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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Giants are awesome!

You remember Skylanders: Giants, right? Good. I have lots of new info straight from my garden of knowledge (No, not literally. It's a metaphor.).

Here's the plot.
If you completed the first game, you know what happens to Kaos at the end. For those of you who didn't beat the game, here's what happens. Kaos was trapped in a energy bubble and was sent spiraling towards Earth. And the Skylanders got back at Kaos when HE sent THEM spiraling towards the Earth. And Kaos was turned into a toy. Now back to Giants. Kaos' toy form was put on a display case at at toy store. But unlike the Skylanders. Kaos manually freed himself from his toy prison. He then taunts Spyro, Stealth Elf, Stump Smash, Eruptor and Gill Grunt. But the Skylanders couldn't do a thing about it as they were in toy form. Afterwards Kaos uses a Portal of Power on himself, teleporting to an ancient part of Skylands. There he meets the Arkeyan Conquertron (Combo of Conqueror and Tron). The Conquertron was the slave master back when the Arkeyans were evil. He battled all eight Giants at once to protect the source of his master's power: A wearable iron hand called the Iron Fist of Arkus. Wear the fist, you become the Arkeyan King. The Arkeyan Army is invincible. So Kaos teams up with the Conquertron to find the lost city of Arkus, the resting tombs of the Iron Fist of Arkus. Back in the modern part of Skylands, Hugo (this is the only time you see Hugo in the console version) warns you, Flynn, and Cali that Kaos has returned. He bids you farewell on when you leave the Ruins. Prior to this game Flynn sold his Hot Air Balloon for an entire Airship (an Airship is a fictional pirate/sailor ship that flies.). The ship,called the Dread-Yacht, is bad luck, though. After buying a new engine from Auric, you have to save a gnome guy (actually his species is unidentified. He looks like a gnome though.) named Ermit from Brock. Brock's a Drow (evil elves) that has an arena. If you beat him, Ermit joins the crew and tells you about Kaos' master plan. After another while, you have to rescue some Mabu folk who were taken prisoner by Dreadbeard. If you don't know who Dreadbeard is, he's a pirate obsessed with card games. Last time he played a card game, he gained a whole ship filled with diamonds and gold. Anyway, he took over Cutthroat Carnival and forced his hostages to work as unpaid interns. You beat him at a game of Skystones (Skylander version of checkers). After nearing the end of the game, you have to fight Kaos' drilling machine, Drill-X (comically every word Drill-X says is in song). You are too late to stop Kaos from putting on the Iron Fist of Arkus though. Kaos transforms into a giant robot version of himself and an epic Boss Battle happens. Ermit and Machine Ghost (A ghost living inside a machine) remove the Fist, rendering Kaos completely powerless. Kaos cowardly runs back to his lair where he reveals he has 37 more evil plans to take over Skylands. And Finally Kaos' mother shows up and grounds him for being evil. Then there's a happy ending. The End.

If you want to know more about the plot, please go Spyro Wiki.

Here's a gallery
Tree Rex in his Gnarly Mode


Arkeyan Conquertron.jpg

In previous posts I said that the Dread-Yacht could be customized. In every level is a hidden Legendary Treasure. In the first game Legendary Treasures gave you some cash. But that's it. In this game, you can decorate the Dread-Yacht by putting the Legendary Treasures on display anywhere on the ship! Anyway, here's a picture of the Dread Yacht's exterior.

NOTE: These images came from Spyro Wiki. DOUBLE NOTE: I do not have any pictures of the inside.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Funky Barn

Funky Barn is what you get from combining a Wii U with whacky farming and cool machinery.

Just to let you know, you might notice little detail about this game. The reason? The only source of info is on the Nintendo website. There are no wikis for this game. And the only wiki that has a article related to this game has only one sentence.

You can name you farm animals and interact with them in many ways. You can pick up a sheep with the cursor and then drop it in a rickety wool shaving device. The wool comes out boxed up and the Sheep comes out with only a few hairs here and there.

Here's a list of known gadgets.
  • Sheep Shaving Device - Grab a Sheep and toss it down the chute. This whacky gizmo will do the rest! The Sheep will cannonball out of the machine (As stated above, the Sheep will have no wool on it except for patches here and there) and the wool will burst out boxed up!
  • Crop Collector - This mini airplane will frantic fly around your farm, harvesting crops at amazing speed. It will land exactly where it launched.
  • Egg Bot - A robot shaped like a egg with a Jack-O-Lantern face. It also has a vacuum on it's back, no arms, and two long mechanical legs end in cowboy boots. It's purpose is to collect eggs that you chickens have laid.
  • Milk Collector - a machine that, true to it's name, milks cows then bottles up the collected milk.

Here's a list of known animals
  • Chicken (Hen) - These chickens lay eggs which you can sell so you have money to buy gadgets with.
  • Chicken (Rooster) - I do not know if roosters are in the game, but since there are Hens, I'm pretty sure there are Roosters
  • Pigs - I don't know what Pigs do in the game.
  • Sheep - Sheep make wool to sell so you have more money in your pocket.
  • Chicks - If a chicken egg hatches before it's harvested, you get a Chick. The role the Chick has is unknown, though it is plausible that They age and become Hens (or Roosters if the Rooster is in the game).
  • Cow - Sheep Wool and Chicken eggs isn't enough to keep money flowing. Cows will make milk which you can sell for even MORE money.

There are possibly going to be more blog posts on this game because it's ultra new (it's not even out yet).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Project Exonaut

Project Exonaut is a game where you combine robotic suits based on Cartoon Network characters, futuristic laser guns and distant planets.

There are two warring factions. The First one is Bonzai Squadron. They specialize in speed. Most of the Bonzai members are red in color. Like all non-realistic suits, Bonzai suits add or subtract details that the original character does/doesn't have.. The other faction is Atlas Brigade. They specialize in strength.

Here's a short list with some of the suits in it.
  • Tina Rex - A T. Rex themed suit. Tina Rex is from The Amazing World of Gumball. The original Tina Rex has a long tail and two fingers. This suit has no tail whatsoever and has five fingers.
  • Ice King - The Ice King suit is based off of the Adventure Time character of the same name. The original Ice King wears a picture-less robe that covers his whole body from the neck down except for the hands. The suit however, has normal pants and a sweater and his feet are exposed AND barefoot, also his new sweater has flames painted on them. Odd actually. Because his weakness is heat. Because heat melts ice.
  • Alien X - Ben 10's most powerful form as a Exonaut suit. A notable difference between the show and the suit is that the suit has more spikes.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tank! Tank! Tank!

An awesome shooting and blowing things up game. You get a tank that has to destroy everything in sight. Your Tank can also use different cannons or guns each one cooler and better than the last. It's also a Wii U game.

Here's a list of known weapons.
  •  Machine Gun - A giant machine gun. It has rapid firing and will unleash a merciless rain of bullets on enemy tanks (and bosses).
  • Mega Beam - A nuclear laser cannon. It fires a deadly blue laser beam that can blow a building sky high.
  • Missile Rack- A Missile Launcher. It fires several missiles that are possibly homing missiles because after being launched, they seem to curve so that they hit their target.
  • Colossus Missile - Like the Missile Rack, the Colossus Missile is a missile launcher. However it fires a giant missile that causes a massive explosion.
  • Flamethrower - A Flamethrower that shoots a single stream of fire.
  • Classic Tank Cannon - a normal Tank cannon. Fires one shot at a time.

There are bosses in the game. Here's a list.
  • Swarm Of Giant Insects - Hundreds of giant insects are swarming the city. Your tank must kill all the insects. Possibly under a time limit. Each insect can only take one shot from a tank.
  • Golden Phoenix - A flying boss. It has a deadly finisher move where it grabs your tank with it's beak, then it throws the tank in the air and finally it turns the tank into dust by breathing fire.
  • Red Dragon - a three headed robot shaped like a dragon. It can breathe fire, launch missiles that look like it's three heads, and can crush your tank in it's jaws.
  • Squid Monster - a baby blue giant squid thing. I have no idea what it does.
  • Giant Robot - Only seen in "Be the Enemy" mode, the Giant Robot has two forms. The first is a water blue, robot version of King Kong. The other (which is my favorite) is dark red, has two life size replicas of the Empire State Building mounted on the shoulders, and has a satellite dish between said Buildings (it is possibly the head). The dish can shoot a red laser that can blow up a tank.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pirates and Wizards!!!!!

You might know about Wizard101. But Wzard101 has a sequel!!! Pirate101! So this blog post is about both as they form a new video game series! (It has no official name).

Wizard101 is where your character is a Wizard from "a realm that doesn't even believe in magic" according to Headmaster Androse. The game has four story plots, two of which involve someone evil or saddened, one with a rogue wizard determined to bring his wife back from the dead, another involves the relationship between Wizard City and a place called Grizzleheim, The next has a tournament gone wrong, and the other has an evil witch thing that gives you a dark warning. Pirate101 is where your character is a Pirate Captain on the most wanted list. I only know that the game will involve fame and fortune.

