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Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category

Wii Party

Posted by GG Goblin On October - 4 - 2010

Get the party started! Read the rest of this entry »

Metroid: Other M

Posted by GG Goblin On September - 24 - 2010

A new adventure for Samus on the Wii. Read the rest of this entry »

We Sing Encore

Posted by GG Goblin On September - 13 - 2010

Turn around, bright eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Wii)

Posted by GG Goblin On July - 5 - 2010

Hitting a little ball with a stick. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Wii)

Posted by GG Goblin On May - 3 - 2010

World Cup Wii action. Read the rest of this entry »

Safar’ Wii

Posted by GG Goblin On April - 12 - 2010

Look at the pretty animals! Read the rest of this entry »

Dora saves the Crystal Kingdom

Posted by TurtleGirl On April - 6 - 2010

Dora the Explorer, our bilingual friend, has been on her adventures again in her new game ‘Dora saves the Crystal Kingdom’ on the Nintendo Wii.  In the Crystal Kingdom, the crystals that keep the land beautiful and colourful have fallen into the hands of the Greedy King. The Greedy King has taken the magical crystals that give the yellow for the sun, blue for the sky and water, green for the trees and plants and red that gives that lovely rainbow its vibrant colours. Everything in the kingdom that was once bright, is now grey and drained. Read the rest of this entry »

Diner Dash

Posted by GG Goblin On April - 6 - 2010

Not a fried egg in sight! Read the rest of this entry »

Military Madness: Nectaris

Posted by GG Goblin On April - 2 - 2010

The Turbo Graphx 16 classic finally makes its appearance on the Wii. Read the rest of this entry »

Rune Factory Frontier

Posted by GG Goblin On March - 31 - 2010

Farming, cooking, fishing, battling monsters… This game is just like real life. Read the rest of this entry »

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins Of The Moon

Posted by TurtleGirl On March - 29 - 2010

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins Of The Moon on the Nintendo Wii is a beautiful, atmospheric game set in the post apocalyptic vision of Japan. This world is full of troubling spirits, lost souls and wandering ghosts. The planet has become a stranger to itself as the land has fallen on the wayside due lack of human contact. It is full of smouldering ruins and lonely ghosts who need to be reconnected back to a world that once existed. Read the rest of this entry »

Just Dance

Posted by TurtleGirl On March - 15 - 2010

Just dance is an entertaining game on the Nintendo Wii, from Ubisoft, for those who love showing off and get down and boogie. If the ‘Groove is in your heart’ then your more than likely move to it. The game only requires one Wii Remote per player, which is ideal, and up to four people can play. Follow the on screen choreographed moves, which are set to all genres of music from old classics to modern day hits. It’s a party game testing your sense of rhythm and timing. It’s not one of the easiest games I’ve played. Read the rest of this entry »

Super Monkey Ball Step and Roll

Posted by TurtleGirl On February - 22 - 2010

For the love of Bananas! Read the rest of this entry »

Overturn: Mecha Wars

Posted by GG Goblin On February - 22 - 2010

Robots fighting robots for human gratification. You should be ashamed! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Hammerin’

Posted by GG Goblin On January - 25 - 2010

Moles really do have a hard time. Read the rest of this entry »

Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep

Posted by TurtleGirl On January - 25 - 2010

Enter the beautiful and tropical islands of Endless Ocean 2 : Adventures of the Deep on the Nintendo Wii, where you can explore the seas and discover the mysteries surrounding the legend about ‘A song of Dragons’ which originated in the pacific rim. Read the rest of this entry »

Formula 1 2009 (Wii)

Posted by GG Goblin On November - 27 - 2009

Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton, how can I choose?

Codemasters have probably paid a big chunk of loose change to acquire the official Formula 1 licence and they have given the job af making this licence work to the impeccably qualified Sumo Digital, developers of Sega Rally. Sadly, this year will only see the Wii and PSP being gifted with a Formula 1 game, but that will have to do until the big boys arrive next year. So, helmet in hand, lets see what the Wii offering is like.


Formula 1 2009 offers players a selection of different modes from the main menu. Whilst the choice is plentiful, the menu itself is somewhat lacking in any form of friendliness. It is both ugly and confusing all in one package. Upon first starting the game up, players will find themselves perhaps a bit disappointed. Keep looking though, and behind this ugly interface you will find a reasonably good racing experience.

Being an officially licensed product, players should know what to expect from this title. All of the cars, drivers, tracks and teams are present and accounted for, from the 2009 Formula 1 season. Fans of F1 will certainly feel at home here, being able to take their favorite driver out onto their favorite track. This has always been one of the big pulls for the official games, the ability to play out a season and change history, sort of.


The vehicle handling within the game is pretty good. As with all Formula 1 games, this incarnation is not forgiving, although there are plenty of assists that can be turned on to make the experience more arcadey. In fact, given the history of racing games on the Wii, it could be said that this game is possibly the best Wii racer available. It provides a near realistic simulation experience for the fans of such, whilst also providing the kart racing enthusiasts with a reasonable arcade experience. There is a trade off evident though, jack of all trades, master of none. A special mention should be given to the players chosen method of control. Whilst the game can be played using most controller configurations, they do not all play the same. Maybe its just me, but I found the steering wheel to be far to difficult to enjoy. The player will find themselves sliding all over the place, which is something that does not fit within a Formula 1 game.


The game offers a split screen two player mode, which is nice and leans more towards the arcade feeling. Playing through a full season, however, should be attempted only by those from the simulation camp, as a full season will require a huge amount of time and patience. The lack of online mode is a real shame, but given the limitations of the Wii, it is not surprising. Should you choose a quick race or go for the full season, the game is pretty straight forward. With the assists turned on, the player will be whipping around the track with a surprising sense of speed. Turn off the assists and you will be playing far more carefully, although the experience is more satisfying. Without the help, the game provides many moments of simple risk taking, such as hitting a corner faster than you know is sensible, but these moments, when they pay off, will provide a warm feeling of accomplishment.


Again, I am going to complain about the limitations of the Wii. This time its the graphics. The game just doesn’t look that good. The visuals are grainy and dull. I realise that Formula 1 is not the most colourful sport in the world, but even the backdrops seem dull and unimpressive. To be honest, as soon as I put the game in, I felt like I was being transported back to the early days of the PS2. But this is not the fault of the developers and, given the choice between making the game gritty and realistic or bright and cartoony, I think they took the right route for the game.


Formula 1 2009 on the Wii may not be great to look at, but beyond the graphics and presentation is a game that can be enjoyed by a wide audience of arcade racing fans and F1 simulation lovers, thanks to some great game modes and a decent driving experience.




Pony Friends 2 Review (Wii)

Posted by GG Goblin On November - 26 - 2009

Hands up, who wants their very own Pony? Read the rest of this entry »

Ju-On: The Grudge

Posted by TurtleGirl On November - 26 - 2009

Ju- On The Grudge, developed by FeelPlus and published by Rising Star Games, is based on the classic horror movie ‘Ju-On: The Grudge. This Japanese horror adventure is a ‘Haunted House Simulator’game of sorts and I played it on the Nintendo Wii. It highlights instant scares over other horror games which don’t always have the same effect. Guiding the Wii remote as your trusty flashlight players can move forward with a simple touch of the button and explore all the haunted areas such as an abandoned warehouse, a rather dimly lit hospital and a mannequin factory. The story revolves around the Yamada Family. Read the rest of this entry »

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Review (Wii)

Posted by GG Goblin On November - 26 - 2009

Surely a game cannot be this beautiful, can it? Read the rest of this entry »

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