Game n Vote: Righteous Quest 2/Jumping Finn


Hey guys it’s Sam, and remember the last time we had a Game n Vote session? I know…early 2011, right? Or was it 2010? Well, I’ve decided to revive our beloved segment to kick off the New Year, and if one can do that, they must be very honored. Well, today I’m reviewing another Adventure Time game that’s as frustrating as it is fun. Ladies, gentlemen, and magical dogs, I give you Righteous Quest 2.

Sadly, there's little skill to be found in this game, Finn.

Righteous Quest 2 is the same Adventure Time-themed 2D platformer that Righteous Quest was, but definitely less fun. This game takes place over five (not including the unlockable Lumpy Space level) destinations: the Candy Kingdom, where you fend off Candy Zombies, the Obstacle Course, where you make your way through traps and Battle Cubes, the Ice Kingdom, where you make your way through snow monsters and slippery land, the Ninja Passage, where you make your way through Marceline-sent ninjas, and finally the ultimate boss battle level, starring Marceline herself.

Thankfully enough, this game is a bit more harder than the first Quest, making it at least a bit more fun. The Ninjas come back and now take several hits to defeat, the Ice Kingdom’s snow monsters take 2 hits to destroy, etc. The bad thing about this game is that it takes its responsibilities way too far and turns the game into an impossible 2D version of Sonic Unleashed, literally. The final boss battle is simply the hardest aspect. Marceline’s health goes down unbelievably slow, bit by bit, and it won’t even help if you unleash your full Wizard Powers on her. The game is confusing, head-hurting, and nonetheless a waste of time, no matter how high you can get your score, but I bet you struggle on the boss battle, too!

THE GOOD

“A bit” harder than last time

Very nostalgic music

Wizard Powers are normally very useful.

THE BAD

Difficulty is horribly punishing

Boss battle is merely impossible

Finn’s complaints when left idle are annoying

The game has a clear lack of substance

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Game-play: B- (3 pts)

Play-Again Ratio: C (2 pts)

Style: B+ (3 pts)

Fun: C- (1.5 pts)

Smarts: C (2 pts)

Entertainment: C- (1.5 pts)

FINAL SCORE: 13 out of 30 (sweet muffins!), 2 stars out of 5, 44% out of 100%

CONSENSUS: What’s boring, mind-numbing, impossible, and all together a waste of time? Sadly enough, Righteous Quest 2, that’s what.

Well, if you don’t believe me, you could always try playing Righteous Quest 2 here. Not-so-happy journeying!

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Well, you’re back. I predict that you rage quit. You rage quit, didn’t you? Yeah, you did. Anyway, let’s use our gracious poll to see what you think about the game!

Well, goodbye for now from Sammwak…just kidding! It’s the new year, and I gotta start it with something we’ve never seen before…a Game n Vote double feature! That’s right, not one, but two Finn and Jake games are getting reviewed, and I’m finishing up my sealed deal with an actually fun adventure: Jumping Finn.

Talk about major buttkicking!

Jumping Finn may look like just an ordinary Adventure Time game with not a lot of hope going for it. Actually, despite its lack of badges, it’s the best Adventure Time game I’ve played since…probably the Sound Castle games. It just debuted in the final month of summer 2011 at cartoonnetworkla.com before it finally hit primetime. The game is actually about trying to rescue Princess Bubblegum from the Ice King like usual, and the method of this game is to kick Finn’s butt (literally) and make him go flying. You can even set the power of Jake’s kick, Let’s Golf-style. At the end of your run, you receive “money” that sums up and is usable to buy power-ups and boosts, like fans, rainbows, and even Marceline and Lady Rainicorn themselves. The game ends when you rescue the princess after flying through the Ice King’s castle. The power-ups are:

