Sunshine Blogger Award!

Back in September last year, Megan over at A Geeky Gal received a Sunshine Blogger Award and extended an open invitation to everyone who wanted to answer her questions! They seemed like fun questions, so I decided to give them a go!

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1. What game are you currently playing?

I’m playing through a few different games right now, trying to clear some of my monstrous backlog! The main ones I’m playing are Pokemon Blue for the Game Boy, Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Switch!

2. What game are you most looking forward to?

I know it’s already out, but I’m really looking forward to playing Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Switch! The original Luigi’s Mansion for the GameCube is one of my favorite games of all time, and I can’t wait to play this one and see what kind of spooky surprises are in store 😉

3. What is your favorite game of last year?

Um… I really stink at playing games when they came out, so I’m just going to go with a game I beat last year that I really loved- Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch! I had such a blast with that game, and I still have so many more Power Moons to find!

4. What would you change about your favorite franchise?

It’s hard for me to even pick a favorite franchise, because I have several of them! Let’s just pick… hmm… Animal Crossing! There’s not much I would change about this delightful series… but I wish they would expand the world a bit. Like, maybe have different areas we could go to that have villagers indigenous only to that area. For instance, there could be a whole underwater area where whale, seal, and fish villagers live… or a spooky area where bats live! I think that would be a lot of fun.

5. What game has influenced you creatively? Writing, drawing, etc.

Definitely Donkey Kong Country (well, the series as a whole)! When I was a kid, I would write stories based off the games. I had one pretty bad ass story that was based off of Donkey Kong 64 that was epic, haha. I should try my hand at creative writing like that now…

6. What games do you have multiple copies of?

Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 and 3. I still have all my original SNES carts, but I also have the Game Boy Color version of DKC (they never made Game Boy Color versions of the other two), repurchased them all as enhanced Game Boy Advance ports, and downloaded them all on both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Consoles. I also have an SNES mini, which has the first DKC on it. Yeah… I’m a bit obsessed with those games.

7. How do you usually spend a lazy evening? 

Typically watching TV with my husband, reading, or playing a game!

8. How many countries have you been to?

Sadly, none aside from my own! Boo! I need to get out more.

9. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

Hmm… I loved to come home from school and watch The Animaniacs! I also loved The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Saved By The Bell. Still love The Animaniacs and Fresh Prince. As for Saved By The Bell, I haven’t seen it in forever, so I’m not sure if it’s something I still like or not. I did buy the DVD set for $18 a couple years back, so at some point I’ll check it out again!

10. What was the first game you ever beat?

Does Tetris count? Haha! I mean, I beat my high score over and over. Aside from that, probably Kirby’s Dream Land for the Game Boy!

There you have it! Thanks for the fun questions, Megan! 🙂

Gaming Goodie(s) of the Month: Just a Couple Things From Best Buy!

For February’s Gaming Goodie post, I wanted to show a couple things I picked up at Best Buy recently! It’s nothing major, but still, I think they are pretty cool!

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This picture doesn’t do it justice… the colors are stunning!

First, look at this GORGEOUS Dark Samus amiibo that I found! I’ll admit, I didn’t know this existed. Sometimes I am shit at keeping up with stuff. Anyway, I passed on the original Samus amiibo that came out awhile back, but this one was just too gorgeous to pass up. The colors are even better in person!

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New one on the left!

Then, I got another adorable little Kirby Squishme (on the left)! I already had one (on the right) and this one was the only one at the store. How could I leave him all on his lonesome?! My husband saw this first and actually hid it from me so I wouldn’t see it… then he told me about it and I grabbed it, haha! Don’t they look cute together?

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There you have it! Just a couple little things I picked up. I didn’t need these things, but I had to use my giftcard on something! I also bought the entire Beavis and Butthead DVD collection but yeah… that’s not exactly video game related, lol!

My Gaming Month in Review: January 2020!

Hey everyone! Hope the new year has been treating you right so far! I’ve been a bit lame on the posting front lately, which isn’t how I planned for things to be. I’ve been struggling for awhile with chronic migraines (I’ve had them for years) and for some reason over the past few months, the intensity has really kicked up a notch, which makes it hard for me to do… well, anything really. I’ve fallen behind on blog postings, video game progress, housework, etc. Some days I can’t even look at the computer and something as simple as scrolling through a post will make me so dizzy I want to puke. I’m hoping my brain will stabilize itself soon because I’m fucking sick of it! 😉

Anyway! In the meantime, I’ll just do what I can do and that’s that! I decided to bring back an ongoing series I used to write awhile back (I tried to look for the last time I posted one, but the aforementioned dizziness reared its ugly head as I scrolled through my blog, so oh well)- My Gaming Month in Review! I love writing posts like this, but my problem was I would spend so much time trying to take screenshots and remember what I did in the game, I wouldn’t enjoy the actual game I was playing as much. Yikes!

So, this is going to be a similar post to my old ones, but I am just going to give a briefer summary, and I probably won’t include my own screenshots. Enjoy!

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Nintendo Wii

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I’m still working my way through Animal Crossing: City Folk, just trying to get my loan paid off. I try to play though any events during the month, so on New Year’s Day I played and got my fancy new 2020 shirt! It’s got a rat on it since this is the Year of the Rat, so I thought that was pretty cute! I also participated in the Dab Fishing Tourney that was being held, and surprisingly, I won! I still owe 484,000 Bells on my loan, but at least this is my final loan and I’ll be done!

Nintendo Switch

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I’ve been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here and there over the last couple months, and I LOVE IT! I’m not nearly as far as most people. As a matter of fact, I’m not far in the game at all, because I am having a blast just exploring everything. My main goals right now are to complete as many shrines as I can so I can upgrade my health and stamina, and activate as many towers as I can so my map is complete. During my last session, I searched FOREVER trying to find the Dow Na’eh Shrine (it was behind a waterfall, ugh) and I managed to activate Hateno Tower. My main objective is Seek Out Impa, which is like… the first thing you’re supposed to do after getting off the Great Plateau. Oh well, I play how I want!

So I’ve started this thing I call “Switch Sunday” which is exactly what it sounds like… on Sunday, I try to play a Switch game! Yes, I’m already working my way though Zelda, but I wanted to choose another game to play as well, because I’m a glutton for punishment. Anyway, I decided to start playing Yoshi’s Crafted World, and that was an excellent choice! The game is so cute and relaxing, and puts me in a great mood when I play it. I also like how it’s not completely linear- after the first few levels, several branched pathways appear to let you choose which way you want to go. I think that’s pretty neat! I left on on Acorn Forest- Jumping to Victory, and I’ve recovered 3 Dream Gems so far (which means I’m more than halfway through the game at this point).

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Nintendo Game Boy

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Yes, I’m STILL playing Pokémon Blue. Things take me forever, remember?! I’m more than halfway though the game at this point though, so I have definitely made progress! In January, I beat the Saffron City Gym and got my 5th Gym Badge. While wandering Route 12 afterwards, I finally got a better fishing rod and caught Tentacruel (or was it Tentacool? Shit, I don’t remember), Goldeen and Krabby. Now I’m exploring what Route 13 has to offer!

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I also want to add that I’m still playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on my phone. I can’t help it, it’s part of my routine nearly every morning! Right now I’m at Level 162, and I’ve invited 177/183 animals to my campsite. I can’t get the last island containing those animals to pop up as part of Gulliver’s islands, dammit! I keep refreshing but no luck yet. I enjoy participating in the events, and I feel no pressure to complete them.

That’s it for gaming in January! Hopefully February will see me completing a couple of these games, but we’ll see how it goes. See ya!