Four in February (in March) Progress, Week 3!

Well… damn. This week wasn’t very productive either!

One Game I’ve Been Playing Anyway: Super Mario Run!

I continued playing Super Mario Run a little bit this week, and I had enough Toads to unlock a Rainbow Bridge, which expanded my kingdom!

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I haven’t put anything there yet (though I did get rid of the Thwomps) but I plan on decorating that area soon!

I was also really excited about the update which gives you the opportunity to unlock several different color Yoshis! I was not, however, impressed with the criteria for unlocking the Red Yoshi:

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9999 total Toads and 1000 Yellow Toads?! Are they nuts? It’ll take me forever to get to that point!

Anyway, I’ve collected all pink coins up to World 2-1. It’s a bit of a grind to collect coins, but I’m not sick of it yet, so that’s a good thing.

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One Game I Should Have Definitely Beaten By Now- Pokémon Blue!

Nothing to see here, carry on…

One Game I’ve Had Forever And Haven’t Touched- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade!

Yes! I did start playing this game! Go me! I’m gonna do a First Impressions post for it eventually, but here’s the title screen:

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It is a really cute game and I love it so far! I’m currently on Year 1, Spring, Day 3.

One Game Together: ZombiU!

Sadly, no progress made here.

Bonus Game: Pokémon GO!

Friday night we finally went into an area where there are several Pokéstops, so I was able to replenish my stock of Pokéballs! I caught a couple new Pokémon, including Yanma…

Mantine…

Totodile…

and Seel!

What a bunch of cuties! I then evolved one of my Evees into Umbreon!

I also reached Level 19.

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That’s it for my gameplay this week! I’m heading into the final week for my Four in February (in March) challenge, so let’s see if I can make more progress!

Four in February (in March) Progress, Week 2!

Well, I sucked even more this week than I did last week.

One Game I’ve Been Playing Anyway: Super Mario Run!

The only game I made progress on this week was Super Mario Run, and I actually beat the game! That’s an accomplishment, at least! I played through a couple tricky World 6 levels, including a damn ghost house that I don’t know how I got through on my first try! I also played a pain in the ass airship level that killed me a couple times.

Finally, it was time to take on Bowser! He was actually really fun to play. It took me a few moments to figure out what I was supposed to do, which was have Mario automatically jump over Bob-ombs, which in turn flings them into Bowser. The challenge here comes from the fact that the screen is, of course, always moving, there are tons of platforms to jump on/ jump down from, and there is fire everywhere. After a few hits, Bowser was toast, and Princess Peach was saved!

Also, since I beat the game, I unlocked Princess Peach as a playable character.

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Now, my goal is to collect all the special coins in each level, as well as unlock the rest of the characters. I hate how you have to get Toads from Toad Rally to do that, though. Toad Rally can be a pain! I only need 11 more Yellow Toads to unlock Yoshi, so I’m hoping that’ll happen soon! As of right now, I’ve collected all the pink coins up to World 1-3.

One Game I Should Have Definitely Beaten By Now- Pokémon Blue!

Nope. I did, however, charge up my GBA, so maybe I’ll get some playtime in next week?

One Game I’ve Had Forever And Haven’t Touched- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade!

NOPE.

One Game Together- ZombiU!

I SAID NOPE!

Bonus Game- Pokémon GO

Since I ran out of PokéBalls and am too lazy to get more, I didn’t make much progress in Pokémon GO this week. I did, however, evolve my Goldeen into a Seaking…

Since I didn’t need Goldeen to be my buddy anymore, it was time to choose a new buddy! I almost have enough candies to be able to evolve Drowzee, so he is now my buddy!

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That’s it for this week. I really had hoped to make more progress, but as always, real life gets in my way. At least I got one game beaten, so even if I don’t beat the other 3, this challenge won’t be a total bust! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

Four in February (in March) Progress, Week 1!

I’ve decided to forgo my normal “Gaming Week in Review” posts in favor of writing about my progress in the Four in February (in March) challenge! How did I do my first week? Pretty shitty, it turns out! Look at me, I’m not even writing this post until halfway through the second week! Haha, I am not very good at meeting deadlines… anyway, here’s my progress for each game!

One Game I’ve Been Playing Anyway- Super Mario Run!

