Hello again, gamers! It’s been a while! I guess I should get off me lazy butt and write something, huh… Well….. I just discovered something oh so magical, oh so wonderful, and just mind blowing. You ready? …….FRIENDSHIP!!! ….no? Maybe I should elaborate. Lately I’ve been on a gaming block. I’ve been playing a bunch of games that I’ve already put a lot of time into. So I thought it was time for something new. I started looking through my free games on my phone and then I saw it… My Little Pony! I just couldn’t believe it. I had to download it instantly just so I could see what it was like. Let me tell you, as a fellow brony, this just takes the cake! This town-builder game is just so incredibly surreal. I believe the Pony creators had a lot of say in this game since there is so much detail put into here. The game’s story starts just like the cartoon. Princess Celestia starts of telling the tale of the two pony sisters and how Nightmare Moon is out to create a world of darkness. It’s Twilight Sparkle’s job to get all the Pony citizens, especially her pony friends, to come back to Ponyville and keep the darkness away, thus eliminating Nightmare Moon. Throughout the game, you assign different to different jobs to earn bits (pony currency for those who don’t know). You use those bits to buy different buildings, ponies, various decorations and land expansions. There are also gems that are used to purchase things as well, but you receive those gems a lot less often than bits. Eventually you expand Ponyville as much as you can to discover the Elements of Harmony. I personally haven’t gotten too far, but eventually you can expand in Canterlot and go through the wedding storyline. Not to mention, it has a dance session with the Equestria Girls. This mobile game has gotten me hooked. I’m too impressed at how much detail is in this game, just make sure you get those darn parasprites! Haha! I didn’t think I’d find myself reviewing a mobile game, but this one takes the cake! Wait….I said that already….pie! Whatever!! If you have any interest in town-building games and the My Little Pony gang, I suggest you give this game a try. And remember, “Friendship is Magic”!

Kittycake’s review of Pokemon Ruby and Saphire!

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Hello fellow gaming fans! I hope you’re enjoying what Arcade Archives has so far. Let me introduce myself. I’m kittycake1, and I am also a gaming enthusiast. 🙂 I’ve been really debating what I wanted to do for my first post but I hope you can enjoy what I’ve written. ❤

So I’m going to go along with the topic that everyone here at Arcade Archives has been talking about. Pokemon! With the release of Pokemon X and Y (which I’m so excited to own now!!) everyone one here is talking away!! But I’m going to talk about the red-headed step-child of the whole series: Ruby and Sapphire.

I’ve heard and seen so much disappointment in this generation of the series. This game had so much potential, but something about it just didn’t click.

I personally liked the Pokemon in this game, Mudkip and Jirachi especially. I’m pretty sure this is where they started adding those weird type combinations like Solrock and its Rock/Psychic type.

The region, I dealt with but it was a little annoying that it had you going all over the place; however I loved the different ways you could get around. The running shoes were first introduced here, plus there were two settings on your bike. Not to mention diving!! Do you know how excited I was to go underwater and catch Pokemon?!

The storyline was good, better in Emerald, but not stable and truly kind of short. I am really glad they came out with Emerald for this series since the story of the three Legendaries was more in depth. For those who don’t know, Groudon and Kyogre were always in constant battle until Rayquaza came down and told them to calm their faces!

Also, there was the limited Pokedex you had to work with. They did change that when Fire Red/Leaf Green with the addition of the Regional/National Pokedex, but it would have been nice if it came out earlier.

For the most part (which is what I and probably a bunch of the Pokemon community are hoping for) I want this game to be remade. When Fire Red/Leaf Green came out I was more than happy with the result. Then Heart Gold/Soul Silver came out and my nerd-gasm went through the roof!

Now that the future is here and all these super awesome graphics exist, Ruby/Sapphire remake would probably do this game justice. Yeah, they made Emerald Version….but there were still things they needed to fix. And I’m sure a lot of you would back me up.