Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Super Mario 3D Land Review

An outstanding game

The tanooki suit is both helpful and super cute.
"Super Mario 3D Land is not only the best game on the 3DS, but one of the best games ever.
Super Mario 3D Land follows the story everyone knows: Peach is kidnapped and Mario saves her. As always the characters and levels themselves are charming and Mario in his tanooki suit is just plain cute along with fantastic environments that provide fun platforming challenges..." Read the rest of the review at my new blog by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Muppet Gear Solid


I just had to share this nugget of gold I found. Combines Metal Gear Solid and the Muppets. What could be better then that?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hey! Listen! Nintendo is Going to be OK


Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda Skyward sword came out only within the past few weeks and they have been doing huge numbers.

  • Super Mario 3D Land has sold over 500,000 units making it the fastest selling handheld Mario game
  • The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword has sold 535,000 units making it the fastest selling Zelda game
Things are also looking up for the 3DS and Wii:
  • Sales of the 3DS increased 49% the week of Super Mario 3D Land's release
  • Sale of the 3DS during Black Friday and the rest of that week were tripled at 325%
  • On Black Friday the Wii sold 500,000 units making it the Wii's biggest black Friday

So things are really looking up for Nintendo! You can find the original story by clicking here.

Poll Results: Mario or Luigi?


The results are in and the answer is out. The Four Parks readers love Mario a lot more then Luigi. Mario won by 72%. Mario does have more games, and even the games with Luigi in them still use Mario in the title. Even Luigi's last name is Mario. Well at least he has Luigi's Mansion 2.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Muppet Week Day 7: Conclusion

So that was Muppet Week. What did you think about it leave a comment and tell me. For the last day here is a clip from my favorite episode of The Muppet Show:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Muppet Week Day 6: A Brief History of Muppet Video Games


The Muppets are not well know for quality video games. But I thought it would be cool to take a look at some of them anyway. Most of these I don't own but I'll still write about them just because I can! You can see them after the break:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Muppet Week Day 5 : Muppet Vison 3D


For day 4 of Muppet Week I wanted to share a video with you of one of my favorite shows at Walt Disney World, Muppet Vision 3D. This show is so great for not just the movie but the entire building's attention to detail. From the wonderful Que to audio-animatronic penguins everything is just fun. You can Enjoy the show after the break:

Happy Thanksgiving!

For all my US readers I just wanted to say on behalf of the staff of The Four Parks, which is just me, happy Thanksgiving. For all readers in general their is a new trailer for Pushmo, a game I'm very excited for, so here it is.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Muppet Week Day 4: The Muppets is in Theaters Now!

Today marks the premiere of The Muppets. To celebrate here is a video showing you the proper etiquette to use in a theater:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Muppet Week Day 3: Beaker Plush


Like any Disney movie Disney is selling stuff to tie in with the movie. Recently I bought one of the said stuff. At the top of and bottom this post is two pictures of a Beaker plush available at the Disney Store and online. You can view the image in 3D by tapping and holding down the image on the 3DS web browser.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Muppet Week Day 2: Muppets Get Glue Stickers


Today I wanted to show off some awesome stickers from the website Get Glue. As apart of the promotion for the new Muppet movie The Muppers they are offering some pretty awesome stickers. You can see all of them after the break.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Muppet Week Day 1

With The Muppets coming out this week The Four Parks will be celebrating with Muppet Week From today (Sunday) until Saturday get ready for an all out Muppet palooza. I'll be taking a look at Muppets Get Glue Stickers, Muppet Vision 3D, Muppet video games, and a look at an awesome Beaker plush amid other awesome stuff. Starting off Muppet Week today here is the trailer for the new movie The Muppets:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is Out Now!



After literally years of waiting Skyward Sword is finally here. I will be picking up my copy that I preordered at GameStop. Leave a comment and tell me if you are getting the game today.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Freakyforms Creation: Mickey Mouse

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The 3DS exclusive eShop download game Freakyforms: Your Creations Alive lets you create your own characters. Being the Disney fan I am I decided to make a Mickey Mouse one as shown at the top of this post. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Memories of a VHS: Around the World with Mickey and Friends

For some reason recently I was thinking about all the old Disney VHS tapes I used to have when I was little. Most of them were really just advertisements yet and I loved watching them. Sadly flooding in the basement destroyed those tapes. Though I would still rather have a flooded basement then a first floor which happened somewhat recently and had force me to move out for two months or so. One memory of these VHS tapes was this one with Mickey and his friends watching stuff about Disney World. I really don't remember much but I was ale to find a clip of it. Or maybe it is the whole thing. I really can't remember. So here is Around the World with Mickey and Friends:



