Next Level Games introduces Mario Strikers Charged Football for the Nintendo Wii. Acting as a sequel to the 2005 Super Mario Strikers for GameCube, Strikers Charged aims to amplify the crazy factor that Mario sports games always have. The end result, however, is more of a chaotic game play of flaming balls, thunder hits, and flying shells than a soccer game.
Players begin by selecting a team captain from the main characters of the Mario franchise such as Luigi, Bowser, Mario, Princess Peach, Daisy, and Wario. There are 12 captains, each with unique capabilities in movement, shooting, passing, and defense. Once you have a captain, pick 3 teammates from lesser Mario characters (Shy Guy, Monty Mole, Birdo, etc). Your teammates’ specifications are as varied as the captains themselves; they have their signature megastrike shots and big powershots.
Powerful as they may seem, the teammates don’t have anything the captains don’t have. When you hold down the B button long enough with a captain, a golf swing meter pops out that begins by counting up to 6. This determines how many balls you will fire out at the goaltender in rapid succession. The meter swings backward, and depending on how well your timing was with the return swing, it will be more or less difficult to stop the incoming shots. Once all meters are set, the captain leaps into the air and starts firing off shots.
Things are not easy to pull off though. You will be constantly distracted and interrupted by opponents raking up on you or shells from across the field. The track field you are playing on can also create chaos, as there are certain fields which have electric bolts running up and down the pitch, and huge magma balls that destroy everything in its path. If you want to knock an opponent down, stand near him and simply wag the remote back and forth.
Playing on the multiplayer mode is much more fun. With up to 4 players that can play both online and offline but the online mode makes the game worth it. You can play in ranked matches against random opponents; you can also engage in a 4 player online, with 2 players only per console. Leader boards that track the daily stats and cumulative records are available as well. Only downside is, there are no communication options online. This game is a lot of fun I would recommend you get some friends together and have some fun with it.
You are getting three games when you buy Metroid Prime Trilogy. It comes with Metroid Prime 1, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, in my opinion one the best game sets available on the Wii. The controls work very well and feel insanely natural which is rare on Wii games. This once 2D game has transformed into a 3D game brilliantly and even take on some of the graphics of games which pre-date it, this is a 2008-2009 release.
You will also get about 100 hours of gameplay, in brief you are a Samus Aran a space bounty hunter. You are in search of weapon upgrades and travel around from galaxy in 3D interactive environments. You will be able to morph into the morphball in order to reach places you wouldn't be able to reach in your normal form.
You may have played Prime but I promise you have never played it like this before. In fact, you will be fighting a number of enemies, solving puzzles, and fighting a plethora of bosses. The controls are epic as you can easily look around, jump, and take cover as you make your way through the game.
This game now comes in a 16:9 widescreen mode and you can switch the controls to advanced mode, which I discovered in Corruption. Just wish I would have switched before I got to the third game. The graphics are even better than I imagined, along with being fine toned. Tons of achievements you can unlock.
The trilogy when I bought it Included a nice case, and a wonderful art book, too.
This game has spent four years in the making by some of the most successful game developers in history. It should be no surprise that this game has some of the highest expectations on the planet. Furthermore, anything less than an outstanding game would be a complete failure.
Ok so the game starts out as Link riding Epona across the landscape and I honestly couldn't help myself but saying "this is just like Ocarina start." You will start your quest in a small village near Hyrule, but as you progress further and further through the game you will make your way to different temples and cities. You might even remember these as you once played, quite some time ago. It really does resemble Ocarina but you are cast away into Twilight.
Ok so the gameplay of the Wii remote is legendary, but, this game is different from other Zelda games as you will change to a wolf and have a new set of abilities. There are some state of the art cut scenes that will have you jumping out of your seat. Don't throw the Wii remote through the TV. You will even meet Zelda which has been imprisoned by the Twilight. You are introduced to Midna which is character in which you will have a lot of questions that you want answers for.
All the great elements that made the Zelda games epic are back but the controls are what make this game work well, you can use a variety of different weapons such as swords and slingshots. However, since it is a Wii game you might think that it won't always pick up your sword slashes or arrows, you couldn't be more wrong because it works brilliantly. I don't recall one time where it didn't work as planned and I have played it for more than 75 hours.
