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New Handheld Retro Video Game System For You Pokemon Fans

Friday, June 9th, 2017

It has been a long time since we had a news post here, but this is a good one. I’ve been working on a new product line of retro handheld game systems that we call Freeplaytech. The 2 products in this line are the Freeplay Zero and the Freeplay CM3, and if you like playing old video games, you’ll want to check them out.

Right now, we are running our Freeplaytech Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to manufacture them. They come as a DIY kit that takes a little bit of effort to build, but the end result is well worth it. There’s even an option to have Retro Modding build the system for you.

Even if you don’t back our Kickstarter, please leave a comment over there saying that OneHitKO sent you. It’d be nice to hear from you after so long.
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iOS/Android Collectible Card Game, Trouble With Robots

Friday, November 28th, 2014

TroubleWithRobots-GameplayWithCards Banner 620x300Trouble With Robots is here!

iOS: Download Trouble With Robots On The iTunes App Store For FREE
http://itunes.apple.com/app/trouble-with-robots/id849799076?mt=8

Android: Download Trouble With Robots On The Google Play Store For FREE
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.art.twr

I would VERY MUCH appreciate it if you would download it. I would LOVE if you would rate the game on iTunes App Store. I’d be ECSTATIC if you would share this elsewhere (with friends or on the internet).

Richard Garfield, Game Designer (Magic: The Gathering, King Of Tokyo) says,

“It is terrific to be able to play Trouble With Robots again – it is overdue for iOS. It surprised me that it still feels unlike anything else I have played, I would have expected some other game developers to use this obviously good game formula to make a bunch of exciting new games. I hope that it gets the success and attention it deserves – and inspires the new games which >I< deserve!"

You could describe the game as “Pokemon: Trading Card Game” meets “Plants Vs. Zombies,” because it’s a mix of CCG and real-time strategy action.

Here’s a video of me playing one of the more advanced levels.


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New Card Game – Trouble With Robots – iOS/Android

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

We are looking for players to try out this new mobile game before it comes out!

Trouble With Robots - iPad Screenshot

Trouble With Robots – iPad Screenshot

Go to http://www.troublewithrobots.com/ to sign up for the iOS pre-release and news emailings.

If you don’t know me, I’m Ed. I started this site years ago, but I haven’t been playing much Pokemon lately. That’s because I’ve been hard at work bringing you a new gaming experience, and it’s very close to the public launch.

Trouble With Robots is a collectible card game that has real-time strategy battle elements.  In the game, your troops battle against the oppressive robotic invasion, and you must collect cards, build decks, and play spells (the cards) to assist them in beating back the invaders.

Pokemon TCG players really seem to love this game, as the card collecting and deck building elements are already second-nature to us.  Instead of typing a bunch of marketing speak, what I would like to do is invite you to play a free pre-release version of the game on your iPad/iPhone.  I think that’s the best way to get the idea across.  If you go over to http://www.troublewithrobots.com/ before the game is released, you can sign up for our mailing list.  I have been personally going over these signups and adding them to our Apple test group invitation list, and, once added, you should receive an invitation email from Apple with instructions on how to get the game.

Call For Family!

In addition to me wanting to share this opportunity with you, I am also in need of some help.  Going into this, I was very optimistic, because I knew that we were working on such a great/fun game.  What I didn’t anticipate was the difficulty in getting noticed.  It doesn’t matter how great a game is unless it gets players.  People must know about it before they can play it.  Once they play it, I think they’ll enjoy it.

What I’m asking is for you to help spread the word.  Could you please post a link on FaceBook, Twitter, Reddit, Google+, your personal blog, etc.?  I would appreciate that so much!  Here are some links you could use.

Leave a comment below, if you have any questions or thoughts!

Gameplay Footage

For those of you that want a little more information about how the game works, I have made a video of me playing the first couple levels of Trouble With Robots.  Check that out here.


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Tiny Report From Tiny Tourney

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Curse You Tiny Tourney!

Curse You Tiny Tourney!

For almost a month, I’ve been working on a Flareon deck.  I chose it due to economics and the fact that I like decks that play fast and loose.  I had it almost built in the Cofagrigous Six Feet Under configuration.  It was something of a “Turbo Flareon” build if you will.

There was a tourney coming up, and I didn’t think that version gave me enough chance against all decks.  I looked around and found Pooka’s decklist online, so I built that version.  I kept playing solitaire and tweaking it, but I never felt comfortable with it.  Basically, his build is a metagame counter, and I wasn’t very confident that the meta here would be anything like that of the real world.

The final straw was that, on Friday night, I played a game against my daughter, Ava, and she beat me.  The tourney was Saturday, and I didn’t have another deck.  I was REALLY kicking myself for not building the deck I had lots of experience with (Darkrai), due to not owning any Darkrai.

As it turned out, I did trade for a Darkrai EX the week before at league.  On the downside, that same day, I traded away all my Dark Patch, because I knew I wasn’t playing Darkrai.  On Friday night, I was really bugging Omar about this via text.  Could I get away with just 2 or 3 many Darkrai?  How many Dark Patch would I need,  minimum?  If I could trade/buy/borrow some Darkrai and Dark Patch, I might switch decks.

