Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is one of those games you can play for couple minutes. They made the game easy to play and fits into as many time contraints you may have. This game also incorporates the full touch motion of your screen. 

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Ninja is on both iPhone and Android. However they can't interact. iPhone uses game center to interact with other players and Android uses OpenFeint. There is OpenFeint on iPhone but it's not integrated as GameCenter is. 

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Gameplay is very easy. You swipe your finger like a blade to cut up the fruit. Just stay away from the bombs. The more fruit sliced, the higher your score. On iPhone there are 4 modes to play: Classic, Zen, Arcade and Multi-player. Android does not have Multi-player mode.

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Classic mode consists of you cutting fruit without fail. You cannot let 3 fruits fall without being sliced. If so, game is dobe. Also, if you slice a bomb, the game is done. 

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Zen mode is a bomb free mode. You have 90 seconds to cut up as many fruit as possible. I must say this is a very easy mode. No fear of hitting a bomb. 

Arcade mode is where the action is. In Arcade you get frenzy, freeze and double point bananas. You have 90 seconds to complete. The bombs in this game does not stop your game but takes away 10 seconds from game. So be very weary of hitting one. 

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Frenzy bananas puts a ton of fruit on the screen so you can swipe like a mad person. Just be careful of people next to you, lol. Freeze bananas slows the fruit on screen. I don't see this as a benefit at times. You want to slice a lot of fruit. You don't want to be slowed down. Double point bananas is self explanatory. Just get some and slice away like a madperson. 

Multi-player mode is not all that interesting. You can challenge one of your friends on Game Center or be set up on a blind match. I chose to be set up. You have to slice the fruit highlighted in your color or by white. If you slice other players color you lose points. You still only have 90 seconds to play.

Overall, this game is fun to play. With such a short play time, you can play it anywhere. Just don't play it in a meeting if you want to keep your job. This game will stay in my active game folder. 

Fruit Ninja can be found in the iTunes App Store $0.99 for full version, The Market on Android $1.27 or on Amazon's Appstore $0.99.

[iOS, Android, Xbox]

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

I absolutely love button mashing fighting games. I love Marvel comics a shitload better than DC. I like the Streetfighter games. So Marvel vs Capcom is a sure fire bet. I've had older versions of the game for PS1. So I bought it for the PS3. 

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This game has more characters to play with. What really drew me to the game is that you can fight with the character Deadpool. I love Deadpool. I haven't bought a console game since I got the Kinect for Xbox. That is in another post to come. 

MvC3 still uses the same 2D type graphics. But there's a 3rd dimension in the background.I don't know what to really call it. But it is nice. When you start the game, you get to chose to play offline and online. I always choose offline. I'm not good enough to fight live people. I push buttons, don't really pay attention to button codes and what have you. 

In offline you can play the arcade mode, versus and _. I play versus with family and friends. However, for this review I'm just going to stick with the Arcade mode. 

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When you start you get to choose from over 20 characters. You can choose 3 to play with. I always choose my favorite 3: Deadpool, Chun-Li and X-23. They are wicked. Chun is the weakest of all 3, but I know how to work her from years of practice. You get to choose fighting preference from simple to expert. 

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Once you choose your characters and fighting preference you are courted off to your first battle. This is where the fun begins. Smack talk and all. Once you beat your first fight you are sent to 4 or 5 more before you have to fight the big boss. Guess who's the big boss? Galactus and a few other characters he summons so he can get rid of you. He wants to consume the Earth. This why you are fighting. 

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I have to admit, I have not beaten Galactus yet. I've gotten him very low the last time I tried. He hits very hard! One hit will take 1/3 of your health. You need to try not to get hit and give him as many special moves as you can. He's hard. 

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I love this game. As you play the game you unlock new characters to play and other goodies in the game. I've unlocked 2 characters so far. This game is an instant classic. It will be played over and over again. Some will complain it is too easy. I don't find it so. It's very challenging. If you are looking for more substance, you picked the wrong game. This is a button masher fighting game. 

MvC3 is on both Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. You can pucrhase game from Gamestop, Best Buy, Amazon or any store that sell video games. 

Please note this game does not use motion capabilities like the Move or Kinect. You may lose some calories if you are like me who moves along with the game.


Sunday, April 3, 2011


For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt? We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt!" Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt.

Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc. They had one son, Jack.

In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout.

After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock and because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Lodza Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chicken Schitt. Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Horse.

Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pisa Schitt.

NOW then, when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt," you can correct them.

Crock O. Schitt