Post: Fruity Pebbles Review

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Fruity Pebbles as well as its sister cereal Cocoa Pebbles are cereal brands based on the animated sitcom the Flintstones, they were both released in 1971 and have been popular in American homes ever since.

The commercials for pebbles are really great, they are very entertaining and will make you want to try the cereal, they have changed a lot over the years but I like the commercials where Barney is trying to steal the cereal from Fred the best.

Today we will looking at the fruity pebbles version of the cereal.

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The box comes with some games on the back which will keep children entertained for a short while.

One serving of the cereal is half a cup which in uk measurements is 135 grams.

One serving of fruity pebbles has

110 calories

1 gram of saturated fat

140 milligrams of sodium

20 milligrams of potassium

9 grams of sugar

14 grams of other carbohydrates

and 1 gram of protein.

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Upon opening the box you can smell a very strong artificial fruit scent that fills your nostrils.

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I tried all of the different colours dry and they all taste the same, it a very artificial flavour but it is nice.

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The cereal is a lot nicer with milk but it is very sweet, I cant see me eating this on a daily basis but as an occasional treat it would make a nice dessert.

The cereal goes soggy really fast which is a shame for me because I enjoy crunchy cereal but this didn’t affect the taste of the cereal at all.

Fruity Pebbles is a cereal that is not available in the United Kingdom so I had to get this imported, it is very enjoyable but as I have already mentioned it is incredibly sweet so keep this in mind before you order a box online.

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Rocket Power Review

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Rocket Power was an animated series that came from Klasky Csupo who gave us Rugrats, Rocket Power was aired on Nickelodeon between 1999 until 2004 and it lasted for four seasons.

Great opening credits and a catchy theme song for Rocket Power, its one of my favorite theme songs for the older nickelodeon cartoons.

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Rocket Power is about the gnarly adventures of four children, the two rocket children Otto and Regina as well as their friends Sam and Twister.

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The four protagonists live in a fictional town called Ocean Shore where extreme sports including surfing, skateboarding, roller blading etc is very popular for the locals who live there.

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Every Episode has one of the characters from the show learning a lesson which normally has something to do with sports, one of my favorite episodes is from season 1 when Otto Rocket ditches his dads snowboarding equipment to promote his competitions equipment after he is manipulated by the douche bag in image above.

And after accepting to represent the competitions brand he learns the lesson that the other brand does not care for him and only wants him for profit, its a hard lesson to learn but its a real issue that a lot of celebs go through when they agree to promote certain brands.

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I like most of the characters on the show but my absolute favourites are the Rocket family (Reggie, Otto and their dad Raymundo) as well as Raymundo’s business partner Tito.

I never really liked Sam or Twister as much, I feel that the Rocket Kids have more personality and are genuinely more fleshed out characters.

Rocket Power was a really cool show that I have found more enjoyment from as an adult than I did when it first came out, it has pretty good animation, a fantastic voice cast, memorable characters and a lot of good morals as well as moments from the show that are hard to forget.

I wouldn’t say this is one of my favourite shows as I couldn’t get completely into it, I found the episodes seemed a little repetitive and there wasn’t much character growth in the series but apart from that Rocket Power is well worth a watch to see if you like it.

Normally with these cartoons I would like to talk about the theatrical films as well although Rocket Power didn’t have theatrical a movie (not including the made for TV films) so my opinion is purely based on the show.

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (2015) Review

I would recommend reading my review of Shovel Knight:Shovel of Hope before reading this review.

https://ragglefragglereviews.com/2015/11/15/shovel-knight-2014-review/

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Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows was the first alternative campaign that was added to Shovel Knight. It was released on September 1st 2015.

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The game stars Plague Knight who wants to collect the essences of the other knights in the game, once he has the essences Plague Knight  hopes to create the ultimate potion which can grant him anything he desires.

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Plague-Knight-12The game mostly follows the same premise of the original Shovel Knight but it does have its differences. The major difference is the way that you traverse the various levels and defeat the bosses, Plague Knight cannot jump as high as Shovel Knight but he can double jump and use bombs to propel himself into the air.

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A new arsenal of weapons comes with the game, Plague Knight is able to use bombs powders and fuses to defeat his enemies.

New relics are also available to Plague Knight, all of these have various uses such as absorbing health from enemies, creating a cloud of invincibility and creating floating platforms as well as many other useful relics.

 

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Small green coins named Cypher Coins can be collected through out the game, these coins can be used to update the weapon upgrades you can buy in the shop and if you collect all of them you can unlock an upgraded version of the troupple chalice.

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The game is a lot of fun although its hard not to find it a little bit repetitive, minus a couple of levels and a few changes this is the same game as shovel of hope, it has the same over world map, the same levels and the same boss fights the only major difference is the character you play as and how you get through the game.

A few new tracks were added to the soundtrack for Plague of Shadows and they are fantastic, I think I actually prefer this music to the music of Shovel of Hope.

