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Attack. "Tetris Attack" for the Super Nintendo is the first of many games released in North America based on the Japanese game "Panel de Pon" and is included in Nintendo's "Puzzle League" series. Other entries into the series include "Pokemon Puzzle League" and "Planet Puzzle League." Bizarrely, "Tetris Attack," after being ported to North America and having recognizable Nintendo characters added, was actually ported back to Japan with those characters included and retitled "Yoshi no Panepon." "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was released for the NES in 1991, and was based on an "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" cartoon. These games honestly don't have much in common... unless we bring them back full circle to "Super Smash Bros. Brawl". One of the items in "Brawl" is the Maxim Tomato, which significantly reduces the amount of damage a character has taken. Another one of the items in "Brawl" is Lip's Stick, which is an item used for hitting your opponents. Lip was the character from "Panel de Pon" who was replaced by Yoshi in "Tetris Attack".
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Kingdom. "Makai Kingdom" is a strategy RPG for the PS2 developed by the Japanese company Nippon Ichi Software, who is also known for other tactical RPG's like "Disgaea: Hour of Darkness" and "La Pucelle: Tactics." "Kingdom Hearts" is an action RPG released for the PS2 that was the love child of the minds at Squaresoft and Disney and featured popular characters from Disney movies, as well as characters from Square's "Final Fantasy" series. "Kingdom Hearts" has become a successful franchise, with both a Game Boy Advance release and a second PS2 game. Crispin Freeman, an American voice actor, provided the voices for the Overlord Zetta in "Makai Kingdom" and Setzer Gabbiani in "Kingdom Hearts II."
Skies. The "Crimson Skies" series actually began its life as a board game before transitioning to games for both the PC and the Microsoft Xbox. "Skies of Arcadia" was first released on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, and later made its way to the Nintendo Game Cube with additional content and a new name: "Skies of Arcadia: Legends." A shared word in the titles isn't the only commonality between the games. "Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge" and "Skies of Arcadia" both feature main characters who are leaders of their respective air pirate gangs. Nathan Zachary of "Crimson Skies" heads up the Fortune Hunters group, while Vyse of "Skies of Arcadia" leads the Blue Rogues.
Legend. "The Guardian Legend" is an underappreciated shooter/action-adventure game for the NES released in 1989. The player switches back and forth between a human form, where the game sidescrolls, and a spaceship form, where the game becomes a shooter and features an overhead perspective. "The Legend of Zelda" is a well-known action-adventure game and series that made its mark on the United States beginning in 1987. A bizarre connection exists between the two games. The primary alien world of "The Guardian Legend" is called Naju. Anagram that and you find the name of a popular character from "The Legend of Zelda" series: Anju. Anju is a cucco keeper in "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and the innkeeper in "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask."
Tales. "Duck Tales" was one of several Disney franchise games produced by Capcom that made its way to the NES. "Darkwing Duck" and "TaleSpin" were also made into NES games, although neither game received as much critical praise as "Duck Tales." "Tales of Symphonia" was the first and only entry in the "Tales" series to be released on the Nintendo Gamecube. Both Capcom and Namco's (the publisher of "Tales of Symphonia") American offices are located in Central California.
Fire. "Breath of Fire" for the Super Nintendo was published in North America by Squaresoft, but was developed and published by Capcom in Japan prior to its U.S. release. The game features eight playable characters in total, although only four characters at a time can be in your party. There is also an Easter Egg in the game where under certain conditions, you can make Chun Li from the "Street Fighter" series appear. "Fire Emblem" for the Game Boy Advance, while the seventh game to be released in the series, was the first "Fire Emblem" game to make it to North America. There are many successful Japanese video game franchises that are produced for years before a game in the series ever sees a stateside release. "Breath of Fire" finds you assuming the role of Ryu, a human who comes from a group that is able to transform its members into dragons. "Fire Emblem" sets up the game's story by discussing an ancient war between humans and dragons.
