Saturday, 29 December 2007

The post-christmas-post.

There were two presents left. One was a box. The other was another box.

One of them was big and chunky. It didn't rattle. It didn't sound like a plastic box when you tapped it.

Whereas the other was small, thin and plastic. It was a game box.

I decided to leave the game till last. I knew what it would be, and it would make all that practicing, all that hoping, and all that ROCKING worthwhile...

I opened the first.

It was Links Crossbow Training, complete with the awesome new Wii Zapper!

Dude, the only thing you need to know about this game is that you badly,badly need it.

But of course, you'll want to know why.

Not only does the Wii Zapper look cool, it handles really well. Learn to use it correctly, and you'll find yourself getting x24 combos, and the satisfying sound of an arrow striking one of those flying things and it screaming a mighty "AAAARROOOOOOOAOAAAAAOAOWWWAOOAOAORRRRRR!" before hitting the ground and poofing into red sparks.

Set in the graphically stunning world of Twilight Princess, Crossbow Training is a series of levels, split down into three challenges. These challenges could include Target practice, Ambushes, or anything. But best are the shootouts (the first one is pictured). In these, not only do you aim at the screen and crush the trigger in order to kill some bad guys, but you use the control stick to move about. You aim the cursor at the edge of the screen to twist your (graphically produced) head. The aim is to kill as many of a certain enemy as possible. Luckily, this includes the goblins with flaming arrows, so I got some revenge for them killing me a load of times when I was a helpless wolf in Twilight Princess... but that's another story.

Here's some tips for when you get this game. And yes, you WILL get this game.

1. Positioning.

It may take a while for you to get used to the Wii Zapper, but when you do, you need to make sure you've put yourself into the right position. There isn't really a RIGHT position, but make sure that you have your arms in a comfortable position. Try and rest them on something, maybe your thighs, to make sure you can pivot your forearms round, rather than frantically waving your arms and aiming off the screen.

2. Bonuses.

The more consecutive hits you get without missing, the more of a bonus you will get on hits. Make sure you are cautious in hitting things first time, if you find yourself not getting the target score.

3. Bonuses and bonus points. (And no, there isn't any difference.)

In some levels, like the Goron target game, you will have to wait for a minute until targets show themselves. In these occasions, you will probably find some pots or a scarecrow randomly placed there. Shoot them. Shoot them ALL! And when you shoot some of them, a gold... thing will pop out. Shoot that! It gives you more points than any targets or pots will.



Or any living thing without claws.

I opened the next present slowly. My fingers trembled as I carefully snapped the sellotape. I eventually just ripped it all open.

But you probably guessed that.
If you don't have this game, you need it.
If you don't have ANY guitar hero game, you need help. Or you need to stop listening to 50 f***ing cent. Seriously.
It has all new songs, graphics,, lip-sycing, drum-syncing, and guitar hero battles. Which are awesome.
Three words-
Now, Guns N Roses made good music, but they were assholes, plus the fact that it took me ages to complete his guitar battle today.
Anyway, I have to wrap this up. I've got tons of other xmas games to talk about, but I have to go play guitar hero at my friends.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Merry Christmas - A Cake Recipe for You

One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix. One can prepared coconut pecan frosting. Three slash four cup vegetable oil. Four large eggs. One cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Three slash four cups butter or margarine. One and two third cups granulated sugar. Two cups all purpose flour. Don't forget garnishes such as: Fish shaped crackers. Fish shaped candies. Fish shaped solid waste. Fish shaped dirt. Fish shaped ethyl benzene. Pull and peel licorice. Fish shaped volatile organic compounds and sediment shaped sediment. Candy coated peanut butter pieces. Shaped like fish. One cup lemon juice. Alpha resins. Unsaturated polyester resins. Fiberglass surface resins. And volatile malted milk impoundments. Nine large egg yolks. Twelve medium geosynthetic membranes. One cup granulated sugar. An entry called 'how to kill someone with your bare hands.' Two cups rhubarb, sliced. Two slash three cups granulated rhubarb. One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb. One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb. Three tablespoons rhubarb, on fire. One large rhubarb. One cross borehole electro-magnetic imaging rhubarb. Two tablespoons rhubarb juice. Adjustable aluminum head positioner. Slaughter electric needle injector. Cordless electric needle injector. Injector needle driver. Injector needle gun. Cranial caps. And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals. That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.


A Brief Guide To Guitar Hero

As Christmas approaches, the one thing that I really want to get is another Wii Guitar peripheral. I have a friend that lives just down the road and he's good at GH, and he comes round often to play with/against me. It's logical that I would want another guitar.

And I'm sitting here listening to songs of the first game and wondering what to put in my guide. Keep in mind that I haven't planned this so they won't be in order.

1. - HOPOs, or Hammer Ons and Pull Offs [try saying that 5 times quickly!]

It's surprising that such a little thing could make such a difference, but it actually halves the amount of effort you have to put in at some points of the song. Picture this - you're having to concentrate on a huge solo with 4million notes per second, bit you also have to strum each one. You'd lose, and pretty damn quickly.
But think about it this way. You're having to do the same solo, but you don't have to strum. As long as you can move your fingers fast enough, you can survive it.

That's why HOPOs are so important - they do just this. As long as you hit the previous note, you can hit the next one - so one important bit about HOPO strings are making sure you hit it all, or you're at least ready to strum again should you miss a note. A good song for practicing this is The Metal, imo, although correct me if I'm wrong.

Of course, if you're a showoff, you can stick your strum hand in the air for long HOPO strings like in the end of Laid to Rest [although that one hurts].

2. - Playing through a lot of different songs on one day

I'll explain this one, because it may not make sense. My usual GH habits are that I get on to the game, and play through songs that I like [most of them, thank goodness], and I never play through the same song twice. Apart from Cliffs of Dover, my signature song.

If you do this, you not only get used to the songs and the note charts, you also get used to different techniques, and you generally get to like the songs more. Before I got GHII, I disliked metal. When I got GHIII, I disliked all but about 2 of the songs. Now I love them all.

If you continue this every day, you'll
get better at the songs, because you'll actually enjoy them, as well as practicing them.

3. - Get Hold Of The Songs, and put them on your iPod

This is an extension of 2. in that you do it so that you get used to the songs ever when you aren't playing the game. I myself have an iTunes playlist full of GHI and II music for any times when I want some good rock/metal music, and when it starts playing, I always start, yes, Air-Guitar-Heroing to it. Even if you don't know the note chart, it still helps you get the gist of the song. Plus, I've never tried it but I suppose you can always get the Scorehero notecharts while you're sitting at your computer and practice like that.

And yes, I do get weird looks.

4. - Get a Signature Song

Mine is Cliffs of Dover. It is my song, the one I adore, it's just awesome. And you should get one too.

