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Beau_Skunk

Beau_Skunk

United States

Longtime Nintendo fan, I also like to draw, voice act, and other things.

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#1

Beau_Skunk commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

While a decent article, and I understand it's trying to highlight both the console's good qualities, and flaws. I think it's being a being a li'l hard on it in some ways. While it finished behind the Playstation in sales, it actually did very well market-wise regardless. (People seem to forget just 'cause a console isn't first, or even second place, doesn't make it a "commercial failure.") Especially, when it first came out, it sold out so often, I wasn't even able to get an N64 until nearly a year after it came out.
I also think the controller was more "revolutionary" then the article made it out to be. Despite not being the first console controller to have an analogue stick, it was one of the first to have one small (and comfortable) enough to use with your thumb like D-Pad, (instead of requiring your whole hand) and it was pressure-sensitive to opening up new types of movement. Plus as the article pointed out, it popularized the "rumble feature," and thumb-sized analogue sticks on controllers, so it actually was quite revolutionary, and shaped the way controllers are still made today.
The 3 ways to hold it was also clever, I felt, and in some ways made accessing the control stick or D-Pad easier without one getting in the way of the other like on some modern controllers.

Also, the game cartridges had some advantages over the CD games, while they might not have clear FMV, been more expensive, and such, they didn't have the annoying loading screens, and some minor upgrades in them for the hardware. (Like how some SNES games were enhanced with new chips in the cartridges, like the FX Chip, or how some N64 later cartridges were capable of holding more data then older ones.) Plus, they were more durable then CDs, which scratch easily, and such.

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#2

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

I'm going to be disapointed if they don't make anymore... (As I wanted one.) I also think they should have an update for the WiiU that allows you to sue it as a "classic controller" for other games, as I like to use it for some Virtual Console games.

If they don't make anymore with such a high demand, I'm going to disagree that this was a "smart business move." I hate it when Nintendo releases an accessory, and then apruptly cancels it regardless how well it does. (Which is something they used to do all the time in the GameCube/GBA era.)

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#3

Beau_Skunk commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@evosteevo
Actually, when you look at some of the Mario games they had different designs, and such for the Mario Bros. Compare how Mario looked in DK, Mario Bros. arcade, the original Super Mario Bros., SMB3, and the 3D games. They've had way more different designs then Sonic has.

As for my opinions on Sonic, I'm actually a li'l more optimistic, as I don't think all Sonic's "newer" games are that bad. I even liked the "Shadow" solo game, and such despite the flaws they had. It's a shame "Sonic Boom" wasn't better done, but at least the TV show is a li'l amusing.
Some old-school Sonic purists are a li'l to blinded by nostalgia, and I see them all the time on the internet insist EVERY Sonic game after Sonic 3 is "bad," or give ridiculous criticisms like that Sonic "shouldn't have green eyes," and such. I even see some even bash the later 2D games to like "Sonic Rush," they're so obsessed with hating anything new.
So while I'm not going to deny some of his games are "hit or miss," (I didn't like "Secret Rings" personally) I'm honestly kinda burnt-out on the Sonic-bashing. So even if Sega does make a more universally well-done Sonic game, it'll still have it's hatedom.
(Also, not all the old 2D Sonics were great either. Some of the Game Gear games were medioscre. In fact, I thought the Game Gear Sonic 2 was way frustrating, despite it getting a "good" review on this site. Though "Tails Adventure" was awesome.)

Also, honestly I wouldn't want Nintendo to buy-off Sega/Sonic, because then they'd cancel the official (20 year old) Sonic comic series, and such... (Seeing how Nintendo is basically against letting any animation/comic companies handle their properties lately.) Or possibly forget about said series like they have F-Zero, and such games.
So while I LOVE Nintendo, and they have a better track-record, they aren't perfect either. In fact, they supposedly helped Sega with "Sonic Lost World," didn't they?

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#4

Beau_Skunk commented on Review: Kirby's Pinball Land (3DS eShop / Game...:

"Kirby's Pinball Land" is actually much better then the review on this site claims... (Which is just one person's opinion. I can't believe it got a "worse" score then "Clu Clu Land.")
I liked that game, it's one of the better Kirby spin-offs, and better pinball games in general with how "interactive" the environment is. (The boss & bonus stages are nice to. There's a cheat code to practice them, as well.)
in fact it was one of my sister's favorite games, and it was one of the few games she'd play it for hours on end.

