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Posted on Oct 16th 2020 at 02:29:34 PM by (MerryGoRoundGaming)
Posted under it wouldnt accept my actual tag so heres a tag instead to go in this place, super mario bros 35, battle royale, the brilliance of, wait why is bros in the title if luigis not in the game, edit he

So, as always, here's a small backstory before we get into the actual meat of the article. The last article that I made, I wrote on Monday, actually, intending it to release by 5. (pm) (est) But, for whatever reason, my browser decided it would be okey-dokey to just crash right as I was entering my password to accept the publishment of the article. So now, I can officially say, "Hi from Notepad!"

Recently, Nintendo just gave out TO EVERYONE a week of free Nintendo Switch Online, redeemable til' November 17th, (Oh gosh, I'm  becoming the commercial!) which influenced me to get Super Mario Bros. 35, which along with Prinny (The Brilliance Of article coming when I actually beat the game) I've been loving and playing for the past few days a LOT. (Maaybe too much.) So, the basic premise of Super Mario Bros. 35 is it's the original Super Mario Bros., but with 34 other players (each with their own screens), and when you kill an enemy, it gets sent to whoever you're targeting's game.

But, there's more to it than that. When you start the game, you are presented with four buttons: 35-Player Battle, Course Practice, Stats, and Options respectively. 35-Player Battle is the main game (I'll get to that in a bit), Course Practice is where you can practice certain courses from the game that you've unlocked, Stats is, well stats, and in Options you can change your control bindings.

Like I said, 35-Player Battle is the main game. When you click on it, you are presented with what course routes you've unlocked. A course route (that's what I call them, anyway) starts with 1-1, then the actual course you chose, then a random castle/4th level of a random world from the game. After you beat the last level of a given course route, then you restart it. In 1-2 and 4-2, the warp zones will have randomly chosen courses. There are a couple of ways to unlock course routes, although they all result in you ultimately beating a course. The first one is through the warp zones. Another is through beating certain courses in a given world. Still another is through the castle randomizer.The last is through leveling up.

After you chose your course route, its time for the actual game. 

Like I said before, killing enemies sends them to whoever you're targeting's game. Killing enemies with jumps or shells earns you combos, which can get you more time and more experience. (You start with 35 seconds) The first enemy you kill earns you +2 seconds, then +3, then +4, and so on, til' it caps out at +11 for jumps and +13 for shells. Killing enemies with fireballs or shells will earn you +1 second per enemy, which doesn't increase, so if you're looking for a net increase of time, then you have to kill multiple within one second. (I really hope that's a glitch and gets patched out.) There are five main targeting styles, which is similar to Tetris 99 (it's literally the same icon but with different text), Lowest Time, Most Coins, Attackers, Random, and just directly targeting a player. They all are what they sound like. If somebody's targeting you, you'll get an indicator of who's targeting you, and a little 'WATCH OUT!!' icon.

                                             -PLAY THE GAME BEFORE READING BELOW-

My ideal stategy is to choose the 1-2 route, and get to 1-2. Play the game like normal til' you get to the part with the platforms going up. Hitch a ride on one, and make it to the Warp Zone, leaving a small hole for you to nudge into. If the Warp Zone takes you to 1-2, repeat. If it doesnt, go into the hole you created , head up the pipe, and beat the course route and try again.

                                  -OK, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME ARE FINE HERE-

Overall, I like Super Mario Bros. 35. I'd recommend it. I already said how I liked it in the main article, so go read the main article. Bye! See you tomorrow or in a few hours with my actual article for the month!



Posted on Sep 9th 2020 at 05:09:11 PM by (MerryGoRoundGaming)
Posted under how to forget how to live losing your mind to a 15 dollar puzzle game., the brilliance of, baba is you

Welcome to the first of a series called The Brilliance Of! In this series I plan on showing my favorite ames and reasons why you should play them!

Baba Is You is a puzzle game. Now, before you go click off this article, I didn't like puzzle games either, until this game led me to explore the genre again. Baba Is You is a 2D box-shover puzzle game, but it gets more advanced than that. In the game you control a character named Baba. I couldn't find good art of this guy online. Sorry. So, like I said, this game is a box-shover. You move this Baba around (the developer puposely made the character a blank slate [I will admit it does look like a sheep though]) and move rocks.

