Reviews

Picross 3D Review

Picross 3D LogoThe latest game in the Touch Generations series successfully translates the addictive, number-based logic of Picross to a 3D environment. Picross 3D offers incredible value and contains over 350 puzzles, with even more available via friends and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

The game is most easily described as sculpture-by-numbers. Starting with a large, rectangular block players will break down cubes to reveal a colourful, chibi-esque sculpture. Numbers represent the total amount of cubes that should appear in a given row or column and, a bit like in Sudoku, you will use your logic to find which cubes belong in the puzzle or not. Symbols also indicate whether the cubes appear in a continuous series, in sets of two or more. Read More...

Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop Review

Mr Driller: Drill Till You Drop LogoMr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop is one of the best iterations in the long-running series and offers three modes of play for $5. In this single-player game you can play as one of six characters, each with their own attributes like speed and jumping ability. 

The goal of Mission mode is to dig through 17 stages of coloured blocks to reach great depths. The caveat is that you have an constantly decreasing supply of air and must pick up air capsules as you drill before you run out. Read More…

Triple Shot Sports Review

Triple Shot Sports WiiWare LogoWiiWare certainly has no shortage of shooting gallery games. While these can be a fun distraction for a few minutes, they are often very simplistic. Veteran development house The Code Monkeys brings some realism to the Nintendo download service with Triple Shot Sports; an Olympic-style simulation of three archery, pistol and rifle shooting events that we first reviewed on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform in 2009.

Triple Shot Sports became an inherently better game during its transition to WiiWare, thanks in large part to the addition of pointer controls. The game also features updated graphics and a hot seat multiplayer mode. Read More…

Number Battle Review

Number Battle LogoNumber Battle is a number and shape-based puzzle game in which you “fight” opponents for high scores. The game has an oriental flair and is loosely based on the principle of feng shui.

Players receive a queue of five pieces, with numbers from 1-5 and varying arm patterns. The arms are used to join the pieces together and make links. The goal of the game is to earn a given amount of points, before your opponent does. Read More…