All posts tagged 'Misc'

G.P. the GamerPuppet Unboxes the Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition!

Hey there! G.P. the GamerPuppet here!  You know Cary, who writes a lot of reviews here?  Well he’s a big Mega Man fan.  He even likes the series more than Mario games, and has been playing them ever since the NES days.  To celebrate Mega Man’s 30th anniversary (wow, Cary’s old), Capcom released a special version of the newest game in the series, Mega Man 11, on Switch with a special amiibo and other goodies included.  Cary was lucky enough to get it, so here are pictures of me unboxing it for him!

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Make Friends With the Blade Strangers

There’s a new fighting game starring all sorts of video game characters, and no it’s not Smash Bros.  If you were upset that Shovel Knight is just an assist trophy in the new Smash, well this may be the game for you.  Blade Strangers is a 2-D one-on-one fighter featuring characters from games like Shovel Knight, Code of Princess, Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, and Umihara Kawase.  Since the characters are interesting enough, here’s a blog about them!

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Ticket to Ride: New York (Boardgame)

Arguably the best-selling modern boardgame is Ticket to Ride and its sequels.  Players collect sets of train cards (like sets in Rummy), and use them to occupy routes on a game board map of the United States. Players earn points for placing large sets of trains as well as bonus points for managing to connect cities shown on their personal “ticket” cards.  Many versions have been released which change the map (Europe, Asia, the UK, etc…) and each add in some small twist to make the version unique. Ticket to Ride: New York is the newest release and it takes most of what is best about the game and distills it down to a small box game, playable in less than 20 minutes (closer to 30-45 minutes if playing with new players.)  While the “large box” games tend to allow more long-term grand strategy, New York serves as both a great introduction to the game and a fully playable version when you have less than an hour to spare.

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The Games of the NES Classic Edition

For the longest time I was kind of sad I never got the NES Classic Edition.  But when Nintendo restocked them last, I was finally able to get one!  So here is a blog about all the games you can play on it.

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Mario McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s recently had more Mario themed toys in their Happy Meals.  And thanks to my family, I managed to get them all.  So I figured I’d show them to you here.  Unfortunately I don’t think that McDonald’s is still doing this promotion at the time of this writing.  I wanted to post this earlier but I just couldn’t find the time.  But sometimes McDonald’s will give out old toys if they run out of new ones so maybe you can still get them.  Anyway, let’s take a look at what they are.

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We Love WarioWare!

A new WarioWare game has been recently released on 3DS: WarioWare: Gold.  It’s kind of a ‘best of’ the series with over 300 games from the franchise.  So in honor of that, I figured I’d post a blog about all the games in the series, as it is one of my favorites!

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Legacy of Dragonholt (Boardgame)

The Legacy of Dragonholt boardgame is essentially a tricked out choose your own adventure. Allowing freeform character generation and spanning multiple volumes, it is more than a simple book. However, despite its boardgame sized box, but it is not a traditional boardgame. If that sounds interesting to you, Legacy of Dragonholt is a great choose-your-own adventure experience with strong role-playing game flavor.

 

 

 

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Pearl & Marina amiibo

It’s been a little while, but some new amiibo figures have been recently released, and of course I got them and will share them with you here.  It’s Pearl and Marina from Splatoon 2!  In the first Splatoon game, Callie and Marie were the game’s hosts, broadcasters, and musicians for the competitions.  But in the sequel, they’ve been kind of replaced by these two newcomers, who pretty much do the same thing.

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Thunderstone Quest (Boardgame)

The fantasy-themed deckbuilder, Thunderstone, has reappeared with some minor improvements and the option of (mildly) story-based campaign play in the form of Thunderstone Quest. Initially launched as a Kickstarter, a second Kickstarter has just begun with previous and new offerings. As with other deckbuilders, Thunderstone has players purchase cards from a central tableau to improve their starting deck of cards, but it also introduces an area for players to use their cards to defeat monsters for additional points. Thunderstone Quest is the third version of the game, polishing up a few rough edges and introducing a story-based campaign mode to link a series of games together.

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Cary’s Best Games of 2018 SO FAR Awards Show!

Can you believe this year is already half over?  What I like to do this time of year is write about the best games of the year so far.  Everyone is all excited over recent E3 announcements, and most of the really good titles come out during the Christmas season at the tail end of the year, and the games that come out earlier tend to be forgotten.  So this is where those games get their due.  Keep in mind that no outside opinions went into the making of this list.  It’s just my own picks.  And if a game is missing from my list, it either didn’t appeal to me as much, or I just simply haven’t played it yet.  Can’t play all the games out there, you know!  Anyway, without further ado, welcome to Cary’s Best Games of 2018 SO FAR Awards Show!

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