And that is about all there is to say about Plague of Shadows its a new game based on the stages and the map of Shovel of Hope, it makes the game much more challenging with its new game play style and even though it does feel a little repetitive its still a really fun time and with a couple of new original music tracks Plague of Shadows is well worthy of a 9.7/10.

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Detective Pikachu (2019) Movie Review

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Last night I managed catch a viewing of the Detective Pikachu movie in my local movie theate and it only seems right to talk about it. I am going to do my best to avoid spoilers but one or two small spoilers may slip through the cracks so this is your warning if you want to watch the movie.

Detective Pikachu is a mystery-fantasy film which takes place in the world of Pokemon, it was directed by Rob Letterman, Letterman co-wrote the script with Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit.

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Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a young man who has given up on his dreams of becoming a Pokemon trainer, this is due to the unfortunate passing of his mother and also because his father had been neglectful towards him through out most of his life.

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After his father dies in a mysterious car accident Tim travels to Rhyme city in order to collect his fathers assets and while at his fathers apartment Tim meets a Pikachu that he can fully understand, the Pikachu is played by Ryan Reynolds. Detective Pikachu believes that Tims dad survived the crash and that a larger mystery is behind the accident, Detective Pikachu and Tim work together to try and solve the mystery of what really happened to Tims Dad, while meeting other Pokemon and discovering more pieces to the puzzle along the way.

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The cast was ok in this movie although I wouldn’t say it was anything special apart from Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the only three major roles worth mentioning are Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, Justice Smith as Tim and Kathryn Newton as Lucy who helps our two main actors with solving the mystery of Tims Dad.

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The visual effects and design of the various Pokemon is the highlight of the film. The Pokemon look absolutely fantastic, They went for a realistic approach instead of trying to make the creatures look more animated and in this case its worked out extremely well, if Pokemon were real this is how I imagine them to look and the environments I imagine they would reside.

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The movie is really funny and can be enjoyed by the entire family although in my personal opinion some scenes might be a little scary for younger children, as I have already stated the realistic designs work really well but that also means that in some action scenes the realistic Pokemon can come across as a little bit too real and I feel that it could make the experience rather unpleasant for some people.

This a really good movie, it has a nice cast of Pokemon and human actors, it has some excellent CGI that can be a little scary at times but the film is very funny and filled to the brim with jokes that both adults and children can get a laugh from. You dont need to be a Pokemon fan to enjoy the film so even if you dont know what a Pokemon is I would still recommend giving it a viewing.

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Lets take a look at redbubble.com (T-shirts)

 

This is not a paid promotion, I just want to talk about Red Bubble

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Red Bubble is a really interesting company, they sell clothes and various other items which feature imagery created by artists, as far as I am aware you cant buy anything from this website in a store which makes a lot of the items on here very unique.

The website is really easy to use but you should give yourself plenty of time to browse due to all of the options available. here is a short guide on purchasing shirts on Red Bubble.

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From the home page you need to type in what you are looking for in this example we will search for Transformers.

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No matter what you search for you will most likely come across hundreds of designs so make sure that you search properly before deciding on which design is best for you.

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After choosing a design you can pick the type of T-shirt you want, I find that the classic T-Shirt is the best type as its loose on the body and the sleeves.  You can also change the colour of the shirt and choose a size, there are 17 colours available for most shirts so check different colours to see what works with the design.

After you purchase your shirts, You can send comments to the artists and tell them why you like their design, you don’t have to do this but I personally like too.

I have bought four t-shirts so far from Red Bubble, three are classic type T-shirts and the other is a graphic print T-shirt.

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Please excuse the camera quality, in reality the prints are more colourful than my camera has done them justice.

The general quality of the T-shirts I have bought are quite good but they are printed on cheap material, all of these shirts are quite thin and the graphic print is the only shirt that is completely comfortable to wear although the classic designs are comfortable enough that it shouldn’t be much of an issue for most people.

When your T-shirts arrive there is a strong smell, it’s not a bad smell but isn’t pleasant either, it is recommended to wash the T-shirts straight away and I also recommend doing this.

I love Red Bubble it’s my favourite place to buy shirts and even though they are not best quality they are very unique which is why I like them, they are well worth the money and they have decent delivery times. Perhaps one day we can look at some other products that Red Bubble sell but for the time being I can say that the shirts are really great.

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Super Mario World (1991)Review

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Super Mario World is a Side Scrolling Platformer for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, it was developed and published by Nintendo, It was directed by Takashi Tezuka and was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto it was released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in the United States and 1992 in Europe.

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After the events of Super Mario Bros 3, Mario and Luigi take a vacation on Dinosaur Land, an Island that is swarming with prehistoric creatures called Yoshi’s, during the vacation Princess Peach mysteriously disappears, they soon discover that King Bowser is behind the dissapearance and his children the Koopalings have also kidnapped some of the Yoshi’s leaving Mario and Luigi to rescue the missing dinosaurs as well as the Princess.

