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Captain N+ is my 3DS/WU Mii name. My Miiverse name is Captain_RETRON.

Sat 10th January, 2009

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Capt_N commented on NOA Announces Coming Restock of Old amiibo:

Just getting the ones I want, since I'm not interested in putting forth the work, & more importantly the money, into collecting all of them. There's a few more I want(*Mega Man, *Rosalina, *Lucina, Little Mac, Dr. Mario, Duck Hunt, ZS Samus), but I may get them eventually. I may even start selling what I have, for Christmas present money.



Capt_N commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

@Raien "Mario 3 and Mario World were so magical because it felt like there was a hidden world beyond what the player could see. But now, not only does Nintendo make no attempt to hide the artifice, it relies more heavily on art styles that draw attention to the artifice.

A perfect example is Mario World's Star Road versus New Super Mario's Warp Cannons. Star Road was a surreal space-themed location that was hinted at in the instruction manual. Players knew it existed but had no way of knowing how to reach it, which made the player question often, "Could that spot on the world map be the entrance to Star Road?" Hence, it excites the imagination.

The Warp Cannons, on the other hand, are just objects that shoot the player to a later world. They are also shown on the map for every player to see. And Nintendo left gaps in the terrain that clearly marks a path from a level to the cannon. So there's no secret here; no wonder as to which levels lead to warp cannons or what the player might find upon reaching the warp cannon. It is as boring as it could possibly get." - I agree w/ this, very much. Kirby's Adventure was another example of what you're talking about.

@Trinexx: I've wanted a WU for some time, & finally got one last July(2014)



Capt_N commented on Update on the Way to Make Wheels Round Again i...:

I only experience graphical oddities w/ VC titles, mostly in Wii mode. Anyway, these (referring to small, graphic glitches), can be common, but don't take away from the overall game. I applaud Bertil for quick work. Nintendo just recently, & finally modified their Netflix app to support profiles. Supposedly, Netflix sent them the updated code long ago. Anyway, (if you) don't have these games already on 3ds, I recommend getting this.



Capt_N commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

@Bass_X0: There are various denominations of Christianity. There are also, as have always been, people who claim to be Christian, or some other faith, as an excuse, or reason for their behavior, especially extreme behaviors, both good, & bad. This means you(not you personally, just the word "you" used in general reference to anyone) will have no problem coming across people, who are not whatever faith they say they are. The specific person, & group you mentioned I have never been following their actions, but last I knew they weren't practicing true Christianity, but instead hate. Lemme also say this, I don't agree, or support the lgbt choice. I believe it's a sin, & also a choice. (Now mind you, I don't believe I'm better than anyone else, 'cause I know I'm not) it's not an Christianity-VS.-LGBT, it's really that true Christianity simply doesn't agree w/ the lgbt lifestyle, or choice. At the same time, hypothetically, if there is a person of the lgbt lifestyle, & they're in need of food/clothing/money, or possibly dying, & need help, I'm certainly not going to deny 'em, if it's w/in my power to help. They're ppl. In my belief, I disagree w/ their lifestyle choice, so I don't support it, but I'm not out to actively get them. & one last thing, to answer you, I am not on this forum to knock, bash, or persuade anybody of any particular lifestyle choices to, or from certain choices. I'm not out to force, or persuade, & no one's going to persuade me from my beliefs, & choices. A good example of what I'm talking about is right here on NLife: there are, from time to time, openly gay guys commenting here, on various articles, & sometimes, I agree w/ them about whatever the topic of the article may be. Just because they're gay, I'm not automatically disagreeing w/ everything they say, & do.



Capt_N commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

As a Christian, I'm not in support of lgbt. My beliefs, & lifestyle are mine, & theirs' are theirs'. Disagreeing w/ someone does not mean attacking them. & when ppl attack others, it only constitutes a good chance for someone, or a group of ppl, returning the blow. & the back-&-forth bit never ends.

As for the game, it's still a good game. I wanna say this was for humor, rather than forcing beliefs, or for shock, yet I'm willing to say it's humor, or publicity.

I would say if you want to double dip(you already own the game, or both), or you have never played it before, it's a good Mega Man-esque game. When I heard it was coming to WU, I thought the same I did w/ Mighty Switch Force 2: "I own it already, but I may still get it for WU, just after other games I don't already own".



