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A Nintendo Fan, Obviously

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 Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

I voted for DLC. Characters, stages, more assist trophies and Pokemon, modes; it would all be good. The game will be big enough as it is, but it doesn't hurt to give people the option to extend the game's replayability even more. I don't care much about prices as long as the content offered was sufficient, and it would all be completely optional anyway.

Online tournaments and communities would be good too. More amiibos are guaranteed. It's just a matter of how frequently new ones will release.

I would add a Stage Builder as well, but NL seems to treat it as if it's confirmed by Amazon. While Amazon is a bit more credible source than other websites, I would still play it a little safe and treat it like a likely leak for now.

Another thing I would want to see is an Adventure Mode with levels like Smash Run and with boss battles. Basically, it would be like Melee's, only much longer and better.



NintyMan commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

Are the breasts in this game really as bad as Zelda's Great Fairy and Cia, for example?

This is the first time I've read people criticize Shantae as "sexualised" too. It is to an extent, but apparently it's not bad enough to hurt it much, as this game still got an excellent review.



NintyMan commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

I’ll want to get this for my 3DS eventually. I still feel like I should play the first game and more of the second one first. That, and there’s other things I want to spend eShop money on like the Mario Kart 8 DLC before the hefty price on this. But it sounds like another good Shantae game, so that’s nice to know.



NintyMan commented on Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeb...:

This is the first track to return that already returned once before. GCN Yoshi Circuit is okay, but I would've chosen Mushroom City, Bowser's Castle, or even brought back Baby Park, but it's not a bad choice. I can't play the video right now for some reason.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

Kids have always been important for Nintendo since the beginning, and that’s not changing. Kids today are totally different than when I was a little one, though. From what impressions I see of kids today, they’re much more interested in mature stuff than they used to be and like to style themselves as little techies with their iphones and ipads. Sometimes it does seem like an unnerving challenge for Nintendo to win them over, but of all the gaming companies today, Nintendo is easily the most family-friendly and also the one company with the most valuable character IP that make people want to buy game after game. Games like Smash Bros. get both the young and old together (not the really old, but you should get my point).

Enduring game series like Mario stay with gamers for years, as I think we can all relate here with playing a game series since childhood.



NintyMan commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

It seems a little odd that this is just Link for now, but, again, this was probably a quick choice probably for experimenting with amiibo. I don't see why Zelda, Shiek, and Ganondorf amiibos wouldn't eventually be supported as well



NintyMan commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

This must be a last minute change for Koei Tecmo. Hopefully it'll be used for something interested. I want Nintendo to start opening up on amiibo and its future like they will be with Smash Bros. Wii U. An amiibo Direct would be very helpful.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Dat...:

I believe Super Smash Bros. will get DLC in some form eventually. Text had been found in the ROM dump that says "See stages you have downloaded." This was among the text for random stage selection, I think.

I would be all for DLC characters, but I would hope the 3DS version could handle them because it uses so much data as it is.



NintyMan commented on New Music and Voice Samples Discovered in the ...:

Surprising that it took this long to dig into a video game, though I have no experience doing that, so I wouldn't know.

The music doesn't sound familiar. It's interesting that there was originally going to be actual voice clips.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

Just don't expect any new characters, guys. The roster is going to be the same on both versions, just as Sakurai has stated a few times before. Besides, it would be a slap in the face for those who can only afford one version.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

6 PM is good timing for me. I think this is very close if not the same timing as the Nintendo Direct back in February.

Even if some of those 50 things aren't that new; I expect most of them will be, so whatever. 50 can be considered a large number, and in this context I think it is. There might be some small new things and some big ones that come from out of the blue. Regardless, this will give the Wii U version some much-needed attention and hype!



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab th...:

I think that is Temple. The ground and the ruins in the background look unmistakable. It's a fan favorite, so I'm not surprised it's coming back once again.

The one with Kirby also looks interesting. I can't make out if it's Wuhu Island or a new stage.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

Good deal! Time to get the Smash Bros. Wii U hype train to leave the station!

It’s odd that this isn’t called a Nintendo Direct or even a Smash Direct, but just a “live stream.” Will it be by NOA or Sakurai and team? Regardless, 50 new things sound like a lot of content! I hope a stage builder is one of them!



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

I think this is a genuine leak. Amazon is a more credible source than Smashboards or 4Chan.

I hope it's true. A stage builder exclusively for the Wii U version makes sense. The board game mode sounds interesting. I think this ultimately should be all part of an upcoming Smash Bros. Direct, so we can see the official reveal there. Nintendo has a strange way of putting things off until someone reveals something and then they have to reveal something.

Hopefully the stage builder will be bigger and better this time!



NintyMan commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

Since three years ago, I had gotten this game again to play after returning it the first time, and I had a much easier time with it. The physics, while definitely tricky, didn't bother me the more I played. The music is fantastic, but that's to be expected when David Wise is allowed to compose 8-bit music.

Even though I still have the cart, I would gladly buy this game again for my 3DS. I've been waiting for it to come to 3DS VC since the 3DS' launch.



NintyMan commented on The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii ...:

I'm glad this returns from Brawl. I missed taking photos of trophies in the 3DS version. There's going to be plenty of amusing possibilities with this. And since the Wii U version will actually support Miiverse unlike the 3DS version, it should be rather interesting seeing other people's screenshots of their trophy setups.

@Pahvi: That's a great idea!



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revea...:

I'd say the Smash Bros. Wii U hype train will be leaving its station soon, as this surely means a new Smash Bros. Direct is coming. And they do need to have one, because November is quickly approaching. I'm not too surprised that the game still isn't done yet, but with the game just a little over a month away from release in NA, the game better be shipped out and processed logically and fully.

