If only Miyamoto and Iwata really did work day and night in some giant factory, rainbows springing from the smokestacks, dreams from the delivery doors and Italian-accented laughter from the plumbing. Sadly, however, there are just too many games (and laws of physics and other such nonsense) for that suggestion to be true. Sometimes someone else has to step in and be gaming's amazing chocolateer, taking possession of Mario, The Mushroom Kingdom, or another of Nintendo's exclusive
So it's been a whole month since Shigeru Miyamoto's dazzling two-minute Super Mario Galaxy taster injected a near fatal dose of excitement into the GamesRadar team, but that hasn't stopped us from loading it up several times a day with the hope of gleaning every last factoid contained within. Shoving it under the microscope and dissecting it with scalpels we now present all the Mario news that's fit to
Licensed games have a bad enough reputation, but when they also happen to be movie tie-ins for potential summer blockbusters? Well, that type of game usually falls somewhere between dysentery and an autographed photo of Bob Saget on The List of Things Gamers Would Most Like to Acquire. That is to say, expectations generally arent too high. Fortunately, Transformers: The Game is being developed by Travellers Tales, the very same folks behind the well-received Lego Star Wars titles.
Previous console Sims games have left us a little cold. There was something about those self-consciously kooky characters and their worthy-but-dull daily routines that made us think the entire series is much better suited to casual players on the PC, where the games rank among the all-time bestsellers. But MySims could be the one to change our opinion.
Its clearly something completely different, and the simplified structure is designed from scratch, exclusively for Wii. The aim is to attract
You've used your Wii remote as a gun. You've used it as a sword. You've even used it as a bow and arrow. But have you ever used it as a giant bug-thwapping stick?
Escape from Bug Island will give you that chance. You'll use the motion-sensing controller to swing sticks and throw rocks at all sorts of foul insects, from mutated millipedes to ginormous praying mantises. Later in the game, your enemies will evolve to include demonic fish and zombie gorillas. If you're not in the right mindset to
Its not just about making money and swearing at people in The World Is Yours. Building up your reputation is essential, and can be done by spending stupid amounts of money decorating your mansion. Herere some of the best buys.
The milk crate
Reputation points: Zero
Perhaps not the obvious item to pimp your mansion with, but it is free and at the start of the game you should take what you can.
The exploding barrel
Reputation points: Zero
A videogame staple you can
Even though this Wii-exclusive title was just revealed a couple of months ago, we've already got two previews covering his wet 'n' wild exploits. Up until this point, it was a hands-off experience. Now we've spent a good while slipping and oozing around his sugary sweet universe and can clear up a few nagging little issues.
First, Dewy's a drop on the go. He certainly does like to glide around as you tilt the world with the remote, and as such can be a slick lil' maniac to control. Getting him
Are you ready for this? There are over 100 new pokemon in Diamond and Pearl. We know you want to see them. That's why we've tracked down an import copy of the game and played it to death. And every week we bring you a new batch of monsters, complete with their powers and abilities - and for the best monster of the week, a movie showing you how it performs in battle. What more could you ask for? Get ready to rock out with the monsters you're dying to see.
PokemonRadar week one: Turtwig,
Lets get it out of the way; Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End for the Wii is a different beast then the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Its no where near as detailed as the high-res/def character designs or levels of its next-gen brethren. In fact, the game itself is entirely different, as it wisely focuses on what the Wiimote was suited for: sword fighting.
Based on a combination of the second and third Pirates films, At Worlds End also takes some liberties with the story, as it fills in
We're going to be completely honest about this. When we saw the name Crash of the Titans on publisher Sierra's list of upcoming titles, our first thought was of a monster truck car combat game where all the oil-gulping vehicles are named after Greek gods. Upon realizing the emphasis was on crash and not titans, our entire mood slipped a little. The guy's not had much luck lately (though arguably better than Sonic's), but after spending a little time with his latest run-and-jumper, it's fair to