All Go-Kart Racing Games (with ratings)

Games of this style involve “karts” (short for go-karts) or similar miniature vehicles racing through a defined course. Kart racing games often feature mascots or familiar cartoon characters that can be clearly seen in the driver’s seat. Power-ups are typically an important part of play. Although there may often be elements of combat or shooting, winning the race is the primary goal in a game of this style.

Examples:
Super Mario Kart
Konami Krazy Racers
Street Racer
NickToons Racing
Mickey’s Racing Adventure
Wreckin’ Crew
Wacky Races
CTR: Crash Team Racing

Games:
2008 Action Girlz Racing Wii 1.5 Stars
1994 Al Unser Jr.’s Road to the Top Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
2013 Angry Birds Go! iPhone 2.5 Stars
2013 Angry Birds Go! iPad 2.5 Stars
2013 Angry Birds Go! Android Phone 2.5 Stars
2013 Angry Birds Go! Android Tablet 2.5 Stars
2013 Angry Birds Go! Windows Phone 2.5 Stars
1999 Antz [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Antz Extreme Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Antz Extreme Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Antz Extreme Racing [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Antz Extreme Racing [European] Xbox
2002 Antz Extreme Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Antz Extreme Racing Xbox 2 Stars
2002 Antz Extreme Racing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Antz Extreme Racing [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Antz Extreme Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2001 Antz Racing Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
1995 Atari Karts Atari Jaguar 2.5 Stars
2003 ATV Racers PlayStation 1.5 Stars
1996 Ayrton Senna Kart Duel [European] PlayStation
1996 Ayrton Senna Kart Duel [Japanese] PlayStation
1998 Ayrton Senna Kart Duel 2 [European] PlayStation
1995 Battle Racers [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 BC Racers Sega CD 2.5 Stars
1995 BC Racers Sega Genesis 32X 2 Stars
1995 BC Racers 3DO 2 Stars
1995 BC Racers [European] Sega CD
199X BC Racers [European] 3DO
1995 BC Racers (Stone Racers) IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2008 Beanotown Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Ben 10 Galactic Racing Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2011 Ben 10 Galactic Racing PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2011 Ben 10 Galactic Racing Wii 2.5 Stars
2011 Ben 10 Galactic Racing Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2011 Ben 10 Galactic Racing Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2012 Ben 10 Galactic Racing PlayStation Vita 1.5 Stars
2003 Bomberman Kart [European] PlayStation 2
Bomberman Kart [Canceled] PlayStation 2
2010 Calvin Tucker’s Redneck: Farm Animals Racing Tournament Wii 1 Stars
2010 Calvin Tucker’s Redneck: Farm Animals Racing Tournament Nintendo DS 1 Stars
2010 Calvin Tucker’s Redneck: Farm Animals Racing Tournament [Bundle] Wii 1 Stars
2006 Cartoon Network Racing Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2006 Cartoon Network Racing PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2007 Cartoon Network Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Cartoon Network Racing [European] Nintendo DS
2003 Cartoon Network Speedway Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2006 Chicken Hunter: License to Grill IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1999 Chocobo Racing PlayStation 1.5 Stars
1999 Chocobo Racing [European] PlayStation 2 Stars
Chocobo Racing 3D [Canceled] Nintendo 3DS
Chuck E. Cheese’s Kart Racing [Canceled] Wii
2000 Club Kart: European Session Arcade 3 Stars
2006 Cocoto Kart Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Cocoto Kart Racer Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2008 Cocoto Kart Racer Wii 2 Stars
2007 Cocoto Racers [European] Nintendo DS
2008 Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D iPhone 3.5 Stars
2003 Crash Nitro Kart Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2003 Crash Nitro Kart PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Crash Nitro Kart Xbox 2 Stars
2003 Crash Nitro Kart Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2003 Crash Nitro Kart [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Crash Nitro Kart [European] Xbox
2003 Crash Nitro Kart [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Crash Nitro Kart [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Crash Nitro Kart N-Gage 3 Stars
2004 Crash Nitro Kart Mobile 2.5 Stars
2004 Crash Nitro Kart [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Crash Tag Team Racing [European] Xbox
2005 Crash Tag Team Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Crash Tag Team Racing [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing Xbox 2.5 Stars
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing [European] Nintendo GameCube
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2005 Crash: Tag Team Racing [European] PlayStation Portable
Crash: Tag Team Racing [Canceled] Nintendo DS
2007 Crash: Tag Team Racing [Platinum] [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 Crazy Chicken: Kart 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Crazy Chicken: Kart 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 Crazy Chicken: Star Karts Nintendo DS 1 Stars
2007 Crazy Frog Arcade Racer PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2005 Crazy Frog Racer [European] PlayStation 2
2005 Crazy Frog Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Crazy Frog Racer [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 Crazy Frog Racer IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2006 Crazy Frog Racer [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Crazy Frog Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Crazy Frog Racer 2 [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Crazy Frog Racer 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
Crazy Racing: Kart Rider [Canceled] PlayStation Portable
1998 Cro-Mag Rally Macintosh 2 Stars
2008 Cro-Mag Rally iPhone 2.5 Stars
2010 Cro-Mag Rally iPad 2.5 Stars
1999 CTR: Crash Team Racing PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1999 CTR: Crash Team Racing [European] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2000 CTR: Crash Team Racing [Greatest Hits] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1997 Diddy Kong Racing [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1997 Diddy Kong Racing Nintendo 64 4 Stars
1997 Diddy Kong Racing [European] Nintendo 64
2007 Diddy Kong Racing DS Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Diddy Kong Racing DS [European] Nintendo DS
Digimon Grand Prix [Canceled] PlayStation
2004 Digimon Racing [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Digimon Racing Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
1999 Disney’s Magical Racing Tour [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 Disneyland Kart Racer Mobile 2 Stars
DK Bongo Blast [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Racing [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
2007 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Wii 1 Stars
1999 Doraemon Kart 2 [Japanese] Game Boy Color
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Wii 2.5 Stars
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2011 DreamWorks Super Star Kartz [Bundle] Wii 2.5 Stars
1996 Eat My Dust IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2014 El Chavo Kart [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3
2014 El Chavo Kart [Xbox Live] Xbox 360
2003 Extreme Go-Kart Racing PlayStation 2 Stars
2012 F1 Race Stars Xbox 360 2 Stars
2012 F1 Race Stars PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2012 F1 Race Stars IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 F1 Race Stars iPhone
2014 F1 Race Stars iPad
2014 F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition [eShop] Wii U 2 Stars
2011 Face Racers: Photo Finish Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
2010 Family Go-Kart Racing [WiiWare] Wii 1 Stars
2013 Family Kart 3D [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2001 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [European] PlayStation 2
2002 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [European] PlayStation 2
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
2006 The Flintstones: Bedrock Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2001 Formula Karts [European] IBM PC Compatible
1997 Formula Karts: Special Edition [European] PlayStation
2003 Furious Karting [European] Xbox
2003 Furious Karting Xbox 3 Stars
1999 Go Kart Challenge IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 Heathcliff! The Fast and the Furriest Wii 1.5 Stars
2014 Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing Nintendo 3DS
2014 Hello Kitty Kruisers iPhone 1.5 Stars
2014 Hello Kitty Kruisers iPad 1.5 Stars
2014 Hello Kitty Kruisers Android Phone 1.5 Stars
2014 Hello Kitty Kruisers Android Tablet 1.5 Stars
2014 Hello Kitty Kruisers With Sanrio Friends Wii U 1.5 Stars
2007 Heracles: Chariot Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Homie Rollerz Nintendo DS 0.5 Stars
Hugo: Bukkazoom! [Canceled] Game Boy Advance
2005 International Super Karts [European] PlayStation 2
2011 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With an Engine Xbox 360 2 Stars
2011 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With an Engine PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2011 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With an Engine Wii 2 Stars
2012 Joy Ride Turbo [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2011 JumpStart Crazy Karts Wii 2 Stars
2012 Kart Krashers [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 3 Stars
2009 Kart Racer [European] Wii
2010 Kart Racer Wii 1.5 Stars
2007 Kart Rider IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Konami Krazy Racers Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2001 Konami Krazy Racers [European] Game Boy Advance
2001 Konami Wai Wai Racing [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
2009 Krazy Kart Racing iPhone 2 Stars
