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Sat 18th August, 2012

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Mr-DNA commented on Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop:

Apparently the Saturn is notoriously difficult to emulate, hence the appearance of the PS1 version of MM8 on the Anniversary Collection. It's a shame, too, as the Saturn version has more content, like the optional Cut Man and Wood Man fights (no weapons though), and the fan design galleries.



Mr-DNA commented on Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North Amer...:

Oh, man! This is some good news! Looking forward to rounding out my MM collection, as well as GQII, DC, SF2010, and MFF. Geez, I'll have a whole page on my Wii U menu devoted to classic Capcom before the year is over!



Mr-DNA commented on Game Boy Classic Donkey Kong Land Is Coming To...:

I never played the sequels, but the original DKL always seemed to me like a case of "coulda" over "shoulda." The pre-rendered graphics lose quite a bit when your reduce them to four colors from the SNES' 256. Combine that with a tiny screen, and you've got a formula for running into Kremlings. The 8-bit renditions of the tunes were great, though.



Mr-DNA commented on The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March:

People who are clamoring for another "Year of ___" have completely missed the point. Luigi was almost always in the background, whether he was relegated to Player 2 in Super Mario Bros or off having (possibly more interesting) adventures in Thousand Year Door. Hell, even when he was brought to the forefront, he was either shown as a coward (Luigi's Mansion), a coward (Superstar Saga), or a coward (partners in Time). If anyone deserved some spotlight time after 30 years, it was Luigi.

Other Nintendo characters don't need their own year; they just need more games.



Mr-DNA commented on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Hits Funding Target t...:

I'm glad they made their goal. This has been a painful Mickstarter to watch, mostly because I just don't have the spare cash to donate to this kind of thing. If I did, I'd throw that $350 at them to put my art in the game. But there's just one little detail, WayForward: artists don't have money. That said, who'd like to donate $350 to put MY art in 1/2 Genie Hero?

I'm kidding, of course.

No I'm not.



Mr-DNA commented on Feature: Taking A Look Back At The Nintendo 64...:

@SteveW I'm actually with you on this, Steve. I think there's nothing more immersion-breaking than the whizz-whizz of a motor over the sounds in a game. (Yes, some of us have to have the volume low enough to be able to hear a rumble pak once in awhile.)



Mr-DNA commented on Feature: Taking A Look Back At The Nintendo 64...:

I remember getting the promotional VHS in the mail telling me all about the Rumble Pak. It had some embarrassing skits featuring a pair of witless spies from Sony and Sega trying to get the dirt on Starfox 64.

I also got a promo VHS for Banjo-Kazooie, narrated by Jon Lovitz. I wish I still had those stupid things. Some collector would love to have them, I'm sure.



Mr-DNA commented on Video: These Japanese Mario & Luigi: Dream Tea...:

@snoox It's pretty much a traditional JRPG. All of the M&L games have had turn-based battles, leveling, stats, items, towns with shops and NPCs, etc. Of course, all of that is mixed with platform ing elements because it's the Mario Bros.



Mr-DNA commented on Video: This Mario & Luigi Trailer is the Stuff...:

The character design in the M&L series has so much personality! It's touches like this that are sadly missing from the main series. The platform games are still fun, but aesthetically they're just so safe and sterile. Alpha Dream really understands that Mario, Luigi, et al are essentially cartoon characters and treats them as such.



Mr-DNA commented on Watch the Japanese Pikmin 3 Nintendo Direct - ...:


I enjoyed NSLU, but I think it works better as a companion piece to NSMBU. NSLU is like a Hard Mode/Rush version of the original game, and it's better appreciated when you've played the other levels. By itself it would just seem like a bunch of really short (but challenging) stages.



Mr-DNA commented on New Super Luigi U Will Be Available As A Stand...:

If it was a simultaneous release, there would be no doubt in my mind to get the retail version. The extra $10 isn't a big deal. That was what I thought the DLC was going to cost anyway. But waiting 2 months? I don't have that kind of patience or willpower.

But dang, would that look nice next to my Super Mario All-Stars box.



Mr-DNA commented on Rumour: Wii U System Update Could Go Live Tomo...:

Really, the only reasons to upgrade are customizable controls, GamePad/Pro Controller compatibility, and posting screenshots on Miiverse. And I have to admit, not having to break out the Wiimotes, Classic Controllers, and AA batteries is tempting.