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4:24 PM on 06.15.2010

OCARINA REMAKE CONFIRMED



Hidden on the Nintendo e3 site
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6:54 AM on 12.02.2008

A Time To Destroy- War Of The Monsters

There was quite a few titles i could of used to this months musing but i thought id pick a slightly more obscure title which with the right advertising probably could of sold a good bit more.



Made 5 yeas ago this was a game that i found a small demo of in a playstation magazine.
Me and my best mate played this demo for hours. we could pit a 10 storey King Kong clone againt a big eyeball electricity dude in a city to the death.Destroying anything in each others way with recless abandon.
Soon the game came out and it was a day one buy. It was preety much like Power ranger zord fights but with much more kicking the crap out of each other whilst also taking out skyscapers and treading on people. It was awesome

The game is set in the 1950s and with this the art style reflects this giving the player the old style buildings,structures and billboards to throw your enemy through from that decade.It gave massive stages to kick the crap out of each other and eventually level.

The game pays homages to classic science fiction monster movies its its own versions of old icons. it has Congar(King Kong) , Ultra V (A ultraman style mech) and of corse Togerra(A godzilla clone) there were many other monsters each with their own strangths,specials and weaknesses.Coupled with costumes each there was a lot to pick before you throw someone through a museum.

It played very like a 3d 4 player version of Rampage where you fought each other in a free roam environment and what happend to be destroyed in the process was just collateral. The camera would be usually splitscreen but with some weird voodoo technology when you fought close up the screens would merge the two so you could fight close with one camera similar to godzilla destroy all monsters melee albeit a faster more fun version.
In the Levels Almost anything could be used as a weapon,taxis,rocks,poles,boats almost any rubble or grabbable(i love the tiki mask shield and flamingo statue pole) If you picked up a girder you can home run your opponant with ease, how about using a petrol tanker as a crude explosive projectile?. One of the great weapons was radio towers and poles, if u climbed atop a tower a radio tower could be picked up and then throw miles into your foe impaling them briefly,for your to jump over to them and then beat them down as they are stunned and kick them into a carpark.
With all this power you need good things to knock down and eventually flatten.And the levels delivered.


The levels gave a lot of variety into the fights Each had there own style and some had environmental effects such as erupting volcanoes that kicked ass. A simple map Gamblers Gulch is a Las Vegas style city , where you can run dow the strech to ram monsters into casinos and pagodas and pick up a fake pirate ship and throw miles into your friends lizards face, Tsunopolis is a Tokyo style level where if a projectile may be "accidently"thown at a Ufo nearby the island it will angily shoot a laser independance day style into the sea causing the tsunami in the stages name sweeping away all the players not on a building. Another stage was a power plant level which had a main pit where a nearby button could be pounded to fill the middle with lava,In the middle of this was a platform that charged your special attacks as you stood on it to be spammed relentlessly, with Ultra V you could rape your opponant with his special on this stage, you would press the lava button jump onto the middle platform and repetedly grab pull your opponant into the lava with his special grapple hook attack and a kill could happen in about 6 seconds.


My favourite level which is probably Baytown, this huge hilled level was preety much Sanfransico it was a massive stage which you could smash foes through any of the many building, lauch of cliffs, fight in the sea, and best off all cause a MASSIVE earthquake. Probably the hardest thing to achieve on the game , if you "happend" to destroy solely 70% of the level before your opponant could a massive quake would happen causuing massive bottomless pits to appear and buildings to turto rubble and pretty much most of the other builldings sink into the ground causing the game to become a lot more dangerous as you have to jump across pits and dodge attacks.
I loved this game and it had alot to it, there was loads of wasys to kill your foe and it could provide easy laughs if a building happend to somehow fall and instant kill you.
I have played this game almost as much as i played smash brothers melee back then. seeingit was very competative it went well with my friends.and most of all i have to say firing a mini nuke missile from your back into a massive monkey into a tower is awesome =]
I wish more people would of been able to try this full game, i know many tried the demo but the amount of win in the full game was amazing.Brought back memories of Rampage for me just with a lot more rivalry and destruction.And monsters =]


p.s Robo 47 is ace
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9:11 PM on 11.30.2008

