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December 2009 Archives

Planet 51 (wii)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 12, 09 11:20 PM

Most film to game adaptations are firmly in the category marked 'If you have a bargepole don't touch this'.

Soon the whole world will be raving about the next generation of Zelda games on the Wii.
For now though we have the offering in the franchise on the DS, and what a belting little game it is too!
Starting off 100-years-later than the last game we find Princess Zelda and Link off on a new adventure.

Wheelspin (Wii)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 12, 09 11:10 PM

When legendary gaming figure Archer McLean and Fallout 3 producer Bethesda have their names attached to a game you quite rightly get excited.
In this case the excitement was fairly short-lived.

The latest in the ever successful Japanese franchise that is Pokemon has arrived just in time for Christmas.

The first Hannah Montana game on the PSP is exactly what you would expect and depending on whether you are fan it will be very much a Marmite scenario.

Cars - Race-orama

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 12, 09 10:56 PM

Once again Disney are sending us back to Radiator Springs and this time it's for some high octane racing.

Medieval Games (Wii)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 12, 09 10:53 PM

I love the fact that this game strives to do something a bit different from the norm.
I also love the fact that it is set in medieval times and is based around a series of minigames totaly befitting of the era. Such delights await you
as Jousting, sword fighting etc.

Ringo Starr has confessed he struggles to play Beatles: Rock Band.

The legendary drummer gave his authorisation during the making of the interactive computer game, in which he appears as an animated character along with the rest of the band.

The 69-year-old told music channel LP33 that he thought the game was "great", but asked if he's ever played it, he laughed and said: "I think the graphics are great."

He added: "I've tried [playing it], but I get too crazy with that guitar arm and the things coming toward you."

Pony Friends 2 (DS)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 4, 09 02:30 PM

This game has kept my youngest two daughters out of mischief for the last couple of days and it's fair to say they love it.

Murder Woman's Club (DS)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 4, 09 02:28 PM

THQ should be commended for delivering something very different from the usual fare on the DS, sadly this isn't quite as good as it should have been.

This murder mystery game is fairly short and if the truth be known not entirely challenging.

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.


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