  • Upgrade Kick (increasing the amount of kicks Jake can use on Finn in the air)
  • Upgrade Bounce (increasing the amount of bounces Jake can use on Finn when he leaves the sky)
  • Fan (Helps Finn stay airborne)
  • Rainbow w/ Cloud (Finn gets launched upon contact)
  • Marceline (Finn gets launched after being hit by her Axe bass)
  • Birds (Finn gets carried by them)
  • Lady Rainicorn (Finn can ride her up, but it requires clicking and holding)
  • Meteor (Finn can ride it fast and far)

This game is an absolute prime success in its only job: satisfying anyone who plays it. This game is definitely a fun, engaging, and somewhat hilarious entry into Adventure Time‘s countless list of games and their sequels. Heck, the game even allows you to continue your previous game! It saves your progress! No other Finn & Jake game can do that! None! Definitely a good way to kill time in a satisfyingly entertaining way. If you don’t believe me, check out this red-hot rating!

THE GOOD

Very fun and entertaining

Kills time very quickly

Upgrades and power-ups are definitely worth the big air

Reasonable storyline

Great charm.

THE BAD

Lack of badges removes hopes and striving.

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Game-play: A+ (5 pts)

Entertainment: A+ (5 pts)

Fun: A+ (5 pts)

Play-Again Ratio: A+ (5 pts)

Style: A (4 pts)

Smarts: A (4 pts)

FINAL SCORE: 28 out of 30 (sweet muffins…again!!), 6 stars out of 5, 92% out of 100%

CONSENSUS: It may have a lack of badges, but Jumping Finn‘s charm, humor, entertainment, and time-killing strategies definitely move the loss of badges over players’ heads and make it one of the best Finn & Jake adventures yet.

Click here. Come on. Hello? Why aren’t you clicking? COME ON!!

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I’m not even gonna say a word. Just vote.

Well, goodbye from Sammwak, for real this time. :( But don’t be sad! Come back on the 9th for another red-hot Sammwak post! Make sure to subscribe, like (bloggers only), comment, and rate!

Your friend,

Samuel M. – promoting the cure to boredom since 2010

Game n Vote – Sound Castle 2


Hey guys it’s Sam, and like I said, “more gaming, more voting, and more gaming and voting today and tomorrow!” And an African doesn’t lie, so here I am. So, fans, let’s recap. Yesterday I gave you Splash Master, and I’m back with another Cartoon Network game. This game belongs to Adventure Time, and it’s one I really enjoy, better than its predecessor, actually. Today’s game is the mind-testing castle defense, Sound Castle 2.

The main menu for the game.

As a sequel to the Adventure Time game Sound Castle, this revamped follow-up picks up where the previous game left off, but with a few new tweaks (i.e. playing at night instead of day, new quotes, etc.). The main objective of the first game was that you must protect your castle using nothing but multi-colored sound waves from quotes from these AT characters: Finn, Jake, Ice King, Lumpy Space Princess, and Princess Bubblegum. The enemies sit upon multi-colored clouds, and, for Sound Castle 2, they are changed from the first. The list evolves from simple one-hit evil gnomes, to tree monsters that require three hits of one color, to black-clothed humans that require one hit in each color (as their cloud will change colors upon hit). Then you face the menacing Boss from time to time (just Marceline the Vampire Queen’s dad, otherwise. But, the Boss is a more sleek name, and is also used in badges). This worst enemy is most likely to appear in the middle, with a humongous cloud. The routine of how to kill it is pretty easy, but its technique might be like the black-clothed humans, but is different in an important way. You actually need to trigger SEVERAL hits on a color in order to proceed to the next. Then sometimes, it recaps and gives you colors again before defeat.

You can also hit little swords of different colors to unlock an Adventure Time super attack. Unleash this bad boy and every enemy on the screen will be defeated (except the Boss, primarily). Also, little bars at the very bottom will be filling. These are for characters (the bars also bearing quotes), and their other quotes are listed above their bars. When they are full, they can be unleashed to send a giant version of that character flying upwards, defeating the enemies in that lane. Pretty algebraic, huh?

