Super Mario Galaxy: Game Review (Wii)

Today I’m going to write about the game Super Mario Galaxy. This game starts off at the Star Festival which happens every 100 years because that is when the comet passes by. So at the Star Festival Bowser (The Typical Mario Enemy) invades the Mushroom Kingdom where the Star Festival is Taking Place. Where Bowser as usual takes peach. When all the chaos is going on Mario gets blasted of into a weird planet when he encounters Rosalina. She takes Mario to her ship and sends him on the quest to find stars. She wants him to find the stars to power Rosalinas’ ship so they can find Peach and Defeat Bowser. So to find the stars you will go in a Dome and go into a Galaxy. There are typically 3 missions unless it’s a Minor galaxy which only has 1 mission. In every level you will see sparkling small stars which are Star Bits. You can use these star bits to feed Hungry Lumas to get to different galaxies. The last galaxy in every dome is Either a Bowser Level or a Bower Jr. level. When you beat the last level of the dome you get a Grand Star which a boost of energy for Rosalinas’ ship. Now just because you beat the first dome doesn’t mean your done with it. You can replay every level to discover Hidden star’s. But you also discover Prankster Comets which spawn comets in levels you already played. That’s why I Love this game becuase all galaxies have re-playabilty. Now there are different kinds of comets. There are”Speedy”, “Daredevil”, “Cosmic”, “Fast Foe” and “Purple” comets. The speedy comets time you and you have to beat the level in a certain time. Daredevil comets is when they make you beat a level which one life. Fast Foe Comet is when all the enemies are fast and attack quicker. A Cosmic Comet is when you race for a star with cosmic Mario. The cosmic mario is Blue and Black. And the most annoying Purple Comets or Purple Coin Mission. Thats when they put 100 purple coins on the map and you have to collect all of them. Some of them are timed. There is also a green star which when you find all three unlock the hardest galaxies in the game.

Now for the Basics and Controls. Z is to Crouch. C is to change the angle. And use the analog stick to move around. A to jump. – or + to pause the game. If you Hold Z and press A still you will do a Backflip. If you Press Z and A while moving you will do a Long jump. And when you shake the controller you do a spin attack. When you press A to a wall you can wall jump too.

Now the basics. 1 ups are Green Mushrooms which give you lives. Red mushrooms are Health Extensions giving you 6 Hearts instead of 3. And whats not a Mario game with out Coins. If you collect 50 Coins or Star Bits you will get a 1 up. And Every can get 5 lives from a Mail Toad.

There are various power ups in the game. The Bee Mushroom which allows Mario to fly for a short time when the A button is held. The Booshroom which makes you float in Midair while pressing A and when you shake the Wii Remote you can go through objects.The Fire Flower which allows Mario to throw fireballs at his enemies by shaking the Wii Remote. The Ice Flower which allows Mario to freeze water in small hexagonal ice platforms and skate across them freely. The RainBow star which makes Mario invincible for a short amount of time. The Red Star which allows Mario to fly when you shake the controller. And the Spring Shroom which makes Mario jump extremly high when you press A.

Now when you beat the game with all 120 stars as Mario you unlock Luigi (Mario’s Brother). When you get 120 stars with Luigi you unlock the grand finally galaxy. Which is located on the green star planet. Then after you beat that as Mario or Luigi you will get a letter on the wii mail which congraduates you on beating the game with a picture.
 There is also a Multiplayer mode which allows the other player to stop enemies and collect star bits. They only get a pointer.

Mario

Bowser & Bowser Jr. W/ all Enemies

This game costs is about $20-$40. This game is really fun and has really creative fun levels. But has flaws. The only flaw with me is that the final boss is way too easy, the depth reception is horrible, and you cant skip any text (which isn’t that bad). Everything else is perfect. I give this game a 10/10. Have fun collecting 242 stars!!!

– Waterwraithgamer

Mario Characters

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Nintendo Wii – Home Console Review

