Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Cute Moment in Pokemon Sword

April 26, 2022 0 Comments

So I was just hanging out with my Pokemon and playing with them. Then I spotted these 2 in the corner squabbling and making up all on their own!

What cute moments have you spotted when playing Pokemon Shield / Sword?

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Buying Nintendo Games Digitally from the Nintendo e-Shop

April 21, 2022 0 Comments

Besides buying physical game carts, if you want it digital and possibly cheaper (during sales), you should get your digital games directly from the Nintendo e-Shop.  The region which you set in your Nintendo Account is the e-Shop which you have access to. 

[More about Nintendo Account Region]

How to buy games from the US e-Shop 

This is suitable for players who do  not have a region e-shop (e.g. Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand etc...). If you have PayPal set up or a credit card, it easy to purchase from the US e-Shop.

For the US e-shop, you will be prompted for a zip code; be sure to select a state that doesn’t have sales tax. 

Here are some codes you can use:
  • 97330 – Corvallis, Oregon
  • 03222 – New Hampshire, Bristol
  • 97222 – Milwaukie, Oregon
  • 97116 – Forest Grove, Oregon
  • 97080 – Portland, Oregon
Note: This is only valid for users outside of the Americas region. US citizens need to use their original states for tax obligations.

When there are sales, it can be more affordable to get some games digitally. The only downside is you cannot resell the game once you have completed it or if you find that you don't like it. And you need to have enough storage so buying an external SD card is a must if you plan on getting ma=ostly or may games digitally. Like the physical  game carts, you can get gold coins to offset your next digital purchase. 

I was able to get Mario Rabbits Kingdom Battle Gold Edition for less than USD$20, which was SGD$21.02 after conversion. The physical game cartridge without the DLC goes for around SGD$35-40 for a brand new game cart, and around SGD$25-30 if it is 2nd hand.

To stay updated on the latest sales or drop in prices on games, you can set up price alert on Deku DealsDeku Deals tracks the prices of Nintendo Switch games on the e-Shop and at major retailers in order to find the best deals.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Nintendo Switch Game Region (Physical Game Cartridges)

April 10, 2022 0 Comments
For physical cartridges, it is easy to tell the regions they are from as the region will be printed on the cartridge code and case.

Here is a list of codes:
  • USA: North America
  • EUR: Europe
  • JPN: Japan
  • AUS: Australia
  • CHT: China / Hong Kong / Taiwan
  • KOR: Korea
  • ASI: Asia

You can also tell by the ratings system displayed in the lower-left corner of the game box cover art insert.

  • USA: E for Everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature, etc.
  • PAL: Green label with the number 3-7, Yellow label the number 12-16, Red label with the number 18, etc.
  • JPN: Cero A, Cero B, etc.
  • KOR: 12, 15, etc.

For those of us living in South East Asia, Maxsoft and Convergent are our official distributors. They are the ones who import the games from Nintendo. The covers are for the MDE(Middle East Region) are basically the US carts with the E rating on the front but a slightly different back cover (with the MDE one mentioning the Middle East Region). The game cart itself is indistinguishable from the US one as it is the same -USA. Of course, you would still be able to get other covers as games from other regions are also imported (or you could just buy it online).

Fun Fact: Did you know that the spine title alignment for EUR and USA are different?

USA versions are more aesthetically aligned while EUR versions are centralised.
Sometimes physical game cartridges are cheaper when there are sales, and for those of us familiar with AmazonShopee and Lazada, they do have pretty good sales from time to time. 
If you want it a little more affordable, because let’s admit it Nintendo games are not exactly cheap, you can get them second hand come Carousell or Facebook Marketplace for slightly less then retail price. However, prices hardly drop much for Nintendo games, so you may manage to get a good deal for second-hand games or you might have better luck with brand new ones.

Do remember to do your research before buying, especially if the price is too good to be true. If the retail price is around S$69.90 or on the e-Shop USD$59.99, and you see it going for less than 1/3 of the price do check if they are selling second-hand physical cartridges or a digital version of the game. If it is a digital version, then it’s against Nintendo’s terms and conditions.

One advantage owning a physical game cartridge is that when you are done with it or are no longer interested in playing you could always resell it off on the second-hand market. 
As mentioned earlier, the prices for pre-loved games do not drop that much so the loss is minimal and you can use the monies to fund your next gaming adventure.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Get your Arceus and Darkrai

April 03, 2022 0 Comments

How to get Arceus in Pokemon BDSP

To find Arceus, you'll need to have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on your Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed, and ensure your game is updated to Version 1.3.0. In addition to Arceus and Darkrai, the update introduced the Global Wonder Station, a facility in Jubilife City where you can engage in Wonder Trades with players around the world (finally!).

You'll also need to enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl

Once all the conditions have been met, return to your room in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, where you can get the Azure Flute item. 

With the Azure Flute, go to the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet, and Arceus will reveal itself. Be ready to battle this powerful Pokémon!

HINT: Arceus will be Level 80 and since it's a normal-type Pokémon, it's weak to fighting-type attacks. Be careful though - you don't want Arceus to faint!

How to get Darkrai mystery gift in Pokemon BDSP

To encounter Darkrai, you'll need to have the Member Card, which will be distributed via Mystery Gift between April 1 and April 30. Once you've obtained the Member Card, travel to Newmoon Island, where you'll get a chance to capture Darkrai.

With the Member Card in hand, you'll first need to enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokedex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pear before you can encounter Darkrai. You will also need to have traveled to Fullmoon Island and encountered Cresselia.

