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Artwark

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What's your history of you knowing Nintendo? Why you love them? what will you ever do if it ever goes bankrupt?

I got into Nintendo when I was five. my neighbors were playing Super Mario Bros the one that got me to playing Mario. Soon I got the word Nintendo the more I played these Mario games. It was the Gamecube that made me know of the word Nintendo and I got the thing and loved that system so much.
And since then, Nintendo is my whole reason why I want to make games for a living due to my passion and faith.

I love Nintendo because of how much of charm and quality they put in their characters especially when in the Mario universe. They make games that you won't ever sell because of the memories you spent time with them and I never lost any of my Nintendo games. The other reason is that they are loyal to their fanbase and will do whatever they can to support it and increase it. Sure there are some issues with Nintendo not putting mother 3 and GBA and all, but that the point because if people love that stuff, then they love Nintendo for doing that.

If Nintendo ever goes bankrupt, I will make first party games and calling my company "Win10doh" to honor Nintendo's legacy.....Its a great company that deserves to live and make children happy as well as adults.

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I love Nintendo because they are so family-friendly. The big games that get lots of exposure aren't super violent, hyper-realistic FPS"s. It's different. They're different. Plus I've loved Pokemon since the originals, and Zelda too. So many great franchises. I remember when I'd sneak down to the basement after my mom went to bed in order to play more of Twilight Princess. And Melee. Oh Melee. I loved my cube too. Ninty won't go bankrupt anytime soon, who knows about the future, but I'm sure they'll be fine for the near future.

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I got a NES not too long after my master system can't remember if I had a megadrive before it or not; anyway; nintendo consoles normally played second fiddle to my sega consoles for the most part, however I was and still am a huge zelda fan to the point its my number 1 franchise; if I was to make a top 10 list of my fav video games without limiting it to 1 game per franchise it would ,be swamped with zelda titles if not 100% zelda altogether, its the main reason I buy nintendo systems most of their IP's I can take or leave but zelda and also wario those are enough to get me to buy nintendo.

As for bankruptcy I just don't see that any time soon, hypothetically as for what I'd do.... be pretty bummed for the zelda series, beyond that continue enjoying other games elsewhere.

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Geonjaha

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My parents had known for a while that my brother and I had an interest in buying a console and get into gaming. I must have been around 7-8 when they got both of us a GBC for Christmas, thinking that we'd waste too much time if we got a home console. Having never gamed before it amazed me, and hooked me instantly. From there I got the GBA, and DS. Around that point I really got into PC gaming as my main form of gaming, and have ever since. I of course now also have a 3DS, and decided to buy a Wii U as my first home console since I figured I could also catch up on Wii games.

Since getting into PC gaming I've honestly had little to no interest in buying any other consoles, but what Nintendo offer cant be found on PC, so I continue to buy their handheld systems, which I love to this day. If it wasn't for the fact that I didn't have a Wii though, I'd probably say the Wii U is a waste of money at the moment. You wont be surprised to hear then that I personally wouldn't mind if Nintendo stopped making home consoles. I have my PC for gaming at home anyway, and Nintendo handhelds for when I'm on the go, which somehow have better games than their home consoles anyway.

If Nintendo did move to smartphones then I probably wouldn't buy any of their games anymore (at least on that platform). The fact that the VC is in such a terrible state shows that they wouldn't be all that successful with it, even for those who were interested.

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Drawdler

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Yeah, I'm like you on this Artwark. Nintendo is a huge inspiration for me, though, I won't go into that.

I got into Nintendo at a pretty young age, though I can't remember exactly when. I think the first time I ever had an experience with a Nintendo console was with Pokémon Yellow, and the first game that was developed by Nintendo which I played was Super Mario. Bros. I also played the Nintendo 64 a lot, mainly for Mario Kart 64 and a bit of Pokémon Snap/Stadium, but we didn't actually have many N64 games...

Anyway, at the time, I was obsessed with Spyro (YoTD was my childhood game) which lead me to get a GBA for those GBA Spyro games! Yes, I spent lots of time with Pokémon and absolutely loved it, but I didn't get a GBA because of the new Pokémon games. :P I figured I already had plenty left to do in Yellow and Gold really, though, I eventually ended up getting all the GBA Pokémon games anyway. And then I became obsessed with those, because really, the GBA Spyro games were pretty bad(The Eternal Night was the only good one, and I didn't even play that until a few years ago). If I didn't get into Pokémon so much I wouldn't have gotten a DS, I got it for Diamond and Pearl, and then I ended up getting Wild World and became obsessed with that... Then I found out about the Wii and we got one of those, and once I played Super Mario Galaxy- well, the rest is history.

