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Male, 19, United States

Formally known as yellowtails.

Thu 23rd July, 2009

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Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. Melee - 2001:

This game took everything that was good from the original Smash Bros and made it even better. For a limited development span, it's amazing how much they improved the game and how much content that made it in the game. Classic mode, Adventure mode, and All Star mode were at their best here. the fighting mechanics have improved, there's more ways to attack, and the music is fantastic in this game. Brawl is good, but I just prefer Melee over it.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Tennis - 2000:

This was a good game, and still fun today. I like Mario Power Tennis (GameCube) better, though. I heard the 3DS one was a disappointment. I'm not expecting much from the Wii U version coming soon.

So no Mario Golf 64 article?



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. - 1999:

This game is a decent game to go back to. Even though it is limited with attack moves and modes compared to the sequels, the modes that are in the game are still good. The 1 player mode was fun (but Melee's Classic mode was better) and Board the Platforms was interesting to play. Break the Targets is always fun. The controls can also feel stiff sometimes. The music is good. Multiplayer was definitely the best part of the game. Overall, while I prefer Melee and Brawl (Probably just for the content that's offered) this game is still good, even if it doesn't have as much to offer as the later games.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Party - 1998:

The first Mario Party is still a fun game to play today, even though I prefer 2 and 3. Losing coins when losing in mini games was something I didn't miss from the first. Despite that, the first Mario Party is still worth playing.

If only Nintendo put the 1st and 3rd games on Wii VC. I don't know if they'll release the first three on Wii U VC.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

Mario Kart 64 was alright for the time, but now, it's not so good. This one is easily my least favorite of the whole Mario Kart series. I prefer any of the other Mario Karts to this one. There's nothing to unlock, items like the red shell work awkwardly, controls felt awkward, some courses dragged on too long, and the character models/sprites are crap. The battle was decent, but even that was kinda flawed due to the items being weirdly coded. I guess the multiplayer is the best part of the game, and I did have some good times with it, but the game did have that rushed feel to it.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

Super Mario 64 was an amazing game for its time. This game hasn't aged too well, but I think it can still be enjoyable to play. The music is great, but the camera isn't good, though. I do prefer Sunshine and the Galaxy games over SM64, though, but I still think its worth playing if you haven't already. SM64 DS is good to play as well.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

I think this is a good collection/remake of the four (or five, if you count the World version) Mario games. I played Mario 3 the most on the original All Stars and I occasionally played the other games. I do prefer Mario Advance 1 over SNES SMB2, and SNES SMB3 and Mario Advance 4 are equal to me. (I liked playing 2 players and battle mode on SNES SMB3, so I would lean more towards SNES, but I'll take either one, just like with Mario World and Mario Advance 2). I'll accept either NES or SNES SMB1. For Japanese SMB2, I'll take the SNES version, only because you can start from the level you were on when you get a game over. (But I do like the changed graphic style of the NES/Famicom version).

It was really disappointing they just slapped a Super Mario All Stars ROM on a Wii disc and sold it for 30$ and they didn't even include the World version and add other games like SMW2, SM64, and so on. I hope if they try another Mario compilation game this year, they don't pull this move again.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Kart - 1992:

This was a good game for its time and I personally find it better than Mario Kart 64, but I slightly prefer the GBA version over Super Mario Kart. While Super Mario Kart hasn't exactly aged too well, I think it can still be enjoyable. The controls can feel weird and take a long time to get used to. I mainly used Koopa Troopa (seriously, why wasn't he in 64 or Super Circuit or DS?) and sometimes Toad, since they both seemed to be the easiest to handle. Battle mode is fun and 2 players is fun as well. Overall, it's a great SNES game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario World - 1991:

Now this game is, without a doubt, my most favorite Mario game ever. Great levels, great enemies, creative bosses, great power ups, Yoshi, the abilities that come with the different colored Yoshis, secret exits, good challenge, great music, great graphics, and great controls. Nearly everything about this game is just awesome. SMW is just a brilliant game in general.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 3 - 1990:

One of my favorite Mario games. The variety of power ups is great and the levels are fun to play through. 2 player mode is fun to play as well. I prefer the SNES version since that's the one I played the most, but the GBA and NES version is just as much fun to play as well. Also the battle mode in the SNES version is fun to play as well. One thing I didn't like is when you hit a ? block, the item would sometimes go to the left depending on where you hit the block. Overall, it's still a great Mario game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1988:

