Food Fantasy has released globally for iOS and Android. You can stop by my Discord server to chat about Food Fantasy. We have a guild (mostly) just for members of my Discord! As always feel free to ask questions, share info, or just chat about Food Fantasy in the Comments below. Finally, you can also support my guides on Patreon!
Grow Comeback is the latest Grow game in the series by Eyezmaze, and since I didn’t find much info online when I first played it I made a tiny little guide for it! Grow Comeback is a double entendre; the game is about a literal comeback in-universe, but it’s also announcing the comeback of the Grow series via a crowdfunding campaign by On.
Play the game here on the official site; it takes a minute to load, then scroll down a bit under the ad to get the game. It’s HTML5 not flash so it works on PC and mobile regardless of platform! Watch out for malicious rehosts of the game, play Grow games on eyezmaze.com.
Grow Comeback Endings
Click the items to “use” them, the order in which they’re used affects the outcome. A specific order is required to “win” or see the endings.
To keep things fun, spoilers are staggered, so you can see which item to use first/last to help use process of elimination to figure things out, rather than simply looking at the whole list and spoiling it all in one go. If you know the first item, there’s much less possible mistakes to make.
Secret Ending 1
Grow games usually have at least one secret ending. This one has two!
Secret Ending 2
Mothergunship is out now for PS4, PC, and Xbox One! You can buy it for PC here or digitally for Xbox One/PS4.
I’ve been having a blast with it so I’ve started a guide to share some important info and tips! I’ll be expanding it over the next few days/weeks, so feel free to suggest info, tell me what I’m missing, or ask questions in the comments!
Mothergunship Essential Tips
The game is a “roguelite” meaning it has progression systems between runs; you lose the currently held gun parts but nothing else upon dying. This means you’re always moving forward and at most you “lose” a short play session’s worth of progress, rather than starting over from the beginning.
This makes Mothergunship much more accessible for those who haven’t played many Roguelike games, but don’t think it won’t get harder as you go along! But generally, don’t be afraid to experiment and learn by doing, since there’s very little to lose.
Note that not all features are unlocked from the start; progress through the main story missions to unlock various features like the ability to spend Experience, the Smugger’s Shop, Endless Mode etc.
Experience (purple diamonds) are used to level up your mech between levels, and can raise your jump count, movement speed, HP, hazard resistance, energy cap, energy recharge rate, ability to find secrets, and resistance to landing stun.
Coins can be used inside or outside of a level; inside a level Coins buy very cheap gun parts that are often critical to surviving and progressing through the map. After a level, extra coins are added to a total from which you can buy (very expensive) guns in the Smuggler’s stop.
Gun Parts can be gained from shops inside levels, and are kept as long as you beat the level. Gun parts are never dropped randomly or found in secrets; only shops.
Gun Parts are the only thing in the game that can be ‘lost’, but you only lose what you found in the level, plus anything you decide to take along. By simply not taking a favored gun on a risky mission, you can avoid losing it. Even if you do lose a good one, you can potentially get it back from the Lost and Found part of the Smuggler’s stop (for a fee, of course!).
There is (for some ungodly reason) a limit of 100 gun parts, so after you pick up too many gun parts, you’ll have to sell some.You’ll never be unable to pick up a gun part and lose it instantly; at the end of a mission you pick which parts to sell.
Kiting and dodging
Kiting (the practice of running around enemies to avoid their shots) is critical in this game (it is a bullet ballet after all). Certain enemies have limited ranges, unusual bullet arcs, or limited turning radiuses.
Large cannons in particular you can often stand directly behind and hit, other enemies you’ll have to circle strafe around to keep them from hitting you.
It’s often best to clear out low-HP smaller enemies before engaging in a strafe-down with a larger, high-HP enemy. You can only keep track of so much at once, and the difference in health can be quite large.
This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the July 2nd Anniversary Event (2018) information. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information. Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides you’ve used (on supported devices)!
Update 2018-07-16: Baby Corgi does not require the IAP! I made a video discussing problems with the event.
Last year’s fish are included, also the babies; the costs/unlocks for them can be found at the 2017 Anniversary Event Guide. Tap the orange clownfish in the event tab to switch tabs to the 2017 fish. The 2018 event themes work for the 2017 unlocks, you do not need to buy the IAP.
A new fusion fish update is also included but not part of the event. See the Fusion Fish Guide for that info.
Recipes in Pokemon Quest are one of the most important (and initially, most confusing) aspects of the game. They’re the primary way of getting new pokemon, and without the right recipe you just can’t get some pokemon. So here I’ve compiled the basic recipes, how to make them, and some supporting info to help get you going!
The information in this guide should apply 100% to both mobile (iOS and Android) and Nintendo Switch versions of the game, though I primarily play on Mobile.
