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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Plants vs Zombies Time!!!

This post is my first post covering Plants vs Zombies!!!!! And Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare!!!! Both games involve plants that beat up Zombies!!!!! Perfect for a guy that loves beating up defenseless Zombies!!!! Or in Garden Warfare, you play as Zombies that beat up Plants!!!!

The original Plants vs Zombies is a bit simple. There is a army of brain-munching, slightly sluggish Zombies heading straight for the player's house. The player plant plants on the front lawn, backyard, and even the roof to defend the house from these undead bullies.

There are so many Plants to choose from, too. Like Hypno-Shrooms, which hypnotize Zombies into fighting each other, or Chompers, which literally eat the Zombies. They spend exactly 42 seconds chewing up the Zombies though, and during those 42 seconds the other Zombies can attack it.

And then there is Garden Warfare, where things get a bit complex. In the original Plants vs Zombies, the plants automatically attack the zombies. Now, the player manually controls either the Chomper (new and improved!! It can now run around because BOOM!!! it uses it's roots as legs. Another new feat is the Chomper can use all sorts of new moves but it still eats it's hapless victim), The Cactus (the closest thing a Plant can get to becoming a sniper. Long range spikes!!! And it can call in air strikes), The Sunflower (revives wounded/dead plants and shoots lasers out of it's mouth. Lasers that hurt. A Lot), and the Peashooter (it can either shoot peas, frozen peas, fireballs, and a coffee bean that explodes after a few seconds. Also capable of rooting itself to the ground and turning it's mouth into a Gatling gun).

BUT you can also play as Zombies. Four different kind of Zombies!!! Foot Soldier Zombies are a good choice (they get Paintball Guns and a Bazooka. They can use the Bazooka's blasts to create a explosion beneath their feet, launching them in the air to pull off super jumps), But there are also Scientist Zombies (they can teleport. Handy if you are running from the open jaws of a Chomper). And there are also All Star Zombies that wear sports gear (normally American Football gear, though an upgrade makes them wear hockey gear) and have Gatling Guns that shoot American Footballs and possibly hockey pucks for the Hockey Player variation. And Last but not least (unless you hate Zombies but love beating them up) is the Engineer Zombie!!! With a Jackhammer!!!!

All Plant and Zombie classes (see above for details!) can shoot medium/long range projectiles except the Chomper. The Chomper is only class that relies SOLELY on close quarters combat. Which is handy because only the Scientist Zombie has a defense against the Chomper's melee nature, which is teleporting. But the Chomper has a secret move where it burrows deep underground, then pops up beneath the Zombie's feet, and swallows them whole.

But the Plant and Zombie players are not alone in this incredibly funny and awesome battle!!! There are NPC Zombies that constantly follow specific routes to the one house in the neighborhood that the Plants MUST protect and Plants can place NPC plants that automatically attack these Zombies. However the Plant Players can overwhelm the Zombies VERY easily if Zombie Players don't help out the NPC Zombies. But the NPC Plants are there because the Zombies will most likely make "scissor attacks", where one troop of the Zombies march towards their goal in one direction while the rest of the Zombies sneak in almost completely unopposed. unless you are playing with friends, of course, in which case you can split up to take on both squadrons/hordes/troops/teams (whatever you call a group of undead Zombies) at once. Oh, and there are bosses. Most notably the Zombot. What's the Zombot? It's basically a robot built for Zombies, by Zombies.

The game allows you to upgrade your Plant (or Zombie) to gain new abilities AND a new design. Sunflowers covered in Lightning!!!! Peashooters encased in a tough shell made of ICE!!!! All Star Zombie in Hockey Gear!!!! Marine Biologist Zombie (actually Scientist Zombie) holding a Dolphin shaped Laser Gun!!!!

And the last feature the game has revealed (they are bound to reveal more stuff overtime) is this: Boss Mode!! In Boss Mode you can play as the leader of the Plants!!!! Or the leader of the Zombies!!!! In Boss Mode Crazy Dave (a dude with a flying RV and a saucepan on his head) assists Plant Players by dropping sunlight on them, revitalizing them OR you can have Crazy Dave drop Bombs right on top of of the Zombies!!!! Dr. Zomboss (the leader of the Zombies) can do the exact same thing, although he does from his Blimp, and he revitalizes Zombies by dropping brains for the zombies to munch on. The Brains are pink, which means they are not real because Brains are NOT pink in real life.

Okay here is the TRUE FINAL GRAND FINALE BIT of info on Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. It is coming out sometime in February in 2014. Also in that same month The LEGO Movie is coming out.

Here is the logo of Garden Warfare (I would have posted regular screen shots, but they were either too big or too small). NOTE: IMAGE IS FROM PLANTS VS ZOMBIES WIKI.

This is the logo.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pokemon Origins Time!!!!!

This post is about the awesome show Pokemon Origins!!!!!! You can watch every episode of the show on Pokemon TV On Pokemon.com!!!!!

This show has many characteristics of the original Pokemon Red and Blue games. For example, the main character is Red. Red is the default name given to your character at the beginning of Pokemon Red and Blue. Though if you have the game(s) you can change the name at the beginning of the game. Also at the beginning of every episode, the main menu of Pokemon Red (and Blue) is seen and when the "player" selects "Continue" the episode begins. At the END of every episode the main menu is seen again, this time the "player" saves (and quits) the "game", and the episode ends right there. NOTE: The "player" and menu is just to make the show look more like the games.

Red is very similar to Ash from the main show. The key difference is ALL of Red's Pokemon are fully Evolved (he has Charizard, Jolteon, Victreebel, Hitmonlee, Snorlax, and hundreds more. All of the Pokemon I named in this parenthesis are all the final evolutionary forms of Charmander, Eevee, Bellsprout, Tyrogue, and Munchlax respectively).

Red is also much more powerful (in Pokemon Battles) than Ash, as it took Ash a very long time to evolve his Charmander into Charmeleon and into Charizard. It took Red only three days to fully evolve his Charizard.

Another difference between these two are the goals in life. Ash wants to become a Pokemon Master (like everyone) but Red's goal is to fulfill Professor Oak's dream of cataloging every species of Pokemon in the world (there is exactly 718 species of Pokemon on a global scale. There is 151 species in the Kanto region, where the show takes place).

It is worth noticing how just like in the main show there is Team Rocket, a band of hi-tech criminals that abuse, enslave, and torture Pokemon. In fact in episode two (titled "File 2: Cubone") they killed a Marowak (they did not show the death scene, to keep it from going down the dark, mature path) with a electric rod. Ironic that they electrocuted Marowak because Marowak is a Ground Type and Ground Types are completely immune to Electric attacks. However since the rod was NOT a Pokemon the type match-ups probably don't matter at all.

A bit of karma was put on Team Rocket because the ghost of that same Marowak started haunting their base in the Pokemon Tower, showing up as a......thing... Okay I have no idea how to describe Marowak's ghost form because all I can say is that it looked like some weird shape with glowing yellow eyes in the middle. That Marowak Ghost came to rest in peace though because Red, with his recently evolved Charmeleon, kicked Team Rocket out of their base.

And Brock is in the show. Brock is one of Ash's most famous friends/partners and is also a Gym Leader (in the main show he gave up his position of Gym Leader to travel with Ash and to fulfill his dream of becoming a Pokemon Doctor. Pokemon Doctors are medical Doctors, for Pokemon!!). In Origins stays a Gym Leader but gives Red three things: First and most important, he gave Red a Gym Badge. What's a Gym Badge? Collect all eight, compete in the Championships, beat the local Champion and become the strongest Pokemon Trainer in the region!!! Set out on a global journey (like Ash) to become the strongest Gym Leader in the WORLD!!!!! Sadly you can't go on global journeys in the games. Though it would be cool.

The SECOND thing Brock gave Red is some really good advice: Pokemon are NOT weapons or tools. They are more like partners/friends. So instead of treating Pokemon like mere tools, you need to treat Pokemon like your best friend or something. At least so I figure. Anyway, the final thing Brock gave Red was a TM. For those of you that do not know what a TM is, it's a disc that can teach some Pokemon special attacks and moves that they cannot learn naturally. In most games a TM will break after using it once, and therefore only one of your Pokemon may know that move at a time. But in more recent games like Pokemon Black and White, most TMs can be used several times without breaking, therefore you can have several or all of your Pokemon learn that move. Anyway, the TM that Brock gave Red contained the powerful technique Bide, where the user LETS the opponent land a hit twice in a row, and launches a devastating attack that does twice the damage the foe in question based on how much damage the user took during those two attacks. You know, I once had a Pachirisu during the Select battle on Pokemon Battle Revolution that knew Bide. Sadly the move failed because it was a Double Battle and both foes ignored my Pachirisu on both turns and focused on my other Pokemon. So if you get a Pokemon that knows Bide, it is more useful in a Single Battle than in a Double Battle. Or a Triple Battle.

Anyway, Red also has a bike. Bikes are the second most important tool for a Trainer. The first is the Pokemon themselves. And just like a expert Trainer, Red can make 90 degree turns. But every Trainer in the franchise can do that if they have a bike. But the Kalos Trainers don't have bikes. They have roller skates. And you can ride certain Pokemon as if riding a horse. But you can also ride some Pokemon as if surfing (Pokemon that can use the technique Surf are required) and you can also ride on Flying Pokemon (Pokemon that can use the technique Fly are required for this), but only to cities and towns you have already been to.

Also, the only Gym Leaders that made Red send out EVERY Pokemon he has are Brock (who was the first Gym Leader Red faced) and Giovanni (who happens to be the leader of Team Rocket). Both times those Gym Leaders only use two Pokemon, while Red had to use all six. However Giovanni was originally going to use six Pokemon but decided to only use his two strongest Pokemon on Red because Red has ruined Giovanni's plans like four times in a row. It is interesting to note that while Brock only uses Rock type (Brock used Geodude and Onix) Pokemon, Giovanni only uses Ground type Pokemon (the two he used are Rhyhorn and Rhydon.).

And here is my last piece of info on Pokemon Origins. Every episode is narrated by Red, except the very first episode, which is narrated by Professor Oak.

If you want to watch episodes of this show on your computer, please go to Pokemon.com on the Pokemon TV section.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LEGO Movie Time!!!!!!!!!!!

This blog post is about The LEGO Movie, a totally awesome part stop-motion part 3D computer animation!!!!!!!!

The LEGO Movie is LEGO's very first, full length stop-motion/computer-animation hybrid. All their other movies are only mini movies.

This is what I know of the plot (do not read this particular section of the post as it might contain spoilers).
The Movie is about a LEGO Minifigure named Emmet. That's right. Emmet. He apparently thinks most things are awesome (ranging from Batman to overpriced coffee). Possibly because Emmet loves listen to a song called "Everything is Awesome".

Emmet lives in a town called BricksBurg, which is governed by President Business (President Business not only is the main villain of the movie, he also has a habit of organizing the whole world around him). Emmet also has a job as a construction worker (oddly enough, despite everything in BricksBurg being made entirely out of LEGO Bricks, Emmet does not know how to build things with his own imagination). And he winds up meeting some of the most creative LEO Minifigures (they call themselves the Master Builders) in the universe. These Minifigures include but do not limit to: Superman from Justice League, Batman (also from Justice League), Wonder Woman (again from Justice League), Lloyd Garmadon from Ninjago, a random Mermaid, Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo the real life painter of legend, a 1980 something-something Space Guy, a guy wearing a Godzilla costume, Robin Hood, Abraham Lincoln (the day of this post happens to be the 150th anniversary of Abraham's famous speech), and the NBA Basketball All-Stars.