Master. "Blaster Master," released in 1988 for the NES, is based on a Japanese Nintendo Famicom game. Master Chief, also known as John-117, is the protagonist of the "Halo" series. "Blaster Master" and Master Chief can be connected through the theme of interplanetary war. While "Blaster Master" itself features fighting in an underground cavern, the Japanese game it was directly based on places the fight on a distant planet. "Halo" finds Master Chief battling the alien alliance Covenant in space.
Adventure. "Kirby's Adventure" was one of Nintendo's swan songs for its NES console, releasing in 1993. It has often been the tradition of game developers and publishers to release a game first on a console, and then port it or create a sequel on a handheld gaming system. "Kirby's Dream Land" for the Nintendo Game Boy actually pre-dated "Kirby's Adventure," although the latter featured an automatic save function the former did not. "Adventure Island" was another successful video game franchise that produced games on the NES, TurboGrafx-16, and Super Nintendo. A link between the games? Both have been featured on the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console.
Dark. "Perfect Dark", released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, plays similarly to the N64's "GoldenEye 007" although it is not a James Bond related game. The development of the game's prequel, "Perfect Dark Zero". lasted for years and was in development for both the Nintendo Gamecube and Microsoft Xbox before ending up on the Xbox 360 as a launch title in 2005. "Dark Cloud" is a single-player RPG that was released for the PS2 in 2001. "Dark Cloud" was developer Level-5's first release, and Level-5 has since developed well-received games such as "Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King" for the PS2 and "Professor Layton and the Curious Village" for the Nintendo DS. Another small link between the games is that both came out in May of their respective release years.
Princess. "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" was released for the Nintendo Wii in November of 2006 and released several weeks later for the Nintendo Gamecube. Some astute players noticed that Link was traditionally left-handed and remained so in the Gamecube version of the game, but was right-handed in the Wii version. The game itself was actually inverted and each world is a mirror version of the other. Princess Peach is the long-suffering, rather helpless love interest of Mario. The word "Princess" connects the two words above. There's another connection between "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" and Princess Peach: Link from "Twilight Princess" and Princess Peach are both playable characters in "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" for the Wii.
|This word can be used in many different racing video games. Often times, you need a little bit more speed to win the race, so you need a specific item. Sometimes these are collectible items, and sometimes they are on the the road that you can run over. What might this be called? (A speed ______.)||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Boost. Speed boosts are common in many racing video games, and sometimes in games that simply have a vehicle in them, but are not necessarily racing games. Speed boosts can be called many things, but they are all essentially speed boosts, no matter what they are called. For instance, in the SNES game "Super Off Road", these speed boosts are called nitros.
Robot. All of the characters mentioned are robot characters. Clank is the sidekick of Ratchet from "Ratchet and Clank". IG-88 is a droid (robot) bounty hunter from "LEGO Star Wars", Bumblebee, also known as Hotshot, is an Autobot from the "Transformers" video games, and "Metalhead" is the level title and the boss of the level in "Spyro the Dragon".
|In the game "LEGO Star Wars", you can play a whole plethora of characters. You can even play Lando Calrissian's "sidekick". He has a partly mechanical head, and his only weapon is his fists. What character might this be?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Lobot. Lobot is a part robot, part human character, known as a cyborg. He can first be obtained in the "Empire Strikes Back" level of the game. "LEGO Star Wars" has three different games. These are "LEGO Star Wars 1", "LEGO Star Wars 2: The Original Series", and "LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga", which features all six movies, a combination of both games.
|Many many many games have this graphically gross feature. Of course, it is usually red, but some monsters can have several different colors of this. Usually, if a game is rated M, it will have this. If it is gory, it definitely has this. What is "this"?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Blood. Blood is prevalent in many games. Even some cartoonish games have animated blood. For instance, in "RuneScape", when you attack something, a little red animated blotch will appear. In other games, realistic blood pours from a body, and you can even dismember bodies in some games. Ewww! :-)
Drool. King Drool is a "tyrannical-saurus rex", as GiantBomb.com calls it. He is the main enemy of "Bonk the Caveman", but Bonk was not originally a caveman. Something turned him into one! The first Bonk game, "Bonk's Adventure", was released in 1990 on the TurboGrafx-16, and was re-released for the NES.
