Archive for Zelda

Game 15: Neptunes Pride Game 16: Captain Forever

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by chachisays

Game 15: Neptune’s Pride.

Do you like Diplomacy, Trade, Resources, Combat, Industry, Economy, Science? or rather, Do you like controlling these things? Do you like playing Risk? Only in space, conquering stars?

Do you want a game to obsess about, constantly check to make moves knowing damn well that its not your turn yet?

God I love the smell of Conquest in the Morning! This is the game for you!

Pack your space suit, And hop in the space hoopty, hit the switches, and show your space colors it gang territory war time!

Neptune’s Pride is an online flash game that pits you up against 7 other players. The goal using diplomacy and battle. Be the first to conquer half the stars in this galaxy. You use science to increase your technology. this increases both battle techniques and ship power. Diplomacy helps you from getting destroyed quickly when you accident conquer a star in someone else’s unmarked section of the Universe! Hi, mind putting up a fence or something sheesh.  if you like civilization but don’t have 8 hours to spend on a marathon game of it, this game is for you. Set it and forget! you’ll get email updates telling you when a cycle has been completed and you can log back in and take a look.

Its not a bad game to play, but if you are looking for instant entertainment, this is not the game for you. Still decently fun.

Game 16: Captain Forever

As I said earlier both games are space related and as nerds we have a duty to at least try the game. Nerds are attracted to space like a mouse to cheese. Well this game is not graphics heavy. Also the only goal is to stay alive for as long as possible.   This is one of the best features of flash games on the internet.

You take a short break from what ever you’re working on and you start playing the game. If you last a while then you stop when you need to refocus, if you die after 10 mins, no big deal, You regain focus on whatever it is you’re working on. Win Win Win.

Captain forever is a game where you pilot a command center of a ship. The point? Destroy other ships and attach their parts to yours in order to create a better ship! Boom, win! Run and Gun, Run and Gun. Red 5, This is Red 6 prepare to engage the enemy.

The controls are simple to learn and you quickly learn how to balance the ship because failure to do so will mean that your ship will not stay on the planned course and you will find yourself veering to the heavier side.

Chachi Says: The internet is full of time wasters. in fact thats what the internet was made for. Ten minute time wasters. Great stuff.  So, its time for some feed back! Are you enjoying this? is there places i can improve on? looking for your thoughts on this!

Game 9: Line Rider, Game 10: Fantastic Contraption

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by chachisays

This begins a new chapter in the 1001 video game journey. The Text adventures have come and gone! It was Fun, but I am glad to move on,  to brighter colors, better graphics and sometimes, mind numbing video game playing.

Don’t get me wrong, the text adventures were a great mental exercise but that many in a row will mess with your head.

So we move on. The next session I have is Online/MMO games! online meaning that they are games that are hosted on web pages across the web.

Game 9: Line Rider.

Line rider is a simple flash game(since moved to silver light as well) The game is as follows. Draw the course, press play and see if the rider can make through the course. Simple enough right? Nah, not really. Who wants to draw an easy course with just bumps and hills? No one. Hence the challenge. You draw crazy tracks and see if your little sled riding buddy can make the course. This all of course run by a physics simulator.

The game was created in 2006 By Bostjan Cadez a Slovenian student. First appeared on Deviant art where it blew up. it has appeared on yahoo, time magazine, Games for Windows The Official magazine and even in a McDonalds Snack Wrap commercial. This game has been updated 2 times since the original once to silver light and then later to incorporate new features. This game though is a bragging rights type of game. It allows you to export the tracks and send them to others or to post them on the webpage for public viewing. It was fun for me for about 20 mins. Then I lost interest.

Game 10: Fantastic Contraption.

This game is another game that uses a physics simulator.  The goal of this game is to create a contraption to move an item into the designated square.

Simple enough right? sometimes, its straight forward, other times, you have to build the most ridiculous contraptions you can think of to climb over/knock over walls. Using the limited parts: Front moving wheel, back moving wheel, manual wheel, wood beam and water beam. believe it or not you can build some crazy stuff with those parts.

The only history i can find on this game is that on January 16, 2009 it made its way into the app store for iphone and was released there by inexile Entertainment. I know thats not where it got its start but thats all they said.

Chachi Says: These games are a perfect way to blow off 15-20 minutes online on break. Give them a shot! http://www.linerider.com and http://www.fantasticcontraption.com you wont be disappointed.

Game 2: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by chachisays

Hiya folks!

Back with a another game review for you! That makes 2 of 1001. woo progress!!!!

So surprisingly, There are actually 8 different text based adventure games in this book of 1001. The original plan was to do a post for all 1001 games, however i think it would be repetitive and unnecessary to do 8 posts on these games at this point. Unless they stand out in some knock your socks off kind of way games 3-8 will be covered in one post. So stay tuned.

Game Number 2 is one that you will all recognize but probably never played.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Ready for a mind blowing screen shot? Brace yourself!

BOOM! MIND BLOWN!

Well as you have guessed its based on the series of books. Released in 1984 by ready for this? Boom, Infocom.  (notice a pattern here?) It was released for the Apple II, Macintosh, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST and the IBM PC.

Your goal for this game? Follow the story line. This game seldomly gives the player no actual goals. You are there mainly to react to situations.  Although, if you pay attention to the inventory, you’ll notice one lingering problem. You are constantly plagued by a line that says “No Tea”. Get Arthur some fricking tea!

