Date archives for October, 2009

October 21st, 2009

Just read Phantasy Star Zero isn't out until February next year. I'm gutted - it was all I needed to complete the best year ever.

RT @SEGA: @NintendoLife have given Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games a 9/10 on Wii - yay!

Black Wii Homes in on Europe

New colour to hit next month!

We've speculated, pontificated and downright invented when territories outside of Japan would see the majestic yet shadowy form of the black Wii console, but finally Nintendo have put us out of our misery by announcing the new console colour will be available across continental Europe on November 20th.


October 20th, 2009

First Impressions: Manic Monkey Mayhem

How do we like these bananas?

It's a well-known fact that monkeys like to fling things at each other, so it should come as no surprise that UK developers The Code Monkeys have taken this concept and applied it to their first title for the WiiWare and DSiWare services, in the form of does-what-it-says-on-the-tin Manic Monkey Mayhem.


Spirit Tracks “Pushes DS Even Further” Than Prequel

Phantom Hourglass sequel more advanced, says Mr Miyamoto

Of course, with a release date set for December it's going to be a long time before we can vouch for what Mr Miyamoto says, but in a recent - and very short - interview with MTV he did speak very briefly about Link's upcoming adventures on DS and Wii.


October 19th, 2009

Review: Academy of Champions

A drab 0-0 draw

Over the years there have been some really enjoyable and innovative takes on the game of football (or soccer to our overseas chums) – Nintendo brought us the Mario Strikers series of course and Sega released the stereotype-laden but still enjoyable Sega Soccer Slam on Gamecube. Now Ubisoft are after a piece of the half-time meat pie with Academy of Champions Football, but does it play a blinder or should it be left on the bench?


Review: New Remote Colours for Good Boys and Girls

Nintendo releasing boyish blue and prim pink in Japan

We've only just reported on the news that the US is receiving a black Remote and Nunchuk on November 16th, but Japan is already bracing itself for another two colours in a few weeks.


October 18th, 2009

Review: Spread the Handheld Joy With a “Discover DS” Party!

Rope in nine mates and host a party with Nintendo!

It may seem odd, but it's a fact of life that there are people out there with no clue of what a Nintendo DS is. Well, Nintendo has come up with a clever idea to tempt such people out from underneath their rocks, with their "Discover DS" parties.


A delicious lunch, a fine red wine and stacks and stacks of work to do. I love Sundays.

Review: Wakugumi – Monochrome Puzzle

Ikaruga: the puzzler

There’s a great “I’ve got it!” moment in Wakugumi where you graduate from simply sliding blocks about in the hope of making a capture to preparing combo captures with expert precision. Something about the game simply clicks and you find yourself having that classic puzzle inner monologue – “well, if this bit goes here and this pieces goes there..." It’s just a shame that the preceding twenty minutes or more are spent muddling through an initially confounding puzzler.


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