8-bit beads

I was planning on blogging about all my newly purchased games both yesterday and today, but I got distracted..

After coming home after work yesterday I sat down and got the idea that I should try to make some of that bead art in 8bit, since I had recently purchased a huuuge box of 20.000 beads for a bachelorette party I was hosting. However we never got to beading so I was just stuck with a bunch of beads!

Beading turned out to be really fun and relaxing, and somewhat addictive! O_o

And it takes forever!

The most time consuming thing is sorting all the beads >_<

But after about 5 hours (I don’t really know, I seriously lost track of time) I had finished my Pac-man and Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Clyde and some variations.

My favorites were these ones:

My boyfriend came home after a fishing-trip at around 11 at night, and I had continued with new characters and hadn’t even taken the time to eat dinner! That’s how addictive it was! I had run out of black beads so I basically had to improvise with the colors..

At 1 past midnight I managed to go to bed… and today after work I said I wouldn’t bead (until I had gotten the new beads I purchased during my lunch hour! I bought 110.000 beads in sorted colours!…i’m serious……they were cheap…) But I still got stuck beading some more.. >_<

It’s fun! You should try it out, unless your easily addicted to things like I am…

Super Gameboy for Super NES part II

The post turned out so long that I thought I had covered all the games I played, but I completely forgot about the last one! The Castlevania Adventures for Game Boy! So here it is:

The music is wonderful and gives the same mystical feeling as the other Castlevania titles. The graphics are ok for being Game Boy, and it resembles the first Castlevania game for NES a lot. You have the candle lights hanging in the air (though a bit odd that candle lights are floating in the air when you are outside in the forest among trees..) and the enemies are very Castlevania. Zombies are rising from the ground, but after first having dropped from the sky?.. maybe they are space zombies ^_^ And of course bats, but also birds, crows I think, which are extremely annoying and keep charging you from behind >.< There are also little fleamen that we are used to, however easier to kill than in other Castlevania games since they don’t jump around as much.

One thing that totally baffled me though was that HEARTS give you HEALTH?! That is true in any other game, EXCEPT for the Castlevania series. We have grown to learn that hearts are collected to be used up when attacking with your special weapon, like the holy water, throwing dagger or cross. The CROSS btw makes you invincible for a few seconds, and as far as I played I didn’t bump into any special weapons at all! Why would they change all this?! Why??

Seriously the HEARTS give you HEALTH!!!!

Well, apart from this major screw up the game is a decent title in the Castlevania franchise. It is frustrating at parts where you have to jump between pillars and at the same time avoid bats that keep charging at you but all in all the gameplay is fluent and enjoyable, especially because of the great music ^_^