Tuesday, October 17, 2017

No Nonsense Review: Coded Arms PSP

This one was a recent pick up for me and frankly just getting the UMD I had no idea what I was getting. But what I found actually surprised me, an easy to use with great controls FPS. Okay I would not recommend this game for HARDCORE FPS fans as they might find it way too easy. Really besides the graphics which are excellent, I put it at the same level of difficulty as Doom. Where besides the enemy you're trying to work your way through this maze of rooms and tunnels. Great game for those who find other FPS' a bit too difficult.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

TV on UMD: Paranoid Agent

                                                Series ran Feb. 2, 2004 to May 18. 2004
                                                             Total episodes: 13

Tsukiko Sagi, a shy character designer who created the immensely popular pink dog Maromi, finds herself under pressure to repeat her success. As she walks home that night, she is attacked by an elementary school boy on inline skates. Two police detectives, Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa, are assigned to the case. They suspect that Tsukiko is lying about the attack, until they receive word of a second victim.

Soon the attacker, dubbed Lil' Slugger (Shōnen Batto in Japanese, meaning "Bat Boy"), is blamed for a series of street assaults in Tokyo. None of the victims can recall the boy's face and only three distinct details are left in their memories: golden inline skates, a baseball cap, and the weapon: a bent golden baseball bat. Ikari and Maniwa set out to track down the perpetrator and put an end to his crimes. Their hunt is unsuccessful, however, and the investigation eventually leads to both men losing their positions as police detectives.

As the attacks continue, it is revealed that they are not random. Instead, Lil' Slugger seems to target people in crisis, and the attacks, though violent, lead to some improvement in the life of the victim. Maniwa becomes convinced that Lil' Slugger is a supernatural force, driven to rescue the desperate from their tragedies through violence. He becomes obsessive, broadcasting his warning about Lil' Slugger via shortwave radio and seeking a way to kill the supernatural assailant.

As public fear of Lil' Slugger intensifies, so do his (supposed) attacks, and the line between truth and fiction becomes blurred. At the same time, public anticipation for the launch of the Maromi television series reaches a fanatical high, almost as if the fear of one is feeding (and feeding off) the anticipation for the other.

Things come to an end on the night that the Maromi show is set to air. Ikari, now a private security guard, and Maniwa, now a wandering "knight", attempt to battle Lil' Slugger, now an incredibly powerful force. They confront Tsukiko, and she confesses that Maromi was based on a real puppy that Tsukiko had in childhood, whose leash she had one day accidentally dropped, allowing the puppy to run into traffic where it was killed. Instead of taking responsibility for the puppy's death, young Tsukiko invented a story about a bat-wielding, skate-wearing puppy killer – Lil' Slugger's first "attack".

Ultimately, Lil' Slugger is a paranormal figment of Tsukiko's guilt and fear, brought inexplicably to life when the adult Tsukiko desperately needed to escape her responsibilities and then fed and nurtured by the fear of the populace. In a way, Tsukiko does fulfill her job by creating a character (Lil' Slugger) that becomes just as big a sensation as Maromi. When Tsukiko finally confesses the truth, and in doing so accepts the guilt for the death of Maromi, Lil' Slugger is defeated.

The series first aired on Japan's WOWOW between February 2, 2004 and May 18, 2004. Geneon had licensed the anime in North America and released the series on four DVDs between October 26, 2004 and May 10, 2005. A UMD version of Volume 1 was made available on October 10, 2005. The English-dubbed version began airing in the U.S. on Adult Swim on May 28, 2005 followed by an encore airing that began on June 6, 2006. In Canada, it began a run on the digital channel G4TechTV Canada on July 27, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The anime is distributed by MVM Films in the UK.

Both not currently available

Episode 1 Part 1 dubbed

Episode 1 Part 2 dubbed

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hidden Easter Eggs Found

I have been playing Pangya Fantasy Golf PSP. Which is how I discovered a hidden Halloween Easter Egg. It seems playing it this time of year gives you access to a hidden item. Golf balls that look like Halloween pumpkins.

Speaking of Halloween, Hot Shots Golf : World Invitational has markers at the start of each hole that also looks like pumpkins.

