Watched the Godfather

Posted December 23, 2016 by pansolis66
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Just watched the Godfather for the first time. Can’t believe it has taken me this long to watch this classic movie from 1972. I think everyone else in the world has already seen it.

Great movie. Most people agree. I don’t think Shawshank should really be rated higher, but what are you going to do?

Had trouble watching it at first because my friend Tom gave it to me on a USB drive in WMV format. I mean seriously, who uses WMV anymore? I watched the WMV on my Mac using VLC and then popcorn in hand, started watching.

Afterwards, I checked out this article from Mental Floss on 15 Things You Didn’t Know about the Godfather. Pretty crazy that Paramount didn’t want Marlon Brando in the title role. I can’t imagine anyone else pulling it off.

So what do you think about the Godfather? Should I watch parts II and III? Yeah, I guess.



Human Resource Machine

Posted June 5, 2016 by pansolis66
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I’m really looking forward to playing this game, but I haven’t installed it yet. Human Resource Machine from Tomorrow Corporation is currently featured on the Apple New Games We Love section. It’s also Touch Arcade’s game of the week.

It’s the same company that made World of Goo and Little Inferno.

The game has been out for the PC for a while, and available on Steam. It recently came out on iOS.


In this game, you program tiny office workers to solve puzzles. The official game description calls it, “a puzzle game for nerds.” Sounds just like my type of game!

The Troop Cards in Clash Royale

Posted June 4, 2016 by pansolis66
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A few weeks ago I wrote about Clash Royale from Supercell. It’s a kind of new (but not totally new) card battle game from the same people that made Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. They also made Hay Day, but I never played that game.

There are a lot of different troop cards that you can collect in the game and the troops form the basis of you attack. There are also spell cards, but I’ll talk about those in another post.

Here is a list of all the troop cards you can earn in the game (listed in alphabetical order).

  • Archers
  • Baby Dragon
  • Balloon
  • Barbarians
  • Bomber
  • Dark Prince
  • Fire Spirits
  • Giant
  • Giant Skeleton
  • Goblins
  • Golem
  • Guards
  • Hog Rider
  • Ice Wizard
  • Knight
  • Lava Hound
  • Miner
  • Mini P.E.K.K.A.
  • Minion Horde
  • Minions
  • Musketeer
  • P.E.K.K.A.
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Royal Giant
  • Skeleton Army
  • Skeletons
  • Sparky
  • Spear Goblins
  • Three Muketeers
  • Valkyrie
  • Witch
  • Wizard

So far, my favorite two troops are the Hog Rider and the Mini P.E.K.K.A. Why? Because when played together, they can form a devastating one-two punch. If you are lucky enough to get both of them in the starting deck, you can surprise most opponents and destroy one of their towers immediately. Not everyone falls for it, but it’s a great attack.


I’d have to say that the Giant is my other favorite troop, especially in the early arenas. He’s slow but makes a great meat shield/tank, and if he arrives at an enemy tower with some health left, he’s really good at taking the tower down.


Clash Royale Tips, Strategies and Advice

Posted May 16, 2016 by pansolis66
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Have you tried Clash Royale yet? It’s been out for about two months and is a top game on Google Play and iOS. I’ve been playing for several weeks after taking a break from Dungeon Boss and Supercell’s other game, Boom Beach.



Clash Royale is a multiplayer, card-established, MOBA-lite, tower defense game from Supercell, the giant developer and publisher behind Clash of Clans.


Because of its free to play construction and branding, it might be tempting to compose away Clash Royale as a cash-in or a pay when it’s among the most progressive and well-designed mobile multiplayer experiences on the App Store now.

Clash Royale is a hybrid of tower defense and collectible card games in which two players face off on a tower-load battleground with a custom decks of eight cards. They use these to try and destroy the towers of their adversary while shielding their own within a three minute time period.

Crowns are earned by players, when towers get destroyed, and the player with the most crowns at the conclusion of a match is declared the winner.

They can not simply spam the most powerful cards to steamroll opponents while cards can be purchased by players. Winning players need to employ the right Clash Royale strategies or face certain defeat.

The game’s elixir meter restricts the number of cards that may be used at one time, making positioning and timing essential factors to success in Clash Royale.

Outside of matches, players earn chests which reward them with money and new cards. If players gather enough cards of exactly the same sort, they can pay some gold to level up their units, while earning new cards gives them options to vary up their deck.

Clash Royale also features a card store, family system, and a location to watch replays, which provides plenty of content between matches.

For a game that’s interesting enough on its own, these additional features make it a long-term and more satisfactory experience.

On the other hand, the elements that really make Clash Royale stand out are its fine tuned sense of balance and speedy -yet-satisfying game design.

Also, even if you’re playing with decks of fundamental cards, there are feasible strategies to allow you to take down decks full of uncommon cards and epic poem, and this all is workable in a short, sweet, and very satisfactory three minute blast.

Clash Royale is a heck of a package. Top to bottom, it is an extremely interesting experience that’s so nicely put together it is hard to put down.


