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Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii)

Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre (Wii)

Can a last generation port based upon a licensed property possibly be any good?

Rebellion and 2000 A.D. are both British veterans of their respective fields: video games and comics, and like Marmite and potato crisps, both go well together. Unlike Marmite crisps, however, Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre is a winning combination in anyone's book...

Deadly Creatures (Wii)

Deadly Creatures (Wii)

Every arachnophobe's worst nightmare brought to life...

Deadly Creatures got a lot of attention in 2008 due to the novel scenario of putting the player in control of a creepy-crawly arachnid, rather than the usual space marine or swashbuckling hero. Why this hasn't been done more often in the post 8-bit gaming world isn't clear - maybe all the...

Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii)

Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii)

A blast from the past!

For those among you who are fond of arcade classics such as Robotron 2084, you might have heard of a little title called Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. It was one of the first premier downloadable titles for the Xbox 360, and was later expanded with the Wii/DS-exclusive Geometry Wars: Galaxies created by British game developer...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Wii)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Wii)

The world's most famous wizard returns for his second Wii adventure

After being so pleasantly surprised by Harry Potter’s previous Wii outing we approached this latest title with a fair degree of expectation. Promises of realistic potion-making, intense Quidditch matches and generally improved presentation echoed through the office as the disc was slotted into the Nintendo Life Wii. While the end..

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Wii)

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Wii)

Don your proton packs and answer the call.

For years, many of us had childhood dreams of being a Ghostbuster. We longed to don a brown jumpsuit, strap on a proton pack and take down some ghosts - and get paid for it. The days of dreaming are now at an end - besides the getting paid part, Ghostbusters: The Video Game allows us to finally live a day...

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Has the Hero of Time’s style withstood the test of time?

Twilight Princess is Nintendo’s last Zelda game for the Gamecube and also the first for the Wii. Although the Wii boasts technical improvements over the Gamecube in terms of its processor and graphics hardware, in this case the Wii version is essentially a port of the Gamecube game and...

Let's Tap (Wii)

Let's Tap (Wii)

Definitely a tap you'll want to leave running

Miyamoto might not see the appeal in playing a game without holding a controller, but ex-Sega genius Yuji Naka can certainly think outside the box – or, more accurately, think on top of the box. For his first game since leaving Sega five years ago, Naka has crafted a game played entirely by tapping a cardboard box. It’s an insane system if you think..

New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (Wii)

New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (Wii)

Olimar comes back for second (and third!) helpings.

New Play Control! – a series of games that seems to have sparked many mixed views. Pikmin is probably at the forefront of these debates: Nintendo saw it fit to re-release both the Gamecube Pikmin games with a new series of controls designed for the Wii, and then announce Pikmin 3. The first NPC...

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii)

Will Wii MotionPlus help EA land this golf franchise on the green, or is it just a sand trap for your wallet?

The Tiger Woods games are the current ‘serious’ golf games for PCs and consoles, but let's be honest: how seriously can you take a game of golf that you play with a keyboard or analogue sticks? Tiger Woods 10, (the 12th game in the Tiger Woods series, or the 20th game in the PGA Tour..

Grand Slam Tennis (Wii)

Grand Slam Tennis (Wii)

It's got the courts, it's got the players and it's got MotionPlus support. Does Grand Slam Tennis provide the definitive Wii tennis experience?

It's here, people. After months of feverish anticipation, Wii MotionPlus is upon us. Finally, Wii owners the world over will have access to the kind of precise, fluid and nuanced motion controls that countless developers and games have promised and failed..

Virtua Tennis 2009 (Wii)

Virtua Tennis 2009 (Wii)

The new world number one

The first question you might ask when playing Virtua Tennis 2009 is “why has it taken so long to make a great tennis game on Wii?”. Ever since we saw the first videos all those years ago it seemed the console was destined to become better than the real thing when it comes to sports, yet it’s taken years for anyone to...

The Munchables (Wii)

The Munchables (Wii)

Who would have thought eating your fruits and vegetables would be so much fun?

We've already seen some strange stuff from Namco-Bandai in the past with their Katamari Damacy releases, but they appear to have outdone even themselves with their latest oddball outing for the Nintendo Wii console. The Munchables carefully weaves a zany world full of enemy fruits and vegetables to create what has to be..

Punch-Out!! (Wii)

Punch-Out!! (Wii)

Has the Punch-Out!! series made a grand comeback or is its gameplay a relic of the past?

It's hard to believe, but it's been 15 years since a Punch-Out!! game was released. Perhaps this is due to the fact that even though the games were made by Nintendo, naturally situated in Japan, they never really found an audience over there. When the Wii came...

Boom Blox Bash Party (Wii)

Boom Blox Bash Party (Wii)

Spielberg's block-based baby is back for another helping

The original Boom Blox - a collaborative effort between big-shot Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and Electronic Arts - proved to be both innovative and enjoyable, especially when playing with friends and family. Due to the success of the original, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Spielberg and Electronic Arts have teamed up..

Guitar Hero Metallica (Wii)

Guitar Hero Metallica (Wii)

Scraping the bottom of the barrel or taking the franchise to new heights?

Whenever a developer stumbles onto a gold mine, they usually start milking the franchise for all its worth. While Activision certainly falls into that camp with the Guitar Hero series, they’ve managed to maintain the quality of their titles from one installment to the next. While the latest entry in the Guitar Hero..

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 (Wii)

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 (Wii)

Does the Wii's latest darts title hit the target or fall flat on its face?

Another year, another video game adaption of the PDC World Darts Championship from publisher Oxygen Interactive. Although this is only the third entry in the series with the first game releasing in late-2006 and the 2008 sequel receiving average critical acclaim, new developer Rebellion hopes to break this cycle by..

Minon: Everyday Hero (Wii)

Minon: Everyday Hero (Wii)

He may be an everyday hero, but Minon certainly isn't ordinary...

The Japanese have a rightly earned reputation for releasing oddball game titles; it's not so much that the gameplay is unusual, but the content itself. Minon: Everyday Hero (Go! Go! Minon in Japan) is a prime example, seeing as the titular super hero does mundane things like helping an overwhelmed dad answer the phone by toppling..

MotoGP (Wii)

MotoGP (Wii)

Is this two-wheeled racer quick off the mark or does it experience some trouble before leaving the starting grid?

Before we get stuck into the review, it's time for a little history lesson. Back in 2006, when Disney bought the Climax racing studio (who produced some excellent MotoGP titles for the Xbox), the MotoGP license went exclusively to Capcom. The company brought in respected developer..

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)

Um Bongo

Donkey Kong has traded in his bongos for a Wii Remote and nunchuk - will he still be able to collect all of his coveted bananas or will he make a monkey of himself? Prior to Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo EAD Tokyo had their hands full with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. This title was quite innovative for its time due to its unique control method...

Star Trek: Conquest (Wii)

Star Trek: Conquest (Wii)

It's time to boldly go where no man has gone before...

Back in the olden days (the nineties) there were a plethora of game choices for Star Trek fans. Most notable for fans of strategy games were Birth of the Federation and Star Trek: Armada. These games were essentially clones of earlier, better games. But they were redesigned with a Star Trek theme and cast of characters. Star Trek: Conquest is..