If this guide’s successful (and I keep playing the game) I’ll look into making other guides for the game. I started with just this one since I find myself always having to look it up anyway. As always, feel free to comment to ask questions or point out new info!
Basic Recipe Info
Recipes are the primary way of getting new pokemon in Pokemon Quest so it’s important to understand how they work to get what you want and avoid wasting materials.
Higher quality materials attract rarer pokemon but take more turns/expeditions to complete; early on you should focus on low-quality recipes to quickly fill out your common pokemon list and keep a steady flow of new pokemon and not worry too much about rare ingredients.
Note that higher-evolutions are never obtained through recipes, you’ll always get basic pokemon. Pokemon in Pokemon Quest appear to always evolve via level-up rather than other conditions. (Not sure about Eevee yet).
Pokemon Quest Recipes List
Note Rainbow Matter can generally be substituted for recipes to raise their quality level.
- 1 Mulligan Stew à la Cube
- Cost: Any combination that doesn’t match another recipe
- Effect: Attracts a few specific pokemon
- 2 Red Stew à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Red ingredients
- Effect: Attracts reddish pokemon
- 3 Blue Soda à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Blue
- Effect: Attracts bluish pokemon
- 4 Yellow Curry à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Yellow
- Effect: Attracts yellowish pokemon
- 5 Grey Porridge à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Grey
- Effect: Attracts greyish pokemon
- 6 Mouth Watering Dip à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Soft 1 Blue
- Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
- 7 Plain Crepe à la Cube
- Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Grey
- Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
- 8 Sludge Soup à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Mushroom 1 Soft
- Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
- 9 Mud Pie à la Cube
- Cost: 2 Mineral 3 Soft
- Effect: Attracts ground-type pokemon
- 10 Veggie Smoothie à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Plant 1 Soft
- Effect: Attracts grass-type pokemon
- 11 Honey à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Sweet 1 Yellow
- Effect: Attracts bug-type pokemon
- 12 Brain Food à la Cube
- Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Hard
- Effect: Attracts psychic-type pokemon
- 13 Stone Soup à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Hard, 1 Mineral
- Effect: Attracts rock-type pokemon
- 14 Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube
- Cost: 3 Mineral, 2 Red
- Effect: Attracts flying-type pokemon
- 15 Hot Pot à la Cube
- Cost: 3 Mushroom 2 Red ingredients
- Effect: Attracts fire-type pokemon
- 16 Watt a Risotto à la Cube
- Cost: 4 Soft 1 Yellow ingredients
- Effect: Attracts electric-type pokemon
- 17 Get Swole Syrup à la Cube
- Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Mushroom ingredients
- Effect: Attracts fighting-type pokemon
- I swear it’s actually called this
- 18 Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube
- Cost: 4-5 Mystical Ingredients
- Effect: Attracts Legendary pokemon
- Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Mewtwo and Mew are only available from this
Even if you don’t necessarily want pokemon of a specific recipe, I’d recommend going down the list and completing one of each recipe as one of your first tasks ingame. This not only completes your recipe book ingame for easy reference, but you get some rewards for completing Challenges as well.
Note that some combinations meet the requirements of multiple recipes, if this is the case the result is the lowest number from the list that it satisfies (not counting Mulligan stew).
In-Depth Recipe Info
Yume Nikki Dream Diary is here, now with a Version 2.0 update that brings it closer to what most of us expected! Here I’ve documented a walkthrough of (most) of what you need to do, what effects do, the endings, and other information.
Feel free to comment to ask any questions or share info! I’ve provided links to some key terms in the Yume Nikki Wiki, feel free to get lost in the wiki as well, it’s quite enjoyable. I’m trying to link all the references to the original game, as they’re a rather significant amount of the enjoyment to be had in the game, so point out any I’ve missed as well!
For purpose of clarity, the full name Yume Nikki Dream Diary will be used when referring to this game, and Yume Nikki alone will be used to refer to the original game by Kikiyama.
Title: Yume Nikki -Dream Diary-
Platform: PC (Steam)
Languages: English, Japanese, French,Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese
Release date: 2018-02-23
Developer: Kadokawa Corporation
Length: About 4 hours
As a quick overview, 2.0 adds:
- The Sewers, Block World, and Snow World, which are all connected
- The Sewers is mostly a connection to existing worlds, plus a new puzzle/jellyfish is in it
- Block World is accessed via The Sewers and is a puzzle blocking access to Snow World
- Snow World has the Hat and Scarf effect, and access to Pink Sea/Poniko/Uboa
- Most existing worlds are untouched beyond The Sewers connections
- Two new effects, Hat and Scarf and Uboa Mask
- Interact with Poniko’s desk while using the Lantern after triggering the Uboa Event (lights out) in Poniko’s room, then chase Uboa to get the Uboa Mask
- Get Hat and Scarf in Snow World from Mafurako
- Uboa’s Trap room added per above, it looks amazing
- Four new subsections of The Wilderness added via a Lost Woods/looping maze puzzle including the Aztec Rave Monkey, some purple pylons, the hot springs room, and a lake you freeze to get some concept art
- A new NES minigame added, Witch Adventure, referencing the Flight of the Witch event
- This is found by finding the cat in The Sewers, then meeting it again at the roof of The Mall
- The strangest addition, Madotsuki’s apartment now has a bathroom in the bottom corner, accessible only in the dream world. It has no apparent function.
