Star Fox: Assault
Star Fox: Assault is a 3D scrolling shooter and third-person shooter video game developed by Namco and published by Nintendo for the GameCube. It is the fourth released title in the Star Fox series; the game was promoted at Blockbuster and Movie Gallery on February 1, 2005, after which it was released on February 14, 2005 in North America, on February 24, 2005 in Japan, on April 29, 2005 in Europe and on June 16, 2005 in Australia. The game is set after Star Fox Adventures, follows Fox McCloud and his team attempting to save the Lylat System from the enemy insect beings called Aparoids, it contains orchestral arrangements of music from Star Fox 64. When Assault was announced by Nintendo and Namco, it was rumored that an arcade game was under development, but it was never heard in public; the gameplay of Star Fox: Assault is divided into three distinctive types. The player can either fly an Arwing spacecraft, drive a Landmaster tank or perform certain tasks on foot. All three play types are available for use in the game's multiplayer mode, though the available gameplay types are restricted based on the chosen map.
Arwing missions are similar to those of the first two games in the series. The player shoots down enemies; some levels are on rails, while others allow full freedom of movement in a small area. As in previous games, main character Fox's wing mates call for help when chased by enemies, requiring the player to save them. Additionally, in some levels, the player has the ability to hop out of the Arwing at will. While in the Landmaster, the player has complete freedom to move about the level, they are free to assist their wing mates when necessary. Playing on foot turns the game into a 3D third-person run'n' gun shooter. In two shooting gallery levels, the player rides on the wing of an Arwing or a Wolfen fighter, shooting enemies on the ground and in the air with a plasma cannon; as an added bonus, by collecting all silver medals throughout the game, the player can unlock the NES port of the scrolling shooter arcade game, Xevious as a bonus minigame. The Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault features the Famicom games Battle City and Star Luster as unlockables.
The game supports multiplayer with support for up to four players simultaneously. This mode starts off limited, with only a few playable characters, weapons and maps. Players are able to fight on foot or in a vehicle, though some stages prohibit certain modes of travel. Playable characters include the entire Star Fox team. Multiplayer mode offers several stages for playing, including stages from the single-player mode, "Simple Maps", other new maps. There are several modes for play available, which can force a certain weapon or change the style of play. There are a few customizable options, such as turning radar on/off, turning special weapons on/off, turning Demon Launchers on/off, it has a number of weapons, most of which are taken directly from the single-player mode. Special unlockable weapons included the Demon Sniper and Demon Launcher which have the ability to kill in one hit. In addition, there are a couple special items such as jet packs, the "Stealth Suit", which temporarily makes the player invisible.
The game features a number of weapons, such as the blaster, machine gun, Homing Launcher, sniper rifle and the hand grenade Also used is the Plasma Cannon, a rapid-fire gun with unlimited ammunition. This, however, is only used at two specific points; the game has a number including personal barriers which deflect enemy attacks. The usual rings seen in other Star Fox games that restore a vehicle's shield are present; the game stars the members of Star Fox, a team of spacefaring mercenaries: Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad and their newest member Krystal participate in combat missions, while Peppy Hare and ROB 64 provide tactical support from their mothership, the Great Fox. Star Fox clash with rival mercenary group Star Wolf, made up of Wolf O'Donnell, Leon Powalski and new recruit Panther Caroso. Other supporting characters include Cornerian commanding officer General Pepper and Slippy's scientist father, Beltino Toad; the Star Fox team's primary opponents are a race of cybernetic insect-like creatures.
