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Get Mario Party 10 with a Mario Amiibo for just £31.23 this weekend

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Get Mario Party 10 with a Mario Amiibo for just £31.23 this weekend

Mario Party 10 with Mario Amiibo now £31.23 at VideoGameBox.

Use voucher code VGB10WEEKEND.

Though not a great game, Mario Party 10 is a fun casual distraction, which you can get with an Amiibo cheaper than buying them separately. Yes, even if you pick up the solus game from Gameseek for £22.95.

ScreamRide Review | Yawn If You Want To Go Faster

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Casual Games, Frontier Developments, Microsoft Game Studios, ScreamRide, Simulations, Xbox One Games

ScreamRide Review | Yawn If You Want To Go Faster

ScreamRide is an odd little game. As Nintendo and Sony bring out new hardware and big exclusives, Microsoft's answer is a trio of roller-coaster themed minigames from the developers of Rollercoaster Tycoon.

You'll cling on for dear life as we hare through ridiculous loops and corkscrews, design your own monstrous creations using a robust 3D CAD suite and destroy some buildings with a catapult in glorious slow motion because why the heck not, effectively playing three separate games in one package. It's left-field, out there and exactly the refreshing change of pace we love to see from console manufacturers in off season.

ScreamRide Review | Yawn If You Want To Go Faster

But that's not why ScreamRide feels like such an odd proposition. A game about creating, riding and annihilating awesome roller-coasters should be bags of fun by all rights... and yet screams turn into yawns after just a handful of hours.

To find out why we'll need to discuss ScreamRide's three gameplay modes in turn: ScreamRiding, Demolitions Training and Engineering. As an employee of a somewhat shady testing company with limitless resources and a mandate for testing human endurance, we're free to pick our career path and work through the standalone campaigns through six shared thematic zones.

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Pre-order Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo for just £34.99 on Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Pre-order Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo for just £34.99 on Wii U

Mario Party 10 with Mario Amiibo now £34.99 at Amazon.

Mario Party 10 is ready to bring another round of zany minigames and local multiplayer funtimes to the Wii U in less than a month. It also fully supports Amiibos, meaning that you can unlock some new modes and extras with the right figures. Why not hit the ground running with the game and a Mario Amiibo for less than £35? Thanks Gooner!

You can alternatively buy Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo for £34.99 from Grainger Games, should you want to.

So What The Heck Is ScreamRide? | Hands-On With The Forgotten Xbox Exclusive

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Casual Games, Frontier Developments, Microsoft Game Studios, ScreamRide, Simulations, Xbox One Games

So What The Heck Is ScreamRide? | Hands-On With The Forgotten Xbox Exclusive

So ScreamRide is out next month.

I know, I'd forgotten all about it too. Of all the Xbox One exclusives announced thus far, ScreamRide is certainly the most difficult to explain and definitely the most unlikely. Frontier Developments, the studio behind Kinectimals and Elite of all things, revealed this odd roller-coaster 'em up at E3 last year to a chorus of 'erms' and 'okay thens,' showing us a trailer of crazy rides and gravity-defying jumps before retreating into a near-total media blackout.

But now, mere weeks before launch, ScreamRide is suddenly back on our radar with a free Xbox One demo, which we've tested to destruction for your convenience and pleasure. And, if we're honest, to find out what the heck it actually is.

So What The Heck Is ScreamRide? | Hands-On With The Forgotten Xbox Exclusive

Now we know. Effectively ScreamRide is three games in one: a rail-racer, crazy Angry Birds-style city destruction simulator and a 3D roller-coaster design suite all bound together by a Sci-Fi setting with some vaguely menacing undertones. There's something for everyone, and a lot of ridiculously satisfying demolition porn, but will there be enough of everything?

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Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure DS from £6.89 - keyboard included

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, DS games, Learn With Pokemon: Tying Adventure

Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure DS from £6.89 - keyboard included

Want to improve your WPM? Too young for Typing Of The Dead? Own a DS? Then this cheap Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure DS deal is what you need.