I would tell all for stories, but we would be here forever. So you get Two.
Here's Story One of Wizard101.
After you create a Wizard, Androse (an elderly but awesome mega-wizard) introduces you to the game. After that the camera zooms in to the top of Golem Tower where the silhouette of a ghostly figure dramatically appears in the window. You And Androse go inside and have a short battle of magic with Malistaire Drake (the rogue wizard I mentioned) and his Dragon Wizards. Next, you learn some spells from Ravenwood (a quit little town with five of the seven Schools of Magic). After defeating Lord Nightshade, you face Malistaire Drake in a realm called Krokotopia and he steals a spell book. Then you go to Marleybone where Malistaire steals a magic key to the Dragospyre and kills a Marleybonian Emperor. You heal the Emperor and go to the Dragospyre where you Fight Malistaire one last time. Then Malistaire dies. But his ghost is seen with the ghost of his wife Sylvia.

Here's Story Four of Wizard101
Ambrose summons you and he's got bad news. Marleybonian explorers are stranded on the underwater world of Celestia. So he sends you to help out the explorers. A vile and totally evil girl wizard called Morganthe is also on Celestia. She and her minions want the three Astral Magics: Sun, Moon, and Star. After defeating Morganthe's mega minion, she gives you a dark prophecy: "The Mirror will break, The Horn will call. From the Shadows I strike, The Skies will fall". You then go to  the Africa-like world of Zafaria. Morganthe has caused a lot of problems in Zafaria. The Lion people are turning on each other. Your fellow Ravenwood students have disappeared. Zebra people and Elephant people are warring in lethal feuds. The Elephants are accusing the Zebras of kidnapping their prince. You find Morganthe at Mirror Lake and figure out that she was responsible for everything. She kidnapped the prince and blamed the Zebras for this villainous crime. After that she repeats the sinister warning: "The Mirror will break, The Horn will call. From the Shadows I strike, the Skies will fall." Meaning Mirror Lake was the mirror in this riddle. Ambrose then gives you a new task. Go to the first Wizard homeworld of Avalon and retrieve the Sword of Kings. You must rally the Knights of Avalon and meditate at a shrine, both of which a requirement to obtain the Sword of Kings. Next you must find the Lady of the Lake and kill the totally evil Pendragon. After doing the first two tasks you have a vison. You are fighting Morganthe when she was a child in a duel of magic. Next you are deemed worthy to use the Sword. You use the Sword of Kings to slay the Pendragon. The dead Pendragon is actually Avalon's King mutated by the Horned Crown. Your character is reminded of Morganthe's warning. Mostly the part that says "The Horn will call.". With the Horned Crown being the Horn and the King's mutation being the call. Then you go to Azteca only to find the realm is doomed. A massive magical comet is heading straight towards Azteca. You teleport ONTO the comet. You find Morganthe on the comet, but she is not alone. The ghost of the dead Malistaire Drake is with her. You duel both of the undead magic-casters but you are too late to stop the comet as Morganthe cast a spell that both makes the comet invincible AND keeps you from altering the comet's course. Morganthe again reminds you of her evil prophecy. The comet was the Shadows and Azteca's destruction being the strike. I don't know what happens next but because the last part of the warning said "The Skies will fall", I'm guessing there will be a final battle in the sky and that the prophecy will come true, releasing a, oh I don't know, an totally evil monster big enough to smash the spiral  and you have to fight it and you win and Morganthe is destroyed and then there's a Happily Ever After. I love games with Happily Ever After endings. But I love endings that hint at a possible sequel more.

Here's the plot for Pirate101.
After creating a character, you are on the most wanted list big time (part of character back story) and the game picks up where you are being shipped to prison by the Valencian Imperial Navy. But a mega pirate called BoochBeard and his talking monkey sidekick Mr. Galby break you out. You, BoochBeard, and Mr.Galby then go to the ultimate pirate hideout: Skull Island. The reason why this is a great pirate hideout is because Mr. Galby's species (Monkey people) control the island and hire pirates to bring them stolen cash from rival Empires. You then go on a quest for glory and fame. I don't know what happens next but my guess is you travel to a secret uncharted cave full of treasure, but suddenly a hideous monster pops out of nowhere and you have to fight it.

In Wizard101, your Wizard attends one of ten Schools. Here's a list.
  • Fire - Pyromancers are wizards with fire powers. Their roots trace to the mighty Fire Dragons, One of the Titans that ruled in the Days Before. The Gem is the Ruby. Pyromancers will learn to harness the fire inside oneself and unleash in the form of magical Fire Creatures and fiery blasts. Did I mention that, just like poison, some Fire Spells deal damage over time?
  • Ice - Thaumaturges are wizards with Ice powers. Their origins trace to the powerful Giant, one of the Titans that ruled in the Days Before. The gem is the Sapphire. Ice is all about persistence. Slow and steady wins the race. Especially if you just happen to be a Thaumaturge. Thaumaturge will learn to use ice and snow to cast magical defenses so powerful that if properly used, nothing can even get close to you.
  • Storm - Diviners' the name, lightning's their game! Storm Diviners are everything that make an inventor yell "Eureka!" Creativity is their main feature. They can deal lots of damage in very little time. The first Diviners were the well-prepared-for-practically-everything Sea Tritons, who ruled in the Days Before!
  • Life - Imagine owning a garden stretching across the whole universe. Now imagine controlling everything in that garden with a wave of your hand. That's what Theurgists do. Like Moolinda Wu always say: "As we have been created, we must also Create". Theurgists specialize in healing. In fact they can heal a whole army to full health. Whereas the other Schools summon creatures, Theurgists create the creatures from scratch. Their origins can be traced to when the Fire Dragons and Sea Tritons united, for that was when Life Magic was born.
  • Myth - Imagination can be a hazard. But also a tool for those who know HOW to use it. Conjurers do just that. They create the illusion that a myth became real. Myth was born when Fire and Ice joined.
  • Death - "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Suffering" -Yoda quote. Necromancers can keep themselves from going to the dark side by draining the fear out of themselves and putting it in enemies. Necromancers are the only characters that can learn everything: Healing, Damage over time, Life-stealing (unique to this School), normal damage, and you can trade life energy from magic. Death is a deadly combo of Ice and Storm.
  • Balance - Balance is everything. It is the strongest magic ever. An awesome mix of Fire, Ice, Storm, Life, Death, AND Myth. Something noticeable is that the creatures summoned are either bugs or giant forms a Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
  • Sun - You have a beetle. You want the beetle to be different. Cast a Sun spell and you get a Giant beetle with any desired add-ons. Sun focuses on mutating a creature to do twice as much damage.
  • Moon - You that werewolves transform when the full moon is out, right? Moon spells function similar. Moon Wizards can turn themselves into whatever their magic little hearts' desire. Dragon, Werewolf, Troll, Cyclops, Snow Serpent, you name it.
  • Star - Star Wizards can buff themselves up. Aura Buffs either make you stronger or make the enemy weaker.

Here's a little Gallery (Only Wizard101 images. I couldn't find any pictures for Pirate101).

Headmaster (and mega-wizard)

Rogue Necromancer Malistaire
Drake (before death).

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(Click to enlarge) Map of the Spiral (where both
Wizard101 AND Pirate101 takes place)

Pirate101 Has some cool Pirate Classes. Here's a list.
  • Buccaneer - Buccaneers are pirates that can do lethal damage in hand-to-hand combat. They lack speed and distance because they prefer strength and power in battle. Their teacher is a Shark Man who is the last of a great pirate crew. Buccaneers are also roughly the strongest pirates in the game.
  • Privateer - Every great pirate crew needs a captain. Privateers are that captain. Actually ALL Classes are Captains. Privateers just get bigger crews and focus on helping their crew mates. They also heal people. But they don't do well when they have to fight directly.
  • Witchdoctor - The only connection between Wizard101 and Pirate101. After Wizards became Pirates, All ten Schools of Magic have been left behind by all but one type of people: Witchdoctors! They use the Ten Schools of Magic in battle.
  • Musketeer - These guys are mega gunslingers. They snipe off the competition and they booby trap the play-field (the game uses virtual board game combat). They do everything they can to make sure that Hand-to-Hand Combat with a Musketeer is impossible.
  • Swashbuckler - Knock Knock. The moment you open the door, you see nothing but a colorful blur. But when you come back in, you notice that several of your belongings are missing. Swashbucklers are crazy fast. They are a blur! A Swashbuckler has the easiest plan for victory without taking damage at all. Elegantly and tauntingly dodge the attacks, unleash the awesome bomb (my word for crazy fast attack frenzy), get out, do it all over again.

NOTE: Images from Wizard101 Wiki.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Max And Flappy time!!!!!!!!!

