Whatttt?? The summer is half over?? I’ve been SOO busy with planning events for StreetPass Long Island and playing the steady stream of awesome Nintendo games that keep coming out that I’ve barely had time to enjoy the weather! (I am ashamed to admit I have YET to go to the beach this summer.)
Before I get into my latest obsessions, here’s a quick recap of what’s going on in Animal Crossing. I still have to get the latest Best Buy DLC! AHH I hope it hasn’t expired yet!!
So now you’re up to date on Jubilife. I will probably write a special Wasabi News entry later on, since I have some stuff to report. But here’s the REAL reasons I’ve been so busy lately:
- New StreetPass Games! Have you downloaded the latest update for your Nintendo 3DS? The update includes a redesign of the StreetPass Mii Plaza, which features a more “town-like” atmosphere. More importantly, you can also download NEW STREETPASS GAMES! There are four to choose from. “Mii Force” is a classic arcade shooter style game, using your StreetPass friends to supply different weapons depending on their color. “Flower Town” is a casual collection game in which you have a beautiful garden and your goal is to grow and document as many flowers as possible, with your frequent StreetPass friends turning into Flower Pals who help you to grow rare breeds. (You can also build and decorate gardens and take screenshots! See below.) “Warrior’s Way” brings new life to the classic Rock-Paper-Scissors game and turns your Mii Plaza into a growing ARMY to help you in a quest for World Domination! “Monster Manor” is a slow-paced nod to Luigi’s Mansion, except instead of Luigi, you act as your Mii trying to find your way through a haunted house, beating up ghosts and saving your friends from unknown horrors… plus it adds a bit of Tetris to it’s game mechanic! I love these games because there really is something for everyone. Another added bonus is the introduction of a new form of currency: Plaza Tickets! With Plaza Tickets you can “buy” new hats and outfits for your Mii to wear in the StreetPass world. Each game does come with a price (of $4.99) but all four can be bundled for a discounted price of $14.99. Obviously I had to have them ALL! I highly recommend checking them out.
- EarthBound has come to Virtual Console! This classic SNES game is a blast from the past brought to you by the year 199X. Aliens have invaded Onett and it’s up to Ness to figure out WTF is going on! I never played this game as a child, my first RPG was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, please bring this to Wii U VC? Or… dare I ask… make it a 3D Classic??!?!?) and I didn’t touch RPG’s again until Paper Mario. To be honest, I’d never even heard of Ness until Super Smash Bros. when he was reintroduced as a fighter. I could never get his Up+B move to work properly, and had a grudge against him. But I digress. When EarthBound came out on Virtual Console for $9.99, I decided it was time to learn what Ness was all about. Plus I’d been hearing nothing but rave reviews about the game for the past month from my StreetPass buddies. What’s so great about this game (besides the awesome soundtrack, retro-familiar graphics and awesome RPG action) is the tongue-in-cheek humor and over-the-top storyline. I REALLY love it!! To show you a sample, here’s a screenshot I posted to my Miiverse profile.
I’m sure you guys can understand now why I haven’t been blogging as frequently as I’d like. But I promise (like I always do… but this time I SUPER DUPER MEAN IT!!) to make a better effort to post my random updates on what videogames I’m playing and stuff. (Did I mention I also started a new game in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning? Yeah…) So tell me, what games are YOU playing?