If anyone knows anything about this, please leave a comment and tell me what you know.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10 Reasons Why Mario Kart 7 is (Going to be) Awesome


Super Mario 3D Land is out so that is all for big 3DS games this year right? Wrong! Mario Kart 7 is coming out soon, December to be exact, so here is a list of 10 reasons why Mario Kart 7 will be awesome. Usually I try to stay away from list type articles but I thought this would be the best way of writing this particular post. You can see the 10 reasons after the break 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Walking Dead: Disney Edition


From the wonderful world of the internet I was able to find this awesome Disney/Walking Dead mash up. You can see the original here. I recently became obsessed with The Walking Dead and started watching the show and reading the comic books.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Super Mario 3D Land is Out Today

The wait is finally over, Super Mario 3D Land is out today! What are you waiting for? Go buy it! I am picking up my copy I pre-ordered from GameStop along with the free Tanooki Mario keychain that comes with it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Video Game Music of the Week: Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour

This song comes from the Test Track course in the video game Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour. You can read my review of the game by clicking here. Now listen to this awesome music:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Opinion of the Week: Why Disney Needs to Change the Name of Advance Dining Reservations

Okay this week on the not so weekly Opinion of the Week I want to tell you about my problem with the the name Disney uses for restaurant reservations: Advanced Dining Reservations. You may think this seems nit-picky but guess what, you are right. This is the most stupid thing to complain about yet it bothers me so much. My problem is that Advanced Dining Reservations is such a redundant name. by saying reservations it means it is in advance. So the name implies that you are making reservations just to have the chance to make reservations. "So what Disney has a reason, quit complaining" you are probably saying to yourself. Well what reason is it? Do they thing the average guest does not know what it means to make dining reservations? Are they questioning my intelligence. I don't know but something is going on and I want to know why. Leave a comment and tell me what you think Am I crazy? Am I right? Or is this pointless? Whatever your thoughts are leave a comment.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Playing Sonic the Hedgehog for the First Time

The original Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for twenty years but I have only just played it for the first time a few weeks ago. Honestly I had not really played much Sonic so it felt new and fresh like it did for some in the 90's. I had purchased the game in Sonic Classic Collection for the DS because I wanted to prepare myself for Sonic Generations. I felt that I should not dive into this new game celebrating Sonic's  lineage without playing the original. What stood out to me was how different it was from other platformers, being that it feels unique and not generic in the slightest. Though personally I still don't think it is as good as Mario, Sonic's speed adds an interesting gameplay mechanic. After playing the game I plan on purchasing Sonic Generations for the 3DS this year. Also I really love the theme to the Green Hill Zone: 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oswald the (Not So) Lucky Rabbit


 
How it was meant to be.


In case you don't know Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was Walt Disney's main cartoon character before mickey Mouse. Long story short due to legal technicalities had Universal, the distributor at the time, be able to keep Oswald without keeping Walt. So here we are today and Mickey Mouse is the star. In Epic Mickey Oswald dislikes hates Mickey very much from stealing the spotlight. Though they may be fictional I cannot help feel the same way. Mickey is a mouse and Oswald is a rabbit. Since when did people like mice? That does not make sense does it? Oswald conducted a trolley, Mickey a Steamboat. Is a train really inferior to a steamboat? Am I making that much sense, I don't know but my point being is that today take some time to think about Oswald, if it wasn't for him Mickey would not exist and it is sad he does not get any credit. Watch this short to celebrate:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Why Steel Diver is One of the Best 3DS Games You've Never Played

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 The dark horse of 3DS games

Steel Diver was one of the Nintendo 3DS launch titles. This title had been in development for multiple years and was first shown at E3 during the unveiling of the DS.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review


With Super Mario 3D Land coming so soon, I thought this would be an ideal time to review the last 3D Mario game.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This is Real? Volume 2

So here is the second entry in my new series of posts, you can see the first from a few months ago here. For this second installment we take a look at a poorly named Disney cookbook:


Wow. Leave a comment and tell me what you think happened when they were publishing this book.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mickey Mouse Mii

Another day another Disney Mii, today from miicharacters.com we take a look at a Mickey Mouse Mii:


You can learn how to make your own or can the QR code with the 3DS by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DSi 3rd Anniversary


Today marks the 3rd birthday of the Nintendo DSi being released in Japan on November 1st 2008. I loved my DSi so much that I sold it to buy 3DS games! But really looking black on the DSi I think about is DSiWare. Their were many good games on DSiWare but what really held it back was the awful menu. You can look only at two games at once, no joke. Thankfully that problem has been remedied with the much better eShop. So thanks for the fun, though next time try to make your transfer tool app for bringing DSiWare games to the 3DS a little bit faster, thanks.