All in all, 2.0 is a fantastic update that brings the game a fair bit more in line with the original and addresses several concerns of fans!
What is Yume Nikki -Dream Diary-?
As a heads-up in case you haven’t purchased the game yet (or haven’t started it), Yume Nikki is something closer to a “reimagining” of the original than typical remake or sequel.
Many are disappointed by what they find (as, well, was I) so it’s best to be aware of what you’re going in for. That said, if you’re a big enough fan of Yume Nikki, you’ll probably dive right in and play it like I did so I figured I would make a guide to help those who have already committed to it.
This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the June Pirate Event (2018) information. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information. Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides you’ve used (on supported devices)!
This Event has ended.
Update 2018-06-03: This event/guide’s been so popular I had to pay to upgrade my server! As always contributing to my Patreon can help me make even more, higher-quality guides & articles, and it keeps the lights on of course!
I streamed the event earlier with my thoughts, and you can see a video guide instead below if you prefer:
This is a “mini guide” for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Ancient Egypt Event (2018) information, split out to be faster & easier to load on mobile devices. Feel free to add to your homescreen for easy access!
See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information.
If you enjoy my guides, please consider contributing to my Patreon to help me make even more, higher-quality guides & articles!
All hidden fish already found! Thanks a lot to the /r/AbyssRium community for helping get info so early!
Thanks to /u/ btbtiu13041 on Reddit for compiling the images!
Makai Wars (魔界ウォーズ ) released on Android and iOS (in Japan only) in February! As a huge fan of Disgaea I started a guide to both get you started quickly and also detail the more intricate details, all without knowing Japanese. The guide will be expanded over time as new info comes in. As always, you can donate to my Patreon to support my guides!
Makai Wars is a simplified Strategy Roleplaying Game much like Disgaea (and half of NIS’ other games), and it’s Asagi’s very own game! For real this time! No really, stop laughing!
Feel free to ask questions or share info in the comments below or chat in the Makai Wars channel in my Discord server!
See the Spreadsheet for the latest character info.
What The Heck Is Makai Wars?
Makai Wars (魔界ウォーズ) is a long-running gag in the Disgaea/NIS community. Originally it was announced as a PSP game for E3 2004 and Asagi was to be the protagonist. It was a no-show. It was later re-announced as a PS3 game, which also never materialized.
Since then Asagi has shown up in a majority of NIS tactical games making cameo appearances, usually searching for her game, Makai Wars. She even got a full “Asagi Mode” side story in Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood (yes that’s a real title).
Finally, in the fateful year of our Overlord 2018, Makai Wars is a real thing and Asagi didn’t lie about it being her game; though it’s basically a Disgaea spinoff title featuring her. It’s a mini-SRPG playing like a simplified version of many of NIS’s other titles, specifically Disgaea.
Title: 魔界ウォーズ (Makai Wars)
Platform: Android & iOS
Release date: 2018-02-15 (Android)
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software and Clover Lab
Price: Free with IAP/Gachapon
Filesize: 520MB (installed and updated)
Cloud Save: Yes, must set up CloverlabID
Always Online: Yes, persistent internet connection required
Gambling element: Yes (standard character Gachapon a la FateGO etc)
Battery Drain: High
If you’re just curious and not curious enough to download a Japanese app, you can see some standard gameplay of Makai Wars here.
Makai Wars Quickstart Guide
This is a “mini-guide” for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Valentine’s Day Event (2018) information, split out to be faster & easier to load on mobile devices. Feel free to Add To Homescreen for easy access! See the complete guide for a more comprehensive set of information or to post a comment, or visit the Addendum below for other relevant posts.
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If you have complaints about this event, email [email protected], the Cheetah Mobile PR person responsible for abyssrium
A Valentine’s Warning
So this event is basically the shark-jumping moment for AbyssRium. This event is exploitative beyond anything AbyssRium fans have seen before. This seems to be the point where Cheetah Mobile has completely consumed the original dev team’s intent and wants to milk us for every single penny by destroying the core game unless you pay.
I posted a comprehensive list outlining 19 problems with this event on reddit. I am not in the mood to repeat it here, but suffice it to say, the devs think you are both an idiot and gullible. Song of the Moon was disabled for candy gaining, wait times and an illegal (in Japan and China anyway) gachapon were introduced, they wanted to delete all of our stored candies at the end of the event too. And that’s just half of it at most. It’s all garbo.