A (not very) long time ago in a galaxy (not at all) far away, two of the most popular names in entertainment joined forces for one of the craziest crossovers ever! Angry Birds Stars Wars combines the simple yet addicting gameplay of Angry Birds with the familiar characters and settings of the Star Wars movies. And now it’s blasting to a game console near you. Originally on tablets and smartphones, now Angry Birds Star Wars is available for nearly every new and current game console out there, but reviewed on Wii here.
In the new computer animated movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (loosely based on the book), the gang from the first film travel back to their island which was ravaged by giant food storms. On their return trip in the sequel, they discover the food has turned into living creatures! While the new 3DS game is based on the movie, it actually plays strikingly similar to Fruit Ninja!
Recently a report went out saying that Skylanders is the top selling action figure line here in the US. Now Disney wants of piece of the action, too! So here comes Disney Infinity, a video game action figure combo where you place popular Disney character figures on a stand and then you can play as them in the Disney Infinity game! It’s available for nearly all the current popular game consoles, but the PS3 version is reviewed here.
Well the summer is winding down, and so is the summer movie season. So in honor of that, here’s a rundown of the movies I saw this summer. Slight spoiler warnings here and there, but I promise I won’t reveal too much.
In the new DreamWorks computer animated summer movie Turbo, a snail gets infused with nitro from a race car and now is the fastest snail in the world. Now you can play as Turbo and his friends in the new game based on the movie. Surprise! Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a racing game! (Nintendo Wii and 3DS versions reviewed here)
Now your little directors can make their own movies with some help from their DreamWorks Shrek pals in Toontastic Jr.: Shrek for iOS devices (iPad version reviewed here). Using characters and scenes from the first computer animated Shrek film, kids will make a beginning, middle, and end, move around characters, record voices and then save it to view at any time.
Just in time for the release of the new Star Trek movie comes a brand new Star Trek video game featuring the new cast playing the original characters! Vulcans are using a secret space station to harness the power of their sun to provide energy to a new planet. But a new race of lizard-like warmongering aliens called the Gorn are trying to steal it so they can create rifts in the universe. Now it’s up to Captain Kirk and Spock to work together to stop the aliens from taking over Federation space! (PS3 version reviewed here)
A long, long time ago in arcades (sometimes no so) far, far away, there was pinball. Now the Force (of gravity) can be with you as you train to be a Jedi (pinball) master with Star Wars Pinball from Zen Studios. Star Wars Pinball is available on a variety of platforms; you can download it from the App Store and Google Play, or for Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE or Zen Pinball 2 on PSN (Xbox 360 version reviewed here). The pack comes with three different tables: The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars, and even one featuring everyone’s favorite bounty hunter: Boba Fett.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an upcoming PS3 RPG title. The main draw of Ni no Kuni is that the characters and story were designed by Studio Ghibli, a very influential and prolific animation studio in Japan that has made many memorable films. I’m pretty selective about my anime and only like a few series, such as Astro Boy, original Dragon Ball, and not much else. But I do love the movies that Studio Ghibli puts out, so in honor of the release of Ni no Kuni, here are my favorites of theirs. Actually it’ll be a list of pretty much all their movies, since I like most of them for some reason or another anyway.