Also Emmet falls in love with Wyldstyle (one of the Master Builders) and meets one of the oldest Master Builders named Vitruvius (at first glance he looks like a wizard but if you look closely, one can notice that his "staff/wand" is actually a lollypop stick with a chewed up end and under his "wizard" robes he is wearing a rainbow colored hippie style shirt with blue jeans and a rubber band around his head).

There is another character that is half good half evil: Good Cop/Bad Cop!!! Good Cop is friendly and willing to help people and will give people a free glass of water. Bad Cop is totally evil and is Lord Business' favorite minion. Later on in the movie, Good Cop starts taking over Bad Cop (they are one character. With a split personality. And two faces.) and his/their loyalty is tested when Good Cop/Bad Cop must betray and attack his/their own parents (who also are Lord Business' minions).

Since Lord Business plans to glue every LEGO Brick together (thus preventing the Master Builders from Building) the Master Builders and Emmet are out to get him. Along with the super vengeful Metal-Beard (he has a normal LEGO Minifigure head, but the rest of his body is a pirate themed LEGO Robot using Ball Joint pieces for joints in the left arm and right leg, two tubes serving as cannons on the left hand, three long fingers on the right hand, with a live shark attached to the right wrist, a anchor-like weapon and a peg leg on the left leg, complete with black spikes, and several flag poles with flags on his back). He wants revenge on Lord Business for taking away his...uh....well...practically every body part he had, except for the head.

And there is a creature called Uni-Kitty. What's Uni-Kitty? It's a cat with a unicorn's horn on it's forehead. I honestly don't know a thing about Uni-Kitty besides the species.

To advertise the movie they have released sets based off all the action scenes. For pictures of these sets, go to either LEGO.com or The LEGO Wiki.

I also know that in 2014 they are making a The LEGO Movie Video Game. All I know about it is that each character has a different way to build (Emmet can build things with Instruction Build, a special building style that requires Emmet to pick up a few instruction pages, but the Master Builders cannot use Instruction Build because they are practically the building opposite to Emmet who can only build with instructions, while the Master Builders can only build using their imaginations. Because they are either too creative to use instructions or they are just plain bad at using instructions). Similarly Vitruvius can Master Build where he takes the best characteristics of his surroundings and combine them to create practically anything ( in a video I watched Vitruvius took a bench, a few fences, a roasted chicken, pieces of the floorboards, a mail box and several other objects and built a full operational ballista!!).

This is the first LEGO video game where EVERYTHING is made of LEGO bricks. Giving more options for building and smashing.

For more info please go to LEGO.com OR the LEGO Wiki.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mario & Sonic Sochi Time!!!!!!!!

They came out with ANOTHER Mario & Sonic game!!!!! It's based on the Olympic Games. Just like every other game in the Mario & Sonic mini series. Before we talk about this game, I want to say that I highly doubt Sega and Nintendo will make a Mario & Sonic game that has NOTHING to do with the Olympic Games. Though it would be cool if they did. But such a game has only 1% of chance of going as far as the storyboard.

But this game is very awesome!!!! It's got Giant Bowser Boss, Bullet Bills, Egg Fighter Drones, Badniks from the classic Sonic the Hedgehog game(s), and More!!!!!

This game is exclusive to the Wii U. Because the Gamepad is required for some of the events. But a Wii Remote Plus is required for other events.

One of the new events is Snowboard Slope-Style (and by the way, this sport is making it's Olympic debut in Sochi Russia in 2014. That is when the next Olympic Winter Games are going to take place by the way.). Just snowboard your way down a course while doing tricks to rack in points and impress spectators!!!!

And just like last time, there are Dream Events that take real sports, add new rules to those events, make them take place at a famous location from past Mario games and Sonic the Hedgehog games!!! Like Roller-Coaster Bobsleigh, instead of riding a bobsleigh down a bobsleigh/skeleton track, you have to ride the bobsleigh through Speed Highway from Sonic Adventure 2!!! And true to the name, there ARE roller-coasters in this event.

And here is another Dream Event, created JUST for this game and is NOT a remake of a real event. Bullet Bill Sleigh Race is the name, and riding a flying, Christmas style sleigh through Sweet Mountain from Sonic Colors is the game. And the sleigh is pulled by Bullet Bills!!!! Hence the "flying" part of the sleigh's description. But two characters are needed to pilot the sleigh, because there are TWO Bullet Bills and there are TWO reins to steer the Bullet Bills with. Whichever team that reaches the end of the canyon (with the best possible time) wins.

This game is the first Mario & Sonic game to have online. But if I get the game (I want it for Christmas) I will have to make sure that a friend of mine doesn't use it. He is so reckless when it comes to games with online. He seems to be doing better with resisting to urge to play online games simply for the interaction (he is a thousand times more social than anyone else on this planet!!!!).

And since this game lacks a handheld counterpart, this is the only home console Mario & Sonic game with a story mode: Legend Showdown. Every playable character (there is twenty in total. Ten Mario characters and ten Sonic characters. There is twenty-one counting the Mii Characters) in the game decides to explore a spooky castle right in the heart of Sochi Russia and wind up competing against ghostly copies of themselves.

There is another cool mode known as (are you ready for this?) Medley Mania!!!!!!!! Compete in any Medley of your choosing (Five events is called a Medley). There are several Medleys based on speed, power, technique, skill, and so on OR you can use a custom Medley containing any five events of your choice.

And there is another mode called Action & Answer Tour!!! It works something like this. You play Olympic and Dream events, just like in any other mode, but after each event each competitor has to answer one question from a quiz (how they answer varies from simple quick time buzzes to shooting discs which you think has the answer on it.).

And here is another cool thing: The whole game is completely in HD. Beautiful graphics!!! Stunning details in backgrounds!!!!! And the best part of it is that the game is on Wii U and the HD of Wii U is AWESOME!!!!!!!!

For more info and pictures please go to the Super Mario Wiki, Sonic News Network, or Nintendo.com.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pokemon Movie Time!!!!!!!

This post is about the one movie that the Pokemon Wiki knows NOTHING about!!! How do I know this movie info? I watched the movie myself. I was so eager to watch it I woke up as soon as I could (I tend to sleep until lunchtime) and I did NOT, under any circumstances, get out of my chair during the movie.

The movie has not one but TWO Legendary Pokemon: Genesect, and Mewtwo. Well, actually there is five Genesect (the plural form of Genesect is Genesect), but only one Mewtwo. All six of them can talk. Well actually Mewtwo talks through telepathy (the ability to speak with your mind) while the Genesect talk verbally.

Here is the plot (NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE FULL STORY).
Long Story Short Ash and his friends Cilan and Iris are caught in the cross fire of a few epic and totally awesome fights between Mewtwo and five confused Genesect, while Team Rocket gets "Blasted Off" by a Genesect's Hyper Beam. And the nest the Genesect build at the beginning has caused some major problems with the electricity. In fact the city almost blew up due to a meltdown.

The good news is Mewtwo gets the stubborn Red Genesect to listen and it is no longer aggressive and they wind up building another nest, this time in a river surrounded by the Genesect's favorite flowers.

THE END. I find it difficult to summarize. I have kept a great deal of info to myself. Also it is worth noticing that the Mewtwo in this movie is possibly a different Mewtwo from the first Pokemon Movie, as that one was able to create clones and had a deep voice, while the one in this movie had a voice that is almost opposite. Want to know what I mean? Watch the movie yourself!!!!! It is also worth noticing that there is a Sableye in the movie that Ash befriends during the opening. It is also worth noticing that the Mewtwo in this movie uses Mega Evolution. Without a Mega Stone! That is impossible in the games, as all Pokemon need a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve. But the TYPE of Mega Stone has to be compatible with the Pokemon in question (Lucario's Mega Stone is Lucario-nite, and Charizard cannot use Lucario-nite but Lucario CAN use it).

It's worth noticing that Pokemon from generations 1 through 5 appear in this movie.

The last piece of info I have is that each Genesect has a differently colored Techno Blast. The Leader has a purple Techno Blast, one has a red Techno Blast, one has a blue Techno Blast, and so on.

for pictures of the Pokemon in the movie, please go to Pokemon Wiki.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sonic Lost World Time!!!!!!!

This post is about the awesome game Sonic Lost World. It has features from returning games such as Color Powers from Sonic Colors, while gaining some new stuff.

The game has three different running speeds for Sonic to use. The slowest is a basic walk speed, which is good for beginners and rookies. The medium speed is a sprint, which is good for more skilled players. The Fastest and most retro style is a can't miss for Sonic fans: It's the Spin Dash!!!!

Here is the plot.
The game cuts straight to the action as Sonic and Tails are chasing Dr. Eggman's Egg-Mobile through the sky in the Tornado. Dr. Eggman has kidnapped some cute animals ( he did the exact same thing in the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game) in a futuristic capsule. When Sonic demands to "let the critters go" Eggman then agrees, but ejects the capsule in a double cross. Sonic tries to grab the capsule with a Spin Dash powered jump, but barely misses, forcing Tails to catch Sonic and make a second try at rescuing those animals. But the evil Doctor has a surprise: He pulls out a laser gun and uses it to shoot the wing of the Tornado, grounding (literally) both Sonic and Tails.

Tails proceeds to make a emergency landing on a planet called the Lost Hex. As Sonic and Tails rescue (this time successfully) the animals, Dr. Eggman enslaves six creatures called Zeti, who later become the Deadly Six. After Tails gets the Tornado up and running, Sonic and Tails proceed to go to Desert Ruins after Zazz (one of the Deadly Six members) is defeated by Sonic.

Sonic and Tails catch up with Dr. Eggman and his mechanical cohorts Orbot and Cubot and learn that Eggman is controlling the Deadly Six with a conch (which is a kind of seashell). Sonic, ignoring Tails' warning, kicks the conch out of Eggman's hands (I almost rhymed!). But the Deadly Six use their electromagnetic abilities to make Eggman's army turn on him.

Sonic and Eggman then do something they have not done since Sonic Adventure 2 (or Sonic the Hedgehog '06 but the events of that game never happened because Princess Elise blew out the candle used to create Solaris and thus Solaris was never created, and in turn the events of the game never occurred): Join Forces!!!!! And here is the Deadly Six's plan to destroy the planet: They are going to use Eggman's Extractor to siphon the LIFE ENERGY out of the Earth and use the Life Energy to make themselves super powerful.

The Deadly Six also come up with the plan of turn Sonic into a robot (Robotizing him. A bit of a reference to Sonic Underground and the Sonic the Hedgehog TV show that came out a few years ago.) Their plan backfires, however, because Tails got "robotized".

The good news is Robot-Tails betrays the Deadly Six by using one of his tails to grab a toothpick off of Zomom's sandwich (Zomom is another member of the Deadly Six) and uses that toothpick to reprogram the Extractor. But to his surprise it turns out Dr. Eggman already shut down the Extractor (this is surprising because earlier Eggman fell into a pool of lava. Along with Orbot and Cubot.). After Sonic defeats the Deadly Six (four of them explode. The rest fall into a pool of lava) Eggman reveals that he survived the lava pool thanks to the jet-pack he was wearing at the time and them puts the LIFE ENERGY of the Earth (or a fraction of it) into the most powerful mecha he ever built. The name of the robot is never said. Though the Sonic News Network gave it the nickname Lava Mountain Zone Four Boss. I think "Ultimate Mech" would be better because Eggman himself called it the "Ultimate Mech".

Sonic then destroys the "Lava Mountain Zone Four Boss/Ultimate Mech" while Tails reprograms the Extractor to return ALL of Earth's LIFE ENERGY. Back on Earth, Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose, and Knuckles the Echidna briefly celebrate their victory (Knuckles and Amy have been on Earth the whole time. Thus Knuckles missed out on a chance to do something heroic. Throughout the game Knuckles brags that he would have solved the crisis much sooner than Sonic). Sonic then proceeds to take a nap after "a day like today".