You'll get the game and a Bluetooth keyboard that syncs up with your DS, allowing you to catch 'em all while practising your typing.

It can get a bit repetitive, but we're talking serious novelty value while it lasts! Note that you'll need to spend over £10 or Amazon Prime membership for free delivery, otherwise add on an extra £2.03.

Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo now £37.99 on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo now £37.99 on Wii U

Mario Party 10 with Mario Amiibo now £37.99 at 365Games. Check out this cheap Wii U games deal >>

Mario Party 10 is ready to bring another round of zany minigames and local multiplayer funtimes to the Wii U next month. It also fully supports Amiibos, meaning that you can unlock some extras with the right figures. Why not hit the ground running with the game and a Mario Amiibo for only £37.99? Thanks Turkey!

Need a get a life? Tomodachi Life still only £25.00 on Amazon

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS Games, Casual Games, Fighter Of The Night Man, Tomodachi Life

Need a get a life? Tomodachi Life still only £25.00 on Amazon

Tomodachi Life only £25.00 on Amazon. Click here to buy! >>

January is a great month to get stuck into a feel-good timesink before the big releases of the year start to trickle out, and Tomodachi Life will last you a while. This zany thief of time lets you create a selection of islanders based on your friends, celebrities and Miis, before seeing how they get on in increasingly hilarious situations. It's not perfect, but it is crazy, and you can still get involved for a tasty £25.00 on Amazon.

Find out why - click here to read our Tomodachi Life review! Why yes, that is indeed a screenshot from the game. I'm on the left, Carl's in the middle, Matt's on the right and we are definitely performing Dayman. He's a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

Pre-order Mario Party 10 for just £27.99 at Base (Wii U)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Pre-order Mario Party 10 for just £27.99 at Base (Wii U)

Mario Party 10 pre-order now £27.99 at Base.com. Click here to buy! >>

We've seen decent deals for the Mario Party 10 special edition that includes a Mario Amiibo, but if you don't need the extra figurine, you can get this upcoming crazy board game for only £27.99 by itself.

This promises to be much better than the terrible 3DS version, especially thanks to its new modes and minigames. Many thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!

Pay what you want for Raining Blobs on IndieGameStand

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, PC games, Raining Blobs

Pay what you want for Raining Blobs on IndieGameStand

Raining Blobs is described as a "pure arcade, super addictive, challenging, falling blobs, hardcore puzzle game," perhaps something like multiplayer Tetris meets Doctor Mario.

It usually costs £3.97 on itch.io, but you can pay what you want on IndieGameStand for the next few days. Click here to buy! >>

I can't personally vouch for quality here, but you can pay what you feel it deserves and what you can afford. You'll get a DRM-free Windows download since the title is currently in Steam Greenlight.

Get Mario Party 10, four Amiibos & a carry case for only £69.99 on the Nintendo Store

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Amiibo, Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Get Mario Party 10, four Amiibos & a carry case for only £69.99 on the Nintendo Store

Nintendo are currently selling Mario Party 10 with 4 Amiibos and a carry case for only £69.99. Click here to buy! >>

Mario Party 10 is set to bring us another round of crazy local multiplayer minigame madness when it launches on March 20th. However, if you want to hit the ground running with four Amiibos, this official deal with suit you down to the ground.

You'll get the Mario, Toad, Bowser and Luigi Amiibos along with a case to carry them, meaning that this works out as an impressive cumulative saving (around £25 compared to some retailers!). Thanks to grizzl33 at HUKD!

Pre-order Mario Party 10 for just £26.99 at Zavvi (Wii U)

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Jonathan Lester
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Pre-order Mario Party 10 for just £26.99 at Zavvi (Wii U)

Mario Party 10 pre-order now £26.99 at Zavvi. Click here to buy! >>

Make sure to use voucher code PREORDER for the additional discount! We've seen cheap deals for the Mario Party 10 special edition that includes a Mario Amiibo, but if you don't need the extra figurine, you can get this upcoming crazy board game for only £26.99 by itself on Zavvi. Hopefully this will be much better than the terrible 3DS version, especially thanks to its new modes and minigames. Many thanks to uwantsum @ HUKD!

Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo now £37.85 on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo now £37.85 on Wii U

Mario Party 10 with Mario Amiibo now £37.85 at ShopTo. Click here to buy! >>

Zavvi were selling this crazy board game and Wii compilation for £35.99 yesterday, but their price is back to normal. At the time, we reported that ShopTo were charging £37.85 without having to use a voucher, which now makes them the de facto cheapest and worthy of a deal of their own. Thanks to Lomi @ HUKD!

EXPIRED | Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo only £35.99 on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Mario Party 10, Wii U games

EXPIRED | Mario Party 10 & Mario Amiibo only £35.99 on Wii U

Mario Party 10 with Mario Amiibo now £35.99 at Zavvi. Click here to buy! >>

You'll need to use the new customer voucher code WELCOME for the extra discount - so you'll need to be a new customer or at the very least set up a new account. Failing that, ShopTo are charging £37.85 with no strings attached.

We're looking forward to more zany board game action, which will be enhanced by your Amiibo collection. This way you can hit the ground running. Many thanks to Gamer_U at HUKD!

Now even cheaper! Zoo Tycoon download only £14.16 on Xbox One

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Casual Games, Kinect games, Simulation games, Xbox One Games, Zoo Tycoon

Now even cheaper! Zoo Tycoon download only £14.16 on Xbox One

Zoo Tycoon only £14.16 at CD Keys. Click here to buy! >>

Click here for the 5% off voucher code.

A cracking price for a surprisingly entertaining little blend of decent simulation and Kinect-based minigame awesomeness. Monkeying around with the chimps is easily one of the highlights, and it's a great deal if you've already got an Xbox One with Kinect. Make sure you use the FB voucher to get it at this price, though.

Click here to check out our Zoo Tycoon review and make sure to watch out for more cheap Xbox One deals!

The Sims 4 only £19.95 today

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, PC games, The Sims 4

The Sims 4 only £19.95 today

The Sims 4 only £19.95 on PC at CDKeys. Click here to buy! >>

Remember to like CDKeys on Facebook and use the voucher for the extra savings.

Or don't. The Sims 4 has less features, options and functions than its predecessor in the standard edition, and the jury is out on whether the new emotion mechanics help or hinder the gameplay. However, it's still undeniably addictive and £19.95 is the cheapest price around without resorting to Hola. You'll get an Origin code.

Make sure to bookmark our games deals stream for more cheap PC games!

Zoo Tycoon download only £14.99 on Xbox One, we ain't lion

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Casual Games, Simulation, Xbox One Games, Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon download only £14.99 on Xbox One, we ain't lion

Zoo Tycoon only £14.99 at CD Keys. Click here to buy! >>

Click here to Like their Facebook page for the 5% off voucher code.

Zoo Tycoon was one of the most bizarre launch titles in console history. Partly because it tried to blend casual Kinect minigames with surprisingly in-depth simulation, but mainly because it actually worked. Though zoos could never grow large enough to be truly challenging, Zoo Tycoon was rather fun if somewhat overpriced. For £14.99, though, we reckon it's definitely worth a punt, even if GAME's stock of the physical version sadly ran out over Christmas.

Click here to check out our Zoo Tycoon review and make sure to watch out for more cheap Xbox One deals!

Find your new happy place in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £22.99

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Casual Games

Find your new happy place in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £22.99

Animal Crossing: New Leaf now only £22.99. Click here to buy! >>

If 2015 is already starting to stress you out, perhaps you ought to find a new happy place. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a great place to begin, a genuinely delightful and exquisite game that will enslave you to a greedy raccoon, drown you in debt and force you into a life of  menial labour... wait, hang on. It does all of those things, but New Leaf is still genuinely adorable and a steal at £22.99 on Amazon (or Toys R Us click and collect). Thanks to Sedifet @ HUKD!

