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Archiv der Kategorie ‘Wii’

Breaxxor U

Mittwoch, 12. März, 2014

Breaxxor hat jetzt Unterstützung für Touch-Steuerung und Musikwiedergabe im Wii U Standard-Browser. Wer eine Wii U hat, kann die neue Steuerung auf breaxxor.com ausprobieren. Natürlich ist das Spiel nach wie vor auch auf anderen Browsern1 Einschließlich dem Internet Explorer. Als ich Breaxxor zuerst veröffentlich hatte, fehlte Canvas-Unterstützung im IE noch völlig, mittlerweile ist er jedoch unter den schnellsten Browsern, die mein Spiel darstellen können. spielbar, auf breaxxor.com oder direkt hier:

Embed-Code (die Werte für Höhe (height) und Breite (width) können angepasst werden):

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  1. Einschließlich dem Internet Explorer. Als ich Breaxxor zuerst veröffentlich hatte, fehlte Canvas-Unterstützung im IE noch völlig, mittlerweile ist er jedoch unter den schnellsten Browsern, die mein Spiel darstellen können. []

DQX Valentine Quest End Result

Mittwoch, 13. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

Results came in on Monday and nothing really changed for the queen voting:

queen_final

That’s an average number of votes of 123234.25 for the last 4 days, which is less than on the last few week days we have single day data for. So the 2nd week end wasn’t as strong as the 1st one.

For the monsters a few places still did change and sootheslime was replaced by drackyma, a palette swap of another DQ mascot.

Through Friday Through Saturday Through Sunday Through Monday Through Tuesday Through Wednesday Through Second Sunday

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For the last 4 days of the valentine quest players can get 3 pieces of chocolate per day from Maiyu. When you exchange these with another player (or simply give them to one) they will change into chocolate themed furniture for your house. There are 5 sorts of chocolate and furniture they turn into so by trading chocolate with other players they can try to get a full set or their preferred pieces of furniture.

DQX Valentine Contest Voting Quest, Day 5 to 6

Samstag, 9. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

SE have stopped giving us updated rankings after Wednesday so this is the complete ranking data to expect before the end result which is supposed to be announced on the 11th. Trends have started to change for these two remaining days.

Day 5: Tuesday

English ~ Day 5 percentage trend Tuesday percentage trend
Maiyu 216097 28,84% – 0,25% 35231 27,63% – 1,21%
Fuhra 116281 15,52% + 0,19% 20975 16,45% + 0,93%
Queen Arwe 91126 12,16% + 0,10% 16135 12,66% + 0,49%
Sohmya 73415 9,80% – 0,08% 12002 9,41% – 0,39%
Phantom Thief Poyccrin 65566 8,75% + 0,05% 11486 9,01% + 0,26%
Runana 57371 7,66% – 0,03% 9577 7,51% – 0,15%
Sage Mareen 46697 6,23% – 0,05% 7631 5,99% – 0,25%
Queen Deohre 41316 5,51% – 0,05% 6691 5,25% – 0,27%
Precianna 25831 3,45% + 0,01% 4467 3,50% + 0,06%
Jenya 15481 2,07% + 0,11% 3296 2,59% + 0,52%
All 749181 127491

Maiyu’s lead still is in no danger but she keeps losing the most, followed by Sohmya. Fuhra is gaining the most, as are Jenya and Arwe. Poyccrin isn’t gaining as much as these three but she’s starting to give Sohmya heat.

Day 6: Wednesday

English ~Day 6 percentage trend Wednesday percentage trend
Maiyu 251932 28,73% – 0,12% 35835 28,04% + 0,40%
Fuhra 137805 15,71% + 0,19% 21524 16,84% + 0,39%
Queen Arwe 107391 12,25% + 0,08% 16265 12,73% + 0,07%
Sohmya 84995 9,69% – 0,11% 11580 9,06% – 0,35%
Phantom Thief Poyccrin 76940 8,77% + 0,02% 11374 8,90% – 0,11%
Runana 66949 7,63% – 0,02% 9578 7,49% – 0,02%
Sage Mareen 53816 6,14% – 0,10% 7119 5,57% – 0,42%
Queen Deohre 47986 5,47% – 0,04% 6670 5,22% – 0,03%
Precianna 30426 3,47% + 0,02% 4595 3,60% + 0,09%
Jenya 18749 2,14% + 0,07% 3268 2,56% – 0,03%
All 876989 127808

Now things start to get interesting. Maiyu still losing but gaining in the single day percentage, cementing her lead more sovereignly. Jenya is the exact opposite.

