Mighty Gunvolt Burst Guide

Last updated on September 16th, 2017 at 01:13 pm

This is a guide for Mighty Gunvolt Burst, the Mighty Gunvolt sequel for Nintendo Switch & Nintendo 3DS! The game is a Mega Man style platformer that, at $10, is one of the best ways to spend money on the Switch!

Boss Weaknesses & Strategy Guide

I don’t have a recommended boss order, though I find the Mine stage and boss particularly easy to start with, especially without an Element.

I’d hold off on Water Works or Radio Tower as starting stages due to frustrating bosses and lots of instant death traps in both.

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A Word on Reviews

When I started SirTapTap.com, the core intent was to have a place for more detailed, written reviews since I felt more detailed and deliberate analysis didn’t really fit in with my YouTube channel. My attempts at “reviews” had little distinguishment from the Quick Look/Let’s Play videos and their view counts would never justify the additional effort. So, a website specifically for reviews was the clear solution!

I wrote a few, as you can see in the Reviews section. I tried to keep myself to a high standard and go over the games thoroughly. Covering even one game turned out to be an impressive degree of effort and, again, the actual amount of people reading each didn’t really justify the effort.

So long story short, I’ve decided I’m going to be reviewing games less, and talking about them more.

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Fan Art Post: KrazyBonesTV

This one’s from KrazyBones TV! Made as part of a set of Nintendo-character-themed Twitter users (from the Tweet below)!

 

 

Alex Mauer Debacle: The DMCA Abuse That Is (and Isn’t) Possible on Youtube

So YouTube has a DMCA problem. We all knew this, since the DMCA itself sucks and YouTube doesn’t have the best track record regarding copyright. But what do you need to know if you’re affected? What’s the long and short of it?

Editor’s Note: I don’t have an editor.

Sir TapTap’s Note: If I did have an editor, they’d probably note that I’ve already written an extensive timeline on the Alex Mauer DMCA Debacle here, so if you don’t know what that is or wish to learn more, start there. This article is mostly about YouTube’s process and it’s problems and solutions, not the Alex case itself.

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A Factual Timeline of the Alex Mauer DMCA Debacle

Last updated on August 3rd, 2017 at 01:17 pm

In June 2017 Alex Mauer began a series of events including DMCA claims, death threats, and releasing personal information of countless parties due to a contract dispute with her former employer, Imagos Softworks/Imagos Films. The dispute also spread to include River City Ransom Underground and includes several other games as well.

As sick as I am of talking about, hearing about, and generally being in the same plane of existence as this issue, it’s a very confusing and fast-moving topic and no one really has the full story. And unlike other articles, this one will be kept up to date with new events and will be corrected as needed.

So, here we are; a timeline of events in the Alex Mauer DMCA situation. There will be little analysis in this piece for various reasons; the horse is dead, I’m sick of talking about it, discussion on the issue turns nasty fast, an objective analysis isn’t easy to find, etc. etc.. Most of Mauer’s actions speak for themselves when presented in proper context anyway.

Times may be approximate. Feel free to contribute or correct anything you feel is relevant and I’ll update the list as necessary, but some of the more minor issues are not tracked due to the extreme depth of this ordeal.

If you’re curious about the YouTube specific situation, see this article by me on how YouTube’s DMCA system is being exploited by Alex (and could be exploited by pretty much anyone else).

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Birthdays The Beginning Trophy Guide – All Achievements

Last updated on June 23rd, 2017 at 09:46 am

Having noticed that seemingly no one else has actually gotten the platinum for Birthdays The Beginning, I thought I’d be sure to get the info out there. I’ll include some extra info and tips as well, but feel free to use the comments if you have a question or info to share for now.

Is the Birthdays The Beginning’s Platinum Even Possible?

Update: 2017-06-23: Possibly not. The update notes claim Riding the Waves of Time to have been reduced to 3 billion cube years, but it is not. For now the platinum should be considered effectively impossible. It’s possible the unlock either doesn’t work or it may still be 100 billion cube years (requiring whole months of leaving your PS4 on at all times)

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Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Striped Marlin Guide

Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 08:05 am

More than any other fish the Striped Marlin in Tap Tap Fish: Abyssrium has driven fans (and by extension, me) insane. So I decided hey, just make a single, extremely direct post to gather all the information into one place. If you’re looking for info on Hidden Fish in general, or any other game info, see my complete AbyssRium Guide.

The biggest thing to remember about the Striped Marlin is that it is simply extremely rare and has a very long time between possible chances. There really aren’t many relevant tricks and there’s no secret to it. This page mostly serves to debunk various myths and reassure the correct method, but I have every single bit of relevant info I’ve found no matter how small.

Scouring dozens of comments and posts, this is what I’ve come up with. If you have a tip to share or a rumor to debunk please feel free to comment below, email me, or contact me however you feel most comfortable.

Striped Marlin photo from TapTap Fish AbyssRium
The elusive beasts in all their majesty

You can support me and my guides monthly on Patreon (and even score some rewards like cute cat pictures)! The more I earn the more time I can spend on improving guides like this.

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Updates

2017-07-10: Added info that the Marlins can occasionally spawn entirely out of sight, so looking up with the Camera can help.

2-17-06-20: Added possible info about Star Horn Coral being required, which is neither confirmed nor proven false.

2017-06-02: App update was just released stating the Striped Marlin earning rate was increased! Also, even before the update people seem to have been getting them much more often. Hopefully their rarity is reduced. It’s now unknown if the prior “guide” AbyssRium posted is the new actual unlock condition or still false.

2017-06-01: AbyssRium posted a “Guide” on facebook for getting the Marlin. The information contained within is 100% false.

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Potion Maker Game Guide

Last updated on September 16th, 2017 at 10:32 am

Potion Maker is a hard game to describe, something like a very simple Item Shop management game mixed with a Clicker game but without the Idle aspect. Potion Maker is available for iOS and Android. Here you’ll find info on how to make the most of what Potion Maker gives you, unlock the unlockables, and perform the best you can in the time-limited Events.

Feel free to comment if you have a question or any information to share!

Updates

Potion Maker Events

Potion Maker has Events that happen about twice a month and have special Requests, as well as unique conditions to earn up to two special outfits for one of the characters.

Generally events cycle so there’s one event for Pio outfits then one for Tia outfits. The Event Requests can be completed with either character and should be considered a very high priority as they unlock extremely good rewards, such as tons of Likeability and event-exclusive fairies. Try to take on every request you possibly can.

Make sure you’re doing the requests right; when an NPC shows up with a Quest, you need to tap their icon then go to Request.

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Gnog Trophy Guide

GNOG is a game best played purely for fun the first time, so I strongly recommend beating the game before you read another word! And play it in PSVR if you can! That said, this guide has all info you need to finish up the trophies after you’re done.

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Fan Art: Happy Birthday from Rad!

A couple more lovely fan art pieces from Rad, for my birthday! (It was April 19th)

A blushing TapTap with a floating crown happily shouting "that me!"
Some days you wake up Anime

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