The most important thing is to collect the Member card this month and when you meet the requirements later on (after April) you can meet and catch Darkrai anytime later.

Have you caught them all?

Monday, March 28, 2022

10 Top Tips When You Start Playing Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

March 28, 2022 0 Comments

#1 Choosing the Right Difficultly Setting

Depending on your preference you can choose the “Normal” or “Seedling” Mode. Your gaming experience will depend on which mode you choose.

Normal Mode is a little more challenging than Seedling Mode. You don’t get any bonuses sways particularly in your favor: shop prices are typically more affordable in Seedling Mode, while the rate which relationships develop and experience gained is much faster. Other than that the rest of the game and story progression remains unchanged.

#2 Get all the Tools

When you first start the game, you’d get a few from Mayor Victor and collect others from the other characters. As you progress in the game, you will have the opportunity to upgrade the tools to achieve maximum results. There are 9 tools in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town:

  1. Axe – Cuts down trees and stumps for logs.
  2. Sickle – Harvests grass, which is used to be spun into thread or as a material to build other tools such as the fishing net.
  3. Hammer – Breaks and flattens rocks which will get you Ores to be used in your building achievements.
  4. Hoe – Tills the land and prepares it to grow your crops.
  5. Water Can – Used to water your crops manually.
  6. Bucket – Given by Clemens on Day 7 after the Rainy Day 6. Scoops up puddles of water for clay (and occasional treasures) and drain little crescent ponds for treasures scattered throughout your farm.
  7. Fishing Rod – Given by Marco, you have to visit his home. Entering the house will automatically trigger a cutscene, which ends with Manuela giving you the Fishing Rod.
  8. Camera - From Gloria in the Museum. Use the Camera to photograph animals around your farm and populate the Museum.
  9. Leash - From Patricia at the Pet Shop once you upgrade from the tent to a log cabin. You can walk your pets with the leash.

#3 Selling Your Title Medals

While playing the game, I’ve had the notifications on the Title achieved but never thought to go to the Town Hall to collect them. By the time I did there were quite a few makers I could have gotten for free at the start of the game by simply collecting them instead.

So remember, each time you gain a new achievement in the game, you get a new shiny Title Medal as well as makers, seeds, and other useful tools.You don’t have to waste money buying the equipment when you first start, you actually have freebies which can save you some monies.

As for the medals, you should also sell them. They sell for a hefty amount. Don’t be afraid to sell them (and clear up space) while earning some money.

#4 Complete Requests at the Town Hall

Requests to upgrade the town’s infrastructure can be found here. They can be from the Mayor himself, or the form the other residents. Once you complete the requests, you would get rewarded with money and the story would also progress (for the infrastructure requests).

#5 Plant Enough Crops

Until you reach Level 4 in Level 4 in Fieldwork, tending to your crops would be a time and stamina consuming activity. To accomplish a significant day in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, you’d need to find that balance of work-stamina balance to maximize crop output.

Once you reach Level 4 in Fieldwork, you would be able to access sprinklers, which can automate your crop planting process to free up your day and stamina to do other things. These sprinklers can water up to 8 crops at a time. At Level 8 in Fieldwork, you will unlock upgraded sprinklers that can water 24 crops at once!

#6 Fish as much as you can and be the best!

When it comes to making money to improve your farm and other aspects of town live, there plenty of options. You could grow your crops with the highest possible turnout and rake in the cash, or you could hit the mines in hopes of finding diamonds for that big payout.

Then you have fishing, which is one of the most reliable and consistent way of earning money. Compared to growing your crops, fishing is low in effort and fun. Once you cast your rod, you reel it in when the icon turns blue (for maximum effect), do not reel it in if it is red (fish will escape you faster!). If you see 2 exclamation marks “!!”, that means expensive fish = big money.

#7 Follower Spites and Earth Sprite Village

Once you unlock the Earth Sprite Village, you can “employ” these cute little critters to work on your farm. As you play, you will also be collecting new follower sprites which you can add to your team via the Manager Sprite in the Earth Sprite Village. There’s a sprite for everything:
  • Boss Sprite
  • Journey Sprite
  • Chef Sprite
  • Grass Sprite
  • Field Sprite
  • Care Sprite
  • Log Sprite
  • Angler Sprite
  • Stone Sprite
  • Magma Sprite
  • Gold Sprite
  • Sky Sprite

#8 Be Social and Make Friends

Be friends with the residents by speaking to them whenever the opportunity presents itself. The more hearts you get the better, and you can speed it a little by gifting gifts!

There are 10 Heart Levels to achieve with each character, hearts might be a pink or orange color. Pink means romantic, orange means platonic.

#9 Storage Storage Storage!

One of the first things you should do in the game is to craft a storage box to store items. For food and ingredients, there's a fridge which is obtainable after a house upgrade. It makes it easier to access ingredients when cooking. 

Inventory space can be updated to  store on hand items as you progress along in the game.

#10 Always try to go to the bottom of the Mine

Journeys down the mines are not easy, especially when you get distracted trying to mine them all and have not enough stamina, or items to replenish your stamina.  Planning ios key to make the most out of your trips to the mines. Having lots of food and fruits to restore stamina, and making sure you upgrade the Hammer as best as you can ensures that you get the most out of the experience.
There are actually several mines and usually, the lower the you go, the better the minerals found. Besides the one available from the start, there is another one accessible after you fix the bridge. This mine has lots of silver rocks with silver ore inside. Another mine is reachable through the other broken bridge which has even more silver rocks and gold!

What's your tip when playing Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town? Let us know in the comments below!

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