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FritzFrapp

FritzFrapp

Veteran gamer. Loves gifs.

Male, United Kingdom

Freelancer. Ex-The Economist, ex-BBC, ex- a lot of things.

Joined:
Wed 5th September, 2012

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FritzFrapp

#16

FritzFrapp commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bro...:

@killer7
Hardly makes up for decades of us getting games months or even years late and at a premium price, and then find them running 17.5% slower with dirty great borders. And we're STILL getting 50Hz at times on our Virtual Console. Europeans and Australasians have got years of payback due.

FritzFrapp

#17

FritzFrapp commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I like the option of using GameCube controllers, but they need to sort out the firmware so you can navigate the OS with them. However, Nintendo really should have put the Cube's analogue triggers on the, otherwise excellent, Wii U Pro controllers in the first place—that was a huge mistake.

FritzFrapp

#20

FritzFrapp commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

Love some of Damien's ideas there. I'd like to see DLC pack with the theme of games from Nintendo subsidiaries and partners...

Characters and vehicles:

  • Jill and her Drill Dozer (Game Freak)
  • Professor Layton and his Laytonmobile (Level 5)

Race tracks:

  • Disaster: Day of Crisis (Monolith Soft)—with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, bears and a homicidal Evans.
  • Chibi-Robo! (Skip)—blast round the Sanderson's home while avoiding Spydorz
  • Battalion Wars (Kuju)—jungle race in the midst of a full-scale battle

Battle arenas:

  • Kirby Air Ride (Hal Laboratory)
  • Custom Robo (Noise)
FritzFrapp

#32

FritzFrapp commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wipeout 64:

@YoshiTails said: "Daww, probably not gonna review glover then - Yoshi's story and Ocarina still left"
Ocarina is a given, but I'd love to see a choice way out of left field for the other slot.

FritzFrapp

#42

FritzFrapp commented on Nintendo 64x64: Jet Force Gemini:

One of my absolute favourite Rare/Ultimate games. Flawed in some respects, but majestic in others—its whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. I have particular fondness for the tough final battle with Mizar and the [now very politically incorrect] hysterical Jimmy Savile bit in the ending sequence.
Tragically, it never sold in great numbers so we shall never get a sequel or even HD remake that the game deserves, which is a major shame because the gameplay could really benefit from modern console horsepower.
A jet force gem.

FritzFrapp

#43

FritzFrapp commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok: Rage Wars:

@n64memories
I think that's totally fair. There will never be a consensus on what to include or omit, and the debate will likely continue after the last game takes that final slot. For example, looking at sketchturner's list above, I could easily pick another fifteen games of mine I think deserving of an airing: World Driver Championship, The New Tetris, Ridge Racer 64, Bust-a-Move 3 DX, Wetrix, Rakuga Kids, Top Gear Rally 2, V-Rally '99, International Track & Field 2000, 64 Ozumo, Pokemon Puzzle League, Fighters Destiny, Yoshi's Story, Rayman 2, Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth. All which go to show that the N64 had a much better library—outside the widely appreciated classics from Nintendo themselves—than it is normally given credit for.
Congrats to you and Martin for this excellent feature—thoroughly enjoyable.

FritzFrapp

#48

FritzFrapp commented on Nintendo 64x64: Shadows of the Empire:

Only twelve slots remaining. Allowing for the obvious first and second party games still unaccounted for, some top third party games are going to be left out. There'll be tears!