Excerpt: I have not been into game shows for a very long time. My favorite involved a supermarket where people would run out with a shopping cart and fill it with as much stuff as possible. I think it was called Supermarket Sweep. I also remember watching Wheel of Fortune when I was younger, and enjoyed trying to solve the puzzle before the real players. My mother was always very good at Wheel of Fortune.
Summary: Parents need to know that Wheel of Fortune is a family-friendly game that can be played with 1-3 players. Each player will need a separate Wii controller to play this game as there are buzz-in, toss-up questions. The Wii Speak can also be used to control aspects of the game, such as selecting letters, buying vowels, and so on. There are 8,000 word puzzles, so while there is the chance that repeats will occur, that should be a rare experience.
Excerpt: There are many problems that come with designing a video game around a successful game show: accurately getting across the sense of excitement, building the pressure and tension. But undoubtedly the biggest issue these games have is that you don’t get to keep the prizes that you, supposedly, win. Wheel of Fortune typifies this and, though it occasionally presents a few laughs, the focus on the money that you do not win makes the whole thing very disappointing.
Excerpt: I vaguely remember the UK version of Wheel of Fortune when I was a lot younger, this has apparently since been cancelled, although the American version is still going strong as of today. That’s why this Wii game has the American hosts and is also the reason that cash is displayed in dollars. Hey, why should I have to check an online currency converter at the end of each game to see how much money I have won?
Excerpt: Welcome to the world of street fighting; where the fighters are just as dirty as the alleyways they fight in. You are an unnamed fighter working your way through the many leagues of the street fighting circuit; with each fight taking you to back alleys and train carriages to scrap it out with another hopeful. Each league requires you to score enough points to proceed, but the only way to do this is to beat the same guy over and over again, but only better each time.