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A Nintendo Fan, Obviously

Male, 21, United States

I'm a young man who likes Nintendo and Donkey Kong, Mario, and Wario in particular. I also like Disney. I'm a reader, writer, music fan, and Christian.

Fri 23rd July, 2010

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NintyMan commented on Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Weild...:

Yikes, I should think that this is terrible, but that's actually a very cool mistake. And this is even weirder because I thought Samus amiibo figures were the better produced of the bunch.

That is just incredible. How in the world did this get through the factory with all its inspections and regulations?



NintyMan commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

For some odd reason, I never made an upgrade to my DS, so I still have my DS Phat.

It's a very good handheld with an absolutely huge library of games. Many of them were bad, but some of them were also real gems. DS was also a big innovation for the gaming market and only further secured Nintendo as king of the handheld market to this day.



NintyMan commented on Anniversary: 20 Years Ago Today, Rare Resurrec...:

Donkey Kong Country is my favorite video game ever for several reasons: great gameplay, great characters, great soundtrack, great visuals, and overall great atmosphere. It's a game I've played since childhood and I'll find the time to play it again on my old SNES to celebrate!



NintyMan commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

I'm not surprised going by Sakurai's wording in the interview. At least this means everyone will eventually have a chance to get Mewtwo though I'll be curious what his price will be. Hopefully it won't be too high.

This also helps ensure Mewtwo will have an amiibo.



NintyMan commented on Review: Mario Kart Super Circuit (Wii U eShop ...:

Despite liking Super Mario Kart, Super Circuit didn't click with me when I was younger because the controls felt harder on a handheld. When I got the game as a 3DS ambassador gift, though, I finally got used to it and enjoyed it. All it takes is practice.

However, it's a very tough game, because I don't even remember if I even got a single star for winning a Grand Prix. The scoring system is brutal.



NintyMan commented on Sakurai Explains Why Ridley Is Not A Playable ...:

I wasn't one of the Ridley haters, but reading Sakurai's response makes me chuckle every time. I'm sure this burns the Ridley fanboys on Miiverse who have been annoyingly harassing Sakurai for over a year about this. This destroys any chance of Ridley ever being a playable character in Smash.

Admittedly, I thought Ridley could have been possible, but like Sakurai pointed out, it might not have been an accurate portrayal. Ridley was smaller in the first game, but so was Kraid, and Kraid has been huge ever since. There should be some sort of continuity. Sakurai here seems to suggest Ridley's originally small appearance doesn't apply anymore.

Whatever, I think Ridley's role as a giant frenemy is better than just being another stage boss.



NintyMan commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

It must be weird of me to not have any qualms whatsoever driving over to a store to get an exclusive amiibo. Unless the store is nowhere near my general location, I don't really care.

While not a definite buy, the Meta Knight amiibo is on my list of interested amiibos, so I may get it from a Best Buy eventually.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

Mewtwo will only be available to those who have bought both versions at first. He didn't rule out Mewtwo being paid DLC down the road. Owners of both versions will just get him earlier.

And there's still a possibility for DLC. I can tell that Sakurai is hesitant or even wary of DLC, but I remember the Mario Kart 8 developers feeling the same way, and look what happened now. Mario Kart 8's DLC was worked on and released after the release of the main game.



NintyMan commented on Review: Super Mario Advance (Wii U eShop / Gam...:

No mention of the voice-acting?
Birdo: "This is as far you'll go!"
Red Birdo: "I'm gonna finish you off!"
Green Birdo: "I'm running for ya this time!"
Mouser: "Here, have some bomb!"
Tryclyde: "Step right up, if you're ready to get toasted!"
Fry Guy: "I'm too hot to touch!"
Clawgrip: "Ar, you'll make a tasty treat!"
Wart: "I am the great Wart. Ah ha ha!"
It's a pretty cheesy, but amusing inclusion. All of those characters except for the Birdos were voiced by Charles Martinet too.

