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TRON

TRON

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TRON

#2

TRON commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

I wonder what Hunter Rank you have to be to hunt these. Maybe you can craft furniture from their parts.

Nintendo's strength is in their franchises, arguably it's what makes their consoles matter. It makes sense that they would want content exclusive to their console in as many games as possible. Kinda like what happened with Soulcalibur and it's guest characters that were platform dependent licenses.

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#3

TRON commented on Soapbox: Fan Expo 2014 - A Nintendo Fan's Expe...:

@jasonbra
"Oh well, met Bruce Campbell...thats all that matters."

I used to live in Ashland, OR, just a few miles from Jacksonville, OR. We used to go to a bar there and he was there pretty often just hanging out. Being a big fan of him from Xena, Evil Dead, etc, it was hard not to go all fan boy on the guy so I just left him alone. One time while ordering a round I ended up standing and talking to him next to the bar. I ended up sitting and talking to him quite a while. He's a really great guy, very down to earth and actually pretty funny. I was actually pretty surprised how few people actually come up to him or recognize him, to me he's a legend.

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#7

TRON commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

Pre-ordered!

The Mercedes cars aren't as obtrusive as I feared, even though I'm still pretty conflicted about advertising in the game, even if it's free. I know it's by choice, but you still have to look at it in online matches.

The DLC looks great. Great price considering it's 4 new cups!

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#8

TRON commented on Metal Slug 4:

I'm always on the fence about Metal Slug 4. There is nothing really wrong with it, but it's a very obvious cut and paste job by Mega (which Playmore had make this one after buying the right from SNK). There is very little in this game that you literally have not seen before if you have played 1-3 and X. Its a fun game though, it's more Metal Slug and that's always good. I would recommend playing all of the previous installments first though, as this feels like a step sideways for the series, and compared to the brilliant Metal Slug X, maybe a bit lacking.

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#9

TRON commented on GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition:

"We can't stock absolutely everything. That's just not possible."

That may be true, but skip the shovel ware, not the AAA titles. This sounds like a rather flimsy excuse to me.

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#10

TRON commented on Konami Dissolving Hudson Soft:

This is sad news to me. In the 16 bit days I loved all the systems, but my TG-16 was my favorite, being a fan of scrolling shooters. Hudson's games had a special something to them, and were a great alternative to the more mainstream games.

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#11

TRON commented on Bit.Trip Core:

I loved how challenging Beat was, in fact I'm still trying to finish the 3rd level. Core's first level takes Beat's 3rd level and laughs at it for being so girly. Core is seriously hard so far, and I'm not sure if it feels as flowing as Beat did. Even fans of Beat should seriously consider if they really want this kind of "challenge" in their life.

If you enjoy sitting in a corner weeping and feeling unworthy, then by all means download this right away, this will be the best 600 points you ever spent.

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#12

TRON commented on Squibs Arcade - LCD Madness From Alten8:

@AlphaNerd01:
You hit it on the head for me. Looks funny and very clever, but I hope it's really cheap, or has deeper gameplay than it appears.... which I doubt. Anyways, will be fun for a laugh. The WoW parody called "Lot's-o-Levelling" sounds the funniest to me so far.

One of the definitions for squib is: A squib is a brief satirical or witty piece of writing or speech, like a lampoon, or a short, sometimes humorous piece in a newspaper or magazine, used as a filler. It can be intended to ignite thinking and discourse by others on topics of theoretical importance.

Maybe by narrowing down the game play to it's simplest form he's poking fun at how boring some of these games actually are under their shiny gloss of paint.

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#13

TRON commented on Uncharted Waters: New Horizons:

This is a pretty fun game, but I would say it's an RPG kinda like Harvest Moon. It's mainly a simulator, and you start with a ship, and a couple crew members. You level up certain attributes and get better ships, and build a little fleet. Depending on what character you pick the game changes a bit. One character starts as a trader basically, with no cannons on your ship etc. Another character starts as a pirate and you can pillage merchant fleets right away.

