19th of April, 2018- Okami HD review

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Hello and today I am celebrating a one year anniversary of Firemoon gaming (“Slightly” belated), and I’m doing a review on Okami HD. Sorry for yet another Hiatus, I am terrible at time management. Well, time to leap before I think of doing anything else straight onto this review.

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Jan 31st 2018- List of classic games you should try

Hello everybody and today I’m doing a list (to make up for the fact that I’ve had a hiatus when I promised to post) of classic games you should try out (Some of these aren’t really classic, some are, some I’ve done a post of, some not) to end this months theme.(not in order of rank)

1. Kameo and the Elements of power

2. Fable (Personal Favorite game)

3. Battletoads

4. Viva Piñata

5. Bioshock (Rated M)

6. Resident Evil (any game in series/ Rated M)

7. Metroid (Any game in series)

8. Paper Mario (Any game in series)

9. Valkyria (any game in series)

10. Phoenix Wright (any game in series)

11. Sly Cooper (Any game in series)

12. Professor Layton (any game in series

13. God of War (Rated M)

14. Banjo Kazooie

15. Fire Emblem

That’s all (for now)-

TheFiremoonGamer

September 23rd 2017- Metroid Samus Returns review

 

Metroid Samus Returns*Image pulled from Nintendo

Last week Metroid Samus returns came out for the Nintendo 3DS. It is no secret that Metroid is one of my favorite series of all time. So when I came in I had extremely high expectations. I am extremely glad to say the Metroid 2 remake blew away my expectations and it is a much better game than I hoped. (I swear I do not work for Nintendo nor do I get paid to review their games, I just play a ton of Nintendo games) (*Warning, this reiew does contain spoilers, but no major spoilers, thankfully)Well on to the review.

Complaints (2)(These are minor/insignificant complaints) When I finished the game, I half hoped you would be able to play the original Metroid 2, but sadly, no. The only other complaint is that you have to get amibo’s and have an amibo reader to experience the game fully, but that’s really my only complaints. Still play or get the game though (legally).

Graphics- 10 out of 10-  When I saw this game on YouTube, I initially thought wow, this game doesn’t have the greatest graphics. But that was just an assumption that YouTube and how the game would look would be the same. That was mistake primero Uno. This game has amazing graphics, and I think that statement is an understatement. This game has some of the singlehandedly best graphics for a 3DS game.

Gameplay- 10 out of 10- When I heard the game has a ton of additions since Metroid 2, I was skeptic. But these additions are amazing. It’s extremely fun to mess with the 360 degree aiming, and the programming for the  360 degree aiming is impressive. Every Aeion ability gets better each time, along with useful. The great part is that the spider ball is finally back in a 2D Metroid game, and it isn’t an item that makes the game too easy. The only thing is when you teleport, it is implied that you can go places other than SR388. Also this game is sort of like Metroid Zero Mission where the game is longer than the original.

Sound/Music-10 out of 10)- When I first played the game(during the beginning, not the whole time) I thought they just reused the soundtrack from the original game. They did not. They revamped many (and I mean many) if not all of the sound track. My favorite is the final phase of the final boss.

Other things (Warning, some of this section is speculation, and some is spoilers in general. Don’t read this until after you play the game, or if you watch some random person play. Perferably the first. Then comment to see if you agree, disagree, or other)- I liked the games plot. But from the final boss, it makes super Metroid make complete sense and from the final cutscene, it shows there is either A) a Metroid Fusion remake coming out, B) a Super Metroid remake coming out, or C) both. (Spoiler) For the love of it they even showed a fully rendered x-parasite, and the transformation of the creature who would eventually possess Samus’s suit. They even have a Metroid Fusion Mode where you play with the suit on from fusion, and if that doesn’t scream WE ARE MAKING A METROID FUSION REMAKE, I do not know what does. But even from the final boss fight, you see basically what happened at the beginning of super Metroid.

Summary- This game is an extremely fun game. Although some of the boss fights are hard, this game is still incredibly fun. I would recommend this to everyone and anyone, and I would recommend for whoever is reading this to go and buy this game now. The only reason I would say not to buy it is if this is a decision between paying bills, food, or getting this game. But even then I would still recommend this game.

