We're pleasantly surprised that Konami has seen fit to release The Rise Of Hex on WiiWare as you would have thought that the popularity of Ben 10 among youngsters would have been enough to shift copies had it been a full-price game.
Instead of feeling like a £40 rip off, The Rise Of Hex is a fairly reasonable £8 budget WiiWare game.
The aim is to help Ben progress through each level by making him transform into different aliens, each of which has its own special ability.
Your Omnitrix only has so much power at a time so you need to make sure you don't overdo it with these abilities otherwise you'll change back into the regular young Ben, usually in the middle of a scrap with some particularly nasty baddies. Typical.
For the most part this is a decent side-scrolling action platformer but there are far too many moments where Ben has to press various switches in order to progress. It slows down the pace of the game to a crawl and will be frustrating for younger gamers.
With less switches and more action this would have been great but as it is it can be a little boring at times.
Also uninspiring are the levels themselves. Although there are a fair number of stages, many of them have very similar backgrounds. This lack of variety makes it hard to keep up your excitement levels as you scrap through the fifth level in a row that looks a bit like a generic factory.
Kids will enjoy The Rise Of Hex for a while, but the unnecessary focus on switch-pressing puzzles may annoy them. If you're not a fan of Ben 10 though there are plenty of better alternatives out there.