2001 The Land Before Time: Great Valley Racing Adventure PlayStation 2 Stars
2013 LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz iPhone 2 Stars
2013 LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz iPad 2 Stars
2012 LittleBigPlanet Karting PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2000 Looney Tunes Racing PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Looney Tunes Racing Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2007 M&M’s Kart Racing Wii 1 Stars
2008 M&M’s Kart Racing Nintendo DS 1 Stars
2009 Madagascar Kartz Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2009 Madagascar Kartz PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2009 Madagascar Kartz Wii 2.5 Stars
2009 Madagascar Kartz Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2009 Madagascar Kartz [Bundle] Wii 2.5 Stars
1995 Manic Karts IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 Manic Karts [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Manic Karts [European] IBM PC Compatible
1996 Mario Kart 64 [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1997 Mario Kart 64 Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
1997 Mario Kart 64 [European] Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
2007 Mario Kart 64 [Virtual Console] Wii 3.5 Stars
2011 Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS 3 Stars
2014 Mario Kart 8 Wii U 3.5 Stars
2001 Mario Kart Advance [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
2005 Mario Kart Arcade GP Arcade 3.5 Stars
2014 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Arcade 3.5 Stars
2005 Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS 4 Stars
2005 Mario Kart DS [European] Nintendo DS
2001 Mario Kart Super Circuit Game Boy Advance 4 Stars
2001 Mario Kart Super Circuit [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 Mario Kart Super Circuit [Players Choice] Game Boy Advance 4 Stars
2008 Mario Kart Wii Wii 3 Stars
2012 Mario Kart Wii [2012] Wii 3 Stars
2008 Mario Kart Wii [Bundle] Wii 3 Stars
2003 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GameCube 3.5 Stars
2011 Maximum Racing: Super Karts Wii 2 Stars
2000 Merlin Racing Nuon 2 Stars
2004 Michael Schumacher Kart Challenge 2005 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Michael Schumacher World Tour Kart [Best of Atari] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Michael Schumacher’s Racing World Kart 2002 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1999 Mickey’s Racing Adventure Game Boy Color 4 Stars
2001 Mickey’s Racing Challenge USA [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2000 Mickey’s Speedway USA Nintendo 64 2.5 Stars
2001 Mickey’s Speedway USA Game Boy Color 3.5 Stars
2010 ModNation Racers PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2010 ModNation Racers PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2012 ModNation Racers: Roadtrip PlayStation Vita 2 Stars
1994 Motor Toon Grand Prix [Japanese] PlayStation
1996 Motor Toon Grand Prix PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2000 Muppet RaceMania [European] PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2000 Muppet RaceMania PlayStation 2 Stars
2009 MySims Racing Wii 2.5 Stars
2009 MySims Racing Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2004 Myth Makers: Super Kart GP [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Myth Makers: Super Kart GP Wii 1 Stars
2009 NASCAR Kart Racing Wii 2.5 Stars
2008 Nicktoons Nitro Racing Arcade 2 Stars
2000 Nicktoons Racing IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 Nicktoons Racing Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2001 Nicktoons Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Nicktoons Racing PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2002 Nicktoons Racing Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2006 Nicktoons Racing Arcade 3 Stars
2001 Nicktoons Racing [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Open Kart [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Open Kart IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 Pac-Man Rally [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Pac-Man Rally [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 Pac-Man World Rally IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2006 Pac-Man World Rally PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2006 Pac-Man World Rally Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2006 Pac-Man World Rally PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
Pac-Man World Rally [Canceled] Xbox
2003 Pet Racer IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Racers’ Island: Crazy Racers [WiiWare] Wii 1 Stars
2004 Rascal Racers PlayStation 2 Stars
2007 Rayman Kart Mobile 2.5 Stars
2009 Shrek Kart iPhone 2.5 Stars
2006 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2006 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2006 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2006 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2007 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing Nintendo DS 1 Stars
2007 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing [European] PlayStation Portable
Shrek: Smash n’ Crash Racing [Canceled] Wii
2002 Shrek: Swamp Kart Speedway Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2002 Shrek: Swamp Kart Speedway [European] Game Boy Advance
1993 Skunny Kart IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2001 Smurf Racer! PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U 2.5 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Xbox 360 3 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PlayStation Vita 2.5 Stars
2013 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2013 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2014 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed iPhone 3 Stars
2014 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed iPad 3 Stars
2014 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Android Phone 3 Stars
2014 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Android Tablet 3 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition Wii U 2.5 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition Xbox 360 3 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition PlayStation Vita 2.5 Stars
2013 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Wii 3 Stars
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing iPhone 3 Stars
2013 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Arcade Arcade 2 Stars
2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing With Banjo-Kazooie Xbox 360 3 Stars
1994 Sonic Drift [Japanese] Sega Game Gear
1995 Sonic Drift 2 Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
2013 Sonic Drift 2 [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
1999 South Park Rally PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 South Park Rally IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 South Park Rally Nintendo 64 3 Stars
2000 South Park Rally [European] PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2000 South Park Rally Dreamcast 1 Stars
2002 Spanking Runners [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Speed Freaks [European] PlayStation 3 Stars
2000 Speed Punks PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2009 SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom 500 Plug and Play 2 Stars
2010 SpongeBob’s Boating Bash Wii 1.5 Stars
2010 SpongeBob’s Boating Bash Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing [European] PlayStation 2
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing [Canceled] Hybrid PC/Mac
1994 Street Racer Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
1994 Street Racer [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Street Racer [European] Sega Genesis
1996 Street Racer PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1996 Street Racer [European] IBM PC Compatible
1996 Street Racer [European] Game Boy
1996 Street Racer Game Boy 2 Stars
1997 Street Racer [European] PlayStation
1997 Street Racer [European] Sega Saturn
Street Racer [Canceled] Sega Saturn
2001 Super 1 Karting Simulation IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Super Karts [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 Super Mario Kart Super Nintendo Entertainment System 4.5 Stars
1992 Super Mario Kart [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Super Mario Kart [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2009 Super Mario Kart [Virtual Console] Wii 4.5 Stars
2014 Super Mario Kart [Virtual Console] Wii U
2001 Toy Story Racer PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2001 Toy Story Racer Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2013 Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Wii 1.5 Stars
2013 Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2013 Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
1995 Virtual Karts IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 Wacky Races IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 Wacky Races Game Boy Color 3.5 Stars
2000 Wacky Races Dreamcast 3 Stars
2003 Wacky Races [Best of Infogrames] [European] IBM PC Compatible
Wacky Races [Canceled] Sega Genesis
2001 Wacky Races Starring Dastardly & Muttley [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Wacky Races: Crash & Dash Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Wacky Races: Crash & Dash Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
1994 Wacky Wheels IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour Dreamcast 2 Stars
2002 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour Classic [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Woody Woodpecker Racing PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 Woody Woodpecker Racing IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 Woody Woodpecker Racing Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1997 Wreckin’ Crew IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 Wreckin’ Crew PlayStation 3 Stars
2010 Zero Gear IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars

Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It? Review

Tiny fans of the Bob the Builder cartoon series will have a blast playing games and solving puzzles in this interactive title featuring characters from the show. Eight activities are accessed from the main screen, several of which have two or more related mini-activities within them. For example, in Porcupine Rescue, children help Lofty the Crane build an underground tunnel for wayward porcupines (Tunnel Time), join Wendy in herding the critters into the tunnel (Help the Porcupines), and Where’s Pilchard?, a search for a missing cat.

Each activity has three difficulty levels, although the difference between them is negligible, and most are related to construction or demolition, although it is unclear how some relate to the subject, such as porcupine herding or country line dancing. The activities, though, have enough gameplay and associated fun that most youngsters won’t even notice the discrepancy.

Gameplay is simple and straightforward for even very young children. Instructions are clearly given before the start of each activity, and directional movement is accomplished with either the keyboard or the mouse, depending on player preference. The control scheme is simple and most items are activated with the space bar or left mouse click.

A significant drawback of the program is the interminably long load times for each activity, possibly due to the heavily designed 3D graphical environment. Small children may become frustrated due to the long wait for each activity to begin. Overall, Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It? provides good entertainment for the targeted age group. Although no age range is provided on the box, the official developer site on the Internet clearly indicates an intended range of three to eight (preschoolers to primary-grade children).

Graphics

The 3D graphics are amazing. The characters look like little plastic action figures that are about to jump right out of the computer.

Sound

Though the speech is understandable, the volume level seems to fluctuate, ranging from difficult to hear to blaring at times.

Enjoyment

Youngsters will have a lot of fun with the game, especially if they’re fans of or own action figures and play sets based on the television show.

Replay Value

With no specific goal, the number of times the game can be played is unlimited. Children will likely remain interested for as long as the cartoon series captivates them.

Documentation

The manual is very thorough and explains each activity.

Duke Nukem: Time to Kill – Controls

CONTROLS
L2 Button strafe left
L1 Button (hold) walk
D-Pad Up forward
D-Pad Left left
D-Pad Down back
D-Pad Right right
Left Analog Stick left
Right Analog Stick right
Select Button weapons inventory
R1 Button look; precision aiming mode
R2 Button strafe right
Triangle Button tap to quickly turn around
Circle Button draw/holster weapon
Square Button jump; thrust; swim
X Button fire current weapon; action (if no weapon drawn)

All Construction/Building Sim Games

Construction/building sims allow players to create buildings and cities from scratch. Users may design a layout of city streets, choose the number of floors in a building, or determine the placement of police stations, power plants, parks, and other structures and services.

