Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 15th day of Collecting, Yr 21
The Neopian Times Week 73 > Articles > Hidden Tower Reviews 3

Hidden Tower Reviews 3

by aachewwthree

HIDDEN TOWER - This is the third of 5 Hidden Tower Reviews. As you know this is where all those expensive items are torn apart and looked at. Those eight artifacts this week are: Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie, Hubrids Noxious Blade, Hubrids Puzzle Box, Ice Dice, Jelly Chia Plushie, Jhudora the Dark Faerie Doll, Jhudoras Crystal Ball, and Little Timmys Slingshot.

The format of the reviewing is the same as before. First we go over the basic information, followed by Aacheww's Line (Patent Pending), then Battle Strategy, and finally the Verdict in A-F format. (Dun dun dun!)

Now, that we know how everything works, let's go!

Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie: The first of many is the Greater Orb. The Orb costs 2,079,000 NP. This cost is for a consistent 6 icons of Fire while defending 2 icons of both fire and water.

Aacheww's Line: This doesn't look like an orb; it looks more like a staff. Anyway, it's pretty good but there are better, such as the Kau Knight Helmet. Just seems a little underdone for the cost.

Battle Strategy: When on the attacking side, use a new goes with everything weapon, a Grand Lightning Beam or Immense Rubber Axe of DOOM (Since the Hand Painted Scarab was downgraded, this is advised). When playing defence, try a Fire Gem or Mega Fire Shield to fully stop this attack.

Verdict: C-

Hubrids Noxious Blade: This blade was crafted by evil Hubrid Nox. Seems like a pun being called a Noxious Blade. Anyway, the cost of the Blade is 4.5 Million NP. Normally it does 7 icons, 2 Dark and 5 Physical. However, should you be facing a Lupe, being the passionate Lupe-Hater Nox is, the Blade does 10 Dark & 10 Physical against Lupes; a whopping 20 icons!

Aacheww's Line: Well, this weapon is the Jekyll & Hyde of the Battledome. Fight a Lupe and it's a Hyde slapping 20 icons into the opposition. Anybody else however, it's a Jekyll, doing 7 icons. Well, at least it beats the Greater Orb.

Battle Strategy: On the attacking end. To do optimum damage target Lupes through the Target pet Feature. Playing defence as a Lupe, Leaf Shield will stop 50% of the attack. As anybody else, a Leaf Shield will take out 5/7 of the attack.

Verdict: C+

Hubrids Puzzle Box: Another Nox original. Don't worry Lupes, this won't do any more to you then it would to anyone else. The box is a rather odd weapon. It costs 11,000,000 NP and does no damage. In fact, when you use it, nothing happens! For the first 2 turns that is. On the third turn, the Puzzle Box drains 50% of your opponents HP!

Aacheww's Line: Well, if you can last 3 turns, you can take care of you opponent much faster. Not really much to say really. The Puzzle Box is like a more powerful Life Drain.

Battle Strategy: Make sure you can last long enough for the effect to go through. Use Sink and Burrow to stall for time. Also imply Diamond Dust and Fiery Gaze. On defence, count off turns and use a Thyora's Tear.

EXTRA NOTE: 2 Puzzle Boxes are not an automatic win! The first takes 50% of the HP, the second take 50% OF THE REMAINING 50%! Therefore, 2 Boxes drain 75% HP.

Verdict: B

Ice Dice: Feeling Lucky? Then grab these dice and gave 'em a roll! These Ice Dice cost 2,475,000 NP. Should you roll a 2, 3, or 11, you freeze your opponent! Rolling a 7 however, will make them disappear for the battle.

Aacheww's Line: Well, I was never good at rolling dice but should you roll a freeze number, yay you! Very awesome the fact that you can freeze multiple times!

Battle Strategy: A gamblers creation, it has no strategy. Just do a good luck dance and throw 'em!