9956821a-ee9b-4111-a15e-7bc433793219The game plays similarly to other 2D Mario games, the player must travel across a large map that is filled with themed areas, in order to traverse the world you must complete a set number of levels or discover a secret path to get through the game faster but the secret stages are much more difficult than the regular stages in the game.

 

Q2jqUwThere are two aspects of the game that I really want to discuss compared to some of the smaller additions that this game brought to the series, the first is the cape item, with a cape Mario is able to hover through the air in a similar manner to Princess Peach in Super Mario Bros 2, the other ability gained through this item is that you can temporarily fly after a sprint, you can only fly for a short amount of time but during these moments you can discover a lot of really cool secrets and when Mario eventually dives back towards the ground the impact can cause some serious damage taking out a lot of enemies.

Aa2Eo6The other important new addition I want to discuss is the introduction to a Nintendo favourite character which is Yoshi, the famous video game dinosaur is able to help Mario on his quest, Mario can hop onto a Yoshi in order to take an extra hit as you wont take damage if you are attacked while on top of the dinosaur, Yoshi can also eat enemies and help Mario to gain extra height during a jump.

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The graphics are absolutely outstanding, they are a serious upgrade from Super Mario Bros 3, the increased power from the Super Nintendo really push the game to have smooth and colourful visuals, it also has some great animations and uses scaling to help the background and foreground of the game come to life.

The soundtrack at the time was the best music we had ever heard in a Super Mario game, the soundtrack was composed by Koji Kondo and they did an awesome job, the music is so much fun to listen too and while maybe not as epic as some of the later Super Nintendo game soundtracks this one has never been forgotten, the best tune by far is the end credits music which to this day is one of my favourite video game soundtracks.

Super Mario world is an extremely beloved game, it helped to shape the 2D Mario games into what they are today, after Super Mario World they all stuck to a similar formula with most of the new additions seen here staying as well, the game looks wonderful, it has tight controls, an epic soundtrack, fun and memorable boss fights and is genuinely a wonderful experience to play through. Super Mario World is one of most important games of the franchises history, it wasn’t just another Mario game, it was and still is a masterpiece.

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Sonic CD (1993) Review

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Sonic CD was published and developed by Sega for the Sega CD an extension to the Sega Genesis/Megadrive.

The game opens with a beautifully animated cut-scene and a kick ass song, I wish all sonic games had cut scenes like this because they truly are special and really get you pumped for the adventure that awaits.

On the final month of every year an alien planet named little planet appears in a place called the nether lake, Sonic journeys to the nether lake to discover that Dr Robotnik has connected little planet to a mountain in order to build a new giant fortress, he wants to do this by gaining the power of the time stones which are magical jewels that can modify the passage of time, Sonic races Robotnik to try and stop him from executing his dastardly plan.

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After a great and memorable cut-scene we are thrown into the game play and to be honest I don’t like it very much.

I will start by discussing what I do like about the game.

I had a lot of fun playing it, the 2.5D sections thanks to the power of the Sega CD are really cool and back in the day they pushed the sonic series to a whole new level of awesomeness which helped to evolve the series into what it is today (the good sonic games that is),  the game has a lot of multiple paths which adds a lot of reasons to replay the game in order to try and get the best ending on top of that the boss battles are absolutely fantastic they are all so much fun and have unique ways to defeat them, the re-introduction to Metal Sonic was nice and the fact that you have to beat him a race instead of a battle really pushes your platforming skills to the test and it is one of the most memorable parts of game.

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What I really dislike is the level design, the game developers added time travel to the game which makes sense due to the plot but you never know when hes going to travel to the future or at-least I couldn’t figure it out because it seemed that I would just travel through time randomly which was frustrating because the level changes and then sets you on a new path depending on if your in the past or the future, this means that you will fight a different boss than you may have intended and you could be heading towards the non-canonical ending of the game which a lot of players dont want.

Some of the levels were really confusing to get through due to the layout which may have been the intention but because for the most part the stage doesn’t differ much in its environment I found my self running out of time in a couple of levels which was really frustrating especially when sonic is time traveling when I am already lost and trying to figure out how to get to the goal.

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The bonus levels were really fun but once or twice I found them quite hard to traverse but I will blame this on my skills as I wasn’t very good at the bonus stage in sonic 2 either.

The soundtrack is one of the best we have ever had in a sonic game to this day, thanks to the possibilities of the Sega CD clearer sounds and music were able to be used with voice work as well allowing a really awesome soundtrack to jam out too while we are playing, I often still listen to this music on a daily basis even when I’m not playing the game.

I understand that Sonic CD has a lot of fans but I really cant get past my frustrations with it, It has outstanding visuals throughout the entire campaign with some really memorable changes in visual perspective thanks to the power of the Sega CD accessory, I also love the soundtrack and for the most part the game play is really good but certain areas I feel could have been better designed and as for the randomly traveling through time I’m sure there is a simple explanation for it but I just cannot personally figure it out.

So with all that said I’m going to give the game an average score of 6.6/10 its not a bad game its just not a Sonic game for me.

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