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Hey guys it’s Sam and after a long, postless week of waking up early and preparing for school, I can kick back on my first Friday and deliver you the daily juice–daily gaming juice, that is. Yessiree, Game n Vote is getting picked up, slapped several times, and put back on Sammwak! Today, we put our hands down and ball them into fists as we enter the tournament of one of Addicting Games’ most…well, addicting games (also, at 94%, one of the most acclaimed), Electric Man 2.

A blue Electric Man delivers a powerful kick that sends a Pyromaniac flying near another already-defeated Pyromaniac.

Electric Man 2HS: The Tournament of Voltagen (much more commonly abbreviated as Electric Man 2, or also EM2), rated Tween+, started off just as “some fighting game” back in the start of 2007. But as time went, the game currently has almost twenty million plays, and I don’t know if that’s just in the country, or even around the world. (Speaking of EM2, why is it number two if we never knew number one?) The storyline follows the namesake tournament of Voltagen, described at the start screen of the game as:

“…where combat teams of varying numbers compete against each other to determine the most powerful being in the stick man universe. The current champion has never been beaten. Any combination of martial arts, street fighting, and superhuman powers can be used to wipe out your opponents. Let the games begin…”

You play a stick man with tushie-kicking powers, as well as an electric glow engulfing him (the color can be adjusted). The challenges range from the robotic warriors, the Replicants, to the disabled but able, the Blind, and everyone in between. I enjoy this game merely because it captures every aspect possible in an online fighting game. You have a good time fighting, not too much of a challenge comes up, and you even get to finish opponents in style with slow-mo moves. What more could you ask for?

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:) – Good fact

:D – Very good fact

:/ – “Meh, I can deal with it” fact

:( – Bad fact

;( – Very bad fact

THE GOOD

  • Amazing online fighting capture :)
  • Even if they are stick men, the visuals are top-dog. :)
  • Very successful and precise fighting. :)
  • Slow-mo moves are the perfect touch to finishing opponents. Or just being cool. :D
  • Opponents do put up a precise amount of challenges. :)
  • Lots of range in the styles of opponents. (you don’t face the same style of person every time…unless they get harder.) :D
  • Helpful, but short, tutorial. :)
  • Impressive move lists. :D
  • Very short time to wait for the game to come up. :D

THE BAD

  • Only single-player; impossible to brawl against your friends. ;(
  • No free play, or free-fight, or whatever. You’re always in the competition, even if you want to take it easy. ;(
  • Even on easy, the challenge gets a little too hard. Only the master of the universe comes out alive on Pro. :(
  • Not much is known about the game’s background. :/

The game’s one of Addicting Games’ darlings, and that is a fact, but the game simply does not live up to the perfect expectations. Nobody’s perfect, and same rule for games. But Electric Man 2 would’ve gotten more hits than “David after the Dentist” if it could’ve mended the holes it made.

Gameplay (do the controls turn out nifty?): A (5 points)

Entertainment (will the game keep you glued to your seat?): A- (4 points)

Smarts (does it know where it’s going, in terms of intelligence?): B+ (3 points)

AI (are the opponents perfect, just right, or plain cheap?): B (3 points)

Style (does the game amount to eye candy?): A- (4 points)

Final score: 19 out of 25

Recommendation: 4 out of 5 (near-perfect chance)

- Positive messages – Actually, there is one message that usual players don’t even think about learning: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

- Good role models – You do stand-up? Because you’re making me blow an intestine…That wasn’t funny? Anyways, there’s probably only one role model in this game, and that’s Electric Man; every girl’s dream soul mate, a guy who can stand up for himself even if he has to fist-fly, a guy who always keeps brawling for more in the end, and one that stands up after defeat (that is Sagat‘s idea of a strong fighter).

- Violence – Oh, come on! It’s a fighting game; that’s what violence was built for! Sure you’re expecting why I didn’t give it five bombs out of five. The only reason I took one off is that the violence was…well, violent, but it wasn’t actually, in a way, bloody.

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I recommend this game to anyone who wants a good fighting game to spend their day with. Apparently, words with links in them are the new hot stuff; URLs are for chumps. So go here, here, or if you’re extra-picky today, here, to play the game. Can you beat the boss and become the new champion? Or will the only person getting beat is you, into coleslaw like you knead your dough?

Happy fighting.

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So you have determined your strength and returned to your base. Now to answer some questions…

Now, the only thing you have to do is check back for more Game n Votes right here on Sammwak, as well as the other things I put up here!

