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A lover of handhelds and Nintendo

17, United States

Welp its update time. So whats there to say hm?? Well lets see I love handhelds at last count I had around 17-18 maybe?? Nintendo is my favorite game company I have enjoyed many of the other games across many platforms. My favorite handhelds right now are the 3DS, Atari Lynx and the Gameboy Color

Fri 25th March, 2011

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HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop):

I'd say thats about I expected, but I would give it an 8/10. For a tiny little $6 RPG, its fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lack of 3D aside, its a fun little gem that I been enjoying way more than I though I'd be! Not very handholding-y, but I like that a bit. Sure there are parts were I was confused as to what I needed to do, but after an hour I knew what I was doing. I really can't recommend it enough! Hell if it were still 2008, I'd have no problem dropping $30 for it on the DS (there'd need to be a bit more fleshing out needed mainly in the music/location areas), but in 2015 for $6, just lacking a wee bit??? Sold! Its a great little gem if you're hungry ;) for an cheap RPG on the 3DS, you won't get much better than this!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

Whoop, whoop!!!!!!!!!!! :) The Donkey Kong Land games! I'll probably, at the very least, grab DKL 1 and maybe 2...for those who don't know 3 got a GBC port in Japan and the cart actually doesn't cost to much, so I'll probably stick to that one for my GBC (when I find a cheap-ish US seller :P)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

As Ron DelVillano said, "if you are living in North America and you do not want the New 3DS XL, then I encourage you not to purchase one. Show the company what you do and do not want through your support of their products, not by lashing out with petty attacks on social media." Boom. Easy as that I've seen countless droves of people who were going to get the Standard unit complain and attack Nintendo for not releasing the Standard unit and...guess what they all bought? Thats basically like going back into an abusive relationship, you get out for a while try and get it together and then, wham! Right back in and suffering under that same abuse as before. Because of those people Nintendo will likely never release the Standard New 3DS in the Americas! So I will stand firm for now, sure I'll get the HDSBoy when it comes out, but not on launch day and most certainly not if Nintendo pulls one like this over us again.



HandheldGuru97 commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

Lookie here! What an excellent week! Jesus guys really, really??? (Maybe the cynicism of the internet is what makes me a cynic hmmm...investigation is needed...). Either lets see; a retail/download game THATS CHEAP! on the eShop as a major highlight, a SNES VC release, thats Shump!!! (which means I have to look into it :P), a handful of RPG/Rougelikes on the 3DS shop (Adventure Bar Story has been on my radar since they released early info on it), some DLC and Demos! Well to me, that looks pretty damn good, but who knows....maybe my standards are to low.... ;)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@BenAV Raises hand I was born in '97 so no N64 here, I had a Gamecube, but it broke a decade ago, Wii VC I barely used and I did not have (nor will I ever) get the Wii Classic Controller and besides...N64 games have aged horribly. Muddy, dark, foggy, shoddy controls and just plain ugly. I also suppose you didn't notice my username...If Majora 3D wasn't coming to the 3DS I doubt I'd ever play and I am most certainly that are many more people simmilar to my case. Of course there will be those buying this for like 4th or 5th time, but I'd assume that they quite honestly love this game. And to have on a current gen, win! Still you don't need to get it, but let those who want it play it and enjoy. After all thats what games are for, right?



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

All 3 3DS Zelda's hold a 10/10 on NintendoLife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoop, whoop! I'm excited for this one, don't have the money for it now...but its a March 1st purchase for sure! (Sorry S.T.E.A.M), while I wish I'd get to play it on a New 3DS Nintendo of America's decision is baffling and as such I'll be stuck on my old XL, but man oh man....this is gonna be great either way.



HandheldGuru97 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Welp, if theres a way to go out with a bang, Club Ninity has sure as hell has done it! Would love to get the calendar, but....what good would it be if I don't have a 3DS backlog that'll keep me hooked until 2017??? :P (Seriously I have got to stop downloading new games, I have like 5 I haven't even touched yet! :'() But Harmoknight and Ketzal's Corridors are for sure, and Dillon's Rolling Western, Fluidity: Spin Cycle and Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move are all on the radar. Might be time to dig through all my old DS games, should be a code or two hiding in there!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