Ohh the Wii. The Wii is one of my favorite systems made. You might be thinking that the NES or the SNES or the N64 is better. Or to top that of XBox is better, Playstation is better. Well I’ll tell you why I like the Wii the best.  Well first of let talk about the console its self. Well the Wii has Gamecube Memory slots/Controller slots. Sd card slots are included also. There is a Power Adapter a Wii motion capture device, and a Video/Audio output . You can buy component cables to make the gaming in better quality. It also comes with Motion Controllers with a Nunchuck. They look complicated to use but you don’t have to use your controller. Thats one of the reasons why I like this system. They have a lot of different add ons to the Wii. Like different controllers, accessories, etc. But besides that lets talk about the gaming. The quality of the games aren’t as good as the xbox 360 or the Playstation 3 YET. Because they are making the Wii U which will be in Hd. But anyway besides that there is a mii channel on the wii where you can make your self. You can get a whole bunch of other channels too. Now this brings me to the main reason why I love this console. That you can buy old and new games for the wii on the wii.If I must mention you will need a classic controller or a gamecube controller to play most of these games. You can play Sega Genesis games, SNES games, N64 games, NES games and much more. Also you can play Gamecube games on the wii  too. Sadly you cant play all the games they made for these consoles. For Example the NES. For the games they allow you to buy on the wii are usually popular games. And they make over 1000 games for the NES. Most of them are bad anyway. There is a whether channel, Internet channel, basically anything you might need is probably at the Wii store. So if your someone like me who likes Mario or Zelda or any Classic game I would get this system. If you like the more recent game and you care about the graphics get the PlayStation or the Xbox. Also there is a wifi playing on the wii but isn’t as good as the Xbox or Playstation.

Well This has been my Nintendo Wii Review.

I recommend this (Wii) to anyone. If you don’t have one (Wii)you                                                                                                                                                     need one.

I rate this console a 9.5/10

– Waterwraithgamer

Angry Birds : App Review

This week were going to talk about Angry Birds.Angry Bids is a game about evil pigs stealing the bird eggs. The objective is to fight through the levels and try to get to the last level and get the eggs back. Now each level contains obstacles and a different amount of pigs. There is also a 3 star system. If you get enough points by killing pigs or breaking a lot of obstacles you will get 3 stars. Now as a side note getting 3 stars can be difficult at time to time. Now the game play is easy. You get a slingshot and some birds with you. You have to aim with the slingshot to shoot the bird to kill the pigs. Just so you are not confused you have to use you finger to pull the sling shot and shoot the bird. Here is a picture so you get confused.There are also different kinds of pigs but there are mostly just more defensive.

You start out with the Red Bird which is a normal bird and doesn’t have a special ability if you tap on the screen. But if you tap the screen with a Red Bird will just do a battle cry. But to my knowledge the red bird can go through wooden boxes easier than most birds. Yes there are more birds, And as I said before the other birds will have a special ability if you tap on the screen. You unlock these Birds by progressing through the levels.If I must mention there are chapters and each chapter has about 20 levels i’m not exactly sure.  Now lets talk about the Blue Bird which is a smaller bird than most of them but if you tap the screen the Blue Bird will spit into 3 birds and the smash through ice better than other birds.

Next is the Yellow bird and when you tap it , it will go speeding and can smash really and thing except cement blocks. But I think i’m wrong I think Yellow Birds Can Plow though wooden stuff.

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Next is the Black Bird Which can explode if you tap the screen but if you don’t it will smash through blocks and then blow up.

Now the Next one is the White bird which when you tap the screen the White Bird will drop Eggs that explodes when hits something.

Now even if you beat the game you will still have more levels to play. In these levels you will unlock the Boomerang Bird (Green Bird) and the Big Brother Bird. The Boomerang Bird comes back like a Boomerang when you tap the screen. It come back and what ever is in the birds way will get demolished.

Now the Final Bird is the Big Brother Bird and basically Brakes/Kills anything that it come in contact with. Again when you tap the screen all the bird does is a battle cry.

Now There are golden eggs you can get witch unlock different levels. The eggs are pretty hard to find. And there are 3 game of angry birds including this one.They are called Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, And Angry Birds Rio. They are all basically the same except different landscapes. There is a secret bird you can get if you pay for it. It Plows through everything literally thats why it costs money. It kills all the pigs in one shot too. Its called the Mighty Eagle.

Angry Birds Costs $5 and it is available for a free download except you don’t get as much levels. Its also Available For Ipad. My Opinion this game has so much love and is EXTREMELY overrated. Sometimes the game makes you mad and the touch screen controls can get difficult. I mean really this game is the most popular game for the ipod and I do not know why. This Game is making more merchandise than they are games. The other games I will not review but Angry Birds Rio costs $2 and Angry Bird Seasons Cost $1. Its Probably dropping prices because they make so much money. I give this Franchise 7/10.

SHhhh heres a spoiler for the next game….

 … the ORANGE BIRD….

– Waterwraithgamer

Minecraft Mob’s (Part 2)

In this blog I will be showing you part 2 of the Minecraft Mob’s. This part I will be showing the Aggressive Enemies (Enemies that attack you when sighted).

