Reinventing the Platformer
Written by FooFan @ Wed, 27/10/10 – 21:14 | One Comment

The platformer is one of the true foundations of gaming. It encompasses everything we enjoy about playing video games with it’s simple to grasp core gameplay, but almost limitless challenge which is left at the …

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M_the_C’s DS Collection - Mini Reviewed
Written by M_the_C @ Sat, 23/05/09 – 10:00 | 2 Comments
M_the_C’s DS Collection - Mini Reviewed

I had originally planned to do this for my Wii collection, but best laid plans and all that, so here is my DS collection.  I’m not much of a reviewer, so rather than try writing …

WiiWare Anniversary
Written by M_the_C @ Wed, 20/05/09 – 8:00 | No Comment
WiiWare Anniversary

Happy Birthday WiiWare!
It’s been one year since WiiWare was launched in Europe, it feels like it has been around for a lot longer.  I still remember the many threads created on the forums regarding this …

Monthly Round-up - April 2009
Written by M_the_C @ Fri, 1/05/09 – 11:25 | 3 Comments
Monthly Round-up - April 2009

This is a rough chart of review scores for Wii games released in the UK within the month of April.
Little King’s Story - 88
Pikmin 2 (New Play Control!) - 87
Bubble Bobble Plus (WiiWare) - 80*
Tenchu: …

Williams Pinball coming 11 September!
Written by Sean Aaron @ Thu, 30/04/09 – 15:35 | 2 Comments
Williams Pinball coming 11 September!

System 3 software, the UK-based publisher of this title in Europe, has not only created a brand-new website featuring all of their products but also seen fit to put forward a new release date of …

Ubisoft Announces Red Steel 2
Written by FooFan @ Wed, 29/04/09 – 21:18 | One Comment
Ubisoft Announces Red Steel 2

Today Ubisoft announced Red Steel 2, exclusively for the Wii. Red Steel remains one of the most successful Wii titles and the only brand created specifically for the launch of the platform. Red Steel 2 …

Classic Linker Review
Written by Sean Aaron @ Sun, 26/04/09 – 0:49 | 5 Comments
Classic Linker Review

A decent compromise for retro gamers desiring an alternative controller for Gamecube games.

Rogue Trooper Review
Written by Sean Aaron @ Thu, 23/04/09 – 15:34 | No Comment
Rogue Trooper Review

A good British action game based upon a good British comic book.

Pikmin 2 & Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (New Play Control!) - Out Tomorrow
Written by M_the_C @ Thu, 23/04/09 – 12:24 | No Comment
Pikmin 2 & Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (New Play Control!) - Out Tomorrow

It’s been nearly three months since the first two New Play Control games were released, one of those being the original Pikmin.  Following a similar paired release style two new titles are due to be …

Wii Falling into Troubled Times?
Written by Sherlock @ Sat, 18/04/09 – 14:56 | 6 Comments
Wii Falling into Troubled Times?

Plugged in blogger Ben Silverman sees signs of a slowdown for the console that current leads the third generation in sales, citing the recent trouble in Japan, some difficulties incorporating the Wii Moton Plus into …

Wii Points now Nintendo Points
Written by M_the_C @ Wed, 15/04/09 – 12:00 | 15 Comments
Wii Points now Nintendo Points

You may have noticed recently that the price of Wii points cards has gone up, and that they’re no longer called Wii points if you buy them retail.
Originally announced at this years GDC, the newly …

Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii
Written by Sherlock @ Fri, 10/04/09 – 15:23 | 3 Comments
Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii

We’ve all complained before about the lack of third-party titles for the Wii up to now.  While there has been a slight increase in output, we still talk of the shovelware for a console that …

NPC: Mario Power Tennis - Review
Written by a WiiTalk member @ Thu, 9/04/09 – 16:36 | No Comment
NPC: Mario Power Tennis - Review

Title: New Play Control!: Mario Power Tennis
Format: Wii (originally for Gamecube)
Price: £29.99
Wi-Fi: No
Players: 1-4
Age: 3+
Developer: Nintendo / Camelot
Mario Power Tennis was a phenomenon and sparked a new era in gaming tennis when it was …

BlastWorks Review
Written by Sean Aaron @ Tue, 7/04/09 – 9:25 | 4 Comments
BlastWorks Review

Majesco and Budcat give shooter fans the tools to create their own game.

Note to Publishers: Don’t Neglect New IP!
Written by Sean Aaron @ Mon, 6/04/09 – 14:00 | 3 Comments
Note to Publishers:  Don’t Neglect New IP!

Publishers would do well not to rely overmuch on the past and promote new titles.

House of the Dead: Overkill - Review
Written by a WiiTalk member @ Mon, 6/04/09 – 11:19 | 2 Comments
House of the Dead: Overkill - Review

Title: House of the Dead: Overkill
Format: Wii
Price: £34.99
Wi-Fi: No
Players: 1-4
Age: 18+
Developer: SEGA

SEGA’s House of the Dead was one of the finest arcade shooters back in the day, but now we’ve moved on, …