Ironically "Kirby's Block Ball" was much better received on this site, (got a better review & score) and i didn't like that one as much as "Pinball Land" personally. I felt "Block Ball" was much harder to get the ball to go the direction you wanted personally. (And some of the required high scores you have to beat were to high...) Despite Block Ball having more "levels/areas," I'd rather have a short "good" game like "Pinball Land," then a longer mediocre one like "Block Ball" personally. (Or maybe I just prefer pinball over "Breakout"-style games.)
So don't take the reviews on this site to much to heart, it's better to come up with your own opinions.

In fact, I disagree with alot of the reviews on this site personally... I loved Balloon Fight & Balloon Kid personally despite the "bad" reviews they got here, (I didn't even grow up with those 2 games, so that's not "nostalgia" talking) and I didn't understand how the Game Gear Sonic 2 got such a high score/review, given how frustrating it was. (It was not as good as the Genesis Sonic 2.)

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#5

Beau_Skunk commented on The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up ...:

"Kirby's Pinball Land" is actually much better then the review on this site claims... (Which is just one person's opinion. I can't believe it got a "worse" score then "Clu Clu Land.")
I liked that game, it's one of the better Kirby spin-offs, and better pinball games in general with how "interactive" the environment is. (The boss & bonus stages are nice to. There's a cheat code to practice them, as well.)
in fact it was one of my sister's favorite games, and it was one of the few games she'd play it for hours on end.
Ironically "Kirby's Block Ball" was much better received on this site, (got a better review & score) and i didn't like that one as much as "Pinball Land" personally.
So don't take the reviews on this site to much to heart, it's better to come up with your own opinions.

Surprisingly the SNES Pilotwings is pretty good to, though paying 200 coins for it feels like alot, sense I only payed 100 coins for it on Club Nintendo 2 years ago. (I wish they'd stop increasing the cost of download games on CN.) Still, tha'ts at least a better "buy" then all the other games this month, considering it's an $8 game normally.

Metroid 2 is quite good to, but it'd be better to just pay the 4 bucks for it, and save your coins for a more expensive game.

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#6

Beau_Skunk commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

@Raylax
That's a shame, that's kinda like saying you'd refuse to play SMB3, (one of the best Mario games most gamers feel) and only play the NewSMB games, just 'cause they have better graphics. I don't see what's so bad about pre-rendered graphics, as for 2D standards, the animations, and character designs look just as good as any modern polygon game.

I felt in some ways the original DKC/DKL games had some things better then the DKC Returns ones. The physics felt a bit smoother to, and felt like you had more freedom of movement with your roll-jump then the newer games. I also prefered how roll-attacking enemies allowed you to move faster, unlike the newer ones. Nothing against them, as they're still good, but honestly, I prefer the older Rare DKC games.

Regardless of the watered-down graphics, I think the DKL games looked pretty good on the Gameboy, and should be easier to play on the 3DS without the blurring problems, and such.

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#7

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64:

Loved renting this one as a kid. It was both challenging, and relaxing at times. Had a great soundtrack to, and I like the characters.
I hope this comes to Virtual Console some day, I waited forever for it on Wii, but it never came out for some reason...

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#8

Beau_Skunk commented on Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop):

@TheKingOfTown
It's still fun even with computer opponents actually, (and you can customize them however you want in the "training" mode) besides, alot of online opponents in other games can become a li'l to ridiculously good, and not have much of a chance against anyways.

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#10

Beau_Skunk commented on Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop):

I have it, I thought the 7 dollar price was a bit steep, but it's a great game regardless. (And still cheaper then a 16-bit VC game.)

Regardless of not having online play, even if nobody's around to play it with, it's still alot of fun playing with computer opponents, sense the game lets you customize/remove them however you wish. It's alot of fun to set them all to "random ability," and random stage.

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#12

Beau_Skunk commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

I hate to say it, but it does feel like third-party companies are messing-over Nintendo & WiiU-owners alot lately, and then wondering why WiiU/Nintendo fans get so upset, or don't buy their games...
They shouldn't be surprised if the WiiU version doesn't sell very well, because of this... Then instead of "fixing" said problem with the next game, and giving WiiU-owners the same "benefits/features" as the competiton, they're probably not even going to release it for WiiU, thinking the problem is that WiiU fans don't want their games, rather then the fact, they're giving the WiiU owners less features, and such... That's the kinda logic these companies have...

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#13

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo 64x64: Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64:

Love this game, one of my fav' N64 games, and arguably the best Star Fox game. The 3DS remake is pretty good to.

