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Male, 19, United States

Formally known as yellowtails.

Thu 23rd Jul 2009

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Yellowkoopa commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in N...:

Yeah, Nintendo needs to start releasing their games on the same day worldwide, or within more reasonable time frames. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and Paper Jam should have been released worldwide this year, I don't see much reason why it couldn't.



Yellowkoopa commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Few More Challenge...:

They should have showed off the modes in the game. It's great that those three are in, but they are kinda expected to be in the game at this point in the series. This game looks meh right now. A huge general Direct is really needed right now.



Yellowkoopa commented on Rumour: A List of Unreleased Titles for the eS...:

If this is true, this looks like a good amount of games to hit the e-shop, although there's barely a good amount of N64 games and the complete lack of GameCube games sucks, and so does the lack of games for North America.



Yellowkoopa commented on Rumour: Data Miner Uncovers Evidence Of Twilig...:

This would be great if a Twlight Princess HD remake actually happens, since the new Zelda game isn't coming anytime soon. If this is just a VC/Wii download, I prefer that the GameCube version be available, but I know Nintendo is going to put only the Wii version on the e-shop. (If they could somehow add GameCube controller support, which most likely won't happen, that would be fine). Either way, it would be great to see the game on the e-shop.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario 3D World - 2013:

From the little I've played of it, I think this game is decent. I'm kinda mixed on this game. It's definitely better than NSMBU and 2, but not as good as Sunshine or both Galaxy games IMO. I think they should have had a couple more bonus playable characters, like maybe Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Daisy, and other characters like that.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. 2 & U - 2012:

New Super Mario Bros U is alright, it does have a few decent things about, but eh, it stills feels too much like NSMBWii. The world map looks good, I guess.

New Super Mario Bros 2 is just really terrible and very uninspired. It's easily the worst in the NSMB series and the worst game in the main Mario series IMO. The co-op is really disappointing, the game itself is basically a watered down version of NSMBWii, resused many music and bosses, it was extremely easy, and was this game really necessary? They should have only made NSMBU, and I'm even somewhat questioning that game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 2010:

I enjoyed this game as much as I enjoyed Galaxy 1 and it may even be my favorite 3D Mario game. (Or maybe Sunshine). Too bad the story was ditched in this game, I liked the story from the first game. I do kinda agree that Galaxy 2 feels like an expansion pack, but unlike the later NSMB games, it does bring new things to the table. The music in both are fantastic, but I'm not sure which music soundtrack one I prefer. Maybe the first Galaxy? Either way, both are great. I think Galaxy 2 has more interesting levels than the first. Yoshi was a lot of fun to use in Galaxy 2. The camera in both games were a step back from Sunshine IMO. The post game was not that good for both games IMO, which included replaying the game in the first game and collecting green stars in the second game. (But I rather collect green stars though than replay the whole game). Overall, I think Galaxy 2 is an great game, even if it is just an expansion pack or DLC for the first and I prefer it slightly over the first only for the levels, but again, you can't go wrong with either game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 2009:

This game was okay, but not that much different from NSMBDS. 4 player co-op was fun, but at times it does get really annoying, like the game doesn't feel like it was made for 4 players, since a lot of the time there's barely any room to stand. That one second pause that happens every time someone gets hit or falls in a pit can screw you up and cause you to die. Why they didn't take that out in the next 2 NSMB games, I'll never know. The same exact themes were reused from the DS version. (And will be reused in the other NSMB games) The Koopalings was great to fight again. I wish there were other playable characters. (The two toads are alright in this game, but Nintendo could have done better with playable characters in NSMBU) Overall, this game is alright. This game feels too much like the DS version, and it's not one I would want to come back too, maybe unless I'm playing co-op with other people.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Kart Wii - 2008:

I enjoyed this Mario Kart, but one thing I didn't like was that you just seem to get hit by items WAY too much and the blue shell was too common. The bikes was great to use, The graphics were not that good, becuase it looks a bit worse than Double Dash to me. Single player VS mode was a welcome addition, but I'm mixed about the Battle mode in this game. Being forced to be on teams was disappointing and no elimination Balloon battles. The arenas was good, even if some of them were way too big. The online was great, but too bad it's closed now, because I heard some things about the online was scaled back in Mario Kart 8. Overall while I prefer Mario Kart DS and Double Dash over Wii, I actually prefer Wii to 7 and probably even 8.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Galaxy - 2007:

A really great game and definitely one of the best Mario games ever. The music, atmosphere, levels, and the story is amazing. I do think Galaxy 2 has more interesting levels, but you can't go wrong with either game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer...:

I voted for Super Mario World. Super Mario Bros 3, SMW2 Yoshi's Island, Sunshine, and the Galaxy games are awesome as well. The only game on here that I really hate is New Super Mario Bros 2. Yes, I even like the Lost Levels,(Japanese Mario 2), over that game.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. - 2006:

I really enjoyed this game when it was first out, and I still think it's good today. The main game is good, the boss battles were really original (unlike the later NSMB games), the music was good, the Mario VS Luigi mode was awesome, (too bad in NSMB2 it's reduced to a bad co-op mode) the mini games were fun with 4 people. Overall, while NSMB DS (as well as the other NSMB games) IMO isn't as good as the other Mario games like SMB3, SMW, and SMW2, it's still a decent game. It's much better than NSMB2.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Ar...:

Mario Kart DS is really amazing and IMO much better than 7, which was a disappointment to me. Single player VS mode, Mission Mode, and online were really great additions. The racing is always great, as well as the battle mode, and local multiplayer. Most of the new courses are fun, as well as the retro tracks.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - 2003:

I really do enjoy this game quite a bit. It's a huge improvement over Mario Kart 64. I actually prefer Double Dash over 64, 7, and maybe even 8. It might even be my favorite of the series, along with Wii and DS. (On a side note, I think the GBA version is underrated, it was really great for a GBA game, although I prefer Komani Krazy Racers on the GBA). I liked the two to a kart idea, even if it wasn't perfect. The Grand Prix was fun, since you could actually unlock things, and this game technically was the first to have 4 player GP when playing co-op, but I wish you could do it without having to do co op. I liked most of the courses, but I think there should have been 4 more tracks. The Battle mode is good, but Bob omb Blast is the best mode, and the arenas were good for the most part. The controls were good, although it can be a bit slippery sometimes, and I really liked the co-op, especially since the rear player can punch the other karts. No hopping didn't bother me in this game. I thought Double Dash had the best character roster, since everyone included had some justification of being there. (Maybe there should have been an option in multiplayer to be able to choose the same characters as the other players). I liked the specials items, but I do agree that it's not that great to miss out on triple red shells. LAN mode was interesting, I never tried it, but it looks like it plays well and I wish that it was included in its sequels. Overall, I think it's a great game even though it does have its flaws, but it's not flaws that break the game for me.

If there were to be a remake that makes improvements to this game, that would be great.



Yellowkoopa commented on Mario History: Super Mario Sunshine - 2002:

I thought this was a great game, and I even like it better than Super Mario 64. There's even some elements I like in Sunshine better than both Galaxy games. I felt I had more control of Mario, since the controls felt more loose in Sunshine than in 64 and both Galaxy games. The camera was more controllable than 64 and both Galaxy games. Fludd was also fun to use, especially the turbo and rocket nozzles. The game is more challenging at times. The voice acting, during the cutscenes, was interesting to hear, and I would like to see them experiment with it in future games. I don't know if I prefer Sunshine over Galaxy 1 and 2, but Sunshine is still a great game.



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.