Week: End Game: On 12.07.2013

Mario, Zelda, Animal Crossing– just a typical weekend at the ‘dojo!

By Nintendojo Staff. Posted 12/07/2013 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Robert Marrujo

I’m in a state of gaming flux, at the moment. I have a couple of games simmering away, but I’m sort of meandering through them and not making as much progress as I’d like. I STILL haven’t beaten Pokémon Y! It’s frustrating. I suppose I’ll be working on that, but also playing Dual Destinies, which has been awesome. I’m enjoying the winter transition in Animal Crossing, too. I’ve put up the fourth illuminated tree in my town, and the landscaping has been continuing along quite nicely, too. I altered my grass pattern that I have in front of my house to be a snow one, so it looks much more fitting right now. I wish we could decorate houses in AC; maybe in the next game?

Anthony Vigna

I have been playing Mad World on Wii all week for the first time, and I can’t believe I missed out on this game when it was first released. The game is quite exceptional, featuring a beautiful black and white art style, a fantastic rap soundtrack, and over-the-top violent gameplay. Mad World is very arcade-like in nature, as you are awarded points for the way you kill someone. Fighting someone with your fists will only give you a low score, which will not help your progress through a level. However, interacting with environmental objects will boost your score tremendously, which encourages the player to get creative with each kill. For example, sticking a sign post through someone’s head, trapping them with a rubber tire, and throwing them in a dumpster will score the player a ton of points. Although the game is short and has some annoying motion controlled QTE segments, it’s truly a unique experience that Wii owners should definitely try out.

MadWorld Screen

Now that I’ve completed Mad World, I’m moving on to 3D Sonic the Hedgehog. Sure, the original Sonic the Hedgehog has been ported a million times already, but I’m a sucker for the blue hedgehog! The genesis games are some of my favorites of the series, especially Sonic 3 & Knuckles, so I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t pick up this stereoscopic 3D remake. Even though Nintendo isn’t going to make 3D Classics anymore, I’m glad SEGA has stepped up to the plate to remake some of its most beloved games in the same manner. After all, SEGA does what Nintendon’t!

Mel Turnquist

I’ve been on a real Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds kick lately. Man, is that game fun! I’m about to approach the Ice Palace (the last place I need to go before I face the final boss) and going on the mad Maiamai hunt. Man, I should’ve gotten to that sooner. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun playing a Zelda game in a long while.

I’ll also be likely to check into my town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and starting the December hunt for fish and bugs. I haven’t played in a few days but all I know is my buddy Marcel is still there. And that’s all that matters. I don’t want any episodes like when Pierce randomly moved out without telling me. I liked him…

Nicolas Vestre

A little while ago, I stumbled across the news that Japanese title Sayonara Umihara Kawase for 3DS was coming to North America, rebranded as Yumi’s Odd Oddysey. It appears that the game is only scheduled to be released in digital format, which prompted me to buy a new SD card for my 3DS. After a little thought, I went with a class 10 Sandisk SD card. $30 seemed like the right amount of money I’d be willing to shell out for extra memory, so I bought it off of Amazon. Of course, the transfer from the old 4 GB Lexar card that came with my 3DS XL to the new one was seamless; no headaches here!

Don’t know what Umihara Kawase is about? Take a look at this video to find out why I’m so psyched!

Besides increasing my memory, I’ve been playing Pokémon X. In particular, I’ve been breeding Sucker Punch onto Pawniard and Aqua Jet onto Marill. It took forever to get a decent nature for Pawniard, and even longer for Marill. I finally figured out the reason– when the species of the two Pokémon aren’t the same, there’s a very low chance that they will produce eggs. After hours of getting barely any eggs at all, I took away the male Floatzel I was using and replaced it with one of the male Marill offspring. Then they started breeding like rabbits! Within no time, I got a Marill with the Adamant nature. I still think it’s weird that the offspring can breed with the parent, though…

Apart from breeding, I looked everywhere I could for rain to evolve my level 49 Sliggoo. It seems that the Kalos region experiences a horrible drought as soon as Sliggoo is ready to evolve. Thankfully, the next day, rain appeared right away! Now I have my final team ready to go. Though it would be really cool to put a Mamoswine on my team!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been going pretty well. December has started, and I’ve caught all four newly available fish the month brings. Now I have to wait until March just to catch a stupid Loach! I now have more Blue Roses than I can handle, so I better come up with attractive places to put them. Another cool thing that happened: Merengue invited herself into my house and gave me a Throne. That was pretty awesome! I just hope she gives me her picture someday.

And then there’s Super Mario 3D World, staring me in the face every time I go to grab Pokémon X. I’ve only played about 20 minutes of the game because I want to finish my Pokémon quest, as well as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which I’m about a third through. Then I’ll absolutely devour the game.

What’s on your gaming plate this weekend? Are you still working through Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds, or are you enjoying an older title you might’ve missed out on, like Anthony? Let us know in the comments!

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