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A Nintendo Fan, Obviously

Male, 22, 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 Jul 2010

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NintyMan commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

That's too bad. I've never played Chibi-Robo games due to them being so different, but with this being a platformer, I thought I could have a shot.

A couple of these game mechanics don't sit well with me, though. The Destination Wheel sounds like a very bad concept. What's wrong with a good ol' world map? This just sounds broken. I'd hate to be forced to replay a level over and over again, especially if it was one I didn't like. The Chibi-Sub apparently sounds broken too. It's not a good sign to read about something like that in a review about a Nintendo game. The real-world products don't bother me, but those two game mechanics do.

Sounds like I might be skipping this one, especially if other reviews and gamer impressions say the same. The fact that this game has a bundled amiibo, though; should help make sure it sells. Whether modest sales would be good enough for another game is uncertain. Chibi-Robo would have been better off returning to 3D gameplay.



NintyMan commented on Random: Excitable Fans Face Disappointment Whe...:

Even if I didn't see that photo at first, I wouldn't have assumed the post meant a new game announcement. Something major like that is meant for a Direct, not a random tweet.

But I agree that Nintendo really does need a Direct. Fans are getting edgy. Spontaneous news is okay, but a Direct is better because it's all concentrated in one package, not dripped out like drops out of a faucet.



NintyMan commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Patch Will Make Did...:

I was aware of this glitch, but never tried it. Diddy's one of my mains, though I could agree his kicking was pretty strong at first. He better not be banned; he's nowhere near as broken as Meta Knight in Brawl. I thought Diddy was pretty strong in Brawl too, but there wasn't any complaining back then.

I really dislike how replays are always deleted with these updates. It almost makes me want to stop making them altogether if I can't enjoy them in the long term unless I make Youtube videos, and that's just on the Wii U version.



NintyMan commented on Lost Game Boy Color Banjo-Kazooie Game Unearth...:

Interesting; I think I would've missed this since I didn't play GBC games when I was younger, but I'm sure it would've still been a good game. Grunty's Revenge is still a good game, so this isn't much of a loss.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Data Miner Discovers Three Empty Chara...:

Hopefully this means that there won't just be one Fighter Ballot winner and Sakurai more than likely wants to put in a character outside of the Ballot.

What's not mentioned here is that there are stage placeholders for Tiki Buzzes amongst the DLC stage data. Does that mean there's a new DK stage coming? Technically, they could bring Jungle Hijinx to the 3DS since DKCR has a 3DS version, but no Tiki Buzzes show up in that stage.

Personally, I'd love it if these three slots were for King K. Rool, Wolf, and Inkling!



NintyMan commented on Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Will Support 18 amiib...:

I wasn't expecting amiibo support, so I'm just fine with this even if it's limited. It would be cool if you could summon a Mega Yarn Yoshi into battle, but probably not. It'll likely just have the same function as normal Green Yarn Yoshi.

Japan getting it this December makes me hope us Westerners won't have to wait too long, though this means there will be spoilers aplenty!



NintyMan commented on Video: Super Mario Maker and Wind Waker Star i...:

Pirate Ship is a good choice. I was surprised that wasn't in the game already when it released, as Wind Waker HD seemed like a good reason to bring it back.

I notice that there's now a lot of Mario and Zelda stages, mainly the former. If they have more DLC stages in the future, they should be from other series.



NintyMan commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in...:

I’m sure they’re making it come that early due to Star Fox Zero not making it this year. I’m hopeful that Ultra Smash will be better than Open and maybe significantly so, mainly for being a console game alone. Some people are worried that this might not have online, but that wouldn’t make sense when even Open, as bare-bones as it is, still has online.

I feel like I’m one of the few who are actually glad that this game won’t have waggle controls. They just didn’t feel right on the New Play Control of Power Tennis. Hopefully a Nintendo Direct is coming around the corner to show a new trailer of this.



NintyMan commented on Reminder: There's Only One More Week Left To V...:

I voted for King K. Rool! It baffles me how people think K. Rool would be like a boring King Dedede clone. They must not have played Donkey Kong games before Returns.

I have no idea who's going to win, though. There's supposedly been polls online, but I don't think they're very accurate. They only cover a particular site and particular parts of the world.



NintyMan commented on Retailers In North America Merge Wii U & 3DS L...:

I think this is just something stores do to manage game shelves better. I don't think this refers to Nintendo's merging of console and handheld departments and means that NX will be a hybrid. It's too early for that.

I like that red, though. I miss Nintendo's classic red and white logo!



NintyMan commented on Angry Sun Game Files Reportedly Uncovered In S...:

I can see this game getting DLC, and it would make sense. The developers seemed tepid about it, but so were the developers for Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. before they finally decided to do it.

I'd like to see slopes, water on land, spikes (not the spiked balls), more enemies like this, and most of all, more bosses!



NintyMan commented on Nintendo is Now 126 Years Old:

Nintendo weathered so many changes already just looking at its age. I'm hopeful that Nintendo will weather the changes that have already happened in this year!