                                                                       here's my first
                                                                   SPOILER WARNING

If you plan on playing this game, here are the links:
Nintendo Switch: https://www.nintendo.com/...etail/baba-is-you-switch/
Steam:https://store.steampowered.com/app/736260/Baba_Is_You/
Developer official website: http://www.hempuli.com/baba/

Ok, now back to our SCHEDULED PROGAMMING, in this game, the rules of the game are actual blocks that can be pushed around. For example, WALL IS STOP is a rule that is used commonly, meaning that you can't go through walls. Another one used commonly is ROCK IS PUSH, meaning that by holding to rocks, you can move them one tile per turn holding to them. BABA IS YOU meaning that you control Baba. The last one of the bunch is FLAG IS WIN, meaning that if you touch the yellow flag you win the course, meaning that you get one flower added to your total and unlock the next PATH in the set of the world you're in. Now, by pushing these rule blocks into other sentences, such as WALL IS PUSH, FLAG IS STOP, ROCK IS YOU, and BABA IS WIN. These sentences act like their usual counterparts, too.


                                            Congratulations, you just unlocked another
                                                                SPOILER WARNING

     Seriously, if you haven't played the game and intend to, it's probably in your best interest to
                                                          not read beyond this point.


After playing the game for a long period of time, you'll start to realize that everything can be interacted with in this way. From the characters to the collision to the way game works to the levels entirely, everything can be interacted with. And there isn't a difficulty spike, either. Every time you step into another area or world, they introduce a new concept and they build on difficulty over the course of the world or area. The developer, Arvi Tekari (Hempuli), says that the way he does this is he'll take a concept and create a level, then work backwards from the solution to create a fun and enjoyable experience for the player. This game made coding, in part, seem much more fun to me then before. And, coding is fun, by the way. I know that now after, let's see here, 5 hours of coding.

                                                              GNINRAW RELIOPS
                                        I'd recommend reading this before purchasing the game.

In other areas, Baba Is You will still excel. The music is perfect. It's my second favorite video game music. It is a treat to listen to. Baba Is You is great for the price, too.This is the best game you can get on Switch for $15. It even sometimes goes on sale!


This was a pain to make, but worth it.



Posted on Sep 2nd 2020 at 05:21:56 PM by (MerryGoRoundGaming)
Posted under coding, coding, video games, the stability of video games, the stuggles in each, help im running out of tags oh no

So, I think that I can say that my last post was good. Thank you to everyone that said that it was good! I didn't think that it would be like that! Back to the point at hand. (Not like I even started with a point... [wait I'm delaying myself even more my saying that ARRRRRRRRRGhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh])


So, I think that most of my family can agree that my hobby is glitching/breaking/bugging-out/bugging out games. (Heck, I've even broken the hyperlinked images on my blog. If it doesn't show reload the page. [Sorry, bickman2k.]) Traditionally breaking games is easy, if you know where to pick at. Platformer genre in general is all about clipping into things. Role-playing, executing more than one move at once, or dealing too much damage at once. Shooter, clipping and dealing too much damage at once. You probably can guess. PC games allow you to mess with the games files, allowing you to break the game(s) really easy. Here's an example:

Say Example: The Movie: The Game wants to access file1.fileex And file2.fileex is something you want to break the game by accesing earlier than intended.

Rename file2.fileex to file1.fileex (Usually most files in a game like this that ae gonna work are of the same file extension, in this case .fileex , but if they are of different extensions, then they need to be the same.)

And, if your game didn't crash, then congratulations, you've caused the game to load the wrong file!

Now usually it will carry out instructions that are contained in the file that it just loaded. (file2.fileex)

(If you're wondering how I glitched out the hyperlinked images on RFGeneration, I created a .png file with only one letter in its base:m. By doing that, most websites will cause them to not even show an image, breaking the tag altogether. [If I hurt your feelings bickman2k, then sorry.])