Poyccrin’s catch up with Sohmya is losing momentum. Precianna trending favorably.

Vote percentages by days

This diagram demonstrates very well that end positions were likely already decided on the first day.

A lot more fluctuations if we compare the single days but not much of a chance of positions actually changing. Poyccrin looks like she could be crossing streams with Sohmya but she was trending downward slightly on Wednesday. Let’s see what the final blind days will bring.

Votes per day

Friday as the first day and beginning of the week end is the second strongest day in votes. Saturday even stronger and Sunday showing first signs of less participation, likely because people had to prepare for their working Monday. The week days very stable with a slight gain on Wednesday.

One account pays for up to three characters, so the participant numbers don’t translate to human players one to one.

DQX Valentine Contest Chocolate Quest, Day 1 to 6

Freitag, 8. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

SE have stopped giving us updated rankings after Wednesday so this is the complete monster ranking data to expect before the end result which is supposed to be announced on the 11th. Positions had pretty much stabilized by Wednesday.

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The drop outs

LouiesawLouiesaw (26) only makes the top 30 on the first day but is one of the strongest enemies on the list. It speaks for its popularity that people would go to the trouble to raise the tension of such a strong opponent but obviously not enough were willing to keep at it for the following days.

snow_sanguini jailcatSnow sanguini (29) and jailcat (28) aren’t as strong by far (though Snow sanguini has a good critical attack rate) but you have to walk a bit of a distance to reach them, so they lost out to more easily available enemies after the first day.

king_slimeKing slime hangs on to the top 30 for a full 4 days but in the end his appearances were too rare and he was too far off the easily available spots to compete with the other enemies.

The drop offs

slimeIt might be surprising that the blue slime wouldn’t rank higher and that he even loses places. But if you haven’t kept a Rulerstone for one of the original locations reaching him takes quite a bit of a walk so that explains why he doesn’t match up to she-slime.

Teeny_SanguiniThe teeny sanguini suffers from this fact as well. Only beginners will easily encounter it.

bud_brother BasarahnaBasarahna starts out pretty high at 17 on day 1. He drops a high amount of money which explains his popularity. But he can also be tough to defeat so people might not have wanted to raise his tension. Bud brother, who inhabits the same popular hunting ground as Basarahna, has more staying power.

slime stackThe slime stack is another money maker, if you’re at a lower level. Like most slimes, it seems to lose chocolate to the leading she-slime.

The leveling favorites

tombreroTombrero must be the most hunted enemy of all. You can find him at Muse Beach and in the West of Orphea and he is said to be perfect for leveling a range level 20 character.

feralbeast pink_sanguiniThe pink sanguini is similarly popular with level 30 somethings. As is Feralbeast but the cave where it dwells in high numbers is always overcrowded with adventurers.

ghoulGhoul has massive amount of experience points and is ideal for leveling range level 50 characters, so it even gains places despite its strength.

The easy MP restorers

spiked_hare BludgerigarSpiked hare and bludgerigar are easy to defeat and often drop small bottles of magic water which restore 10 MP, an essential item.

The Gren entry level monsters

skullwasher leery_lout beakon

The highest riser must be the skull washer, a palette swap of the skullgaroo. From 8 to 2, that is quite a feat. He is also close by Gren, the most frequented city in all of Astortia. The leery lout and beakon are his neighbors and gain places as well.

The Curalana Beach monsters

takomett rock_diving_devilsummer_wolf

Takomett, rock diving devil and summer wolf all inhabit this region which is another favorite leveling spot for level 30 somethings.

Muse Beach

clawcerer man_o'_war slime_knightChimaera tombrero

Clawcerer, man o‘ war, slime knight and chimaera are neighbors of tombrero at Muse Beach.

Orphea

gremlin spiked_hare tombrero slime stackChimaera

In the east of Orphea gremlin is a neighbor to spiked hare and in the West tombrero is joined by slime stacks and chimaeras. These also benefit from the popularity of tombrero and spiked hare.

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DQX Valentine Contest Voting Quest, Day 1 to 4

Montag, 4. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

About the valentine chocolate custom: This was probably established by the chocolate producing industry but in Japan women are expected to give their male colleagues and friends chocolate for valentine’s day. This is often called duty chocolate and doesn’t mean a whole lot.

