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Posted:
2010-10-23

steadyeddie

Newbie

Nintendo Wii

7.8

This game is specially designed for kids. While us grown-ups are busy playing with complicated games with violence and lots of brain draining, we should also consider what our younglings should be playing. Instead of letting them try the games that violent or complicated, let them play something more friendly like Go, Diego, Go! Safari Rescue.

This game makes use of the Wii Remote perfectly for children in particular. This game is taken from the game Diego, Dora the Explorer whose main goal is to rescue his animal friends and speaks Spanish. Just like Dora the Explorer, Safari Rescue extends the features of the cartoon as well as the voice of Jake T. Austin - the lead character of the classic series.

Go,Diego, Go! Safari Rescue is a very simple 2D action game which can be controlled by using only one button that is present on the Wii Remote. While the controller is held at horizontal position, you can control DiegoÂ’s movements and press the 2 buttons if you want to make actions like investigating or jumping.

The main story of the game involves a mosquito that has accidentally landed on a magic wand and eventually turns it into a powerful magician. With the mosquito turned into a magician, she tries to change other creatures as well as she pleases- like elephants that are turned into giant boulders. Your main quest as Diego will be to seek a magic drum to bring back the order to Africa (the setting of the game). This story is very funny to someone who is grown up however; this is the kind of adventure that kids are looking for.

As you go through the levels, you will notice that every bit of them is not related to each other. Also, you will need to make your way to different African environments, leap over giant boulders as well as search for Safari stamps inside the bushes. The graphics and audio are well done on this game thus making it very conducive for children.

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Posted:
2010-09-22

steadyeddie

Newbie

Nintendo Wii

7.7

Big Brain Academy Wii is a sequel to the original Brain Academy. It follows the basic structure and premise of the original game, but offers a new brain teasing collection of mini games.

The whole premise of the game is to make your brain bigger and heavier. They have a top secret formula of computing your brain weight, but as you play the game you realize it is speed and precision. Unlike its older brother Brain Age, Big Brain makes no factitious claims of actually improving your thinking skills. Big Brain lets you play random mini games in a random sequence and then evaluates your performance through a score system. You can brag about them over the local network with your friends, or through a much wider scale online.

The games are categorized into groups, named after the brain training you will undergo through, such as identification or mathematical equation. Each game is simple and intuitively controlled by the Wii remote using its point and click features. In one mini game, the use of the Wii speaker is encouraged as a phone. You will listen to customers though that phone then produce that order on your screen.

The main mode is the test mode, with 10 rounds of mini games for each category. You are given a score at the end, a grade equivalent, and a brief description of your supposed brain type. A group mode is also available, though you can really play it alone, for up to 8 players. A head to head mode is for two players racing to finish a given set of questions. What sucks is that for more than 2 players, you have to pass the controller around.

Big Brain Academy Wii Degree has a nice, clean look to it, very professional and fitting for the school setting it aims to portray. The Mii system is integrated, so your student record book has your Mii face. The audio is good with a fair amount of dialogue though most of the time it’s just a female voice encouraging you as you play. The sound track of the game is quite catchy as well.

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Posted:
2010-10-09

steadyeddie

Newbie

Nintendo Wii

8.0

Rock Band 2’s huge song list and the ability to play World Tour is one of the highlights of this gameplay. It still has the same flavor as the first Rock Band where you can sing, play the guitar, drums, bass alone or with three friends to jam with. There only a few differences from the first RB but it still rocks.

The controls are all the same and compatible with the first one and with the Guitar Hero 2 and 3. The drum trainer can help you if you’re a new player then up to the practice mode. The fill trainer is most valuable which teaches you to make fills that sounds good so your friends can continue with the beat. There is a no failing setting where you will not stop even if one of your friends doesn’t play his part well.

This includes more than 80 songs in variety. The Who, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Paramore are among the artists. One feature of the game is that you can take 55 of the 58 songs from the first RB onto your hard drive and play them in RB2 after paying $5 fee. Solo mode is demolished.

You start as a rocker, a band then go on tour to earn fans, stars and cash to pay for your promoter or personnel if you hire them though this has no effect on your progress. You can also play with fans or groups online which is new in this game to earn cash but not earning progress. The Battle of the Bands will give you more challenge because you get head to head with the greatest bands in the world. The score based challenges are put up by Harmonix. If you’re an expert, this will be easy but if you’re not then you would say this game is not for everybody.

Rock Band 2 has more extraordinary outfits to choose from. The band members are animated to the music. The audio is really great like the first RB but the greatest improvement is that the audience gets to sing a part of the song which makes it more realistic.