Max is LEGO's LEGO Club mascot. The other mascot is Flappy the Mailbox. Max is a minifigure that you can easily identify. He has brown shaggy hair, wears a T-shirt with his initials on it and is the only minifigure that has details on the side of his legs (if you look at his hip from a side view you can see he has side pockets). Flappy the Mailbox is a mailbox made of LEGO bricks. Curiously, he has googly eyes on each side of his "head".


Max has a TV show on LEGO.com called Adventures with Max. Most of the time Max "Theme Jumps". Get it? Because Wreck-it Ralph "Game Jumps"? Anyway, one episode had Max going into LEGO Universe (Unfortunately they closed that game down). He met someones avatar who is stranded on a doomed starship heading straight for a black hole (based off the opening for the game). Although he follows the mission where you build an escape pod out of LEGO bricks, he ran out of Imagination before he could finish the pod. But Max gave the avatar some of his own Imagination and they both finished the escape pod. But it was only a one-seat vehicle. But Max has leftover Imagination and used it to build a space suit attached to a jet pack. First he built two large oxygen containers. Then he built the actual suit. And finally he built a green helmet with his initials on one side. A funny part about Adventures with Max is that the show is done with real LEGO stuff. The whole show is in stop motion!

Flappy, unlike Max, is completely fully voiced (Max uses gestures, Flappy actually talks). Flappy also talks to someone off screen named "Scott". In his music video video, he says he loves dragons so much he likes to pretend to be a dragon. A cute mailbox with eyes and a whacky personality is hilarious, but when he pretends to be a dragon is pure funny.

NOTE: The latest episode of Adventures with Max advertises the new LEGO game, LEGO City: Undercover as Chase McCain (from the game) appears. DOUBLE NOTE: Image from Brickipedia.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Skylanders Giants!!! Yeah!

I've been talking all about Skylanders Giants. Now I have new info!

If you read the previous posts about this game you would that there is a new breed of Skylander: The Giants. But Now I know each Giant by name! Here's A list.
  • Tree Rex (And his Gnarly Mode) - Tree Rex is in a word, a walking, talking tree with a laser cannon. He is the Life Giant and thus is nearly three times bigger than the other Life characters. Apparently he used to be a normal tree but a Arkeyan factory built right next to him mutated his roots. That caused a chain reaction in the rest of the tree and thus created Tree Rex.
  • Thumpback - Imagine a humpback whale with legs, arms, and the ability to speak English. That's Thumpback. Like the other seven Giants, he is one of the first Skylanders to fight for good. Thumpback used to be a pirate, but the rest of his crew was banished to something called the Chest of Exile. After that he became a fisherman, and attempted to catch a Leviathan Cloud Crab, but he was caught in the Tide. And when he finally came back to dry land, BOOM! He was made a Skylander. Below are Thumpback's powers. He can swing the anchor he carries like a mace. Thumpback can also use his own version of Zap's Electro Slime attack but no lightning. He also has a bite. The last power is where he slams his anchor on the ground and when Thumpback gets it unstuck there's a pool of water that drowns enemies.
  • Bouncer (and his Legendary Mode) - Bouncer is a robot that used to play a robots-only sport called Robo-Ball. He paid the ultimate price when he retired. After he retired from the sport, his entire fan club was enslave to be handmaidens. That ticked Bouncer off. So he unleashed a world of pain the Arkeyans (No, not a real world of pain, it's just a term that people use to describe how much they are going to beat up somebody).
  • Ninjini (and her Scarlet Mode) - What do you get when you combine a ninja warrior with a wish granting genie? You get Ninjini! As a Magic user, she can throw energy balls at enemies. But as a ninja, she can slash at enemies with her ninja swords. She can also go into here enchanted bottle and safely shoot bombs out of her bottle with little chances of getting hurt. Apparently an evil sorceress trapped Ninjini in that same bottle.
  • Eye-Brawl - Eye-Brawl is the perfect dude to dress up as for Halloween (all countries have Halloween, right?). All you need is some armor and face paint. When you use the face paint, color your whole head to make it look like an eyeball. Eye-Brawl is a........I have no idea what he is. In Fact, he is not one dude but TWO dudes! The Eye he has for a head is and entire person and the rest of Eye-Brawl's body is a seperate person: a headless person. That eye of his can detach and sprout wings to fly. It then attacks enemies by shooting lasers. But without his partner to supply sight, the headless dude blindly attacks everything in front of him. 
  • Hot Head - You would think that he would be a Tech Skylander because of his oil powers,but he is, in fact, a Fire Skylander. Hot Head got his powers from swimming in magic oil. Sure, that destroyed the whole island the oil was found, but some of it magically gave Hot Head magic oil powers like: Transforming into a motorcycle that never runs out of fuel, shooting balls of oil at stuff, and shooting oil from his shoulders and then lighting them up with sparks, causing oily fireballs to rain from the sky.
  • Crusher ( And his  Granite Mode) - What's grey and green and carries a hammer? Give up? It's Crusher! Crusher is a rock golem that knew what he was destined to do the moment he was hired as a miner: Smashing things. But the Arkeyans' mining machines replaced him. Carrying his home-made hammer, Crusher unleashes a world of pain on the Mining machines.
  • Swarm - One of the 9,000 members of the royal bee family, Swarm is the first Skylander ever to be a bug. Swarm used to live in a honey combed pyramid. But he grew too large to fit and had to spend the rest of his days outside said pyramid. He has blades mounted on his wrists and a stinger on his tail. He also is the only Giant that can fly. When his wings are not moving they look a little like a cape. but when they ARE moving, the wings move as fast as hummingbird wings. The blades on his hands can be used as swords, or they can be launched like missiles. A new blade grows back after the old one is launched.

But there are new regular sized Skylanders. Here's a List.
  • Pop Fizz (And his Punch Mode) - Pop Fizz is like the Incredible Hulk. One moment he is a cute little dude, the next he's a big hairy dude with claws. Either way, you still get a dude that carries a hundred different types of soda. but he can also throw his potions, leaving acid everywhere. He also has a move where he shakes the soda in his hand and BOOM! The soda explodes!!!
  • Jet-Vac (And his Legendary Mode) - Where Pop Fizz is hilariously hyper, Jet-Vac is serious to the bone. He used to have natural wings, but now he flies using a vacuum. That same vacuum doubles as a gun. He can use it to grind up small dudes and then shoot the small dudes into the bigger dudes.
  • Shroomboom - An one-eyed mushroom with a slingshot. He crafted the slingshot using a "V" shaped stick and a strand of spider web. Shroomboom is basically a combo of Zook and Flameslinger. The Zook part comes from the fact that both Skylanders are plants, both form defensive walls made of plants, and both can angle their shots. The Flameslinger part comes from Shroomboom and Flameslinger making occasional straight line shots and not angled shots. Shroomboom was supposed to be the topping on Kaos' pizza dinner, but escaped by using a slingshot to catapult himself out of a window.
  • Chill - (And her Legendary Mode) Chill was the bodyguard of the Snow Queen. But some Cyclops kidnapped the Queen. So Chill leaves her position as Captain of the Ice Guard to become a Skylander. Chill has three know moves. A Narwhal attack, a spear throw, and the power to make blocks of ice that you can use defensively or offensively.
  • Flashwing (And her Jade Mode)- Flashwing is lethal. She blasted Bash off a cliff. But Bash is still in love with Flashwing (Making him the third Skylander with a love interest. Spyro is the first, having Cynder as a love interest. Gill Grunt is the second, having a mermaid girlfriend). Flashwing can shoot gems out of her tail and has a lethal spin attack.
  • Sprocket - If you know about Wreck-It Ralph, then you would know there is a character called Fix-It Felix. Fix-It Felix will remind you of Sprocket. Sprocket is a Golding, dudes almost identical to humans except for the skin, which is colored like gold AND made out of gold. She spent her life building, fixing, repairing, reassembling, and modifying whacky gadgets. But Kaos kidnapped her uncle. So she built a battle suit and became a Skylander.
  • Fright Rider - Just like Eye-Brawl, Fright Rider is not one dude, but TWO dudes. Rider is an elf who is the best jouster in Skylands. Fright is an undead ostrich that serves as Rider's trusty steed. In Fact, Rider was banished to the Underworld and it was Fright who got him out of there. Fright Rider has a classic joust attack, a power where Fright's eyes glow and skeleton heads pop up everywhere, do damage. Another power is where Rider jumps off of Fright and fights dude in hand to hand combat. Armed with a lance of course. The duo also has another joust attack but this one is where Rider slashes left to right with his lance.
  • Hot Dog (and his Molten Mode) - Hot Dog is a lava dog. Lava dogs are cute puppies that, thanks to their extremely hot body temperature, literally burn every non fireproof object they touch. In fact, when he first met the Skylanders on a camping trip, he accidentally burned Gill Grunts tent. But he proved his loyalty to the Skylanders by attacking one of Kaos' goons. He joined the Skylanders and also buried master Eon's magic scepter.

