Plenty of bang for your buck

Plenty of bang for your buck

It was a week dominated by the trial and triumphs of the release of EA’s next Battlefield game. Even so there were some decent games on virtual console as the Hanabi festival continues

XBox Live

  • Battlefield 1943. EA have really messed up the launch of this one with most people spending time trying to get in a game rather than playing. When I have managed to get on, I’ve extremely impressed and I’ll write an hour with in the next day or so. (1200 Points)
  • Fuel (demo). Some time after the release of this racer, which got mixed reviews Codemasters release a demo. Perhaps too late to save it commercially.
  • Tales of Vesperia DLC. Various add on including some short cuts to levelling up. Not the sort of DLC I like, but for people with limited time, perhaps this lets them see more of the game than they otherwise would.
Sony Playstation Store


More full games for PSP to get ready for a fully downloadable future

  • Archer Maclean’s Mercury. The mercury rolling puzzle game, now at a bargain price (£4.79)
  • Final Armada . Below average vehicle combat game from 2007 (£7.99)
  • King of Pool. Pool and snooker are on offer and I’d bet it’s not one to rush to download (£9.99)
  • Little Britain. One of the worst games on the platform – avoid. (£11.99)
  • Championship Manager 2006. An average take on football management for the handheld(£15.99)


  • Battlefield 1943. It seems that PS3 players are having a better time of things with far better success rates on connection. (£9.99)
  • Ghostbusters (demo). It’s worth checking out whether busting makes you feel good.
  • Fuel. Too late for most.
  • Skate 2 – Maloof Money Cup Pack. An extra competition for this well received skateboarding game (£1.59)
  • High Velocity Bowling – Route 66 Americana Ball Pack & 4th July Americana Ball Pack. More themes (£0.79)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires – Additional Music Set. Like it says, some free music.

A decent week for Nintendo with the continuation of the Hanabi Festival.

Virtual Console

  • Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (NES). This was released in North America in 1994 as one of the last NES games. A pretty decent dungeon crawler by all regards (600 Points)
  • Bomberman ’94 (TG-16). We haven’t had too many Turbo Graphics games lately so it’s nice to see another one especially when it’s one of the best of the Bomberman games. (700 Points)


  • 5 Spots Party. Look at two photos and say what’s different and some people like that sort of thing (500 Points)
  • Karate Phants: Gloves of Glory. According to Nintendo Life, this is a fighting game that’s worth avoiding. (800 Points)


  • Art Style: BOXLIFE. Another decent looking Art Style game that involves making virtual 3D paper boxes trying to be as economical as possible with your usage of the paper (500 Points)

Pick of the Week

No debate this week. Battlefield 1943 is a solid game that might well prove to be short lived, but will give you a lot of fun on either platform