Oh, Amazon. Your sales used to be so good. Just two Nintendo DS games reduced this year? Thatâ€™s really pitiful. Even more so when one of these is the dire King Kong; the other isnâ€™t even a game, itâ€™s the DS Lite Browser for Â£14.87. Star Ocean and Makai Kingdom on PlayStation 2 – for Â£10.97 and Â£11.97 respectively – are worth having if youâ€™re into your RPGs, and Odama on GameCube is Â£18.97. Thatâ€™s about it, really.
Thankfully the Woolworths sale makes up for it, with FlatOut 2 on PlayStation 2 for a nice Â£3.99 and Pac Pix and Mr. Driller on DS for Â£8.99 each. If youâ€™re still keeping hold of your original Xbox, youâ€™re spoilt for choice: Half Life 2 and Tomb Raider Legends are Â£9.99 a pop, while The Warriors and a handful of others are only Â£3.99. A 2000 point Wii card for Â£13.99 is about the only Wii-related thing weâ€™ve seen in any of the online sales.
CD Wow have a couple of reduced import DS games – Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Pokemon Ranger – for Â£20.49. Simply Games, who are now under new management (again), have Stella Deus on PlayStation 2 for Â£9.99 and Killzone for Â£4.99, while Gottlieb Pinball Classics on PSP is Â£10. Just one game stands out in the very poor Sainsburyâ€™s sale, and thatâ€™s Dynasty Warriors – also on PSP – for Â£9.99.
Toys R Us have three 360 games for a tenner each – Amped 3, NHL 2K6 and NBA 2K6 – but theyâ€™re currently sold out. Project Gotham Racing 3 is a fiver more and Taito Legends Powered Up on PSP is a mere Â£7.99. The chance to play New Zealand Story again is worth that alone.
Is that every store covered? Probably not. That’s what the comment section is for though.