Doctor Who: Return to Earth - Wii

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Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Asylum Entertainment Soft. Co.: BBC
Publishers: KOCH (GB)
Released: 19 Nov 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Accessories: Nunchuck


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For some reason it seems to have taken the BBC forever to realise that, after lightsabres, the best possible use for the Wii Remote has to be the sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who. The Beeb got there, though, and so it is that we have Doctor Who: Return to Earth to wave our Wii controllers at.

The game sees the Doctor and Amy floating around in the depths of space when they come across the SS Lucy Gray, seemingly abandoned as it makes its way back to Earth. They board the ship and begin to explore, only to find that all is not as it seems...

More specifically, a Cyberman has grafted itself into the ship's AI. It's up to the Doctor and Amy (complete with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan's voice talents) to stop the Cybermen's plot, rescuing the crew in the process. Tricky as that might sound, however, it gets more complicated. The Daleks are also in the mix and are attempting to recover a lost Time Axis from the ship. There's never a dull moment with the Doctor!

Using the Wii Remote as a sonic screwdriver (or 'sonic device', should you take the option to play as Amy) players will shift platforms, open doors and turn hazards on and off. They'll complete mini-games while exploring the ship and sneak around past those nasty Daleks and Cybermen. There's even a peripheral you can buy that will make your Wii Remote look like a sonic!