The ability to transform into a wolf is amazing and you can find treasure chest and hidden items with the heighten senses of smell from the wolf. Follow the scents of your foes with the wolf form and not to mention you can use Midna to warp all around the map later in the game. As if all this isn't enough you can even fish and it is better than any fishing game I have bought on Wii.
This game is just so fun and addicting, I can't really think of anything bad to say about it. You would have to be out of your mind to not own this game.
The Sonic game series has been released in the early '90s and has still been loved until the present. Sonic Unleashed features all the adventures of Sonic in a more improved graphics and high definition version of the game. The trademark speed of the hero for this version has been made more detailed in order to enjoy and see exactly how he runs and not just see a blur every time he speeds up. This game focuses mainly on the precise platforming and the detailed hand-to-hand combat action. In addition, all the levels have been revised and controls are adjusted to be more responsive to ensure a superior experience.
If you are not aware of the story, it starts when Dr. Eggman – the main villain, blasts a giant ray unto the earth. In turn, the planet is torn apart and side effects are made to all its inhabitants. Together with all the other life forms that are hit by the ray, the main character – Sonic, transforms into a giant, mean-looking creature known as a “werehog”. This transformation only happens when the sun sets and enables you to switch from a day character to a night character which presents a dual personality aspect of the game. Although, most of the time, the night will be longer than the time that is present during the day.
The quests and levels include sprinting across distances at top speed, stealing valuable rings while running, hit enemies to leap toward a higher platform and jump over walls without pressing the brake button. Your main goal on this game will be to always get to the finish line in whichever method you can think of. However, in order to make it through other levels, you will need to do certain tasks like collecting a required amount of rings and others. So, while on the game, be sure to put on your thinking cap as well because some of these levels require precision and brain power in order to come up with a strategy on how to complete a level, collect items and stay alive.
The game is rally racing down to its unadulterated arcade form. If you want to customize your ride, you need to make considerations as to choosing the off-road or the road tires. The former is appropriate for the control of powerslides while the latter will provide enhanced acceleration and topmost speed. Success of the game is due to the fact that it is immediately fun and appealing once you jump into the mud-covered track. It significantly is a form of exercise in power sliding. The game utilizes a main pivot to turn the car around as the standard control mechanism.
In Rally, there are basically five areas to race in varying from the mud-spattered tropics to the snow-filled north. The 5 areas will provide a pleasant range of surfaces which are slippery such as the ice, snow, mud, puddles and dirt. Each area however, is only composed of 3 tracks making the championship mode very repetitive. The artificial rallies which the player will be joining are just part of the reorganization of the same tracks as the hardship and speed of the vehicles increase.
The game has also a feature known as GeoDeformation in which as you tread on courses filled with mud and dirt, the tires of your car will split in a twelve-inch mesh which will sit right on top of the course. As a result, there will be presence of tire treads and skid marks in the dirt or snow. The deformed tracks will not only affect steering but will also affect your capability to get a fine grip on the road. Dirt or snow that is packed is good for increasing speed since you will not be lost when it comes to spinning of wheels and kicking out of debris.
Take note that the central pivot used in handling is also utilized in the camera. If you wish to maneuver in the 3rd-person with the camera at the rear portion of the car, you will see that the camera will rotate all-around the automobile during turns to let you see the side paneling. But even if the camera is opposite to the correct direction, SEGA Rally still appears amazing. Apart from the inadequate variety in the surroundings, the only drawback in the visual quality is the uneven streaming of the GeoDeformation.
The online play of Sega Rally is smooth and is filled with features necessary to get you in the race together with the settings of your choice. Six players can participate in the game with only one in each machine. Though offline game is fun, racing against the humans is quite a deal. If you are the kind of player who does not prefer to have somebody slam into you and damage your race, then you still can have fun by utilizing the time attack mode which will permit you to play in the world’s best races. Generally speaking, Rally Revo is solely intended for those players who seek perfection. When you are playing using the single player campaign, it will be a great challenge for you since you will be racing against a rising competition.