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Hero of Sparta: Journal II

Posted in Journal with tags , , on June 1, 2009 by Bryan
Laika, aboard Sputnik 2, never saw it coming.

Laika, aboard Sputnik 2, never saw it coming. Death by freezing.

Good morning Cold War Fruitsters,

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent my time with comrades, family, and Hero of Sparta (link opens iTunes). After playing through three levels in one evening, I finally conquered the lord of the Underworld and was able to return to my Spartan people. Only now, after such an epic journey, I have new armor and weapons with which to enforce my rule. Muhahaha. Below you will find a few pics from the end of my journey.

This boss fight looked fantastic! But I was bored.

Hound's Lair: This boss fight looked fantastic! Wish it would have been more exciting.

The lord of the Underworld

The lord of the Underworld. Last boss fight.

– Hero of Sparta levels –

Oracle’s Island – Completed

The Keeper – Completed

Steam Rock – Completed

Garden City – Completed

Descent – Completed

Atlantis – Completed

Hound’s Lair – Completed

Underworld -Completed

With Hero of Sparta completed, I am now looking for a new app to review/ play through. Any suggestions?

Hero of Sparta: Journal I

Posted in Journal with tags , , , on May 20, 2009 by Bryan

Descending

One of the very first apps I ever downloaded from the App Store, for my iPod Touch, was Hero of Sparta (link opens iTunes). I only played the game a few times before discarding it in an attempt to find another app fix. Now there is nothing wrong with Hero of Sparta. The gameplay, controls, and sound are all top notch for an iDevice title. I just often find myself experiencing App Store ADD as I search for the next best app. So, in an attempt to actually finish an iDevice game (besides Oregon Trail), I am dedicating my iPod Touch gaming time to Hero of Sparta. So far I have conquered:

– Hero of Sparta levels –

Oracle’s Island – Completed

The Keeper – Completed

Steam Rock – Completed

Garden City – Completed

Descent – In progress

Atlantis – Incomplete

Hound’s Lair – Incomplete

Underworld -Incomplete

Furthermore, I have made myself a new rule: “No new apps until Hero of Sparta has been conquered.” What do you think? Do you find yourself buying apps but never completing/ using them after the initial download?

Send the comments below.

Oregon Trail: Journal II

Posted in Journal with tags , , , on March 23, 2009 by Bryan

Buffalo Killer!

Ever wonder who was responsible for wiping out the buffalo?

The trail towards Oregon and frontier life continues. My party has suffered no losses so far…which has made the game a tad boring.

The Oregon Trail of my youth was all about naming party members after people I didn’t like. One by one I would watch as people I disliked died from historic illnesses and maladies. Perhaps a tragedy awaits around the next bend? Never know when a giant hawk might swoop down and take someone…

Photographic evidence and documentation shall continue. Stay tuned!

Oregon Trail: Journal I

Posted in Journal with tags , on March 13, 2009 by Bryan
Title Screen

Title Screen

The trail west has opened once more with The Oregon Trail (link will open iTunes) now traveling on an iDevice near you. I have journeyed somewhere past Chimney Rock and hauling away towards dreams of glory, riches, and fame. All party members are of good health. We will see how long my luck runs. I’ll be posting updates of my adventure west. Stay tuned as my $5.99 app journey continues.

River Crossing

River Crossing

Meet famous people along the trail!

Meet famous people along the trail!