Joystick: Quality cheap Wii games do existPublished 11:45am Thursday, September 1, 2011
“Madden 12” is out this week. There’s no point in reviewing a game where you’re already going to buy it no matter what. Even if it’s going to come out rushed and incomplete, then force you to play before making a few patches two months from now.
Instead, let’s focus on some amazing deals. Nintendo’s gone out of form and released several of its top games at a cheap price this week. Dubbed the Nintendo Selects, these four games are cream-of-the-crop titles from a company that never, EVER lowers prices on anything without a large push. Be sure to pick up one or two of these $19.99 deals, because odds are they’ll be gone from shelves fast.
“Super Mario Galaxy”: Rated E
—The quintessential Mario game that got people buzzing about Wii technology, Mario storms the universe on a quest to save his princess. Forget castles, these worlds are mythic in size and a welcome evolution in Mario gameplay.
Punch Out!!: Rated E10+
—Remember the original “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!”? It was an incredibly difficult game for its time, where the little boxer that could went up against extraordinary pugilists like Bald Bull and Soda Popinski. Those characters return in “Punch Out!!”, one of if not the best boxing games on the Wii console.
“Super Paper Mario”: Rated E
—RPGs? In my Mario? While Mario and adventures go hand in hand, there’s always been a fantasy game or two where the famous Italian plumber battled new baddies with his friends (and enemies). Super Paper Mario is a wonderful Action RPG in which Mario navigates 2D and 3D landscapes to … well … you can probably guess.
“Mario Strikers Charged”: Rated E10+
—Mario and crew are always up for a party game or two, but this title goes a bit beyond your standard Mario Party. There’s items, strikes, skillshots, tough levels, ball charges and more in a surprising fun soccer video game.