It's pretty fun if you like Harvest Moon type games that are more about management than action. It's pretty flexible too as far as how you play it, you can make your way as an explorer, trader, pirate, or lead your fleet to defeat another country's fleet, or mix and match how you'll get your riches. Fun stuff, but not for everyone maybe.

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#15

TRON commented on Review: Mappy (Arcade):

Mappy is the best of the four released. It's as fun as Pac-Man, but this gives me hope for Donkey Kong arcade, and many later ones like Raiden... and, yea Tron.

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#16

TRON commented on Japanese Virtual Console list - April 2009:

I'm looking forward to getting to play this one, I was an early adopter back in the day, and had moved on to another console when this was released. Here's hoping this comes stateside soon.

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#17

TRON commented on Review: Bit.Trip: Beat (WiiWare):

Wow, this is the best "chance" I've taken on a game like this since the first Katamari game. It's so simple, yet so fun. I could not stop playing it after I downloaded it. After the first try I was thinking "hmm, that was interesting.. maybe I'll give it another go". That went on for four more hours....

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#18

TRON commented on First Military Madness Screenshots!:

Military Madness is one of my all time favorites, and I will be happy with this even if it's just a 3d-remake. Hopefully it has new maps though, which would make me happy, quite happy indeed.

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#20

TRON commented on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Back in the day, for a long time I only had R-Type, Punch-Out, Super Mario World, and this game for the NES. I actually liked this game when it came out, and played it quite a bit. Playing it now I realize how buggy it was, and poorly done. If I had played Ninja Gaiden at the time, I probably wouldn't have bothered even then.

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#21

TRON commented on Donkey Kong Jr.:

DK Jr. as well as DK (even with a level missing) are good games for old school arcade fun. Sort of like every other game at the time (pacman, frogger, etc.) these games are about high scores. I would rate them a 5 if the VC actually had a leader board system, but it's hard to fault that limitation on these games since that was a problem with these as a home release in general. Still fun as nostalgia though.

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#22

TRON commented on Review: Toki Tori:

1000 Wii points and the 300 some blocks is a bargain for this game. It's highly polished, has a great learning curve that never leaves you bored or wondering WTH is going on, and has more hours of gameplay than many $50 games. The music and graphics are pretty good too. It actually kinda reminds me of Zack and Wiki, with a dash of Lemmings or Lost Vikings.

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#23

TRON commented on Protöthea:

I'm actually having quite a bit of fun with this title, even though it's not perfect. The fact that it plays so different than all the other shooters on the VC is actually it's best strength, as well as being a pretty fun shooter in it's own right. It gets better in the later levels for sure, and becomes quite challenging. The graphics look better in the thumbnails than the actual game, but they still look pretty good, and many of the levels so far have a lot of nice touches from various sci-fi influences. If you like shooters and think this looks interesting, then I would say go for it.

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#24

TRON commented on Ninja Combat:

I can appreciate a "B" game, and there's plenty of 2 star games that I've enjoyed way past their rating, BUT... 2 stars is generous to this poor excuse for a game. I just beat this game, and I would have to say that it lacks so many things that not only make a game fun, but at the very least a game. Many people have said this is a Final Fight clone, but it actually feels more like Golden Axe to me. The gameplay is repetitive to say the least with the limited move set you have (3-4 moves, and only two are useful...), and the unlimited continues combined with the fact that it doesn't reset your score when you continue, means that you really don't need more than 1 more to slog through this game. Completely no sense of accomplishment. I won't bash the graphics since it's a first gen NG game, but the art direction is questionable, kinda like World Heroes actually, but they get the job done, The end boss is cool, but thats about it. This game also throws so many cheap shots at you, that it's obviously designed to suck quarters from any poor saps pockets who is unfortunate enough to be playing this game and ACTUALLY feels the need to progress farther. Trust me, save your quarters for something better, like Pac-man.

