Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994) Review

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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is the follow up to the highly successful Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. It has Wario as the main playable character which was a first for the Mario Universe.

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After being booted out of Mario’s castle in Mario Land 2, Wario travels to kitchen Island hoping to steal a golden statue of Princess Peach from the notorious Sugar Pirates, he will then sell the statue back to Mario for the cost of a new castle.

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In a similar fashion to Mario Land 1 and 2 Wario Land is a 2D platformer but this game is not as simple as getting from point A to point B because it has a new style of gameplay that helps it to stand out compared to its predecessors.

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Your main goal in Wario Land is to collect coins, you can find many coins in the 40 levels of the game and you can also use keys to open doors to hidden treasures that will add value to your final money count.

Wario can also collect hearts and once enough are collected he will earn a new life.

In the game Wario can also find items to help him traverse the stages. these items come in the form of hats allowing him to ram, fly and and breathe fire onto his enemies and certain terrain.

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The boss fights in this game are the best in the Super Mario Land series, there is boss for every world and they are all very unique and they cannot all be defeated in the same manner, some can be jumped on but others need to be attacked with certain items or by having items thrown at them.

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After every level Wario can play one of two minigames, one allows him to throw items at enemies to earn more heart points and the other is a gambling game where he can earn more coins, I really struggled with the heart game so I stuck with the coin game throughout my playthrough.

The best part of collecting money in the game is that how much you collect will determine your final reward, I was lucky enough to get my own planet which is the highest reward, I recommend finding all of the treasures because it is a lot of fun and they are quite easy to find once you get the hang of the game.

The soundtrack is ok for the game but its really not anything special, I had the same issue with the Super Mario Land 2 soundtrack so hopefully the music is better in the later Wario Land games.

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A lot of the levels look very similar in design which is fine but I would of preferred the developers to take more inspiration from the different worlds of the game and maybe tried to theme the levels to suit the foods they are based on.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is the best game in the Super Mario Land trilogy, it is a lot of fun and gave the series a new spin in its gameplay and platforming, I love the idea of getting different rewards based on how well you did in the game as it added a lot of replay value. The game is very easy but is a lot of fun, my only complaints are the similar stage designs and the medicore soundtrack but putting these two things aside this is possibly one of the best games for the original Gameboy and was a great debut for Wario as a playable character.

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hope you enjoyed this review of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 for the Nintendo Game Boy.

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Captain Morgans: Original Spiced Gold Review

Hello and welcome to my first Rum review, I have recently discovered a love for all things Rum and Captain Morgans Original Spiced Gold was the first Rum I ever tried so it only seems fair that it be the first Rum that we talk about.

I payed 12 British Pounds for 700 ml of this Rum.

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Before jumping into the review, a little on Captain Morgan, Captain Henry Morgan was a real pirate, according to the Captain Morgans website he was born in Wales in 1635, was given the title of Captain at the age of 27, he had been knighted in 1673 and died in 1685, of course this is just a few parts of his history but more can be read on the page of the Captain Morgans website.

https://www.captainmorgan.com/en-gb/the-legend-of-captain-morgan/

Although If you want a more in depth look at the captains history I recommend this page on britannica.com

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-Morgan-Welsh-buccaneer

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I love the bottle design of Captain Morgans from what I can tell all of the different types come in the same bottle but I specifically like the art work here and the texture of the label, to me the label has an old feel to it almost like a scroll or a piece of parchment, the bottle design is also quite creative,  the captains ship on the back of the bottle is one of my favorite details.

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The back of the bottle does not have too much information on it but one thing that does stand out is a small segment which reads “Buccaneer Henry Morgan, traveled across the Caribbean and became governor of Jamaica, enjoy the Captain Morgan original spiced gold that shares his spirit“.

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Instantly upon pouring some rum into your tumbler you are hit with the heavenly smell of Vanilla, the scent is very sweet giving off vibes of hot vanilla cookies baking in the oven.

The flavor of the rum is also quite sweet and gives off less of a taste than the smell suggests, you can definitely taste the flavor of vanilla more than alcohol but the flavor as a whole is quite weak but still enjoyable.

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I personally believe that Captain Morgans Spiced rum is best mixed with a beverage, in this example I used cola and will probably use cola for any future rum reviews, it is nice neat but the cola and the rum go extremely well together so I would definitely say that this is best used as a rum to mix with other drinks but apart from that 12 pounds is a really good price for what can be considered an enjoyable rum when you are on a tighter budget.

If you would like to buy some Captain Morgans Original Spiced Gold you can get some by following this link.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Morgan-Spiced-Gold-70cl/dp/B017KNZAPE/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1546631724&sr=8-3&fpw=pantry&keywords=captain+morgans+spiced+rum

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Lets take a look at Pokemon 3D

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I think every Pokemon fan has wondered what the Pokemon games would look like if you played them with a first person perspective, instead of playing them with the common birds eye view that is presented in the majority of the games.

If you happen to be one of these fans, then you will be pleased to know that a 3D Pokemon game now exists and it is simply titled Pokemon 3D.

Pokemon 3D is a recreation of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver which were released on the Gameboy Colour in 1999.

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But even though Pokemon 3D has been created around these games, it is a very different experience as it has new characters, mostly different dialogue and it even has its own twists and changes to the original games plot, not to mention that the entire game has had a massive graphical upgrade compared to the original game that could only run in 8 bits.

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This is a Pokemon game and so the objective is very similar to original series, you are a Pokemon trainer and it is your mission to catch and train as many Pokemon as you can, you will then need to retrieve the 8 gym badges before making your way to the Pokemon championships  to take on the elite 4 and too finally defeat the Pokemon Champion of the world.

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The game play is also very similar to an actual Pokemon game and the only major difference this time around is that you are using a keyboard and mouse. I found the controls to be a little awkward but I think that’s just because I am so use to playing Pokemon on an actual game boy, so it was little difficult for my mind to adjust to these new controls.

Personally I was getting quite a bit of lag when I was walking from place to place, the reason for this is because the game requires a lot of power from your CPU, I have a fairly powerful PC and I can run my fair share of games that require high performance so I believe that this issue is just a problem with the game currently and its an aspect that I hope the developers fix.

The battle system is really cool, it reminds me of the new latest Pokemon battle systems from X/Y and Alpha/Omega.  The Pokemon themselves are in 3D and you get to see them fight. At the moment you are not able to see the Pokemon perform the attacks but I am sure that this feature will appear in a later update.

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You will also be pleased to know that all of the original music and audio from Pokemon Gold and Silver is in the game, the audio is loud, crisp and full of nostalgia and having the original audio is a really nice feature especially for people who grew up playing these games.

You can even have a Pokemon adventure online with other players, but I really struggled to connect to the server but after a while I managed to connect and it was pretty sweet, I cant wait to play this game online with my friends so we can go on Pokemon adventures together.

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Pros

  • Fantastic Graphics and Imagery
  • Music and Audio from the Original Game
  • Plays and feels like a real Pokemon Game

Cons

  • The controls are a little complicated
  • Experienced quite a bit of Lag
  • You will need a powerful CPU
  • Sometimes you may struggle to connect to the online server

Pokemon 3D is still in development and the developers are working on improving the game every single day, If your a Pokemon fan I highly recommend that you check this game out.

You can download Pokemon 3D here

http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/pok-mon3d/10545/

I hope you enjoyed my look at Pokemon 3D

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