The Legend of Zelda: Stalchildren & Child Soldiers

It’s a Stalchild. They were the cursed soldiers of the Kingdom of Ikana…” – Tatl in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

Stalchildren, also known as Stalkins in Twilight Princess, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are fairly common enemies found Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time and the Ikana Graveyard in Majora’s Mask, and while they tend to attack in hordes they are not notably difficult, rather they are more of a nuisance really. Although the fact that they spawn nonstop at night in Ocarina of Time can be somewhat unsettling for some players, especially since this is only when Link is a child.

Despite this they can only take, regardless of size, only two hits. If Link attacks a Stalchild from the front, it will lose its head and begin wandering around blindly without aim.

But what exactly are these skeletal enemies?

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Isle Delfino: Annexed Police State?

Super_mario_sunshineIn 2002, Nintendo released Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube. The game was set on the tropical Isle Delfino, where Mario and Princess Peach are planning to take a vacation, whilst accompanied by her steward Toadsworth and five unnamed Toads on the Toad Express.

Luigi is notably absent, but considering the release date and the to references to Professor Elvin Gadd, we can assume that Luigi is comfortably relaxing at his new and now un-haunted mansion.

Of course the vacation is halted whilst Mario must deal with Shadow Mario (Bowser Jr.) with the assistant of Professor Gadd’s artificial intelligence and multipurpose water pack F.L.U.D.D. (Flash Liquidiser Ultra Dousing Device), whilst collecting all 120 Shine Sprites.

Of course Mario is successful and in the end gets to enjoy his much deserved vacation.

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Simple enough really.

However, perhaps we should look more towards the political state of the tropical Isle Delfino, as something is rather amiss.

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Stop Pre-Orders They Are Getting Ridiculous

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there isn’t a Nintendo fan alive who doesn’t desire to own these latest instalments so unsurprisingly most retailers have jump onto that opportunity.

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Pokémon Moon/Sun & Norse Mythology?

With the recent leak of information concerning Nintendo’s recent copyright of the title of Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Sun, the internet is all a blaze with questions and theories, so why not throw my own into the mix.

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My Kleptomaniac Motivation: “That there is one damn fine coat you’re wearin'”

Morality in video games is a fickle creature, it provides us with the potential to demonstrate great levels of care and protective love towards the various AIs, one only needs to look towards the likes of XCOM and Fire Emblem to see players who can be heartbroken at losing one of their characters; on the other hand however, we also have the option for a great level of cruelty and sadism, simple put how many of you readers have designed houses to torture your residents in The Sims…most of us have, at some point.

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Game Boy Game Cases

Collecting old games is a brilliant hobby, either because you get to experience games you never played before or it allows you to rebuild the collection of your childhood that may have been lost over the years…a pain I know to well, I have lost so many games from when I was a kid.

However, there are of course various challenges with this hobby. Most commonly these challenges are centred on the cost, as it can be pricey and some people do just list ridiculous prices for old games and its annoying; one of the other concerns is getting the whole package.

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The Wealth of Luigi – The Mushroom Kingdom’s Millionaire

“I prefer green, as in money.” – Two-Face (Harvey Dent) [1]

Luigi & Coins (New Super Mario Bros 2)

Luigi the brother of the famous Mario, is perhaps best known as the most iconic of second players.

But what is interesting to note is the hidden wealth of Luigi, while he may be somewhat looked down upon as a palette swap of Mario, he is in fact far more successful than his better beloved brother.

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