NintyMan commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Wii U eShop / GBA):

Remember, kids; it's not okay to steal from a factory just because you can't get a certain amiibo!

You know; the story is kind of silly. These were just toys that Mario was risking his life to rescue. It's not like he had to rescue the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom or even a damsel like Pauline. The ending (which I won't spoil) just makes it even more absurd.

Anyway, this is a good game. The puzzles were tricky, but interesting. I love how Mario actually speaks!

I wish Nintendo would make a Mario vs. DK game like this again. Not that I dislike the Mini Mario-focused sequels, but I think they've been overdone. Funnily enough, this and Donkey Kong '94 are ten years apart, so this game is like a 10th anniversary homage to Donkey Kong '94.



NintyMan commented on Factor 5's Lost Wii Kid Icarus Boasted A Dark ...:

I remember seeing this way back when Brawl had been released for a little while and I was patiently waiting for that long-awaited Kid Icarus sequel due to becoming a fan of the character in Brawl. I didn't like the character designs back then and still don't like them now. This is "Kid Icarus", not "Man Icarus" or even "Teen Icarus"! I wanted Pit as he looked in Brawl, a redesign I believed was brilliant.

However, I feel a darker story "could" work, but this sounded like it went too far. Something like this could work with Dark Pit, but not ordinary Pit.

But I'm satisfied with how Sakurai's Kid Icarus: Uprising turned out. It has its serious moments, but overall it's light-hearted and whimsical. Sometimes I feel the two sides conflict somewhat, especially with the crazy story, but it's still a great game!



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

@gatorboi352: Where in my post did I imply that I didn't care for third-party games? Stop making assumptions that aren't true. I may not play many third-party games, but that doesn't mean that I hate them, not at all. There's not just not many that interest me. We have our own gaming tastes. It's a pity that Wii U severely lacks third-party games, but that's not really my fault or the consumers' fault. It's a combination of third-parties being too stingy and Nintendo not doing enough to persuade them to not be that way.

So because I praise the first-party library, that means I don't care about the third-party? I don't understand THAT line of thinking.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

It's probably going to be a very rough Christmas for Nintendo. Neither Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash or Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival seem to be heavy sales hitters and Xenoblade will only appeal to a niche group. They can boast DLC for the current games all they want but that will satisfy current owners more than anyone.

The last nail for Wii U's commercial coffin was hammered in after 2014 when not even Super Smash Bros. was enough. I don't care too much that Wii U's a commercial failure, though, as its outstanding first-party games still make it a winner to me!



NintyMan commented on More Than A Million Super Mario Maker Levels H...:

There's so many levels out that I just don't have the time to try the ones I want to. On top of that, my levels have been buried and have barely gotten playthroughs, but I won't give up making levels by any means.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Sweeping Internal Changes Show ...:

We'll see how Nintendo does, though it should be mentioned again that these structural plans had been developing for over a year when Iwata was still around. I like that Yoshiaki Koizumi has gotten a promotion of sorts as I like his work on 3D Mario games.



NintyMan commented on Donkey Kong Country Almost Had A Zelda-Like Ke...:

Collecting keys to free the animal buddies might have been too complex, but it would've encouraged some more exploration in the levels instead of speed-running through them so much like I do now. It's not a loss, though.

There were other things he released too, such as concept art of an early King K. Rool (called "Krudd") and possible animal buddies and their functions.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Is Merging Its Prized EAD And SPD Tea...:

Without knowing much of anything about company management, this all sounds good to me. Essentially, they are making things more streamlined, which Iwata was already moving toward last year. These things had been developing for some time.



NintyMan commented on Feature: The Wild And Wacky World Of WarioWare:

The WarioWare series is what made me a Wario fan. Almost the whole series is a lot of fun and bursting with character. Nintendo themselves thought it wouldn't sell well in 2003, but Mega Microgames surprised and frankly it was my GOTY in 2003. I think WarioWare captures the Nintendo charm perfectly. Twisted is probably my favorite followed by the original and Smooth Moves.

I wish there was a WarioWare game for 3DS. That's been terribly overdue for years. A return to the microgames would be ideal, but I also wouldn't mind a bigger, better D.I.Y. considering the creative mode Nintendo's been in lately with Super Mario Maker.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima to Stick ...:

It sounds like he'll be a good president to me. One year sounds awfully short, though. I guess if he does a really good job, they might give him another year or two, if they still can't find a capable younger man by then. I hope he bolsters the uniqueness of Wii U in its last years so it can go out with a bang. As for someone from another company coming to lead Nintendo after him, I don't know what to think about that.



NintyMan commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

Nikkei says that his personality is actually "soft and friendly." He predicted Wii U's failure due to it being too similar to Wii. He doesn't believe you can lead a gaming company with numbers alone, despite his business experience.



NintyMan commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

People keep saying how serious he looks, but we haven't even seen him speak yet.

