It may not be a WiiWare game you've paid a great deal of attention to, but take an interest in Toki Tori you most certainly should, because it has the potential to be the biggest sleeper hit in the platform's early release schedule.
The Ghost Recon moniker is a noble pedigree for a game to have, but Tom Clancy has been known to attach his name to complete garbage from time to time. So when we first approached Ghost Recon for the Wii, we were understandably skeptical. On one hand, we have the opportunity to play as Ghosts from the Tom Clancy world, which are some of the most over-the-top-super-action-hero types this side of Governor Schwarzenegger. On the other hand, there’s the Wii. The Wii has been known to render otherwise great franchises into pure mediocrity...
It’s the bit where he breakdances with an astronaut on the moon. Wait, no, it’s the part where the salaryman in Tomena Sanner uses a bowling ball to topple a line of Frankensteins in Hell. Actually, it’s the section where he dropkicks a man in a giraffe suit, dances with a schoolgirl, befuddles a robot, then slaps a Mexican wrestler in the face.
In Tournament of Legends, gamers are given the unique opportunity to fight as the C-list celebrities of forgotten Greek mythology. Characters are obvious stand-ins for classics and the roster includes a snake woman with snake hair, a skeleton, a big cow-guy and a dude with a raven’s head. Even though Tournament of Legends doesn’t employ any authentic historical characters, it does utilize authentic Roman Numerals for most of the numbers in the game...
Everybody loves the Toy Story movies, and we’re no exception. Woody, Buzz, and the gang bring smiles to our faces just by showing up, and the first few minutes of Toy Story Mania did nothing to change that. A lovely opening cinema and a bright, bubbly menu screen based around Andy’s room had us feeling happy and hoping we’d stay that way.
Then the game started
Nov 20, 2007
Blood. Malpractice suits. Nearly a decade of book leanrnin'. Most of us don't have what it takes to brave Med school, much less dig sharp instruments into our fellow man. So when last year's Trauma Center hit the Wii, we finally learned for ourselves... how to save a life. Okay, it's just a game, but damned if slicing incisions, stitching wounds, and firing lasers at polyps didn't make for one of the most fun, and perfectly suited, experiences for Nintendo's new
What kid didn't love Operation? You know, the battery-powered board game in which you used tweezers to yank vital bones and organs from some poor schlub with bad hair and a light-up nose? What a great game. And Trauma Center: Second Opinion is the super-powered, seven-headed, genetically mutated video evolution of that game. It's niche-y and unique and a little gory and it isn't going to be easy to find. But find it anyway, because it's also the Wii's second must-have game (Zelda being the
Using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as virtual scalpels, syringes, and other tools of the medical trade felt so right in Wii launch title Trauma Center: Second Opinion, and follow-up New Blood only sweetened the pot with the advent of co-op play. Now Trauma Team takes the series along a much broader path, splitting up the cutting and curing into different specialties, and infusing adventure elements into the experience with surgical precision -- all without losing what made the original entries so worthwhile and unique...
We can’t be alone in thinking that playing quiz games on your own is more pointless than Paris Hilton. Whether it’s a digital version of Trivial Pursuit or a made-for-consoles title such as PS2’s Buzz!, there’s zero satisfaction or fun to be had pitting your wits against a bunch of AI contestants. This is as true for TV Show King as any other quiz ’em up. However, when the intended number of players is all flesh