The recent reboot of the Transformers franchise left me with mixed feelings. On one hand I definitely enjoy the new look and feel of the robots themselves. On the other, while the first movie was at least half-decent, it pretty much went downhill thereafter. And what to expect from the licensed game accompanying the latest movie –TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – was a mystery for me.
This week’s new releases include pseudo-sequels, electronic versions of non-existent board games, and familiar games with new names. Street Fighter IV Volt sounds more like a repackaged update than a true sequel, but it does sport the one thing that most users were clamoring for – WiFi multiplayer fights. Cargo Runners is a game designed from the ground up for the iPad, yet it’s meant to look like a digital reproduction of an old fashioned physically printed board game. From what I hear, it does a pretty good job at that. Many of you might have noticed the game Mooniacs and looked at it with a quizzical eye, thinking you’d experienced déjà vu. Don’t fret – the game is actually a rebranding of the puzzle game Moonsters , this time under the publishing label of Namco. As long as it plays the game same, you’ll still be in for a treat.