Latest EGM Reviews

Want to see how the newest Nintendo Wii games fared with EGM this month? Look no further gamers, we have your back! Here is the scores:

Super Paper Mario (Wii, Nintendo): 8, 9, 9
Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Wii, Majesco): 7, 8, 7.5
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii, EA): 4, 4, 6

I cannot wait until Super Paper Mario

Hudson Support


The good guys over at Hudson Entertainment have been a strong supporter of Nintendo Wii, both through their Wii titles and through their Virtual Console offerings by giving us numerous titles already in the Wii’s short, but successful lifespan.

According to Hudsons Virtual Console website, we can expect more classic titles to hit come April. Five TurboGrafx-16 games are listed for release next month, including four Hudson-produced titles and one by Namco. Here are the games are:

– Dragons Curse, RPG, Hudson Soft, releases 4/2/2007
– Bravoman, Action, Namco Bandai
– Bonks Revenge, Action, Hudson Soft
– Battle Lode Runner, Puzzle/Action, Hudson Soft
– Shockman, Action, Hudson Soft

More good news for the VC. Stay tuned.

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Matt C Update, Sega and Nintendo Olympics Online?

IGN’snon-charismatic Matt C had the following to say about today’s newly announced joint venture between Nintendo and Sega….Be sure to read the middle part of the statement.

I think some of you were expecting a Mario and Sonic platformer of some sort, but really, this title makes much more sense to me. It is, when you break it down, Wii Sports + Olympics + Mario + Sonic + online. What the hell is not to like about that? This game could very well be the next biggest thing since Wii Sports. Do not downplay its existence. If it is done right, it could be one of Wii’s best-sellers of the year.

Online play huh? Thanks Matt.

Super Paper Mario= Crazy Delicious!


We all knew that the inevitable triumphant return of every one’s favorite plumber Mario was no doubt going to be phenomenal. A lot of the gaming community has focused their attention on Mario’s return to 3-dimensions while watching the unbelievable trailer for the much anticipated Super Mario Galaxy. I can’t say that I blame them too. However gamers, we mustn’t forget that we are getting a brand new Mario title in a matter of weeks.

Enter Super Paper Mario; a title in my opinion has been much overlooked up until recently. The lucky guys over at Computer and Video games have recently sat down and played the new Mario title and were absolutely blown away at the games mechanics.

The article also goes on to state that the game is “Simply brilliant – and one of the best games we’ve ever played”. Strong words from the website, but did we really expect anything less?

Look for the king of the videogame world to take back his thrown come next month. Game On.

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SEGA AND NINTENDO JOIN FORCES FOR MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES


The headline says it all gamers. Read the official announcement below and get ready for an awesome game come holiday time! Also, click here for the official site!

TOKYO (March 28, 2007) – SEGA Corporation and Nintendo Co. Ltd. today made a historical announcement that two of the biggest icons in the entertainment industry, Mario and Sonic, are joining forces to star in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Developed for the Wii video game system and the Nintendo DS system, this momentous agreement marks the first time these two renowned stars have appeared together in a game.

Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and published by Nintendo in the Japanese market, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be available for Holiday 2007 and is licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers will be able to compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more. Innovative usage of the Wii and DS control systems to maneuver a favorite character will allow players to race the likes of Mario and Sonic down the 100m track, engage in exhilarating rallies in table tennis and churn water in a swimming heat, all while competing for the much sought after gold medal.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nintendo and ISM on this groundbreaking title,” said Hisao Oguchi, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA Corporation. “For the first time, two of the world’s greatest games’ characters come together to compete in the world’s greatest sporting event and we couldn’t be more excited.”

“Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games,” says Shigeru Miyamoto, Senior Managing Director and General Manager, Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.. “In fact, for a long time they have been discussing the possibility of one day competing against each other. Now that they have been given the perfect opportunity to meet at the Olympic Games, we may finally learn who is actually faster, Mario or Sonic?”

“The Olympic Games represent the true spirit of competition and passion,” said Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “Bringing together intensely competitive and fun characters like Mario and Sonic in an Olympic setting helps showcase the sports of the Olympic Games in a new and compelling way for all generations.”

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