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Thedude3445’s Annual Video Game Census Part 2


Moar Updates:

-Wii: 25 Games
Super Smash Bros. Brawl- 2008
Super Mario Galaxy- 2007
Boom Blox- 2008
Wii Sports Resort- 2009
Lego Batman- 2008
Mario Kart Wii- 2008
NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams- 2007
No More Heroes- 2008
WarioWare: Smooth Moves- 2007
Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga- 2007
New Super Mario Bros. Wii- 2009
Star Wars: TFU- 2008
Animal Crossing: City Folk- 2008
Pikmin: New Play Control- 2009
Zelda: Twilight Princess- 2006
Mario & Sonic @ The Olympic Games- 2007
Zack & Wiki- 2007
Rampage: Total Destruction- 2006
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree- 2007
Red Steel- 2006
Need For Speed: Carbon- 2006
Elebits- 2006
Mario Party 8- 2007
Rayman: Raving Rabbids- 2006
MySims Kingdom- 2008
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition- 2007

Nintendo Gamecube: 59 games

Sonic Gems Collection- 2005
WarioWare Inc. Mega Party Games- 2003
Mario Party 7- 2005
Super Monkey Ball 2- 2002
Super Smash Bros. Melee- 2001
super Smash Bros. Melee (2)- 2001
Tetris Worlds- 2002
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon- 2003
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup- 2003
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness- 2005
Timesplitters: Future Perfect- 2005
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour- 2003
Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO- 2002
Midway Arcade Treasures 2- 2004
Mario Kart: Double Dash- 2003
Mortal Kombat: Deception- 2004
Star Fox Assault- 2005
Star Wars: The Clone Wars- 2002
Kirby Air Ride- 2003
Ultimate Spider-Man- 2005
Pikmin 2- 2004
Mario Party 5- 2003
Star Wars: Rougue Leader: Rogue Squadron 2- 2001
Super Monkey Ball- 2001
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike- 2003
Defender- 2002
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg- 2003
Star Fox Adventures- 2002
Timesplitters 2- 2002
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters- 2002
Pokemon Colosseum- 2004
Odama- 2005
Smashing Drive- 2002
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game- 2005
Crazy Taxi- 2001
Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest- 2001
Pac-Man World 2- 2002
Pac Man Vs- 2004
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes- 2004
Mario Party 4- 2002
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2- 2006
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun- 2003
Spider-Man 2- 2004
Animal Crossing- 2002
Mario Party 6- 2004
Shadow the Hedgehog- 2005
Wario World- 2003
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door- 2004
Baten Katos Origins- 2006
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles- 2004
Tales of Symphiona- 2004
Vewitful Joe- 2003
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance- 2005
Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut- 2003
Super Mario Sunshine- 2002
Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures- 2004
Luigi’s Mansion- 2001
Sonic Heroes- 2004
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle- 2002

Traded in/sold: 13 games

Pigglet’s Big Adventure (GCN)- 2003
Rocket Power ?(GCN)- 2002
Pikmin- 2001
Resident Evil 4 (GCN)- 2005
Metroid Prime- 2002
Metroid Prime 2- 2004
Resident Evil Zero- 2002
Beyond Good & Evil (Xbox)- 2003
Star Wars: The Clone Wars/Tetris Worlds- 2004?
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Xbox)- 2005
Spider-Man 2 (DS)- 2004
Sonic Mega Collection (GCN)- 2002
Elmo’s Number Adventure (N64)- 2000?

Xbox: 9 games

Star Wars: Battlefront 2- 2005
Fable: The Lost Chapters: 2005
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time- 2003
Halo 2- 2004
Daed or Alive Ultiamte: Dead or Alive- 2004
Dead or Alive Ultimate: Dead or Alive 2- 2004
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith- 2005
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Game of the Year Edition- 2003
Halo: Combat Evolved- 2001

PS2: 1 game
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter- 2003
(Bought it for my little bro TDB’s friend’s birthday party but never finished it.

CONSOLES: 20 Consoles
-N64 x 4
-Gameboy x 2
-Gameboy Color x 2
-Gameboy Advance SP
-Nintendo DS x 2
-Nintendo DS Lite
-Atari 2600
-GCN x 2 (One has a broken fan or something)
-Xbox 360 x 2 (One is currently RRODed)
-Nintendo Wii
-NES (Original version)
-Dreamcast
-PC doesn’t count but whatever
(Note, by the time I’m done, hopefully, I’ll have no doubles in anything except DS and GB/C.)

Next time I’ll probably do Xbox 360, GB, GBC, and DS, then after that, N64, NES, Atari, and Dreamcast. Then I’ll get the rest, any I know I’ve lost, and ect, before finally finishing phase 1 of the census.