After I played Super Mario Galaxy... That was really the moment I realised how much I loved Nintendo games. They're so fun and full and... They take me back to simpler times. It's just wonderful. Nintendo games make me feel better when I'm in a bad mood, and they're really just so good. It's just magical.

If they go bankrupt? Yeah, that's probably not happening for years, there's no point to me thinking about that now. I'd be incredibly sad, but similar things have already happened to me with childhood icons- Crash & Spyro- dying before, and that hasn't stopped me from loving video games. I... Just don't know what I'd do, and while I wouldn't forget that if it happened, I'd try not to wouldn't stay down in the dumps over it.
I have to admit they've been making a couple of choices lately that are annoying me though. Gah.

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MAB

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I have always been a SEGA dude... Sony, Microsoft, Apple & Nintendo will never change my awesomeness ;)

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I had a NES but didn't really connect with video games till the Genesis. Being from the United States I feel slightly deprived that I didn't get to play the Master System during that time because no one here even knew it existed. But I never disliked Nintendo and all throughout my years of gaming I had always viewed Nintendo consoles as my #2. They've done a spectacular job in that role. That view probably stems from being a Sega fan most of my life.

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Artwark

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I'm really surprised that there aren't many people who are into this thread lately......did i miss something :|

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Artwark wrote:

I'm really surprised that there aren't many people who are into this thread lately......did i miss something :|

Everyone is on the Sony Love Train. I guess you missed that stop.

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MAB wrote:

I have always been a SEGA dude... Sony, Microsoft, Apple & Nintendo will never change my awesomeness ;)

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WaveWarlock

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EmperorJumpMad wrote:

Artwark wrote:

I'm really surprised that there aren't many people who are into this thread lately......did i miss something :|

Everyone is on the Sony Love Train. I guess you missed that stop.

Because there have already been 1000 threads similar to this one, besides I'm too busy to write another sea of text based on why i love the Big N so much. I will say, that if they magically jumped ship and dropped out of the gaming scene, so would I. Where I'd then unload tons of Koop coins on building up a massive NES, SNES & Atari 2600 collection, and whatever else. :P

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I'd played some video games at a friend's before. Things like Prince of Persia, Impossible Mission and some sort of primitive, not very known ones. Though I'm beginning to be unsure whether it was before I met Nintendo.

Anyway. The first time I saw a Nintendo game was at a shopping mall of some sorts. I remember it quite clearly, there was a TV-display, and some kids were playing Super Mario Bros.. I was watching them from the back and was drawn to it instantly. What I recall very clearly is Mario going on top of the brick ceiling in 1-2, right where the timer and the coin-counter was. Right where you would intuitively think you shouldn't be able to go. So at that moment, and as a part of my very first experience with a Nintendo game, I met the secret, a secret path in a video game. I instantly understood that that was a secret path leading to a warp. From that moment on, I could only imagine what other secrets there might be, and what other amazing things and complexities this game might have on offer with such a simple, albeit then very novel formula. I think that later I managed to play it myself, I'm not sure. After that, there was no question whether I would beg my mother to get me a Nintendo machine.

Right around that time, a store of a video game specialist chain had opened up in the city I lived in, so, obviously, I was going there nonstop. So we got one. It was the Super Mario Bros. NES pack. I really wanted to have the game I saw at the mall, but we were assured that it's the next installment in that very series, and that it is much better. Though a bit disappointed as I was, that faded in an instant after being immersed in the world of Super Mario Bros. 3. It was absolutely magical. That was the game that taught me to play video games, and the experience that made me the Nintendo fan I still am in my thirties.

I remember being furious not being able to enter an upside-down pipe from below, and not being able to complete the first world for a long time. In fact, I refused to believe that there was more than one world, because the learning curve was so long that it felt like an eternity to master the levels to the degree that I could go through them and beat Larry Koopa. So I was amazed that there is another world. Well, there are plenty more, that much we now know. :D

So I played a LOT of SMB3 alone and with friends--always having a blast, loving the game. I'm not sure if it's purely down to nostalgia--it is heavily involved for sure--, but i still consider SMB3 to be one of the most complete games of all time.

