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Male, Netherlands

Hi! I'm Poketendo, formally known as mario-gek, and I'm a huge Nintendo fan! Especially Smash Bros, that one is my absolute favorite game, though I also love Pokémon, and Mario, and basically everything Nintendo. Oh yeah, and amiibo

Mon 27th June, 2011

Recent Comments



Poketendo commented on Neon Battle:

But seriously, this is RCMADIAX stuff. Please don't tell me we'll see even more developers like them on here.



Poketendo commented on Neon Battle:

So they took the game of 'hit the cube with the line' and put it in a circle. Wow, great job guys -_-



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

I like some of the new options, but I think the reasoning is a little weak. I understand Miiverse is about the games, but I think the goal of restricting long conversations is a little off. If Miiverse is meant as a social network, you're kind of limiting its usability as that. I once had a long conversation with some users about amiibo; which ones we had, nicknames, etc. It was a good talk. I get this is to prevent talk about things other than games, but come on, you're preventing talks like mine too.



Poketendo commented on Review: Don't Crash (Wii U eShop):

There exists a game like this on Atari 2600. I have that one on my Atari Greatest Hits DS game. Even that one is better, because you have 3 lanes and extra points to collect through dots on the track. And wit the 50 games on that card for €25, it was technically cheaper too.



Poketendo commented on The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today:

@CosmicYoshi65 Happy birthday!

I love those coincidental birthdays. A little of topic, but my birthday is on the 23rd of september, the same day Nintendo was founded. :)

But happy birthday to the Famicom! Even though my first consoles were Wii and DS Lite, I now have an NES, and I'm loving it. Nothing beats playing Duck Hunt with an actual zapper :-)



Poketendo commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

So sudden, I'm shocked.
But even through his illness, he always tried to do whatever he could for Nintendo and for it's fans. I have so much respect for this man. He has always inspired me. He was a really talented game developer, a great CEO, and a lovable social person. Whenever he greeted us at the beginning of a Direct, I always greeted him back.
Rest in peace Mr Iwata. Your contributions to Nintendo's history, and to the whole industry, will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to all his family, friends and co-workers.



Poketendo commented on Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild:

@Ninstarkof No, there's nothing wrong with putting your age, race or sexual orientation online, but I never said that. I only said that you were the first one talking about age, and then you scalded NintendoFan64 for it. That was what I was trying to make clear.
Second, I know a comment section is for opinions, and as I said, I respect yours. However, just scroll over the comments on here and look at how many come from you and NintendoFan64. I don't think that the comment section of an article about Mewtwo is meant for a discussion about Game & Watch. It's fine you give your opinion, but there's no need for you to get into an argument that takes up over half of the comment section, because that only makes it harder for other readers to find other opinions, exactly what the comment section is meant for, as you said. That is what I wanted to make clear. Can't we just act as adults and stop this discussion?



Poketendo commented on Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild:

@Ninstarkof You are the only one who even mentioned age. But guys, you too @NintendoFan64 , I have an idea. How about we just stop this useless discussion? We're only cluttering the comment area of a cool announcement with a discussion that won't result in anything. So Ninstarkof doesn't like Mr. Game & Watch, and NintendoFan64 and I do. Ninstarkof, I respect your opinion, and NintendoFan64, I appreciate your support with my opinion, but can't we all just act as grown-ups and enjoy the news of a first look at the Mewtwo amiibo?



Poketendo commented on Video: Get the Full Breakdown of Ryu's Super S...:

I like the Game Theorists, I like all the shows on the channel, including Smash History, and I like all the hosts, EXCEPT for TrailerDrake. I don't know, I have watched some of his videos, but it's just ranting, often with little base or arguments to go with it. I don't mind people who rant (just ask AVGN), but his videos just aren't fun. Good job on Smash History though, those videos I actually do enjoy.



Poketendo commented on Review: Pilotwings Resort (3DS):

The basis of this game is fun, but I think there are a lot of missed opportunities. How about leaderboards, online or even between accounts, that show how high you scored in missions or how fast you completed them, or how about multiplayer flying/dogfighting? That was a function in the original Wii Sports Resort version, and while I don't know whether it was a function in the earlier Pilotwings games, I still think they've easily could've included it, even if it was wireless play only. Still, I do like the game. I got it for 20 euros, and I do think it was worth that



Poketendo commented on Petz My Monkey Family:

OK, maybe I'm overreacting, but from what I recall this game wasn't good. I enjoyed it for 1 maybe 2 hours as a kid, then I stopped playing. I got it for 8 bucks, and I can't get too mad at it for that price, but this game really isn't anything worth noting. If you want a pet simulation game, just stick with Nintendogs.



Poketendo commented on Rayman Raving Rabbids:

I didn't like this game. From what I recall it was rather repetitive. I only played a little of it, then I grew tired of it and passed it on to my nephew. The best part is the multiplayer minigames, which I recall being fun, but they don't make up for the main game. I say skip.



Poketendo commented on Drawn to Life:

Haven't played it in a long time, but from what I recall I really enjoyed it. But then again, I was a kid back then, so it's hard for me to say something. I'd say only if you can get it very cheaply. From what I remember it was fun, but I have a hard time thinking of how it'd be for a grown-up.



