Category Archives: Wii Reviews

Review: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)

I wasn’t really a big Final Fantasy fan until Crystal Chronicles for Gamecube.  This game introduced me to the series, and is still among my favorites due to its charm and innovative multiplayer mode.  5 years later, Wii owners got a sequel to this wonderful game, giving the series a huge makeover, complete with more realistic character models and an overall more mature look at the world.  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers has received tons of mixed reviews since it’s launch in 2009, but I’ve gotten the opportunity to play through this game to give you guys my thoughts on it.  Prepare to be shocked. Continue Reading →

Review: Madagascar 3: The Video Game (Wii/3DS)

Dreamworks Animation has made some pretty good animated movies over the years, and a fan favorite is the Madagascar series. With nearly every movie comes a video game based on the film, and Madagascar 3: The Video Game is now available for Wii, 3DS, DS, Xbox 360, and PS3. Yeah, that’s a handful. D3Publiser has given us the privileged of reviewing both the Wii and 3DS versions. Get ready for some 3D circus action from your favorite Madagascar 3 characters as they try to find their way home. What were our thoughts? You’ll have to click after the break to find out. Continue reading for the review! -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii)

For those of you who have already played the heck out of Pokémon Black and White Versions, you’re probably thirsty for more Pokémon fun.  While we still have to wait quite a few months before Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, Nintendo has had two great Pokémon games for both handheld and console fans to sink their teeth into.  Pokémon Rumble Blast was quite enjoyable, and now the latest game, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond is out in North America!  Is this game worth the price, or just a ay for Nintendo to bring in some cash before the next major game comes out?  Continue reading to find out! -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack (WiiWare)

Gamers who also enjoy casino and gambling games have a wide variety of options at their disposal, from playing at an Internet casino to enjoying slots games at Facebook to trying their luck at blackjack on their Wii. Game developers have definitely embraced the near-universal love of gambling games around the world, rolling out thousands of different titles that appeal to poker players, gambling fans, and slots junkies alike.  Continue reading for the review! -Julia M. Continue Reading →

Review: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)

Mario and Sonic have had an old rivalry, dating back to 1991, when Sonic, the more recently released character, was first shown to the public. This is not the first game they’ve been together in, however. In fact, Sonic and Mario have been in several games together including the following: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. This most recent Sonic and Mario game is definitely long-awaited and anticipated, but does it live up to the expectations left by the previous Mario and Sonic games? Read more to find out! - Ryan Baxter Continue Reading →

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

It’s safe to say that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the most anticipated Wii game ever, so all of you readers must be dying to see how good the game really is.  Due to our sheer awesomeness, we’ve already played through the game before it’s release today (Nov. 20), so we’d like to tell you all what we thought about it in this review.  This is our biggest review in the history of Nintendo Charged, so check it out after the break! - Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (Wii)

After the most recent Spyro game, Dawn of the Dragon, fans had no idea where the creators would take the series.  In 2009, a game with the name Spyro’s Kingdom was announced to be under development from Toys For Bob.  Not much was revealed about the game, but it was slated to be rated M and contain blood.  Apparently, the developers didn’t really like how it was going, since the series is really meant for all ages, so they took an entirely new route.  This game ended up being the game we all know now as Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure for Wii.  Could this game be what the Spyro series really needed?  Continue reading to find out! - Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii)

Back at E3 2010, the only thing Kirby fans were looking for was a new traditional Kirby experience, but instead, Nintendo announced Kirby’s Epic Yarn for Wii.  Don’t get me wrong, Kirby’s Epic Yarn was very fun, but didn’t feel enough like a Kirby game to satisfy the most loyal fans of the franchise.  Fast-forward to E3 2011, when Kirby’s Return to Dreamland was announced for the Nintendo Wii, and I almost jumped out of my seat from the excitement of it all.  Is this game really worth the long wait?  Continue reading to find out! - Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →

Review: Red Steel (Wii)

Now here’s a game I’d give a pinky for! Red Steel, published by Ubisoft in 2006, is a game about the Yakuza, or Japanese Mafia, love, and defending your honor! This game certainly is a ton of fun, but is it as good as first-person shooters and fighting games available today? Does the foreign culture influence the game away from non-Japanese players?  Let’s find out!  Continue reading for the review! - Ryan Baxter Continue Reading →

Review: Punch-Out!! (Wii)

Many remember playing the original Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! when it debuted way back in 1987 for the NES, so when a revival to the series was announced in 2008, people got exited.  Now that it’s been re-released as a Nintendo Selects title, it’s the perfect opportunity for a review.  So how does Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii stack up against the much-loved original?  Let’s find out.  Continue reading for the review! - Dallas B. Continue Reading →

Review: Okami (Wii)

Most of our readers know nearly nothing about the game Okami. Also, very few of you have every been asked about it. Those of you that have probably went by the ancient wisdom “When in doubt, mumble.” The game Okami, released by Capcom in 2009, was an instant favorite by many. The reason is obvious, as the game is full of humor and so deep that I ended up crying. Keep reading to find out why!  Continue reading for the review! - Ryan Baxter Continue Reading →

Review: Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

In 2005, when Super Mario Strikers hit the Gamecube, everyone and their brother was playing it.  Fast-forward to 2007, when Nintendo released Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii, you’ll see that this game didn’t sell near as much as the original.  Why is that?  Let’s find out.  Continue reading for the review! - Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →