My Gaming Week in Review (9/11- 9/17)!

I only had time for a few games this week, but I did squeeze some gaming in here and there! 🙂

Console

No console gaming this week. 😦

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I dug through my backlog and played a very bizarre game called 101 in 1 Explosive Megamix and um… yeah. I was going to write up a First Impressions post about it, so stay tuned for that in the next couple days. In the meantime, here’s the lovely main menu:

Mobile

iPhone

I played a little bit of the game 10000000 this week. If you’ve never heard of it before, the premise is this: you are stuck in a castle, and you have to upgrade your castle to become free. If you earn 10,000,000 points, you are free! You earn points by matching tiles on the bottom screen according to what is going on on the top screen. For instance, if you are standing in front of an enemy, you might match swords to defeat him. If you are standing in front of a treasure chest, match keys to unlock the chests. The top screen is constantly scrolling, so if the left side touches your character, it’s game over.

It’s an interesting premise for sure, and the game was fun when I started playing it. However, I erroneously thought that your score was cumulative throughout your adventure, and eventually you would earn the correct number of points to be set free. That is not the case, though, and suddenly the thought of earning 10 million points seems insane. I felt that after a couple rounds and a few objectives complete, I still wasn’t really getting anywhere. The game has kind of lost its appeal to me, and I’m not sure I’ll play it anymore.

I didn’t have much time to play Pokémon GO this week, though I did do the update so I could have a buddy! Of course, my first buddy of choice was Squirtle. Look how adorable it looks standing beside me! I also love how its little head is shown next to your face on the map. 🙂

I did evolve a couple Pokémon this week. I evolved my Caterpie into a Metapod…

my Pidgeotto into a Pidgeot…

and my Weedle into a Kakuna!

I also reached Level 8 this week.

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Lastly, I played a bit more Crossy Road. I unlocked Unlucky Cat…

Unexpected Shrew (which has the most ADORABLE board!)…

and Elf, which got me in the mood for the holiday season!

That’s it for my gaming adventures this week. See ya!

My Gaming Week In Review (9/04- 9/10)!

Console

Nintendo 64

I finally revisited my Doubutsu no Mori town of Weezey- it’s been a couple months since I’ve played! Checking the bulletin board, I realized that there were fireworks every Saturday in August, and I missed them all! Bummer! A second notice on the board told me that there is a full moon (the harvest moon?) visible on 9/15, so I’ll have to try to remember to play.

It was pretty late when I played, so most of my animal friends were already asleep.

Since there wasn’t too much going on so late at night (or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it) I just walked around picking weeds and digging up stuff! I dug up some furniture, but when I placed it in my house…

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It was two of the same item! How dumb!

While walking through town, I noticed a house I hadn’t seen before. The sign told me it belonged to Garigari (Nibbles in North America). She was already asleep though, so I decided to visit her the next day!

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The next day starting the game, there was a nice, steady rain. I had never bought an umbrella, so I went to the store and bought one. All they had was a red one with white polka dots, which isn’t really my favorite. It’ll do for now, though. While walking around, I noticed that TWO of my neigbors had the same umbrella! I guess it’s a popular style!

I then went and met GariGari. She is a little silly looking, but cute! The inside of her house was an eclectic mix of themes.

I also dug up 30,000 Bells, which was pretty awesome!

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Nintendo GameCube

I also showed some love to my Animal Crossing town of Branvil this week. I haven’t visited there in a couple months, oops! Oddly enough, it was raining in this game as well.

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I got a very rude letter from my mom!

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What the hell! Anyway, after squashing roaches in my house, I traveled to Nookington’s, where I discovered the same umbrella I had just bought in Doubutsu no Mori for sale there as well! Too weird. I didn’t buy it, though, as I like my current flame umbrella much better 😉

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I then walked around and said hello to a few of my villagers who were still awake (they seem to go to bed much earlier in this game!). I also paused to watch Octavian stare at a fish in the pond, which was so cute! I woke up Gulliver, too, which took forever! He gave me a Mannekin Pis, yippee!

Besides that, I just walked around, pulled weeds and enjoyed the rain!

Nintendo Wii

I also showed a little bit of attention to my Animal Crossing: City Folk town of Spookie this week… and yep, it was raining there, too!

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I knew I didn’t have a whole lot of time to play, but I still said hello to the villagers I ran into. Nan in particular seemed happy to see me!

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I was so tired of my bedhead, so I stopped by Shampoodle for a new hairstyle. I was surprised when Harriet told me I would look good with a boy’s hairstyle, and she wanted to know if I wanted one! I hesitated for a moment, then decided to go for it! The result was very different… but I don’t mind it! 🙂

Lastly, I stopped by GracieGrace to see all the furniture I can’t afford! I really loved the cool psychedelic umbrella I found in there. It was only 3400 Bells, so I bought it! I also bought a new outfit at the Able Sisters, just to give the witch outfit I had been wearing for like 3 years a rest 😉

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I visited my Animal Crossing: Wild World town of Booland this week as well- and came across something TERRIBLE!

