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StarDust4Ever

StarDust4Ever

Male, 33, United States

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Sun 20th January, 2008

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StarDust4Ever

#6

StarDust4Ever commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

The NSMB Mario + Luigi U bundle kicks NSMB-Wii's rump. For starters it has a unified Super Mario World style overworld map instead of generic SMB3 stylized World 1-8 maps. New Overture for the above ground music instead of the NSMB Mushroom Waltz, even if the rest of the soundtrack is recycled. Secret exits unlock new paths to other worlds instead of Warp cannons. Baby Yoshis are nice even though I personally don't use them much. And the Mario/Luigi components complement each other nicely with totally different pacing... ;)

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#8

StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America):

No love for DK King of Swing? It's a fun little title. I'm actually on the fence with Smash Bros U but I never download retail titles. I've got Bayonetta 2 coming for Xmas, and there's too many great Wii-U titles coming up (Zelda U, Yoshi Wooly World, Toad Treasure Tracker, etc...) I gotta save up for. I like Smash Bros but it sucks without any friends to game with, even if Rosalina's in it... :'(

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#10

StarDust4Ever commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

In other news, does anybody else find the article/headline a little misleading?

"On release, New Super Mario Bros. Wii was critically acclaimed and a commercial success. As of March 2014, the title has sold 28.65 million copies, making it the fourth best selling Wii game of all-time, and second highest selling title in the Mario Wii line behind, Mario Kart Wii."

So which is it? 10 million or 28 million? :p

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#11

StarDust4Ever commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

@WiiLovePeace Probably throw in the Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Yoshi games and you'll rack in the 2D platformers quick. It's pretty easy to come up with 11 titles seeing how Nintendo is the king of platformers.

Honestly the N64 / Game Cube years were the golden age of 3D platformers. Nearly everything got 3D-ified. Some were better than others though.

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#13

StarDust4Ever commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Inte...:

Wii-U's HTML5 web browser is light-years better than the current 3DS. For the record I carry an old flip phone with no data plan and texting disabled. Sometimes when I'm on the go, I'll log onto a wifi hotspot with my 3DS and check my email, NLife, forum posts, etc. Half the time images do not load at all or worse the entire page blanks out with a "page too large to display" error. Watch 3D videos over HTML5? Yes please! The current Youtube app does not support 3D video at all even though they promised an update to support 3D long ago. :p

The 30c to permanently unlock the Internet filter is totally worth it IMHO, even though I believe Nintendo is being an asinine crybaby for requiring this step. Dang Nintendo; grow a pair already! Parents can and should lock access to or enable content filters on the Internet Browser for their child's 3DS. It's not Nintendo's job to be my "parents"; I'm 33 years old so I can view whatever the poopoocockadoodledoo I want. And what I do with my Wii-U/3DS is nobody's business but my own... B-)

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#14

StarDust4Ever commented on Mario Kart 8 Update Planned to Resolve MKTV Yo...:

I tried to upload some highlight reels of the new DCL content and it failed. I wanted to post videos of the Excite Bike track. I had this awesome 1st place finish playing as Tanooki with three other racers. Did not hit a single item! Saved in favorites... ;)

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#16

StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Super Mario Advance (Wii U eShop / Gam...:

Giant enemies, vegetables, lots of chances for 1ups and extra hearts. Unlike the original, you're not stuck with the same character throughout the entire stage as you can select a different player when/if you die. Honestly, the SMB2 GBA remake is far more accessible IMO than the original. If you struggled with SMB2 NES, pick this one up.

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#18

StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Kirby's Pinball Land (3DS eShop / Game...:

@ejamer @Beau_Skunk agreed, this review is bunk. Kirby's Pinball Land is easily a solid 7. I picked it up used from EB Games after I bought a GBA in 2004 and loved it. For more on this gameplay concept, Mario Pinball Land is kind of a spiritual sequel to this and quite good. Even the manuals are formatted similar. Also, if you own the original cart and play it on a Super Game Boy, you get full color with this title. Sadly this is not emulated on 3DS but it's still a fun game. NLife have botched low-ball review scores of so many classics, it isn't funny...

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#19

StarDust4Ever commented on Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Full...:

They're not human, they're fungi. Fungi are inherently asexual and reproduce by spores, unlike plants, many of which are technically hermaphrodites (flowers contain pistol and stamen, for instance).