Click here to read our Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review and bookmark our gaming deals stream for more cheap 3DS deals!

Disney Magical World Review | You're So Fine You Blow My Mind

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
3DS Games, Bandai Namco, Casual Games, Disney Magical World, Games reviews, h.a.n.d.

Disney Magical World Review | You're So Fine You Blow My Mind

Platform: 3DS

Developer: h.a.n.d.

Publisher: Bandai Namco

I always try to approach reviews without preconceptions, but every once in a while, you just know that a game is going to suck at first glance. Disney Magical World. Even the name screams shovelware, while the blurb and screenshots looked suspiciously like an Animal Crossing clone on a budget.

But there's an old saying about assumptions, and it always holds true, because on rare occasions these games can turn out to be legitimately great!

Disney Magical World is one of those welcome surprises. Here we have a game that goes far beyond what Animal Crossing offers, blending management, adventure, farming, exploration, dungeon crawling, crafting, a cast of legendary characters and a bit of... am I really going to write this?... Disney magic into a confident and competent thief of time. Seeing as it's a personal adventure, it's only fitting that I accompany the article with a selection of my own MiiVerse-shared photos!

Disney Magical World Review | You're So Fine You Blow My Mind

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Fantasy Life Review | Your Twelve New Day Jobs

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
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3DS Games, Casual Games, Fantasy Life, JRPG, Level 5, Nintendo

Fantasy Life Review | Your Twelve New Day Jobs

Platform: 3DS

Developer: Level-5

Publisher: Nintendo

Fantasy Life will eat your real one if you're not careful.

Imagine the job system of Dragon Quest mixed with Skyrim's 'learn by doing' skill advancement and Animal Crossing's obsession with collecting stuff. The three most addictive, if not necessarily the best, bits of each genre thrown together into a single adorable JRPG.

You'll set out into a compact fantasy world and find your place in it. Whether you want to be a greatsword-swinging mercenary, heroic paladin, bragging fisherman, skilful tailor, deft hunter, renowned blacksmith, clever alchemist... and more... and any combination of the above... there's a career for you here. You'll kill monsters one minute, then make armour out of their hides the next.

It's grind, pure and simple, but the kind of wholesome 'gamey' busywork that makes minutes turn to hours and chores feel like a job well done.

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Deep Under The Sky Review | Grooving On Alien Jellyfish

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Casual Games, Colin Northway, PC games, Puzzle games, RichMakeGame

Deep Under The Sky Review | Grooving On Alien Jellyfish

Platform: PC (£6.99, reviewed) | Also on iOS & Android

Developers: RichMakeGameColin Northway

Sorry, no, this isn't the stealth sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky. Instead, the developers behind Incredipede and Pineapple Smash Crew have collaborated on one of the most bizarre and intriguing game concepts you'll see this year: an alien jellyfish procreation simulator set beneath the thick Venusian clouds, which challenges us to help an intrepid Cnidarian spread its seed and fertilise a variety of extraterrestrial flora.

Or looked at another way, it's a groovy and relaxing one-button casual game that feels partway between Worms, Angry Birds, Tiny Wings and Machiavelli's Ascent.

Deep Under The Sky Review | Grooving On Alien Jellyfish

The brief opening cinematic sets the stage. Venus' dark side actually glows -- in real life as an unexplained scientific phenomenon -- emitting a faint auroral effect known as the 'Ashen Light.' Deep Under The Sky finally has the answers that have long eluded NASA's top boffins: beneath the crushing acidic clouds lives a thriving ecosystem of bio-luminescent creatures. Playing as one of them, a whopping wobbling jellyfish, we'll blast aerodynamic packets of seed material across 2D levels with the aim of exploding them within range of receptive plants, thus ensuring that the species will live on.

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