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In the October issue of MANIA we suit up for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, get the lowdown on Captain Underpants and play test Knack 2 the video game. There are freaky pranks and food to gawk at and the greatest skateboarding legends of all time. Enter our competitions to win stacks of prizes including a Razor PowerCore electric scooter!

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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2011 by MANIA | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

The spookiest day of the year is finally here! What have you YAKS got planned?

To celebrate, we thought you might  enjoy this video of the creepiest guy we know… VOLDEMORT!

Don’t forget to check out the new LEGO Harry Potter game when it hits shelves next month. Check out the game trailer here, and for even more cool deets, flip to page 79 in MANIA Issue #131, which is on sale now!

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Pounce into adventure!

October 28th, 2011 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Grab your boots and feathered hat MANIACS, the cat is back! To coincide with the swashbuckling Puss In Boots flick, there’s also Puss in Boots: The Video Game!

In the game you have to help Puss clear his name and help out his hometown San Ricardo. Being the charming feline he is, Puss also serenades some lady cats along the way and wows them with his smooth moves! In the Kinect for Xbox 360 version, you actually get to step into the boots and play as Puss!

The graphics for this game look amazing! But don’t take our word for it, check out the trailer below…

For more goss on Puss In Boots: The Video Game, grab the new issue of MANIA on sale now!

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Be a superhero!

October 24th, 2011 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Have you guys checked out the rad new game PowerUp Heroes on Kinect for Xbox 360? We’ve been going nuts over it! It’s the ultimate superhero game where YOU become the superhero! How? You customize your avatar into a superhero, don a super suit infused with powers, then use your whole body to dodge strikes, launch projectiles and attack your enemy! We’re loving that there are 20 different super suits, each with their own unique abilities!

If you haven’t got your hands on the game already, then you’ve definitely gotta check out the trailer…

What do you think? Add a comment or send feedback in to the Games Rant pages in MANIA. Make sure you grab MANIA Issue #131 on sale now with Sonic on the cover because we’re giving you the chance to score a copy of the game and even an Xbox 360 and Kinect!

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Bubblize Your Enemies Rayman Origins Style!

October 18th, 2011 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Before you grab your hands on  Rayman Origins when it’s released November 24, you’ve got to check out this hilarious video! It’s got some helpful hints that’ll help you conquer the game!

What do you think, YAKS? How cool do the graphics look? Let us know what you think by adding a comment or emailing us at mania@nextmedia.com.au!

For more Rayman Origins awesomeness, make sure you grab the next issue of MANIA on sale October 24 where we get the goss from Senior Game Writer and Lead Story Designer, Gabrielle Shrager!

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Bust a move with Justice Crew!

October 13th, 2011 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games, Win |

Howdy YAKS!

Just Dance 3 is now available on Wii and Kinect for Xbox 360! We’ve been having crazy dance offs at MANIA HQ to tracks like LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’. It’s so much fun!

To celebrate the game’s release, dance pros Justice Crew are giving you the chance to get an exclusive dance lesson and then appear in their next music video! All you have to do is buy a copy of the game and then head to www.justdancecompetition.com.au between now and November 22 to enter!

The guys sure have been busy lately. They were involved with the Clearasil Face Art program, toured the East Coast of Australia and released their new single ‘Sexy and You Know It’! You can also check out the lowdown on the guys in the latest issue of MANIA on sale now.

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Harry’s LEGO Adventures!

October 12th, 2011 by Ange | 1 Comment | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Get excited YAKS because there’s a new LEGO Harry Potter game on the way! It’s called LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 and it’s out November 16. It covers the final three books and four movies from the Harry Potter series.

In the game you’ll get to experience lots of exciting things at Hogwarts like spell casting lessons and duelling sessions. There are also a few new gameplay zones like Grimmauld Place and the Ministry of Magic, and some of our old favourites like Diagon Alley and Godric’s Hollow.

Check out the epic trailer for yourself and see some of the cool gameplay!

What do you think? Add a comment or send feedback in to the Games Rant pages in MANIA. Make sure you grab the next issue of MANIA on sale October 24 for more LEGO Harry Potter AWSMness!

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Super Spyro

September 29th, 2011 by MANIA | 1 Comment | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Hey there, YAKS!

Have you heard about Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures yet? It’s seriously cool and will be hitting shelves in a couple of weeks!

In the game, it’s your job to defeat the evil Portal Master Kaos by becoming an all-powerful Portal Master yourself!

We’re excited too ‘cos it comes with TOYS! You get little interactive figurines of the characters that store all your stats and info. Sweet!

Wanna know more? We’ve got all the deets in the latest issue of MANIA on page 79, so go pick yourself up a copy RIGHT NOW.

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Catch a Pokémon Zoroark

September 20th, 2011 by MANIA | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Pokemon fans, listen up! You now have the chance to catch your very own Zoroark!

This is uber exciting ‘cos you can’t usually catch a Zoroark in normal gameplay. So before October 16, you should rock in to a speciality store to get one! Click here to find the closest one to you.

The Level 50 Zoroark is pretty special – it knows the exclusive Snarl move and it comes in a Cherish Ball. So cool.

You’ll need to take along your DS and your copy of Pokemon Black Version or Pokemon White Version… so don’t forget! Get gaming, MANIACS!

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A New Rayman Adventure!

August 24th, 2011 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Hey MANIACS!

Rayman Origins is heading your way very soon! If you haven’t already, check out the trailer!

In Origins, Rayman gamers will get the chance to play in both single player and multiplayer modes as Rayman, Glowbox and two Teensies, as they navigate through 60 different levels and 12 different environments collecting objects and fighting enemies as they go.

The story will explain a lot of niggling questions you might have about the franchise by looking at the very beginning of Rayman. It’s set in the Glade of Dreams, a realm created by a creature known as the Bubble Dreamer, whose nightmares are beginning to mess up the harmonious world by turning good things bad.  Rayman and gang are tasked with stopping what’s going on and returning things to order.

From what we’ve seen in the trailer we’re guessing there will be plenty of LOL moments to look forward to!


What do you think MANIACS? Add a comment or send feedback in to the Games Rant section of MANIA! Check out the latest issue of MANIA on sale now for our sneak peek at the game!

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KIRBY’S NEW ADVENTURE!

July 21st, 2011 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Games |

Kirby’s Epic Yarn is one of our favourite games this year. We love how he gets sucked into a world made of fabric and becomes like a piece of thread – we just never get tired of unzipping backgrounds and using our thread to swing up onto ledges, it’s fun to the MAX!

But now the time has come for us to finish the game as fast as we can because another AWSM Kirby game is on the horizon! From what we’ve seen in the trailer for the new game, which will just be called Kirby, it looks a lot like the classic Kirby games before Epic Yarn!

This time an alien spacecraft has crashed in the land of Pop Star and its pieces are scattered throughout the land. You Kirby have to find all the ships’ parts and help the aliens return to their home planet.

The game will feature a whole lot of new abilities for Kirby, like a sword, energy beam, whip and whirlwind made of leaves AND you’ll get ‘Super Abilities’ too which will be activated when Kirby inhales some types of enemy characters! Sounds great doesn’t it? We’re so excited for its release later this year! Check out the trailer now and keep reading MANIA for more Kirby updates!


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