Retro Crates returns for a second appearance. Let's rejoin Ruperio and Theoduigi in a blast from the past!
|Start Date||End Date|
|April 9, 2014||
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Replaced by Futuristic Crates
Note: It appears there is an error with the title which refers to Lucky Crates instead.
Retro Crates have arrived!
Come join Ruperio and Theoduigi in a blast from the past!
|Start Date||End Date|
|April 20, 2013||May 20, 2013|
A Bit of PrehistoryEdit
The nine nastalgic prizes offered in Retro Crates harken back to the prehistory of gaming, a history so remote, many of our younger villagers might not catch all the subtle references. Well, the neologisms, Ruperio and Theoduigi, are a play on the Mario & Luigi Series , a quadrilogy of role-playing games released by AlphaDream for Nintendo gadgets. Presumably the fusion of one Rupert and one Mario into a better Rupario follows laws similar to those of DinoFusion.
The nine prizes are organized into four tiers or ranks.
For pictures and descriptions of each prize, see the screenshots below provided by TinyDude.
The total probabilities of winning a prize from each of the four tiers is:
|Tier1(3%) + Tier2(22%) + Tier3(50%) + Tier4(25%) = 100%|
This assumes you play Crates once, and then close it before restarting. As stated elsewhere, never play crates two or more times in a row, as this triggers a second set of probabilities with greatly reduced chances for the top prizes.
For the masochists (or the insanely curious) out there, the reduced probabilities are:
|Tier1(2%) + Tier2(14%) + Tier3(24%) + Tier4(60%) = 100%|
Rank 1 PrizeEdit
|Tier 1: 3% Chance of winning the Bit Block Habitat, the top prize.|
Rank 2 PrizesEdit
You have a one in eleven chance of winning each of the two tier 2 prizes.
Thus 22% of the time, you will win a prize of second rank.
|Prize2: Pong - 1 in 11 chance||Prize 3: Epic Console Totem - 1 in 11 chance|
Rank 3 PrizesEdit
You have a 1-in-8 chance (or 12.5%) to win each of the four prizes in the third rank.
Thus half of your prizes can be expected to come from this rank.
|Prize 4: Excavated Invader||Prize 5: Blockman Arcade|
Note: As discussed below, Prize 7, the Abominable Arcade is really a Tier 3 prize. The tier was incorrectly entered in the game files as a 4.
Rank 4 PrizesEdit
You have a 1-in-8 chance to win each of these unique fusion characters. Another pun on 8-bit?
Thus 25% of the time, you will win one of these whimsical fellas.
|Rank 4: 1-in-8 chance to win Rupario||Rank 4: 1-in-8 chance to win Theoduigi|
Errors and TyposEdit
Finding errors and typos is one of the great joys of the game. It's like a coin-collector who finds a rare penny in which one of the letters has been stamped incorrectly. Worth a pretty penny! So far we have found two typos with Retro Crates. Can you find more?
1. Mispelling: The description for prize 3, the Epic Console Totem reads:
|A dedication to the gool ol' times|
2. Wrong Tier Assignment: The tier for prize 7, the Abominable Arcade is entered as 4. The internal logic of the assigned probabilities and the fact that the arcades form a group of three, reveal that this is a typo. The Abominable Arcade is really a rank 3 prize, and is displayed above as such.