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Kirbys Epic Yarn review

Despite starring in over fifteen of his very own games and appearing in countless others; Kirby still remains one of Nintendo’s lesser known characters. In recent years he’s had much more exposure after appearing in the Super Smash Bros series but he is still far from being a household name like Mario or Sonic. You can just tell from looking at Kirby why he is more popular in Japan than elsewhere, he’s a cute pink blob that screeches like a girl for heaven’s sake. Hardly a character that is going to impress the youth of today that are more impressed...

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Kirbys Epic Yarn review

I haven’t played a proper Kirby game since the N64 so I was looking forward to Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Yes I know it’s twee but it’s good clean fun. Anyway the story’s quite trippy. Basically Kirby happens across a tomato that belongs to a sorcerer and gets transported from Dream Land to Patch Land. Oh, and another thing, he’s now made of yarn so instead of sucking up bad guys and using their powers he can now transform into all sorts of objects from tanks to fire engines as he finds pieces of yarn to put Patch Land back together....

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Donkey Kong Country Returns review

We’ve seen Donkey and Diddy Kong appear on various games for the Wii and DS over the past couple of years but Donkey Kong Country Returns goes back to the days of the SNES classic and brings the platformer right up to date. The game begins with some strange masks with hypnotic powers emerging from a volcano and hypnotising all the animals so they can steal DK’s stockpile of bananas. For some reason Mr Kong is immune so goes on the rampage with his little buddy to get them all back. The game’s a side-scrolling platformer with some 3D depth...

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Jett Rocket review

How would you react if I told you that an unofficial sequel or tribute to Super Mario Sunshine appeared on WiiWare for just 1000 Nintendo Points? Well get ready to react in that very manner because Jett Rocket for Wii is a 3D Platform Adventure game which takes great inspiration from Nintendo’s Gamecube classic. Before things get too silly I’ll point out right away; Jett Rocket is not as good a game than Sunshine – but that doesn’t mean it’s bad either, let’s find out more in this Jett Rocket WiiWare review. Jett Rocket is a peaceful ecological superhero who...

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Kirbys Epic Yarn release date

Nintendo were full of surprises at this year’s E3; not only did we see a new Zelda and a new Nintendo DS, but we also got a look at some great new games for Nintendo Wii this year. Kirbys Epic Yarn for Wii is a brand new title in the long running Kirby franchise, just as with most of the previous games this is a 2D Side Scrolling platformer. As you’ll probably already know, Kirby is a flying shape-shifting pink blob that can absorb special powers from the enemies he eats. This time around though most of Kirby’s amazing powers...

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Cocoto Platform Jumper review

When WiiWare launched Nintendo described it as a way to buy brand new downloadable games from established and indie developers. The idea being that these small lower budget games cost the developers less money to make and therefore cost less money for you to buy. WiiWare has been operational for well over a year now and we’ve had some great titles including; World of Goo, the Strongbad series and Onslaught, sadly the great games are slightly outweighed by a larger amount of average ones. The latest trend is to port older games from previous consoles as new; yes I know...