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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 Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

@earthboundlink: At least Princess Peach is more important to save than a huge supply of bananas since she's a person and the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom on top of that.

Donkey Kong Country's story is a little nonsensical to be brutally honest because of the plot holes, but it's still my favorite game ever.



NintyMan commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

It's like with Donkey Kong Country. The story is really, really light, since it's about Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong chasing after the Kremlings who had stolen their banana hoard. The game never tells you why they stole it, but I always assumed since childhood that King K. Rool wanted to starve off the Kongs so he could take over the island. But why couldn't the Kongs just go to banana trees to do some picking? And what about the bananas they picked up during their adventure? That was probably enough bananas to feed them for weeks!

But I don't care about that since the game is still excellent. Story does belong in some video games like RPGs and Adventure games, but many could get by with a relatively simple one.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

Good thing I don't have a strong interest in the Lucario amiibo. I thought Toys "R" Us was generally good when it came to stocking amiibo, at least in my area.

This reminds me of seeing an image that showed "X" marks over boxes next to Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer, seemingly confiming their discontinuation at the store.

Personally, I wouldn't be doing business with Toys "R" Us in their online dealing if things like this are happening. I'd just go somewhere else.



NintyMan commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

Nintendo's always thinking of ideas for their next consoles and handhelds.

I think there could still be enough room in the Wii U's life to make a second 3D Mario, but a break from major Mario games would be nice.



NintyMan commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

I like a good story, but this IS a video game, and if you don't have good gameplay, it doesn't matter how great the story is. People can't play it!

Regardless, I believe that this will be another good installment in the Star Fox series. And I don't believe it'll be Star Fox 64 HD, despite the similarities in that one screenshot. That screenshot could just be a beta element for all we know.



NintyMan commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

I'm really only interested in a Captain Falcon amiibo because of the Mario Kart 8 Mii costume, so this card idea doesn't sound all that bad. It gives people a second chance to get in-game bonuses with a certain character who's figure had been discontinued.

I hope they give the figures a reasonable amount of time to be sold before implementing such an idea. But it's just an idea for now; Nintendo hasn't confirmed that they will do it.



NintyMan commented on Matters Of Import: Collectible Badge Centre Br...:

The badges look nice. I don't know how invested I would be in them, but I hope they bring them westward eventually. I always like customization.

My interest would be higher if they included series other than Mario and Animal Crossing, though. They should definitely add Zelda ones, but who knows what else they'll add?



NintyMan commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

The level sharing and popularity rankings were hinted by Tezuka, so that's not surprising, but still very good to see confirmed. Of course Mario Maker will allow level sharing. What's the point of creating levels if you don't want to share it with others? That's another point Tezuka had too.

Zelda U's overworld being comparable with Twilight Princess, but seamlessly connected, also sounds good to me. And Star Fox's gameplay continues to sound intriguing. Actually, I think he already talked about the Star Fox gameplay details in interviews during E3.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

Nintendo seems to have underestimated the demand of amiibo. Official Nintendo figures selling in an age when Skylanders has dominated the video game toy market and Disney has had its own figures in the market for a year has made people excited about Nintendo coming out with its own. Endearing Nintendo characters having their own official figures really is a big thing for fans and kids alike.

You would think that lesser known characters like Marth would be relatively easy to find, but he's not. Villager also shouldn’t be so rare because Animal Crossing is very popular. Wii Fit Trainer is an odd Smash Bros. character, but Wii Fit sold millions of copies among “casual” players, so you can’t say that she’s that obscure. I wouldn’t see Nintendo skimping on producing these three figures just because they’re not as popular as Mario or Link, but it appears to be the case.

As far as the GameCube adaptor, that is a real disappointment. I was hoping to have it be a Christmas gift, but it’s very unlikely. I’m well-aware that it was always going to be a niche product, but not to the extent that it becomes like a valuable, rare collectible. We can only hope that Nintendo will just have to make more of them.

I’d say their amiibo holiday sales have been hurt, but they have still been a huge runaway success! They just aren't going to be as great as they should have been. But remember that there’s still going to be a bunch of amiibo coming early next year, so the sales will still continue.



NintyMan commented on Donkey Kong Land Rated And Ready For North Ame...:

Looks like the Donkey Kong Land trilogy might release first before the Donkey Kong Country one.

