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Life-long retro gamer & nice guy

Male, 39, United States

Thu 6th Dec 2012

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Magrane commented on Video: Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon tha...:

Since back in the 90's, before the Internet revolution and no Mega Man anime reached stateside, Capcom threw us Mega Man fans a bone with this cartoon, and I liked it! I put up with the obvious differences but still enjoyed watching it. The Mega Man X episode was one all of us fanboys were waiting to see....!



Magrane commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

What about The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on the Wii U? Personally I get in the spirit with Castlevania and Super Ghouls and Ghosts games. And if I really wanted to get old school, there's nothing like the NES game called Monster Party.

So Resident Evil: Revelations is worth it?



Magrane commented on Planet SR388:

What a puzzle level! Your Metroid inspiration is everywhere - just could use some SFX and even the Metroid Samus power-up Good job though!



Magrane commented on Reminder: There's Only One More Week Left To V...:

I voted for Ryu the first time for plenty of strong reasons but now that he was a surprise DLC, I may go back and pick either Bomberman, Frogger or Simon Belmont given their history with arcade and video game relevance.

However, if I take into account Konami's current rumored problems, and assuming we can't use them, then I'll be happy with Banjo Kazooie or one of the Battletoads (still not likely because MS rivalry)

So lately my internal argument has been, 'do I waste a vote?' on those options above? I think in the end I'll request Double Dragon.

But I'll be okay if Shovel Knight wins 😀👍



Magrane commented on Gallery: Mario - A History of Power-Ups, Fashi...:

Cool article, but since we are talking about costume changes, where is the Ice Flower outfit?

My favorite aesthetically was always the Hammer Bros suit and what, back in the 90's, looked like to me Mario wearing Nike shoes!

I feel like the power-ups in Super Mario Galaxy 2 were a little forced....



Magrane commented on Video: We Look at Every Single Mystery Mushroo...:

Sonic is actually the 8-bit Sonic from the Game Gear versions. Loved the video and the comments here so far! I didn't recognize R.O.B. so I have to re-watch. Don't know who Ashley is? Mega Man is indeed close enough to the true sprite but wanted to see the true NES sprites of other characters like they did with Kirby, Pac-Man and Link.



Magrane commented on Rare Replay on Xbox One Will Include 30 Games,...:

I have said it before and I'll say it again: Nintendo passed a good opportunity on not buying Rare. They truly were what Pixar was to Disney. We could have had not only the potential of greater games on Nintendo systems but maybe been able to trounce Sony and MS on having even more family gamer appeal. MS really dropped the ball with Rare's potential. Too bad.



Magrane commented on Ryu, Roy, New Stages and More Now Available in...:

I am picking up the whole bundle package. Wow what a treat!

Although I voted for Ryu in the ballot (which now I'll have to go back and vote for another character.......Shovel Knight or Angry Birds maybe?), I thought his inclusion was simply a no-brainer if they're touting this game with "legacy" characters. Can't wait to upgrade my SSMB game!!



Magrane commented on The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The...:

I've never played Earthbound SNES. Didn't really catch my eye.

But now that I can get a localized Nintendo-approved version in the States of "Mother", I'm completely on-board to picking it up and trying it! Might lead to me to love another Nintendo IP! About time Nintendo!

This re-release formula worked well with me with "The Mysterious Murasame Castle". Downloaded a retro NES game that's brand new and love it. Though I have to say I'm disappointed this isn't a 3DS release.........what's up with that Virtual Console library as of late anyway???



Magrane commented on Review: Mega Man & Bass (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

Looking forward to playing and downloading this game. Haven't beaten 8 yet but I'll jump on downloading Mega Man & Bass (I own it on the GBA too). All the comments and the review say it's very difficult; I just cant' remember the last time I played it.



Magrane commented on Siesta Fiesta:

The game is on sale until the 20th of this month, folks. I'm going to give it a whirl based on these comments and word-of-mouth. Doubt I'll be disappointed as a big Alleyway and Arkanoid fan.