On Sat morning, I looked up a decklist for it, and the first one that popped up was Jason Klaczynski’s Worlds list.  I printed it off, stopped at the cash machine on the way, and hit up Who’s Game House.

When I arrived, the Tournament Organizer had a box of commons and uncommons.  I looked through it and came up with 2 Dark Patch and some other useful stuff.  Then I started asking around for Darkrai EX.  I thought maybe the only ones that existed in the town were in Brad’s deck.  That was almost true.  I was able to trade for one from Austin (the same guy that traded me one the previous week, actually).  Zach, yet another player, offered to lend me his full-art copy for the day.  The final piece fell into place when Ken offered up 2 Dark Patch and a couple Virbanks.

I had what I needed, and I had about 15 minutes to build the deck and write the decklist.  It was VERY hectic, and Zach ended up writing my decklist as I tossed newly-sleeved cards at him.  As the entry deadline was called, we realized I was 10 cards short, and I started tossing in Crushing Hammer, Energy Switch (LUCKILY), and something else.  I made it.
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OneHitKO.com Now Hosting Fun Browser Games To Play

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Well guys, we haven’t had much for new articles lately. I wanted to come up with something fun for the people that still stop by here, so I rounded up a bunch of in-browser games for you to play. Leave a comment at the bottom, and let everyone know which game is the best one!

Descriptions of each game:

Goodgame Empire

Empire

Multiplayer Empire Game

  • Category: Action, Multiplayer, Strategy, Roleplay, Adventure, Game for Boys, Simulation, Middle Ages

Description: Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own castle, create a powerful army and fight epic player versus player battles on a dynamic world map. Crush your enemies, conquer land and rise to the ruler of a mighty empire!

Goodgame Big Farm

Big Farm

Multiplayer Farm Game

  • Category: Simulation, Multiplayer, Game for Girls, Game for Boys, Roleplay, Time Management, Fun, Farm Game, Strategy

Description: Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. Using business skills and the help of your neighbors, family and friends you can turn the overgrown barnyard into a beautiful and prosperous farm again. Plant the right crops, harvest and process them, care for your animals and make sure that your workers are happy – this is how your farm will grow successfully.

Goodgame Galaxy

Galaxy

Multiplayer Galaxy Game

  • Category: Action, Multiplayer, Strategy, Galaxy, Adventure, Game for Boys, Simulation

Description: Become the commander of your own space station. Utilize the galaxy’s resources and enlarge your base. Research futuristic technologies and demonstrate your grasp of tactics. Ally yourself with other players from all across the world and rule the galaxy!

Goodgame Gangster

Gangster

Multiplayer Mafia Game

  • Category: Action, Multiplayer, Strategy, Adventure, Game for Boys, Crime, Simulation

Description: Goodgame Gangster is the brand new title from Goodgame Studios. Live the life of a gangster in a big city. Do missions for the godfather, duel with other players from all over the world and get new items at the black market to improve your character. Start your career right now and become the biggest gangster of all time.

Goodgame Poker

Poker

Multiplayer Poker Game

  • Category: Cards, Multiplayer, Action, Social Games, Texas Hold’em

Description: Goodgame Poker presents a whole new poker experience to players. Goodgame Poker combines all the strategy, skill and excitement of Texas Hold’em with customisable avatars and a fresh and modern style. Raise the stakes, bluff with the best and look good while you do it! Buy exclusive items, send gifts to your buddies and raise your rankings. True Texas Hold’em rules with a new twist – GoodGame Poker.


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Hammertime Darkrai BW-on : Battle Roads Report with Darkrai EX, Sableye, Dark Patch, Energy Switch, Crushing Hammer, etc.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Outpost 2000’s New Play Space

Usually I’m pretty pleased with doing well at a tournament and leaving feeling proud even when I haven’t won anything. In the past, I’ve seen the good in times like when I got 17th at Regionals and was able to drive home at a reasonable hour instead of playing top-16. When I dropped my first States, I still felt good about my performance even though I could have played in the top-8 (though I look back on it and think I probably wouldn’t make the same choice if it happened again, but it’s not a regret). I’m not the type of guy that gets pissed when I lose, but I’m also not the type of guy that jumps up and down when I win. However, I don’t think I’ve ever felt like I’ve done so well in a tournament and then walked away feeling so empty handed as I did this past weekend at Battle Roads. We’ll get to that a bit later.

First, I’ll give you a bit of backstory. When BW-on was announced, I wasn’t sure what I would do. I am now building decks for 3 people from my collection, because my second daughter, Petra, has started playing. When I played in Nationals 2011, I used Emboar. I had played and liked it (kinda), so it was easy for me to build. I also had a Zoroark deck from last format, and it was something that could be easily rebuilt for BW-on. That was 2 decks, so I needed something for another junior. I decided to throw together an autopilot style all EX deck. The idea was to just set stuff up without having to evolve, keep damage off, and keep the opponent down (with energy removal thanks to Kyurem EX and hammers). Part of my choice here was that I didn’t care a ton about my BR results, so I refused to buy any Darkrai EX or Mewtwo EX knowing that they’d come out in tins soon.

