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I've got a future ahead of me!

Male, 21, United States

I'm a 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 Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Acciden...:

So Sakurai only had time to check character balance for two days and one night out of the week while he works morning to night as director every other day? He is a tireless, hard-working man, he is; though I think most of us already knew that. Nice of him to plan Greninja's design and moveset in a single night too.

There's no doubt his team was the biggest yet, thanks to Bandai-Namco's help.

I'm not surprised he doesn't have a clear favorite character. Well, maybe when it comes to him not playing his personal characters like Kirby and Pit.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Supp...:

This isn't surprising considering how much sheer power Smash Bros. 3DS requires for the 3DS to play it. The "new" 3DS naturally has more processing power to support the c-stick. Too bad for those who won't be able to upgrade.



NintyMan commented on Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bro...:

I notice that this has been happening with Europe. First there was France with Mario Kart 8 and now Germany with Smash Bros. 3DS. Different release regulations? I don't know if something like this would be possible in North America.



NintyMan commented on Weirdness: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...:

A Yoshi's New Island reference!

That's hilarous. It's also so cool to see the big character so detailed with the huge model. It's also funny when it gets so big that it gets KO'ed.

There is something very important that I want to add. The giant character doesn't have to be a Yoshi. It could be any non-Mii character Yoshi can swallow. Take a look at this giant Greninja I got from NintendoEverything, for example.



NintyMan commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

This looks tempting, especially since I am interested in the Smash Bros. GCN controller. The c stick on my old ones act strange when playing Melee or Brawl. I'd say that amiibo logo will be on every box with a game that supports it for now on.



NintyMan commented on Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' In...:

Sakurai is a human genius. I thought about a Game & Wario stage, but I didn't think it would be based on Gamer. When it comes to scary stage hazards, Kraid from Brinstar Depths has serious competition now. 5-Volt is going to be even scarier in Smash Bros. than Game & Wario. That's swell...

It's also nice to see another stage that's actually from a Wii U game. I'm expecting a Nintendo Land stage. I hope for a Super Mario 3D World one. I can only dream about Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 ones because those games may have been too recent.



NintyMan commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

I expect nothing less than a 9 for a Super Smash Bros. game, and this 3DS version won't disappoint. This is a great review and does a pretty good job covering as much of the game as possible without revealing too many spoilers or becoming obsessively long.

While we all expect the Wii U version to be even greater, the 3DS version will have legs. I doubt many will just abandon it after the Wii U version is released. It's a portable Smash Bros., an interesting, new concept, and it's also something different. There should still be something about the version to make people come back to it after so long, but the portability itself is a reason.

When playing the demo, I haven't had an issue playing on a small, original 3DS, so I expect to really enjoy this game. Online was likely never going to be perfect, and even if there could be more customization, I think the Mii Fighters have a wealth of their own, so there is still a bunch to tinker with.

Just one more week!



NintyMan commented on Video: See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mar...:

I guess the other stuff will be leaked out gradually over the coming weeks. I'm curious about the tracks more than anything, but the vehicles should be interesting to find out. I'd like to see the Wario Bike or the Rambi Rider.



NintyMan commented on Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work Wi...:

I can see it now; Fire Mario throws a bunch of fire balls to decimate a large horde of Goombas. That would look pretty amusing.

I wouldn't mind something like Super Smash Warriors if it was done right. Hey; non-Mario characters in a Mario Kart used to sound unfeasible.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

Obviously Xenoblade wasn't going to be the only one. These exclusives will surely divide people and I expect they will be good exclusives unlike the bad ones that were on DSi. Frankly, even as someone who got the DSi XL when it came out, you weren't missing out on much if you never upgraded to the DSi line. Now Nintendo will offer a better excuse for you to upgrade to the next iteration of the current handheld, so their exclusives and other perks better be worth it.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo'...:

Excellent article. It sums up my thoughts perfectly. Nintendo is not new to change and definitely not static. They will find a way to get back up to a respectable peak again. They're not afraid to try something new. It's going to be a challenge trying to find a satisfying consumer base to bump sales while still satisfying current fans. May Nintendo find the right balance and recover into a good time again.



NintyMan commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I voted for the Castle Siege stage, because it's the first stage revealed for the Wii U version in a long time. Sakurai apparently changed his mind on not revealing any new stuff in the "near future" because I consider that, even as a retro stage, as something new.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary:

Although Nintendo is a video game company, it's important to note that for many more decades it was a toy and card company, the point being that Nintendo has always been about entertainment.

Every company has its ups and downs and Nintendo is no different. I hope that Nintendo can shake off its recent downs and return back to great success again.



NintyMan commented on Developer Profile: Masahiro Sakurai:

I wouldn't idolize him, but I do love him. Again, he's definitely not perfect; he's a human being like the rest of us who has his flaws, but he should be commended for his talent and dedication.



