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Frog Legs – Tastes just like Plumber


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Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

Such an unusual title to go with, but hey, it’s for a good reason because there is a new Event Course costume up for grabs and this time it’s Frog Mario, so try not to take a bite out of those legs people, he needs them for saving the Mushroom Kingdom.

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With the latest level out, NES REMIX, the Super Mario Bros 3 costume can be obtained and I for one am most ecstatic about this, as both the Frog costume and Hammer costume, are my favourite power-ups in the entire gaming franchise and I was a bit disheartened about not being able to have their actual power-up items implemented in the game, it would have been really cool to hide the Frog suit in a question mark block on underwater levels, but it was not to be. Still at least we got it now…

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Badges, Badges everywhere, but Majora’s Mask is There not Here


Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

On today’s topic of discussion, we’re heading back to Nintendo Badge Arcade and whereas the likes of North America can now get a batch of all new Majora’s Mask badges, the likes of Europe is stuck with Mario Kart 8 (which North America has also got), and Splatoon. Well, I know which one I’d rather prefer.

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Just like in Mario Kart 8, there is a whole range of player badges to be acquired, which includes a theme that can only be brought provided you pay for two lots of five plays, or do the double buy and get 10 plays. The theme of course is one of a raceway, which you can decorate with items such as banana pills, blue shells and more, as a Lakitu can hover above the racetrack as Rosalina, Daisy and Peach can whizz by in both kart and on bike. As for the Splatoon sets, Octolings and squidlings are available, which includes Inkling girl in her schoolsquid outfit. Weapons, paint splats of different colours and squidlings in their squid form.

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Majora’s Mask 3D however, well there’s six new panels, 33 badges in all, which include various masks, the moon, some weapons and instruments and annoyingly I didn’t have it, so I’m just going to have to wait for as long as it takes for them to finally come to Europe, grrr. Still it is interesting to see how even on different continents, the game continues to differ, whereas North America has the likes of: 

-Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

-Animal Crossing

-Tomadochi Life

-BoxBoy!

-Mario Kart 8

 

Whereas Europe has:

 -Super Mario Bros

-Animal Crossing

-Splatoon

-Mario Kart 8

At least I get to hold onto my change that little while longer though, while I wait for Majora’s Mask 3D to come over, but if it takes too long, I’ll be all spent out on Hyrule Warrior Legends, Twilight Princess HD and Pokken Tournament. Better make it happen soon Nintendo!

Till next time folks. Keep up the good fight and Keep on Gaming!

 

 

Frog Legs – Tastes just like Plumber


Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

Such an unusual title to go with, but hey, it’s for a good reason because there is a new Event Course costume up for grabs and this time it’s Frog Mario, so try not to take a bite out of those legs people, he needs them for saving the Mushroom Kingdom.

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With the latest Course Event out, NES REMIX, the Super Mario Bros 3 costume can be obtained and I for one am most ecstatic about this, as both the Frog costume and Hammer costume, are my favourite power-ups in the entire gaming franchise and I was a bit disheartened about not being able to have their actual power-up items implemented in the game, it would have been really cool to hide the Frog suit in a question mark block on underwater levels, but it was not to be. Still at least we got it now as an amiibo costume, which can only mean one thing, get ready for a wave of underwater levels, designed with Frog Mario in mind.

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It probably wouldn’t even stop there, we’ll most likely see Super Mario Bros 3 levels, recreated in the SMB format, which would be pretty cool and with this amiibo costume adding another Mario outfit to the game, it begs the question, “Just how many more Mario costumes will follow?” Yes it’s a game that celebrates his 30th anniversary, but with a whole load out already, isn’t it about time we got a second Luigi outfit, such as Mr L, after all, who doesn’t love Mr L? Also with Cat Mario and now Frog Mario out, does this mean we might get more costumed Marios, such as Bumblebee, Hammer, or even Metal Mario? Would be real cool if we did and with the likes of Necky, Arino Kacho and Super Mario Kun, almost anyone and everyone could make an appearance, there really is just no way of knowing, until they come out.

