Itâ€™s not clear if you can get your head shaved by a jumbo jet in SSX Blur on Wii, but thereâ€™s a fair chance you can – the SSX games always have a pleasing nonsensical twist. There are another four games out on Wii this week too – Rapala: Tournament Fishing, World Series of Poker, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007. Reviews suggest that all are pretty average – even Mr Woodsâ€™ latest.
Spectrobes on DS is the first non-licensed game from Disney Interactive Studios (formerly Buena Vista Games). Theyâ€™re hoping itâ€™ll catch on like Pokemon and have been backing it with fancy TV adverts and short CGI animations. You can buy additional transparent cards that go over the touch screen to reveal secrets on the map, which is a neat idea. Phoenix Wright is also back on DS this week along with Rayman Raving Rabbids which Ubisoft have decided to turn back into a platformer. Itâ€™s not the last time weâ€™ll see the Rabbids – an Xbox 360 version was recently announced. Raaaah!
On PlayStation 2 thereâ€™s some Harley Davidson racing game from Activision along with Pimp My Ride, which, letâ€™s face it, is going to be bloody awful. EA Replay has finally managed to make it out on PSP (it was released in the US back in November) but unfortunately itâ€™s not a very good collection. Road Rash, Desert Strike and The Haunting are worth a play; the rest arenâ€™t. And it’s full price. That’s harsh, dude.
Next week: Sonyâ€™s ArrogantStation 3, Ninja Turtles on everything and maybe – just maybe – Earth Defence Force 2017 on 360.