A Time To Build - Pokémon

My monthly musing will be on one of my favourite games as a kid.I had a lot of the hype for this when i was younger and i can easily say it lived up to the hype, i waited and waited for this game and it let me become for a short amount of time. A God :

Ive had to wright this 2 times over due to damn Uni internet logging me out >.<
which has pissed me off a lot as ive prob missed stuff out now like more of my tale of the turkish fake pokemon gold =[

POKEMON


Pokemon was a massive game at my primary school all the kids played it, all the kids talked about it and 90% of the kids loved it. But i was one of the first.
I first caught pokemon a early morning on Sky when i somehow got up a tad early.It was the episode after ash caught caterpie with all them damn beedrill . My young mind was amazed at what i saw that morning the next few weeks i managed to watch a few more episodes and drew pictures of what i saw and the names i "attempted to remember". i tried to explain the epicness i had seen to my classmates and nobody knew what i was on about. i tried to expain with crude drawings of pikachu."charmader" and "bone"(cubone) but nobody knew what i was on about.It took a while but soon a kid down the street said have u heard about pokemon to me one day i was round. i was like yeah i love the show. He showed me a issue of Nintendo magazine and i was in awe as pikachu was in it.
I played a lot of games so i was preety starstruck when i found pokemon was based on a game. My friend had sent off for a poster of all the pokemon and when it did finally get delivered we were amazed at all these creatures 1-150 on this small blue poster "wow look this nidoran evolved 5 times" "wow psyduck becomes something cool" and funnily enougth we thought mewtwo looked really gay and i thought my friend was lying when he said it was the strongest.This poster was filled with the first 150 amazing monsters that we soon could fight each other with.

We spent a good time looking at these pokemon picking our favourites.At first i was preety attached to Cubone and its evolution but one day one episode changed this.

Sandshrew was badd ass. it spun in a ball like sonic,
it kicked that damn pikachus ass,
it even could go in water. ITS OWN WEAKNESS,
i was amazed.
Still pokemon wasnt out in england and i still couldnt go on my journey.One day i ound a special edition guide nintendo magazine with charizard on the cover. I ran home got the 2.99 i needed and bought it as fast as i could. It was a bible. it had all the pokemon, types, attacks, cities. it was amazing. i laughed when i found nidoran didnt evolve 5 times and it was just a female version.
With this book i held off from reading it all for spoilers.i read upto cerulean and that was all. i didnt want this journey to be spoiled.nearer to christmas my friend down the road managed to get a copy of pokemon blue and after a lot of begging he let me try my own save file without deleting his.
Even thoughafter watching the show the fighting didnt let me down too much, and as this was my first Rpg(barring some crappy hydlide on megadrive)i loved it and soon after a hour or so i emerged from mount moon with a lvl 33 venusaur and a caterpie. But my asshole friend made me leave as i was too good and i never got to catch the Sandshrew moments away.

I finally got my sandshrew... as a plastic toy in Game ,out with my awesome grandparents i got it in a pokeball with some weird..at the time.. sandslash. I still have the later on the desk, battle damaged from fights among the playgrounds other pokemon. and seeing as most people got pikachu and raichu figures. i pulled the card "U CANT DO THAT SANDSHREW IS GROUND PIKACHU CANT HIT ME LOOK ITS IN THE BOOK SEE HAHA NOW EARTHQUAKE" i won a lot of battles. My friend James at school had a gengar fugure somehow. and he was my rival . my sandshrews "dig" won half the time against his dream eater. we had a lot of fun with the figures. Heck most of us didnt even have the real game and we loved it.

Sandslash with my ancient mew =]

Christmas soon came and in 2 small square boxes i found pokemon blue and red from my grandparents. i almost died and safe to say i was very unsocial that day.weeks passed and soon i had amassed a team that I have been training variations for the last 8 years+ on each generation
I soon found that sandslash was very cool, after seeing him in the first movie my feelings for him and shrew swapped and now i liked sandlash a lot more and sandshrew was kinda fat.
What most drew me in was the choice to pick who u wanted to fight with and with what attacks, due to this a lot of kids had diferent favourites and link battles were always diferent as kids all had their own choices when it came to pokemon. i still remember shouting at people cut and strength were crap attacks.