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One thing that has been said, back before the Cats and Frog came out to play, and when Necky was believed to be amiibo costume number 105, is that there are supposed to be another 95 to come, bringing the grand total up to 200 costumes, but one flaw with that is it just isn’t possible for them to all be Event Course unlockable costumes, because yes they could put out a whole lot of levels over the space of a year, but it just isn’t practical, unless they mean to put out another update, where up to 50 costumes can be acquired, but it means playing through easy, normal and expert mode of the 100 Mario Challenge once again and if that’s the case, great, just as long as there isn’t a harder version of Gnat Attack. I’ve been through enough trauma already, an even harder mode would easily finish me off.

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Either way, Nintendo isn’t done with Super Mario Maker and neither are we and the only way to find out who the other costumes are going to be, is to literally wait for them to come out. Oh Joy.

Till next time folks. Keep up the good fight and Keep on Gaming!

 

 

Miketendo 64 Top 10 Wii U Games


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Hi Guys & Gals, Mike Scorpio Here! I have decided to put together my very own top 10 favourite Wii U games for you to mosey over. It covers almost every genre available from Horror, Platformers, Party & Adventure. There are a few games on this list that you probably wouldn’t think would have made it to anyone’s top 40 let alone a top 10. However I have chosen to add them due to my own personal experience and playthrough of each game and have deemed them worthy of acknowledgement of being in my top 10 list. Some games you will think meh! and others you will not be surprised at except maybe you would place them higher or lower due to your personal preferences. I shall just add that this is a Top 10 of Physically released games, and therefore digital releases are not included. So Without further ado, it is time for my Top 10.

 

10. ZombiU

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Yes, that’s right, ZombiU is in my top 10. It may not boast the best graphics and its gameplay can be downright shoddy at times but lets look at what makes this game has to offer before shoving it to one side. You are a survivor in the middle of a Zombie Apocolypse, scavenging and trying to make your way to safety through the streets of London, LONDON! (need I say more?). As if the city couldn’t get any grayer or grittier. Plus you get to club Zombie Punk Rockers & Fuzzby wearing Welsh Gaurds with a cricket bat. It doesn’t get more British than that. The game also makes good use of the gamepad by making it your KEY to survival and allows you to scan for items, displays your map, radar pings enemies and provides means to access weapons and items easily. So yes, ZombiU makes it to number 10 of my Favourite Wii U Games.

 

9. Splatoon

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Now you are probably thinking why Splatoon would be so low (or so high depending on your perspective) on this list? By and by I almost didn’t include it. don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the game and own a copy but I find it lacks any real motivation for me to Want to play it. That said it is still a fun shoot ’em up where you play kids that can turn into squids or is it squids that turn into kids? Anyway, the main bulk of the game is it’s online mode and winning depends on how much surface area has been turfed or ‘inked’ rather than how many kills you rack up in a single session. It is bright colourful and fun to play on occassion but I feel it lacks a better local multiplayer with 4 player split screen to maintain that good ol’ local deathmatch spirit and 2 player online play would have been nice too.

 

8. Mario Party 10

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I can already sense you cussing me for this one but I would just like to say that ‘I like Mario Party 10.’ Most people or even the vast majority of the series’ fans do not like the “Ride Together” mechanic but the Amiibo Party mode still maintains the “classic coins for stars” style of gameplay, providing you have enough compatible Amiibo to play it of course. It has 3 main game modes to play including the new ‘Bowser Party’ where one player can choose to play Bowser and has to diminish the lives and hopes of the other players as they try to get to the Power Star at the end of the board with plenty of tricks and traps that all aid to Bowser’s favour. The game also has over 70 minigames and other extras like Minigame tournament, free play, unlockables and more. It is a really great game to play with others and the tables can turn at any moment so even when on the final round and it looks like you have the win in the bag, it is still anyone’s game and the next thing you know, whoever was in fourth place has just overtaken you in the blink of an eye. Great great fun and should always be on the cards for game night with family & friends.

