Top Tuesday: Favorite Bosses In Paper Mario

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I was thinking of Paper Mario the other day. Why? No idea. But I thought I’d talk about some of my favorite boss battles from the game.

For the sake of everything, I’m not including Bowser because… well, he’s in everything.

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3. Lava Piranha

I’ll be honest, there’s nothing too special about this boss fight other than Kolorado busting in every now and then. The Lava Piranha is found on Mt. Lavalava and is kind of a creepy looking dude, but completely awesome at the same time. Plus, fire.

2. Crystal King

This weird guy is found at the Crystal Palace – not to be mistaken for the breakfast buffet in Disney with Winnie the Pooh and friends. He’s the last major boss you fight before heading to battle Bowser. His move set is cool with illusions and the like. I’ve always liked the music and sound effects for him too. I mean, the music all around is good for the whole game, but this one always stood out to me.

1. Koopa Bros.

The very first major boss fight of the game in Koopa Bros. Fortress. These guys are hilarious. They really add a lightheartedness to the game (as if it wasn’t already). Bonus points, they remind me of the Ninja Turtles.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Mario Sports Games

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

Sports games aren’t necessarily something I’m into. Though with some hype (and not so much hype) of Mario Tennis Aces, I thought I’d talk about some of the Mario sports games I have played.

I’ll be honest, I had to look up a list of Mario sports games. As it turns out, I’ve only played about 3 of them. So, there you go… not that into sports games even though they are pretty fun when I play them.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

I like Mario and I like Sonic. I remember when this game out for the Nintendo Wii in 2007, I was excited to give it a try. I thought it was an interesting take on a sports game and crossing over Mario and Sonic was cool as well. Though, they probably should have stuck to crossing them over in a platformer rather than making them ice skate and sprint.

I don’t remember too much of this game other than I wasn’t that impressed with it. Maybe I’ll give it another try someday just to see.

Mario Super Sluggers

This is a baseball game that came out on the Nintendo Wii in 2008. I remember getting it because I enjoyed the Wii Sports game so much. So mixing that similar game with the Mario characters excited me.

I’ll be honest, I don’t remember too much of it. I don’t think I played it that often. It wasn’t as fun by yourself and Kris wasn’t into the game so no one would play with it. Like the other game, I might play it again soon to revisit it.

Mario Hoops 3 on 3

This basketball game came out for the Nintendo DS way back in 2006. I’ve played this one the most and, if I remember correctly, I was pretty good at it. I don’t remember there being too much to the game but I did play a good amount of it. I remember bringing it to babysitting with me one time when I had a late night ahead of me.

When Nintendo announced Mario Tennis Aces, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get the game or not. It looked interesting to me and I definitely wouldn’t mind giving it a try. I haven’t gotten the game and I’m not sure if I will anytime soon. In the meantime, if I want to play tennis, I’ll probably turn on Wii Sports again.

What are some of your favorite Mario sports games? Did you get Mario Tennis Aces? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday and July!

Now that a new Super Smash Bros. has been announced I thought I’d revisit some of my favorite characters; especially since they’re all coming back.

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3. Zelda

Once Roy and Young Link were no longer playable, Zelda was my main character and she still is. I think her Link Between Worlds design looks great and I’m looking forward to giving her move set a try.

2. Roy

Roy was a go-to for me if Young Link wasn’t available for some reason or if I just needed to practice with someone else for a change. I’ve missed him and I’m can’t wait to test out his moves once more.

1. Young Link

Young Link was always my go-to character in the earlier Smash games. He was always my favorite and I played so well with him (even though I wasn’t even good at Smash at the time). I’m excited I’ll be able to play as him again.

Who are you looking forward to playing as? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: E3 2018 Games To Look Forward To

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

E3 2018 is officially over. There were a lot of ups and downs during the conferences. Some people were happy, some not so much, depending on the company. Still, there were some interesting games that were talked about and here are some I’m looking forward to the most.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

I still have yet to play a Kingdom Hearts game. Though I used to watch my friend play it when we were younger and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at it. Kris and I just bought Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, so we’re hoping to get through that before 3 comes out.

Tunic

A furry Link? Yes, please! This game looks not only aesthetically pleasing, but it looks like plays well. I can’t wait for this one to come out.

Ori & The Will of the Wisps

I haven’t played Ori & The Blind Forest. That was one on my list that I never got to. Now that the sequel is coming out, I think it’s time I play the first one to catch up.

