Kart Krashers Review (DSiWare)

kart krashers review Even with the new, shiny 3DS and Wii U, there are still DSiWare games coming out.  Oddly, I have to play these games on my 3DS as I never bought a DSi.  DSiWare games are pretty small and I honestly can’t name three off the top of my head.  This doesn’t mean there isn’t anything good on the service; I’m just weird.  So several weeks ago, I took on the review for Kart Krashers.  This has been a long time coming but I am finally writing this review.

What You Need To Know

As you might have guessed, Kart Krashers is a driving game.  As you might not have guessed, it is not a kart racer ala Mario Kart.  Instead you need to think back to a game called Smuggler’s Run.  For those of you not familiar with Smuggler’s Run, and those too lazy to look up the Wikipedia page, Kart Krashers is a game where you drive a kart in an open environment, gathering items and power-ups.  The point is to gather stars and rings to increase your score.  With each item gathered, your score multiplier increases for a time.  The faster you collect, the higher your score.  To help you are power-ups such as star magnets, rocket boosters and shields.  Trying to stop you are a few random enemies that don’t seem too bothered by your quest for points.  For each arena, of which there are eleven, you need to attain a certain rank across three events to advance to the next arena.  This is all loosely tied together by some story about exposing an evil conglomerate to the public.  However, as this was told through text bubbles that barely seemed to be related, I can’t say that the story does too much.  Continue reading “Kart Krashers Review (DSiWare)”

Escape the Virus: Shoot ’em Up! Review (DSiWare)

I’ve played some “shmups” in my time, one of my favorites is Geometry Wars on XBLA. Recently, Teyon released a new game in this genre called Escape the Virus: Shoot ’em Up! for DSiWare and the 3DS via the eShop. Just by looking at the title, you can clearly see where this game is supposed to fit in and I’ve had the lovely privilege of reviewing it just for you… lucky reader…

What You Need To Know

Escape the Virus: Shoot ’em Up! is a top-down game that’s a lot like a twin-stick shooter without the use of any sticks. You play as a small piece of bacteria in a micro-sized world that is being over run by viruses. There are two game modes, Shooter and Territory. In Shooter you will spend your time playing an arcade-style, shooting experience with no real goal but to get a high score. In Territory you play something similar to king of the hill where you travel to certain zones on the screen and try to keep them clear of viruses for a set amount of time. Continue reading “Escape the Virus: Shoot ’em Up! Review (DSiWare)”

Crazy Hunter Review (DSiWare)

For a while I only had a first generation DS so I didn’t have access to DSiWare.  I’ve missed out on a few games but now I have a 3DS and can make up for lost time.  This also means I can review DSiWare games.  Which brings me to Crazy Hunter, a game developed by EnjoyUp Games; the people what brought you Chronos Twins and Zombie BBQ.  One could say EnjoyUp has a different way of looking at things and Crazy Hunter proudly carries that torch.

What You Need To Know
This may be an overload but try to stay with me.  In Crazy Hunter you play as a crocodile, named Dundee, as he drives his boat into candy buoys.  Dundee needs to smash these buoys so the goats standing on top of them fall into the water.  Once Dundee clears an area, he uses a crane to pull the goats out of the river.  If Dundee gets enough goats, he can stack them into a tower and reach a cloud where sits a chicken laying golden eggs.  Whew.  Trying to stop Dundee are elephants, monkeys, hippos, plants and water geysers.  Dundee must be mindful of his fuel because once he’s out of gas the game is over.  When ramming goats, all the action happens on the top screen.  The goat dredging takes place on the bottom screen.  During gameplay on one screen the opposite screen doesn’t really do anything.  Continue reading “Crazy Hunter Review (DSiWare)”

Escape The Virus Coming to DSiWare

Polish Studio, Teyon, is working on several games that are going to be hitting Nintendo’s portable platforms soon.  The first is a DSiWare game called Escape the Virus: Shoot’Em Up! which will be hitting the DSiWare on August 28th for 200 points or $1.99 through the 3DS eShop.  The game looks like a top-down shooter where you control the action using the touch screen to aim.  Check out this trailer game and head past the break for the full press release and more screen shots.

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Gameplay Challenge – Go Series: 10 Second Run

You guys know I like to occasionally do these gameplay challenges were I give you a task and see who can complete it the fastest or get the best score on something.  This week I’m doing it to highlight a DSiWare game that I really enjoy and think everyone should play.  It’s called Go Series: 10 Second Run and it was published by Gamebridge.  The game … Continue reading Gameplay Challenge – Go Series: 10 Second Run

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 23/06

After a lacklustre E3, we’ve been waiting for a big news reveal, and here it is! This week’s Nintendo Direct had individual presentations across all 3 of Nintendo’s major territories, and Europe got its fair share of big news, with some exclusives thrown in! It’s a big Round-Up at last! Nintendo Direct Europe Round-Up Taking place at the rather unfortunate time of 5AM BST, this … Continue reading Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 23/06

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 16/06

We’re still recovering from E3, so as expected very little is happening right now. So in the meantime, why not amuse yourselves with a couple of download titles or check out a top ten game, both of which are provided below (minus the buying part, you have to do that). This Week’s Downloads Sonic Blast – 3DS VC (Game Gear) – £4.50 Art of Ink – … Continue reading Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 16/06

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 09/06

Someone forgot to give Nintendo of Europe the memo that E3 was this week, so we have absolutely no Euro specific news. Which is probably for the best, as there was a lot of news to cover this past week. Nonetheless, they did remember to update the eShop, so be sure to check out the new Heroes of Ruin demo! This Week’s Downloads Heroes of … Continue reading Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 09/06

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 19/05

If you’re anything like me then Yoshi is your favourite Nintendo character ever. What’s better than standard green Yoshi in Mario Tennis Open? How about a herd of different coloured Yoshis? Well that’s what will be available soon in a Nintendo UK promotion called Yoshi Chase! Read on for more. Chase Yoshi around the UK! Ever wondered why Nintendo decided to add a QR code … Continue reading Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 19/05

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 12/05

It’s a classic pre-E3 week this week, with nothing but rumours coming out from the gaming world. But this week does see the eventual arrival of VVVVV on the 3DS eShop, so it’s not all bad news! This Week’s Downloads VVVVV – 3DS eShop – £7.20 Sonic Labyrinth – 3DS VC (Game Gear) – £4.50 Wonder Boy in Super Land – Wii VC (Arcade) – … Continue reading Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 12/05