 

7. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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This game opened up my eyes to the world of Assassin’s Creed for the first time. I was a bit skeptic at first, I didn’t quite understand what was going on. One moment I am commandeering a ship on Caribbean Sea in the 18th century and the next, I am waking up in a room full of computers in modern day Northern America. After learning that the main ‘unknown’ character is researching and reliving the memories of another via their DNA using a machine called the Animus which, is basically the Matrix crossed with the History Channel. I pushed the science of the game to one side and allowed myself to succumb to the world of Piracy and Treasure. Adventuring across the West Indies to exotic islands and finding myself caught up in an age long war between the Assassins & Templars. The Story was gripping with plenty of excitement mixed with sorrow and guilt. The locations were to die for and the fighting mechanics of the game were downright awesome. Edward Kenway is the Mutt’s Nuts of the Assassin’s Creed as far as I’m concerned.

 

6. Yoshi’s Woolly World

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Looking at it, you would think it is a cutesy adventure game aimed at young children but do not be fooled as there is a lot more to it than it’s woolly cosmetic textures  would have you believe. aesthetically it does indeed look like a game suited at young children but it trying to find it’s abundant collectibles to unlock a new skin texture for Yoshi or trying to find all the sunflowers to unlocks new levels, will have gaming veterans do a double take. There is a lot more puzzle solving and technique required to this game than there is in Super Mario 3D world and all wrapped up in a big bundle of colourful wool that will have you scratching your head and pounding the sofa before giving up entirely. However, it is hard to stay made at Yoshi for too long, so you will soon pick up the gamepad or controller and give it another go. Two player co-op is also available which makes trying to complete certain objectives that little bit easier, scratch that, A Whole Lot Easier. Plus, It is Amiibo Compatible and each Amiibo will unlock a new skin texture for Yoshi, be it Mario, Link, Bowser, Ganondorf or even Samus! Unfortunately there is no Pikachu Yoshi 😥

 

Are we in the Top 5 already? Wow! Well you probably know what games have made it into the Top 10 as their have pretty much been the Top 5 of most other peoples Top 10’s but anyway, here are mine and my reasons for it.

 

5. Super Mario 3D World (Spoiler Alert!)

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Where do I begin with Super Mario 3D World, probably the best 3D Mario game since Super Mario 64 (Sorry Galaxy 1 & 2). It has up to 4 player co-op which makes the game even more fun and sometimes frustrating, but mostly fun depending on the skill level of your co-players. Each character has different abilities that are beneficial in certain areas, Luigi can Jump higher, Toad can run faster, Peach can hover, Rosalina can spin attack & Mario? Well he’s Mario, he doesn’t need special abilities. Initially, the inclusion of the Cat Suit Power up had me a little misleaded but I went with it (I can’t be the only one who thought of Peach & Rosalina in Cat suits intriguing 😉 ). The game is a great big barrel of fun with lots of little Easter Eggs including the 8-Bit Link secret puzzle. and each level and world ups the ante to add more challenge to the game. Champion Road for example, You better be ready for it!

 

4. The Legend Of Zelda: The Windwaker HD

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Most people never seem to add this to a top 10 of Wii U games because it is a remake. Well Hoo-hah! I say, if it is on the console then it has every right to appear in a top 10. I didn’t buy into its cartoony appeal at first but my brother insisted that I played it so I did and oh, did it suck me in. The story is heartwarming and encouraging. The gameplay was great, The Figurine Island had me traversing the big blue to get as many characters as I can with my pictograph camera. There were plenty of dungeons and secrets and items to use. It is by far one of the best Zelda games on the Wii U to date, mainly because it is the Only Zelda game on the Wii U to date, Hyrule Warriors was great fun but it isn’t Zelda U. I am sure Zelda U will knock spots of of The Windwaker HD, but it would need to be finished and released first. Until then The Windwaker is the holder of the No. 4 spot of this Top 10 of my Favourite Wii U games.

