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.

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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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Top Tuesday: Indie Games I’m Looking Forward To

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I’ve been playing through a lot of older games lately, but I’ve been keeping up with the news and Twitter and have noticed a few indie games that are coming out that really piqued my interest!

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1. Switch or Die Trying by Threye

This is a platformer game that looks extremely hard. The main point is that you’re going to die a lot, but you should get back up and keep trying. You play as “I” and have lost all your friends, the other 25 letters of the alphabet. Your mission begins to find them all through 75 levels. It’s available on Steam and recently just came out for Xbox One.

2. The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot by RockTheClock

This is a visual novel mystery detective game. You play as a rookie “detective” who is afraid of the sight of blood. You solve crimes trying not to faint adding a little more stakes to each investigation. Kris and I played the Demo, which is available now on Itch.io and the full version of the game will be released on April 21, 2018. I’m looking forward to it.

3. Glitched by EnHouseStudios

A choice-based RPG, Glitched is a game where the main character is aware of you, the player. They’re aware of the video game and you two work together to help figure out how his world has glitched. It seems like a fun, twisty, mystery! The demo is available on Itch.io now and the full version will be released this fall.

Have you heard of any of these games? Do they sound interesting to you? Let me know in the comments below and if you liked this post, please share it around!

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Legendary Pokemon

Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for another quick top list.

Who’s your favorite legendary Pokemon?

5. Latios & Latias

Right away, I’m cheating. But Latios and Latias are a set, so I’d be crazy to just list one of them. Both Dragon- and Psychic-types from the Hoenn region and star in the Pokemon: Heroes movie, which is a great movie. I think that’s why I love these two so much.

4. Rayquaza

Also from the Hoenn region, Rayquaza is a Dragon- and Flying-type. I’ve never actually used him before, but he’s majestic and wonderful. And I really like his design.

3. Xerneas

Xerneas… a majestic Fairy-type from the Kalos region. He’s powerful and he too has a cool design. I love him as a Pokemon, but I mainly love the fact that his antlers look like they glow in the dark.

2. Solgaleo

A Psychic- and Steel-type from the Alola region, I absolutely love Solgaleo. He’s powerful, like most legendaries, but I especially love him because I love lions. No, they’re not my favorite animal, but I when I was younger and thought I’d be going to Professor Xavier’s X-Men Institute, I figured my powers would be to transform into a lion.

1. Entei

Going all the way back to Johto, where my journey officially began, Entei is my favorite out of the legendary trio. This is mainly because he’s a Fire-type, but also because I loved him in the movie, Spell of the Unown.

Who is your favorite Legendary Pokemon? Do you try to get your hands on all of them?

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Pokemon Regions

Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for another top list and it’s pretty simple this week.

 

Top Tuesday: Favorite Pokemon Regions

While this was super hard to narrow down the seven regions into five and then try to put them in order, I came to this conclusion.

5. Alola

Alola is the latest region of the Pokemon world. I enjoyed it, I had a lot of fun, the islands were a cool aspect of it. Still, it’s not my favorite. It was different, which wasn’t a bad thing. But there were a lot of changes to the games and even though I liked those changes, things just weren’t the same. I miss the way everything else used to be. Though I loved being in that area, it’s not my number one region choice.

4. Kanto

The place that started it all. Normally I would have this be in the number one spot. It has a lot of fond memories and familiar towns, but this is a region I never really played through. When Kanto came out, I was too young to play the games myself. I watch Kris play and I watched the anime, but I never played them myself until years later. I love Kanto because it’s nostalgic.

3. Johto

Here is where it all began for me. When the Johto region came out, I was old enough to play the games myself and actually understand them. I played the games and when HeartGold and SoulSilver came out, I devoured through those ones as well.

2. Sinnoh

I know Sinnoh isn’t typically a fan favorite. I don’t understand why, but I’ve heard more people say they didn’t care for Sinnoh as much as the other regions. I think Barry was a big part of that, even though I quite enjoyed him as a character. But Pearl was the first game I ever completed. I also got the farthest on it with my Pokedex as well. It will always have a special place in my heart.

1. Kalos

The Kalos region was the closest region I had to Sinnoh. I completed X in two days and I’ve almost completed my Pokedex in full. (One of these days I’ll do it… I swear!) I enjoyed all the brand new animations and features of the game. Kalos was a fun place to visit.

