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!
Last week, during our conversation about the best videogame console of all time, we came to the conclusion that objectivity sucks, and that unless one is reviewing a console, there's simply no place for it at all. So this week's take on handhelds is a hour stuffed with nostalgia and filled with anecdotes. We take an in-depth look at the 3DS XL, and Jon unveils his latest alter-ego: The Gaming Otter.
Some of the things that get covered this week:
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How do you follow up the best selling Lego game ever? Well, the answer's simple, you create an outstanding sequel, which is exactly what Traveller's Tales seem to have done. Usually the first time I take a look at a new Lego game I'm impressed with just how much care has gone into recreating the worlds I'm meant to be roaming around in, then the novelty and comedy factors wear off following which the game starts to gather dust on one of my shelves. However, this time around the more I saw and heard from Phil Ring, the game's producer, the more excited I became.
Traveller's Tales set out to push Lego games both technically and gameplay wise with Lego Batman 2 as well as addressing issues that let the first game down, for example regular Lego scenes are good when you have a point of reference but feedback from Lego Batman 1 was that people didn't know what was going on, as a result this is the first Lego game to feature full voice acting for all the mini-characters. Whilst the scripting has been adapted to come up with Lego versions of the various characters, you can expect them to say silly things in an attempt to make you smile, a real effort has been made to preserve their serious side too. Veteran voice actors have also been called upon to reprise roles that they've played in the past, for example Lex Luthor is voiced by Clancy Brown.Click here to read more!
Remember the 90s? Looking for a bit of cartoon nostalgia that you can carry around with you? Well, why not head on over to The Game Collection's website and take a punt on this one while they've still got it in stock seeing as its £4.95 price tag should make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offers out there. You'll take control of Johnny as he tries to win a date with a girl who's taking part in the Hukka-Mighty-Ultra-Extreme-Date-O-Rama TV show. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
Well, if you've played a music game before then you should know what to expect from this one! After selecting your desired virtual instrument you'll get to hit a load of coloured notes as your favourite songs play in the background. Unfortunately the selection of tracks on the DS is rather limited at a total of 15, but at least you can take them on the move with you. The Game Collection are parting with copies for £2.95, which should save you about £2 on the next best offer. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
If you're a fan of the Disney Channel show that this one's based on, or you know somebody who's a fan, then you might want to pick up a copy of the tie in game for the DS from Bee for £2.99, which isn't really that much when you think about it and should save you almost £4.50 on the next best offer coming in from My Memory. But is it a good game though? Well the short answer is . . . no, not really. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.
Here's another cheap game for you that might be worth taking a punt on if you've got a bit of spare time to fill. You'll get to play as either Phineas, Ferb, or Agent P, as you make your way through the five worlds the game contains across over 30 levels. There are gadget upgrades to unlock along the way as well as plenty of puzzles to solve. You can grab a Nintendo DS copy of the game from Play for £4.99, which'll save you almost £6 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to trytrytryagain @ HUKD.
This one takes place after the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Frankendoodle", and starts as an artist accidentally drops a couple of magic pencils into the ocean. You can create your own character and home, following which you'll be able to run around and interact with things you've seen on the screen in SpongeBob's world. Play are parting with copies of the game for £4.99, which should make you a saving of £6 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.
Art Academy's aim is to help you improve a range of artistic skills that can be carried into the real world. There are two modes in the game; lessons mode provides you with a tutor who guides you on your way to becoming a full blown artist, whereas free paint mode allows you to paint or draw anything you want. Play are parting with copies of the game for £7.99, which should make you a saving of almost £6 on the next best offer coming in from The Hut. Thanks to beniewis95 @ HUKD.
There are plenty of people to scratch with your claws and trees to climb as you step into the shoes of Dreamwork's feline star, provided you can get over the fact that this is yet another movie tie-in game. If you want to take this one on the move with you then all you need to do is head on over to Play where you can pick up a DS copy of the game for £10.99, which'll make you a saving of almost £2 on the next best offers coming in from The Hut and Zavvi.
If you fancy solving a load of cryptic puzzles by scribbling down the names of useful objects that then come to life before your very eyes, then you might want to pick up a DS copy of Super Scribblenauts from Amazon for £5.97, which'll make you a saving of just over £3 on the next best offers out there. This one rewards you for thinking creatively and there are plenty of levels to crawl through, as well as a level editor to keep you coming back for more. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
We're not the biggest 3DS fans here at Dealspwn. Don't get me wrong, we love the system; it's fit to burst with potential. But that's just it; potential. We've yet to see a true game-changer on the system - sorry, Nintendo, re-releasing Ocarina of Time again doesn't count - and I'm still not totally sold on the new Mario. That said, while the 3DS couldn't stick the landing with the critics, it appears you, the general public, have taken to it well, with Nintendo reporting first year sales of the 3DS are all set to outpace its predecessor, the DS.Click here to read more...
It's not long now till Thor makes his way onto DVD and Blu Ray, however if you want to step into his shoes rather than sitting back and watching his recent exploits on the big screen, then you might want to think about grabbing this one. The combat mixes some bone crunching blows, courtesy of Mjolnir, with one or two special lightning attacks. Cool Shop UK are parting with DS copies of the game for £12.96, which is almost £2 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
It appears Activision is bringing their upcoming mega-hit Modern Warfare 3 to Nintendo's portable gaming machine. But it's not the 3DS. No, it appears the recently outed Modern Warfare 3: Defiance is set to hit the bog-standard DS, which is sure to come as a blow to Nintendo's stance with the 3DS, which has drawn the ire of the videogame community for its lack of strong third-party software.Click here for more
It's only a couple of days to go now until Captain America graces the big screen with his presence and I for one am looking forward to it. The combat in the tie-in game's really good fun and seems to have been inspired by Arkham Asylum, but don't worry there are quieter moments as well when you'll get to explore the environments. The Game Collection are parting with DS copies of the game for £17.49, which'll make you a saving of almost £4.50 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK.
It was a bit of a risky move remaking one of the greatest games ever made, and whilst it's a bit odd seeing Daniel Craig in Pierce Brosnan's place in the single player, the addictive nature of the original's multiplayer has been captured wonderfully. Now you can take it on the move with you and it's great for relieving a bit of stress after work. My Memory and The Game Collection are parting with DS copies of the game for £9.95, which'll make you a saving of over £2 on the next best offer coming in from DVD.co.uk.
Now you can take the fairytale world that Tangled takes place in on the move with you, if you head on over to play and pick up a DS copy of the game for £14.99, which is £2 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from CD WOW. If you've seen the film then the plot of the game shouldn't be a surprise to you, and you'll get to stroll around the magical kingdom as either Flynn Rider, or Rapunzel, who both have different abilities, which injects a bit of variety into the gameplay.
Rango wasn't quite what I expected it to be; instead of being a very straight animated Western populated with animals rather than people, it had a slightly weird edge to it thanks to some trippy little sequences, plus there were some nice movie reference thrown into the mix too. The game lets you explore locations from the film, but you'll also be able to explore new areas too as you run around on your adventures. £10.99's all you'll need to part with in order to take this one on the move with you, which'll save you £2 on the next best offers out there.
Whenever I see something about this one I can't help but think back to the old Moonwalker game! If you want a music game to take on the move and you're a big Michael Jackson fan, then this one's definitely for you. The gameplay involves you following a cartoon version of the King Of Pop around the top screen and tapping the bottom screen in time to the music, and there are plenty of classic tracks to choose from. The three merchants above are parting with copies of the game for £9.99, which'll make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offers out there.