But that’s pretty much it from the game. All it is, is new quotes, new enemies, and a new time of day. Nothing else. Same graphics, same characters, same etc. It lacks any real innovation.  That’s unforgivable! That’s one big step for a game, but a pretty darn small jump for an experience. :( Hopefully, if they ever do make a Sound Castle 3, they can get a little more innovative this time around.

My final score on this game is an 8.5 out of 10, an 85 out of 100. Smooth play, guys, but it just wasn’t perfected. Now it’s YOUR turn to defend your Sound Castle! Can you fulfill your destiny to slay all intruders? Or will your castle come crumbling down?

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/adventuretime/soundcastle2/index.html

Happy defending!

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So that’s what I meant by “one big step for a game, but a pretty darn small jump for an experience”, hmm? Now I have a couple opinions that must be expressed, capiche?

Check back tomorrow for more gaming, voting, and more gaming and voting! I may have only two games up, but the fun’s just beginning!

Yours truly,

Sam M. ;)

 

Joke Time w/ Sam Mwakasisi, vol. 3


March is simply the month of luck, greens, and greens. And especially comes that time where I can FINALLY give you another uproarious edition of joke compilations. That’s right, fellow jokesters and/or jokees. March’s compilation of Joke Time with yours truly has finally come around! (This is also an apology for my long absence. Think of it as a hiatus.)

Q&A JOKES

Where do fish keep their credit cards?…In the river bank!

How does an egg get to work?…It drives in a Yolkswagen!

What type of car does a cow drive?…A Cattle-ac!

STORY JOKES

A director is screen testing Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for a film on composers. Not having figured out who’s which composer, he asks Sylvester which composer he’d like to be. Sylvester said he wanted to be Mozart. Then he asked Arnold what HE’D like to be. Arnold replied, “Ah’ll be Bach!”

A woman has twins and gives them for adoption. One goes to an Egyptian family and is named “Amal.” The other goes to a Spanish family and is named “Juan.” Years later, Juan sent a picture of himself to the woman, who said to her husband that she wished for a picture of Amal as well. Her husband said, “But they’re twins–if you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”

YO MAMA – Yo mama’s so ______……..

Yo mama’s so fat, when she jumped off the Empire State Building, she turned around and gave Jesus a high-five!

Yo mama’s so poor, she has the ducks throw bread at HER!

Yo mama’s so fat, her BMI is measured in acres!

Yo mama’s so fat, when she goes to the movies, she sits next to EVERYBODY!

Yo mama’s so stupid, she tried organizing her M&M’s in alphabetical order!

Yo mama’s so stupid, she put paper on the TV and said it was pay-per-view!

PUNS – Lemons are sour, these jokes aren’t! SWEET!

I was aboard a ship with my crew and a bunch of root beer. It was told I was being so cocky they threatened to make me walk the plank. And when I did, before I jumped I asked, “Can I at least have one more mug of root beer?” The pirate said, “Of course!” So I took the mug and JUMPED! And I would’ve drowned if it hadn’t been for one thing…ROOT BEER FLOAT!

It was comedy night. All of the best comedians were attending a shot at the best jokes. The next contestant walks up to the microphone confidently and begins, “Crowd, I have a story to tell you.” Next, a voice out of the crowd shouts, “WHY DON’T YOU MAKE IT 10 STORIES AND THEN JUMP?”

Did you hear about the guy whose entire left side was cut off. Don’t panic. He’s all right now!

When William joined the military for war, he didn’t like the saying, “Fire at will”.

Sometimes feet and noses are built backwards: Their feet smell and their noses run.

I relish the fact that you’ve mustard enough strength to ketchup to me.

Greengrocers earn a meager celery, come home beet and just want to read the pepper, take a leek, turnip the covers endive into bed.

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This would’ve gone on for lots more, but I can’t give away all the rest of the volumes. Come back soon for an April edition of Joke Time with yours truly! Lemons are sour, my jokes aren’t! SWEET!