Examples:
Yoot Tower
SimTower
Constructor
SimCity 4

Games:
2014 1849 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 1849 Macintosh 2 Stars
2014 1849 iPad 2 Stars
2014 1849 Android Tablet 2 Stars
2000 3D Roller Coaster Designer IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 3D Roller Coaster Designer [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 3D Snowboard Resort Designer IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1992 A-Train Macintosh 2.5 Stars
1992 A-Train IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1992 A-Train Commodore Amiga 3 Stars
1996 A-Train PlayStation 2 Stars
1997 A-Train 5 [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 A-Train 6 [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2004 A-Train 6 [European] PlayStation 2
2009 A-Train 8 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 A-Train 9 IBM PC Compatible
1993 A-Train Construction Set IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1993 A-Train Construction Set Macintosh 3 Stars
1993 A-Train Construction Set Commodore Amiga 3 Stars
2008 A-Train HX [European] Xbox 360
1995 A.IV Evolution Global [European] PlayStation
1997 Air Blocks IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1999 Aircraft Factory 99 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 Aircraft Factory 99 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2011 Akimi Village [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 3 Stars
Assassin’s Creed: Utopia [Canceled] iPhone
Assassin’s Creed: Utopia [Canceled] iPad
Assassin’s Creed: Utopia [Canceled] Android Phone
Assassin’s Creed: Utopia [Canceled] Android Tablet
2003 Atlantis Underwater Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 Banished IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Beach Life [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Beach Life [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Beach Life [European] IBM PC Compatible
2014 Beach Resort Simulator IBM PC Compatible
2007 Blockland IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2007 Blockland Macintosh 3 Stars
2012 Bridge Constructor iPhone 2.5 Stars
2012 Bridge Constructor iPad 2.5 Stars
2012 Bridge Constructor Android Phone 2.5 Stars
2012 Bridge Constructor Android Tablet 2.5 Stars
2013 Bridge Constructor IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 Bridge Constructor Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2014 Bridge Constructor Windows Phone 2.5 Stars
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval iPhone
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval iPad
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval Android Phone
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval Android Tablet
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval IBM PC Compatible
2014 Bridge Constructor Medieval Macintosh
2012 Bridge Constructor Playground Android Phone
2012 Bridge Constructor Playground Android Tablet
2012 Bridge Constructor Playground iPhone
2012 Bridge Constructor Playground iPad
2013 Bridge Constructor Playground IBM PC Compatible
2013 Bridge Constructor Playground Macintosh
2003 Bridge It IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2013 Bridge Project IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2013 Bridge Project Macintosh 1.5 Stars
1993 Caesar IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1995 Caesar II IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1995 Caesar II Macintosh 4 Stars
1998 Caesar III IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1999 Caesar III Macintosh 4 Stars
2000 Caesar III [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Caesar III [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Caesar IV IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 Caesar IV [European] IBM PC Compatible
1982 Car Builder IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Casino Mogul IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1991 Castles IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1995 Castles II: Siege & Conquest IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1992 Castles: Sieges and Conquest Macintosh 4 Stars
2005 Caterpillar Construction Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 Circus Empire [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Circus Empire IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2008 Circus Empire [European] IBM PC Compatible
2014 Cities in Motion 2: European Cities IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Cities in Motion 2: European Cities Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2009 Cities XL IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Cities XL 2011 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2010 Cities XL 2011 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2012 Cities XL 2012 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2013 Cities XL Platinum IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2015 Cities: Skylines IBM PC Compatible
2015 Cities: Skylines Macintosh
2010 City Builder Wii 2 Stars
2010 City Builder IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2006 City Life IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 City Life [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 City Life: 2008 Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 City Life: 2008 Edition IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 City Life: World Edition IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 CivCity: Rome IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 CivCity: Rome [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile — Official Pharaoh Expansion IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1989 Coaster IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 Coaster Crazy Deluxe iPhone 2.5 Stars
2013 Coaster Crazy Deluxe iPad 2.5 Stars
2014 Minecraft: Pocket Edition Amazon Fire TV 3.5 Stars
2013 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Xbox 360 3.5 Stars
2012 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 3.5 Stars
2014 Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Xbox One
2014 Minecraft: Xbox One Edition [Xbox Live] Xbox One
2011 Monopoly City IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2004 Monster Garage IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 Monster Garage Xbox 1.5 Stars
2001 Moon Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1990 Moonbase: Lunar Colony Simulator IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2012 My Singing Monsters iPhone
2012 My Singing Monsters iPad
2012 My Singing Monsters Android Phone
2012 My Singing Monsters Android Tablet
2014 My Singing Monsters [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita
2011 National Geographic: Build it Green — Back to the Beach Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2009 National Geographic: Plan It Green Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2004 National Lampoon’s University Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2014 NoLimits 2: Roller Coaster Simulation IBM PC Compatible
1999 Pharaoh IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1999 Pharaoh [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Pharaoh [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Pharaoh [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2000 Pharaoh Gold [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Pharaoh Gold [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level #3: Protonic Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level #6: Cyber Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level: Chemical Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level: Electrical Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level: Geothermal Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Planet Hot Wheels CD-ROM Race Level: Particle Energy Car IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1985 Project Space Station Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1985 Project Space Station Apple II 2.5 Stars
1987 Project Space Station IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 The Promised Land IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2013 The Promised Land Macintosh 2 Stars
1992 A Ressha de Ikou MD [Japanese] Sega Genesis
2012 Rigonauts IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 The Robot Club IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
The Robot Club [Canceled] Macintosh
2000 Roller Coaster Factory IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Roller Coaster Factory 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 Roller Coaster Mania 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Rollercoaster World [European] PlayStation 2
1995 S! Zone for SimCity 2000 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Sandy Beach [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2015 ScreamRide Xbox 360
2015 ScreamRide Xbox One
2004 Shrine Circus Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Sid Meier’s Sim Golf [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Sid Meier’s SimGolf IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2003 Sid Meier’s SimGolf [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Sid Meier’s SimGolf [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1989 SimCity Macintosh 4 Stars
1989 SimCity Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1989 SimCity Atari ST 2 Stars
1989 SimCity Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1989 SimCity IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1990 SimCity [European] Amstrad CPC
1991 SimCity [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 SimCity [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 SimCity Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
2006 SimCity Mobile 2.5 Stars
2008 SimCity iPhone 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
1997 SimCity [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 SimCity [Virtual Console] Wii 2.5 Stars
1993 SimCity 2000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1995 SimCity 2000 Macintosh 3 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 Sega Saturn 3 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1996 SimCity 2000 PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1997 SimCity 2000 [European] PlayStation
1998 SimCity 2000 [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2003 SimCity 2000 Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2004 SimCity 2000 [European] Game Boy Advance
2000 SimCity 2000 [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1993 SimCity 2000 [DOS] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 [OS/2] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 SimCity 2000 [Pocket PC] Mobile 2.5 Stars
1996 SimCity 2000 Network Edition IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 Scenarios Vol. 1: Great Disasters IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 Scenarios Vol. 1: Great Disasters Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1994 SimCity 2000 Scenarios Vol. 1: Great Disasters [DOS] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 SimCity 2000 Special Edition [Collector] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 SimCity 2000 Special Edition [Jewel Case] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1995 SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit Macintosh 3 Stars
1994 SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit [DOS] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1995 SimCity 2000: CD Collection Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1996 SimCity 2000: Special Edition Macintosh 4 Stars
2001 SimCity 2000: Special Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 SimCity 2000: Special Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
1996 SimCity 2000: Special Edition [CD-ROM Classics] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1998 SimCity 2000: Special Edition [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1998 SimCity 3000 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1999 SimCity 3000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 SimCity 3000 Macintosh 1.5 Stars
2004 SimCity 3000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 SimCity 3000 [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 SimCity 3000 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2000 SimCity 3000 [Linux] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 SimCity 3000 UK [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 SimCity 3000 Unlimited IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1999 SimCity 3000: UK Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 SimCity 3000: UK Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 SimCity 3000: UK Edition [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 SimCity 3000: World Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 SimCity 3000: World Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 SimCity 4 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2003 SimCity 4 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 SimCity 4 Macintosh 3 Stars
2004 SimCity 4 [EA Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 SimCity 4 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2004 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition Macintosh 3 Stars
2003 SimCity 4: Rush Hour IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 SimCity 4: Rush Hour [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 SimCity 4: Rush Hour Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2000 SimCity 64 [Japanese] Nintendo 64DD
1997 SimCity Classic Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
1993 SimCity Classic [OS/2] IBM PC Compatible 4.5 Stars
1996 SimCity Classic Deluxe Edition Hybrid PC/Mac 4.5 Stars
1990 SimCity Classic Graphics Macintosh 1.5 Stars
1994 SimCity Classic Graphics IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1999 SimCity Classic Live Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2008 SimCity Creator [European] Nintendo DS
2008 SimCity Creator Wii 2 Stars
2008 SimCity Creator Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
SimCity Creator [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2010 SimCity Deluxe iPhone 2 Stars
2010 SimCity Deluxe HD iPad 2 Stars
2007 SimCity DS Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2007 SimCity DS [European] Nintendo DS
1995 SimCity Enhanced Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1997 SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 SimCity Enhanced Version IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1991 SimCity for Windows IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 1: Ancient Cities Macintosh 3 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 1: Ancient Cities IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 1: Ancient Cities Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 2: Future Cities Macintosh 3 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 2: Future Cities IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1990 SimCity Graphics Set 2: Future Cities Commodore Amiga 3 Stars
1996 SimCity Jr. [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2012 SimCity Social IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 SimCity Societies IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 SimCity Societies [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 SimCity Societies: Destinations IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1989 SimCity Terrain Editor IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1989 SimCity Terrain Editor Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2013 SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow — Limited Edition Hybrid PC/Mac 2 Stars
2013 SimCity: Digital Deluxe Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity: Digital Deluxe Edition Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity: Limited Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2013 SimCity: Limited Edition Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2002 SimGolf [European] IBM PC Compatible
2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out iPhone 2.5 Stars
2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out iPad 2.5 Stars
SimsVille [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1994 SimTower IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 SimTower Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1995 SimTown Macintosh 3.5 Stars
1995 SimTown IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 SimTown [European] IBM PC Compatible
1995 SimTown [OS/2] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1998 Skybase IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Skyscraper Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 Smurfs’ Village iPhone 3.5 Stars
2010 Smurfs’ Village iPad 3.5 Stars
2003 Space Colony [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Space Colony IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Space Colony Macintosh 2 Stars
2014 Spacebase DF-9 IBM PC Compatible
2014 Spacebase DF-9 Macintosh
2001 Startopia [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Startopia IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2002 Startopia [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Startopia [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Startopia [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
1996 Tonka Construction Hybrid PC/Mac 3.5 Stars
1999 Tonka Construction 2 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 Tonka Construction 2 [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 Tonka Construction 2 [Replay] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Tonka Construction Site Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
1998 Tonka Garage IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2006 Tonka: On the Job Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2007 Tonka: On the Job IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2008 Tonka: On the Job [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 The Tower SP Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2011 Towns IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 Towns Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2006 Trailer Park Trash [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Trailer Park Trash [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Trailer Park Tycoon IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2014 Train Town IBM PC Compatible
2014 Train Town: Build & Explore Android Phone
2014 Train Town: Build & Explore Android Tablet
2014 Train Town: Build & Explore iPhone
2014 Train Town: Build & Explore iPad
2001 Tropico IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 Tropico [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Tropico Macintosh 3 Stars
2003 Tropico [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 Tropico 2: Pirate Cove IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2003 Tropico 2: Pirate Cove [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Tropico 2: Pirate Cove Macintosh 3 Stars
2009 Tropico 3 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2010 Tropico 3 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2010 Tropico 3: Absolute Power IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 Tropico 4 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 Tropico 4 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2012 Tropico 4: Modern Times IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2012 Tropico 4: Modern Times [Xbox Live] Xbox 360 3 Stars
2014 Tropico 5 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Tropico 5 Macintosh
2014 Tropico 5 Xbox 360
2015 Tropico 5 PlayStation 4
2014 Tropico 5: Limited Special Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Tropico 5: Limited Special Edition Xbox 360
2015 Tropico 5: Limited Special Edition PlayStation 4
2007 Tropico Gold [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Tropico Gold Pack [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Tropico: Master Player’s Edition IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2002 Tropico: Paradise Island [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Tropico: Paradise Island IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2004 Ultimate Mini Golf Designer [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2001 Ultimate Ride IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2001 Ultimate Ride [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Ultimate Ride: Coaster Deluxe IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Ultimate Ride: Coaster Deluxe [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Ultimate Ride: Disney Coaster IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2008 Universe Sandbox IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1993 Utopia: The Creation of a Nation Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
2002 Virtual Resort: Spring Break IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2010 We Rule iPhone 2 Stars
2010 We Rule iPad 2 Stars
2003 Wild Rides: WaterPark Factory IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 Wild Rides: WaterPark Factory [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 A World of Keflings [eShop] Wii U
2010 A World of Keflings [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 3 Stars
2003 World’s Greatest Coasters [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 World’s Greatest Coasters 3D IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1998 Yoot Tower IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 Yoot Tower Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2000 Zeus: Master of Olympus IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Zeus: Master of Olympus [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Zeus: Master of Olympus [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Zeus: Master of Olympus: [European] IBM PC Compatible

