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Mario Party 10 Bundle

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Nintendo is back with another fun-filled party game for the Wii U! The Mario Party 10 bundle ($59.99) not only includes hours of excitement but it also comes with a Mario amiibo! The tenth installation of the Mario Party series features Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Toadette, Rosalina, and Donkey Kong as playable characters. Bowser is also a playable character but only in a special party mode. Following the footsteps of its predecessors, Mario Party 10 is packed with a variety of mini games and at least five different game boards to choose from in the Mario Party game mode. In Mario Party 10, there are two new party modes to choose from aside from the normal Mario Party and these modes are the Bowser Party and the amiibo party.

For those new to the Mario Party series, the regular Mario Party game mode allows up to four players. These players choose from a series of game boards and these game boards have their own unique themes and mechanics. The players take turns hitting a dice block (1-6) that determines how many steps they can take and stepping on certain game board spaces may trigger a mini-game event or give them power-ups. Winning a mini-game will reward you with Mini Stars which is needed to win this specific party mode. Mini Stars can also be found spread out across the board in random locations as well. The player with the most Mini Stars at the end of the board’s path is crowned as the winner.

The second game mode is called the Bowser Party and this mode allows up to five players. In this mode, one of the players can play as Bowser using the Wii GamePad while the other four players play as Mario and his friends on the Wii remotes. The players, including Bowser, are placed on a game board and the four players must move towards the end of the game board while avoiding Bowser. The player controlling Bowser gets to roll multiple dices (corresponding to the number of players) to move closer to Mario and his friends and if he reaches them, the five players will be placed in a mini game scenario. In the mini game, the Bowser player has to deplete all the health points of the four players while the four players dodge Bowser’s attacks. Bowser wins this mode if all the players’ health points are gone while the players win if they can make it to the end of the board’s path without losing all their health.

The last mode is the amiibo mode and this is where the Mario amiibo that comes with the bundle makes its debut. In the amiibo party mode, you get to use your amiibo as a game piece on a smaller board with mechanics similar to the Mario Party game mode. This mode is reminiscent of the older Mario Party games in that players collect coins to purchase stars.

Besides the Mario amiibo, the Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Toad, and Bowser amiibos are also compatible with this game mode. These six amiibos are part of the Super Mario wave 1 amiibo series. The benefits of connecting any of these six amiibos to the Mario Party 10 game is that you will be allowed to play on the connected amiibo’s specially themed game board. Each game board is equipped with its own items and quirks. The Super Mario wave 1 amiibos are primarily compatible with Mario Party 10 but they also provide bonuses for games like Super Smash Bros. (except Toad) where you can customize and level your character and Mario Kart 8 (except Bowser and Toad) where you can get a special Mii racing costume based off the amiibo you connect to the Wii U.

If you are interested in checking out this Mario Party 10 Bundle pack, check out our tracker here!

 

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Pokemon Rumble U Similar to Skylanders?

It looks like the new Pokemon Rumble U game is going to be following in the same footsteps as Activisions famous Skylanders toys! This new product is supposed to debut in Japan on April 24th. The new Pokemon Rumble U game has very similar features to the Skylanders products. These new Pokemon figures will utilize the NFC reader on the Wii U’s gamepad to activate the Pokemon! With the new Poekmon Rumble U your kids can go out and explore the world of Pokemon right on their Wii U console!

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2012 New York Comic Con

If you weren’t able to make it to this year’s New York Comic Con then don’t fret because zoolert has got you covered! This year at the New York Comic Con we were able to see a ton of new and cool products that everyone has been looking forward to for this upcoming holiday! One of the coolest and most anticipated products that we were able to see at this year’s Comic Con was Assassins Creed 3! The game was probably one of the cooler products we were able to see because Ubisoft didn’t just just have some lame booth out for show, but instead they had a room where they had a live game play of their new video game! Yes I said it live game play of Assassins Creed 3! Unfortunately we were unable to film the game play because it was prohibited but at least we can give you some information about the game. From the looks of the game the fighting and assassinations are a lot cleaner than the previous Assassins Creed games, the game allows you to actually climb trees, and you have a more interactive environment! For instance some characters in the game will talk to you if you pass by! Ubisoft also added cool new assassinations into the game. For instance you have the ability to use a rope dart that latches onto your foes! Sounds cool right? Well it gets even better, once you have them on your rope dart you can suspend them in mid air if you’re on a tree by jumping off the tree and pulling the rope down!

Assassins Creed 3 wasn’t the only big hit at this year’s Comic Con. Just Dance 4 also attracted quite an audience. They actually had people get up on a mini stage and dance to different styles of music! With clearer visuals and some cool songs Just Dance 4 is another game to look forward to for this upcoming holiday. Other gaming companies were showing off their cool new games as well. For instance Sony had a ton of new PS Vita games and their new God of War game out; Resident Evil 6 and World of Tanks were also there to show off their new products, and the Wii U was also their stealing a large chunk of the Comic Con audience! This year’s Comic Con had a ton of new games, but even with all of the fantastic new games coming out they didn’t forget about the comic books! With over a thousand different and fantastic comic books for sale we just couldn’t wait to see them all! From the Walking Dead to vintage Marvel comic books it was every comic book fans dream! Aside from all of the cool games and comic books there were also a ton of cool costumes at the Comic Con as well! Some people had more professional and cooler looking costumes than other but all together it was really cool and unique seeing all of these people showing off their favorite comic book and video game characters! This year’s New York Comic Con was a blast. With over a dozen different games and a ton of cool comics it surly would make any comic or video game fan go crazy!

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Nintendo Wii U Console is Ready for Pre-Order

Are you waiting for Wii U console, wait no more. Nintendo Wii U Console is ready for Pre-Order. Check out our Nintendo Wii U Console tracker.

Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Set is $299.99

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set is $349.99

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Wii U

So where do I begin? Well for starters, Nintendo is coming out with another great and innovative gaming station, but this new device can do more than just play games! The Wii U is probably, up to date the coolest piece of technology I have ever seen! The new Wii U has the ability to act as both a remote control for your T.V. as well as a game controller! The Wii U comes with the basic Wii controls, such as the X,Y,A,B buttons, the control pad, and the analog sticks, but the Wii U also comes with new buttons to make it easier for gamers to play their favorite games, these are the trigger like L, ZL, R, and ZR buttons. The Wii U also comes with a huge screen in between the controls which gives you the ability to play your games without using the T.V! This can be very useful for families with a limited amount of Televisions in the home because if your Dad wants to watch his sports game and you want to play your video game, you can still play with the Wii U even without the use of the T.V. therefore you don’t have to stop playing your games and your dad doesn’t have to miss the game! Another crazy feature about the Wii U is it has a built in micro phone and speaker. This will allow you to engage in conversations with your friend’s right from the Wii U! Other features include a volume switch, a power button, and my favorite, the TV button. This feature enables you to access the TV controls even though your Wii U is turned off! All in all the Wii U looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on this new product!

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