I actually still have this for my GBA SP. It's a good version, and I wouldn't mind playing Super Mario Bros. 2 in any format.



NintyMan commented on DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii ...:

This game is definitely not garbage. The only bad things are that it's short and Cranky Kong acts pretty nice, so he was strangely out of character. Otherwise, I liked the gameplay, music, and design.

It's funny to see some people never hearing about DK: King of Swing before, because this game was actually rather important for the Donkey Kong series. It established the modern designs of DK characters like King K. Rool, the Kremlings, Cranky, and the other Kongs, so the art style made by Paon has been an influence to this day.

Yeah, it's definitely disappointing if this ends up being the DK game tomorrow for Wii U VC, but that's not a reason to hate on this game.



NintyMan commented on DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii ...:

I remember playing this. I thought it was a fun, little game. I didn't even know at the time that it was inspired by Clu-Clu Land, being young and all. Whenever DS games come to the Wii U VC, I expect Jungle Climber will be on it too.

I hope we get a Donkey Kong Country surprise for Thursday in North America...



NintyMan commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Wii U gets an A from me. Even during the hard early months I still managed to get some enjoyment from the console. The impressive Nintendo games that came out one-by-one just made it better, and on that front it will only get better.

I refuse to let Wii U's sales trouble personally bother me. It would be absurd for me to feel less satisfied with my Wii U knowing that it's doing poorly out in the world. I don't care about that too much. If I enjoy it, I enjoy it. If the public doesn't; whatever. I don't work for Nintendo, and I don't have the business background to dictate to Nintendo what should or should not be done. I can definitely give my opinion, but it's just my opinion. Take it or leave it. I'll just keep playing my Wii U.



NintyMan commented on Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Full...:

You have to wonder why there are overwhelmingly more male Toads than female. If it wasn't for Super Mario RPG and the first two Paper Mario games, it would be just like the Smurfs with Toadette seemingly being the only female.

This is just something that you don't really put much thought into, but might still be curious about. It's the same way with Yoshis. However, for now I still want to believe that there actually are set genders for Toads because it would just be too weird otherwise. Yoshis being genderless makes a little more sense, since in games I don't recall there every being overly feminine or masculine Yoshis. But then again, the main green Yoshi is called a "he" so I don't know. This stuff can be confusing too.

The part about him saying Toads are not mushrooms is also pretty odd. Toads aren't mushrooms, yes, but they are definitely not human. They're somewhere in-between.

Even the Mario universe has some bizarre mysteries that are hard to explain!



NintyMan commented on Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old:

Miyamoto still understands how video games should be entertainment first and foremost; a view that is surely needed today.

Regardless of how many years he has left in Nintendo, I hope that he continues to offer advice to help younger developers make more good games as well as ensure that his own projects like Giant Robot and Guard become better games or perhaps become good parts of other games. I personally think he still has an influential future ahead in Nintendo and he doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.



NintyMan commented on Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossi...:

I think a retro Bowser's Castle is very possible because of Dry Bowser.

The non-Mario tracks could be almost anything, but there should be more than Animal Crossing. I also really want a track based on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze since there's still no new DK track in Mario Kart 8, even if there's already Ice Ice Outpost and GCN Sherbet Land for ice tracks.

More retro tracks are a given, but we can only speculate widely on what they would be.

Vehicles I would like to see return would be the Wario Bike from Mario Kart Wii and Rambi Runner from Mario Kart DS.



NintyMan commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a ...:

Link may carry a lot of heavy equipment, but he can still jump. It's about finding the right game world to make the game concept make sense. Captain Toad makes sense because his heavy equipment actually makes a game concept that would work in this kind of setting.



NintyMan commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

Of the confirmed amiibos, there's four that I'm definitely getting, but there's also six more that also interest me, so I included all of them to add up to possibly ten I plan on getting at some point. This can always change and I may still end up getting a few more. I actually want to see these things in person. They may look a bit better than I thought.