Final score- 10 out of 10

That’s all for now

The FiremoonGamer

 

Castlevania Aria of Sorrows Walkthrough – September 15th 2017-X

Today we are doing the walkthrough (pt one) for Castlevania Aria of Sorrows.  *please comment if I get anything wrong

Characters so far:

Main Protagonists:

Soma Cruz- A foreign exchange student who wanders into Draculas castle who has Dark powers

Mia Hakuba- Somas childhood friend who is a shrine maiden, will heal you if you are hurt.

Genya Arikado- A mysterious man who helps you along your way.

Gear- Jack

Souls (that you can have)-1

Level- 1

Enemy bios- 0

 

You start out at the gates of Draculas castle. Proceed right. You go into a room full of zombies (really it is just two, but when you kill them they endlessly respond) .

Zombie-

Hp- 18

Mp- ?

Drops- Baselard , cloth tunic, $50

Soul- Zombie- makes you stronger when poisoned

Strong against dark attacks

Weak against holy and swords

XP- 1

Continue going right. In the next room there is a short sword immediately available

Bat-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21st, 2017- Metroid other M recommendation

With two new Metroid games just around the corner, I am here today to review Metroid the other M and recommend it to just about anybody. First of all I would like to say this game is both 3D and 2D at the same time. This offers for some very interesting gameplay mechanics, as you can go from a side-scrolling section to a completely explore-able area. Now on to the main chunk. If you like Metroid fusion, then you will either really love this game or hate it. This game in its core is how I’d like to say a re-imagining prequel.  Some people might be going “What in the world does that mean?”. Basically it feels like it was heavily inspired by Metroid Fusion, almost to the point of a remake (Which would be awesome if Nintendo made a remake for Metroid Fusion), but it is made in a way that the plot is completely different, the gameplay is extremely different, but it is extremely similar. I love this completely. This is a game in which its plot is one of its strongest points. Many people might not like this game (To my knowledge), but it is extremely fun. You even get to see bits of Metroid 2 and Super Metroid. This is also one of the few games where you even get to learn some of Samus’ past. That is why I give this game a 9.9 out of ten stars. So go play it, and get ready for Metroid Samus Returns, and that is all for now.

-TheFiremoonGamer

July 25th, 2017- Kid Icarus 3D remake review

Kid Icarus

After a really long hiatus, I am proud to review the 3D remake of Kid Icarus. (Sorry if this is one of my more sloppy works, it has been a while) Now before fans of the series go get their pitchforks and go,” Really, recommend Kid Icarus, that is basically giving a baby a hand grenade,” yes, that is what I’m doing after so long. This game is insanely hard, but this series has as much love from Nintendo like the Joker and Harley Quinn. But this game is insanely fun once you get past the wanting to throw your controller to the wall. On to why this game is so great.

Plot (5 out of 5)- In this classic, you play as Pit, an angel from Greek mythological times, trying to save Palutena, the goddess of light, from imprisonment from Medusa, goddess of darkness. Pit is a young angel who can’t fly, and one day Medusa turned all angels but him into stone because he was a crippled angel. This is one of the darker plots of Nintendo, so overall I give it a A+.

Difficulty (-5 out of 5, aka difficult like there is no tomorrow)- In this game falling means instant death, getting hit too many times means death, and you have to start the stage all over if you die. To be completely honest, the reason it is so difficult is the first level. You start out in the underworld, and guess where the hardest enemies are. They put Reapers left and right, but to be completely honest, if you beat the first level, the rest of the game is a breeze.

Game play (5 out of 5)- The game mechanics are overly simple. All it is is jump, platform, shoot, pray you don’t get killed, duck occasionally (Do not do this on clouds, this can easily get you killed) and occasionally switch to hammer to free centurions during fortresses. That is all there is to it.

Summary- Kid Icarus is a fun classic you can easily get from Nintendo on the 3DS. I would highly recommend it, and overall I would give it a five out of five. If you can beat it, then any hard game might become a lot easier. That is all for today.

The Firemoon Gamer

Image is official box art.

May 4th (May the Forth be with you)- Classic Game recommendation- Megaman Zero

MegaMan Zero is a game I love extremely much, and as I was playing it, I decided to do a review/ recommendation for it. Megaman Zero is a 2D platformer for the Gameboy advance, with surprisingly good graphics for its time.  This game could be mistaken for a game from today if it wasn’t for being on the gameboy. This game was somewhat ignored for its time, as the Megaman series as a hole was on the decline. Although this is a technical review, I really want Megaman as a series to come back, as it was (and is) a really good series.

