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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director’s Cut (Wii)

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director’s Cut (Wii)

The Broken Sword murder mystery adventure comes to Wii, but is this the definitive version?

It is with some fond memories that we review Broken Sword: The Director's Cut on the Wii. The original game proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable mystery adventure, with a tantalizing storyline, memorable characters and logical puzzles. This new release is more...

Battalion Wars 2 (Wii)

Battalion Wars 2 (Wii)

Battalion Wars advances onto the Wii…

Calling the first Battalion Wars an anti-climatic experience wouldn’t be too far off the mark: the spin-off from the highly acclaimed Advance Wars series was expected to be a smash hit success. Unfortunately, the distinct lack of tactical depth brought the game short of the mark in many people's eyes...

SimCity Creator (Wii)

SimCity Creator (Wii)

Creating your own city isn't nearly as fun as it sounds.

When the Virtual Console launched alongside the Wii in November 2006, SimCity was the flagship title for the SNES. Though the graphical limitations of the SNES resulted in a rather dated experience, the core gameplay held strong and the game managed to show newcomers to the franchise that it remains funeven after almost two decades. That was..

Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

Shake, shake, shake!

Over the past decade, Wario’s platforming adventures have been drastically reduced in order to make way for his journey into the party genre with the much-loved WarioWare franchise. Though many enjoyed these party games, they never came close to achieving the same feeling created by the Wario platform games. When Wario Land:...

Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution (Wii)

Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution (Wii)

Is Ready 2 Rumble Revolution capable of getting this brawl started?

Not all games are meant to be great, nor are they supposed to be blockbuster hits in terms of sales. With Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, it's obviously that the developers had high hopes - this is, after all, a sequel to one of the best-selling Sega Dreamcast games - but by toying with the interface they've turned it into a complete..

Marble Saga: Kororinpa (Wii)

Marble Saga: Kororinpa (Wii)

Marble Saga proves that messing with a successful formula can sometimes end up doing more harm than good

The original Marble Mania took the simple idea of rolling a marble around a maze-like level and combined it with the innovative control of the Wii Remote to form one of the most unique and charming third-party Wii releases. The game had this simple yet addictive quality to it that made it..

MadWorld (Wii)

MadWorld (Wii)

His interests include drinking, women, cigarettes and cigars - but not necessarily in that order.

Ever since we saw the first batch of screenshots for MadWorld we've been intrigued by its overwhelming style. Clearly influenced by the dark ink of graphic novels such as Frank Miller's Sin City, MadWorld is presented in supremely pretty ultra...

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii)

Is Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast really a blast to play?

Originally a Nintendo Gamcube title, Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast quietly got moved to Wii in late 2006. When Barrel Blast was first announced, it was supposed to use the DK bongo drum accessory. By hitting the left bongo, your character would move right and by hitting the right bongo, your character...

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (Wii)

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (Wii)

Is this mushroom based platformer so good that it will leave you wanting spore?

The humble mushroom seems like an unlikely protagonist to take the lead in a videogame, but our hero Pax is no ordinary fungus. He seems to have somehow gained the ability to absorb precious meteorites, much to his mushroom tribe’s dismay as they keep the giant moles...

Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii)

Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii)

Hardly the stuff of legend.

Describing Sonic’s early career to young gamers is like discussing dinosaurs, it’s been so long since he was the golden boy of video games whose cheeky blue mug was a bringer of joy in the early Nineties. Since then each new game is touted as a “return to form”, with the Wii’s Sonic and the Secret Rings being...

King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (Wii)

King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (Wii)

Five legendary fighting games for the price of one - surely too good to be true?

Born out of the union of two of SNK’s notable coin-op series – Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting - King of Fighters has always had to live in the shadow of the illustrious Street Fighter franchise here in the west; although it has a cult following, it’s never been anywhere near as popular as Capcom’s title. In..

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)

Fire Emblem is a renowned turn-based tactics series that can be most likened to a combination of Risk and Chess (and if that’s not got you salivating, you may as well read no further).

Following in the wake of the GameCube’s Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn sees the story of Tellius develop from several perspectives. As is typical in the series,...

MySims Party (Wii)

MySims Party (Wii)

Can EA's cute MySims get the party started?

Over the past year or so, Electronic Arts has been catering to the casual audience on the Wii and Nintendo DS through the MySims franchise. Since the launch of the series back in September 2007, it has gone on to become a worldwide hit. Given Electronic Arts' previous track record for milking winning concepts, it's hardly surprising to see that we've been..

We Ski & Snowboard (Wii)

We Ski & Snowboard (Wii)

Looks like We Ski & Snowboard hit a tree before it managed to reach the bottom of the slope

Back in May 2008, Namco Bandai released the first third-party game to incorporate Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board. Though the game was a huge hit for Namco Bandai when it came to sales, it was received rather poorly by many game critics. Many cited the game as...

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii)

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii)

The game where you can grab anything... and hit a zombie with it.

It seems that game developers are under the increasing expectation of the great zombie invasion- surely it's only now a matter of time. To help prepare you for the certain apocalypse Capcom decided to bring 2006's Dead Rising to the Wii in the form of Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop. Essentially this is a port, or a..

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

Time to see if there are any faults in this second serving of the New Play Control! series: Mario Tennis…

Over the years Mario has proven his status as one of the sporting world’s most versatile celebrities. When not saving the Universe, he’s been having a crack at Karting, Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, and even competing in the Olympics! It’s no surprise then to see his Tennis..

New Play Control! Pikmin (Wii)

New Play Control! Pikmin (Wii)

The first wave of the ‘New Play Control!’ series is upon us- the classic Pikmin!

Pikmin has been, and always will be, one of those games that make me smile- there is something so very… charming about its concept: You play as Captain Olimar, a space pilot marooned on a strange planet. Upon atmospheric entry, his ship’s parts were strewn across the local landscape, and, with no apparent means..

Nerf N-Strike (Wii)

Nerf N-Strike (Wii)

Easily the softest shooter on Wii.

For those that don't know what Nerf is, it's a brand of children's toy which became hugely popular in the 80's and 90's and continues sales today. The toys sell as a vast range of guns which shoot foam projectiles or "darts". Nerf N-Strike is essentially a light-gun-mini-games title developed by EA Salt...

House of the Dead: OVERKILL (Wii)

House of the Dead: OVERKILL (Wii)

Overkill; the capacity to obliterate a target with more weapons than are required.

Last year the Wii was graced with arguably two of the greatest light gun games of all time thanks to House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return. For fans of the series, like myself, it was fantastic to replay some truly classic arcade games as the Wii simulated the old fashion light gun perfectly. We'd always hoped that SEGA..

LEGO Batman (Wii)

LEGO Batman (Wii)

Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?

Batman, the caped crusader, a franchise that has had a massive reinvention over the past few years thanks to the wonderful Christopher Nolan and his Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. However Batman has been around for a long long time and has now had three distinct on screen...