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Tap Black: Avoid white piano tile
Tap Black: Avoid white piano tile
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun, good classical piano and reflex workout, too!, June 18, 2014
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This is a very simplistic game in that a stream of piano keys (three white and one black per row) come down the screen and you have to tap only the black ones. The speed increases as you go in arcade mode, but the game does offer other modes where you can play more just to enjoy the music. Contains snippets of many classical pieces including the chorale portion of the 9th symphony, Fur Elise, and others.
My only complaint is that, after accidentally goring a white note and trying to hit the "replay" button, occasionally an ad for another app will roll onto the screen and you'll hit that instead (would have been nice if they'd kept the ads above or below the game buttons instead of on top where you have to x put of them, but not a big enough complaint to dock it a star).

Skinomi® TechSkin - Nintendo Wii-U GamePad Screen Protector + Full Body Skin Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty / Front & Back Premium HD Clear Film / Ultra High Definition Invisible and Anti-Bubble Crystal Shield - Retail Packaging
Skinomi® TechSkin - Nintendo Wii-U GamePad Screen Protector + Full Body Skin Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty / Front & Back Premium HD Clear Film / Ultra High Definition Invisible and Anti-Bubble Crystal Shield - Retail Packaging

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best System/Screen Protector I've Used, September 24, 2013
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I am a perfectionist about protecting my gaming gear and have tried all kinds of clear protectors, from cheap generics to Hori products. I picked this up since it was the only thing that would protect the full front detail on my limited Zelda controller; it ended up blowing everything else away. It came with an actual rubber squeegee and the included dust cloth actually removed dust instead of leaving more. The pieces applied easily and the enclosed spray keeps you from leaving fingerprints and makes bubbles push out easily. As the spray dried, I was able to hold down the rounded corders and have them actually stick to the fine curves of the controller. Nothing else has ever held those corners like that. My only complaints are that I had to buy a package with front and back pieces just to protect the front, and there was not enough spray for all the included pieces in this kit if I had wanted to apply the back parts. Overall though, I still go 5 stars for the product. My Wii U controller looks beautiful and it was a totally stress free procedure for once!

Wizards RPG
Wizards RPG
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Concept, Poor Coding, May 26, 2011
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This review is from: Wizards RPG (App)
This is a fun little game with extremely simple graphics & controls. However, the game's programming is in serious need of some help. Finding "artifacts" worth money while exploring doesn't actually get to your pockets, and the game frequently starts to glitch if you stay in one area exploring very long. Specifically, you'll "win" battles without encountering a monster and, even though your stats page will show you've gained XP or gold, it reverts back to its value before the glitch (i.e. stats show you have 70 gold but actually only have 12 from the one valid battle you fought before it messed up - this is reflected upon returning to town). If you don't mind fighting with the game almost as much as your character fights in it, give it a try; otherwise, wait for a new version with some of the bugs worked out. Using a DROID 2.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a decent A.I. mancala game!, May 25, 2011
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This review is from: Mancala (App)
After trying numerous A.I.-based mancala clones with poor A.I. and none of which followed any set of traditional rules, it's nice to finally have a version which is true to one of the best-known rule sets that isn't impossible to beat. Definitely a fun, short past time.

Bad Cops: Volume One
Bad Cops: Volume One
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Price: $9.10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute trash, December 21, 2010
This review is from: Bad Cops: Volume One (DVD)
Not only is this full of bad voice-overs, fake helicopter sound effects, and horribly incorrect and biased narration, almost all the videos are the most boring pieces of work I have ever seen. The whole thing is just bad. Along with the other reviewer's mention of the SUV trying to run the cops down (I would have fired on him, too!), the announcers even go on repeatedly about a car purposely hitting a fleeing motorcyclist, when the motorcycle actually t-boned the car. Amazing, outright garbage.

Doctor Who Original Music from Series 3
Doctor Who Original Music from Series 3
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful & Memorable, March 3, 2010
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The soundtrack for the third season of the 2005 "Doctor Who" is a wonderful release, featuring original vocal tracks used in the series ("The Stowaway" and "My Angel Put the Devil in Me") as well as the majority of the BGM heard throughout the series' episodes. It definitely shows the extremely talented Murray Gold's broad spectrum of styles as the songs range drastically in scope.

I find this soundtrack better than the first one, but not by much. The only negative thing I would say is that it doesn't contain ALL of the music from season 3 and, unfortunately, it doesn't currently look like there will be another release with the missing pieces. Nonetheless, this is a stunning release and definitely well-worth your time and money.