It is interesting to notice that you fight each member of the Deadly Six twice. The first time they are very easy to defeat, the second time it's much more difficult. It's also worth noticing that the Wisps in this game are for gameplay only, they do not have any major role in the story. It is also worth noticing that out of the Deadly Six, Master Zik, Zor, Zazz, and Zomom are the only members whose names are spoken in the game. Also, the Deadly Six are rather colorful and vibrant, much unlike previous powerful entities that Eggman tries to control, which have a grotesque design. However their behavior and speech is much darker than their appearance suggests.

This game also has muiltiplayer. In Co-op Mode, Player One controls Sonic the Hedgehog while Player Two controls a RC vehicle (built and operated by Tails) that helps out Sonic in various ways. In Player vs. Player Mode, two Virtual Hedgehogs race against each other.

And for the online lover, you can give and/or get items from other players around the WORLD!!!! And there are leader-boards. But I am not a fan on online interaction because you don't play games to hang out with people you never met in person, you play games to play games. Don't take it from me, mind you. You might like online you might not like online and a friend of mine loves online interaction. I only use this computer for writing posts, reading, and watching awesome episodes of Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

For more info, pictures and videos, please go to the Sonic News Network.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pacific Rim Time!!!!!!

This post is about the awesome movie (and video game) Pacific Rim!!!!!!!!

Pacific Rim is two things. First, it is a movie that has a book counterpart. And second, it has a video game for the X-box 360 and they are THINKING about making it for PS3.

The movie is super awesome and the video game is super awesome and reminds me a bit about the PS2 version of Godzilla Unleashed that I used to play all the time. But that was when I was six years old. Or was it seven? Somewhere between five and seven.

Anyway, in Pacific Rim (movie) giant monsters called Kaiju start attacking humanity. In fact the narrator even said that it took tanks, jets, and missiles six whole days just to destroy a single Kaiju. And in that time three whole cities were smashed to pieces. Then came the second attack and the third attack and the fourth attack, and by that time humanity realized that the Kaiju are determined to destroy all of mankind.

So every major country on the planet teamed up to build the most effective weapon against a Kaiju. They built Giant Robots called Jaegers. Basically they were fighting fire with fire. But these Jaegers was too much a strain for a single pilot so Jaegers require TWO pilots. And thanks to the Drift, these pilots can literally see each others' memories and thoughts. Depending on the pilots, the intensity of the "neural bridge" (sometimes called "neural handshake") can vary. The deeper the Drift bond, the better the Jaeger fights.

No two Jaegers look the same. Each one is unique. Just like the Kaiju, as they come in various shapes, but most of them share a similar height. And what is cool is that they give code names for Jaegers and Kaiju. Like the Jaeger Striker Eureka. Or the Kaiju Leather-back.

Unfortunately the Kaiju are very adaptable and quickly became more prepared for fighting Jaegers. Before that Kaiju after Kaiju started getting destroyed by Jaegers all over the planet. The first major Jaeger to be seen in the show is Gipsy Danger, a Mark III Jaeger that is powered by a nuclear reactor. It's original pilots were the Becket brothers, Yancy and Raleigh. Sadly Yancy was killed by the Kaiju codenamed Knife head, forcing Raleigh to attempt solo piloting, which is extremely dangerous because piloting a Jaeger without a co-pilot is sub-lethal.

Five years later, Marshall Pentecost loses support from most major national leaders and they give him the instructions of having the four remaining Jaegers defend the almost complete coastal wall, which was supposed to trap the Kaiju in the Pacific waters. However a very large Category IV (kaiju are categorized) Kaiju smashes through the wall in less than a hour. Thus the construction workers doubt the effectiveness of the wall and even question why they were building it in the first place. The good news is Marchall plans to bomb the inter-dimensional portal that brings Kaiju to Earth (called the Breach) with a nuclear missile.

Raleigh Beckett is shortly after brought out of retirement to once again pilot Gipsy Danger. And Marshall introduces Raleigh to the pilots of the Mark I Jaeger Cherno Alpha, the Mark IV Crimson Typhoon, and the first, last, and only Mark V Jaeger, Striker Eureka (it's the only Mark V because it cost way too much money to mass produce Mark V's and they only had enough money to make Striker Eureka), each with unique qualities. Raleigh after sparring with the potential pilot Mako Mori decides to make her his new co-pilot. During the first Drift the two have, Mako has a panic attack and almost fires Gipsy Danger's Plasma Cannon (that would have left a mess in the "trial run" room.).

Raleigh also gets to meet two humorous K-Science officers named Newt and Hermann. Newt has tattooed the face of countless Kaiju on his body, thanks to his fascination with Kaiju (his lab has the organs and brains of various Kaiju from different categories.) Newt wants to test his theory that one can Drift with a Kaiju Brain (or a piece of the brain.) But Hermann says that the neural surge would kill him. The good news is Hermann can (very) accurately predict the frequency of Kaiju attacks (he even wrote down his calculations on several chalk boards) and predicts that within a week that a double event will occur, where two Kaiju attack at the exact same time. He also reveals that every time a Kaiju exits the Breach it gets a bit wider and more open to allow the newest Kaiju to pass, as newer Kaiju are a bit bigger than those that came before.

Newt actually (and successfully) Drifts with the Kaiju brain in his lab, traumatizing him in the process, like to the point and quaking like a earthquake of sheer power and also made his nose bleed. And in doing so learns that the Kaiju were created by aliens wanting to colonize Earth and creating Kaiju to act as exterminators and destroy unwanted pests (the pests are mankind). So Kaiju are the ultimate war machines, so to speak.

 Marshall Pentecost then sends Newt to Hong Kong to get a secondary brain from a Kaiju body parts smuggler named Hannibal Chao. And (just as Hermann predicted) a double event occurs, sending a ape-like Kaiju and a Bat-like Kaiju to attack Hong Kong. Marshall Pentecost sends Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha to fight these Kaiju, and sends Striker Eureka as reinforcements, ordered not to engage unless there is no other option. This order proved disastrous as the Kaiju start ganging up on Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon's crew are killed when the Bat Kaiju (named Otachi) crushes the "head" with the three fingered claw on it's tail. With both Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon destroyed, Marshall sends in Gipsy Danger shortly after the Ape Kaiju named Leather-back paralyzes Striker Eureka with a electro-magnetic pulse (or E.M.P.) Gipsy Danger destroys Leather-Back by shooting it with it's Plasma Cannon until the Plasma Cannon ran out of ammo (humorously, although Leather-Back is clearly dead, Raleigh suggests that they "check for a pulse" and waste all of their ammo shooting a dead Kaiju carcass. When done shooting Raleigh says "no pulse" in a joking manner). Otachi then finds Newt in a public Kaiju refuge and almost eats him (Newt was too scared to move).

After a epic fight, Gipsy Danger destroys Otachi by using a retractable sword in the left wrist to slice the Kaiju in half. Hannibal Chao then sends his workers to harvest the various body parts of Otachi. After a group of harvesters find the secondary brain, they report that it was damaged, much to Newt's dismay. Newt shortly realizes that Otachi had one last trick from beyond the grave, deploying a mini Kaiju to attack Newt. But the mini Kaiju chokes on a gross tentacle tied around it's neck and dies, but not before eating Hannibal Chao whole.

Marshall then has both Jaegers prepared to bomb the Breach with nuclear missiles (Gipsy Danger does not need a missile because it's self-destruct does a really good impression of a nuclear bomb) But are attacked by two Category IV Kaiju and one Category V Kaiju (the only Category V. The biggest, strongest, most persistent, and most toxic Kaiju of all). During the battle a croc like Kaiju bites Gipsy Danger's right arm off. Also during the battle Hermann and Newt Drift with the mini Kaiju and discover that only something with the same genetic material as a Kaiju can pass. Humorously when Hermann Drifts with the Mini Kaiju he suddenly vomits into a nearby toilet.

Once they tell the Jaeger pilots about how the Breach works, they suggest tricking the Breaching into thinking that the Jaegers were Kaiju. Marshall Pentecost (who was piloting Striker Eureka because one of the Striker pilots broke his arm while fighting Leather-Back) then clears a path for a crippled Gipsy Danger by detonating the missile before deploying it into the Breach. However, the Category V Kaiju survives, albeit wounded, and Gipsy Danger kills it by shooting a red hot laser that burns through the Kaiju's chest. Mako then loses consciousness because the Gipsy Danger pilots used up most of their oxygen during the fight. So Raleigh activates a escape pod containing Mako and manually starts a self destruct, but launches a escape pod containing himself when there was fifteen (15) seconds left to detonation. Gipsy Danger's explosion destroys not only the Breach, but the weird alien world the Breach leads to all at the same time.


The video game has 30 main story missions and you can customize, build, and play as your own Jaeger!!!!!!! You even get to choose what moves the Jaeger uses!!!! And you can play as most of the Kaiju from the movie!!!! And here is another cool thing. Sometimes, if you hit your opponent hard enough while they are in a corner they will crash into the structure representing the edge of the arena, severely damaging the structure in the process. Like in the Alaska Coast stage, it is possible to crash into the icebergs surrounding the watery arena. Come to think of it, almost everything in the game is highly destructible. Jaegers have a slight advantage over Kaiju because Jaegers have TWO health meters, while Kaiju have only one.

Each Jaeger and Kaiju have there own unique moves, so players might want to try most of the characters to find what fighting style they want. Or they can outfit their custom Jaeger with the moves the players want them to have.

The last info I have on the game is this: Each character has a Power Move and a Fatal Assault. Next to the health meter(s) is a energy meter and if it is at 50.0% or higher you can use a Power Move, a devastating attack that deals a lot of damage. But if it is at 90.0% or higher, you can use a Fatal Assault, which no matter how much health the target has, it WILL be a One Hit KO. If it connects. Because it takes a while to prepare and there is a chance it MIGHT miss. And it leaves you open to attack if it DOES miss. And the true last piece of info is this: The game has a lot of DLC's (downloadable content) that allows you to play as more Kaiju, a new Jaeger, new Jaeger parts for your custom Jaeger, and new arenas to fight in.

For pictures and video, please go to Pacific Rim Wiki.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ultimate Adventure Time!!!!!

This is one of my Adventure Time posts. They are coming out with a Adventure Time game for the Wii U, PS3, and other systems!!!!! And with new episodes!!!!!!

The Adventure Time video game that is coming soon is "Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!!!"! The previous Adventure Time game has a bit of slang in it so it is best if a I don't type the name (the slang word is "ya" which is slang for "you". Also in the name is "Why'd" which is slang for "Why did". Okay you might as well learn the title since I am talking about it. It's "Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd ya steal our garbage!?".). Ignore the parenthesis if you do not want to know about the first game.

Since the game is not out at the time of this post, I do not know the complete plot. But I do know a great deal. Princess Bubblegum (Marceline the Vampire Queen calls Princess Bubblegum "Bonnibelle" or sometimes "Bonnie".) is worrying about her Royal Secret Dungeon (the same one that first appeared in the episode "What have you Done") and fears that the prisoners have escaped. So she sends Finn, Jake, Cinnamon Bun, Marceline, Peppermint Butler, Flame Princess, Lumpy Space Princess, and the Ice King to check on said dungeon (it might take even me a while to beat the dungeon, because it has exactly one hundred floors that change every time you go in. And I am like a dungeon buster or something. Because in a previous post I claimed I never got past the second dungeon in Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword but I replayed the game and beaten every dungeon except the final dungeon in a manner of minutes).