Sincerely yours,

Sam



Hey guys it’s Sam, sorry for the hiatus, I have been whipping up some new videos with my webcam! :D Anyways, I’m back with another YouTube Treasure (sorry if they’re getting old). I know. We’ve been having a YouTube fest. Emma Watson socking an interviewer, a finger frenzy, all the videos I included in my 4th of July celebratory post. I guess, now it’s more LOL! ;) Now, this treasure is a test. An ultimate test…no, the ultimate test. The hardest challenge you’ll ever take. Harder than the Moron Test, even. Can you sit through these videos without laughing your head off? If you can, you are not only titled “stone hearted”, but you get two legendary Sammwak collectibles: an actual stone heart, and the pork pie hat of Buster Keaton, who in the 1900’s, was known as the “Great Stone Face”!

The videos, in their order, were a 4-second animation of the Rage Guy (published by sr50cent). For Rage fans, this video is hilarious, so why did it get only 130,000 views (since Sep 2010)?! It’s the best 4 seconds of your life; you just don’t know it yet. Sometime in the middle of the night you’ll wake up screaming, “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” I just know you will.

The next one was a video from August 2009, with publisher bramslaets daring the viewer to watch it without laughing. (It’s really called, “try to watch this without laughing”. It had 2 years to become the next Nyan Cat, but it only racked up half a million views! How can you not enjoy a prancing rainbow Bunchie? When I first saw this, I was ROFLMFAO. Even Fick said, “Thanks to this video, I dream happy dreams of me dancing with Bunchies on a rainbow, thanks to this video” on Facebrook the other day.

The next one was a scene from the timeless comedy Napoleon Dynamite, when he dances his illegal government ninja butt off! There’s actually an awful lot of copies of the scene, let alone them being remade (one from mauricio890 getting over 2 million views!), but the real one from markthehat66 scored over half a million views since December 2010, which is pretty strong for a 6-month duration of time to get viral. (770,000 to be exact) And according to the video’s page on YouTube, it said that the video was seen on the channel The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper. Now that would be an article I’d tune into.

A “fans-have-been-waiting-for-this-so-long” video of Joe Jonas dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” was next, racking up over 25 million views since June 2009 (a 2 week countdown to the release of their album, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times) coincidentally from JonasBrothersMusic. For 2 years for viral possibilities, that has to be one of the biggest online breakthroughs I’ve seen! (Shane Dawson even reacted to it!) It’s like “Bieber After the Dentist”—it had only one viral-possibility year, and look how well it did! 32 million views well!

The penultimate video, an Autotuned remix of CopperCab’s timeless “GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!” video, racked up 4 million views since February 2010 (coincidentally my birth month!) thanks to publisher placeboing. This has quickly become my most favorable Autotune remix ever (the grooviest, funniest, and second-shortest too)! And they obviously have to allow downloadable MP3 at Mediafire.com! But this will probably teach you a good message. You’ll wake up at midnight, saying, “Oh, gingers DO have souls!”

The final video, and the oldest, coolest, and EPIC WIN-est, dates all the way back to November 2005 from superbkid! It’s apparently a message, at a theater, before beginning 2005’s Chicken Little (conveniently, released in November!), telling the audience to turn off their phones in the most innovative way possible…Chicken Little dancing his tail feather off to O-Zone’s “Numa Numa”! Then, obviously, his phone rings halfway through the dance which leads him to get smushed. That’s 6 years ago, and it racked up a mind blowing 15 million views!…which is what I expected for a video like this. :D :D :D

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So, tell me guys: when did you laugh? (Leave a comment telling me when!) Don’t fake it. I know you cracked up one way or another. If you didn’t…slap yourself upside the head and get a sense of humor, buster! Just kidding…but seriously. If you didn’t crack a smile through the whole show…then congratulations! You have earned this achievement!…

Stone Hearted – Think you got what it takes to complete the ultimate test? Sit through the videos without cracking a smile! (50 BP)

…and these dandy collectible, again, a stone heart… …and the pork pie hat of the Great Stone Face himself, Buster Keaton! Absolutely priceless upon your success!

Check back for more tests, more treasures, and more time with me here at Sammwak!

- Sam

p.s. I’m going to be learning at VBS (Vacation Bible School) this coming week starting tomorrow (which means sleeping 9:00 pm-early >:-o), and this year’s theme is Operation Space! (Last year was The Egypt File, and the year before that was Gadget’s Garage, and so on.) So, first we contacted with God through a teen genius and his robot, then we contacted him in an Egyptian pyramid style, and now we contact with him in an intergalactic style? St. Mike just isn’t running out of ideas. ;)



OMG, I have a great breakthrough to announce! Sammwak has finally made it to over thirty thousand hits since April 2010! I thank every viewer out there for the support and time put into reading my blog, inside and out, and I especially thank my family and closest friends for endless courage and motivation. ;) Without all of y’all, there would be no Sammwak. And you’ve been there for me so much, I’ve decided to give you a special treat.