Even if you don't like space-shooters, this game is very accessable for any gamer, and has a campy old-school arcade charm to it. Also, remember barrel-rolling comes in quite handy in the game. (It reflects enemy-fire, if you can't avoid it.)

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#15

Beau_Skunk commented on Review: Mario Golf: Advance Tour (Wii U eShop ...:

@ghasfarost Not really considering some illegal emulators can do that, (or so I hear, I don't use such "naughty" things normally) and the Sega Game Gear Virtual Console games on 3DS support multiplayer. (Though, emulating portable multiplayer would be difficult for a TV game.)

This is also one of the reasons I'd rather have GBA games on 3DS, to more accurately recreate the multiplayer experience. I'm still a bit saddened Nintendo didn't bother to recreate said feature for Gameboy games. (Which kinda hurts some games like "Tetris," and Poke'mon. Probably one of the reasons they refuse to rerelease the Pokemon games on VC.)

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#16

Beau_Skunk commented on September's Club Nintendo Reward Details Are C...:

I'm sorry to complain, but 200 coins for a 5 dollar download game is ridiculous. (Especially one as simplistic as "Mario Bros. 1983," which I would've considered for 100 coins.) It'd be "cheaper" just to pay the 5 dollars for it instead. (Nintendo must be seriously trying to discourage Club Nintendo members from getting the download game prizes, which is odd, sense they don't really cost anything anyways.)
Maybe I'm used to the earlier days when they would offer them for much less, (I remember getting "Super Mario Kart" & "Dr. Mario Online RX" for only 100 coins each back when they first started offering download games as rewards 3, or so years ago) but I really hope they stop upping the prices or, they're going to be 400 coins for a download NES/Gameboy games!

Now I regret not getting "Mario Golf" a 5-dollar game for 150 coins last month... It'll probably be 200 or 250 next time it's offered... Oh well, passing on all the prizes this month, as I already have most of 'em anyways. (I will recommend Kirby though. That seems to be the closest thing to a "good deal" this month. Though "Super Punch-Out" is awesome to.)

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#17

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Party:

I liked some things about the first better then the later sequels, so I kinda hope some day they can rerelease it, if they edit the "spin control stick" minigame controls, and change them to a different control scheme, and maybe balance the difficulty for the mini-game island a bit.
Still, regardless of that MP1 is probably one of my favorite MP games. Especially the soundtrack which seemed more "Mario" to me, then later MP games. I also loved how the main menu was a mushroom village giving it a bit of an RPG-like vibe. I also liked the unlockable events in the game like what happens when you get 100 stars.

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#18

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo 64x64: Bomberman 64:

I disagree, loved the multiplayer mode personally. In fact, this was the first Bomberman I played as a kid personally. Maybe that taints my opinion a bit, but me & my friend used to rent this, and had alot of fun playing against each other, or teaming up against the computer players. In fact, I thought the multiplayer mode was more fun the the single-player mode. Didn't get to play that much, sense I spent more time on the VS mode.

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#19

Beau_Skunk commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

Sense, I just got a XL last year, I honestly feel it's to soon to make a new system. I don't think I'm going to get it, I'll wait until a new 100% new Nintendo portable comes out. Shame, 'cause "Xenogears" does look like a cool game... I do hope the next model has bigger buttons, and the second analogue pad they added looks way to tiny, and way to close to the hinge to be very useable.
I do like the Super Famicom-like colors of the buttons though.

If you guys buy these, be sure to give criticism in your "Club Nintendo" surveys of it so they can make a new better portable with the next one.

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#20

Beau_Skunk commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@kereke12
Nintendo's not to blame, they've been advertising third-party games, and indie games all the time in their Eshop, and such.
I think it's more-so the third-party companies to be to blame, because they're getting to wary of the WiiU, (especially it's controller) or have biases against it, (Like EA does.) because it's not as "powerful" graphics-wise, as the competition, and such.

Also, should probably specify several sites say it's sold over 6 million, not just Wiki. Google it, if you don't believe me. Also, the idea that third-party games don't sell on Nintendo systems is false, if you look at top-10 selling lists for the WiiU, Wii, and 3DS in the past few months/years.

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#21

Beau_Skunk commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

The 3DS is doing much better then all the consoles are, (and has more games then all of them) yet it seems biased they make PSVita version, but not one for 3DS, at least. Seems biased to me, or maybe they have this odd idea that Nintendo-fans wouldn't like Minecraft for some reason.