There is also a customizable hub world that is an Airship piloted by none other than the hilarious Flynn. The guy who loves cake. Anyway, here's how he got the ship. He got reward money for "Defeating Kaos". But he wasted it on an Airship. Figures. In the first game he was a balloonist. Now he's an Airship captain.

Here's what the new characters look like. NOTE: Images from Spyro Wiki.

Pop Fizz (Normal Form)

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Jet Vac

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Fright the Undead Ostrich and Rider the Elf

Hot Dog

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Tree Rex

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Bouncer (fighting a Spell Punk and three Lance Master Elves)


Swarm (Fighting trolls)

Hot Head

Ninjini (with her ninja swords)



Here's what the new Skylanders headquarters looks like.

This Ship is customizable, but even I don't know how you customize it

DOUBLE NOTE: All Images are from Spyro Wiki.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Wonderful 101

What do you get when you combine Pikmin with superheroes? The Wonderful 100 Defenders of Earth. In the Wonderful 101, you are an army of shape shifting superheroes. And they have to stop alien cyborgs from taking over the world. But the Wonderful 100 have another power. They can turn normal powerless citizens into mini superheroes (When I say "Mini" I mean they give them the ability to shape shift into only what the mega superhero wants them to shape shift. If you were given this power you can only shape shift to whatever the boss wants. If he wants a sword, you turn into a sword. If he wants a giant fist you turn into a giant fist.).

The Wonderful 100 Defenders of Earth (don't ask about the silhouettes).

There's a lot of puzzle solving and since this is a Wii U game, The touch screen helps with the puzzles. EXAMPLE: The touch screen shows your hand on a dial. The TV screen has a three digit number on it. To solve this puzzle, use both screens (and the control stick) to make the dial line up with the numbers on the other screen.

Here's a list of characters.
  • Giant Fist Man - He can turn his hand into a giant fist. The more mini heroes he has the bigger the fist will be. Simple Math. Minis + Giant Fist Man = Really Big Fist.
  • Big Gun Man - He can turn any part of his body into a giant gun that shoots giant bullets. If a lot of Minis are with him, these bullets become missiles.
  • Toilet Man - I have no idea what he does.
  • Sword Man - He can turn his Mini followers into one single giant sword. The More Minis he has the Bigger and Sharper the Sword.

NOTE: Image From Nintendo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My video game ideas.

You that Star Wars was created by George Lucas, right? And how Adventure Time was created by Cartoon Network, right? Every TV show and video game and comic has to start somewhere and not only do I spread the word on a new or exclusive video game, I come up with Video Game ideas!

My most complete video game idea is called Party Animals. I had a friend of mine help me with some of it.
Party Animals is one of those virtual board games. You play as one of 30 dudes I made up (that friend of mine came up with the last character). It also has some pretty cool boards. And it has mini games. To win you must collect magic crystals by various means (each game board has you do certain rules to get the crystal). Here's a list of boards I made up for this game.
  • Krazy Train - a run away train. To get the Magic Crystal you must take a ten question quiz about either the game rules, the characters, or the other game boards (the topic is randomly picked). Get a single question wrong and you get sent all the way back to the start. The way this happens is funny. The Engineer throws you out the window where your character will keep bouncing and rolling until they are left hanging on the hand rail surrounding the start space at the end of the train itself. Your character then complains about how the process is painful. If you get the quiz 100% correct then the Engineer will open the roof on the Engine Cart. Next he throws you out of the opened roof where you land perfectly on the start. You can hear people clapping and cheering when you "stick the landing".  There is only one shortcut from the start to the Engineer (who gives you the quiz). Land on the Shortcut space in the treasure cart. A freaky scorpion thing pops up and carries you to the passenger room, leaving only about six spaces left to go. And  there is an surprise space in the kitchen. Land on that and the Chef will appear and force you to help make his 50 course meal, forcing the player to skip ten turns.
  • Magma Madness - An active volcano. To get the Magic Crystal you must go to the heart of the volcano and mine for it. To mine it you must roll a dice block and hope to get a six (you need a six in order to get the crystal.) Getting a five or lower will make every player run back to the top to avoid getting scorched by rising lava. The exact cutscene first shows the lava rising just a tiny bit, burning your character's foot and as a result they jump around grasping their burnt foot in a funny manner. Then the volcano shakes violently and your character realizes what's going to happen. He or she then runs as fast as they can while the lava quickly rises, dangerously close behind the player. All players will be chased by lava until they reach the start. There are two Shortcuts. One is located in the Gem Grotto, an area with gemstones of various colors can be found. Land on it and a mine cart appears. You hop in it and it takes you two stories closer to the mines (This is a vertical board where you must work your way from the top to the bottom and in the game, the Magma Madness board is 15 stories tall. To help keep track of your progress the map screen has a measure gauge that has your character's icon coming out of whichever floor you are on .). The other shortcut has the host of the whole game, Host Ghost (a green cartoon-like ghost wearing a red bow tie and blue mittens that tries to rhyme words as he talks. The only time he does NOT rhyme with words is if he uses a word that can't rhyme. EXAMPLE: If he ends a sentence with any non rhyming word he will pause in the middle of his comment and ask the player if they know what rhymes with that word) popping up in his favorite manner. A cloud of smoke appears, and once the smoke clears a purple vortex appears and Host Ghost jumps out saying "Yo yo yo!". After that he asks the player wants to take a ride through space and time. If you say "No" he will push you in a yellow vortex he summons during the question. If you say yes then you will willingly jump in that same yellow vortex.You will pop up somewhere near the mines (the exact distance will be random.) There is also a Surprise space in the Lava Lakes (cross the Lava Lakes to get to the mines). Host Ghost appears again and tells everybody they have to go surfing. He will give everybody a lava-proof surfboard and a giant wave literally made of lava appears. You must press the button displayed on screen to keep your balance. The button on screen will change to a different button every 15 seconds. Winning will double the distance you travel on your next turn.
  •  Star Station - A Galaxy Reactor. It is the Largest board I came up with for the game. It is also futuristic. To get the Magic Crystal, you must buy it from the Reactor Manager, the dude that is in complete control of the Star Station itself. The only bad thing that happens here is the first Surprise Space. Land on it and your character must give away ALL of their power-ups to the player in last place (if the player in last place lands here then the Reactor Manager will give the player a free Magic Crystal, then tells you not to tell anyone about the whole thing, saying he has "An authority and reputation to keep".) If you land on the second Surprise Space then Host Ghost AND the Reactor Manager will appear and give each player an oxygen tank and a breathing mask attached to the oxygen tank by tubes. The Reactor Manager tells everybody that they are going to have fun skateboarding on the moon. Host Ghost then proceeds to give skateboards to the players. In order to beat this power-up minigame (the Lava surfing on Magma Madness is a Power-up minigame, and if you win you get a power-up), you must mimic Host Ghost's skateboarding moves (rail grinding, 360 flips, etc.) in exact order. he will add the number of moves you can do after every routine. You get points based on how well you mimicked Host Ghost. Whoever has the most points after five routines wins any desired variation of the dice block. This is the only stage with four shortcuts. The first is at the Shop, a futuristic car (or in this case, Starship) repair shop where you use an old rickety UFO to move ten spaces forwards. It explodes after moving said distance. The second is similar to that Moon Boarding minigame. You stop at the edge of the Star Station. Your character pulls out a skateboard with rockets instead of wheels. You then start skateboarding in space and when you land you are only five spaces away from the Reactor Manager. The other two are funny. First an alien pops up and asks if you want to buy a travel pod. He says that it's the latest model, but it really looks like a trash can with wings made of carboard and the would-be thrusters are soda cans taped to the trash can. You get in and fly a randomly picked distance. During the whole ride your character complains on how small it is or how bad it smells. Only two of the 30 playable characters realize the shortcut was a scam to make some quick bucks. The last one is where meet the Warp-O-Matic 7000. It's a robot that tests it's only feature on you: making vortexes that can take you anywhere in the universe. But it's in the prototype stage and instead sends you to a random space on the game board between where you are and the Reactor Manager. If you collect enough money (money can be collected by winning minigames), you can buy The Magic Crystal. After buying it, The Reactor Manager will use a hand held Warp-O-Matic 7000 on you. It sends you back to the start. If you don't, then he will summon a robot with a third arm on it's head and a boot for the extra arm's hand and it literally kicks you out of the building and you land on the start.
  • Horror Castle - An haunted castle filled with ghosts, goblins, mummies, and also a single vampire. It's also Host Ghost's hometown. It is the only board that loops. To Collect Magic Crystals, you must simply walk into one. Only one will appear and another will appear in a random spot on the board. But they never land near a player. They always land somewhere far away from you. One Surprise Space in the basement awakens a mummy that stuffs you into the coffin the mummy popped out of, forcing the hapless victim to skip three turns. Another Surprise space near a painting of Host Ghost family  causes Host Ghost to appear and he introduces his relatives to you. After that they want you to play a minigame (They choose a minigame out of the 50 minigames in the game.). Win and the distance you travel on your next turn will double. Lose and the Ghosts decide to place a spell on you, but will argue with Host Ghost about it, until Host Ghost suggests that they lower the distance traveled. On your next turn you distance will be cut in half. The Last Surprise space is in the attic. A vampire appears and will steal a Magic Crystal from you and give it to whoever is in last. But if the last place player lands here, it's different. He gives you a free power-up (you get to choose which one). As a looping board, there are no shortcuts.
  • Submarine Reef - The Smallest board in the game. Half of it is underwater, while the rest is in a shipwreck. There is only one Surprise and it is not a good one. Land on it and Captain Blade-Claw will appear and steal all you power-ups AND all you Magic Crystals if you have any. But he will never give the goods to anyone. The only way to get a Magic Crystal is to beat Captain Blade-Claw in a sword duel. All you have to do to beat him is roll a ten on the dice block. He will give you a Magic Crystal and stuff you in a cannon and fire. You will land at the start. There is one and only one shortcut. Land on it and a dolphin will appear and launch all the to the entrance to Blade-Claw's room. Only three spaces left.

