Posts Tagged ‘Features’

Weekly Smash Up 20 – Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Screenshots

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It’s time once again for the Weekly Smash Up, our weekly feature where we review the Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U screenshots that Masahiro Sakurai has posted on Miiverse for the past week. For the week of June 23rd, we start off a screen showing Rosalina facing off with some sort of fairy looking person. According to posters on Miiverse, this is apparently a stage based on Pac-Land, a platformer version of Pac-Man from 1984.

Our next screenshot shows us Link in an outfit similar to the one from Skyward Sword that he wears before obtaining his traditional green tunic. He is taking aim at someone or something with his trusty bow & arrow.

Next up we get a different version of the Balloon Fight screen from a while back. This time it is showing characters quite similar to the appearance in the original NES game, albeit in modern polygonal form. Sakurai wrote in his post that it will be playable with four players. It appears this may be limited to the 3DS version as the screenshot was marked 3DS. It also looks like it will use the retro style graphics for  the stage with modern ones for the characters. This is pretty awesome in my opinion. The music in the original game was awesome and the game itself was pretty fun as well.

We then move on to a screen showing off Nabbit, with Kirby in hot pursuit. This is on the Mushroom Kingdom U screen. Sakurai-san tells us that Luigi is Nabbit’s bag even though we can’t see the green clad hero. It appears that the purple bandit will be a stage hazard for this level.

Finally, in today’s screenshot, we wrap up the week with a look at Mario & a couple of Mii Fighters. According to Sakurai, when you assign different traits to your Mii, these can be brought to the Mii Fighter playable character. So for example, a big Mii will become a powerful fighter, while a smaller one will be a quick fighter.

Source: Miiverse

Morning LOL – Cool New Smash Bros. Items? Nah, Turn Them Off!

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Source: Memebase Video Games & SomeThomas

Random Game Facts – Dr. Eggman The Feminist

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Source: DidYouKnowGaming & Sonic Retro

Morning LOL – The Smash Bros. Character Of Nightmares

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Source: Memebase Video Games

GameSaga Podcast Episode 26

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Here is this week’s edition of the GameSaga Podcast. This is Episode 26 of the GameSaga Podcast! On the show this week we talked about Wii U Exclusives, Final Fantasy Explorers, Zelda U, Nintendo Downloads, the Weekly Smash Up, Xbox One Exclusives, Xbox Live Updates, The Last Of Us: Remastered, LittleBigPlanet3, PlayStation Network Updates, the Steam Summer Sale, and more! You can stream the show or download it below. Missed a previous episode of the GameSaga Podcast? Simply click here to visit our Podcast Archive for all past episodes!

Source: GameSaga Original

Guess The System, Game, or Character Week 13

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for another edition of Guess The System, Game, or Character! Haven’t played before? Here’s how it works. Each week we’ll post a different video game system, game, or character and shroud it in darkness. Your job is to guess which system, game, or character it is. Systems & characters will just show a silhouette. Games will show a silhouette and also provide a few details about the game (as game boxes/carts/discs look too similar to use just a silhouette). We also will post leaderboards with this feature so you can track your score & progress and compete with other readers. We’ll probably eventually offer prizes of some sort if there’s enough participation. Scoring will be as follows:

  • First Correct Guess: 10 Points
  • Other Correct Guesses: 1 Point
  • Incorrect Guess: 0 Points
Previous Answers:

Week 1 – Magnavox Odyssey

Week 2 – Master Chief – Halo Series

Week 3 – Banjo Kazooie – N64

Week 4 – Virtual Boy

Week 5 – Napalm Man – Mega Man V

Week 6 – WonderSwan Crystal

Week 7 – Bionic Commando – NES

Week 8 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – N64

Week 9 – HK-47 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Week 10 – Neo Geo AES

Week 11 – Star Fox – SNES

Week 12 – Simon Belmont – Castlevania Series

Leaderboards (Updated 6/22/14)

  1. T. Wallace – 10 Points
Scoring will run for the entire week and end at 12:00 AM Eastern each Sunday. You can make your guesses by posting a comment on each week’s post, posting on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail them to us. With that in mind here is this week’s Guess The System, Game, or Character:

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Source: Wikipedia & GameSaga Original

Random Game Facts – Mario Kart 8 Ultra Hand Easter Egg

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Source: DidYouKnowGaming & GameXplain

Evening LOL – EA Sports UFC Is Nuts

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Source: Memebase Video Games & Reddit

Weekly Smash Up 19 – Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Screenshots

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Welcome back to the Weekly Smash Up where we take a look back at the Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U screenshots Masahiro Sakurai has posted on Miiverse for the past week. For the week of June 16th, we start off with a look at the Mii Swordfighter, who was announced as being playable (one of three Mii Fighter forms) at E3 last week. The Mii Swordfighter has at least three different weapons, Shurikens of Lights, Chakrams, & Gale Strikes. The player has some degree of control over the Chakram as well.

The next screen shows us Eggrobo who a machine used by Dr. Eggman in the Sonic series. He’ll be making an appearance as an enemy in the Smash Run mode on the 3DS version and attacks with laser beams.

Wednesday brought us the reveal of another new mini-game for the 3DS version, Trophy Rush. Sakurai-san called it “quite a bit different from Coin Launcher” and said that they’re not going to share details about it just yet.

Our next screen shows Pac-Man using a special move called Bonus Fruit. While charging the attack, your bonus will change and each have unique traits and movements as you throw them. They will loop through in the same order as in the original Pac-Man.

Our final screenshot this week shows us Donkey Kong performing a special attack called Storm Punch. This looks like it might be somewhat similar to his old wind up punch attack in previous Smash games, but now it appears that it might generate a gust of wind.

Source: Miiverse

Morning LOL – All Luigi’s All The Time

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Source: Memebase Video Games & Hejibits