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Male, 33, United States

Sun 20th January, 2008

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StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

@RaphaBoss Valid point but not the poll question. If Super Mario brothers did not exist, there would be no SMB3 or World. Conversely, if Donkey Kong did not exist, there would have been no Mario Bros (arcade) or Super Mario Bros. So one could also argue that the original Donkey Kong arcade game was the most influential.



StarDust4Ever commented on New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Sc...:

One step forward, two steps back. Nintendo, if you're gonna make it an absolute bear to remove the Micro SD card, then at least give us the option to plug the 3DS into a computer via MicroUSB so we can transfer files. Better yet, replace the proprietary adapter with a microUSB port, so we can charge it off any generic cell phone adapter and access the files from a PC without tampering off the backplate. But no, Nintendo will never be that progressive... :p

Still though, can't wait to get the LL model. I'm so glad Nintendo is releasing the large and normal models together so I don't have to wait. One last thing: We know now the LL faceplates come off, so why offer replacement plates for the small model only? :p



StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@OorWullie Yes. I built it myself, from plywood and arcade parts. The marquee was cut from colored vinyl sheets. The schematic contain two CD4021 chips that act as the internal logic. The plug uses a Retrobit extension cord. No controllers harmed. I also have Atari and NES joysticks as well.



StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Donkey Kong: Original Edition (3DS eSh...:

'Bout danged time! Now just bring it across the pond. I still pull out my DK "PIE" Foundry reproduction cart every now and then. Now hopefully sometime soon, I can play it on the go...

BTW, the rating is too low Donkey Kong O.E. deserves a minimum 8/10, or as one poster put it, "the 9 is upside down." ;)



StarDust4Ever commented on Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, Mo...:

All will be revealed when it comes. Expect a massive eShop update for both systems. I hope N8ntendo decides to implement a cross buy system for VC NES titles. If so, I'll have a boat0load of free credits waiting for me, assuming it's retroactive. ;)



StarDust4Ever commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I've owned two 3DSs (an original launch console and an xL) which I'e never had any probs out of the circle pad.

My one complaint is the pad is too slick, ie they need to give it some texture so it doesn't slide out from under my finger if my thumb gets sweaty. It's also an issue speed-running Mario levels on the Wii-U gamepad. I wish the Wii-U thumbsticks were concave like a PS3 instead of convex.

Zero issues with durability. Also it is possible Suerglue may be too acidic as it may corrode rubber or make it brittle. e7000 or another craft glue will create a strong bond but possibly have a gentler Ph that won't attack the rubber pad.

Also Smash Bros was designed friom the ground up as a console game. It will assuredly play better on Wii-U than 3DS, although there may be enough exclusive content for die-hard fans to get both versions. If you own a Wii-U, I'd get that version even if you have to wait longer.



StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES):

@joey302 I accepted long ago that Japan gets far more and better games than we ever will. I also have a nice collection of Famicom and Super Famicom carts. Turbografx is too expensive to collect for so I have a US TG-16 and a flash cart loaded with US and Jap ROMs. Sadly no CD unit but oh well...



StarDust4Ever commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@IceClimbers There needs to be a lot more hat-eating then! I remember arguing with a guy on VC Forums a few years back (2009 I believe), that SMRPG would be released on Labor day as the 250th VC game, and he said he'll eat his helmet if it came to pass (his avatar was a hamster wearing a helmet). I'll bet that helmet was super duper yummy, too... ;)



StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES):

Well written review. Despite the game isn't good, I'm glad you didn't go full tilt sarcasm like many of the 1-stars. Glad you dug deeper to show the game does have some redeeming qualities. I own the original for NES but I won't be getting this for Wii-U. :p

@joey302: Say what, Japan has turbo games? I thought they only got the PC Engine! ;) Where's all our Turbo, Sega, N64 VC games that are only accessible in Wii-mode?



StarDust4Ever commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

There are some big questions that remain unanswered. Will the new 3DS retain backwards compatability with DS/DSi? If not, that's a deal breaker for me.

Nintendo nerfed GB support on the GBA Micro, GBA support was canned as of the release of DSi, and Game Cube compatability was removed from Model 2 Wiis.

Another question: if the 3DS 2 uses camera based eye-tracking tools to move the 3D "sweet spot" around, will this be of any use to me if I'm gaming in the dark? 3DS light sensitivity was even worse than the abysmal .3 mega-pixel resolution. IMO, it should support at minimum 1.3 Mp (1280x1024 or 1280x960) to remain relavent, even if the screens are still 240p.



StarDust4Ever commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I've got flash drives for NES (PowerPak), Famicom, SNES, Genny, TG-16 (Everdrive), and Atari 2600 (Harmony). In the case of TG-16, the game cards are so stupid expensive that I gave up trying to collect for it and instead preloaded my Everdrive with R0Mz. Great tech overall and it's often possible to sample demos, hacks, translations, protos, and homebrews. If a homebrew is available on cart, I usually try to support the devs by buying it. Definitely much more fun than PC emulators. ;)