Memorable Maps

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

The best games are created within their own wonderful world. The worlds, of course, have maps to visualize the beauty of it all to the players.


I don’t know what it is about maps, but I love them. The desktop background on my laptop is the map of Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings.

Maps are cool and I think they’re fun to look at as it shows all the depth and detail the creators put into making worlds we know and love today.

Like Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda, for example:

Map of Hyrule Double Jump

This is a puzzle Kris and I put together last summer. I can’t remember how many pieces it was… maybe 1,000? It was a big one and not as hard as we thought it would be.

I love puzzles, gluing them together, and framing them. Even though we did this puzzle last year, it’s still sitting in our closet. We have slanted walls in our office and bedroom, so we’re not quite sure where to put it yet. It’s bigger than the picture makes it look.

I love collecting things. Once I have one of something, I feel the need to collect them all, even if it takes me the rest of my life (mostly because I’m cheap).

The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask map puzzle Double JumpSo when I found this puzzle at GameStop, I had to have it.

Kris and I were there for a game or for the Pokemon 20 legendary of that month anyway, so we decided to get it.

It’s the map from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, if you weren’t able to tell.

This puzzle is about 550 pieces, so it won’t be as big as the Hyrule map. Then again, it might be harder than the Hyrule map.

This will definitely be another puzzle we’ll complete, glue, and frame to hang up on the wall next to the Hyrule puzzle. Whenever that will be…

Anyway, now that I have two maps from the Zelda world, I’ve been keeping an eye out for maps of the other games. I of course have to get Ocarina of Time, and I know Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword would be gorgeous. Of course, I think all of them are gorgeous.

As Kris mentioned yesterday, we went to GameStop the other day to get the next legendary Pokemon for the 20th anniversary. Kris found a game she decided to buy and I of course found another puzzle.

Pokemon Johto region map puzzle Double JumpI should have known that maps for the Pokemon regions would exist!

It’s obviously not Zelda, but now here’s another map series I need to collect.

Kris bought it for me because she’s a nice older sister (I’m obligated to slip that one in there because she buys me things a lot).

This puzzle is also 550 pieces and shouldn’t be too hard to put together. But you never know.

Kris and I love working on puzzles. We usually marathon TV shows or a series of movies while doing them.

Now we’ve added two more to the collection and there will be more to come.

I mean, we’re definitely going to have to get the other Pokemon regions. I can’t just flaunt around the second generation and call it a day. No, there are five (almost six) more regions to collect.

And then there’s Zelda.

I hope I can buy a house with big walls.

Do you love jigsaw puzzles? If so, do you put together puzzles from video games?


Game Galore

Rachel Mii Double JumpHey, it’s Rachel!

A couple weeks ago Kris and I talked about Impulse Buys.

Well, now that GameStop has the Pokemon code to add a new legendary Pokemon to your latest, we’ve been going into the store more so than usual.

I love GameStop, but I don’t go there too often because I know that I’ll end up buying new stuff. Stuff that I don’t necessarily need at the moment.

It’s May and this month for Pokemon 20, they’re giving away Darkai codes for your AlphaSapphire, OmegaRuby, X, and Y games. Most people go to GameStop, get the code, and put it in their game. They then trade the legendary from game to game to fill up their Pokedex.

Nope. Not me.

There are four games, I need four codes. I like to have every single Pokemon in every single game, not just a symbol on the Pokedex.

So Kris and I went to two GameStops last weekend. But of course, we always feel bad going there to grab a free code and then leaving. So we bought two new games, one at each stop.

We bought Assassin’s Creed: The America’s Collection. Neither one of us has ever played an Assassin’s Creed’s game. Kris wanted to give it a try and we didn’t know where to start so we just grabbed a random one. Sounds logical, right?

We also bought Batman: Arkham Origins. We have the first two games. I beat the first one and got halfway through the second one. Now I have to start playing it again so I can play the third game.

We’re going to new other GameStop locations this weekend to get the other two codes. Maybe we’ll end up buying more games… I wonder what we’ll get?

Pokemon Month

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 Hey, everyone! Rachel here.

February is a big month for Pokemon, one of my favorite game franchises. There’s a lot going on this month that I’m just as excited as Pikachu with a ketchup bottle!


Double Jump Pokemon Month

February marks the 20th anniversary for Pokemon. 20! I feel like Pokemon has been out a lot longer than that, but I’m 22 and Pokemon came out two years after I was born, so… Math.

I follow Nintendo News here on WordPress. They’re constantly updating with news and events multiple times a day for various games. Lately, they’ve been mainly talking about Pokemon. They have big plans for the anniversary.

1. The new season of Pokemon XYZ will be airing in February

2. New 3DS Pokemon 20th anniversary edition will be available February 27th. The new editions are Charizard and Blastoise from the original Red and Blue games.

3. The main star of a new Pokemon movie and the full title will be announced in February. Supposedly it’s going to be big.

4. Starting in February, legendary Pokemon are available. Mew is available through Gamestop in February.

5. The first three Pokemon movies (Pokemon The First Movie, Pokemon The Movie 2000, and Pokemon 3 The Movie) will be in a Blu-Ray bundle for a limited time starting February 9.

There’s so much more to come too! There will be special events and certain happenings at different retail locations on February 27, which is Pokemon Day.

I’m pretty sure my wallet will feel some pain in February.

To find out more, go to

Are you a Pokemon fan? How excited are you for the 20th anniversary?