My Gaming Week in Review (2/05- 2/11)!

Console

NES

Yesterday, my in-laws came over for dinner and we were going to play a board game afterwards, but it was too hard for my mother-in-law to sit up and play one at the table. My husband surprised us all by bringing out Anticipation, a Trivial Pursuit type game made by Rare way back in 1988!

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Michael and his parents used to play this game a lot when he was a kid, so it was a blast from the past for everyone! I myself did not play this game until Michael and I met 14 years ago, but it’s a fun game that I still enjoy playing from time to time.

We decided to play in teams; Michael and I on one team, his parents on the other. His mom was actually doing pretty good! Like I said, this game is similar to Trivial Pursuit. Your game piece moves along the board, and you land on a colored square. Each square has a different category. Some of the clues are pretty easy:

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While others are extremely vague. None of us figured out what this was:

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The goal of the game is to collect one square of each color in each of the three levels. Whoever passes all three levels first is the winner!

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It was a close game, but Michael and I ended up winning. It was fun! It was nice to see my mother-in-law having some fun, since she hasn’t been feeling well lately. Anyway, playing this game made me really happy and I want to play it again soon!

P.S. Sorry for the glare that is present in all the above photos. From where I was sitting, it was hard to get a good picture!

GameCube

I visited my little Animal Crossing village of Branvil this week for the first time in 5 months. The first thing I noticed when I started up the game was that it was snowing, yay!! I think the snow is one of my favorite parts of the game, especially since I never get to see any in real life!

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Sydney moved away, which was a bummer. She’s a cutie!

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Maple acted like she didn’t know me.

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And Wart Jr. made me laugh with his crazy comment. Apparently I’m a real shady character…

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And just like always, Queenie was a big BITCH to me! Why doesn’t she move the fuck away already!

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I met my new neighbor, Buzz. He’s pretty handsome, I think!

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He has kind of a weird house, though.

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I found a snowball hiding in the flowers, which was kinda strange.

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After saying hello to everyone, I spent the rest of my evening pulling weeds and shaking trees! I deposited some money in my bank account, too. I wish it was this easy to make money in real life!

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Wii U

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I finished our playthrough of Yoshi’s Woolly World this week! What a great game it was. Since I’m going to do a separate blog post about finishing the game, I’ll leave you with a screenshot of an oddly-titled level we played!

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Handheld

Nintendo DS

I played just one level of The Legendary Starfy this week. Apparently the Hot-Spring Snapper (a really rude rock/ turtle thing) was terrorizing Hotcha Springs, and it was up to Starfy to stop him!

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I had to outrun lava, which was super. It moved kinda slow, but I still almost died trying to take this picture!

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The battle against the Snapper wasn’t too bad. I couldn’t get a decent picture of him to save my life, because he wouldn’t stay still!

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I am now on Level 3-1 Chillydip Cove: Snow Starfy. This should be fun!

Mobile

iPhone

I played some more Cooking Fever this week.  I’m still working on leveling up my Fast Food Court. It not really as bad as I thought it was going to be grind-wise- I find I can upgrade my stuff after playing one or two levels and getting some coins from them. I just don’t upgrade anymore when the upgrade requires gems, because I feel like I need to save my gems to unlock other places. Here are my current stats:

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I am currently on Level 36 of the Fast Food Court. Only a few more levels until I am finished!

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I also played more Pokémon GO. I was very happy to catch a Growlithe- so cute!

I evolved my Ekans into an Arbok.

I also evolved my Exeggcute into an Exeggutor. Finally! Seems like that took forever.

I also played a game called Strike! Ten Pin Bowling.It’s a simple bowling game that both my aunt and my mom played awhile back- I don’t know if they still do or not! Anyway, it’s a fun, free little game that is a great way to pass a couple minutes.

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For some reason, though, the game erased all my previous high scores! That annoyed me a little bit. Oh well, not like I’m very good at it anyway!

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I played some Solitaire this week too, and it seems I’m back on my losing streak.

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PC

Steam

Finally played some Stardew Valley this week! I haven’t played this game for a couple weeks, and I missed it! 🙂 Anyway, I continued clearing out my farm, and I came across this tiny, cute tree!

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I ran into Haley, who was a bitch as always.

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I finally figured out how to fish!

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It’s really fun. I only managed to catch one fish and everything else I caught was trash, but it’s all good. I need to catch more fish, because I am broke!

One of my current objectives is to build a coop. With how expensive it is and how many resources I need, it’ll take me awhile!

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One night when I went to sleep, a fairy came and made one of my crops grow. I don’t know what that’s all about, but thanks, little fairy!

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I also grew to Level 1 Farming.

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On the 10th of Spring, Year 1, I had a nice surprise when I woke up and was greeted by a friendly dog!

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Marnie explained to me that he was a stray and asked if I wanted to adopt him! BUT OF COURSE I DO! 😉

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I named him Wicky as an homage to a disabled dog that I worked with who has been gone for almost 2 years now. His name was Nykon, but his nickname was Wicky! He was near and dear to my heart and I loved him so much.