Yeah, I know I said that you should get diversity, but it's also good just to practice a few songs more than others. This, to me, used to be Talk Dirty To Me, Cliffs of Dover and Bulls on Parade. Now I'm better at those songs that others. It's obvious really.

5. Chord changes

I'll just briefly explain this one - if you can do chord changes, then you're at an advantage, because a lot of the songs include a lot of hard chord changes, especially Before I Forget. Therefore, get some practice in [required brackets so that I'm not ending a sentence with a preposition, I'm quite a grammar and spelling freak].

6. And Finally, Practice.

Practice mode is quite possibly the best thing that was added in GHII. Now you can play your favourite songs without failing miserably cough cough TTFAF cough cough. So use it, and use it often, and play once a day if you can. It might sound cliched, but practice makes perfect. And it does, because I've been playing for a year [well, if you count the time I've played GHI at other places, more, but that wasn't very often. I got a PS2 with GHI and II on Christmas 2006, so a 362 days as of this writing] and I'm on Expert, whereas I know people who haven't been laying as long, and obviously aren't as good as me, although I don't pride myself as being that good, after seeing Wulfe and Priest etc.

So, if you want to get good at Guitar Hero, throw yourself into the deep end - because you can't lose on practice mode. So if you're a Medium player, try a few songs on Hard or maybe Expert!

Trust me, eventually it'll click and you'll be able to play some awesome stuff.

That's all from me today, and considering my laziness, the next post will probably be after Christmas.

So have a Merry Christmas everybody - and game on!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

The christmas rush.

Do you remember last christmas? Was there a particular thing that happened? Did you visit someone you don't see often? Did you have a great time? Did you get drunk off your head?
Or, like me, do you remember ripping open the wrapping paper to find a nintendo Wii? And if so, was that not the time you fell in love with gaming on the Wii? After poor sales of the GC, the Wii really brought Nintendo back to being the most popular competitor in this three-way-market. Profits for the Wii are still rising. Wiis are STILL in short supply, and people are demanding more than can be made. The release of the Wii last year brought us great new releases, such as Legend Of Zelda- Twilight Princess, Red Steel (which my dad has spent many an obsessive night over), the ground-breaking Wii Sports (which cleaned up at the golden joystick and gaming BAFTAs this year) and Wii play, to name a few I can immeadiatley think of.

And this year will be no different. Here's a list of games being released for the christmas rush:
Super Mario Galaxy * @
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games * @
Lego Star Wars- The Complete Saga *
Guitar Hero 3 @
EA Playground !
Thrillville !
The Sims 2: Castaway
Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe !
Rockstar Table Tennis !
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Spyro: The Eternal Night
Tomb Raider Anniversary
The Simpsons Game
Zack + Wiki: Quest For Barbaros' Treasure

And those are just the ones I know about from my Nintendo Magazine! Here's the key for my annotations:
*- My brothers just got for their birthday.
@-Thoroughly recommend.
!- Avoid!!!

Now I could do any of those games for an online review. I could do 'em all right now. But instead I'm just going to focus on Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. I wanted to do SPG, because of how AWESOME it is, but ~d~ already has.
So- anyway. MSOG.

Three words- Hard yet fun.

It is so HARD.

Yet fun.


Let me give you an example. When I first inserted the disc and clicked the start button, which makes that trademark G note by the way, I did the 100m run. When it says "Ready", on the screen, you have to hold B to build up power. Then on "Go", you have to release B and flick the remote to start running and unleash your power. Then you have to do the whole up-and-down-running-even-though-your-arms-do-not-go-up-and-down-when-you-usually-run thing with the nunchuk and Wiimote. The first time I treid it, I played as sonic, a speed character. And that makes sense. But i came 8th. Out of 8, by the way. Because it takes a lot more effort then you think! I had to shake so hard that the cable flew into my face... heres a tip. Little flicks up and down. Makes you go faster. Anyway, I changed to my Mii, and eventually won. Two other things I will also mention- Archery and Trampolining. We'll start with the good news- trampolining is great, and you have to press buttons and twist the wiimote to get tricks, and flick the wiimote to bounce. As for the archery... am I allowed to swear? Can I swear on blogs? Is that ok? Anyway, point made. Its rubbish. To put it lightly. At the start you have a heart monitor- the thing that goes beep for hospital patients. You have to press A when the small white dot is in the centre. (Correction, btw- this is shooting, not archery. Archery is unlocked later in the game.) And the closer to the middle you are, the bigger a crosshair you get. Could someone show me the point of it , please?
Here's another3of my favourite moments.
1. On the long jump and triple jump. When you are being introduced, you repeatedly bring the wiimote and nunchuk togther to clap and draw applause from the crowd. And they keep clapping while you jump. Hilarious.
2. The controls. Most of the games are with the wiimote and nunchuk- but all are optional for just using the wiimote. Is that not a great door of accesability for all players opened? But when I raced my dad, he had just the wiimote, I had both. He lost, because in effect he was just using one leg! Funny.
The games are also-again- hard yet fun. A good investment. Me gives this game a cookie!

Monday, 10 December 2007


Gotta love Guitar Hero II. Or any game in the GH series. And to be honest, it's highly likely that, unless EG sells his soul to the devil, I'm the best player here. On Guitar Hero III, I play Final Tier songs on Expert in public places. Well, song [cliffs of dover] but still... And the only reason I haven't posted (EG, non-ninty games are fine, but ninty is more... us) is because I'm lazy! Now to the actual game.

The original Guitar Hero was released in 2005/2006 depending which country you live in, and it was pretty much the first PS2 game I liked, and it changed my perception of the console altogether. Why would such an awesome game be released on a rubbish console - and only now do I admit that, yes, the PS2 is a console to have.

And Christmas 2006 was when my parents got me a ps2, Guitar Hero, and Guitar Hero II. I bet it cost a chunk of money, and GHII was pretty much new at the time. I played those games, and I'm not kidding, every day. And after a while, I got to Expert level. The fun doesn't stop there.

With the release of Guitar Hero III : Legends of Rock on PC, PS2, PS3, 360 and Wii not long ago, I went out and spent a chunk of my money on the Wii version. To begin with, the songs were disappointing, but I got used to them. I'm rambling!

And with that I hastily conclude my post, not being able to focus my attention on one thing for more than about a minute...