Another video game idea was only half me. That friend of mine did the other half. It's called Robo Samurai. We have a sequel planned for this game. The sequel has a new power I like to call Fury Mode. It makes your character a walking wrecking ball. You can knock over buildings in Fury Mode, you can pick up a monster 20 times bigger than you in Fury Mode. And effortlessly with one hand. You can't take damage while in Fury Mode but you can instantly destroy enemies with one hit no matter how tough they are. But in the original, you can skydive to get to wherever you want to go. The sequel doesn't have that feature. Another difference between these two games is that the villain of the first game is a supporting character in the sequel.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is a very fun and as a bonus relaxing game. It is like...................................Super Smash Bros. Brawl..........but without fighting and the cross-over genre.

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The plot for the games is rather similar through each game.
You move into a town you get to name. "You are the new kid on the block" as kids say it these days. Also, you move into a neighborhood that is completely filled with animals that have human personalities. Here's a list.
  • Cranky - Cranky characters are NOT cranky personality-wise. They are just more mature (again, personality-wise) and "Look before they leap" as kids say it. They are terrible with words and wind up saying things that other people don't want to hear. Sometimes accidentally and sometimes on purpose (depending on who they talk to.).
  • Peppy - For a strange reason, Peppy characters remind me of the Mysim Sapphire. That is because both characters are hyper, loudmouthed, and move so fast that they make hummingbirds look like they are as slow as a snail. Peppy characters alone love food particularly candy, sweets, and anything that has sugar. That might explain the hyper behavior. But they also love fitness. And Fashion.
  • Snooty - I'll make this short and simple. Snooty characters are 9, 999, 999 parts fashion, seven parts showoff five parts fancy and three parts average teenaged girl that loves everything I mentioned.
  • Jock - Again, I'll this short and simple. 9,000 parts sports loving, 711 parts food gobbling, and 1,000,000,000 parts fitness and health criticizing. Jocks happen to criticize other people's health and fitness.
  • Normal - Every single personality type rolled up into a mega personality. They have the maturity of Cranky, the fitness of Jocks, the fashion of Snooty, and the hyper of Peppy.
  • Businessmen/Businesswomen - These guys are easily distinctive. They are the only dudes that run a business of any sort. EXAMPLE: The owl Blathers is the curator of the local Museum. ANOTHER EXAMPLE: Crazy Redd runs a market called "CRAZY REDD'S". He puts ridiculously large prices on his products.
If you want a full list of characters please visit Nookipedia (website was named after the Animal Crossing salesman Tom Nook, who happens to be a raccoon). Image from Nookipedia, by the way.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Battle of Giants!!!!!

Battle of Giants is where you battle. With Giants! I have been waiting a long, long time to use that joke. But it is true for you control some THING Giant-sized that will engage enemy giants in hand to hand (or in some cases, claw to claw and in other cases mandible and pincer to mandible and pincer) combat death matches. Don't worry you character won't permanently die. He'll only stay dead for about five seconds before being magically restored to full health by either a magic spell (in some games) or by severe radiation (in the two latest games).

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NOTE: The 'Battle' in Battle of Giants
is replaced with a 'Combat' outside
the U.S.A..

Here's a list of games.
  • Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs - In this game you are a dinosaur that has to expand species territory by smashing stuff................And beating dudes in those claw to mandible and pincer combat death matches I talked about earlier. And since your a dino, you play through prehistoric times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Battle of Giants Dragons - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: Yeah, I know what you are thinking: "Dude that is so, like, the Star Wars opening, man." or however kids say it these days. Well it IS! Anyway, Humans have been hunting dragons since the dawn of time. So the Dragon King Ninnurtu created a dimension called Tammabuku that was a magic paradise for dragons. But the villainous Salmu dragons betrayed Ninnurtu and stole the source of all his power: Ebedu crystals. Powerless to stop them, Ninnurtu sends the last Ebedu Dragon to defeat the Salmu and restore peace and harmony. That's where you come in. You are the last Ebedu Dragon and you must fight through the four Dragon Kingdoms (Fire, Ice, Wind, and Earth).
  • Battle of Giants Mutant Insects - You know in the game above you play as the good guy. Well in this game you play as a neutral (if not then evil) mutant insect that lives 300 years in the future where Humans have been destroyed, by a radioactive asteroid that killed off humans. Only one species survived: Insects. Your mission: You must travel to the now corrupted core of Earth to find the radioactive asteroid still lodged on the planet: Somewhere, at least. And lastly you fight the Mutated king and kill the King. Though the king is dead, the Mutated Queen escaped.
  • Battle of Giants Mutant Insects Revenge - True to it's name, the Mutant Queen is back. And she isn't very happy about what happened to her King. So she plans to get her revenge by using mind control on every bug on Earth (or, at the most, what's left.). So your neutral/evil insect (the only free insect) has to exact revenge for taking over the world through mind control even after you took it over. So you have to destroy her (or kill her, works for your insect either way).
  • Battle of Giants Dinosaurs 3D - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: Yeah, I know what you are thinking: "Dude you're like, so using the Star Wars opening again. man.". Well I AM using it again! Anyway, four dino guardians have protected the dinosaurs for hundreds of thousands of years. but a Mega Dino called Arkosaurus killed the guardians and now four unlikely dinosaurs must team up and take him down.
  • Battle of Giants Dinosaurs Strike - No plot. Just some tournaments and street brawls.

Just to let you know, In both Mutant Insects games, you can choose your character's species. Here's a list.
  • Magma Scorpion - Thanks to the severe radiation, scorpions now are the exact same size of the White House. Their exoskeletons have hardened so much, they look like they wear lava-rock armor. The shells become just as hard, too. And their venom has become extremely volcanic: the stinger of a Magma Scorpion can now shoot lava.
  • Acid Spider - Twisted by mutation, spiders have grown to the size of the Millennium Eye (a Ferris Wheel in London, England. The Biggest Ferris Wheels on the planet actually). They have also grown bulbs on their abdomen. These bulbs are used to store toxic acid. Acid Spiders spit acid! Acid that melts stuff! The only thing it can't melt is the armor of a Magma Scorpion.
  • Ice Ant - Corrupted by the increase of toxicity, Ice Ants are almost as big as a Magma Scorpion, only smaller by about one hundred inches. They are the smallest insects in the game but the only ones with flight powers. Despite being called ICE Ants, they have lightning powers and no Ice powers.
  • Bamboo Mantis - Transformed by a combo of radiation, mutation, and toxicity, Bamboo Mantises are Huge! They are bigger than the Empire State Building and Big Ben combined! They have gigantic sword-like blades that can cut through concrete, stainless steel, and even Titanium (all of which can be sliced in half like how a butter-knife cuts through bread)! These guys are deadly!

That's all. The image is from Wikipedia, by the way.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wii U Time!!!

I know I did a few posts on some Wii U Games, but the Wii U itself is blindingly spectacularly awesome!!! Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show  would say something like "It's so fun. So fun. It's so fun. So fun. It's so fun. So fun." over and over until someone gets the point.

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Wii U Console and Gamepad

Pro Controllers.

The Wii U has some of the latest features in the history of awesome video game machines. It's like a chocolate and vanilla cake: The chocolate is a home console, while the vanilla is a handheld. It also allows up to FIVE local players to play on the same console. It also has a Pro controller  that looks like a wireless version of the Gamecube. The Wii U also has a controller exclusive to it, which is the handheld vanilla I was talking about earlier. This controller is the Wii U Gamepad. Not only is this the one of the few controllers compatible with EVERY Wii U game, it doubles as a handheld system, complete with motion control, a touch screen, and, like a PS3 controller, has a R1, L1, R2, and L2 buttons (all of which are on the back of the Gamepad.) I should also mention you can create Miis on the Wii U and the Mii Plaza has been redesigned to look cooler.

