The producer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, has unveiled his latest game: Ivy the Kiwi? But, as with his new studio Prope's previous game Let’s Tap, you won’t have direct control of your character. But is this kind of control system actually appealing? As someone whose mind baulked the first time Link auto-jumped off a ledge in Zelda, I have to say it's a bit disappointing. How do you feel about it?
I'm sure you've felt that sense of elitism when you discover an artist or song that nobody else knows about. You might listen to it yourself in headphones and feel smug, or become *that* guy who tells everyone you meet how they have to listen to this amazing new thing. Sound familiar? What joy then, when your favourite videogame throws up an unexpected audio treat. One's come up recently in Mario Kart 64. Someone must've left the
Yoshi's Touch and Go is very nearly the best thing on DS. For all its charm it is just a bit too short to beat Wario and Mario. Still, if you can't wait until May (when it hits the UK) and you're toying with the idea of importing it, you'll find a minor classic and one of Nintendo's most original games of recent times. Fact.It's a game of two parts, reuniting Yoshi with Baby Mario in similar fashion to Yoshi's Island on SNES and GBA. The first part of the game is an extension of the old DS demo
Take a dash of Wario Ware, a shot of the mini-games from Super Mario 64 DS and a slug of Yoshi's Island and, while the resulting cocktail might be as light as champagne, at least it will make you giggle like hyena on nitrous oxide. Which is precisely what Yoshi's Touch and Go should do too with its specifically designed DS levels. Blending horizontal and vertical scrolling action with two-player WiFi fun, this adventure demands that you protect a young plumber and his gormless green mate. So as