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Ben 10: Protector of Earth is the latest game being played on the Wii in our house. My 2 little boys aged 5 and 3 absolutely love this game and I kind of have a feeling this is only the beginning of years of having to miss watching Emmerdale and Coronation Street so that they can play on the Wii.
I actually think they are probably too young to play this game and it is recommended for age 7 and over but my husband plays with them and they really enjoy it. As with all Wii games it also requires lots of movement as nobody wants their children sat down in front of the computer. It is actually really entertaining watching them fight the aliens.
The game is a one player but you need to use your Wii remote and the Nunchunk, one to move and one to fight with. So when we play my husband will do the moving and the boys will take it in turns to fight.
To begin with you are just Ben 10 and you have the option to change into either Four Arms or Heatblast. This will mean nothing to someone who doesn't watch Ben 10 but they are two of the aliens that Ben can change into. Throughout the levels you have to go alien and fight all the baddies. Most of these are the same villains that are featured on the television programme.
When you get to the end of a level you have to fight a big villain, for example Gorvan or Vilgax. This is really hard to do and can take ages but once you have defeated him you get rewarded by being able to turn into another alien.
As the game continues you meet further familiar characters and get access to more Ben 10 aliens each with there own skills and fighting powers.
We have not completed the game yet but it has certainly provided hours upon hours of fun. I would recommend this to any Ben 10 fans but if your not familiar with Ben 10 then avoid because it will be no more than a fighting game to you. A good game that features everyone from the Ben 10 series, if you like Ben 10 and have a Wii go out and buy, it costs about £15.
What a great Christmas present this turned out to be!
My two boys aged four and five thoroughly enjoyed this beat 'em up game based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series.
You start off with one alien and have to progress through the levels and fight other aliens and destroy objects to find a further four of Ben 10's alien friends, ultimately you meet Vilgax, Ben's arch enemy.
I found it complicated to transform between the different alien forms to begin with, though this is great fun with the Wii Nunchuk as my boys found out you could slap your wrist and pretend to be using the real Omnitrix. It wasn't long before we were all earning our upgrade moves (although I must admit the boys were telling me what buttons to press and how to fight each particular alien!).
You can't clear all levels on the first visit and this held their interest as they were desperate to collect all the Sumo Slammer cards and become an 'A' grade Plumber (if you know Ben 10 you'll understand!)
Having said all this it seemed a bit easy to get to the end, although we haven't tried 'Hero' mode yet and are still missing some of those 'A' grades. Yet again if it had been too hard they might have lost interest. Try the two player option as well, it's great fun.
Not really a game for the hard gamers amongst us but if your children are big fans of the Ben 10 cartoon then this is definitely worth a look. As for us, we will still keep looking for that last Sumo Slammer card and wait eagerly for the new Ben 10:Alien Force game.
At first glance, 10-year-old Ben looks like your average, everyday kid, but upon closer inspection its plain to see hes the worlds youngest action hero stopping evildoers from Earth and space! With the help of the Omnitrix, Ben can transform into heroic alien forms with extraordinary powers. The evil Vilgax, with the help of Kevin 11 and the Forever Knights, has set in motion a plan to capture the Omnitrix and the world is in dangerBen 10 Protector of Earth is an exciting game full of familiar characters on a quest to stop Vilgax and save the day!