Review: June 2007 Archives

Band of Bugs Review

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Publisher: NinjaBee (Wahoo Studios)
Developer: NinjaBee

Platform: Xbox360
Reviewed on Xbox360

Maal is a unique bug. That's remarkable, considering that Maal is already surrounded by sentient bugs replete with weapon-toting warriors, shamen, spellcasters and prosthetic limbs. But then, Maal never got that dose of jelly that his friends all received at birth – the jelly that turns an impressionable egg into a career bug (of a specific type). Of course, not all bugs are quite so bright. Distant groups of bugs weren't transformed by the remarkable event that made Maal's society sentient, leaving them unthinking monsters.

Sentience, however, may be overrated. It seems that conscious thought leads to war, and that's what happens in Band of Bugs. Bugs of varied tribes, abilities and armaments battle in this turn-based tactical game that takes warfare closer to the ground than any other game (save that franchise about annelids).

Peggle Deluxe Review

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Peggle Deluxe Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games

Platforms: PC and Mac
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 700 MHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, DirectX 8.0, Windows 98 or more recent operating system

Bounce balls through fields of pegs with the aid of magical powers to rack up the kind of scores that will qualify you as a Peggle Master!

Publisher: Midway
Developer: Midway

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Wii
Reviewed on Wii

"The Fury of Mortal Kombat has brought the realms to the brink of total destruction. Every warrior has been summoned to this last epic battle, where survival depends on their ability to... Fight!"

Publisher: D3Publisher of America
Developer: 1st Playable Productions and Infinite Interactive

Platforms: Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, DS, PSP
Reviewed on DS

A young adventurer from the kingdom of Bartonia is destined to lead the battle against the evil that increasingly plagues the world of Etheria. Starting as a mere novice, players build citadels, conquer nations, battle mythical beasts and dominate all opposition – all by playing symbol-matching puzzle games!

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo

Platforms: Wii, GameCube
Reviewed on Wii

One day, Link shall lead the village of Ordon, but for now he is merely a boy who herds goats and practices the craft of war with a wooden sword. Just when Link is about to venture out of his village to bring Ordon's tribute gift to Hyrule castle, the world is suddenly plagued by foul magics. While the villagers are terrified by the onset of shadowy monsters, Link is transformed and begins his journey as the latest incarnation of the Hero that periodically manifests to save Hyrule from the horrors of power-hungry madmen.

But first, he must regain his true shape.

Publisher: Digital Leisure
Developer: Digital Leisure

Platform: Blu-ray
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Valiant knight Dirk the Daring braves the torturous traps and malevolent monsters in a dark wizard's castle while questing to save Princess Daphne from the clutches of Singe the Dragon, where Daphne is held in a magical prison. Can Dirk live long enough to save the damsel?

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