- Sam

 

Adventure Time w/ Finn & Jake


Hey guys it’s Sam and if you’ve seen Cartoon Network, you’ve probably heard of this show. I’ve become a new fan of it. Like, really. I’ve caught all the episodes on-demand, and I’m willing to catch more off-demand. What time is it? Well, it, my friend, is ADVENTURE TIME.

This is one of the “new” shows introduced to Cartoon Network in September. It was actually based on a short that became an Internet sensation before it was brought to TV in April. If you don’t know what it’s about, I pity you. It’s about this 12-year old human boy named Finn who somewhat enjoys kicking evil forces in their hineys, and is skilled at all types of combat. It is a mystery, but all we know is that he was born from a cabbage. He really has blonde hair, but he wears an ‘awesome hat’ to conceal it. He’ll outburst and strangely exclaim anything he pleases, and is also bad at math, although he can blurt out stuff like, “Mathematical!”, “Algebraic!”, and “Rhombus!” And here’s the thing that makes me jealous for Finn. Since he ate this small computer, whenever he sings, he sings Auto-tune! Yeah, like Ke$ha! And the thing that makes me super-jealous is that he has a 28-year old (in “magical dog years”) dog named Jake that has cool magic powers! Not so majesto! (That’s what my eldest sister says to mean, “Cool!”) Along the way, this dynamic dog-and-dude duo meet characters like:

Princess Bubblegum, the ruler of Candy Kingdom and the love interest of Finn. Yes, Finn does too have a crush on her.

Ice King, the ruler of Ice Kingdom and the kidnapper of princesses, forcing them to marry him. I know, vague and disgusting, right? If you catch him sky high with his beard, flee. Or else he could zap you into a block of ice with his ‘frozen lightning bolts’! Fear his population of snow and ice monsters, but when you come in contact with his horrifying Ice-o-pede…nighty-night.

Lady Rainicorn - This creepy unicorn-rainbow crossover unicorn that turns out to be Jake’s boyfriend. Her horn can turn things various colors. Oh, and she speaks Korean! Yeah, you heard me. She speaks KOREAN, like “Annyeonghaseyo!” and “Annyeong!”

Lots more crazy stuff happen when it’s adventure time. Catch Adventure Time Monday nights on Cartoon Network!

L8trs, Sam

p.s. If anyone asks you, you didn’t hear it from me.

 

JOKE TIME w/ Sam Mwakasisi, vol. 2


Hey guys it’s Sam and the second volume of Joke Time has finally arrived! Since I was fortunate enough to get the Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book o’ Fun 2 for Christmas (thanks again to Eneke, the eldest sister of my family), I have a boatload of new jokes to tell! Let’s get jokin’! (Oh, and BTW, the jokes noted with an asterisk (*) come from my Book o’ Fun.)

Q&A Jokes:

Q) Why did the cookie cry?

A) Because his mom had been a wafer so long.*

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Q) Why was the mushroom always invited to parties?

A) Because he was a fungi!*

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Q) Why does Ms. Ribble keep a stick of dynamite in her auto-emergency kit?

A) In case she gets a flat and needs to blow up one of her tires.*

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Q) What’s the difference between a fish and a piano?

A) You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish!

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Q) What do you get when you cross a porcupine with a great white shark?

A) As far away as possible.

 

Knock-Knock Jokes:

You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Olive Toop.

Friend: Olive Toop who?

You: Well, so do I, but you don’t hear ME braggin’ about it!*

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You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Acute.

Friend: Acute who?

You: Acute little boy! (from kidsjokes.co.uk)

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You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Ada.

Friend: Ada who?

You: Ada lot for breakfast! (from kidsjokes.co.uk)

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You:  Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Ada.

Friend: Ada who?

You: Ada burger for lunch! (from kidsjokes.co.uk)

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You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Ada.

Friend: Ada who?

You: Ada turkey for dinner!

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And now….the grand finale jokes!

George: Excuse me, mister, I’d like to buy some toilet paper.

Grocery store clerk: What color would you like?

