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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

Recent Comments



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

So there's a discount if you have the DKC trilogy already on your Wii? How do you get that?

Besides just getting them again to show my support, I think they would look dated on the Wii now. I remember playing DKC on my HD TV and it was a jumbled mess! I haven't touched the Wii version since and I hope the Wii U version is better.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@BaffleBlend: Nintendo never had a problem with Microsoft over the Donkey Kong Country games. They were published by Nintendo, not Rare. Rare made the games, but Nintendo still published them and thus have legal rights over them.

I don't understand why there's still so much confusion over that.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@CrazyOtto: That trailer; it's perfect! Nice throwback to the Donkey Kong Country commercial!

Wow; I wasn't expecting this at all. Now I can stop posting "I'm still waiting for Donkey Kong Land" every week here. I'll get to play it on my 3DS now, which was what I wanted to do since its launch in 2011. I might as well get the rest of the Donkey Kong Land trilogy too. I'll even get the Donkey Kong Country trilogy again for Wii U just to show my support! For now, I'll just get Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong Country, and maybe the rest of the DKC trilogy if I have enough money. Donkey Kong Land II and III will be a bit later.

Nintendo's going to be making a lot of money from me soon...



NintyMan commented on Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country T...:

Banana slamma! I actually enjoyed this cartoon when I was a kid. Yeah, the early CGI animation is dated and most of the songs are cheesy, but I still liked it. Is this part of Nintendo's push to take advantage of character IP?



NintyMan commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

Using amiibo will get better as more games are made that will use them. I personally want Nintendo to make every major Nintendo game in the future compatible with them in some way. Their value will only increase as more games are out that support them and also use them in more interesting ways.

These amiibo figures can be used in very cool ways like in Code Name S.T.E.A.M where they bring in the actual characters into the gameplay or Mario Party 10 which brings in whole stages based on that character’s world. I don’t want amiibo games to be like Captain Toad or Hyrule Warriors that just add a simple item or a simple activity. It needs to be more elaborate and interesting than that. It should be a fun, alternative experience rather than just a bonus afterthought.

But I still believe Nintendo would be smart to make an actual amiibo game. Something like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, but in a unique Nintendo twist. That would boost the value of amiibo dramatically and really make people get more amiibo if it means more fun using them.

The most pressing issue is these stock shortages. Once there’s a reasonable amount of stock and everyone has a honest shot at getting the amiibo he or she wants, you’ll see amiibo really take off!



NintyMan commented on Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades T...:

My biggest accolade for the game is that it's the cutest Kirby game yet! That's not a small statement.

I'm fine that this game plays differently considering there's already been two traditional Kirby games in a role. The Kirby series is known for experimenting with gimmicks. Some like it and some don't, but the Kirby games at least try different things rather than be the same thing over and over.



NintyMan commented on Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - For...:

HAL is a great studio that has also contributed enormously to Nintendo. Besides the Nintendo President himself coming from there, it's produced the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series. It's no small feat at all for a studio to develop a series of games that are basically celebrations of Nintendo. The Kirby series is still going strong and I hope they will act with their recent interest in making a 3D Kirby someday. They should get thanks for their good work!



NintyMan commented on Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Cla...:

If Mario Party 10 was an example, Yoshi's Woolly World should be coming pretty soon. They better be having a Nintendo Direct soon, even if it's just exclusive to this game, because there's been absolutely no mention of the game since E3.

Personally, I think it's going to be a great game! This is from the same guys behind Wario Land: Shake It and Kirby's Epic Yarn!



NintyMan commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

I give my thanks to my sister and parents for going out into the wild to miraculously give me a Pit and Captain Falcon for Christmas. Captain Falcon was just hanging at a Target in a city around two hours away and Pit just hanging at a GameStop in a city an hour away being the only one. It was much harder for them to get a Pit than a Captain Falcon. I was very, very grateful.

I joined the amiibo hunt to get a Rosalina amiibo at a Target near where I live. My dad and I were first in line to get the first of two. The one my sister went to to get her's had quite a few more than the one I went to.

