Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)

Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)

Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £19.99



Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £19.99
Your Price: £7.25- Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)

Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book is an interactive word based puzzle title. Some of the games within are based on traditional word play, while others have been created specifically and are unique to the game. Each game type has over 1,000 different levels, offering loads of puzzle action. Also included is a fully comprehensive help mode for struggling players, multiplayer modes and scalable difficulty levels to maintain a challenge throughout.

  • Endless puzzles – every minigame features more than 1,000 different levels!
  • Local multiplayer mode to play with friends who do not own a Nintendo DS
  • Player’s performance is recorded and archived so they can check back on their progress
  • Up to four different players can register their user profile, play together on one DS and compare their results
  • Gameplay diet – the game automatically arranges puzzle sequences that match and expand the player’s preferences
  • Global rating and progression system – user’s progression within the game is monitored and compared to that of other players who play on the same cartridge (up to 4 players)
  • Increasing difficulty level
  • Entirely new puzzles to be learned and mastered

Your Price: £7.25 – Mind, Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book (Nintendo DS)

Moto GP (PS2)

Moto GP (PS2)

Moto GP (PS2)
List Price: £39.99



Moto GP (PS2)
List Price: £39.99
Your Price: £7.24- Moto GP (PS2)

As motor sports go, there are few more thrilling than motorcycling. Formula 1 is fast, but the cars look like speedy elephants when compared to the crazily unstable looking shape of a 350 or 500cc motorbike. Take one lightweight death-trap, add a loony madman in a leather suit–you the player–and take off around five real-world tracks, modelled right down to the last blade of grass. Super!

However, from the instant the starting flag drops it becomes obvious that this is no standard racer. In the early stages it’s a swine to control, your rider weaving all over the track like a drunk with a major stability problem.

Get over these initial difficulties however, and what you have is a wonderful game that falls somewhere between an arcade game and simulation without ever straying too far into either camp.

Multiple modes are, as usual, offered for your gaming pleasure, including the chance to run the tracks in Arcade mode or go for a full season of racing–impressive when you’ve only got five tracks. The bikes are fully configurable with settings for a myriad of different components and attributes that should keep the serious bike fan happy for hours.

Graphically, it’s a total treat, in-game images are good and sharp and there’s no slow-down as you hammer around the circuits. It’s in the replays that Moto GP really shines; notwithstanding the Gran Turismo playback feature there is nothing more beautiful than this game–at times it’s easy to forget the TV is displaying a computer-generated image and not straight from Sky TV.

Moto GP will not be to everyone’s taste, it’s initial difficulty level is off-putting, but stick with it for a short while and you’ll be rewarded with a great racing experience and a title that’s well worth the asking price.–James Gordon

Your Price: £7.24 – Moto GP (PS2)

Take A Break's: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)

Take A Break’s: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)

Take A Break's: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £19.99



Take A Break's: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)
List Price: £19.99
Your Price: £6.00- Take A Break's: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)
  • Play your favourite puzzle games: Crosswords, Codebreaker, Sudoku and more.
  • 100s of hours of puzzling play–play to become the Puzzle Master.
  • Adjustable difficulty level, with 10 different difficulty settings and hints and tips to help.
  • Track your progress and unlock hidden games as you make your way from novice to master.
  • See your progress rewarded with awards and trophies.
  • Freestyle mode, puzzles at your own pace youre in control.

Your Price: £6.00 – Take A Break's: Puzzle Master (Nintendo DS)

Medievil

Medievil

Medievil
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Medievil
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Your Price: – Medievil

One hundred years ago, in the land of Gallowmere, an evil wizard was defeated by the honest citizens of the land. You are a knight that died in the first unsuccessful charge against the wizard’s army, but the king, in need of a way to inspire his embattled people, gave you both a hero’s burial and the credit for victory. Now the wizard has returned from the dead with a mind for vengeance, and you’ve been brought back from the dead to stop him. Perhaps the world’s least worthy hero, you set out to save the land once again–for the first time.

