User Profile



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 July, 2010

Recent Comments



NintyMan commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Interesting article; there's things mentioned here that I didn't know about (Sony getting all the profit from not just hardware, but software) and with that it would be understandable why Nintendo was anxious. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. One thing would be sure; the video game market would have been radically different years later!



NintyMan commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

Wow, that's very cool; cool to actually see the potential console that Nintendo and Sony could have made together.

Now we'll be thinking a lot of "what ifs" with this thing revealed. I think Nintendo made a mistake with shunning Sony, probably one of their biggest mistakes ever.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

At least it seems like Nintendo may learn a lesson or two and try to do better next time. The seemingly light game release schedule implies that this year could have been an awkward transition period, but I still feel that Nintendo may announce more games in Nintendo Directs later this year.

The changing approaches to E3 seems odd considering how Nintendo hit all the right points last year. You would think they would have tried to replicate it, but the light schedule might have prevented that. Even still, I think Nintendo will be under pressure to perform better at next year's E3 with the reveal of NX.



NintyMan commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

That's somewhat disappointing that so much manpower and effort is required just to release old games again on an online service. I'm no game developer, but I would have thought it'd be easier than that. I can see how the games have to be restructured to suit the modern controls or the resolution, but even then it still seems like there could have been a simpler way. I guess there isn't.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

What Nintendo should do for NX is ensure it has a great line-up of games at launch. The games will ultimately be what sells the console, not just what innovative and unique features it'll possess.

It's interesting that they will still continue Wii U after NX launches, though that support probably won't be substantial. 3DS I could see being supported for a long time to come.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

No, I don't believe it. July seems like a very unusual time to release a home console, and Nintendo rarely releases even games in this month! November has been a reliable month for their console launches, so I see that continuing.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: It's the Community That'll Put ...:

I realized such things during E3 week; the online sharing will be incredible and will ensure this game will be played over and over and over again. The diversity of levels will be fantastic, and to make it better, it'll have a robust search engine to make sure you get to play the best ones without going through all of the clutter. As long as it's easy to learn how to make Mario levels, then many hours can potentially be spent with Super Mario Maker!



NintyMan commented on Weirdness: Yoshi Gets Mad in Latest Yoshi's Wo...:

Of course Yarn Yoshi is mad; his fellow Yarn Yoshis had been kidnapped! And Baby Bowser has a rather dark plan for how to use them too...

It's going to be a long, tough wait for October. By then, we'll have even played Super Mario Maker for a month!



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Wor...:

Wise is currently working on Yooka-Laylee, but I suppose it might be possible for him to work on two games at once.

I took the previous Diddy Kong Racing 2 rumors too seriously and when they didn't materialize, I was tempted to just discard the whole thing as well, but Nintendo could surprise me. Still, though; I doubt Nintendo will make NX too expensive after what happened to Wii U.

Even if this is real; it wouldn't be coming anytime soon as its a rumored NX game.



NintyMan commented on ​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this...:

I like that Nintendo is willing to make some big changes to Miiverse. The new restrictions won't bother me at all. Besides, who makes 30 posts in one day?! I guess comments might be the more common way to reach that number, but still. The only thing that doesn't rub me right is the Activity Feed restriction.

The Screenshot Album and Play Journal are great ideas. I also think it's great that they're finally separating drawings from posts. This is clearly the best update for Miiverse yet!



NintyMan commented on Review: WarioWare Twisted! (GBA):

This is actually my favorite WarioWare! There's a lot of cool and funny microgames and minigames, the character stories are good, and there's a ton of unlockables. It really is a shame Europe never got the game, but hopefully the Wii U eShop might fix that.



NintyMan commented on Gallery: The Yarn Yoshi amiibo Is So Cute And ...:

I'll be getting the green one at least. My sister who's a bigger Yoshi fan will probably want to get all of them. They do look adorable.

I think what I'll do is display it somewhere besides my usual amiibo gallery. I'll treat it like a plushie that also happens to be an amiibo.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Sm...:

The word "several" sounds like there should be four at least.

I think the characters that might make it in are King K. Rool, Inkling, Wolf, and Shantae. Wolf wouldn't be based on the Fighter Ballot, or I really hope not! K. Rool and Inkling have had campaigns that are still going strong. And I've noticed that there's been a strong push for Shantae recently.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

I've gotten a couple of warnings before for spoilers, one for Super Mario 3D World and the other for WarioWare, Inc. Mega Microgames. The latter I could've seen, but the former was an instance I didn't understand at all.

So I admit that Miiverse itself can misfire now and then, but if this is supposed to crack down on trolls popping back up after bans, then good.

What Miiverse really should do is crack down on the communities behind the Miiverse stage in Smash, as there's been a lot of inappropriate stuff there.



NintyMan commented on Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Be...:

Considering that Yoshi slamming the other one looks kinda harsh, I can see why Nintendo didn't like it. This isn't the same kind of violence that Smash Bros. or Zelda has; not at all. Nintendo didn't like that kind of violence in a sport like volleyball.

It's too bad to see this got cancelled. They could have just toned it down a bit, but then we probably wouldn't have gotten Punch-Out Wii, so whatever.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I just don't want Nintendo to rush out the NX. Let it be the best console it can be with a solid line-up of games at launch.

However, I don't believe it's going to be a powerhouse. Miyamoto made it clear in that same interview that Nintendo cares more about making the new console innovative and uniquely fun then just making the console bigger with prettier graphics.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Nintendo should announce NX at E3 2016 and it should release in November 2017. I'm not one of those who think NX will release next November as that would be rushing the new console and not only cut off the Wii U's days too short but also leave NX with not much of a launch lineup at all.

