Boom Blox Bash Party

Boom Blox Bash Party Features for Wii

On: Wii
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9Out of 10
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Welcome to Heads-up,'s weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Tuesday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.

Recommended: Red Faction Guerrilla - Xbox 360 and PS3
You'll be able to read our review tomorrow, but if you're waiting to see if it's worth pre-ordering, wait no more. THQ's Red Faction Guerrilla takes open-world games to a new destructive high, featuring the best demolition physics we've ever seen. With a single-player campaign that'll last you some time and some superb multiplayer game modes we reckon Guerrilla is the game of the week. If you own a PS3 or Xbox 360 and like the idea of blowing huge holes in buildings with remote charges, pre-order now.

Recommended: The Sims 3 - PC
After dabbling with a preview build and failing miserably our The Sims 3 review has been outsourced, but early reports suggest EA has once again done good. It's unlikely to appeal if you've never seen the point of the series, but with so much to do and a new graphics engine to drool over Sims fans are likely to be playing nothing else for months. This will also work on Macs, so all you trendy types can enjoy some virtual living too.

Also worth a look

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is typical hardcore JRPG stuff from Square Enix, but that's probably what fans wanted to hear. Our review is a way off yet (blame E3 and the length of the game), but we're pretty confident Xbox 360 owning RPG gamers won't be disappointed. More of a gamble is Fuel, the open-world racer from Codemasters. We've liked what we've seen each time we got hands-on during development, but early impressions from the final build haven't been promising. We've yet to play the retail release, so approach with caution.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope - Xbox 360
Fuel - XBox 360 and PS3

And the rest…
Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of the Metafalica - PS2
ICO Soccer - DS
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 - Wii
Left Brain Right Brain 2 - DS
Restaurant Empire II - PC
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - Xbox 360 and PS3
The History Channel Great Empires: Rome - DS
Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine? - DS

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FantasyMeister's Avatar


You know that gut feeling you sometimes get (no, not wind) that tells you you're going to love a game no matter what anyone says? My gut told me Sacred 2 was going to be one of those games for me, so I've had it on pre-order for 8 months. My gut is now telling me I should find a crowbar and sneak around the back of my local indie on Tuesday in an effort to secure an earlier release than normal, but it got out-voted by various parts of my conscience.

I feel slightly less passionate about FUEL since the early reviews have somewhat dampened enthusiasm, but I am still nonetheless going to eventually get it when funds allow.

Red Faction impressed me with its demo so that's my bit on the side for the summer. After I've robbed a couple of banks I'll of course pick up Star Ocean: Empty Wallet. I loved Star Ocean 3, so 4 will no doubt be equally life sapping and end up on the pile of other life sapping RPGs in my collection that I haven't even gotten around to starting yet.
Posted 15:59 on 01 June 2009
guyderman's Avatar


I've got Red Fraction (LOL!) ordered too! Really looking forward to it!
Posted 15:27 on 01 June 2009


Seen the model you get with the GAME pre-orders, but as with everything in GAME you need to get there early to be in with a chance of snapping one up.
Posted 15:23 on 01 June 2009


I love the way you always call it Red Fraction, Wido! :)
Posted 15:23 on 01 June 2009
Wido's Avatar


Already got a pre-order on Red Fraction: Guerilla and I was really impressed by the demo. Going around the map reaching them high points so I can have a birdseye view and then detonate my bombs.

I'm looking forward to the main game itself.
Posted 15:07 on 01 June 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/05/2009
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Party
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 182 27
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