EG? How long can you play GH for without injury? Picking slow songs generally gives you pretty much unlimited play, or at least enough that it won't really matter - but playing better songs like Thunderhorse, Six, Jordan [I'm sorry, is ANYONE able to Exp-complete Jordan? Well, obviously PriestMLH and Wulfe, but anyone else? And there's no hope of an FC...], Hangar 18 [with all of it's 9 solos], and strum-fests such as Stop! and Misirlou gives you about 10 minutes :D

Plus, people who wish to play Freebird, and do well, better not want to play any songs after that, because it KILLS. It's like TTFAF, only... erm, actually TTFAF hurts more. But Freebird still kills. And it's 10 minutes long >.>

The game case should say "Warning : Anyone attempting to play Yes We Can should have their ears smashed out with a huge hammer covered in beef. Because that's what it feels like to listen to it." Seriously. I don't think I have ever completed that song.

And yes, I love Red Lottery. Insult me now.

Is that enough? Apologies for massive post. I love this game. Possibly expect more.


PS. Devil in a Midnight Mass and Fallen Leaves by Billy Talent, plus Joker and the Thief by Wolfmother, should be on the next game!

Guitar Hero 2- how long can you play it for without injury?

Hi. ~d~ told me to stick to Ninty games, and I said fine.
But why has no-one done a post about GH2 yet? ~d~ practically plays it like a musical instrument!
Here's where I stand. I have just completed it on medium and got 3 stars on the first song on hard. I am working towards 5 stars on all easy songs, and being comfortable with hard-end medium songs. And frankley, I think that's where I'm going to stay. I mean, any normal human being can just about do medium. But for hard, you need an extra finger, a load of spare time from homework + stuff, and very leniant parents. The notes come at you at like, 500mph! HTH? (how the hell- Im hoping it will catch on.)
However, GH2 has such a good soundtrack, and is just so fun, it kinda makes up for it. I just bought the Grim Reaper on medium! But my favourite character is definitely Johnny Napalm- the nuclear punk!
Anyway, I don't have much more to say. Feel free to add your own bits about GH2- let's see who has got the furthest on WWAG!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Update on the insanity of Excite Truck

Okay, so we already know that Excite Truck is a great-yet insane- game.
(If you don't look on the past posts for something like "The most Insane game of all time")
But I was playing it the other day, trying to compensate for the fact that I do not have SMG (curse you...curse who? Curse Sweeden. It is Sweeden'a fault I haven't got Galaxy), when went onto challenge mode.

This is a section with three types of challenges.
Gate, ring and Crush.
In gate you have to complete a course, all the time being between the gates.
In ring you have to get enough points, entitely from rings.
And crush... that's the one I need to talk to you about.

There are 5 trucks apart from you on the course. In the time limit, you have to smash every single one of them, as hard as you can. You get bonus points for crushing them GOOD.

I was tapping the turbo button throughout the whole thing, skidding, sliding, cursing. I kept overshooting the trucks I was chasing. I had to do 18o degree turns in the time of seconds.

And you can go over the WHOLE THING, not just on the track. It's insane... but I think we've already established that.

Also, don't talk to me about the China track. I finally managed to get a turbo jump, and then I slammed into the great wall of China.

No reply from Nintendo. If other people could support me in also emailing the mighty Ninty, it would be appreciated.
so... see ya.
P.s: (if there is such thing on the internet), I am not putting ANY TAGS ON ANYMORE, until Dan explains to me what I should actually put. So good luck in finding this on a search engine. No hard feelings ~d~!

[~d~ says: tags are for explaining what a post is about. Generally, you should use tags already made, or, if no existing tags... erm... exist... then you should make a new one. Ie, this post is not big 3, excite truck, wii etc.]

Monday, 3 December 2007

Burning through the sky, yeah, 200 degrees...

Sooner or later, it had to come to this. Super Mario Galaxy is out now, and has been for quite a while... and there have been no blog posts about it. ~E~ doesn't have it, and I'm not sure about EG but I do. Oh dear, it seems the blame is on me. Lazy me.

Seriously, this game is awesome. You don't realise it when you first get it, but it really is genius. I mean, the graphics are good, the gameplay is great, and the music is nice, but there is some underlying feel here... it won't work if you are the only one in a house or something, or the game is somewhere secluded, but when I had the TV in the lounge, I felt it's repercussions. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a /main/ part of the game, it's not featured in other reviews as a main point...

...but the 2 player mode is awesome. Player 2 doesn't really do much, collecting star bits and helping Mario with his jumps, freezing enemies - but it's pick up and play. Many a time my brother or sister has walked into the room and just picked up a wiimote. It just feels... right. Not to mention the fact that freezing Chomp Heads or Boulders so that they smash into each other gives you a load of starbits...

OK, so I may have gone a bit over the top on the two-player aspect of the game - but it's still an awesome game.

More to come.


And ~EG~ - Don't create one-time tags please, tags are for ease. If you do I have to delete the tags and it takes me ages.

Sunday, 2 December 2007


Excite Truck on the wii. It is fast, furious and crazy. You get to drive at speeds besting the seisure-provoking Sonic Rush, and after zooming of a REALLY steep ramp, you go at heights rival to aeroplanes. Especially the ones from Heathrow- they are just >expletive<. Okay, maybe I should explain. In as many words as possible. Or maybe you should just see a video first-
Pretty crazy, huh?

Basically/not basically, Excite truck is a game where you race in trucks, duh. They aren't monster trucks, but they aren't measly cars. They're... monster cars.
The trucks go fast as it is, but you also have the option to use turbo- of which you have an unlimited amount, but have to watch the temperature or you will overheat. You also have a item that you can pick up called "POW", starting a siren sound, making you do the whole Sonic Rush thing and smashing everything to pieces.

So, with that, with any track, you have insanity. Monster crucks zooming about at Mario-Knows-What speeds.

But it doesn't stop there! When you go in the air off a ramp or something, if you get a nice landing you get a POW styley boost. So it's not just a rare pickup.
You also get a boost for, when you crash, tapping the "2" button as hard as you can. So if you get smashed, get a boost, do a nice landing, and then get POW, you are moving at about the speed of light.

That's not the end of this world of craziness. There are also pickups that change the terrain. This might be plunging a section of track underwater, flattening a hill making a shortcut, or creating a ramp 'n' rings. This is making a bit of road into a ramp, and then creating rings at the end. You have to fly through the air and get through as many as possible. You get a star for each ring you go through.

Oh yeah, something I forgot to mention. In a race, you have to collect enough stars to go through to the next round. You get stars for drifting on corners, weaving between trees, getting rings, getting air, getting a good position at the end of the race- and smashing other trucks.

So if it isn't enough to be racing around like Sonic The Hedgehog on some kind of drug, weaving in between trees, changing the ground in chaotic ways, players are encouraged to smash each other up. Is it me, or is that just crazy?

And that's what makes it such a good game. It's crazy. It's fast. It's exciteing. It's EXCITE TRUCK.