I actually did make pretty decent progress in Super Mario Run this week. I kicked ass so hard in Toad Rally, the person I was up against didn’t have any Toads left!

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I leveled up my kingdom to Level 5!

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Here’s a few screenshots from my gameplay this week.

At the end of last week, I was on World 5-4 Rings of Fire! I’ve since passed that level, but that will have to be discussed in the Week 2 post! 😉

One Game I Should Have Definitely Beaten By Now- Pokémon Blue!

Nope, haven’t touched it. I keep meaning to charge up my Game Boy Advance SP so I can make some progress, but it just hasn’t happened yet.

One Game I’ve Had Forever and Haven’t Touched- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade!

Still haven’t touched it.

One Game Together- ZombiU!

Michael and I have made progress in ZombiU! I’m not quite sure how far we are- I haven’t read about it or watched any videos so I don’t spoil anything. We are having fun trying to get the hell out of London!

This game is not easy. The controls are a little odd to get used to, you have limited ammo, and once you die, your character is forever dead! Luckily, there are many potential characters to play as, so once you kill one off, another one is immediately ready to play where you left off.

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This zombie’s face cracks me up!

One thing that annoys me a little bit about this game is the fact that I often feel like I am running fool’s errands- go fetch this, go sneak into this building, no wait go back into the first building, hang on, now I need a random fucking book- I feel like this “Prepper” guy along with the doctor in the Buckingham Palace are just trying to get us killed!

The game is also a little glitchy. We died at one point because a room was completely empty so we walked through it, then turned to walk back out only to find that there were at least 7 zombies in there! Another time, we got completely stuck to a wall and couldn’t turn around.

Despite my complaints, I am still really having fun with this game! I’m interested to see where it all ends. Currently, our mission is to Raid the Military Armory.

Bonus Game- Pokémon GO!

I mostly always play a little Pokémon GO during the week, so why not add that to my little weekly review? I’m pretty low on PokéBalls, so I couldn’t play very much. However, I still managed to catch a Marill…

a Swinub…

a Chikorita…

and a Wartortle!

Well, I kind of sucked at playing my chosen games this week. Hopefully Week 2 will be a little more successful! 🙂

 

My Gaming Week in Review (2/26- 3/04)!

Console

Nintendo Wii

I popped in to say hello to my villagers in my Animal Crossing: City Folk town of Spookie this week. The snow has melted, and spring is here!

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So much green! I love all seasons in Animal Crossing.

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I was getting ready to say hello to everyone when I realized I had a letter in my mailbox from Queenie that I apparently already opened. I didn’t remember getting a letter from her, so I read it (again).

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HAHA YES! BYE BITCH! I don’t know how I forgot she moved away from my town, but I am very happy anyway!

Prince let me know that I had been gone for 8 months. Sorry buddy! Real life really gets in the way of my gaming life sometimes.

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Angus was all packed up and ready to move out, but I never got an option to be able to change his mind no matter how many times I talked to him! Bummer. He’s kinda cool.

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I went into Nan’s house and was fascinated by the fact that she had a dung beetle as a pet. It was rolling poo round and round. Who wants a pet like that?

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Bella came up with a new nickname for me. I’ll take it, I guess…

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Nintendo Wii U

As I mentioned in my Four in February… in March! post, Michael and I recently started playing ZombiU together! It’s a really fun game that makes you think about the actions you are taking- you can’t just run in, guns blazing, and kill all the zombies. I will write more details about our progress when I do an update on my challenge later this week, but for now, here’s the box art for ZombiU!

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Handheld

No Handheld Gaming this week!

Mobile

iPhone

But OF COURSE I played more Pokémon GO this week! I caught a Wobbuffet…

a Murkrow…

a Ledyba…

a Wooper (who is SO CUTE)…

a Remoraid…

and a Party Hat Pikachu! Yay! He just randomly popped up in my house. I don’t know why, but I really love the special edition Pikachus 😉

I also played Super Mario Run. Obviously I haven’t written a First Impressions post of it. By the time I do, it’ll be more of a review, because I’ll be done with the game! Anyway, here’s the level I left off on:

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PC

No PC gaming this week!

Misc.

No Misc. gaming this week!

So yeah, not a lot of time for gaming this week at all. I spent a few hours on ZombiU, but other than that, my game time was limited. That sucks!

