Snorlax + Pikachu= Awesome!

Way back in July after my birthday, I was trying to figure out what to spend my Amazon gift card on. As a browsed vast Amazon storefront, I came across something that was way too cute to pass up: a little group of figures consisting of one Snorlax and a bunch of Pikachus. Apparently it’s some sort of balancing game where you try to see how many Pikachus you can balance on the Snorlax before they all fall off. Because I am a suckerΒ  for cute things, this is what I purchased!

Check out the box:

Here is Snorlax, in all his snoozing glory:

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Here is the stand he goes on, so he can sleep easy:

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Here are all the sweet little Pikachus!

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And here is the whole thing set up:

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As you can tell, this set is rather small, and it was $22! I’m glad I had a gift card to be able to buy it, because the price is a bit steep considering how small it is. But this is so adorable to have on my desk, and I’m glad I got it anyway πŸ™‚

P.S. It is a little difficult to balance the Pikachus on the Snorlax… much easier to have the Pikachus just laying around the Snorlax instead!

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First Impressions: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp!

Before I say anything else, if you have this game and want to add me as a friend, here is my friend ID. The more the merrier!

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I have been waiting impatiently for the chance to play Animal Crossing on my phone for quite some time now! When the Nintendo Direct officially announced Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in October, I couldn’t wait! The release date was vague- “late November” was all it said! Ugh! Even though our friends in Australia were able to play right away, I decided to be patient and hold out for when it was released in the U.S.

To tide us over, they had a little mini-game called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Friend Finder, which was played in your browser. Katrina the fortune teller paired you up with an animal friend and tasked you with finding different missing items in four different locations. Once all the items in a location were found, you were able to save a picture of the location to use as a wallpaper on your phone! Pretty cute little distraction. I managed to find all the missing items- here’s my wallpapers, featuring my friend Rosie!

 

After that, an official release date was given- November 22nd! Woo hoo! But can you believe those sneaky bastards released the game a day early?! My friend and fellow Animal Crossing addict texted me at 7:30 a.m. telling me “It’s out today I’m downloading it now.” Of course, I downloaded it IMMEDIATELY, but then had to trudge off to work, so I couldn’t play all day. 😦 When I finally got home, ate dinner, and cleaned up, it was time to play! So what were my first impressions of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp? Let’s find out!

The moment the title screen popped up, I was so happy! I never imagined being able to play a game from a franchise so beloved to me on my phone!! I couldn’t wait to get started.

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I got a greeting from K.K. Slider, who I hope to see again soon!

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I then made my character. She is adorable! πŸ˜‰

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I met up with Isabelle, who introduced me to the basics of the game and asked what kind of campsite theme I liked the most. I chose the natural theme, because I felt like that fit the idea of having a “pocket camp” the most. Plus, Goldie is a fan of the theme, and she is so cute!

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There is a map you can open up on the bottom part of your screen, and this allows you to go to many different locations! I went to Breezy Hollow first, because Goldie was there and she needed a favor!

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Look how cute she is, warming up a pot over the fire!

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I completed a couple simple tasks for her, and I got some Bells as well as some crafting materials. These materials are used to make furniture and other items. So cool!

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Here’s a couple other screenshots of my time in Breezy Hollow!

 

Apparently, the more you talk to, interact with, and complete requests for the villagers (are they still called villagers in this game? Or are they referred to as campers?) you can level up your friendships with them as well. You can bet I will try to be best friends with every damn one of them! πŸ˜‰

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Back at my campsite, Isabelle set up a few pieces of furniture she thought I would like. Thanks, Isabelle! That’s a great start!

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I also met Reese and Cyrus and crafted my first piece of furniture.

Once you place certain items of furniture down, it will attract certain animals to your site. Goldie was the first one to come check my place out!

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I then traveled to another area, where I did some fishing and met up with Filbert.

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I also found a random human traveler, which was neat! I think it will be fun to meet up with different people.

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Besides your campsite, you also have an RV that you can decorate and paint!