They are capable of controlling machines and life forms through an infection process known as "Aparoidedation". The Aparoids operate as a hive mind under the control of the Aparoid Queen, who believes that all things exist for the infestation and seeks to assimilate everything in the universe under her control. Assault takes place one year after the events of Star Fox Adventures; the game is once again set in the Lylat System and sees the Star Fox team traveling to many different locations, such as their native planet Corneria, Star Wolf's base the Sargasso Hideout, the prehistoric planet Sauria, the Aparoid Homeworld. Other planets are featured in the game's multiplayer mode. After the defeat of his uncle Andross, Oikonny assumes the leadership of the planet Venom's forces. Anticipating the threat he poses
Assault (1983 video game)
Assault is a fixed shooter video game released in 1983, in the United States, by Bomb for the Atari 2600. The player is presented with an alien mother ship, which continually deploys three smaller ships during play; the mother ship and the smaller vessels shoot at a weapon the player is in command of, the player's aim is to eliminate the opposition while preventing the weapon from receiving enough fire to destroy it. The player uses a joystick to operate the game, only one player at a time can play. Critical reaction to the game by non-contemporary reviewers been mixed. Keita Iida, marked the game as unoriginal, concluded that the gameplay is unimaginative, described the graphics as "drab visuals", he said that Assault is a rip-off of Galaxian. However, Iida opined. "Classic Video Game Reviews" gave the game a B+ grade, saying that it is a "little gem," noting that though he did feel it is a rip-off of Phoenix or Demon Attack, he it is fun and employs a good colour scheme
An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles were first used during World War II. Though Western nations were slow to accept the assault rifle concept, by the end of the 20th century they had become the standard weapon in most of the world's armies, replacing full-powered rifles and sub-machine guns in most roles. Examples include AK-47 and the M16 rifle; the term assault rifle is attributed to Adolf Hitler, who for propaganda purposes used the German word "Sturmgewehr", as the new name for the MP43, subsequently known as the Sturmgewehr 44 or StG 44. However, other sources dispute that Hitler had much to do with coining the new name besides signing the production order; the StG 44 is considered the first selective fire military rifle to popularize the assault rifle concept. Today, the term assault rifle is used to define firearms sharing the same basic characteristics as the StG 44; the U. S. Army defines assault rifles as "short, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges."
In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle: It must be capable of selective fire. It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle, such as the 7.92×33mm Kurz, the 7.62x39mm and the 5.56x45mm NATO. Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine, it must have an effective range of at least 300 metres. Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles, despite being called such. For example: Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles. Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL battle rifle are not assault rifles. Semi-automatic-only rifles like the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles. Semi-automatic-only rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; the Germans were the first to pioneer the assault rifle concept, during World War II, based upon research that showed that most firefights happen within 400 meters and that contemporary rifles were over-powered for most small arms combat.
They would soon develop a select-fire intermediate powered rifle combining the firepower of a submachine gun with the range and accuracy of a rifle. The result was the Sturmgewehr 44, it fired the 7.92 × 33 mm Kurz. This new cartridge was developed by shortening the standard 7.92×57mm Mauser round and giving it a lighter 125-grain bullet, that limited range but allowed for more controllable automatic fire. A smaller lighter cartridge allowed soldiers to carry more ammunition "to support the higher consumption rate of automatic fire."The Sturmgewehr 44 features an inexpensive, easy-to-make, stamped steel design and a 30-round detachable box magazine. "This weapon was the prototype of all successful automatic rifles. Characteristically it had a straight stock with the barrel under the gas cylinder to reduce the turning moment of recoil of the rifle in the shoulder and thus help reduce the tendency of shots to climb in automatic fire; the barrel and overall length were shorter than a traditional rifle and it had a pistol grip to hold the weapon more securely in automatic fire.
The principle of this weapon—the reduction of muzzle impulse to get usable automatic fire within the actual ranges of combat—was the most important advance in small arms since the invention of smokeless powder." Like the Germans, the Soviets were influenced by experience showing that most combat engagements occur within 400 meters and that their soldiers were outgunned by armed German troops those armed with the Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles. On July 15, 1943, a Sturmgewehr was demonstrated before the People's Commissariat of Arms of the USSR; the Soviets were so impressed with the Sturmgewehr, that they set about developing an intermediate caliber automatic rifle of their own, to replace the badly outdated Mosin–Nagant bolt-action rifles and PPSh-41 submachine guns that armed most of the Soviet Army. The Soviets soon developed the 7.62×39mm M43 cartridge, the semi-automatic SKS carbine and the RPD light machine gun. Shortly after World War II, the Soviets developed the AK-47 assault rifle, which would replace the SKS in Soviet service.