My Gaming Week in Review (2/18- 2/25)!

Console

No console gaming this week!

Handheld

Nintendo 3DS

I peeked in on my little Look-Alikes in Tomodachi Life this week. It was late at night, so a lot of them were sleeping when I visited. Anyway, Ryu and Leilah became friends…

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Carol loved her new reggae hat that I gave her…

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Someone had a freaky dream about worshiping soft serve ice cream…

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and I solved 700 Mii Problems!

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Mobile

iPhone

So, I decided to try out Fire Emblem Heroes this week. The graphics are really nice!

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I tried out a few of the levels, but… I just can’t seem to get into it!

The game isn’t too hard to figure out, and the story isn’t bad. I just feel like there are a ton of characters I know nothing about, since I haven’t played any of the previous Fire Emblem games.

I did use orbs to summon a few heroes, but I should’ve waited until I had a couple more, since I only had enough to summon 4 of them! Oops.

Anyway, it really is a bummer, because I WANT to like this game so bad. Nothing about it really grabs my attention and makes me want to play it again, though. Plus with all the different characters and different stats, etc. etc., it’s a lot to learn- and I don’t really feel like learning it right now. I’m glad to see so many other people enjoying it though! For now, though, I’ll probably focus my attention elsewhere.

I played a little bit of Pokémon GO this week, and I caught 3 new Pokémon! They were Natu…

Teddiursa (HOW CUTE)…

and Hoppip!

I played through some more Super Mario Run this week. I am loving this game! I still plan on doing a First Impressions post of it sometime this friggin’ year (I’m sooo slow) but this is the level I am currently on:

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PC

No PC gaming this week!

Misc.

No Misc. gaming this week!

So overall, I didn’t have a lot of extra time for gaming this week, which is a real bummer. I need a vacation!

My Gaming Week in Review (2/11- 2/18)!

Console

No console gaming this week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I visited my Animal Crossing: Wild World town of Booland this week. I was looking through my pockets to see what I had, and for some reason I had this gas mask… so I put it on. Creepy, but I like it!

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Elmer was crying because he missed me so much! Poor guy. He is also trying to move away, so I tried to convince him to stay in Booland. I don’t know if it worked yet or not!

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Meanwhile, Robin found her way onto my Official Shit List. Piss off, Robin!

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Luckily, Stitches was there to make me feel better. I just love that little guy!

Playstation Vita

Surprise! I picked up a Playstation Vita last Sunday! I went to a cool gaming store and got a whole bunch of goodies (goodbye, Christmas money!) so I’m going to do a blog post on that soon. The game I chose to buy with my Vita was Persona 4: Dancing All Night. I’ll be doing a First Impressions post of this game, so I won’t spoil anything here. In the meantime, check out the colorful loading screen!

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Mobile

iPhone

Well, I beat Cooking Fever this week! At least, I beat the default restaurant that you start with (Fast Food Court). I reached experience level 9, which was nice.

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After beating all 40 levels, this screen popped up.

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And here are my stats after beating every level!

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Now that I’ve cleared all the levels, I really don’t have much motivation to upgrade that particular restaurant any further. I have 2 additional restaurants I can unlock as of right now, so I’ll save my coins and gems for those. For now, though, I consider the game beaten. I’ll definitely come back to it to play the other restaurants at some point though!

I played quite a bit of Pokémon GO this week! I hatched 2 eggs: one was a Meowth, one was a Tentacool. Kind of disappointing, since I already have both of those. I was hoping for a Gen. 2 baby, but oh well!

I finally evolved my Metapod into a Butterfree!

Since I have all of Caterpie’s evolutions now, it was time to pick a new Buddy! I decided on Goldeen, since I only need 4 more candies before I am able to evolve it.

I was pretty excited when the update rolled out this week and many new Pokémon became available!

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I caught quite a few of the new Johto Pokémon. The first one I caught was Furret, who was standing right on top of my dog!

I also caught Sunkern…

Heracross…

Spinarak…

Cyndaquil…(I don’t know what happened to the picture I took as I caught it?)

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Hoothoot…

Chinchou…

and finally, Sentret!

I also reached Level 18 and earned a medal for registering 5 Johto region Pokémon to the Pokédex. Overall, it was a pretty successful week for Pokémon GO!