First we have the most annoying the Creeper.They spawn in the dark.The Creeper Explodes when it is too close to you. It wont destroy Obsidian and Bedrock. It does not make any sound. But if it’s at least 1 block near you it will hiss and will have 1.5 seconds to run before it explodes.The Creeper has different size explosions depended on if you’re on Easy,Normal,or Hard. The Creeper has 10 Hearts and deals 5 1/2 Hearts on Easy,10 Hearts on Normal, and 10 1/2 on Hearts on Hard.They do that amount when right next to you. The damage can Vary depending how close they are to you.They drop (0-2) Gunpowder on Death and a Musical Disc When Killed by a Skeleton.

Next is the Zombie.They spawn in the dark.The Zombie has 10 Hearts and deals out 1 Heart on Easy, 2 1/2 on Normal, and 3 1/2 on Hard. The Zombie will walk towards you with your arms up and if it touches you, you will get hurt. The zombies do make a sound so you can be alerted if they are near you. They will drop (0-2) Rotten Flesh which has a 80% chance of poising your food bar. Also when it’s day they will burn.

Next Is a Skeleton. They spawn in the dark. They have 10 Hearts and deal out 1 Heart on Easy, 2 Hearts on Normal, and 3 Heats on Hard. What makes them annoying is that they have Bows and arrows, and thats there method of attacking. And when they fire an arrow they will hide. They sound like Hallow tube clacking. They die in the sun as well. They drop (0-2) Arrows and (0-2) Bones.

Next is the Spider. Spiders have 10 Hearts and deal out 1/2 Heart on Easy,1 Heart on Normal, and 2 1/2 on Hard.T  They are Very fast compared to the other enemies. They spawn in the dark. A cool thing is they don’t attack when it’s light. During the day they are neutral enemies. They Drop (0-2) String on Death.

Now next up is a weird minecraft enemy, Slime.There are different sizes of Slimes. Tiny Slimes which are 0.6 blocks big. They have 1/2 a Heart and deal out 0 Hearts. Next is Small Slimes which are 1.2 blocks big. Have 2 Hearts and deal out 1 Heart. Finally we have a Big Slime which 2.4 blocks big. They Have 8 Hearts and deal out 2 Heats. The weird thing is is that they will slit up to there smaller forms when you find them. Also when they are at the tiny stage thats when drop (0-2) Slime Balls. They spawn in they the dark spawn on specific chucks. So they are pretty rare to find.

Next up is a Spider Jockey. Its called Spider Jockey because its a Skeleton and top of a Spider. Which Mean they are though. So they have 20 Hearts and deal out on direct contact 1 1/2 Hearts. But remember the Skeleton can shoot arrows. They have a 1% chance of finding. On Death it will drop (0-2) String, (0-2) Arrows, and (0-2) Bones.

Next is a Ghast. Spawn anywhere in the Nether and only in the Nether. They shoot out Magma Balls which is there method of attacking. Oh Yeah.. IT CAN FLY! So the only way to kill is with a Bow and Arrows. Unless he comes down to you then you can kill it with your sword. And if it flies into the lava. They have Hearts and deal out 4 1/2 Hearts. They drop (0-2) Gunpowder.

Next is a Silver Fish. Which was recently added to Minecraft. They drop nothing. They have 10 Hearts and deal out 1/2 a Heart. They spawn rarely in Strongholds. And if you mine a block and they appear they will keep on spawning unless you cover the block or mine it. They make the same sound as Spiders do for now.

Finally its a Blue spider or in Mine craft they call it a Cave Spider. They were recently added also. They are only found in Mine shafts and drop (0-2) String. They are smaller than usual Spiders. They have 10 Hearts and deal out on Easy 1/2 Heart, Normal they do 1 Heart, and on Hard they do 1 1/2 Hearts. They are venomous which means when they attack you your health bars turn yellow and lose health every 1/2 a second. But if your food bar is full you will survive 1/2 Heart when your poisoned. So make sure your food bar is full when your fighting them.

Well thats all the enemies. This is my last Minecraft blog until Minecraft 1.9 comes out. I hoped you Enjoyed because this took me a while. So see you guys next week!

Minecraft Mob’s (Part 1)

Now since I talked about Minecraft let’s talk about the mob’s other know as enemies. I am going to talk about each mob more throughly. EVERY enemy drops experience orb’s, if you don’t know what those are look at my “MineCraft Review : PC/MAC”. So we’ll talk about the passive enemies (Which means they will never attack you).Every passive enemy exempt 1 needs at least 9 Grass Blocks to spawn.

