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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 15 “The Ancient Hero” (Nintendo Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 15 “The Ancient Hero” (Nintendo Switch)


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1 Hour Nintendo Music | Animal Crossing: New Leaf [K.K. FLAMENCO] (Nintendo 3DS)

1 Hour Nintendo Music | Animal Crossing: New Leaf [K.K. FLAMENCO] (Nintendo 3DS)


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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 14 “Epic Encounter” (Nintendo Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 14 “Epic Encounter” (Nintendo Switch)


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Why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a Bucket List Game

THE DILEMMA

I was not even going to buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. No plans whatsoever.

I already had my fill of Nintendo kart goodness when I purchased Mario Kart 8, along with the two content packs, on the Wii U years ago. Fun was had with my spouse and playing solo through the games dozens of courses and cups. But with that said, I did not sink too much time into it. Life happens and new games are released.

Fast forward to the present with the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and my lack of excitement. Nothing really changed. I took a gamble, and I am here to say it was a gamble well made.

THE BASICS

Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing game with single and multiplayer configurations. The game asks the players to choose a character, a customizable kart, and a race track to play on. The game, then, tasks the player with completing the race as close to first place as possible by avoiding items, dangers, other players, hazards, and without falling off the track. This has been the formula for Mario Kart for ages, and it is a fun one.

MY FAVORITE MARIO KART

I have played all of the home console and handheld Mario Karts  up until this point. The very first game on the Super Nintendo in the 1990s was a blast to play with my brothers and it was my favorite iteration of the beloved series until Mario Kart DS released. I still cannot put my finger on it, but the DS version hit all of the right notes for me. I love the graphics, game play, course selection, and side content. It had everything I wanted in a Mario Kart game including online. I remember playing against random opponents and doing modestly well. It was a lot of fun times for me that I did not think were possible to replicate. Turns out, I was right.

PLAYING MARIO KART AGAIN AND AGAIN

I did not play much of Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart 7. Those were games that fell victim to my college days in which there was not enough time for anything besides studies. But I was ready when Mario Kart 8 released. I was able to put in a bit of effort with part 8 on the Wii U along with my spouse, and I was blown away by the games presentation.

It had some of the best music and sound in any game I have ever seen. The inclusion of non-Mario, Nintendo characters such as Link and the Animal Crossing villagers also were a fun sight to see. But the game did not hook me like the DS version did, and I moved on from the karting affairs.

As the Deluxe version approached, I contemplated purchasing it: Who would I play it with? How much would I play it? Would I get bored with it?

TURNING POINT

Even running a Nintendo themed YouTube channel was not enough for me to consider purchasing a game I already owned and played. But then my spouse’s sister came along and watched me play a session of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and commented on wanting to play Mario Kart. I told her one was releasing in the matter of weeks.

And since I really do enjoy local multiplayer, I decided to snag Mario Kart when my funds allowed it. I had a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in my possession by the end of its launch month and people to play it with.

SO MUCH FUN

I am glad to say there was never a moment of regret in purchasing what I consider to be one of the greatest kart games of all time. In fact, I was excited as I watched videos of the new features added to the Deluxe version. I became so excited about the concept of Smart Steering, something new to this version of the game. It keeps players from falling off the track if turned on. The possibilities of this mechanic clicked in my head the moment I realized my spouse would have a much better time playing with me if she had Smart Steering available.

A SMART NEW GAME

I immediately gathered my spouse to play cooperatively through the main Grand Prix mode: One Cup, four courses. I told her about Smart Steering, helped her turn it on, and proceeded to get beat by her race after race. I was happy for her and enjoyed myself at the same time. I think we had even more fun playing Deluxe than standard 8 thanks to my spouse being able to place above tenth in all of her races. I don’t think my spouse placed anything lower than third or fourth in any course in Deluxe thanks to her skills and Smart Steering.

It was a blast that validated my purchase on the spot. This one simple addition just made Mario Kart 8 Deluxe worth it for anyone that has a family member or friend that has varied skill levels from oneself but wanted to play Mario Kart at the same time. Now, two or more players of differing skill levels can play at the same time. It really is amazing.

I then had a Mario Kart game night with my spouse and her sister and all three of us had a blast. We did not want to stop playing. We ultimately did, but it did not stop my itch from growing. I had to play online mode.

