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.
Moshi Monsters is a popular online virtual pet game, and now your kids can have adventures with the most popular monsters on the 3DS and DS (3DS version reviewed here). In the game, the evil Dr. Strangeglove and his robot Moshlings have kidnapped all the monsters, except Katsuma. I take it that Katsuma is the Pikachu of Moshi Monsters. Play as Katsuma and rescue monster friends in this 2-D platform jumping adventure.
Monster High is a popular toy line for girls where the dolls are based on various monsters. In the game, a dark genie has taken over Monster High School, and now the ghoul girls must delve into a magic lantern to collect 13 mirror shards to save their school. Your kids can play as their favorite monster girls in this 3-D platform jumping adventure (Wii version reviewed here).
With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, it can be tough to stay in shape. Luckily you can keep a step ahead with Zumba Fitness World Party, the latest in the fitness dance video game series. Travel around the world and dance to songs from Brazil, Europe, India, Hawaii, and more! 40 songs in all! (Wii U version reviewed here)
Last week I reviewed Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, a new 3-D platforming romp starring video game icon Pac-Man and based on the new computer animated cartoon on Disney XD. Well, the 3DS version is a totally different game, with a new story and 2-D platforming gameplay. So I decided to review it separately.
In the popular long-running Ben 10 animated series on Cartoon Network, boy Ben saves the universe by changing into powerful alien beings with a special wristwatch-like device. In the newest video game based on the franchise: Ben 10 Omniverse 2, there are two different types of gameplay: continuously running platformer and arena style beat ‘em up (360 version reviewed here).
Back in the early 90’s, my little brothers were very young but they still enjoyed watching Power Rangers, which was new at the time. I can’t believe that Power Rangers is still on TV, and now you can play a game based on the latest version of the show: Power Rangers: Megaforce, on your 3DS.
My current favorite Cartoon Network animated TV program is Regular Show. While Mordecai and Rigby have been slacking around in games on the Internet and tablets for some time now, this is their first time featured in a console game. In Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land, the two get a package in the mail with a brand new game console inside. But when they plug it in and turn it on, they get sucked in! Now you must help them escape the challenges of an 8-bit 80’s inspired world in this 2-D platform jumping/shooter hybrid.
In this match-three style puzzler, your job is to build up Egypt by lining up three of the same kinds of shapes to make them disappear. It’s very similar to Bejeweled, but in this one, you finish rounds by breaking tiles underneath by clearing out items in front of them. Once you do that, it’s off to the next round. Use the stylus and touch screen to tap on items and switch them to adjacent ones to line up three in a row.