BTW, since Yoshi was brought up, "he's" obviously female, since male dinosaurs don't lay eggs! Which makes the Birdo/Yoshi chemistry even wierder... :p

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#21

StarDust4Ever commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

You can use a maximum of five wireless controllers with the Wii-U. Gamepad, and up to four Wiimotes (with or without attachments) or Pro controllers. The Pro controller shares the same wireless protocol as a Wiimote although it's not recognized by Wii software. Each wireless controller takes up one of four blue tooth slots, plus the Game Pad which uses a proprietary 5Ghz connection ie not Bluetooth.

In order to play Smash with 8 players, you'll need a minimum of 3 wired controllers, hence the need for Game Cube controller adapters. People begged Nintendo for Game Cube controller support, so instead of creating a proprietary wired controller, they went retro. How cool is that? Two adapters makes up to 8 Game Cube controllers, or players can optionally utilize up to 4 Pro, CC, or Wiimote+Nunchucks.

I would like to see this device get supported for other uses in future updates, ie Game Cube VC and VC in general. Wii mode support may likely be technically impossible unfortunately. To Wii software, it would appear as an unknown device plugged into USB since they do not share the same hardware registers of the classic Game Cube ports.

I'm wondering what is under the hood in the adapter. If the adapter has standard HID drivers, it could be recognised by a PC as a USB gamepad. Even if not, it would be cool to get the adapter working in Dolphin or other emulators. If not HID compliant, driver signing would be an issue for 64-bit Windows though. Somebody with access to one please plug it into a PC and report your findings. Thanks...

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#27

StarDust4Ever commented on 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22n...:

This would be fun to play around with if I had a spare 3DS, but I would never install unauthorised content on the same unit with my eShop purchases. Maybe when I upgrade to the "new" 3DS and transfer my software over, I'll screw around with homebrew on the old one.

I just hope people don't use it to cheat online in MK7. Offline cheats and pokemon power saves, I couldn't give two craps about. You saw the loader screenshots. If it's like every other cheat system on modern consoles, you could preload the cheats into system RAM before booting the software.

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#28

StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

I'll probably start with the Mario Series Characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Rosalina, Toad, Yoshi...

Rosalina's my fav so far. I'll be buying them for display more than anything though. If I have a game they work with, bonus for me!

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#37

StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

I wonder if the Rosalina Amiibo will unlock any goodies in MK8. She's currently my goto racer although the DLC Cat Peach is a hottie. :*

A Waluigi character would be cool too although he's not on the Smash Bros roster but you can still play him in MK8 and potential future party/sports titles.

I may collect a few of the figures just to display them as well. If each Amiibo only stores save data for one game, sounds like a ploy to me to get gamers to buy multiples assuming more games utilize the save feature. :p

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#40

StarDust4Ever commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

I was surprised Mario 3 scored so low. Every "Best Mario" debate I've ever seen between classic gamers was a toss up between 3 and World, with the original in 3rd.

I am in the World camp myself and voted World, but all the games featured were awesome. SMB2 never made the cut but whatever. I'm also glad to see 3D Mario love here.

None of the NSMB games made the list but they're kinda "meh," although the M+L "U" versions were better than the others before it.

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#41

StarDust4Ever commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

In case people forgot, there are places in games like Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy where you can get stuck or fall through the bottom. IMO not that big a deal when you really have to abuse the game engine or do random stuff the developers did not intend for.

Stop the presses! Super Mario Bros is now a craptastic bug fest because you can access the minus world... :p

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#42

StarDust4Ever commented on Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Ze...:

Exite bike, Dragon Drftway, and Zelda are my favorite tracks. This DLC is turning out even better than anticipated...

Don't get the problem people have with cat suit peach or tanooki mario. Peach is a hottie and Tanooki Suit Mario is awesome sauce!

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#44

StarDust4Ever commented on Retro City Rampage Gets Beefed Up on WiiWare W...:

This is awesome... Aside from one or two straggling VC titles, Retro City Ramage was officially the last WiiWare game I picked up, and the first downloaded (not transferred) to my shiny new Wii-U. Will be getting the update fr sure!!! :D

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#46

StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

Donkey Kong Country is an awesome game. I could really use the Wii-U transfer, because certain areas are a PITA without save states.

Honestly I'm surprized they brought it back. Shortly before Wii-U came out, they pulled it from Wii Shop. :p

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#48

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.