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Adam Klynsma – Pokemon Master

Monday, September 10th, 2012

I really thought that I would be writing a Battle Roads tourney report this week, but I just can’t. I need to tell you about my friend, Adam. It’s been weighing on my heart. I meant to write this months ago, but I’ve been putting it off. I could make excuses about being busy, but it’s just my fault. I keep thinking about this, though, so I feel the need to put it out here.

I first met Adam around Christmas of 2009 when this site was in its infancy. Since then, I have been going to the Rapid City “South Side Pokémon League” about twice per year. I’m usually there for the 4th of July and again at Christmas time. The problem there is that both of those are holiday weekends, and there aren’t usually many league members around when we show up.

When I knew I’d be in Rapid City, I would usually email Adam to see when/where the league was taking place. From what I understand, Adam started the league in June of 2006, and it has been held in several locations since then, including the library, Hobbytown USA, First Chance Last Chance Games, and Who’s Game House. I wanted to be sure I knew where and when to show up and find out if there were any interesting formats (like 2-on-1 unlimited or old minus current) being played.

On May 25th of this year, I wrote such an email the day before I drove out to Rapid City. I didn’t get a response from Adam, but it was short notice. I had plenty of other things to do while we were out there, and, without his reply to remind me, Pokemon got put on the back burner for that trip.

On June 24th, I wrote to Adam again, telling him that we’d be around for our normal 4th of July trip. Petra (my second daughter) was just starting to play, and I thought his league would be a good environment for her. Again I didn’t hear back, but this time Ava, Petra, and I made it a priority to attend league. Well, we didn’t make it the top priority, because we showed up about halfway through the scheduled league time.

When we arrived, there were no Pokemon players around, but the guy that runs the shop told me that I just missed everyone. They had left, because there weren’t any players (which is kinda typical on the holiday weekends). I mentioned that I had emailed Adam a couple times without hearing anything back, and he said it’s because Adam died. Wow, what a shock.

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Budget Zoroark: Cheap Tournament Pokemon Deck Undefeated (For Real This Time)

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Here’s my quick tourney report from Outpost 2000 yesterday. Ava had a birthday party to attend at a waterpark sort of place, so she didn’t join us. I got Petra to play, though. Apart from that, the big news was that another fellow joined us. Some of you may remember the days when this site was named www.TeamOmar.com. Well, the team’s namesake, Omar, graced us with his presence. I handed him my Quad Terrakion deck (for which he had to scrounge 4 Terrakion).

Petra ran Ava’s Donphan deck. It’s a pretty simplified deck, and I simplified it even further for Petra. Essentially, it runs 4 Virizion as a starter. On turn 1, you attach an energy there and Double Draw. On turn 2, you bring up Donphan and start attacking. Yeah, there’s more to do that that, but not a whole lot more.

I ran the “Budget Zoroark” deck. The list I ran can be found in the Cheapest Pokemon Deck article.

Round 1: Guy From Saint Cloud with Tornadus EX, Regigigas EX, and Beartic (Petra Vs. Paul)
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Budget Zoroark: Cheapest Pokemon Deck At $35

Friday, June 8th, 2012

It says $70. I say $35.

I don’t know where I get these titles. I’m sure you can make a cheaper deck, but this will beat it (unless it’s Fighting type). Also, $35 is just the Troll ‘n’ Toad price divided by 2. I dunno if you can get the cards for that price, but I’m pretty sure you could get close.

I’ve been working on this deck lately, and I think this is the best route to take it. I have now added 4 Rescue Energy. They really help the deck recover, and the deck just has to be doing 120+ damage every turn. If you miss a turn of damage, you’re on track to lose.

To assist with this recovery, I experimented with DCE, but it just doesn’t cut it. The problem is that the deck usually needs a 1st turn Ascension. Ascension requires darkness energy. If you have 4 Rescue and 4 DCE, you’re diluting the dark energy pool too much. Sometimes you can get away without the Ascension, like if you draw into Zoroark right away, but it’s usually key.

After adding the 4 Rescue, I also ended up dropping the Special Dark energy. The deck started life running 4 Special Dark and 4 Plus Power (on top of the Dark Claw). This early build could often do 150+ damage right off the bat. Well, if you can do 120 damage, you can still usually 2shot anything even Eviolited. It is a bit sad that you will now miss the OHKOs on Eviolited 130HP basics, but the deck just has to have a semi-consistent way of getting 2 energy in a turn. I already discussed why I think DCE can’t make the list, so Dark Patch is our alternative. To fuel Dark Patch, you need basic dark, and you have to discard them early to make it work.

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Budget Zoroark: Undefeated

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Yeah, you read that title right.  This deck was undefeated.  You might think that means I won a Victory Cup, but the operative word in the sentence is “WAS.”

So, if you’re following along, I built this deck for my daughter.  Then, I decided it would be a good OneHitKO.com Budget Challenge deck.  She wasn’t ready to play it, so I slightly tweaked it for myself and decided to take it to Battle Roads.

Here’s the list I ran.  I’ll go over my matches, and then discuss how the deck can be improved.

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