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Betagam7

Just thought I'd mention this here. I just picked up this Yuji Naka game (that NL gave 9/10) for £3.99 new on play.com

Not sure if the game generally retails this low (to be honest I was barely aware of its existence) but just thought I'd share here in case anyone else wants to take a punt on it. Can't be bad at that price and the review indicates that its far from bad.

I do like coming across a good bargain!

Betagam7

shake_zula

Cheers mate, ordering it now! Quick check shows that it isn't retailing anywhere else for under £10 so that's a steal

shake_zula

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Betagam7

shake_zula wrote:

Cheers mate, ordering it now! Quick check shows that it isn't retailing anywhere else for under £10 so that's a steal

Yeah, it's rather surprising to see even shovelware go for less than a fiver so the fact that this is apparently a good game from a respected industry name makes it a good snatch.

I think the last time I got games this cheap was during the VAT reduction and even then it was stuff like Madworld for £4.99

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Betagam7

shake_zula

I see Madworld at £4.99 almost everywhere actually, along with Manhunt 2, Alien Syndrome and Guilty Gear. I don't know what it is about those games, maybe it's just my town. I see No More Heroes at £4.99 occasionally, but other than that this is one the best bargains I've seen. And I probably would never have played it otherwise

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Betagam7

shake_zula wrote:

I see Madworld at £4.99 almost everywhere actually, along with Manhunt 2, Alien Syndrome and Guilty Gear. I don't know what it is about those games, maybe it's just my town. I see No More Heroes at £4.99 occasionally, but other than that this is one the best bargains I've seen. And I probably would never have played it otherwise

Sealed or second hand?

Anyway, I can confirm that Ivy the Kiwi is indeed sealed as I received it today. First experience is that its an addictive guide-em-up with a definite "one more go" factor. Absolutely worth the £3.99. It's ironic that this game probably would have done better financially coming out on Wiiware!

Betagam7

SKTTR

yeah pick a copy up for me pls

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Bulbousaur

Just to let people know, a seller on Amazon is selling it for £3.77 with free P&P. Six copies left, but I doubt they'll be going anywhere soon.

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shake_zula

Betagam7 wrote:

shake_zula wrote:

I see Madworld at £4.99 almost everywhere actually, along with Manhunt 2, Alien Syndrome and Guilty Gear. I don't know what it is about those games, maybe it's just my town. I see No More Heroes at £4.99 occasionally, but other than that this is one the best bargains I've seen. And I probably would never have played it otherwise

Sealed or second hand?

Anyway, I can confirm that Ivy the Kiwi is indeed sealed as I received it today. First experience is that its an addictive guide-em-up with a definite "one more go" factor. Absolutely worth the £3.99. It's ironic that this game probably would have done better financially coming out on Wiiware!

Oh, I'm talking about second hand games. Yeah that's not really the same thing, I don't know why I said that! My copy has arrived as well but it's taken a place on the shelf at the back of the queue for now, I've got Red Steel 2 and Resident Evil to play through first.

shake_zula

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Betagam7

Quick comment on this game. it is very good but I did beat the main story mode in three days so it can be a short experience, however more bonus stages unlock once you beat it and there are medals to achieve on each stage as well as 10 feathers to locate on each stage, a ranking system and 3 player split-screen multiplayer which looks fun as you can interfere with you opponents screen while guiding your own bird.

Although the story mode is short then, there is more than enough content to justify the price if you are the sort that likes to 100% games.

Betagam7

PekoponTAS

I bought Ivy the Kiwi brand new when it came out in 2010. The year it was released is why only a few people know about it. It was released in the holiday season of 2010, which was the same time as a milion other great Wii games. Even when it came out it was only priced at 20 bucks. It's a lot of fun, and highly underrated. A version with less features actually WAS released on DSiWare and WiiWare, but I'd recommend the full retail version over it. If you go for all the gold medals, you'll get a lot of play time out of it, and a lot of challenge. It's one of those games that actually gets better when you try and get 100%.

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No matter what the game is, try your best to find enjoyment in it for whatever reason. Sometimes a bad game just needs a bit of a shot to the arm with the imagination of a goofball :).

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