The Theft Protection

Myths and Facts About Identity Theft


In Japan, there are a multitude of ways to
make sound effects. Some of these have common parallels between
their language and ours. The sound a dog makes in English is written as “bark” and in Japan it’s “wanwan”. Similarly our version of the sound a cat makes
is “meow”, while Japan labels it “nyanya.” This linguistic skill is normally associated
as onomatopoeia, but Japan takes it one step further into a territory known as ideophones. Ideophones are words that are usually onomatopoeic
but can also be used to convey certain actions or emotions or texture that just can’t be
covered by your usual sound effects. And Japan has a whole treasure trove of ideophones. There’s “kirakira” to signify something sparkling, “jirojiro” for an intense stare, “nebaneba” means stickiness, and “niconico”
is the sound of smiling. That brings us to “kurukuru” which means
spinning around and around. Today on Ninchronicles,
we’re going to talk about Kuru Kuru Kururin. Kuru Kuru Kururin is a game about Yeah! You guessed it! Spinning around and around! Kuru Kuru Kururin was first shown off at Space World
in the fall of 2000 and pretty much the biggest design difference
that I can see is Kururin’s design. He went from a little baby chicken to this
happy bluebird. It was eventually released at the launch of the Game Boy Advance way back in 2001 for both Japan and Europe skipping a North American release. That is until it came out on the
Wii U Virtual Console earlier this year. It’s been 15 years, but it was definitely worth the wait. The plot for Kuru Kuru Kurukururkurur- kLOUGH Alright this is getting my tongue all twisted here. If you don’t mind, I’m just gonna call it Kuru for a bit. The plot for Kuru is that Kururin’s brothers
and sisters have all wandered off and gone missing. Theres no bad guy involved
and if we take a look at the intro, we see that they just wandered off. They were following Mom in a straight line
and then just turned around. How does that even happen? What are you doing kids? Come on! Kururin’s mom sends him out on a rescue mission even though he claims he’s never been to the outside world. Well, if that’s true,
then why is he wearing these pilot goggles? It’s almost like he expected Mom to ask him about this. Maybe Kururin was really behind this all along. He kidnapped his brothers and sisters
in order to have an adventure. That conniving bird! While Kururin “pretends” to not have any experience, Mom suggests training with Professor Hare
to get used to the Helirin. The Helirin is a type of miniature helicopter
with slowly rotating blades. The worlds are made up of narrow passages which makes navigation essential in getting through the game. If you try braving through when youre not ready, poor Kururin’s Helirin is going to explode. Most levels have a rest area along the way to recover your health, so dont worry if youre having too much of a tough time. In fact, I’ll let you in on a secret that
the game doesnt tell you about. See these little rippling zones? Those are actually hints that it’s a safe spot,
where you can rotate endlessly and not get hit. Great for when you’re just trying to get your bearings. Sometimes you’ll find that the passage just
doesn’t agree with your rotation. Maybe if you spun the other it’d be fine. Well theres a solution for that too! Some levels are peppered with springs
that’ll reverse your rotation letting you pass through those spots without issue. If the mazes are giving you too much trouble, then another option is to shrink your blades a bit
in the starting area. Dont think its without a penalty though. You won’t get on the leaderboard at the end and even if you made it through without a scratch, the game wont commend you for it. Kuru knows when youve been cheating. Alternatively, you might want to try out the Easy mode. By default, the blades are at their shortest
from Normal mode and with the added benefit of getting the
credit you so rightfully deserve. Wait are you STILL having trouble with the
Easy mode blades? Well you can make THOSE even shorter! Look how tiny you are! I think you should be able to beat the levels now. Of course, you won’t get any credit though,
you’re stuck living with that shame. You’ll notice on the level select screen that
you’ll get a little preview of the layout you’re diving into. In later levels though,
that won’t really give you the whole picture. Luckily, the menu has a map button to let you