All Naval Combat Sim Games

Naval combat sims are designed to re-create the experience of commanding an actual frigate, cruiser, submarine, or other naval combat craft.

Games:
2007 1914 Shells of Fury IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1988 688 Attack Sub IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1991 688 Attack Sub Sega Genesis 3 Stars
2010 688(I) Hunter/Killer [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 688(I): Hunter/Killer IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1998 688(I): Hunter/Killer [CD-ROM Classics] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1994 Aces of the Deep IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1989 Action in the North Atlantic IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1989 Action Stations! IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1990 ADS: Advanced Destroyer Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1994 Aegis: Guardian of the Fleet IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1991 Air Raid Pearl Harbor Apple II 2.5 Stars
1997 Battle of the Ironclads IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 Battle of the Ironclads Macintosh 2 Stars
1995 Battle Submarine [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1987 Battleship Bismarck IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 Battlestations Sega Saturn 2.5 Stars
1997 Battlestations PlayStation 2 Stars
1997 Battlestations [European] PlayStation
1987 Bismarck Apple II 2.5 Stars
198X Brig Battle Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1983 Broadsides Apple II 2.5 Stars
1992 Carrier Strike IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1995 Carrier: Fortress at Sea 3DO 3 Stars
1996 Carrier: Fortress at Sea IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Command: Aces of the Deep IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1980 Computer Bismarck Apple II 3 Stars
1987 Convoy Raider Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
2005 Dangerous Waters IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2005 Dangerous Waters [Retail Box] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1992 Das Boot: German U-Boat Simulation IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1986 Destroyer Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1986 Destroyer IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1986 Destroyer Apple II 2 Stars
1987 Destroyer Commodore Amiga 2 Stars
1987 Destroyer Apple IIGS 2 Stars
2002 Destroyer Command IBM PC Compatible 1 Stars
2002 Destroyer Command [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Destroyer Command [European] IBM PC Compatible
1989 Destroyer Escort Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1992 Dreadnoughts IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Enigma: Rising Tide IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2005 Enigma: Rising Tide — Gold Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1996 Fast Attack: High Tech Submarine Warfare IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1999 Fighting Steel: World War II Surface Combat 1939 – 1942 IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 Fighting Steel: World War II Surface Combat 1939 – 1942 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1983 Fire One Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
2010 Fleet Command IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1983 Gato IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1985 Gato Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1986 Gato Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1992 Great Naval Battles IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1995 Great Naval Battles IV: Burning Steel IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1996 Great Naval Battles V: Demise of the Dreadnoughts — 1914-18 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1996 Great Naval Battles Vol II IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1995 Great Naval Battles Vol III: Fury in the Pacific, 1941–44 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 Gunboat: River Combat Simulation IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1996 Harpoon Classic IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 Harpoon Classic 97 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 Harpoon II IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 Harpoon II Macintosh 3 Stars
1988 The Hunt for Red October IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1988 The Hunt for Red October Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1988 The Hunt for Red October Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1988 The Hunt for Red October Atari ST 3.5 Stars
1988 The Hunt for Red October Apple II 3.5 Stars
1989 The Hunt for Red October Apple IIGS 3.5 Stars
1999 Jane’s Fleet Command IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1999 Jane’s Fleet Command [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Jane’s Fleet Command [European] IBM PC Compatible
1993 Jutland IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1995 Konpeki no Kantai: Deep Blue Fleet [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2006 Larry Bond’s Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
Larry Bond’s Harpoon 4 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1997 Man of War IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1999 Man of War II: Chains of Command IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2010 Naval Assault: The Killing Tide Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2004 Naval Ops: Commander PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Naval Ops: Warship Gunner PlayStation 2 2 Stars
1988 Navcom 6 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1996 Navy Strike IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1989 Ocean Ranger IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Operation Steel Tide IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1986 PHM Pegasus IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1989 Poseidon Wars 3-D Sega Master System 2.5 Stars
1989 Project Neptune IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1987 PT 109 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2009 PT Boats: Knights of the Sea IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 PT Boats: Knights of the Sea [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 PT Boats: South Gambit IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1985 Ram! IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1993 Red Sky at Morning IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1988 Red Storm Rising Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1989 Red Storm Rising Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1989 Red Storm Rising IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 Red Storm Rising Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1992 Red Storm Rising [MicroProse Classics] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2005 Salvo! Hybrid PC/Mac 3 Stars
1987 Search & Destroy IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 Seawolves: Submarines on Hunt IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1996 Silent Hunter IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1999 Silent Hunter [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Silent Hunter iPhone 2.5 Stars
2007 Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic — Gold Edition IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Silent Hunter II IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Silent Hunter II [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Silent Hunter II [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Silent Hunter II [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 Silent Hunter II [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2005 Silent Hunter III IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2005 Silent Hunter III [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Silent Hunter III [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Silent Hunter III [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2014 Silent Hunter Online IBM PC Compatible
1996 Silent Hunter Patrol Disk IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 Silent Hunter Patrol Disk 2 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 Silent Hunter Patrol Disk 3 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 Silent Hunter: Commander’s Edition IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 Silent Hunter: Commander’s Edition [Super Savings Series] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2007 Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2008 Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific — Gold Edition IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2008 Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific — U-Boat Missions Expansion IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1985 Silent Service Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1985 Silent Service Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1985 Silent Service IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1985 Silent Service Apple II 2.5 Stars
1985 Silent Service Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2 Stars
1986 Silent Service [European] Amstrad CPC
1987 Silent Service Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
1987 Silent Service Apple IIGS 2 Stars
1989 Silent Service Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1990 Silent Service II IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Space Battleship Yamato [Japanese] WonderSwan Color
1994 SSN-21 Seawolf IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 SSN-21 Seawolf [CD-ROM Classics: Gold Edition] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 Steel Diver Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2014 Steel Diver: Sub Wars [eShop] Nintendo 3DS 3 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Apple II 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Macintosh 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
1987 Sub Battle Simulator Apple IIGS 2 Stars
2001 Sub Command IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2001 Sub Command [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Sub Command [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1982 Sub Hunt Intellivision 3.5 Stars
1982 Sub Hunt [Sears] Intellivision 2.5 Stars
1979 Submarine Arcade 3 Stars
1994 Subwar 2050 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1992 Task Force 1942 IBM PC Compatible
1996 Tom Clancy SSN IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Tom Clancy SSN [European] IBM PC Compatible
1986 Up Periscope! Commodore 64/128
1987 Up Periscope! IBM PC Compatible
1995 USS Ticonderoga Macintosh 2 Stars
1995 USS Ticonderoga IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1986 Warship [European] Atari ST
2006 Warship Gunner 2 PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
Warship Gunner 2 [Canceled] PlayStation Portable
1990 Wolfpack IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 WolfPack [CD-ROM Classics: Deluxe Edition] IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2015 World of Warships IBM PC Compatible
1988 Wulf Pack [European] Amstrad CPC

