Flip Master (Hopper Plays #2)

Hi guys, Hopper here sharing my latest Hopper Plays video, this time on the iPhone version of Flip Master. It’s a bit more bouncing than hopping, and even though I get the hang of it, I’ll probably stick to trying the tricks on Flip Master for now, instead of in real life – not sure my neck would take the same landings!

Hope you like the video!

 

Gamplay Tips for Touchdown Draft (Clash Royale)

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So, if you saw our video yesterday, you’ll have seen our 50-50 success-failure on Touchdown Draft mode in Clash Royale. The mode first came out in 2017 and it comes back around regularly as one of the challenge options – but we’ve definitely not really got the hang of it!

The game mode works quite differently to your normal ‘attack towers / defend towers’ approach in the main game – so, what’s Touchdown Draft all about?

  1. You have to do anything you can to get a troop (any at all) to cross the touchdown line at the opposite end of the Arena. A lot of the time, it can be a sneaky little skeleton who manages to make it all the way across and survive!
  2. Your troops will run in a straight line towards the touchdown zone, unless they get lured by other troops or buildings… Just as in the main game, they behave the same way, so a Gollum will still ignore troops but be attracted to buildings and a wizard would still stop in his path to fire on other troops that come into range.
  3. Getting a troop across the line wins you a Crown and it’s either first to 3 crowns, or most crowns in 3 minute game to Win. (You’ll get sudden death too, if tied).
  4. Some of the cards that you can normally use anywhere across the Arena – like Goblin Barrels, Graveyard and Miner – cannot be sent directly to the end zone, you can only place them up to the halfway line…

 

So, what does this all mean…?

Well, firstly it means that cards that are good in the normal game may not be useful in Touchdown mode, especially stuff like Spells…

Spells are good if they can deal a lot of  damage to groups – like Rocket, Fireball, Poison, Quake and Arrows – Touchdown mode is chaotic and draws groups of Troops together, so taking out a lot of enemy Troops in one go could lead to victory! Cloning, Healing, Lightning, etc. will have limited effectiveness. However, a well timed Freeze, Lighting or Heal near your Touchline or the enemy one could be enough to push you to victory or prevent a Troop crossing your line – so if you do get one of these cards, save them for the finish lines!

Buildings can still be useful (as distraction or defence, as well as spawning randoms little Troops who might accidentally make it across the lines!) Some of the best ones would be Mortar, X-Bow, Goblin Hut, Furnace or Barbarian Hut.

Troops You really want guys with range and a good mixture of air and ground cover, to maximise damage. A Troop card running through the middle of the pitch with good range can take out Troops on either side covering most of the Arena.

Dart Goblin and Princess both have good range – so keep them protected and they will help you in Touchdown. Other good Troops are ones with ability to hit multiple Troops in one hit:Wizard, Executioner, Valkyarie…

 

The Best Cards in Touchdown Mode?

Above would be the best Legendary card picks – although I also like Magic Archer for range, so a good alternative to Princess… And for your standard cards- Hog Rider and Ram are fast and very difficult to counter if your opponent has used their Elixir. Also, hard to kill Troops like Gollum can make it across the line – just very slowly….

Main Tips for Gameplay

  1. You don’t get the chance to build and save Elixir so much in this mode, so I would always use as little as possible in your early moves on an attack and hold it for defence (depending on the cards you’ve been dealt…)
  2. Try using cards in combo, like Witch with a Giant or Gollum – one takes all the hits as a shield, the other attacks from behind and may have enough health left to make the Touchdown when the shield is taken out. (Sometimes called ‘Tanks’). This is definitely effective with a ‘splash’ Troop in the combo.
  3. Buildings are a good distraction for your end zone to keep Troops busy whilst to form some defence – placement is key for best use of these cards.
  4. Quite often it is one tiny Troop that survives the chaos in the middle to make the Touchdown, so Lava Pups and skeletons can be useful if you keep them away from the main fights.
  5. Spreading your Troops across the line is helpful, rather than grouping them together – that just makes defence easier.
  6. Splash Troops are better than single target in this mode, so try to choose those.
  7. Playing with someone from your Clan is generally better for this mode – they tend to work better with you on combos and understand how you play.
  8. Spawner buildings can be useful – and every player ends up with one, so if you get one, position it well and play it often – the card that keeps on giving! 🙂
  9. Avoid slower moving or defender Troops in your selection when you can.

