You’re looking at a screenshot of N+ right now, and thinking “simple” right? Well you’d be correct, but don’t be fool enough to say it’s easy, because it’s not something you’ll finish quickly. What N+ does fantastically is boil down everything we all love about platform gaming - wall jumps, collecting crap and enemy avoidance - then flings it at you in perfectly sized chunks.
What can you do with an oddball collection of sometimes frustrating, sometimes tedious, rarely compelling, and almost always dreary mini-games? Not do justice to a quirky film like Napoleon Dynamite, that’s for sure. Yet that’s exactly what Napoleon Dynamite: The Game attempts to do with its compilation of almost 30 short and half-baked mini-games.You’ll find all your typical mini-game genres in here: from the rhythm games to
It’s unsurprising that an anime series as popular as Naruto has spawned so many games, but what is surprising is how few are actually any good. Akatsuki Rising doesn’t buck that trend. An uneasy mix of brawler and RPG-lite, it never reaches the heights of Naruto’s better games (Naruto Ultimate Ninja and The Broken Bond).
The appetite for Naruto games from fans of the boy ninja's series seems to be absolutely insatiable. Despite the fact that the countless sequels and spin-offs fail to add anything other than a few token features, they just keep on coming…
Aug 29, 2007
Youll be forgiven if you feel like youve played this orange-clad ninja beatdown before: its a stripped-down port of the PS2 brawler Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2, which was itself only slightly tweaked from the first Ultimate Ninja which came out just last year. So yes: if youve played one of these “3D characters in 2D worlds” bash-a-thons – or the Smash Brothers games theyre clearly styled after – you should be right at home. Which is good, because then you
Not even publisher Namco seems to be sure as to whether this arcade-style fighting game needs the subtitle "The Phantom Fortress" - it appears on the box art, but not the in-game splash screen, and both ways in the manual. But whatever you call it, Naruto fans will want to pick it up. The problem is that most will already have the original Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes, released less than a year ago. And we're not certain three new
The latest game featuring the fine art of turning left isn't remarkably different from its improvements-packed predecessor, though it does have a few small additions.
Most of the modes and features from NASCAR 06: Total Team Control return in NASCAR 07: online racing, Fight to the Top mode, team controls, voice command recognition, rivals, car swapping with teammates and driver attributes that affect overall performance. The minigames have been replaced with challenges based on real racing
The NBA has put a full-court press on the PSP this year, with no less than three full releases for the 2009-10 season. In case you’re scoring at home, that’s one more than any other console, as NBA 10 The Inside shows up only on Sony’s handheld.
NBA Ballers: Rebound represents things we love and hate about the PSP catalogue. On one hand, it's a thin repackaging of the original PS2 NBA Ballers title, with little more than updated rosters to distinguish it. On the other hand, it's a super-playable port. These short 1-on-1 roundball competitions are almost more suited for a portable system. If the PSP hardware didn't lead to fewer control options, Rebound would be a slam
On paper, NeoGeo Heroes Ultimate Shooting sounds like a great formula. Take SNK Playmore’s massive stable of arcade game characters and plop them into an old-school styled vertical scrolling shooter, then add a bunch of SNK-themed bosses and a story composed almost entirely of silly gags and in-jokes. Sounds like a real winner for SNK’s longtime fan crowd, right? Unfortunately, NeoGeo Heroes isn’t as awesome as the premise might lead you to believe...