I look forward to soon seeing the many tiring complaints and fears about the Wii U version's supposed emptiness evaporate with one stunning video broadcast.



NintyMan commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

Would it really be that hard to think of new ideas for Pokemon Snap? A lot has changed since the N64 days and I'm sure it wouldn't difficult adding new features and still be fresh.

I wouldn't mind a new Pokemon Stadium/Colosseum either.



NintyMan commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cy...:

Aonuma didn’t specifically say he wants to put it in Zelda games he works on, but he works on predominately Zelda games, so it’s fine to assume that anyway. As long as it fits, I wouldn't mind it.

I’m happy it’s a bike that has inward drifting. It looks that way in the artwork and I've recently gotten good with inward drifting after struggling at first.



NintyMan commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

Since this was first revealed, I had always been leaning toward the new 3DS XL since I've never owned a regular 3DS XL and had wanted bigger screens for a long time, but just didn't have the opportunity. Those custom plates on the smaller new 3DS are definitely tempting, but in the end I think I'll probably get the bigger version for obvious reasons.

Consider how many kinds of 3DS XLs have been released in Japan and how many have sold over there in general. I imagine most Nintendo gamers there own a 3DS XL, and going by experience with my DSi XL, it's hard going back to a smaller screen.

They really should have made those plates for the new XL too.



NintyMan commented on Super Smash Bros. Fans Teased Further by New M...:

The Crazy Hand mode is clearly harder because there's a giant bag of gold in that icon unlike the Master Hand one, which implies that the rewards are higher for clearing that mode.

I think it's either two different difficulties for a longer Classic Mode or an Adventure Mode. That's just speculation, of course, so I guess we'll see if there's a new Smash Direct (which there should be) or if a later Pic of the Day this week reveals them.



NintyMan commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

Nintendo owns everything DK. Characters like Diddy Kong, the Kremlings, King K. Rool, Cranky Kong, and Dixie Kong were all created by Rare, but Nintendo still owns them. I don't know why people claimed Nintendo lost the rights to that character IP when Diddy had been in Mario games immediately following Rare's departure, and then there were the DKC GBA ports around the same time.

Nintendo published Donkey Kong 64 too, but that case is a bit different. That game has a Rare game named Jetpac built within it, and it was extremely important to beating the game by clearing it and getting the coin needed to fight K. Rool. While not impossible, Nintedo would have a hard time altering the game by removing Jetpac completely, and that would be unprecedented for just a VC game.

My guess is as good as any of you all's about why Nintendo took down the DKC trilogy on the Wii VC, but the point remains that Nintendo had never lost the rights to them.

With these releasing in Europe (and hopefully North America soon), it's good that they're going to celebrate Donkey Kong Country's 20th anniversary late than never.



NintyMan commented on Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Ca...:

This game just seems very refreshing. Captain Toad has a starring role, Toadette has a prominent, playable role in a game that's not a spin-off, the game has a villain who is not Bowser, and the visuals look even better than 3D World's! I also like the attention to the characters' emotions. It adds more charm and personality to the game. This game will be well-worth only $40!



NintyMan commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

Since I've never played an XL and have wanted to play on bigger screens for a long time, I thought about the new XL, but I may still consider the smaller one since it's still bigger than my original model and those designs are cool. But I'm also still hoping for that new Smash Bros. XL to come westward too even if it's unlikely. Decisions, decisions!



NintyMan commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

I've been waiting to play Donkey Kong Land on my 3DS since its launch in 2011. As long as it releases everywhere, this would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone to play all the games for the first time if they could never get the cartridges. I had to get Donkey Kong Land I and II in their carts to play on my GBA SP, but hopefully soon I can just play them on my 3DS!

This is a good day for DK fans.



NintyMan commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

I hope these come over to North America eventually...

About time the West got the Donkey Kong Land trilogy since Japan has had it for months. But what's just as pleasing is that the Donkey Kong Country trilogy is actually coming for the Wii U VC!

Honestly, I think I may try to get all of these, despite owning almost all of them on past consoles already. Playing Donkey Kong Country on the GamePad just sounds appealing.



NintyMan commented on Preview: Going Retro On The Go With Ultimate N...:

While I can see the portable appeal of this, I already have NES Remix 2 and I would rather get the Wii U bundle than this. It has more games, challenges, and Speed Mario Bros. doesn't sound as interesting as Super Luigi Bros. Still, this would be fine for those who either don't have a Wii U or don't have the Wii U NES Remix games and don't feel like getting it for a home console.



NintyMan commented on Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. Re...:

I can easily see some of these features make it into the Wii U version, such as boss battles and Special Smash. I really enjoyed Special Smash in Brawl and was a little disappointed it's not in the 3DS game. 8-player Smash would make more sense on a home console version.

Actually, it's strange they took out "grab the coins" in the 3DS version since that had been a common feature in Melee and Brawl.



NintyMan commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

This game just keeps looking better and better. I never would have thought Toadette would join the adventure, but now it makes a lot of sense since she's Toad's sweetheart. I'm also intrigued by that giant turban-wearing raven since she appears to be the villain, which would be cool because crows and ravens are known as kleptomaniacs stealing shiny objects like jewelry, so that would fit very well with the treasure theme.



NintyMan commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

Good; finally. I remember reading about this game in a Nintendo Power article, so that just shows you how long this has taken! Hopefully it will be well-worth the wait.

I’ve decided to get the 3DS version after all. The Wii U version was very tempting, but Shovel Knight on 3DS convinced me to get this for eye-popping 3D platforming and portability.