At least I'll finally be able to play Donkey Kong Land on my 3DS, something I always wanted to do since the launch of the 3DS.



NintyMan commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

This year is easy for me.

Wii U: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Runner-up: Mario Kart 8
Wii U eShop: Shovel Knight
Runner-up: NES Remix 2
3DS: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Runner-up: Tomodachi Life
3DS eShop: Shovel Knight
Runner-up: none



NintyMan commented on One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2...:

Anything associated with Frozen is bound to sell well, so I guess it's not that surprising.

I liked Frozen and it's a good film, but I definitely don't think it's the best Disney film ever or even one of the best. You can't tell me that it's better than The Lion King or Aladdin or the other 90's Disney films. I also think Tangled was better.

I'm intrigued about why it has resonated with the public so much.



NintyMan commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

I had a feeling Rosalina & Luma would be exclusive to Target. I may need to jump on getting the amiibo, because I feel the exclusives will be the hardest to find of the bunch. Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer aren't even exclusives, and we know how hard to find those are. What about the figures that are only found in one store?

Personally, I think the dual-wielding Marth is cooler than the Samus with two arm cannons, because the Marth amiibo's pose actually changed!



NintyMan commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

Pixar doesn't do this sort of thing. They make their own films. I still believe Disney would've been the best choice. They listened to Nintendo's instructions for Bowser in Wreck-It Ralph. Is Wreck-It Ralph 2 even happening? I've never seen anything about it in Disney news.

I'll reserve any real judgment until the first trailer, but the fact that it's apparently animated is a positive note.



NintyMan commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

I would've rather seen Disney and Nintendo make a Mario film, but I'm stunned that this is actually happening.

It's a very good thing that it's animated and not live-action or a live-action/animated hybrid.

Nintendo will also be very strict. Remember when Wreck-It Ralph was being made and Nintendo lectured Disney about how Bowser should hold his cup during the villain meeting? If they care about a little detail like that, just think about a whole movie!

So with that, I'll be cautiously optimistic. Almost anything can be better than the other Mario movie.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

I think an actual amiibo game would be great. Sure, amiibo may be like "glorified DLC" but their use hasn't lived up to that term. Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart use is good, but in the case of Mario Kart, all the figures do is unlock an costume. Their use in Hyrule Warriors is disappointing and a missed opportunity.

There's plenty of ideas for an amiibo game for Nintendo to do that it would make it great and make fantastic use of the figures. After all, they shouldn't just have to be decoration.

Unless their usage in Captain Toad, Yoshi, Kirby, and Mario Party 10 are very interesting, I'm only going to continue to think this way.



NintyMan commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

I'm not surprised that amiibo is so popular. These are official Nintendo figures!

The way things are looking going by online rumblings, I may not get Pit for Christmas and may have to get him later. Diddy Kong is still on track for the original date, though.



NintyMan commented on Feature: Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS 'Pic ...:

"Don't eat him. You can't eat him" still makes me chuckle to this day. There's been quite a few humorous POTDs over the months, that Peach one being another good one too.

I'm surprised Samus in Shorts didn't make the list.

I might miss getting up early in the morning to see these as they appear on Miiverse, but probably not. I've been enjoying getting better sleep on weekdays now.



NintyMan commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

I don't care about how well or poorly the console did sales-wise, Nintendo 64 was a personal winner. The library was small, but very, very sweet. I have plenty of memories playing Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Mario Party 1 and 2, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, the Banjo-Kazooie games, and Kirby 64. Those games are so seriously charming. Fantastic multiplayer and single-player opportunities right there.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

I agree that if they did discontinue them too soon, then that would seriously hurt their overall value. That would just hurt their future use in games all the more.

This actually makes me more interested in getting Meta Knight and Rosalina & Luma since they're exclusives. Lucario is already sold out at Toys r us. I feel the exclusive figures will be the ones to try to snatch up ASAP, so the Shulk amiibo will be an interesting guinea pig for how the exclusive figures will fare.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

"Perhaps now some need to panic."

Except Nintendo has already said this before, so people should have already been aware. We should already know some of them won't last for too long. The issue with the debunked rumor was that it claimed that they would be discontinued far too soon.