My rooster in gen 1 was

Sandslash
Dewgong
Bulbasaur
scyther
Nidoking
Alakazam


I became very good at the game and soon had people giving me ther future mewtwos in exchange for me doing the league for them (i ended up with 6) i managed to clone a mew with the link cable glitch and then soon went on to try and do my Dex
In the break between the 1st and 2nd Gen i came into contact with a glitch known well as MissingNo
With its power i soon became a little power hungry and ended up having everything i could have.including a full dex (allmost legit just a couple rare candies...)


The 2nd gen changed this and with it came a time of peace where i went back to basics and learnt how to be good again without that damn glitch
My friend somehow got pokemon Gold like a year before we should of and he let me borrow it was he knew i could do it for him, so with my "Toge" (togepi) with its "brick" (swift) attack i fought through this land of engrish.

Soon after i managed to get my own pokemon Gold and silver and set of on another journey which found me back in Kanto going back to my roots which was preety damn good.
With this 2nd generation new mechanics were added. i fund that Lum berries and Leftovers are awesome in link battles and most of all found out about breeding

As i traded my (unglitched) team across from Blue i found my sandslash was a girl, proptly i stuck her in the daycare to get myself a new sandshrew to train up, only problem was, the only thing i could breed it with was some high level donphan i found.

I like almost died when i found the baby with the ROLLOUT attack
I was amazed at what i had found and none of my friends had a clue as they didnt use the breeding centre. with this i could give pokemon attacks they shouldnt have .I also had a scyther with Silver wind which was amazing, i could also reuse Tm's through breeding. with this new knowledge i soon became a breeder for a short while , trading rare pokemon for eggs with great attacks and soon enough i managed toget myself a legit pokedex full. (barring a sharked celebi someone gave me)
i soon found myself shiny pokemon and also kind of found out about Ev's albeit not fully, i just found +12 atk stat gains a little abnormal at one point.

2nd Gen Team

Sandslash
Scizor
Seadra
Alakazam
Tyranitar
Typhlosion

With the 3rd generation a lot of things were added , the usuals such as new dual types , new items and new pokemon. Big diferences were added such as abbilities, i found my current 3rd gen sandslash to have "sand viel" which made it a bitch to hit in a sandstorm, so with this i gave him a few attacks to use and a lot of people hated him

Sandslash@lefovers
Sandstorm
Focus punch
Substiute/Doubleteam
Earthquake

I soon came to understand Ev gains slightly after finding me and my friends great training spot at the ember spa raised your attack insane amounts.My friends mewtwo went up 24 atk one level. i googled this and came to find serebii.net telling the full in depth guide. i learnt it and soon added that to my skills with giving my pokemon higher stats.
I soon started Ev training and built my team up again seeing as i couldnt get my oldies back from gold and silver =[
Also with this gen i started to learn having 4 attacks isnt always good and that stat moves actually arnt crap.
i went around proving this point with a sandstorm/double team/swords dance team so i got other people to realise maybe these attacks are in the game for a good reason.


3rd Gen team

Sandslash
Cacturne
Kingdra - sub Starmie (higher def and speed)
Alakazam-Shiny -sub sableye
Metagross -sub mawile (for baton pass)
Salamence

My team has always kept a similar structure, i could choose to use best, but pokemon alows your to pick what you want to win with (or lose with...i know cacturnes crap)

Emerald came as a good challange for me as i had something to put my team against wth the battle frontier... but still its a bitch (Damn guillotine pinsir and ohko's)

i managed to get a few of the brains defeated but more of my friends stopped playing and we had distance to stop us fighting one another.but this was soon solved with the 4th Gen.

