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News: Is Super Monkey Ball about to step onto your Balance Board?

Is Super Monkey Ball about to step onto your Balance Board?

New trademark application in the US suggests so.

There are some combinations in the world that just seem natural: fish and chips, ham and eggs, plumbers and magical kingdoms. Chief amongst all these blessed unions is that of monkeys and balls, but even that holiest of pairings could get even better if the newly-uncovered trademark application for "Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll" lives..

First Impressions: Let's Tap

Let's Tap

Tap into a new game experience.

After the physical exertion of Virtua Tennis 2009, and with the shame of my first-round exit still hanging over me like a dark cloud, it was a pleasure to sit down for a bit with Let’s Tap. As a huge Yuji Naka fan I was dying to find out how his new studio Prope’s first game would play, and as soon as I got my fingers on the little orange box I had my answer:..

First Impressions: Virtua Tennis 2009

Virtua Tennis 2009

MotionPlus, a full online mode AND curly wigs? It's too good to be true, surely...

Strawberries and cream, Robinson’s fruit squash and appalling curly hair were all out in force for Sega Europe’s Masters Monday event, an invitation-only tournament with some of the best Virtua Tennis players on the circuit – and me – in anticipation of VT2009. There were even two guests of honour - Sumo..

News: The Conduit: Special Edition At Play.com

The Conduit: Special Edition At Play.com

Slap in your preorders now folks!

If you’re not exclusively a Nintendo gamer you’ll be used to coming across special edition game releases. Heck almost every game on the Xbox 360 seems to get them now. If you’re a fan of the franchise having all the extra stuff can make you feel quite smug when you know the average man on the street will just have the bog standard green DVD case, you know it..

News: Toss Some Tuna in Sega's Wacky World of Sports

Toss Some Tuna in Sega's Wacky World of Sports

"Mind boggling sports action" is coming to the Wii!

Flush from the success of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sega has today announced the rather strange-looking Wacky World of Sports. Containing such dubious 'sports' as Tuna Tossing, Extreme Ironing and The Mud Slide, this off-the-wall title is obviously aimed at party play. Here's the press release in full: Wacky World of Sports takes..

News: March NPD - MadWorld Debuts With Sales of 66,000

March NPD - MadWorld Debuts With Sales of 66,000

Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected.

While MadWorld certainly has received a lot of praise from the media and many gamers, Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected. The NPD has confirmed that for the month of March, MadWorld managed to sell 66,000 units, a disappointing return for highly-anticipated hardcore..

News: Sega's "Project Ringo" revealed!

Sega's "Project Ringo" revealed!

Called it.

Sega of Japan's "Project Ringo" has finally been revealed in this week's Famitsu magazine. To the surprise of very few here at Nintendo Life, it's an all-new Puyo Puyo game! Imaginately titled Puyo Puyo 7, the latest entry in Sega's classic falling-block puzzler series appears quite similar to previous Puyo games, with the majority of the basic rules remaining intact. As..

News: Sega's unveils new "Project Ringo" teaser

Sega's unveils new "Project Ringo" teaser

Pun placed in penultimate preview points to puzzler?

The website for Sega's mysterious Project Ringo has been updated with a new teaser, which can be viewed here. The new update has many convinced that Project Ringo is the code-name for the seventh entry in Sega's long-running Puyo Puyo series of falling-block puzzlers, and it's not as if the evidence isn't starting to pile up. Mysterious new..

News: House Of The Dead: Overkill shifts 45k units in February

House Of The Dead: Overkill shifts 45k units in February

Sega gave us bullets, Wii owners fire blanks.

Sega's over-the-top rail shooter House Of The Dead: Overkill has managed to sell a modest 45k copies across America in the month of February, according to market research firm NPD Group. NPD analyst Anita Frazier states that Overkill, which saw release on February 10, sat at around the 50th spot on the list of the month's 100 biggest selling SKUs. On..

