There are seven costumes our cackling hero wears in this curious, stylus-controlled, spiritual successor to the Wario Land series, and being the thief he is, has stolen all the costumes. Its impossible to hate Wario as a villain, largely thanks to his starring roles in a host of top-notch adventures. A Wario platformer tends to be an excuse for Nintendos developers to really poke fun at one of their characters while experimenting with the kind of off-the-wall gameplay they wouldnt dare inflict
We’ve always suspected the WarioWare team must have invented some kind of instant brain-tapping gadget that sucks ideas out of their heads and converts them into mad little microgames. There’s no other way to explain the inventive insanity of the WarioWare series. If the designers had to explain their ideas to a programmer, the magic might evaporate...
The big question here isn’t so much ‘where’s Waldo?’ but ‘where’s the game?’ – we rattled through this in under two hours. Okay, we played on Easy difficulty, but Normal wasn’t much more of a challenge. There is no Hard mode.
In WireWay, you flick Wiley, an ADHD alien blob, skyward by pulling down little black lines and releasing them, just like the string of a bow. This catapults Wiley to the next little black line he needs to grab. Other than that, the game keeps it simple: collect “elam” (little stars), bounce from bumpers, and attempt to reach the end of the maze-like levels in record time.
The Wizard Of Oz, that enduring tale of a young girl invading a foreign country, crushing the local populace and stealing their shoes, has been ‘re-imagined’ here as a JRPG – and it’s a striking, unusual JRPG too.
It starts as you’d expect, with Dorothy and Toto uprooted by a storm and dropped into the magical land of Oz.
Based on James Patterson’s series of murder mystery novels, Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion is supposed to be an adventure game about a detective named Lindsay Boxer who solves a series of murders with the help of her girlfriends who work in various murder-related professions. The problem is that the story isn’t strong enough to keep mystery fans interested, and the gameplay isn’t really good enough to warrant anyone else playing it
We can’t remember the last time a game was cooler than us. Sure, we’d shift our hat facing backwards when scrubbing our Corgis in Nintendogs, and hell, even smoke when catching them all in Pokemon. But Square Enix’s latest title not ending in “Hearts” or “Fantasy” literally drips style. The World Ends With You mixes graffiti-infused J-pop with Japanese youth culture in an alternate reality Shibuya,