“ Genre: Adventure „
When I still had my old sega mega drive, one of the games I used to love playing was The New Zealand Story, and they now have a version of it for the DS, called the New Zealand Story Revolution. I found this one day on Amazon when looking for DS games for my sisters christmas present as she had just bought herself a new DSi. I was quite excited at seeing this game, and luckily my sister lets me play it on her DSi. The game idea is basically an evil walrus has kiwinapped a whole load of Kiwi Birds from the Zoo, but one managed to get away, and this is you! Your mission to fight through many levels and enemies to save the rest of the birds from the evil walrus. Along the way you encounter many enemies, and you get to shoot them with your cute little bow and arrow. There are some levels where you get to fly on a floating platform, and this is always fun. On some levels you are in some sort of floating space ship like device, that always makes me giggle as the Kiwi Bird looks all cute and Squished in the device lol. The game is generally easy to play, and I think it is more aimed at the younger gamers of the gaming world, but I still enjoyed playing it on the DS as much as I did on the Sega Mega Drive. The game is very colorful, and has some cute little tunes playing in the background. It is fun to play, and is sometimes a little frustrating, which I find is best in games as I don't want to play games that are too easy, takes all the fun out of it. You can buy this game on Amazon for around £10, which is a total bargain, and it may be available in some game stores, but I have not seen it personally, but then I have not been looking for it. I recommend this game to everyone, as it is fun to play and at £10 it is a great bargain too.
I first fell in love with Tiki the Kiwi back in the very late 80's. It was one of the first games I ever played. I can't remember whether it was on the Commodore 64 or Spectrum but either way it seemed to take around 3 hours to load up! I was around 5 at the time but have always remembered my first love, Tiki. Now as I approach my 25th birthday I am reunited with the adorable Tiki, something I had never thought possible! Tiki is a (very brave!) Kiwi bird who sets out on a mission to save his friends, all of whom have been captured by the evil Leopard Seal. They are hidden in cages all over New Zealand, and it is only Tiki, armed with his trusty bow and arrow, who is able to rescue them. The game is extremely colourful and has a Japanese style design to it. You meet various 'baddies' along the way who turn into fruit and various other goodies when you shoot them. They are then worth points and when you collect so many points you gain a life. It is a basic platform game that is fun and easy to follow. Some of the baddies come along on balloons, flying ducks or even laser ships. When you kill the baddie you can steal their transport, which gives the game another element to it. There are also various little extras in the game that make use of the stylus, such as turning a key to open doors or catching Tiki with the stylus to throw him over pits. You even get to go fishing in one level! There are five levels, each with various stages and at the end of each level you fight a 'boss'. These are a little more difficult, but not too difficult that the game gets frustrating to play. The game is probably aimed at children but I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. Maybe it is because of the nostalgia attached to it, but it really is a fun game; it is also quite varied, unlike a lot of children's games which can get quite tedious after a while. The game is quite new so is available from most game shops and is somewhere in the games chart - don't ask me where! All in all - A 5 star game that would make an excellent Christmas pressie, buy it - buy it NOW!