If the retail releases are all but stopping for summer, then thankfully we still have the dowloadable content and games. It was a reasonably slight week on 360, but Nintendo and Sony both had a lot of content. Nintendo are having another Hanabi festival – that’s when they release games on the Virtual Console that have never been released in Europe before.

Team 17 do what they do best

Team 17 do what they do best

XBox Live

Worms 2: Armageddon. To prove that Team 17 still know how to make decent games, as long as they are annelid based. Take a look at Dylan’s first impressions here (800 Points)

  • King of Fighters 98 UM. One of the multitude of SNK Playmore’s KOF games. I believe this one brought together many of the fighters from the previous ones in the series. It probably has some online modes and is a taster for King of Fighters XIII that will be released later this year (800 Points)
  • Battlestations: Pacific – Mustang Pack. New units for use in both singleplayer and multiplayer for about a quid. I’m in. (160 Points)
  • Tiger woods PGA Tour 10 add ons (800 points).

Sony Playstation Store


  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. The full game at a less than bargain price (£29.99)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite . Another full game – lets hope that when the PSP Go is released they start offering downloadable titles a bit cheaper than RRP (£24.99)
  • Numblast. A matching puzzle game at a reasonable price (3.99)
  • Donkey Xote . Apparently this is a platformer and probably features a donkey (£7.99)
  • Super Hind. (£15.99)


  • James Pond 2: Codename Robocod (PS1). (£3.99)


  • The Punisher: No Mercy (PS3). Arena based multi-player action. The complete lack of any coverage for should be a high profile release does not bode well. (£6.29)
  • Topatoi: the Great Tree Puzzle (PS3). Platform puzzler featuring angry barbarians (£7.99)
  • Red Baron Arcade (PS3). Flight shooter with online player for up to 8 players. There’s a demo available and if you’re at all interested in the game this should dissuade you. The graphics would embarrass a PS2 (£6.29)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 DLC (PS3). A cornucopia of ways to buy extra stuff for this game including extra courses and the ability to unlock stuff in game by paying money instead of doing the hard work
  • Little Big Planet Statue of Liberty costume (PS3). A free costume to coincide with Independence Day and the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty to tourists.
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift – Expansion: Speed Pack (PS3). Three new tracks, 3 track variants, 3 new vehicles and a new festival event. (£4.79)
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift – Monarch Signature Livery Pack. (PS3). More free paint jobs for your cars
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 DLC (PS3). Free armour etc.


A decent week for Nintendo with another Hanabi Festival. Unusually, there’s information of what to expect in the coming weeks on Nintendo’s web site

Virtual Console

  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES). The first Ogre Battle game, none of which were released here. This is supposed to be a very good strategy game and I’m adding it to my list (900 Points)
  • Pulseman (Megadrive). Another gem that was never released outside of Japan. (900 Points)


  • Bit Boy!! From what I can work out this game features maze like gameplay with a presentation style that takes you from the 4-bit to the 128-bit era. Co-op play is also included. (600 Points)
  • Gradius Rebirth. Another variant on the classic Gradius gameplay and it’s quite a bit cheaper in Europe than in North America. I think it might be quite a short game, so perhaps find out a bit more before investing. (600 Points)


  • Brain Challenge. More brain training lite type gameplay (800 Points)
  • Mario Calculator. It’s a calculator (200 Points)
  • Mario Clock. A Mario themed clock (200 Points)

Pick of the Week

It’s a tough pick between a decent Worms game and Ogre Battle. Without any real knowldge of either of these titles I’ll declare draw and you probably won’t disappointed with either.