Magrane commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

@ToxieDogg That is indeed the TMNT game I was But thank you for describing how those emulators came out to be! Now I'm definitely not inspired to even bother unlocking it. I don't understand how it's a licensing issue affecting the music and speech in the game if Konami, who developed Battle Nexus AND The Arcade Game, held the publishing rights to TMNT at the time of the GameCube game release. Could have been a memory size issue instead?

Years ago, XBOX Live Arcade had the emulated arcade version, and now that Konami doesn't have the publishing license anymore, it's gone. Here is hoping another true version comes back to a home console in one form or another. Sorry, I'm not a "believer" of PC illegal emulations.

Looking forward to the next article, Shiryu looks for Run Saber at the used video game store



Magrane commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

Speaking of Mega Man, the 8-bit clone Mighty Gunvolt is on sale. If you LOVE the 8-bit Mega Man platforming STYLE, I would recommend that purchase. Beyond that, there' s not much to game design and story. This game feels more like a "retro download" for big fans of IntiCreates's games, Inafune and Mighty No. 9.

I'd only recommend it for those of you immersed in nostalgia and would appreciate a "8-bit Mega Man" fix. I bought it and I'm not disappointed in it. It just could have been more.



Magrane commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

And yes, I'm STILL waiting for the original arcade version of TMNT: The Arcade Game on Nintendo system! I couldn't unlock that version on that Gamecube TMNT game, unfortunately......

Better yet, a souped up 16-bit version of the 8-bit TMNT III: The Manhattan Project!



Magrane commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

Great article! Thanks for the read- I related to the author's nostalgia and anticipation from the 90's, when we were all hoping for that Donkey Kong Country-style Mario game, a new Strider game, another 16-bit Mega Man sequel (the dreams I had while playing Mickey's Magical Quest), and Slam Masters sequel on a system which we believed was still superior to the competitor's fsystem's aster processing power.

I love the recommendation for Run Saber for SNES/NES Strider fans. Will have to check it out.



Magrane commented on Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks ...:

To me, I voted Ryu from Street Fighter. It's a no-brainer to include him considering what Street Fighter has done to the genre, and that would be like a nod to the series. There is a nostalgia theme throughout this Smash Bros. incarnation.



Magrane commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

I'm so teed that the site is down when it's the LAST DAY of the promotion. What a croissant. I'm more upset I bought Hyrule Warriors so I can get my extra 10 bonus coins and lo and behold, the version I bought doesn't even have the Club Nintendo promotion anymore First world problems!!

No but seriously, that website needs to be up right now. Not fair at all.



Magrane commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

I do agree though about quick and casual gaming, but that's something that's a consequence of technology and people will still buy a good lengthy game. It's why Legend of Zelda and Assassin's Creed games continue to do well.



Magrane commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Do you really think a "stigma" is going to stop a gamer from buying a great game? I doubt a "stigma" would affect sales. In the end, it's quality (replayability, story, visual look, etc.). I don't think indie gamers are that childish to snub out developers. We just want to play games, man.

If you build it, they will come.



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

What a coincidence. I was just thinking about this on the subway ride home from work today, seeing multiple people just randomly playing casual games on their smartphones. This is Nintendo adapting to modern technology and the new face of gaming in the 21st century. Home consoles are slooooowly going the wayside, and it'd probably be more profitable for Nintendo to just focus on gaming.

We're getting Mario on our handheld smart devices, and so is the re$t of the world. Nintendo as company is saved!

Can I get a hallelujah.



Magrane commented on Review: Classic Card Games (3DS eShop):

What a shame. Just lately I was looking for a simple and cheap card game to download on 3DS that includes games like Blackjack and Go Fish, or even Crazy 8's. This review makes it sound like a downer. Any suggestions out there?



