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)
So another Super Bowl has come and gone. I enjoy watching the Super Bowl every year; it’s like a national holiday nowadays. It’s usually a pretty good game, even if I don’t care about the teams. And sometimes the commercials are fun to watch, too. But I just like commercials in general. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy like that. Sometimes I think the commercials are better than the actual TV show! So as I like to do every year, here’s a play by play report of the commercials at this year’s Super Bowl that caught my eye.
One of Hasbro’s most popular and well-known toy lines for girls: My Little Pony, has gotten an extra boost in recent years thanks to a fairly new cartoon based on the toys that’s surprisingly a higher quality show than what you may expect (there are reasons for that which we’ll go into later). So in honor of the release of the My Little Pony iPad game, based on the cartoon and toys, here’s a blog featuring a review of the game and overview of the cartoon show!
Transform yourself into a Power Ranger and battle evil monsters with Power Rangers Super Samurai for Xbox 360 Kinect. In the adventure mode, the game will take your picture so it looks like you’re in the game. Swipe the screen to make a symbol appear, then outfit yourself as one of the five colored Power Rangers. Then perform kicks, punches, and special move poses to beat up waves of bad guys and a boss.
Every year at Christmastime, the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine has an ice sculpture exhibit. I went to it two years ago when it was about the A Charlie Brown Christmas TV classic special. Last year it was about Shrek, and since I’m not a big fan of Shrek, I skipped out on that one (plus tickets are kind of expensive). But this year, the exhibit was Merry Madagascar, based on the Christmas special featuring characters from the Madagascar movies. Since I like the penguins from Madagascar, I decided to go see it this year. So here are some fun pictures from the trip!
Adventure Time on Cartoon Network is a smash hit, with toys, plush, and DVDs selling like hotcakes. Now there is an Adventure Time video game for Nintendo’s portable handhelds (3DS version reviewed here). Play as adventurous boy Finn and his magical shape-shifting stretchy talking dog Jake as they go on a quest in the land of Ooo to teach the Ice King a lesson. You see, the Ice King stole Finn and Jake’s garbage so he could make a garbage princess, and they can’t allow that. On their way, Finn and Jake will interact with characters from the show, including Princess Bubblegum, Lemongrab, Marceline, and many more! So is the game any good? Absolutely! You’ll just have to read on to find out why.
Victorious is a live action TV sitcom on Nickelodeon about a teen girl and her friends who attend a school for performing arts. Now you can get in on the act with Victorious: Taking the Lead for Wii and DS (DS version reviewed here). First, pick from two different characters from the show: Tori or Jade. There is a school play coming up and both of them want the lead part. So they’ll battle it out on the dance floor in this music/rhythm game.
Winx Club is a cartoon about girls who can transform into fairies, and they attend a school for fairies, too. And they, oh I don’t know, have adventures and learn lessons and stuff. Now your little girl can pretend to be one of the gang and help plan parties at their fairy school with Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party for Nintendo DS.
Ben 10: Omniverse is the newest in the series of long-running Ben 10 animated shows on Cartoon Network. Ben is a boy who has a special wristwatch-like device that transforms him into all sorts of powerful aliens. He uses those powers to defend the Earth from intergalactic evil. In Ben 10: Omniverse, based on the new saga, Teen Ben and Young Ben team up with his new partner Rook to save the day once again in this new 3-D action platformer beat ‘em up available for all major current game consoles (Wii and DS versions reviewed here).