Verdict: A-

Jelly Chia Plushie: This is a 1.5 Million NP toy. This isn't a weapon. If you want, you can try to have some fun and create your version the Jelly Chia's home, JELLY WORLD!

Aacheww's Line: What can I say? It's a really expensive toy. It feels funny too, hehe.

Battle Strategy None

Verdict/ Fun Factor: B+

Jhudora the Dark Faerie Doll: Well, another toy. This one costing 1.5 Million NP as well. If you happen to be in the mood for fun, get revenge for when Jhudora asked you for that Thyora's Tear of your Level 50 Quest.

Aacheww's Line: x_x Read above. I wonder if they will make an Illusen doll. I'd need to beat that up after I had to get a Striped Aisha Morphing Potion for Level 38.

Battle Strategy: None

Verdict/Fun factor: B

Jhudoras Crystal Ball: Any psychics in the audience? If so, you'll get a kick out of this Crystal Ball! For 3 million NP you can see everything your opponent has equipped to them!

Aacheww's Line: Okay, big deal! You get to see your opponent's weapons. I won't pay 3 Million for this. I pity those who buy it. I pity even more those who buy Faerie Fog in defence

Battle Strategy: Let me just save you the time and say, DON'T BOTHER! This has no repercussions if your opponent sees what you have. Besides, if you battle, sooner or later they'll see what you have.

Verdict: F

Little Timmys Slingshot: The final artifact of the third installment of HTR. This will remind you of your childhood. The slingshot costs 2.97 Million NP for 4-9 icons of damage amongst two types, light and physical.

Aacheww's Line: Oh boy, a slingshot! However, I do not like this artifact much. I only deal 4-9 icons for almost 2.8 Million Neopoints. It seems a little high to do what this Slingshot does. Although this and Faerie Acorns via the Cooking Pot create the Faerie Slingshot, which can do up to 50 icons!

Battle Strategy: Use with a Grand Lightning Beam or Immense Rubber Axe of DOOM to double the damage. On defence try a Virtupets X-514 Super Shield to stop three of the light and physical damage.

Verdict: C-

Well, we've now completed 3 installments of HTR. Now that we're done, let's review what we did: Greater Orb of the Fire Faerie, C-; Hubrids Noxious Blade, C+; Hubrids Puzzle Box, B; Ice Dice, A-; Jelly Chia Plushie, B+; Jhudora the Dark Faerie Doll, B; Jhudoras Crystal Ball, F; and Little Timmys Slingshot, C-.

Next week, prepare to look at these eight artifacts: Mask of Coltzan, Meukas Snot Trail, Portable Kiln, Radish Bow, Rainbow Swirly Thing, Shrunken Skull Marbles, Snow Faerie Doll, and the Snowball Machine.

That's the end for this article; this is aachewwthree, reincarnation of the infamous Chia Flour writer, signing off! Remember, save up for the good ones, and laugh at the bad ones.

Authors Note: I encourage feedback, but any negative or blind angst rage is discouraged. A HUGE thanks to the creator(s) of Neopet Nexus, whom without my articles would be way more sporadic.

Week 73 Related Links

From the Case Files of Dark Night: Dark and the Hidden Tower Catastrophe
The city was alive as I began to look for the Hidden Tower. It WAS hidden, so it took me a good thirty minutes to find it.

by 2hot4u181



Search :
Other Stories

How (Not) to Get Ahead on the Battledome Chatboard
Being rather new to battling myself, I've come to be a common lurker on the Battledome chat board...

by karma_leafbarer


Avoiding Capital Punishment
While I made every effort to come up with a consistent standard for capitalisation, your version may vary.

by shidi


Darigan Has Been Framed!
Meridell is a mess. The Turmaculus is missing. Cheese Roller has been ransacked.

by stoneman3x


Experiment_ex
Just how hard is it to make some Neopoints?

by ladee_sarah


The Ups and Downs of Hoarding
Okey dokey, everybody. I can't believe I just said 'okey dokey'.

by bluescorchio104


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search