Wii

What’s changed in a decade?

Ten years is a long time. But has much actually changed since Games Asylum was born into this world? Yes. And no. I’ve dredged the archives to illustrate. 1. Walls no barrier “Another technical marvel contained within is the RF module. With this you can play against up...

The wacky world of Wii widgets

Useless videogame accessories have been around for as long as videogames themselves. Who remembers the infamous Game Veil, a piece of black cloth designed for putting over your head while playing handheld games? Or those extra speakers for the original Game Boy, so that everybody in an entire...

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

I wanted S4E1 – that’s what I reckon all the cool kids are calling it – to be excellent. I think I only read one review when it was released last year, and took that as confirmation that it is indeed excellent. Having finally got round to downloading...

Four million simian sims sold so far

Nintendo has revealed that Donkey Kong Country Returns has managed to shift over 4 million copies worldwide since being released on 3rd December while 1.5 million copies Art Academy on DS have been sold so far. I expect that’s more than what Mario Paint on the SNES ever...

Worms Battle Islands

Like many gamers of a certain age, I remember multiplayer games of the original Worms with great fondness. But since then, I have played some awful Worms games in the name of this website. So I wasn’t exactly expecting much from this budget Wii release. But praise Team...

Hot Wheels: Track Attack

Hot Wheels: Track Attack teaches children a valuable lesson: that having fun gets you nowhere; it’s a methodical, cautious, mundane approach that yields results. That’s especially true of about two-fifths of the game: the Checkpoint and Token Grab events, which tend to be unreasonably difficult to complete in...

Wheel of Fortune

The mind boggles at the opportunities a Wheel of Fortune video game might present: imagine Carole Smilie turning the letters for John Leslie. Their tenures on the show never overlapped, but in the virtual world, anything could have been possible. But no: here you can play Wheel of...

F1 2009

I am a simple man. Give me a decent circuit, a good sense of speed, a believable enough simulation of a Formula 1 car, and a grand prix weekend’s complement of practice sessions, and I’m happy. F1 2009 does just that, so in terms of their first game...

iPlayer back on Wii

More good Wii news: the BBC iPlayer is back, and on its own dedicated channel. Actually, it was announced on the BBC’s Internet Blog last week, but I missed that. Never mind, this morning it’s available to download. I’ve had a quick look around: browsing is quick and...

Boom Blox

If you’re thinking that a game designed by Steven Spielberg would undoubtedly feature aliens, dinosaurs and robots – or even robotic alien dinosaurs – then you’re completely mistaken. Instead the stars are chunky block-like animals, but all signs suggest that these oddly sinister looking creatures aren’t anything to...