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd September (North America):

Already have both Clive titles. Might get it for WU. Also might get Vs. Excitebike. I always thought the "Vs." titles were only for Nintendo's Arcade versions of games(Vs. Ice Climbers/Pinball/SMB/Duck Hunt/Dr. Mario/etc.)? Maybe Nintendo will start releasing those on the WU? Maybe just retrofitted in an Nes emulator?



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

I like to have the complete package, so to speak. So, I purchase all the dlc. I am of the opinion MK8's dlc was adequately handled, but Smash's is not currently that way. As many above me have said, to purchase all the dlc pack 2 for both versions of Smash would be, w/ state tax, approximately $31. Adding Pack 3 for both ver.s takes the cost up to about $50.

True, you don't have to have dlc, but it is nice. Another deterrent to purchasing is whether or not, down the road, Nintendo will release the game again, w/ all dlc, & even if they do not, that's money that is tied to that physical console. Worse, b/c of that, the dlc is not able to be carried over to other consoles, unless those systems have the updates/dlc necessary. That's a lot of money for content, that, unlike a physical game disc, unfortunately has the same lifespan, as the console, b/c it is tied to the console. & who is to say the servers will still be hosting the dlc/updates, when you need, &/or want them down the road.

I like dlc done right, but those things I mentioned are my big concerns w/ it. As for not doing annual sequels, that's great. I'm not made of money. I understand maybe some series warrant it, ...or not, but I prefer the once, or twice per console.



Capt_N commented on Video: Say Hello To The SNES Game Which Ships ...:

The SGB was, & still is awesome. I prefer it, over the GBP, as GauBan(#7) mentioned above, it treats GB/SGB/GBC games, as if it's actually running them on a GBC/GBA. The GBP doesn't really do much in the way of enhancements; it's more of a just-plays-GBA-&-under games, on a tv. Now, if Nintendo combined the technologies of the SGB, w/ the GBP, that would be something. Even better, if they would make a proper, & official SGB emulation option for GB games on 3DS; especially for SGB enhanced games; Donkey Kong, Mega Man V, Game & Watch Gallery/2/3.



Capt_N commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@crimsontadpoles: Pretty much, I believe this is precisely the reason they announced NX, b/c the announcement of making mobile would cause a stir w/ the fans/consumer base, & investors, that think Nintendo had basically said "We're done in the hardware business". So, this kinda put Nintendo in a tight spot: they felt that to announce making mobile content, they also had to announce new hardware in-the-making.

@Everyone_Else: In my opinion, though, Nintendo could have more cleverly handled this situation. For example, they could have cleverly said, something like, "We're going to continue making great content for our current platforms, & we are also continuing to always create new hardware ideas". Or, something to that effect. The way they did it, more, or less causes no one, w/ even minor knowledge of the "NX"'s existence, to not want a WU.

I just got mine last year. I truly hope Nintendo doesn't abandon it, so soon. I can't afford a new console at the drop of a hat. Money talks, but Nintendo needs to consider that a portion of its consumerbase doesn't have money to throw around. I'd like to replace my 3ds, if need be(l/r triggers failed, blowing into them doesn't work), but w/ "NX" coming around in a year, or 2, & "NX" maybe going to be a hybrid(console/mobile), the 3ds, which is older than the WU, will also face retirement, as the "current platform". That doesn't stop me from playing it, it's just not gonna get new titles(probably from any souce, Nintendo, or otherwise), if it's not a current platform. Except maybe from the homebrew/emulation scene, since it won't get any more "stability" updates.



Capt_N commented on Super Metroid Was Planned As An Extra In Metro...:

@ArmoredGoombaMP: Metroid Prime, & Animal Crossing were released around the same time(Fall 2002). I'm guessing the emulator in MP running Metroid is the same as the ones in AC running those various Nes games. This is no sign of a connection between the 2 emulators, but both emulators produced off-color visuals, & slightly off-sound.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (North America):

@KeeperBvK: This Mega Man & Bass is actually the GBA ver. of the title, & was released in America. The original was on SNes. As for the end of SNes VC on WU, you are probably right, & that it is nonsense, or Nintendo is, at the moment, considering themselves close to getting the WU VC library full of every SNes game they planned to put out on it.