Gadget Racers Review

Once you start playing Gadget Racers, it’s hard to quit. The game progresses at such a smooth, enjoyable pace that it’s easy to say “Just one more race,” and, before you know it, another hour has gone by. The forgiving controls, cutesy graphics, and lack of extreme challenge might turn off hardcore gamers, but everyone else should find it an enjoyable way to spend their time.

Buying and winning parts to upgrade your vehicle is a consistently gratifying experience. Unlike many other racing games, the upgrades are incremental and don’t ever feel out of reach, as they begin being easily obtainable after just one or two races. And you can actually feel the difference when you add parts, such as a new transmission or better tires. In the case of a new engine, you can also hear the difference. The interface for purchasing and adding parts is easy to use, with all the necessary information about a particular upgrade onscreen at once.

The races themselves are short, varied, and relatively frustration free. The tracks are usually wide and easy to navigate, with opposing cars generally well behaved. This isn’t the type of game where one false move sends you ricocheting into a wall and into last place. If you drive reliably well over the course of a race, you’ll usually be successful. Collision detection occasionally seems out of whack when you get directly behind another car, however.

Each circuit begins with a single race, with more being unlocked as you earn third place finishes or above. The special challenges that also open up on the tracks you’ve already completed squeeze extra replay value out of the limited number of courses. These challenges don’t feel as if they’re repeating previously covered ground, and add extra incentive to keep playing.

Graphics-wise, the scaling seems choppy at first, especially on roadside signs, but this is mostly because your initial car is so slow. As you gain more powerful engines and better equipment, your vehicle’s speed increases and so does the smoothness of the scaling. The rest of the graphics are pleasant and colorful, but not especially detailed. The music is peppy and a little repetitive, but its cheerfulness is appropriate for the action and rarely gets tiresome.

Gadget Racers is an amiable racing game that should appeal to all but the most jaded gamers. The challenges the game offers are sincere, rather than being the product of cheap AI or unfair expectations of the player. The game might not look as good as Mario Kart Super Circuit or F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, but its good-natured approach more than makes up for it.

Graphics

The graphics generally look good, but the scaling is choppier than in the other GBA racing games. The few rotation effects are poorly handled.

Sound

The game contains nice music and sound effects that don’t stand out but don’t interfere with the gameplay. Having different engines make different sounds is a welcome touch.

Enjoyment

Gadget Racers offers little resistance to enjoyment and does a good job at offering incentives to keep playing.

Replay Value

With so many challenges, vehicle bodies and parts to unlock, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Documentation

The colorful, screen shot-filled instruction manual describes the requirements for each course, the controls and the multiplayer modes.

Record of Lodoss War Synopsis

The early 1990s “cult classic” series of anime movies and shorts is the inspiration for this adventure game, orginally designed by the Japanese developers at Kadokawa. Like the Record of Lodoss War animated films, this game is set in a fantasy world of swords and sorcery, populated by goblins and dwarves.

Players take the role of a hero who, at the game’s beginning, has very little to his name aside from a mission to do good and vanquish evil. The game has been compared to the PC hit Diablo for its simple but effective combat interface, its item-based character development, and its similar third-person perspective, but Record of Lodoss War is a true console game, with action designed for Dreamcast gamepad control.

By guiding the hero through detailed underground and outdoor environments, players will encounter vile dungeon denizens to smite and informative NPC’s to query. Through his travels, the hero will also find equipment and special items to help him become more powerful and better able to face the increasingly deadly challenges ahead.

All Extreme Racing for PC, Wii, PS3 and more

Extreme racing games involve high-speed contests with some sort of danger or risk involved. Races may feature unusual vehicles, such as a powered-up scooter or a street luge. Often, challenging courses and forgiving game physics encourage players to attempt over-the-top stunts or hazardous short-cuts on their way to the finish line.