The soundtrack is prett cool too. It's like the best band in the world doing music for a game. Which I suppose it is.
I haven't had a reply about Mario's weight yet- I have no idea why. Do they think it's silly or something?
I dunno.

Monday, 26 November 2007

What? MAGIKARP is evolving!

MAGIKARP evolved into IVYSAUR!


A glitch.


That always confused me.

Well thank me then.


You're welcome.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Oh Mario, what is wrong with you?

I'm sure you've all seen the adverts for that new game where Mario and Sonic are in the Olympics. And I'm sure you've heard of Mario's football game, baseball game, racing games, dancing games, and games where you have to run around and jump on things and fight people. Fair enough to say, Mario has had his fair share of sports in his never-aging time. Also he his constantly on a diet of Mushrooms and stars, so Mario is pretty healthy.
So why, then, has Mario got a bulge in his stomach?
Im sure you can all see it. That little circle protruding out between his legs. Why, Nintendo, why?
I got in touch with Dr. Fungustein, Mario's official health consultant.
"Mario," The doctor commented, "Has a rare condition. It's called"being fictional". For some reason, the instant you become fictional, the artists/writers NEVER change you. For example, look at the simpsons. They wear the same clothes EVERY DAY! And Yoshi. Having been to all these exotic locations such as Isle Delfino, surely that green would have been tanned turquoise by now? Fictional characters are, unfortunately, never going to change. That's why Nintendo have to keep Mario doing all of these sports. So that being pudgy dosen't go to his head. It's for his self-esteem. Mario has regualrly turned to drink and drugs after a depression crisis about his complexion. If it happens again, we could be seing the last of Mario."
So, is Mario destined to stay the same forever? He has changed slightly in different games.
"That's the thing." Fungustein admitted, "It's a very rare condition in the fact that it can change irregularly at random times, depending on the writers' moods. Unless Nintendo do something, Mario will never feel good about himself."
So therefore, Mario's health is completely in the hands of Nintendo! Well this reporter is going straight to Nintendo to complain!!! I shall forward you the reply I get.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Dog Dog Dog

Dogs eat postmen... Well, in a fictional sense they do anyway. Just like people in Star Wars hit each other with lightsabers and people in James Bond shoot each other. So i decided that if it is o.k for people to make modes which you have to set up yourself on Smash Bros like beamswords for Star Wars mode and ray guns for James Bond mode, then it is o.k for me to make Dog Dog Dog mode isn't it. The rules of Dog Dog Dog are very simple, it simply involves three Bowsers and one peach (in her Daisy costume) to play Smash Bros on Brinstar Depths stage. No items on the dogs (bowsers) get a point for each postman (Daisy) ko and lose a point for each dog ko. Highest score wins. Meanwhile the plot sorrounding the adventure is even simpler. A letter has been posted to Kraid but the postman is attacked the end. I wasn't entirely serious when I created Dog Dog Dog but I have a strange feeling it will make me rich one day.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Electric lights in a fluid sky...

Now, this post makes a change from our usually Nintendo-themed blog. The game I'm going to write about is a PC game - a free one - but it is very pretty and addictive, so I thought I'd throw it in here.

The backstory of this game is a vaguely uninteresting one, but I will include it anyway, just in case. Basically, I got a account. A while back. If you want to know when, there's a post aboput on my other, dead, blog. But anyway.

Then I discovered the magic that is, and I check it regularly now. And today, I found this. Now, as a Windows User and a Windows Disliker, I thought 'Hm. If I switch to Ubuntu,' which I wanted to do, already having gotten hold of the live CD, 'What games can I play?'

Number 2. That's right, a Geometry Wars clone [I think, I've never played Geometry Wars]. But, to be honest, it's free.

And beautiful. Pictures don't do it justice. When you're whizzing through space firing yellow bullets at mulitcoloured baddies, with awesome kinda neon effects, and sparks flying everywhere at the touch of a button, it feels, to paraphrase the late great Douglas Adams, like having your eyes smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped a large gold brick.

The motion is lovely as well, I play with the keyboard ¬.¬ but it still looks great.

The music is ok, not bad enough to affect my opinion of the game, not good enough to, well, affect my opinion of the game - and it's a generally really good play. You start off rubbish, but then you get used to the game. And occasionally, I've even found myself staring somewhere else on the screen while my ship careered between enemies... but those were flukes.

It's fun. Play it. NOW.

And Geometry Wars /is/ coming out on the Wii and DS. so be ready...

~d~, off to blast more vector enemies to neon hell.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

The Society for the Protection Of Yoshis. (Or, SPOY)

Hey there my friends! What are you doing this blog, hmm? Hoping to read a bit of humor, coupled with a bit of random info about games (hence, WeWriteAboutGames)? Well, for whatever reason, it wasn't to start a campaign for Yoshis was it?

Well now it can be!

Does NOONE feel sorry for Yoshi? Hmm? Let me make a list:

1) Super Mario Sunshine. The entire Yoshi race are obligatory under MArios control, for NO REASON over than he gives them fruit.

2) Super Smash Bros Melee. In one level there is a giant Yoshi- and THREE characters have to kick its ass. Is that not sizest and animal cruelty at the SAME TIME?

3) Snakes treatment of Yoshi- (glitchy video)

4) Using Yoshi as a lackey- (look)

27) Why, nintendo, did you make Yoshi sound so mentally reatrded?

And there you go. 27 reasons to fight for Yoshi rights.

Join the Spoy!

Saturday, 17 November 2007

A Newcomer

I would say that our chances of failure have now been reduced to 12.98765854746736475847346353446574649860000899788577354233243454565768798086765542323134326674%.
I know it to such a precise level because Bowser's super computer really is super. We have at least 3 squadrons (2 chain-chomps, 30 goombas, 10 koopa-paratroopas, 20 koopas, 5 boo, a monty mole, 5 magikoopas, a lakitu, 6 hammer bro teams and a koopatrol -commander-) in every square km of the Mushroom Kingdom. So unless the rouges travelled very fast, they wont evade us. The only reason we post here is to scare them... but I think that all the minions they see will do that jod anyway, but I wont disobey Bowser's orders.


P.S The necomer is Sjohp (coded)

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Still in hiding... and still scared

Phew... finally got a laptop! And ~P~? This isn't a BowserBrowser, so no tracing possible - in fact this was lent to me by someone who is a computer whiz, like me, and his name is [fdkfnb kjhbv;ymlab ouch. Sorry, Ringo just pushed me. He said I can't reveal the identity of the person who lent us this laptop. Those who know him will understand what I'm on about - he's a really good person, though, so let's leave it at that.

In other news, Ringo has been looking for a place where we can lie low for a while. He's got his eye on a nice place, where we won't be suspected, but we're going to have to move there quickly. Otherwise, Bowser, or one of his minions will find us.

