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Jam City Rollergirls

By Rebecca Larocque - February 18th, 2011

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When I was a kid, I remember catching glimpses of roller derby on Saturday afternoons. It came on after WWF wrestling and oddly, my mom thought it was too violent and made us turn it off. I will always remember those tough-looking women skating around an oval track, body-checking and slamming each other into the rails.

It is now 2011; as you may have heard in the past few years, roller derby has come back with a vengeance. Leagues are showing up all over the place -including Toronto- and pop culture is getting on the band wagon as well. Witness the awesome 2009 movie Whip It and Pamela Ribon’s excellent book Going in Circles. It is about time that someone made a video game about the sport.

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Review
Robox

By Jorge Figueiredo - November 30th, 2010

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I find that buying WiiWare involves a lot of research if you want to ensure that you end up with something you actually like. I have found some fantastic titles to play from that service; I have also found some not-so-fantastic games, too. Robox, I’m happy to say, is definitely in the first category. Developed by Spain’s DreamBox Games, Robox is a very ambitious little title that everyone should play. An action-platformer (with some puzzle elements), Robox works on a number of levels to deliver a fun gaming experience.

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Review
Swords and Soldiers

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 16th, 2010

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I was pretty excited when I first heard about Ronimo’s Swords & Soldiers on the Wii, but home networking problems compounded with some busy times caused me to forget about this title. Recently, my memory was jogged when I received an announcement about the game going live on the PSN; my excitement was rekindled, and I downloaded the game to give it a good ruin-through.

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I Play What I Want!
Muscle March

By Kat Armstrong - March 22nd, 2010

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Let’s talk about my current obsession: Muscle March, a downloadable WiiWare game (500 Wii points or roughly $5 CAD). Muscle March, based on the arcade game of the same name from 2006, was released in Japan through Namco Bandai in 2009 for the high price of 800 Wii points. With only 3 levels and one free play/speed mode, many people thought the game was a rip-off. For its North American release in January of this year, Nintendo dropped the price to 500 points. A bargain!

Many reviews of Muscle March involve the word “terrible” (Chris Kohler, I’m looking at you), but I think that in light of other current offerings, this game is at an unfair advantage. To give this game a fair shake (ha ha), an open mind is required.

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OMG
Mega Man 10 on WiiWare Today

By Shaun Hatton - March 1st, 2010

It doesn’t explain my absense over the last six days, but Mega Man 10 is now available via WiiWare. So if you’re a glutton for difficult games, sharp graphics, and chiptune goodness, it’s a title you might want to check out. In related news, this could explain why I won’t post anything for the next six days.

But on a serious note, I was out of town for another gig. It’s nice to be back home, even though I’ll be spending most of the time playing videogames.


Mega Man 10
Weapons Revealed

By Shaun Hatton - February 11th, 2010

Mega Man 10 Commando Bomb

When Mega Man defeats the eight robot masters in Mega Man 10, he’ll be able to power up and use the following weapons: Chill Spike, Commando Bomb (shown above), Rebound Striker, Solar Blaze, Thunder Wool, Triple Blade, Water Shield, and Wheel Cutter. You can see all the artwork in our Mega Man 10 gallery.

Whether or not most gamers will be able to make it through all the bosses is another question. I’m guessing a lot of people may eventually resort to the Easy mode to avoid too much frustration. The game will be released on WiiWare first March 1, followed by its PSN release March 11 before releasing on Xbox LIVE Arcade March 31.


Sega Reveals Sonic The Hedgehog 4
Thankfully it doesn’t have Genesis Graphics

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - February 4th, 2010

Sega Reveals Sonic The Hedgehog 4

Big news this morning: Sega’s formerly-mysterious Project Needlemouse is indeed Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The side-scrolling adventure will be available as a digital download and will be released as a series of episodes. The first episode will be available this summer via PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and WiiWare.

The game is said to pick up the storyline from Sonic & Knuckles, with Sonic being capable of performing his classic move set. The Wii and PS3 versions of the game will also feature tilt controls.

Via 4 Color Rebellion