Also, when at the Dungeon entrance, Your characters can get upgraded by Muscle Princess (who increases your characters Rowdiness, which is attack), Lady Rainicorn (she increases your character's Focus), N.E.P.T.R. the Never Ending Pie Throwing Robot (he increases Imagination) And Mr. Cupcake (he gives your character more hit points or "Thumps" as he calls them). You have to give them money first though. And if you have any leftover money and return the Dungeon, Princess Bubblegum will take any leftover cash (she taxes you. It's part of her laws). It's interesting to notice that the Ice King is both playable and is a boss. He is the only character that is like that.

I also know that in one episode (I forgot the name) of the show that Finn and Flame Princess broke up but are still friends. And that Flame Princess is now calling herself the "Neo Flame King". Shouldn't she call herself the "Neo Flame Queen"? After all she is a girl. But NO! She goes with "King" instead of "Queen"!!!

And in the episode We fixed a Truck Finn finds a rusty old truck in the woods. So he, Jake, BMO (Finn and Jake's fully sentient robot video game console and movie player. He can do many things, all of which are things that a electronic device can do), and Banana Man (Finn and Jake's neighbor) repair the truck and take on a test drive. While doing so BMO was listening to a conspiracy radio show where Starchy the Grave Digger is accusing Princess Bubblegum of being replaced with a evil shape-shifting lizard monster. Making BMO paranoid in the process. But the good news is turns out Bubblegum was, in fact, replaced with a shape-shifting lizard monster. So Finn destroys it by launching his new truck (he nicknamed it "Hot Daniel") at the monster, making the whole thing explode. But even after it was destroyed BMO mistook the REAL Princess Bubblegum for a lizard monster and told Finn to destroy her.

And in another episode called "The Vault", Finn and Jake uncover a suppressed memory in Finn's "Vault" and we learn the origins of the Ghost Lady that first terrorized Finn in the episode "The Creeps". Humorously, Finn was talking about his "past lives" and how he was a flower, a butterfly, and a weird pile of purple slime (which Finn called a shape, a thing, and a dude from another dimension). As it turns out, Princess Bubblegum is not 19 (nineteen) years old, as most people thought. She is actually ancient and as been around for billions of years. But she can change her age at will by adding Bio Mass to make herself older, or removing Bio Mass to make herself younger. Anyway, the Ghost Lady (when she was alive, obviously) was a girl named Shoko, who had really bad parents (they sold her right arm for a fancy computer). Her view on life was slightly warped, as she became a thief and thought it was okay to steal. After befriending Bubblegum, however, she began to have inner conflict with herself over whether or not to steal a amulet (which her employer calls a "omelet"). Shoko also was alive when the Candy Kingdom was first being built (oddly enough, the central part of the kingdom was built around a river of toxic waste. Which Bubblegum wanted to be covered with candy) And helped Bubblegum build the Gumball Guardians (humorously, when they first started...uh...er....guarding, they kept asking everyone "are you in danger" in the middle of the night. Waking everyone up in the process.). Shoko died by falling into the same toxic river mentioned in the parenthesis. She survived the fall but mutated into a giant slug monster, and died for real on top of a young tree sapling, which would later become a giant Weeping Willow Tree that Finn and Jake turned into a fort.

In fact, Shoko happens to be inside the mesh of branches of the Tree Fort. Well, her decaying skeleton, at least. But it was a good thing that Finn unlocked the memory of Shoko, because her ghost has been making him have nightmares always leading to Finn shouting "She's got me!!!" In pure terror. But the Terror was nowhere near the terror that Jake faced in the episode Red Starved. Because Marceline was starving in that episode and Finn needed to find something red (Marceline can only eat red objects). Unfortunately Finn happens to be extremely colorblind. And he thought that he found a red crystal, but it was a green emerald. And it took Finn forever just to find that emerald. And during that time Jake is being terrorized by a hungry Marceline, threatening to eat his blood and internal organs.

And there was another cool adventure where Finn and Jake find a Dungeon Train. Where does it come from? Nobody knows!!! Why does it go in a circle? Nobody knows that either!!!! But I do know that every cart has a monster (or a group of monsters) that when defeated in combat, drop cool and awesome battle gear. Unfortunately, no matter how many times you come back to a cart, the same monsters will return. Finn, being a warrior that loves fighting, wanted to stay on the train forever, But Jake, who is a easily distracted, passive dog wanted to jump off the train and go home. But they find a Future Crystal showing Finn and Jake fighting on the train for countless years, with a slightly elderly Finn having his right arm missing (and replaced with the arm of a robot). The good news is that future never happened because at the end of the episode they decided to visit the train only once a week. They got some awesome battle gear from that adventure, such as the Flame Cloak (robes made of flames), a Spider Wand, a few helmets (and fancy gloves!), some greasy meat, and some other stuff.

And that dungeon train is a bit like the ever changing Royal Secret Dungeon in the Adventure Time video game!!!! Because you can find loot while smashing, slicing, punching, zapping, and flying in the many floors of the Royal Secret Dungeon. Mostly Money, but there is also Tokens that allow characters to temporarily upgrade themselves. Like running faster and taking more hits. And here is something that can "get your wheels turning" if you know what I mean ("get your wheels turning" is another way of saying "make you think about things"). Princess Bubblegum is the person that sends Finn and friends into the dungeon in the first place, but on almost every floor (that I have seen. I have seen floors 6 through 21) a tentacle/worm/snake monster attacks the player and it is clearly made of bubblegum. Princess Bubblegum is also made entirely out of bubblegum.

And our second to last Adventure Time piece of info is this: Since I have revealed the name of the first Adventure Time video game at the top of the post, here is the plot of "Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd ya steal our garbage!?" (please remember that "Why'd" is short for "Why did" and that "ya" is short for "you").

This game slightly mimics the plot of the episode Monster Princess Wife (in the episode Ice King removes and steals his favorite body parts from his favorite princess and plays "Dr. Frankenstein"). Finn and Jake wake up one morning and discover that their trash and garbage is missing. They almost immediately discover that the Ice King is stealing everyone's garbage to build himself a wife from the garbage. Finn and a reluctant Jake decide to take back their garbage. Every time you beat a boss, the Ice King drops some garbage, and his "Garbage Princess" gets smaller and smaller. By the time you face the Ice King in a final boss battle, the "Garbage Princess" is actually Lumpy Space Princess with a rotten banana peel on her head. However, the final piece of trash that Ice King gives up is a ash tray that Lumpy Space Princess made for Finn. Enraged at the fact that Finn threw the ash tray present in the trash she eats some weird mysterious beans and turns into a giant, and goes on a rampage. Finn and Jake defeat Lumpy Space Princess by riding on the back of Lady Rainicorn while Lady Rainicorn uses her horn to shoot lasers at Lumpy Space Princess. THE END.

And now for the grand finale!!!!! The origins of BMO!!!!! I know the origins of everyone's favorite fully sentient video game playing, skateboarding robot that speaks with a soft Asian accent!! He was created by a SUPER elderly guy named Moe to befriend/care-take his son. Moe never had a son in his life though, and he is thousands of years old, kept alive by SCIENCE!!!! In fact, his robots have replaced most of his internal structure. BMO eventually found himself in the "be a sidekick to two righteous heroes" business. He also is powered solely by two (disposable) double A batteries. In We Fixed a Truck, he discarded his old batteries and fell battery slot first on a pair of new batteries, which locked into place. BMO also revealed in the episode Hug Wolf that in order to defend themselves from Hug Wolf Finn they need a silver baseball.

And for the finishing touches. Here is a gallery. Note

Original Finn

Original Jake

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ratchet & Clank Future time!!!!

This is one of my Ratchet and Clank posts. About the Future mini-series!!!!!

I have a copy of the first Future game: Tools of Destruction. But I do not have the next game: Quest for Booty. Although I do not have the third Future game I have played it. The third game in the Ratchet and Clank Future series is A Crack in Time. The final game in the mini series is Into the Nexus.

One of the MOST important characters in the series (besides Ratchet and Clank themselves) is the Plumber. Who's the Plumber? A chubby blue skinned plumber with a mustache. In Tools of destruction he claims that he has been everywhere in the universe ("and Beyond!"). He also created an absurdly large toilet (which he calls "Interplanetary Transportation Gizmos"). Here is why he is so important. He gives Ratchet and Clank advice or a seemingly useless device that they cannot beat the game without. Like in A Crack in Time, the Plumber appears to Clank in a vision and tells him "not to risk more than six minutes". At the end of the game, a Lombax Praetorian Guard named Alister Azimuth almost ripped a hole in time itself, but Clank Traveled exactly six minutes into the past and stopped him from abusing the power of time travel. Then again, he was trying to prevent the Lombax extinction. But he foolishly tried to use the great Clock to time travel. The Great Clock is not a time machine. It keeps time stable. Without it the universe would not have time. Without time everything would probably never exist.

And in Tools of Destruction he gives Ratchet a "3 and 3/4 Centicubit Hexagonal Washer". Ratchet and Clank did not need the plumbing tool that is the 3 and 3/4 Centicubit Hexagonal Washer until the end of the game, where they use it to repair the Dimensionator (a hat that can take you anywhere in the very fabric of existence) to escape a bizarre pocket dimension that Emperor Tachyon apparently perished in. However, the comics say that he survived but is trapped.

It interesting to notice that the Plumber is seen in almost every game in the franchise. In the Future mini series he seems to give Ratchet (or Clank) advice or a gadget that would help them in the game later on. This might imply that he has the ability to predict the future. But trying to predict the Plumber is impossible. Because you will never know WHERE or WHEN he will show up.

In Tools of Destruction there is a Combat device called Mr. Zurkon. The only weapon that talks. When he talks (which is every time he shoots something) he not only refers to himself in Third Person, he also talks about how his only directive is to protect it's master and destroy it's master's enemies.

The games also have Challenge Mode. If you do not know what Challenge Mode is, it is a extra difficulty where you play through the whole game on a higher difficulty. You keep every weapon and bolt you got up until Challenge mode Begins. In fact, I am currently attempting to beat Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction on Challenge Mode. You get Omega Weapons for sail in Challenge Mode (the Tools of Destruction version of Challenge Mode). The Vendor says that Omega Weapons are highly classified and top secret (and designed to do MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION.). However, Omega Weapons are VERY expensive (yes. You MUST buy weapons from a store). In fact, The Omega Lightning Ravager is 40 Thousand bolts (the game's currency.), or somewhere close to the number.

But here is the major difference between normal weapons and Omega weapons. Both weapons automatically update themselves as they are used (if you use the Alpha Disruptor a lot, it will transform into the Alpha Cannon). The design of the upgraded weapon depends on the weapon being upgraded. The Combuster is a pistol that requires only one hand to hold, but it's upgraded form, the Magma Combuster, is a triple barrel Gatling gun that requires both hands to hold. But a weapon can only upgrade five times before achieving it's most powerful form. But Omega Weapons can upgrade past V5, unlike normal weapons, which can go NO FURTHER than V5. All Omega Weapons start off at V6, but can upgrade to V10 (or X, if you want to use Roman numbers).

In Quest for Booty Ratchet and Clank get separated (Because at the end of Tools of Destruction invisible creatures called the Zoni took Clank to the Great Clock so Clank can "learn his true purpose"). In fact, most of the game is spent trying to reunite Ratchet with Clank.