George: Just give me white. I’ll color it myself!*

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Ms. Ribble: Harold, if I gave you two goldfish, and Melvin gave you four goldfish, how many would you have?

Harold: Eleven.

Ms. Ribble: ELEVEN?!!? Hah! You’re WRONG, bub!

Harold: No, you’re wrong. I already have five goldfish back at home!*

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Become the ultimate jokester! Make friends and family laugh! Make yourself laugh, with these dandy jokes from Joke Time with Sam Mwakasisi! Keep your eyes peeled for volume three in 2011!

L8trs, Sam

 

JOKE TIME w/ Sam Mwakasisi, vol. 1


Hey guys it’s Sam and guess WHAT TIME IT IS?!?! It’s JOKE TIME!!! That’s right, I’ve started a new segment on Sammwak called “JOKE TIME w/ Sam Mwakasisi”, hosted by yours truly! Be the jokester of them all, telling randomly funny jokes or pulling them on unsuspecting victims! Without further ado, let’s get to the jokes!:

Knock-Knock Jokes – These aren’t temporarily “victim” jokes, but friend jokes…:

You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: I’m a pile-up.

Friend: I’m a pile-up who?

You: No, you’re not! Don’t be so hard on yourself, buddy!

(from The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book o’ Fun)

You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Sadie.

Friend: Sadie who?

You: Sadie Pledge of Allegiance.

(from knock-knock-joke.com)

You: Knock-knock.

Friend: Who’s there?

You: Island.

Friend: Island who?

You: Island on your roof with my parachute.

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Q&A Jokes – i.e. “Why did the chicken cross the road”…

Q: Why do sharks live in saltwater?

A: Because pepper water makes them sneeze.

(from The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book o’ Fun)

Q: Why did Batman cross his legs?

A: He had to go to the batroom.

(from The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book o’ Fun)

Q: How do you tell a male chromosome from a female chromosome?

A: You pull down its “genes”!

(from Big Nate in a Class By Himself)

Q: What did the mother buffalo say to the son buffalo when he went to college?

A: Bison.

(from The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book o’ Fun)

Yo Mama Jokes – Yo mama’s so _____….:

Yo mama’s so skinny, she hula-hoops with a Cheerio!

Yo mama’s so dirty, she makes mud look clean!

Yo mama’s so fat, when she gets on an elevator, she HAS to go down! (from Big Nate in a Class by Himself)

Yo mama’s so fat, she fell and made the Grand Canyon!

Yo mama’s so ugly, they filmed “Gorillas in the Mist” in her shower!

All of these (well, almost) were powered from funnyjokesmania.com. Read it and lol!

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And a special wrapper-upper joke….Ketchup and Liquor!

This is the final joke of volume uno, and yes, it is our first VICTIM JOKE!!! Grab a victim, and read on. And you must tell the victim they have to answer “ketchup and liquor” to every question:

You: What did you have for breakfast today?

Victim: Ketchup and liquor.

You: What did you have for lunch today?

Victim: Ketchup and liquor.

You: What did you have for dinner today?

Victim: Ketchup and liquor.

You: What do you do when you see a pretty girl passing by?

Victim: Ketchup and liquor.

You: You “ketchup” (catch up) with the girl and “liquor” (lick her)? Man, you are NASTY!

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Sorry to bust your water bottles, but this is the end of volume one. :( But check back for more funny bone-tickling, laugh-rising volumes of JOKE TIME w/ Sam Mwakasisi!

L8trs, Sam

p.s. What jokes do YOU want in the next volume? Comment/email me your best joke(s), and you could be responsible for the next handful of jokes or less!

Sonic & SEGA Racing review


Hey guys it’s Sam, back and in business at Sammwak!

But guess what? I have a fresh new review! No, it still isn’t an app (YET) review, but it’s even better. It’s finally another video game review. And since I got an Xbox 360, I am racking up those reviews! Today’s is a little like SEGA Superstars Tennis. If you haven’t seen THAT review, click here!

