Sunday, May 26, 2013

Card - Jitsu Party 2013!

Hello everyone! How are you today? I know that it has been a long time since the last time I ever posted, but I just wanted to tell you that I have been very busy ( more than ever, to be honest ), and that's why I haven't posted anything lately. In this post, I will talk about the Card - Jitsu Party, Card - Jitsu Snow and more. If you didn't know, from now on EVERYONE will be able to play all CJ games, such as CJ Fire, CJ Water and the brand - new CJ Snow. The Island has been decorated in a chinese way, and it has been divided into 3 zones, one for each Card - Jitsu element. In each zone there's a passage that leads to a special room. One of the most important features of the party is the update of the Dojo: both the Dojo Courtyard and the Dojo have been re - designed, and they are going to stay that way after the party ends. Something I don't really like is that the Ninja Hideout is no longer accessible, because it was removed. Other than that, the Dojo looks awesome, and you can enter the Fire, Water and Snow dojos from there. Now let's talk about something everyone had been waiting for since 2010: Card - Jitsu Snow!


CJ Snow is a multiplayer game, and up to 3 penguins can play at the same time. Each player controls a different element, therefore, they have different abilities than are helpful in the progress of the game. Here are the advantages and weaknesses of every ninja you can choose to be:
The Water Ninja can move a little amount of tiles in each turn, and his range is very low ( this means that it needs to be very close to enemies in order to attack them ). A good thing is that he can greatly damage opponents. His power cards can cause double damage to enemies, and when used in a combo, it gives players extra power in their next attack.
The Snow Ninja can move a big amount of tiles in all directions, and he can attack enemies from a big distance. However, the damage he causes is small, but he's very helpful in one thing: healing Ninjas. He can heal ninjas in a good and efficient way, and even his power cards can boost players' health, and damage opponents as well.
The Fire Ninja can move more amount of tiles than the Water Ninja but less than the Snow Ninja. He can attack enemies from the distance, and he causes a good amount of damage to opponents. His power cards damage and stun enemies, which causes them to loose a turn. In a combo, his power cards can damage enemies for 3 turns.
You can choose to be any of these 3 types of ninjas, according to your opinions.


There are 4 enemies in Card - Jitsu Snow. The most common are Scrap, Sly and Tank.

Scrap can move several tiles in one turn, and his range is big. One of his attacks can damage 2 or even 3 ninjas if they are close to each other. He throws snowballs with his racket.
Sly can also move a big amount of tiles in one turn. His range is very big, which allows him to attack ninjas from the distance. However, he is the weakest of all snow minions, and his attacks are not too harmful. He throws big snowballs.
Tank is very strong, and his attacks can lower ninjas' health in a big amount. Fortunately for us, he can only move 1 tile per turn, allowing us to attack him from the distance and receiving no harm. He attacks with a weapon and seems to protect himself with a sled.
Tusk is the main antagonist of the game. Though he doesn't move, his attacks are very powerful. He is incredibly strong and all ninjas must work together in order to defeat him. When battling Tusk, Sensei will help you.


To play Card - Jitsu Snow, you need to follow the next instructions:
1 ) Choose an element ( Water, Snow or Fire ). 
2 ) Wait for the game to begin.
3 ) There are 3 rounds. You can get to the Bonus Round if you complete a special task.
4 ) As soon as the game starts, you will see blue tiles on the ground. Click on any of them to go there. Remember that you have 10 seconds to make your move.
5 ) Wait for the opponents to move.
6 ) Again, click on a blue tile, and if you see a red circle targeting an enemy, click on it. It will then turn green. This will cause your penguin to attack the villain you targeted. If the circle targets a teammate, clicking it will cause your Ninja to heal him / her.
7 ) Once a power card shows up, you can use it in your next move. If you click on it, red tiles will appear on the ground. Click on any of them that's NEAR an enemy. Power cards impact one tile in every direction, so choose wisely. You can rather help a teammate or destroy an enemy with them. Power cards are more powerful than regular attacks, and if two or all three players use one of them at the same time, they will create a combo, causing special consequences in the game.
8 ) Battle as a team, and reach victory!

The Snow Suit's items are not the only ones you can earn by playing Card - Jitsu Snow. In total, there are 24 items you can get by playing the game, which includes the complete Snow Suit, the Snow Gem, and more. Also, you can win stamps by your actions during the battle, and coins as well. I think that CJ Snow is one of the best strategy games I've ever played, but I would like Club Penguin to let us choose who to play with. Other than that, it's a great game. Like always, I have made a list of the rooms I recommend you to visit the most during the party:

- Card - Jitsu Snow's Dojo
- Ski Hill
- Stadium
- Ski Village
- Ski Lodge
- Card Jitsu special room
- Dojo Courtyard
- Forest
- Cove

Before ending this post, I would like to tell you something: this is a friendly reminder that I still work on the blog, just not as often as before. And just to let you know, you can still see me waddling around the Island quite often, and I tweet often too-- I'm just having trouble posting. You may have noticed that I barely post now, but I still want to keep the blog active so I'll try to make a post at least 1 time per month; and I will talk about important things such as parties, events, etc. I would like to thank ALL of my visitors, specially the ones who have been with me since I created this website ( if there's any ). What are your opinions about Card - Jitsu Snow? Do you like it? What would you do to improve the game? Please feel free to send a comment with your opinion. If you have any doubt or statement about the party, please let me know too. Thanks for reading, and see you later in Club Penguin Island! :D

Monday, March 18, 2013

Card - Jitsu Snow Beta Test Update!

