Ironclad Wii Review

One of the rarest, most expensive, most sought-after shooters ever made for the Neo Geo, Ironclad has been a collector’s treasure for years — and now you can have it for just ten bucks. This side-scrolling shoot-’em-up from the mid-’90s only ever made it to market in Neo Geo CD ...

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Diner Dash Wii Review

Diner Dash is a six-year old casual PC game with plain Jane visuals and simple time management challenges. It can be fun — Diner Dash has sold millions of copies since its release and you don’t usually do that unless you’ve got something special. But WiiWare might not be the ...

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Shiren the Wanderer Wii Review

ChunSoft, you did it! You finally upgraded your mystery dungeon formula and created a bigger, better roguelike (a randomly generated dungeon crawler). However, this babysteps approach has only made Shiren the Wanderer marginally better than its contemporaries. But some progress is better than none, right? Shiren the Wanderer is actually ...

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Data East Arcade Classics Wii Review

Admittedly there are a couple of key properties in this disc: Burgertime from 1982 is probably the most recognizable game in the bunch (and one of the most challenging and creative), and Burnin’ Rubber — also 1982 — is a game that may be better known to retrogamers as Bump ...

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Major League Baseball 2K10 Wii Review

The Wii version of MLB 2K10 is significantly stripped down when compared to its big brothers on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There’s no MLB Today functionality, no online play, and no My Player mode. Basically all you get are Franchise, Home Run Derby, Season and Tournament modes for your ...

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Wii Review

It’s a bit of a surprise, then, that it took a whopping 14 years for the Sakura Taisen series to finally make it to the States. In stark contrast to, say, Nippon Ichi’s Disgaea or Atlus’ MegaTen games, however, it’s a little easier to see why the series was initially ...

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Calling Wii Review

Calling is a first person survival horror game that follows four people who have been transported to this netherworld between the real world and ghost world (the space between spaces). They wander around shining flashlights in hallways, trying to find a way out, but mostly they just keep finding really ...

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Monster Hunter Tri Wii Review

When it comes to high levels of difficulty in videogames, there can be two types. There’s difficulty built to pose a challenge and that can be overcome with careful planning, perseverance, and skill, and there’s the type of difficulty that’s completely unreasonable that’s meant to mask a lack of creative ...

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Rage of the Gladiator Wii Review

From a first-person perspective, you face off against each villain, memorizing their patterns and exploiting weaknesses. Players have a choice of three different control schemes, allowing you to play with the remote held horizontally for an old-school NES experience or with motion controls if you want to get your arms ...

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Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood Wii Review

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is like the missing link between those two eras of the brand. When I left Castlevania in the early ’90s, it was still a linear adventure — a whip-cracking Belmont hunting Dracula through straightforward, timed stages that had a defined beginning and end. When I returned ...

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Endless Ocean: Blue World Wii Review

The original title didn’t promise much beyond a relaxing, almost hypnotic scuba swim through the ocean depths. The design dropped you in the middle of the open seas and let you go to town discovering an incredible assortment of marine life and underwater locations. Endless Ocean really isn’t a game ...

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Rooms: The Main Building Wii Review

Rooms’ story mode is a tale about a young man who gets trapped in a world he can only escape from by solving slide puzzles. And while traditional slide puzzles are completed by moving pieces around so that they make a picture or form a word, these one see you ...

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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Wii Review

There’s absolutely no question that Sumo Digital looked at Mario Kart Wii, as nearly every part of All-Stars Racing is nicked from Nintendo’s design. I say that with all respect: if you’re put to the task of building a racing game that revolves around a company’s franchises, you’re going to ...

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Red Steel 2 Wii Review

Back in 2006, Ubisoft was quick on the draw to produce a game that incorporated both point-and-click first-person shooter mechanics with swordplay that utilized the motion sensing capabilities of the Wii remote. Unfortunately, it was during the experimental phase, when developers were learning exactly what the system and its motion ...

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No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii Review

The original No More Heroes on Nintendo Wii set a precedent during its 2008 release. Here was a game that pulled no punches, broke the fourth wall, and catered to the sliver of hardcore players that looked for bloodshed, sex, and violence on Nintendo’s otherwise squeaky clean console. Franchise creator ...

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate Fighter Wii Review

Right now you’re reading a review for a game that shouldn’t have ever existed outside of Japan. Mainstream gamers — and most hardcore gamers, at that — don’t know the Tatsunoko brand. With very little promise of a commercial success, Capcom would be crazy to bring the latest in the ...

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Moki Moki Wii Review

Moki Mokis don’t move much. They’re a floppy-eared, roly-poly species of little outer space aliens, and left to their own devices they’d just lay around in a pile all day. You, then, must be the one to move them. Moki Moki is an eight-dollar WiiWare download that shipped into the ...

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Muscle March Wii Review

Just how weird do you like your games? If you answered “batcrap crazy weird,” then I’ve got a game for you. Muscle March is the latest Japanese import from Namco Bandai and you probably couldn’t make up a stranger game if you tried. While the premise and visuals are delightfully quirky, the game itself ...

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Wii Fit Plus Review

I only briefly got to play the original Wii Fit, but liked its idea; it served as both an example of the Balance Board’s potential and a decent way to get feedback on your exercise. So when this upgraded version (you can’t quite call it a sequel, it’s too narrow ...

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Wii Review

From the moment you turn on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and are informed that the game “plays you as much as you play it,” it’s evident that you’re in for something quite different. Indeed, this is not the Silent Hill you may have come to expect. The fog, rust, and ...

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