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Deca Sports 2 (Wii)

Deca Sports 2 (Wii)

Go on, be a sport!

Following quickly after Hudson's Job Island is the sequel to last year’s Deca Sports imaginatively titled Deca Sports 2 (Sports Island 2 in Europe). The follow up is instantly recognisable and extremely similar to the original game with the same visual style but with ten new sports to play. If you haven't heard much of the first game, essentially Deca Sports 2 is another..

Klonoa (Wii)

Klonoa (Wii)

Does Namco's Klonoa remake manage to capture the magic of the original Playstation release?

Before true 3D platformers became all the rage, 2.5D platformers began showing up on Sony's Playstation console during the 32-bit era. These games featured 3D visuals, but kept the player on a 2D pathway through the game. This would allow developers the...

NASCAR Kart Racing (Wii)

NASCAR Kart Racing (Wii)

Can NASCAR Kart Racing raise the bar previously set by Mario Kart Wii?

Mario Kart Wii has been on the market for over a year now and is regarded by many as the best racer on the platform. Due to its success it’s no surprise that some developers have tried to make their own clone of the game. While many of those clones have ended up pitifully, Electronic Arts’ recent NASCAR effort has finally..

Deca Sports (Wii)

Deca Sports (Wii)

Ten sports in one - too good to be true?

Wii Sports has become a huge success for Nintendo: chances are if you’ve played a Wii, you’ve played Wii Sports, and it even wins our coveted Wii Game Most Likely to be Played at Parties Award. The easy-to-play multiplayer title is enjoyed by all demographics, and after a few quick matches, gamers and non-gamers are hooked on the game and want more..

Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii)

Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii)

Excitebots is everything a great sequel should be - and then some!

When Excite Truck launched alongside the Nintendo Wii console it was the perfect showpiece for showing off the Wii console's motion controls while still providing a true arcade racing experience for gamers to sink their teeth into. While the game lacked the real-life physics and game...

Job Island: Hard Working People (Wii)

Job Island: Hard Working People (Wii)

In the words of Sir Alan, You're hired!

After Hudson’s relative success with Sports Island, last June, comes the first of two new titles; Job Island: Hard Working People and Sports Island 2. Job Island (aka Help Wanted) has to be one of the most bizarre ideas for a mini-games title yet, working! Job Island has 3 main game modes: Employment office, which is the single player story mode; Career..

Little King's Story (Wii)

Little King's Story (Wii)

Fit for a King!

We've all dreamed of being King or Queen of our own miniature Kingdom: sat upon our thrones, dishing out orders from on high, pleasing our loyal subjects and amassing loads and loads of money. Sadly, for anyone other than the bosses of Nintendo Life, this is destined never to come true, but don't despair, regal wannabes! Little King's Story is here to ease your pain. The game opens..

CID The Dummy (Wii)

CID The Dummy (Wii)

Crashed and burned…

CID The Dummy from Oxygen Games is an action platformer that was released earlier in the year on Sony's PSP. The hero is a crash test dummy, CID, given special powers by inventor "Professor B.M. Werken" to go on a mission to save his apparently very beautiful daughter. From the outset the very idea of the game feels just a little contrived. Beginning with a very odd..

Pokémon Battle Revolution (Wii)

Pokémon Battle Revolution (Wii)

There’s a lack of evolution in this revolution.

Pokémon Battle Revolution was first announced back in June of 2006, and it sounded as though it was going to be the ideal console Pokémon game: destructible environments, Wii-DS connectivity, online battling – everything we wanted from the franchise. Satoru Iwata lived up to his promise of...

Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii)

Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii)

Victoly!

You certainly can’t accuse SNK Playmore of ignoring its past. Recently we’ve been blessed with the retro-themed duo of King of Fighters Collection and SNK Arcade Classics, and the Japanese veteran is now following up with yet another compilation of top-notch vintage action. Samurai Shodown Anthology contains six slices of weapon-based...

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii)

Can the Wii version echo the quality of the DS game it spawned from?

It’s not every day that you hear about a game being ported from console to handheld, let alone the other way around. That’s why when Square Enix announced their plans to do this with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time many started scratching their heads. For starters, whatever happened to that other Crystal..

Captain Rainbow (Wii)

Captain Rainbow (Wii)

Can Captain Rainbow save the day in this quirky action title?

Let's face it; whenever Nintendo announces a new project, we all grow a little skeptical. With Nintendo creating games that are more accessible and aimed at casual gamers, hardcore types end up feeling more and more sidelined. It's for this reason that when Nintendo of Japan announced in July that it would be publishing Captain Rainbow,..

Trivial Pursuit (Wii)

Trivial Pursuit (Wii)

Is this the definitive version of Trivial Pursuit or does it raise too many questions?

Let’s face it: with the wider and more diverse spectrum of gamers that the console is now catering for, the Wii isn’t short of party-type games. We’ve seen countless conversions of popular board games springing up throughout the Wii’s life so far – many have been cheap cash-ins and blatant attempts to..

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Wii)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Wii)

Does Guitar Hero: Aerosmith live up to the standards set by other Guitar Hero games?

After the huge amount of attention Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock received after its launch, it’s definitely no surprise that there was going to be a Guitar Hero IV. The most recent installment in the popular Guitar Hero series will not only utilize a guitar, but a microphone and drums as well. Since the game..

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)

A fun spin-off in the highly acclaimed Final Fantasy series

When you think of Wii, you may think of very vibrant family friendly games – games that are very easy to pick up and play, as well as those that have little or no challenge. In other words, games that appeal to non-gamers more so than the hardcore veterans. Though Wii holds host to some 'hardcore' franchises, yet most of these have been..

Dokapon Kingdom (Wii)

Dokapon Kingdom (Wii)

Can the Dokapon Kingdom host a party for all ages?

In general, the Wii isn’t well-known for epic role-playing titles, nor is it famous for hardcore games. Though gamers are having fun playing Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, there hasn't been very much to quench gamer's thirst for RPG's. While Japanese Wii owners are getting a several neat looking role players, these is always some..

Rygar: The Battle of Argus (Wii)

Rygar: The Battle of Argus (Wii)

Tecmo's legendary warrior returns for another outing, but is this more than just a re-heated port?

Back in May of 2007, Tecmo stated that it had plans to port Rygar: The Legendary Adventure (a seven year-old PS2 game) to the Wii. Predictably, many gamers were very vocal with their opinion of this move. For starters, why would they want to port such...

SimAnimals (Wii)

SimAnimals (Wii)

The Sims franchise enters the animal kingdom

The forest is tranquil. The birds are flying peacefully in the sky and the bears are patrolling the ground. Swans swim swiftly downstream and rabbits hop around in the meadow. What could possibly go wrong in a paradise like this? But wait, the predator levels are increasing in the area, outnumbering its prey. What are you going to do? One of the rabbits..

Wii Fit (Wii)

Wii Fit (Wii)

Get fit the Nintendo way!

Wii Fit isn't the first fitness application made for video game consoles, but it's unquestionably the biggest selling one. It's Exhibit A in Nintendo's case for the business logic behind expanding the gaming market and the message has been heard loud and clear. Much of the success must be down to the fact that the peripheral and the pack-in software are well-designed and..

SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Wii)

SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Wii)

One of the arcade world's most respected brands touches down on Wii with a 16-hit combo of a collection

Back when it was first released in the early ‘90s SNK’s Neo-Geo Advanced Entertainment System (or AES for short) was the undisputed Rolls Royce of video game consoles. Because the Japanese firm had decided to base the machine on the exact same specification boasted by its arcade hardware..