ONLINE ADDICTION

Online play is smooth and fun and local co op is a blast to play. Every. Single. Time. It is a game I cannot stop thinking about playing by myself or with a friend or stranger. It is a game I am glad I did not avoid.

I was addicted the moment I began my first online game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Really. I played a good hour or more a night for a good ten days straight. I was quickly teleported back to my college days of playing Mario Kart DS online deep into the night. It is good to see that Deluxe core kart mechanics, a tried and true formula of casual competitive fun, underlines every game mode and feature—online and offline.

Deluxe is so much fun, it is very easy to lose track of hours by saying “just one more race”.

WHY MARIO KART 8 DELUXE IS A BUCKET LIST GAME

I was not going to buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and I would have been a fool. Deluxe takes the ultimate Mario Kart game—one that was finely crafted with gorgeous graphics and a memorable soundtrack—and adds groundbreaking new features for the franchise such as Smart Steering and puts it on a console which features only serve to enhances the kart racing experience.

Whether you were on the fence about this game like I was or not, do not worry: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a Bucket List worthy game I highly recommend.

–Walapie Gamer


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Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Entry #6 | GAME JOURNAL

ENTRY #6


PLAY TIME: 41h 57m

WEBSITE: www.nintendo.com/games/detail/disgaea-5-complete-switch

Get ready for seven episodes in one!

I played another thirteen or so hours this past week, mainly blowing through the main story with my overpowered characters I leveled. Read all about my leveling tricks in my last game journal. Not much grinding this week, but a lot of story.

Onward!

MAJORITA IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY EVIL

Shortly after the child Usalia joined our team, we found out that the evil necromancer Majorita had taken over Usalia’s world, enslaved her people, and killed the little bunny girl’s parents.

On top of that, Majorita reanimated Usalia’s parents and made them fight their daughter. Ouch. Overkill. Usalia refused to battle her parents which gave Majorita the upper hand. Luckily for the group, Bloodis (Lord Void Dark’s second in command) appeared and dismissed Majorita from her duties.

Bloodis brought Killia to his knees, and it looked like the group would be killed. But out of nowhere, Zeroken appeared! He used his ninja abilities to teleport the group back to their base before Bloodis could do even more damage to Killia and the team.

The team regrouped and went after Bloodis to end the demon general with vengeance. Additionally, Zeroken revealed that Bloodis was none other than the legendary Overlord Goldion–Zeroken’s mentor–brainwashed by Void Dark.

ULTIMATE FIGHTING TECHNIQUE

Killia also revealed that he was Goldion’s apprentice, and the only way to free Goldion was by performing an ultimate fighting technique.

But his knowledge of the skill was lacking and he needed Zeroken to perform the technique alongside him. After another battle with Bloodis, the duo tried to perform the move but failed.

That was when Zeroken told everyone the truth: He was not really Goldion’s apprentice. And that was why he could not perform the skill when he was needed to do so.

THE TALE OF ZEROKEN

Zeroken was really an ex-soldier from Void Dark’s army who defected after having a chance meeting with Goldion. He bandaged Goldion back to health and was taught how to fight in return by the legendary fighter. Shortly after, Void Dark brainwashed Goldion into becoming the demon general Bloodis.

Killia told Zeroken that the young ninja had the ability to free Goldion because he had a good heart. Zeroken just needed to learn how to purify his heart before trying the technique. The team found Bloodis and had yet another battle. Finally, the duo used the final technique and seemingly vanquished Bloodis.

But then Lord Void Dark appeared and put Killia in his place.

Bloodis regrouped and it was evident the final technique did not work. The group decided to return to their base after Killia sustained injuries in his battle against Void Dark.

WHAT’S UP WITH KILLIA?

Killia finally revealed all.

He told the team how Goldion saved him from himself by teaching him how to have a pure heart, that Void Dark was actually Goldion’s son, and Lieze (Goldion’s daughter and Void’s sister) was the closest family Killia ever had. He did not let them know, however, that Lieze’s death was what fueled him with revenge for Void Dark.

Meanwhile, Void Dark gained the ultimate ability to absorb energy. He quickly used his new skill to send energy spears across the multiple Netherworlds to suck each world’s energy.