And to answer your biggest question, reader, yes, we think we know who invited the dry-bones, we know who is the traitor here, and he is ilebhpqprqobneobhj;.mbq;hqbg;bbq OUCH. That hurt ¬.¬ Apparently I have to keep silent until we put our plan into action - but I've said too much. Loyal readers who want to find the identity of the traitor... I've helped you out a bit. All Bowser's minions are too idiotic to break this incredible code, so I think I could possibly give you a clue, some kind of hint... hm. Perhaps not. Just read it through again.

/quit Jerry

Sunday, 11 November 2007


Crikey! This blog is collecting dust now... So I decided to post about Mario Galaxy as it seemed the right time. But then I Changed my mind. So here is my post topic... Banjo-Kazooie, the best game ever. The first of an excellent series in which you got to play as a bear, a bird and shaman + others. What can be better then that? And it even had a monkey. However, the shaman+ others will have to be ignored for this post as it's about the game, not the sereies.

What other game contains cheats such as 'red feathers' and 'blue eggs', it simply cannot be beat in terms of everythingnes. Another thing about this game which deserves to be described as 'superlative' is the main villain: Gruntilda Winkybunion. Great name, great speech and great strategy to defeat her, take advantage of the invincibility frames you get after ground pounds to avoid damage from the homing attack. This saves gold feathers.

Anyway, I will soon depart from this triumphant scene so I'm letting you know in advance. However, I need to give you some advice about this game: don't go onto Google, or whatever search engine you use, and type in 'Banjo Kazooie Note Door Cheats' because after you go to the sandcastle and type in all the cheats for them you'll realise that there isn't one for the last door... Unless you find someone's website who has greater skill then me and has found one, the I'll be mad.


Sunday, 4 November 2007

A Wii writes a blog about... itself.

This may be a tad ironic coming from a Wii, but I hate Nintendo. I'm not joking.
They called me Wii. I mean, come on. Surely they should have checked that it did not mean a bodily function in english. The game cube bullies me. Every day. I always have a comeback for him- at least I'm not square.
Then the PS2 says that that is not true, because he's a cube. The PS2 is a nerd. I hate him. So I told it. It started to cry.

And by now the DVD player has heard and is joining in, the little sneak, backing up insults. Or maybe that's just because is eject button is broken. I don't know.
So we all swap insults for about ten minutes, until the HD TV gets invlolved.

It shouts at us. It tells us how childish we are. The it tells us the news. Oh wait, that's just ITV.

So we just ignore him and get into a big row.

Then they bought a PS3.

They brought it through in a big box. They had obviously paid a lot for it, as they were all in rags. Ha ha.

They set it up, and played for a bit. The PS3 people came round to get the car that covered half of the price.

"So how do we get the money to pay for the rest of it?"
"Let's sell the PS2!"
"And the gamecube. We don't play that anymore."

I heard the PS2 and Gamecube sob a bit, and then they were picked up and taken away.
So, everything is alright at the moment. The DVD player is still broken, and the PS3 isn't very chatty, but I get by.

I just hope Nintendo don't release a Nintendo Puu, or I could be going soon...
(emailed to ~ElGenius~)

[...o...k... is this post insulting the wii, ps3, ps2, dvd player, hd tv... i'm confused. Does this post have a point.

I'm going to have to say though, there are some awesome quotes here. /me gives ~elgenius~ a cookie.]

Thursday, 1 November 2007


Hoohaha cackle cackle. With the other 2 blog-leaders gone, I wont go into details about the Lakitu (hehehe). I have now appointed myself as the leader, and no-one can stop me with Bowser's backing. Who am I? You say. Well I'm afraid to say that I can't tell you but I started off living in Bianco Hills but was bested by Mario twice. Then I moved on to social activities like golf and racing. After a while I rejoined the Koopa Troop but was eventually bested by the Mario Bros in a very cold place.

Anyway, I will use this blog to work out where Jerry and Ringo have gone (they escaped while Kamek was supposed to watch them after we found and imprisoned them), I don't know how yet but I can use a remote trace to their laptop as I know they continuously try to hack in with a "Bowser Laptop". So I'll bring them down. They'll be crying by tomorrow. AHAHAHAHAHAHA...

~P~ (Can't use real name)

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Boo's rhyme corner.

[Due to the fact that Hallowe'en and Boo are just made for each other ^_^]

Is so fun.
And I can scare

I am Boo.
Boos are ghosts.
And scaring is
What I love most!

Look at me
I will hide
Turn around
And I will glide.

Thirty First.
Don't come near
Or you'll be cursed!


Thursday, 25 October 2007

For ElGenius

Just google 'Wii Lightsaber'



Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Here you are.

Haven't been on here for a while but seeing as I am but a loyal employee while ~D~ is the one who rakes in the cash I'll give ~D~ the information that he asked for. Anyway, sequence breaking, I'm not much of an expert on the subject but I have a very small amount on the subject. In fact, seeing as it is such a small amount, I think I'll assume ~D~ to have it covered and post with free-will.

Anyway, what to post.. What to post

ElGenius writes a blog about... The latest Wii release.

Ask any Ninty fan about when they got a Wii. Ask them what the first thing they thought when they first gripped that white/black remote of destiny.
Wow was probably answer number 1.
Star Wars and lightsabers is number 2.

I,for one, have spent an unhealthy amount of time thinking about when, and if, Ninty will release a lightsabre game for the former "Revoloution", whose name sounds like a rude bodily function. I thought about the graphics, the colours, I thought about the storyline, then for some reason I thought about pie, but I think I was hungry.

Anyway, the bottom line is that everyone exclaims about the potential of a lightsabre on a wii, thinking it is their great idea. But so far, the closest that the Japs have come to quenching our thirst for lightsabre-based wii game is Red Steel, with its awkuard controls... but that's a different post.

And know, finally, at a little known games show which I can't remember the details about, the creators of poos' little brother are showcasing the game which might just be all Game Geeks' saviour. It might be perfectly executed, with a gripping storyline, fast gameplay and Mario. Well, maybe not Mario. I suppose Jar-Jar Binks comes close enough. Both have annoying accents, and both are probably the Jesus of the gaming/movie world, and both jump down pipes.

But maybe it will be a flop, a mere merchandise of the SW saga.

Ill keep you posted.

~ElGenius~ :)

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

The way the developers didn't intend it... or did they?

Venturing back to the subject of Metroids, this post is mainly about Metroid : Zero Mission, the grafficked, musicked and... erm... expanded remake of the original classic, Metroid. However, with an extra whole section after Mother Brain, taking place on the Space Pirate mothership, it was definately bigger, better, and possibly harder.

However, it was really quite easy to just skip items, even whole sections of the game. Sequence Breaking.