Magrane commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

I'll miss the program. I thought it was great to provide marketing data to them and get treated to free games just for taking time to let them know what's on our minds! It was worth it for those that downloaded regularly and remembered the expiration dates. Overall it did make you feel like you were part of an exclusive community.

The rewards were rarely cool, but the games themselves were a deal. I got a $30 game for free for reaching Platinum status last year.....! R.I.P. to another Club Nintendo chapter. The nostalgia bug hit me when it reminded me of the "Nintendo Fun Club" back in the day.



Magrane commented on Rock 'N Racing Off Road Aims to Bring Mayhem t...:

Looks pretty and fun. I , too, grew up on Super Off-Road on the arcade and couldn't get enough of Super Sprint on the NES/Arcade. I also bought the WiiWare game Driift and that was allright. However as someone else mentioned earlier, it looks rather "slow" so that may make me wait until this one hits the sale level. Let's hope that game speed isn't the case.....



Magrane commented on Review: NightSky (3DS eShop):

It's on sale for $2.99 on the 3DS eShop until January 5th, so if cost was an issue, now is the chance to get it. This review is making the decision for me quite easily today.



Magrane commented on Review: Fractured Soul (3DS eShop):

It's on sale at a good price guys, right now through the 1st of Jan 2015 I believe. I'm about to purchase based on reviews above! Doubt I'll have regrets....



Magrane commented on Level-5 Confirms Some Handsome 3DS eShop Festi...:

I see a few recommendations on here....any one want to say if Crimson Shroud is a good buy? I want to get at least one of these titles.

I already own Aero Porter and a previous poster pretty much nailed it by calling it a "high score chaser", but with an airport theme. The StreetPass option is kind of cool, but I do recommend the game if you're a fan of airports anyway since the feel is there, supported by airport noises.



Magrane commented on Review: The Mysterious Murasame Castle (3DS eS...:

Woooo! Nothing like a NintendoLife review to get me to buy this game. This would probably the first 9-bit original game that I would pick up for my 3DS that I did not play as a kid. Nintendo probably made the decision to release it to the Western Hemisphere after the clamoring from their surveys of the people who buy Virtual Console games. Looking forward to regressing this weekend!



Magrane commented on Review: Pac-Land (Wii U eShop / NES):

I was waiting for someone to mention the connection to the Saturday Morning cartoon. I almost bought this game, which I never played or seen before on the Famicom, because of that connection......until someone mentioned the horrible controls. Ah well!



Magrane commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America):

@statnut Woo Hoo! Thank you for that. I remember my best friend at the time had the game and he was raving how great of a game it was. I think it was because he was a brainy guy, and he would create a team, monitor a season, etc. Gave it a lot of kudos so I took his word on it. Looks like your trifecta recommendation matches from what I remember as the "word" of that time.

@Spoony_Tech RBI Baseball was that Tengen game I remember the box at the stores. Thanks for that recommendation too.



Magrane commented on Interview: Bertil Hörberg Jumps Back Into the...:

-Loved the first game (music, replayability, graphics, modes).
-Loved the fact it's a two-man team with incredible success.
-Loved the inspiration it has sent to other indie developers.
-Loved how they reminded the big software corporations that they don't need much complexity in gaming when it comes to big sales (just another sign of the normal casual gamer market?), but passion. Passion leads to quality game crafting.
-Loved this interview.
....................and loved the new trailer for the sequel.

Glad to see things won't change much.



Magrane commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America):

Bases Loaded for my "retro" 3DS? Yes please! So many hours in front of the TV because of this game back in the day. One of the first where the players got tired over the course of the innings and you had to replace them. Buying this one for the same reason as my other NES classics - simple nostalgia.

I heard about parts 2 through 4, but the only other one I remember enjoying was Super Bases Loaded on the SNES. I heard SNK's baseball game (forgot the name, on the tip of my tongue....) was the other really good baseball game on the NES.

Any other baseball suggestions on the NES?