The following is brought HandheldGuru97's Nostalgic Memories! Nostalgia, one hell of a drug :P Anyway...XD
The 3DS.........what a ride this old girl has had. I still remember the day the 3DS was announced (officially) back at e3 2010, lordy has it been five years??? Yikes...I was sitting in the back seat of my Mom's 2007 GMC Acadia, freaking out as only a 12 year old could as I saw Animal Crossing, Kid Icarus, The Legend of Zelda, Pilotwings 3D, and Corbie's reaction to the 3D (which blew my mind!) oh those were the days. I managed to save up enough money and blew like $375+ (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) on the 3DS March 27, 2011. Launch games were Pilotwings Resort and Street Fighter IV 3D (man I wish I had held onto it...). The 3D feature, which I first saw on that small ass screen on bumpy car ride back to a friends house I was staying was it grand, even better than I had ever dreamed it being. I stuck by the 3DS in those early months, sure there was a lack of games, but Ridge Racer and Ghost Recon along those other two first games kept me busy (plus Pokémon Black was still new and was always close by). The Nintendo DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely got on me after a while, but I sure as hell didn't plan on blowing out that quickly, they had the games lined up, I just needed to wait and hope the 3DS made it. The price drop was a low blow (in my opinion at that time...but now I see why Nintendo did it), but hey I have never once complained about 20 free games, and (I am gonna get killed for saying this) I'm glad they never went and released those GBA games, I myself hoped that we as Ambassadors would get those game for and only for ourselves (selfish I know, I know, but the HDS-Boy will have GBA VC, guaranteed!) 2012 was a sluggish, yet grand year, KIU I was the highlight for me and I was able to resist the XL, at first. The 2013 happened. Year of Luigi? Nope more like the year of the 3DS. I grabbed an Xl and got Fire Emblem Awaking the day that XL showed up...lest just say the ride started there I wasn't off until January of '14! Fire Emblem, Etrain Odyssey IV, Luigi's Mansion, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Lego City, Donkey Kong Country 3D, ANIMAL FREAKING CROSSING NEW LEAF(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), ahem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Pokemon X & Y and A Link Between World's (and I know I missed plenty!!!!). 2014 was a quieter year, a good year though all in all.

So...what I am trying to say is, well, cheers 3DS, my favorite handheld, a game changer (literally) and what has cemented me as a Nintendo fan and lover for life. Ninty I'm mad as hell the small New 3DS ain't coming here for now...yet I hope my XL (and eventually, dammit, my New 3DS XL) will hold a few more years of Nintendo portable heaven. Cheers Nintendo and a slap on the back you crazy son of a gun, you made it, you made it. :)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Pro...:

Been to a few game stores as of late, Gamestop and a local chain store. Both Had OoT 3D used at $50 ($45 for members at the local store, so probably one of the better deals out there). But guys, guys...the game came out in 2011 2011 its been 4 years it likely been out of print for a while and we are only Just noticing because of Majora's impending re-release. So for those who are late adopters "You've (been) met with a terrible fate, haven't you" it is on the eShop and it does have a small file size. And for once...ITS CHEAPER ON THE ESHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P (Now you suckers can pay the same price that all us desperate 3DS owners back in '11 shelled out getting in cheap 'n easy now, eh!??!?!??!?! :P)

But whats more concerning....Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is up to $50 as well...what the hell!??!?!?!? I usually get rewared with a great (but cheap) Layton game when I wait....ugh!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Feature: The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to...:

Ah! Wetrix...I have it on my Dreamcast (its called Wetrix+, basically an enhanced port/remake of the N64 original). One of my favorite little puzzle gems on a system with more gems than one can count! Definitely a product of its time...a 3D puzzler. Its sad, but a game like this wouldn't get created today. 3D gaming was brand new, a big deal, everything had to be 3D...even if it had never existed before! 2D was out the door, 3D was here to stay! (or so we all though) ;) This is one of those unique gems that didn't have a 2D counterpart, nor does it need too. I hope we'll see a revival of classical 3D styled games, with a little more polish than one could of dreamed back in the day :) (Seriously, N64 graphics have aged, really, really, really, badly :P)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Woah Dave! May Become a Real NES Cartridge Rel...:

I really enjoyed Woah! Dave. :) It was a fun little game, if you looking for something in the vain of Mario Bros. WD is easily the best by a mile. I'd get the NES long as the controls don't suck like NES Mario Bros. (shutters) Thank you NES Remix for saving me!