The animation and humour are reminiscent of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. If this alone isn’t enough to thrill you, the difficulty level will. This is one of the few games that seems to keep itself near the perfect level–difficult enough to keep you interested, easy enough to keep you from getting frustrated.

The perspective perfectly complements the gameplay and animation style: the 3-D follow-cam allows you, in most places, to look around with ease. And you’ll want to take time to see the sights, since the game looks as good as it plays. This game isn’t just for the hard-core gamer. It’s for everyone. –John Cocking

Pros:

  • Cartoon zombies
  • Gentle learning curve
  • Goofy good looks

Cons:

  • Killing zombies can get monotonous
  • Addictive

Your Price: – Medievil

Chaos Legion

Chaos Legion

Chaos Legion
List Price: £39.99



Chaos Legion
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Your Price: £9.90- Chaos Legion

A beautiful freneticism lies at the heart of Capcom’s latest action-packed PS2 romp, Chaos Legion. While some games are happy to gradually ease you into the action, that’s resolutely not so here, with wave upon wave of attackers hitting you quickly–albeit not very hard.

But that soon changes. As you hack your way through the game, up ramps the difficulty level, and so do the factors of Chaos Legion that move it away from being the all-out action fest it initially appears. As you battle onwards and upwards you build up your legions, which ultimately you’ll be able to call on to help you. You can deploy these legions in different ways, assuming you’ve built up enough energy to do so, and they add a pleasing extra dimension to an already enjoyable game. A tactical element is factored in by you having to choose which legions–and there are seven types in the game–to take into the next level, although your choice rarely makes a mesmeric difference.

Viewed from the third-person, the action in the game is pretty relentless, and that makes it ideal to switch on and jump straight in to. It’s an arcadey hack-and-slash at heart, whose worst crime is to occasionally border on repetitive, but best asset is the sheer entertainment factor that lies at the heart of it all. —Simon Brew

Your Price: £9.90 – Chaos Legion

Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)

Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)

Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
List Price: £14.99



Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
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Your Price: £19.99- Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)

This is a game that expands on everything that made Dynasty Warriors 5 such a success. It offers 5 different play modes, 18 new maps and untold stories in Legend mode, new rare items and power ups, an additional novice difficulty level, and 2 player co-op play in Xtreme mode. It also enables players of Dynasty Warriors 5 to remix their DW5 experience by adding new Xtreme Legends features to DW5`s Musou Mode and Free Mode

Your Price: £19.99 – Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends (PS2)

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe
List Price: £39.99



Viewtiful Joe
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Your Price: £34.92- Viewtiful Joe

Okay, granted Viewtiful Joe is just about the stupidest name for a video game ever–but seeing as the game is one of the most original, fun and visually stunning for years, it’s pretty easy to forgive. Not that the name is the only thing that’s odd about Joe, mind: the plot sees you sucked into an old movie, in which you’ve got to battle evil as a hokey superhero with some nevertheless impressive powers.

Viewtiful Joe is a side-scrolling adventure with highly stylised cel-shaded graphics that look literally like a moving comic book. The big gimmick with the gameplay is the “viewpoint” fighting system, which lets you speed up or slow down time whenever you want. The system works beautifully and allows for the kind of balletic, slow-motion fighting that Enter The Matrix utterly failed to deliver.

The viewpoint fighting is more than just a gimmick, as many items in the game, from bad guys to bullets, move too fast for the human eye to see. Slow down time, though, and you can duck and weave your way through a hailstorm of missiles and take down your enemies before they’ve had a chance to even move.

The only problem with Viewtiful Joe is that it’s so unremittingly hard. It’s heartily advised you choose the “Kids” difficulty level, because even that is anything but child’s play. The various puzzles can also be a bit tricky but they’re all internally consistent and don’t come anywhere near spoiling this superb game. —David Jenkins

Your Price: £34.92 – Viewtiful Joe