Will you remember where you were the day my blog hit 30,000 hits? At a restaurant, getting chow? At the arcade, dominating at Pac-Man? Or plain at home, watching TV on a couch with a bag of potato chips? And I’m very, very, very excited to announce something that will change Sammwak forever! Better than fried chicken and ketchup! Better than chicken nuggets and honey!…I’m launching a second blog!


That’s right. A new blog will be launching, and it’s called My Life As Fick! It depicts the life of home school student Ficklesberg D. “Fick” Bananabrains (the D stands for Dimwit), 10 years old, as he makes entries in his “diary” from his own perspective, tracked on the blog as posts. When he needs to make a tough decision, it’s your decision to vote for the answer with polls! He has a Dalmatian named Buster, who lives his own cool life driving his Ferrari to his doghouse. Read Fick’s misadventures as he deals with friendship, love, betrayal, and more on his new blog! Check out the big premiere on July 1! :D :D :D :D

Check out Fick at mylifeasfick.wordpress.com! If you’re ever looking for a one-stop shop for hazardously hilarious humor, Fick’s blog is the place to go! The early blog catches the laughs! A patriotic July debut that will independently change the face of WordPress forever.

Don’t miss it!

- Sam

p.s. Remember the URL!: ;)

mylifeasfick.wordpress.com



 

Hey guys it’s Sam, and after an experience with my brother’s iPhone last night, I took a look at the list of achievements, and got a little inspired. Like a literal light bulb was lit over my head. And I’m here today to share that idea, inspiration, or “light bulb” with you today! No, despite the title, it is not another look iNSiDE the iPhone. (but stay tuned for those on Sammwak! :D) It’s something even better…a whole list of achievements for the brain-munching iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies to not only feed on the taste of success, but on more blogger points! If you don’t have an iPhone, then…pffff….just invest in $428.00! ;)

Legend:

boldfaced – ones from the real iPhone version

Note: Not all of the achievements. And sprinkled with the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!


Home Lawn Security – Complete adventure mode. (30 BP)

Spudow! – Blow up a zombie using a Potato Mine. (5 BP)

Explodonator – Blow up ten zombies with a single Cherry Bomb. (15 BP)

Morticulturalist/Master of Morticulture – Collect all forty-nine types of plants (including those from Crazy Dave’s Twiddydinkies). (25 BP)

Don’t Pea in the Pool – Complete a daytime pool level without using Peashooters of any kind. (20 BP)

Roll Some Heads – Bowl over five zombies with a single Wallnut in Wallnut Bowling. (20 BP)

Grounded - Complete a normal roof level without using any Catapult plants. (25 BP)

Zombologist – Discover the Zombie Yeti. (15 BP)

Penny Pincher – Collect thirty coins in a single level without letting one disappear. (18 BP)

Popcorn Party – Defeat two Gargantuars with Corn Cob Missiles in a single level. (22 BP)

Good Morning – Complete a daytime level planting only Mushrooms and Coffee Beans. (20 BP)

No Fungus Among Us – Complete a nighttime level without planting Mushrooms. (18 BP)

Last Mown Standing – Defeat the final zombie in a level with a lawnmower. (15 BP)

20 Below Zero – Immobilize twenty zombies with a single Iceshroom. (24 BP)

Flower Power – Keep ten Twin Sunflowers alive in a single level. (16 BP)

Pyromaniac – Complete a level using only explosive plants to kill zombies. (18 BP)

Lawn Mower Man – Kill ten zombies with a single lawnmower. (16 BP)

Chill Out – Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, you’ve got a level to destroy 3 Bobsleds, it’s Jalapeno time! (20 BP)

Defcorn 5 – Build five Cob Cannons in a single level. (16 BP)

Monster Mash – Crush five zombies with a single Squash. (24 BP)

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But that’s not all the achievements! Check back this week for more brain-dead accomplishments, and more ways to get a full plate of blogger points! What…what’s that?…well, you don’t say! :D You want a couple more achievements just to fill your stomach? 2 more achievements, coming up, with a special side serving of two tablespoons of the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!

Blind Faith – Complete an extremely foggy level without planting Planterns or Blovers. (28 BP)

Pool’s Closed – Complete a pool level without using water plants. (25 BP)

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Check back for the humor that fans loved, the achievements that zombies crave, and more on Sammwak, where E =  mc2 is my formula for awesomeness!

