Category Archives: Wii Reviews

Review: Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Wii/Wii U/3DS)

turbo-2013-posterTurbo is currently in theaters as a wildly successful film intended for young children. As most movies of this style, a video game was created to accompany its journey. Now, there are a few ways this title can go, so let’s not waste any more time and speed on into a little review of this title I’ve repaired. Read on for the full synopsis!  -Ryan Baxter

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Review: Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (Wii)

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This game is taken directly from the animated series Chaotic, which was on 4kids TV long ago. The basis of this show involved kids, like you and me, playing a card game that was both physical and online through codes, but that’s not where it ended. They would transport themselves to a magical world that was entirely devoted to the playing of this game and the lore behind it.

Now, there’s a lot that could be done with this scenario, so let’s take a look at Chaotic: Shadow Warriors by Activision after the break!
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Review: MadWorld (Wii)

Jack_from_Madworld_by_CartmanPTThe first thing that comes to mind when playing MadWord by Platinum Games: “Woah, the only colors are black, white, and a whole lot of red!”  Some of you are familiar with the game’s exceptional reviews, and might be wondering why the it has ultimately ended up mostly in bargain bins at stores where games are sold.  Is this game just another Wii game that didn’t reach it’s full potential, or is it really what it was cracked up to be? 

Or better yet, does it stand a chance against Platinum’s more recent games?  These questions will be answered in my review after the break. -Greg Boe Continue Reading →

Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)

i_25631With the recent announcement of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U, I decided to revisit the series’ previous adventure, Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii.  If you’re dying to get your fill on platforming fun before this new game hits in November, why not check out its predecessor? Continue reading for my analysis. -Greg Boe

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Review: The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (N3DS/Wii)

the-croods-postEvery few months, I get a package from the nice folks at D3 Publisher with their latest movie-based video games.  Honestly, it’s a nice change from all the games I usually review to play one of these.  For one thing it makes me appreciate the games I usually review for publishers, but on the other hand, I even have some fun with them.  I know, most of you aren’t planning on buying this game, but I think you’ll enjoy giving this review a read.

I’m really writing as I go, but I’ll try to make this analysis enjoyable for everyone :) -Greg Boe (admin)

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Review: Skylanders Giants (Wii)

Activision was nice enough to send us this awesome game, but my Wii recently broke (sad face).  It endured four years of vacations and parties, and I guess all good things come to an end sooner or later, right?  Anyways, I’m getting my Wii U today, so I’ll be good.  After about a week of staring at the starter pack of Skylanders Giants on my desk without a Wii to play it on, I called up my good friend Bobby (our latest editor), and he came over with his Wii and a crap-load of chicken and helped me get through the game.  If you’re trying to decide whether or not to pick up this game over the original, you’re going to want to read my analysis after the break! -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: Wii Music (Wii)

Fun Fact: Music is my life.  Music has been an enormous part of my life since I was a kid, when my mom was in the music industry.  I went from just listening to music to composing music and writing lyrics, and have experience with both drums and bass.  When the Nintendo Wii was still young and new, I played Wii Music at Drew Taylor’s house, and had a blast.  Recently, I visited my favorite local game store, Media Rerun, and found Wii Music sitting there on the shelf.  Curious to see how different my reaction to the game would be at the end of the Wii’s life, I picked it up.  Does this game still have what it takes to attain the hearts of gamers, with the Wii U releasing this Sunday?  There’s only one way to find out… -Greg Boe (admin)

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Review: New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s moustached plumber and the sport of tennis, you’ve no doubt heard of or played Mario Power Tennis when it was released eight years ago in 2004. A few years back, Nintendo brought back the game as part of the short-lived New Play Control! series for the Wii. and added enhanced controls. Does this mean the version is better or worse than the original? Keep reading to find out! -Adam Keene

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Review: Red Steel 2 (Wii)

Remember when the Wii first came out and everyone was like, “You can swing the controller like an actual sword to kill bad guys!”.  Remember how disappointed you were when you found out that the motion wasn’t actually that good?  People who bought the the system thinking the motion was better were quickly bored with Wii, and the console that now sat in the homes across the entire nation began to collect dust.  But then came Wii MotionPlus: The peripheral that made it possible to see games move in the same precise ways you do.  As excitement began to build, there was talk of a sword/gunplay  game that could possibly meet all the expectations of an audience that was beginning to slip away.  That game is Red Steel 2.  Yes it’s been a few years since its release, but what better time to evaluate the game that tests the very limits of the Wii itself?  Thanks to the guys at Media Rerun, we’re about to do just that!  Read on for the review. Continue Reading →

Review: Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Awhile back, I posted a review for Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, and have only recently decided write one on Super Paper Mario for Wii this one as well. Unlike the two previous installments, this one has platformer elements as well as RPG. How does this game compare to the other installments?  I guess you’ll have to check out this review to find out.  Continue reading for the review! Continue Reading →

Review: Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)

The Nintendo Wii has a library full of games that no one ever knew they wanted until they actually played it, and Muramasa: The Demon Blade is definitely one of those games.  Last week, we got our hands on the game, courtesy to the nice folks at Media Rerun, and I’ve written a review for you if you’re considering purchasing this unique game.  Is this game still worth the cash, even three years after it’s launch?  Read on to find out.  If you love Japan, you’ll LOVE Muramasa. Continue Reading →

Review: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

One of my favorite franchises in gaming is the Silent Hill series. The original game, released in 1999 for the Sony PlayStation, is one of the (in my opinion) scariest and most fear inducing games of all time. Ten years and five sequels later, the series made its debut on a Nintendo console, in this case, the Wii!  To make matters more interesting Shattered Memories is a re-imagining of the first installment. But did this game live up to its predecessor? Continue reading to find out! Continue Reading →