I think some people forgot how Yamauchi was. Yamauchi was the epitome of the stiff businessman to the point that relationships were hurt. I think Kimishima will be nicer than him.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Tatsumi Kimishima Is A Safe Pai...:

I just learned that Kimishima has only been elected to serve one year, according to the man himself in an interview with Nikkei. While I'm not surprised he is a transitory president, just one year sounds like a breeze that's here today and gone tomorrow. I don't even think NX might release exactly a year from now.

He also said he wouldn't be against an outsider leading Nintendo someday. That I'm not sure what to think.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Tatsumi Kimishima Is A Safe Pai...:

Kimishima is definitely a safe choice, and a safe choice would probably be a wise decision with a console transition coming around the corner. I actually think closer ties with the West could be a good thing, but we'll see how it goes.



NintyMan commented on Tatsumi Kimishima Named As New Nintendo President:

He's someone who I had kept an eye on when the speculation was swirling about the next president. It's surprising that they went with someone a bit older, but at the same time he is a safe, capable choice.

I've done some research on him and he actually has quite a bit of experience. He was the Managing Director of Nintendo, so he already had quite a bit of clout in the company. He originally started with the Pokemon Company before becoming president of NOA before Reggie. He then went on to play an important role in the development of the Wii. I don't know if he helped make games himself, but he's been credited in a number of Mario Party, Mario Golf, Wario, and Metroid games. He's still a few years younger than Takeda.

I wish him good luck on this great responsibility!



NintyMan commented on Mario History: Super Mario Maker - 2015:

Super Mario Maker is a masterpiece of a level-making game and it could very well be played for many, many years more and may never even feel stale at all for as long as there is imagination and creativity. Already there's hundreds or thousands of levels uploaded, too many for me to want to play! The people at Nintendo have something special in their hands.



NintyMan commented on Guide: 8 Tips to Become an Expert Level Design...:

I want to make more "serious" levels, as in levels you would actually find in a Mario game. I can goof off now and then, but too much goofiness runs the risk of becoming cheap. I also want to make Mario remakes of non-Mario levels like from Donkey Kong Country, for example. I'll likely make levels that revolve around a "gimmick", as negative as that word is made to appear. A good gimmick can make for a good level, certainly better than cluttering enemies and power-ups everywhere.

I'll try graph paper if it will really help. I would be concerned about my levels not being played much. I also have a somewhat busy life and may not have the time and concentration that this game would demand, but I'll try anyway!



NintyMan commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 8 - 2014:

As much nostalgia as I may have with the past games and my disappointment with this game's battle mode, Mario Kart 8 is still my clear favorite in the series. Beautiful visuals and frame rate, good controls, bikes being more equal with karts unlike on Wii, excellent online, and excellent DLC are my takeaways. It could have been perfect if the battle mode offered a traditional mode at least with arenas. Even so, Mario Kart 8 is a winner in just about every way.



NintyMan commented on Mario History: Super Mario 3D World - 2013:

Super Mario 3D World was one of my favorite Mario games at the time, and I still like it a lot today. It's a lot of fun, the cat suit is adorable as well as fun, the music is very good, and playing as multiple characters SMB2-style brought a lot of variety.

I still haven't beaten Champion's Road, and this is someone who cleared The Perfect Run in Super Mario Galaxy 2!



NintyMan commented on Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. 2 & U - 2012:

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is fun, especially with the Coin Rush mode. However, it was truly disappointing how much it copied and pasted from the Wii game, especially the music. What if Wario was in the game? That would've been interesting. Just getting all the coins became nothing more than a completionist's obsession to me. No thanks. Considering how the game was made by rookie developers with the game's development literally being called "Mario Cram School," it wasn't going to be amazing, but it's still fun.

New Super Mario Bros. U, on the other hand, was a great effort and is probably my favorite of the New Super Mario Bros. series.



NintyMan commented on Mario Memories: Getting Creative With Mario Paint:

Considering how Super Mario Maker is so heavily influenced by Mario Paint, I may feel just a bit touched when I play it tomorrow.

Thankfully, my artistic skills have improved a little since this game, so I hope I have what it takes to be a good Super Mario Maker!



NintyMan commented on Mario Memories: Getting Creative With Mario Paint:

Mario Paint was the first video game that I ever saw. I know because I have a family video that shows me as a newborn baby just days old who had just left the hospital and arrived home, watching my family play Mario Paint while I was in the crib watching.

Later when I got old enough to play, I mainly played Gnat Attack more than anything. I tried to paint, but I was not a good artist and I wasn't good at making music either. Gnat Attack ended up being my biggest memory. I'll always have a soft spot for Mario Paint!



NintyMan commented on Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s M...:

By this logic, Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, and more are all Miyamoto's children too. And as fictional video game characters it kind of makes sense that they can be conceived in the mind. But as a physical character in the video game world, Jr. would have been delivered by a stork like all the other characters besides Yoshis, which would seem to leave his mom as a mystery, but the Mario Bros.' mom was vaguely seen at the house when the stork delivered them.

Ugh, this makes my brain hurt. I think I'll just play the games to enjoy them, not overly comprehend their worlds.