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Male, 36, United States

I like tv shows like Law and Order, Psych, and Big Bang Theory, comics, and video games.

Sat 9th March, 2013

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brianvgplayer commented on Review: VS. Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES):

@DarthNocturnal I don't suggest deciding whether it's something to write home about based on one review or the fact it was japan only. I like this version quite a bit myself. I prefer the best out of 5 of Vs. to the best out of 3 system of the NES version and the complete times for the stages actually seem to be more lenient in some cases in Vs. It's also worth mentioning that selection B of the original Excitebike is just as tricky with the computer AI as Vs. Excitebike.

Not to mention that the arcade Vs. Excitebike used to be fairly common in the US and is very similar to the main 1p mode of this version.



brianvgplayer commented on Feature: Handheld LCD Gaming Past And Present:

The Puyo Puyo handheld pictured was released in the US by Tiger under the name Puyolin. It looks very similar, but it's blue instead of black with the text on it in English. I have the US version. It's decent, but not that great. Puyo Puyo is much more fun as a vs. game.

Edit: Telling from a hiragana-romaji converter, the text on that Puyo handheld actually says "Puyorin".



brianvgplayer commented on Review: G.G Series RUN & STRIKE (DSiWare):

I doubt the games are released as stand alone to localize the game since some were already available on DSiWare before the collection was released. Some games were just recently released as stand alone in Japan and some games have stand alone sequels that were never part of the collection (though those are JP only for now).



brianvgplayer commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

I wish they would let M2 do more of the emulations. Sound is off in Game and Watch Gallery 3 and they STILL haven't added multi to the GB emulations, despite PC emulators supporting it. M2's Game Gear emulations support multiplayer. M2's recent console emulations have more screen options too.



brianvgplayer commented on Interview: GungHo's Daisuke Yamamoto Talks Puz...:

I don't know about 20 minutes, but both Z and Mario have a forced tutorial. Z also has a lot of RPG style dialog to go through before you get puzzling. Mario ditches the RPG overworld and gets to the game quicker.

While I agree that it has a lot of annoying stuff to put up with, I found the mobile game to be enjoyable and better designed than a lot of other freeinum games. It's possible to get far without having to pay, though it does have a lot of things designed to encourage people to do so (like limited box space and having to sacrifice monsters to level up). It also gets very challenging, while I heard Z's main game doesn't get harder until post game.



brianvgplayer commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

@Shiryu As far as I know, that's not correct. As far as I know, the lockout only applies to NTSC games on a PAL system, vice versa, and systems with modchips. I heard some games won't work if you bypass the CIC. Even games with a special chip like Kirby Super Deluxe work fine on a US SNES. I have early and late imports and they all work on US SNES. I also heard on the shmups forum that Chatting Parodius works fine on US systems.



brianvgplayer commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Just because a game an older import doesn't mean it's expensive. Some JP games are actually much cheaper than their US counterparts. Dark Half is dirt cheap at japangamestock and ebay. It's also very easy to mod a US SNES for imports (just remove two tabs from the cart slot), so no need to buy a SFC. That said, I stick mostly to shmups, action games, pinball, etc since they don't require reading JP text to play.

I'm also excited to see a game that wouldn't get a translation otherwise get a fan translation.



brianvgplayer commented on You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch ...:

I think this project is pretty cool since it's one person who programmed it on his own, but I think the Game & Watch Gallery collections/recreations for GB and DSi are a good solution for a cheaper version since most of the recreations are pretty accurate (though classic Mario's Cement Factory on Game & Watch 4 was messed up. Thankfully, the DSi version is close to the original).



brianvgplayer commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I'm on the fence. Also, while I get the point you are trying to make (the game is more Dynasty Warriors than Zelda), the JP version of the game, Zelda Musou, does have "Zelda" in the title.



brianvgplayer commented on September's Club Nintendo Reward Details Are C...:

ugh. I have Luigi Bros on Wii U, the Kirby Dream Collection, Play Action Football on NES, various versions of SMB and Zelda 1 (including NES cart and 3DS VC), Super Punch Out on SNES, and Pictobits. The only one I don't have in some form is Touch Solitaire, though I do have other Solitaire games similar to it. It's also one I don't care to get as a reward since it's dirt cheap outside of Club Nintendo.



brianvgplayer commented on Coleco Mini Arcades Set to Sit Proudly On Shel...:

Q*Bert was Parker Bros, not Coleco. Unlike Donkey Kong, the Coleco DK Jr. is actually Nintendo's own DK Jr. Tabletop with different artwork. It was made by Nintendo, but published in the US by Coleco (a good decision to go with Nintendo's design since it's awesome, though). The Mini Arcades were good stuff, though. I have the Galaxian one. It's not very true to the arcade, but it's a lot of fun. It also has a SI clone as an alternate game mode.

I hope these Mini Arcades stay true to the originals. It is disappointing that Excalibur's Frogger used a shell similar to Coleco's (though with licensed technology from Nintendo with a similar set up to Nintendo's tabletops where they were non-lit, mirrored color LCDs with a spot to let light in), but was different from the Coleco tabletop.



brianvgplayer commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

I like the SMS quite a bit. It's home to some sweet games like Wonder Boy III, Fantasy Zone I and II, Govellius, Kenseiden, Black Belt/Fist of the North Star, Rambo II/Ashura, Enduro Racer, Lucky Dime Caper, Land of Illusion, Phantasy Star, and Sonic 1. I like how most EU games work on the US SMS.

I also have the JP SMS for stuff like the full 10 level Enduro Racer and FM sound. I have a tototek adapter to play US and EU games on it. I like playing games like the US Fantasy Zone II with FM sound. The only US/EU games that removed FM sound are Ys and Phantasy Star. Even some US/EU only games like Time Soldiers, Rampage, and California Games play FM sound on a JP SMS.



brianvgplayer commented on Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes:

This explains why the SNES version's sprite was changed from the Amgia original. The original game has a goofy looking guy with a green hat. The "the arcade game" part of the title is very misleading since there was an actual Buck Rogers arcade game from Sega that was a precursor to Space Harrier.