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It Came From The Bargain Bin – 12: Jambo! Safari

Version Played: Wii Current CEX Price: £2 The late 90s/early 00s was a time when arcades still felt like they had new experiences to offer that you couldn’t replicate at home, or at least not to the same effect. Sega was releasing some absolutely wonderful games; though some received home conversions – and ports like Crazy Taxi for Dreamcast went […]

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Goosebumps Horrorland – Wii

Though I was a little too old for Goosebumps when it first released – being the ‘edgy’ teenager that I was in 1992, my tastes for scary fiction skewed way higher, with my favoured authors at the time being Stephen King and James Herbert – I’ve nonetheless read quite a few of the books in the last few years. There’s […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – DS

Based on a cartoon that was broadcast between 2008-2011, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (which released in 2010) takes the show’s concept of featuring a different super hero team up in each episode and turns it into a fun, straightforward platformer with a few neat touches. The cartoon series was excellent; many episodes featured a pre-credits scene which quickly […]

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Scooby-Doo! First Frights – Wii

Though I often cover Wii games that can pretty much be bought for pennies, occasionally I’ll venture into a slightly higher price range. The exception I made this time is for Scooby Doo: First Frights – having always been a fan, I thought I’d give this a try, especially as the blurb and cover art looked so appealing. Though I […]

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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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Just Dance 2019 – Switch

Somewhat improbably, the Just Dance series – which has seen phenomenal success in the decade since the first game was released – has its origins in a rhythm minigame featured in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party for the Wii (thanks, Wikipedia!). If it weren’t for those pesky, very divisive Rabbids, the series may never have existed at all. I’m incredibly […]

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The Game Party Series: A Retrospective

Minigame collections were a staple on Nintendo’s Wii; following the enormous success of Wii Sports in bringing families together and shifting consoles themselves, given that it was included with the hardware, publishers fell over themselves to sell the huge Wii audience another set of games. Not many met with much success, however – for every well made collection, it felt […]

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Emergency Heroes – Wii

In my quest for super cheap, hidden gems for the Wii, I came across Emergency Heroes, which I’d never heard of before. For the princely sum of £1, why not give it a go? Early signs are promising. There’s some great anime-inspired character, vehicle and city design; the visuals are bold, bright and colourful too. The city and vehicles have […]

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The Magic of Wii/DS Connectivity

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke Though connecting consoles is hardly impressive these days – especially when you can even play multiplayer games cross-platform, across computers and consoles from different manufacturers – there was a time when it felt like magic. Though the Wii and DS could link up and share information or unlock […]