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Stitches was all packed up and ready to move out! OH NO YOU DON’T! I cannot bear to think of Stitches moving away from me! I must’ve talked to him like 100 times, trying to convince him to stay.

Finally, just when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to convince him otherwise, he acted like he was leaning toward staying. Whew!

I also visited my other neighbors, who provided me with entertainment as usual! Sometimes they say the silliest things!

The next day, I had to play again to see if Stitches decided to stay in Booland or not. I was a little nervous, but once the title screen loaded, I was happy to see him walking around! Yay! I still played and talked to him, and he made no mention of moving. Stitches will remain in Booland for awhile longer! 🙂

Mobile

iPhone

I played a little bit of Crossy Road this week, which I haven’t played in awhile. I played several times, and I unlocked three characters, which were Epoch:

Pudding (wtf?):

and Capybara:

This is such a fun little game! It’s just perfect for when you have a couple minutes to pass, and I love unlocking new, weird characters!

I also caught several new Pokémon in Pokémon GO this week! They were Goldeen:

Zubat:

Clefairy:

Rhyhorn:

Nidoran:

and Caterpie:

I also hatched 3 eggs this week, which gave me a Spearow, a Geodude, and a Caterpie!

I also accidentally entered a Gym and started a battle. Needless to say, I got my ass handed to me. I knew none of my Pokémon were strong enough, but I didn’t know what I was doing! I need to read up on Gyms more before I start messing around in them.

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Finally, I leveled up to Level 7 and got two new medals; one for catching 10 Grass-type Pokémon and one for catching 10 Bug-type Pokémon.

So, it was a pretty productive week in Pokémon GO! I am still enjoying this game a lot. Catching Pokémon and hatching eggs is so fun!

 

 

My Gaming Week in Review (6/26- 7/02)!

I didn’t play too many games this week, mostly because I was focused on Kirby Planet Robobot! I can’t help it, the game is addicting!! 😉

Console

I played no console games this week. Boo!

Handheld

Nintendo 3DS

Yep, this week it was all about Kirby Planet Robobot! This game captivated me from the moment I began playing it! And this week, I beat the game (the Story Mode, anyway)!

I picked up where I left off last week, on Level 4 of Area 4- Gigabyte Grounds. In this level, I used the Robobot Armor a lot, which is always a treat. Part of the level was also in Jet form, which has become one of my favorite parts of the game! The end of the level even had a face off against Core Kabula, which is a throwback to one of the very first bosses in Kirby’s Dream Land, Kabula! I didn’t get a very good screenshot of her (she was moving too quickly), but trust me, it was super fun!

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Level 5 involved a lot of bomb blasting, and the music in this level was totally bad ass.

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The Area 4 boss was Mecha Knight, a souped up version of Meta Knight that crazy Susie and her boss Mr. Haltmann must have dreamed up. He was pretty rude, but I managed to kill him anyway.

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After I defeated Mecha Knight, Area 5- Rhythm Route opened up for me.

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Level 1 looked and sounded cheerful enough, but I soon realized those thumping musical notes in the background meant business! I had to be careful not to step in front of them at the wrong time, or I would be smooshed up against the screen. This happened a couple times, and was not pleasant!

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Level 2 was another charming city-type level, with lots of Waddle Doos driving around. There were also some adorable sleeping turtles in this level! Too bad I had to get in the Robobot armor and punch them out of my way! 🙂

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Level 3 was a casino level, which was fun and entertaining. This time around, I had to avoid giant pool balls- until I got in the Robobot armor and destroyed them! Man, I love that armor…

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Level 4 was interesting. There were parts where I had to walk on a floor lit up with green LED panels. Certain panels would travel on the floor, lighting up red with skulls on them. If I stepped on those panels, I would get shocked! This made things somewhat fast-paced at times, but still enjoyable.

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Level 5 took place on a moving train. Not too difficult, but still fun! I really enjoy all the diverse levels in this game.

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The boss of this area was Dedede Clone! Look how surprised Kirby is!

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The Dedede Clone behaved much like the King he was modeled after- he tried to suck me in and beat me up with his hammer!

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At one point, he split into multiple smaller versions of himself, which was a little creepy.

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Just when I thought I was done, the Dedede clones hopped into a machine called D3 and started really acting crazy! This part was a little difficult at first until I learned the patterns of the machine. Finally, he/ it/ they were defeated!

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After that freak of nature was dead, I moved on to Area 6- Access Ark.

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Level 1 was a bit strange. It seemed like I was just walking down endless corridors with tons of pictures of Mr. Haltmann hung up everywhere. The music was creepy too!