First up are Pigs Which have 5 Hearts.Pigs have a cool ability where you can put a sattle on them (only found in a dungeon) you can ride on the pigs back but you can control where it goes. Pigs will drop (0-2) Raw Pork Chop which can be cooked in a Furnace in to an edible Cooked Pork Chop. Not that it’s not edible but Raw Pork Chops recover less of the food meter and has a 10% chance of poisoning. When a pig dies to fire it will drop (0-2) Cooked Pork Chop.

Next are Chicken Which have 2 Hearts. Chicken will drop (1) Raw Chicken when cooked turns into Cooked Chicken. Also will drop (0-2) Feathers. And If the chicken dies to fire the Chicken will drop (1) Cooked Chicken. Every 5-10 minutes when the Chicken is alive it will drop randomly an egg which if you get lucky enough can turn into a Chicken eventually.

Next is a Cow Which has 5 Hearts. Cow’s drop (1-3) Raw Beef when cooked it turns into Steak. Also will drop (0-2) Leather and when a Cow dies to fire it will drop (1-3) Steak. If you have a Bucket and Right Click on the Cow you will get Bucket of Milk used for Cake.

Next is a Sheep which has 5 Heart’s. Sheep’s drop (1) Wool on death and with a Sheer the Sheep drops (2-4) Wool. Wool can make Painting and Bed’s and String and to be honest I think they should drop Lam Chops. Wool doesn’t seem like enough to me. But you can dye Wool with a bunch of different items. Thats usually used for Pixel Art. But you can also find Light Gray Sheep (5%),Gray Sheep (5%),Black Sheep (5%),Brown Sheep (3%), and Pink Sheep extremely difficult to find with a 0.16% chance of finding. If you are wondering a White Sheep (Regular Kind of Sheep) has a 81.84% chance of finding.

So next up is A squid which can only be found in water and has 5 Heart’s. They will drop (0-3) Ink Sac’s used for dying Wool.

Now Next is Fish. Right now they don’t have a sprite but can get them with a Fishing rod get Raw Fish when you cook them you get Cooked Fish.

Next up are Neutral enemies which means they wont attack unless you attack.

First up are Wolve’s or as I refer to them Dog’s.They spawn in grass area’s. They have 4 heart’s and when they attack they do 1 Heart. They do not drop anything but have a really cool feature. If you you give them a bone (obtained by a skeleton) and they will fight and travel with you. When they are tamed they will have 10 Hearts and when they battle they do 2 Hearts. I they are injured Right click them with food and they will heal. How you can tell how much health they have is the tail. If it’s tail is high that mean it has a lot of health. When the tail is low they are low on tail. When you attack them when they are not tamed all of the wolf’s around you will attack you. They have 3 forms there regular form (down below), a tamed form with a collar around it’s neck, and an angered wolf which growls and gets red eyes.

Next Enemy can be  found in the nether unless a pig is struck by lighting. This enemy is a Zombie Pig Man which is a Pig Man and a Zombie combined. Zombie Pig Man has 10 Hearts and deal’s out 1 Heart on Easy,2 1/2 Hearts on Normal, and 3 1/2 Heart’s on Hard. They drop (0-2) Cooked Pork Chop.They will spawn anywhere in the nether randomly. Rumored in a later update they will drop something else than Cooked Pork Shop. Make sure you attack them when no other’s are around because all of them will try to attack you.

Finally of all the neutral enemies we come to are last which is the Enderman which are 3 block’s tall.They have the sound of a zombie but that will be fixed in beat 1.9. They spawn at light level 7 or less (when it get’s dark). They have 10 Hearts and deal 1 Heart on Easy, 2 1/2 Hearts on Normal, and 3 1/2  Hearts on Hard. They drop (0-1) Ender Pearl which currently have no use. What make’s them annoying is that they pick up a block’s you place and one’s that are naturally there and you cant get the held item back even when you kill them. Also they die in the water. They also attack when you look them in the eye’s and look away they will teleport to you and attempt to kill you with there jaws open. If you attack one only that one will try to kill you not all of them.They were introduced in the latest update 1.8 (thats why they sound like zombies), so they are  new enemies.Tip: If you where a pumpkin on your head the endermanwont attack if you are looking at it. Interesting enemy if I say so my self .                                                                                                                                                                  

Stay Tune For Aggressive Enemies aka: Minecraft MobsPart 2 Next Week!!!!!!