Dungeon Boss Weekend

Posted September 26, 2015 by pansolis66
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Life Reaper Brom Unlocked

I’m playing Dungeon Boss a lot this weekend. It is a very fun RPG game from Big Fish Games. It was featured a few weeks ago as an Apple Editor’s choice and I have been playing on and off. This weekend, one of my favorite heroes from the game, Life Reaper Brom, is showing up more often in the heroic summons, so I save up my gems and lucky me — I unlocked him!

Life Reaper Brom - Portrait

Brom is super powerful and has some insane abilities, even at his lower levels.

Right now I’m struggling through Chapter 15 and am playing through the final stage of the chapter, called . It’s really difficult unless you have some pretty strong Water Element heroes. I’m doing second run through it now after seeing all of my Nature heroes get pwned by the Fire bosses in there. Three cheers for Yasmin Bloom’s Team Heal!

The final boss in Chapter 15 is Kasai, a Fire Element Healer Warrior. He’s protected by two Fire Palm Hermits, who are also Healer Warriors. So basically all these guys can both dish it out and take it! Having Stone Fist in this battle to taunt is probably a really good idea.

Dungeon Boss Chapter 15 Final Battle

Boom Beach – Your Offense

Posted September 26, 2015 by pansolis66
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In Boom Beach from Supercell, there are two main elements to having a successful strategy that is offensive: the deciding of your military makeup and arrangement of deployment, and the application of the specific capabilities of the Gunboat.


The Gunboat has specific capabilities that can aid and support your troops. It needs to be noted, on the other hand, that the and all dangerous skills stun ability allow for friendly fire.

Boom Beach Gunboat

The most frequently used Boom Beach cheats are Barrage and Artillery. Both these deal damage to the opponent ‘s buildings. It’s a good idea before deploying troops to destroy crucial defenses like Boom Cannons and Cannons. However, this order may shift according to the types of troops you plan to deploy. It needs to be noted that shells from both of these price splash damage to enemy buildings; more or two buildings that touch can be damaged by one shell.

For militaries consisting of lower-health units, including Riflemen and Zookas, defensive buildings should be targeted in this arrangement (with Artillery or Batteries), with number one taking the best precedence:

Rocket Launchers, due to high range and splash damage. A single chain of shots may have the ability to wipe out most of a military that consists of low health units.

Capability to one, and mortars, because of splash damage hit their long range against Zookas.

Flamethrowers, because of their ability to inflict high damage to multiple units along with their damage.

Sniper Towers, because of ability to one -shot lower- comparatively fast shooting speed and health units. Not as dangerous -health units as another defensive buildings, nevertheless.

Boom Beach Island Map

Cannons are essentially smaller Boom Cannons with a somewhat higher rate of fire, and are so destroyed for precisely the same reasoning. If the Cannon in question can one-shot the troop(s) you plan to deploy, it may be advisable to prioritize the Cannon over a Boom Cannon, as they’ve similar health and the Cannon fires quicker (and will hence kill more of your troops).

Machine Guns are able to make short work of low health units, notably at close range, but the problem will be readily solved by a Heavy or multiple Heavies.

Boom Cannons can readily one-hit kill a health unit that is low, but swarming this defensive structure with enough units will readily make waste of it.

For armies that rely on high health units, including Tanks and Heavies, defensive buildings should be targeted in this arrangement (with Artillery or Batteries), with number one taking the best precedence:

Boom Cannons’ high and long range damage enable them to pick of your high health units one by one, badly crippling your military.
Cannons additionally deal high damage to high health units and can eat away at your heavies fairly nicely, but they are prevented by their shorter range from getting as many shots off before being destroyed, in order that they should be prioritized after Boom Cannons.

Rocket Launchers have adequate and exceptionally long range DPS splash damage allowing them to pummel your Troops all for a long time. In addition, if your Heavies get in its blind spot, it’s going to begin killing your fragile Zookas which have a range more than the blind spot of the Rocket Launcher.

Sniper Towers deal adequate, long range damage to your Troops. Given enough time, troops can badly damage your health Troops that are high, but their health that is higher than normal makes them advantageous to take out with Gunboat Weaponry.
Mortars have shots that drop which may lead them to fire over your Heavies as they move up which may result in a ball Zookas.

Flamethrowers can deal high damage to balls if they may be permitted to, but their short range hinders their ability to fire your Troops long enough to make a big difference. Tanks may also destroy it without it hitting any of them because Tanks have a longer strike range in relation to the Flamethrower.
Machine Guns do such low, erroneous damage, they can be a really low danger to high health units.

Another ability that is extremely significant is the Flare, previously known as the signal smoke. This ability is utilized to attack a specific building or to direct troops towards a designated location. The attentive utilisation of the Flare is a great method to destroy the adversary’s defensive buildings like the Cannon that can only fire one target simultaneously and the Sniper Tower. It needs to be noted, nevertheless, the Flare can be used in conjunction with the Shock Blast to ease a Warrior rush at the HQ.

Both Shock Bomb and the Smoke Screen enable troops the opportunity at not being hit by defenses. The main difference, however, is the Smoke Screen shields troops from enemy fire within its area of effect (enabling troops to move through it but not shoot), while the Shock Blast disables defenses within its area of effect. It’s recommended to use these to disable and/or prevent the effect of high damage or splash damage units, depending on which military makeup can be used.

