Like floral gums and Val Kilmer, we love Captain Rainbow but don’t know why. The fact that 70% of the game is impenetrable Japanese text makes it as understandable as a philosophy thesis written using a Spirograph, and yet still that universally understood language of gaming rightness shines through. Rocks go WHAM! when cleaved with a yo-yo slash. Menu screens are torn straight from a comic book.
Is there anyone out there who doesn't have fond, wistful memories of hanging out at the carnival or county fair when they were little? Okay, other than Voklov from Soviet Russia, is there anyone? No, there isn't. The flashing lights, the "can-that-possibly-be-safe?" rides, the cotton candy and clowns… it's a universally adored childhood experience. And one of its most important parts is the time you spent wasting away months' worth of allowance on the invariably rigged carnival games and
Brawlers are practically nonexistent on consoles outside of the Wii, and
with the next Super Smash Bros. coming out in who knows when, what are mascot
rumble enthusiasts to do? Enter Cartoon Network’s Punch Time Explosion XL – a
brawler featuring the popular cartoon characters from Cartoon Network’s many
T.V. shows. With 26 playable characters including: the Powerpuff Girls,
Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, and narration
by Space Ghost’s George Lowe, it's a game brawler fans will want to check
You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time, or so the saying goes. Well, it’s certainly hard to please Castlevania’s legions of bloodthirsty fans, who demand consistency and innovation in equal measures – a nigh-on impossible task.
You know what chess needs more of? Stabbing. Over the years there have been many video gaming attempts at translating the centuries-old game of chess, but most have been fairly imperfect thanks to the limitations of artificial intelligence (at least, when super computers aren’t involved). Or maybe they just needed more violence. In Check vs Mate (formerly known as Battle vs Chess), you don’t simply get to remove a piece from the board when you capture it. It’s as if the defending rook said to the attacking knight, “why don’t you make me get off the board, punk?” The two pieces then meet face to face with a squad of friends in mortal combat...
Chicken Little. Videogame adaptation. Sequel. Not exactly the most inspiring words, are they? However, after getting our first look at Chicken Little: Ace in Action, the second game to be based on the animated Disney flick, we're not ready to write it off just yet.
To begin with, the game you're afraid of was already created and released. And while you may or may not have played the original Chicken Little (it's okay - we won't judge), the big studio folks did and liked what they saw. So, with
Look at the launch lineup for the Nintendo Wii and you'll notice that the games tend to separate themselves into a couple of categories. There are the marquee titles that will eventually convince you to pick up the system - Zelda, Tony Hawk, Super Monkey Ball - and then there are the bait titles that will convince little kids to convince you to plunk down $250... preferably before the holidays. Stuff like Cars, Barnyard, SpongeBob and Ice Age are all hoping to cash in on the much touted
The Chronicles of Narnia books remain high on their pedestal of nostalgic childhood memories; the movies, perhaps a bit less so. Fans of either probably hanker for the ability to frolic through the Narnian fields equally, and so the games keep coming.In case you aren’t familiar with the story behind the second chapter known as Prince Caspian, or need a refresher, it begins one Earth year after the events from the first book/movie.
With ex-Sony man Phil Harrison on board and fingers in practically every gaming pie (thanks to distribution deals with publishers the world over), and a brand that everyone recognises, Atari has the foundations in place to become great once again. But, most shockingly, it's actually got some great games to back it up. Here are five games Atari were showing off that we reckon you're going to want to play.
Oct 15, 2007
When we think of Cartoon Network, a dozen other shows jump to mind before Code Lyoko - and none of them have video games of their own. But the little French anime series that could has bagged a Nintendo DS game and is now onto the Wii with Quest for Infinity. For those of you too caught up in Adult Swim to notice a school-child soap opera, heres the rundown: a group of five friends attend boarding school in the “real” world (2D) and periodically jump into the