Top Tuesday: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Characters I’m Looking Forward To

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is so close and yet so far. I’m looking forward to trying out some of the new characters they’ve introduced.

With that said, this list will be only new characters to the game. There are some oldies I’m looking forward to playing as again, but I’ll only be talking about brand new characters to the game.

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5. Zelda

Right off the bat, I’m cheating on my own list. But at least she’s at number five. Zelda has pretty much always been part of the roster, but this is a different Zelda. I assume some of her moves are a little different from the last few Smash games so I’m definitely looking forward to try out this version of Zelda.

4. King K. Rool

I’m not one for the “heavy” characters too much. I did play as Charizard a lot in the previous game, but I’ve always liked the medium or speedy characters. King K. Rool is a great addition to the roster though and I imagine his moves are going to be awesome and powerful.

3. Piranha Plant

By far this is the oddest addition, but I love it. Piranha Plant came out of left field and he’s a bad guy in so many Mario games that I can totally see him having plenty of moves to be in a Smash game. I can’t wait to try him out.

2. Isabelle

I’ll admit, I never cared too much for Villager as a character. He had some interesting moves and was fun to play as, but he wasn’t a go-to of mine. Isabelle is iconic in the Animal Crossing world – well, in video games in general – and I can’t wait to test her out and check out her fighting moves.

1. Incineroar

He’s my main in Pokemon and I can’t wait to main him in Smash. He’s an awesome character and his introduction to the game was great. I’m looking forward to using his fire moves and beating the crap out of everyone else.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Features In Pokemon Let’s Go! Games

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

A couple weeks ago, Nintendo announced two new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch titled Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee.

Both games look fantastic and I can’t wait to play them. From the trailer and what they’ve told us thus far about the games, here’s what I’m looking forward to the most.

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3. Co-op Mode

I can’t express how much Kris and I have wanted to play a mainstream Pokemon game together side by side on the same cartridge. While it doesn’t seem like we’ll be able to link up the two games together, it’ll be great to see our characters side by side battling together.

2. Exploring the Kanto region again

When Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow came out, I wasn’t old enough to really play the games and understand them. I mean, I could barely read. So, my Pokemon journey started in the Johto region. As I got older, I played Pokemon Blue and Yellow (I still don’t have my own copy of Red… sad day). I enjoyed them. Then FireRed and LeafGreen came out for the Gameboy Advance. It was great to revisit the original region. Now we’ll be able to explore the region in all its 3D, vivid glory. And I can’t wait.

1. Interacting with your Pokemon

It’s great to have a Pokemon out and following you around (or chilling on your shoulder) but it’s another thing to have that Pokemon out as well as a second Pokemon. While I would love the opportunity to play with all my Pokemon rather than just Pikachu or Eevee, but I’ll take what I can get. The graphics are so realistic and it’s awesome to have two Pokemon out by your side at all times and to interact with both of them at different levels.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Legend Of Zelda Graphics

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

Since it’s Zelda Month and I’ve mostly been twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Pokemon games to come out, I decided to talk about the various Zelda games and one thing they all have: graphics (duh).

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5. Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask & A Link Between Worlds

I’m already cheating on my own list, I know. Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are similar in style and I couldn’t choose between them and A Link Between Worlds. The Nintendo 64 games are iconic and while you wouldn’t think the graphics are that great, they were certainly up to par in their own time and have aged well. The 3DS game is similar – 3D, but smaller, crisper, and brighter. I enjoy it all.

4. Twilight Princess

Obviously, I really enjoy the bright graphics and Twilight Princess is not bright at all. However, all the characters look so realistic and have facial expressions and everything. The darker turn was a nice touch for the series and I thought the graphics were beautiful.

3. Wind Waker

Okay, now back to bright. As bright as can be. Wind Waker is cartoon-like which took everyone by surprise when the game was announced. I found the graphics to be delightful. It was a risk and it worked out well. I’ll admit, I was nervous that by changing the graphics, they were going to change the way the game was played. It was different, but more or less the same as any other Zelda game. The games can be dark and the vivid graphics were a nice touch

2. Breath of the Wild

How more realistic can you get? Breath of the Wild is a gorgeous game! It’s not just the characters, but the environment around them are beautifully crafted and well done. You can see every blade of grass blowing in the wind and the animation of Link eating is adorable. Nintendo has really out-done themselves with this one. And yet, there’s one more game I decided to put in the number one spot.

1. Skyward Sword

I absolutely love Skyward Sword. The motion controls can be annoying, yes, but this is a great game and it’s an awesome “prequel.” The graphics for Breath of the Wild are much better than this (way better), but I love how Skyward Sword looks. I enjoyed the uniforms of the school and how that all started. Pipit is a hunk and I wish he were in more Zelda games in his cute yellow uniform. But oh, there’s Link. Link looks awesome as well. I loved the whole atmosphere of Skyward Sword and the graphics were amazing at the time for the game.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Mini Games In Super Mario Party

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I’ve been playing Super Mario Party so much lately. There are about 80 new mini-games in the game so I thought I’d talk about some of my favorites.

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5. Net Worth

This is one of the four-player cooperative games from the River Survival mode. It’s a four-player game where you all have to work together instead of against each other. You all hold a fishing net and when a bunch of Cheep Cheep come swimming by you have to collectively pull your Joy-Con up to lift the net. This is a lot more fun when playing with other people because you have to actually communicate. It’s satisfying to get a lot of Cheep Cheep as well.

