The Professor Layton series refuses to disappoint. It's a cavalcade of great puzzles, loveable characters and enjoyable storylines and Spectre's Call is more of the same. Which is absolutely fine by us, especially for the utterly mad price of £3.49.
You'll need to click and collect to avoid paying delivery, but the stock situation seems to be very healthy indeed. Thanks, for the nine thousandth time (at a conservative estimate), to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
This is a DS game, meaning that you can play it on DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS and New 3DS. Or, in other words, basically just don't try and shove the card into your Vita.
With the next best deal sitting at £10, then £18, this is a great price. Act fast if you want to grab a copy of Pokemon White 2 on the DS for £7.99.
Be sure to check out Jon's review link above. Here's the short version: "The wheels keep on turning, but they've rarely fit together so perfectly nor been oiled quite so smoothly. Black & White version 2 refine Pokemon's gameplay into its most capable and enjoyable shape to date, despite several issues in the disbelief department."
Thanks to FantasyDeals.
It's a great price for a great Pokemon game. "The wheels keep on turning, but they've rarely fit together so perfectly nor been oiled quite so smoothly," I wrote in our full review. "Black & White version 2 refine Pokemon's gameplay into its most capable and enjoyable shape to date, despite several issues in the disbelief department."
It's compatible with DS, 3DS, 2DS and New 3DS.
Those of you with a DS or 3DS looking to catch 'em all might be interested in this deal. The individual listings for Pokemon Black and White aren't the cheapest we've seen, but thanks to a special offer over at Argos you can get both titles for £22. Just click the 'Special Offer' button at the top of the listing, select the 2nd DS game you want, and then head to the checkout. Thanks to RW91 @ HUKD!
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.
With what is probably the finest gaming library out there, the DS is cracking piece of kit and well worth a punt for under £50. If you'd rather have the bigger version, Zavvi have knocked a penny off of their previous price and are doing the DSi XL for £59.98. Cheers jmcderm1!
Two games -- one cartridge, that's what Transformers: Ultimate Autobots Edition is all about. For just over four quid you can grab Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, working out to little more than £2 a game!
Cheers for the tip, Biboboy!
Want to get into the festive Pokemon spirit, but not looking to spend huge? Well, this Nintendo DSi bundle with Pokemon White might be just the thing, and it's less than £50 at Zavvi right now.
Considering the vast, cheap, excellent games library that the DSi has, this is a brilliant little stocking filler for anyone from the age of 3 to 100, frankly. The console itself is also a special Reshiram and Zekrom Edition unit, and Pokemon White is a cracking game, as our review testifies. Thanks FantasyDeals!
You currently nab the Limited Edition Nintendo DSi Pokemon White bundle for under £60 over on the IWOOT outlet page on eBay right now, which includes the limited edition Pokemon White DSi console, and a copy of the game.
We've got a soft spot for Pokemon Black and White, and you can click here to read Jon's review of Pokemon Black. To be honest, the game itself might not be the best entry point into the series, but as a starter bundle, you can't get much better than this. Plus the DS library of games is enormous!
Also, Infinite Space. Just saying.
Argos are running some seriously cheap DS deals and cheap 3DS deals at the moment, including a couple of real bargains. As an example, Dragon Quest 9: Sentinels Of Starry Skies is an absolute steal at £4.99, saving you a fiver versus Tesco Entertainment. Looking for some stocking fillers? Look no further.
First off, these are the DS deals, which are compatible with DS, 2DS and 3DS.
Argos are also running a couple of nifty 3DS savings too; though not the best games you'll ever play, they're both decent savings. Note that they're only compatible with 2DS and 3DS.
You'll want to reserve and collect in-store to avoid paying an extra delivery charge. Many thanks to NinurtaEnki at HUKD for rounding up the smartest bargains!
It feels wrong to post about voice acting for a LEGO game, but here goes anyway.Click here to read more...
Thanks to the legendary goonertillidie @ HUKD!
Pokemon Black and White 2 players can obtain a powerful rare Deoxys starting from May 8th thanks to a Wi-Fi event. If you fancy nabbing a level 100 forme-changing powerhouse, we've got the details below.Click here to read more...
Okami blew our minds - and delivered a colourful, innovative and imaginative experience that genuinely made our lives better. It's increasingly rare DS sequel lacks the punch of the original, but playing as the smaller (and infinitely cuter) sun god wolf pup is still great fun on a portable console. Better yet, Play-Asia are back with a cheeky daily deal on a region-free US import copy. Note that, as far as I'm aware, you will have to pay shipping (factored into the overall price at its cheapest level).
Here's a rare little gem for all you import fans. This exceptional (and increasingly hard-to-find) JRPG is one of the highlights of the DS, providing a unique battle system, relateable characters and a time-hopping storyline, and the region-free US version is currently available over at Play-Asia. Since the Game Pak itself has no region protection, it should also work on 3DS without issue.
Many thanks to kalimahari at HotUKDeals, who spotted this lovely little offer.
Amazon just can't give Super Scribblenauts away, and they've chipped yet another few pence of the price. This charming little thief of time lets you spawn objects into existence and lets you use the force of your imagination to solve some gentle puzzles... or just enjoy what happens when you summon Cthulhu and God to take care of a minor irritation. Thanks to BigSexy89 at HotUKDeals.
Amazon seem keen to get rid of their stock for this game, beating their own deal of £3.86 from a few days ago. Players with a large vocabulary will get the most from this odd puzzler that requires you to come up with words to conjure objects into the game world. Take a look at our 9/10 review for a full explanation. Considering Amazon's price is beating the competition by over a fiver, you may as well give it a shot.
Thanks to ElectroDragon8 at HotUkDeals.
Once again it’s Amazon who are providing a cracking deal for this one, leapfrogging the competition to provide one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for the DS puzzler. With the price falling below £4, the saving currently available over the next best offer with stock stands at over £5.
Building upon the success of its predecessor, Super Scribblenauts provides more puzzles for you to solve via wordplay. While our review goes into more detail, the short of it all is that this is definitely one game to add in your DS collection, especially at this price. Thanks to ElectroDragon8 @ HUKD!
We're still waiting for Nintendo to be brave enough to give us a 3Ds Pokemon game, but at least a release on the DS keeps the price down a little. Most stores are sticking close to £30 at the moment as stock is running low, but Zavvi have stock ready to go and have slashed their price down to a very tempting £19.95 for both versions. If you're buying this as a Christmas present you should snap it up now, as it'll become bastard-hard to get a hold of the closer we get to silly season.
Thanks to Carlson2000 at HotUkDeals.
Platform: Nintendo DS
Developer: Game Freak
"When things change, I prefer the way it was, and when things don't change, I get bored. I guess I have a twisted mind." - NPC, Driftveil Continental Hotel 23F
That sly in-game dig sums up the biggest problem facing our favourite franchises. Changing too much can remove what we loved from the series. Changing too little is a recipe for malaise and boredom. When approaching a mid-generation Pokemon title, Game Freak usually tries to find balance by falling back on an age old trope: releasing a slightly improved copy of the existing two games and calling it a day. See also: Yellow, Emerald and Crystal. For the fifth generation, however, Game Freak decided to produce direct sequels to Black and White rather than a revamp. Two years have passed since the events of the previous two games, meaning that much has changed and much has stayed the same.
The result is two of the most compelling, balanced, value-packed and mechanically refined Pokemon games to date... and yet, also two of the least memorable.
Or perhaps I suffer from a "twisted mind?"
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