Games I Have To Finish

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

With the Nintendo Switch coming out right around the corner, I’ve come to realize that I’ll be spending all my time playing new games.

Yet, there are so many other games that I’ve started, even reviewed on here, but have yet to complete them.

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1. Yoshi’s Woolly World

Kris and I have been playing this game together. We bought it with a love of Yoshi deep down in our hearts. And what’s better than a Yoshi? A plush Yoshi! This game was so much fun and adorable. However, once we posted our review of the game, we stopped playing to play some other games for review. It’s been a while and I would love to get back to it for some casual play.

2. Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones

Kris and I decided to “challenge” each other and picked out a game for the other play. A game we wouldn’t normally play. She chose Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones for me. I enjoyed the game and got about halfway through it (I think), but our deadline got the best of me and I have yet to complete it. I still plan to finish it in the near future. The game is hers, but it’s still mixed in with all my handheld games.

3. Mario Party Star Rush

This isn’t exactly a game you can “beat,” though I do want to do some more exploring of it. I also want to try my hand at the multiplayer mode because I think that would me much more fun than playing alone. I’ve played through all the boards and such, which is why I stopped playing. It was beginning to get repetitive and, in turn, boring. However, before I write my review of it, I want to play through as much of it as I can.

There are plenty of other games that I need to play through and beat, some that I haven’t played in a while (meaning, before we started this blog a year ago), but for now, these are the top three that I hope to finish soon.

Are there any games that you started and haven’t finished yet? Do you plan on beating them soon? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top 3 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I can’t believe that in just two weeks it will almost be 2017. 

I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to play as many games as I wanted to this year. So I’m looking forward to a lot of games in 2017!

2017 Anticipated Games

In no particular order, here are my top three (so far) games I’m more anticipating

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo 3DS)

I’ve played Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Nintendo Wii U and absolutely loved it. It was a fun game that controlled like one of the classics and it was adorable. I can only hope the same for this new game.

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One)

I remember watching Kris play Banjo-Kazooie back in the day. It’s a game we should revisit, but I’m eager to see what Yooka-Laylee is all about it. The only problem right now is that we’re Xbox-less…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Do I really need to explain this one?

What games are you looking forward to in 2017?

Animals in Video Games

Rachel Mii Double JumpHi, everyone!

Animals are everywhere and they’re some of the best companions to have when you’re going on an adventure.

 

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Via Mario Wiki

Poochy is a fun, lovable dog that every gamer should know. He made his debut in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and has lately been seen in Yoshi’s newest game, Yoshi’s Woolly World.

He’s adorable, he’s fun and pretty helpful. For example, in Yoshi’s Woolly World he follows you around like the cute puppy he is and gets you to high places and retrieve items.

 

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Via Zelda Wiki

This is a Loftwing if you’re familiar with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Loftwings are loyal, lovable creatures that help their caretaker in anything. They come when called, they help get around to the different islands in the sky, and… They’re just all around gorgeous birds.

 

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Via Mario Wiki

This one may be cheating as Yoshi is now the main character in most Mario games and he even has a few games of his own.

I mean, just look at my first example.

However, Yoshi has been around for generations in the Mario world and he was, originally, a sidekick. Hatched from an egg, Mario would hop onto his back and Yoshi would attempt to fly, eat enemies and fruit, and overall aid Mario on his quest.

 

Now having animals as the main character of the game… That’s a whole other post in itself.

Who are some of your favorite animal companions?

Top 5 Yoshis

Rachel Mii Double JumpHey guys!

If you’ve played Yoshi’s Woolly World, then you know there are more Yoshis than we thought. They’re not just solid colors anymore, but have some cool designs.

I picked out a couple of my favorite ones to share with you.

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5. Star Yoshi

Blue and yellow is a nice color combination, I think. Plus the star on Yoshi’s cheek is adorable.

 

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4. Cinnamon Yoshi
I’m not really sure how this color combination looks like cinnamon, but I think it’s pretty anyway.

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3. Circus Yoshi

The blue and purple looks cool, especially when it’s striped like that. It reminds me of cotton candy. Which, oddly enough, there is a Yoshi for.

 

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2. Aqua Yoshi
Dark blue and light blue. Can’t go wrong.

