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Zoo Keeper

Managed a whopping FIFTH on the main game hiscore table today. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make the top though – the game doesn’t give you enough time! Played Time Attack mode too, but didn’t do as well there. Got about 9th on that mode’s table.

Paper Mario 2

I hate tedious fetch quests. Especially when you’re not actually fetching anything! I found Goldbob (I realised I knew who it was), and then went back to Fahr Outpost. Now I needed to find General White, and so spent an hour going to every town I’d visited over the course of the game looking for him. And guess what? He’s not in any of them! But you have to go to all of them anyway!

Paper Mario 2

After wandering aimlessly in the sewers looking for the Ultra-hammer, I went back to Rogueport Square, and it became obvious where it was. So, picking up that, I went back down the sewers, and made my way to Fahr Outpost. Went up a couple more levels, and boosted my Badge Points. I have so many badges now, I look like Ace from Dr. Who. I now have to find General White and Goldbob. Whoever, and wherever they are. No-one mentions …

Zoo Keeper

Quest mode is too hard. FACT. I’ve had a few attempts at it, and I’ve managed a whopping 555 points – which, considering 10th place on the hiscore table is 1000, is pants. I do well in several of the challenges, and then get one where I completely mess up, and I lose almost all my points. Boo. If you don’t have a DS, but want to play this ace game, you could always try this link.

Zoo Keeper

The DS version of this arrived today, and it’s one of those games that glues itself to your hand. I had a quick go, which was an hour long! Played “normal” mode for a bit, then had a go at “Tokoton” mode, and lasted more than 30 minutes. I thought I’d done great, but only came 7th on the hiscore table. Played Time Attack mode then, and managed to come 6th. It’s even better than I thought it was going …

Paper Mario 2

Flew through another chapter today. Completed everything to be done on the train (and the train station en route), and fought the Smoog boss at the end. Bobbery’s blow-up-everything move was more than handy. Finally got to Poshley Heights, where getting the Crystal Star was incredibly easy. Picked up a badge that made me dress as Luigi too. So, with the chapter finished, I did the Peach and Bowser sections, and set off under Rogueport to find a hammer. Got …

Paper Mario 2

Whew! A bit of a marathon session on this today. I really want to complete it soon; not because it isn’t any good, far from it, but because I have stacks of other games to play and I’m trying not to have too many “on the go” at once. I got the “turn into a boat” ability, as suspected, and then went off and defeated Cortez at the end of the Pirate’s cave. He was actually pretty hard, with his …

Mario 64DS

Just a quick play on this today. Got another star (by getting red coins from all the Boos in the courtyard), and caught three more rabbits to unlock some more mini-games. Played them for a while too. The shell-smacking one is ace.

Paper Mario 2

Went back to this for a couple more hours. I’ve done a few errands on the island, and gone up about three levels now. I’m mostly putting badge points up when I level-up, as these seem to be the most important things at the moment, not least that there are a few ice-based attacked they give you – useful against the fire-based baddies on the island! I also have another member in my party too, who has a couple of …

Paper Mario 2

Finally completed the whole of Chapter 4 today. Had to kill the baddie-with-no-name again, after finding out what his name was. It was bizarre, as since everyone thinks he’s you, your partners are on his team, so you have to deal with them too. And you have a baddie on your team, just to make things even more upside-down. After that, I wandered round Rogueport for a bit, “upgraded” two of my partners, and found out where I had to …

Atari Anthology

Played this for the first time today. It’s a collection of some 65 or so Atari 2600 games, and 15 or so Atari arcade games. The bizarre side-effect of this, is that there are two versions of many games (such as Pong, Battlezone and Asteroids). Anyway, I played Adventure (and completed it on Level 2) mainly to see if I could remember the routes through the mazes. I could, but I seemed to be far crapper at the game than …

Paper Mario 2

Despite trying 21534562 times yesterday, it seems the Star Statue inside the Creepy Steeple does actually move if you push it. Ho hum. Wandered through the “level”, and reached the boss, who was unnervingly easy to kill. I mean, REALLY easy. Then [a thing that is a spoiler happened] and I took control of [spoiler], who turned out to actually be [spoiler]. Bizarre. Went back to Twilight Town, where I met [er, spoiler], but couldn’t kill him. Luckily, he couldn’t …

Anarchy Online

Logged in as my new character at first, to see if any ugv* bods were about. And they weren’t, the skivers. Inflicted Random Acts of Kindness (+20 Max HP) on some low level players. Only got one “thanks”. Some ungrateful sod even said “I don’t want that, I want credits!”. Sadly, I couldn’t shoot him. After a bit, I logged in again as Chutney, and soloed the Subway for a bit. I can kill not one, but TWO Shadows now, …

City of Heroes

I’m in the beta programme for this MMORPG, although I don’t know why – Anarchy Online is about as much as I can realistically handle at the moment. Spent a while setting up my character (whose name I have forgotten already), and then ran about a bit and did some training things. Looks nicer than Anarchy Online, but the controls and interface confuse me.

Paper Mario 2

I appear to be stuck. Although I went down the well, there didn’t seem to be anything I could do down there, except push a door forwards and backwards. Goombella says I should “leave it for now”, so I wondered if I’d missed anything inside the Creepy Steeple main building. I can’t see anything to so, and tried hitting and blowing everything, but nothing happened. I can’t see any obvious markings anywhere either. I must have missed something somewhere, I …