The music is different for every location, so you have more music for every location that adds more replay ability.  The story and plot may be confusing if you never played Megaman X, but it will be even more confusing if you haven’t played Megaman at all. At times it can be difficult, but for the most part (at least for me) it is pretty easy.

It can give some people a hard time to get an A rank on all missions (don’t worry if it does, it defiantly gives me a hard time), but it is even harder to get 100 percent. I would say level up your skills for weapons as fast as you can, because it makes the game a whole lot easier if you do. If you can get past the first two bosses, you should be able to beat the game (key term should, please don’t get mad at me if you can’t), but you should save regularly. Try to explore as much as you humanly can, but other than that, good luck.

I personally would give this game a 5 out of 5 star rating. Thank you for taking your time to read this, and good bye for now. -The Firemoon gamer

Megaman 1 Boss Guide – April 27th, 2017

This is a game I would personally recommend to anyone, beginner, veteran, age 3, age 60, anyone. It is a little difficult, but is the easiest Megaman game. If you want to start to play the Megaman series, play them in order. -The Firemoon Gamer.

Today I am doing a boss guide for Megaman 1. It is a game where all you do is walk, jump, and shoot. That is all there is to it. I am going to highlight all the bosses’ weaknesses. But before that, I am going to highlight the cutter boomerang glitch.

The cutter boomerang glitch is an oversight: with cuttermans item, the cutter boomerang, you can deal infinite damage. It is where you select the cutter boomerang and when it hits an enemy or boss, continuously mash select to deal damage infinitely. This glitch/oversight happens because the cutter boomerangs stays out of the field indefinitely until the boomerang goes back to you. When you press select, the boomerangs despawns because the game is paused, then re-spawns back into play when you press select. When this happens, if it is on an enemy, it deals out damage again, mostly because the damage dealt to the enemy is already given, but since the boomerang spawned is “new”, it can deal damage to the same enemy over and over again. So essentially, you could theoretically deal infinite damage.

1. Gutsman- Gutsman stage should be the first stage you tackle, as he is the weakest to the mega blaster, but if you don’t do him first, he is weak to bombmans power.

2. Cutterman – Cutterman is weak to Gutsman’s item, so if you pick up the rocks in the arena and throw them at him; he should die in two hits.

3. Elecman-By now you should have the cutter boomerang, and guess what Elecmans weakness is. Even without the cutter boomerang glitch, he is extremely weak to the cutter boomerangs.

4.Iceman is weak to elecmans power, and it gets him defeated quickly.

5. Bombman- Bombman is weak to firemans power, so just defeat him with that, or the boomerang

6. Fireman- Fireman is weak to icemans power, but the cutter boomerang glitch is perfectly valid.

5. Bombman- Bombman is weak to firemans power, so just defeat him with that, or the boomerang, which is good practice for what is coming up.

7 Yellow Devil- The yellow devil is what one could literally be called an actual devil. He is immune to mostly everything, but use the cutter boomerang glitch and you won’t deal with hours of swearing and cursing at the devil.

8 Megaman Clone- Just use the boomerang glitch again, but his weakness is the mega buster

9. Machine bubble- this fight is hard. But in all honesty, just use gutmans item, and then use the mega buster, because that is what it is weak to. Also Elecmans item, but megabuster is faster and more reliable in this case.

10 Dr. Wily- Dr. Wily is weak to the mega buster, firemans power, boomerang, and elecmans power.  Hold off using elecmans power during stage one, because it does double damage stage 2 (if you’ve played megaman before you know what I mean)

 

Punch out NES tips- April 21st, 2017

This game is recommended to veteran gamer’s, but anyone can enjoy it. It is a little hard, and it took me a year to beat. Please don’t blame me if you rage out, I am innocent. It is fun nevertheless though. Beginner gamer’s might  give up on gaming if they play that, but I highly doubt it. It would be funny to see though. But you shouldn’t give up if you play this and it’s too hard.

Today I am going to give tips on how to beat some of the characters from Punch Out.

Glass Joe – Punch him, with an uppercut right before he hits to give him a star punch. You can also punch him when his arms are lowered, but you attack normally.

