Understudy 12

September 25th, 2013, 2:30 am

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Socrates.

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Reply TheCatMolloy, September 25th, 2013, 3:07 am

It's the simple things.

Picked up a game off the 3DS download store yesterday which I'm going to recommend to 3DS-owning readers. Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a cute little platform game featuring everyone's favourite mechanic for dealing with enemies in platformers: hopping on their heads. You play a bespectacled squirrel named Mr. Nibbles who has to gather every acorn in each level and get to the exit within the time limit. Bonuses are awarded for killing every enemy in the level, finishing within a set time, and collecting the five bonus fruits that appear after you collect all the acorns. You can unlock hats and costumes by completing the bonus objectives, and it's all just good old-fashioned platforming fun.

Despite having '3D' right there in the title, it's most definitely a 2D game. Turning on 3D makes the stage pop in front of the background a bit more, but that's about it. Graphics are drawn in a cute simplistic cartoony style, and controls are one button plus directional controls.

I don't know about worldwide, but in Ireland it's currently on special offer for only €2.49 and is a bargain at that price. It's not too difficult, but there's enough challenge that playing through each short level multiple times to get all the medals is fun and rewarding.

Today, Cosmo the Quote Bunny is quoting Shakespeare again, this time it's from Hamlet (Act 2 Scene 2)

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Reply Agen. (Guest), September 25th, 2013, 4:59 am

Farting?, looks more like yawning to me..

Reply GabrielsThoughts, September 25th, 2013, 5:24 am

It works if you realize that he's an alien life form and what most people think of as a tail is actually a wooly trunk. I really don't care to speculate what type of horrifying predator made the species evolve eyes and ears to protect their anus in the first place. But, what I can understand is the presence of teeth. The nose must have moved so the species could get high off the smell of their own farts.

Reply Linkziken, September 25th, 2013, 7:16 am

Don't let the Fart Demon catch you.
Also, face cheeks.

Reply TheCatMolloy, September 26th, 2013, 2:27 am

@GabrielsThoughts: The long trunk is for inquisitiveness, and the eyes in its rear give it excellent hindsight. It shits out its mouth because that's its (incredibly sarcastic) mode of communication.

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