Pickles Recommends #2: Monster Bomber


This game: Monster Bomber (2006, DS)

A simple premise of aiming and shooting colored balls at colored monsters sounds like something that’s already been done on the DS, but it seems like this is the only game so far. You have to shoot the monsters before they hit the barrirer between topscreen and lowscreen, gradually weakening it until they get through and you lose, and if you shoot the wrong color at a monster, it’ll spawn a new one. so the pressure is on to hit them in 100s of different stages, where certain obstacles block the way. The “Adventure” mode is just a mission mode like in Tetris DS, and there isn’t much else to the game besides regular arcade mode, with selectable stages.
I was fully prepared to start ripping on this game, until suddenly, it started growing on me…. I wondered why I had kept it for all these years and not sold it, but slowly, I started learning more tricks that should have been in the “How to Play” but, due to Engrish, were not. By holding the ball in place before you flick it or release it, not only does it grow bigger to be able to hit more monsters, but is also accelerates, and if it hits a wrong-colored monster, it’ll send that guy flying back a few feet instead of spawning a new monster. With tricks like that and swiping your stylus across the color palletes to fire all of them at once, the game becomes more like the frantic-arcade type game that is so addicting.
Though there’s a rockin’ soundtrack, the lack of modes and lame multiplayer would make me give this game a low rating if I were reviewing it, but its addictive and pick-up-and-play nature make it a great timewaster for all to enjoy.

It should be worth: $10 dollars US

Its Price: $20 dollars US

Recommend score: 0.5

Hey, but Puzzle Quest should be worth 10 dollars like it is on XBLA, but on DS it’s also 20. So take that into though next time you see a DS game. Overcharging DDD<

Anyway, if you have any comments, qustions, suggestions, complaints, or praise, hit me up int he comments section, or at thedude34452hotmail.com . Join you next time for…. some other random game. Ciao!

Quick Hits Volume 1


You can see the first volume on here, the rest will be weekly, uploaded to NC. And then maybe eventually here. For all 3 regular viewers =P

So on here, I’ll post a small GB/GBC/GBA game (and sometimes other bargain bin games) you might see browsing through the used games one day. I’ll tell you if it’s worth the 3-20 dollars you might end up spending on it. Hey, that money adds up over time!
btw, I might actually review some of these, eventually. so don’t expect this to be the final word on LoZ: OoS, for sure.

I’ll be rating it in 3 ways; DO WANT, DO NOT WANT, and KINDA WANT. I’ll post a reason if it’s #3.

Battletoads (GB)- Hard as F**k, just like the original. Just as fun, too.
KINDA WANT- Not for the feeble

Killer Instinct (GB)- My God will condone this, but not me. Nice ported Pre-rendered graphics, but it’s a TWO-BUTTON fighter. Horrid beyond belief.
DO NOT WANT

Donkey Kong Land 2- An old port of DKC 2 for GB. DKC 2 is out for GBA now, and is a direct port (plus a few new features) rather than a less-than-stellar port with less features and graphics.
DO NOT WANT

Zelda: Oracle of Seasons- Great graphical style, lots of good dungeons, including some carried over from the original. You can ride in a Kangaroo.
DO WANT

Bomberman (DS)- It’s great fun, but the story is lame and there’s no bots for multiplayer. All maps are exactly the same, checkerboarded. Bomberman Land Touch series improves on this.
DO NOT WANT

Thedude3445’s Annual Video Game Census: 2009- 1


I missed doing this last year, due to moving and lots of mixed packaging, so I’m doing it now. I have a LOT of games, so this will take a while and have lots of posts.

So Far:

-Wii: 25 Games
Super Smash Bros. Brawl- 2008
Super Mario Galaxy- 2007
Boom Blox- 2008
Wii Sports Resort- 2009
Lego Batman- 2008
Mario Kart Wii- 2008
NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams- 2007
No More Heroes- 2008
WarioWare: Smooth Moves- 2007
Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga- 2007
New Super Mario Bros. Wii- 2009
Star Wars: TFU- 2008
Animal Crossing: City Folk- 2008
Pikmin: New Play Control- 2009
Zelda: Twilight Princess- 2006
Mario & Sonic @ The Olympic Games- 2007
Zack & Wiki- 2007
Rampage: Total Destruction- 2006
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree- 2007
Red Steel- 2006
Need For Speed: Carbon- 2006
Elebits- 2006
Mario Party 8- 2007
Rayman: Raving Rabbids- 2006
MySims Kingdom- 2008

Nintendo Gamecube:

Sonic Gems Collection- 2005
WarioWare Inc. Mega Party Games- 2003
Mario Party 7- 2005
Super Monkey Ball 2- 2002
Super Smash Bros. Melee- 2001
super Smash Bros. Melee (2)- 2001
Tetris Worlds- 2002
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon- 2003
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup- 2003
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness- 2005
Timesplitters: Future Perfect- 2005
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour- 2003
Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO- 2002
Midway Arcade Treasures 2- 2004
Mario Kart: Double Dash- 2003
Mortal Kombat: Deception- 2004
Star Fox Assault- 2005
Star Wars: The Clone Wars- 2002
Kirby Air Ride- 2003
Ultimate Spider-Man- 2005
Pikmin 2- 2004
Mario Party 5- 2003
Star Wars: Rougue Leader: Rogue Squadron 2- 2001
Super Monkey Ball- 2001
Resident Evil 4- 2005
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike- 2003
Defender- 2002
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg- 2003
Star Fox Adventures- 2002
Timesplitters 2- 2002
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters- 2002
Pokemon Colosseum- 2004
Odama- 2005
Smashing Drive- 2002
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game- 2005
Crazy Taxi- 2001
Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest- 2001
Pac-Man World 2- 2002
Pac Man Vs- 2004
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes- 2004
Mario Party 4- 2002
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2- 2006
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun- 2003
Spider-Man 2- 2004
Animal Crossing- 2002
Mario Party 6- 2004

More Later. This is going to take a while =P

Never-before-seen Star Fox and Super Mario Land Virtual Boy adaptation


Woah epic win video. Why didn’t they publish THESE titles?!

Pickles Recommends #1: Defense Grid


Defense Grid is basically what you’d think it would be from reading the title. A futuristic tower defense game. You set up different types of towers, starting with gun, flamethrower, and laser, and eventually moving onto things like cannons and Anti-Air. Random alien mech things come walking towards some place where 24 energy pod orb things are, and they try to pick them up and walk back to base. Because of the etremely limited supplies at the start of most levels, you have to strategize and pick which ones to deploy first in which areas, and then choose which ones to upgrade for double the cost of the tower (except for time-slowing temporals, which cost the same for every upgrade).
All normal tower defense stuff, right? Well, in this game, besides the tons of tower types, the defining feature is that in some levels, nearly every single square of the map is made up of a place you can set up a tower in. That means by building towers, you’re also building paths to the orb things. you are able to control the aliens, and attempt to slow them down by extending the paths as far as you can make them. It makes it to where nearly every game can be different.
For pick-up and play users, they have included many short missions, plus one other thing that makes this title extremely well-done. By pressing the back button on the controller, you can go back to any previous checkpoint that the game has saved. So if you end up losing half your cores (Yes! Cores! That’s what they’re called!) at once, you can press back and go to the point before you lose them, and spend your money more wisely, or something of that nature. When there’s only a short time to play, you are also able to quit, and resume the game later from the most recent checkpoint.
Oh, the modes. Besides having medals (if you lose ONE core, you automatically get a bronze medal. Very hard on some maps), after beating a level, there are tons of new modes to play the level in. Examples are Hard mode, which is self-explanatory, Grinder, which is an endurance mode, and a moder where you start off with 20,000 to spend, but destroyed mechs don’t give you anything. Each of those modes also have medals, and will keep completionists up for days.
The only thing hurting the game severely is the fact that there is no online mdoe whatsoever. No co-op or versus (a vs. could be where one person, also with resources, deploys different alien mech dudes, and the other tries to protect his or her cores, maybe)? Sad, I know.

So what should it be worth? I say: $10.00 US.

What does it sell for? $5.00.

Defense Grid’s Recommend Score is a 2. Out of what? IDK. I guess 5. But as long as the item is above 1, it’s fine!

Thanks for reading my review. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the next reviews I do, PM me at nintendo City, or comment on an article
at https://ncbblog.wordpress.com/ . It’s off for me to do… something else. Oh yeah, read my comic The Mushroom Kingdom at http://tmk.smackjeeves.com/ , it
is what inspired me to write so many of these dang Mario reviews. =P
Ciao

Backblog Reviews


btw, at the main site, (http://nintendocity.com/) you can read tons of reviews I have written for several different games, all hopefully uploaded this week. Check ’em out, and please comment on them!

Pickles Recommends


Every week (well, at least every three weeks =P), I’ll have a low-cost comic, book, or game (used prices are sometimes used btw, so they might not be accurate at certain places), and have a review. But instead of the quality of the gameplay being center and front, it’s the entertainment, and how much bang you get for your buck (or for flash games and sorts, just replay value). The quality does factor in, of course, but if you’d want to repaly it, it’s probably good.

For my first article (coming out by monday, most likely), I’l be reviewing Defense Grid for XBLA.

See you there! Oh, and expect another About me or ShTH Favorites if I’m not lazy.

About me: Cancelled projects vol.1


In my 5 years of being on the internet as a non-lurker, I’ve participated in hundreds of different things. But I’ve also been very secretive with the stuff I do behind the scenes. Literally 4 or 5 dozen projects that I’ve made have haven’t even surfaced. So to tell more about myself, I’m making a series of articles… About myself. Granted, I’m very critical of myself and that will probably bias everything, but at least it’s something =P
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