January2012

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    Wii

    Review LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

    Let's finish this the way we started it... together

    Legend has it that every time Billy Joel drives to a holiday party that has a piano, he knows that he's going to end up playing Piano Man by request. He's played it countless times before, but when he plays it again, people will like it. It won't be surprising or innovative, but it will be...

May2011

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    Wii

    Review LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

    Pirates pillage the Wii

    LEGO video games are plentiful on the Wii, and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean has arrived to claim its share of the spoils. Is this franchise another treasure in the series, or an empty chest? Fans will no doubt be delighted to see all of the films, including the latest release, included in this title. Playing through all four...

March2011

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    Wii

    Review LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    Not just a clone

    A long time ago in a development studio not terribly far away, the idea was hatched to combine a beloved children's toy with a paradigm-shifting film franchise to make one of the most innovative licensed games to date. Since then the LEGO train has kept chugging along, claiming series after series as it goes to which to add its...

December2010

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    Super Nintendo

    Review Mickey Mania

    Mickey's been epic for years

    This December many Wii owners will be delving into the world of Disney Epic Mickey, taking a moment to appreciate Mickey's animated past with 2D platforming sections in that game which allow you to play through his classic cartoons. However, 16 years ago UK developer Traveller's Tales pre-empted Warren Spector's game by...

August2010

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    Wii

    Review LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    The Order of the Fun-ix

    Imagine that in just one day you found out that not only are you destined for greatness, but that magic is real, you can perform it, and that instead of ever having to go to regular school again, you get to live in a castle with John Cleese. These things – well, most of them, anyway – are what every child dreams of, and that's the appeal of Harry Potter. To be immersed..

February2009

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    Wii

    Review LEGO Batman

    Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?

    Batman, the caped crusader, a franchise that has had a massive reinvention over the past few years thanks to the wonderful Christopher Nolan and his Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. However Batman has been around for a long long time and has now had three distinct on screen...

November2007

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    Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive

    Review Sonic 3D Blast

    The evil Dr. Eggman stumbles upon an alternate dimension where some odd birds called Flickies have the ability to travel anywhere.

    After producing three Sonic titles for the Genesis/Megadrive Sega decided to do something a little different – instead of creating another platformer they produced an isometric adventure with CGI rendered graphics, and...

August2007

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    Wii

    Review Transformers: The Game

    Is there 'more than meets the eye' when it comes to Activision's latest movie tie-in, or does it replicate the slightly disappointing feel of the big-budget movie it's based on?

    If you happen to be a child of the 80s then the appeal of Transformers shouldn’t need any explanation. The seminal early morning cartoon series - coupled with a...

October2006

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    GameCube

    Review LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

    Is the force with this one?

    New Gamcube titles doesn't grow on trees these days, in fact Nintendo's current generation console is almost completely abandoned, by both third party companies, and Nintendo them self. Therefore we're always glad when a new quality game launches for the Gamecube. The original game, Lego Star Wars, was a smashing success...