Splatoon first prototype was Tofu! It was blocks of Tofu that shot ink to cover its turf, which is similar to the final game. Hiding in your ink color was also born during the development of this prototype. The core ideas for the game were born in the Tofu prototype. Tofu was used basically as a place holder, the developers wanted to concentrate on the game development more than the actual character at this time. The developers had a lot of trouble with designing characters for Splatoon, their ideas didn’t work or they didn’t make any sense to the testing players. They tried Tofu human-like creatures, this character was still able to be seen while hiding in the ink. They even though about using the Mario character but they wanted something fresh and new for Nintendo.The next choice of characters was a rabbit, but why would a rabbit be shooting ink? Then came the Squids, they naturally shoot ink! They made squids human-like so they could walk on land and carry weapons. These are not your average squids, they wear street cloths, a staff member liked the idea of the clothing and so it was added into the game. During the development of this game, all the Inklings were girls and adding a boy character was not in the plans. Splatoon’s main character was a girl and that was rare for a Nintendo video game. Male characters were added but the red hair girl is the main character of Splatoon.

Splatoon was developed by Nintendo, Nintendo Analysis& Development for the Wii U. The initial release date was May 2015. It has sold 4.94 million copies making it Nintendo’s 6th bestselling game.It is a 3rd person shooter video game, using Squids and Ink.

I have played Splatoon Wii U and I have Splatoon 2 on the Switch. You can play this game alone, with friends in your living room or with people on the internet. When you change into a squid, you can swim in your own colored ink, up walls through grates and hide form your opponents. If you walk in someone else’s ink, your speed slows down and you also get damaged. You have weapons like Splat rollers, Inkbrushes and Sloshers which are ink buckets.Weapons can be purchased with Money earned in the game. Players can buy clothing items in the shops, as you level more items become available. Clothing items improve a characters ability, such as faster respawn times.

I know the object of the game is to cover as much territory with your colored paint as possible but I like to paint a little and then swim around in the paint. This game in appropriate for all ages and can be a fun and exciting family game. This game is easy to play and I believe it appeals to all age groups. It a fun and simple game.

Link to Splatoon – Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 – Intro, Multiplayer, and Single Player (Nintendo Wii U)http://Splatoon – Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 – Intro, Multiplayer, and Single Player (Nintendo Wii U

Link to Splatoon Multiplayer Gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=567xtBX81gw


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