Magic Box: Mario Sports Superstars

Magic Box: Mario Sports Superstars

The litlgeeks and MUReview are all about their Nintendo 3DS systems!  Today we got a treat from our friends at Nintendo, Mario Sports Superstars for Nintendo 3DS.  Admittedly…we had to put down Zelda Breath of the Wild on the Switch for a little to check it out, but spoiler alert, it’s awesome, it’s fun, and we love it.  Check out the video!

Mario sports Superstars features:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Horse Racing

Each game is fun, challenging and far deeper in game play than it appears at first blush.  The game supports local and online multiplayer.  You can train up your skills and play in single player tournaments too! The game is rich in game play, strategy (you really have to position your players to make the right plays), power ups, and all of the great fun you’d expect of any Mario game!

One of my favorite parts of the game…and this is daddygeek speaking, is just how familiar all of the sports games are, Tennis feels like Mario Tennis, Soccer feels like Mario Soccer, Golf…I had so much fun with Mario Golf through my lifetime, getting this in a compact package with a ton of other great games is pure joy.  Nintendo once again does an outstanding job of capturing all of the sports franchises Mario has ever touched, they package them together wonderfully, and add in a ton of great modern features and functionality like online play!!  

We can’t forget Road to Superstar mode either!  Scanning three amiibo cards will unlock the Road to Superstar mode. By completing it, Superstar status will be given to the characters for “an even greater boost to their stats.”  Think of it as…mini games to make you a Superstar!

While the litlgeeks didn’t really go too deep into Mario Sports Superstars, they had an awesome time playing and this is sure to be in their main rotation for a long long time.  There is a ton of depth to uncover here and a thousand ways to play and it’s Mario…so it will all be instantly loved!

Did we mention amiibos?  Mario Sports Superstars has it’s own amiibo interactions.  The litlgeeks saw the amiibos logo, but we didn’t know until we started our write up.  Nintendo is putting out sports card amiibos that unlock “Star” versions of the characters in the game!

“By tapping a Mario Sports Superstars series amiibo card, players can unlock the Star version of the corresponding character in the corresponding sport. A Star character has stronger stats than its regular counterpart, giving that character an edge in that particular sport.”

You can tap up to three amiibo cards to participate in the Road to Superstar mode.

“Completing this mode will bestow Superstar status on their characters, giving an even greater boost to their stats. For those keen to get ahead on the journey to sporting superstardom, the first print-run version of the game is the ideal place to begin, as it includes Mario Sports Superstars and one randomly chosen amiibo card, so players can get their collections off to a flying start.”

There is so much more fun for us to have in Mario Sports Superstars and we can’t wait!  You shouldn’t either!  Click the links to buy your copy and amiibo cards today!

Mario Sports Superstars is available now where you buy awesome games, we like Amazon.  You can also pick up packs of Mario Sports Superstars Amiibo cards at Amazon too! 

 

 

 

Magic Box: LEGO Worlds PS4

Magic Box: LEGO Worlds PS4

The litlgeeks are massive fans of all things LEGO.  They love building, they love LEGO Dimensions, so when Lego Worlds was announced in the second half of 2016, they were understandably excited.  Fast forward to March 2017, the game is out on shelves and it is just so much fun!  the litlgeeks got a copy of the game from their friends at Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and they can’t be any more thrilled to share the game with you!

 

 

LEGO Worlds is available for Playstation 4, XBox One, and PC.  You can pick it up on Amazon today for $29.99 plus tax – Xbox One | Playstation 4 |  Just make sure you choose the right platform for you (game console not included, required to play).  

LEGO Worlds offers LEGO fans everywhere the chance to create LEGO builds in the digital world while offering an incredible and fun adventure.  LEGO Worlds includes beautiful environments and dozens of fun and interesting characters for players to interact with.  You also get vehicles to play with!  The fun here is endless, so get your copy today and get building!

Lego Worlds is rated E10+ by the ESRB, which means it’s good for Everyone ages 10 and up.  The litlgeeks are a litl younger than that, but we watch and play with them all the time, and so far we haven’t heard or seen anything that WE felt was inappropriate for them at ages 7 and 5. 

This video and post is for entertainment purposes only. | Toys in this post are recommended for ages 10 and up. | MUReview received the products in this post for free to review for you!