Here's a List of games for (and sometimes exclusive) to the Wii U.
  • The Wonderful 101 - A game where you play as a team of shape shifting super heroes called the "Wonderful 100 Defenders of Earth". They all have the same super power: to shape shift their body parts into anything they want. Giant Fists, Giant Swords, Giant everything.
  • Rayman Legends - A game where you play as Rayman, Globox, some Teensies, and two new characters: Barbara and Murfy. Murfy is the fifth player and is used a lot to solve puzzles to allow everyone else to pass, like say there's a room filled with fire and flame monsters. Murfy can grab a platform and pull it within jumping distance AND distract the flame monsters (don't worry. Murfy is invincible).
  • Nintendo Land - Of course you already know about this one, so you can skip if you like (if you don't know about this game please visit my Nintendo Land post).
  •  New! Super Mario Bros. U - A game where you play through a better version of the original Super Mario Bros.. This game also has a new power-up: Super Acorn. The Super Acorn turns Mario into Squirrel Mario. Squirrel Mario can do every thing Raccoon Mario can, only better and faster, plus the ability to climb walls.
  • Ben 10: Ommniverse - This is a cool game. You play as both the classic ten year old Ben and the new and improved 15 year year Ben. They both have a new sidekick armed with the Prototool, a weapon that can do the job of a thousand weapons all fused together like a Fuzer from Transformers (Fuzers are Transformers that are half Autobot and half Decepticon, which are the warring factions of the series).

NOTE: Images from Wikipedia.

Here's the History of the Wii U.
 The Wii U was first mentioned in 2008 (this is 2012, so this event happened nearly four years ago.) to fill in the weaknesses of the Wii and replace them with some awesome improvements. Originally rumor had it that the Wii U could play movies and Blue Rays. Unfortunately the Wii U can't do that. That is the only downfall about the Wii U. But every other detail about fits perfectly to attract the yin and yang of gamers: Casuals, and Hardcores. I'm the Hardcore. Anyway, another something about the Wii U you should know: The Pro controllers are NOT compatible with all Wii U games (EXAMPLE: The Wonderful 101. In order to use the weapon you like, you must draw lines on the Touch Screen to make your army shape shift into that weapon for your captain to use.) Another thing. The Wii U can play Wii games and is completely compatible with Wii Remotes. So if you have a Wii Remote when or if you get the Wii U system, then you can use you Wii Remote in most games (as long as they don't require the use of a touch screen.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land is a Wii U video game that takes place in an amusement park with twelve minigames, each based on one of Nintendo's most popular video games. But the characters of the games don't appear themselves, like how Mario and Luigi themselves don't appear in either of their minigames (Mario Chase and Luigi's Ghost Mansion respectively). Instead, one of your Mii character replaces the character from the video game. They will look exactly the same as the original character but the hands are either floating orbs or cute little mittens. Also if the original character wears a mask or hat the Mii will almost always wear an exact replica (Only exception is the minigame Metroid Blast, a search-and-destroy minigame based off of Metroid, where despite being in Samus Aran's Varia Suit your Mii doesn't wear the Varia Suit's mask or any headgear.)

Here's a list of minigames in Nintendo Land (And what the Miis look like in that minigame).
  • Mario Chase - Just to let you know, the Wii U can let you play with five players. In Mario Chase, one Mii runs around the Mushroom Kingdom dressed, while the other four players chase the first player. The Toads win if they tag Mario, and Mario wins if he/she (depending on the Mii's gender) survives longer that the time limit without being tagged not even once. Miis dress up as four differently colored Toads and one single Mario.
  • Luigi's Ghost Mansion - This minigame is more suspenseful than the others. Four Miis act as under-equipped Ghost Busters and explore a haunted mansion looking (and hoping to defeat) a ghost. the last Mii is the Ghost and is bent on scaring the other Miis. The Ghost Busters have to defeat the ghost by exposing him the light of their only weapon: a plain old flashlight with a single battery. The Ghost Busters win if they destroy the ghost by exposing him to enough light that he/she will explode. The Ghost wins if he/she scares all four Ghost Busters before they can revive themselves. The Ghost Buster Miis are dressed up in differently colored Luigi costumes, while the Ghost Mii looks exactly the same in the Mii plaza but orange, glowing and has a ghost tail.
  • Metroid Blast - One Mii pilots Samus Aran's spaceship. The other four are stranded on the planet below and have to take out the spaceship. And the ship has to take out the other four Mii. And since the grounded Mii are wearing differently colored Varia Suits (one of Samus' combat suits), you get all the features the Varia suit has. Also the Mii Team have to fight their way through hordes of enemies. All Miis wear Samus Aran's Varia Suit (each in a different color).
  • Animal Crossing: Sweet Day - One player controls two Miis, one holding a giant butter-knife and the other holding a giant fork. Both of them are guarding a stash of delicious candy. The other Four Mii have to eat as much candy as they can without being tagged by the first two Mii. The candy slurping, sweet gobbling, dessert eating team win if they eat a certain amount of candy AND escape the guards.The Mii Guards win if they keep the Mii Team from eating that amount of candy. The candy eaters are dressed as various animals (Elephant, Mouse, etc.) and the Mii Guards are dressed as dogs wearing British trooper uniforms.
  • Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest - This is a interesting minigame, my favorite if you will. Three Mii (all of which wielding replicas of the Master Sword), fight their way through carboard and cloth versions of Zelda enemies. Unlike a lot of minigames, the last player helps the first three players by sniping enemies from a safe distance with a bow and a set of arrows. I don't know exactly how to win, but I bet that you fight your way into a dungeon where you first fight a mini-boss, then after even more plowing through enemies you might have to face a boss and after destroying it you win. But this is just a theory.
  • Balloon Trip - Only one player plays this minigame. That one Mii rides on a balloon and you use the Wii U stylus to draw wind paths to have that Mii follow that path. The game ends when something pops the balloon.
  • Donkey Kong's Crash Course - Again this is a single player minigame. Your Mii is in a mine cart. You control the tracks. "Just get to the end and you Win! Win!". This is a quote from Jibberjay (from Super Mario Galaxy 2). But if you crash you lose. That simple.
  • Pikmin Adventure - In a word, this is exactly the same as Pikmin. Only difference is that Captain Olimar is replaced with a Mii and that the other four Mii are gigantic Purple Pikmin. All players have to work together to collect Enemy Shells (in the original you collect their bodies after you kill them but in this game You collect their shells for the enemies are just robot replicas of the enemies from Pikmin).
  • Captain Falcon's Twister Race - There isn't much that is special about this minigame. It's just a race in the future.
  • Octopus Dance - I have no info on this one.
  • Yoshi's Fruit Cart - Again, no info.
  • Takamaru's Ninja Castle - In this minigame, you score points by throwing paper shurikens (which are star-shaped blades that ninja throw at their enemies) at pieces of carboard shaped and colored to look like ninja warriors.
For more info, please go to Wikipedia, Super Mario Wiki, Zeldapedia, and Pikmin Wiki.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

You know that I'm a huge fan of Spider-Man (Out of all the Marvel Comics characters, Spider-Man is my favorite). Well.....There's a new Spider-Man video game that is more awesome than awesomeness itself!

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Box art for The Amazing Spider-

The Game is really cool and is has awesome gameplay: Larger than life Bosses, Web Rush, First person view when activating Web Rush! But I'm getting ahead of myself. I should tell what Web Rush is. Web Rush makes Spider-Man move faster than the speed of pure awesomeness (opinion only) to either get to a far away destination or take out an enemy. Web Rush is really helpful in boss fights. "Wise you would be, to heed my words". This is a quote from from Yoda by the way.

Here's the plot for the game.
Although I don't want to give the spoilers for the game, I'll give you a hint: Old Spidey has to deal with someone.

If you want to know more about plot, please go to Wikipedia. Normally I would send you off to find an The Amazing Spider-Man wiki but Wikipedia is the only website that has the plot. Also, the image above is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Monday, September 10, 2012

LEGO Lord of the Rings!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!