Now, the one thing about Metroid Fusion that was disappointing was that is was way too... linear. Metroid ZM let you go pretty much everywhere, using certain skillful tricks to skip parts and items, but Fusion had pretty much none of this. Sure, you could get missile tanks etc earlier than you were meant to, but that's it.

And that's part of the reason why Fusion was a little disappointing. It was an interesting, occasionally brain-busting and definitely nerve-wracking game. ZM, on the other hand, was interesting, fun, scary, and you could do it without even setting foot in certain 'necessary' areas. And you could do low percenters and 100%ers and speedruns and stuff like that.

Buy both.

But buy ZM first.

Hm, seem to have gone slightly off topic there. Oh well, keep an eye out for a better post about the philosophy of sequence breaking. See you then :D


Friday, 19 October 2007

Hi, the name's Fergus

I have the worst life out of anyone who is reading this. I am a thwomp, why must I be so? I am so upset with this lifetime that I thought I could end it by annoying Bowser, but he said he liked my style and he employed me, damn.

Anyway, you may be wondering how a thwomp can type on a computer. Well there is a machine which connects to our brain and we think "4" and it reads "4" and then "4" appears on the screen.

So anyway, I am very bored in this life and I have a disease which will kill me tomorrow, so I'm being loyal to the one person who was nice to me in my final week they're called - arghkkk, I'm dying, these are my last thoughts "post"

New template?

What do you people think of the new template? I was thinking of changing it... and if you don't like this one I can change it something else. Of course, if you like, I'll change it back to the black one if you want.


El Genius writes a blog about... him + super mario sunshine

Hi, this is my first blog about games on the one and only!
My username is El Genius, and I am a guest writer. This means i do not yet earn my ~x~ or ~y~ until I am truly accepted, or something. So...yeah.

Anyway, Super Mario Sunshine. Yes. I've got a vid here that tells you all about it, if your're interested...

Good or what? So, my brothers have recently picked the game back up, after they got fed up of looking for the cursor on the wii, and MY GOD, this game should not be played by stroppy 9 year olds. The amount of times I've heard mario yelling his head off, and that dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah-dah dah!!!!! music that tells you you've died, and then the hearing my brothers yell "UNFAIR! I DIDN'T PRESS ANYTHING!!! HE WAS OBVIOUSLY STILL ON THE PLATFORM!" etcetera, god, it's comic. It's like that because they are rubbish at games, it's obviously the game's fault.
Apart from that, it's a fun game, even though Mario treats Yoshis like slaves, forcing them to eat fruit, spit the juice at enemies and then carry mario on his back through the entire isle Delfino plaza. I never thought squirting sunflowers with water, or surfing on squids known as Booper bloopers, or even just running towards something spraying a back-pack supersoaker would be so fun.


~El Genius~ :)

Hiding, and scared

Let's just say Bowser isn't exactly pleased when his minions desert him, or even threaten to flee. We are in trouble. /me wants to get out of here - wait, did I just use an IRC command? Aaah, I need to steal a laptop, else I'll go crazy with geek withdrawal! See, it's happening already! Aaaaaaaah...

Look, at the moment, I'm hiding... somewhere. I can't say where, Basher has access to this blog (how does that work? I didn't know anyone else could post on this blog... unless... nah, that couldn't happen...

You see, there are two more members on this blog - Fergus the Thwomp, and Gabriel the Lakitu. Perhaps one of them invited him... perhaps one of them betrayed us...

We're staying low. We will escape soon...

/quit Jerry

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Waluigi: Spinoff master or 1-P deserver

Mwuahaha, Waluigi the winner. As of now, Waluigi has only appeared in spin-off games; there havn't been any games called "Waluigi World" or "The Adventure of the Great Waluigi". Although Nintendo don't generally name games like the latter anyway. However, I think that this should all change.

Waluigi should have hi9s own game, where you play as him, or he could have a cameo without being a title character. He could even be an NPC as the final boos on a game or something; or a normal boss, a mini-boss, a sub-boss...

He has, however, played a significant role in the spin-offs that he has appeared in. He was the final boss in Dance Dance Revolution (was that the name) in which he was the main baddy and the final boss. Also, in Mario Party 3, he was the only playable character in the game who had their own stage(as far as I remember, though Daisy had a duel stage) which meant that he wasn't playable in the story mode, although who gets Mario Party games for that.

However, he hasn't yet been named in Smash Bros Brawl, and we know he wasn't in the other 2 because they are already out. And this, in my view, should be rectified. Waluigi should be announced on Dojo tomorrow because while he hasn't yet had his own game, and Smash Bros isn't exactly a spin-off, IT IS LIKE 1 IN MY VIEW. What do spin-offs do, they get together a whole bunch of characters and make them do stuff. Whether it's race, play football or fight, that's what they are. Brawl is like that but from many series.

Too lazy to conclude.


Monday, 15 October 2007

Basher is back


Sorry, I'm perfectly calm now.
Today was one of the most eventful days of my entire career. And I am now the head of security in BOWSER H.Q. I reported the plan which was concocted and posted here by those idiots Jerry and Ringo. We have viewed the cameras and they haven't left the H.Q but they are hiding very well within it. We'll get them soon though, grrr.

Anyway, I am now going to patrol all around H.Q abusing my power to make sure that the Magikoopas responsible for my death suffer for the rest of their games. They'll be sorry.


Saturday, 13 October 2007

Game over - Try again?

You are a plumber. From Italy. Running around and jumping on tiny little platforms, almost skidding right off them. There are hordes of evil minions of death marching towards you at a terrifyingly slow pace. The sky is bright blue and there are green bushes everywhere, but inside your head, there is a huge grey cloud looming overhead. The world is a gloomy place.

And then you die.

Game over. Try again?

Game death. It is handled completely different than real death. Does Princess Peach go into mourning when a koopa shell hits Mario? Is the world doomed if Link loses all his health (and by the way, that's another interesting topic I may expand on at some point)? No. It isn't.

Why, then, do games strive to reach reality when you can't die? Think about this: A game in which when y0u die, it actually has implications on your gameplay - maybe not staying dead forever, but perhaps changing the plot...

But that would need, like, a load of space and a load of power. But still, here's hoping for an innovative game like that, eh?


Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Well, they broke the universe...

One word. Sonic. The speedy blue hedgehog of death, bringing about evil and destruction to all good things in life.

Well, that's what some Mario fans say, anyway. The idea of Sonic and Mario in a game together is mental. But that's all changing now. With Sega and Nintendo teaming up to create (possibly fantastic) games, all those cross developer haters will have to grin and bear it (that's a really dumb phrase, sorry) because with the advance on Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, there'll be no going back.

Plus, those haters are really in hot water. Super Smash Bros. Brawl has a new character. Guess who.