Guys & Dolls
Guys & Dolls
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally Available for the First Time, March 19, 2008
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For the first time since its debut in 1955, the full soundtrack to the movie version of Frank Loesser's "Guys & Dolls" is finally available to own (a previous LP had been released but contained less than half of the music). This disc contains all of the vocal songs and most of the background music included in the film, and is thankfully taken directly from the digitally remastered source materials used for the DVD releases of the movie. Included are the movie-only songs "A Woman in Love," replacing the stage songs "My Time of Day" and "I've Never Been in Love Before"; "Pet me, Poppa," replacing the original song "A Bushel and a Peck" (done at Goldwyn's personal request, according to the commentary tracks on the DVD); and Frank Sinatra's ballad "Adelaide." All of these songs which were replaced, however, are also included on this disc as "bonus tracks" following the "Finale" track for the film. Following in the tradition of Decca's release of the original Broadway Cast recording, certain tracks run slightly longer than the song itself to include dialogue immediately before or after which is relavent to that portion of the story. The audio comes through very clean with virtually no "noise" on the tracks.

The packaging is slightly less appealing, but still not bad. Done in a digipak style, the glossy cardboard sleeve features the famous image of the two couples from the show walking arm in arm on the front, and has the complete track listings with four small pictures and two quotes on the back. When opened up, the inside of the front cover has a collage of images, including two of the movie posters (one American, one Spanish), and the covers of two 45rpm singles which were released for the film. These same images are on the back of the booklet. Due to the digipak style, the booklet is actually inside the front cover. It contains several stills taken from the film, and one picture of Loesser himself (which, unfortunately, does not say where it originated). The uncredited author of the liner notes seems fairly biased against the movie in favor of the stage production, but still offers some intersting and accurate information about the history of "Guys and Dolls" - both the stage production and the movie - as well as a brief biography of Loesser. As long as you can read past the repeated abuse directed toward Brando, Sinatra, and Simmons (not to mention the typo in the title of the song "Take Back Your Mink"), the notes printed in between the lyrics to the songs offer some information about what is transpiring at the point in the movie when the song occurs.

For any fan of the film or the play, I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of this CD. It does have its flaws, which is why I gave it four stars instead of five, but overall is a very nice addition to a collection.
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Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie - The Conqueror of Shamballa (Limited Edition)
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie - The Conqueror of Shamballa (Limited Edition)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The end of the TV-series storyline, August 25, 2006
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Note: this may contain minor spoilers. That said, the FMA movie brings a close to the storyline left open at the end of episode 51 of the TV series. It has stunning visuals and a superb soundtrack, nicely rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. It picks up three years after the end of the television series and wraps up loose ends surrounding the gate, Hoenheim, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Ed, and Al. Despite the fact that it was written by the same staff who created the series, the movie does have a different "feel" to it (especially since alchemy can't be used for a good portion of the film). If you liked the series, you'll definitely enjoy (at least most of) the movie. Fans who are looking for romantic relationships are going to be disappointed as the staff seemed to focus more on the bond between the two brothers.

For the big fans of the series, this special edition will definitely be a highlight to your collection, as it will contain a hard-bound book, several character "portrait cards", and a bonus DVD with multiple commentaries and interviews with the Japanese cast and crew, as well as the American staff. It also has a nice portrait of Ed on the cover of the box (the same that was used for the Japanese ltd. ed. release).

I would highly recommend this film to anyone who likes Fullmetal Alchemist; despite what I saw as the film's few shortcomings, it was still a good movie overall.
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The Fuccons  vol. 1  Oh Mikey!
The Fuccons vol. 1 Oh Mikey!
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Price: $14.97
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange (yet good) humor -- ohohohohohoho!, March 9, 2006
This review is from: The Fuccons vol. 1 Oh Mikey! (DVD)
Volume one of "The Fuccons" will have a lot of repeat episodes for people who watched the volume #0 release (which contains a scattered few episodes as a preview). However, there are also several new ones which are incredibly good. They have rediculous scenarios throughout the series, although the episodes are just shy of three minutes each.

For people who do not have any knowledge of Japanese culture, some of this will go completely over their heads (in particular, the teacher-visit, the "ghost" episode, the reference to Japanese theme parks and Sunday's being the only free day, etc.). Also, despite the TV14 rating assigned to the disc, there is an episode which, in the English subtitles, uses the 'F' word multiple times (I know this wouldn't bother some people, but others might be showing it to younger children).

You have to go into it expecting stupid humor. Most of the "storylines" are fairly pointless, and a lot of the humor is based on absolutely nutty scenarios involving drowning mannequins, grandparents with absolutely no memory whatsoever (and it's apparently always been this way), failed attempts at elementary-school romance, a cousin with no manners and a borderline bi-polar disorder, and some sexual innuendo between the father and the tutor. If you don't like insane laughing, "The Fuccons" is not for you, as this is the trademark of the show.

If you're unsure as to whether you would like "The Fuccons" or not, I highly recommend you purchase volume #0 first to see what you think about the twisted humor. This show may be construed as offensive to some American audiences, as it basically jabs at Americans in general (as well as their inability to function in Japanese society). This is definitely not for everyone, and requires a certain "taste" to appreciate.

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