MineCraft : Game Review (PC And MAC)

There is a game called Minecraft. As the name applies it’s basically about MINING and CRAFTING. Minecraft is a game made up of blocks and there is not really any objective. There is a lot of crafting recipes, thats how you usually mine and build you masterpiece’s. By masterpiece I mean sculptures, buildings, house’s, etc. So the sort of objective’s are mining, building, and exploring. Now the game is kind of a geographically  correct but it’s fictional. It’s geographically correct by it having the same landscapes earth would have. Like first you dig dirt/sand then find stone(which turn’s in to cobble stone when you mine it). Then might find in that process coal, iron, lapis lazuli, red stone (used for wiring) ,gold, diamond, and the very bottom is bedrock which you cant break. You can store those rare items  in a chest. When you explore you will find cave’s,stronghold’s,dungeons, abandoned mine shafts,villages,ravines and much much more (The strongholds are very very rare to find) . In these places I just mentioned you might find chest’s with rare items.

Now when I said  fictional I meant the enemies in the game.  There are creeper’s(which blow up when to close to you), zombies,spiders,blue spider’s,skeleton’s,enderman, spider jockey (1% rarity of spawning), silverfish and probably much more I haven’t mentioned. So they all try to kill you and when you die you lose all you items, you can regain them if you found the place you died. Now there is a place called the nether. To get there will need about 16 obsidian(obtained by mixing still lava with water) and a flint and steel. When you make it there are 2 new enemies not found in the real world. They are ghast’s and zombie pigman. Make sure you don’t attack the zombie pigman or all of them will try to kill you.Also the nether is full of lava and lava can kill you. So if you are wondering most of the enemies drop items. Most of the items are food and thats how you gain health back. Also the enemies I listed are found at night or in the dark. So on grass during the day cows,pigs,chickens,dogs,sheep, etc. Most of them drop food as well.

Enemies That Try To Kill You

The dogs I mentioned have a cool feature. You will need to have a bone (which obtained by a skeleton) and feed it to the dogs they will travel and fight with you. There are also squids and fish that spawn in water. There are also large biomes such as swamps,deserts,ocean’s,mushroom,snowy, and much more biomes.There are also whether like snow and rain and there are river’s. Thats just for now.

Now there are 2 mode’s, creative and survival. Creative they give you a list of every item and it’s basically just for building anything you want. Survival is for you to survive and find items. The controls are “W,A,S,D” to control the way you move.”Right click” to place blocks and “Left click” is to break the item’s in front of you. “Space bar” to jump, “Shift” is to move slowly so you don’t fall an edge, and “Q” is to get rid of the item you have. There is also a multiplayer mode and can use “T” to talk and “Tab” to see who’s playing with you. Things you should know every enemy drop’s experience orbs and you have an experience bar. The experience bar currently doesn’t do anything.There is also a food bar. To regain health you need the food bar full. You lose health if its empty.

Now When You Press “E” it opens your inventory. This is what it look’s like so I can go in to better detail. So Where it says crafting thats where you craft the basic’s (Torches,Sticks,Wood Planks.etc.) on a 2×2 grid.But With those Wooden Planks (Gathered by Chopping Trees) you will want make a crafting table. The Crafting Table will give you a 3×3 grid where you can make more advanced items.So on left you will see 4 boxes, thats where you put you armor (made by using a crafting table). Armor give’s you more health.For the rest of to boxes thats you store your items. The bottom part is where you put the items your using and use 1-9 to select them.

Down side’s are the shadowing on item’s and chests. Ever since the recent update the chest’s turn black and are turned to the side(do the new chest animation). The shadowing make’s it so when you put stair’s or fences down the block next to it is dark. Also when a painting touches the ceiling the painting will turn black. And Minecraft is way to popular which isn’t fun when tons of people want to play with you. Lighting problems aren’t  that bad I can live with it, but they should fix it.

Minecraft is still in its Beta form (1.8 is it’s current form and 1.9 is coming out soon). So they keep on adding new features until the full version comes out. But that means the game is 25% cheaper. This game is for PC and Mac and cost’s about 20 dollars right now.The creator of the game is Notch. The game was in its indev form in May 2009- August 2010,it’s alpha form in August 2010-December 2010, and now in its beta since December 2010-??????????????. In November MineCraft will be in it’s full form! So I hope you like this game. If you are wondering how to craft some of these items type on a search engine “Crafting Recipes Minecraft” the first one that comes up should be http://www.minecraftwiki.net. Hope that help’s.

This is a GREAT game with with really no flaws so I give Minecraft a 8.5/10