It's worth noticing how Ratchet and Captain Slag both died once but came back to life. However, Ratchet's death never happened because Clank traveled six minutes into the past and prevented said death from occurring. Captain Slag was killed by Ratchet and his devastated first Mate (named Rusty Pete) clutches Slag's dead head in his hands (the head was all that remained of the body) while screaming the word "Why" at the sky, mourning his captain's death, but only briefly, as he gets over it exact three and a half seconds after doing so. But Slag was resurrected in Quest for Booty when his head fused to the body of another pirate: Captain Darkwater.  Quest for Booty is unique because you cannot play any Challenge Mode. Mostly because the game has a very short story mode can cover about 5 hours at the most.

Some games also have holo-plans needed to build optional, albeit very powerful, weapons. In Tools of Destruction the holo-plans are the blue prints/schematics for the R.Y.N.O. IV. NOTE: GET THIS WEAPON IF THE FINAL BOSS IS GIVING YOU A HARD TIME!!!!!! DOUBLE NOTE: if you have trouble finding the holo-plans, go to the Ratchet and Clank wiki. TRIPLE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BEAT THE FINAL BOSS IN SIX SECONDS DO NOT BUILD THE R.Y.N.O. IV. BECAUSE IT WILL DESTROY ANYTHING CAUGHT IN IT'S DEADLY BLAST IN JUST A MANNER OF SECONDS.

All I know about Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is that there are two deadly dangerous criminal siblings, and that very late in the game Ratchet has to make a life changing choice. Do NOT ask me what that choice is I do not know and I do not guess. Guessing requires assuming. You do not assume things in any video game, though I have a friend that ALWAYS assumes in video games. But other than that, he is one of the few of my friends that actually beat in a video game. Bakugan to be exact. That is surprising because I am like a supreme Bakugan Master. I know all the tricks in the game, I have played as every playable Bakugan, and I even unlocked every unlockable. Then again, he only defeated me simply because I got cocky and he took advantage of my overconfidence.

If you want more info, please go to Ratchet and Clank wiki.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pokemon are awesome!!!!

I am a major Pokemon fan, so it makes sense for a guy like me to make several blog posts about Pokemon. Besides, a new movie, two new games, and a new season are coming out!!!!

This post is about Pokemon as a whole. And Pokemon is amazing!!!!! Of course, since Pokemon has a bit of role play, it would make sense to make it a bit of a strategy game. There are 18 (eighteen) Types of Pokemon, some are stronger than others and some are weaker than others (I have a friend that once said that Fire Types are stronger than Water types, but in reality it's the other way around. When I asked WHY he said that, his exact words were "Fire evaporates water, water extinguishes fire. I thought it worked both ways". But do you see the mistake that my friend made when he said that? You NEVER assume anything in video games. But he went ahead and assumed that fire was strong against water!!!!! Of course if you don't type match-ups, the safest thing to do is learn all about types).

Here is a list of types.
  1. Fire - This is a starter type. Strong against Grass, and Steel, but weak against Water and ground. Fire types usually have intense body temperatures, are colored red, and sometimes have flames covering their body.
  2. Water - Another starter type. Strong against Fire, weak against Grass and Electricity. Water types are usually fish-like, are colored blue, and have been designed for life underwater. Sometimes they do not resemble fish.
  3. Grass - The final starter type. Strong against Water, but weak against Fire, Flying, and Bug. Grass types are usually plant like, are colored green, and sometimes they resemble a cross between plant and animal.
  4. Electric - The most iconic Pokemon from this type is the franchise mascot: Pikachu!!!! Electric types are strong against Water and Flying, but weak against Ground. Electric types are usually yellow in color (two happen to only be black and white), and have some connection to electricity.
  5. Bug - every Pokemon in this type looks like a insect. Bug types are stronger than Grass, Dark, and Psychic, but weak against Fire, Flying, and Rock. Bug types always look like insects, some look like arachnids, while others resemble arthropods (arthropods are insects that have stingers and instantly die should the stinger get removed. Like bees and wasps).
  6. Normal - In my experience, Normal types are the most persistent Pokemon around. It takes a long time to defeat one in battle. Most attacks do only a small amount of damage to them. You should be proud if you use an attack that Normal types can get KO'd by!!!! Normal types don't really resemble anything really. They have a unique, difficult to describe design.
  7. Ghost - These Pokemon are just as persistent as Normal types. Perhaps even MORE persistent!!!!! Ghost types are weak against Dark types and, oddly enough, itself. Ghost types are stronger than Ghost types!!!! They are extremely resistant to every thing else though. Some Ghost type Pokemon have a connection to paranormal activity, hence the name.
  8.  Dragon type - Dragon types can take a lot of hits and can give out some serious blows. They are resistant to most Type's, but Ice types and Fairy types can stand a chance against them. And just like Ghost types, Dragon types are weak against itself. Dragon types usually are dragon-like in appearance.
  9. Flying - Flying types can (true to the name) fly through the air. Flying types usually are bird like in design, although there are some exceptions. Flying types are strong against Fighting, Bug, and Grass, and Ground attacks will NOT harm them in any sort of way. Every Flying Pokemon is actually a Dual, a special kind of Pokemon with TWO types instead of one. Flying has been paired up with every type except Fighting. Flying types are also weak against Electricity, Ice, and Rock.
  10. Dark - These Pokemon are mostly nocturnal (they only come outside at sundown and at midnight). Dark types are known for fighting dirty during battles, often biting and stealing whatever their foe is holding. Dark Types are also the only types that do not have a gym in any region. Dark types are strong against both Ghost and Psychic, and Psychic attacks will NOT do a thing to them.
  11. Steel - These Pokemon are pretty durable. They can learn all sorts of attacks and they can outlast most types in a battle. Steel types are usually made of, or covered with, metal. They are weak against Fire, Ground, and Fighting but strong against Ice and Rock. They also are immune to Poison.
  12.  Fairy - This type was introduced in Pokemon X and Y. Also known as Generation Six. Fairy types are strong against Dragon types and weak against Fire types. Some old Pokemon were reclassified from their old type and reassigned to this type.
  13. Fighting - These Pokemon specialize in close quarters combat. They use a combination of martial arts, boxing, wrestling, and pure physical training. Fighting Pokemon are usually humanoid (they slightly resemble humans) and can learn moves normally having the word "Punch" or "Kick" in them.
  14. Psychic - These Pokemon can see into the future!!!! Most of their abilities come from the mind. This type is rather weak against Ghost types. Dark types are immune to all of their tricks. These also have a unique, hard to describe design.
  15. Ice - These Pokemon are essentially the Fire type's opposite. Unlike Fire types, who have extremely high thermal temperatures, Ice types normally have thermal temperatures several degrees below zero. Ice types are strong against Grass, Ground, Dragon, and Flying, but are weak against Fire, Rock, Fighting, and Steel.
  16. Poison - These Pokemon are fond of poisoning their foes with venom, acid, or toxic fumes. Some of these attacks can poison your Pokemon, thus draining stamina. How bad the poison is determines on the Poison type attack used, and the type of the Pokemon. Like Toxic on a Grass Type would be so much poison there would be a small chance of overcoming it. But if you use Toxic on a Steel type, nothing happens because Steel types are immune to it.
  17. Ground - These Pokemon often have a connection to the earth. Ground types are immune to Electric attacks, and THEIR attacks can cause a lot of problems for an Electric type. They are weak against Ice, Water, and Grass.
  18. Rock - These guys are rock solid. Literally!!!! They are strong against Fire, Flying, Bug, and Ice, but are weak against Ground, Steel, Water, Grass, and Fighting. Do not thin that Rock types and Ground types are the same thing. Rock type attacks involve rocks (hence the name), while Ground attacks involve soil and mud.

And there are LEGENDARY POKEMON!!!!!!! Pokemon of incredible power!!!! Only the bravest and most clever players can even face a Legendary Pokemon, let alone catch and tame one!!! Here is a list of LEGENDARY POKEMON!!!!! NOTE: I am writing about Legendary Pokemon because they are the most powerful and most important. In fact, each one is responsible for care-taking the world of Pokemon. Also, Legendary Pokemon are like King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.
  1. The Legendary Birds - The first member is Articuno. A Ice type bird amazingly powerful. The second member is Zapdos, an electric powerhouse. The third and final member of the Legendary Birds is Moltres. A Fire type of intense power.
  2. The Legendary Beasts - Entei is The first of the Legendary Beasts. Just like Moltres it is a Fire Type, and if anything it's power is equal to Moltres. Suicune is the Water type Legendary Beast that is a bit stronger than Entei but a bit weaker than Raikou. Raikou is the third Legendary Beast and is a bit of a Electric type powerhouse. It is a bit more powerful than Suicune.
  3. The Tower Duo - Ho-oh is The first of the Tower Duo. If you spell Ho-Oh backwards you still get Ho-oh. According to legend, Ho-Oh is the "guardian of the skies". Lugia is The second member of the Tower Duo. In the TV show there was two Lugia even though in the games there can be only one. Why? Because as a Legendary, you can have no more than one of a Legendary. ONLY ONE!!!!!!!! While Ho-Oh is the guardian of the shies, Lugia is the guardian of the seas.
  4. Mew - This Pokemon is rather cute for a Legendary. This Pokemon used to be a solo Legendary, Like Celebi and Victini. But recently Mew gained a partner: Mewtwo!!!!
  5. Mewtwo - This Pokemon can learn several moves, but in accordance to Pokemon video games, A Pokemon can not know more than four attacks. If Mewtwo wants to learn a new move, you will have to sacrifice a old move in order to gain the new move. Mewtwo is so far the only Legendary that has a Mega Mode. Two Mega Modes actually. Mewtwo was created by the criminal organization known as Team Rocket.
  6. Celebi - This one is unique because it can travel through time. But it cannot control the flow of time. That is Dialga's job. Celebi is also like a fairy in design, but is not a Fairy type.
  7. Latios and Latias - Latios is blue, while Latias is red. These two can turn invisible, which suits them well because they can be a bit shy.
  8. The Weather Trio - Rayquaza is A large, Chinese Dragon like Pokemon that lives in the stratosphere. It is also the first member of the Weather Trio. Like many Legendary Pokemon, Rayquaza does not like it when someone steps into it's home uninvited. Groudon is The second member of the Weather Trio. It can control stuff like earthquakes. Kyogre is is the final member of the Weather Trio, and can control rain.
  9. Regigigas - The master of the Golem Trio, but not really a member of the Golem Trio. It is surprisingly fast, but it's Ability (an important part of Pokemon is Abilities. Abilities activate automatically and are assigned to each Pokemon) Slow Start. For the first five turns, Regigigas must battle at half it's top speed, and must use only a fraction of it's intense power. Legend has it that Regigigas towed the continents into place. It will remain in a dormant state unless you bring the entire Golem Trio with you to it's location.
  10. The Golem Trio - Regirock is One of the Golem Trio members. It is a Rock type. It is said to be created by Regigigas through rocks. Regice is the second of the Golem Trio. While Regirock is made of rocks, Regice is made of ice, hence the name. Obviously, it is a Ice type. Registeel is the final member of the Golem Trio. Registeel is (true to the name) made entirely out of steel. Registeel, Regice, and Regirock were created by Regigigas. It's a Steel type.
  11. Jirachi - This one can grant wishes!!!! If you wish for a object of any kind (like a chair) Jirachi will select a random chair and teleport it right to you. Stealing the chair in the progress. So be careful what you wish for. LITERALLY!!!!!!!!
  12. Deoxys - A Pokemon from OUTER SPACE!!!!! Where is it from? Not even I know that!!!!! And I know a great deal about Pokemon!!!! It has a rather bizarre DNA code, thus it can change form.
  13. The Lunar Duo - Darkrai and Cresselia. Darkrai is a Pokemon that can give people nightmares. LITERALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Cresselia can give people good dreams and despite being within the same duo as Darkrai, they are more like rivals than partners.
  14. Heatran - These solo Legendary can control Volcanoes. It's pretty hot stuff!!!!! LITERALLY! No seriously, it's thermal temperature is like a thousand times hotter than lava.
  15. Shaymin - This Pokemon is both small and cute at the same time. It has two forms, land form and sky form. In sky form it can fly through the air at high speed.
  16. Arceus - Remember what I said about the Legendary Pokemon being like the Knights of the Round Table? Well Arceus would have to be King Arthur. Arceus is the most powerful of the Legendary Pokemon. In fact, with the exception of the Golem Trio, Arceus created all the other Legendary Pokemon!!!!!
  17. The Crown Dragon Trio - Dialga is the first of the Crown Dragon Trio. It's Roar of Time attack is devastating!!!! Dialga can control the flow of time to it's heart's content. Palkia can control Space (in fact it created Space). Giratina controls Anti-Matter, but was banished due to it's warlike nature.
  18. The Energy Trio - Reshiram is the only Fire type that cannot be defeated by a Water type. Why? Because it's flame's are so hot that NOTHING IN THE PLANET ITSELF can put it out. Zekrom has crazy strong lightning attacks which are "shocking" to look at!!! Seriously, First comes a Blue flash of lightning, next thing you know Your Party has been KO'd. Kyurem is a deadly combo of Dragon and Ice therefore it's weakness to Ice has been removed.
  19. The Kami Trio - These three have the ability to control Tornadoes, Thunder, and Land. Tornadus has Tornado powers, Thunderus has the ability to command thunder, and Landorus has the power to control land.
  20. Victini - A Pokemon said to bring victory to whoever has it. It's a unique combination of Fire and Psychic.
  21. The Swords of Justice - These four can be viewed as Musketeers. They are Terrakion, Keldeo, Virizion, and Cobalion. All of them are Fighting Types, but they have secondary types. They have Aura Swords and Secret Sword, two powerful techniques that only the Swords of Justice can use.
  22. Genesect - What do you get when you combine a prehistoric Pokemon with a steel exoskeleton, a massive cannon, and the combo of Steel and Bug? You get Genesect. Five Genesect are going to appear in the new Pokemon movie coming out. Four of them are purple, while the "leader" is red. It's Techno Blast attack's type depends on the downloaded Drive. Burn Drive makes it a Fire type attack, while the Frost Drive makes it a Ice type.
  23. Meloetta - This Pokemon has various song related abilities. It also has a combat form.
  24. The Generation Duo - These two are the newest. Xerneas and Yveltal. Xerneas is the only known Legendary Fairy type, while Yveltal is a combo of Dark and Flying. Yveltal appears to have a powerful attack called Oblivion Wing.

