Zoop is an odd cross between a puzzle and a shooter. You play a little triangle that moves around a 4x4 grid in the center of the screen, and you must shoot yourself at objects to get them. If you shoot an object that is your color, it will disappear and give you points. But if you shoot an object that isn't your color, you will swap colors with the object. Your overall objective is to clear a set amout of objects in each level. Remember that now.
With that out of the way, Zoop is fant
Xybots may not be the most well known arcade game, but the Lynx version is one of the most popular Lynx games around. It is a 3rd person shooter that tasks you to make it through a maze while blasting the Master Xybot's minions. Along the way, you will run into teleporters, power-ups, and life-sustaining energy. In between levels, you are given the opportunity to upgrade yourself in preparation for what lays ahead.
While Xybots may not seem terribly interesting at first, spend some time with
I haven't done a blog in quite a while, but this just popped to mind, so why not?
The thing that really strikes me about Wave Race: Blue Storm is how FANTASTIC it looks. The rippling water on the loading and menu screens is an instantly great first impression, and it never goes downhill from there. If you've played any other jet ski game before (mainly Wave Race 64 or Jet Moto), you'll know the drill. You race through watery tracks, swerving around bueys and riding up ramps. precision is key
Wow, it's really been a long time since I did a blog. And what better thing is there to blog about than this brilliant Nickelodeon TV series? Invader Zim is the continuing story of an Irken invader who is sent on a fluke mission to conquer Earth by the Almight Tallest, along with a slapped together SIR robot called Gir. Once there, he not-so-subtly disguises himself as an elementary age human boy. He also immediately makes an enemy at school in the form of a brilliant (but crazy) boy named Dib,
Pac-Man has appeared on every system from Channel F (yes really, Channel F!) to Xbox 360, and everything in-between. Any system with a name people know has some kind of Pac-Man, so whatever system you buy, you can be pretty sure it will have at least one version. So without further ado, let's take a look at every version of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man that falls from the sky. WARNING: this is going to be very long and wordy.
Now, Pac-Man came into existence when Pac-Man creator guy (I can n
Super Mario Advance was a launch game for GBA, which was a collection of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. This may seem like an odd choice for GBAs first flagship title, you tend to forget that once you get lost inside it. Few people admit it, but SMB2 is an excellent game, and Mario Bros. has its charms too.
SMB2 is mostly ignored because it is the "black sheep" of the series. Rather than jumping on enemies and collecting coins, you pick up enemies and throw them bodily at their ch
It's that special time again where I write stuff about Sonic X, and specifically about episode 10 for today. In Unfair Ball, Tails finds another Chaos emerald in a baseball diamond after the emerald's energy spikes force him to land. Through a series of sudden events, both Robotnik and the Sonic team find out about it, and race to get it. Once there, a squabble over the emerald ensues, but Robotnik decides to settle things in an uncharacteristically sporting way: a game of baseball.
With my Satellite Swindle DVD in my possession, I can get back to business with episode 9, The Last Resort. The plot is that Amy, Tails, Cream, and Chris are going to the beach. Amy offers for Sonic to come along too, but he refuses, due to his extreme dislike of water. However, Sonic is coerced into coming later on when Robotnik shows up with the Octorog, and proceeds to demolish everything.
Also known a, "The Episode Where Amy Kicks Azz", The Last Resort is a really wonderful episode. Not
Season 2 has begun for the Sonic X Blog, and the HOT!, NEW! episode is That's What Friends Are For. Due to Sonic's recent defeat of Robotnik, he has become quite the popular one (Sonic, not Robotnik). This has begun to intimidate the president's aids, who think that Sonic might run for presidency next and ruin their chances of re-election. Their plan is to invite Sonic to a party and have him shake hands with the president, in order to show people that they're "in" with him. However, Sonic has p
The Sonic X Blog is at it again, and this time we've got Techno Teacher, the 6th episode. The center focus is here is Chris, who gets a new robotic teacher at school, courtesy of Robotnik. Though the teacher-bot was sent there to make the kids respect Robotnik, he soon finds that it's much more enjoyable to have them respect him instead. While this is going on, the real teacher tries to get back into his classroom.
With that out of the way, what happened here? This isn't nearly up to the sta
It's time for the second Sonic X Blog, and todays episode is Sonic to the Rescue. In this episode, Sonic and Chris find out that Cream and Cheese have been captured and taken to a facility called Area 99, where they are going to be tested on. Naturally, they (and Chris's Grandpa, who finds out about Sonic) rush to the rescue, and what follows is another great episode.
Once again, Sonic X has managed to dish out an action-packed, well-written episode that left me wanting more. It may not be a
It's been a while, but here I am again, and this episode is Skirmish in the Sky. Since Sonic and his friends have been publicly recognised, they can go anywhere without getting busted now. Ella takes advantage of this by taking Christ, Tails, Amy, and Cream to the mall. However, people won't leave them alone. What's worse, Robotnik shows up in his emergency hover base, and starts wreaking havok on the city.
Overall, it was a very good episode, and the idea of the Sonic characters trying to i
Here I am again, and here's the Sonic X Blog with Satelite Swindle. Right from the start, we see that Robotnik has sent a new robot called the Super Sweeper into space, in order to suck up satelites and recycle them for robot parts. After one failed attempt at stopping the mashine, Tails realises that the Tornado will need an upgrade in order to beat the Sweeper. Thus, the X Tornado is born...