I finally got around to trying out Super Mario Run this week! I’m going to do a First Impressions post for this one too (geez, I have a lot of blog posts I need to write!) so here’s a pic of the loading screen! 😉

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PC

No PC gaming this week!

Misc.

No misc. gaming this week!

So overall, I didn’t have a whole lot of free time for gaming this week. That’s always a bummer. At least I caught a bunch of new Pokémon and beat an iPhone game this week, so that’s progress! Thanks for reading!

My Gaming Week in Review (1/29- 2/04)!

Console

Nintendo 64

I finally showed some loved to my poor, abandoned Doubutsu no Mori town of Weezey this week! Many of my villagers expressed their displeasure about the fact that they had not seen me in 5 months! Sorry, guys!

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My favorite villager, Sutoroberi, told me I hadn’t spoken to her in 8 months, which is pretty sad!

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The saddest thing, however, was when I spoke to Hippocrates and this dialogue popped up.

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Hippocrates is kind of blending into his house… oops.

Roughly translated, he is saying that he waited around for me for 10 months and was excited, but then he wondered if I disliked him because he never saw me! Then he said something else that I didn’t translate and me being the click-happy fool I am, whatever response I chose made him sad! I KNOW he’s not real, but I still felt bad. I’m going to send him a present to try to make it up to him!

I found an igloo, so I popped in and had a visit with Hyakupa. I’m not really sure what is cooking behind her, but it kept inflating and deflating every few seconds. It’s different from the little pot of chowder that is in the localized version of Animal Crossing. If anyone knows what that is, please let me know! 🙂

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Anyway, I actually played this game for a couple hours, just talking to my villagers and finding ways to make money so I can pay off my ungodly mortgage payment! I was playing as the sun was setting, and I like the way it looked in this picture!

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One thing I noticed that was weird… despite the fact that I had not played in 5 months, not ONE weed was in my town! Not that I’m complaining or anything. Maybe weeds don’t grow in the winter in this game?

After a little while, I took a break from playing. When I loaded my game again, it was snowing!

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This probably doesn’t sound overly exciting, but I know in Animal Crossing for the GameCube, the weather is what it is all day long and it doesn’t change.  So the fact that this game has weather changes throughout the day is pretty cool!

Since it was Saturday, I stopped by the railroad tracks and had Totakeke play a song for me. Don’t ask me what it was though, for some reason I couldn’t translate it!

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I spent the rest of my time shaking trees and fishing so I could earn more cash! One of these days my mortgage will be paid off…

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Ignore my eyeball. As usual, I got stung by bees.

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I made some progress in The Legendary Starfy this week. I continued my journey in Hotcha Springs, where Starfy happily flew through the air, pushed upwards by hot steam…

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Weee, he’s so happy!

And he also pushed some stupid rocks around to… pop some little fish so I could get through a door.

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He doesn’t look like he’s having fun anymore…

Seriously. Pushing rocks around underwater kind of sucks. Anyway, Starfy also learned how to glide through the air so he could save these weird little octopi called The Squirts, who make a name for themselves telling really awful jokes.

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Both Starfy and the octopus were moving when I took this pic, so it’s a little blurry. Sorry!

This game is kind of insane, but I like it! I left off on Level 2-4 Hotcha Springs: Hot-Spring Snapper Battle.

Nintendo 3DS

I checked on my little town of Tilt in Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo. The first thing I did was link my town to my Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer file. I’ve been meaning to do that since I got the game. 🙂 Now I can get exclusive furniture and all that fun stuff!

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They gave me a Nook’s Homes Model as a welcoming gift. My house is way too small to display it right now, but I’m definitely keeping it!

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While I was shaking trees, a washer/ dryer came out. Weird, but I’ll take it!

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I discovered Gulliver for the first time on the beach! Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I guessed where he was going incorrectly. Whoops!

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Joan was camping at the campground that night. I haven’t seen her there before!

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Even though I was playing pretty late and all the shops were closed, I still looked on Main Street. The Gardening Shop has been built!

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Mobile

Not really any mobile gaming this week. I did play a little Pokémon GO, but my progress was negligible.

PC

No PC gaming this week!

Other

No other gaming this week!

That’s it for this week’s gaming fun. Thanks for reading!