Magic Box: Lego Dimensions Supergirl and Green Arrow

Magic Box: Lego Dimensions Supergirl and Green Arrow

The litlgeeks can’t put Lego Dimensions down.  Lego Dimensions hasn’t really given them an opportunity to.  With an incredible amount of fresh content and figures available, it’s a new experience every single time they dive into the game.  Today’s new experience is extra special though, one could say both Limited Edition, AND Exclusive!  Today the litlgeeks get a look at Lego Dimensions exclusive figure Supergirl and limited edition figure Green Arrow.   Before we dive in though, tomorrow 11/18 is a crazy special day for Lego Dimensions.  The next wave of Dimensions hits stores!  The Fantastic Beats and Where To Find them Story Pack comes out, as does the Fantastic Beasts Fun Pack, the Sonic Level Pack, the Gremlins Team Pack, and the E.T. Fun Pack!  If you haven’t pre-ordered, you have one more day to!  Otherwise, pick them up this weekend and have a blast!

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5-Minute Dungeon

5-Minute Dungeon

5-Minute Dungeon
In the litlgeeks and MUReview household, we love comics, entertainment, pop culture, but we were born and raised on games.  We started with table top, love our video games, and also love card games of any kind.  Table top / card gaming is unquestionably experiencing a renaissance in recent years.  A ton of fantastic games are out for all ages.  Out of the fantastic, there are always a few that bubble up and rise even higher.  I’m here today to talk to you about one of those games.  5-Minute Dungeon will come kicking and screaming into the world by way of a Kickstarter campaign that starts 11/1/16.  Within a day or so of this review going live, the Kickstarter will be live, so you can go ahead and CLICK THIS WHOLE FIRST PARAGRAPH if you want to get in on the Kickstarter action.  I’ll put a link at the end too.  For now, read on to see just how much we love 5-Minute Dungeon!

Gameplay – A+

5-Minute Dungeon is a simple, fast-paced “dungeon crawler” for 2-5 players.  The game has you battling obstacles, people, monsters, mini-bosses, and bosses.  Make no mistake though, your real opponent in 5-Minute Dungeon is the clock, and the clock is just plain evil.  As implied by the name, you have 5 minutes to navigate through a dungeon (cards), defeat obstacles (cards), and mini-bosses (cards), all the way up to the Dungeon Boss (5 dungeon bosses are included in the main game). 

Each player is chooses a hero from plenty.  Each hero has their own special, useful ability they can trigger by turning in cards.  Each player takes a color deck that matches their hero.  In our case, litlmommy and I played 2-player, so we took two decks (it’s cool, the rules said we could!).  You then throw down 10 door cards per player, and 2 miniboss cards per player and shuffle them up.  Heros will draw 5 cards from the top of their shuffled color deck. Note, 5 cards applies to two players, each player has less active cards depending on the number of players 3-5.  

Now you’ve got your dungeon, your dungeon cards, your hero, your hero cards, and you are ready to roll?  But…you need a timer.  Along with the game will launch the 5-Minute Dungeon timer app for iOS and Android.  For us, since this was pre-release, we used our trusty Amazon Echo.  With timer set to 5 minutes, we flipped our first card and down we went into the depths of 5-Minute Dungeon.  

Each door, mini-boss and boss card has a set of cards required to defeat it, magic, arrow, sword, shield, stealth, etc…  You’ll find these cards in your heroes deck along with some special action / ability cards that allow more cards to be drawn, obstacles and monsters to be defeated w/ one shot, etc.    The object of the game is to toss cards down from your hand onto the monster, obstacle, person, boss to satisfy the pass requirements.  Once passed, those cards are removed, next card is flipped and the hero fills their hand back to starting requirements.

In our example, as two players, we had 20 door cards, 4 mini-boss cards and the boss.  With 5-Minutes to get through it all, things got absolutely frantic.  It took us 2-3 tries to knock out our first boss and we had a blast doing it.  

This game is absolutely about cooperation to defeat the clock and all of the obstacles and it is a blast!

The Materials – A+

5-Minute Dungeon is gleaming with clever and funny artwork, from the box to the heroes to the obstacles and bosses.  There is quick wit and humor painted across each card and the artwork is all top notch, engrossing even.  

The box is well thought out with space for all of your cards and …space for…expansion cards?  I hope so!