In the newest games, some Pokemon have gained a Mega Mode. What's a Mega Mode? You see, each Pokemon can evolve and transform a limited number of times. Mega Stones allow Pokemon holding them to surpass the limit and tap into their TRUE POTENTIAL!!!!! The bad news is, Mega Mode is temporary, and the Pokemon in Mega Mode will transform back to normal once the battle is over. The good news is, The ability, type, and even the move-set changes dramatically. It's like facing a totally different opponent!!!!

Here is a gallery of Legendary Pokemon. NOTE: ALL IMAGES ARE FROM THE POKEMON WIKI.

From left to right. Mewtwo and Mew.

Legendary Trio 3rd Generation
From Left to Right. Rayquaza, Groudon, and

All Forms of Deoxys
The many forms of Deoxys.

Legendary Dragon Trio Generation 4
From Left to Right. Palkia, Giratina, and Dialga.

Energy trio
From left to right. Zekrom, Kyurem, and
Reshiram. With Kyurem's alternate forms in
the background.

For more info, please go to the Pokemon Wiki.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Super Smash Bros Return on Wii U and 3DS!!!!

This post is about the upcoming Super Smash Bros 4 game. I am sure I did a post covering this game, but that was a while ago and now new info has been revealed!!!!

For starters, Sonic the Hedgehog, Peach, Luigi, Toon Link, and Captain Olimar have been confirmed to be in the game. When the other characters (Mario, Bowser, Samus Aran in Varia Suit, Link, Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer, Pit, Pikachu, Kirby, Donkey Kong,and Villager) are added, there is only one spot left in the roster. Which means one more character is going to be added.

Who is going to fill in that spot? I do not know, and I want to know. I WILL know who the final character is!!!!!! Sooner or Later I WILL find out!!!!!!!

But the good news is Pit's arsenal is updated. He can now use some of his Kid Icarus Uprising weapons (Claws, Blades, Clubs, Cannons, Staffs, and so on) for his attacks. His home stage also gets redesigned. But every home stage in Super Smash Bros 4 get's redesigned. But the Kid Icarus themed stage is exclusive to the 3DS system.

While both versions will have the same amount of characters, stages based off of handheld systems are exclusive to the 3DS version, while stages based off of home console systems are exclusive to Wii U. That is one of three differences. The next difference is the 3DS players can put thick black outlines on their characters so they are easier to see. The final difference was revealed in a interview where the Wii U version does not have a adventure mode, while the 3DS version will have something like a adventure mode, but different. What it is exactly, I do not know.

But here is a weird thing. I have a Wii U. My best friend has a 3DS. So logically speaking I should get the Wii U version, while my friend gets the 3DS version. But that friend of mine also wants a Wii U. But him with anything that has online capability is dangerous. That's one of the many reasons why I am the old wise one and he is the young one that doesn't consider the risks of online. But online is his only weakness. In the other fields of video games, he is my equal. But my distrust of my friend using online only applies when he tries to use MY online stuff. His love of online is the only thing predictable about him.

But enough talk about my best friend, This game also has Final Smashes!!!! Wii Fit Trainer's Final Smash is where she launches brightly colored silhouettes of herself, each one doing a different yoga pose. If your character touches these silhouettes, BOOM!!!!! You go flying!!!!! Samus Aran's Final Smash is where she shoots a massive laser that damages anything caught in it. However, her Varia Suit does not suffer the recoil.

Some characters received a redesign. Like Samus Aran's Varia suit is sleek, and the Arm Cannon has a spike guard on the elbow. And Bowser loses his monster walking style for walking and running like a athlete. Pikachu and Kirby..... They stay the same. Same moves, same design.

This game is not out yet (at least on the day of the post) but will be coming sooner than you think!!!!!

For pictures and info on the characters themselves, I suggest going to the Super Smash Bros wiki.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Time!!!!

This post is about Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD!!!!!!! For the Wii U!!!!

This game is actually a remake of the original Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but true to the name, in HD. And for the first time ever, you can play Hero Mode as soon as you start. In other games you must beat the game on normal in order to play Hero Mode. What's Hero Mode? An extra level of difficulty where enemies do twice as much damage, and the only way to recover lost hearts is through potions, because unlike normal mode you will not find hearts lying around on the floor. Some dialogue is changed, as a bonus.

Another difference is the Red Sail. A item that can be equipped to the King of Red Lions (Link's transport. A Sail Boat designed to look exactly like a Chinese Dragon.). The Red Sail is unlocked in the second have of the game and makes the Wind Waker tool obsolete because the Red Sail makes the King of Red Lions go extremely fast, and it keeps it's speed even while make sharp turns!!!!

Another feature is that in the original, it can take a nice long while to find the three pieces of the Triforce. But in the Wind Waker HD remake, there are FIVE pieces of the Triforce, but you only need three!!!! You need to find the sea charts that show the exact location of the Triforce pieces though, so it can take a while, but skilled players will be able to get the charts and Triforce pieces in no time!!!

This game's version of Link is much different from the Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and the "adult" segment of Orcania of Time's versions, because those versions are in their late teens (16 through 18), while Wind Waker's version of Link is in the EARLY teens (he is 13 at the most, 10 at the least).

Here is the plot of the game.
This version of Link lives on Outset Island at least a hundred years after Orcania of Time Link defeated Ganondorf. Wind Waker Link is unique because he has a sister named Aryll. The people of Outset island are one of the few people that know about the trademark green clothes that EVERY version of Link must wear, and thus, they commonly dress the boys in green clothes made to look like the clothes of Link as a whole.

As a present, Aryll gives Link a seagull themed telescope. Unfortunately, just a few moments later, a giant bird-like monster shows up and kidnaps Aryll. And every young girl with pointy ears. Why? Because this giant bird monster was the Helmaroc King, ordered by a revived Ganondorf to kidnap Zelda. And since Zelda has pointy ears, it makes sense That the Helmaroc King was kidnapping pointy eared girls to sort them out and find Zelda.

Most of the game is spent with Link (with assistance from the King of Red Lions) trying to (and succeeding in) rescuing Aryll. But when that is done Link must stop a revived Ganondorf (who is not wearing his cape and armor from Orcania of Time, but black with red trim robes with absurdly long sleeves that sometimes overlap his hands).

After getting the Master Sword (I am NOT going to say what happens in between. We would be here forever!) and Triforce, Link must go to Ganon's Tower for a FINAL SHOWDOWN!!!! Unfortunately, as a diversion, Link must fight the first four bosses of the game in flashback style. Everything except Link is black and white!!! And when Link reaches the top of the tower, the King of Hyrule (he is actually the human form of the King of Red Lions) uses the Triforce's wish granting power to wash away Ganon's Tower (and all of Hyrule, for that matter). Link and Ganondorf duel, with Zelda using Light Arrows on Link, and the Light Arrows ricochet (ricochet means bounce off, if you do not know what ricochet means) off Link's shield and hit Ganondorf, stunning him and Link stabs Ganondorf in the forehead (just like in Orcania of time), and Ganondorf is turned to stone, and then explodes.

The ocean above (the battle was underwater) then collapses, washing away Hyrule, just like the King's wish. Link and Zelda are then rushed to the surface in bubbles, and they sail away on a Pirate Ship (for Zelda) and a now dormant King of Red Lions (the boat itself was being remotely controlled by the King of Hyrule and many presume he is dead because he was the only one NOT to return to the surface).


Just like the other games, this game has a variety of useful tools and WEAPONS for many different situations. Here is a list of the Wind Waker weapons.
  1. Master Sword - A can't-miss blade of evil's bane. This fancy blade can destroy almost anything.
  2. Grapple Hook - You get rope!!!!! Never go on a world saving adventure without rope!!! You can swing with it at certain spots and is required to beat the Helmaroc King and and the Gohma. 
  3. Skull Hammer - Go big or go home with this massive hammer!!! This hammer can switches, bonk enemies on the head, and is the only thing that can harm the Helmaroc King when it's wearing it's trademark mask.
  4. Wind Waker - a baton that can alter wind riding on the King of Red Lions. Other than that, it does not have any direct combat abilities.
  5. Bombs - Bombs are crazy powerful!! So Powerful that it takes a while for the bombs to detonate. Use these to blast holes win walls and make enemies go BOOM!!!! NOTE: Limited supply. Reload frequently.
  6. Boomerang - A reusable projectile. It can lock on and home in on targets and can cut through the roots supporting the second boss of the game.
  7. Shields - What's a hero without some good defense to go with offense? Shields are Link's primary defenses. The type of shield determines how long it lasts in a fight. The Hylian Shield is indestructible!!!!
  8. Deku Leaf - A massive wind altering leaf. This leaf can create blasts of air which can move certain platforms.
  9. Magic Armor -  A crystal that makes Link invincible for a short while. He can stay invincible as long as he has the Magic Meter full.
  10. Hero's Bow - Shoots all kinds of arrows. Flaming Arrows!!! Ice Arrows!!! Light Arrows!!! All kinds of Arrows!!! This is a must have for those that do not like fighting in close quarters. NOTE: LIMITED ARROWS. Reload frequently.