Von Kaiser – When he is about to punch he turns yellow, so punch him in the gut to receive a star. Not very easy though, so one should try either blocking his punch or dodging then uppercut wail on him, but if you have a star, after uppercutting star punch him.

Piston Honda – Whenever he raises his eye brows, punch him to get a star.  Whenever he is about to punch, with a funny look on his face, uppercut him. After he uppercuts you, star punch him.

Don Flamenco – Punch him, dodge his attacks, and then punch to the rhythm of the noise made when you hit him.

King Hippo – He attacks when he opens his mouth, so uppercut him before he punches, and when he bandages appear on his stomach, punch him there.

Great Tiger – When his gem glows, uppercut him to get a star. When he leans, punch in the same direction to get a star. When he does his special move, the magic punches, block each punch until you see his face all confused and dizzy; then do an uppercut to knock him out.

Bald Bill – He shuffles his fists, RIGHT BEFORE he punches, so uppercut him then, this should get you a star. If you punch anytime before he punches, you should get a star regardless. When he goes all the way back hit him. When he comes to you to knock him out.


Piston Honda 2 – He is about to piston punch you, when he raises his eyebrows, so uppercut him. Same as before, but in the second round, after he tries to uppercut you, when you uppercut him then star punch him, for some strange reason it’s counts as an instant KO.

Soda Popinski – Dodge his punches, then uppercut straight afterwards. Block whenever he crouches, he’ll wait, and punch him to get a star. Star punches are instant KOs from the sheer difficulty to actually get one, you’ll get the opportunity to do it after he punches and you dodge, you also have to uppercut twice.

Bald Bill 2 – Same as before, but he will now taunt you with a duck and raise, just punch when he ducks and uppercut whens he is up. Also only when he lounges at you Upper cut  use or star punches to knock him out.

Don Flamenco 2 – When he chenches his left arm, upper cut him, dodge, and wail on him. When he is about to uppercut you, uppercut him for a star. When he is about to punch you in the face punch him in the gut for a star

Sandman – when he shuffles his fists, dodge and Uppercut. When he does the Uppercut (1 in a row) dodge, uppercut, then punch repetitively. When he does the three in a row uppercut, dodge left left right, then uppercut him, then punch repetitively

Super Macho Man- Dodge his attacks then Uppercut repetitively. When he swings around dodge down (do this by double tapping down) repetitively (as many times as he spins) when he shows his back uppercut

Mr. Dream- He is completely randomized. Look at his eyebrows for when he is about to punch, dodge, and Uppercut.

Metriod zero mission Speed running tips- April 20th, 2017

This is a game recommended for every one. This game can be hard at times, but don’t immediately try to speed run it. Play it once or twice, and then try go at it.

       

Today I am going to give speed running tips for Metroid Zero mission.  This is an easy game to speed run. Then again I have played this game so many times that I know the amount of time in between each hit that an enemy has technical invincibility after you hit it, and how to space in between that you do double damage. That’s sadly not on here. But that is on a professional level.  This guide is people new to speed running.

First of all I’m going to give tips for the infinite wall jump. In Metriod, if you go up to a wall and jump to it, if you jump away in the opposite direction you will do a wall jump. However, in Metriod Zero mission, if you go change directions back to the wall when you wall jump, you will go back to the wall, higher. So theoretically, this could replace space jump early and mid game.

Another thing in Metriod Zero mission is bomb jumping. If you have the bombs and Morph Ball (technically Maru Maru) you can do what is known as a bomb jump. You can lay as many bombs as you want, even in midair. So spam bombs and you should be able to bomb jump to normally out of reach places, even unreachable by wall jumping.

The final thing is early varia suit. As soon as you get ledge grab and ice beam, you can get the varia suit. Normally you are intended to get the high jump before hand, but all you need to do is get the enemy in the room when you first come in the room to the path to the varia suit

. brinstatUpper highest hallway right next to save room is the one

Get the enemy above the area and if you hit it perfectly timed you should be able to go to the above area right before the hallway to the varia suit. Keep in mind that this item in all technicality can be gotten late game by skipping the varia suit all together, because when you get the gravity suit you are intended to have the varia suit, so the game basically gives it to you if you don’t have it. Either way can make a speed run faster timing, with skipping the varia suit harder but faster. So in reality it is dealers choice. That is all for now.

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