Sunday Roundup: 9/13/15

Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL (Wii) CoverCartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $5)

While looking at games on the shelf, sometimes I have to reference my app on my phone to see if I already have a game. While purchasing this one I looked it up and discovered I do actually have it, but on PS3. I’m trying to recall when I actually bought this game on PS3, and I’m having a really hard time. Anyway, Punch Time Explosion XL is a Super Smash Bros.-like game but with Cartoon Network characters. I’m hoping it’ll provide some fun reminiscing if nothing else.

Furu Furu Park CoverFuru Furu Park
Release Date: January 16th, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (Sunnyvale, CA – $2)

Finally! After skipping on this game a year or two ago at a separate GameStop, I’ve finally found a second copy and I was not going to pass it up. Thankfully, in that two year time frame, the game dropped even more in price! Furu Furu Park is a super old Wii title that incorporates familiar Taito properties like Puzzle Bobble and spins them in the then-new feeling minigame collection! It’s not a good game by any means, but the novelty is enough to warrant a buy.

Arcade Shooting Gallery CoverArcade Shooting Gallery
Release Date: November 17th, 2009
Purchased at: GameStop (San Jose, CA – $1)

You really can’t be too upset when a game you purchase for a dollar turns out to be complete garbage. So when I eventually get around to this game and it turns out to be complete garbage I won’t be too upset! I’ve been trying gather up most of the Wii’s on-rails shooters, and this is just one of them.

Super Mario Maker CoverSuper Mario Maker
Wii U
Release Date: September 11th, 2015
Purchased at: Target (San Jose, CA – $55)

The hype around this game is what really got me. I am not one who really latches on to games that allow you to create your own levels. For some reason I just never felt like creating a stage was all that fun, but I do know some people live for that kind of stuff in games. What really sold me on this, though, was it’s presence at this year’s E3: the insanity of some of those levels, with multiple Bowsers on screen, and inclusion of dozens of Amiibo as characters, I really couldn’t pass this by. It is also a Mario game, so there’s that seal of approval as well. Here’s hoping it’ll be a great game for the Wii U!



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