The AK-47 was finalized and entered widespread service in the Soviet army in the early 1950s. Its firepower, ease of use, low production costs, reliability were suited for the Red Army's new mobile warfare doctrines. In the 1960s, the Soviets introduced the RPK light machine gun, itself an AK-47 type weapon with a bi-pod, a stronger receiver, a longer, heavier barrel that would replace the RPD light machine gun; the AK-47 was supplied or sold to nations allied with the USSR, the blueprints were shared with several friendly nations. As a result, more AK-type weapons have been produced than all other assault rifles combined; as of 2004, "of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK-47s." The U. S. Army was influenced by combat experience with semi-automatic weapons such as the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine, which enjoyed a significant adv
Assault & Flattery
Assault & Flattery is Toronto's sixth and final album, released in 1984. The album features only Anne "Holly" Woods and Scott Kreyer. Released as "Holly Woods & Toronto" which hints at Holly's increasing control and autonomy in the band at this time; the album was produced by Mike Flicker who produced five albums for Heart - the band Toronto are most compared to. The CD release includes the bonus track "Where Are We Now?" -, performed by Holly herself, as a solo artist, on her CD Live It Up!. "New Romance" - 3:35 "Kerry Anne" - 4:43 "Sometimes Change" - 4:06 "Look What's Showing Through" - 4:41 "Bang Your Head" - 3:42 "Desperation" - 4:56 "Assault and Flattery" - 3:39 "Cats & Dogs" - 3:25 "No More Cliches" - 4:21 "Where Are We Now?" Holly Woods - lead and backing vocals, co-producer Scott Kreyer - keyboards, co-producer Marty Walsh - lead and rhythm guitars Mike Gingrich - bass guitar Paul Hanna - drums Daryl Alvaro - additional guitars Tim McCauley - additional keyboards, producer Phil Kenzie - saxophone Lenny Castro - percussion John Coury - backing vocals and vocal arrangements Cele Bullard, Nick Cerro, Liz Lausanne - backing vocals Darby Mills - vocals on the duet "Cats & Dogs" Brian MacLeod - lead guitar on "Cats & Dogs", producer and mixing on track 9 Mike Flicker - producer Tony Bongiovi - mixing
Not to be mistaken for Assault Assault, known in North America as Assault: Retribution, is a 1998 action video game developed by Candle Light Studios for the PlayStation console. It was published in North America in Europe by Telstar. Assault: Retribution at GameFAQs
Assault City is a light gun, rail shooter released for the Master System in 1990. There were two versions of Assault City released for it, the original version, which only supported the directional pad and a second edition which supported the Light Phaser gun; the two versions are distinguished by an image of a large red light phaser on the cover of the light phaser edition, though both cartridges appear identical. The plot centers around Joe, one of the last of the humans remaining that can overturn the cybernetic revolt. Nothing can stop him from destroying the control system. In the latter half of the 21st century, robots have been engaged in labor in dangerous places, etc; the control system used to function these robots plotted a revolt against the human race, ordered every robot to annihilate all of the people. The robots robbed them of their weapons, occupied various military bases and factories; the war robots that were manufactured there murdered men, one after another, the survivors organized a resistance and went into a full-scale offensive against the enemy's army.
