Puzzle Quest 2 is a fun little arcade-like game, changed perfectly so that it becomes a great DS game!
You start the game making your hero; you can select such battle classes as: Barbarian, Assassin, or Sorcerer. Once you select a class, you have to name your hero, and choose the gender. Once that’s all settled, you go into quest or mini-game mode...
Get ready for an adventure, matey! Pirates Plunder is a great game in which you are a pirate (with up to 3 friends) pursuing the traitor known as Rudebelly. You go through 45 different levels in which Rudebelly throws his skeleton and zombie troops as well as slug bosses your way. Along the ride, you can use the experience points you earn in each level to upgrade your pirate's weapons and attributes to take on Rudebelly. Once you make him walk the plank, you can take back the treasure that is rightfully yours!More »
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is hands down the best Lego game created to date. Those familiar with Lego games would expect to find a pretty good game that mostly caters to younger audiences. But not this one! Although it is not super hard, the game does provide a challenge. I had a tough time with certain parts.
The length of the game is very good, and it is quite amazing to experience the depth that Lego Harry Potter gets into. The world of Harry Potter is evident in every aspect of this game. For example, in Diagon Alley, you can replay levels and buy new characters. Plus, during the main levels, you can take a class to learn a new spell or create a new potion to make a character stronger.More »
City Builder for the Nintendo Wii is a game in which you have to lay pieces
of road over a playfield grid. The object of the game is to connect the
starting point to the end point. After a while, a car will start driving on
the road and you must finish building the road before the car gets to the
end. You have a selection of five pieces that you can use, and can shuffle
for new ones if you can’t find a good part. Just be careful not to shuffle
too much because you may lose the piece you were looking for. This game is
pretty similar to the popular SimCity series...
I would give Spilt/Second 9 out of 10 stars. There are a variety of unique race types such as Elimination Mode and Air Strike Mode that keep you interested in the game. The use of “power plays” to create explosions and crashes creates the on edge and very exciting experience that many gamers are looking for. The power plays create an environment that is very confusing but is also very cool and makes the game very fun.More »
Blur is one of the most unique and exhilarating racing games I have ever played. First , the Heads Up display is a very smart feature, as it lists the Power-ups a driver has on the bumper of his car. That allows the driver to keep his attention on the car, which makes driving an easier experience. Also, instead of information being spread all over, everything is simply listed in the top corners of the screen, which provides the driver with a better field of vision, and, ultimately, keeps the race flowing faster. The Power-ups are the guts of the game, making it fast paced, interesting, and fun. There are eight total Power-ups: shock, shunt, barge, mine, bolt, nitro, shield, and repair. Each one provides the player with a certain advantage over the competition, whether it be firing a bolt at a competitor’s car or using a repair kit after hitting a mine. The Power-ups definitely make the game much more interesting. They will keep you on your toes, even if you are leading the pack...More »
On June 12, SI Kids and Pokemon gave me the opportunity to participate in the 2010 Northeast Regional Pokemon tournament, which was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in North Bergen, NJ. This year's regionals were great! More than 500 young Pokemon fanatics took part in the tournament's Junior Division, and there were also hundreds of older participants playing later that day.
Play began at 8:30am, with contestants in the Junior division varying in age from seven to 12. Spectators at the event could watch battles on televisions scattered around the area of play, and, before it was your turn to play (or after you were eliminated), you could partake in other events. For example, in one area you could download a level 50 Shiny Eevee. They were just giving it away!.
In the area I was hanging out at, everyone was talking about what Shiny Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon would look like. Other popular topics of conversation were the upcoming Pokemon: Black and White; specifically, the fifth generation Pokemon that were released in the latest edition of Pokemon CoroCoro (they'll eventually be playable characters in Black and White)...More »