One spear landed on Scorching Flame, Red Magnus’ home world.

The team explored Scorching Flame and found that Red Magnus’ allies were still alive but felt abandoned by Red Magnus. After much thought, Red Magnus realized his guilt for leaving his allies and apologized.

Red Magnus and company were able to save Scorching Flame and destroyed Void Dark’s  energy spear.

***

TO TOTO BUNNY

The team then headed to Toto Bunny, Usalia’s home world, to battle Majorita and stop an energy spear from destroying the world. Usalia dug deep and the team helped her defeat Majorita, but the necromancer jumped up and poisoned Usalia before retreating.

Back at the home base, Christo healed Usalia to health with angelic flair. This made Seraphina question whether Christo was really an angel in disguise.

Christo skirted around the topic.

VENGEANCE IS OURS

The group traveled after Majorita but found Bloodis instead. The team fought the demon general once more, but Bloodis defended himself against Killia and Zeroken’s ultimate technique. Afterwards, Bloodis fell back due to having something more important to attend to.

Instead, Majorita was just around the corner. Usalia’s un-dead parent’s protected Usalia before she enacted revenge on Majorita, finally defeating her.

At the same time, it was revealed that Christo was in-fact an angel on a mission to clear all suspicion that he was a spy. The angels, however, had already started a plan to nuke the Netherworlds, destroy Void Dark, and kill all demons.

Christo, though, kept all of this information to himself and eventually sided with his demon allies because he now considered them family.

INTO THE FUTURE

Christo must now try and defeat Void Dark to clear his name and stop the angels from nuking the Netherworld. What a challenge indeed!

Chapters 5 through 11 were highly entertaining and full of character revelations. What can we expect next episode? Only time will tell.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, DEMON OVERLORDS

Thanks for reading, and see you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


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1 Hour Nintendo Music | Super Smash Bros. Wii U [MENU] (Nintendo Wii U)

1 Hour Nintendo Music | Super Smash Bros. Wii U [MENU] (Nintendo Wii U)


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ONLINE VS: Race#8 | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

ONLINE VS: Race#8 | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)


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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 13 “Water Guides Us” (Nintendo Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 13 “Water Guides Us” (Nintendo Switch)


Please enjoy my continued Playthrough of a stellar Bucket List Game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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#BlogapieGamer | Pokken Tournament Pro Pads Are Cool!

Hello, everyone. Walapie Gamer (the Nintendo Archiver) here with another wonderful #BlogapieGamer post!

If you haven’t heard by now, the Nintendo Switch was updated to version 3.0. Check out the list of features at the link. The most important one to me is the ability to use the HORI branded Pokken Tournament Pro Pad.

Yes. Those controllers that used to work exclusively for Pokken Tournament for Wii U, and the upcoming Pokken Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch, now work with any game on the Nintendo Switch (some better than others; more on that in a second).

The only thing a Pokken Pro Pad needs is an available USB slot and WHAM! Games just work.

Of course, the Pokken Pro Pad does not have analog sticks and two of the shoulder buttons have been relocated to the center of the controller, but for games that require more of a Super Nintendo controller setup–four face buttons and two shoulder buttons–this controller works wonders.

Disgaea 5 Complete and King of Fighters ’98 work perfectly. The Directional Pad is big and solid and helps with movements in both games and awesome diagonals in the latter (which is important for a fighting game).

Overall, the Pokken Pro Pad is simply a sturdy controller with great build quality, nice big buttons, and a lengthy cord. It is a great retro focused controller.

I bought the standard version during Black Friday last year but went ahead and purchased the Pikachu edition the moment I read the 3.0 Switch update allowed the controller to be used.

I was really itching to get a new controller so I could play Puyo Puyo Tetris and the NEO GEO retro/fighting game catalog with more finesse and the Pokken Pro Pad helped me do so. I give my Bucket List approval for this nifty device.

Thanks for reading and see you next time, gamers!

–Walapie Gamer


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1 Hour Nintendo Music | Animal Crossing: New Leaf [K.K. JONGARA] (Nintendo 3DS)

1 Hour Nintendo Music | Animal Crossing: New Leaf [K.K. JONGARA] (Nintendo 3DS)


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