Advert Of The Week – Politics

21 09 2008

As it’s currently impossible to turn on the news and not hear about people trying to axe Gordon Brown or the U.S candidates, so this advert seems fitting. While it ma only be a short advert it does a good job at hinting the product, with lines such as “Are you afraid of the gorilla” and “Will your brother be joining your team?”. It manages to get the product across in a humorous and relavent way so gets the thumbs up from me ๐Ÿ™‚

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Advert Of The Week – Target Practice

14 09 2008

I love this type of advert. Take a strange game concept and apply it to real life for obscure, yet interesting viewing. This one’s for Super Mario Advance, a remake of the western version of Super Mario Bors 2 (aka Doki Doki Panic + Mario). Like most NEs sequels, Super Mario Bros 2 took a completely different approach to the series, with expansive worlds made up of many screens and vegetable throwing instead to jumping on heads. It’s this vegetable thrpwing idea that the advert picks up on, comparing it to more convential methods of killing. Needless to say, it works very well and is rather funny ๐Ÿ˜›





Smashing Stages – Dr Mario

9 08 2008

Nรญn hรขo!

I’m back with more retro Smash Bros. goodness ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve decided to do things a little differently this time. I’ve had many requests to post up a map of my level, so for the next video or two I’m going to be doing an audio introduction showing off the level in its entirety as well as a few of it’s features. Let me know what you think of this and wether I should continue using it.

This stage is based on the NES (and WiiWare) puzzler Dr Mario. The item set used is “performance enhancing”. This includes all healing items and status changing items, to keep with the games medicine and virus theme.

If you double click the video you can see extra notes and annotations ๐Ÿ™‚





Smashing Stages – Koopa Cape

8 07 2008

Ahoy!

I’ve got the first of two Creative Outlet’s for you today! This stage is based off the Koopa design from the arcade game Mario Bros, and not only looks great, but plays great too ๐Ÿ™‚

The stage manages to pretty much perfectly recreate the classic koopa design, with normal blocks being used for the skin and shell, while ice is used for the random white bits on the back of the shell. However, as always, a lack of space means that i’ve had to cut the legs off, but lets be honest, this area would have been dead space as far as a functional level is concerned.

The stage offers two main battle areas, one on top of the head, and one on the back of the shell. If in danger, a well timed jump onto the elivator will give you some time to prepare yourself on the top field, while if your in danger up there then you can take a leap of faith. The small two block area to the left of the shell back is perfect for juggling your opponents, or preparting a smash attack, as your covered from three sides. Also, the eye socket makes good cover due to its enclosed space. However, be careful as if an opponent manages to get in there with you, one/both of you are doing to recieve massive damage.