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Gaming since VCS 2600 / CBM VIC-20

Male, 47, Norway

Thu 23rd February, 2012

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Spideron commented on Nintendo Download: 8th October (Europe):

Wow, finally a good week!

Will be getting Mario Sports Mix, Pocky & Rocky With Becky & 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Might get STARWHAL later on if there's a discount, looks like a game I'll get bored with quickly.

Also want Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures and Dig Dug II, but the VC titles are a bit pricey. Maybe on a future bad week.



Spideron commented on Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe):

Yay, Mario vs. Donkey Kong finally!

Got March of the Minis already on DS cart so I can play that on the 3DS, otherwise I would get that too. Great games, great series for us arcade-puzzlers!



Spideron commented on Rumour: Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Co...:

Really hope this turn out to be false! On this list I'd only get Golden Axe and maybe Streets of Rage 3. Of all the great Sega games out there, this list is really crap (IMHO ).

Skimming through a Top 100 Genesis-list (and not considering copyrights etc.), these would be great:

  • Ristar
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Bubble & Squeak
  • Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Quackshot
  • Story of Thor/Beyond Oasis
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Contra: Hard Corps/Probotector
  • Thunder Force IV/Lightening Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3


Spideron commented on Interview: Engine Software and Orangepixel on ...:

@Soren It's a perfectly fitting answer in all cases above, work harder on your English at school!

But kidding aside, he's just saying he's ready and willing to participate in the stuff they're asked about - or however I should explain it, English is not my 1st language.



Spideron commented on Talking Point: Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a...:

Can't you just drop the save the WiiU-crap? Nothing's gonna save the WiiU - it's gonna be a modest seller like the N64 and GC. Most of us who own it, love it - the rest of the world don't care.

Next chance for Nintendo to get a hit is the NX - probably a slightly upgraded WiiU "docking" with a "core" you can bring with you and play on the go - that's my guess. Hopefully supporting the 3DS carts and all your eShop purchases. It might also support some sort of Android to run apps - we'll see.

I think Nintendo won't ever have a big hit if they don't drop the "unique hardware"-approach - make a box that's easy to port PS4 and XB1 games to, otherwise they'll always be a niche developer for the core fans. It's the IPs and high-quality games that sell, not the gimmicky HW.

Anyways, please drop the saving-talk, it's just click-bait and it's getting real old!

Edit: Oh, and I'm getting this day one "for the kids"...



Spideron commented on Hands On: Devil's Third - Sampling Online Chao...:

With a big focus on online, it's a 'no thanks' from me. Also, the main character looks just plain dumb, like a leftover from some really bad 80's B-movie. Might be the intention - haven't read too much about this game - but this just adds to the 'not for me'. And micro-transactions... well, 'no thanks' again. Too bad!



Spideron commented on Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Dow...:

@rjejr & @TwilightV

Of course they don't include how much $ they've earned. Telling the casual gamer that people have spent $15.000.000 on this "free" game is not good publicity. It just shows how not-free the game really is. Revealing how much it has earned Sega doesn't sell the game at all!

Edit: Oh, and for those that don't get it - the $15M was just a number picked out of the air!



Spideron commented on Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac T...:

I read about this game every now and then and usually check a gameplay-video on YouTube. And I'm always thinking it looks insanely boring... And the usual piss / poo / guts content for cheap 'shock-value'... And the 'religious' stuff - does anybody besides right-wing idiots in the US really care?!?



Spideron commented on Nintendo Download: 4th June (Europe):

Another 'Nothing' week! And why is it when they finally start releasing titles from the enormous ocean of DS games, they choose crap like 'Big Brain Academy'?!? I mean, it might be an ok-ish title, but there are like 537 titles to pick before this one!

AND I want 'Mario Vs Donkey Kong' (GBA) on the VC! Oh well, got 'Mini-Land Mayhem' used at GameStop this weekend, will have to do for now...



Spideron commented on Satoru Iwata Will Return as Nintendo Direct Ho...:

@freaksloan I was in several stores this Saturday here in Norway that had all the separate Splatoon amiibos & the Splatoon box with the squid included, at normal RP.

Are you saying you won't buy a product at all if it's sold out at any given time?!? Great way to save money though...



Spideron commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe):

Another week of nothing, not even some cool VC releases. Tested the Splatoon-demo, but the online bit doesn't interest me - I'll wait for a proper review of the offline part. Kinda tired of Splatoon after all the hype, already feels like an old game.



Spideron commented on Review: Ultratron (Wii U eShop):

'Ultratron is, however, a throwback to the arcade shooters of yesteryear – for the older generation think Smash TV, and for the twenty somethings imagine Geometry Wars: Galaxies.'

I think the older generation thinks 'Robotron: 2084', which I was playing the year the reviewer was born...

Oh, and btw - the 'older generation' votes 9/10 for this game...

Spoony_Tech & cpuryear: Damn, beat me to it, had to fight with the kids while writing this ... homework...



Spideron commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Laxeybobby If you watch the video interviews, they're not interested in a publisher - they don't want anyone to come in and make changes to the process. The only thing they'll look at is a possible partner who'll let them do it their way. With these guys' history and love for Nintendo, the day 1 release on Wii U is guaranteed.



Spideron commented on DeNA Dreaming of 100 Million Daily Users on Fu...:

"BornInNorway81" wrote:

When you look at other successful companies, like King or Supercell [...]
What? Who?

You don't know much about mobile games, do you?

Try Google and check out the companies behind the 10 most successful titles and it will probably read something like King, Supercell, King, King, Supercell...



Spideron commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

@Retro_on_theGo Let me see if I get you right - you really like this game, but for some felt loyalty to Sonic, you've decided to hate it? It's an uninspired copy & paste of Sonic with annoying add-ins, yet it's a good game and great WiiU owners finally will get it?

Just be happy someone finally makes a good 2D "Sonic" game - Sega won't - and it's their loss!

This looks great!



Spideron commented on Review: Titan Attacks (3DS eShop):

I've played this on PC and frankly expected a score around 8 or 9 here. The price is a bit high, so I'll wait for a sale though. Unless this version is really broken, I think this score is way off as this is a great little game. (Ultratron on WiiU can't come soon enough either!)

Oh, and missing 3D doesn't matter as I never use it - I can never keep the sweet spot during play. (Can't afford a New 3DS XL yet, hope the improved 3D lives up to the hype.)



Spideron commented on Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Do...:

I'll buy the 3DS version retail so me and my boys can use it on all our various 3DS' (soon 5 - have to get a New3DS XL!).

I'll use the download code for WiiU since we only have one.

It is gonna be retail, right? I think Iwata said so in a recent Nintendo Direct.



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

I haven't gotten a single amiibo yet as I've got too much Nintendo figurines and stuff already (and my current financial situation doesn't help). I for one want all the cards to unlock outfits, levels and so on...



Spideron commented on Zen Pinball 2 Set to Hit a New High Score for ...:

I have all tables on PS3, but I'm considering starting to get the newer ones on Wii U instead, and gradually re-buy the old ones too. Just wondering, can anyone say if there's any tech difference between PS3 / Wii U - resolution or other?

Even if the Wii U run in a higher res (I don't know if it does), are the gfx really higher res, or just simply upscaled?