|Many video game characters are sneaky. Some of them are spies, some are thieves, and some just don't want to get caught. What word, meaning "creeping about" do many a video game character do around their location?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Prowl. Prowling comes in handy to many. For instance, Sly Cooper prowls around all the time to stay hidden from guards. He sneaks around quietly, in the shadows. He is a thief. Countless numbers of spy games, such as "Stolen" or the "James Bond" series, involve prowling around. One must stay hidden or they will be in sure danger. Other games, such as "Beyond Good and Evil", involve characters simply prowling so they don't die! Jade, from "Beyond Good and Evil", is not a thief nor a spy, but she does prowl, because she does not want to be killed by the bad guys. In some instances, if you get caught, it is an automatic lose... You don't even get a chance to run and escape!
|This can relate to video games in many ways. First, it can be the abilities a character has. Second, it can be the strength of an attack from a character. Third, it can mean some form of magic. Finally, it can mean the button that turns the game on. What word could this be?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Power. Video game characters usually have certain powers, or abilities, which allow them to do things throughout a level. Sometimes this can be the power to form a shield around themselves, or the ability to jump. It can also be the strength of an attack. If an enemy has three hit points, and you have the power to deal one point of damage, it will take three hits to defeat them. If your power level is ten, though, it will take one hit to destroy an enemy. Sometimes power can mean magic. Sometimes you can harness the power of the wind, or some sort of magical power. Finally, to turn the game on, you usually hit a power button to turn the game one.
|Now change a letter, scramble, and give me a game that involves five different "stages". These stages are the cell stage, the creature stage, the tribal stage, the civilization stage, and the space stage. A lot of monsters are in this game, and you make them grow from a tiny little organism to a giant beast. What game might this be?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Spore. "Spore" was released for the Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS X in 2008. It was developed by the creators of the "Sims" games. During the cell stage, you can move your organism through the 2-D screen to defeat enemies and grow larger. During the creature stage, you can eat plants and hunt other animals. During the tribal stage, you are given more than one creature, and a new, fully developed tribe exists. Once you get 5 pieces of a totem pole, your tribe then becomes an entire civilization. The tribe has grown, after all! Now the civilization has become advanced enough to colonize other planets in the space stage! So throughout the process of five stages, a single-celled organism is born, grows, and conquers other planets.
|For example, if you have the word "drink", and you needed to change a letter to get a word meaning to grate, you would change the "k" to a "g" and scramble the word to make "grind". All questions will relate to video games in some way, shape, or form. Have fun and good luck.
To begin, who is the main dragon in a series of games with bosses such as the Sorceress, Gnasty Gnorc, and Red, among others?||Video Games Change-A-Letter
Spyro. The first "Spyro" game came out in 1998. This purple, fire-breathing dragon needed to find all of the dragon elders and release them from their stone tombs, which were placed by Gnasty Gnorc. Several games followed this, with several different series of games, like the "Legend of Spyro" series.
|Still hungry for more? Then how about some Fractured Words! These are quite simple - just say what you see. A game should spring to the front of your mind.
Spire Other Drag Gone||Video Game Wordplay Mix - Level 2
spyro the dragon. The "Spyro" series has been one of the most popular on the PlayStation consoles, with the first game in the series, "Spyro the Dragon", developed by Insomniac Games in 1998, who are famous for the "Ratchet and Clank" and "Resistance" series. The player takes control of a young purple dragon called Spyro, in his quest to rescue the five great dragon families from their crystal slumbers and defeat Gnasty Gnorc. Insomniac continued to develop the series, releasing "Ripto's Rage"/"Gateway to Glimmer" in 1999 and "Year of the Dragon" in 2000. After this game, Insomniac sold the rights to "Spyro" to Universal Interactive Studios.