
Man alive, this is all a bit sketchy. While we’re happy that someone has seen fit to reprise tilt control technology for a handheld game, they could have had the decency to build a game around it that took longer than a lunch break to finish. The Hawk part of this package is thinner than a roll of griptape when it comes to content, and the ‘bonus game’, Hue Pixel Painter, is just silly.
As any of the roughly six zillion books filled with the griddy number puzzles would attest, it's pretty tough to muck up sudoku. One of the reasons this type of mind-bender has literally swept the world by storm - at least the portion that still does word searches and crosswords and cryptograms - is that it's conceptually simple and immediately accessible. You have a 9x9 grid. You have some numbers. And you have to fill in the rest of the numbers so that every column, row, and smaller, 3x3