But what was surprising was how nice the people getting these amiibo were. It was nothing like a chaotic Black Friday. We waited patiently outside, and once the store opened, we peacefully went in single-file toward the amiibo section to get one. No fights, no squabbling, no stealing; nothing.

However, I still don't intend to do it ever again. I'm not a fan of staying up early to buy something at a store anyway. I'm very glad I got one, but I don't want to have to do something like that just for an amiibo. For now on I'm pre-ordering what I want, even with pre-ordering not being reliable lately.



NintyMan commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

I voted for F-Zero X. I'd rather see Pokemon Snap on Wii U. Playing the original Super Mario 64 on a 3DS would be interesting, but I would rather they would just make another remake for Wii U.

For my dreamy suggestions, I would dream about Donkey Kong 64 on 3DS. Not just the original, but a remake. Dreamy, I know, but it could be done if Rare was truly interested and Microsoft wouldn't care since they're not in the handheld business. Anyone remember Diddy Kong Racing DS? That was actually a thing.

I wouldn't mind Yoshi's Story too. Actually, there was a tech demo of Yoshi's Story playing on a GBA, so the game could work just fine in portable form. It's short, cute gameplay would be nice for a handheld.



NintyMan commented on Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U eShop / ...:

Saving was definitely helpful back on GBA, but now it's rendered moot because of the VC's save states. Now it would be a better idea just getting the SNES version on VC.

Despite coming very close, I never truly beat this game because of one enemy, the red arremer. Without arrows, you are out of luck.



NintyMan commented on Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in ...:

About time NL mentioned the strike. Not even the forums brought it up. I think that is the major reason for the amiibo problem in North America.

Think; there's lots of amiibo just stranded out at sea as I'm typing this.



NintyMan commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

I wish this review mentioned the music. I've already listened to a lot of it and it sounds great! Kirby music is typically great anyway, but this game definitely doesn't disappoint in that area.



NintyMan commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

Tingle's just a weird, little guy. That's all.

I guess a guy who would fly through the air with a giant balloon strapped to his back while making maps would be pretty strange. It seems like a pretty simplistic, but still kind of interesting origin for Tingle. I guess the Peter Pan connection shouldn't be too surprising, but I really didn't think of his outfit like that.



NintyMan commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

I'm still getting the game. I don't know if it'll become a favorite like Triple Deluxe and Return to Dream Land, but it will be cute and fun. Seeing the claymation in action will definitely be a treat to watch!



NintyMan commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I hope the designs of these cards look nice and not generic. I also hope they give the figures a decent chance to be out in the public before turning them into cards.

But this could be a nice alternative if done correctly. I would consider getting an amiibo just for in-game benefits, so if I don't really care for decoration, then a card would be fine.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo to Introduce Free Downloads of NES an...:

This should be interesting to see implemented.

So using this, would that mean my Donkey Kong amiibo could play a bite-size trial of NES Donkey Kong or even Donkey Kong Country? I own both games, but it sounds like a cool, little novelty.



NintyMan commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Director Teases...:

Yeah, about that surprise... it's actually a 1-UP. This is according to the German Nintendo site.

I like the idea about Rosalina reading the story of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Books play a major role in the progression of the game, so it would've made sense. I still like how it ties in as a prequel to Super Mario 3D World, though.



NintyMan commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Ba...:

I think the claymation has pulled off well with this game, as it does suit Kirby.

Funny how they think Bandana Dee makes a better friend for Kirby. Both are cute, round creatures with lovable personalities. King Dedede and Meta Knight are really Kirby's rivals anyway.



NintyMan commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

There is a charm to handheld gaming. I can't deny that. Although console games are always bigger, grander affairs, portable games are still good by their closer, more personal contact. Especially with 3DS, where there is the Streetpass Mii Plaza encouraging you to pass people to get more puzzles pieces and players for your plaza games, handheld gaming has become more close and personal than ever, and I give credit to Nintendo for pulling off that charm with 3DS.