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#25

TRON commented on Splatterhouse:

I love this game, but that's 90 percent nostalgia. It's technically proficient, but it is kinda clunky at the same time. It is fun though, and some of the bosses are pretty creative. I mean, how many game do you fight a room full of possessed items. I would only recommend this if you have fond memories of it, otherwise, there are better games really to spend your points on.

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#26

TRON commented on Metal Slug:

This is a true classic of the side scrolling shooter. The art direction is amazing, and the gameplay is challenging but fair. If you've never played Metal Slug, then you really need to download this. The classic controller allows you to play this game in a much better fashion than the Anthology controls. This is one of my personal favorites in the run and gun style shooter, and the 2D graphics are some of the best ever.

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#27

TRON commented on Review: LostWinds:

Don't let the short playtime and simplicity of this game deter you. At 1000 points this game has more polish, style, and gameplay than most of the full price Wii games. WiiWare was made for this kind of game, and it's great to have an outlet for the independent game developers to not only get exposure, but to make some money so we see more from them in the future.

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#28

TRON commented on Review: Pop:

A surprisingly fun game thats deeper than it may initially appear. It's a bit long winded for what it is (an average play will take around 30-60 minutes) but it has a trance quality to it that is slightly meditative, in an ADHD kinda way.

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#29

TRON commented on Review: Defend Your Castle:

For 5 bucks this game is hard to not recommend. It starts a bit slow (like the first 30 levels) but it has an addictive pick up and play quality. The creativity in the graphics is superb. it's just a flash game at heart, like the countless others you can play online for free, but you can play it on your couch, and it's obvious that they put the effort into upping the quality enough to justify the 500 points.

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#30

TRON commented on Review: Star Soldier R:

This really brings the arcade into the living room for me. This is what I had dreamed the VC would do (online high scores) and I'm having a blast with this, so far my best rank is 11th in SW US in 5 min mode. The controls and FPS are silky smooth, and if you like score attack games then this is nirvana.
Excellent review too!

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#32

TRON commented on Double Dragon:

I'll start by stating that I usually download NES games on a whim and a pint, I've found that very few have aged well enough to download, Punch Out and the Mario series being definite standouts as timeless classics. This game has aged well, and is still highly playable and fun. If you are a fan of the arcade game, then this might not do it for you, but it's still a great version of this classic game. I would recommend RCR over this, but DD is 500 points well spent. The SoR series is much better if you lack the nostalgia for this game and just want a great beat 'em up.

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#33

TRON commented on Mega Turrican:

The SNES version of this series is slightly better than this, but I still find myself coming back to this one more often. It's just more fun to me. This game plays faster, is a bit more linear (so you can focus on destruction) and has better boss fights, which I love in any game. I wish there was a game with nothing but 100 boss fights in a row. Turrican has always played as a mix of several games that came before it, and if you like Metriod more than Contra, I'd say the SNES version. If you fancy more shooting, then this is the one.

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#34

TRON commented on Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts:

Fun game, with atmosphere coming out of every hole. I would take a full star off for the difficulty, except the production value is so high and the gameplay so tight that you will want to play the first level several times even if you can't pass it. There are a ton of other games to play that lack a true challenge, so it's not a bad thing at all to have such a hard game play so well.

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#35

TRON commented on J.J. & Jeff:

If there was a Japanese counterpart to Beavis and Butthead, this is it. I remember wanting to like this game so much, but it's almost unplayable.

Making farting sounds with your armpit is more fun than this game.

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#37

TRON commented on Gradius III:

This is a technically good schmup, but I found it feeling kind of generic and without personality. I really commend the power up system in this series though, it really lets you create a shooter that fits your play style without having to avoid picking up "certain" power ups.

I would recommend this to schmup fans seeking a new challenge, but only after you've played Gates of Thunder.

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#38

TRON commented on Zanac:

I downloaded this game after reading an article about people still playing this in competition, and it being such a great shooter. Well... I was left pretty uninterested after a few plays (deaths more like it) and don't see myself playing it too much more. Shooters really came into their own during the 16 bit era for me, and it's hard to recommend this when there are several shooters on the TG-16 that are better and more fun than this for only a 100 points more.

