October has come and gone with tricks, treats, and a grab bag of new game reviews. The list is shorter than usual for obvious reasons, but there's still worthwhile selection of interesting games to view. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! all take top honors this month. Truly it was a month of Mario with half of the games all featuring the portly plumber. Meanwhile Dead Space Extraction was a fun romp, but I can't help but feel disappointed by it (though the money I received for selling it made me feel a little bit better), Motorstorm: Arctic Edge roared its way to a 9.0 despite being severely overlooked by gamers around the world, and classic reviews (in italics) of Mega Man X Collection and Mario Party 8 rounded out the month. Stay tuned for November as new reviews are coming your way. Mario just won't go away as we take a look at Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (or whatever its called) and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Perhaps we'll also check out Nathan Drake's newest adventure in Uncharted 2 and hang out with a boy and his blob in the game of the same name.
All scores are out of 10.
5 = Average
Dead Space Extraction (Wii) - 7.0
Motorstorm: Arctic Edge (PSP) - 9.0
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN) - 9.5
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS) - 9.5
Mega Man X Collection (PS2, GCN) - 8.5
Mario Kart DS (DS) - 9.5
Mario Party 8 (Wii) - 6.5