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Madden NFL 08 (Wii)

Madden NFL 08 (Wii)

We Brits may see it as 'Rugby with padding' but American Football is as popular as ever and the latest Madden release from EA Sports is promising big things. Does it deliver?

Devout patrons of NintendoLife will no doubt recall that we quite liked Madden NFL 07; the unique use of motion-sensitive gestures lent the game an incredibly intuitive and refreshing feel – something that was badly needed..

Tamagotchi Party On! (Wii)

Tamagotchi Party On! (Wii)

Bandai's virtual pet franchise has now made the leap to the Wii and is attempting to steal Wario Ware's mini-game crown...has it succeeded?

Exploitation of children is a terrible thing. It’s a sad fact that in some parts of the world nefarious employers will think nothing of paying youngsters a pittance to work in poorly ventilated sweat shops in order to produce badly-made tat that is sold for..

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

Samus' gunship finally lands on Wii, should you believe the hype? Are the controls as good as we hoped?

Samus is finally unleashed on Wii. Originally a title pegged for launch, Metroid fans have been drooling almost a year longer than expected. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is billed as the final part of the Metroid Prime trilogy and somewhat carries...

Transformers: The Game (Wii)

Transformers: The Game (Wii)

Is there 'more than meets the eye' when it comes to Activision's latest movie tie-in, or does it replicate the slightly disappointing feel of the big-budget movie it's based on?

If you happen to be a child of the 80s then the appeal of Transformers shouldn’t need any explanation. The seminal early morning cartoon series - coupled with a...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Wii)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Wii)

The Boy Who Lived makes his debut on the Nintendo Wii. Has the shift to new hardware reinvigorated the young spell caster or will this movie tie-in share the same lamentable fate as previous instalments?

Since the very early days of videogames, publishers have seen the advantages a popular movie license can bring. Throughout the years we’ve witnessed hundreds of titles based on hundreds of..

The Sims 2: Pets (Wii)

The Sims 2: Pets (Wii)

Big Brother; noun. (1) an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy; (2) an older brother; (3) a dire commercial television series fuelling Channel 4 with ample funds to screen “Top 100” countdowns for the remaining ten months of the year when the show isn’t airing.

I think my loathing of Big Brother rubbed off on my will to play such games as The Sims as it took me until late 2001 before I..

Mercury Meltdown Revolution (Wii)

Mercury Meltdown Revolution (Wii)

Bored of companies cashing in on the Wii craze by lazily tacking on motion sensing control? So are we. However, Ignition Banbury buck the trend in spectacular fashion by giving us a title that is so perfectly realized it’s hard to imagine it was ever available on any other machine.

Even the most stubbornly loyal Sony fanboy would admit, albeit begrudgingly, that the PSP has a less then stellar..

Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

Mario and company return for another frantic season of arcade style football action. Leave your Pro Evolution tactics at the door because they won't work in this violent, weapon ridden excuse for a sport.

Some of you will remember Mario Smash Football on the Gamecube, Mario Strikers: Charged Football simply builds on that original concept, adding a...

Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii)

Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii)

Surprisingly still playing it months later, we decided to revisit this war game to see what lessons can be learnt for furture first person shooters.

What to say about the game that has already been extensively put through the media machine. As a major Wii title, you will find tens of reviews about the game all over the internet and popular game...

Super Swing Golf PANGYA (Wii)

Super Swing Golf PANGYA (Wii)

Super Swing Golf. A hole in one, or a double bogey?

[screenshot=45ed93df615da]Now Lads, Keep Your Eye On The Ball[/screenshot]It is inevitable that we have started to see a large amount of interactive sports games on the Wii- Wii Sports ensured this. Naturally it will be the case that some of these games will be fantastic, while others will be shameless cash-ins. Being the sceptical person that I..

Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)

Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)

Wooden Snail. Concrete Spider. Papier Maché Butterfly. Metal Slug. One of these is the moniker of a near-legendary platform-action series that is celebrating a glorious decade in the spotlight. The others are nonsense names made up merely to justify this rather pointless opening paragraph. Can you guess which is which?

Give your average next...

Need For Speed: Carbon (Wii)

Need For Speed: Carbon (Wii)

Need For Speed comes to the Wii, does it rush into pole position as the Wii's first real racer?

I must admit I was pretty skeptical about how well this game was gonna play before I'd even opened the box. I'd never played any of the Need for Speeds before, and have never been the boy-racer pimp-my-fiesta type. But I do love a good driving game, and...

Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Mario dusts off his cap and sets out on his first proper adventure on Wii.

Now, I say proper adventure, but really Super Paper Mario is something new, something different and something you've never played before. Essentially the game looks like any other classic Mario game, however there is one big twist, it's flippin' 3D! For once it isn't Bowser...

SSX Blur (Wii)

SSX Blur (Wii)

Snowboarding; Literally one of the coolest sports on the planet. Can EA transfer the experience onto the Wii?

Electronic Arts' SSX series has been around for a while. Starting on the Playstation 2 with plain old "SSX" it has spanned console platforms with varying success. Four sequels and 6 years later, EA release SSX Blur for the Wii. This time you will be snowboarding or skiing using the Wii..

Pinball Hall of Fame - The Gottlieb Collection (Wii)

Pinball Hall of Fame - The Gottlieb Collection (Wii)

Wii's first Pinball title, does it actually contain anything unique or is it just another port?

Being a pinball-head meant a key Wii launch game for me was Gottlieb Pinball Classics. The game received only moderate coverage in both print and online media, it was simply eclipsed by the likes of Zelda and Red Steel. However, as I will go on to discuss here, there is much to enjoy in what at first..

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Wii)

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Wii)

EA Take One Of The Most Renowned Movie Franchises And Turn It Into A Game. Success Or Failure? Read On...

[screenshot=46128b9f9b431]You Respect Him, You Respect The Family The Godfather Blackhand Edition is based upon the events from The Godfather movie. It holds true to its roots, even though you play as Aldo; a new character to the story. The game...

Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii)

Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii)

Rabbits With Plungers, What Else Is There To Say?

[screenshot=44d320f1eb8b3]Rayman Is Back... er, Just As Before!It's been a while since a Rayman title last graced any console, and never before has one been any more that a platformer. So it came as a surprise to find that the latest installment was actually a mini-game compilation. The story of...

Excite Truck (Wii)

Excite Truck (Wii)

Get behind the wheel of a monstrous turbo-charged 4x4 and let rip across a variety of harsh terrains taking on all manner of fiendish opponents. Sounds great doesn’t it?

Nintendo’s Excitebike is a bit of a cult classic. It’s never been a massive selling series but true Nintendo fans have a very special place for it in their hearts. When...

Madden NFL 07 (Wii)

Madden NFL 07 (Wii)

Brits take on multi player Madden madness.

Without much competition in the American Football genre, EA have often been accused of complacency. However, with the upcoming All Pro Football 2K8 from 2k sports, they show clear signs of raising their game. In addition to reservations about the market dominating product, there are the issues that surround porting an existing game to the Wii. Wii-mote..

Red Steel (Wii)

Red Steel (Wii)

Allow me to pose you with a question. You are armed with a Katana blade and a shotgun. Your enemy is armed with just a sword. Would you have a sword fight with him or would you blow his brains out with your shotgun? Exactly.

I guess Ubisoft thought that sword fighting might be something a bit different – particularly in a first person shooter game – unfortunately while I commend Ubisoft’s..