I don't know what would count as "smaller" games except that Wii U better still get more games next year and in 2017. It may not break records, but it better keep selling at least.



NintyMan commented on Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Be...:

I still don't understand how attacking opponents would have worked in a game like volleyball, where you have to have your eye on the ball at all times. Spending a few precious seconds slamming an opponent might cost you a point. And how could you do that if the two of you are supposed to be separated by a net?! Could players have invaded each other's space and whichever side the ball landed, the point would go to the opposing team? Seems pretty chaotic.



NintyMan commented on Video: Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish ...:

Nice video. It's also nice to stir up hype for the game too!

Woolly World definitely seems to take the best of previous Yoshi games. The last statement got it right. "Everything you love about Yoshi in one amazing adventure!"



NintyMan commented on Hands On: Logging More Flight Time With Star F...:

I like that this game uses gyro controls similar to Splatoon, where I always use it. Ultimately, I think we're just going to have to play the game to know for sure that we like it or not. But I believe as this game gets shown more later this year that people's perceptions will turn out more positive. E3 only gives you a snapshot of what's to come of a certain game. Super Mario 3D World certainly comes to mind.



NintyMan commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

Remember the E3 2011 conference when the theater onstage showed cool cutscenes of upcoming games like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon? Now I can imagine the reaction if Captain Falcon's Blue Falcon sped into view and Captain Falcon himself uttered a catchphrase ("Show me your Moves!") and the crowd would have gone wild. That, coupled with the announcement of the new Smash Bros. would have made that E3 phenomenal for Nintendo.

So this is pretty sad, but at the same time, I just don't think F-Zero Wii U would have been that big of a success in the long run. The fans would definitely buy it, but would the average consumer? None of the F-Zero games were good sellers, and Nintendo is a business of artists, but they are still a business. I think Nintendo would revisit F-Zero eventually, but probably not until they're on good-enough footing that they could take the risk.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

This has been known for a while now. It wouldn't have made sense for them not to have gyro controls optional as almost every other Nintendo game that has it can let players turn it off. Star Fox Zero should be no different. In some games like Splatoon, gyro controls really help (at least for me) so I would try it when this game is out to see if it works for me, and if not, then switch to traditional.



NintyMan commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

@Franklin: No, he should be in Mario Kart. He was even considered in Mario Kart 64, so he would fit much better there. Kamek sure has been in a lot of games lately!

That's too bad about the boss battles. Honestly, boss battles in Good-Feel's games have never been that impressive, even though they do such a masterful job with everything else.



NintyMan commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

The innovation route certainly helps when you have had systems like DS and Wii, both of which were ahead of their time. It's true that Wii U wasn't ahead of the curve with its tablet-like interface. I personally have enjoyed Wii U very much because of its excellent first-party games, but there will always be those wanting Nintendo to make a powerful console, even though that high price point would be killer.

NX will definitely be interesting to see at next year's E3. Regardless how innovative it is, though; the games will always matter most.



NintyMan commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

Super Mario Maker for me, followed by Yoshi's Woolly World and Star Fox Zero. I'm also wanting to get Art Academy: Home Studio and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, so there's five games to keep my Wii U chugging the rest of this year!



NintyMan commented on First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon W...:

Watching this at the Best Buy event this year was extremely fun! It was fun just to watch other people play. The levels ranged from the crazy to the reasonable. My first level was Magikoopa Meltdown, which was essentially just a wild battle against a horde of enemies, mainly Magikoopas. The SMB3 goal box was tricky to get to as you had to touch it at just at the right place, as a box was in the way. Another level involved 8-bit Monty Moles underground, which I couldn't beat because of the inability to pick up Bob-ombs in SMB. I also played the underwater Wiggler level.

The rest of the time I just watched. The crowds engagement was enchanting! Super Mario Maker should be a major hit online and the level-sharing should be robust. September can't come soon enough!



NintyMan commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

This E3 wasn't nearly as bad for Nintendo as 2008; not even close.

It was still the right call for them to show and release the Smash Bros. DLC before the Digital Event. Super Mario Maker was clearly the biggest game highlight since it has increased almost everyone's hype levels for it immensely. Federation Force is a spin-off that came at the worst time possible, and I feel bad for Next Level Games as it will probably still turn out to be good knowing them. The swiftness of Iwata's response still implies that it was due to the negative reaction. The Treehouse did a much better job streaming this year compared to last.

Ultimately, I think people will get over it because of Nintendo Directs later this year. It's not like the old days anymore when you would learn about Nintendo news mainly at E3 and that was it. Those days are long gone. Nintendo can and likely will still announce more games later this year in Directs, and there's other stuff too like the Club Nintendo replacement and DeNA partnership as well. Miyamoto at one point sounded like Zelda U might show up again in a Direct later on, so such things will help restore in the long run.



NintyMan commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

Looking at the gameplay demos online, this game is definitely more Mario & Luigi, but there are enough new twists like using the third button for Paper Mario and the new Bros. attacks to make it different. I didn't even think about the enemies having their own levels. That could get interesting!

I hope to see more Paper Mario elements besides Paper Mario's moveset and the main characters in paper form, but time will tell. This is only just the beginning.



NintyMan commented on Super Mario Maker Will Allow You to Unlock ami...:

@JaxonH: I totally understand what you mean. It took more effort (and money) to get these amiibo, so I would like to have a nice bonus for going through all the trouble. At the same time, though, as rare as most amiibo are, everyone doesn't get a fair shot at getting the amiibo they want. In a perfect world in which every single amiibo was abundantly supplied, then there wouldn't be a problem. But it's still nice to get a cool bonus, so this can get complex.

As for people making levels so others can "farm" amiibo costumes, I can see that could be a problem as well, but hopefully all the other levels will crowd those out.