An interesting thing is that it was not only my mother who got into playing SMB3, but my grandmother too. In fact, after playing for about 10 years, my grandmother, who began playing SMB3 at the age of sixty, finally BEAT SMB3 when she was seventy. And I mean going through worlds 5, 6, 7, 8, killing Bowser and all! That, I think, is amazing. Not simply because a person at a relatively old age can pull off such a feat, but because the game was so immersive that she was drawn to it too, and didn't give up for years. She had also beat Super Mario World, and possibly Yoshi's Island, I'm not sure.

After that, I rented a lot of NES games, but there were a few that I really enjoyed. Interestingly, Zelda avoided me for some reason. Not because I knew about it, but didn't care: I didn't know it even existed or that it was a series developed by Nintendo. Then we sold the NES, just so we could afford a SNES. That's when the video game mania solidified. There were a lot more games. The most fun I had with was Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, the Donkey Kong Country series, Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Starwing. Just the usual, you know. So, yes, I've lived through the Nintendo-Sega war. The most popular video game magazine was very anti-Nintendo, even back then. Now the hate towards has, as we well know, multiplied, sadly.

As it may be obvious from what I said above, there were only a few games that I really enjoyed that were NOT games made by Nintendo themselves. As if I'd had some kind of a filter that let pass through only the games that had a certain quality and content to them that only Nintendo could provide. It's the secrets within secret rooms within secret rooms that best describes why I love Nintendo. They have and still make games that reek of quality and content that makes one smile, and urges the player to go on and complete the game.

Just think about the question block in Super Mario Bros. games. It is a thrill every time to find out what's in it--even after playing for years, let alone playing for the first time! Not only that, but it FEELS good to jump up, and hit that coin block, or smash a brick one for that matter. Jumping is a blast in itself in Super Mario Bros., but it was combined with the core elements of the game such as the blocks and bricks above. And that's "only" the jumping part, the level design, the enemies, the sounds haven't even been mentioned. The same goes for Zelda and the grass. I don't know about you guys, but cutting the grass with your sword FELLS good (in 2D Zelda games, and from Wind Waker on in 3D), and then we haven't even touched upon the puzzle-solving, secret-finding, and exploratory aspect of the Zelda games. These games are so well-crafted and carefully though-out from the very basics to the more complex elements that it's no wonder why they are the so-called classics that most of us love to this day--for good reason, too.

For me, there are only a handful of games that can provide that. I've never owned a non-Nintendo console, and not because I hate other companies' systems, but because I know that Nintendo will give me what I need from a video game. Miyamoto and co.'s expertise, knowledge, talent, skills and experience is difficult to top, really. It's sad that they are no longer appreciated very much--at least not by way of players buying their systems and games.

Anyway, then came N64, which was a Christmas present from my mom. I wasn't even a question if we were going to buy the next Nintendo system. With the N64, it was the usual: Nintendo developed games and RARE, of course. I'm not going to bore you guys with the details. Suffice it to say that after a couple of years not playing video games, I rediscovered them, and beginning with the Gamecube, I began to buy Nintendo consoles with my own money. It was then when I discovered the utter joy that is The Legend of Zelda. It was around that time that I got acquainted with Metroid and Lylat Wars too.

Now there isn't one game I don't own from Nintendo's major franchises excluding a number of 3DS titles (since I just recently bought one).

If Nintendo goes bankrupt, I will be really sad. But there are so many games they have made which we can replay, that I, personally, won't be forced to buy another system just to play new games. The ones that already exist can keep me busy for the rest of my life.

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Fine, I'll get right on it.
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Got an NES when I was four years old (along with SEGA Genesis right around same time or after). They made me love gaming and continue to make me love gaming to this day. Nintendo has been around for over 100 years so I don't see them going out anytime soon.

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Guovssohas

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I love Nintendo simply because my first console was the NES and since then i have only bought Nintendo consoles.

If my first console was a Sega Master System or Mega Drive then i would probably be a huge Sega fan.

If Nintendo goes bankrupt it's not because of their games, it's the Hardware side. If that happens they simply become a 3rd party, so we still get to play their great games.