LEGO Lord of the Rings is THE ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME DONE LEGO STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!! It's almost as cool as becoming one with the Galactic Core and becoming........a being..............of PURE ENERGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you played every LEGO video game ever since you could hold a controller (like me), then you would know that every new LEGO game has characteristics of past LEGO games but has new features that will be carried on the next game. LEGO Lord of the Rings is no exception. Just like LEGO City Undercover, there is sky diving (EXAMPLE: When Gandalf the Grey is pulled into a bottomless pit by the Balrog he goes into a kind of free falling style sky dive event where first he must recollect his sword, the Glamdring is what I believe it's called, and go after the also falling Balrog and slash away at the neck and do the whole thing two more times). Another cool feature is that your dude can now swap any weapon for another weapon in your inventory. You can even forge weapons at the blacksmith shop (NOTE: in order to forge weapons, you need Mythrill or whatever the metal's called). If Mordecai and Rigby (both from Regular Show) played this game they are most likely going to say "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!" (NOTE: In Regular Show, when somebody says something that Mordecai and Rigby like they say "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!". Some of their other phrases are "Free Cake! Free Cake!", "Ye-e-e-a-ah!", and "HUMUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!"). Anyway, Gandalf has a really cool ability: He can use magic. But his magic does everything a Jedi's Force powers can do. But Gandalf needs to equip his signature weapon that is exclusive to just him: a scepter with a jewel on one end. Gimli the Dwarf also has a new, humorous ability: other dudes can pick Gimli right up and throw him at enemies and who knows what. And in past games, you had to use either a bomb or a bazooka to destroy silver bricks. Now that you can pick up Gimli, all you have to do is throw him into the silver bricks and Gimli will blow them up with his axe. Only problem is that this is the ONLY way to destroy silver bricks.

Here's a list of characters.
  • Frodo Baggins - A Hobbit tasked with destroying the One Ring of Power. He is the only character who can use the Elvin sword Sting (it's his signature weapon) and can crawl through small doors.
  • Samwise Gamgee - A Hobbit that is a friend and the gardener of Frodo. He is the only character in the whole game that can destroy a cluster of brown bricks by making the bricks catch on fire, indicating the bricks are flammable wood pieces. He can also crawl through small doors.
  •  Gandalf the Grey - A Wizard that has the ability to use magic as long as he has his scepter in hand. He can use the Elven sword Glamdring and can use magic exactly the same way Jedi use the Force.
  • Legolas the Elf - An Elf who, like all Elven characters, can't die unless he is killed in battle. He is one of the few characters that can use archery and is the only member of the Fellowship of the Ring who (in the game) can use archery.
  • Aragorn - A human swordsman who is the rightful king to a kingdom (please don't ask me what the Kingdom's name is I don't know). He is one of the two Fellowship members that can use a classic sword with no magical name or mystical abilities.
  • Boromir - Another human that just like Aragorn, can use a classic sword. But unlike Aragorn, Boromir also uses a shield AND a sword, at the same time like Chop Chop, a Skylander that takes the phrase "A good defense is a offense" to a whole new level.

For More Characters please visit Brickipedia, the LEGO wiki. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Star Wars The Force Unleashed!!!!! Yeah!

Star Wars The Force Unleashed is a game that fills in the unexplored bits and pieces of the Star Wars Timeline. What we seen in the movies is that Obi-Wan and Yoda survive Order 66. But three other Jedi survived: Rahm Kota. Kota survived because he chose not to use Clone Troopers in battle. Instead he used ordinary humans. Another Jedi that survived is Shaak Ti. Shaak Ti is a member of the Jedi Council. She went to planet Felucia in hopes that she can assemble a new army of Jedi Knights to take down the Emperor. And the last Jedi is Maris Brood, a Padawan. She is Shaak Ti's second-is-command and Padawan apprentice.

In The Force Unleashed you play as Galen Marek. Galen was Darth Vader's "secret" apprentice, sent on top secret missions to kill any surviving Jedi. After killing Shaak Ti, Marek is troubled with her last words: "The Sith betray each other". And when he returned to the Executor (Vader's flagship. Also the biggest Star Destroyer in the Imperial Fleet), he meets Emperor Palpatine (a. k. a. Darth Sidious, Darth Vader's master). Galen is shocked to see that Vader has betrayed him (he literally back stabbed Marek.) after a painful defeat, Vader thrashes Marek all around the bridge before ending the fight by using the Force to throw Galen Marek into space. Six months later, Galen reawakens in Vader's private science lab, which nobody except Vader himself and medical droids are allowed to access. Turns out that Vader has secretly recovered Marek's body and has been rebuilding him. Vader also tells Galen that he "saved" him from death (Marek was fooled because he had no memory of the fight he had with Vader). Galen is now charged with the task to form the Rebel Alliance. After doing that (I'm not going to tell everything that happened while forming the Alliance, then we would be here forever) Galen visits a house on planet Kashyyyk. After a force ghost visit, Galen discovers that the house was where he lived before becoming a Sith, learns his real name (this is where everybody calls you Galen Marek as when you were slaughtering Jedi you were called Agent Starkiller and after that Vader fight you were called Subject Zeta), and get a new water blue colored lightsaber. Now that Galen formed the Rebel Alliance, they need a target to prove that the Empire is weak. So they attack an Imperial ship yard that has a TIE Starfighter factory on the planet below. After taking the Factory out, Galen does the most AWESOME thing ever that you can do with the Force. He rips an Imperial Star Destroyer out of orbit and slams it into the ground, making the whole thing EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!!!! After that, Princess Leia (and some other dudes) fall for a carefully planned trap. You see, Vader told Galen to form the Rebel Alliance to gather all the Empire's enemies. Then, Vader told Galen to attack the ship yards to lure the Alliance Fleet away from headquarters. And finally, while the Fleet was too busy attacking the ship yards, the Imperial Fleet would attack headquarters and take the leaders prisoner where they will be executed on Death Star 1. After rescuing the leaders, you can choose one of two endings: If you spare Vader's life and engage and defeat Sidious, where Juno Eclipse (A Friend of Galen Marek.) prevents Galen from killing the Emperor. But the Sith Lord kills Galen Marek by shooting lightning, but retreats because he's too weak to continue fighting. But if you engage and defeat Darth Vader, Galen Marek killed Darth Vader and becomes Palpatine's new apprentice. And in all the scenes in the movies A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back featuring Darth Vader are replaced with scenes exactly the same as the original but with Vader replaced with Galen Marek.

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logo of series. silhouette is Galen Marek

Well since I gave away the story of the first game, I won't give away spoilers for the second game. Instead, a short description.
In The Force Unleashed 2, you play as a clone of Galen Marek (as the original died at the end of the first game). The clone is....................................................unstable. He's got more Force power than the original, he uses two lightsabers at a time and has faint memories of the original Galen Marek (all of these are side effects of the instability). So he sets out on a quest to discover the legacy of the original Galen Marek, and discover his past.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Star Wars Time!!!

I'm sure you remember Star Wars: The Old Republic. Well, I played the game (there's a free trial. Let's you level up your character to power level 15. Level 15 is where you get your very own starship, thus allowing you and your sidekicks to travel to any planet is the game. And it's past level 10. Level 10 is where you choose your Advanced Class.).


Sith Inquisitor


Jedi Consular

Here's your character's story (and saga).
I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Jedi Knight arrives on Tython (ancient Jedi homeworld) to complete the Jedi graduation trials (which is a task picked by your future master). But things go wrong when Flesh Raiders (a primitive but deadly alien race of cannibals) invade the training grounds. After finding out who controls the Flesh Raiders, you decide the rest of your saga. Have fun playing with a Jedi Knight.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Jedi Consular arrives on Tython (for the exact same reason your Jedi Knight comes to Tython.). And just like the Knight, an event changes everything. Only this time, Flesh Raiders are NOT the problem. Instead of fending off Flesh Raiders, you must bring three hologram chronicles (even though there's four holograms. the fourth one got stolen) to your new master Yuon Parr. After finding out who stole the fourth holocron, you decide the rest of your saga. Have fun playing with a Jedi Consular.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Inquisitor starts out as a slave, but at the start you are released from slavery to become a Dark Lord of the Sith. You must compete against some other dudes (one by one each fail and die, leaving you, one powerful Acolyte, and two twin Sith). After killing the Twin Sith (who tried to kill you at the same time), you become an Acolyte and gain authority in the Sith Academy. The events that follow are up to you, depending on what you want in the game, your morals and so on and so forth.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. The story is exactly the same as your Inquisitor, but you are not a slave. Your Warrior has been a Sith Lord all his (or her) life. And the graduation trials are different. And you have to compete against TWO Acolytes instead of one. And you don't have to kill any Sith Twins.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. A criminal called Skavok steals your favorite starship (a 7-16 Freightor) and a cargo of smuggled weapons (Skavok is gonna sell the weapons to the person who gives the most credits). Even worse, the smuggled weapons were intended to be delivered to a crime lord and if he doesn't get his weapons soon, he'll place a bounty on your head that's "so big you won't go near a civilized star system ever again" (NOTE: Jabba the Hutt said the exact same thing about Han Solo.). As if he really needs to do so. Your character is already Death-marked (Death marks are bounties that will only pay for the person who is Death Marked is killed). But the fun part about being a Smuggler is that your like Captain Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones. Your a swashbuckling adventurer with a heart of gold. Okay, maybe credits.
Honestly I can't give the story but I can tell you a little bit about Agents. Agents are masters of disguise, operatives and in a word, don't mind doing the dirty work for the Sith Empire.
Honestly I can't give the story but I can tell you a little bit about Troopers. They are intergalactic law enforcement, ultra responsible for their actions and in a word, decide how things go down.