TV on UMD: Last Exile

                                            Original run October 15, 2011 – March 23, 2012
                                                                    Episodes 26


The story revolves around fifteen-year-old pilot Claus Valca and navigator Lavie Head, who fly their vanship as sky couriers in the nation of Anatoray. Although they usually take up missions of relatively low difficulty, they are one day asked to complete the mission of a dying courier. The mission, rated seven stars out of ten, is to deliver a young girl named Alvis Hamilton to the mysterious battleship Silvana. Despite their fears, Claus and Lavie deliver Alvis to the battleship but decide to remain aboard to keep her safe.

Claus and Lavie are initially treated as intruders but eventually befriend the crew of the Silvana. They learn that the Guild intends to capture Alvis for reasons unknown to them. In the first battle between the Silvana and Guild forces, Guild member Dio Eraclea takes an interest in Claus's flying skills and his signature move, the Immelmann turn. Wanting to learn more about Claus, Dio willingly allows himself to be captured. He reveals to the Silvana's captain, Alex Row, the existence of one of four Mysteria which act as a key to something known as Exile.

When the Silvana's executive officer, Sophia Forrester, is revealed to be the Emperor's daughter and heir, she returns to Anatoray at the request of the prime minister. Sophia assumes the throne after the Emperor is killed during a surprise attack at the capital by the Disith nation and pleads for an alliance with Disith in order to capture Exile and end the Guild's control. Sophia reveals to Claus that Alvis is linked to the Mysteria, but as preparations for the assault are made, Alvis is captured by the Guild.

Delphine Eraclea, the Maestro of the Guild, reveals that Exile is a colony ship used by those who first settled their world, and she intends to use Alvis and the Mysteria to take control of it. However, Claus and Alvis escape the Guild stronghold and are reunited with Lavie when the alliance fleet attacks. As the fleet follows Exile past the Grand Stream and enters Disith, it is able to destroy Delphine's forces. After Claus and Alvis recite the four Mysteria, Exile reveals itself as a starship that will carry people back to their old home world.

Like most UMD's only 1 volume was ever released and it contains only 2 episodes. #1 First Move and #2 Luft Vanship

Funimation released a complete series box set of all 26 episodes on June 14, 2011 and is currently available. Series was also dubbed in to english.

Episode 17 with subtitles 

Friday, October 6, 2017

No Nonsense Review: Need for Speed Underground Rivals PSP

This is one of those I just don't get it titles. Cars look great, tracks are equally good. But the controls...are almost there. Small turns your fine, big turns you are almost out of control. I always thought EA Games was better than this.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

No Nonsense Review: Crash Tag Team Racing PSP

Okay so yet another collectathon, but this one you collect crystals that opens race tracks. Really the collecting part of this game is the same old same old. But what makes this game worth playing are the racing games. Okay so I admit they are basically a Mario Kart clone with a twist. That twist is you have options galore you can either drive or fire upon the other racers. Or you can get a 2nd player to do either or. The tracks are fast, controls are perfect, and they are extremely fun to play.

Secret Codes

Enter at the main menu Code Effect

toy block cars in single and multiplayer Hold L1 + R1, press O, O, Triangle, Square

high speed Hold L1 + R1, press O, O, Triangle, Triangle

Japanese Crash Skin Hold L1 + R1, press Square, O, Square, O

chicken headed people Hold L1 + R1, press X, O, O, Square

run into a car for an automatic KO Hold L1 + R1, press X, O, O, X

disable all head up displays Hold L1 + R1, press X, Square, Triangle, O


Multiplayer - Unlockable Arenas

Extinction Party Connect PlayStation 2 To PlayStation Portable

Fight Like An Egyptian Purchase For $500 Cash In Gift Shop

Jungle Rumble Connect PlayStation 2 To PlayStation Portable

Space Stunts Purchase For $2500 Cash In Gift Shop

Multiplayer - Unlockable Grand Prix

Complete Specified Tasks To Unlock Following Grand Prix

Astro Land GP Purchase For $10000 Cash In Gift Shop

Happily Ever Faster GP Purchase For $2000 Cash In Gift Shop

Tomb Town GP Purchase For $6000 Cash In Gift Shop

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks GP Purchase For $3000 Cash In Gift Shop