Think that’s about it…Good Luck!!

2v2 Touchdown Draft (Clash Royale)

Some you win and some you lose – especially in the Touchdown Draft challenge, which has reappeared this week as part of the new Party Mode update inside the spooky Halloween version of Clash Royale currently out…

I don’t know about you, but we’ve never quite got to grips with the best way to play the Touchdown Draft – most of the time a win or loss seems pretty accidental. Anyway, don’t know what we mean? Then check out today’s video where we accidentally win and lose as we try and share our (very limited) wisdom on how to tackle this special game mode of Clash Royale…

Want to know more about it from the experts – we’ve gathered together some of the best tips around for successful gameplay and will post these tomorrow, to help you get started!

Pixel Gun 3D (Hopper Plays #1)

So, it’s been a while hasn’t it?

Things have been busy around the We-Game house the last couple of months, with lots on with school and work, but we’re finally catching up with editing and posting and the summer holidays are nearly here – so expect more to follow soon!

Today’s video is the first in a new YouTube channel series ‘Hopper Plays’ and will feature solo videos from HopperBoy as he tries out new games and starts to take control of his own editing…. Pixel Gun 3D is featured today, check it out.

Silly Battle Challenge!! (iPad Gaming #8) Clash Royale

Join Melvis and Hopper in Clash Royale as they make up some crazy decks and go head to head in friendly battles!

Cheap Vs Expensive – Boys Vs Girls – ‘The ALL Building Battle’ – ‘The ALL Spells Battle’

See how well each deck works in battle – and see who will reign victorious today, will Melvis take the crown for the girls or will Hopper beat her for the boys…?

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to our channel for regular family-friendly Minecraft and gaming videos, hit the thumbs-up if you like this video and if you play Clash Royale and would like to join the We-Game clan, get in touch with us via the game and you could feature in a future video!

 

Spell Casting Quest! (iPad Gaming #7) Clash Royale

Eye of newt and leg of toad, so starts off my spell casting ode!

Ahem – not very magic inducing I suppose. Anyway… today I’m trying out some spell casting Clash Royale style, because that’s one of the latest ‘Quests’ I’ve been given – to use 50 spells in 1v1 battles.

I’ve built up a couple of new decks with plenty of spell cards in them and am heading into the arena to try them out. Join me to see how well these decks work – or not! – and pick up some ideas on how you can blast through your own Clash Royale quests.

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to our channel for regular family-friendly Minecraft and gaming videos, hit the thumbs-up if you like this video and if you play Clash Royale and would like to join the We-Game clan, get in touch with us via the game and you could feature in a future video!

 

Our Top 10 Games of 2017!

Well, we’re just at the start of a new year and thought we’d take a few minutes to look back 2017 and what games we played the most and discovered in the year. There are some old favourites and new ones – do you agree with any of the games on our list or do you have your own favourites from 2017? Let us know!

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In no particular order, here are our favourites!

As always, you’d expect to see Minecraft in our list – we’re still playing it as much as ever, wiMinecraftth Realms being the main place Hopper and Melvis play together. Hypixel is still popular with Hopper for online gaming.

Marvel SuperHeroes 2

 

 

Released near the end of 2017, we’ve had great fun playing the latest Marvel Superheroes 2 Lego game – and FINALLY the Guardians of the Galaxy made the team – I LOOOVE GROOT!!

Ninjago

Another great Lego game that came out in 2017 was The Ninjago Movie videogame – it has lots of similar features to the other Lego games, but different with this game to a lot of the others is the special moves and training that you ‘upgrade’ to throughout the game.

KingdomsIn the summer we came across Kingdoms and Castles released on Steam for PC and Mac. Melvis is a sucker for Sim City style games (Theme Park, old school Sim City, Hay Day) and so this was a big favourite of 2017 for her. As well as building up your medieval city with blacksmiths and grain stores, training your own knights and deploying archers in your stone towers, one of the best things about the game is the ‘Peasant Profiles’ you get when you hover over the little people who inhabit your world… Things like Boris Stephorn, 26 ‘Mostly thinking about clouds’… Petunia Gobstone, 84, ‘Just stepped in mud’… We’re just waiting on the next update which will introduce trading and other extras to the game and then Melvis wants to do some videos on it – watch this space!