The 4th gen was very good as it added a very crucial thing: Online play with this i can put my teams against who and what i want .
It also added the usual, a lot more items,pokemon and attacks to the mix alowing more diversity to peoples roosters.
With each Gen of pokemon more things are added and built on, what seem like a simple game to some can be very ndepth if you want it, you can make your own team, use your favourites, or just use what other people use to win if u must.Its the variety that makes me like this game so much. i just cant wait for the next one to come along. (please give us a mmorpg one day)

Curret gen (4th) Team

Sandslash -Marowak (for catching)
Carnivine - sub cacturne (sandstorm)
Kingdra -sub starmie (quicker)
Alakazam - sub sableye (badass)
Metagross -sub mawile (baton pass)
Salamence -sub drifblim (both can fly)

"you know whats important Win with your favourites" - e4 Karen


"I like shorts there easy and confortable to wear" - better random quote   read


11:11 PM on 10.18.2008

Singsterling 08

This is just a blog for you to sign if u were there for the epic times of the singsterling FEST for fighting cancer !! =]
I was there since the beginning
We had funtimes,Lots of good music, DTOID fun and drink and more DRINK!
JIM U ROCK SO MUCH
Wardrox to for being the host!
u all rock !!
Espesially the camera people :P

Signed

Majora   read


2:50 PM on 10.17.2008

Video Games Live??!

Hey ,
Im just wondering if there would be anypoint going to Videogames live on my own next friday. Seeing as my friends are at universities too far away I have to go on my own.
Apart from there being a epic concert Is there free stuff and ill it be good enough to go on my own?
Thanks anyone who comments =]   read


8:48 PM on 10.07.2008

Wily defeated again!!

Well just a short'ish simple post

I defeated that sod again on megaman 9 finally.
First time round that jello bastard managed to use all my lives figuring its attack pattern leaving me weak to the boss roulette before wily, Unfortunatly concrete man owned me with me not having my laser trident,

Second time round...Using the concrete gun to get me past the water spikes i managed to also snag a 2nd Mystery Tank....With this the robot masters got wiped (I got The acheivement for raping Plug man in 7 seconds preety much)
Wily was suprisingly easy....Managed to do it with just using the second M tank =]
I beleive it was Gibbo who gets thanks for opening my eyes to using concrete gun outside of the box, it helped make platforms in that spiked water section =D

3.56.59 not bad timing imo, most of it was just that damn spiked swinging platform bit at the end of jewlemans stage where the exits under the damn platform, managed to do it without a spike foot power up eventually =]   read


9:05 AM on 08.13.2008

Future Chrono Trigger Commentary =]

After so long of trying to find and play A WORKING Chrono Trigger (usually get no sound so i dont go past title) i finally downloaded the hombrew channel for my and quickly got the Snes emulator and Happily a chrono trigger Rom.
IT WORKS =D

This is not to say i wont buy Chrono trigger Ds ...Im not really into the Rom idea so im sure buying the remake will be all good karma.
im sure this is going to be a kick ass game. And i heard someone else was doing commentary so i really wanted to do it too aswell as ive been wanting to play this a long time and i have preety much just been on the reading side of the community blogs as my previous idea for serial writing only really got one comment lol.
I actually have avoided every spoiler for this so please dont spoil anything as ive been wanting a game to get into for ages.
This wont be the actual first part as ive literally walked down the stairs in the house and already the colours and music are amazing for a Snes game....I litterally HAVE to go play now.So ill post probably later On about The start of my adventure =D   read


6:06 AM on 05.31.2008

If you love it, change it: Super Smash Bros

Ive decided to do this post on one of my most loved franchises, Which having to see the flaws in it is a preety hard thing to do for me, but i know that there are rooms for improvement so ill try to see them and what could be implemented in further inclusions.

Sooooo.... First off
Release it HERE!!
It still isnt out in the Uk and i know a lot who have imported...Like me =D

Secondly
NO TRIPPING
I swear this was the most STUPID idea every...WHY PUNISH US SAKURAI WHY!!!

Now thats over and done with onto the real stuff:
Story Mode!