4. Bumper Brawl

This is a crazy version of Bumper Balls from Mario Party 2. The difference is that there will most likely always be a winner. This is a four-player ally mini-game which means it’s every man for himself but you have the help of your allies (should you be lucky enough to have any). The sound effects for this game is great as you’re all in hamster-like balls. Depending how many allies are on the board as well this game gets pretty crazy which is a lot of fun.

3. Absent Minded

This is a “quiz” from Toadette. It’s a four-player mini game. There are three rounds where you’re given three pictures and then have to choose which picture is missing from the big one. The pictures will pixelate slowly on screen or flash real quick throughout the screen. It’s a clever game and harder than it seems.

2. Rattle and Hmmm

This one is similar to Absent Minded except instead of seeing it’s about feeling. It’s another four-player mini game where Toadette “quizzes” you. There are three rounds of three characters doing something on screen and each one has a unique rumble you feel in the Joy-Con. The curtain closes, a rumble happens, and you have to guess who made the rumble. This is another one that’s not as easy as it seems.

1. Slaparazzi

Yet another four-player game and this is the best one, especially if you’re playing with three other people in real life. A Koopa has a camera and tries to get many different angles of you and your friends. You have to try to be the center of attention which means punching your friends out of the way. Once Koopa takes the photo, the picture is shown on screen. The pictures that come out – the poses and faces of the characters – are absolutely hilarious and well done. There are more than five rounds for this game too which is nice so you can really have a lot of fun with it.

Have you played Super Mario Party yet? What are some of your favorite mini-games? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Spooky Games

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday & October!

With the Fall officially here and Halloween around the corner, I though I’d talk about some spooky games I’ve played… well, the term “spooky” is used loosely.

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Take this list with a grain of salt. I don’t play horror games for a reason and some of these games aren’t even in the horror genre. Though I felt they were spooky enough.

3. Hello Neighbor

I’m already cheating on the first game. I’ve never actually played this one myself. I’ve seen a lot of other people play it though and… the story can be pretty unsettling. The learning AI and the premise is pretty spooky and this is technically a stealth horror game.

2. James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes

I’ve played this game for the Nintendo DS a couple of times and have even given it a review. This is a simple puzzle game and there isn’t too much to the story. However, you’re up against a psychopath and even get put into jail and have to escape. While the consequences aren’t that great, the game makes it seem like the stakes are high. When I first played it a long time ago, it kind of creeped me out.

1. Luigi’s Mansion

You should have seen this one coming. This is one of my favorite games. When I first played Luigi’s Mansion on the Gamecube way back in the day, I had a hard time playing it because our gaming systems were hooked up in the basement. I also couldn’t play it when I was home alone or when it was dark out. The cartoon ghosts spooked me despite how much I enjoyed the game. I pushed through the fear though!

What are some of your favorite spooky/horror games to play? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Games I Play Over And Over

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I was pretty excited from the latest Nintendo Direct. There were a lot of games that I’m looking forward to but some that I know I’ll play over and over again just like I have with the games before it.

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3. Luigi’s Mansion

This is a favorite of mine and one that I’ve played a few times. This is a game where I feel like I need to be in the mood to play it, but I always get excited for it and into it. Now that Luigi’s Mansion 3 has finally been announced, I can’t wait to play a brand new spin on the series. Plus, I can’t wait to get a hold of the original game for the 3DS and play with a friend… as weird as green Luigi may seem.

2. Animal Crossing

It’s no secret how much I love Animal Crossing. I definitely go in spurts with that game but I’ve gone back to it time and time again. While the real time can be annoying if you haven’t played in a year, I love being able to just pick back up where I left off. Or, wipe our my town and start from scratch… though I don’t like doing that. I’m sure I’ll be playing the new game over and over for a long time.

1. Pokemon

While this wasn’t talked about much at the recent Direct, I’m still super excited for the Let’s Go games and also the new core game that will be out next year. Though we still don’t know anything about that game yet. Either way, I know I’ll be trying my hardest to complete my Pokedexes and catch them all.

Now all I need is a new Paper Mario game and I’ll be good to go.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Nintendo Controllers

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.com Happy Tuesday and September!

I don’t know what made me think of this the other day, but controllers are such a big part of playing games and I decided to talk about my favorite controllers from Nintendo consoles.

3. Nintendo 64 Controller

There’s always some sort of debate on how to hold this controller. I’ll admit, I always held onto the middle and right side because my hands were too small otherwise. In fact, they were pretty small no matter how I held the controller. So, why is this one on my favorites list? Because it’s unique and cool looking. That’s pretty much all there is to it.

2. Gamecube Controller

It’s not a classic controller, no, but whenever I think of a “game controller” the Gamecube one pops into my head. This one has always been the most comfortable and Kris and I used to have certain ones that had grips where you held it. So I always liked that.

1. Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con

I feel like not many people will agree with me on this one. I was skeptical of the Joy-Con at first for sure. They certainly don’t look like a “game controller.” However, I love the ability to have one or two united. I also love being able to do other things with my hands while I play. I can sit with my arms crossed and play whatever game. But the biggest reason this is number one for me is because they’re small. I have baby hands and the Joy-Con fit me perfectly. It’s so comfortable. Anything to help me play games easier is a win for me.

What are your favorite Nintendo controllers to have and to hold? Let me know in the comments below!

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