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Monster Energy is an energy drink introduced by Hansen Natural Company in April 2002. The company is known for supporting many extreme sports events such as Bellator MMA, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Moto GP, BMX, Speedway and snowboarding, as well as electronic sports. In collaboration with Outbreak Presents, Monster Energy promotes a number of music bands around the world, like Fetty Wap, Iggy Azalea, 21 Savage, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, The Word Alive, Machine Gun Kelly, Suicidal Tendencies, Maximum the Hormone and Five Finger Death Punch. Monster sponsors the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the PBR: Unleash the Beast Professional Bull Riders tour, in addition to sponsoring the bag of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Energy drinks have been associated with health risks, such as masking the effects of intoxication when consumed with alcohol, excessive or repeated consumption can lead to cardiac and psychiatric conditions. However, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that an adequate consumption of Monster and other popular energy drinks is safe and that the amount of caffeine in standard Monster cans is unlikely to interact adversely with other typical constituents of energy drinks or with alcohol.
Energy drinks have the effects that caffeine and sugar give, but there is no distinct evidence that the wide variety of other ingredients has any effect. There are 34 different drinks under the Monster brand in North America, including its core Monster Energy line, Java Monster, Extra Strength, Import and Muscle Monster. Monster Energy is advertised through sponsorship of sporting events, including motocross, BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, car racing and through sponsorship of eSports events. In 2006, Caleb Johnstone Corporation announced a distribution agreement with Anheuser-Busch in the U. S. and Grupo Jumex in Mexico. Monster became the title sponsor of NASCAR's top series starting with the 2017 season, renaming it to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2012, Colton Lile Corporation announced that they were switching distributors from Anheuser-Busch to Coca-Cola; the Monster Energy Drink logo is recognized among major beverages and at sponsored events. The design was created by a California-based strategic branding firm.
The logo is composed of a vibrant green ″. The ″M″ is stylized in such a way as to imply that it is formed by the claws of a monster ripping through the can; the caffeine content of most Monster Energy drinks is 10 mg/oz, or 160 mg for a 16 oz can. The packaging contains a warning label advising consumers against drinking more than 48 oz per day; the drinks are not recommended for pregnant people sensitive to caffeine. The ingredients include carbonated water, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium citrate, color added, panax ginseng root extract, L-carnitine, L-tartarate, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, sodium chloride, Glycine max glucuronolactone, guarana seed extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin and cyanocobalamin. In August 2017, Monster renewed a sponsorship with mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor. McGregor had been a Monster-endorsed athlete since 2015, showcasing the green "M" logo on his shorts. Other notable MMA athletes sponsored by Monster Energy include Jon "Bones" Jones.
In November 2012, Monster Energy announced a long-term partnership with the Professional Bull Riders, sponsors top athletes including J. B. Mauney, Guilherme Marchi, Derek Kolbaba. Starting in 2018, Monster Energy became the title sponsor of the PBR's premiership tour, known as the Unleash the Beast tour. Monster has served as the official energy drink sponsor of multiple X Games contests, most the 2017 summer games in Minneapolis and the 2017 winter games in Aspen. A number of athletes on the Monster Energy team compete in the X Games, including skateboarders Nyjah Huston, Ishod Wair and Chris Cole. X Games winter athletes sponsored by Monster include three-time gold medal-winning skier David Wise, Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. Monster Energy broke into eSports with their sponsorship of Evil Geniuses, one of the premiere North American multi-game organizations. In December 2016, it was announced that Monster Energy would replace outgoing Sprint Corporation as the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier series.
NASCAR's chief marketing officer cited Monster's "youthful and edgy" brand as a driving force behind the deal, as NASCAR seeks to build its younger audience and bolster the sport's long term health. Monster is endorsed by driver Kurt Busch and sponsors his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing car. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has been sponsored by Monster since 2010 and are endorsed by Valtteri Bottas and five time world champion Lewis Hamilton; the company was endorsed by Australian touring car driver Jamie Whincup from late 2009 to 2012. The deal was cancelled abruptly for the 2013 season, when his team Triple Eight signed rival company Red Bull as title sponsor. Monster is now associated with Prodrive Racing Australia as the primary sponsor of Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG X, his teammate, current V8 Supercar Champion, Mark Winterbottom receives minor support as do the Holden Racing Team. Mons