@Super08mario: ZM is awesome! One of my favorite Metroid titles!

@TreesenHauser: Happy birthday, God bless, & have many more!

@Rjejr: Kind of related to what you're talking about, but in Miiverse, you can use, I believe it's the x, or y button to view the last image on the screen, or the Gamepad.

@Everyone_Else: I'll be d/l-ing Splatoon, & when I get the cash into my e-Shop, I'll be getting MM&B, though I really wish it were the original SNes title translated, rather than the GBA remake/port.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America):

Don't usually use my WU in the morning(I generally get to play later in the afternoon/evening), but I turned it on to work on my Mii, & the MK8 update installed. I also need to get MewTwo, since I didn't d/l (that) on the 15th.



Capt_N commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

No, I don't think Nintendo has decided yet to disregard the WU. I do think it's possible, however, (that) they might be preparing, or in the middle of preparing, for the latter stretch of the console's lifespan(say about 1 & 1/2 - 2 & 1/2, or even 3 years approximately). I even believe it's possible that Nintendo could focus more, or even fully, depending on totally how it goes, on mobile, than anything else, provided enough stock holder pressure, & the right sized profit margins.

I do not believe, however, Nintendo is ready to throw in the towel, regarding WU. It's totally normal for any co. to begin development on their "next (big) thing" after their current whatever is shipped out the door. Also, I believe NX was announced simply for pr to soothe current Nintendo system owners, from thinking Nintendo has said "we're done" with the WU, & N3ds. There would have been no reason for any journalist to say Nintendo's announced partnership w/ DeNA does not mark the end of Nintendo; Nintendo had to give its current install base confirmation they(Nintendo) aren't done making systems, or with their current hardware.



Capt_N commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

@crzysortagmer: If this ballot is for real, Nintendo probably has some software for removing entries from an ip address, that has already voted once. This would compensate for spam votes(more than 1 per ip address). But, then again, it's debatable if this is not just publicity for Nintendo, or as Quorthon said, a way to distract people from begging Sakurai on social sites, & Miiverse.



Capt_N commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Debatable if Nintendo, &/or Sakurai are truly going to make a character by polls. It would be much work to sort through all the spam votes, & even then, re-tallying reasonable choices out of all the votes. I won't say it's not possible Nintendo/Sakurai is actually doing this, but more than likely, Nintendo is doing this for publicity; they can get away with this, as there is no way vote tallies can be realistically accounted for, by the general internet populace, since the internet is as sizable as it is.

On the off-chance this poll is real, I put down Lip the Fairy from Panel de Pon, which later kept changing themes, to Tetris Attack first, then became Pokemon Puzzle League, then just Puzzle League. Nintendo game, Nintendo character. No license issues. Of course, PDP has only resurfaced as a Japan VC game in 2007/8(?), & was otherwise last seen in Nintendo Puzzle Collection on the Gamecube in Japan, so...

(Kevin Keen/)Captain N the Video Game Master(my screenname-sake) would be awesome, but I think technically he is an original DIC character, since CN&tVGMs was based on an idea about a Nintendo Power Comic. Fun side fact: This (tidbit) fits right into the game we're talking about here, Princess Lana from the same cartoon, was actually based on Palutena from the Nes Kid Icarus. The other thing is CN has never been in a real game.

Simon Belmont from the Nes Castlevania games would be great, since then aside from the main character, the entire Captain N N-team would be in the game(BlackNerd Andre joke, aside)

@Spoony: Not sure NoJ would feel comfortable having Lincoln, since he's a symbol of America, or more accurately, associated w/ America. Unless, CNS(Code Name Steam) has, or will soon be released in Japan, w/ the Lincoln character.

Shantae would be interesting, but to my knowledge, aside from the GBC game, Risky's Revenge is already on non-Nintendo platforms, & S&tPC probably will also be eventually. Also, Shantae's physic, not sure Nintendo would be ok that in Smash. Remember, Thjarja's trophy bit the dust, for sexualization, apparently.

@Quorthon: That very well could be. Slightly ingenious, too!



