If you're a fan of puzzle games, Mindware and Nintendo left you a present on the Wii Shop during this holiday season. MaBoShi's Arcade is a collection of three simple and addictive puzzle games that are difficult to master, but thanks to the wealth of options and features available, you will want to do just that.
The time between the end-of-year holiday rush and the new slew of first quarter releases is normally a dark one, where gamers wait for their wallets to fatten once again in order to greedily attack the next wave of fun. That's not the case this year though, as SouthPeak games released "Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars" in December, priming it for status as a sleeper hit.
"Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors" has its merits, as it is at times a charming brawler that young fans of the movie may be excited to play. There are non-licensed titles that do all of the good things "Kung Fu Panda" does (and better) out there though, so if your kid isn't dying to revisit the world of Po and his pals once more, you are better off shopping elsewhere, especially since this sequel came so soon after the original hit shelves.
At first glance, "Celebrity Sports Showdown" looks like an improved version of "Wii Sports," as it includes more sports, celebrity characters and a few game modes to keep you coming back. Once you play it though, you will realize that this is a retail game with less depth than the pack-in game that came with your syste
There are a lot of bad kid's games on the Wii, with even more to come during this holiday season, so we here at Blast are going to tell you about one of the better, younger skewing titles to invest your money into this winter. Backbone Entertainment's "Monster Lab" is a game that will surely fly under the radar, but it's worthy of more than that sad fate.
"Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World" is a follow-up to 2003's excellent "Tales of Symphonia," widely considered by many to be the top Tales' title out there and potentially the best RPG on the GameCube. Given this, it has quite a reputation to uphold, and in many ways, it does just that, and does those things very well.
When learning the game, Call of Duty: World at War, was being developed by Treyarch (who previously produced the laughably stale, unbelievable mediocre Call of Duty 3), I thought it had to be more of the same.
There is always a clamor for unique efforts on the Wii that utilize the hardware, and Blue Tongue has done just that with a game that will have you coming back again and again. If you have money for just one Wii game during the next few weeks before the holiday releases start to pour in, use it on "de Blob." You won't be disappointed.
While it still does suffer from some of the problems of the older games, Mario Kart Wii takes the simple and accessible formula set by it's predecessors and tweaks it enough to make it feel fresh and fun, creating one of the most entertaining and rewarding gaming experiences in quite some time.
For those unfamiliar with the world of Smash Brothers, think of it as a way to relive some of those arguments you had back in grade school. It's a 2D, action-centric fighting game that pits legendary and recluse Nintendo universe characters against each other in mortal cartoon combat. But it's more - oh so much more. Brawl isn't like most games, where it can be completed within a day or two of purchase. From mastering move sets to unlocking trophies and characters, this is a deceptively deep game. [...]