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So, you think you know Maths? Answers

Guest Post by Jamie

Here are the answers. The first few don’t need an explanation, but the additional question does:

1) 2.0085482698775510204081632653061

2) 90090090

4) 49

5) 137.2953021774598

(Question 5 uses Pythagoras’ Theorem, which you can find out about here)

Click here to see the original questions.

legoless: Don’t forget to read my Scratch eBook Review too.

November 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm 3 comments

So, you think you know Maths?

Guest Post By Jamie

Let’s test the brain power of you guys. Below are 4 equations, each relatively hard. If you can get all four right, I’ll, err, umm, well, I’ll sort out a prize. 🙂

(Find answer)

(Find ‘?’)

x=\left( 56 \times 32 \right)^{x} (Find ‘X’)

(Find ‘?’)

Don’t forget to read Legoless’ Poptropica Post Update, and Halloween Post


Since no-one believes 3 is possible, I’m adding a 5th question, which will replace 3. It’s quite an easy question, and only needs about 3 calculations to work out:

Go on, try it!

Find ‘C’

November 8, 2009 at 10:00 am 47 comments

Time to review something but, err, what?

Guest Post By Jamie

I want to do a review on something, but don’t have a clue what to do it on. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments. I’ll take a look at all of them and have one up by Sunday


legoless: Don’t forget to check out my Poptropica and Chicken Smoothie Halloween posts in the meantime!

October 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm 4 comments

700,000 Hits!

Guest Post By Jamie

I know I haven’t posted in a while and my DSi review plan has kind of gone out the window, but this is better.

Mick’ Blog now has 700,000 Hits. Yes, 700,000

So everyone wish Legoless a happy 700,000 hits in the comments!

mick 700k

Spurs1996, Woof, and Guinea

You can follow me, woof and Legoless on Twitter:

October 3, 2009 at 8:50 am 23 comments

FlipNote Studio Review

Guest Post By Jamie

Review #3! This is FlipNote Studio. It was released a few months ago in Japan, but Europe and America got it a few days ago. Let’s review!


FlipNote Studio was released on August 14th in Europe August 13th in America. I’ve had time to play it for about 8 hours solid now, and have made about 20 animations that don’t suck. Yeah, that’s what FlipNote studio is all about. Animating.

On the Home Screen, you are greeted with Several Options:

  1. View FlipNote
  2. latest FlipNote (The Frog)
  3. Create FlipNote
  4. FlipNote Hatena (The online FlipNote sharing service.)

There is also a Calendar that displays recently created FlipNote’s, A few options and a Help menu.

Anyway, you make animations by drawing, or editing, each frame. You can set it to automatically copy the previous frame, which is nice, because it means you dont have to keep drawing every frame.

While creating a FlipNote, the D-Pad does several things; Up takes you to the menu, down plays your FlipNote, Right takes you to the next frame (if there isn’t one, it makes one), and left takes you back a frame. You can also access the menu by tapping the little frog in the bottom-left of the touch screen.

You draw the frame on the touch screen, using the stylus. I’ve tried drawing with my finger, but what it came out with wasn’t pretty. At all. By going into the menu, you get loads of options; Draw, Paint, Erase, Record Sound, Import a Photo, Change Playback Speed, Play, Forward, Send to a Friend, Save and Erase everyhting on the current frame. You can choose the colour of the pen (even though there is only Red, Black and Blue), and tweak a few options here. I won’t go too in-depth though. 🙂

I don’t really feel the need to make you click a link to carry on reading this review, since it’s not going to be the biggest review ever. So carry on reading now, you just as well. You can see some of my animations too then. 😀

FlipNote Hatena is the online service that allows you to Upload, Download and Watch other people’s FlipNote’s. It’s very comprehensive, since it catalogues near enough 100,000 FlipNotes. You can download all of them, and, unless the creator specified otherwise, edit all of them. It loads fast too, and plays the animations with hardly any buffering time. And some of them are really good. And I mean REALLY. As in proffesional animator good.

Rating time!

Graphics: 7/10 – Inuitive, clever and funky.

