Wii, £39.99

It’s been just over a year since Sporewas released for PC and Mac; now the ultimate creature creation game is out for the Wii. But Spore Hero isn’t a carbon copy of the original – instead it’s been retooled to appeal to the Wii’s more casual audience. This means cuter DIY beasts, a platform approach to action and simplified combat – all of which make this feel like a kiddy-friendly, Spore-lite. While it’s nice to broaden the reach of the Spore universe, it’s a shame that Will Wright’s vision has been made more anodyne.