Pit will likely be my amiibo companion in Smash. Donkey Kong is my most favorite character I play regularly while Pit is my #2.

I'll definitely use my amiibos in Mario Kart 8 and future supporting games.



NintyMan commented on Amazon amiibo Pre-Orders Hint at Three More Re...:

Apparently, this article is wrong and King Dedede is actually still on Amazon and is not implied to be exclusive. Looks like I'll have to keep an eye out on where Rosalina & Luma and Meta Knight might be exclusive since I am interested in those.



NintyMan commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

I'm pretty good with Little Mac and I want to get better with him. The key to playing Little Mac is knowing his strengths AND weaknesses. You also need to always be conscious of the stage with all of its platforms and obstacles.

Little Mac is not a bad character at all, it's just bad players of him. Aerial characters like Kirby and Villager are most effective fighting against him. He's a loose cannon, but if you remember his limitations and play accordingly, you'll be fine.

The side b punch made me self-destruct several times, but it does work as a recovery.



NintyMan commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I want to play the new Smash Bros. with a GameCube controller, so Smash Bros. alone is good enough for me. I'll be spending hours playing it and using the adapter most of the time as it will be.



NintyMan commented on Review: Tengami (Wii U eShop):

I'm definitely interested, but it's releasing at a very crowded time with Smash Bros. Wii U, Mario Kart 8 DLC, and Shantae all getting my attention. I can only get this on Wii U too. So with that, this will have to wait, but I should get it eventually.



NintyMan commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

My idea:
Characters: 1. Pit 2. Kirby 3. Diddy Kong
Vehicles: 1. Beetle 2. Warp Star 3. Wario Bike (from Mario Kart Wii)
Kid Icarus Cup:
1. 3DS Rock Rock Mountain
2. A new track based on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3. GCN Bowser's Castle
4. Lightning Chariot Circuit
Pop Star Cup:
1. GBA Sunset Wilds
2. 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
3. A new track based on Super Mario 3D World
4. Dream Land



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

There is definitely a risk for confusion, and I've been posting for a while that Nintendo does have a challenge in marketing these things. The challenge will only increase as more of these supportive games come out and more amiibos are released. There's going to be a bunch of Nintendo merchandise in the future, with each figure having its own function. It definitely makes a person's head want to spin with the possibilities let's just wait until we actually get our hands on these things.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

I can see average consumers become confused and upset if a second read-and-write amiibo game comes along and they ignorantly use their owned amiibos to work on it only to lose their data. Nintendo does have a challenge trying to address this issue to the masses.

At least I can use a figure used for Smash Bros. to also unlock content on games that just recognize the figure and not actively use it, like Mario Kart 8, instead of using a Smash Bros. amiibo on Mario Kart 8 only to lose the data in favor of a Mii costume. That wouldn't make much sense.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Reveals 11 amiibo Super Smash Bros. F...:

I'll want King Dedede and Bowser at least, and I'll consider Meta Knight and Mega Man.

I would say Rosalina too, but I don't like the look on her face in that image. I'm afraid she might have an overly plastic face like Marth. I guess it'll depend on how future games use the figure.



NintyMan commented on Video: Nintendo Unleashes a Super Smash Bros. ...:

It's not a bad commercial. The people in Nintendo commercials really do have such nice homes.

I like that they brought in the effect from the Japanese Smash Bros. 3DS commercial with the players being blasted into the air.



NintyMan commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

I love how Miyamoto always focuses on the "experience" of the video game. Video games in their basic function are supposed to be entertainment. They draw you in into their worlds in a different way than books or movies, so I appreciate him recognizing that.

Yes, there have been plenty of Mario games, but if the Mario games have different and new ideas in them, then they can still be fresh. The 2D Mario games could really use some new ideas, so I'm hopeful Nintendo might do something there.