Poketendo commented on Max & The Magic Marker:

No. I got this game after playing the demo on Wii. It seemed fun, so why not? But it's boring and repetitive, and if I recall correctly (since it has been a while), very tedious sometimes. Don't get this game. If you really want a platformer where you can draw stuff, get Drawn to Life (which I know is very different, but it's also a lot more fun)



Poketendo commented on The Ultimate Red Ball Challenge:

In case you couldn't guess this game is based on the TV show WipeOut. I don't get it! Why can't they just call it Wipe-Out!? Heck, the game comes with a sticker on the box that says "based on Wipe-Out!"!
But about the game, it's fun. My main problem is that the controls are delayed. You need to react far in advance in order for the controls to work. But if you can adapt to that, the game is fun. Not worth a premium price, but if you can get it cheaply, you can do worse.



Poketendo commented on Game Party:

No...just no...this game is awful. The minigames are boring and control terribly. And the selection is severely limited. Please don't even think about getting this game, it's not worth a penny!



Poketendo commented on Barnyard:

Really fun for kids who are a fan of the show. It's simple to understand and there is a lot to do, from the minigames to exploring the world to finding secrets around it which you can use to do other stuff. I haven't played it in a long time, but from what I remember this isn't for grown-ups. I do recommend it for kids though



Poketendo commented on The Adventures of Bayou Billy:

Meh. Just meh. The game is divided into beat-em-up parts, shooter parts with the Zapper and racing parts. I honestly don't know anything about the racing parts, the beat-em-up parts are not good (just makes you wish you were playing Double Dragon) and the shooter parts are too easy and make you wish you were playing Duck Hunt. Definitely not a must have.



Poketendo commented on Viva Piñata Pocket Paradise:

I really liked this game as a kid. It's simple to understand and rather addictive. If you can get it cheaply, don't hestitate to pick it up. In my opinion, this game is a true hidden gem in the DS library.



Poketendo commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

Never interested me. I have Link Battle, I liked it but only have a few hours in. And this game to me played worse than Link Battle due to limiting you in your moves. Besides, my phone is from the Wii-era, so I can't play it anyway



Poketendo commented on Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed A...:

I would instantly buy this. The childish nature of our Dutch Pokémon magazine always bugged me. Just lots of easy puzzles and anime-based comics. I get that it's for kids, but that doesn't make it something for me. This on the other hand actually sounds really interesting.



Poketendo commented on Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains:

Uhm, I know the European release is delayed due to copyright troll Titan Casino, but I thought they'd just change the name to Shingeki No Kyojin and release it. Please do that soon...



Poketendo commented on Video: The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Tim...:

This is quite impressive for the most part, and kind of makes sense, until you get to Pauline. There's no way she's Mario's mother, all because of one side-series: Mario vs Donkey Kong. I know they didn't count side-series, but it's vital to the Pauline-mother-thing. It proves that it's not true. Pauline appears in this game, as her young self, with modern Mario and Donkey Kong. We know it's the modern ones, not only because of the design (note DK's tie), but also because, in addition to Mario, DK and Pauline toys, the games also feature Luigi and Peach toys, meaning they're alive adults. So Pauline either doesn't age, or there's also a second Pauline (which I find highly unlikely). She can't possibly appear next to her 'son' who appears to be the same age, if not older than her.

But for the rest, I must admit, nice research. It's rather believable for the most part.



Poketendo commented on Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifier De...:

One thing that bothers me. Why is it still called the World Championships if only US citizens can register? That cancels me out no matter what. Not that I would stand a chance or anything, but it's just lame that I can't participate solely because I'm from the Netherlands.
I know I know setting up qualification points all across Europe is an impossible task, but it's still lame



Poketendo commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores the Fasci...:

This is why I don't like Microsucks and Clony, to release a non-functional device and a WiiMote with a ball on top once they saw it worked. Seriously, when I played Kinect it switched it's focus from me to the chair behind me, thinking it was me halfway through the game, and I couldn't get it to detect me. And the PSMove is really just a WiiMote with a ball. Nintendo hit the big one once again with the motion controls.



Poketendo commented on Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Res...:

Everytime I read how bad it is in America, I just can't believe how lucky I am to live in the Netherlands. Pre-orders sell out very quickly here too, but you've got at least a few days before you're too late. Do I ever see the rare ones in store? Almost never, no, but many aren't even as rare here. I've seen some Pit and Captain Falcon, and I even got Rosalina at a regular price from my local toy store when she was already sold out everywhere. I luckily have all the ones that I want, and I only paid extra for one of them. I just hope I'll be able to get Palutena too when she becomes available



Poketendo commented on Feature: Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories:

My first Kirby game was Kirby Super Star Ultra. And I love that game. The different modes are amazing and a lot of fun to play. And to try and suck up every enemy to find new abilities was always fun. Since then, my Kirby love has shrinked a bit. My next Kirby game was Kirby Mass Attack, which was fun, but nothing special. Then came Kirby's Adventure Wii, which was fun, but didn't hold my attention past the first 5 worlds. Then I played Kirby's Adventure NES, same story. Then I tried out Kirby's Epic Yarn, which I personally didn't like all that much. I also have Kirby Fighters Deluxe, but I can't play it comfortably as the Smash Bros addict that I am. I still love Kirby though, and he'll always stay a part of my Nintendo history



Poketendo commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

I'll pass. I have Fire Emblem Awakening. I like it, but it's just not my type of game. Seriously, I'm playing on casual mode, and I'm completely stuck. And I only just came to the part where 'Marth' took of 'his' mask!