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1. Alpine Yoshi

I think this Yoshi is one of the most originally designed. It’s not just stripes or spirals. Plus the color combination is perfect for what it is.

 

Can you tell that my favorite color is blue?

Which Yoshi designs are your favorite?

All images are from Mario Wikia.

Friday Favorites: Dogs in Video Games

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday!

If you know me at all, you’d know I’m a sucker for dogs. Any animals, really, but dogs are definitely a favorite of mine. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite canines from the world of video games.

Isabelle.

I’m not the biggest Animal Crossing fan, I’ll admit. I played the games for a little while, then got bored with the real-time aspect of it. I tried out New Leaf and still have it on my 3DS, but I haven’t played much of it thus far. Nevertheless, I really liked the character Isabelle. She’s cute, cheerful, and does her best to be as helpful as she can be. Why didn’t she just become the mayor?

amaterasuAmaterasu.

This gorgeous pup, who hails from the Okami games, is actually a paintbrush-wielding god. Enough said.

Dogs in Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Alright, so they don’t do much, but the dogs that run around in the castle town in Twilight Princess? I love them! They’re adorable, utterly in love with Link, and it’s such a nice break from the main quest to just play fetch with them. It was really just a cute, quirky touch that the designers stuck in the game, and I’m grateful that they did!

Poochy.

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First seen in Yoshi’s Island, originally for the SNES, Poochy has returned in yarn form for Yoshi’s Woolly World. I’m pretty sure I squealed with excitement when I first heard Poochy yipping during the level! He was an adorable companion when he had first appeared and he’s reached a new level of cute in Woolly World.

What were some of your favorite video game canines?

Yoshi’s Woolly World: Gameplay Thoughts

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

Yesterday Kris and I did a review for Yoshi’s Woolly World, one of the most adorable games ever in the world!

Today I thought I would share some thoughts I had during my gameplay.

  • This game is so adorable!
  • How cute is Yoshi?!
  • Oh, look at all the different Yoshi’s! They’re so cute!
  • I suck at this game.
  • Yoshi is adorable when you make him look up and when you make him look down!
  • I can’t get over how cute Yoshi is when he tries to fly.
  • Tries to imitate Yoshi eating and spitting out.
  • I still suck at this game.
  • This boss is easy!
  • This boss is hard.
  • I must now have Yoshi as my pet.

If you haven’t played Yoshi’s Woolly World, be prepared to fall in love with Yoshi more than you already had.

What’s a game that you really enjoyed?

Yoshi’s Woolly World Review

Title: Yoshi’s Woolly World
Company: Nintendo, Good-Feel
Console: Nintendo Wii U
How we got the game: We bought it.

Our Review:

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Holy sugar, this game is so cute! It’s seriously sweet enough to give you cavities! Yoshi was always one of the cutest characters in the Mario franchise, and this game just gives us throwback feels to the old-school Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64 and Yoshi’s Island, originally for the Super Nintendo Entertainment system.

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What can I say? I loved this game a lot more than I thought I would. I knew it would be a good game, but I didn’t realize how much it went back to its old Yoshi’s Story roots. The different kinds of Yoshis (not just different colors) were a nice touch. And, like Kris said, this game is just too cute to handle.

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Seriously, it’s so frigging adorable. We haven’t exactly finished the game just yet at the time of this posting — we’re in the middle of World 4 out of the six worlds available. There are eight levels in each world. The main objective of each world, besides completing the course, is to seek out the five hidden Wonder Wools. After finding all five, the Wonder Wools combine to create a certain yarn Yoshi, such as Cookie Yoshi, Cinnamon Yoshi, Yogurt Yoshi… A lot of food-themed Yoshis, actually. The Yoshis were unraveled by Kamek at the beginning of the game, and I’m not entirely sure as to what Kamek’s motivation was…

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Who cares about Kamek? She makes funny noises and that’s just about it. I think my favorite part of the game is seeing what kind of Yoshi we’re going to create next. There are some levels we find all five Wonder Wools in one go, but there are other levels that it took us a few times. We didn’t want to continue to the next level without saving the Yoshi.