 Characters (The Wind Waker Wii U)
(click to enlarge). Link, Tetra,
and someone named Sue-Belle.
Tetra is actually Zelda in disguise.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Donkey Kong Time!!!!!

I realized something before I did this post. I never done a blog post about Donkey Kong, one of the many video games I like (I also like Adventure Time, Star Wars, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Batman, Justice League, X-Men, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, Bakugan, LEGO, Disney Infinity, Legend of the Guardians, Spyro, and much more!).

Basically, the Character Donkey Kong is a ape (a special one: A Kong, which is a ape that does things that humans would do) who has a large collection of Bananas (obviously. It's a common belief that most primates love bananas). And something would steal every banana in that hoard. In almost every game it was the Kremlings (who are Donkey Kong's arch nemesis). Donkey Kong also has a sidekick: Diddy Kong!!!! Unlike his uncle Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong has a tail, and even constructed various weapons to make up for not having Donkey Kong's super strength. Like Peanut Popguns (guns made entirely out of wood. They shoot peanuts instead of bullets) and Barrel Jet-packs (Jet-Packs, also made of wood. And designed to look like a barrel. Hence the name).

There are actually two Donkey Kongs. The first Donkey Kong (who later renamed himself Cranky Kong) and the second and current Donkey Kong (the one with the neck tie). The difference being the first one was the "villain" of the Donkey Kong arcade game, forcing Mario (who, at the time was called "Jump-Man") to climb up increasingly difficult towers, stairs, and more.

The second Donkey Kong is not a villain to Mario. More like the competitive rival Mario never had. Donkey Kong is also known for having a VERY large family, all members having the word "Kong" as a last name. Surprisingly, the distant relative of Donkey Kong known as Swanky Kong is never playable. The same goes for Candy Kong, who is not a blood relative but is Donkey Kong's girlfriend (Super Smash Bros says that Candy Kong is only a RUMORED girlfriend and no one is sure if this rumor is true).

Donkey Kong is surprisingly athletic, despite the fact that most of his muscles appear to be designed to super-charge punches. He has leaped over toxic waste, jumped across lava pits, swung to one side of the jungle to the other in a heart beat, and has traversed a highly polluted island. This combined with his crazy powerful punches and devastating roll attacks make Donkey Kong very dangerous to bad guys and villains, but super helpful to good guys and heroes (and video gamers!!!! He he he!!!!!).

Donkey Kong also has some back-up from the other Kongs. Like his brother Funky Kong (Just like him in every single way only dressed as a surfer, and loves surfing more than anything) or his famous sidekick Diddy Kong. Or Diddy Kong's girlfriend Dixie Kong (who is just like Diddy Kong only with a ponytail, which can be used glide.) Or Tiny Kong (Dixie Kong's little sister. She is younger than Dixie Kong but taller than Donkey Kong, albeit only slightly. She has two ponytails instead of one, though they work just like Dixie Kong's ponytail). Or the cartoon-like Lanky Kong (he has absurdly long arms much longer than the rest of his entire body, but the arms are skinny, hence the name.)

One of the most recent Donkey Kong games is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. A new feature is while swimming, Donkey Kong has limited air which must be replenished by resurfacing, or by inhaling underwater bubbles. In the original Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong could stay underwater for forever, but in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong will lose a life as soon as he touches the water.

Donkey Kong is also known for racing. Like in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, he along with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong, and others compete in a race involving "Rocket-Powered Jet-Bongo Barrel Belts". It's like a jet-pack race only the vehicles are belt like devices connecting to rods which connect to one bongo like barrel. In order to accelerate with this vehicle, The Kongs and their rivals the Kremlings have to smack their hands on both bongos. Smacking only one bongo allows the driver to turn sharply.

In the Mario Party mini-series, Donkey Kong's role varies between games. In the first few games he was playable, but in more recent Mario Party games he's a NPC That helps players that land on the "DK" space. How he does this varies from game to game and board to board. In Mario Party 8 in Perplex Express DK's Barrel Train will replace the front cart and give the player a Star absolutely free. In the same game's Tycoon Town he donates enough coins to take over a hotel AND level it up.

Mario Super Sluggers is the only game I know of where Donkey Kong can talk. In every other game he made cute monkey sounds. However every sentence said by Donkey Kong begins with monkey sounds, followed by the real words.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is the only Donkey Kong game where DK (short for Donkey Kong) can fight other Kongs. In a one-on-one, mono-e-mono, fair fight, fisticuffs style. Like in the long and difficult battle with Sumo Kong (a gorilla dressed as a Japanese Sumo Wrestler) Donkey Kong must punch Sumo Kong in the side with the raised arm (if he doesn't Sumo Kong will release a mega punch) and then dodge the palm strike that Sumo Kong counters with. Way more difficult than it sounds due to Sumo Kong having razor sharp reflexes. The Battle with Dread Kong (a ape with dread locks) is much easier as all Donkey Kong has to do is just keep punching him in every direction possible until Dread Kong gets knocked off the platform.

Donkey Kong games usually have a segment where you can ride in a mine cart. You go very fast but you can only use a jump attack because all the games with mine carts are in the Country line of games, which normally have only a roll attack and a jump attack and there is no room to roll when sitting in a moving mine cart.

Where Mario's arch nemesis is Bowser, and Finn the Human's (from Adventure Time) arch nemesis is the Ice King (sometimes the Lich), and Sonic the Hedgehog's arch nemesis is Dr. Eggman, Donkey Kong's arch nemesis is King K. Rool. Who's King K. Rool? Imagine a big fat alligator with a crown on his head and wearing a red cape, being capable of speech, and also capable of walking like a human. That is King K. Rool.

Leader of the Kremlings, King K. Rool for unknown reasons stole Donkey Kong's Banana Horde. Why? Not even I know why. What I do know about him is the Kremlings do not even have a basic government. The Kremling that is physically the strongest leads the entire species, and it happens that King K. Rool is physically the strongest. And apparently the Kremlings have no choice but to follow King K. Rool's orders. One of them actually questioned his leadership.

It's worth noting that all the major Kremlings have their names begin with the letter "K".  Like Kip. It's also worth noting that only the girl Kremlings have hair.

Donkey Kong in Super Smash Bros Brawl is a Bongo Master!!! His Final Smash has him pulling out a pair of bongos and playing the Donkey Kong Country theme music on them, send out shock waves every time his hands even touch the bongos. He would sometimes send out a mega shock wave by clapping his hands (he does this three times during the final smash).

In Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze (the newest game of Donkey Kong), some Vikings took over Donkey Kong Island (which is where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong live). Why? I do not know that. But the good news is Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong are all plowing through hordes of Vikings to get their island back. That is the only info on the plot I have at the moment.


Diddy Kong guarding DK's
Banana Horde.

Cranky Returns
This is Cranky Kong. He breaks the fourth
wall. A Lot. Like the time he complained that
most video games were "All Graphics, no Game-Play!"

King K. Rool. In some games he would wear
a silly costume, like his "Kaptain K. Rool" pirate costume
and his "Baron K. Roolenstein" mad scientist costume.

Donkey Kong!!!! He is much more
agile than he looks!!!!

Diddy Kong with a Jet-Pack.

Donkey Kong's brother: Funky
Kong!!! With a Rocket-Powered
Hyper-Speed Bongo Jet Belt!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Transformers Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This post is about Transformers!!!!!!!!!! Robots in Disguise!!!!!!!!!!!

The series has Cybertronians. What's a Cybertronian? Aliens that look like robots (they can shape shift to look like anything that is mechanical) from Planet Cybertron (which can transform into Primus, The Galaxy's Largest Cybertronian!!!!!). On Earth they are gigantic, but on every other planet, they are human-sized.

The Cybertronians often divide themselves into factions. I can name four major factions and four sub factions which are actually allies of the major factions. Here is a list

  1. Autobots - These are the main heroes. They are led by Optimus Prime. They are known for their ability to transform into land vehicles, though one, named Jet-Fire, can transform into a jet.
  2. Decepticons - These guys are totally evil. So evil that their own leader, Megatron, poisoned his own home planet!!!!!! Then again, due to his strong connection with a material called Dark Energon, he was HOPING that he could control the planet if it was contaminated with the stuff. Most of them, unlike Autobots, can transform into jets, planes, and helicopters. However, Their VERY logical yet emotionless First Lieutenant (and Megatron's right-hand man) Shock-Wave can transform into a tank. And one of their top scientists, Knock-Out, can turn into a sports car.
  3. Maximals - In some versions these guys are the Autobots' ancestors. In other versions it's the other way around. Instead of transforming into vehicles, they transform into animals, hence the name. They are led by Optimus Primal (Just like Optimus Prime, only with the ability to transform into a gorilla).
  4. Predacons - In most versions the Decepticons are these guys' ancestors. In the Prime version, it's the other way around. They are led by Megatron, but this one can turn into a Tyrannosaurus Rex (and later on a Dragon), and has a humorous habit of saying "Oh, Yes" when he talks.

  1. Dino Bots - Autobots that transform into dinosaurs (DO NOT think Predacon Megatron is a Dino Bot. Besides he loses the ability to transform into a T. Rex when he gains the ability to turn into a Dragon). This sub faction is led by Grinlock. Grinlock is deadly dangerous and facing him in battle can have a good chance of death. The good news is since he is technically an Autobot, that makes him a hero. He's also neutral to ALL factions in some versions. He can turn into a T-Rex which, unlike Predacon Megatron, can breathe fire.
  2. Mini-Cons - Even on Earth they are human sized. They are small, fast, and can be deployed by certain Cybertronians. The Decepticon Sound-Wave (Do NOT confuse him for SHOCK-Wave) has four of them!!!! Ravage, Rumble, Frenzy, and Laser-Beak. In Prime Sound-Wave only gets to keep Laser Beak. Mini-Cons do not have a leader, as they are technically just mere extensions of other Cybertronians.
  3. Fuzors - I only know of two Fuzors. Quick-Strike, and Silver-Bolt. They were around when Predacons and Maximals were at each others throats (and they STILL are!!!). Quick-Strike can transform into a scorpion with a King Cobra head (complete with hood) where the stinger should be. Silver-Bolt can transform into a wolf with wings on it's back (and with eagle talons where the front feet should be). Quick-Strike became a Predacon, while Silver-Bolt became a Maximal. Mostly because he did not like saying the word "Terrorize" when Predacons transform, because he wanted to be a hero and it would be confusing for a hero to shout "Silver-Bolt, Terrorize" when transforming. Besides, Maximals get to shout "Maximize" instead. "Silver-Bolt, Maximize" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
  4. Combaticons - A single one of these is bad enough due to the intense destruction they can cause alone, but when you see all six of them at once, then you are in BIG Trouble!!!!! Mostly because in a similar manner to a Power Rangers Mega-Zord, they can combine to form the giant Bruticus. He's a giant even to fellow Decepticons!!!!! The good news is when in Bruticus form, you basically get a metal Hulk. Surprisingly Bruticus is not very smart, despite have six brains working simultaneously. The only two Cybertronians that can rival the size of Bruticus is Metroplex (who is so big he can transform into an entire city) and, obviously, Primus (Then again, the only thing that can rival Primus is his evil brother Unicron, who can also turn into a planet). Bruticus can also be outsmarted.

