Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! We just had another out-of-town weekend, but we had a lot of fun! We’ve been very busy lately and missed out on a Weekly Panda Roundup as a result. But I also have a pretty good reason: I was celebrating my birthday last week! I have more on that soon, but first, let’s round ‘em up!
Video Roundup – Pandas at Play
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Super Bomberman R Review
After being absent for nearly a decade, Bomberman is finally back for more explosive multiplayer! But is his return a blast or a dud? Find out in my video review of Super Bomberman R for the Nintendo Switch! And let me know what you think of the Bomberman series and/or his newest game!
Super Mario Bros. – 2 Players, 1 Controller!
My wife and I started a new series, Pandas Paired Up, where we play games together while sharing a controller. In this first episode, we tackle the NES classic Super Mario Bros. together while coordinating our controls. Crystal Dragon is in charge of running and jumping, and I move Mario around. Will we make it through World 1-4? Can we get past that first Goomba? With our faces caught on camera, watch our laughter (and frustration) as we experience Mario in this new way! Let us know what you think, and tell us what other games you’d like to see us try in the comments!
Snipperclips Co-Op Part 9 – Sludged Together
Part 9 our co-op playthrough of Snipperclips is up, and we continue being “silly scientists,” perhaps even MAD SCIENTISTS! In this episode, we face our toughest challenge yet: gooey sludge and two blobs that have no idea how to DODGE… We also make Pokeballs and align the planets (aka Sailor Scouts). If none of that makes sense, watch the episode and see what we mean! Enjoy our experimental errors below, and let us know what you think!
As always, you can start with the above episode or find the full playlist starting at Part 1 – Stabby Sticks here: http://bit.ly/2nFmc5v
Birthday Celebration at a Pac-Man Restaurant!
Last week, we traveled out to a Pac-Man themed restaurant to celebrate my birthday. This place not only had amazing food and drinks with video game flair, but also hosted a large arcade with many Namco games including the most recent iteration of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. This arcade-exclusive version has distinct characters not seen in the main series including Pac-Man himself and the Taiko Drum from Taiko Drum Master.
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The free pizza I got for my birthday was delicious, and the bonus ghost cookie completed the iconic scene of our favorite yellow mascot devouring the once-predators. Other hot items on their menu included DK Barrel baked potatoes and drinks titled “Pac Power Punch” and “Rainbow Road.”
The restaurant décor is lovingly themed with a gigantic Lego Pac-Man welcoming you inside along with statues of the yellow pellet muncher and arcade screen rugs. There is also a mini-museum with timelines, pictures, videos, and interesting artwork interpretations. The arcade store has a bunch of fun prizes as well, if you can amass enough tickets to earn them. As an amiibo fan, I couldn’t help but notice the Pac-Man amiibo, but there are other gifts such as Mario plushies and Pokemon iHome devices.
I got some nice gaming-related presents as you can see above. Of course, they’re all Switch games, haha! In addition to Disgaea 5 Complete, Ultra Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and 1-2 Switch, I also received Lego City Undercover. I’m very grateful to have been gifted these, and it feels so awesome to have a growing Nintendo Switch physical library. There still aren’t many retail boxed games out, but there is a decently big diversity with different representative third party publishers. They’re all of varying quality, but they’re definitely games that I’ve wanted to try out. Look forward to written and video reviews in the weeks and months to come!
My wife gave me one of the greatest gifts of all: a brand new Blue Yeti Blackout Microphone! This has already provided great studio quality sound for our most recent YouTube videos, and I’m so excited to have it! This means so much to me because it really shows my wife’s undying support for me and our channel. She’s such an amazing person and has always helped me out since starting this very reviews site. For her to give me this very expensive microphone expressing her love and trust to me speaks louder than the gift itself. I vow to keep using this amazing gift to create quality sounding videos! Thank you to my wonderful wife for making this a truly special and heartwarming birthday!
Thank you so much for reading this special birthday edition of Weekly Panda Roundup! On Thursday, my wife and I will be uploading an E3 special, and we hope you enjoy it!
Have a great week everyone! Until then, see you next time!