Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Video Games Girls Play

This summer, I've been playing a LOT of video games. I dug up my old Nintendo DS and played Yoshi's Island . Yoshi's Island is really old (the version we have is for the gameboy), but it's a really fun game... My sister used to just make me watch her play the game until she beat all the levels. I never actually got to play so I really suck at it. I'm just now beginning to play Yoshi's Island along with all of my other games that my sister would steal from me. Anyway, I love the old design of Yoshi, and the soundtrack is amazing. I even made a flash animation with Yoshi in it for my dad's birthday.

Some other games I like to play (well I guess like to watch my sister play... because she didn't let me play most of my games) are Fishing Master, Super Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, Rune Factory, and Donkey Kong. Come to think of it, most of these games are not really violent. They just involve running around, honing a skill (such as fishing, planting, harvesting, animal training, or cooking) and collecting points or money to buy a bigger house, or to extend your life.

My friend recently found an old Nintendo 64 console and we played really old games on it. We especially liked Banjo & Kazooie, Kirby, and Brawl, which involves all my favorite game characters from different games fighting against each other.  Most of the games we play go on forever. (Meaning you never die and you pretty much just do the same routine over and over again, just like real life).

My sister likes all of my games plus Nintendogs and weird games like Saddle Up.  She is really into the animal training video games.  My sister claims that skills she learned from Nintendogs helped her take care of our neighbor's dog Gracie this summer, which is sort of sad if you ask me.

What is even more pathetic is the game we're currently addicted to playing on the iPad: it's called  My Forged Wedding, which involves a girl picking a guy to date or marry for various reasons to help him out.  You can date a teacher, a lawyer, a screenwriter, a comedian, and even  a prince!  It seems like a really pathetic dating game, but we don't like to think of it that way.  To us, it's like an interactive manga with happily ever after outcomes.

Most of the boys I know like to play Mortal Combat, Call of Duty, Starcraft, and Halo on the Xbox. These games are pretty violent and you win by killing or hitting as many people or monsters as possible, in the most gruesome manner too. I just never got into those games, not that I have any of them. Not to stereotype or anything, I think there is a BIG difference between what boys and girls like to play.


  1. I'm playing Final Fantasy 12 these days. I totally suggest you play Skies of Arcadia on Gamecube. It's one of the few games that give you this sense of awe and wonder. You play a Sky Pirate in it. It's one of the few games that made an impact in my life. It's dreamy and with a touch of mystery.

  2. Oh, and a reader reminded us of Zoo Tycoon, a CD Rom game that we used to love playing. We did throw the human zoo visitors to feed the lions and T-Rex though!

  3. Ahh I have played Yoshi's Island many times and it's one of my favorite game. Must recommend all to try this game at least one as it's a fun game to play.

  4. All these games seem to be fun activity for my children. Your post is elaborated with much details and in an easy understandable language. Great job! Thanks for sharing !

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