Monthly Archives: October 2014

X-Wing and Tie Fighter Games to be Re-released Digitally

Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter, Lucasarts

Classic space combat games Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Tie Fighter are to be released digitally for the first time this week. The games were originally released by LucasArts in the 90’s and are considered to be among the best Star Wars games ever made.

Both games will be available via GoG (Good Old Games) priced at $10 each and as early as tomorrow, they will be in their special edition forms and upgraded to run on modern computers. The announcement was made in a forum post that has since been taken down as apparently the cat was let out of the bag a little prematurely. Other LucasArts games will also soon be coming to the service, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sam and Max and Fate of Atlantis.

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Cheats & Tips – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon box art, Konami, Game Boy Advance, Wii U

Unlock Magician Mode

Complete the game, then start a new game and enter ‘FIREBALL’ as a name. If done correctly the word ‘Magician’ will appear on the Option screen. In this mode all trading cards will be available immediately under the DSS option.

Unlock Fighter Mode

Complete the game in Magician Mode and start a new game with ‘GRADIUS’ as a name. The word ‘Fighter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan is stronger and able to take more damage in this mode. Trading cards are not available in this mode.

Unlock Shooter Mode

Complete the game in Fighter Mode and start a new game with ‘CROSSBOW’ as a name. The word ‘Shooter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan will have a greater number of hearts, extra sub-weapon damage and can use the Homing Dagger sub-weapon in this mode.

Unlock Thief Mode

Complete the game in Shooter Mode and start a new game with ‘DAGGER’  as a name. The word ‘Thief’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan’s stats will be lower to begin with in this mode and will not increase as much when you gain a level apart from the ‘LCK’ (Luck) stat which will start at 1600 and will increase by an additional 160 LCK at each level.

Spinning Attack

While using the whip hold down the attack button to make it spin round in a circle. This will prevent small enemies from hitting you but you cannot move while performing this attack.

Defeat Dragon Zombies

An easy way to defeat the Dragon Zombies is to jump up to the platform by the door where you entered whenever you get hurt and activate the Jupiter + Mandragora DSS combo to heal yourself. Just watch out for the occasional fireball which may come your way.

Defeat Death

To defeat Death easily activate the Jupiter + Manticore DSS combo. This prevents his sickles from hitting you.

DSS Card Locations

This is a list of DSS Card locations and the enemies that drop them.

Action Cards Location
Mercury Bone Head in Catacomb.
Venus Slime in Catacomb, Abyss Corridor (hidden room), and Audience Room.
Jupiter Heat Shade in Machine Tower.
Mars Bloody Sword in Chapel Tower.
Diana Man Eater in Underground Gallery.
Apollo Arch Demon in Underground Storage.
Neptune Ice Armor in Underground Waterway.
Saturn Fallen Angel near the Battle Arena.
Uranus Scary Candle in Golem Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).
Pluto Trick Candle in Cerberus Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).
Attribute Cards Location
Salamander Bomb Skeleton in Catacomb.
Serpent Earth Demon in Catacomb.
Mandragoras Axe Armor in Abyss, Corridor (in a hidden room), Audience Room.
Golem Electric Skeleton in Audience Room.
Cockarice Stone Armor in Machine Tower.
Manticore Thunder Demon in Machine Tower.
Griffon Skeleton Athletes in Audience Room (hidden room far to the right).
Thunderbird Were-Panther in Chapel Tower.
Unicorn White Armor in Battle Arena.
Black Dog Devil Armor in Battle Arena.

New Pokémon App Launched

Pokémon Camp

The Pokémon Company has today announced a new app for iOS devices. Titled Pokémon Camp the app allows players to learn about the world of Pokémon through various activities such as ‘Pokéball Throw’ and the ‘Battle Matchups Quiz’. As you progress through these activities you will earn pins of which there are nearly 100 to collect. You can also collect stickers to decorate photos taken with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The app is available for free now via the app store. To run the app you need an iPhone 4S or later, or an iPad 2 or later with at least iOS 7 installed.

North America Getting Two GBC Pokémon Games on 3DS eShop

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Game Boy Color

Nintendo of America is bringing two classic Pokémon games from the Game Boy Color to the 3DS eShop in the run up to the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 21st November. First up will be Pokémon Puzzle Challenge on 6th November and priced at at $4.99, followed by Pokémon Trading Card Game on 13th November selling for $5.99. The latter of the two is already available on Europe’s virtual console.

Nintendo added that anyone who downloads either of these games will receive a free code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo while stocks last.

BBC Launching Free-to-Play Educational Doctor Who Game

The Doctor and The Dalek, CBBC, Doctor Who

The BBC has announced that it will be launching a new Doctor Who game online this week. Titled The Doctor and The Dalek the game will help teach children basic computer coding skills in accordance with the UK’s Key Stage 2  and 3 computing curriculum.

It features voicework from The Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, as well as an original story written by Phil Ford. Jo Pearce of BBC Wales Interactive explained the concept of the game, saying:

Children will be learning these increasingly important new skills while being actively entertained. The idea behind it is simply to use one of our biggest, most popular brands to inspire children to find out more about programming.

The game will be available on the CBBC website from Wednesday, you can watch the trailer below.

Mega Man Board Game Expected for this Fall

Mega Man Board Game, Capcom, Jasco Games

Mega Man fans may be feeling a little shortchanged of late with no new games starring the iconic character on the horizon. However Jasco Games have announced Mega Man: The Board Game, an officially licensed  Capcom product which may tide fans over for a little while. It may not be a video game but it’s certainly a cool looking product for fans to add to their collections.

Here’s the full press release from Jasco Games:

Fill up your E-tanks and charge up your Mega Buster: Mega Man is coming to table tops everywhere. Players will assume the role of the legendary Blue Bomber or another iconic character and fight their way through dangers and traps, until they eventually come face to face with the Robot Master. Eventually, players will enter Dr. Wily’s castle to put an end to his evil doing once and for all. An officially licensed Capcom product, Mega Man: The Board Game incorporates high-quality, detailed, colored figures, unique character card decks, and a board that hearkens back to Mega Man’s 8-bit beginnings. This project was funded through Kickstarter, receiving an overwhelming amount of support from both board game lovers and Mega Man enthusiasts. The game is anticipated to be shipping around the world Fall 2014.