"A little less talk, a little more action" seems to have been the motto for this episode. Very litt
With the month of March dawns the new edition of the Sonic X Blog, going over Party Hardly. As it goes, Chris's mother is having a party, and Chris has to keep Sonic and Co. hidden while it happens. This is complicated by Cream's desire to help with things, which usually creates a mess that has to be explained away. As well, Chris's teacher invites himself to the party, in an effort to find out if Sonic is hiding there.
It seems the creators of Sonic X were out to prove that they could do a
Well, after having internet problems for the past two days, I'm back to writing the Sonic X Blog. Anyway, in Missle Wrist Rampage, Robotnik (no, I won't call him Eggman) has decided to try taking over the city with a robot called Missle Wrist. Meanwhile, Knuckles and Amy try to get out of the sewers and find out where they are.
Missle Wrist Rampage continues the last three episodes' trend of high speed action and interesting conversations between the characters, a trend I don't want to see d
It's been few dsays since I did one of these blogs (due to running out of episodes I've seen), but I do have one more card up my sleeve to occupy the time until I get my Satelite Swindle DVD. That card is the one and only Game Boy Advance video of Sonic X, which contains episodes one and two.
It always suprises me how well Game Boy Advance can handle full motion video, considering the nature of the handheld. Unless you're watching something like Spongebob Squarepants, the animation tends to
Here's the blog again, and the 11th episode is what I'm going over now. In Flyspy, Rouge makes her first real appearance by stealing a very large diamond from a museum. She is later cought trying to take another gem, but instead of throwing her in prison, they strike a deal with her. If she helps them capture Robotnik, they won't arrest her (and she gets to keep the diamond). An infiltration into Robotnik's base follows.
I typically hate Rouge, but she's actually done really well here. Inste
It's been almost a week, but here's the Sonic X blog again. In Depths of Danger, Sonic and his friends try to retrieve the fourth chaos emerald from a sunken ship. However, Robotnik has his heart set on the emerald as well, and Sonic's dislike of water presents problems.
What's to say that hasn't been said? It's another worthy episode, and it's got a few unexpected things in it. Seeing Sonic trying to overcome his hydrophobic tendencies was pretty entertaining, too.
Watch episodes here.
It's time for the new Sonic X Blog, with the 5th episode: Cracking Knuckles. This time around, Robotnik convinces Knuckles that Sonic sent them all to Earth on purpose, and is deliberately trying to keep them there. Of course, Knuckles flies into a rage and challenges Sonic to a fight to the last man. Meanwhile, Chris, Tails, and Amy have discovered the possible location of another chaos emerald, and set out to find it.
If you've ever wanted to see Sonic and Knuckles duke it out, here's your
Time for another Sonic X Blog, and on to episode 4. In Chaos Emerald Chaos, a chaos emerald is found in a construction site, and Sonic and Robotnik both race to try and get it first.
As per usual, there are plenty of high-speed thrills to be found here, as well as some neat plot development. What's more, we're finally able to see Chris getting involved in the action, instead of just being a bystander. If you've been watching up to this point, you won't want to miss this.
Watch episodes h
Well, I'm back to blogging again! This time, and from now on, this blog is going to be for Sonic X. In case you don't know, Sonic X is an anime TV show based on the Sonic the Hedgehog games. The premise is that Sonic and his friends have been caught in a huge explosion of chaos control and sent to Earth, where they befriend the household of one Christopher Thorndyke, and try to get back home. It follows the art style of the Sonic Adventure games, and even has episode series based directly off of
Season 1 is over, and the last episode is Beating Eggman (part 2). Coming off from the previous episode, Sonic has to rescue his friends, get the chaos emerald, beat Robotnik, and destroy the fortress. Meanwhile, Rouge and her team continue their infiltration, with the help of Knuckles.
Well, Season 1 certainly ended on a high note. There hasn't been this much action in an episode since Chaos Control Freaks, which is actually upstaged here. As a whole, I give Beating Eggman (part 2) and Seas
We're nearing the end of season 1 here, with the second-from-last episode Beating Eggman (part 1). In the first half of this two parter, the president decides to take action against Robotnik. They're going for a full-out attack on his base, and they have the help of Rouge and Topaz, who already know the inside of the structure. Meanwhile, Sonic and co. locate another chaos emerald, and give chase for it.
I must say, this is a very good idea. There's no better way to end a season than with an
Sonic Spinball was one of two Sonic spin-off games released in 1993 (the other being Dr. Robotnik's Mean bean Machine). Both games were met with applause and high sales, perfectly serving their purpose of holding people over until Sonic 3 & Knuckles. But while Dr. Robotnik's game was a fantastically fun Puyo Pop-alike, Sonic Spinball is a pinball game gone wrong.
Putting Sonic in a pinball game is a concept that seems practically foolproof. After all, one of Sonics big powers is tha
As a select few might know, I'm a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. I buy every Sonic game I can get, and play them all to death. I've played both Sonic Adventure games to completion, got all the ending is Shadow the Hedgehog, aced Sonic CD, and won every Sonic game on Genesis except 3D Blast and Sonic 2. So it is with baited breath that I await Sonic Colors, the newest Sonic game on the Wii.
From what I can see of the screenshots, Colors looks very much like a more polished Sonic Unleashed. It h