If you are not a gamer, you may not know much about the Halo Reach series. Before Henry started playing the games with his friends online, I was not very informed about it. The Halo series is a first person shooter military science fiction video game developed in 2001 by Bungie for the Xbox 360 gaming system. The series has grown over the years and Halo Reach is a spin off which was released in 2010. The game takes place in 2552, with humanity locked in a war with the alien Covenant. The players control Noble Six, which is a member of an elite super soldier squad, to defend the human world, now known as Reach, falls under Covenant attack. I have a son who is a complete fan of the game and owns all of the Halo and Halo Reach games. If you have a fan in your home, they may enjoy a few things about the game they may not have known.
5 Fun Facts About Halo Reach
- Levels: The original Halo was to have 25 levels instead of the 10 it has. Halo fans laugh at people who complain about the 8 levels in Halo 4
- Trial Versions: The Halo 3 Beta version had 820,000 participants,and the Halo: Reach Beta had over 2.7 million.
- Quotes: In Halo CE, the popular Elite quote “Wort, wort, wort!” is actually a slowed-down reversal of Johnson saying, “Go, go, go!”
- Making The Game: The Bungie Studios team consumed more than 20,000 pounds of pizza, 24,000 gallons of soda and more than a half ton of bananas during the three years it took to develop “Halo 3.”
- Music: Halo 2 remains the only game in the Halo franchise to feature songs created by musical artists as part of its original soundtrack. Some of the artists featured include Breaking Benjamin, Hoobastank, and Incubus.
Henry has enjoyed collecting many of the Mega Bloks sets, including the Hot Wheels set we reviewed in “The Mega Bloks Building Toys Are Super Hot This Year” and in “Four Things You Can Build With Mega Bloks.” Recently we were sent the latest from the Mega Bloks Halo collector series, the UNSC Quad-Walker. The set sells for $33 on the Mega Bloks site as well as Amazon , Toys R Us and other retail stores, and is perfect for kids ages 8 and up. The story behind the Quad Walker is that it is deployed into combat zones from orbit similar to the ODST drop pods. The legs unfold during descent, acting as landing struts which allow movement once on the ground. These legs are built to allow better mobility over a variety of terrains. The Quad Walker’s primary weapons are two high-mounted plasma cannons, similar to the Covenant’s Shade turret. It also comes with a UNSC Soldier, the Blue Spartan Recon with the red visor and the Covenant Soldier, the Amber Storm Elite. Their weapons are the Incineration Canon and the Storm Rifle.
This set was a bit easier to build for Henry as some of the pieces are larger than many sets. With his autism, he can get easily frustrated when building toys and we did not have any issues with the Quad Walker from Mega Bloks. As with our previous sets, the pieces are extremely well made, the colors are spot on with their gaming versions. Henry especially likes the Covenent Soldier and the Incineration Canon. He and his best buddy Adam played with this set for virtaully an entire weekend long sleepover. As per our experience with the Mega Bloks series, we have another hit on our hands! Be sure to visit the Mega Bloks wesbite to see the entire selection of toys. To stay current with the latest news and products, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. One USA reader will win a UNSC Quad-Walker set from Mega Bloks ARV $33.
Do you have a Halo Reach fan and if so, which fun fact did they enjoy most?