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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun., 28 Aug. 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Gubble (Video Game)
You are a Gubble, a cute tiny purple alien. The game involves taking all the screws, nails, and pins out of the ground. Without getting hit by the monsters who put them there. You get to drive on screwdrivers, hammers, drills and much more. You just have to be quick and careful, this is a skillful game, that will teach kids the rules of trial and error, timing and memory.

The graphics are quite poor but overall it doesn't make a difference. I've seen simular graphics used on Wii games. I'd say this is for 4-9 year olds as it's really easy to move around and pick up the basic controls. You do the same thing on each level, expect it gets harder and there's more's items to unscrew and harder enemies. Perfect for anyone who likes aliens and video games.

Spongebob Electric Guitar Outfit C/W Mini Amp
Spongebob Electric Guitar Outfit C/W Mini Amp

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spongebob's school of rock., 28 Aug. 2010
This amazing guitar is perfect for your first guitar, to get you started. The sound is simular to my first guitar; standard but is a lot better once you buy a better amp for it. This is a good deal as it comes with all the gear you'll need. The amp isn't that loud which will be a relieve for the neighhours. The design is very eye catching and fun. I wish they'd make one for adults as well. This will make a brilliant gift for any child interested in music.
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Nintendo Mini Classic Donkey Kong Junior
Nintendo Mini Classic Donkey Kong Junior
Offered by MEDIALAND
Price: £14.12

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mini trip down memory lane., 27 Aug. 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
The game is very similar to "Donkey Kong." You have to avoid the barrels "DK" throws, and jump up the vines and ladders. It is quite hard not to get hit. I'd recommend this for 6-10 and under. Most people can download this type of game on their phones or Internet. Technology has progressed, and sadly I think these games of my past, won't be wanted as much.

I used to like playing it when I was bored on my keyring collection. Ideal for a Gameboy fan or child. It's tiny but big enough to see alright. The LCD screen, is no good when you're in low light areas. There's a "Reset" button on the back which you have to press every time you die. It has a pause button- "Start." too. I'm a an of the Sound Effects and "Chip-tune 8-bit" music, that will great gameboy fans of the past, with happy nostalgia.

Roger & Val Have Just Got in: Series One [DVD]
Roger & Val Have Just Got in: Series One [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dawn French
Price: £5.75

46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breathe of fresh air for BBC comedy dramas., 27 Aug. 2010
It inhabits a different planet from mainstream sitcoms. Something out of the ordinary - invigorating. Each episode is set, during the first half an hour when Val (Dawn French) and Roger (Alfred Molina) walk in through the front door. This is a six part series that relies utterly on microscopic behavioural comedy. Reminds me of Mike Leighs' work and Jim Cartwrights' play "Two"- You may well love this if you like either. It's naturalistic acting which gives this feel as if, we've placed a camera inside a real couples home. This honest and authentic British gem, is a much more subtle format then you might be traditionally used to. The Observational comedy, allows characters to go off on tangents in their dialogue, but that's what we do as humans.

Their harrowing dialogue flows from: Death and loss to who can put their coat on the fastest along with a war with the fish fingers! In the space of seconds, the atmosphere changes. It's an emotionally journey without going anywhere. The best sitcoms can make you sad and take you to dark places within the human soul-But suddenly we're laughing, and moving on and living life. Critics may slate that the balance is not equal between the drama and comedy but in life it's never is perfectly entwined. This isn't for everyone, you must have patience and let the story unfold.

Dawn French has tried something different as an actress alongside the charismatic performance of Alfred Molina. The writing is well-observed and refreshing. As "Roger and Val Have Just Got in" progresses, the central couple have their own demons to face when a tragedy from the couple's past re-emerges. One of their ways of coping with tragedy is by distraction. They mask their secret pain by cocooning themselves in their own little world and developing cunning avoidance strategies. This is comedy gold. They playfully act with each other, imagining what life would be like if they were another couple. A Strange, quirky and adorable comedy ensues, whose profundity distinguishes itself from any other Sitcom running.

