That this is a movie tie-in is one of the better in recent history is thanks to two studios: Beenox and Rocksteady.
"It's got the improved level design, better puzzles, and the wonderful co-operative gameplay we've come to expect..."
"You can play in Bowser's Castle, on the Penguin Island or in the Donkey Kong Jungle."
"There are bound to be multiplayer games aplenty. However, after the tournament finishes this may not be the case."
"It's playful, fun, and suits both complete newcomers and Japanese super players alike."
"Crash Time 4 is a driving game with the heart of a badly written crime drama."
"The Cold War setting tears away the convoluted story lines found elsewhere in the series."
"While not an essential purchase it pips Dead or Alive in the fighting stakes, but loses out to Super Street Fighter IV as the 3DS's heavyweight champion."
"It no longer feels experimental stop-gap between high-profile releases, more significant prologue to November's release."
"The central gameplay mechanic in Crush 3D is your ability to switch between 2D and 3D in order to reach the end of each level."
"Beautiful graphics, nice little details such as cherry blossoms blowing in the wind, brilliant lighting effects, and clever track design."
"Its a brilliant admission of Luigi's invisible presence at the franchise's beginnings; Nintendo just made a gameplay element out of it twenty-six years later."
"That it has enough content to keep most busy into the new year just makes it even more enticing as a potential Christmas gift."
"Ubisoft have returned to the core experience - taken what's entertaining and stuck with it rather than adding unnecessary stuff on top."
"The end result is a somewhat half-hearted celebration of Sonic's career. And perhaps that's just the kind of celebration he deserves."
"It may not be the rebirth of Spyro old timers were hoping for, but it's a brave new direction that actually works."
"FIFA 12 feels more heavy-handed than its predecessor, but remains very capable of portraying the beautiful game."
"It's a game that captures the racing spirit, and gives the right amount of feedback. Rarely has it felt so rewarding to master a corner or pull off an overtake."
"It's an oddity in Nintendo's catalogue, riffing as it does on popular culture - Star Wars, Top Gun - while applying a large side order of Score Attack mechanics."
"The Duo games are also a lot easier as the difficulty doesn't change. If you know what you are doing you are going to run out of enemies before you run out of time."
"There's likely plenty of gaps in the story ripe for action-aided filler between the second and third movies (what happened to Megan Fox not being one of them)."
"None are impervious to Lego's charms. We went in with cynical size nines strapped on, ready to stomp hard. We came away sandalled and smiling."
"But if you've never played Rayman 2: The Great Escape, it could still be worth a try as it's a great adventure to begin with."
"There is no room for improvisation or shortcuts, and what made Super Monkey Ball great simply isn't here."
"Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a great game in many ways and one of the games I've spent the most time on..."
"What can I say? Splinter Cell 3D is the perfect example of one of these handheld titles that nobody needs. Sounds harsh? Maybe, but I'm sorry to say that it is the case."
"Simply put, it's fun to play football in 3D, and if you need a footie game in your pocket you won't find a better title than Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D."
"This is a high quality package that utilises the new hardware's capabilities smartly, and gives us a Ridge Racer that is a must have for any arcade racing fan out there."
"You really cannot fail at anything and there are very few elements here that can even be classified as a game."
"...is probably the best early game out on Nintendo 3DS, even if it must be said that it's best enjoyed with the 3D effect turned off."
"We've seen everything before. I've hardly turned on the game, signed up for the flight school, jumped into the airplane and flown around for a bit before I'm already bored with it."