The only major difference is that this game involves RACING, not tennis. That’s right…it’s Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie, or Sonic & Sega Racing for short.

Now, we bought this game at Video Hits Plus, and from my experience with the demo, I absolutely fruit-tootedly LOVE this game, no matter how you slice it. It’s practically the only game I’m interested in playing nowadays. I have a couple reasons how this game is fun:

The adrenaline just makes my heart race as fast as the cars in this pedal-to-the-metal crossover. SEGA Superstars Tennis lacked those special ingredients that are somewhat taken for granted: enjoying it. All you do is hit a ball back and forth. What good does that bring? Luckily, in Sonic & Sega Racing, they picked up those ingredients, tossed them into the pot, stirred it up, and served it fresh and warm.

The enjoyment is a new high for Sega crossovers. The power-ups really set that level for games like these. Any crossover could look epic, but really have the most dull enjoyment, if any enjoyment at all. In this game, the enjoyment was set for no mercy. The expectations are so complete and well-organized.

The power-ups! A racing game isn’t complete without power-ups! Sure, Mario Kart had cool power-ups, but this is Sega. This is not Nintendo. And speaking of power-ups…:

Mega-Horn: Perfect in those situations where opponents are too close for comfort. Its blare is strong enough to knock at least one opponent away. Its icon is a blaring horn.

Hi-Speed Shoe(s): Perfect in those situations where there’s just that “need for speed.” This shoe is strong enough for one boost of speed. If you’re lucky, you can get three shoes in one power-up! Its icon is a Hi-Speed Shoe, or three Shoes if you get three Hi-Speed Shoes.

Shield: Always mauled by bowling bombs here, rockets there, and boxing gloves everywhere? The Shield is the power-up for you! This artificial orb surrounds you and your car, and takes a hit for you! It only lasts for a hit before it shrinks out, so think before you use it! Its icon is an orb.

Bowling Bombs: You’ve heard of bombs and sticks of dynamite, obviously. But have you ever heard of BOWLING BOMBS? These take the most precious aiming to pull off on your moving target. These do not lock on and track to opponents, but if you’re lucky, its detonation may be enough to knock your opponent away! Also, like Hi-Speed Shoes, three of these are possible in one item if you’re lucky. Its icon is a bomb, or three bombs if you’re lucky.

Rockets: Even when Bowling Bombs don’t lock on, there are items that DO lock on…Rockets! These also come in threesomes, and you can aim on a target to fire a rocket. These also knock people away. Its icon is a rocket, or three rockets if you’re lucky.

Confusing Star: Have bullies been turning your world upside-down? The Star turns your world upside-down, too….LITERALLY! A racer’s view is turned upside-down for a few seconds before returning to normal view with this Star. Like rockets, you can aim as well. Its icon is a star. No, these do not come in threesomes.

Boxing Gloves: You’ve seen WWE, right? Well these gloves are enough to knock a racer away! Boxing Gloves come in threesomes, but like Bowling Bombs, you cannot aim for a particular person. Get a mouthful of glove with one of these bad boys! Its icon is a green boxing glove, or three gloves if you’re lucky enough to receive the item.

All-Stars: If you’re having a rough time in the race, an All-Star could be enough to get you back in the race. For example, Sonic’s is when he transforms into Super Sonic, abandons his car and speeds to the front. Its icon may vary, due to the person using the All-Star (Sonic’s icon being Chaos Gems, Knuckles’s icon being one emerald, etc.). See what I mean?

Another one of my favorites are THE ANNOUNCER! He will make you lol until your lungs need air. Here are a few of his quotes:

“Food? Water? CLOTHING? Who needs it when you got racing like that?”

“And that’s the end of another beautiful friendship, I mean, race.”

“Boy, am I glad that race is over! I got sweatin’ places that don’t even sweat!”

“Hungry for more electrifying race action? Of course you are! Then don’t touch that dial!”

“What a show of speed and skill! I can’t wait to do it all over again! Until then, take care!”

