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Christian, retro gamer

Male, 34, United States

32 years old, born and raised in Texas. Favorite consoles are NES and Super NES. Fave games include "Super Metroid", "Ocarina of Time", and "Super Mario Galaxy".

Mon 11th March, 2013

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Moviefan2k4 commented on Weirdness: Hands Up If You Knew About the Supe...:

I found out about this when I was probably about 12 years old, and I remember feeling both amazed yet angry at the same time. I was a hardcore Mario addict in those days, and the fact I couldn't beat the first game without warping or dying drove me nuts. Today, its still quite a challenge, but I can reach my goal in about 45 minutes when I focus.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Ninterview: Learning Retro Secrets With A Form...:

I wanted to be a Game Play Counselor so badly as a kid, and was pissed when they cancelled the service. Internet's definitely easier, but there's no personal interaction, 1-on-1. I have a very literal mind, and sometimes, text alone isn't much help. I've even struggled with strategy guides in the past, because they didn't take each step separately.



Moviefan2k4 commented on The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes...:

I never heard of Mr. Baer until 3 or 4 years ago, when my friend Robert showed me a DVD of the "Video Games Live" concert. Ralph came on stage at one point, to play his original "Black Box" machine against a ten-year-old.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Video: Super Mario Bros. Invades TV's Dancing ...:

I didn't see it live last night, just the brief recap while waiting for "Castle" to start. But wow...that was both funny and amazing! I love how they included Luigi and Toad, and would be thrilled to hear what Mr. Miyamoto or Charles Martinet have to say about it.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Weirdness: This Wearable Power Glove Accessory...:

The only reason I'd want a Power Glove now, is if I was dressing like Captain N for Halloween or a gaming convention. That LED design looks cool, but $150 is fairly high...especially since there's two different sizes of the glove.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken:

The shortest "regular play" path I know to beating the game is to finish World 1 normally, then access the Star Road from the Ghost House by the lower-right part of the lake. After that, its just a matter of beating a few stages of the Star World, until you reach the lower-right point which leads to Bowser's front door.



Moviefan2k4 commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

The only games I got heavily into with the 'Cube were the first two "Metroid Prime" entries, and "Spider-Man 2". "The Wind Waker" was crap; I only reserved it at the time to get the Master Quest disc for "Ocarina of Time". I also liked "Mega Man Anniversary Collection", but it just wasn't the same as having the old carts.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Super Metroid is 20 Years Old Today:

This is definitely still a classic; I bought my current copy for $20, from a retro-themed store about 5 years ago. The shell had dirt and stickers all over it, but the label was nice and clean. I took the whole thing apart, cleaned the circuit board, scrubbed the case parts with Comet and water, then reassembled everything. Its run perfectly ever since.



Moviefan2k4 commented on One Man Is Bringing The N64 Kicking And Scream...:

@EdwardCORE Its very simple, really. Nintendo saves a ton of money by simply releasing SD emulations, versus spending tons of capital to research and adapt obsolete hardware. If they don't believe they'll make a sizeable profit, they won't bother. It sucks, but that's the nature of most businesses today.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

I currently have a Genesis cartridge of "Aladdin", and it sucks compared to the SNES. The graphics look more rushed, the music is muffled, and the difficulty is insane. The SNES version is no cakewalk, but its developers struck a better balance on all counts.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Review: Double Dragon (3DS eShop / NES):

Even though its equal parts fun and frustrating, I still love the original "Double Dragon" on the NES. The second game was arguably better, while the third sucked due to its massive difficulty level. "Double Dragon Advance" was a cool update for the GBA several years ago, while "Super Double Dragon" on the SNES is great. Avoid "Double Dragon V" though, unless you're a fan of the 1990s carton series.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Prolific Video Game Box Art Illustrator Greg M...:

Never heard the name, nor did I ever suspect those pieces of artwork were painted. I always assumed some studio head had them drawn with markers or colored pencils...seriously. Since I never knew Mr. Martin, I can only say I hope he's in heaven with God now, and that his family's being comforted in every way.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Movie Review: The Wizard (1989):

I have this on DVD, and yes its a little corny, but still works. I love the fact that Haley's about as "anti-feminine" as you can get, without being mean. Corey tries scaring her with a skull mask at one point, only to be decked in the head for his trouble. =)
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Moviefan2k4 commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Game Boy:

Let's be honest, shall we? The main reason the original Game Boy became a success at all was because it was bundled with "Tetris". Computer nerds who only knew the game from their desktops leaped at the chance to take it on the road, while the rest of us didn't even know it existed until the NES port was released in November of 1989.

I had this system as a kid, and yes, I loved "Tetris"...but that was about it. No other game held my interest, because of the blurry graphics and screen that only looked good when tilted toward a light source.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Sega's Most Successful Console Is 25 Years Old...:

For several years, I thought the Mega Drive was a completely different console from the Genesis, because I had no reason to think products had multiple names for different parts of the world. The main games I played on the console were all four "Sonic" titles and the "Streets of Rage" series. I was really surprised when "Mega Man: The Wily Wars" came out for the Sega Channel.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Overlay Gives an Old NES Controller Some New Z...:

I checked out the GamerGrafx site, and was struck by how little is actually offered in their replacement label section for original NES games. So many carts are in terrible shape these days, and labels are desperately needed for the most abused copies.

Also, I'm amused at the section of TV and film labels, but why would anyone want something like that, for an NES game that doesn't exist? For example, there's one for "The Breakfast Club"...seriously.



Moviefan2k4 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

The guy who wrote that article is an idiot. While some traits are similar to different cultures, there's no direct correlation with any of them in the "Zelda" series, that I'm aware of. Also, one of the so-called "bad guys" (Nabooru) turns out to be the Sage of Spirit, helping Link defeat Ganondorf. Darunia also has brown skin, and remains an aide and "sworn brother" to Link through the whole game...funny how the author forgot about that.

The whole sexism bit is crap, too. Like it or not, most women are physically smaller and weaker than most men. We were designed to be their protectors, not abusers. Radical feminists always link (or it it Link?) dominance with oppression. =(



Moviefan2k4 commented on Talking Point: An Open Letter To Nintendo:

@kkslider5552000 "Ocarina of Time" is still the best in the series for me. "Majora's Mask" was insanely repetitive, and I still can't get past grabbing the fishing rod in "Twilight Princess". I haven't played "Skyward Sword" yet, and the animation style for "Wind Waker" remains insulting.



Moviefan2k4 commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo AV Famicom:

My mother got me the "NES 2" for Christmas in 1995, with the first "Zelda" and "Metroid" games. I later gave it to my sister when I got a Super NES in '97, and only God knows where that old revamp is today.