HandheldGuru97 commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

@AVahne Excellent point. A lot of people having trying to use the 2DS as one of the main points why the USA isn't getting the New 3DS Standard, but yet fail to mention Europe or Australasia which have both the 2DS and New 3DS Standard...I'm assuming there are teens and young adults who want the New XL, but I for one (and likely many more) would like to have the smaller unit. I'll be going to college soon, and I was planning on taking my New 3DS Standard through it until at least 2018 or 2019 (at which point the 3DS's successor will be cheaper).
But to get back to the topic at hand...a 2DS for $80!??!?!?!??!?!??! I'd gladly get a transparent blue 2DS or Sea Green 2DS for that price!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

"I have been eagerly anticipating the release of the New 3DS in my territory.
Then the Nintendo Direct aired.
Nintendo of America made the announcement that it has decided to release the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America, but there was absolutely no mention of the standard model. No mention of the model that provided extra portability and customizable faceplates. No mention of the model that is, for all intents and purpose, a handheld gamer's dream. NoA didn't confirm that I would never see the standard model, but the lack of a mention was alarming. In a word, I was heartbroken.
I'm not generally one to complain too publicly or too loudly, but Nintendo – a company that I have supported for as long as I can remember – really let me down. I couldn't imagine why the company would decide to release a console worldwide, then block North Americans access from enjoying the entire lineup."
@ThomasBW84 took those words straight from my mouth. I completely and whole heartily agree with you. The hype (the dare I say it), the high, that I was riding the night before planning what faceplates I was going to order, how I was going to order in middle of class! :P That all came crashing down with a strong feeling of disappointment. I was excited and then...whoosh. All gone :( Nintendo is a company I've stood behind, and this is a big-old stab in the back. Sure to them I am a nameless consumer, but one that owns every single Gameboy, every version (so far in the States) of the 3DS...that should count for something??? Right?? then you realize, I doesn't. Still as Thomas put it; "if you live in the states and want the smaller one, don't buy it" and that is what I plan to do. Nintendo next time you a new handheld around...I might wait on it, going have to be a real compelling sell to get back on board the day-one ship



HandheldGuru97 commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

Lucina being my main in Smash, plus a bonus character in S.T.E.A.M!!??!?!?!?!??!??!?!?! Sold! I'll be pre-ordering that one, if Dark Pit ever comes out I'd get one of those. Like the looks of the Super Mario amiibo's, if those are the final designs, wow. They'll look much better than the Smash ones. Not that I dislike the looks of the Smash amiibo's!!!!!!! These just look...cleaner more refined.



HandheldGuru97 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

As a handheld gamer I am both pleased and disappointed. The Puzzles and Dragons Combo pack is a fantastic deal!!!!!! Majora, Monster Hunter 4U, and Ace Combat, in one day!?!?!?!?!??! Etrian Mystery Dungeon will make my April (as I'll probably still be waiting for my small New 3DS :'( ) But Xenoblade 3D that quick wowza! Lets all pray it isn't a Gamestop exclusive...again...(if it is I'll buy a copy just to be on the safe side...). And then Fire Emblem whoa, didn't see that coming. On the disappointment front...No normal New 3DS in the Americas is mind boggling, and horribly disappointing. As such I'm boycotting getting an XL until June or July, by that time E3 will have come to pass and the future of the New 3DS should be much clearer and maybe so will the fate of the Classic New 3DS for the West. Pokémon Shuffle is going up a dangerously slippery slope, but with Puzzles and Dragons...match three all included, I am going to be just fine passing it up. Other than that...nice news of the U front and more Splatoon is always a good thing. A; B- in my estimate, disappointingly satisfying, damn you Nintendo. ;)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

I've played quite a bit of Mario Kart...but man oh malley MKDS was fantastic. Mission Mode, Custom Decals for the front of your kart, easily the best tracks, especially the retro ones, one from each previous Kart game (that existed at the time which rounded out to a perfect 4!), some of the best local multiplayer on the DS this side of Pokémon! And hell I haven't even gotten to the online! (Which sadly I never used...for whatever reason could never get my DS to hook up :() MK8 though that would certainly come in 2nd...excellent track design and DLC that really is meaningful and multiplayer that rocks. Love me some Mario Kart, can be hard to choose, but DS will always be my fave.



HandheldGuru97 commented on Video: This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer P...:

Mother of God. That looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Dragon Quest like...a lot :P I swear to the lord Enix...bring this west....(and VII too...while your at it) if not I'm buying an original 3DS JAP model, just for this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really, really excited for this one (even if its never coming west)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: Xeodrifter (3DS eShop):

I've got one hell of a backlog right now, so this might have to wait. Still this looks utterly charming and fun to play, little disappointed about the controls, but Jools hasn't disappointed me yet, I'll gladly support him with a purchase of this, later ;)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: Cubic Ninja (3DS):

Found a copy of Cubic Ninja (new) for $10 at a local supermarket. I for one do not believe in homebrew or hacking, but considering this game now has a little bit of interesting history, I figured what the hell??? I'll open it and give it a proper play through, looks interesting enough and my expectations aren't to high so maybe I'll be surprised.



