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GAME REVIEW – And Yet It Moves (WiiWare)

By Marty Mulrooney

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And Yet It Moves is a single player puzzle platform game developed by indie developer Broken Rules, released on PC in 2009 and WiiWare in 2010. The Wii version adds an updated gameplay rotation mechanic, various control schemes, three extra levels and a slew of bonus modes, and is priced at 1,000 Wii Points.

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GAME REVIEW – World Of Goo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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World Of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game created by independent developer 2D Boy, which was founded by Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel, both of whom are former Electronic Arts employees. World Of Goo has won many awards since its release in 2008, including Best Independent Game from the Spike TV Video Game Awards Show, Game Of The Year from IGN and Best Game No One Played from Gamespot.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island (PC, Wii, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tales Of Monkey Island was released to critical acclaim last year on PC, followed by ports on both Wii and PS3. I immediately noticed that there was a surprising lack of concrete detail about the quality of the console ports available online. Therefore, when I finally finished the game recently on all three platforms, I decided to share my thoughts with AMO’s readers. This review will be less a review of the game itself (which comprises five chapters, each of which is fantastic) and instead offer a write-up on the different versions available and their various strengths/weaknesses.

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GAME REVIEW – Max & the Magic Marker (WiiWare, PC, Mac)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Max & the Magic Marker is a physics based 2D puzzle platformer for WiiWare, PC & Macintosh. The game was created by Press Play – an independent studio based in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It was also recently released for Windows Phone 7.

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GAME REVIEW – Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People (Nintendo Wii)

By Stewie Sutherland 

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Telltale Game’s first attempt at making a game for a console (alongside a PC version),  Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People did one of two things: if you were like me, you probably saw it and thought it looked bright and funny, maybe staring a wrestler with a Mexican accent and involving all kinds of shenanigans. For anyone who would spare a bit of time to check out Homestarrunner.com though, it was a dream come true. And so, while it may be a bit late, let’s take a look  back at The Brother Chaps’ and Telltale Games’ joint game “for cool and attractive people – but you can play too!”

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ALTERNATIVE MUSINGS – 2010: Nintendo’s Striking Year

By Stewie Sutherland

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Frequent readers of Alternative Magazine Online know that we do our best to cover all mediums when it comes to games. Duncan has put some of the Xbox 360’s best games under the microscope, while Matt researches hot portable and PC titles, and our editor and site owner Marty has reviewed some of the Playstation 3’s must-have titles this year. This usually leaves yours truly covering the Nintendo side of things (though now that Marty has gotten himself a brand new Wii, I might just convert him yet!) and it’s a job I enjoy quite a bit!

That said, we’ve only got a few short weeks until Christmas ’09, so most people already have their shopping lists sorted. Yep, it’s that magical time of the year where toy ad’s run around the clock, people meet with their strange elderly relatives they see once every two years and in my house, the electric bill soars from putting up too many lights. Still though, if you’re a fan of Nintendo’s stronger names, then 2010 will be a big year. (And not just because we can stop saying that really long “two thousand and…” biz).

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