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Wed 23rd July, 2008

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KingMike commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

While Final Fight was certainly a more complete port, one option they could've left in is the new CD music or the original arcade/SNES chiptune music? I think I liked the latter better.



KingMike commented on New River City Ransom Game Announced For The J...:

Jidaigeki was actually the sequel to River City Ransom. I think the name is something like "Kunio's Period Piece". Originally released on Famicom and Game Boy, but never released in the west. Fan translation called it "Technos Samurai".



KingMike commented on Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - For...:

Boxy Boy? Wasn't that one of the localized names for the box-pushing puzzle game Sokoban? (the best one being the Genesis version "Shove It! The Warehouse Game" :P )
Nice to see them making a non-Kirby game sometimes. Are we due for another non-Pokemon Game Freak game? :)



KingMike commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

I remember when the Smash Bros. 3DS demo first appeared.
Some people were so desperate to play some Smash they were willing to pay $50 or more (more than the full price) FOR A DEMO.
And that was like A WEEK before the full version.



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

"Rock 'n Racing Off Road".
I wonder if that was meant to confuse people for Rock 'n Roll Racing.
A game that's probably not going to come because it uses licensed music (and I don't think Blizzard is going to bother with VC for the couple games they could release).



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America):

Mega Man 7 for $4? The Rare Downloads program cries. :D

And now I have memories of when the NES Mega Man were discounted, but I missed it. Because NINTENDO...
Because normally expect that if a sale is good THROUGH a certain date in the US, you expect the price to be good through at least midnight EST. But not by Nintendo's logic! :P



KingMike commented on Review: S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Te...:

About "Action in New York"...
The odd thing is that Sigourney Weaver is apparently actually from New York, though perhaps as a small effort to hide the obvious influence on the second player character they listed her birthplace in the intro as Canada, I think. :D
(I forget where player 1, not-Arnie, is from. New York?)



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):

Almost as annoying, the SNES version of Breath of Fire 1 doesn't tell you how much EXP you need to level up (it's not in the menu, and unlike most other RPGs that omitted it, it doesn't have an NPC that tells you either.
At least Lufia 1 told you how much EXP you needed to level-up every time you won a battle, if only then :P )



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

Is Adventures of Lolo on 3DS the Game Boy version? I'd download that if it ever came to NA.
I have the Japanese version, but I hear the EU version was better, though both are pretty rare.



KingMike commented on Guide: Unlocking the Full Roster in Super Smas...:

Or you can just play random VS matches a ton to eventually unlock all of them. I watched Tomato stream the Japanese version he bought digitally when it came out, and he had the full roster within a few hours (collectively) of play.



KingMike commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

Actually I'm sure the three-handle question was answered in Nintendo Power pre-launch of the N64. They expected you to hold either the middle handle for games using primarily the Control Stick (which was most of the games) or the left handle for games using primarily the D-pad (which was few games, like Mischief Makers).

I do remember briefly playing Nights for Saturn on a demo kiosk with the 3D Controller and not finding it very comfortable.



KingMike commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

Flash carts can be good for things like translation patches. Buy the original game so you legally own the game, but then play a translation to better enjoy it.

But even though I would definitely want to buy legal originals, there has to be a medium even when using it for a ROMs of out of print games. I can't imagine anyone except maybe resellers seriously arguing that everyone who wants to play Surprise at Dinosaur Peak should be required to spend $1,000 for it. Especially when it's legitimately hard to imagine Taito getting another penny off that game ever (but if that does show up on a digital service, I'd recommend buying it). (the resellers probably made more money on that game that Taito ever did :D )