It's downright impressive that Nintendo has been king of handheld gaming since the beginning. The other guys try to compete, mainly Sony, but they just don't stack up. Nintendo has plenty of experience with the market and the games that it requires. This current Apple market is its only biggest challenge, but there will always be people wanting meatier games and they can only get that from Nintendo.



NintyMan commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

Yeah, I guess a gameplay leak out of the question if he can't unlock Rayman.

I'll be prepared in case this is fake, but I won't be shocked if its real. It's random that there are three Rayman trophies in the game already.

If this is real, then how in the world did he gain access to it?



NintyMan commented on Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Specul...:

I really like Wario's biker outfit, but I'd like to have his overalls figure too. I'm pretty happy with my Smash DK, so I don't know if I would double-dip on a Super Mario version. I was lucky to get the Smash Rosalina, so I probably won't get the Super Mario version of her.



NintyMan commented on Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Specul...:

I love all the cameos on the Wario board! Nice throwbacks to Wario's history there. Wario's cap, Wario's explorer cap, Wario's biker helmet, the Wario Car, the Wario Bike, and even Wario's golden palace from Mario Superstar Baseball (or something similar to it).

I was expecting these new Super Mario amiibo. Rosalina getting a Super Mario version was implied since the Nintendo Direct, and same for DK and Wario too.

They've really uploaded a ton of gameplay footage on the website.



NintyMan commented on Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora...:

Learning from past mistakes is a must, and video games are no exception. No one likes to be reminded about them, but it's important to try to avoid repeating them as much as possible! It makes sense for Miyamoto to believe that it takes some reflection to look forward.



NintyMan commented on Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th...:

I have some interest in a Meta Knight amiibo, so it looks like if I really want it, I'd have to go to my nearest Best Buy first in the morning, and that's not counting if it has enough at the start. I could get lucky again like I did with Rosalina, but, ugh; I really hate how this has been done.

At least I know I should get King Dedede this Friday, and I'm frankly more interested in him over Meta Knight. Yet Meta Knight would round out the three Kirby characters and it is a cool figure from what I've seen. Ugh.



NintyMan commented on Meet Playtonic, A Studio Of Ex-Rare Staff That...:

I think this is a golden opportunity that Nintendo just can't miss. This new company is more Rare than the current Rare (pun probably intended) with members who actually made Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie.

Oddly enough, I've been feeling like playing those two games again, and when I recently listened to their music again, a flood of memories came back. There just haven't been experiences like Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie ever since.

I hope this does come to Wii U and becomes very successful!



NintyMan commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

After giving it some thought, I like Eurogamer's new method. I disagree that there shouldn't be any score or label at all because some people like to have a quick verdict on a game and don't have the time to read through a review, but I also feel labels make it more simplified without making it too complex like numbers or grades would. "Good", "Bad", "Excellent", and "Terrible" would be more clear compared to "8", "D", "B", and "3" would. That's not counting the pluses and minuses that the grades could have.

People have different ideas about the number "7" as this article pointed out. To me, a "7" is a somewhat good score, while to others it's average. "Good" or "Average" would be clearer without having to place a middle or slightly lower or higher number that could be interpreted differently. I think people would agree that "7" is not a bad score, but for some the difference between a good or average score would be the deciding factor between buying or not buying a game.

Ultimately, a review is just an opinion that the customer may consult if the person feels that he or she needs some more perspective whether the game is right or not for him or her. That customer has to decide in the end.



NintyMan commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears t...:

Oddly enough, one of those achievements made it into the final game. "You've achieved 200%! Hard Mode? That wasn't so hard!"

This would've given people more of a reason to try the time trials, but I wouldn't have minded either way if this made it into the game, as it's still a fantastic game without it.



NintyMan commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I'd much rather read the review itself than just look at the score. I want to know why the score is what it is, and you can't know that unless you actually read the review. Video games are complex things. I would be just fine if the scoring system here was dropped.