 

3. Super Smash Bros for Wii U

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Well of course SMASH was gonna be on here. It is one of the best games on this console. It has a multitude of characters, stages, game modes, trophies to collect, the list is endless. Almost any character of any calibre can be found in this fantastic game. You can have Mario square off against Pac Man, Sonic, & Duck Hunt Duo in a Retro Style Smash. The Legend Of Zelda Series can face off against those from Fire Emblem in an all-out 8-player Smash. Also the ability to train Amiibo into unstoppable fighting forces or customizing your own character with alternate special moves and color change. To top it off, you can play as your own Mii, choosing from 3 fighting styles, choice of attire and special moves. The possibilities of this game is endless, I would have ranked this game higher but the lack of the Sub Space Emissary (from Smash Bros Brawl) or something similar is what kept this game from even higher on this list.

 

2. Mario Kart 8

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It just had to be in my top 10. This game has provided my girlfriend and I countless hours of fun, frustration, tears and joy. with over 32 courses (and another 16 more via DLC), plenty of variety with characters and costumes for the Mii Racer, depending on what amiibo you use to unlock said costume. The battle mode however has fallen so flat in this game that water would be trying to pour it self back into the glass as it has no where to go. It is a real shame that the battle mode consists of only 4 full tracks and even then it is hopless trying to find anyone to hit. The Wii version had it spot on and like I said before it is a shame because they should’ve imported that version into it. with that in mind, the Two player co-op for Grand Prix is a godsend because if you and a friend have any skill at all, you should easily be able to secure 3 star gold every time, unless your co-driver stabs you in the back at last minute that is, this is Mario Kart after all. The online Two player is also good fun!

 

1. Super Mario Maker

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Here we are at my number one favourite game for Wii U; Super Mario Maker. Though it has only been out since September this year, it has so much potential and replayability it is untrue. There are over 3 million courses made to date which yes, while the majority can be utter tripe, troll levels or insta-death stages. there are some that are so creative, unique, enjoyable and some real masterpieces as well. Trying to find said levels is quite a challenge in itself of course, unless you have  the course ID, you are left searching through the recommendations after beaten certain courses or glancing through the featured section of Course World but Nintendo will so be rectifying that with a Web portal that you can access from your phone to find levels that appeal to you kind of gaming style. The true art comes from not just playing levels, that’s just a high plus, but actually creating your OWN levels. with a choice of 4 textures from Super Mario Bros NES to Super Mario Bros Wii U, six level backdrops including overground, underground, water, castle ghost house & air ship and plenty of tools at your disposal to build levels to your design, from towering hordes of enemies, a firing squad of cannons, peakaboo baddies hiding in question blocks. If you are really creative you can even make musical levels by setting the note blocks at different intervals for different pitches. In the Super Mario Bros NES Texture, you have the added extra of using Amiibo costume that you can either use Amiibo to unlock or by playing through the various difficulties of the 100 Mario Challenge.  The possibilities are virtually endless and with a near limitless supply of courses to play, how could it not be Number One in my Top 10 Favourite Wii U Games.

 

So there it is My Top 10 Of Videogames on the Wii U. What are your thoughts on this line up? How many of these games do you own? Would you rank them the same way or differently? Which ones would you scrap and what would you add? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

Until Next Time, Keep Gaming!

