Matt Gander

The animals went in two-by-two

Hurrah! Hurrah! Not one but two new animal nurturing games are available on Nintendo DS today – Hamsterz (known as Hamsterz Life in the US) and My Animal Hospital In Africa. The latter is the first Nintendo DS game from Europress, whose last console game, from what we...

50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition

What is up, vanilla faces? I’m Forty Nine Pence, the numero uno aficionado of the great rap luminary 50 Cent, or Good Sir Fiddy as his home lads say. Today I intend to proclaim the virtues of Fiddy’s new game, specifically G Unit Edition for the PSP. Now...

Novadrome

Carmageddon may have been sadistically violent but there was still a solid game under the blood stained exterior. This was mainly due to the way that races could be won in a number of ways – either by coming first, destroying the opposition or killing all the pedestrians...

Boy Wonder

Europe had to wait bloody AGES until the PlayStation 2 Sega AGES 2500 retro revamps made their way over here. When they finally did they were bundled together – which is a good thing – but some of the more interesting games (like Alien Syndrome and Panzer Dragoon)...

PDC World Championship Darts

There have been fully fledged darts games in the past – mostly on 8-bit tape-based formats such as the Spectrum – but we can only think of darts mini-games in recent times. Shenmue II had a cracking dart-based distraction, in which Ryo’s throwing hand shook in an alarming...

Special fried price (part one)

There was a time when high street stores started their sales on Boxing Day and not a day before, but for the second year running big red sale signs have started to appear in windows a whole week in advance of the big day. Blockbuster were first on...

Down in Acapulco

LocoRoco didn’t sell as well as it ought to have, but Phil Harrison claims that we haven’t seen the last of the colourful blobs. We kind of knew this already though – a Christmas themed demo appeared on Your PSP just last week. “We’re continuing to evolve the...

FIFA 07 still on top

One week on from release and Zelda is out of the top 10. It entered at #5, now it’s down to #12. The only other Wii-exclusive in the charts is Wii Play, which has dropped from #9 all the way down to #30. Blame the lack of Wiis...

Smash TV

Nintendo: We’re offering to replace Wii remote wrist straps with thicker, more secure ones. The press: Nintendo recall 3.2 million consoles one week after launch! The press are idiots. But seriously, if you’re worried about having any accidents like these you can e-mail Nintendo at wiiwriststrap@codestorm.co.uk or call...

Trioncube

There aren’t many puzzle games with plots attached, but with We Love Katamari publishers Bandai Namco behind this new DS block shifter, a suitably wacky one was always to be expected. We’ve been playing a Japanese copy and from what we can ascertain it involves a man with...

Red Steel

In the past Nintendo hardware has always been demonstrated with Nintendo’s own software. Super Mario World, F-Zero and Pilot Wings on the SNES; Mario 64 and the canned Kirby Bowl on the Nintendo 64; the Luigi’s Mansion and Meowth’s Party tech demos on the GameCube. It was a...

Goodbye, our purple pal

It’s a sad day for the GameCube. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is likely to be the last Nintendo-published game for the system. Going by the scarceness of the PAL versions of Lego Star Wars II, Flushed Away and Naturo 2 it’ll be something of a challenge...