Travel back to a time when a loveable alien phoned home, gas cost a mere 90 cents a gallon, and everyone was wearing high-tops, leg warmers and had big hair. This was the early 80s, and this was when video gamers nationwide were wowed by the cutting edge graphics and sound effects of the first three-dimensional-like intergalactic arcade shooter – Zaxxon.
Touted as the first game to put video display in perspective, Zaxxon featured “looks” and “sounds” like actual aircraft flight, allowing the player to command his ship just like a real fighter pilot. Dive, bank, fly left and right, and up and down – Zaxxon had it all.
Fly through heavily armored space fortresses, strafing fuel tanks, dodging walls, and blowing up enemy missiles and gunnery. This game is littered with explosions. Then take the fight to the enemy fighter fleet and destroy the aggressor ships with extreme prejudice.
Blasting pixels has never been so fun.
Original Release: 1982
Original Platform: Arcade
# of Players: 1
FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.
With Personality+ a footballer’s abilities on the pitch is mirrored authentically in game, creating individual personalities. Players will be distinguished from one another through a sophisticated database that evaluates and grades each player’s skill-set over 36 attributes and 57 traits, compiled by 1700 scouts around the world. Real Madrid’s Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.
Goalkeepers have also been injected with Personality+. The real-life personality of the keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in game. Dive attributes will determine the keepers with the ability to reach for further shots while reflex attributes determine reaction times, so a keeper like Petr Cech of Chelsea FC will show be able to showcase world-class skills.
Building on the FIFA 10 gameplay that won 50 sports game of the year awards, FIFA 11 introduces new Pro Passing where pass accuracy is determined by a gamer’s ability on the control pad, and player skill, situation and urgency on the pitch, yielding a deeply rewarding passing system. Plus, a series of new customization tools will enable fans to transform FIFA 11 in new and personally meaningful ways. Assign customized chants for every team and league and play music tracks from your existing library from within the game.
Boooooooom-shaka-laka! EA Sports is bringing back the classic, most beloved arcade basketball game ever—NBA JAM—exclusively for the Nintendo Wii in 2010. Originally made by Midway back in 1993 for video arcades, NBA JAM was a humongous hit, with exciting, over-the-top, cartoony 2-on-2 basketball action that defied both traditional basketball rules as well as the laws of gravity and physics. It was the basketball game for people who didn't like—or even know how to play—basketball. And it even let you play as Bill Clinton—if you knew how to unlock the character.
Now EA Sports is reinventing the game for the 21st century with all-new graphics and physics, as well as new game modes and features. No word yet on whether Clinton is coming back, or the Mortal Kombat characters, or whether the new game will still cheat to ensure that the Pistons always beat the Bulls. One nice update that we can confirm: You won't have to keep feeding quarters into your Wii to keep playing! Hooray for the modern world! Slam-a-jamma!
Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA JAM will have players spinning with ankle breaking moves to the basket and on the way to high-flying, backboard-smashing dunks. In addition to the classic experience, EA SPORTS NBA JAM will also introduce new game modes, characters and gameplay depth.
Take to the sky to lead the resistance against Morcubus and his drone army and to stop his plans to take over the skyways. MySims SkyHeroes is an all new adventure that brings the thrill and high speed action of flying to the creative, immersive world of MySims.
Go from unknown pilot to celebrated hero as you defeat dangerous enemies in aerial dogfights, test your reflexes in fast-paced speed challenges, and take on massive enemy bosses that demand all your skill as a pilot to survive. As you progress, you build, customize and tune your aircraft to give you an edge in combat – upgrade your wings for swifter maneuvers, switch out your engine for a speed boost, or change the paint job to camouflage your plane and avoid enemy fire.
Face Morcubus’ drones with an ally in split-screen cooperative gameplay, or take the game online to challenge your friends in fun, competitive 10-player high speed action.
Morcubus and his drones must be stopped; will you rise to the challenge?!
- Adventure Story – Become the Hero who defeats Morcubus and saves the skies from tyranny
- Air Combat – Take on dangerous enemies in high speed air battles that range from dogfights to air raids to rescue missions
- Boss Battles – Defeat Morcubus & drones in epic boss battles
- Customisation – Build & tune your aircraft to optimize it for battle
- Up to 10-player multiplayer – Fly with or against your friends in split-screen co-op and online PvP gameplay
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced its first Yu-Gi-Oh! title for Wii. Entitled Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers, the game will be released in September.
The Wii game uses characters and situations from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series, which takes place in the future and revolved around the adventures of Yusei Fudo, the hottest duelist in Neo Domino City.
Based on the 'Turbo Duels' in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on the racing genre. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motorsport called 'Wheelie Breakers' that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing. As they race around the track in their Duel Runner motorcycles, players call upon monsters from their decks to battle their opponents and prevent them from finishing the race. These cards can then be rearranged between races as strategies to unseat the rival players are developed. Using achievement points which players receive based on their race results, they can purchase new cards and add them to their decks providing upgrades.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers takes full advantage of the Wii's control system as players use the Wii Remote for both competitive card dueling and Duel Runner racing. Users can also use the Nunchuk during races, allowing for split-second manoeuvers including, acceleration, steering and recovery. A wide selection of gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode, and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to four players competing via a split screen system.
As has become traditional with Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! titles, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers will be released with three official Trading Cards inside the box.
- Torn from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D?s animated series on 4Kids network, the first ever racing game with the card dueling elements
- Summon over 100 monsters and creatures, with special powers and attacks during races to try and take out your opponent
- Clear races to acquire new cards for your deck providing motorcycle upgrades and more advanced attack monsters
- Includes over 125 different Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D?s cards complete with their own original effects
- Strategic card battles for hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and an exhilarating arcade racer for casual gamers and racing aficionados alike
- Utilizing the Wii mote for the card dueling and the Nunchuk for the racing, including weight shifting, acceleration, steering and recovery
- Includes 3 fun modes of play: Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode and Multiplayer Mode, with up to 4 friends in racing and dueling split screen