Also, didn't the creator of Minecraft make a few tweets mocking the WiiU recently. http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/wii-u/minecraft-creator-mocks-nintendo-wii-u-console/
I kinda wish there wasn't so much third-party company bias against the WiiU & Nintendo in general. It's bad enough Ubisoft announced they aren't making "M-rated" games anymore for it, and EA are being jerks about the WiiU to. (Bob Summerwill anyone?)

@kereke12 The WiiU has sold over 6 million units according to Wiki. That's hardly a "dead/failed" console. It's not the "new Virtual Boy" like you think.

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#24

Beau_Skunk commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@DarkCoolEdge Sadly, they said above the 3DS version of "Xenoblade Chronicles" (Yes, the Wii one is coming to these portables) will only work for these models... So us previous 3DS owners are getting hosed. Now I almost regret getting a 3DS XL last year... (Oh well, I have alot of great Virtual Console games for it, and such that I got on all the Eshop sales cheaper then they normally were.)

One thing I will critique is, I kinda wish they'd make the buttons a li'l more bigger, and more comfortable. Sometimes it feels like they dig into my thumb, due to how small they are.

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#25

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

@Bass_X0 While Yoshi's Story was a decent/cute game, with great 2D graphics, it's very very short/easy compared to most NES games. (I think Y.S. was more meant to be a "beginner's platformer.") If it had more levels I would've liked it better, and it feels like you don't get much content even for a $10 game.
I prefer NES games like Adventures of Lolo, Bubble Bobble, Kung-Fu Heroes, and such over it honestly. (Still waiting for those to come to the American VC. Heck, they even have TurboGrafX games in Japan for both WiiU & 3DS!)

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#29

Beau_Skunk commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Eh, at least it wasn't as insulting as the things Bob Summerwill of EA said... I see nothing wrong with the cars, they're free, and are still cartoonishly proportioned, so I don't see what the big deal is. "Pikmin 2" had way more product cameos in it, and hardly anyone complained. Not to mention they had "Pizza Hut" ads in old TMNT games, and KFC in Sega's "Dynamite Ducks," so advertising in games is nothing new.

Also, sense I have a "Seven-Eleven" near me, I kinda hope they bring the "Seven-Eleven" store items they had in Japan for "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" in America to.

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#30

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

Is Boulder Dash worth it? Especially at that low a price?

Nice to see the Virtual Console is picking up the pace with 2 WiiU VC titles, (even if they're already on 3DS) and the first new Gameboy Color VC game for 3DS in a loooong time.

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#31

Beau_Skunk commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

Before people complain it could've been worse. It could've been the bikini from the original NES game's "best" ending.

Also, Eh, I didn't like that Melee stage much. I liked the N64 Brinstar stage better, as it felt a li'l larger. (I know some will disagree with me on that.) I hope they have some N64 stages included, and not just Melee & Brawl retro stages...

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#33

Beau_Skunk commented on Night Trap ReVamped Developer May Flip-Flop on...:

@retro_player_22 Not to mention Howard Lincoln doesn't work for Nintendo of America anymore either. While I admit perhaps what he did was a jerk-move on his part, (Though, I guess it's no different then how Sega used to always bash his company, products, and such in their advertising back then. Probably why he did it) it still is rather petty to hold a grudge against an entire company over what one dude did. I mean Sega & Nintendo became buds after all their fighting in the '90s.

And yeah as people pointed out the passive-aggressive remark that the WiiU "needs their third-party support," (implying they don't have enough, when the Eshop, and such says otherwise) was a bit rude, but also a bit ironic. As the game they're remaking dispite having a small cult-fanbase, is often said to be a bad/mediocre game.
But it has some historical signifigance, as it's also one of the games that lead to the creation of the ESRB rating system. (Though, to be fair the media/congress did get the wrong idea of the game's premise, thinking you stalk women in the game, when you're actually trying to protect them.)

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#34

Beau_Skunk commented on Sonic Boom Games Now Have Their Official Europ...:

Y'know, Metal Sonic has never appeared in any of the Sonic TV shows, aside from the OVA anime "Movie." (Which was actually a 3-episode anime video mini-series in Japan.)
So it's great to see him in the show. Nice to have Shadow back to, though I think he should wear a scarf, or something to. ;) Hehe

Metal does appear quite frequently in the officially-licensed Sonic comics though, despite not getting many animated appearances.