NintyMan commented on Developer Profile: Masahiro Sakurai:

Sakurai is like Miyamoto II.

I admire his discipline, work ethic, and concern for everyone in gaming, even those who are the "silent majority" as he called it who don't go on forums and make web comments like us. He's the man behind some of my favorite Nintendo game series; Kirby, Super Smash Bros., and recently Kid Icarus. His tendency to make games that can be played and enjoyed for many years is simply incredible. He did an outstanding job reviving Kid Icarus. I'd trust him with making any kind of Nintendo game, though I agree that he should take a vacation after these new Smash Bros. games are released.

He's definitely not perfect, as I still completely disagree with his reasoning on no new Subspace Emissary-like Adventure Mode for Smash, but at least there is a lot of other content in these games because of that.

I find it annoying how so many people gripe at him. Sakurai has the odd distinction of being the most popular man on Miiverse and also the least popular. The things people write complaining at him are just so whiny and disrespectful, but there are those of us like me who do thank him for his and his team's work.



NintyMan commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

To Europeans playing this; is this game all right for someone who's never played a Warriors game? And is the game's quality any bad for a game not directly made by Nintendo?



NintyMan commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

Interesting concept; though I don't know how the wrestling would work in volleyball.

I would love it there was another Mario basketball game. I know there's Mario Hoops 3-on-3, but something new and different would be nice.



NintyMan commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I didn't expect this game to be spectacular, but the lack of an overall Nintendo polish is disappointing. I've never played a Warriors game and I don't really know I should take the risk or not. I think I'll pass for now.



NintyMan commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

This is a shame, but I'm still happy that there's a portable Smash. After playing the demo, it's obvious that it just plays so well!

What I find more unsettling is his name recognition excuse. There hasn't been a new Ice Climber in many years, yes, but there hasn't been a new Duck Hunt in many years too. I guess they reasoned that Duck Hunt is a more iconic NES game than Ice Climber, and they're right. I admit Duck Hunt and R.O.B. make better retro representatives than the Ice Climbers, but I had recently taken a liking to the Ice Climbers because of their fun moveset. Oh well, the roster is still the best in the series just by sheer size alone.



NintyMan commented on Review: Super Mario Ball (Wii U eShop / Game B...:

I have this game on GBA. I never got to Bowser because the physics were just too challenging for my younger self, but it looks amazing for a GBA game and the atmosphere is a bit charming. Maybe someday I can take it for a spin again?



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

I hope this is real and that it's the same date as North America if it is. I really don't want it on Black Friday since I never want to shop on that day. Besides, this is typically the time frame in November when Nintendo likes to have a big release, be it a console or major game.



NintyMan commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I voted for Alph. It proved that there were completely different alts for characters after all. That, and it's nice to see Pikmin get some more attention and this is a good compromise for bringing in a new character for that series.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Plans to Continue Su...:

It's very interesting that the Pic of the Day was just purely for fun at first and only for a couple of months until Sakurai apparently realized the hype machine he had on his hands. It's a brilliant idea and has kept many fans like me up in early in the morning just to see what it is. Many hours have been lost since E3 2013! Besides, it's cool waking up to see what's new on a weekday if anything.

It can't last forever, though. I think Sakurai will just entertain us until the western release of Smash Bros. 3DS and then reveal more hidden stuff from that. However, those of us playing it may already know about the hidden stuff, but eventually he'll have to start showing more of the Wii U version. I personally believe there is a ton of content he's keeping a secret for now, and soon enough I'll get a barrage of Wii U news every weekday just like the 3DS version. The 3DS version just had to have more attention because it's releasing first.



NintyMan commented on Video: These Hacked Mario Kart 8 Runs Show Tra...:

Wow; Nintendo did such a fantastic job making this game. This hacking just makes me appreciate it even more.

So SNES Donut Plains 3 is surrounded by a desert? I didn't know that. Sunshine Airport and Wii Moo Moo Meadows look stunning. Would've been interesting if they did this at Bowser's Castle. This is making me imagine a Pilotwings-style Mario game.

Count me in as one of those who wanted N64 Rainbow Road to have three laps.



NintyMan commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

Wow; I didn't know the GameCube released this early in Japan.

The GameCube is a nice, simple console. It may have failed in sales and being derisvely called a "lunch box", but it didn't fail me with great games like Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Star Fox Adventures, Wario World, Mario Party 4-7, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Donkey Konga 1 and 2, Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast, and more. It also has a brilliant controller.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I've had my original 3DS since launch and have the demo and I haven't had any issues playing.

The most intense I've ever played my 3DS was Mario Tennis Open, and my circle pad is still intact. I think some people just get carried away.