take a look at all the dangers in your path. Are you STILL struggling with the levels? Check out the Practice Mode! This handy mode lets you
start off levels from the rest areas, something even the main adventure doesn’t let you do. On top of that, theres in-game videos demoing
how to get through the levels. It’s incredible, it’s like you have your own personal
video walkthrough. Don’t even need to go to YouTube. It’s pretty outstanding that this game basically gives you a ton of resources to help you get through the levels. You’ll never need to feel like you can’t
beat anything. Every level has a hidden pickup hiding somewhere, although most of them are pretty much in plain sight. For the most part,
these pickups change the design of the Helirin. You can mix and match which shape and color
you want to pilot. And if you feel like it, you can have your
siblings along for the ride to keep you company. And if you’ve got the urge to change your design in the middle of a level, well they’ve got you covered there too! You’ll have likely noticed by now that theres
a time attack leaderboard in every level. This is for those of you who really want to
go the extra mile. Seems like Professor Hare has been exploring this world so much, he’s already on the leaderboard …twice! A good tip to getting through these levels is that if you hold the A or B buttons, you’ll get an extra boost in speed. And if you’re feeling dangerous, hold down both together to become a real speed demon! Just don’t let it get to your head or
else you’ll be in for a rough ride. Keep your cool and you should be able to speed
through the levels in no time. And if you manage to beat
one set of the Professor’s times, you’ll get to take that letter after his name for yourself. If you manage to beat both sets of the Professor’s times, you’re ultimate reward is… …a THIRD set of times! If you were frustrated zooming through the levels before, this is going to be an extra nightmare for you now. I thought this game wasn’t supposed to have a villian,
but Im starting to not trust this bunny. Look at him relaxing. He knows you won’t be able to beat all his
high scores, that smug rabbit. Oh, but thats not all! There’s also a Challenge Mode where you get
shorter mini-levels to navigate through …with less health though! Let me guess, the rabbit is behind this too? He’s all over the leaderboards again! The default propeller length is going to be
the same size even if you chose Easy mode. But, yet again, you can shrink it down and it can get even smaller than Easy Mode! Look! You can just be a little tiny cockpit! You still get the penalties though. You didnt think you could escape that, could you? There’s also a Vs. Mode, but with the Wii U lacking Link Cable support,
I wasn’t able to test it out. If you’d rather own the cartridge version, the multiplayer is basically races in Challenge mode. Imagine racing this time attack ghost
except it’s three ghosts! Everyone can also select their own blade length
and health and then we’ll really have a party. Kururin had a pretty nice run during the sixth generation of Nintendo consoles with a few more sequels and you can be sure that Ill give them their
own time to shine on Ninchronicles someday. In the meantime, check this out: Kururin got to have an assist trophy in
Super Smash Bros.Brawl! The Helirin will show up and interfere with
your fight. The blades don’t hurt, but they can cause you
to lose your ground. To sum it up, Kuru Kuru Kururin makes a pretty
charming experience. It is rather easy to make it through the Adventure, but going the extra mile to beat the rabbit’s high scores, perfecting the levels, beating the Challenge Mode
and perfecting THOSE levels makes the whole game a lot more meatier. You also get a few more levels in both the Adventure and Challenge modes if you manage to perfect all the levels, which is a pretty tough feat or an incredibly easy feat if you;re like me and take advantage of the Restore Points on Virtual Console. Kururin is pretty cheap to pick-up on the Wii U and if it somehow convinces Nintendo to release the other games overseas, then I’m totally all for it! If you’d rather have the cartridge version though, I will point out that anything
that plays Game Boy Advance games. can play ALL Game Boy Advance games. Thanks for watching and spin safely! Ah dang it! Dang it! Uuuggghhh….dang it! Come on… Alright, just a little bit- Dang it! *exasperated grumbling* Almost! Almost! Ahhhhhh!!!! *gruff* Come on! Uuuuuuuuggggggghhhhhhhh……..

Leave comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.