Hello everyone! As you may know already, Club Penguin launched the beta test for the upcoming game "Card  - Jitsu Snow" some weeks ago. This means that anyone with a Club Penguin account can play the game before its official release in the Island. The purpose of this is to notify the CP Team any bugs we find in the game, and they will fix them as soon as possible; so when the game is launched, it won't have too many bugs. If you didn't know, a bug is"an error or fault, as in a machine or system, in a computer or computer program" In other words, a bug in Club Penguin means an error in the SYSTEM. For example: when you want to buy something in the catalog and you get stuck in a forever - loading screen-- that's a bug. If you test CJ Snow right now, you will notice that you're able to send your comments or ideas to the Club Penguin Team in order to improve the game. Well, the CP Team posted something today talking about the enhancements they have making to it. Here is what they say:

Hey penguins,
Big thanks to all the ninjas who shared their Card-Jitsu Snow strategies - you guys are clearly playing smart, with tons of great tactics to win the game. I was super impressed by this tip from batmanfan9: "What i would do is wait for a while until it looks like all players have a power card.Then i would wait from them to place it then i would put my power card with someone elses and try to get a combo because i like the power it gives you when you make a combo" Awesome battle plan, batmanfan9! Combos rock. We added 10,000 coins to your account for having your comment featured this week! And I'm totally going to use your tip!

We're already into our third week of the Card-Jitsu Snow Beta Test! Can you believe it? I guess time flies when you're battling Snow villains! And the team's been crazy busy taking your feedback and fixing bugs to make the game better. A couple weeks ago we showed you some of the bugs we've been working on. Well, here's an update.  

Resolved bugs:

· #1090 - Users are able to enter Bonus Round even if player is KO'd during game
· #795 - Health bars for players who have left game still appear on gameboard after exiting - tile remains occupied
· #1042 - Music will occasionally double up in game - multiple tracks will play at once
· #1011 - Some Power Cards appear blank - missing assets

 We've still got lots to do to make Card-Jitsu Snow the best it can be, but we're thrilled with how the Beta Test is going. You've given us a ton of VERY valuable feedback! Keep playing! Waddle On...

Great! It's very nice to see that we are all working together to improve the game. I hope that the CP Team will finish fixing all the bugs soon, so we can play CJ Snow in the Island :) I think everyone wants to become a Snow Ninja and finally have all 3 gems in the Ninja Amulet, right? That would be awesome! I like the concept of the game, specially because it's focused in team - work, something never seen before in the Card Jitsu games. What do you think of CJ Snow? Are you looking forward to it? Please feel free to send a comment with your opinion. If you have any questions or doubts about the game ( or something else in CP ), please let me know too and I'll be glad to help. Thanks for reading and see you later in Club Penguin Island! :D

NOTE: To find out more about Card - Jitsu Snow, click here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hollywood Party 2013!

Hello everyone! This is my first post of the year. I hope your year is doing good so far! I'm sorry that I haven't posted anything these last weeks, but I was quite busy with School, personal life, etc. I'll try to make more posts this year, because last year I didn't work in this blog too much. But well, in this post I'm going to talk about CP's current party: the Hollywood Party! This is the first Hollywood Party in Club Penguin's history, and I think that it's awesome. This party reminds me of the "Penguin Play Awards" that took place in 2010, but the Hollywood Party is way more complex and cooler, don't you agree? ;) In the "Penguin Play Awards", we penguins could nominate and vote for our favorite Plays, but in the Hollywood Party, we are awarded. During this event, we can complete several tasks, like taking photos of "Superstars" ( penguins with a star around them ) and acting in Movie - studios.

We can act in 3 different movies, which are: "Club Penguin High 3", "High - Speed Getaway", and "Return of the Space Squid". I think that the first 2 movies are a parodies of "High School Musical 3" and "Fast and Furious" XD ( this last movie is not appropriate for little kids ) Whenever you enter a studio ( at the Snow Forts ) a special message will appear on the screen, telling you what to do. In each studio, you'll have to follow 3 simple steps, doing things like dancing, making an emote, etc.; and once you finish, you'll get a prize, which is a special Background. Also, members can get exclusive items. Once you act in the 3 movies, you'll become into a Superstar ( and you'll get a prize ) This means that you are nominated to the "Awards Show", which will take place at the Stage. In February 21, Superstars will be able to find out if they have won an award. They will be able to win a Bronze Statue, a Silver Statue or a Gold Statue, and other prizes as well.

One of the most interesting features of the Party is the ability to travel inside a Limousine. The Limo travels through the Town, the Snow Forts and the Plaza. If you want to get into the Limo, you have to wait in one of those 3 locations until the Limo arrives. But you have to do it fast, or the limo will be gone and you'll have to wait again :P Inside the limo there is a mini restaurant, a pool ( with a dance floor! ) and a space for DJ's. You can even travel in the front seats if you want to! The limo is great, you can have great times with friends in there. If you want to get out of it, you'll have to wait until it arrives to its next destination, which will be shown in 2 screens in the up - side of the limo. Once the limo stops, 2 doors will open, and you can choose any of them to get out. 

In this party, the decorated rooms look really elegant. Also, the night sky is a great effect, in my opinion. Though there aren't many decorated rooms in this party, here is the list of the rooms I recommend you to visit the most:

- Snow Forts
- 3 Studios ( A, B, C )
- Town
- Plaza
- Limo

I think that this is an awesome ( and very fancy ) party. If you didn't know, the OSCAR Awards ( the awards that recognize Cinematographic productions, or in other words, Movies XD ) are going to be this week; which probably means that the Club Penguin Team did this party to fit with the "Superstar" environment. And I have to say that that was a very nice idea, indeed. Club Penguin has been improving parties a lot since these last months, and I think that this party is great. What do you think about it? Are you looking forward to the Awards? Would you like the "Penguin Play Awards" to come back? Please post a comment with your opinion, and if you have any doubt about this party, please let me know too. I'll be glad to help. Thanks for reading and see you later in Club Penguin Island! :D