This game is really good and I think it's even better than the first game. I prefer the Advance version, though. Having multiple characters was really great to have. Super Mario Bros 2 (Japan) is decent as well, even if it is really hard.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Lev...:

This is easily one of the hardest Mario games to date. Especially the original version. Playing the original version on VC helps a bit, since you don't have to start the whole game over with the restore point. I managed to get to the end, but I never beat world 9 on the original, since the game doesn't let you retry that world if you lose all your lives. The All Stars version is more forgiving and so playing through all the levels and worlds is less frustrating.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario Memories: Being Taken To A New World In ...:

Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 are really great games. Great music, good graphics for Wii, and great gameplay. I do slightly prefer the second game over the first for the levels. The first game captured the atmosphere and story much better than the second game. I wish they didn't abandon the story from the first game, it would have made the second game much better. The post game for both games isn't really that much fun to replay, which means replaying the whole entire game as luigi in the first game and finding the green stars in every level in the second. The green stars is better than replaying the game again as Luigi, but it still isn't that much fun. Still, these games are really great Mario games that should definitely be played.



Yellowkoopa commented on Editorial: Paper Mario is 15 Years Old Today, ...:

Paper Mario 64 is great, The Thousand Year Door is even better, Super Paper Mario is good, and Sticker Star is bleh. Hopefully Paper Jam turns out to be a great game. Too bad it looks like there won't be a Paper Mario game on the Wii U.

On a side note, why is fan art for the partners being used here?



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam:

This could easily be a really great Mario RPG. There are many opportunities they could do with this crossover. I really hope they don't screw up this one.



Yellowkoopa commented on Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super S...:

Nintendo definitely should embrace the competitive gaming scene more and LAN would have been great for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. I wonder why Nintendo hasn't done that after the GameCube. Considering Nintendo still doesn't embrace online features like Sony and Microsoft, it's surprising that they never had any games with LAN support on the Wii or Wii U. Mario Kart Wii would have been great with it.



Yellowkoopa commented on Review: Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U...:

This is a good game. It's not as good as Superstar Saga in my opinion, (I haven't played Bowser's Inside Story or Dream Team fully to decide were Partners in Time ranks in the series) but it's still fun. The babies were fun to use in battle. Some of the bosses dragged on since the bosses seemed to take longer than necessary to beat.



Yellowkoopa commented on Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America):

I already have Mario Tennis on the Wii VC, so I'll stick with that. Of course the 3DS gets thrown under the bus like it usually does. The only way the 3DS VC might get more content is if DS and GBA games are put on the shop, which probably won't happen.



Yellowkoopa commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

More online multiplayer for some of these games that don't already have it would be nice.

As for the games themselves that are listed, the only one I have even some interest in is Yoshi's Wolly World. Mario Tennis and the Zelda three swords game is meh, and everything else is garbage.



Yellowkoopa commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America):

Well, after that E3, there definitely will be no GameCube games coming, and more N64 games look very unlikely either. Wii download games will also be very limited, and also no DS and GBA games will be coming to the 3DS. Not that I was expecting much out of the VC, but still, they could do so much better.



Yellowkoopa commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

Nintendo's conference sucked. There was nothing new, and some of the games looked slapped together, and it felt like they were pushing their amiibos too much in their games. Like Animal Crossing Festival, which requires amiibo for it.



Yellowkoopa commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Nintendo conference definitely failed hard. It was mostly nothing new, and the new stuff they did show was mostly garbage. Like Animal Crossing Festival. And most of the games aren't even being released until later this year or 2016. Also there isn't even much being released on Wii U, the 3DS seems to be getting more games for it. I'm sorry, but I really think the Wii U is on it's way out at this point.
RIP Wii U.



Yellowkoopa commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

It would be nice to see another Animal Crossing for Wii U. As long as it's not just New Leaf on Wii U, like City Folk, (which sucked and is easily the worst in the series) was just Wild World on Wii, and the game actually feels fresh like New Leaf, this could be a decent game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Is Dashing To The Ninte...:

I'm surprised they are continuing the Boom series, seeing how the games turned out, but I'm not surprised the Wii U will be missing out on this. From what I've heard, the 3DS version wasn't as bad, so I guess they'll just focus on the 3DS and not the Wii U. Sonic's next big game will most likely not be on Wii U either.