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Top 5 hidden Wii gems

As the Wii nears the end of its life, I take a look back at the top 5 overlooked Wii games that are well worth a play, even today. MadWorld Despite selling about 2 copies, Madworld remains one of the best Wii exclusive titles. With a distinct black and white, Sin City -style game aesthetic, this remains one of the most stylish games ever. Starring as Jack, you must kill your way through the levels in a brutal homage to the ‘Running Man’. Throw in some hilarious over the top kills, fantastic boss battles and buckets of blood, making MadWorld a...

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Metroid Other M review

Moving away from the first-person gaming of the Metroid Prime games on the GameCube and Wii, Metroid Other M takes the series into 3rd-person mode which goes some way to recreating the retro feel of Super Metroid, of which this game is a sequel. The game begins with Samus destroying Mother Brain, the Space Pirates and the entire planet of Zebes before being called to a research facility to answer a distress call named ‘Baby’s Cry’. And so the action begins after lots and lots of exposition. This time around Samus has a voice and even though it sounds like...

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Goldeneye 007 release date

Like many of you I have fond memories of playing GoldenEye on my Nintendo 64. In fact it was when I first saw the stunning first person shooter from Rare running on a N64 demostation that I knew I had to buy the console. Almost thirteen years later GoldenEye 007 returns to Nintendo from developers Eurocom and publishers Activision. At first the idea of remaking the classic game brought shudders to my spine but soon after the first details started to emerge it became apparent that GoldenEye for Wii was actually going to be a very different game. So it...

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Sin and Punishment Successor of the Skies review

Sin and Punishment is an on-rails shooter on the Wii which sees you running and flying around a number of crazy locations shooting everything in sight. The difference being, unlike recent shooters on the Wii, this time around it’s not a first-person view you play in and instead you play the game Space Harrier style as you not only shoot things but have to watch where your little man on the screen is too if you don’t want to die early. The story is the usual Japanese crazy stuff I don’t understand. Isa Jo and Kachi are the two main...

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Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles review

The Darkside Chronicles is an on-rails shooter which not only lets you play through a story in South America with Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser, but also relive the events of Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica. What’s great about the game is that they’ve slowed down the pace of the game since Umbrella Chronicles in a fashion similar to Dead Space Extraction. What this means is you get a much more intense, immersive experience and less of the feeling that you’re just playing through an arcade game waiting for the message ‘Insert Coin’ to appear when you die. What’s...

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Shootanto Evolutionary Mayhem review

When Hudson told me that they were bringing a new first person shooter to WiiWare I almost started to jump up and down. No I’m not being sarcastic or sardonic this time. If you’re a regular here you may remember my review of Hudson’s previous FPS on Wii; Onslaught which scored an impressive 8 out of 10. So it’s time to find out more about the game in this Shootanto for WiiWare review. Shootanto for Wii is another intriguing title in Hudson’s blossoming WiiWare catalogue. Rather than throw another gloss of paint on top of the Onslaught engine like they...