This week’s games include the latest instalment of a driving classic, a board game, a fantasy platformer and a movie adaptation.


Mario Kart 7
Developer: Nintendo, Retro Studios
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: December 4, 2011
Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Racing

The newest game in the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 7 is better than ever. Vehicles are now fully customizable, players can hang glide through the air and dive underwater. There are also new weapons such as Fire Flower and Super Leaf.  It is available in 3D and can be played first person and multi-player online. Looks like fun!



Fortune Street
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: December 5, 2011
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Genre: Board

Fortune Street is a board game, where players race around trying to accumulate wealth while buying, selling and trading properties. The first one to cash out wins. Players can choose to play as characters from the Nintendo and Dragon Quest universes. The game has been a huge success in Japan (Itadaki Street Wii). It makes its debut in the North American and European markets this month. The first time I checked out the trailer, I was seriously scratching my head. When I realized it is like Monopoly, video game style with Nintendo and Dragon Quest characters it made a lot more sense!


Trine 2
Developer: Frozenbyte
Publisher: Altus
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Platform(s): PC, Mac, PS3, XBox 360
Genre: Action

The second installment in the Trine series, Trine 2 is almost here. The high-fantasy, action, puzzle game returns with new adventures for the knight, rogue and wizard. It is available in both single-player and multi-player modes. If you enjoy questing, getting loot, solving puzzles and jumping, this is a game not to be missed!



The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Platform(s): PS3, PC, XBox 360, 3DS, Wii, iPhone, Android
Genre: Adventure

Based on the feature film, The Adventures of Tintin the game is an action-packed adventure through the world of Tintin. Players can also discover new adventures, not covered in the movie. Exploration, puzzle solving and combat are all key features, while new characters and abilities can be unlocked. The Adventures of Tintin can be played solo or cooperatively. Meh, looks okay. Fans of the story Tintin might probably appreciate it.

Alisa LukeVideo GamesFortune Street,Mario Kart 7,The Adventures of Tintin,Trine 2
This week's games include the latest instalment of a driving classic, a board game, a fantasy platformer and a movie adaptation. Mario Kart 7 Developer: Nintendo, Retro Studios Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: December 4, 2011 Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS Genre: Racing The newest game in the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 7 is better than ever. Vehicles...