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"Hi! I'm Zack, and I'm a gamer!"

Male, 26, Australia

I've been playing Nintendo and PlayStation since the 90s, so I'm a gamer at heart. I play each edition of Dungeons & Dragons as both a player and Dungeon Master; I've created several settings for use with D&D. I'm also a fan of Power Rangers.

Fri 27th March, 2009

Recent Comments



GamerZack87 commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

Bye-bye Skylanders, hello amiibo! I'm thinking of Yoshi as being one of my first characters. ;)

By the way, who else thinks that this will be the initial roster of characters in the new games, with all the rest being unlockable? :)



GamerZack87 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe):

Wow, that's not a bad price for WDC, and just when I was getting back into Yu-Gi-Oh! too! ;)

"this fourth and final entry on the venerable portable"
@ThomasBW84 But...I thought they made five MM games for Game Boy. My collection plan is mapped out to accommodate five games! :(



GamerZack87 commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

For years I've thought a spiritual successor to Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB 2: Here Comes Team GR! would be fantastic on the Nintendo DS or 3DS. It seems as though the closest we're likely to get to a new installment on DS is the Learn-to-Play software included in the Japanese BW Hajimete Set +. :|

As for the iPad software, if it really is a portable version of the TCGO, then awesome! I'm all for it! :)



GamerZack87 commented on The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn...:

"For a number of years it was left ignored by Nintendo, airbrushed from history"

@ThomasBW84 It did make an appearance in Pokémon Gold and Silver as a hidden room decoration, however. The only way to get one is through Mystery Gift, so I imagine only a handful of lucky Trainers managed to get their hands on one. ;)

"It doesn't have a European anniversary to celebrate, as it never had a release in the region."

That's why I'd never heard of it until the early 00's, when I was reading my bro's Pokémon Crystal strategy guide: I was reading up about all the goodies you could earn for your bedroom through Mystery Gift, and amongst the assortment of consoles from the venerable NES to the classic Nintendo 64, I saw the words "Virtual Boy". For a long time I wondered what these two words meant, only to eventually discover the truth. :O

Now I'd like to see these games released on 3DS as either VC titles or 3D Classics, possibly with optional full-colour mode. :D



GamerZack87 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I'm pumped for amiibo for sure! I'm even contemplating not getting the next Skylanders game so I can collect some of these instead. ;)

For the Super Smash Bros. series of figures, I'll likely only get one character from each franchise, unless there are two in a franchise which I really like. If a franchise only has one representative, such as Yoshi or Villager, it makes my decision very easy. And as for Wii Fit Trainer...well, I'm currently undecided.



GamerZack87 commented on Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and...:

By the way, does anybody have any classic guides or manuals which specifically state that Bowser's Minions the Koopalings are Bowser's children?! From what I recall the most recent manuals to state this fact are the ones for SMA2 and SMA4, so just a decade ago they were, at least in the west, Bowser's kids. So:

Yoshi = Dinosaur? Yes.
Koopalings = Bowser's kids? Yes.
Waluigi = Related to Wario? Uh...I guess that one's still a mystery among mysteries. ;)



GamerZack87 commented on Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and...:

The Japanese word for dinosaur is kyōryū, which can be read as "fear dragon"; therefore, dinosaurs are dragons anyway, meaning Yoshi could be considered both, either or neither, the latter because Yoshi generally isn't fearsome.



GamerZack87 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

From that list I'd choose: Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox and Villager; the reason being that I'd only like one character from each franchise in amiibo form, and I've already ear-marked Toon Link as my representative for The Legend of Zelda. I did want Marth, but since Lucina and Robin were revealed I may change my mind. :)



GamerZack87 commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

3D Classics versions of Super Mario Kart, Starwing (Star Fox) and F-Zero would be awesome in every definition of the word. I would also consider Super Metroid as a possibility. The tricky part would be deciding which of my consoles gets which games. ;)



GamerZack87 commented on Video: Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Base...:

Wow, there would have to be loads more available locations to build Super-Secret Bases, if not to accommodate the sheer scale of how many would exist throughout the Global Link. :o

Also, I hope that they've fixed the annoyance of Secret Bases with pits/holes. It used to take me a while to find one without any, and even longer to find one with multiple "rooms".



GamerZack87 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):

EarthBound would have been an insta-buy title for me if it weren't for the fact that I'll be interstate during the entire week...oh well, I guess I'll just look for something else during my trip.



GamerZack87 commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@VIIIAxel I feel the same way about Sony. They're like my "Nintendo away from Nintendo", with fun and vibrant series on par with most Nintendo franchises. My favourite series which started on PlayStation include Spyro the Dragon, LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank, although I also don't mind the PSone Crash Bandicoot games either, amongst others. I've been meaning to try the Sly Cooper series but have only played a tiny bit of a demo version, though I'd definitely like to give it a proper go. :)



GamerZack87 commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

My Top 5 Newcomers List
#1: Sceptile (Pokémon ORAS publicity)
#2: Isaac (Finally, a Golden Sun representative!)
#3: Balloon Fighter (Please...please...please...!)
#4: Proto Man (Because one Mega Man character isn't enough)
#5: Waluigi (Unlikely, but it would be an interesting curveball)
I wonder who will be revealed, though it might not be one of these characters.



GamerZack87 commented on Super-Secret Bases Confirmed for Pokémon Omeg...:

The capture-the-flag feature sounds similar to the one from the Gen IV games. :)

I'm happy that Secret Bases are back! There's one (two?) other thing I hope is included, and that is ports of the Gen III Kanto remakes (unlikely, but less-likely things have occurred in the Pokémon series). They could either be a main menu option, a download voucher to use in the eShop or, better yet, an in-game key item which is essentially a Game Boy Advance for the player character; the latter option would thus allow for a choice of either FR or LG, whereas the former two would almost certainly restrict one version to each game.



GamerZack87 commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

I've had to rework my VC wishlist to accommodate the surprise announcement of Pokémon Trading Card Game. Here's hoping we see Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Puzzle Challenge! I also wouldn't sneeze at Game & Watch Gallery 3, Donkey Kong Country (unlikely), Pokémon Gold & Silver (very unlikely) and/or Conker's Pocket Tales (extremely unlikely). ;)



GamerZack87 commented on Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical St...:

If there are different graphical styles which will be implemented, I hope that there will be different goal varieties to go with them, ie. goalposts a la Super Mario World.

@LazyShell "Also, if this goes over well, I'd really be interested in a Zelda maker."

That would be awesome! ;)



GamerZack87 commented on E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag ...:

In Australia there's a considerable gap between the prices of Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures. Regular Skylanders cost around $15, whereas Disney Infinity characters cost near $20, making the Disney Infinity toys considerably more expensive. Knowing Nintendo's marketing in Australia, I don't have the best feeling about price. :(



GamerZack87 commented on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your...:

So are all DS games on Wii U split vertically screen-wise? Because that could cause problems with certain (read:almost all) games. :|

By the way, Kawashima should be a boss in Super Smash Bros., along with Master Hand and Crazy Hand! ;)



GamerZack87 commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M:

I'm a fan of the Advance Wars series (well, up to and including Dual Strike), so this might be one for me to watch and, eventually, play. :)



GamerZack87 commented on E3 2014: Mega Sableye Footage Unveiled For Pok...:

@Iggly I thought the opposite. Considering the fact that Mawile and Sableye are paired version-exclusives, and that Mawile has a Mega Evolution already, it makes sense to do the same for Sableye. I'm so happy that it's getting a Mega Evo, especially since it's one of the few Ghost-types which I actually like. As I've said before, Alpha Sapphire all the way! :D