Boom Blox Bash Party

Boom Blox Bash Party Features for Wii

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9Out of 10
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Tom Orry, Editor - Boom Blox: Bash Party, Wii
If only every Wii game was as much fun as Boom Blox. It doesn't seem as though EA's block toppling sequel is setting tills on fire, but it's a huge amount of fun. I've been on a bit of a Wii binge this week, but Bash Party is by far the best of the bunch and a game I'd recommend to anyone looking for something that will appeal to everyone. SEGA's Let's Tap might win on the novelty stakes, but EA's game is packed full with content, makes great use of the motion control technology and is so easy to play that there's more or less no barrier to entry. The first game was one of the best Wii titles of 2008 and EA's repeated the feat this year.

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Wesley Yin-Poole, deputy editor – Nothing Plays (and Pro-G Plays before it) has been our longest-running feature. In the nearly two years since it began (on October 5 2007), I’ve never failed to mention a game. This week, all that changed. Blame Tom. It was his Tuesday lunchtime football session shot that smashed my left wrist to smithereens, resulting in broken bones, split skin and torn tendons. I’ve had to type one handed all week. Even worse, I can’t do Zangief’s Spinning Piledriver (my left thumb is inoperable). So, here we are. This week, I have nothing to report. Nothing. Nada. Zlich. Zero. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week, but don’t count on it – the doctors have told me to mentally prepare for an amputation, you know, just in case.

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James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC
Cries were heard as far away as the next room this week when Juicy Danglers starlet, Maxime Lemaire was stretchered off after suffering a career threatening broken leg. Two weeks, two weeks sidelined was the painful verdict delivered by the club's trembling chief quack. To make matters worse my first choice right back also picked up an injury keeping him out for five days. Two weeks for a broken leg, that's not all that bad I hear you say, but in FM Live a season runs for only three weeks. Lemaire's injury has left my Premiership status in jeopardy and cost the Danglers U21s a shot at a third successive AE U21 league title. It's only a game, but I'll say this; Mohamed Foulouh of Bay Harbour Butchers, remember to lock your doors at night.

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Sebastian Ford, Video Producer – Peggle, XBLA, PC, iPhone
I had just finished watching an episode of That 70’s Show and just didn’t quite feel like I could go to bed yet. A quick flick through my XBLA games brings up Peggle again – and I dive straight in. I completed the adventure mode long ago, but I still have a bunch of challenges left and it was these I was aiming to dent for about 10 – 15 minutes before I hit the hay. Let me tell you now; 10 – 15 minutes of gameplay cannot quench Peggle-thirst (this is a real thing). Accept the fact that if you sit down in front of this game you should be prepared to lose one, two, maybe even three hours of your life in a colourful blink of an eye, all set to the glorious sounds of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. So with stinging eyes and a belly full of beer I finally rest my head in the early hours, knowing I was about seven steps closer to being Peggle Grand Master.

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Two truely excellent games!
Posted 13:43 on 23 June 2009
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Finished Red Faction now so I've moved onto Prototype - Enjoying it but have only played for about an hour so far - will have a good sesh tonight.

Have also been playing a bit more of Ninja Blade - it's not a bad little button basher - quite an epic feel to it.
Posted 13:25 on 23 June 2009
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been playing on the PC since my xbox broke (it's on it's way back from MS), so, re-installed X2, played some Plants VS Zombies & Sims 3. I really cannot wait to get my Xbox back so I can slice some people in half on Prototype
Posted 11:50 on 22 June 2009
nch2k1's Avatar


I managed 15 minutes of ghostbusters, and that was all I had time for in my hectic week, sad stuff.
Posted 10:23 on 22 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


cod4 and playing FFX for the first time, storys kinda of the wall but enjoying it.
Posted 13:31 on 21 June 2009
Wido's Avatar


I finished off Bionic Commando and what twist at the end of the game. The levels you come across Bionic Commando were jaw dropping stuff, and the boss fights was enjoyable to play.

Been mixing between Prototype and COD4. I think I will get Prototype done next week, and some more COD4 online and perhaps then I may buy Sacred 2 or Ghostbusters for something to tide me over with.
Posted 19:13 on 20 June 2009
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I've been meaning to try out the original Boom Blox for ages now. I'll shop around and see how cheap I can get it for.

This week has seen me finish Resident Evil 5 on Normal with my brother. Wesker took an age to kill and we're now replaying on Veteran. I'm not finding it too tough, I've really got into it - but my brother is certainly feeling the strain, struggling to get crucial headshots and runs out of ammo far too quickly. I dread some of the later levels with him, especially Wesker...
Posted 15:17 on 20 June 2009
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All I played last week was Prototype. The final mission was completely epic, and the whole game just screamed out FUNFUNFUN throughout! The phrase "NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU FROM ME. NOT MEN. NOT WEAPONS. NOT ARMOUR." is now permanently burned into my brain.
Posted 15:04 on 20 June 2009


Left 4 Dead! Finally going to do the Expert Levels with my mates, and get some more Golds on Survival.

Other than that, Some red faction online maybe some Killzone, and some Americas Army 3 if they sort the servers out ;)
Posted 15:01 on 20 June 2009
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Sorry to hear about your wrist Wes, get practising for the SFIV tournament with your left foot.

Sacred 2 all week for me, been spoilt rotten this year with console games that are lasting me 100s of hours and Sacred 2 will be no exception, you'll be hearing about it for the next few weeks at least in these comments. I've just completed a quest involving a character called San Holo and am off to celebrate by having a drink in a desert bar called the Twitty Tister. The devs are clearly big movie fans.
Posted 13:43 on 20 June 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/05/2009
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Party
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 195 7
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