Multiplayer - Unlockable Tracks

Complete Specified Tasks To Unlock Following Tracks

Crash Test Mummies Purchase For $3500 Cash In Gift Shop

Craters On Uranus Purchase For $5000 Cash In Gift Shop

Dead Heat Purchase For $3000 Cash In Gift Shop

Evilocity Purchase For $1000 Cash In Gift Shop

Fossil Fuel Injection Purchase For $1000 Cash In Gift Shop

Labrea Car Pits Purchase For $2000 Cash In Gift Shop

Once Upon a Tire Purchase For $500 Cash In Gift Shop

Pyramid Pass Purchase For $4000 Cash In Gift Shop

Ring of Uranus Purchase For $7500 Cash In Gift Shop

Tire & Ice Purchase For $2500 Cash In Gift Shop

Track and the Beanstalk Purchase For $750 Cash In Gift Shop

Uranus Mine Purchase For $5000 Cash In Gift Shop

Single Player - Unlockable Costumes

Complete Specified Tasks To Unlock Following Costumes

Agent C.R.A.S.H. Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Special Agent C.R.A.S.H." Mission

Baby Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Find All 34 Die-O-Ramas

Captain No-Sense Outfit (Ebenezer Von Clutch) Complete "Buttering Up" Mission

Cave Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "The Skins of the Father" Mission

Classic Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Fedora Fantasies" Mission

Coco Outfit (Coco Bandicoot) Complete "Pinkify Coco" Mission

Cortex Ninja Suit (Dr. Neo Cortex) Complete "Ninjas Make It Better" Mission

Crizzash Bandicizzle (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Old Skool Crash" Mission

Embiginator Outfit (Pasadena O' Possum) Complete "Big Up The Girl" Mission

Evil Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Generically Evil Crash" Mission

Mad Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Furious Scientist" Mission

Mr. Crunch Outfit (Crunch Bandicoot) Complete "Fanboy Freak" Mission

N. Gin Ballerina Outfit (N. Gin) Complete "Pretty Get" Mission

Nina Drive-Thru Outfit (Nina Cortex) Complete "Now Hiring Losers" Mission

Realistic Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "The Last One" Mission

Space Crash Outfit (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Make It So" Mission

Single Player - Unlockable Vehicles

Complete Specified Tasks To Unlock Following Vehicles

Angsterator (Nina Cortex) Complete "Nina's First Job" Mission

Bad Girl (Pasadena O' Possum) Complete "Inbred Intricacies" Mission

Bandibuggy (Coco Bandicoot) Complete "Help Coco" Mission

Bone Machine (Crunch Bandicoot) Complete "Crunch Needs The Coins" Mission

Crikey (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "The Biggest Male Chicken" Mission

Der Pickle (Ebenezer Von Clutch) Complete "Der Hasselhoffer" Mission

Doom Buggy (N. Gin) Complete "Slipperly Slope" Mission

Extreme Surplus (N. Gin) Complete "Gigawatts of Power" Mission

Fairy Mobile (Coco Bandicoot) Complete "500 Donkey Power" Mission

Harm Aid (Pasadena O' Possum) Complete "Miss Demeanor" Mission

Junkulon Prime (N. Gin) Complete "Pretty Up" Mission

Le Chaux (Pasadena O' Possum) Complete "Red State Rewards" Mission

Nostalginator (Coco Bandicoot) Complete "Fusion Freak" Mission

Organ Grinder (Nina Cortex) Complete "Gothmobile" Mission

Overcompensator (Crunch Bandicoot) Complete "Wackamoleaholic" Mission

Pressurizer (Ebenezer Von Clutch) Complete "Von Clutch Uber Alles" Mission

Probulot 2000 (Dr. Neo Cortex) Complete "Mass Helpinc" Mission

Slave Driver (Nina Cortex) Complete "Testy Troubles" Mission

The Deadinator (Dr. Neo Cortex) Complete "Mad With Power" Mission

The Guzzler (Crunch Bandicoot) Complete "Stay In Milk" Mission

Yellow Horde (Crash Bandicoot) Complete "Hen Pecked" Mission

Zwergauto (Ebenezer Von Clutch) Complete "Der Ubermobile" Mission

No Nonsense Review: Pocket Pool PSP

I think it is crazy to compare a game to a Pool app, but when both are exactly the same save for a few options. It is really like any Pool app you can actually download to your phone.

One of the big features they make on the case is photos and videos of the Dream Models. Reality of it is a teaser photos and videos. Frankly you will see more skin on these and I want to make this clear females models, than any woman on a beach during summer.

Overall time killer at best, or something different to have apart of your collection.