When Brawl came around we were promised a expansive story mode that will feature all the cast fighting off a evil force from taking over there world.
The gameplay amazing especially the beat em up feel from it, but from the story was to say a bit bleh...
..... IT WAS LIKE A FANFIC

Im not saying some of it wasnt amazing.There was amazing bits such as the Rayquaza and Ridley cutscenes and most of all the aerial attack Ganondorfs ship was that was epic ,
but the story was really mediocre. I know that it would of been really hard to do a story for this but im sure they could of thought of something else.
Also for the levels in subspace they were more themed levels than actually taken from the games, a cloud level was for Pit... a jungle for Dk and Diddy...
What happened to PROPER levels for these characters such as the Mario one on melees adventure mode.I know there were a few like the Halberd but not enough imo.
Im sure the masses would of loved to of been able to jump through 1-1 and 1-2 as other characters. HECK that was even in the game as a multiplayer level , Who knows why they didnt implement it as a small bit in the story.
Hal were right i spose with the trophys fighting in tournaments but they should of had there own dimensions/worlds to explore and defend.from the subspace threat instead of bunging them all together in one world to defend.(Yoshi and Link in the same forest = fail)
Im sure fans would love recreations of classic levels from the franchises to go through.
Some levels would of been amazing recreated in full smash graphics:

First level from Donkey Kong country

Beaver beating Ftw!

Super mario world : Groovey and others

Hyrule castle:

Running along the tops of this would be epic too.

Preety much any recreations of old stages would of been amazing to play through on subspace but sadly this didnt happen first time round.Im sure in future inclusions the levels will be true to the characters and not just generically themed.
The story scould of had the characters maybe get sent from there own worlds due to the subspace threat and have to fight there way back only to see it in ruin and have to team up with other characters to fight back.

Stages
I havent got much to say on this one barring what i have for subspace but basically some of the levels were amazing ideas such as the pictochat and mario bros. I just think that a tetris opportunity was sadly missed but nonetheless the levels were good.
Maybe in future inclusions have a few more levels based on other games like tetris and maybe a advance wars level with the right and left side sending troops out into the tiny city you fight inside in the middle.

Level editor

One of my favourite features in brawl is the stage editor problem is it can be preety crap in certain aspects. Most of all i hate the whole "Spawn point" situation, you cant manually place the spawns for the players , instead you will be spawned above the level you have made which you often have to build around if you want a box of death etc.
Secondly stage peices cant be rotated... why not?
With this you cant rotate spikes to put on walls,wake conveyerbelt walls or even use elevators as pushing objects which makes me a sad panda.
When i first head of the stage creator i had my ideas which most i have been able to kind of make.Some like Ganondorfs target stage with the spikes was unable to be made as spikes are unable to be put facing diferent directions.
Thirdly which is the most annoying is the whole fact that certain blocks use space they dont fill,Slopes will always use blocks above them which is really anoying if u want to make cramped spaces,Most of all the asthetic object such as tree stumps use a insane amount of space usually stopping them being used well and be used the same all the time.
I think for th stage editor it could of been a bit more fleshed out and i cant beleive that things cant be rotated.It makes no sense

Characters
I Wont bitch about characters too much as i was preety happy with the rooster.Im sure on next inclusions Hal will actually ask for megaman and maybe have a few more chars of corse like a Advance wars one.Not much to fault on it barring one part of it:
Final Smashes
When i first head of this i was preety shocked and happy that characters will get super moves but then again when it came to it we got this :



THREE LANDMASTERS .... we seriously did not need this.
It could of been a Arwing for Falco that would fly,barrelroll and shoot lasers and perhaps Wolfen for Wolf that could shoot missiles and drop bombs.That would of been a load better than just same old tanks with different fuel and power We should of had diversity for these attacks not just the same for most of them.Toon link could of has a different attack perhaps summoning a massive windstorm with the Windwaker instead of doing the same as link.
Most of the final smash were amazing and fun but some are just crap, Dk's and jigglys comes to mind for the crapness. I love the originallity of G&W and R.O.B's finals but some others are just terrible.
Also some dont make sense i really would of preffered Mario going massive,invincible and able to stomp people into the floor as his, as i cant recall him ever doing a fire blast that big. Luigi's made sense atleast =].
Some of the characters finals are way too powerfull.i hate Sonics with a passion. it used to always get about 1.8 kills against me meaning two if if unlucky but there are serious balancing isues tha should be sorted.If this balance was restored in the sequal it will stop some characters just messing about for 10 seconds whilst the other camps (jiggly vs anyone)