Mario Party 10 & The Lack Of DLC


Now, I can’t be the only one who thinks that though Mario Party 10 is a great game in it’s own right, it seems a bit lacking in terms of Downloadable content and variety. I know that there a lot of people that don’t like the “All in the same boat” mechanic in Mario Party Mode that makes players all ride together and that the Amiibo Party mode helps maintain the classic appeal of “to each their own,” and also allow to customize your Amiibo character to a certain degree but after a while, the game falls into repetitiveness and though still fun to play with friends and family, the game could do with a DLC injection. For example more mingames to add more fun, an extension on bonus games would be fun, for example, I love the Mario Paintball minigame but I would love to have a longer time limit and more lives to make it a bit more challenging. More boards to play on and game modes would also be a nice extra and some more characters would be a welcoming sight or even a playable Bowser or even Bowser Jr would be a nice touch.

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Mario Party 10 didn’t quite get the applause and acclaim it deserves and is quite an underrated game (in my opinion anyway) but it does have a lot more replayability than for example, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. I am not a be fan of tennis myself and the fact that Nintendo built up a whole game around one sport seems a little bland. I personal think they should have created a sequel to Mario Sports Mix which would boast more games and modes to play which I think people would have enjoyed more, anyhow I am getting off topic so back on to Mario Party 10. Almost all Wii U games in the last year and a half or so have received beneficial DLC to help compliment the gaming experience. Mario Kart 8 has more courses and Grand Prix modes to play. Smash Bros For Wii U & 3DS have had more characters, and stages added (and even tourney mode!) Splatoon is constantly getting updated with weapons, gear and online multiplayer maps. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker even had a free update that added a little more replay value to the game by finding pixel Toads hiding in each level of the game.

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I know I am wasting my breath and that there will most likely never be any Mario Party 10 DLC otherwise we would have had them by now, but another little nicety would have been to extend the Super Mario Amiibo series range to include the other characters, including Super Mario Style Rosalina, Wario & Donkey Kong or at least Amiibo cards version of them that could include Toadette, Spike & Waluigi as well. Well it is too late in the day to keep holding my breath on this matter so now I shall leave it to rest. If there is any game you would have liked to see some extra content for and it never happened, please be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Please Nintendo, Give Us More!


With Nintendo Finally starting to deliver the goods as regards to the Wii U, though rather a bit too late it would seem, All the great games including Super Smash Bros Wii U & 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker all receiving Downloadable content to keep these games fresh and constantly playable thus increasing their longevity, I can’t help feeling that us, The Fans, could really do with some more content. Splatoon is the execption to this as it is constantly getting new weapons, maps, and game modes and Smash Bros gets updated with new characters and stages (though I would like to see more game modes to keep the game on the up) but the other games have seem to have fallen of the priority list. Mario Kart 8 has recieved 3 DLC packs to date, one of which was the free Mercedes DLC and the other 2 which you paid for and if you got both, you could extend your character roster by changing colour palates for Yoshi & Shy Guy but that seems to be the lot. There has been no DLC for MK 8 since May 2015 and though 200cc is definitely a faster and a much bigger challenge, I bet there are people out there that have finished it by now and would surely like another DLC fix to keep the high octane fun going.

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Hyrule Warriors has also dropped off the grid with what was an interesting and a refreshing take on the Zelda Series (for me anyway, I like variety), with it’s 4 DLC packs including different game modes including challenges, boss battles, adventure maps and the like, I still felt it could have done with more levels and new battlegrounds to fight on. I will admit I felt a little disappointed with the Majora’s Mask DLC and really wished that they incorporated a Termina Battleground in with the game. Each keep could have been a different part of Termina, for example ‘Great Bay Keep’ & ‘Ikana Canyon Keep,’ even if it was just one new battleground, it would still be enough to keep players a little more entertained with a little more variety. Though there could have been a little ray of hope when Nintendo confirmed that characters from the new 3DS version of the games comes out next year, but what hopes of extra levels and content were dashed when they declared that the new Windwaker story would not be available on the Wii U. I just hope that they would bring us one more DLC for the Wii U that would help keep the game going that little bit longer.