I find myself engaged in their conversation and mannerisms. There's a direct sense of Identification with Val & Roger and am always telling my boyfriend "That's what you do!" So for all the hidden Roger and Val's out there, buy this, see yourself within these heartwarming characters.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [DVD]
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Cera
Offered by SweetBuzzards
Price: £3.75

33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reset. Play. Repeat = Score: 1000, 0000, 0000, 000,000,000,000,000, 26 Aug. 2010
I have never read the comics but I love this film. It's directed by Edgar Wright, the British genius behind comedy marvels, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. His comic timing is unique which is perfectly fitting for such a stylistic and clever film.

A plot without spoilers: Scott the "anal" nerd meets "happy-go-lucky" Ramona- they fall in love. Buttttt there's a catch, Scott has to defeat all seven of Ramona's evil exes! It sounds very stupid I know, but it isn't, trust me. This is not your average "Breakfast club" meets "Mortal kombat" film, there's more depth to it.

Why the film stands out for me, is that it takes something that we've seen billions of times on screen; romance. Yet transforms this concept, into striking new grounds; that in Scott's world, everyone acts like they're in a video game. It's the little details that stay with you and keep you laughing from beginning till end. If you love playing "The Sims" or "Zelda" you'll love this film.

It's a quirky innovative way of bearing the human soul but juxaposing them with the happy slapstick life of video games. It's clever and not just for children, which is what every great film can offer, a wider scale of audience.

It reminds me of "School of rock" and my childhood, playing video games. If you like clever "LOL" comedies, then please buy this film.

Paper Cellar - Mr Happy Sticky Tape
Paper Cellar - Mr Happy Sticky Tape

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stick to your normal tape., 25 Aug. 2010
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Although this sellotape smiles at you, it isn't as sticky as normal sellotape. It may be useful if you're one of them people who sticks car parking fines to cars, just to add a bit of happiness. kids and Mr men fans would like this but it runs out fast. It's too gimmicky but could be used as stickers also.

Donkey kong land 2 - Game Boy - PAL
Donkey kong land 2 - Game Boy - PAL

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic., 25 Aug. 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This was so ahead of its time when it was first made. You play as a monkey, who can fly using her pony tail. You can change into spiders, parrots, swordfish and a snake! The designs for each level is very detailed which leds to a challenging gameplay.

Will keep children quiet as it's hard yet entertaining. I got this game when I was eight and was always playing it. You range from being on a pirate ship, undersea, in the air and finally a birds nest. You don't get bored as you're always doing something different, in each level. The music

Reminds me very much of Crash Bandicoot and Mario brothers...Only this is a hidden gem of the gaming world.

King Lear: York Notes Advanced
King Lear: York Notes Advanced
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny., 25 Aug. 2010
I brought this for my A-levels. It goes into many of the plays themes indepthly, picking out extracts to explain the sub-text and character development. This book helped me get into the mind of Shakespearean characters.

The best thing about the book is it goes into a lot of the context, of around the time when the play was written.
Every characters motifs is explained. Each scene has an overview section, in case you don't understand why something has happened. I recomend this book if you're studying King Lear and want to further your knowledge before the exam.

Childrens Blunt Ended Scissors
Childrens Blunt Ended Scissors
Offered by STATIONERY24/6
Price: £3.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy these!, 25 Aug. 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I love these scissors as they're small, brightly coloured and they even have a nifty little ruler on one of the blades. They are ideal for schools and young children, as the blade is blunter and rounded, for safety purposes. These scissors are for right handed people, the left handed ones are yellow and green. Although they do snap in half quite easily. Excellent for cutting paper, but rubbish for materials.

Mort the Chicken
Mort the Chicken

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eggcellent, 24 Aug. 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Mort the Chicken (Video Game)
This is a quirky game, in which a humble chicken has to save all the chicks. You collect eggs and have to fight evil!
It is very silly and a lot of fun. When I was younger I really liked this game as it takes something ordinary like a farmyard full of chicken yet is dramatically over the top. This is for a younger age group.
It's downfall is that the graphics are rather poor and there's hardly any detail gone into creating the layout and character design.

It's concept and gameplay are what makes this game entertaining. If you like Crash Bandicoot 1 and 2 I think you'll enjoy this game.

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