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Level 2 looked pretty cool, but there were lasers trying to kill me constantly! A lot of the level was auto-scrolling too.

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Level 3 had the same look as Level 2, but involved the use of the Robobot armor. The creativity in this game never ceases to amaze me!

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Level 4 made me feel like I was stuck inside a computer or something! The world seemed to be slowly becoming unhinged- and it also seemed like it was trying to kill me! At certain points, shapes would be quickly drawn in the background, then be pushed to the foreground to squish you!

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Level 5 was similar to Level 4, with an epic fight against Gigavolt II at the end. He was a jerk, but I managed to beat him!

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I entered the boss door, and was pitted in a fight against Mecha Knight+. I wasn’t expecting this as the final boss, so after I beat him, I was pretty sure it wasn’t over.

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Sure enough, I finally got to meet the lunatic behind Planet Popstar’s invasion- Mr. Haltmann himself! He droned on about his perfect machine, then jumped into a gaudy gold mecha suit and just about kicked my ass. His insane laughter will haunt my dreams for sure!

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Nevertheless, I defeated him… but I wasn’t done yet!

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The machine (which was named Star Dream) that Haltmann had created suddenly became self-aware… and it wasn’t very nice! Susie, who decided Haltmann was an idiot, presented me with my Robobot armor and told me to get in.

This part, by the way, was Area 7- Mind in the Program. It doesn’t show up on the World Map, and my guess is you can only access it by defeating Haltmann first.

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Anyway! Meta Knight suddenly flew by with his ship (the Halberd), and I fused together with it to create some totally bad ass version of it!

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I fought against the Star Dream, which kept creating random missiles and other weird things for me to shoot at. It exploded, and I was done…

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or not! Most of Star Dream was destroyed, but I guess the core was still alive and well. This part was a little difficult, as it fired at me mercilessly. Piece by piece, the core’s armor was stripped away, until it finally blew up. Was I done…?

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HELL NO! This boss seemed to go on forever! Now Star Dream was a totally creepy … thing that had a face! I could almost feel the insanity at this point. It shot everything it had at me, from numbers to random items, all in an attempt to kill me. It took me a couple tries, but I finally whittled its life away. And did Star Dream die?

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NOT YET! I actually yelled at the game, “Jesus Christ, it’s still not done!” Which made my husband die laughing and tell me how I am “cute” when I yell at games! Anyway! The last part was easy, as Star Dream hardly fought back as I unscrewed every piece of it. Finally, IT EXPLODED AND WAS GONE.

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Afterwards, Kirby floated off through space and landed safely back on Planet Popstar, which was returning to normal.

The credits rolled, and I had fun playing the mini game that went along with it (punching the names as they scrolled by). The question mark after the words The End made me a little nervous- I didn’t want to have to fight Star Dream AGAIN any time soon!

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As it turns out, I unlocked two additional game modes when I completed Story Mode! That would explain the question mark (whew!). MetaKnightmare Returns allows you to play the game as Meta Knight, which sounds amazing! The Arena is all boss fights.

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I just want to say that this game was AMAZING! The replay value is very high, too, considering there are two whole modes I haven’t even explored yet, as well as two subgames I haven’t played. Plus there are many more stickers to collect as well as Code Cubes I missed! This game is definitely one I really enjoyed. ❤

Mobile

iPhone

I played some more Solitaire this week, though I don’t know why I bothered- my losing streak continues! I played 6 hands, and lost them all! This is probably my worst losing streak ever.

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I also played a little bit more Crossy Road. I still suck at it, but I unlocked two new characters this week. One was Jaguar…

and the other was Chimney Sweep. (okay…?)

That’s it for the games I played this week. If you haven’t picked up Kirby Planet Robobot yet, I highly recommend it. It’s amazing! See ya next time!

My Gaming Week in Review (6/19-6/25)!

I thought I would do a little something different and start writing a “gaming week in review” blog post on Saturdays. I normally post blogs during the week about games I am trying out, games I purchase, or other odds and ends, but there is a bit more gaming that goes on that I don’t always write about 😉 I’ll break it down into three categories: Console, Handheld, and Mobile. Enjoy!

Console

Nintendo Wii
The only game I played on a console this week was Animal Crossing: City Folk. I finally decided to spend some time weeding my town so it would look nice for once! I did the area near my house previously, but got lazy and never finished it. Oh, and I randomly planted some flowers that my “dad” sent me on Father’s Day right by my mailbox. I bet I will run over them by accident for sure!

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Why in the hell did I get sent flowers on Father’s Day? Shouldn’t I be the one sending the gift?

I was playing at night, so I took some time to enjoy the fireflies (and Truffles creeping in the background).

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Truffles was pacing because she lost her house key. Sorry!

Prince told me probably the greatest truth of all time.

