You donâ€™t need me to tell you that Pheasants Forever is a hunting game. And as you may have guessed, itâ€™s for Wii. But what a strange name to call a game – if people hunted pheasants forever then there will be none left. I suppose though they couldnâ€™t have called it Pheasant Slaughter Sim. If itâ€™s any better than Duck Hunt on the NES I will be very surprised, and if review copies have been sent to press Iâ€™d be even more so.
If you feel that fruit needs to be punished rather than pheasants, thereâ€™s Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox Live Arcade. It got an 8/10 in 360 Gamer magazine – â€œIt is what it isâ€ they said. A simple game done well, in other words. Itâ€™s a greatly improved version, or rather a totally new version, of the popular iOS game. If you can wait a while itâ€™s also going to be bundled on the same disk as The Gunstringer, which was once due on Xbox Live Arcade but is now a retail release.
As per the usual, there are a couple of seemingly random DS games out this week too. Mystery Tales Part 2 and 7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven, to be precise. We all remember the classic that was the original Mystery Tales, donâ€™t we? Yep. 7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven appears to be the sequel to 7 Wonders II but by going by the boxart and product descriptions the differences between the two sound rather minimal.
Next week: Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii), Toy Soldiers: Cold War (XBLA), Arcana Heart 3 (PS3, 360), Country Dance (Wii), Farm Frenzy 3 (DS), Timmy Time (DS) and Youda Legend: Amsterdam Diamond (DS).