NintyMan commented on Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in...:

It's disappointing that there's no music creator after all, as Tezuka seemed to imply one back around the time of E3.

Oh well, this game will still be a blast to mess around with and especially with the shared levels!



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Reportedly States That No First Wave ...:

Yeah, it just doesn't make any sense at all for a few amiibo to be discontinued for good. It hasn't even been a month! Panic is definitely the right word to describe some people's reactions around this. Some amiibo are naturally going to be harder to find than others, but that doens't mean they disappeared for good, Nintendo and the stores just need to make and ship more. So it's really a supply issue.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I wouldn't make conclusions about this. Personally, I think it's far too soon for these figures to be out of stock forever. Far too soon.

I would be interested in a Villager amiibo, but not as much as others. This reminds me that I'll have to jump on a Duck Hunt amiibo ASAP whenever the secret Smash Bros. characters start getting amiibo released, which may take a while.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

Many of us know secretive Nintendo can be when it comes to development of their games. I imagine Star Fox U is going pretty well behind closed doors. E3 2015 is already going to be great going by these games we already know alone.



NintyMan commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

I know there's online Mario level editors, but I don't have the privilege to use such a thing, so I'm pretty excited to make my own Mario levels and especially levels from Super Mario Bros. 3, my favorite Mario game!



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

That ridiculously high price tag is definitely dubious, but I hope a new Paper Mario is made for Wii U someday, mainly if it's more like the first two with turn-based battles, partners, and original characters. But even if it just dropped the sticker system, that would still be better.



NintyMan commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

I just hope that their usage is interesting. Toad and Toadette amiibo should be a given, especially since Toad's appearance in promotional amiibo banners hints at one of him.

Plus, I hope that more diverse amiibo are used rather than just the Mario ones the majority of the time. I don't expect that the Wii Fit Trainer amiibo will be compatible, but something other than the standard Mario or Zelda.



NintyMan commented on Weirdness: Defective Fox and Villager amiibo N...:

That Fox one with the visor missing and showing both eyes is interesting. The Villager one is not that special, though.

It's terrible that poorly-made products are selling well, but it's very funny at the same time.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

With the sheer amount of work and stress he puts himself through, doubt about making another Smash Bros. game is completely understandable. Each new installment just adds more and more content, setting the bar ever more higher in the process to make it more difficult for the next game to top the previous one. Eventually, you would think there would come a ceiling to not make it go too far.

But at the same time, it's hard believing that there will never be another Smash Bros. game. The series is well-known for games that people still play years later. You'd think Melee, a GameCube game, just came out not too long ago with so many dedicated people still playing that! But eventually people do desire new things. Many years from now, there may again be a desire for a new Smash Bros. game once again, whether Sakurai would be willing to come back or not. A non-Sakurai Smash Bros. would be different, but Miyamoto isn't that involved in the Mario series anymore, and he still advises the younger developers when they make Mario games, so Sakurai could become an advisor to new developers in a future Smash.

That's looking down the road, though. For now, these two games will potentially be played for years just like the past games, and even more so if Nintendo is willing to include more DLC in any form. That could also help put off the desire for a new Smash as well.

Sakurai just needs to take a much-deserved and needed vacation. Then I would be interested in seeing him make "smaller" games like a Kid Icarus for Wii U. Dark Pit's dialogue at the Palutena's Temple Stage certainly hints at the possibility for a new sequel for that series. Or Sakurai could make a new "smaller" game that would also be interesting. He just needs to take a break right now, though.



NintyMan commented on Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart ...:

I've covered this story a few days earlier, but I didn't see the information that he had no official escort. Did he not have one at all? I'm a bit confused about that.

But if he really was denied breaks and an ice pack in the sweltering heat of LA, then that is definitely a legitimate compliant. I've seen the Donkey Kong mascot before, and I can definitely imagine that thing heating up whoever's wearing it inside. Whether or not that caused his heart problem I don't know as I'm not knowledgeable about health issues like that.

I feel bad for the guy and hope Nintendo does compensate him somehow.



NintyMan commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale:

Maybe you can just imagine that Peach is floating up in the air like in SMB2? Her legs weren't visible in that game, or throughout that game in general.

But this is still pretty weird. I'm a little curious about looking out for major defects like this. It's also further taught me that I should really inspect these things in store before buying.