Last and most of all
ONLINE

I have to say i was looking forward to online but tbh i hate it.The only thing i like is the new pics and recordings everyday aswell as the mediocre maps but what i mainly wanted is crap... FIGHTING!!
The online is broken on smash.I have never been able to conect to a random fight yet but that may be as im in England but yet i can spectate easily which sucks ass.
The online system is at fault for having this anomnity I would prefer to have proper voice chat on brawl with my added friends but still i would of hated to have kids yelling at me like they do on other games on random matches which annoys the hell out of me as it makes me undecisive.
I beleive a voice headset should of been release not this crapp taunt message system we have.The headset should also only work with friends to help with Nintendos kid friendly system.The only way you would add people anyway would be to speak to them so why not let us in game
Secondly . There should not just be 4 plAyer matches, You should be able to set up and join games like on games like TF2 so youc an set items , levels and such and not let it be so much of a clusterfuck so that when u get in a match it wont be stuff u cant controll like NO ITEMS FINAL DESTINATION or worse ALL ITEMS DK FAILS .
There should be a ranked system, I dont care about people being lower.It should inspire people to play harder and better and people would compete for KO rank or K/D rations.
This would make the online a lot more tolerable and more competative. Than this Random crap we get now
Shame on you Nintendo...I was excited for online.


I think with all these ideas smash would become a bit more fleshed out and people will
actually play it a lot longer and competatively than it is
One more is a mere wish for more assists as they were epic...i just would of loved skullkid crashing the moon into the stage =D   read


4:46 PM on 05.19.2008

White-Pew pew pew,black pew pew pew-VICTORY

woop,
After a good while i have finally killed the seething maelstrom of death that is Uzura the third
boss on ikaruga, after finally remembering the shiggy chase off by heart i then raped the git
proceeding on too the boss with a whole continue to help.Also with unlocking level 4 i went
on to take down Misago =] and now i have realised i have to fine tune doing that level and
level 3 in order to get the final one....Groan
Wouldnt of been possible without the following guys:
professor Pew
Power Glove
.... And ofc Topher for retroforce advice!!   read


8:17 PM on 05.06.2008

My Human Save File - Ep I:My First console.

After being in the background on destructoid for a good while ive been thinking of a blog that would be good in the dtoid community.I had ideas for stuff but bleh my smash techniques and Monday Map shows were planned but failed.
Then after a good while i gave up and just kept reading the site.
Recently ive started playing OLD games... i dont mean space war and such.
Ive just started playing games i used to play when i was younger.im still getting a lot of enjoyment out of it with the nostalgia and whole fact im a lot better than i was when i was 6 or so(obviously).
Unlike games nowadays that can been done in 8-10 hours *cough haloez and bioshocks* games used to..take ages to complete....hell games hardly EVER got completed when i was little and if so it was a amazing acomplishment (will be featured in ep.2)
So with this ive come up with writing a blog about how i have changed as a gamer in the past 16 years or so

The Human Save file

(Btw the baby is NOT me)

Everyone starts off somewhere in there life when it comes to gaming.Some of the older people will of started off in arcades but most of us these days started with us getting our first console.May it be a Snes,Megadrive a ps1 or even a more modern console like a gamecube or xbox .Everyone starts somewhere and for me it was the Gameboy...


(Note not this big)

My old gameboy is old.Ever since i can remember ive had it.I must of recieved it around the age of 3 or 4 and since then ive been playing games.I got my gameboy with a few games actually:
Tetris
Golf
Tennis
Pinball Revenge of the Gator <- i love this game <3
Mickey Mouse Castle of illusion - Way too hard for a small child


At the time i probably didnt know what the hell i had been given.I switched it on and before i knew it I was playing a game where weird blocks would fall from the top i found i could move and spin them.as they stuck atop each other it got higher and higher until they touched the top resulting in a "BBAAAAAAHHH" noise. "Im well good at this" i thought in my youthfull mind and so i kept going and going until my mum said i wasnt very good. This confused the crap out of me and she gave me advice that i had to make lines and so with my first tip i was off.
Although i knew what i had to do i still got bah noises again and again...