Capt_N commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

I will give it a rent, if possible for me; I don't think I'll like the all-together mechanic, though. I will, however, definitely take MP3 on the VC, Nintendo!



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Doesn't Intend To Be A One-Hit Wonder...:

We'll really just have to wait, & see. Hopefully, this encourages some ppl to actually consider getting dedicated Nintendo hardware. I feel it could happen, but will not be the common occurrence. It all depends on the various (mobile) software titles' conveyance of gaming on dedicated hardware built for gaming, vs. playing the mobile titles.



Capt_N commented on Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exc...:

The thinking that investors now can stop crying for Nintendo to go mobile, their crying has been silenced, for now. Next, it will be for Nintendo to focus primarily on mobile, if this is financially successful enough for them.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

@burninmylight: "Screw double-talk, backpedaling or whatever else you want to hang Iwata for. Because at the end of the day, he doesn't answer to us nobodies on message boards; the board he answers to is full of presidents, chiefs, directors and investors. And like Selfridge said in Avatar, "Killing the indigenous looks bad, but there's one thing shareholders hate more than bad press — and that's a bad quarterly statement." - I apologize if my tone sounded menacing, since that wasn't the intent. I should have edited my post, since by the time I posted, you had already replied to BinaryFragger. I should have italicized, instead of bolding (certain) words, since that is most of the time my online equivalent of emphasis on certain words. I wasn't trying to argue, or anything. As for back-pedaling, & double-talk, no, I don't single out Nintendo, since a lot of co.s are guilty of that. It's just business. Anyway, I apologize again for the misunderstanding.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

@burninmylight: Nintendo has said in the past, something along the lines of that they were not putting their software to mobile, & also that Iwata said his reasoning was the devaluing of the Ips, &/or Nintendo brand as a whole, not to mention, & I'm adding in, it could eat into hardware sales. BinaryFragger's(#128) comment has a link to an article of that nature. This site(NintendoLife) also had an article, saying pretty much the same thing. Now, whether any sites got an accurate translation of those statements, can be debated.

Point is, the general message is that Nintendo said one thing, & eventually turned around, & said they were looking to leverage their ips on mobile, which this is a progression of. So, either Nintendo's guilty of double-talk, they need to make statements w/ both translation, & clarity in mind, or they can not make up their (business) mind on what they are doing.

@Yorumi: "but mobile gamers generally won't buy consoles because they're generally not really gamers. I don't mean that as as a slight just that they tend to play the games cause they're already there, not that they bought the phone/tablet for games." (#123) - I agree.

@Burninmylight: That is a problem w/ PR, it sometimes is damage control, rather than anything substantial.

@Everyone_Else: All we can do is wait, & see. I just hope that even if the WU's lifespan isn't as long as other consoles', that it will be at least a couple years realistically. Otherwise, it becomes a thing of later system adapters purchasing a system that's got a short life of product support.



Capt_N commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

Haha, oh wow,... funny enough, somewhere in the past years, my Wii Mii Plaza got an Abe Lincoln made. I recall transferring him to my 3ds. Then, this (last, or past if you prefer) Christmas, I got Smash, so my 3ds Smash has a brawler that I recently(few weeks ago) changed his name to Honest Abe.

As for StreetPass, there are always more puzzles added, as I slowly get more pieces for puzzles on my system. There are a few places I go, that generally are a guarantee to pick up SP hits. I've learned over time to focus on completing my favorite puzzles. Find Mii is fun, too; slowly picking up hats, there.

I'll have to watch the video, but by article reading, it sounds more time-consuming, than the pay-off.



Capt_N commented on Retro-Bit Is Releasing A Super Mario Edition O...:

It could be any mascot, though blue/red/yellow would be Mario-ish. How's the emulation quality? High-level, or low-level emulation for FC/Nes/SFC/SNes? I mean, I could google it, but I have a feeling someone here knows more, that I can readily ask them. I find a lot of these kinds of systems on e-Bay, making searches an adventure of exact search query.

@DiscoGentleman: It's certainly bright on the eyes!

@Quorthon: That's why it's always good to keep games, & consoles, except for ones you are fine permanently parting w/. That's my way of thinking, when deciding to keep, or sell a console/game.