(I would note that I found the gameplay frustrating and that really affected my enjoyment of this game, but maybe I just suck... apparently it's some of the hardcore schmup fans life goal to see the credits run on this one).

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#39

TRON commented on World Heroes:

This game is far from horrible, but as an obvious SF2 clone, it's lacking much of what made SF2 so great. The gameplay is quite simplistic, and animations are lacking a few frames and seem a bit quick. The character designs are fun though, and I like the special moves graphics being a bit more over the top than SF2.

The best thing I could say about this average game is that there's enough button mashing to it than even a noob can win a few rounds playing this one, making it fun to play against others while putting down some pints.

If this were a bag of chips (crisps), then SF2 would be an order of fries (chips). They are both good, but one is just better.

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#40

TRON commented on Fatal Fury:

This is one of the first fighters, and still one of the best to me. It's like many of the first fighters that came out in that it's design stems from the brawlers that were before it (like Final Fight) and still has the structure of your choice of only a few fighters and a cliche story, and instead of levels it's just a string of boss fights. This is more like the first Street Fighter than it is like SF2. I love the single player of this game, it has a ton of style and great atmosphere, but if I had a friend over who wanted to play some matches I would rather play SF2 for VS.

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#41

TRON commented on Art of Fighting:

This is a great game IMHO, and one of the best fighters from the time period. It's true that many of SNK's titles that followed this one bested it in many ways, but it is a very unique fighter in it's own right. Many people have said it doesn't compare to SF2, and I completely agree with that, but for the simple reason that they are vastly different. This fighter is more hardcore than SF2, and demands that you play at a bit of a slower pace, taking advantage of openings and using some strategy with the special bar. The games biggest fault is in the lack of a 1P vs CPU, given the fact that the enemy AI is already in place, it seems like a big oversight by the developers.

If I rated this game after an hour of play, I would agree with the 2/5, but having played this quite a lot, I would say it's a 5/5, giving SF2 the nudge for being more approachable and more balanced as a 2P game.

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#42

TRON commented on Alien Storm:

It's an average game in all it's parts, but it all comes together to be incredibly fun. Beer and pretzels game for sure, but we all love a pint and a fun mindless game sometimes ;)

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#43

TRON commented on Riot Zone:

Before you plop down the points on this mediocre game, play SoR 1-3 and Final Fight First. After that, avoid this, because you will be bored stiff after 10 minutes after playing those far superior games.

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#44

TRON commented on Strider:

Great game! Very inventive levels, you'll keep playing just to see what comes next. I can't wait to platform on the backs of brontosaurus again :). This is the definition of an arcade game though, simple patterns designed to make you think "OOOOHHHH, I see where to strike from and not get hit next time, PLUNK".

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#45

TRON commented on Altered Beast:

Time has not been kind to this fun game. It is simplistic, and kinda clunky now. The nostalgia is good, but only for so long...

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#46

TRON commented on Eternal Champions:

I loved this game back in the day. It was a GREAT original alternative to SF2 and MK, and the many spin offs those generated. It has large sprites, and interesting characters with varied moves. Playing it now, while still loads of fun, it is almost too easy to counter some of the slower moves because you can see them coming from a mile away. Still, I would highly recommend this to 2D fighter fans as this was one of the better original fighters in a sea of SF2 clones.

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#47

TRON commented on Break In:

I remember this game from when it came out, and it's a fun little pool game. The ball physics are very good,

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#48

TRON commented on Art of Fighting 2:

This isn't a bad game, but SF2 is more balanced, and has tighter controls. AoF2 is kinda clunky compared. If you are strapped for points, I would say wait for the inevitable KoF sequels, or better yet Samurai Shodown.

Edit: This is still a recommended download IMHO for fighting fans.

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#49

TRON commented on Fantasy Zone:

This is a pretty good game. Like others have said, the TG16 did get a better version, and IMHO Ordyn is alot like this game, but a lot better.