Overall – A+

The rest

5-Minute Dungeon is a frantic and fast paced table top / card game that is sure to bring family and friends together to defeat funny and colorful obstacles and enemies.  We wanted our first play-throughs to be without our litlgeeks so that we could get the lay of the land and learn the game.  Tonight’s play through will incorporate our 6 year old first grader.  While it’s fun and it looks great, it’s a little too complicated for our 4 year old.  Bearing that in mind, that this is great for family fun, it’s probably even more fun with adult friends and adult beverages played over and over and over and over and over again!  Now remember folks, the Kickstarter for this fantastic game starts 11/1.  Head over there and be honored to support great projects like this.  5-Minute Dungeon is absolutely worth your 5-Minutes and the price of entry! Click here to Kickstart it!

Speaking of…this is a Kickstarter project.  What we played is basically a pre-release prototype.  Folks, the finished product is going to be freaking phenomenal if this is how exceptional a prototype is!!

 

MUReview Christmas Giveaway! SpecTACuLARRRR!

MUReview Christmas Giveaway! SpecTACuLARRRR!

Happy Ho! Ho! Holidays from MUReview.  We want to spread a little bit of holiday cheer to our readers.  Our cupboards are nearing bare, but we still have some neat stuff around.  Please understand…we wish it were more, but times are tough, just a glass 3/4 full of awesome.  The NYCC 2011 Exclusive Diamond Select Deadpool Minimates Box Set!, AND! The coveted and dramatically eBay over-priced, Marvel Universe Holiday Gift Set featuring Thor, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine, are up for giveaway from 12/15 – 12/23, winner announced 12/25.

Now, I know the general consensus is that alot of people that collect MU probably wouldn’t pay for the Gift Set…so I figured it’d be a heck of an idea if I could give it to someone, they could get it, and then they didn’t have to pay for it!

How To Enter: You can enter up to 6 times and each of the following is one entry (you only have to do one of the following for one entry).

  • Leave a comment on this post (You will need to include name and email in required fields so I know who you are).
  • Like us, MUReview on Facebook – Like Us here
  • Follow @mureview on twitter and tweet about this giveaway with hashtag #mureview, copy the tweet link to your comment. Follow us here
  • Post in our forums – anywhere – 3 posts will be counted, anything after is just you having fun! (only contributing posts will be counted)
  • (6 entries total per person).
  • Automated entries and duplicated e-mails will not be counted. Cheaters will be disqualified.
  • Previous winners must wait 60 days to participate in another giveaway.
  • Previous Twitter follows and Facebook Likes will be counted.

Entry Period: 12/15/11 – 12/23/11 (10 days).

Results:  Results will be announced 12/25/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.  If the winner wants to pose with their Deadpools and gift set and send me a picture, I’m happy to post that to the site as well.

OFFICIAL RULES: Your email will not be shown and will be kept private (unless it’s your user name on the site). Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with a shipping address in the contiguous United States only (sorry Alaska, Hawaii, and the rest of the world, shipping is expensive). If you enter, make sure you have a safe location in the USA for me to send this to.

The winner will be generated via http://www.random.org/. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 5 days after the entry date deadline. Winners must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeit.

The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

How To Enter: You can enter up to 6 times and each of the following is one entry(you only have to do one of the following for one entry).

  • Leave a comment on this post (You will need to include name and email in required fields so I know who you are).
  • Like us, MUReview on Facebook – Like Us here
  • Follow @mureview on twitter and tweet about this giveaway with hashtag #mureview, copy the tweet link to your comment. Follow us here
  • Post in our forums – anywhere – 3 posts will be counted, anything after is just you having fun! (only contributing posts will be counted)
  • (6 entries per person).
  • Automated entries and duplicated e-mails will not be counted. Cheaters will be disqualified.
  • Previous winners must wait 60 days to participate in another giveaway.
  • Previous Twitter follows and Facebook Likes will be counted.

Entry Period 12/15/11 – 12/23/11

Results will be announced 12/25/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.

Fine print

MUReview is not responsible for any late or lost entries, electronic, hardware, Internet or other computer/communications related malfunctions, giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of MUReview, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway or prizes lost in shipment. All federal, state, local or international taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release MUReview from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. About the prize: Purchased by MUReview at NYCC 2011.  If you have previously won anything from MUReview you must wait 60 days to participate in any additional giveaways.  Previous Facebook likes and Twitter follows will be counted and do not need to be re-done.