Sunday 16 October 2011

Top 30 Enemies - #28 Octorok (Legend Of Zelda)

                     TOP 30 ENEMIES #28 Octorok (Legend Of Zelda)                      

A Blue Octorok from The Legend of ZeldaAn Octorok from The Minish Cap    OCTOROK

Artwork of an Octorok from Ocarina of Time
Octorok artwork from Ocarina Of Time.
Octorok's are classic recurring enemies in the Legend Of Zelda series. I like them because they look like an octopus... and octopi are just awesome! 

Octorok throw stones from their mouths, which when they come into contact with Link, will damage him. You can use Link's shield to deflect these menacing projectiles back to the Octorok which will in turn kill it. Octoroks can move vertically or horizontially and sometimes they are layed out in a formation which makes it hard to progress without being hit by their rocks.

They appear in The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass and finally, Spirit Tracks

Friday 14 October 2011

Top 30 Enemies - #29 Metroid (Metroid)

                           TOP 30 ENEMIES #29 Metroid (Metroid)                            


Metroid4 07.jpg
Concept Art of a Metroid
One of my favourite Sci-Fi games is definitely Metroid. And one of the best 
enemies in Metroid is... the Metroid! These things have been floating around

the series since the early days. 

Metroids are artificial organisms discovered on the planet SR388. Years after they were created by the Chozo, they were promptly used as a bioweapon by the Space Pirates. Metroids feed on the "life energy" of their prey in a manner similar to the way a leech drains a host organism's blood... In other words they cling to your face and try to suck out your Braaainnnss! Unlike leeches, Metroids leave all of their prey's blood and internal organs intact yet lacking the energy necessary to sustain life.

Metroids are very difficult to dislodge and will quickly drain their victim's life force completely, often killing it in seconds. Using Morph Ball Bombs is the only known way of dislodging an attached Metroid.

Thursday 13 October 2011

Top 30 Enemies - #30 Goomba (Mario)

                           TOP 30 ENEMIES - #30 Goomba (Mario)                            

To celebrate the upcoming release of Skyrim and the fact that it will
have dragons and other awesome monsters, I've decided to do a
countdown of my favourite 30 Enemies included in Video-Games!
So, here's number 1!...



Goombas are brilliant little brown... Mushroom... things... with feet!
They are the most common enemy in the Super Mario Bros. series. 
 The classic, original look of the Goomba

They are usually killed by the player jumping on their heads although they can also be killed with fireballs after the player collect a Power Flower. 

They come in a dozens of different varieties as well. Some of these include: The Paragoomba, Jack O' Goomba, Mega Goomba, Zombie Goomba and my personal favourite: The Pirate Goomba.

A Pirate Goomba
 Goombas appear in each of the Mario role-playing games. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars introduces the first non-hostile Goombas, while the follow-up game Paper Mario introduces a Goomba village, as well as a playable Goomba character called Goombario. A second playable Goomba is introduced in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door called Goombella. Goombas also appear in the three Mario & Luigi titles: Superstar SagaPartners in Time, and Bowser's Inside Story, of which the latter two feature Goombas who are members of an alien race called the "Shroob".