Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors – Review

Game Name: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Platform(s): Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Aksys Games Developer(s): Chunsoft Genre(s): Visual Novel, Thriller Release Date: November 16, 2010 (US) Price: $34.99 (US) Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors hit shelves back in mid-November in the states for the Nintendo DS. 999 is a blend of genres in a way, with puzzle-solving coming into play during the t...

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn – Review

Game Name: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Platform(s): Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Nintendo Developer(s): Camelot Genre(s): Role-Playing Release Date: November 29, 2010 (US) December 2, 2010 (AUS) December 10, 2010 (EU) Price: $34.99 (US) $68.00 (AUS) £34.99 (EU) Nearly 10 years ago, Camelot introduced the world to Golden Sun on the Game Boy Advance. The title was highly successful and quickly became a house...

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Review

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Publisher: Nintendo Developer: HAL Laboratory Platform: Nintendo DS (Reviewed) Release Date: October 4th 2010 Price: $29.99 US, £34.99 UK, $69.99 AUS Overview: Pokémon is perhaps the largest game franchise over the past decade. Every time that a new Pokémon game is made that focuses on capturing Pokémon and training them to take out the gym leaders it is a guaranteed...

Frenzic – DSiWare Review

Game Name: Frenzic Platform(s): Nintendo DSiWare Publisher(s): Two Tribes Developer(s): IconFactory, Two Tribes Genre(s): Puzzle Release Date: November 29, 2010 Price: 200 Points ($2.00) Two Tribes’ latest DSiWare title Frenzic is a puzzle game, but not quite what you would expect. Using the touchscreen, you must fill a pie-styled circle with certain colored while on a short time limit. With...

Intellivision Lives! – Nintendo DS Review

Game Name: Intellivision Lives! Platform(s): Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Virtual Play Developer(s): Virtual Play, Intellivision Productions, Inc. Genre(s): Classic Compilation Release Date: October 27, 2010 (US) Price: $14.99 (US) In the late 70’s and early 80’s, the world seen gaming’s first ever console war. Atari was a hot commodity at the time, but Mattel would soon give birth ...

Professor Layton and the Lost Future – Review

Game Name: Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Professor Layton and the Unwound Future *USA Title*) Platform(s): Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Nintendo Developer(s): Level 5 Genre(s): Puzzle, Adventure Release Date: September 12, 2010 (US) October 21, 2010 (AU) October 22,2010 (EU) Price: $29.99 Professor Layton and his young apprentice Luke have became household names to gamers all over the world n...

Sonic Colors – Nintendo DS Review

Game Name: Sonic Colors Platform(s): Nintendo DS (Reviewed), Nintendo Wii Publisher(s): SEGA Developer(s): Sonic Team, Dimps Genre(s): Platformer Release Date: November 16th, 2010 (US) November 12th, 2010 (AU) November 11th (EU) Price: $49.99 (Wii Version) $29.99 (DS Version) When it comes to portable “ports” of games that also hit consoles the same day of release, the final product is...

Crafting Mama – Review

Game Name: Crafting Mama Platform(s): Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Majesco Developer(s): Cooking Mama Limited Genre(s): Simulatation, Mini-game Release Date: October 26, 2010 (US), November 11, 2010 (AU) November 12, 2010 (EU) Price: $29.99 (US) After spending time in the kitchen and the garden, Mama is back in a brand new title which lets player’s craft different items with Mama in the classic...

Tetris Party Deluxe – Nintendo DS Review

Game Name: Tetris Party Deluxe Platform(s): Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Majesco Developer(s): Hudson Soft Genre(s): Puzzle Release Date: June 1, 2010 (US), October 14, 2010 (AU) Price: $29.99 (US) DS, $29.99 (US) Nintendo Wii The classic game of Tetris has had many revivals and reincarnations since launching back in 1984. With the release of Hudson Soft’s Tetris Party on the WiiW...

Super Scibblenauts – Nintendo DS Review

Game Name: Super Scribblenauts Platform: Nintendo DS Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Developer(s): 5th Cell Genre(s): Puzzle, Action Release Date: Oct 12, 2010 (US) October 27, 2010 (AU) October 29, 2010 (EU) Price: $29.99 Just a little over a year ago, developer 5th Cell released the first Scribblenauts into the world on the Nintendo DS. While innovative and still a solid exp...

Art Academy Review

Art Academy Genre: Art Simulation Platform: DS Developer: Headstrong Games Publisher: Nintendo Released: Out Now Now, for anyone who has had a go on Pictochat, Flipnote Studio, or for that matter, any of the other software out that involves using the stylus to draw or write: your sceptic feelings are completely justified. I too was highly sceptical when considering whether an art sim could work on...

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – DSiWare Review

Game Name: Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Platforms: Nintendo DSiWare Publisher(s): WayForward Developer(s): WayForward Genre(s): Platformer Release Date: Oct 4, 2010 Price: 1200 Points ($12.00 US) Eight years ago, when the Game Boy Color was on it’s last legs, Shantae was released. The title received rave reviews and garnered a huge cult following. Shantae fans wanted a sequel and developer...

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