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Nintendo Symphonies: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses & Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

For the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo brought a symphony to their E3 conference and annouced that it would tour world wide which The Symphony of the Goddesses has done ever since. Thanks to its success Pokemon followed not long after with Symphonic Evolutions. As a big fan of both franchises and their music, there was no way I was going to miss them and I was lucky to catch both shows when they hit up my town and see how well the music lent themselves to an orchestra. Overall I have to say that instead of being game specific, I would prefer a Nintendo Symphony that played stuff from all their games, now that could be an annual tour that wouldn’t get boring since there’s so much more they can add to change it up.

Zelda symphony logo

I was actually able to see the Symphony of the Goddesses twice, and in both occasions I arrived late for different circumstances, I guess I ended up watching the original run and the second quest which changed some of the songs and I guess the current version is called Master Quest. The show has actually come two more times since then which I chose not to go. It’s not that I disliked it but something that seemed once in a lifetime became something that comes every year and I could use my money for other things since it isn’t the cheapest thing if you want some good seats. The orchestra seemed to be very familiar with the music and enjoyed playing it and the music form Zelda makes the transition perfectly.

zelda symphony orchestra

The event is very well organized and they have some nice merchandise as well, I ended up getting a shirt which I kind of regret since I feel a little dorky when I wear it but whatever. I also got some posters that I also have no idea besides hype why I got them since I will never put them up. The song selection was alright though I definitely would’ve made some different choices both times I saw it. The footage that they choose can sometimes be on point while others it isn’t as well selected. I feel that much more could be done to make it a special event but it was a nice experience and would go again in the future as long as some time has passed.

Pokemon symphony logo

The Pokemon event on the other hand was a disappointment for sure, while it had been heavily advertised unlike the Zelda one this one was surprisingly empty. I have no idea why since Pokemon in general is bigger and even the second Zelda event was still full. I don’t even remember if there was any merchandise but if there was it must not have been very memorable. The orchestra here wasn’t as good as the Zelda one, I guess they just weren’t as skilled with their instruments which is a shame. I should note both events featured plenty of huge nerds and cosplayers.

pokemon symphony orchestra

The music didn’t translate very well to an orchestral sound, which is odd since I’ve heard many great orchestral remixes before so it shouldn’t have been a big problem. The whole event also felt unorganized to me with people not knowing what to do in general. The footage they would play seemed especially random with them jumping from game to game without much thought and only from time to time did it actually match the song that they were playing. The most memorable part was when they played the opening to the Kanto season of the anime, it didn’t fit but who cares. I’m not saying I would not check it out again but I would definitely wait until some time passed before I gave it another chance.

Nintendo zelda pokemon symphony

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How to transfer Layton World items to katrielle and the millionaires conspiracy (3DS, iOS, Android)

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. This game includes some transferable items that you earn in the game by solving the puzzles (archive here). Here are the instructions on how to transfer the game whether you played it on mobile (iOS / 3DS) or Nintendo 3DS.

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Transferring Items:

iOS/Android

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iOS/Android: From the title screen select ‘Bonuses’, then select ‘Display link code’ to view your link code.
*The ‘Bonuses’ menu option will be visible after you first save your game.

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Online: Launch the LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Real World Puzzle Solving website, and select ‘List of Transferrable Items’ located within the ‘Item Guide’ menu option. Enter your link code.

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iOS/Android: After entering your link code, launch the game and tap the ‘Receive items’ button.

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iOS/Android: Once processing is complete, you can receive your items!

3DS

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3DS : From the title screen select ‘Bonuses’, then select ‘Display link code’ to view your link code.
*The ‘Bonuses’ menu option will be visible after you first save your game.

katrielle layton transfer

Online: Launch the LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Real World Puzzle Solving website, and select ‘List of Transferrable Items’ located within the ‘Item Guide’ menu option. Enter your link code.

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Online: After entering your link code, you will be issued a promo code.

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3DS : Select ‘Enter promo code’, and enter the promo code displayed on the website.

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3DS : Enter the promo code to receive your items!

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If you missed the game as it was online well you missed a heck of a time but at least you can still solve the puzzles. For the rest of the Layton World Puzzles click here. If you have any questions on the puzzles ask me on twitter @0sdp or email me sdp@miscrave.com

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Post Hype Nintendo Direct 9.13.17

I haven’t been too excited about Nintendo Directs for a long while, in fact the last time I actually wrote about a Nintendo Direct was a year ago. I had also previously written why I was no longer hyped about Nintendo directs, but I likely have to re-edit that one to add a few more reasons. But I had a special feeling about this one since I felt it had to show what Nintendo’s plans for the future were and let’s have a quick look at what this direct means for Nintendo in 2018
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Layton World Puzzles Upper Case S – T – U

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the puzzles as well as hints and solutions for those stuck in any specific puzzle. The puzzles are not that difficult so I would suggest only looking at the answer if you’re completely stumped. Here we will take a look at Puzzles S – T – U.


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Looking back on.. Bubsy’s Cartoon Pilot

Bubsy was marketed as the next big video game mascot in the 90s and contrary to revisionist history, he was actually popular, fairly liked and well reviewed. Seen as a joke now thanks to many ‘angry’ reviewers at least he has the honor of being propped up as the a worthy rival of both Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and just like those two Bubsy had a cartoon, well a pilot.

Bubsy no modals

The show never got a full run so it’s hard to judge form a pilot that sometimes just want to implement every idea they want to eventually flesh out on the show. The actual pilot is alright for the time, sure if you try to look at it as an adult now it might not seem that way but looking it with the context of the time it really wasn’t bad by any means and it was just more of what we were getting in the early 90s.

Bubsy Pervert

It might not have done anything particularly interesting nor new but it’s alright, I’m not sure if the character really had the potential to be the next iconic mascot and compete with the Mario and Sonic cartoons or video games as he was billed to be he did have the ‘tude to get my attention as a little kid.

Bubsy Virtual Reality

The catchphrase What Could possibly go wrong?” is indeed said many times but it’s far from annoying, we get to see them use that “new” technology which is Virtual Reality and well after a few roadkill armadillo jokes you’re left with a piece of gaming history. In some ways Bubsy actually succeeded in feeling more like a cartoon than Sonic The Hedgehog and the Mario trilogy cartoons ever did.

Bubsy cartoon pilot

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Layton World Puzzles Upper Case P – Q – R

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the puzzles as well as hints and solutions for those stuck in any specific puzzle. The puzzles are not that difficult so I would suggest only looking at the answer if you’re completely stumped. Here we will take a look at upper case Puzzles P, Q, R.

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Layton World Puzzles Upper Case M – N – O

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the puzzles as well as hints and solutions for those stuck in any specific puzzle. The puzzles are not that difficult so I would suggest only looking at the answer if you’re completely stumped. Here we will take a look at upper case Puzzles M – N – O.


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