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Super Mario Maker is our new hope for prolonged gaming but even with the new Event courses and the official Maker Courses, that helps maintain the playing aspect however, we already have over 3 million different courses to play so any more is always nice but we already have plenty to play through. The other little gem that we received recently were more 8-Bit costumes that are rewarded after playing certain event courses and that is all well and good too but the main aspect of the game is to create levels as well as play them and let’s face it, I am sure that the many owners of the game that enjoy making levels are getting a bit fed up with the once many tools, objects and items that now seem to be quite limited and I am sure we could all use some more items and objects to the game. For example, adding water pools and lava pits to the levels to give extra possibilities for gameplay. sloped objects would make a nice uphill/downhill transition instead of the blocky obstacles that you have to jump over every time. The checkpoints were a nice touch as it allowed players to restart from the checkpoint rather than straight from the beginning again. Super Mario Maker has plenty of possibilities for DLC as new textures, level type (Cave, Castle) and more enemies and power-up can be added to the mix to give even more variety to the game.

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The possibility for people to create “Worlds” by linking up multiple levels into one playable Sub mode, would also be a very nice touch and players could be awarded badges (or other type of acknowledgement item) as proof that they had played that world and also the World creators would also get some form of acknowledgement that someone has played and completed their world too. Another thing I would like to see would be a Super Mario Maker Player on the 3DS. The 3DS version would be free and would be a benefit to both Wii U users and 3DS users which would give 3DS users the opportunity to play infinite Mario Maker Levels (much like ourselves on the Wii U) and also Star them and post comments to Miiverse Which would help Wii U version owners get more Stars.

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I am looking forward to the Web Portal that will be coming to Super Mario Maker that will allow us to search for our Ideal levels by clicking on our appropriate criteria (i.e. auto levels, easy levels, etc.) this is connected to your Miiverse acount and can be accessed via Smartphone and PC which means you can be searching for your next ideal course to play without having to turn the Wii U on and then type the Course ID for said level the next time you are playing super Mario Maker. I like this idea, but I hope they actually incorporate it into the game as I prefer a more direct approach of playing Mario Maker then looking on my phone every time for a level when I have the Wii U turned on right in front of me.

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Intitially, Nintendo seemed to be doing the DLC thing right by giving us exactly what we want when we need it to keep playing our favourite games that little bit longer but now it seems that they are letting these great games slip from their priority list which is a great shame. I understand that they must be working exceptionally hard on the newest installments of their Franchises, like Zelda U, Pikmin 4, Super Mario Galaxy 3 (for example) but surely they shouldn’t be giving up on these amazing games already? At least wait until the NX is officially released and have the new installments available to buy before giving up on the likes of Mario Kart 8 & Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS entirely.

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Well that’s my little rant and opinions done for today. Please be sure to share your views and opinions in the comment section below and we will look forward to hearing what you think on Nintendo and it’s DLC scheme. Keep On Gaming!

 

It All Starts With One: The Power Of Amiibo


Well today marks the 1 year anniversary of Amiibo, has it really been a year already? Well since then we have had over 65 different Amiibo figures and that’s not all as Nintendo have begun fabricating Amiibo cards and are well into their second series as well. The Amiibo craze has taken the world by storm and has sold over 21 million figures. Well to commemorate this I would like to share my own Amiibo Experience with you all.

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I, like many other Nintendo Fan have fallen into the powerful hold of Amiibo, I started with buying just one, the Link Amiibo, as being a fan of The Legend Of Zelda, It was the one that appealed to me most. So I began training him in Smash Bros for Wii U and made him into an almost impossible fighting force. Then came the news that all characters in Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS will be having their own Amiibo which meant that the other Legend Of Zelda Characters will be getting their own interactive figures and then my dormant OCD  kicked in and I just had to get the Legend Of Zelda Collection. I then picked up the the Zelda Amiibo and then the Shiek and Toon Link consecutively and then I needed just one more, Ganondorf. This July I managed to get the Ganondorf Amiibo I needed to complete my Zelda collection and I was ecstatic. I constructed a makeshift diorama to add them to and I thought to myself that I had quenched my Amiibo thirst but that was only the beginning.

