July2010

  • 19

    WiiWare

    Review Hoopworld

    Fouled by the W-word

    Streamline Studios' HoopWorld has been a long time coming. Originally announced as an Xbox Live Arcade title back in 2005 and looking like an odd Power Stone/sports hybrid, it's finally seen release on WiiWare in slightly scaled-back form as a 3-on-3 arcade basketball game. There's a hokey backstory to do with primal energy or...

June2010

  • 8

    DSiWare

    Review Hello Flowerz

    Hello averageness

    There's a surprising lack of games on DSiWare that pretty much require you to play every day. Hello Flowerz seems to be the first, in fact. It does pretty much everything you'd expect from a flower-growing game: you have to take care of flowers by watering them, giving them fresh new soil every day and similar tasks. Each flower...

March2010

  • 10

    DSiWare

    Review VT Tennis

    Don't get court out

    You'd think developers would be racing to bring a MotionPlus-capable tennis game to WiiWare at the moment, especially after Wii Sports Resort didn't include a new version (unless ping-pong is enough to satisfy you). However, Virtual Toys has decided to skip the Wii Shop for now and release their new VT Tennis as DSiWare, offering stylus controls, seventeen different courts on..

February2010

  • 12

    DSiWare

    Review Spaceball: Revolution

    The same sphere-shooting fun, now in the palm of your hand

    Last year, Virtual Toys brought Spaceball: Revolution to the Wii Shop, an arcade-style puzzle game that had you firing at a grid to copy patterns. Now that it's hit the DSi Shop, this puzzler has brought the same unique experience to a handheld system. Challenge Mode is where you’ll find the meat of the game, and you'll find yourself..

September2009

  • 16

    DSiWare

    Review Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam

    A fallen soufflé

    You may remember this game from its appearance on WiiWare, so you won't be surprised to know this is a direct port. We didn’t think much to its incarnation on the Wii, particularly struggling with its controls, but now it’s on the DSi is it more to our taste? Yes and no, is the answer. Essentially, the DSiWare version is all-but identical to the Wii edition, only really..

  • 28

    WiiWare

    Review Spaceball: Revolution

    Balls in Spaaaaaace!

    The primary attraction of the arcade puzzle game is the immediacy of the arcade experience. Unlike a game like sudoku or a crossword, there's no taking time to figure out what to do next, you simply play out the game reacting to events and aim for the highest score possible. Of course the key to a good arcade puzzle game is having a solid play mechanic and good controls;..

November2008

  • 28

    WiiWare

    Review Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam

    Is this Cooking Jam crummy rather than yummy?

    Cooking is certainly not what you would consider a common theme among video games, but with the success of Cooking Mama it would seem that the unique control functions of the Wii Remote would lend themselves heavily to the type of gameplay you'd expect from a cooking simulation. Having said that, those who are expecting a standard cooking experience..