30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9!

Day 9: Saddest Game Scene.

I’ll be honest, I had a really tough time with this one. There are several I can think of, but the problem is I haven’t actually PLAYED the games I’m thinking of. I don’t wanna be like “Yeah, this is so sad, boo hoo” when I haven’t actually experienced it for myself!

Um… yeah. I’m sitting here going through my games and not one thing is coming to me. So that means my answer is going to be something stupid… like when Donkey Kong shakes his head sadly over his missing Banana Hoard.

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Wow, what a lame answer. Have I really never played anything sad, or am I just emotionally void and don’t think of things as sad? Or maybe it’s because I’ve played way more retro games than I have games on current-gen systems, so I’ve not played as many games that have well-developed stories. Who knows! Hope tomorrow’s question is a little more easily answered…

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30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8!

Day 8: Best Soundtrack.

I think my number one, all time favorite OST has got to be Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

Maybe it’s just because I love this game so much and every song resonates with me… it makes me happy to hear this music.

Honorable mentions include Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7!

Day 7: Favorite Game Couple.

“Cute couples” aren’t really something I pay too much attention to when I pay video games. I’m not much into romance, haha! However, I’ll pick a couple most people probably haven’t thought about: Raz and Raini from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

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Poor Raz and Raini… all they want to do is get married, but everything just goes to shit around them. First, right after they announce that they are getting married, Mack invades the Mushroom Kingdom and tries to take over.

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Then, when they finally make it to Marrymore for the ceremony, Booster comes in and almost ruins the wedding by trying to get married to Princess Peach!

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Nevertheless, they finally get married, and they end up celebrating their honeymoon watching Yoshis race on Yo’ster Isle.

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I don’t know why, but I’ve always thought it was a cute little side story in Super Mario RPG!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6!

Day 6: Most Annoying Character.

This is going to seem really odd, but no character has made me rage quite as much as the goddamn grandma in Luigi’s Mansion!

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Nana, as she is called in the game, is such an annoying bitch, and the encounter with her is easily my least favorite part of an otherwise amazing game! You have to hit her stupid ass with a yarn ball, then she rocks violently around in her chair and you have to suck her up with your Poltergust.

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She does not make this easy at all, though. You actually have to hit her with three yarn balls before she exposes her heart, which allows you to suck her in. She gets more and more pissed off each time you hit her. She shoots laser beams out of her stupid undead eyeballs. The yarn is a pain in the ass to suck up when you are being chased by a ghost in a rocking chair that is shooting laser beams at you. Do I need to say more?!

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I really hate Nana. The end.

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5!

Day 5: Game Character You Feel You Are Most Like (Or Wish You Were).

Haha…. this one is kind of difficult for some reason! A lot of my favorite game characters aren’t even human (not that that matters, I suppose). Thinking about it more, there is one Mortal Kombat character that comes to mind…

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Nitara! I always thought she was pretty bad ass, plus she’s a vampire, which is always fun. She has some pretty good moves, plus she just looks like she can kick ass.

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I don’t know if I feel like I’m a lot like her (and I certainly don’t look like her and uh… I generally wear more clothing) but she’s pretty damn cool anyway!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4!

Day 4: Your Guilty Pleasure Game.

Well… depends on your definition of guilty pleasure! I never feel like I have to hide or feel guilty for games that I enjoy- I’ve never been one to care what people think anyway. But, if I had to choose…

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Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop 2 for the Nintendo DS! I love Tamagotchi games, I just do. I know they aren’t exactly the greatest games but something about them just makes me smile!

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Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop 2 has so many different little shops you can open and upgrade, and many different Tamagotchis to meet. Some of the shops are quite bizarre! I spent quite a lot of time upgrading my shops to “Royal” (the highest level shop you can have) and trying to meet all of the characters. You can’t really lose at this game, though it can be pretty irritating if you perform a task in the shop and the Tamagotchi tells you that you did an awful job!

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Though I haven’t played this game in many years, I still think of it fondly. Maybe it’s time to go back and revisit it!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 3!

Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated.

I had to dive into my Backloggery for this one, because I know there’s been several instances where I’ve played a game I thought was fantastic but didn’t get the credit it deserved! The game that stuck out to me immediately was Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets for the Game Boy Color.

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Fun fact: I literally saw this game on sale for YEARS at a local Kmart. They always had a stack of them locked away in their case and they were selling them for $15 or $20 I believe. I guess they ordered way more than they actually needed?! One day I went in there and they had the games clearanced for $5, and I couldn’t resist!

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I don’t think I really expected much from the game, but actually, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was so much fun! It’s an RPG based on Harry’s 2nd year at Hogwarts, and it was so neat to see and interact with all of the characters. I ended up glued to my Game Boy for hours at a time trying to find all the secrets!

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Though the game was glitchy at times (I lost the final fight against the basilisk TWICE because of glitching) I found it very charming and entertaining. I also recently learned that this game was actually the last game released for the Game Boy Color in North America, so that’s pretty interesting! If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this is definitely a game worth checking out!