You don’t know what vulnerable is until, in a roomful of people, you have stood perched bow-leggedly atop a Wii balance board, shaking the Nunchuk like a maraca while whipping a pretend horse’s backside on a television screen. It would be slightly less embarrassing to play a DS game powered by nakedness. On the train.
G1 Jockeys release is a byproduct of you and seven million other Wii owners reaching out for new games with your fourteen million clasping game-hands.
G1 Jockey comes recommended because of its neat career mode structure. You get to choose from a list of horses for each race, make decisions based on characteristics - which are presented as an intuitive list of light-up tabs and then see first-hand if you made the right choice as you straddle your decision while it pounds around a
Dec 11, 2007
Wii is quickly becoming a third-party crap magnet and Game Party is the latest game you shouldnt buy unless youre either really easy to please or one of the 10 people who rented Gigli just to see how bad it was. Game Party is no Gigli, but each of the 7 events collected here has its fair share of mechanical issues (except maybe Hoop Shot and Trivia) that nearly take the fun out of partying.
Here, in all their half-baked glory, are the games: Darts, Table Hockey (air hockey),
Nov 20, 2007
At its core, Geometry Wars: Galaxies is pretty much the same as Retro Evolved on the 360, and that's a good thing. You still pilot the same old claw-shaped ship and must survive never-ending waves of hostile shapes that attack you from every angle for as long as possible. Dodging death by mere pixels, while blasting your way through swarms of enemies amidst the colorful chaos is still mesmerizing on the Wii, but does Galaxies have enough meat to warrant the price of a full game?
Nov 21, 2007
Despite being the staples of modern arcades, there are hardly any lightgun games on Nintendo formats. Ever since they went all out and created a bazooka instead of an ordinary gun peripheral for the SNES, everyone has steered well clear. There was nothing on the N64 and nothing on GameCube, while PlayStation and Dreamcast had so many of the things, you could choose from about 20 different types of third-party guns along with the official ones.
But now that we have a Nintendo
The Wii finally has its first free-roaming, Grand Theft Auto-style car-crime game, and it's... The Godfather. Again. It's been a full year since the multiplatform mob drama first arrived in game form, and the appearance of The Godfather: Blackhand Edition on Wii means it's officially hit every single platform except the DS and mobile phones (although we're willing to bet The Godfather: Touch Madness and The Godfather: Horrible Mobile Edition are already in the works, somehow).
Living up to the impossibly rosy memories of fans of the contender for the N64’s best game is, well, probably impossible. Take note that this GoldenEye 007 is not an “HD” version of the original with Wii controls slapped on. It’s a retelling of the GoldenEye story, using the movie’s screenwriter to give it a proper 2010 contemporary vibe (Bond now has a smartphone) and tossing out the now embarrassingly crusty Pierce Brosnan in favor of perpetually pouty-mouthed and bat-eared Daniel Craig. Sorry, Daniel, we really do think you’re a supremely suave Bond...
There are lots of things that Gradius ReBirth is harder than. Nails. Hulk Hogan. Licking your own elbow. And this leads to one of the game’s unfortunate downfalls – such difficulty has very limited appeal. Only fans of ridiculously hard 16-bit shooters will be in their element with this Gradius ‘remix,’ drawing elements from the first two games and the GameBoy iteration.
You can tell the difference immediately. You open up the invisible face of your ‘racquet’ to drive an imaginary forehand down the line, and that’s exactly where the on-screen ball goes. Put a bit more angle on the swing, aiming for the opposite corner, and the ball goes that way, too. Impressive!
When we say that this is just like the DS version, we mean exactly like the DS version. Only it’s worse, so not exactly like it. It’s got the same 100 puzzles and the same minigames (there’s an extra one here, but it’s not much cop). If you bought the DS game, you’ve no reason to get this if you’re looking for fresh conundrums.