Here is a list of characters (all of which are my favorites!!!)
  1. Optimus Prime - Leader of the Autobots. "Prime" is actually a Autobot military rank. The highest rank, to be exact. Optimus originally had the ability to transform into a semi-truck, but later gained the ability to transform into into a tank. He is famous for his red and blue color scheme. He is also famous for almost dying in every version. Like in Prime, Megatron made The Autobot base explode, and Optimus was caught in the blast. He survived, but barely, and would not have survived if the rookie Smokescreen had not disobeyed orders (he was supposed to abandon the base and go into hiding, but he stuck around instead). Smokescreen found Optimus and used another Prime's hammer to rebuild him (THAT is how Optimus gained the ability to transform into a tank). He is awesome in every imaginable way. In his original form he can transform his hands into guns and swords (Cybertronians can arm themselves by transforming their hands into weapons), but when he got his new form (which allows him to fly when in his true form), he only had his normal gun on his left hand, and has a detachable Gatling laser gun in his right hand (no, the hand does not transform into the Gatling gun. It's attached to his back, and he detaches it and HOLDS with his right hand. He is also strong enough to hold an entire Cybertronian sized Gatling gun with one hand).
  2. Megatron - Optimus Prime's arch nemesis (he even has a space ship called The Nemesis) and leader of the Decepticons. He can transform into a Jet (in some versions he can transform into a tank). He is totally evil. Unlike his Predacon namesake, he does not have the habit of saying "Oh, Yes" all the time. Megatron used to be called Megatronis but later renamed himself Megatron. When he was called "Megatronis", he and Optimus (who at the time was called Orion Pax) were best friends. Megatron's weapons include a retractable wrist blade, and a sonic pulse laser. In Prime he has a Dark Star Saber. Which is a sword made out of Dark Energon. Megatron normally has a strong connection to anything fueled by Dark Energon (like Terror-Cons, which are Cybertronian zombies). However, if Synthetic Energon is working as a secondary fuel source, it cancels out Megatron's ability to control the subject in question. Just like Optimus, he has almost died several times, and Prime was the first version where Megatron STAYS dead. In the final episode, Autobot scout Bumble Bee (he can't talk due to his damaged voice box) stabbed Megatron in the chest, and the blade of the Star Saber (The  Dark Star Saber's twin) pierced all the way through, making a hole in Megatron's chest that goes all the way through to the back. This instantly killed him.
  3. Megatron (Predacon) - Just imagine normal Megatron, only with the humorous habit of saying "Oh, Yes" at the end of almost every sentence. Like his namesake, he is totally evil. Unlike his namesake, he went to Earth during the Stone Age. Why? Because of a Time Warp. This Megatron can turn into a T-Rex, a Dragon, and in one version a Crocodile. The fact that his arch nemesis, Optimus Primal, can turn into a gorilla and he can turn into a T-Rex is a small reference to King Kong.
  4. Bumble Bee - He is perhaps the most iconic Autobot. He has a yellow and black color scheme. In almost every version he can't talk because some tragic battle during the War for Cybertron gave him the unfortunate battle scar of a severely damaged voice box. In one version he CAN talk. In Prime he couldn't talk until the final episode, where he fell in a pool of Cyber-Matter, got out of it, and grabbed the Star Saber, and stabbed Megatron with it. The Cyber Matter restored his voice box. When he could NOT talk he communicated SOLELY through beeps. Every Cybertronian could understand him, but humans can't (In Prime, a kid named Ralph could understand him. He can also read Cybertronian writing). Bumble Bee has only one weapon, wrist mounted laser blasters. He can also transform into a sports car.
  5.  The Wreckers - Bucket-Head and Wheel-Jack are the only Wreckers I know of. As they have been given the rank of Wrecker, they do stuff that normal Autobots are too scared to do. They go behind enemy lines, sabotage Decepticon machinery, and their favorite part of their job is obviously blowing things up. Which probably explains why they always carry a large amount of hand grenades, bombs, and other explosives. Bucket-Head is green in color, is a little round, and despite being a Wrecker, he is terrified of Scrap-lets (nasty little pests. They eat Cybertronians. Or anything metal for that matter). He shows this fear throughout Prime, specifically the episode where the Autobot base had a Scrap-Let infestation. In fact one time the lights went out, and he screamed like a little girl. When the lights came back on, the human child Miko actually asked him "Did you just scream like a little girl?". Bucket-Head pretended nothing happened and denied screaming like a little girl. Wheel-Jack is white and red in color, and is the closest thing the Wreckers can have to a ninja. He even has ninja swords!!!!! Wheel-Jack is the only known Wrecker that left, simply because Optimus sent by-the-books second in command Ultra Magnus to keep the Wreckers in line (All Wreckers were extremely reckless and could get someone besides the enemy injured. Or killed). Wheel-Jack was not happy AT ALL when he was forced to stick to the standard Auto Bot rules. Wreckers have their own rules. First rule: Wreckers Wreck things!!!!! Do it as soon as possible!!! But Ultra Magnus was prolonging that rule by having the Wreckers ask for permission to use a hand grenade in confined space.
  6. Sound-Wave - The only high ranking Decepticon that does not want Megatron overthrown. Why? Because Sound-Wave is VERY loyal to Megatron, in fact Megatron trusts him more than he trusts his own lieutenants. In almost every version, Sound-Wave can speak. In Prime, Sound-Wave does not talk at all. Nobody's sure if he even has a face!!!! There is a blank screen/monitor where the face should be. He has a face in every other version though. Oddly enough, Sound-Wave never failed any assignment Megatron gave him. Until the episode "Minus One" where he was shot down and taken prisoner by the Autobots and interrogated by their emergency surgeon, Ratchet. That was the only time he actually talked, when he said "Sound-Wave, superior, Autobots, inferior" right before crashing his own drive to prevent interrogation. He also has Mini-Cons, that transform into armor for Sound-Wave to wear. It's worth noticing that he has NO weapons whatsoever. He fights SOLELY by having his Mini-Cons shoot, smash, crush, and bite, while he himself blocks attacks with his shield like arms, and lands attacks with the tentacles (yes, he has tentacles. High tech, but creepy at the same time). Which can electrocute you if you touch the exact tip of the tentacle. Which is covered in spikes.
  7. Preda-King - In most versions  Preda-King is a combination, like Bruticus. Unlike Bruticus, Preda-King is very smart. Mostly because the Predacons forming him have a strong love of the hunt. Thus Preda-King's intelligence is multiplied through that love of the hunt, even considering himself to be the ultimate predator!!!!! Hence the name. In Prime, he is a single organism, instead of six beings in one body. Preda-King started out as a beast, designed for hunting down Autobots, as a hunting dog. But he slowly became sentient and started asking himself questions about his own existence. Shortly after the hunt began, Megatron wanted more Predacons, and thus, had Star-Scream (who was in charge of military operations, and "the mindless beast") send Preda-King to gather up Predacon bones from which Shock-Wave can clone Predacons. Humorously, Star-Scream attempted to train Preda-King but Preda-King was acting like a cat. He just sat there and ignored Star-Scream. And when Star-Scream tried to force Preda-King into his kennel, Preda-King would roast Star-Scream with flame breath. When Preda-King finally became sentient enough to talk, The clones were almost complete, and then it hit Megatron. The Predacons will sooner or later question Megatron's leadership and start an uprising and overthrow him (Preda-King is at least just as deadly dangerous as Megatron. Twice as deadly in Beast Mode). So Megatron killed the clones and blamed the Autobots. Ratchet later pointed out how Megatron fears Preda-King and betrayed him (Preda-King treated the now dead clones as his brothers and sisters.) So Preda-King went berserk and smashed more than half of the Decepticon flagship, The Nemesis.
  8. Bruticus - Bruticus is the combined form of the Combaticons. His fighting style is like King Kong, and deadly dangerous had a baby together. He is way bigger than King Kong and even Godzilla. Bruticus is basically just a weapon Megatron needs to point in the right direction. Bruticus also has the deadliness of The Godzilla in the 2014 movie (nicknamed by some as "Legendary Godzilla" since the movie is made by Legendary). But Bruticus is smarter when he is in his seperate forms, the Combaticons. 
  9. Ratchet - The Autobot's emergency surgeon. He can transform into an ambulance car (fitting as he IS a surgeon). He rarely transforms, and rarely leaves the Autobot Base. He is the reason why Bumble Bee lived after his voice box was severely damaged. To match his status as a surgeon, his weapons are actually surgery tools (like smelters and more). In one Prime episode, Bumble Bee lost his T-cog (the organ Cybertronians use to transform) when some human terrorist dudes stole it. Ratchet actually thought about removing his own T-cog and giving it to Bumble Bee. He did not do it though.
  10. Knock-Out - Just imagine Ratchet, but as a Decepticon. Humorously, he is vain, often shouting at people who "ruined the paint job!". While Ratchet's weapons are surgery tools, Knock-Out's weapons are mostly dissection tools (scalps, buzz saws, etc.). He once created his own "Frankenstein" when he was experimenting on a human/Cybertronian hybrid. First he fueled it with Synthetic Energon (Energon is the only thing Cybertronians need to survive. It's food, water, and blood at the same time. Synthetic Energon is homemade. Normal and Dark Energon must be mined for) Break-Down (as the test subject was called) became extremely aggressive, but the Synthetic Energon was shortening his life span. At Star-Scream's request, Dark Energon was combined with the Synthetic Energon. The result equaled a zombie. With super strength. That escaped. And turning more than half of the Decepticons into zombies. When the zombie outbreak started he humorously told Star-Scream to shoot the head. When Star-Scream asked what made Knock-Out think the head was the weak-spot he revealed that he likes watching horror movies made by humans.
  11. Cheetor - The color scheme of Bumble Bee but he is a Maximal (and can transform into a cheetah, hence the name). Cheetor has three forms: Normal, Trans-metal, and Beast. In Trans-Metal and beast form, Cheetor can fly in animal mode thanks to the rocket boosters on his back. Cheetor is a rookie, like Smokescreen, but has the raw talent (in speed) of Bumble Bee, and has a delightful unique blend of great combat skill, with agility to match.
  12. The Dino Bots - These guys transform into dinosaurs!!!! There are five of them, led by Grinlock. They are Grinlock, Snarl, Swoop, Slag, and Sludge. Notice how four of them have their names begin in the letter "S". They are a bit arrogant, and will only obey orders if it involves destroying something. If the order is to help people, they will either not do it because they only like smashing, or they WILL do it if you promise to give them something to destroy later. That is how they roll. But they are super effective in combat because they have SUPER DINO HUNTER instincts and they fight like the Preda-King when he is in Beast Mode.
  13. Primus - I saved the best for last. The ULTIMATE CYBERTRONIAN!!!!!!! He is SO BIG that instead of transforming into a vehicle or animal, he transforms into an ENTIRE PLANET!!!!!!! And in robot mode he is armed to the TEETH!!!!!!! SHOULDER GUNS!!! WRIST TURRETS!!! KNEE BLASTERS!!! ANKLE MISSILES!!!! SMASH HANDS!!! STOMP BOOTS!!!! A arsenal so deadly dangerous NO ONE CAN DEFEAT HIM!!!! Well, maybe Unicron due them BOTH being able to transform into planets, and having a similar, albeit less deadly dangerous arsenal. Primus is activated when the Omega Keys are put in the Omega Lock, which fits smoothly into Primus' chest. The Omega Keys are buried on Earth, while the Omega Lock is on Cybertron (AKA Primus' planet size chest).

Oddly enough, Cybertronians have space ships. One would think they would not NEED a space ship because they can transform into space-ships. Well, actually, a Cybertronian can only transform into a vehicle smaller or the same size as him/herself (yes. There ARE girl Cybertronians). So a Cybertronian would need to be VERY tall to transform into a Space ship.

For more info, and pictures with hilarious captions, go to the Transformers Wiki.