Astro Boy rockets to the Wii

“There you go Astro Boy. On your flight into space. Rocket high, through the sky. What adventures soon you will make.” ~Astro Boy theme song

After nearly 50 years what adventures could Astro Boy still make? Astro Boy the Video Game (DS, Wii, PS2, PSP) seeks to discover just that, in a fun little old-school style adventure.

Astro Boy is the story of an advanced robot, named Astro, who is created to replace the deceased son of a brilliant scientist. Unfortunately the scientist discovers his son can never be replaced and rejects Astro. Eventually he is found by another scientist who discovers Astro is more than he seems.

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Get in the Fight with Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

Dragon Ball is a series well known for it’s long fight sequences. Some may say too long, and when referring to the anime they would be right.

The popularity of the manga caused the animators to fast track the series, so fast they rand out of source material. To slow down the pace of the anime the animators drew out the fighting sequences, causing the long drawn out fights the series is so infamous for. So it’s no surprise the a majority of the games created from the Dragon Ball franchise are fighting games, the latest being Dragon Ball Raging Blast.

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Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

If you’re looking for roleplaying games this generation the Nintendo DS has, without doubt, the largest selection. The latest entry in this list is Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. Based on Akira Toriyama’s works of the same name, the game follows the adventures of the “Z Fighters” from the final chapter of Dragon Ball through the first chapter of Dragon Ball Z with a few additions just for this game.

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Borderlands: Find Your Very Favorite Gun

“Six men came to kill me one time. And the best of ’em carried this. It’s a Callahan full-bore auto-lock. Customized trigger, double cartridge thorough gauge. It is my very favorite gun.” — Janye, Firefly

That quote is the reason why Borderlands rocks. Sure, it’s a competent shooter with some basic role-playing aspects thrown in, and yeah, it’s got kick ass multiplayer campaign, but in the end, it comes down to the guns.

More specifically, it’s about finding your very favorite gun.

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