Now here's the part where coding comes in. Most of my breaking games actually helps in coding because then it's easy to understand what's going on behind the scenes in the games. I've seen t-poses, a-poses, unanimated models and sprites, completely given up games, confused games, black screens and wait-- 
 [img]https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=64B3378894533E83&id=64B3378894533E83%213291&parId=64B3378894533E83%211191&o=OneUp[img/

Rebooting MerryGoRoundGaming's_trying_to_write_an_article.exe...

Success!

Anyways, as I was saying, I've seen a lot of how games break. And that helps me code, because I know what the polished developers do.

Coding is fun, but often times it can be very repetitve. Variables are my friend. It is fun to code, in my opinion.

In summary, I just like to test things and see what I can mess with.

Whew! I haven't gotten to geek out like that in a while!

😊

Crash image owned by Nintendo, used in one of GameXplain's videos, where I promptly edited it.



Posted on Aug 6th 2020 at 04:34:15 PM by (MerryGoRoundGaming)
Posted under Listing my favorite games, slackur, life in general, video games, list

Hello, everybody! I finally worked up enough courage to write an article on here. It was mostly slackur that helped me work up the courage so kudos to him. Speaking of which, I am his son. I have said this many times over, but this feels kinda final, y'know? Now, obviously, living in a house with well over 15,000 games will be making you want to play them. slackur has a rule in his house so that every  hour we are outside is  hour of screen time. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays I have to be outside, using the aformentioned rule, Play with my younger brother and his therapist or do chores to earn screen time. On Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays I can play video games whenever I so choose. Game genres like RPGs, Puzzles and Sandboxes and Platformers appeal to me. I'm actually making my way through Miitopia right now. This is a list of my favorite games, in no particular order.
 
I feel like I want to get at least a "good amount of video games" but I do feel like my collection is too small at times. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of my favorite games. I really like playing it, but I did get bored of it. Sometimes I wonder if I get too bored of games too often...
                                                               
 

Miitopia has quickly became one of my favorite games lately. I've been playing it pretty much whenever I have an excuse to. I don't really have any "good aspects of it" to list, it's just a good game overall.
                                               


Like Animal Crossing, Tomadachi Life is one of those games that you can just unwind and play. I would say it is very different to people, most people think it's too boring, others think it's really fun. I think it is really fun, myself, which is why I'm putting it on this list.



Nintendo Land is a party game that I would reccomend. Some people say that it's Gimmicks: The Game, which to that, I say "It's definitely not." If you haven't yet, grab a few friends and play this game. It's definitely worth your while. Just, play this game with friends that trust you.



Mario Party 10 is another great party game. I listed "Mario Party 10" and not "Super Mario Party" because, I like Mario Party 10's Bowser Party Mode. If you're playing Bowser Party, definitely play it with people that really trust you, because it can get really hectic. And speaking of hectic...



Cuphead is not my kind of game, but It's definitely one that I'd reccomend. Play it, and you'll understand why.



Luigi's Mansion 3 is a game that really blew me away. I played some of "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon", (or Luigi's Mansion 2 If you're not from South Korea or North America), and I just didn't really like it at all. But, when Luigi's Mansion 3 came out, I thought I'd give the series a second chance. And boy, did I like Luigi's Mansion 3. it was one of my favorite games of 2019, actually. It's a puzzle game, and a really funny one, at that.



Now, I love coding and I kinda like puzzle games, so what about a game that combines those two things?
Baba Is You is my favorite game. You control a critter called Baba, and you move blocks. But that's not all. The actual rules of the game, are, themselves, blocks that can be pushed around, allowing you to completely mess with the game. Now, I like glitching/messing around with games, and Baba Is You is a playground encouraging breaking the game up to solve the puzzles.


 
Now, I dwove many hours into the original Super Mario Maker, just messing around with it, and seeing what I could do in it. Now, you can imagine my surprise and love when the sequel was announced. I sold a lot of my game collection just to get this one game. Granted, most of those were games I did never play, but still.



Now, me, my older brother, my friend and her sister used to play Castle Crashers all the time. When they announced Castle Crashers Remastered, I knew I had to pick it up. And so far, slackur hasn't gotten Castle Crashers Remastered yet. So that's a game that I have that he doesn't! (At least on Switch, anyway)


And that just about does it for my favorite games list. I thank you for reading you all the way through!

All images in this article are from Wikipedia.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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