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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 Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

Maybe we'll hear about Star Fox U in a Nintendo Direct soon? If not, then definitely at E3. The fact that it will be playable at E3 tells me it's likely to appear in a Nintendo Direct in the next few months or E3 at the very latest.

As for the game itself, we can't just make assumptions when we know so little about it.



NintyMan commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

I may have to try the demo sometime, but I'm definitely one of the fence-sitters. I'm not much of a strategy guy, yet that does't mean I can't ever play it. My interest picked up a little after the recent Nintendo Direct, but it may have to take the demo and definitely more reviews and impressions for me to consider buying this game when there's the New 3DS XL, other games, and amiibo I'm interested in too.

The silence after this game's announcement after E3 is due to the fact that it's a new IP and its setting is pretty weird. But, I sense as time comes closer to its release, it'll pick up more fans.



NintyMan commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

Yes, I probably should.

I've never played any of the games, though they seemed interesting and were critically-acclaimed. I even watched my half-uncle play the first game and the final boss battle and still didn't get around to playing it. But at $10 for all three games, there's no better time, especially since I would've have to pay out of the kazoo for each game individually.

Sorry scalpers, but this is one man who is happy to have a deal like this!



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

I'm getting Metroid Prime: Trilogy, but might have to get a hard drive for it. I've never played any of the games, so this will be the absolute perfect opportunity, and for only $10 on top of that!

I'll get Gunman Clive 2 later at a better time.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

I admire Sakurai and get irritated whenever I read people making such rude and insensitive comments toward him, never understanding just how much work and effort he puts himself through, but I disagree with his centralized approach to making a Smash Bros. game.

If a new one were to come out years from now, I hope to see more of the team pitch in with new ideas. Sakurai seems to have been a bit of a final arbiter when it comes to what goes into his games or not. He should learn to trust his team a bit more. He had a huge team for the recent games; he should have taken advantage of it.

But I still admire his extreme, individual devotion to his work. He absolutely should take a long break, and then make a new "smaller" game. I'd like to see him make a new Kid Icarus for Wii U (there was a hint in Dark Pit's dialogue in Smash Bros. Wii U at Palutena's Temple), but he could make whatever and it would most likely be good.



NintyMan commented on Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS eShop):

I'll definitely get it. The first game was a good, little game, but this sounds so much more ambitious and interesting. It's just a matter of when I'll get it.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

Not every game he could make would have to be as huge as Smash. I don't think making Kid Icarus Uprising was nearly as taxing. He could make "smaller" games like that and be fine..

Whether or not he'll make a new Smash Bros. years from now is unclear. I don't think Smash Bros. Wii U is the end of it, but I can see a new group making a new game without Sakurai. Then again, if he finds the strength to make a new one years from now, then that would be just fine. He always goes in with the mindset that the Smash Bros. game he's working on is the last one, yet ends up making a new one years later.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

The Nintendo 3DS is my favorite Nintendo handheld. Fantastic library of good games, 3D, Virtual Console, and Streetpass all combine to make a truly fun gaming device.

I think it should have at least two more years left to provide even more good games and features to come, and I look forward to playing my 3DS games in a whole new way when I get a New Nintendo 3DS XL!



NintyMan commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

I hope the New Nintendo 3DS XL isn't like what the DSi XL was when I got it in 2010, only to get a 3DS a year later. I want to enjoy the New Nintendo 3DS XL for two years at least, and I personally don't think Nintendo needs to be in a rush to make the next new handheld.

As for the next home console, I can see Nintendo reducing the typical lifetime for a home console by one year for Wii U.

The amiibo sales are great, but it's too bad that if not for the stock issues, they would've been even greater.



NintyMan commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topp...:

It's a combination of Japanese preference for handhelds and the newest Kirby game being on a home console instead of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, which was a 3DS game that did amazingly well in Japan.

They love Kirby, but apparently they're not in a rush to buy one that's stuck at home and also has a different control style.

But from what I've seen, this looks like yet another quality Kirby game and very cute. The music I've heard also has that good audio quality the Kirby series is known for, so I look forward to playing the game!



NintyMan commented on Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...:

No mention of the scrapped Rhythm Heaven character? That's even more noteworthy.

There was also going to be a Swapnote stage most likely for the 3DS version, but it probably got changed to Pictochat 2 because of the online controversy. Hanenbow (the Electroplankton stage from Brawl) was also originally going to return as a retro stage.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

It's good to see Wii U recover, which it needed to. I don't feel worried about 3DS because people like myself skipped getting a 3DS XL last Christmas to get a New 3DS XL this year. So many people probably already own a 3DS anyway. So with that, I'm glad Wii U one-upped over 3DS and that makes this report pretty positive overall.

I don't want 3DS to just take a break, though. With getting a New 3DS XL, I hope to see more new 3DS games later this year, which Nintendo is already planning for.

This should be an interesting year for Wii U, with plenty of games coming out later this year that could keep its growth steady. Zelda is a proven selller, but the interesting part is whether these other games can hold up well too.



NintyMan commented on Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Pro...:

That seems strange. You would think a 3D remake of Ocarina of Time would still be viable and popular enough for more copies to be made, especially with the sequel just around the corner. Then again, it was one of the first games for the 3DS, which was a while ago. It still seems strange, though.



NintyMan commented on This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super...:

Huh, that's really cool. I think I might have thought up some game ideas as a kid, probably for a Donkey Kong game. Nice that Nintendo actually took the time to read such things. This also reminds me how special the mail system used to be before this present electronic age.