Don't ask for the story of the Bounty Hunter. All you need to know about bounty hunters are hired to kill people in cold blood.

In The Old Republic There are times when you must decide the fate of certain people. Here's a list
  • Captain of the Black Talon - Empire Only. Flashpoint Only. The Captain disobeyed a direct order from Grand Moff Kellren. You Must decide whether to spare his life but force him to obey or just kill him and take over the ship.
  • Engineering Crew of the Esseles - Republic Only. Flashpoint Only. There are two ways to reach the boss: A reactor reset will unlock the bridge and give access to the boss, but will open the doors to the Engine Room, thus blowing the Engineering Crew into space where they will die from not being able to breathe. The other method is deactivating the secondary condiments. Doing that will turn off all ship functions except for flight. You decide which method to use, one will kill the Engineering Crew but allows you to fight the boss sooner while the other is longer but saves lives.
  • Sith Archeologist - Empire Only. Mission Only. The poor guy followed some Tusken Raiders for he believed there had an artifact. When you find him, he is mortally wounded but lives long enough to tell you everything he learned. You can either finish him off by killing him, or take him back to the Imperial Fleet to heal him. If you do kill him, you also decide what happens to what remains of he research. You can burn what's left of it and cover your tracks, or leave it for someone else to deal with it.
  • Zixi - Republic Only. Smuggler Only. A Slave girl who helps ruin Skavok's reputation. You must decide what to do with her after she done her stuff. You can either release her from slavery and erase all evidence of her past life, Keep her as a slave or kill her.

  • Sith Inquisitors and Jedi Consulars are the only two classes that get an apprentice (Padawan Nadia for Consular, Acolyte Xalek for Sith Inquisitor).
  • The fact that Bounty Hunters get a lot of flamethrower-related abilities might be based off of Boba Fett (famous Star Wars Bounty Hunter). Boba is known to burn his targets with wrist-mounted flamethrowers.
  • Some movie characters actually use moves that are in the game. Qui-Gon Jinn used Introspection (a healing move where the user sits down to meditate) in The Phantom Menace when he fought Darth Maul. Similarly, Darth Maul used Seethe (a healing move where the user walks left and right repeatedly while waiting for the opponent's next move) in that same battle. Darth Maul also uses a double bladed lightsaber (a lightsaber with a blade on both end of the hilt). Consulars and Inquisitors are the only classes that can use such a weapon. Darth Sidious used Force Lightning.
NOTE: For Companions and other stuff, please visit Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki. Images also from Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lego Heroica

LEGO Heroica is a LEGO board game (everything you must build, board itself included). It's most likely based on Dungeons and Dragons.

Heroica has a lot of characters. Here's a list.
  • Barbarian - A character from (and sworn to defend) the Mountains of Barresh, the Barbarian is strong, crazy, and wild. The Barbarian also traveled with the Wizard until the Barbarian learned that his village was overrun with Goblins. That made him rush back to Barresh to save his people. He also has an ability that allows him to defeat one enemy while moving one space forward. The Barbarian's weapon is the axe.
  • Wizard - A character with little known origins, the Wizard is wise, mystical, and has a vast knowledge of magic. The little bit of origins that is known is that he as been is solitude for years and in those years he studied magic. He also has an ability where he can defeat an enemy four spaces away, even around corners.
  • Prince - a character who is the son of the King, the Prince is pure in heart, brave and is a little inexperienced when it comes to being an adventurer (EXAMPLE: In Issue 5 of Heroica Comics, he impatiently charges into the Ilron Catacombs, unaware that zombies were going to ambush him. Because of that, the zombies almost killed him if it wasn't the Wizard who saved the Prince at the last minute.). But hey, maybe his time hanging with the other good guys will help him become a better King when it's his time to rule the Kingdom of Ennon. He also has the same ability the Barbarian has but the Prince uses a sword, not an axe.
  • Sage - A character who is the Prince's right hand man, The Sage is similar to the Wizard, but with much clearer origins. The Sage was the adviser of the King, and with the King kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Vampire, the Sage made it his number one duty to protect, mentor, and train the Prince for the crazy adventures that will come. The Sage also can collect one piece of gold and if he has enough, buy a bonus weapon giving him (and teammates) an extra ability.
  • Knight - the Knight is, in a word, crazy loyal to the King and the Prince. He will do anything for them and without hesitation. The Knight doesn't even second guess his actions. The King wouldn't held prisoner if the Knight had been in Castle Fortaan during the invasion. Why? Because then he could help the small amount of soldiers defend the King. But sadly, he was outside the Kingdom of Ennon and didn't even know about invasion until he got back. But when he got back, BOOM! The King had been kidnapped and the Prince and Sage barely escaped and fled the Kingdom. He also has the same ability the Prince has.
  • Rogue - The Rogue has the common back story of most anti-heroes. The Rogue spent his childhood as a homeless thief in Drandora Port (his hometown) and as a result of being a kid who had to steal from others to survive, he became a master thief. He can steal almost anything from almost anyone. When the evil dudes invaded, the Rogue saw a chance to use his stealing talents for something good. And make some bucks while doing it. The Rogue also has the ability to defeat one enemy and collect one piece of gold, at the same time. The Rogue's weapon is any medieval thief's favorite back up when he gets in trouble. A dagger.
  • Ranger - The Ranger is skilled at archery. In fact his ability is where he can defeat an enemy four space away in a straight line using his bow and arrows. The Ranger has been slinging arrows with his bow every since he could hold said weapons (around the age of four). Nobody can beat his skills, he's THE best archer there is. The Ranger loves a good challenge, and freeing the land of Heroica (Heroica is also a world filled with magic and our world's myths are real in Heroica) might be the Ranger's greatest challenge yet.
  • Druid - The Druid is the good guy counterpart of the Dark Druid. The Druid can heal himself or his allies with a magic spell. He also has a strange staff weapon that has a hook. In the Comics, he would hang out with the Ranger but split up to make more progress in the quest to save Heroica. The Ranger went to help Seldaan Village while the Druid went to find the Knight and, with the Knight's help, take back Castle Fortaan and remove the Goblin King from the King's Throne (the Goblin King was sitting on it while the King was held prisoner).
  • Dark Druid - A wielder of dark magic (when I say "dark magic", I mean shooting lightning out of his hands and summoning werewolves and mutated spider monsters). He took over the Waldurk Forest and uses the Chalice of life to amplify his own power (that means shooting ten times more lightning out of his hands and summoning even more werewolves and mutated spider monsters).
  • Werewolves - Werewolves are one of the seven varieties of enemies in the board game. Just like their myth counterparts, these Werewolves are wild and savage. Their claws and fangs can rip apart almost anything.
  • Goblin Warrior - These guys are the weakest enemies in the game. But they fight very well if they outnumber you by at least one. They also make up most of the Goblin Army.
  • Goblin General - The Goblin King's right hand man. He's a boss character. The Goblin General also is the second-in-command of the Goblin Army, meaning he must take orders from the Goblin King, but gets to boss around the other Goblins.
  • Goblin Guardian - The Goblin King's personal bodyguards, the Goblin Guardians patrol Castle Fortaan like Jabba the Hutt's palace guards (Jabba the Hutt is from Star Wars).
  • Goblin King - Leader of the Entire Goblin Army, the Goblin King is the third strongest boss. He took over Castle Fortaan and claimed the King's Throne as HIS throne. But as revealed in Issue Four of Heroica Comics that the Goblin King HIMSELF is nothing more than a pawn for some unknown super powerful evil dude so powerful that he opened a vortex between Space and Time and used that vortex to bring forth a whole dimension full of monsters and evil dudes.
  • Golem - the reanimated minions of the Golem Lord. Golems can never be defeated unless you steal the sacred artifact known has the Scepter of Summoning from the Golem Lord.
  • Golem Lord - The leader of the Golems, the Golem Lord has a powerful artifact called the Scepter of Summoning, which has the power to reanimate the dead and give life to inanimate objects. But don't think that most of his power comes from a wand that he is weak at close combat. In the comics, he knocked the Wizard, Rogue and Barbarian off their just by punching the ground (He knocked both the Wizard and the Rogue unconscious but failed to knock out the Barbarian who possibly killed the Golem Lord with a swing from his axe.).
  • Vampire Lord - A Boss character that has an army of zombies, the Vampire Lord kidnapped the King. And held him prisoner in the Ilrion Catacombs (a.k.a. his lair). Just like the Goblin King, the Vampire Lord is just a minion of the "Super Monster". But of a higher ranking compared to the Goblin King.
  • Zombies - The Zombies are the ultimate soldiers. They can't feel any physical or mental pain. But don't give them a weapon. They may not feel pain, but they are extremely stupid, so stupid that they might blow up themselves with a bomb

If you wish to learn about the rules and locations of Heroica, please visit LEGO.com and click on any link to the Heroica pages.