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Shortly after my parents got married, but mom bought my dad an NES with Mario Bros/Duck Hunt, Mario 3 and Batman. When I was really small we didn't have the money for an N64 or a PS1. So instead, we would play the NES to death, and we thought that those were what graphics looked like circa 1998-99. Seriously. We got a purple Gameboy Colour with Pokemon on it... lot's of time wasted on that as well. Then I went to my cousin's house and played N64 for the very first time. Ocarina of Time, Mario 64 and Goldeneye. I couldn't believe it! The games were in 3D! Wow. I would also go over to my friend's house and play SNES games such as Donkey Kong Country, Zombie's Ate My Neighbours and Street Fighter.
So, after a few Christmases of asking for an N64 and not getting one, the Gamecube came out onto the market. Christmas 2003, my sister and I unwrapped a black Nintendo Gamecube with Mario Kart Double Dash and the Zelda Collector's Edition disc. Hours and hours and hours were wasted playing Double Dash, Smash Bros, Zelda and Kirby Air Ride. Ever since then, I've had to have Nintendo in my home in some way. It's sort of a family tradition as well because no one in my home wants to play Playstation with me... they want to play Nintendo.

Why do I love Nintendo? Their games have always had a completeness about them. I've respected that. The games also age well since they are so well made and put together. The games have a timeless charm to them. As I said before, my family doesn't want to play Playstation together, they want to play Nintendo. My mom, who has always hated video games, always loved to watch me play Zelda. That was like a type of silent approval of sorts to me when I was younger, and that's all I was looking for.

If they went belly-up, I'd probably cry. No joke. If they went third party, I'd probably cry as well.... but not as hard as if they went bankrupt.

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I don't remember when I first heard of Nintendo, but it was probably from a TV commercial or a friend at school. I was five years old when the NES debuted in the U.S., and didn't get my own until age nine. My favorite games back then were the original "Super Mario Bros." and "Tetris", though I'd grow to love classics like "Metroid" and "Zelda" very quickly. One of the best Christmas presents I ever got was in 1997; my family pooled their resources to get me a Super NES with "Killer Instinct" bundled in. I was so excited, I cheered and laughed like the hyenas in "The Lion King". :)

As the years went on, I stayed mostly faithful to Nintendo, though Sony did draw me away with "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" and "Resident Evil 3" on the PlayStation. My least favorite Nintendo console is the N64, which sucks because its also necessary to play two of my favorite games: "Super Mario 64" and "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time". The company made a huge mistake in sticking with cartridges over CDs, and has fought an uphill battle to regain their dominance in the gaming arena ever since.

One thing that really surprised me was learning a few years ago, that Nintendo actually began as a Japanese card-game company in 1889; this year marks their 125th anniversary! They attempted many different businesses over the years before settling on video games, including a taxicab service and "love hotels" (I kid you not on that one). The Wii system had some cool games like "Super Mario Galaxy" and "Mortal Kombat Armageddon", but I was never a devout fan of motion-control schemes. I got to play a demo of "New Super Mario Bros. U" last month, and it looks pretty impressive. I'm still waiting for a drastic price drop on the console itself, though.

One thing I truly miss seeing on Nintendo systems are classic arcade titles, or disc-based sequels instead of all this online-only crap. The technology's here for arcade-perfect ports of hits like "Double Dragon" and "Pac-Man", but no one seems particularly interested in having them available but me. :(

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MAB wrote:

I have always been a SEGA dude... Sony, Microsoft, Apple & Nintendo will never change my awesomeness ;)

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I'm seriously kicking myself for not spending more time with the SNES during the 16-bit wars. it was 50/50 with both consoles. I easily could of done without the Genesis. It lacked the Magic of the NES and in no way had the wow factor or quality to that of the SNES. Still, Rocket Knight Adventures, Castle & World of Illusion, Splatterhouse 2, even Boogerman, Decap Attack, Streets of Rage and yes.. Eternal Champions + Mega Man: Wily Wars(played both when i was hit with the chickenpocks.lol) bring back some solid memories...But they just don't compare whatsoever to what nintendo(especially), Capcom and Konami whipped out on the SNES.

The genny never screamed next gen for me or even came close to matching many of the experiences i had on the NES.... SNES however screamed next gen and blew the bloody neighborhood. :o

The Nes dominated my Pee wee years and for good reason. Those were the golden years for moizy, including the first 2 years of the SNES and hitting up my Local Chuck e Cheese for some amazing TMNT II: The Arcade game, Double Dragon, Donkey Kong, Space Harrier, Pacman(ect ect) gaming goodness. :*

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