Clash Royale

Not a surprise for you that Clash Royale has made the Top 10 is it – yes Melvis is still obsessed, yes, she’s collecting more cards and currently trying to level up to Level 10. There will definitely be more videos on this game in the future – her hobby at the moment is trying to put together good decks around 2-3 specific powerful cards to see how effective they can be. (Judging by the amount of battles she’s losing during the experiments, don’t expect to see the Three Musketeers / Hog Rider combo any time soon!)

BeamNG Drive

One of Hopper’s favourite games – that we’ve still not even got ourselves – is BeamNG.drive So far, he’s had to make do with watching it on YouTube, but maybe he’ll get the upgrade he needs in 2018 to get his hands on this…

TABS

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator has stayed on Hopper’s PC playlist from 2016 and so it has to make the list – there have been some new groups added this year, to make the battles even more fun / crazy. From the ‘Farmers’ and crazy ‘Dark Peasant’ to ‘Vikings’ and the disturbing ‘Chicken Man Man’… Totally weird!

Apollo VR

We were lucky enough to get the PS4 VR in mid-2017 and so have had some fun playing the games that come with this. The Carnival VR game was great fun and a good starter game for getting used to the new controls of the VR set. We also loved the underwater adventure in the demo disc and flew to the moon on a real NASA space mission in Apollo 11 VR, bringing real footage and audio from the launch and mission together with VR experience – amazing! (You can link to the Play Station website here to see a post on 107 amazing things you can do on your VR set today! Click here to open their web page.)

Carnival

Last but not least – Hopper has developed a taste for driving games in 2017 and whilst there are quite a few that he’s played The Crew seems to have been his favourite. Melvis’s favourite driving games were the retro ones she found at Play Expo in the summer, especially the ‘moving’ version of Outrun!

So that was our best of 2017 – what were yours? 🙂

 

Draft Battles!! (iPad Gaming #6) Try new cards for free in ‘Clash Royale’

Don’t have the best cards? Who cares – because in ‘Draft Battles’ you get to pick your deck each match from a whole host of cards, including legendary and epic ones from higher arenas than you’ve reached yet!

In today’s video we’re back in Clash Royale to share the fun that is ‘draft battles’. It doesn’t matter what level you are or what cards you’ve already got – here you can get anything in the draw at the start of each match.

Just try to keep your elixir costs reasonable – or else you won’t get to play the awesome cards – and make sure you have a good mixture of skills to take out air and ground troops and you should be good to go…

See how things go when Hopper and Melvis take each other on in head-to-head draft battles – they’re supposed to be ‘friendly’ ones within the clan…not sure that will be the case though!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to our channel for regular family-friendly Minecraft and gaming videos, hit the thumbs-up if you like this video and if you play Clash Royale and would like to join the We-Game clan, get in touch with us via the game or in the comments here and you could feature in a future video!

 

Basic Training!! (iPad Gaming #5) Learn to Play ‘Clash Royale’

Want to learn the basics on Clash Royale…?

Today’s video will help you get started with how lots of the early characters work and where to use them (and when not to!)

Melvis and Hopper take each other on in ‘friendly’ battles to show you the best – and worst – features of the game characters you’ll meet in the first few arenas of play. Take a watch and prepare yourself with tips and tricks on how to best deploy your troops and help you to battle success!!

Minion Mayhem!! (iPad Gaming #4) Minion Rush

Today we check out the latest updates to the Minion Rush game, which has been around since 2013 but has some great new levels and missions based on the new Despicable Me 3 movie – half a billion downloads of this game apparently – WOW! Then, you can see how Melvis and Hopper cope with a Minions trivia quiz – do they know Phil from Dave? You’ll have to find out…

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to our channel for regular family-friendly Minecraft and gaming videos, hit the thumbs-up if you like this video and if you try Minions Rush or beat us on the trivia app then let us know in the comments.