Ninjas, Your New Journey Has Begun!

After having a brief public beta phase in March, Card-Jitsu Snow has been completed and released online! There’s also many other ninja updates. I’ll just jump to the chase: I feel like Card-Jitsu Snow could be much better than what it currently is. More on that at the bottom if you’re interested in reading what I have to say.

UPDATE: The team is hard at work fixing all of the bugs players are encountering. If you are having difficulties playing like me, it’s best you wait a few days until the game is more stable. This isn’t the first time Club penguin has had a poor and buggy launch and it definitely won’t be the last, but they are working hard and that’s what counts!

First thing’s first. Talk to Sensei. He’ll pop up at the Dojo Courtyard.

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You’ll get a Snow Starter Deck of cards.

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You can also check out the new Card-Jitsu progress board. There’s different scrolls for different things. You can play Card-Jitsu Snow to unlock videos.

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You can view your cards.

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And you can view your progress in all four Card-Jitsu Games!

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This is what the progress boards look like:

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The Snow Dojo is what it was during the beta but coloured in.

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A lot of Card-Jitsu Snow’s gameplay is the same as what it was during the beta, so I’m not going to cover it too much.

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Gameplay is the same, you pick an element and play with two others to defeat the villains. You can get up to 21 stamps, coins, and rewards of items and videos for your progress.

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Anyone can unlock the Card-Jitsu Snow stamps, member or not.

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UPDATE: They have since added a new activity stamp for earning all three amulet gems! 3 Gems – Earn the Fire, Water, and Snow Gems.

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Going back to the items you can unlock, there are nine individual videos that tells Sensei’s story. Here is all of them in one.

Now…I feel like this game could be a lot better. The gameplay is fun, but a little slower paced compared to the other Card-Jitsu games – although that’s good for older computers so there isn’t as much lag. But my biggest gripe is the size of the game. It’s like playing Club Penguin in small screen, and that’s not fun! Nobody plays in small screen! Parts of the game like the card deck and hints don’t even appear on half the game either, they’re on the white. I feel like it shouldn’t be that way since it’s not in any other game. There’s also the error in the bottom left corner when you play Club Penguin. Seriously, this game doesn’t really feel like anything Club Penguin related to me, it just feels blah. Am I going to play it? Yes. Am I going to be a snow ninja? You know it! But with that aside, I just feel like the game was rushed and could be much better than what it currently is. To make matters worse I have the Retina MacBook Pro so normally things are really crisp and clear. But because this game heavily relies on images rather than flash files, things like the penguins and background are pixelly and don’t go easy on the eyes after a while due to the images not being the right size to appear crisp on such a high definition screen. I was kind of hoping Club Penguin would make Card-Jitsu Snow a bit better after the beta to make it more appealing and fun but they only modified some stuff, fixed bugs, and figured that was enough. But it’s not.

UPDATE 2: As said by Spike Hike, the Club Penguin Team is hard at work fixing the bugs, the small screen one being one of them. I’m sure that they’ll fix many of the other issues players are experiencing over the next few days too. It seems like a lot of penguins want to be able to play with certain penguins rather than being randomly matched together. I’m sure they’ll listen to the Club Penguin Community if many players request it!

In short, once the game is made more stable over the next few days I’m sure penguins, me included, will enjoy Card-Jitsu Snow much more. We just need to give the team some time to fix the game’s code and once that’s done I’m sure the opinion of the game will be much more positive.

UPDATE 1: Well, I tried it on Windows and it’s normal sized. On Mac it’s small. Everyone’s having mixed results. Huh.

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What are your thoughts on the game? I’m curious.

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68 thoughts on “Ninjas, Your New Journey Has Begun!

  1. Interesting video, glad to see some more history on Sensei. I wonder if we’ll see Tusk again for Card-Jitsu Shadow.

  2. It’s very sad that I can’t play Card Jitsu Snow. My computer is very old, so the new flashplayer does not work.

  3. You know train , The easiest snowmen we can really defeated is The fat snowmen named Tank . All you have to do is attacking him In the far distance but not too closed to the Evil Snowmen. He was the dumb snowmen I ever defeated


  4. I haven’t played a single game yet – I keep getting error messages saying everyone one else has quit or connection issues. I have been waiting over a hour

  5. Is there anyway you can play with your friends? I can’t figure out how to arrange a CJ snow match with friends. Only with random people I dont know.

  6. SO much exclusives in CJS, after your a ninja, you can earn the CJS weapons, plus the unreleased shadow items.

  7. Also yeah, the screen is pretty small for me too, and I also use a MacBook Pro. :/ It was annoying at first..but I got used to it. Still, it feels so different compared to the other games with the small screen, and my eyesight isn’t all that great, so at times it feels too small to me.

    The joining bug is also annoying – seriously, I was waiting at least an hour just to get into one game!

    • I privately heard from Spike Hike about the small screen and he said the following:

      “Small screen is supposed to be for people with low end computers but on some Macs you get it.”

      The team is working to fix it so it will be proper size soon, probably by the weekend.

  8. i cant play… BUT I CAN IMAGINE XD…. nah it wont work :'(

    but i can dance! (/._.)/… not working!!!

  9. Dude it’s been almost a week can you reply already?! By the way remember the new one,(removed for privacy)

    • Sorry I’ve been super busy. I’ve got tons of people to reply to soon. I won’t forget, I promise. I’m working hard to get to it soon, but I’ve been really really busy with school.

  10. You know trainman , The easiest snowmen we can really defeated is The fat snowmen named Tank . All you have to do is attacking him In the far distance but not too closed to the Evil Snowmen. This abilities for who choose the Snow ninja as his weapon during the Battle He was the dumb snowmen I ever defeated

      • Card Jitsu Shadow must be coming in November 2013/14 because in CJ Snow, you can see the Shadow Items in the Progress Board thing and that card…. Maybe Tusk created the Element of Shadow….

  11. Haha, WHAT A GLITCH! I stood in one position and I randomly got 3 hard difficulty stamp. For doing NOTHING.

  12. Hi Train In The Picture of the Snowy Forest of you playing CJS. I was playing with you!! I was the Fire Ninja! I knew you were the Water Ninja because when the game was starting it said Trainman1405. I also want to know how i did?

  13. I found a way to make your game screen bigger.Just zoom in your window before you enter the game
    P.S. i use a windows pc and Google chrome, i dont know if it works in any other

  14. I found a way to have a big screen game of cjs
    Just zoom in your screen before you enter a game.Some part of the screen might be cut off and don’t show when you start, if this happen go to full screen
    It works for me :)
    P.S. I use a windows 7 PC and Google Chrome, i don’t know if it will work in another

  15. Card jitsu snow is a really fun game. It is a bit like Fire Emblem if you have ever played it where your side takes a turn and then the enemy side, and it continues until one side has won. Incredible game, and I enjoy the videos you get from winning matches.

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