In Dragon Quest X the valentine chocolate raises the tension of the targeted monster when thrown at them. If they become too strong they might defeat you in battle so most players tend to throw them at weaker monsters since they’re easier to fend off. The currently winning monster (by a large margin) is the cute she-slime which populates the outskirts of most villages and is ideal for leveling a new character or job before you go further out into the map where the stronger monsters await.

Throwing the chocolate rather than handing it over is reminiscent of throwing beans at devils which is meant to keep them away. It’s a recurring gag in manga to throw valentine chocolate at men like they’re devils, reflecting its function as duty chocolate and the women not actually being interested in the men they have to give the chocolate to.

I will cover the monster ranking in a later article, here is the queen ranking for now:

1. Maiyu

Maiyu

Maiyu helped the hero in the second Ogre key emblem quest by kicking some sense into the Ogleed warriors who were turned pokemon by Mareen (spoiler). Her victory in this contest is pretty much set in stone already, but her 30.41% lead on the first day has shrunk to 29.09% and on Monday she only got 27.59% of the vote anymore.

2. Fuhra

Fuhra

Fuhra failed her gradution test which she took together with the elf hero. Her father keeps making her do stuff like take part in this contest. Or be a reluctant priestess (a cheeky younger Yuna, if you will).

She has a pretty solid hold on place two and has actually been gaining votes by percentage, from 14.5% by the end of Friday to 15.33% by the end of today.

3. Queen Arwe

Queen Arwe

I wrote a whole article about Arwe, so spoil yourself here.

Her third place is stable and she follows a similar pattern as Fuhra, gaining percentages over time. With 12.06% it’s unlikely she’ll be a danger to Fuhra’s second place.

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Dragon Quest X ist da!

Freitag, 10. August, 2012

Insgesamt 16 Figuren kann man in Japan mit Pepsi sammeln.

Jetzt muss ich noch los und einen USB-Stick holen… inzwischen noch ein paar Fotos von Junkos Handykamera:

Warten auf Dragon Quest X…

Montag, 6. August, 2012

Heute zur Post, liegt im Flugzeug, also zu 40 % bearbeitet. Das heißt, ich kriege es frühestens am Donnerstag…

Meine Brieffreundin ist schon fleißig am Spielen und hat mir einige Handy-Fotos vom Spielverlauf geschickt:

Jun als Mensch

Die kleine Schwester hat ein Geschenk für die Heldin

Nach der Offline-Einführung als Mensch gibt’s eine erneute Charaktererschaffung als Mitglied einer der sechs Stämme.

Online wird’s eine Weddie

Jun zieht als Priesterin mit anderen Onlinespielern in den Kampf:

Ein Pukuripo-Magier als Zweitcharakter

Offenbar gibt es nur wenige Krieger-Pukuripos, weswegen das anfängliche Leveln in dieser Stammesgegend nicht sehr leicht ist. Die meisten Spieler wählen offenbar bevorzugt Jobs, die zum äußeren Erscheinungsbild der Stämme zu passen scheinen, und die lustigen Pukuripos lassen nur die wenigsten an Krieger denken…

Wii Virtual Console 2006-2012

Sonntag, 24. Juni, 2012

With the lifecycle of the Wii coming to a close and Nintendo concentrating their Virtual Console releases more and more on the newer 3DS it’s a good opportunity to look at how well the classic game download service did on Wii in Japan. I used the Wii Shopping Channel and the Nintendo Channel to count games, publishers and genres, as well as play time statistics to calculate minimum download numbers.

These are only displayed for games which get a certain amount of usage by enough users, and only by users who allowed Nintendo to use their data for statistics in the Nintendo Channel. This means they only indicate a minimum number, real download numbers might be even higher. I found the games which display these play time statistics to have at least 3000 confirmed downloads, so the missing titles should have sold less than that.

Nine different vintage platforms have been supported on Wii so far with 636 titles released:

Systems

System Current # Alltime # Best supporter Games # Percentage
FC: 148 148 Nintendo 44 29,73%
SFC: 101 103 Nintendo 27 26,21%
N64: 20 20 Nintendo 19 95,00%
PC-Engine: 111 122 Hudson/Konami 55 45,08%
MD: 89 92 Sega 68 73,91%
NG: 64 64 D4 Entertainment 64 100,00%
SMS: 13 15 Sega 14 93,33%
VCA: 77 77 Bandai Namco 50 64,94%
MSX: 13 15 Konami 13 86,67%
636 656
Games removed: 20

Not surprisingly Nintendo and Sega are the top supporters of their respective old hardware platforms. The PC-Engine got a lot of love from Hudson back in the day, which also shows here (Konami now holds the rights to the Hudson catalogue, but also contributed some titles of their own). Some minor platforms with limited success are almost exclusively represented by one company, like the Master System by Sega or the N64 by Nintendo.