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Truer words were never spoken, my friend!

And I met my new neighbor, Caroline the squirrel. She’s kind of cute!

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Caroline is also my mother-in-law’s name…

I did finish the weeding, which I was very happy about. Now my town better stay nice! 🙂

Handheld

Nintendo Game Boy
Like I mentioned in my previous blog post, I re-bought 星のカービィ (Hoshi no Kirby) because I felt lame ever since I traded it in many years ago. I of course only played the first level of it, but it was still a lot of fun.

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I love this game!

Nintendo 3DS
I played a few more levels of Kirby Planet Robobot! I am now in Area 4: Gigabyte Grounds.

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Sounds very “techy”!

The first level was neat- it looked like some kind of weird, post apocalyptic spaghetti dinner disaster! Seriously. Why are there forks in the background with noodles/ wires wrapped around them, and why am I walking around on pieces of bread? I don’t know, but I love it!

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I love Kirby’s expression in this shot! 

The second level looked much like the first, except there was more fence climbing and lots of poison clouds being blown around that I had to avoid. Also, there were fans that kept trying to push me into enemies and shit. Rude!

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Touching those clouds probably isn’t a good idea…

The third level looked pretty cool, and had pretty awesome music to go along with it. There was a lot of trickery with the foreground and background, which was so much fun!

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This level was awesome!

I would have played more, but yep… you guessed it… my 3DS needed to be charged!

Mobile

iPhone
I played several games on my iPhone this week, included good ol’ Solitaire. Normally I do well with this game, but I played like 4 hands and lost every. single. one. Ugh!

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Ugh!! 

I also played Juice Cubes. At one point, I was stuck on Level 19, which I found highly irritating. I got passed it, though, and I am now on Level 21.

I played/ sucked at Crossy Road a little more too, and I unlocked two new characters! They are New Year’s Doll…

And some weird guy called Capoeira.

He’s pretty funny, because he walks on his hands and flips and does all kinds of weird stuff! This game makes me laugh, even though I am awful at it.

So those are the games I was into this week! I will definitely be playing Kirby Planet Robobot more soon. That game is very addicting! 🙂

First Impressions: Crossy Road!

I know, I know. Sometimes I’m a little “late to the party” when it comes to games released for iOS/ Android. I tend to overlook games when they first come out for the App Store, because I only have so much storage on my phone! And since my iPad is older, a lot of newer games won’t work on it. Besides, I have so many games to play already. I do enjoy games on my iPad and iPhone, though, so every now and then I’ll scroll through the App Store and see what catches my eye.

One game that I’ve seen (and heard) a lot about is Crossy Road, released in late 2014 by Hipster Whale. It’s basically an endless Frogger-type game where the whole goal is to get as far as you can without dying. There are many obstacles, including cars and trains that will immediately flatten you, trees that will get in your way, and rivers to cross. The blocky, Minecraft style graphics are pretty neat as well. A few days ago, I finally decided to download it and play it!

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Let’s play Crossy Road!

Let me just say that this game is pretty tough and unforgiving! Pretty much any mistake you make results in instant death. You can’t even stay still for long periods of time, or a bird will swoop down and eat you! Or carry you away. Or something.

Despite this fact, I found myself playing it over and over, just trying to get a little further each time. The board constantly changes, so you are never going through the same motions twice. The board also changes depending on what character you are using, which I think is pretty neat!

I am especially in love with the Pac-Mac Board!

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How cool is this?!

Speaking of characters, there are TONS of unlockable characters in this game! Right now I have 7/159 characters, so I have a long way to go. Check out some of the ones I have unlocked so far:

I REALLY want to unlock Floppy Fish, because it looks funny! I also really want to unlock The Dark Lord, because… well, if you know me, you wouldn’t be surprised. 😉

By the way, the default character is the chicken.

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Go little chicken!

Of course, there are a few characters available only by purchasing them with real money, but I doubt I’ll be doing that!

You unlock characters through a little coin machine type thing, which you can play when you get 100 coins. According to Wikipedia, “Coins can be obtained in-game via landing on them during gameplay, watching advertisement videos, completing tasks, collecting a free gift given every few real-time hours, and using real money to buy them in various amounts.” You can also pay 99 cents for a specific character right away if you’re impatient- nope, I won’t be doing that either!

Overall, this is a REALLY fun game, and I would recommend it to anyone that’s got a couple minutes to spare. You don’t have to devote that much time to it, there are tons of wacky characters to collect, and the game board is always changing. It’s a shame I didn’t download this sooner!

I also want to mention that there is a sequel of sorts to this game called Disney Crossy Road. It’s very similar to Crossy Road, except with Disney characters and themed boards with certain objectives to complete. Despite the fact that I’m not a huge Disney fan, this game still looks like fun. I may still download it at some point! 🙂