Pokémon Battle Revolution

Posted on 18th September 2007 by nic in Game Reviews

Calling all Pokémon Trainers, The latest Wii game released by Nintendo will rock your PokéBall.

Pokemon Battle Revolution

Nintendo 2007, Video Game, $31.98

Pokémon Battle Revolution is the latest release in the Pokémon series for Nintendo and it is the first of it’s kind to combined both the Nintendo Wii and Ds together to interact with each other. Years ago Nintendo released the N-64 game that was similar and connected the GameBoy and 64 together to revolutionize the gaming industry. I remember playing this game as a young kid and I found it very fun and interactive and played it until my 64 broke, Literally.

Unlike most games Pokémon Battle Revolution is not a typical Wii game. This is not what you would call a “Party Starter” but is very fun to play when you are in the mood for the Battle Royale. This game uses the Wi-Fi connection allowing you to play your pals online and interact with both you and your friends. The game itself is battle orientated and focus mainly on this aspect. The graphic in the game are good but the game still fails in some annoying ways. The Pokémon still only swing and blast with their effects, there is still no actual interaction between them and this is still something that Nintendo need to overcome.

But I never like to end a review on a low so I must say that this game did live up to what I was hoping but Nintendo has left room to improve.

Review - Mario Party 8

Posted on 18th September 2007 by nic in Game Reviews

For decades man has tried to create the ultimate party and it seems that Nintendo has taken man one step closer by revealing Mario Party 8.

Mario Party 8

Nintendo 2007, Video Game, $39.99

Mario Party 8 or simply MP8 is another game that relies totally one the Wii being the life of the party. The game sticks to the lines of all Mario Party games with all new arena’s and games to try. When playing the game it is once advised to play with friends and if you don’t have any, invite the neighbours around. The game itself consists of a variety of exciting radical games that are loads of fun when playing with a group. But I would not advise to purchase this game if you intend to just play against the computer. You will soon find yourself disheartened if you are in this predicament. Mario Party 8 now takes advantage of the Wii remote and it will either be used to shoot on screen or turn it sideways and it becomes a simply remote. The Graphic’s in the games are alright, but if you intend to buy the game just for the graphics I advise you not too.

But in all Mario Party 8 has certainly revitalized the franchise and given it a much needed boost to keep you playing and slagging your friends for hours and hours to come. I suggest you play the game with as many friends as possible to maximize your fun and keep you laughing with the games antics.

Cheers and Enjoy…. I certainly did.