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Other_Dave

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#4

Other_Dave commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

When I first heard about HD Wind Waker I had no plans to buy it... and I still don't.
I hope they're not planning on doing this with too many Gamecube games. I'd rather just download the original versions from the eShop than pay extra because they've pressed the "Make HD" button.

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#9

Other_Dave commented on The Legend of Zelda Oracle Titles Coming to Ja...:

There's an announcement on Miiverse about Oracle of Ages/Seasons from Aonuma:

"It'll be a little while longer till they're out in other territories. We'd like to ask for your patience until they're ready for release. Thank you!"

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#13

Other_Dave commented on Nintendo Buys Supermario4.com Web Domain:

Actually I reckon it will turn out to be a 3D platformer.
Super Mario = Super Mario 64*
Super Mario 2 = Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario 3 = Super Mario Galaxy/Super Mario Galaxy 2

*I recall it actually did drop the "64" for the iQue version.

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#15

Other_Dave commented on Feature: The Making of TOTAL! Magazine:

I was a big TOTAL! fan. I had an almost complete run of issues and was actually a subscriber when it ended. Unfortunately most of them got chucked out at some point although I still have some around including the first issue (with the adventure game down the sides of the pages) and the final one.

A fun mag to begin with that matured a little as it went on. I don't think that's a bad thing, I quite liked that in the last few issues the vibe was "hey the N64 is going to be great, mind you that PlayStation looks good..."

Glad to see this feature appear as it was a popular mag that is usually ignored.

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#16

Other_Dave commented on Review: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival...:

Thanks for reading people.

@madgear Nope, no fixed version was released so for some end-of-game Akuma GBA battling, the only option is to grab a Japanese copy.

Slightly interesting fact: Aside from not crashing, the Japanese version also has multiple win quotes (though they're in Japanese obviously).

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#28

Other_Dave commented on Review: Mortal Kombat (Game Boy):

Thanks for reading/commenting people.

@Bulbasaurus Rex As Mr O'Neill mentioned it's a regional habit.

@HugoSmits The problem with the speed is the inconstancy. What you say about the uppercut is right, but here it just seems off and it leaves you there a touch too long. Also it's hard to apply any kind of "strategy" when the controls have such problems. The MK2 port was much better.

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#37

Other_Dave commented on Review: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Nint...:

Good review. Never actually played this despite being a big Star Wars fan - and I read the SOTE novel and comics. I knew it had problems but was unaware of the specifics. Still tempted to give it a try if it turned up on VC, though I might opt to save a few quid and get the PC version instead.

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#38

Other_Dave commented on Review: Midway Arcade Treasures (GameCube):

There was a trick to getting Volume 2 to work on a PAL Gamecube with freeloader - it may have worked for volume 3 as well but I never had it so... dunno.

Anyway I sold my cube before getting a Wii and an early system update rendered the freeloader useless which is very irritating.

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#39

Other_Dave commented on Review: Virtual Lab (Virtual Boy):

The thing with the Virtual Boy is that although in some cases you are not getting your money's worth, 18 (arguably 19) of the 22 games are still affordable - assuming you don't go with some crazy eBay BIN price.

The others may come down in price... they may not… but there was an opportunity to have a complete set of game reviews for a Nintendo system so... why not?

And that is them all reviewed now. Thanks for reading people :)

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#41

Other_Dave commented on Wii "Most Reliable Console of This Generation":

Sony seem to have improved going by the PS3 figure. The original Playstation especially was very unreliable - every owner I know (myself included) had at least one replacement. No wonder it sold so many.

Only Nintendo console I've ever had to replace is my SNES but as that had coffee and fruit juice spill in to it - and then a TV fall on it - and it still kept going for about 15 years I think that's pretty impressive.

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#44

Other_Dave commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land III (Game Boy):

@Jazzem "Did anyone here play/own the Japan-only Game Boy Color version?"
Yep (see previous post). It's not the best conversion to colour as only one colour is used on each of the characters, enemies and objects. I think overall the game is enhanced by the colour but the GBC port of Donkey Kong Country looked a lot better as you'd get multiple colours on leaves and stuff where as for DKL3 leaves would just get one shade of green.

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#45

Other_Dave commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land III (Game Boy):

@warioswoods I don't know if that is the reason but it's my favourite of the DKL games and I prefer it to at least two of the DKC games. I like it so much I own both this version and the Game Boy Color release.

However as much as I love the game I agree with the collecting criticism: I hated when I blasted through the levels and then found I'd have to go back to collect all the coins to get to the final world - it was something I planned on doing but only after I'd cleared the game first.

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#47

Other_Dave commented on Game Boy 20th Anniversary Special:

Hopefully the 20 will just be limited to the original green and black, as when discussing the orignal people tend to throw in a load of SGB games - not that there's anything wrong with them (and colour aside they largely functioned fine) but it does mean that a lot of great games get overlooked.

Tetris seems like a must and I'd second the vote for Fall of the Foot Clan. I haven't played since I saw a cousin in the early 90's but Bill & Ted's was fun (though I only recall seeing one good review for it). Game Boy Mortal Kombat II was excellent.
Final suggestion (again a bit obvious): Metroid II.

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#48

Other_Dave commented on Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (Wii...:

Played and loved this on the PC and I hope the quality can be kept up for the remaining parts. Price is a bit of an issue to get the complete Wii version though. Whilst I don't mind paying £35 for a new Monkey Island I'd expect to get a physical copy for that especially when I paid $35 (currently just over £21) for the PC season where you get the DVD at the end.

@Kelvin Well if they ever add the Mega CD to the VC we could get the first game, though it wouldn't have wiimoteasamouse controls.