April2011

  • 15

    DSiWare

    Review Airport Mania: First Flight

    Smooth skies

    Good news, everyone! The wait for the DSiWare port of Airport Mania: First Flight is finally over. Combining aspects of both the WiiWare version and the watered-down Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights — already available on their respective services — this is definitely a game worthy of closer inspection. As stated above, this game...

  • 3

    DSiWare

    Review A Fairy Tale

    A fairy solid puzzler

    We've seen a fair share of puzzlers on DSiWare, so any time a new title from the genre is released, it's generally met with a cautious approach, especially considering the number of mediocre releases we've seen so far. Having initially made its rounds on the PC and Mac, A Fairy Tale makes its way onto DSiWare and brings all of...

January2011

  • 25

    DSiWare

    Review Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights

    Economy class

    In November, Nintendo Life received an unexpected – and quite pleasant – shock from a little game called Airport Mania: First Flight. It was a release that flew in from totally off the radar, and immediately became one of our favorite games on the WiiWare service. It was a deceptively deep, engaging game of time- and...

December2010

  • 42

    WiiWare

    Review Airport Mania: First Flight

    First class, or terminal illness?

    Air travel is well known for many things: overbooking, lost luggage, expensive food, cramped quarters and, most recently, a choice between having your crotch grabbed or letting airport security take naked pictures of you. It's not really the sort of experience that you'd expect to lend itself to a positive gaming...

December2008

  • 43

    WiiWare

    Review Big Kahuna Party

    Is WiiWare puzzler Big Kahuna Party a beach party or a shipwreck?

    Big Kahuna Party is a "match-three" game in the style of Bejeweled. This style of play has been around for a while now and there is not much left to add to the genre, though this doesn’t mean there isn’t room in your collection for a fun variation on the theme. So is...