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It all started with Aladdin and Sonic on the Mega Drive, then Mario arrived with his triple jump and high octane kart racing on the ENNNNSSIIIXXXXTTTYYFFFFOOOUUURRRR. The rest is History. Also Banjo Kazooie. And N64 Magazine. And Beetle Adventure Racing. Awesomeness.

Wed 17th July, 2013

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YoshiTails commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

What this interesting piece shows is that potentially other companies have a lot to fear from Nintendo. They probably gain a lot of mileage from belittling Nintendo and dismissing them when they're down.

The Wii U has proved an underwhelming opponent to tablet devices, if that is the market it's aimed at absorbing some of (And I think it is)

If Nintendo were to enter the mobile or tablet market explicitly, they could flex a lot of muscle, standing on the strength of their various character IPs and franchises - given their handheld console market domination, such a bold move has the potential to really unsettle competitors.

But I would worry about Nintendo's tendency towards control - Even with its flexibility they may sit uncomfortably with Android and want any Nintendo device to have an entirely Nintendo OS.



YoshiTails commented on Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossi...:

Would like the leaf cup to be called The village cup - Think that sounds good....

As there is a samus amiibo suit, I think a metroid track will happen (Captain Falcon's amiibo use and mute city - makes sense)

Based on that logic, there should be a kirby themed track also.



YoshiTails commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

Good article - perhaps Nintendo's resistance to cross-buy has fed through to amiibo, leaving the consumer facing a fundamentalist approach - all figures are equal but some figures are more equal than others, to coin a certain Orwellian phrase.



YoshiTails commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

This is almost like cross-buy but in physical form!

The multiple game use idea is definitely a good one and the more franchises straddled the better - can see Sony and Microsoft trying to copy this in future, if the sales are good and enough third party interest is garnered.



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo 64x64: Banjo-Tooie:

@Henmii agreed - it's not as unified and smooth an experience as the first - a lovely little bundle Banjo Kazooie is, to be fair probably impossible to top - the sheer quality of every world musically and thematically.



YoshiTails commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Price cut, increase userbase, attract third party support back.

Bayonetta 2 and Devils Third will appeal to a certain kind of gamer, so more of these types of exclusives will help.

It's like the cool factor of Goldeneye 007 on N64 -or Halo on xbox - that sells consoles.



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo 64x64: Jet Force Gemini:

Though back in the day we used to complain about how long it took Rare to release games, it's amazing how many they put out on N64 given the overall creativity and quality involved.



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo 64x64: Jet Force Gemini:

Damn, hate it when I submit a typo. Unparelled? Unparalleled that shoud read facepalm

Also just realised can you shoot the teddy bears? That's the trouble with reviewing N64 games - memory plays tricks on you!



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo 64x64: Tetrisphere:

One of the first games I got for N64 - enjoyed the robot characters and it was quite compelling at times but it also had something lackluster about it that's hard to put your finger on.



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo 64x64: Shadows of the Empire:

12 Games left!
I Predict:
Banjo Tooie, Glover, Robot: Rocket on Wheels, Ocarina of Time, Jet Force Gemini, San Francisco Rush 2049, Donkey Kong 64, Super Smash Bros, Yoshi's Story, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Tetrisphere, Ridge Racer 64



YoshiTails commented on Feature: The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels:

The N64 was awesome for quirky originals. This, Silicon Valley, Glover.

I vaguely remember some kind of arced aiming system in Robot: Rocket on Wheels. I remember having a blast playing it but actual moments slip my memory.... maybe a YouTube let's play will refresh!



YoshiTails commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

50 New Characters!!!
Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Rosalina, Boo, Piranha Plant, MagiKoopa, Koopa, Shy Guy, Goomba, Andy, Max, Sami, Mallo, Daisy, Waluigi, Toad, Tails, Knuckles, Dr. Eggman, Bayonetta, Birdo, Midna, Epona, Happy Mask Man, K-Rool, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong, Meowth, Mewtwo, Ash, Snorlax, K.K. Slider, Resetti, Tom Nook, Isabelle, Ridley, Samurai Goroh, Jody Summer, James McCloud, MR. EAD, Pichu, Roy, Ice Climbers, Solid Snake, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Slippy, Peppy....

No? Just me hoping for that?