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One last thing I did before ending my game for the day was meet up with the three bad ass birds who are in charge of customizing your RV!

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I didn’t hesitate to paint mine black and red πŸ˜‰

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After returning to my campsite, I invited Filbert over for a visit, then called it quits for the night!

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Conclusion:

Words cannot explain how much I love this game already! I am so excited and happy that there is now a mobile Animal Crossing game for us all to enjoy. You can spend a lot of time playing if you want, but you don’t really need to. This is a game you can easily spend 5 or 10 minutes here and there to do a couple things throughout the day without having to spend a lot of time on it. I love the fact that there are so many customization options, and the possibilities seem endless at this point! I’m really looking forward to seeing where this game will go!

P.S. I’ll post updated screenshots of my camp at a later date. I’ve made quite a bit of progress since the game’s release: I’ve already invited several animals to my site, built several amenities and furniture pieces, etc. Right now there is a Christmas event going on so I’m trying to collect all the furniture for that! πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 30!

Day 30: Your Favorite Game Of All Time.

Well, I’ve spoken of it many times before:

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Of course it’s none other than Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars! I’ve gone into detail about why this game is my favorite, so I won’t repeat myself. Please click here if you haven’t read my post dedicated to the game that I’ve loved since it first came out in 1996!

And that wraps up the 30 Day Video Game Challenge! It was a lot of fun, and most of the questions were pretty easy to answer.

I have quite a few posts planned, but the first one I am going to put out is a First Impressions post of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! I’m probably going to be doing some behind-the-scenes work with my blog, too: cleaning up categories, maybe changing the layout, etc. I’m also going to do more posts dedicated to Kirby games since, you know, I’ve totally sucked at celebrating his anniversary! I had plans to play all of his games and I’ve played like 2 of them. Whoops!

Anyway, thanks so much for reading! πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 29!

Day 29: A Game You Thought You Wouldn’t Like, But Ended Up Loving.

Hmmm…. another difficult question! I don’t typically buy games unless I’m sure I will like them, though I have taken chances on games every now and then (but that’s only when I THINK I will like the game). However, one game comes to mind that I never really considered playing when it first came out:

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Smuggler’s Run: Warzones. It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t like this game, but it just kind of flew under the radar for me for awhile. Then one day my cousins came over with a bunch of their GameCube games, and this was one of them. Turns out it’s a pretty fun game! You spend a lot of your time driving illegal contraband to drop off points and of course, there are many complications that can arise from doing so! I borrowed the game for a few days, but my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time, haha) and I were enjoying it so much, we bought our own copy!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 28!

Day 28: Favorite Game Developer.

Well, this one is super easy for me, and you probably won’t be surprised by my answer!

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Of course it’s Nintendo! There are many game series that I love, but Nintendo has consistently created some of my favorite titles. I’m partial to them anyway since some of my fondest childhood memories involve me playing Nintendo games. πŸ˜‰

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 27!

Day 27: Most Epic Scene Ever.

Meh… WHY am I feeling so uninspired these last couple questions? It’s like I can’t think of anything at all for my answers. Most epic scene… hmm… oh, I know! When Baby Bowser turns into gigantic Bowser in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the SNES!

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The first time I saw this scene (hey, I was 9) I was really blown away. I couldn’t believe how huge Bowser got! It definitely threw me for a loop, and I probably would’ve described the scene as “epic” had that been a thing when I was 9. Yep, it’s the best I can come up with right now.

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 26!

Day 26: Best Voice Acting.

Um… I’m probably not the best person to be asking this question. I feel like I haven’t played many games lately that had significant voice acting in them. Since I’m pretty much drawing a blank, I’m going to draw inspiration from my answer yesterday and say Persona 4: Dancing All Night!

Though I haven’t played all the way through the game, I was pretty impressed with the voices thus far.

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I read online that some people disliked Rise’s voice because they got a different voice actor for this game. I had nothing to base it on, though, so I don’t mind her voice. πŸ™‚