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Wed 12th October, 2011

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Mario500 commented on Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White...:

I would not consider the eleventh day of September to be sensitive in spite of it being treated like an outcast due to the series of tragedies that occurred on that date in the year 2001 that involved hijacked airplanes (I will always treat it as an ordinary calendar date no matter what), I guess the person who climbed the fence did not find it sensitive either.

As for what could have caused him to climb the fence, I hope to learn the cause soon (even though what he did was obviously wrong, I would not call him a negative term like some folks who would).



Mario500 commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - EarthBound Esc...:

I wish Nintendo would make EarthBound available through the original Virtual Console service and give it the same price it has through the Wii U Virtual Console service. To me it would make sense financially since many folks (including folks who do not intend on buying a Wii U system anytime soon) would still buy a Wii system for its ability to play GameCube games.



Mario500 commented on Video: Here's Another Chance to Check Out Nint...:

"It was also an appearance where Fils-Aime resisted efforts by co-host Geoff Keighley for more reveals, and some may feel that Nintendo underwhelmed in revealing a character that was leaked online a number of days ago"

Was the author of the article referring to Reggie Fils-Aime? If so, why was his first name left out of the article?



Mario500 commented on Nintendo Download: 18th July (North America):

I was hoping EarthBound would be available for purchase through the original Virtual Console in addition to the Wii U Virtual Console since I don't have a Wii U system and have no interest in getting one (unless my original Wii system malfunctions).



Mario500 commented on Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Preve...:

"Chris Marlow, one of the game’s programmers, has confirmed in a recent director’s commentary video (which should only be viewed by mature audiences)"

What did the author or editor of the article mean by "mature audiences"?



Mario500 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for May:

What are your feelings about Square (Square Soft was the name of a subsidiary of Square, by the way)?

The reason the princess was not called by her first name (Peach) in the English version of Super Mario RPG was because she was usually referenced by only her last name (Toadstool) and title (Princess) in games and other mediums produced for the North American market by the time of the game's original release in that market. I remember the game Yoshi's Safari being an exception to the rule, since it was released in North America years before Super Mario RPG.



Mario500 commented on Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The ...:

I hope the game becomes available through the Virtual Console for the original Nintendo Wii. That would be very convenient for folks not interested in getting a Wii U system. It would still help Nintendo financially if they were to offer the game for the same price through both the original Virtual Console and the Wii U Virtual Console.



Mario500 commented on Woman Finds Extremely Rare NES Game At Goodwil...:


"The people in charge of that store a gonna feel like a buncha suckers when they hear about this!"

Were you referring to the people at the Goodwill store where Stadium Events was sold? If so, why did you think they were going to feel like suckers?

If I were to find a game in a store considered valuable or rare by other folks and the price was significantly low, I would never purchase it with the idea of selling it in return for a large amount of money. I would only purchase games with the idea of keeping them for myself and my family to enjoy for many years.

I hope to find a copy of the game EarthBound priced less than $50, $30, or even $10 someday (the prices are based on the currency of the United States). That game is not as rare as some eBay sellers may say based on the numerous copies of the game that were available on eBay recently.

(edit: the last paragraph was typed shortly before the article about Nintendo's plan to release EarthBound through the Wii U Virtual Console. I may still purchase an EarthBound cartridge if the game does not become available through the original Virtual Console since I have no plans to get a Wii U system)



Mario500 commented on Video Gaming's Unexpected Critic Passes Away A...:

"In recent years, Ebert's health had been impacted by cancer. In 2002 he lost his jaw — along with his ability to speak and eat normally — to thyroid cancer"

Roger Ebert actually lost part of his jaw and his ability to speak in 2006, not 2002.



Mario500 commented on LucasArts Shut Down By Disney:

Another game created by LucasArts (back when the company was called Lucasfilm Games) was Maniac Mansion. I have a copy of the version released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (the NES).



Mario500 commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U):

"the first thing which hits you in New Super Mario Bros. U is the long-overdue resurrection of the famous world map system, made famous by the seminal Super Mario World. Featuring branching levels, multiple exits and optional secret zones, this arrangement adds immeasurably to the overall experience, making you wonder why it has taken Nintendo so long to reinstate it"

Both the New Super Mario Bros. Wii and the New Super Mario Bros. U had maps similar to the maps for Super Mario World.



Mario500 commented on Voice of Mario Was Inspired by a Shakespearean...:

The excerpt from the article left out the part about 1990 being the year when Charles Martinet learned about the audition in which he would win the role of providing Mario's voice in video games and his attending trade exhibitions over a period of six years before he was told Shigeru Miyamoto wanted him to provide Mario's voice for Super Mario 64.



Mario500 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: Mario and Luigi Don't Have L...:

Mario and Luigi's last name was Mario in the animated TV series (first broadcast between 1989 and 1991), all of which were made before the theatrical movie (released in 1993). The idea their last name was Mario was based on them being known collectively as the Mario Brothers since the creation of the first game in which they appeared together (Mario Bros.).



Mario500 commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About Super Mario:

Desiree: "Back when NSMB hit I remember arguing for a proper New Super Mario Bros. 2 — not so much what we're about to be given, but something like NSMB2 (US), with vegetable throwing, shell riding, POW-block throwing, enemy-tossing goodness"

I believe "NSMB2 (US)" is a typographical error for SMB2 (US).



Mario500 commented on E3 2012: Watch the Nintendo Press Conference L...:

When I heard and saw the name "NintendoLand" during the press conference, the World Wide Web site of the same name came to mind. After the press conference, I tried to visit the site to view its message boards, but got an error message due to a large amount of Internet traffic. I managed to access the message boards a few minutes later.

I have a feeling after today's press conference Reggie Fils-Aime will be referenced by the nickname "the Puppetmaster" very often by members of the public and folks within Nintendo of America after he was given that name during the presentation of the Just Dance 4 game. This would be like Hiroshi Yamauchi (the former president of Nintendo of Japan) being nicknamed "Mother Brain" (after the Metroid character) within the company.

I was reminded of the voice of Tara Strong during the presentation for Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. I wonder if that was her performing as the character Harley Quinn.



Mario500 commented on Donkey Kong Champion Improves His World Record:

The version featured in Donkey Kong 64 is closer to the arcade version (specifically the Japanese version when it comes to the order of screens) than the NES version. According to the YouTube user who scored 1,222,900 points in the Donkey Kong 64 version, there is no "kill screen" in that version.

Here is the address to the video of the Donkey Kong game played by the YouTube user I mentioned, by the way:



Mario500 commented on How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?:

^Which Super Mario Bros. 2 did you reference? Were you referring to the version released only in Japan for the Famicon Disk System in 1986 or the version released in North America and Europe in 1988 and 1989 respectively?



Mario500 commented on Feature: The History of Nintendo Volume 1 Book...:

That was a good review of the book, all though it could have been better had the full names of Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, and Satoru Iwata had been posted for folks who may not be familiar with them (I'm not very familiar with Eiji Aonuma). Could anyone mention the small errors in the book?