Tag Archives: DS

Tetris Axis

22 Feb

Tetris Axis is yet another Tetris game but for the 3DS. Now Tetris is a good game and I like it. But, as I feel for FPSes, you really only need one. Or at least like one every five years or something. So I usually disregard Tetris games thinking I can play it for free online, or some other version I have of it.

I then got Tetris Axis for Christmas, and realized I didn’t really have a good version of it at all. And Tetris especially lends itself to handhelds. I have enjoyed this game a lot. Tetris is fun to pull out whenever you have some time to kill, but there isn’t really time to do anything else. Or something to fiddle with if you’re sitting around with family or friends.

Tetris Axis has a lot of fun modes. Though I usually prefer the classic “Marathon” it’s called now, just play until you lose. Though the Vs. mode is fun. You can play computer characters and fight by using items that can hinder your opponent or help yourself. I’m glad they added this aspect to Tetris, it can really make it more interesting.

It also has a lot of other modes that are commonly seen in today’s Tetris. Variations of the game board, of the falling pieces, of goals to accomplish and more. Though the new mode in this version is the VR mode. You can place your VR card on a flat surface and hold the 3DS away from it and can play Tetris on a small board in the middle of the table. Then to make things more interesting the playing field will rotate so you need to move to keep up with it. There are variations on this as well, like playing around an axis.

If you don’t have a good Tetris copy pick this one up!

Tetris on the kitchen table

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Professor Layton and the Last Specter

9 Feb

I’m sorry to say I have not yet finished this game. I was well into it, but then Skyward Sword came along, and priorities changed. I just revisited it today though, and finished my first puzzle back pretty easily, puzzle 91. Then I spent some time on the mini-games.

For anyone who doesn’t know, the Professor Layton games are puzzle games for the DS. They have all kinds of different puzzles, spatial reasoning, sliding puzzles, math puzzles, and more. This game is the 4th in the series, and actually a prequel.

The Layton games are good, since they aren’t just puzzles, but are a whole narrative behind them. Each puzzle is very independent, the people creating them could have easily just made some puzzle game with them all listed.

The game, like all of them, has mini-games. I was never a huge fan of the mini-games in the games, and the same gos for this one. However, this Layton installment has another game added, called London Life.

London Life is a sim game like Animal Crossing. The player creates an avatar and lives in the Professor Layton universe. I have not played much of it, but it is quite fun. You can get jobs, do errands, go shopping and more.

The first puzzle has me all fired up to keep going though. I highly recommend Professor Layton to anyone who enjoys pursuits of the mind. Even people who don’t play video games will be able to easily get into and navigate these games.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Super Scribblenauts

30 Jan

I got Super Scribblenauts ages ago when it first came out, I came very near the end then stopped. I picked it back up recently and just finished it. It was fun, but I think I must agree with most reviews I’ve seen, that the first was still better. Though Super Scribblenauts fixed everything wrong with the first, like the movement and bagpipes, it did not contain enough new elements to really stand it apart from the first. The major additions were adjectives, which can be fun, but is basically inconsequential to the majority of gameplay. If you loved the first and just wanted more, then it’s good to play, I still enjoyed it greatly. The puzzles did involve more specific items and thoughts than many of the first. But some were maybe to specific, more freedom to experiment with different methods would be fun. For example, sneaking into a wedding, there’s really no other disguise other than a tux or suit. Though I do only have 48% of the merits. My next goal is to work on that!

On another note my games list is about complete. I have a few more NES games to list, and want to go through my PC games to list. But so far it’s over 200 games. I wonder if that’s a lot or not, haha, I don’t have many gamer friends.

I also added my current activities on my sidebar. I’m trying to think of more, but think I have some good ones up.