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#35

Beau_Skunk commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

@Gerbwmu
Well, keep in mind, back in the '80s this game used to be $40!

But yeah, sometimes I wish they had differing prices for "simplistic" NES games, like they do the simpler Gameboy games on 3DS. (Though, I will say $6 for the GBColor Zelda games & Mario Tennis is 1 dollar to much... They should not cost more then NES games... Glad I got the "Oracle" games when they were on sale for a $1-off each when they were first released.)
I would've gladly gotten Balloon Fight for $3, or $4 by now.

Y'know, "Mole Mania" is quite long for a $3 game, probably making it one of the best "buys" off the Virtual Console.

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#36

Beau_Skunk commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

@KnightRider666
Indeed, granted we got a Japan-only game last week, I'm not going to hold my breath for more Japan-only VC games anytime soon... (Some would require translating, something Nintendo's not willing to do, to sell a $5 game.)

Plus, "Devil World" might be to "controversial" for American audiences, especially those who always act offended by seeing a lower-case letter "T." I don't think it looks "offensive" to religious people though.

I kinda wish Nintendo wasn't so strict with their 1-2 games a week for Virtual Console policy... Seriously, I've been waiting for "Bubble Bobble," which has been out in Japan's 3DS VC sense October last year... (Not to mention, they have the entire "Donkey Kong Land" Gameboy trilogy, as well. I'll be amazed if we ever get those anytime soon.)
Not to mention "Blaster Master" took nearly 2 years to get here, as well. I hate to sound pessimistic, but at this rate we're lucky to get 1 VC games a week for either console...

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#39

Beau_Skunk commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the GameCube-Inspire...:

I don't think they look that bad personally. One huge improvement is that the second "C-stick" has a mushroom shape. The C-stick was the only thing I hated about the GameCube controller, as it wasn't that comfortable to use without that top part. I compared the images to my GCN controller, and the shape, and such matches it perfectly, so it doesn't look like those cheap nock-off GameStop pads to me. They look more comfy.

Also, sense Virtual Console SNES games on WiiU have mappable/custom controls, this means using these controllers with "Super Mario World" won't be impossible anymore.

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#40

Beau_Skunk commented on Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit...:

@Dogpigfish
I don't know, the Gameboy was the first successful portable console. Before it, most game handhelds were just Game & Watches, or cheap Tiger handhelds... The Gameboy was a huge step up from them, and was basically like carrying an NES wherever you go. The green screen may be primitive by today's standards, but the first time I looked into it as a kid, I was amazed.

Also, the Game Gear was still blurry at times, used more batteries then a Gameboy, and only lasted 2 hours on said battery life, which is a tiny fraction of the ammount the Gameboy could last. So it honestly wasn't much better, even with color. (Even most of the Sonic games for it felt very watered-down for it compared to the console versions, while games like "Super Mario Land 2" were more comparible in quality to the console versions. In fact, I feel "Link's Awakening" had better graphics then the NES Zeldas, and it's gameplay quality was just as good as the SNES game.)

As for a backlit Gameboy, while that sounds nice for indoor/night-time play, that also means you can't play it on roadtrips in the car, because the daylight being brighter then the screen makes the screen impossible to see.
I love my 3DS XL, but find it annoying I can't play it in the car during the day when riding on long trips with others... (Even on the brightest setting it still looks quite dark in the car sometimes unless it's a cloudier day, or when the sun sets.)

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#41

Beau_Skunk commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trop...:

I actually like this new system. It's going to help collecting them be less tedious. Also, nice to hear the 3DS version is going to be packed with extras. (Some people worried it was going to be watered down compared to the WiiU version.)

Also, I like Wiley's trophy. Hope there's a Dr. Eggman one to in his Egg Mobile.

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#43

Beau_Skunk commented on The Club Nintendo Reward Details Are In For Au...:

Is it me, or are Club Nintendo download game prizes getting to expensive? When they started giving out VC games in North America like Super Mario Kart, three and a half years ago were only 100 coins, while games like "Majora's Mask" were 200. Now you need 200 coins just to get a FIVE dollar game! This is getting ridiculous.

Now I wish I did get "Mario Golf GBC" when it was only 150 coins... (At the time, I thought even that was to much.) Now it's 200 coins. Yeesh, are they just going to keep increasing the prices? At these prices, you might as well just buy them from the Eshop for regular money.
(Unless you're really really cheap, and have many Club Nintendo coins that you have to use before they expire.)