What are your favorite regions? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tracks

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just came out a few days ago and Kris and I have been playing it whenever we have a free moment.

We like to play in order, so we’ve just beaten the 50cc Grand Prix, which means we’ve played each track once. And here are my favorites…

Before I give you a list of my top five favorite tracks in the game, I want to say that these tracks are from Mario Kart 8 and the DLC. I didn’t include any rehashed tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

I also didn’t include any Rainbow Road tracks or Bowser’s Castle tracks because those ones are a given. They will always be one of the best tracks.

Anyway, here we go:

5. Toad Harbor

This is a simple track. One where you’re driving on the road avoiding buses and just going through the town. For some reason, it reminds me of the first level in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle where the song “City Escape” by Crush 40. I pretty much sang that song the entire race and it really pumped me up.

4. Animal Crossing

I love Animal Crossing and I’m glad they acknowledged the game, showing off some of the NPCs of the game and buildings. It was cool to explore the town in a different way. I also enjoy that the seasons change.

3. Hyrule Circuit

This one was probably a given. The coins turn to rupees, the item blocks make the sound effect like Link is opening a chest, and the music brings you right back to Hyrule. I thought this track was so well-done, especially the room where the Master Sword is showcased.

2. Electrodome

Funky colors, cool lights, and awesome music. That’s the way to go, I don’t care what anyone else says.

1. Twisted Mansion

I always find the ghost levels to be really cool in any Mario game and Mario Kart is no exception. After playing through this one I found myself wanting to play Luigi’s Mansion again. The music was fitting and the overall atmosphere was on point.

What are some of your favorite tracks from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Are you enjoying the game?

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Top Tuesday: Favorite 1-2 Switch Games

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

I’ve been playing a lot of the Nintendo Switch lately. One .game that I find bizarre, but surprisingly have a good time playing, is 1-2 Switch.

I’ve only played the game with my sister and my cousin, but there have been a few games we’ve played over and over again.

Favorite 1-2 Switch Games

5. Soda Shake

Using only one Joy-Con, there’s not much to this game. You shake the Joy-Con and pass it along to the next player. This proceeds until one of you “pops” the champagne. Whoever is stuck holding it when it pops loses. This game is fun mainly due to the anticipation. The technology in the Joy-Cons is great because you can actually feel the bubbles fizzing the more you shake it. I’ve only ever won this game once, but I still have a lot of fun with it.

4. Safe Crack

When I was little, I wanted to be a spy or secret agent or the like. I’m not really sure why, but I was just into that spy stuff. Now that I’m older, I’ve realized I don’t have the stomach to deal with that stuff and I think I’m too small standing at 4-feet-10-inches, but I guess that’s why I write mystery novels. Anyway, Safe Crack is a simple, yet fun game. You turn the Joy-Con in your hand until you feel a slight tick of a vibration. When you feel that, you stop, and one of the three locks on the safe clicks open. Do this three times before your opponent and you’ve won by cracking your safe first. So far, I’ve never lost at this game and that makes me feel pretty cool.

3. Signal Flags

This game is just hilarious. Your Joy-Con is a “flag” and you need to raise it up, down, left, or right. When the woman directs you where to hold it, you listen to her. When the man directs you, you have to hold it in the opposite direction he says. It’s pretty fast-paced and you can easily get confused, especially when you’re staring at your opponent because their left is your right. My cousin kept royally messing this one up, which kept messing me up. We laughed hysterically the entire time.

2. Joy-Con Rotation

Gently pick up your Joy-Con and rotate it without tilting it and then gently put it back down. Whoever does the biggest rotation, out of three tries, wins. It sounds dumb, but it’s actually a lot of fun. This is another game I win at a lot (which could be why I love it so much, I’ll admit that). I played with my cousin and she just couldn’t do it. At all. It was hilarious and, if you haven’t noticed, most of my favorite games are the type that keeping laughing throughout.

1. Beach Flag

Holding the Joy-Con in one hand, you run in place really, really fast and when the Joy-Con vibrates, you hold it up in the air. I love the motion control games that require you to move. I find them to be a lot of fun. Plus, the replay of your character running to grab the flag is funny as well.

What 1-2 Switch games are your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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