Now, this game however was a pain in the ass that required constant new beginnings. Devious were the coders on this one. There are certain points in the game that if you do not complete correctly, you cannot beat the game. You will not die from these, and the game will continue but you will not win. Period.

Here is one of the parts: “Perhaps the most notorious of these involved getting a Babel Fish out of a dispenser in the hold of the Vogon ship. This extremely tricky puzzle appeared very early in the game, required the player to use a variety of obscure items in a very specific fashion, and had to be “solved” within a limited number of turns. Failure to “solve” the Babel Fish puzzle did not kill the player, but rendered the remainder of the game unwinnable. That particular puzzle became so notorious for its difficulty that Infocom wound up selling T-shirts bearing the legend, “I got the Babel Fish!” ”

So yeah, if the company releases t-shirts celebrating the completion, you know it had to be a pain in the ass.

Also back then Infocom used to release novelty items to make the game seem more real and gave you something to laugh at. For this game they gave out the following:

  • A pin-on button with “Don’t Panic!” printed in large, friendly letters
  • A small plastic packet containing “pocket fluff” (a cottonball)
  • Order for destruction of Arthur Dent’s house
  • Order for destruction of Earth written in “Vogon” (actually an English cryptogram written in a thinly-disguised Cyrillic alphabet. The text was nearly identical to that of the English Order for Destruction, so it was not hard to solve.)
  • Official Microscopic Space Fleet (an empty plastic bag)
  • “Peril Sensitive Sunglasses” (a pair of opaque black cardboard “sunglasses”)
  • How Many Times Has This Happened to You?, an advertising brochure for the fictional guidebook/encyclopediaThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • No tea

This game was later released with some graphics by the bbc for the 20th anniversary and to this day is still available for your playing pleasure over at Douglas Adams website right here enjoy!

Also, A new Chachi Says the vidcast celebrating the 25th birthday of The Legend of Zelda is up for your viewing pleasure!

so enjoy!

Chachi Says: Regardless of the repetitiveness of text adventures its still fun to play one you havent played for a half hour or so. Gives you a chance to appreciate the storyline for yourself. Wow, sometimes when i put my mind to it i can be a real blogger!

The one in which i fill your afternoon.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by chachisays

Well Hi there!  I know, I know, I’ve been gone for far too long and that is completely unacceptable. i apologize, but it was for a good reason and you probably followed along over there at http://www.chachiplays.com so hush it!

Well we’ve got a lot to cover so lets dive right in shall we?

In case you missed it episode 22 of Chachi Says the Vidcast is up for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it embedded here or over at chachisays.blip.tv you can subscribe to us on itunes also! so get on that!!!

I for one welcome our new robot overlords, hehe Ken Jennings you crafty little S.O.B.

I have decided to introduce something new here at Chachi Says.  I was given an awesome book from an awesome person. 1,001 Video games you must play before you die. I have played a lot of them but not nearly the dent i thought.  So i shall do my best to go through and play all 1,001 video games in this book. Im starting with the text based adventure games such as Zork. Theres 5 or 6 of them in the book. So it will take a little bit if i play them through to completion.  So here is also what im going to do. If there is a game you think every one needs to play at least once, let me know. I’ll give it a shot.

And Finally one of my friends on twitter, @rasager sent me this video.

A trailer(a joke trailer, dont get too excited.) for the legend of zelda. it is amazing. its video game meets John Hughes Movie and that to me = success. enjoy!

Chachi Says: absence makes the heart grow fonder or something like that. i was gone, but now im back and i brought gifts! Enjoy. Also seriously let me know if you think there is something i should play. Happy Birthday Legend of Zelda! first drink is on me!

Exploration Expedition…..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by chachisays

Ha! bet you thought i couldn’t spell those words? Boom done!

So i know its wednesday, and i know the video is supposed to be posted on monday. i apologize for being tardy.

But its worth it!

Here is this weeks video on location in downtown pittsburgh.

I cover the location, and FAN REQUESTS! i also request more destruction suggestions!

You can also check it out here on the blip page, or subscribe to us on itunes!!!!

Chachi Says: Wqed is probably one of the greatest tv stations ever. Check them and all their stuff out here

 

PART 3 of 3!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by chachisays

ITs monday its monday its monday!!!!!!

New video day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its part 3 of an exciting 3 part series in which i explain how mankind will be destroyed! Dont blame me.

Enjoy! or you can watch it at chachisays.blip.tv !

Chachi Says:

we beg you to email us at csvidcast@gmail.com with your questions, comments or topics that you would like Chachi to cover.  PLEAAASE SEND ME EMAILS…… ITS SO LONELY HERE ON THE INTERNET… You can only hang out with numa numa guy so much…….

ITS MONDAY!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by chachisays

Its another monday around here and as you know mondays are awesome.(well here at chachi says at least)

Its new video day!!!! Recorded and shipped off to editing for a nice spit shine thanks to Sorg.

This week i talk about boobs and zombies. Not together that would just be weird.

Hope you Enjoy it. And if you cant access it on youtube you can always go to Http://chachisays.blip.tv and check it there.

as always leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Stay tuned all week for awesomeness and announcements!

Chachi Says: Hopefully this kick starts your week off right!