Octopath Traveler

This game looks amazing. I’ve played the first demo and enjoyed it a lot. I’ve been looking forward to a release date for a while and now it’s finally close.

Overcooked 2

Overcooked is a game Kris and I played and beat together, but then we always played and beat it with our two cousins and also two of our friends. We were all so excited when the sequel was announced. Here’s to another late night to beat the game in one sitting!

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

I don’t really know if I need to explain this one. We’ve all been waiting for it. I’m super excited to have the old characters back – Roy and Young Link were always my go-to, so I’m happy to get the chance to play as them again.

Super Mario Party

Did Nintendo finally listen to us? It seems so! The game looks like it’s back on a normal board (as normal as it can be for Mario Party), there’s no car and everyone seems to be moving one at a time. The minigames also look plentiful and hopefully there will be one after each turn. I can’t wait to try this one out.

Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!

I feel like I’ve been talking about this one since they announced it, but… I’m super excited for this game. I can’t wait to check out Kanto in all his updated-tech-glory. Plus, to have my Pokemon follow me around? And I get to ride on some of them? And then there’s the Pokeball Plus?! I want it now.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Aspects Of Pokemon Quest

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

A new Pokemon game has been released for the Nintendo Switch called Pokemon Quest. It’s free to start playing so I’m sure pretty much the entire world is playing it. Myself included.

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3. The Auto-Play

Normally when it comes to games having an “auto-play” option makes me wonder, what’s the point? If you’re going to watch the game play itself, why bother playing it at all? However, I definitely think the auto-play works well in this case. Kris and I started the game together so we had the Switch set up on the big TV. I have to say, I find the touch controls easier than using the analog stick. With that said, it’s a little hard to control the different Pokemon as you keep track of where they are, which enemies they’re nearby, and how their attacks are doing as they recharge. The mouse seemed to move too fast for me so it was easier to put it on auto-play. Now I play in handheld mode and use the touch screen.

2. The Power Stones

I’ll admit, I thought this was kind of weird at first. I didn’t think adding stones to my Pokemon would be an ideal way to make them stronger. It’s a cool concept though and a fun mechanic. I get excited when I find a new stone during the exploration. Upping their attack or HP is such a great help when their experience is still pretty low and they won’t be leveling up anytime soon.

1. The Graphics

I’m not going to stop talking about the graphics of this game. I love how blocky and adorable they are! The colors are so vivid and the way the Pokemon move and play throughout is just so cute. It’s calming and pleasing to play and watch.

Have you been playing the game? What do you think of it so far? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Nintendo 64 Games

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I don’t know why, but I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane lately. Here are my favorite games from the Nintendo 64.

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Pokemon Stadium 2

I loved both games, but the second always stuck out in my head the most. I think it was because the Johto Pokemon were involved so there was more variety and I enjoyed the mini-games more. This is a game I would love to play again soon.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

While I’ve never played this game myself, I loved watching Kris play when we were kids (and even now). It’s one of the best Zelda games. The dungeons, the music, and even the graphics are all memorable.

Mario Party 2

It’s an old-school Mario Party and it’s the best one. End of story.

Super Mario 64

This is my favorite Mario game ever. The level designs and variety were wonderful, despite me not being very good at the game. I still loved it and the music is catchy and gets stuck in my head all day.

Paper Mario

If you know me, you know if this is my all-time favorite game ever. It’s just fabulous.

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Top Favorite Nintendo Home Consoles [Top Tuesday]

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday and first day of May!

I can’t believe we’re already in a new month. Hopefully, the spring weather is here to stay.

 

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5. Nintendo Wii

The Wii will always hold a special place in my heart. While I’m not the number fan of motion controls, they don’t bother me too much. I have many fond memories of playing with the Wii and there were some great games on there such as Mario Kart Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

4. Nintendo Wii U

The Wii U isn’t liked by many and while I know it’s the worst console to have sold ever, I still enjoyed my Wii U and I still enjoy it to this day even though I have my Switch.

3. Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 was a gem. The controllers were certainly funky and hard for my small hands to use, but the games were wonderful and the 64 started a lot of trends and had a great selection of games.

2. Nintendo Gamecube

The Gamecube, I believe, is a hit or miss for some. Though I’m pretty sure most of the games I own are for the Gamecube. I remember playing a ton of multiplayer games with friends and family. Also, Luigi’s Mansion.

1. Nintendo Switch

I mean, this is kind of a given. I’ll admit, when the Switch was first announced, I was skeptical. But… Nintendo has really outdone themselves.

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