Category Archives: Games_Nintendo Wii

Bomberman Land Wii (2008)

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After dinner at Carino’s tonight, I suggested playing this new Wii game I got. For some reason I just love the Bomberman series, just like I do the Super Mario, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong series. I basically go and get almost every game that comes out on any of these series.

Something that I really hate, and unfortunately it happens to lots of Wii games, is that there are stages that are locked. Meaning you can’t play them until you play some other unlocked ones. It’s really annoying because what if you don’t like a certain stage? This happened in the Bomberman Land game. We’re stuck at this training where we just couldn’t pass this silly ball bounce stage. It’s stupid, maybe that’s why we couldn’t pass it…. LOL~

The battle mode is always fun, like with any Bomberman games. This is Allen’s strength, whereas my strength is adventure games. So it can be foreseen that I lost pretty badly. The star mode with sudden death is just too too fun!

Super Mario Galaxy

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Players ranked it the best game of 2007. I am happy to have owned a copy, but it was not until today that I finally unwrapped it and stuck it in the Wii player.

It truely was a lot of fun! It’s very different – there’s no gravity in that world! I’ve only played the first stage and at some points, my breath was taken away. The game designers really put a lot of thoughts into the game. Since it’s anti-gravity, when I’m on a planet, a lot of times I had to do chases upside down, which caused dizziness by the end. I couldn’t help but think: I’m really getting old! LOL~

I’m sure the more I play the game, the better it’ll be! 期待ing…

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

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Another game not as fun as it looked. It’s not bad, but I should’ve learned by now that with a Wii, any racing games (which means at least two people and the screen is split in half; four people, one forth) would be confusing.

The good thing about it is the use of the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck together and the constant shaking of both which resulted in sore arms – great way to exercise the muscles!

I’ll definitely give it more plays and see if I can understand (and play) better!

What a night!

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Tonight I was supposed to attend Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH)’s Annual Holiday Party on Auraria Campus, but all of my old co-workers had family parties and couldn’t be there. My parents ditched me last minute to go to my aunt’s party/ball at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Well, I couldn’t blame them, catering at school vs. grand hotel, it’s pretty easy to pick! And, it was such a snowy day (don’t know why, but recently it always snows when I wash my hair! sigh…), I was not in a party mood anyway….

But, as it turned out, I had a hell of a night!!~ First, dinner was at Red Robin. Here’s a shot of restaurant (I didn’t want to use flash to get everyone’s attention so the pic didn’t get taken very well):

Drinks: ginergerbread shake and a strawberry frozen margarita… not bad at all!

Wow, a little too many apetizers: cheese sticks and buffalo wings. Whew~~ I’m having sweats!

Entree was a “Seafood Duo Platter” (fried shrimp and cod with dipping sauce)….

… And of course, Red Robin’s famous burgers! I just had to have a taste! Introducing The Banzai Burger! (description from RR’s menu: “Marinated in teriyaki and topped with grilled pineapple, Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. Dude, you’ll be like, ready to ride the pipeline on O’ahu’s North Shore after you chomp on this!”)


Y U M M Y ~~~~~~~!!

Not only was the food big and fat, the dinner bill was even bigger and fatter! lol~ oh well!

What’s the best thing to do after having a huge dinner? Play the Wii to balance off the fullness! heh heh!

After playing the Carnival Games for a little bit, I’ve decided to sell that game. Yes I regret ever having bought it, but what can you do? Similarly, the Rayman Raving Rabbids is not that fun either:

Yeah, the cover looks cute and funny, but the mini games are kind of stupid. I don’t like playing any of those Wii games that you feel you don’t have to have a Wii to play it. Know what I mean? With this one, it felt like I could play it on a Play Station with a class remote control and it’ll still feel the same….

The good news is, this WarioWare: Smooth Moves game that’s been sitting in the box for all this time I’ve gotten a Wii, and only got unwrapped tonight, was lots of fun! 🙂 I really have to give it up to the Japanese, they’re so slick in designing games…. well, and everything really! The game’s not that hard, and the beauty of any Japanese games is that you don’t have to read a whole lot (the bunny game required lots of reading and that’s one of the reasons why it wasn’t much fun) or even if you don’t read English/Japanese, you’ll still be able to understand how to play it. Oh, and the graphics, the music, the sound, the speed, everything come together so perfectly that makes you just want to continue playing! Two big thumbs up!

Mario Strikers Charged

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I played it again today. This Wii game is pretty cool. It’s like animated soccer. But even Wii tries to emulate as much as true action, there’s no way we can play with our feet. So this game requires both the Wii remote and the nunchuck. I’m never very good with coordinating my two hands when it comes to pressing buttons on game remotes but I had a lot of fun with Mario Strickers Charged because the animations are cool and the features and rules of the game are a little “out of the box”. This ain’t leaving my permanent Wii collection!

Wii’s latest Carnival Games

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I finally played this game! It was so hard to get from the stores, many were sold out of it. So I thought it must be really good. Well, it isn’t as fun as I expected it to be. Yeah it’s got all the point and shoot, throw your remote kind of action but some of it was just too programmed. That’s what I’m afraid, more and more Wii games are coming out, costing ever so much, but are not well programmed like the classic Wii Sports. Two Mario games are coming out on Wii in November, we’ll see what happens!