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Emergency Mayhem – Wii

My quest to uncover hidden gems – as cheaply as possible – in the Wii’s enormous library continues. Not to be confused with Emergency Heroes, Emergency Mayhem is a much more slapstick-style romp through an insanely dangerous and malfunctioning city, overrun with disasters, crime…and monkeys. Where Emergency Heroes took itself quite seriously, Emergency Mayhem definitely does not. At first glance, […]

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A Birthday Story

So another birthday is drawing to a close. This one was my 42nd. It doesn’t even seem possible. When you’re a kid – even when you’re a teenager – being […]

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Alien Syndrome – Wii

I’ve discovered a new pastime: combing through the Wii section of second hand game shops for the cheapest titles I can find – in the hope that I can find hidden gems among the shovelware. I’ve found some games for £1-£2 that have been surprisingly good; excellent, even. Even when they aren’t, there’s usually enough of interest to justify playing […]

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Games of My Life: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Pinball)

I spent endless hot, summer days in darkness in the early 90s. Darkness lit with colourful neon and ultraviolet light. The soundtrack: worlds being defended, the roars of dinosaurs once more roaming the earth, feuds being settled or contests being won with kicks and punches. The smell of dry ice; the smog-like substance hanging thick in the air, lending everything […]