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I bought the Mario Party 10 Bundle when it was released which, came with the Super Mario Edition Mario Amiibo, and for a while I was content but then after completing my Zelda Collection, The urge to collect all the Super Mario Edition Amiibos got the better of me and then began my quest to collect the 5 others in the collection; Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad & Bowser. It seems I am a lot my compulsive than I thought and that I am a sucker for appealing collectible toys, especially those from Nintendo. My next problem was where to keep them all. I started with one and all of a sudden, I now have 15 of them including both 30th Anniversary Mario Amiibos (Classic & Modern). Fortunately my talented little Brother crafted me a shelf unit to put them all on for my Birthday, Thanks Jack 🙂

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So now all my Amiibos are sitting pretty on my finely crafted shelf unit and have been arranged in their own little collections and I look at it with a sense of great achievement (A little Sad, I Know) but now the urge is welling up again as I also received a Zero Suit Samus & Inkling Girl Amiibo for my brithday and now I feel compelled to buy the Standard Samus and the other Splatoon Amiibo and with the news of a Wolf Link Amiibo coming out with the release of Twilight Princess HD, My compulsiveness is kicking into overdrive. It seems I am suffering from an addiction, and my addiction is Amiibo, and I tell You what, there are worse things to be addicted to 😉

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Though my collection is still quite small in comparison to other big time Amiibo Collectors, I am still proud to call myself an Amiibo collector. If You have any Amiibo Experiences you would like to share, please feel free to tell your story in the comments section below 😀

Until Next Time, Keep Gaming!

Super Mario Maker Event Course Amiibo Predictions


Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

With six out already and an unknown number of more to come, well it’s only fitting to ponder just what other amazing amiibo costumes could later be unlocked and with recent news thanks to the latest Nintendo Direct, I’m pretty sure we can guess two of the possible new costumes, one we could be seeing in the coming December.

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With news of Cloud coming to Smash in December and a special Smash broadcast to go out, and the fact the fact that pretty much almost all of the available players in Smash are already playable as unlockable amiibo costumes in Super Mario Maker, I am most certain we have an incredibly high chance of getting a special Cloud amiibo costume turning up, provided we can beat the special Final Fantasy/Smash inspired Event Course that gets released and if this comes true, well I’ll be a very happy gamer indeed.

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Another amiibo costume I am most certain to come to Maker is of course the Wolf Link amiibo, we already got Totem Link from Tri Force Heroes, and if Nintendo are going to do that for that game, they are definitely going to do it for Twilight Princess HD, it would after all be the 30th anniversary and come on, out of all the amiibo costumes that are available in the game, are you really going to just let that one pass by, the amiibo is stunning and has to be in the game. It just has to.

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 And keeping to Zelda, I honestly wouldn’t be all that surprised if we were to also get a Linkle costume, to celebrate the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends , but my fingers are crossed we haven’t seen the last of Mario. It is his game after all and with Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros due for release in January, I am praying for an unlockable Paper Mario amiibo costume. It would just be super.

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Well, there you have it, my prediction for four possible forthcoming amiibo costumes, Cloud, Wolf Link, Linkle and Paper Mario, and now we sit and wait to see what the next four months brings. Will these predictions come true, only time will tell.

Till next time folks. Keep up the good fight and Keep on Gaming!

 

 

A New Level Approaches – Amiibo Heroes Island


Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

With the Super Mario Maker bug still gripping us, it’s only right to throw out an all new Nintendo inspired Miketendo64 presented level and that level is:

Amiibo Heroes Island version 2.0
(COURSE ID: 29AC-0000-00E6-F8EF)

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With Link performing a fashion show for us in TriForce Heroes, Mario will now do the same as more and more amiibo costumes are washing up on the shores of Amiibo Heroes Island. Every 10 new costumes unlocked, the island gets a drastic change, adding more enemies and challenges and even general appearance changes and fingers crossed there will be a new complete version update once every month or two (depending on how many I am able to get out), with a smaller version out every other week.

