Nintendo Wii


Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword review

    By 5 December 2011

    Remember the Nintendo Wii? The console that, for better or worse, pioneered motion control and had a nation of casual gamers flapping their arms about as if swatting invisible demons. We don’t cover it much on Pocket-Lint, possibly because it looks...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review

    By 14 October 2011

    The nights are drawing in, tree-based debris litters the ground, and a man’s thoughts turn to one thing: anti-depressants. Alternatively, you could invest some time in deciding which pretend football game to buy in order to get through the cruel winter...

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    Champion Jockey quick play preview

    By 11 August 2011

    Tecmo Koei has almost single-handedly been feeding horse racing enthusiasts with console games to sate their appetites over the years. The Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey franchises in the UK and US (plus Winning Post in Japan) have made countless successful transitions...

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    Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on

    By 8 June 2011

    Nintendo has now announced its new next-gen console - the Nintendo Wii U - at E3 in LA and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play, behind closed doors after the event.  What do we think, should you be excited, and will it change the way we all game?...

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    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean hands-on

    By 26 April 2011

    Having Lego-fied the worlds of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, the team at Traveller’s Tales is primed to do the same for a new blockbuster franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean. At an event thoughtfully staged in a rum-soaked North London...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters review

    By 1 April 2011

    For the first time in Pocket-lint’s memory, Electronic Arts has removed Tiger Woods’ image from the front of the latest in its PGA Tour golf game franchise, opting instead to make a tournament the star. But then, there’s no better golf tournament...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Mario Sports Mix review

    By 4 February 2011

    While they’ve never troubled the likes of FIFA or Virtua Tennis for sales or reputation, Nintendo has had a pretty good run with its Mario-branded sports titles. The formula has always been simple; take a popular sport (e.g., Footie or Tennis), throw...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Donkey Kong Country Returns review

    By 3 December 2010

    There are many things to love about Donkey Kong Returns, but one of the biggest is that it knows who its audience is, and why this series matters. This isn't an attempt to reboot the DK franchise or make it work in full 3D or rebuild the whole game for...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review

    By 23 November 2010

    All that long-term fans of arcade racers need to know is that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit looks and plays like the next-generation love child of Need for Speed 3 (also subtitled Hot Pursuit) and Burnout Revenge. In other words, it's phenomenal, and arguably...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 11 review

    By 1 October 2010

    To be completely honest, FIFA 10 was such a massive shake up for the franchise that, with FIFA 11, Electronic Arts could have released a mere update, relying on tweaks and fresh rosters. The software company even enhanced the gameplay a tad in the summer,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock review

    By 30 September 2010

    Pity poor Guitar Hero. Ever since EA’s rival, Rock Band, first appeared critics have been prophesying its demise, and Activision’s obsession with exploring a wider range of musical genres and expanding the game’s appeal hasn’t exactly helped the...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Metroid: Other M review

    By 2 September 2010

    One of the strengths of Nintendo's enviable character roster is that its heroes have always been ready for new styles and new interpretations. Mario is as comfortable in 3D as he was in 2D, and as at home in an RPG or golf game as in a straightforward...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 review

    By 3 July 2010

    First, let's start with the bad news. On the Xbox 360 and PS3, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series appears to have hit an impasse. In most respects, it's pretty difficult to tell this year's version from last year's effort, and while there are some major...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    First Look: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review

    By 21 June 2010

    We don't think many would contest that, after the brilliant Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the classic racing series lost its way. Need for Speed: Carbon? Mediocre. ProStreet? A bad experiment. Undercover? Don't even ask. Sure, last year's Shift was actually...

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    First Look: GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo Wii review

    By 17 June 2010

    I'm sure I'm not the only one to have met the announcement of GoldenEye 007 at Nintendo's E3 conference with a mixture of fanboy enthusiasm, scepticism and confusion. On the one hand, it's a new version of the game that - before Halo - proved that first-person...