Solatorobo: Red Hunter is the type of game that Nintendo fans would kick up a stink about if it had been denied a European release. But behold – here it is on our shores, without signs of any begging or pleading. If anything it proves that Nintendo are still confident in the DS market. This twee anime-style adventure features characters from Tail Concerto on PlayStation but is neither a sequel nor a prequel. NGamer magazine dished out 81% saying itâ€™s not deep or original but both handsome and confident.
NGamer also reviewed Max and the Magic Marker which is out this week on Wii. They said itâ€™s all right but it only costs Â£7 to download on WiiWare while this retail version costs a whopping Â£25. The DS version got a mauling (32%) due to poor collision detection and other niggles. Stick with Super Scribblenauts, eh?
Capcom caused a bit of trouble this week by announcing that if you buy Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D pre-owned you wonâ€™t be able to delete the previous playerâ€™s save data. HMV have since announced that they wonâ€™t be taking any pre-owned copies in. Unsurprisingly, GameStation and Game said theyâ€™re fine with it. Itâ€™s not a fully fledged Resident Evil but rather a score-based affair thatâ€™s worth a look if you enjoyed Resident Evil 4â€™s mercenaries mode.
Then we have Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, which youâ€™re bound to love or hate with a passion either way, and UFC Personal Trainer which has Kinect and PlayStation Move support. The Wii version seems to be a tenner cheaper than the other versions online.
Next week: Hidden Mysteries: Vampire Secrets on DS and the 3D TV compatible Air Conflicts – Secret Wars on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.