Thursday, November 28, 2013


For my sons 2nd birthday I made him a custom Octonauts Octopod cake topper made mostly out of wood, some wire, beads, and modeling clay (aka green stuff). 

Most of the materials came from Michael's the craft store except for the "green stuff" that can be found at any hobby store that carries warhammer 40k minis.

It was pretty easy to assemble; the toughest part being the paint job. Most of my WH40k paints are dried up so I used BASICS paint from michael's. It took several coats to get it where I wanted it as these paints were not meant for this (even with the primer it took about 4 - 5 coats of paint!) :-/

But the end result came out pretty nice and my son enjoyed his Octopod and his cake looked great :-)

The chocolate cake was baked by his grandma Jane. My wife Stacey decorated the cake, and clay Peso & Kwazii were made by my good friend Renee :-D


Sunday, November 10, 2013

MELTDOWN by BulkyPix

I purchased this game Thursday night and I haven't been able to put it down! This game is an easy 5 stars as it has great 4 player co-op and tons of skills to earn and several weapon to upgrade.

Our hero, "ZED" has arrived on a planet where the A.I. has malfunctioned and it's up to him to grind through 30 floors destroying several different robots, tanks, and flyers with his large arsenal of weapons.

One of my favorite mechanics of the game is the melee weapon (can be upgraded too) that is excellent for striking a cornered enemy or an enemy that has been knocked off it's feet.

The game has a few bugs in it, that the Devs are aware of that will be addressed in a future update; but that didn't keep me from grinding through the game nonstop! 

This game costs a mere $1.99 on the App Store and I recommend everyone buy it!

Below is a screen shot of a boss that will be coming soon and I can't wait to take it on :-)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pixel Of The Day :-D

The first sketch my buddy Gil ever drew for my board game 3 TOURS OF WAR, was of a soldier joyfully holding up an active landmine.
 This is the pixel version of that sketch ;-)

For more pics of my 3TOW pixels in progress, please follow the link on the right to my other blogger GO! Games Lab.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


...will sit on my cubicle :-D

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

GUP-O, K & S!

I confess... I think I enjoy this children's show just a little bit more than my son ;-)

O's ride -->

Kwazii's ride -->

Stacey's ride -->

Saturday, October 19, 2013


After 3 weeks of playing, I have finally earned all the endings / wishes and can finally stop obsessing over this amazing game!

Tower of Fortune 2 took some getting used to as I got tossed out of the tower more than a dozen times before finally learning to advance at a pace that kept me alive.

The most useful tip that I can give is: 
If it feels like your opponent is to tough, flee to fight another day. Only the bosses and mid bosses go up in level and get harder each time you fight them. So do your best to fight the minions over and over while leveling up your hero to take on the big guys.

Here are some screenshots of my final stats and choices you will encounter:

The last goddess is very tough and you will have to fight both her forms, so be prepared to fight an opponent with almost 4000 hit points that locks the re-spin and can kill you in one swing!

Attached is a screenshot of the 10 wishes you will get to choose from.
BRING MY DAUGHTER BACK has 2 endings depending on how you answer a very important question...
GIVE ME THE MIGHTY SWORD will unlock the Doom Blade.
I WANT 3 WISHES is a bogus choice as the goddess will outright deny it.
Every other choice will just unlock a short ending.

Learn to master the SPIN in the tavern. If you roll the sisters they will give you permanent HP or ATK or DEF. 
During my last play-through I was rocking 900 HP because I got really good at controlling the spin. 

I would let it spin through a rotation and count how many of the sisters are on the roll (usually 4). When you roll to stop; it would usually end 3 or 4 spaces from where I hit stop, so you just have to calculate where the sisters are :-)

Max out your equipment when you can. I believe they go to level 10 or 11 (can't remember), going up in price each time you do.

The best ability that I found when leveling up was a CHI power that gives you a % to auto kill a foe when you spin 2 or 3 CHI in a row. I leveled mine up to 100% and this was useful when fighting the goddess as this ability outright kills her too! Life potions help, but it seems I always counted on this ability to come around and finish her off!

Support the sisters BUFF CAKE business and you will receive a cake that gives you 3HP + 1ATK or 3HP + 1DEF. Each time you support them it cost 500 coins but after 5 payments you no longer get charged and it becomes a treat to run into them again to get your free cake!

I quested after the DOOM BLADE and HOLY BARRIER for their achievment slots, but found that they where not very useful. My MAXed out items fit my hero better :-)

The Wolf is probably the best item/companion in the game. If you max him out at level 31 by giving him MEAT he becomes a force to be reckoned with as he delivers anywhere from 6 to 136 damage! He can easily take out the minions himself and soften the bosses for you.

To the creators of this game; GAME STEW, I just wanted to tell you, I had a ton of fun playing this game! I recommend everyone try it (available at the App Store for a mere $1.99) and I look forward to a 3rd Tower of Fortune :-D

Friday, October 18, 2013

3 TOW - Pixels

have been working on several pixels this week that I want to use to eventually make animated GIFs. 
My good friend Danno also belives he can import my pixels into old Nintendo ROM games. The long term goal (dream) would be to make my own game...but I would need a lot of help to get that done! 
Here are a few pixel shots of the first playable character OATS:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Doom Blade & Holy Barrier!

These are 2 unique items found in Tower of Fortune 2. Acquiring them also unlocks their special achievements.
Holy Barrier (shield) is obtained after acquiring 10 Mythril; the man who forges in camp will make it for you.
Doom Blade (sword) is acquired by reaching the Black Halo and wishing for it. If you defeat the final boss (twice...) she will grant you your wish of having the greatest sword!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I found a good cheat today by accident on Tower of Fortune 2!
If you have already befriended the wolf, then you know you can level him up in camp by giving him meat...
We'll once you give him meat it disappears, right? WRONG! 
After feeding him meat, go straight into the FORGE screen then go back out, and the meat you use should return! 

Do not leave camp without visiting the FORGE first in order for this to work, even if you don't make anything.
I quickly leveled up my wolf to his max by using this trick! 

I hope they don't fix this bug in an update because the wolf is super useful in this already tough game.
Also the wolf stats stay the same even if you get tossed out of the tower :-)

EDIT: I read that this has been fixed in the new update...sorry :-/

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mer-Man VS Capt Barnacles!

No love for Mer-Man...
Not in the 80's, not now!

Victory goes to the lovable Capt Barnacles :-D