News: British Tabloid Blasts Sega For Gory MadWorld Marketing Campaign

British Tabloid Blasts Sega For Gory MadWorld Marketing Campaign

Sensationalist garbage from The Sun? I know, I'm as shocked as you are!

UK's The Sun, the world's most highly-circulated tabloid, has attacked Sega's latest marketing stunt promoting the release of Platinum Games' Wii-exclusive stylised gorefest MadWorld which saw bloodied prosthetic limbs scattered across London. The prosthetics, coloured to match the game's signature monochromatic style and each..

News: Overkill Guns Down Chart Opposition

Overkill Guns Down Chart Opposition

Sega's Guns 'n Gore Swear-fest; House of The Dead Overkill, has blasted away all other On-Rails Wii Shooters in the UK Charts, by managing to stay on there the longest out of any of them.

Headstrong Games' Wii Exclusive shooter, which stars series-regular Agent G, and Detective Issac Washington, has been able to stay within the UK All-formats Top 30 chart for 5 consecutive weeks, and in the Top 5..

News: Phantasy Star Zero Mini Coming to DSiWare

Phantasy Star Zero Mini Coming to DSiWare

Looking for another big franchise to dip a toe in the waters of DSiWare? Well, Sega's got your number.

The Phantasy Star series is set to release a DSiWare installment in the form of Phantasy Star Zero Mini. Japan will receive the game sometime this month, and while there's no assurance that it will see an English-language release, we can certainly hope. One way or another, it will be..

News: Sega's Let's Catch Gets OFLC Rated

Sega's Let's Catch Gets OFLC Rated

Australia's OFLC ratings board has just recently given Sega's Let's Catch WiiWare title a "G" rating, which would lead us to believe that the game could be coming out there very soon and most likely worldwide shortly thereafter.

Let's Catch is basically a Wii Remote-infused game of catch that features both single-player and multiplayer modes for game fans to enjoy. While the prospect of a..

News: Project Ringo Updated

Project Ringo Updated

"Whats Mean 247?" Yet more mysterious teasing from Sega!

As Ant predicted, Sega's curious Project Ringo site received an update today, replacing the Flash animation teasing a date with a different Flash animation teasing a different date. Good work Sega! Despite not revealing much, the website throws up lots of mathematical equations to which the answer is 247, presumably meaning 24 hours a day, 7..

First Impressions: Pole's Big Adventure

 Pole's Big Adventure

I have a confession to make. I hate platforming games.

I think outside of sports games they must be my least favourite genre. So why would I be interested in a game like Pole's Adventure, which is very much a mishmash of 8-bit platformers? Well, because it takes the piss out of them fantastically of course! I think it's safe to say that if you aren't familiar with 8-bit games from the Nintendo..

News: Pole's Big Adventure Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Pole's Big Adventure Coming To Japanese WiiWare

What do you get when you cross the original Super Mario Bros. game with some extremely over-the-top risque humor? You basically get Sega's upcoming Japanese WiiWare title Pole's Big Adventure. Yes, you read that correctly. The character's name is Pole. And if you're dirty mind immediately thought of a certain male appendage, you're on the right track.

Pole's Big Adventure looks to be a very..

News: New WiiWare Game: Let's Catch

New WiiWare Game: Let's Catch

Sega has now gone live with the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Let's Catch. The game will simulate a real life game of catch in which the player uses the Wii Remote to simulate both the throwing and catching of the ball. The game will also feature several challenges that up to 4 players can take part in that range from trying to throw the ball with the highest velocity to target challenges. There's even a game of Hot Potato where the potato is actually a time bomb. You don't want to be the one to catch the bomb when the timer reaches "0" obviously. According to the official site, the game will feature full Mii support and will retail for 1000 Wii Points.

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News: Best Trailer Ever: Samba De Amigo

Best Trailer Ever: Samba De Amigo

What do you get when you put a fat guy in pink braces, a monkey with maracas and a bored family all in the same room?

The best trailer in the world of course. After the terrible SEGA Bass Fishing trailer, SEGA has finally earned our respect back.