D4 Entertainment has the rights to all the old SNK software on VC and ends up being the sole supporter of the NeoGeo, which has an impressive number of releases but none sold all too well (i. e. below 3000). The MSX seems to be the favorite vintage platform for Konami, who contribute all remaining titles available. Two games by D4 Entertainment for MSX, ALESTE and EGGY, were removed again. All in all 20 games which were once available were removed again.

The Virtual Console Arcade, which was added last, is mainly supported by the companies who dominated this field in the pre-Famicom age. Notably missing are Konami and Nintendo, who as opposed to Capcom, Sega and Namco haven’t even released the arcade versions of their Famicom hits like Gradius or Donkey Kong. The latter three did this with games like Ghost ’n‘ Goblins, Puyo Puyo and Xevious. Similar to the NeoGeo, downloads for VCA have remained underwhelming. This means that despite having released 86 games (50 of which for VCA), almost as many games as Nintendo and more than Sega, Bandai Namco’s success on VC was quite limited.

Publishers

Publisher Games Percentage Publisher Games Percentage
Arc System Works: 16 2,52% D4 Entertainment: 65 10,22%
Artdink: 3 0,47% Tecmo: 11 1,73%
Activision: 1 0,16% Tozai: 1 0,16%
Atlus: 6 0,94% naxat soft: 9 1,42%
Interplay: 2 0,31% Natsume: 1 0,16%
Enterbrain: 4 0,63% Nihon Computer System: 5 0,79%
Capcom: 30 4,72% Nihon Falcom: 8 1,26%
Koei: 5 0,79% Nintendo: 90 14,15%
Konami: 43 6,76% Netfarm: 2 0,31%
Sunsoft: 10 1,57% Paon: 3 0,47%
G-Mode: 2 0,31% Hudson: 69 10,85%
Square-Enix: 21 3,30% Hamster: 18 2,83%
Spike: 3 0,47% Hal Laboratories: 1 0,16%
Sega: 86 13,52% Bandai Namco: 86 13,52%
Taito: 26 4,09% Pony Canyon: 2 0,31%
Takara Tomy: 2 0,31% Marvelous: 1 0,16%
Chunsoft: 3 0,47% UPI Soft: 1 0,16%
All: 636

Maybe the number of titles adds up in sales for Namco, as they probably do for D4.

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[WarioWare: Do It Yourself] Beauty-Shop

Freitag, 17. Februar, 2012

Beauty-Shop

Es gibt bereits eine Menge Mikro- und andere Spiele, von daher ist es fast sicher, dass es ein ähnliches Spiel schon gibt. Tatsächlich kam es mir beim Erstellen so vor, als hätte ich schon mal ein Haarschneidespiel in einem der Wettbewerbe gesehen.

Trotzdem habe ich alles selbst gemacht, einschließlich der Grafik und der Musik. Ersteres war diesmal sogar einfacher als die Programmierung, obwohl ich zeichnerisch wenig begabt bin. Hier konnte ich aber einiges mit den Geometrie-Tools des Kreativators vorarbeiten.

Der Befehl heißt Schneiden!, aber tatsächlich kann man auch die Extensions verwenden, um die gewünschte Länge zu erzielen.

[WarioWare: Do It Yourself] Avalanche

Dienstag, 14. Februar, 2012

Avalanche Mikrospiel

Pullblox hat mich wieder auf WarioWare: Do It Yourself gebracht, das ich das Vergnügen hatte, übersetzen zu dürfen. Anders als bei Pullblox oder LittleBigPlanet kann man hier nicht nur Level, sondern völlig eigene Spiele programmieren, wenn auch nur im Rahmen von 5 bis 10 Sekunden langen WarioWare-Mikrospielen.

Avalanche Gesellschaftsspiel

Diesmal habe ich ein Gesellschaftsspiel von Parker aus meiner Jugend adaptiert, zu sehen im Youtube-Video links und auf den Bildern in der Galerie unten.

Wer das Spiel mal ausprobieren möchte und WarioWare: Do It Yourself sein eigen nennt, darf gerne meinen Freundescode registrieren: 4814 1585 3730 4127 4194 7652. Da gegenseitige Registrierung zum Zugriff auf das Spiel nötig ist, könnt ihr mir eure Codes an warioware@electrolit.net schicken oder einen Kommentar unter dem Artikel hinterlassen.