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Oh, and since my other computer has access to YouTube, I’ll show you the INTRO to the game!

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The characters in this game are:

Sonic the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog

Miles “Tails” Prower from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Knuckles the Echidna from Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic Adventure 2

Big the Cat from Sonic Adventure

Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog

Amigo from Samba de Amigo

Aiai from Super Monkey Ball

Beat from Jet Set Radio

Ulala from Space Channel 5

B.D. Joe from Crazy Taxi

Chuih, ChuBei, ChuPea and ChuBach from ChuChu Rocket!

Mobo and Robo from Bonanza Bros.

Mii from Wii (Wiis only)

Avatar from Xbox 360 (Xbox 360s only)

Banjo and Kazooie from Diddy Kong Racing (Xbox 360s only)

Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue

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A final consensus: Racing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing really includes the ingredients to a successful racing game that are often taken for granted. (9.4, nine and a quarter out of ten)

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Here’s what critics had to say about it!

Wikipedia: The game has received mostly positive scores. GamesMaster gave the game 83% for the console versions and 70% for the DS version, calling it ‘the best kart racer on 360/PS3, but not quite the Mario Kart-beater we hoped for’. Nintendo Power gave the Wii version 8/10 and the DS version 6/10. Official Nintendo Magazine gave both the DS and Wii version 75%. Wiiloveit.com gave the game a 27/30 calling it an “excellent kart racer”, praising it’s “natural” drifting mechanics, the varied multiplayer modes, as well as the large amount of “fan service” that exists in the game. The online incorporation was praised, however it was also commented that it could’ve been stronger had there been additional modes, a stronger setup, and some sort of a ranking system. Computer Bild Spiele, a German video game magazine, rated the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions a score of 2.32 out of 3. The Wii version was given a 2.46 out of 3 score. GamesRadar gave the console versions of the game 8/10, praising its pick-up-and-play fun while criticising its uninspired weapons, whereas the DS version got 7/10. IGN gave both the console and DS versions 8.0 each, calling it ‘a clone that gets it right.’ GameSpot also gave it 8.0, praising its responsive controls and excellent track design. Kotaku calls it a competent racer which evokes fond memories, although laments that the tracks and music selection don’t delve as deep into Sega lore as the character roster. GameTrailers gave the game 8.0 as well, praising its track design and addictive gameplay.

By March 2010, Sonic & Sega had sold 1.07 million copies worldwide.

And here are the emblems it received from GameSpot:

Good For Kids (d^_^b)

Good Start (d^_^b)

Sharp Control (d^_^b)

Strong Competitive Multiplayer (d^_^b)

Derivative (q^_^p)

Check out the whole review here: http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/driving/sonicandsegaallstarsracing/review.html

This has been another Sammwak video game review. Comment or email me what game you want me to review and you could be responsible for the next review!

- Sam





Mystery with a Twistery


Hey guys it’s Sam and you should obviously know SpongeBob. He’s been running on Nick for like 10 years now.

Well, what would it be like if SpongeBob were a detective? That question will be answered in the upcoming season seven episode “Mystery with a Twistery”.

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The episode’s situational crime is that Bikini Bottom’s most prized possession has been stolen…the key to the Krabby Patty formula! And as said, everyone’s a suspect if not proven innocent. So since no one’s innocent, everyone’s a suspect. It could be anyone, from Mr. Krabs to Mrs. Puff to…PLANKTON! Can the key be found before it’s Krabby Patties no more? Find out who did it in SpongeBob’s first-ever whodunit, “Mystery with a Twistery”.

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The episode airs November 11 at 8/7c, which is basically 11 days away. So, 11 days from now, throw on your overcoat, put on your hat, grab your pipe, pop up some popcorn, and let 8:00 shine.

- Sam

SPONGEBOB’S FIRST-EVER WHODUNIT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! “MYSTERY WITH A TWISTERY” AIRS NOV. 11 AT 8:00!

Everyone could be the criminal. Even YOU…