Examples:
Razor Freestyle Scooter
San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing
Street Luge Racing
Whirl Tour

Games:
2001 3D Scooter Racing IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2010 Adrenalin Misfits Xbox 360 2 Stars
2009 Burning Tires iPhone 1.5 Stars
2004 Crash ‘N’ Burn PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2004 Crash ‘N’ Burn Xbox 2 Stars
2004 Crash ‘N’ Burn [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Crash ‘N’ Burn [European] Xbox
2006 Earache Extreme Metal Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2006 Earache Extreme Metal Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Earache Extreme Metal Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Earache Extreme Metal Racing [European] PlayStation Portable
2009 Excitebots: Trick Racing Wii 3 Stars
2009 Excitebots: Trick Racing [Bundle] Wii 3 Stars
2013 Freefall Racers [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2 Stars
2006 Hot Wheels: All Out Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge Xbox 2 Stars
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge [European] Xbox
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
1999 Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing PlayStation 3.5 Stars
2013 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver IBM PC Compatible 1 Stars
2013 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver Xbox 360 1 Stars
2013 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver PlayStation 3 1 Stars
2013 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver Wii U 1 Stars
2013 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver Nintendo 3DS 1 Stars
2008 HotWheels.Com: Turbo Driver Plug and Play 2 Stars
2010 Hummer: Extreme Edition Arcade 2 Stars
2009 Jet Car Stunts iPhone 3 Stars
2010 Jet Car Stunts Windows Phone 3 Stars
2014 Jet Car Stunts IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2014 Jet Car Stunts [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3
2014 Jet Car Stunts [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita
2014 Jet Car Stunts [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360
1999 Jugular Street Luge Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Micro Scooter Challenge [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Micro Scooter Challenge IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1990 Over Drive Arcade 2.5 Stars
2006 Pocket Racers [European] PlayStation Portable
2000 Razor Freestyle Scooter PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 Razor Freestyle Scooter Game Boy Color 3 Stars
2001 Razor Freestyle Scooter Dreamcast 2 Stars
2001 Razor Freestyle Scooter Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2001 Razor Freestyle Scooter [Blockbuster Exclusive] Nintendo 64 2 Stars
2001 Razor Racing PlayStation 1 Stars
1983 Roller Aces Arcade 2.5 Stars
1998 Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
1999 Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA [European] Nintendo 64
1996 San Francisco Rush Arcade 4 Stars
1997 San Francisco Rush [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1997 San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing Nintendo 64 3 Stars
1998 San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing PlayStation 0.5 Stars
1997 San Francisco Rush: The Rock — Alcatraz Edition Arcade 3 Stars
2010 Sonic Free Riders Xbox 360 1.5 Stars
2006 Sonic Riders PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2006 Sonic Riders Xbox 2 Stars
2006 Sonic Riders Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2006 Sonic Riders [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Sonic Riders [European] Xbox
2006 Sonic Riders [European] Nintendo GameCube
2006 Sonic Riders IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 Sonic Riders [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Sonic Riders [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 Sonic Riders [White Label Reload] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Speed Racer Mobile 2.5 Stars
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame Wii 2.5 Stars
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame [European] Nintendo DS
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2008 Speed Racer: The Videogame [European] PlayStation 2
2008 SPOGS Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
SPOGS Racing [Canceled] PlayStation Portable
2008 SPOGS Racing [WiiWare] Wii 0.5 Stars
2005 Stunt Car Extreme [European] Gizmondo
2009 Twisted: Nitro Stunt Racing Arcade
2002 Whirl Tour PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2002 Whirl Tour Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2003 Whirl Tour [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Whirl Tour [European] PlayStation 2
2001 XScooter IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 XScooter [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1998 Xtreme Rally Arcade 3 Stars

Castlevania Chronicles Review

The budget-priced Castlevania Chronicles is a remake of the 1993 Japanese game Dracula X68000, and is a throwback to the Castlevania games of old. The levels are almost completely linear, and even though they do occasionally offer players branching paths, those paths all wind back together before the traditional end-level boss has to be dealt with.

These levels will immediately give older Castlevania fans a strong sense of déjà vu, as they are reminiscent of the first levels within the classic NES versions of the game. The look and feel is very similar, and the paired-down gameplay will remind players of those original 8-bit titles. Simon Belmont cannot whip in multiple directions, although he can whip in downward when he jumps. Extra attacks are limited to the familiar arsenal of boomerangs, holy water, and other weapons of days past.


The whole game has a strong retro feeling, and it certainly isn’t for everyone, especially those who’ve cut their teeth on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. But as a pure platform game, it is an excellent diversion. The bosses, while familiar, are all updated and challenging, from a giant skeleton-dragon to the omni-present Grim Reaper. Most players won’t be able to blow through this game immediately, although it isn’t overly difficult.

The Arrange mode does enhance the experience a bit, but it really doesn’t add anything to the actual gameplay. The graphics get a boost, mainly through updated backgrounds, but most of the monsters and other sprites remain the same, unfortunately. The animation, somewhat stilted in the Original mode, isn’t updated, and there are no extra paths or secrets to discover. The major improvement in this mode is the music, which has a completely new and instrumental score. Konami almost always delivers on the music within Castlevania games, and in both modes of this title they live up to their legacy.

Castlevania Chronicles is not an “advanced” title, but it is still a definite bargain at half the price of an average PlayStation game. Those who really love Castlevania in all of its forms will definitely want to pick this one up.

Graphics

While they’ll fill you with nostalgiac glee, the graphics are a bit primitive by today’s standards, although the Arrange mode does give them a bit of an update. It won’t upset hardcore fans, but those who haven’t lived with the series for 15 years will be let down.

Sound

The music has always been one of the high points of the Castlevania series, and here, that is no exception. The Arrange mode features some amazing instrumental music.

Enjoyment

While the gameplay is strongly rooted in the old school, Castlevania Chronicles does sport some intense gameplay and a classic feel that serves it well.

Replay Value

While the linear gameplay and limited character functions do inhibit the replay value of the game, the Arrange mode does give you another option in terms of aestetics, and the classic gameplay can be picked up again and again.

Documentation

Konami has done a fine job in laying out the simplistic game, but the manual is no work of art.

