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'Magnet School: Ochige 301 (Adv.)


Anything Else? � An excellent alternative to Zintrick is Taito�s Pop �n Pop � while it takes on a more traditional top-to-bottom orientation, its �rotate, then shoot� mechanic is the same. An extra twist is that your �playfield� is a cloud which shifts side-to-side and gradually approaches you, similar to the aliens in Space Invaders � to help pop all the colored balloons before you�re zapped, stray ones sometimes float by and can be �pinned� to the cloud for some extra help, while stuff you don�t want can simply be flung past it altogether. Another possible choice is the Japanese Saturn exclusive Pappara Paoon. Oh, and before I forget, here�s one last quick tip to conclude the lesson � to play as hidden ninja character �Ryu Eagle� in Zintrick, set the game to �Free Play�, highlight Subberg (the muscular guy on the left) hold Up and B, and press A to select him. Enjoy!


So, you�ve made it through your first �Advanced� course � how�s it feel? Hopefully your gaming horizons have been broadened at least a little bit by now�part of an educator�s job satisfaction comes from seeing his students grow in their aspirations along the way, after all. Is there a question there, in the back? Hm? �Will there be any more ochige lessons,� you ask? Well, to tell you the truth, there�s�oh, drat, a fire drill, now of all times. Let�s get this overwith, then: afterwards, make sure to start preparing for next week�s lecture. Be seeing you!
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About BulletMagnetone of us since 9:04 PM on 10.04.2008

Thanks kindly for paying my blog a visit.

I'm currently looking for paid writing gigs, so if you might want anything written shoot me a message (craighats at hotmail dot com).

In case the contents of this blog don't make it obvious enough, I have something of an affinity for slightly "offbeat" titles, so if there's something out there that few others cover, there's a fair chance I'm at least somewhat up on it.

If there's any sort of (reasonable) inquiry you'd like me to address, please don't hesitate to be in touch.

Below are a handful of recaps and other links (oldest listed first by section), in case you're interested - asterisks mark promoted articles.


'Magnet School


Curriculum: Puzzle Games

Course 1: Ochige 101
Course 2: Tossology
Course 3: Ochige 201
Course 4: Phys. Ed
Course 5: Ochige 301 (Adv.)
Course 6: Free Elective
Course 7: Ochige 401 (Hon.)
Course 8: Extra Credit
Graduation Speech



King of Fighters: Orochi Saga
Ar Tonelico II - Part 1 and Part 2
Prinny and Street Fighter IV
King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
Nintendo DS
*King of Fighters XII
How-To: Atelier Annie
How-To: Mushihime-sama Futari


The Forgotten Essentials

Part 1: RPGs
Part 2: Shmups
Part 3: Fighters
Part 4: Puzzlers


The Obscurer Tribune



Monthly Musings/Writers Wanted

The Fear: The End
*A Time to Destroy: I Cast Thee Out
*Expanded Universes: Triple Triad X
*Those About to Die: Nocturne's Demons
*Untapped Potential: The Second Dimension
*I Suck at Games: and I'm Here to Help
*The Forgotten: Real Life
*Love/Hate: The Weirdo, The Wall, and The Beast
*The Future: A Refreshing Cup of Hemlock
*More Than Just Noise: Digital Cheese LIVE
East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell
Resolutions: Fresh Flowers
Collaboration: IF Only...
Violence: The Gatekeepers


Assorted Ramblings

Why Am I Here? (intro)
Non-Portable Portable Gaming
Hating the Unhateable
*Soul Bubbles, Mickey Mouse, Journey of the Self
Dreamcast: The Other Shmup Machine
One-Year Anniversary Reflections
Shmups: Gaming's EOE


Non-DT Writing


Saturn Shooter Rundown
PS1 Shooter Rundown
PS2 Shooter Rundown
Shmups 101
Shmups That Defined the Genre
"Hidden Gem" Shmups


Shadow Hearts


Unofficial Shmup Glossary (shmups.com, WIP)
My Backloggery (Warning: Inherent Shamefulness May Be Too Intense for Some Readers)