- Sam

p.s. Help donate to the Inside iPhone Fund to help raise money, power, and courage to make another delve inside the iPhone. With your subscription, we can change the world. Every action starts a chain reaction. One million begins with one.



So far, the interactive world of gaming has reached new highs in marketing, such as the slam-bang success of the new Nintendo 3DS, the bestselling bonanza of Game Freak’s Pokemon Black and White, and the grand acclaim of the strategical Total War: Shogun 2. And E3 and the big brands around it are just announcing more. I overheard a handful of information from the interactive world, and I’m here to share them with you! All-new sequels to hit series to expect from your favorite game-makers: EA, Harmonix, Rare, the list goes on!

Have you ever wished that The Sims series would sprout onto Facebook? Your wish is granted. The E3 Press Conference announced that The Sims Social allowed you play with friends, co-workers, betrayal, flirting, trash cans, the list goes on…all via Facebook. Although the realistic artistry of The Sims 3 series is doomed to vanish (giving it a cheesy 2D look like The Sims 2), it still carries the original isometric style from the series’s debut at the beginning of the decade in 2000. Will you become Sim Social? Will you earn the exclusive goodies just by liking their own Facebook page?

FUN FACT: Within ten minutes of The Sims Social‘s announcement, their Facebook page boosted up by 2,000 likes!

I told you so! ;) From the Xbox 360 Kinect’s “killer app”, Dance Central, comes the super crazy styling happy go fun time boogaloo, Dance Central 2. Same freshly-squeezed choreography moves, same memorable dancers, but a different twist. People were complaining because there was a 2-player mode, but it just wasn’t simultaneous. Well, this game offers simultaneous 2-player game play (as well as Guitar Hero 5‘s drop-in-drop-out game play), so you can jam with your friends at the same time! :D Feel like running in a campaign? Your wish is Harmonix’s command…but don’t just start getting people to vote for you. Jams announced so far are Far East Movement’s “Like a G6″, Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”, Bananarama’s “Venus”, Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”, Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”, and Nicki Minaj’s “Massive Attack”. But are you still hungry for the old taste, but can’t stand for the old game anymore? Don’t panic…you can import old songs and magic we call DLC! The boogaloo of yesterday just got boogaloo-er!

FUN FACT: Dance Central 2 will have more than 100 songs to jam to!

Halfbrick Entertainment’s hit phenomenon, Fruit Ninja, has reached up to six million copies sold ever since its grand launch. Now it makes the big jump from just an app, to an all-out video game…that is the specialty of Fruit Ninja Kinect. The original game allowed you to make it rain sweet tasty fruit juice upon bringing ends to fruits’ healthy journeys with a swipe of your finger. Fruit Ninja Kinect takes it even further, allowing you to chop the fruit with your actual hands. But can you turn your ordinary night into a fierce tournament with a friend or three? Ittai hai! (That’s Japanese for “Heck yes!”) Supported by the Xbox Live Arcade, and bringing back the Classic, Arcade, and Zen modes of the original app (with sweet special spices like leaderboards and online multiplayer), can you bring out the true masters of your friends in Challenge mode? Or will you be a furūtsu to baka? (That’s Japanese for “fool with fruit”)

FUN FACT: DaneBoe of the SuperBoeBros set a world record on Fruit Ninja of over 8988888888888888888888888888-something points!

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I would’ve had a heck of a lot more to talk about, but I would’ve wasted a lot more time like that. Check back anytime for volume two of the future’s video gaming, and for more hit humor on Sammwak!

- Sam



Hey guys it’s Sam and as you know, I haven’t really been to the cinemas since Tron: Legacy. And I don’t feel like it either. Well along with the new movie Beastly, there’s another computer-animated western comedy that I’ve already made a post on…

Yep. That’s right, spaghetti Western  junkies. That pesky old chameleon Rango is now in theaters in his own movie of the same name, and now that guy’s blowing up, and by blowing up, I mean “Whip My Hair” blowing up. Critics are raving this thing, even Rotten Tomatoes with a 88% rating! He’s even in the newspaper in the Movies section under the article There’s a New Sheriff In Town, And He’s a Rootin’-Tootin’ Reptile. And only the most worthy movies get in there. But here’s the thing that is a total tick-off…it gets its own game!!! And along with its Shaky Shooter on Nick.com, Rango may be blowing up in a little too much places. Oh, but here’s where the real jealousy builds…IT GETS AN ONLINE GAME!!! I know what you’d say about now…LUCKY!!! But seriously, is THIS worthy enough of both a video game and an online one?

Okay maybe it is, but what do YOU say?:

AND check out this cool featurette showing what they did to set in the actors! Plus, it’s in HD! When has Clevver EVER let us down?



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