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While continuing to clear out my farm, I found a geode. When I took it to the blacksmith, it was some rare mineral or something, and it was advised that I donate it to the museum!

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I didn’t even realize it, but when I donated it, I completed an objective in my journal, so I got a nice little reward for it!

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I then grew to Level 1 Foraging.

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I am currently on 11th of Spring, Year 1. This game is becoming addicting!

Misc.

While my husband was out and about earlier this week, he came across some VR (virtual reality) headsets for only $6! They are compatible with both of our phones, so he bought one for each of us. I’m going to do a separate write up on this, but here’s a pic of the headset:

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So, looks like I was able to do a lot more gaming this week! That’s always a good thing. Thanks for reading!

My Gaming Week in Review (7/03- 7/09)!

Console

Nintendo GameCube

Like I mentioned in my previous blog entry, I played Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the very first time! I won’t do a recap on it since I just wrote about it, but here’s a funny screenshot:

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Handheld

Nintendo 3DS

I played some Animal Crossing: New Leaf for awhile. It was nice to visit my town again! I came out of my house and noticed that I had something to dig up right by my house!

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Hmmm, what will it be? Hopefully a valuable fossil!

I decided I needed to update my look a little bit, so I went dyed my hair purple and bought some new clothes! Now I have kind of a cute, sporty look!

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I love it! For now. I’ll probably change my mind in a week!

I spotted Leif snoozing near my house, so I decided to help him out and pull some weeds.

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Even though he’s so lazy, I love him!

I then spent some time shaking trees and picking fruit. I found an “amazing machine” in a tree and thought it sounded cool, so I immediately went to my house to check it out!

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Sounds awesome!

Man, was I disappointed.

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Um…. well, that sucks! 

There is nothing amazing about that at all! Ugh! Anyway, I also visited my villagers as I traveled through town. Hippeaux has an extremely fancy house!

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Who knew he lived so richly!

I also found a house plot for Rolf, and I am very excited he is moving in! I had him in my Animal Crossing town many many years ago, and I love him- even if he is a bit grumpy!

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Yay!!

I also chatted with Rizzo, who was camping in Blorp for the day.

I even stopped for a cup of coffee!

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Drinking coffee with Kapp’n!

After awhile, I decided to do some fishing. I caught two new fish:  a guppy and an ocean sunfish!

After fishing and selling various items and fruits, I had quite a bit of Bells in my pocket, so I decided to pay off more of my mortgage. I’m getting there!

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Blah, I’m always in debt!

I also played some Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer this week. When I started up the game, I chatted with Isabelle. She told me there were a bunch of new projects available for me!

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Not today, my dear! 

However, I wanted to do a little something different this time, so I put off the projects for now. I haven’t used my NFC reader to scan an Amiibo card yet, so I checked that out today. If you aren’t familiar with using Amiibo cards in this game, you simple scan in a card and it “calls” the character on the card. You can then design their home! And since I have the first model of the 3DS, I had to get a separate scanner to be able to use the cards. Luckily, it came bundled with Happy Home Designer. 🙂

Anyway, the first customer I called was Stitches! Of course! I love him! Haha.

I chose a location that was bright and sunny with a little body of water nearby. It seems like he would really enjoy the trees and bright flowers too!

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Geez, can I live here too?

I decorated the outside of his house with bright, fun colors. In his yard, I went with tons of flowers, a slide, and two sandboxes for him to play in. I also added a swing so he could look out into the water and relax.

 

Inside, I made almost everything “Kiddie” and I added a couple toys as well as some crayons and paint supplies for him to play with. I left the middle of the floor pretty open so he would have plenty of room to play!

Stitches absolutely loved his new home, and that made me very happy! 😉

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Mobile

iPhone

I’ve pretty much made it a habit to play Solitaire before bed almost every night. And surprisingly, I’ve won a few games!

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I also played The Secret Life of Pets: Unleashed for the first time. I REALLY want to see that movie because it looks absolutely adorable! 😉 Anyway, I downloaded it a couple weeks ago and just decided to check it out earlier today.

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This game is a pretty standard Match-3/ Candy Crush/ Juice Cubes type game, but with pets from the movie. At the beginning of the game, I’m greeted by Max, who is very excited!

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Every level has a different goal, and it seems like every pet wants something different. Max, for instance, is waiting for his owner to come home.

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After a couple levels, I unlocked Leonard, who apparently is a purebred metalhead! My kind of dog!

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Leonard’s levels required me to match toys to turn up the volume on his speakers. When his owner leaves, he starts out listening to classical music, and he is sitting up very proper…

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But once you give him some volume, he rocks out and starts headbanging! I love it!

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I only played 5 levels of this game, but it is super cute and fun so far. I will definitely be playing more of it in the coming days!

Those were all the games I played this week. Thanks for reading!

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! 🙂