I mean, it wouldn't bother me usually, but I really think that the SSB series is about the first party aspect of it all. No third-party characters means it's Ninty all the way. It's the ultimate fanboy game... but for how much longer? ~J~, ~E~, feel free to expand on this point - what will happen now Ninty have put 3party characters in the SSB series?

But still, maybe it'll be interesting... maybe Sonic and Snake will be good characters... but that's not the point! Will the casting away of a time-honored tradition have a detrimental effect on the game or not?

I'm confused.

They broke the universe...


Monday, 8 October 2007


Hi ~J~, I think that I know who you are but I would only say that I'm 88% sure. Really, I am utterly offended that I was not consulted on the matter, huh.

However, to make sure that this post is actually on topic, I will now talk about games. I am quite happy that Super Smash Bros. Brawl is soon going to come out, woo, I look forward to it like I look forward to the day when ~J~ meets a sticky cyber-end and is sent to the Underwhere (all of us blog-runners - cool I like the sound of that, blog-runners... hehehe - are secretly computer game characters) like ~T~ did the other day. He says to Queen Jaydes that his game wasn't truly ended so he should be sent back to Earth(? is that where games take place, I know, Cyber-Earth). But she wont even let him go to the Overthere hahaha. Anyway, with my long winded vengeance/Brawl message over I only have one more thing to say on the subject. (Brawl not vengeance) ANDROS!!! (in classic form)


P.S: Is De adminn'd a word

P.P.S: Are all of my posts going to have a "P.S"

A New Recruit

Hello my name is Blackacre Plum, well not really, (scary if it was true), and this is my first post in the almighty WEWRITEABOUTGAMES.BLOGSPOT.COM. Hopefully I can survive a decent amount of time without being excommunicated like one of the previous villians that joined. (Villian by name, villian by nature), so ummmm.......

~J~ out

[~d~ villain by name? lol, his name was Tom :D)


Ness - Champion of Earthbound/Mother, and character on the massive series SUPER SMASH BROS!

This post is about Ness's amazing Final Smash on SSBB, PK WHUPASS! This terrifying move makes Ness gain a blue aura around his body. Then, the whips out he skateboard and rides along to the very edge of the stage, and jumps up.

Here's where it gets technical - Ness twists his skatboard to the side ov his body while in the air (I don't know the name of this move, I'm not a skateboarding type) and time slows down. Ness shouts 'PK WHUPASS!!!' and then blasts horizontally off his skateboard straight across the screen, damaging all other players he gets near, with the burning fire now coming from his body.

Whenh he gets to the other side of the screen, he drops to the ground again, and his skateboard, which is still hovering, teleports back to Ness and he starts playing properly again.

It's an awesome move which has only recently been released on Dojo. Go visit the website now. It's awesome, also, has some better descriptions of PKwhupass and other stuff. Go look. NOW.

If you just looked, you've probably just realised that PK Whupass isn't an actual move. I made it up. Plus, if you're an avid Dojo visitor, then you probably knew at the start of this post that Ness wasn't even announced. In which case, you've probably been staring at the screen like 'What?' for the whole post.

Still, it would be cool if it existed, right?


Saturday, 6 October 2007


Today, ~T~ had a massive rage and deleted everything that he had posted on the blog. He then got deleted as a member and now he can't post, yip yip. Anyway, all of the members of the blog are very sad that he has gone of course, actually, we're not, oh well.

Good riddance is the only contribution I have to make. Also, I will call him an idiot, as I already have done in the title (well, that's who I meant anyway, it shouldn't have been plural though.)


P.S Now that I'm an admin I can revert it back when ~D~ changes my labels. yip yip!!!!!!!!

[~d~ De-admin'd, so there! :D)

Friday, 5 October 2007

A day in the life of... a Dry Bones

Hiya, I'm a Dry Bones called Basher, that is because I bash people. You should be able to see me in a lot of places because I am Bowser's most powerful Dry Bones so I'm always assigned to where Mario is heading, also, this is because I am the most loyal servant.

On the original game I was the first Koopa you meet in world 1-2. However, after Mario left the stage, everyone's worst fear happened, there was a loose Chain Chomp. I mean, I always knew that the people who kept them as pets were playing with fire, but they wouldn't listen to a lowly Koopa if I had told them not to do it. Anyway, the Chain Chomp broke free and I was one of many who perished in the rampage, so saddening, talking about my own death. Most people aren't able to do that, lucky for them.

Bowser came and looked for the skeletons of the Koopas that had been killed by the Chain Chomp and not only did he bring us back to life(?), but he also punished the Magikoopas who had been the ones keeping them in captive, something Bowser always said not to do. That is why I am so loyal to him, you just do not know how it feels, to be dead, and then be brought back to life. Also, you know how I said I was most loyal to him, well I read about Jerry and Larrys' plan, and I'm going to report it to him. Then they'll be sorry.

From the Dry Bones Basher. (32)

{to be continued}


A day in the life of... a Koopa

Hallo, mein name ist Ringo und ich bin ein Koopa... well, I'm not from Germany really, but Bowser's offering free German or Spanish lessons in case Mario tries to move to put us off...

I'm just learning it so it's easier when I try to run away... you see me and Jerry... oh wait, he posted already? That geek... you can even see by his picture... He looks like one of those retro goombas from years ago. He takes a special type of mushroom (the Retro Mushroom, if you really want to know - there's a picture to the left) to keep him pixelly...

I'm more a shy one... but together we make an awesome team... Team Awesome, I suggested... doesn't it rock?

Well, my designated computer time is almost up... better get back to writing a detailed description of all Mario's fault and weaknesses... bye people...

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

A day in the life of... a Goomba

Hey. My name is Jerry and I'm a Goomba. You know, I'm one of those mushroom things that waddle across the floor like... erm... a waddly thing. You see, that is me over there ---->

I have to serve His Highness the Great Koopa King Bowser. I really shouldn't be putting this on the interwebs, but he is horrible. The only perk is being able to see Princess Peach every once in a while...

Seriously, though, I'm going to run away soon enough. Me and Ringo, the Koopa, have got a plan - we're going to tell His Highness that we are going to capture Mario and Luigi, then we just won't come back!

Our master is stupid... He always tries to capture Peach and it never works... oh no... here he comes! Alt+F4! ALT+F4!!!!

Bowser's Minions

Bowser isn't a dinosaur, but if you are on this blog then you should already know that, to be fair. However, if, for some reason, you have just seen a screenshot of Bowser, not know who it is (why?), and thought you'd come on your favourite website "wewriteaboutgames" to find out, then you're in luck.

