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!

Spider-Man VR Experience! (VR Games #1)

Suit up as Spider-Man and join HopperBoy as he tries out this amazing free game on PS4, web sling your way across NY with Ned and Peter, and check out our first VR game video – and what could be better than starting out as Spider-Man??!?

You can check out the trailer for the game here, featuring Tom Holland!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH (this will open a new window to the Steam website)

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Battle Mash Up! (UEBS #1)

It’s battle time again! Today we’re trying out Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator as an alternative to TABS…

Ever wondered what an army of penguins would be like, or what Stan Lee would do if he could clone himself a few hundred times and fight a Star Wars Walker… No? Well, neither had we until today!

Check out our very random, but pretty epic first battles in UEBS and let us know what you think 🙂

 

Carrot dude!! (Steam #1) Factory Town

Hello out there! Hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend so far – today we’ve been playing ‘Factory Town’ a fun builder game where you get to gradually industrialise your town as you progress, teaching your little worker dudes about different industries (like farming, forestry, masonry) to upskill them and make ever more advanced products and run the town.

Check out our video to see how we get on in our first go at the game, it’s very exciting when we work out how to build and operate the automatic wagon (honestly!)

And thanks to Hopper, who took on his first solo editing bash on this video!

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Lord of the Rings in TABS!! (TABS #1)

Let battle commence!

Join us for our first TABS video where we’re recreating epic (and not-so-epic) battles from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit as best we can with the characters available in TABS…

See the Ents destroy Isengard and the highly accurate Battle of the Five Armies – it’s just like reading the books 🙂

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Super Mario Minecraft Build – Designs

Hi guys! As promised, here are the three Super Mario designs we recreated in our Minecraft creative realm in today’s video – hope you enjoyed it and have fun putting a Nintendo build in your own Minecraft world.

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As an added bonus, here are some more Mario inspired designs we’ve found for you to try out, see if you can spot any in our world that we did off camera, and come back and share with us a screenshot of your world if you decide to build any of these! 🙂

Happy building!

Erm, I Kinda Killed the Peasants (Kingdoms & Castles #2)

Greetings and salutations, honoured visitor of ‘Thy Hopper Towne’… welcome back to our growing, thriving village!

Join Hopper as he picks up from Year 27 and flies solo as leader of our towne in Kingdoms and Castles, what could go wrong?

Wait, what do you mean the vikings are attacking, and we have no food, and there’s another dragon coming…?!

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Argh! The Plague!! (Kingdoms & Castles #1)

Greetings peasant!

Welcome to ‘Thy Hopper Towne’ where you can live in a hovel, fight off dragons with a bucket and work hard for a measly mouthful of food – sound good?

Well, that’s what the lucky little peasant dudes that inhabit the game Kingdoms and Castles have to look forward to. Join Melvis and Hopper in a first video on this game, where you can learn about how to get started with building a city and the basics of peasant care! 🙂

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