HandheldGuru97 commented on Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spri...:

YUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm super duper hyped for this one, heck even more than V! Looks very fun, only ever played the Pokémon Mystery Dungeons which I'm not going to lie, I loved, glad to have another franchise to try MD-ified!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

I will never ever, ever understand the appeal of Flappy Bird...never. Shudders thank the goodness that you guys didn't have to pay for this. The review (which being so short) I read through...I am so sorry. Not a game I would ever buy (even for a penny!), but thank you guys for sparing others who might...



HandheldGuru97 commented on Hardware Classics: The Sega Genesis Nomad:

Ah Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Nomad...what kind of HandheldGuru would I be without one!??!?!!??! I scored HUGE on a Nomad a few months ago at local game store...$60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Naturally no battery pak and that was a bloody expensive sucker to get...but wow what a handheld! A superb library, screen (yes even the original one!) is much better than the Gear a shame it didn't sell, but it was doomed from the start. It is a very, very niche handheld mostly for Sega Collectors or Handheld Collectors...but if you fall into either group, you better get a Nomad!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

Well at the very least this an improvement. I do hope the Wii U hits 15-20 million units by the end of its life. Damn shame no one cared about it now...can't wait for it to end up like the Gamecube and have almost insane cult following :) I'm disappointed 3DS sales have bottomed out too, hope that the New 3DS will help, which it should.
Oh also @IceClimbers if you count the Virtual Boy (as handheld or console, personally I think its a handheld :P) the Wii U and 3DS are far past the under 1 million club the VB is in. And if I am remembering correctly if you split the Gameboy Color off from the Black and White GB that would sit around 46ish million units sold. While its unlikely the 3DS will outsell say the Gameboy Advance line at this point its likely we could see the 3DS end up around 65 million+, which isn't to bad in this Smartphone era we live in
Gotta remember folks times are a changin'



HandheldGuru97 commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

There must be something seriously wrong with this game if they keep delaying it. Maybe the don't want a repeat of what happened with Driveclub??? Forza scored very high, so that will probably shift good numbers this holiday season. Best case scenario Wii U gets it March like everyone else, worst case scenario we don't get it at all or they delay it even more and wonder why it didn't sell...(can this generation be over already???)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

Can't freaking wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Nintendo handhelds, this will likely be the last handheld I get before I head off to college in 2016. With the library the 3DS has so far, I might just wait out for a few years before jumping on the Nintendo 4DS-Boy ;)



HandheldGuru97 commented on Mega Video Game Fan Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Nor...:

Thought those shelves looked familiar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn thats a real shame he is selling it all off :( best of luck to him, if this auction stays quiet I might try and make an offer on at least the shelves :P maybe a few games too...:P :P Really impressive collection!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

@MojoBones Impact Winter looks stunning, thats really all I can say. Really, really hope it succeeds, heck if its hitting Mac for sure (which it appears it is), I might very well contribute because I want to play it soooooo bad! Definitely a change of pace from Siesta Fiesta!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway I'm really liking it from what I've seen so far, good luck guys!!!!!!!!!!!!



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

I shall not lie, ever since the 3DS version was announced I was skeptical, how would Smash Bros work on the 3DS???? I can safely say after playing the demo and seeing and reading all these reviews that yes Smash can work on a handheld. I am gamer who tends to stick to handhelds (obviously...:P), but I will get the U version too, but I hate say it...the 3DS one has my attention wrapped up! Now back to the demo to make this week pass faster...



HandheldGuru97 commented on Review: 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (3DS eShop):

Just grabbed this for 99 cents (plus tax it was about $1.10 :P) I've had my eye on this little game for a while...I am a complete sucker when it comes to video game compilations, and I am glad I got this! There are some great games (notably being the Tangled Space, Black Nightmares and Gem Breaker), some good ones, (Special Delivery, Ninja Monkey, Ghost Cage and Box Logic) there are the duds which I won't name, but over all a 6/10 or as I'd give it a 7/10 is a prefect score for this game. Its on sale until November 2nd 2014 and I hope I'll convince some to give this a try. If you, like me, enjoy retro spoof compilations (IE Retro Game Challenge) and nice pickup and play games, you probably will fall in love with this little gem. :)