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It's life Jim but not as we know it

Male, Ireland

I've been a gamer since the NES era. I'm not keen on the direction Nintendo has taken in recent years but I still believe in them.

Tue 11th March, 2008

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Blue-Thunder commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

I love the N64. Back in the day to say I was hyped when the console was released would be an understatement. The release date for the N64 must have slipped ten times. Nintendo told a lot of lies in them days.

I qued all night when it was eventually released in in March 1997.



Blue-Thunder commented on White Wii U 8GB System Trade Price Has Been Sl...:

The original Basic white wii u didn't come with a sensor bar. I should know because I bought one 😊. I bought it for an ok price at the time £149. I wouldn't have liked to have spent the official asking price of £250.

The mario kart bundle for £200 that Amazon have at the moment is incredible good value.



Blue-Thunder commented on White Wii U 8GB System Trade Price Has Been Sl...:

Am I the only person who thinks the black wii u looks horrible. The reason there might be a lot of white wii u's in stock is not because people don't like them. Up until now Nintendo made a mess of selling them. The basic wii u was very bad value, there wasn't even a sensor bar with it.



Blue-Thunder commented on This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube C...:

I know because nowhere in the article did it say they were region locked. I have the official white GameCube controller with the long cord that was only released in Japan and it works fine. I have never heard of a controller being region locked. I've bought official Wii remotes in Hong Kong that work perfect in Europe. Controllers are not region locked.



Blue-Thunder commented on Amazon UK Offers Bargain Prices to Shift Its W...:

I'm looking at these bundles all week. I've been trying to justify buying a second Wii u and I can't. The Mario Kart bundle is the best value. I was thinking if I bought it and then sold the 2 separate games, since I already own them. I could have the Wii party u pak at a good price.

A lot of if's. The problem with Nintendo consoles nowadays I think; is Nintendo are packing 2 AA batteries with their consoles that have a Wii Remote in the box. If you want to collect and leave the box sealed that could be a problem. The AA batteries might leak in the future.



Blue-Thunder commented on Review: Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary...:

Finally managed to track down a copy and it arrived today. I really wish I hadn't bothered. The thing that bothers me the most is the slooooow pal speeds.
I have a couple of Wii's and one has homebrew on it, the rom I downloaded for free that I have running on that Wii is far superior. It runs at the speed it is supposed to run at.

Whoever gave this game the green light to run at pal speed made a big mistake. Disappointing.



Blue-Thunder commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

Not one of my favourites but when this game was first shown to the public back in the day the graphics were jaw dropping. People though it was running on the yet to be released Ultra64 not the SNES.

I don't like the gameplay and I have tried but it's to repetitive.



Blue-Thunder commented on's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta...:

The ShopTo deal is really good. The white 8gb has a lot going for it, for a tenner you can expand the memory with a 32gb memory stick and it looks better than the black version.

@Jellitoe I agree 100% .People who have the 32gb version have nothing to be shouting about. If you really want to go digital a HDD is required on both models.



Blue-Thunder commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

It is a little disturbing. The only thing I could say about this is you would probably be entitled to a full refund from the shop where you bought the console. It would be trickie but under the law the product would be unfit for purpose.

Nintendo should not have the right to disable YOUR console. They don't own it YOU do. Unfortunately it's the way things have gone and who is going to challenge them? Nobody. If somebody did challenge them in a court I think we could see a landmark ruling that outlawed this practice.



Blue-Thunder commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

I like it. In a weird kinda way it highlights the games industry as a whole. Sony fans think it's all about the most powerful console. Nintendo think it's all about games.

Power doesn't matter as much ad it used to. The Wii has loads of power as far as I'm concerned.



Blue-Thunder commented on Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rath...: are charging £15 extra for the special edition. I think Nintendo get away with this to often. They give European gamers a bad deal and nothing is said.

You can't even buy a white Wiiu pro controller here :-) it's a bit of a joke.



Blue-Thunder commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

I'm not disappointed at all. It still a GCN controller and you can never have enough of them.

When I read the original article I did think to myself this information is not reliable. Nintendo UK haven't a bulls notion what Nintendo Japan are doing and I knew that, so why would I be disappointed?



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mickey Speedway USA:

I kinda lost interest during the second half of the N64's lifespan due to personal reasons. I never even heard of this game and it's made by Rare. I really had stopped buying the gaming magazines come 1999.

I'm going to have to track this baby down. :-)



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

Maybe i was a bit harsh but 6/10 come on that's more than bias. We know you love GX and so do I. That doesn't mean you have to put the boot into X.

It's a close call between both games but GX does not improve on X's tracks as you claim. GX is running on a far more powerful console. You sound like a bit of a graphics junkie. I personally love the rawness of the graphics in X.

X is a far more balanced game but what puts X ahead is the control and tracks. Its Nintendo at their best. X is a thoroughbred and GX isn't and you can feel that in the finished product.

I love GX but X is better.



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

F Zero X is one of the coolest and best games ever made. I absolutely adore this game. The graphic style, the handling, the music, the challenge, the art, incredible.

I'm really glad F Zero X was released on Wii VC because my N64 is broken so at least I have a good version to play. 10/10



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: F1 World Grand Prix:

5/10 my foot. One of the most realistic F1 racers for its time with incredible graphics to boot.

I think it was developed by the same developer that Nintendo partnered to make Pilotwings 64. Great game 8.5/10



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64:

I unlike others, think that MK64 has aged well, as have most N64 games developed by Nintendo. Has anyone here looked at a PS1 game from the same era? Now they didn't aged well.

The only down side MK64 has, is the AI is weak. Apart from that it's a fantastic game from 1996. Its great for multiplayer and time trials.



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing:

I have played DK racing recently on Project 64 since my N64 packed in and I also still have it on catridge.

For you to say "I don't agree to agree with people having "opinions" on something that is objectively fact and not really open to "opinion"." is wrong because your actually wrong.

The track design is superior in MK64 as well, so is the music. MK64 may not have as much content as DKR but it is the better racer. A purest like me likes perfection. DK racing controls are to loose. I'm not putting down the game. I just have to stand up for what I believe. I never did time trials in DK racing because the controls are not tight enough for what I'm looking for in a game. MK64 on the other is perfect for time trials and that's when you can appreciate the incredible accurate tight controls and track design.

My favorite MK game is MK Double Dash so I'm not a MK64 nut. I am going to stand up and say "lets get a grip here, DK racing is not a better game than MK64". I'm just keeping it real dude.