Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mario Kart Super Curcuit (GBA) Review

Mario on the go!
The first Mario Kart (on the SNES) is my favourite and in my opinion, is the best Mario Kart game ever. Fast forward a couple years, and Nintendo comes out with the classic franchise Mario Kart on the gameboy advance. In Mario Kart, it's the same old, same old classic Mario Kart awesomeness, the graphics reminded me alot of the SNES classic and that's a good thing. You get to pick from 8 characters, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Donkey Kong or Wario. I only played as Luigi or Yoshi and Mario once or twice. There are 3 different modes, 20 different tracks, only some of the tracks are worth playing over again. The audio is pretty cool but not worth listening to all the way through. One thing I hate about the audio is Luigi sounds too much like Mario, hey, it just may be only be me. L button shoots your weapon, A is accelerate and left and right moves your kart. I do love this game cause it reminds me of simpler days, but these tracks aren't worth praising...that's why I'm giving this classic franchise that was given the portable treatment a 6.5 out of 10. Worth checking out if you can find it cheap.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Namco Museum DS (DS) Review

An Arcade Buff Heaven!
Namco Museum is a collection of Namco games on one disc, cartridge, what have you and Namco have been doing the Namco Museum since the PlayStation One (yes, there was a PlayStation One) back in 1995! Fast forward about 12 years and BAM! Namco Museum DS is released upon the world and it's awesome. In this collection you get Pac-Man, Dig Dug 2, Mappy, The Tower of Druaga, Galaga, Galaxian & Xevious. Plus the old versions of Dig Dug 2 & Super Xevious are available as unlockables. For multiplayer, this is where the game is worth it, there is a Pac-Man Vs. which is where one player is Pac-Man and four or five (I'm not really sure) play as the ghosts, as Pac-Man, that player gets to see an 8-bit full of colour map (there are 4 or 5 of them). The players that are ghosts must look at the top screen for action, find Pac-Man, kill him and they become Pac-Man. This was a crap load of fun when I was playing it with the one or two friends I have with a DS. This would be so much better on Wi-Fi and feels like Namco screwed up here. But in the end, you get a jukebox mode and is possibly one of the most useless things I've ever seen in a game. That's Namco Museum and how it plays on the DS. If you love your arcade classic games like I do, you'll love this and you'll want to find friends so Pac-Man Vs. can be played. Did I mention single-cartridge multiplayer & the price of this game is around $17 to $20! I wanna love this game but there's not enough games but the ones in here are classics I really enjoy. If there were MORE games in say ... a sequel to this and there was Wi-Fi for Pac-Man Vs. and there was no jukebox mode, than that might be DS Game of the Year for me. But until then, I got Namco Museum DS and I'm giving it a 8.0 out of 10.

Green Day RockBand (Xbox 360) Review

Punk Band
Green Day RockBand is the second game from rockband to be based ONLY on a band.
Here you will find only Green Day songs, where as in a Guitar Hero game based on a's a lost cause.
Unless it's Metallica, that's the only good one. But as I was saying, I'm not a huge fan of Green Day, I only like a few songs from them, and it was fun to play those songs here. I mainly played the guitar for this game and was it fun, some songs more challenging but the ones I knew, and some songs off their new album are really fun to play. Playing or singing Boulevard of Broken Dreams will never get old for me. The graphics show that a lot of love and care went into making the game unlike the Guitar Hero band games (excluding Metallica), you get to see the band from they first started out playing in only one of three places, a warehouse to play their earlier songs, them playing on stage for a huge concert for around the time American Idiot came out and a theater for their new album. You see them young, what they look like a couple of years ago and what they look like now. I was really disappointed to see that they didn't do dreamscapes for Green Day's songs. Whenever I think Guitar Hero band games, I think crappy and the band playing places they played live, for Rockband, I expect to see dreamscapes, I can do a Boulevard of Broken Dreams dreamscape if I was given the chance. But either way, it's okay. You get 47 songs, 2 full albums & some extra songs in there. The 6 Green Day songs from their new album that became available for download on the Rockband store are the only DLC this game will see. That's pretty much Green Day RockBand. If you love music games, you might like this, but if you love Green Day, this is your game. I'm giving Green Day RockBand on the Xbox 360 a 7.5 out of 10.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Super Black Bass Fishing (DS) Review

Something smells fishy.

This game sucks! The graphics are crap, the fish are lined up right next to each other, not moving around (you know, like REAL FISH!) controls suck worse than Lady Gaga and her music. If you like fishing (I like it, but I will never take my fish off the hook) and you own a DS...than do yourself a favour and the person holding or looking at this game, tell them it is crappy and throw it half way across the room. Not worth your time & money. I'm giving (the not-so) Super Black Bass Fishing on the DS a 0.5 out of 10.

Space Bust-A-Move (DS) Review

Another DS Classic!

I say this quite a bit in my reviews now, but I'm gonna have to say it again and I'm sorry but if you own a DS, you should own Space Bust-A-Move. it's pretty much the same old lovable game play of upside down 3 balloons and they pop tetris ripoff and the controls are the D-pad moves your shooter left or right and the A button shoots the balloon. The graphics look like the game is a SNES port (which it isn't) and that's usually a GOOD thing with me. The audio is cool but not catchy. a crappy story but modes & multiplayer save it. I don't know how much this game goes for, but if you can find it, you'll love it! I'm giving Space Bust-A-Move on the DS an 8.5 out of 10.

N+ (DS) Review

Addictive & Cheap!

N+ is a flash game and was brought to Xbox Live Arcade, the PSP & the DS. I don't know what the xbox live or PSP version is like but I DO know that if you own a DS, you have to buy this game, it should be about 20 dollars now. You play a ninja starting at some point in a level and you got to get to a switch so you can get to the door so you can get to the next level. As simple as it sounds, the levels get harder, extremely harder, but still beatable, I beat the game once two years ago and I beat it again recently and it's still one of my favourite DS games. the controls are simple, the D-pad moves, the A button jumps, simple. Audio kinda sucks, but I wasn't really paying much attention to the audio. Oh and did I mention there's Wi-Fi & user created levels? Lots of stuff to unlock & get. Enough said...N+ is a damn good & addictive DS game and this is a classic and if you can find it (I've seen it for $20.00) buy it. I'm giving N+ a 9.5 out of 10.

Friday, July 2, 2010

M&M's Kart Racing (DS) Review

Candy & Racing is a bad mix.
M&M's Kart Racing is an M&M take on Mario Kart and does it suck?
Yes. Yes it does suck. It's like I said about Battles of Prince of Persia, it's one of those "Everything about this game sucks and you should stay away from it at all costs, even if you find it in a flea market for a dollar." games.
So stay away from this "game" if you want to call it a game, I'm giving M&M's Kart Racing a 0.5 out of 10.