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This issue is cover-dated March 2006 and cost £3.99.

Global[]

Lite up Your Life! - 2 pages (8-9)

Prepare for the Revolution with this gorgeous DS redesign.

Nintendo DS: Monster Success - 1¼ pages (10-11)

Developer-friendly system takes over the world.

Nintendo sponsors the Science Museum (11)

GameCube Fights Back (12)

Taking on the new guy and winning

Tokyo Fever - Jonti Davies - (12)

When Giants Collide - (12)

Namco & Bandai merge

Born in the USA - Bradley Sullivan (14)

Revolution Released - 1½ pages (14-15)

Development kits go out to teams all over the world.

Dream a Little Dream - 1 page (16)

Could the next Zelda game be coming to Revolution?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Perfect Dark - Steve Jarratt - 1 page (17)

More Monkey Mayhem (18)

Time for a simian facelift as Monkey Ball gets a new developer. (Super Monkey Ball Adventure)

Resident Evil 5 (18)

Will the horror stick with Nintendo?

Splinter Cell: Double Agent (18)

Staying in the shadows for a little longer

If You Play One Game Today, Then Play... Battalion Wars - Chandra Nair - 1 page (19)

The Next Best Game In The World Ever Is... Trauma Center: Under the Knife - Lee Nutter - 1 page (21)

Features[]

Behind the Scenes... Capcom - 4 pages (26-29)

Atsushi Inaba, Minae Matsukawa, Takeshi Horinouchi, Tsukasa Takenaka & Minoru Nakai interviewed.

New Ways to Play - 12 pages (66-77)

DS and Revolution feature

Previews[]

Chibi-Robo - GameCube - 1 page (30)

Baiten Kaitos 2 - GameCube - ½ page (31)

New Super Mario Bros. - DS - ½ page (31)

Tetris DS - DS - ½ page (32)

Odama - GameCube - ½ page (32)

Super Princess Peach - DS - ½ page (33)

Metroid Prime Pinball - DS - ½ page (33)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - GameCube - 4 pages (34-37)

X-Men 3 - GameCube - 2 pages (38-39)

Secret of Mana: Children of Mana - DS - 2 pages (40-41)

Screw Breaker - Game Boy Advance - 1 page (42)

FIFA Street 2 - GameCube - 2 pages (44-45)

Electroplankton - DS - 1 page (46)

Animal Crossing: Wild World - DS - 4 pages (48-51)

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence - DS - 2 pages (52-53)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - DS - 2 pages (54-55)

Final Fantasy IV Advance - Game Boy Advance - 2 pages (56-57)

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? - DS - 1 page (58)

Metroid Prime: Hunters - DS - 2 pages (60-61)

Sonic Riders - GameCube - 2 pages (62-63)

Tales of Phantasia - Game Boy Advance - 1 page (64)

Reviews[]

Title Publisher Format Reviewer Page No(s) Rating
Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll Sega DS Katherine Brice 83-85 79
Rub Rabbits!, The Sega DS Mark Green 86-87 68
Worms: Open Warfare THQ DS Jes Bickham 88-89 79
Lunar Genesis Rising Star Games DS Mark Green 90-91 48
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Capcom GameCube Tim Weaver 92-95 58
Sega Casino Sega DS Steve Jarratt 96-97 57
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team Capcom DS Jes Bickham 98-99 72
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge THQ GameCube Tom East 100-101 65

Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll

Despite already being out on the GameCube and GBA, this DS version adds some fresh new ideas to the mix. It has problems with control but you still won't be able to put it down.

The Rub Rabbits!

Oozing its own distinct style and with a genuinely laugh-out-loud sense of humour, The Rub Rabbits! is unfortunately out-weirded and out-clevered by the mighty WarioWare.

Worms: Open Warfare

Offering the old-school laugh-out-loud fun that Worms has always provided, this is a fine introduction to the series and shows that a good game is always a good game, no matter how old it is.

Lunar Genesis

What would have been an above-average role-player has mutated into a tortuous nightmare of plodding combat-saturated pain. Avoid if you value your sanity.

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble

In trying to do too much, Capcom has moved away from what made Smash Bros so successful. Red Hot Rumble isn't a bad game, it's just a hopelessy messy over-designed one.

Sega Casino

Hardened poker heads might get a few cheap thrills here, but - as ever - gambling on games of chance with no risk of losing any real money feels ever so slightly futile...

Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team

Sprawling role-playing fun that delivers two full games for your money. Annoyingly the DS features feel tacked-on and it's quite literally been done before on the GBA.

Tak: The Great Juju Challenge

Whilst far better than some recent licensed dross, The Great Juju Challenge is never enthralling. Tak and Lok have some way to go before they become the new Mario and Luigi.

Game Guides[]

Mario Kart DS - 4 pages (102-105)

Battalion Wars - 2 pages (106-107)

Mario Smash Football - 2 pages (108-109)

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - 2 pages (110-111)

Directory[]

Letters - 2 pages (114-115)

Wi-Fi - 2 pages (116-117)

Retro: Megaman - 2 pages (118-119)

Swag - 2 pages (120-121)

Challenges - 2 pages (122-123)

Rated - Top 50 games by platform

GameCube - 2 pages (124-125)
DS - 2 pages (126-127)
GBA - 2 pages (128-129)

The A-Z of Nintendo - 1 page (130)

Other Credits[]

Associate Editor

Chandra Nair

Online Editor

Tom East

Senior Art Editor

Christian Day

Art Editor

Matthew Kendall

Production Editor

Charlotte Martyn

Contributors

Writing - Jes Bickham, Kath Brice, Mark Green, Margaret Robinson, Tim Weaver
Subbing - Cam Winstanley
Design - Richard Broughton, Milford Coppock, Richard Hood, Army Of Trolls, Chris Stocker

Group Senior Editor

Steve Jarratt

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