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The Yoshis must all be saved! Each level also has the five smiley flowers that we need to find, and we’re not doing so hot on that. Finding all 40 flowers in a given world grants us access to a special level within the world and another Yoshi. With that said, though, the game does have good replay value in my opinion, especially when you have someone to play co-op with. Even if we do a level a couple of times to grab all the Wonder Wools, it’s usually pretty entertaining when Rachel and I try to speed-run the level for the second or third time.

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Let’s be honest here… We’re not that great at the game. I die all the time, our Yoshis are always bouncing on top of each other or eating each other by accident. Kris has bad aim when she throws her yarn balls and no matter where it goes or how far away it flies, it always manages to smack my Yoshi.

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We’ve honestly never had such a strong urge to be able to stream a “Let’s Play” of a game before! We think our mistakes in a game full of colorful, yarn-spun dinosaurs would be very entertaining! All in all, we’re satisfied with the game. The story seems a little tacked on with Kamek swiping and unraveling the yarn Yoshis for whatever reason, but perhaps we’ll find that out as we get closer to the end of the game.

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There always has to be some sort of plot, though. Of course I haven’t been paying too much attention. I would totally buy and play a game all about Yoshi and the little shenanigans he gets into. This game is great and I don’t want it to end!

Yoshi’s Woolly World gets…
5 lives double jump5/5 Wonder Wools

Top 5 Multiplayer Games

Rachel Mii Double JumpHey everyone!

There are a lot of games out there that are definitely more fun to play with others rather than playing alone.

The games I mentioned in my favorite games to play with friends post, here are five games I enjoy playing in multiplayer mode!

5. Skylanders

This game is definitely playable alone, but I do enjoy playing with other people. I like being able to use more Skylanders at once. You can see more of the powers they have, level each Skylander up faster, and it’s always fun to have a sidekick by your side in a level.

4. Donkey Kong Country

Whether you’re playing the old SNES DK game or you’re playing the new Wii U version, this game is so much better with friends. I find it more fun to run through each level with DK and Diddy running separately with each player rather than together with just one player controlling them.

3. Yoshi’s Woolly World

This game is too cute not to play with friends. End of story.

2. Super Mario Bros.

Like Donkey Kong, this game is a lot more fun no matter which version you’re playing. Though I have to admit that the newer Wii U versions seem to be easier with more people playing. You can explore more of the level in less time and there are certain levels that I feel would be hard to beat without the help of another player.

1. Just Dance

Who wants to have a dance party by themselves? You just look like an idiot if you’re dancing alone. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to laugh at your friends when they in fact can’t dance.

What are some of your favorite multiplayer games?

Amiibo Bandwagon

Double Jump Kris Mii Hello, hello, everyone and happy Friday!

Today’s post is all about those fun little figurines that Nintendo is producing called Amiibo! Let me know what you think of them in the comments.

Amiibos are figurines of popular video game characters from Nintendo. They are able to be used in conjunction with some of Nintendo’s latest games, most notably Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U.

wp-1455926305505.jpgWhen the amiibos first came out my reaction was caught between, “Oh, they’re cute,” and “Wtf.” I didn’t understand the concept of them other than that they may have been created just as collectibles (which is something that plenty of people do with them) before realizing that they can be “leveled up” in games like Super Smash Brothers. It wasn’t something I was into at all — I would have much rather just play the games without worrying about what level my toy was at.

Then the green yarn Yoshi came out in celebration of Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Holy fudgesicle, that thing is adorable! I just saw it available when I was at Toys R Us for something — I can’t even remember what — and they were just sitting there. I bought one on impulse (they wouldn’t let me have two) and have found myself looking more and more at amiibos.

(Technically, our Classic Mario amiibo was the first one we had gotten with our Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle, which was pretty cool. But the Yoshi’s cute factor trumped it.)

After that, Rachel and I started thinking more about the amiibos. Rachel even gave me Sheik for my birthday, where it sits proudly on my desk. We still don’t use them in games — in fact, the few we have are still in their boxes and we’re not sure if we’ll ever open them — but we keep looking at them whenever we pass them by at our favorite video game stores.

Who will be next? Charizard and Greninja? Fox or Roy, maybe? Perhaps we’ll have an updated picture of all our amiibos later down the road!

Do you collect amiibos? Which ones are your favorite?