In time, when more Event Course Amiibos become available, I will introduce a sub world just for them, along with both versions of the Big Mushroom and the strange mushroom for Creepy Mario (I know, exciting right?)

Version 2.0 poses no real challenge and with stars raining down from the skies constantly, death shouldn’t be an option, just have fun. You can either stay to the ground and kill the Goombs and Koopas, or take to the skies and kill the star and coin throwing Lakitus.

****UPDATE INCLUDES****

-90 out of the current 107 available amiibo costumes.
-Received three coin cannons, more enemies (star throwing Lakitus)
-Updated specs (version 2.0 & 90/110)
-And lastly, there is the newly installed semi-solid platform on a conveyor belt system to take you to the end (for the lazy plumber)

I hope you enjoy the island, because I can’t wait to see what the next population influx does to alter this island and requests are most welcome.

Till next time folks. Keep up the good fight and Keep on Gaming!

Twilight Princess HD CONFIRMED


Written  by:  J.H.  Longman

The Nintendo Direct has only just finished as I type this, but straight off the bat, Twilight Princess HD was officially confirmed and with no new features as such mentioned, the game will be getting its own amiibo and it will be releasing on the Wii U on March 4th 2016.

It may not be the Twilight Queen I was holding out for, but Twilight Princess was a phenomenal game and will be making its third appearance on home console, when already being playable on the Wii U, but that new cover, oooh! Only one thing wrong with it, it doesn’t have the 30th anniversary mark on it, tsk, tsk Nintendo.

There is another issue with it, both Twilight Princess HD and Hyrule Warriors Legends, with new character Linkle joining the party, with both seeing March 2016 releases, with TPHD coming March 4th and HWL March 25nd which one do I buy first? But it looks like Nintendo is fated to repeat history, for in this year, 2015, in the first half we got a remaster of a classic Zelda title, Majora’s Mask and in the second half, we got the all new, still fresh, TriForce Heroes and now it’s looking like we will be getting the same for next year, with Zelda U loosely scheduled to appear closer to the years end, with remaster TP coming early in the year. (Whoooo!) Even now we’re still just lightly covering the Zelda greatness we’ve got in store.

Never before have I ever seen a game bundle that I just have to have, until now, the Twilight Princess HD bundle with the Wolf Link amiibo is just stunning, everything about the amiibo reeks of beauty and so much more than just your normal amiibo, especially when this one has a lot to offer where Zelda U is confirmed and the other Zelda amiibos also will work with the game too, details to come soon. Now staying with Zelda, TriForce Heroes will be receiving a new, free update, an all-new dungeon to play in with two new costumes, Linebeck and the Fierce Deity Armour and I for one can’t wait for the update, which is the 2nd of December.

One last mention of all things Zelda, both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks are now playable on the Wii U as part of virtual console and should you buy one, you will get 50% off when you purchase the second one, provided you make you purchase before the 19th of November, so if you haven’t played either yet, now might just be the best time for you to do so.

Other fantastic news is Cloud is coming to Smash and there will be a special broadcast for Smash, sometime in December, and seeing as we’re now mentioning the other games that got shown, Splatoon got a mighty fine showing, with a new map on its way. Star Fox Zero looks amazing and will see a release on April 22nd on the Wii U, while on the 3DS there is both Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and Mario and Luigi Paper Jam, an rpg that is bound to be an instant hit, the footage alone was breath taking and it’s still on going.

More news, updates and talk on this shall soon follow, but until them I’m going to enjoy the post show.

 

Till next time folks. Keep up the good fight and Keep on Gaming!