NintyMan commented on Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on Nor...:

I recommend getting Punch-Out Wii. It's a great game bursting a lot of character. Seriously, the cast of characters is the best part of the game.

It's also very challenging, especially after you beat the game. There's even a secret famous Nintendo character as the final opponent!



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

Even though I'll likely be getting the Smash versions of Peach and Bowser instead of the Super Mario ones, I still think the Super Mario amiibo look pretty good. It just comes down to the style, really. The Smash ones have more detail and interesting poses, while the Super Mario ones are more colorful and don't require support pillars.

I also think Mario Party 10's amiibo usage is good. Not as good as Code Name S.T.E.A.M.'s, but still better than Kirby and the Rainbow Curse's and Captain Toad's.

An amiibo game would be great!



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I agree with this article.

Club Nintendo as a brand has a nostalgic perk, but in practice it left something to be desired. Free games are nice, but I like getting physical rewards that feel more accomplishing too. Those surveys were just tedious and the required amount of coins or stars for most physical rewards were just terrible. There weren't many physical rewards worth getting in the long run anyway. Especially since I'm North American, ours had definitely become disappointing compared to Japan's or even Europe's. So for those reasons, I won't miss Club Nintendo too much.

There should be reasonable expectations that this new Club Nintendo or whatever it'll be called will be better. It'll just take time to find out, but if every regional form of Club Nintendo in the world is ending, including the posh Japanese CN, then it just has to be something big.



NintyMan commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

What's coming next has to be better than Club Nintendo, so that should be the biggest reason why someone shouldn't be so down about this.

For anyone who doesn't know, this final year's elite status rewards will also be a downloaded game again.



NintyMan commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

The fact that we're getting it at all is a good thing and you can't complain with a free gift. But offline potentially makes my chances at seeing other people's animations significantly lower. I'm not exactly the best artist...



NintyMan commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

This is shocking news, but I won't miss Club Nintendo. I have gotten quite a few things from it, but in recent years it's been very disappointing in North America. Barely any worthwhile physical rewards, overpriced rewards, and tedious surveys just makes me think it could have been a lot better, and apparently Nintendo is thinking the same. I look forward to seeing what this new reward program will be like!

Flipnote Studio 3D is a nice gift. I'm not the best drawer, but it should be fun seeing other people's animations in 3D!



NintyMan commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I've mainly been impressed by Mario Party 10's and Code Name S.T.E.A.M.'s amiibo usage. The others don't interest me as much and Captain Toad's is underwhelming, even as I didn't expect it to use amiibo much anyway since it's been an afterthought for that game.

Read and write data only being used for one game is too bad, but for me personally, the Smash Bros. feature hasn't held water, so I have no qualms for replacing the data for Mario Party 10.

Wario and Pac-Man are two of the latest Smash amiibo I'm interested in. For the Super Mario series, I'm interested in Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad. I think I've decided to go for the Smash versions of Bowser and Peach, as each version looks good in its own style and I don't think there's one version that's better than the other.

Overall, I think amiibo is doing very well so far. They just need to fix the stock issues so it can be doing great. I hate that everyone is worrying about finding and getting the amiibo they want. It needs to be so much easier then that.

The amiibo usage in games so far is also getting progressively better. I wish more games would be like S.T.E.A.M. in bringing the actual characters into the game. What if the actual characters could have joined Mario Kart 8? The concept of amiibo is just like DLC anyway, as they're never necessary for beating the game but are meant to be for extra fun. Even if there couldn't be characters, then extra content in the form of more stages or boards like what Mario Party 10 is doing is also good.



NintyMan commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

@midnafanboy: Actually, only the biker Wario amiibo was shown in the Direct, but it's support for Mario Party 10 and how the figures appear in the game in their original Super Mario appearances still implies an overalls Wario amiibo will come eventually.

After all, the Rosalina & Luma amiibo can be used and the figure appears in the game with just Rosalina by herself doing a different pose.



NintyMan commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

@midnafanboy: Actually, seeing an overalls Wario amiibo in the amiibo Party in Mario Party 10 makes me think they'll release a traditional Wario amiibo eventually. The same goes for Rosalina and Donkey Kong getting Super Mario versions, as figures of them appeared in amiibo Party.



NintyMan commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

Wario is a definite buy. There's never been an official figure of Wario in his WarioWare biker outfit before. Pac-Man is possible, and he looks great.

The Super Mario series look great too. Luigi and Yoshi are definitely better than the Smash ones. I'm debating whether I should get the Smash or Super Mario versions of Peach and Bowser. I may get Toad too even though I don't care for the Captain Toad amiibo usage. It just comes down to style really. The Smash ones are more detailed while the Super Mario ones are a lot more colorful.



NintyMan commented on Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales ...:

Very nice to see Nintendo finish the year strong. It may not ever beat the rival consoles sales-wise, but Wii U can still become more and more respectable with fantastic games. It's also nice to see amiibo doing so well despite these stock issues keeping it from even greater success. We can only hope Nintendo can do better in the future.

2015 just sounds like a great year for Nintendo on Wii U or 3DS.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Ch...:

It doesn't matter what style the amiibo is; as long as it's the same character and the game can support that character, any version of that character's amiibo can be used. It can very easily be confusing to the average consumer, so I hope there won't be too many confusing moments.

I'm not impressed with Captain Toad's amiibo use.



NintyMan commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 14t...:

Things like this are nice considering how overwhelmed some of us feel by after so much Nintendo news packed into less than an hour.

I wouldn't be surprised if Mario Maker and Yoshi's Woolly World get their own Directs.