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1987 Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh Arcade 2.5 Stars
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1989 Blast Ball [European] Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
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1992 Block Carnival [Japanese] Arcade
1978 Block Fiber Arcade 2 Stars
1987 Block Gal Arcade 2 Stars
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1978 Block Invader Arcade 3 Stars
1995 Block Kuzushi [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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1994 Blocken [Japanese] Arcade 2 Stars
2003 Blockids PlayStation 2 Stars
1980 Blockout!/Breakdown! Odyssey 2 2.5 Stars
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2009 Blocspin 360 Mobile 3 Stars
1998 Blood Pong Macintosh 2 Stars
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2006 Bounce & Slam Mobile 2.5 Stars
2006 Break ‘Em All Nintendo DS 2 Stars
1986 Break It Commodore 64/128 3 Stars
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1979 Breakaway Arcadia 2001 2.5 Stars
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1988 Breakball Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1976 Breakout Arcade 4 Stars
1978 Breakout Atari Video Computer System 3.5 Stars
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2000 Breakout PlayStation 2.5 Stars

2001 Breakout Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2002 Breakout [Replay] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1996 Breakout 2000 Atari Jaguar 2 Stars
2000 Breakout CD-ROM IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2001 Breakout CD-ROM [Jewel Case] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
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2013 BreakQuest: Extra Evolution [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita 3 Stars
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2004 Brick Blaster 3D [European] IBM PC Compatible
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2011 Brick Breaker [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2003 Brick Bustin’ Madness IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 Brick Bustin’ Madness [European] IBM PC Compatible
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2006 Bricks of Egypt 2: Tears of the Pharaohs IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1991 Brix Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1980 Bumper Blocks Apple II 2.5 Stars
2003 Bust-A-Bloc [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Bust’em IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2002 Bust’em [Pocket PC] Mobile 2 Stars
2008 Chimps Ahoy! iPhone 3 Stars
1980 Circus [Sears] Atari Video Computer System 3.5 Stars
1980 Circus Atari Atari Video Computer System 3 Stars
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1983 Cluster Buster Arcade 2 Stars
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1972 Computer Space Ball Arcade 2 Stars
2001 Cosmic Smash [Japanese] Dreamcast
1974 Countdown Arcade 2 Stars
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1992 CrystBall Supervision 2 Stars
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2005 Deflektor Kollection ColecoVision 2.5 Stars
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1979 Double Block T3 Arcade 2 Stars
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1999 Elite Air Hockey IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2009 Family Glide Hockey [WiiWare] Wii 1 Stars
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1987 Goindol Arcade 2 Stars
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2007 M&M’s: Break ‘Em Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2008 M&M’s: Break ‘Em [European] IBM PC Compatible
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2009 Magic Ball [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
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2008 Magic Ball 3 [With Chicken Attack] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1993 Magic Balls Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1988 Mazie [European] Amstrad CPC
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1998 MozPong [Japanese] Macintosh 3 Stars
2007 Nervous Brickdown Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
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1988 Paddle Mania Arcade 2 Stars
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1977 Pong Sports Atari Video Computer System 4 Stars
2012 Pong World iPhone 2 Stars
2012 Pong World iPad 2 Stars
1973 Pong-Tron Arcade 3 Stars
1973 Pong-Tron II Arcade 3 Stars
1999 Pong: The Next Level IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
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1999 Pong: The Next Level Game Boy Color 1 Stars
2000 Pong: The Next Level [European] PlayStation 2.5 Stars
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1999 Ponx Atari Lynx 3.5 Stars
1973 Pro Hockey Arcade 2 Stars
1997 Puchi Carat Arcade 2 Stars
1974 Puppy Pong Arcade 2 Stars
1996 Putt-Putt and Pep’s Balloon-o-Rama Hybrid PC/Mac 3 Stars
1987 Quester [Japanese] Arcade 2 Stars
2005 Real Arcade: Magic Ball 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1982 Retro Ball Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1987 Ricochet [European] Amstrad CPC
2011 Ricochet HD [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2008 Ricochet Infinity IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 Ricochet Xtreme IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2004 Ricochet Xtreme IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
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2004 Ricochet: Lost Worlds [Xbox Live] Xbox 2.5 Stars
1987 Riddle of Pythagoras Arcade 3 Stars
2010 Shatter IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2009 Shatter [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 3.5 Stars
1989 Shufflepuck Café Macintosh 2.5 Stars
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2012 Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe iPhone 2.5 Stars
2012 Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe iPad 2.5 Stars
2013 Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2013 Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe Macintosh 3 Stars
2014 Siesta Fiesta [eShop] Nintendo 3DS
2010 Smashbreak [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2012 Snakenoid Deluxe [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 0.5 Stars
2004 Snap! Atari Warlords IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2003 Snap! Brick Blasta IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
2004 Snap! Pong IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2006 Snowball Bustout IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2011 Soccer Bashi [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 1.5 Stars
2011 Soccer Bashi [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2003 Sorcerer’s Maze PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2012 Space Ark IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2010 Space Ark [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2 Stars
2009 Space Reflexion IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2006 StarCosmic Bustout IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1986 Strike It! ColecoVision 2 Stars
1978 Super Break Arcade 1.5 Stars
1978 Super Breakout Arcade 3.5 Stars
1981 Super Breakout Atari Video Computer System 4 Stars
1982 Super Breakout Atari 5200 2 Stars
1999 Super Breakout Game Boy Color 1.5 Stars
1999 Super Breakout [European] Game Boy Color
2008 Super Breakout Mobile 2.5 Stars
2008 Super Breakout iPhone 2 Stars
2007 Super Breakout [Atari Play] Hybrid PC/Mac 1.5 Stars
2003 Super Breakout [Pocketware] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1981 Super Breakout [Sears] Atari Video Computer System 3.5 Stars
1974 Super Pong Arcade 3 Stars
1976 Super Pong Plug and Play 3.5 Stars
1977 Super Pong Pro-Am Plug and Play 3.5 Stars
1977 Super Pong Pro-Am Ten Plug and Play 3 Stars
1976 Super Pong Ten Plug and Play 3.5 Stars
1982 Super Smash Commodore VIC-20 2 Stars
2004 Superball Bust-Out 7 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1977 T.T Block Arcade 2 Stars
1972 Table Tennis Odyssey 2 Stars
1973 Table Tennis Arcade 2 Stars
2008 Table Tennis Star iPhone 2.5 Stars
1976 Telstar Plug and Play 2.5 Stars
1977 Telstar Alpha Plug and Play 1.5 Stars
1976 Telstar Classic Plug and Play 2.5 Stars
1989 Thunder & Lightning Arcade 2 Stars
1990 Thunder & Lightning Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1987 Tournament Arkanoid Arcade 2.5 Stars
2006 Treasures of the Deep IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1973 TV Ping Pong Arcade 2 Stars
1973 TV Tennis Arcade 2 Stars
1992 Twin Squash Arcade 2.5 Stars
1977 Ultra Pong Plug and Play 3 Stars
1977 Ultra Pong Doubles Plug and Play 3 Stars
1975 Video Action Arcade 2.5 Stars
1976 Video Action 2 Arcade 2.5 Stars
1977 Video Olympics Atari Video Computer System 3.5 Stars
1977 Video Pinball Plug and Play 3.5 Stars
1978 Videocart-17: Pinball Challenge Fairchild Video Entertainment System 1.5 Stars
2008 Vong Atari Video Computer System 3 Stars
2008 Vong iPhone 1 Stars
2006 Vortex [iPod] Mobile 3 Stars
1980 Warlords Arcade 3.5 Stars
1981 Warlords Atari Video Computer System 4 Stars
1981 Warlords [Sears] Atari Video Computer System 4 Stars
1973 Winner Arcade 2 Stars
2011 Wizorb IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 Wizorb Macintosh 3 Stars
2013 Wizorb Ouya 3 Stars
2012 Wizorb [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 3 Stars
1976 Wonder Wizard Plug and Play 2.5 Stars
1991 Woody Pop Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
2009 World Cup Table Tennis iPhone 2.5 Stars