Bowser is the koopa king, a feared foe of the mushroom kingdom, home of Mario, Luigi, Peach etc. He has a terrifying army of koopas, goombas and the likes. Also, there are higher up forces at his command such as the hammer bros and lakitu. Also, featured as bosses in many games, he has stronger, one-off minions, which you usually fight as bosses in games. These include things like: Birdo, his children, (i mean Bowser's, not Birdo's), King Boo, Petey Piranha, Goomboss and Wiggler.

So, all in all, I think I've given you a reasonable overview of King Bowser's minions. You now know about them all who are important, (to me). This should also be helpful to those of you who are planning on keeping track of future posts. I wont tell you why (although this edit came late, in truth) but just keep track to find out.


P.S This message will probably be completely different tomorrow (OCT 5th, in England) because of ~D~ determination to edit every post. Even if it is just the labels.

[~d~ Yup, did just that :D Fixed a couple of spelling mistakes and got rid of a tag]

Monday, 1 October 2007

In which game can you jump on mushrooms and turtles, and eat flowers?

Which game has been called the best game ever, despite only being on the NES? (Well, you know Sony fanboys - graphics graphics graphics... ugh...)
Which game spawned many many sequels and mega boosted Nintendo to uber high status?
You probably knew from the title. Who would have thought that one mustachioed Italian plumber guy could have altered the course of videogame history so much?

*ugh, enough with the rhetorical questions*

Super Mario Bros. The very name makes me excited - even if it is at the thought of someone actually talking to me about good games for once - but the game is just... wow.
Eight Worlds. Thirty Two levels. 2 characters. Pixellated graphics. What more could you ask for?

OK, look out for more information about this AWESOME game. I'll be updating pretty frequently. While also posting about Metroid...

This is going to be confusing.

Keep checking the tags :D


Sunday, 30 September 2007

Mother Brain - Female giant brain thing or male giant brain thing?

Female. It's easy. Why else would it be Mother Brain? /Mother/ Brain!

Female. It's always been that way :D

And a random point from me - the Purple Novas always remind me of Wuya (in ghost form) from Xiaolin Showdown (sp?).


Saturday, 29 September 2007

Mother Brain

When I first saw Mother Brain I thought it was just a giant metroid. HAHAHA. I laugh at myself now, like I just did. However the question, which I'm about to mention, still remains. What exactly IS Mother Brain?

Some people say that it is an aurora unit from the, soon to be released, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption. Other people say that it is a prototype for the above mentioned unit. However, it has also been said by people that the space pirates created Mother Brain as an organic computer for their research. Metroid E manga says that Mother Brain was used -if not made- by the Chozo to store their data.

That is not the only question surrounding Mother Brains mysterious past and present. Another is, is it the leader of the space pirates? This is even more hotly debated than the former question in some places. Personally, I think it is more likely to be Mother Brain then the only other real contender (Ridley). This is because on Metroid and Super Metroid who is the final boss... Got there yet? f you really lack the knowledge then I'll tell you, Mother Brain.Also, it is Mother Brain who has the authority to destroy all the creatures on Zebes (or just Tourian on the first game) not Ridley. Admittedly, at the end of Zero Mission, you do fight Mecha-Ridley. But I'm sure that if Mother Brain had not blown itself up, that would have been resurrected in Mecha-form instead/as well.

Soon I will ask to more questions... What gender is Mother Brain? AND How did he/she/it get involved with space pirates? And why? (O.K it was 3 so what) Let's hope ~D~ will post their views on these 2 questions first (HINT HINT) So signing off for now.


Random point

Have you noticed that on metroid zero mission, the sidehoppers look like metagross when frozen.



He really did play Zero Mission when he finished that post.


Metroid, the world's best... err.. Metroid game...

As ~E~ said, Metroid was the defining Metroid game (obviously). It had everything - action, adventure, puzzles, those heartpounding moments where you're left with 4 seconds to get from one side of the game to the other. It was brilliant.

Now, not long back, they made a remake. Metroid: Zero Mission. Basically it was Metroid, with Fusion graphics and a little suitless chunk at the end, in the space pirate base. It had more responsive controls and other awesome stuff. It was a better game... or was it?

Now, if you're a fan of retro games, ZM maybe wasn't to your taste. The Space Pirate mothership went against the grain of the 'all-in action' style of Metroid, with pretty much all of it in Stealth Mode. Stripped down so you have no armor, and only a pretty useless gun that only stuns Space Pirates, you have to make your way through the ship, from the bottom right to the top left. At this point, after a long trek, you finally get your suit back :D

Not a fan of avoiding things? Makes you paranoid, p'raps? Then the second half of this probably isn't your cup of tea. /However/ the first half will probably fit you perfectly. Even if you are a retro guy through and through, I would get this game (and when you finish the game, you unlock the original Metroid game, so it's a win-win situation... /if/ you want to play the whole game... it really isn't that hard).

Apart from that, if you /really/ don't want ZM, but want Metroid on it's own - buy it from the Virtual Console. If you have a Wii. WHICH YOU SHOULD!

Go on. You know you want to. It rocks. Seriously. Actually, I'm going to go play it now. Cya!


Number 1 for ~E~ (METROID)

This may technically be my 2nd post but seeing as my last one was two lines long I'm deciding that this is my first.
Seeing as ~T~ was talking about metroid fusion I thought that I may as well talk about the first game in that particular series. Fake Kraid, Fake blocks, it had everything. I'm not just talking about fake stuff either when I say"everything".
It also had stuff that have became staples of the metroid series nowadays (screen filling bosses, an ending escape countdown and a few good oppurtunities to sequence break).
Just today I acquire the remake of it "METROID ZERO MISSION".


Thursday, 27 September 2007

Hello world, and other assorted skullduggery...

Mmmm. I love the clean fresh taste of a new blog, ripe from the Blogger Tree, in the Garden of Yahoo, in Internetland... oops, went on a bit of a metaphor ramble there, I tend to do that :D

The garden of Yahoo... I don't like Yahoo... /anyway/ Me llamo Daniel, und ich bin good... oh wait, polylingual-much!

Uch, even more tangents... //anyway// this site is a place for Us (yup, it deserves that capital) to post stuff about games (generally) - upcoming games, games already out, old games, YASDs, funny/interesting experiences and all that kind of stuff. Hopefully it will last longer than my previous blog, which pretty much died of death.

Yup - so far it's me, and ~E~, but hopefully will extend to ~t~, ~o~, ~j~ and maybe others - /hopefully!/

Before we finish, I have to warn you that I am a punctuation maniac (see?) and I like to go off at tangents (or so I'm told - ooh a butterfly :D).

Well, this first (second actually, but first official) post is almost over, and just deserves two more words:

Hello World!



The names Bob. I am going to give you lots of information 'bout stuff. Sorry for the short post...