Only good deal here is perhaps "Star Fox 64," but I already have it. I'm a li'l tempted to get "Mario Golf" before it becomes 250 or 300 coins next year though... But part of me fears something better will be out next month.

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#44

Beau_Skunk commented on James Pond: Robocod Reboot No Longer Coming To...:

I still don't understand the sheer amount of games released for every system but the Nintendo one... It's been like that sense the '90s. (I mean sure there's going to be a 3DS one, so at least this time is somewhat of an exception.)

I mean, I hate to sound like a fanboy, but how many games can you think of released for every system, but the Microsoft/X-Box one? How many games can you think of released for Nintendo, and X-Box, but NOT the Playstation system? Is there some technical things wrong with the Nintendo systems keeping certain games off them, (like the Wii being a bit underpowered) or do some companies just don't want to bother with Nintendo thinking it wouldn't be a big moneymaker for them? (Cough!*EA*Cough!)

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#46

Beau_Skunk commented on Video: Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedge...:

I'm a Sonic fan, and I thought it was hilarious personally. I like how the music, and intro even parody the original 1993 "Sonic the Hedgehog" SatA.M. TV series' theme song.

Now I question why some people keep hedgehogs as pets, if they do rub whatsit on themselves tho'...

@Unca_Lz
Well, he does still have a fanbase, believe it or not. Not to mention His games do sell decently enough, he has 3 comic book series now running simultaniously, has had several TV shows, (and one coming soon) is going to be in the next SSB, and is getting a movie.
I'd say Sonic is doing well for a "non-relevant" video game character.

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#47

Beau_Skunk commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@drewb0203 While I'd love to see GBA & SNES games to, you're selling the 3DS's VC library a bit short, as there are are NES, Gameboy, and GBColor games just as good as them.

Don't let the lack of color fool you, Mole Mania, Metroid 2, Donkey Kong '94, and Wario Land are some pretty deep Gameboy games.

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#49

Beau_Skunk commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I don't know, if nerd hackers can do things like put Derpy Hooves in Link's place in "A Link to the Past," and do many other things to SNES games, they might not be as hard to hack, alter, or recreate as you think. (Or at least, not "impossible.")

@gregrout As much as I like the new games, the "Virtual Console" was actually also a selling-point for the Wii, and 3DS for me personally, being a retro-gamer who shys away from illegal/unofficial emulators. Personally, I have more VC games then "new" games on both systems.

@Chomposaur I don't understand that assumption either that it's "impossible for the 3DS to run SNES games." SNES games aren't as much data as people think, (the biggest cartridges could only hold 32-megs of memory, and some game cartridges only used 4-megs) not to mention, people can get illegal/unofficial SNES emulators working easily on some pretty cheap computer hardware.
One guy on Youtube I saw even made a portable hand-held SNES system using parts from an SNES, and such.

@AK-1138 While I disagree that SMB2 was "unplayable" in 8-bit form, the first 3 GBA Super Mario Advance remakes, (as well as "Kirby Nightmare in DreamLand," and the "Metroid Zero Mission" remakes) are actually all out in Japan's 3DS Virtual Console now if you look at their official site. This actually marks the first time alternate versions/remakes to first-party games were brought to VC. (Hopefully, this means we'll get "Dr. Mario 64," as it's one of my favorite versions of Dr. Mario.)

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#50

Beau_Skunk commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Windy I find it odd to, considering the "3D Classics" line are among their best-selling Eshop titles. (Heck, Kirby's Adventure 3D is still in the top 10 best selling Eshop games according to the official site.) Don't know why Nintendo, or Akira haven't made more 3D Classics. Would be nice to see at least one 3D Classics game that isn't an NES, Sega, or arcade game.

@IceClimbers I agree, plus it just seems odd that GBAdvance games aren't on a portable system like they originally were. (Granted they could be played on a Tv via GBPlayer on GameCube, but still...) I'd rather play GBA games on a 3DS, especially sense I don't have a WiiU yet. (Or better yet, it'd be nice if they had a cross-platform deal between the WiiU & 3DS with the GBA games.)

@sleepinglion To be fair, they did kinda hype "EarthBound" at last year's E3, sense it was the most wanted/requested game to come to VC sense the VC service was introduced in 2006, according to most sources. (Including Nintendo Power magazine.)
I think it's more like "Nintendo of America" doesn't care about the VC service, as Japan & Europe have more VC games then Americans at this point. (Still, waiting for "Bubble Bobble" to come to 3DS, and such.)