From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Wii Ferrari: The Race Experience

July 30, 2011

Ferrari: The Race Experience by developer System 3 gives hardcore fans of the Cavallino Rampante the experience of settling into the virtual seats of their favorite Ferrari vehicles and competing with other drivers in this adequate, but far from spectacular, racing simulator. Pros: There are only two reasons why anyone would buy a Ferrari based […]

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Wii Crazy Machines

July 29, 2011

Crazy Machines by ThinkSMART Games tickles every aspiring mechanical engineer’s fancy by providing a plethora of harebrained, chain-reaction machine puzzles for players of all ages to solve. Pros: The game’s storyline features the player helping a nutty and absentminded professor complete his mechanical experiments by providing missing parts that his machines need in order to […]

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Wii Cars 2: The Video Game

July 28, 2011

Tying in with the release of Cars 2 on the big screen, Avalance Software and Disney Interactive Studios splendidly translates the same excitement of the animated Pixar film into its video game counterpart. Cars 2 features Mario Kart-inspired racing action and is one of the most unique games to date. Pros: In the movie, there […]

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Wii Transformers: Dark of the Moon

July 27, 2011

As a video game prequel to the third Transformers film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon for the Wii console is a third-person vehicle shooter featuring the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Sadly, this entry to the Transformers franchise is utterly disappointing and has few redeeming qualities. Pros: Transpiring before the events of the third film, […]

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SpongeBob Squigglepants for the Wii Udraw

July 7, 2011

SpongeBob Squigglepants is THQ’s take on the much-loved Nickelodeon show featuring the porous protagonist and his underwater friends. The game utilizes the uDraw GameTablet and showcases over 100 “nanogames”. It also lets the player create, edit, and print artwork stamps from the Nickelodeon vault. Pros: SpongeBob Squigglepants is a fun, family-friendly game geared towards younger […]

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Wii Virtua Tennis 4 – A Solid Serve

July 6, 2011

Four years since the last Virtua Tennis game, Sega has released the highly anticipated Virtua Tennis 4. Featuring spectacular graphics, gameplay, and a large roster of playable characters, Virtua Tennis 4 is an awesome third sequel to the franchise. Pros: The Virtua Tennis games are known for their combination of arcade-style action with professional tennis […]

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Nascar 2011 for Wii

July 5, 2011

Activision takes a stab at developing the first Nascar game for the Wii console, and the result is a fairly subpar release that is marred by underutilized options. The game features the Nascar brand and some of the more familiar drivers that fans of the sport may enjoy, but, while fun for a while, the […]

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Wii Mario Super Sluggers

July 4, 2011

Mario Super Sluggers is the Wii sequel to the popular Mario Superstar Baseball for the Gamecube. It showcases Mario and the gang in a lighthearted and ludicrous arcade-style baseball simulation that is surprisingly competitive. Mario Super Sluggers offers a lot of family-friendly multiplayer action and massive replay value. Pros: With the Wii remote, the player […]

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for Wii

July 3, 2011

Tying-in with the release of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, LEGO has created another video game masterpiece that chronicles the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and the rest of his crew. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean spans the entire breadth and width of the series starting from the first movie, Pirates of the […]

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Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors for Wii

July 2, 2011

To coincide with the DVD release of Kung Fu Panda, Activision created the video game tie-in Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors, which is basically an expanded sequel of the previous Kung Fu Panda game. It utilizes fantastic multiplayer brawling but has some serious control issues that would make players think twice about purchasing it. Pros: […]

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