Some other choice memories are of me messing about on the options and controls
Eg."OMG THERES A MAP on golf if u press B" and asking my mum why wont 2 player work on my games.
as for my other games i know:
I was alright at the golf.Especially when i would"SUPERSHOT" the ball over water.Getting bogeys...which was funny.
I remember being shite at Tennis... i still am.
The mickey mouse game was AMAZING the Anti-christ in dificulty...barring the passwords were four letter words and it wasnt long for my mind to figure ones out... My fave levels are ZOOM(with pipes)GIFT with lots of keys and LOVE which was near the end.

But my first EPIC game has to be revenge of the gator

Made by Hal laboratories which in the future would bring us smash was this GEM!
This game started it all of for me as i was good at it. =]
I had played pinball before and due so i knew what to do.
The game was amazing ,every bit..high scores...secret areas...a intro...crocodiles.
I used to watch the start screen all the way through before i started so i could watch the 3 small crocs dance to the funky music before marching on again.
The game was amazing for its time.The music was epic and catchy and i would hum it all day.The Bonus stages were creative like hatching crocs and the boards were all diferent as the higest one had you feeding a croc fish in the last chamber.....which gave LIVES.
Took me maybe a few years to finally feed a croc enough so it became too fat and gave me a 1-up with its demise . All the time in my youth i was aiming to get higher and higher scores..
One big problem was that after being switched off scores would go... so i wrote them down... i still have the drawing book with the numbers 2,042.350 wrote in big digits on the back page....which for my age was preety good being 4x the highest game score. Even the physics were amazing on this retro game =] the game continued to shine in my eyes but it wasnt long before the next console and biggie to come along which would feed my rolling desire ......SONIC THE HEDGEHOG


Next time....chemicals?......Final battles?....dolphins?

Episode II:Skills,Trials and celebrations.   read


6:29 AM on 08.07.2007

Wii update- New shop stuff..

Woke up this morn and checked up on the wii shop to be told to update and so i did...Then after some big ass loading time (I had a shower and my breakfast) it stil aint loaded.Eventually it did so i then proceeded to visit the shop.
The 1st main screen now has a slightly diferenct layout with four of the most recent games and 4 little news things at the bottom similar to the warp zone feature that was added.
When inside the shop the only new thing on the vc and wii software i now a "titles downloaded" next to the account activity. i checked out of curiousity and found updates for Nes Zelda and also Bomberman93 which th later downloaded with mario not even passing two thirds of the screen =O.
Inside the actual shop the games are now split basically into "popular titles" search by name, genre or developer, Which is a preety cool....*cough* the buttons on the channel are a lot bigger and also i like how the intro screen now shows 4 visable pictures of games unlike that "Lets show you 6 parallel pictures that you may only recognise colour from".
No notice of neogeo barring theres still a space for it as theres only 5 consoles. Ah well time will tell

And omg at the loading time tho =/ seeing as it wasnt really worth it
Oh yeah and the parental controls have been updated.They seemed the same but i beleive that 16+ may of been added...never really looked in there before.

Edit: Finished article and find ign's just put a post up like this, they also noticed the channel screen is diferent with a clock.I checked to find yes i completely didnt notice the new clock....which i see now is a hour back *changes*
Also system restart is faster which is always a good thing.
Majorawr!!   read


5:52 PM on 08.06.2007

Wii shop is under maitenance-New Console's? or just plain old fixing....

I just got in from work and as usual switched on my wii to see if there was any new vid's on here or youtube (i like seeing stuff with my Tv not pc as its bigger and faster) and i accidently selected the shop channel not the browser which promptly told me that it was under maintenance.As ive heard in a number of places there has been talk of new consoles being added, I just want clarification if im getting my hopes up or is it just a routine check as i have yet to see this before...

Thanks
Majora   read


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