Troops can be fixed with use of the Medkit. It needs to be noted that although it can be used to counteract the damage like Flamethrower, Machine Gun and the Mortar, it doesn’t do much to counteract the damage -target defenses, notably at higher degrees. They’re especially useful when working with Flamethrowers, as it deals damage to troops even after it’s stopped shooting fires at them.

Common Offensive Maneuvers

There is a meat shield when you use high health troops in your front line of attack to defend your rear line. The most common sort of meatshield military is the Heavy- Hooka or Zooka military. This is really useful against moderate-degree bases with few high-dps single shot defenses.

Generally used with Riflemen, opposing defenses are overwhelmed by attackers with the sheer amount of troops deployed. Single shot defenses are usually no match for this particular military, but Rocket Launchers, and Mortars, Flamethrowers can damage and take out many troops simultaneously.

A base that’s laid out with the map’s HQ at the rear is exposed to being sniped. By sending around enemy defenses with Flares or Riflemen, a HQ with few defenses behind it is not invulnerable to attack in the tree-covered areas behind the foundation. Use this to your advantage.

HQ Racing
Generally used with Warriors, supporting them and Shock Bombs and Flaring the HQ, the Warriors immediately destroy the HQ due to their high damage. AOE (area of effect) and splash damage is generally fixed back by the Warriors, but high level Boom Cannons, Cannons and Sniper Towers can 1 shot or 2 shot them so remember to Shock Blast these defenses.

Poptropica Walkthrough and Secrets for Early Poptropica

Posted August 12, 2014 by pansolis66
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Early Poptropica


Early Poptropica is the 1st island to arise in Poptropica. On it, the isles earliest inhabitants request that you help them locate three stolen items: a pig, bucket, and a signal flag.

First Place: Main Street

Once you climb-down from the blimp, you’ll end up on Main Street. Go inside the Pop Art Museum to see art from famous artists and speak to the artists themselves. Meet other players inside both multi-player rooms: the Soda Pop Shop and the Arcade.

You could start investigating by climbing up the Watertower. You Will notice a flag there, but you will not be capable to attain it. If you want it’s possible for you to leap down now, but you should wait till you get your Glow-Stick. Getting backup isn’t so simple!

The Outdated Area of Town

The characters here appear like pilgrims, and the properties appear to be old cottages. If you talk to these early inhabitants, they will tell you about the items they are missing: One pilgrim is lacking a Pig, one is lacking a Pail, and the third is overlooking a Sign Flag.

Do you recall? that Glow Stick we mentioned? You’ll be able to find it here if you clim down inside the well and jump from platform to platform. Walk in to the Glow Stick to add it for your items.

Return to Main Street

Now that you have the Glow-Stick, it is time to research that manhole. Leap down to the bottom. Even if you fall all the way to the base, you will nevertheless land in your feet. Then jump over go right and the green spider to find the prized porker. Touch the pig to include it for your items. You might be tempted to depart the manhole now, but there is more to be located down there. Get past the green spider again and enter the tunnel in your left.

When you see a rope, climb up. Keep climbing till you find the Golden Egg. There are hints written on the partitions to inform you if you should be going in the correct course. When you locate the Golden Egg, contact it to include it for your things.

After you get the Egg, travel up to locate a way out, and you’ll end up in front of Poptropica Towers.

Exploring Poptropica Towers

So now you might have the Pig, but you nevertheless want the Flag and the Bucket. Since you’re at Poptropica Towers, you should begin researching the city road lined with tall buildings. Jump to the ledge of the first building you see and head for the roof! Travel from rooftop to rooftop, bouncing off clotheslines to help you. Climb to the very top, which looks like a roof-top restaurant, when you attain the blue creating.

Land of the Purple Giant

Now you are above the clouds in the kingdom of the Giant. Go right until you see an enormous pair of purple toes. Click on them to communicate with the giant. He Will take your Golden Egg as defrayal to enter his kitchen garden. You’ll locate the pail among the tremendous garden vegetables.

Enter the Plane Graveyard

Keep going right until you find the Aircraft Graveyard. You can not use any of the airplanes here, but if you look carefully, you’ll find a Jet Pack. This is merely what you should get to large places–like the best of the Watertower, where the Sign Flag expects you.

Get back to Main Street any manner it is possible to. Afterward use the Jetpack to fly to the top of the Watertower. To fly, transfer your cursor till you see a green-up-arrow. Click and hold to move-up. Afterward go left or right. When you attain the best of the tower, click the Flag to include it to your things.

Now you have the Pig, the Bucket, and the Flag. Head straight back to Early Poptropica. (You can fly if you want to, but you will need to walk between Main Street and Early Poptropica.)

Discuss to each of the three pilgrims who were lost things. When you do, the things came back to their first owners and will be taken from your Stock. Once you return the Signal Flag, a ship will sail right on up to the dock. Speak with the dude on the boat, and he provides you with thanks with the Early Poptropica Medallion. Nice job!