Gameplay: 8/10 –Smart, and everything is where it should be.

Fun Level: 10/10 – Hours of fun, since you can play your own games with friends

Play-a-bility: 10/10 – Easily playable by anyone

Now let’s see 2 animations I made:

See, this is the best bit about it. You can export an animation as a GIF, and upload it to your computer, email it to your friends, and even put it on your phone. :O


(The next review is ArtStyle:PicoPict – Check it out next Monday!)

legoless: Don’t forget to read Jamie’s first and second review and my fourth Spore post in the mean time (if you haven’t already)! 😉

August 16, 2009 at 9:21 am 27 comments

Nintendo DSi Browser Review

Guest Post By Jamie

It’s review time (again!) This time it’s the DSi Browser.

I’m going to do all reviews like the WarioWare one, since not everyone wants to read a huge review. I’ll do an overview, then, if you want, you can read the in deapth review of it.

Since Day 1 of the DSi’s launch, there’s been a browser available – for free – on the DSi Shop. The good thing about this browser, along with the fact that it’s free, is that it supports your DSi’s connection settings, so it should be alot faster than that old browser you could buy for the DSLite and DSPhat.

It takes roughly 30 seconds to download, and only takes up 88 of your 1025 blocks of DSi Memory.

When you start it up and get to the homepage, you are given a few options:

  1. Enter Web Address
  2. Search
  3. Favourites
  4. Help
  5. Settings
  6. History
  7. DSi Menu

All of those are pretty self explanatory, so I won’t go into any depth.

As for speed, it’s not lightning fast, but you can’t expect much more from a portable device like it. It’s bearable though.

That’s it for the overview. I’ll be covering the hand-writing recognition, rendering, capabilities and special features in the in-depth part, which you can read by clicking the More link below.


August 13, 2009 at 11:29 am 12 comments

WarioWare: Snapped! Review

Guest Post By Jamie

What should the next review be?

Looks like the DSi Browser! It should be up by Monday 17th. Oh, I’ve already decided the review for the week after. FlipNote Studio.

Since Woof has betrayed the awesomeness that is Nintendo (I’ve only ever owned Nintendo Stuff: GBC, GBA, N64, GameCube, DSPhat, DSLite, Wii and DSi), someone needs to restore dignity to the web. So, for the next 6-7 Weeks, I’ll be reviewing 6 or 7 (That’s 1 a week, OMG) DSiWare games. Everything from WarioWare: Snapped! to Paper Plane Chase. If you’ve seen a DSiWare game somewhere, or you want to know more about one, comment on this – or any other – of my DSiWare review posts.

Wario Ware: Snapped!

Wario Ware: Snapped!

This first review is of WarioWare snapped. The game, like every other WarioWare game, has no particular purpose or storyline. It’s just a way to have fun. Which i can say this game does relatively well, keeping with the WarioWare family. It costs 500 Points on the DSiShop. That’s (At The Time of Posting) £3.50, $5.85 and €4.10. Considering you get 1,000 points for free, I’d definitely make this one of the games you get with those points.

Before you play this game, make sure you’re sat in front of a dull coloured wall, becauseof the way the camera works, if the wall is too bright or cluttered, it wont pick you up. <I don’t recommend playing outside, since

a) It doesn’t work

b) Your DSi Might get stolen

On the home screen, there are 6 Options

  1. Wario – I’d start off on this Roller-coaster. Basics are always good, and it’s probably the most fun. 😀
  2. Mona – She has some fun games, but the end result isn’t quite as good. I’ll go into more detail on each Coster in a minute.
  3. Jimmy T – This is my favourite. Not for the games, but purely for the Comic-Strip at the end
  4. Kat & Ana – This is the multi player mode. Can’t say much about this one, since I haven’t played it yet.
  5. Help – This is more or less useless, since the game is self-explanatory
  6. Credits – The most awesome credits mini game ever – you control the roller-coaster and try to get as many points as possible. WOW

Now for a much more in-depth look. If you can’t be bothered to read this, then just walk away. Well, you can’t actually walk away. Just don’t click the More Link


August 10, 2009 at 12:00 am 14 comments

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