Five years after its US release, European Wii owners finally get to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A word of warning, though – people have been experiencing the same problem that occurred with the US version. Itâ€™s all to do with fact that itâ€™s the first game to come on a dual-layered Wii disk – if there is any dust on the laser inside the Wii then itâ€™ll struggle to read it. The solution? Send your Wii off to Nintendo to be cleaned. Or you could try sticking a cotton bud in there I suppose. Hopefully that wonâ€™t break it.
The Guitar Hero milking continues with Guitar Hero Aerosmith on all four major formats, and it would probably be best to buy Battlefield: Bad Company now if youâ€™re interested. Wait too long and everybody playing online will be amazing at it and make you look like a fool. Iâ€™ve found that out the hard way by recently picking up Shadowrun on Xbox 360 cheaply.
The Bourne Conspiracy has been getting some good reviews (apart from EDGE, who gave it a 4) while THQâ€™s Big Beach Sports on Wii can be found for ridiculously cheap on the internet (Â£12.99 at Play). Cricket is one of the sports included and you can connect a DS and use it to customise your characters. Reviews havenâ€™t been too shabby.
Two of interest on DS this week – Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS – see?) and Final Fantasy Tactics A2. Certain online retailers (like Play again) are offering a neat Dragon Sword stylus with Ninja Gaiden.
Activision supply this weekâ€™s movie tie-in – Kung Fu Panda. Apparently itâ€™s not that bad. Thereâ€™s also Wacky Races on both Wii and DS. Oddly, the Wii version is viewed from a side-on perspective. Itâ€™s probably a bit rubbish.