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Male, 23, United Kingdom

I'm an obsessive game collector, and I tend to want to know everything about the games I play. I thrive on useless trivia. :P My top favourite series is Castlevania.

Fri 16th April, 2010

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EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

No option for New Super Mario Bros. 2, everybody's unquestionably favourite game? ;)

But seriously, I think Mario World is more influential. It's THE game for snes, and really evolved on the concepts introduced in SMB3 while also coming up with its own ideas which have become series staples, such as ghost houses, Yoshi, and super-secret bonus worlds!



EarthboundBenjy commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

The purpose is for it do be on a big TV screen with an announcer voice. To have different battle modes, win battle credits to spend on items to send back to your game. To have "rental" teams so you can have battles with unfamilliar Pokémon in order to try new strategies out.

There are lots of features of the Stadium games that are not in the regular handheld games.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

Snap was more of an anime game than part of the game series. I guess the way you tell is whether or not it uses the game cries or if they say their own name like in the anime.

Spinoffs like Ranger or Pinball use the game cries, while spinoffs like Snap and Channel (and Smash Bros) use their anime cries.'s an interesting distinction, huh.

I would like to see a Gamepad-centric Snap game with controls like Pikmin 3's camera. ...and Miiverse sharing of course. If there was also a non-rails mode as well, that would be great too!



EarthboundBenjy commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

Does it level up for the purpose of making you have to grind it, or does it level up because it wants you to grow it in a specific way?

I don't really understand how it will even work. Is one Level 50 Mario Amiibo with default customs identical to any other level 50 Mario Amiibo with default customs? Or do they differ depending on the playstyle you were using against it during its level up process?



EarthboundBenjy commented on Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U V...:

Two of my favourites. Even though they're unpopular, I really love both of these!

Also, to everyone who says that the SNEs Vampire's Kiss / Dracula XX is not worth it because Rondo of Blood exists....... why not play both? They're so different to each other they really should be considered separate games.'s like saying you don't want to play Kirby's Dreamland 3 because Kirby 64 exists.... like, why not both, for serious?



EarthboundBenjy commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

soooo glad to have a Japanese 3DS.

I wonder if the JP 3DS version will be compatible with the PAL Wii U version, in regards to interconnectivity? I'll probably buy the European 3DS version on release, but it would be interesting to know whether or not I'll HAVE to in order to get everything from both games.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The ...:

Putting Magikarp to one side for a moment, I think that some non-bipedial fighters would be a cool thing to have in the game. I would like to see Galvantula, for instance!

Other Pokémon I'd like to see are Ludicolo, Scrafty, Mienshao, Heliolisk, and Zangoose. All of these would make cool unique fighters.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

It might be interesting to note that Rhythm Paradise for DS was marketed as a "Touch! Generations" game, very much part of casual side of things, despite it being a game that definitely appeals to hardcore gamers.
A lot of this can be marketing more than actually changing the kind of games they make.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:


...oh! It seems even I wasn't aware of what you were talking about. The cart I own is a GBA flash cart, on which I put the Mother 3 translated ROM. If I understand you correctly, there's actually a standalone repro cart? That's actually pretty cool, and I wouldn't mind owning one of them. :D



EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

It's weird how you include Wario Land 1 and Yoshi's Island on the list. If you were to include these, wouldn't you also need to include Wario Land 2, 3, 4, Shake Dimension, Master of Disguise and Virtual Boy Wario Land ?
And wouldn't you need to include Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island and Yoshi's Universal Gravitation too?
And what about Super Princess Peach, huh? :P



EarthboundBenjy commented on Review: Ufouria: The Saga (Wii U eShop / NES):

I got Trip World on the 3DS VC but I didn't think much of it. I love Ufouria though.

And it would be the best thing ever if Gimmick was released on the VC, because Gimmick is my No. 1 favourite NES game ever. Though I do have both the ultra-rare NES PAL B cart and the super-rare Famicom cart, it pains me to know that Gimmick is not available for most people to play easily.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

I can't comprehend how someone could watch this video and give it the A-okay to upload it as it stands. The audio needs to be redone completely; the speaker keeps moving away from the mic. It's incredibly distracting and it feels very amateurish.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Throug...:

After playing a bit of Hyrule Warriors at Hyper Japan yesterday, my interest in the title has waned a bit. It didn't feel like I was doing anything. ... Link controlled weirdly and the hordes of small enemies didn't even do anything, they just kinda stood there, waiting to get beat up. Then King Dodongo came out and did only quarter-hearts of damage to Link. I could dispatch him easily even without trying that hard.

.... .... I've never played a previous Musou game. Am I missing something important? I'll buy this game regardless 'cause it's Zelda, but I don't really know what's so special about the series if they're all like this.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Cosmo Wright Sets Another Ocarina of Time Worl...:


Well, the timer starts from when you press the start button on a new file. Since the intro cutscene takes a few minutes, you don't even have control of the game within the first 2 seconds.

But ignoring that, then if there indeed existed a glitch that skips the entire game, then yes, it would be considered a world record speedrun for the Any% category. "Any%" literally means "reach the end having completed any amount of the game".

What would happen, though, is that, if the glitch was so easy to pull off that everyone could do it, then there would be no competition in the Any% category. So the community would come together to decide on other categories that would show more of the game. Already, Ocarina of Time has so many different categories such as "100%", where you need to collect every item, and "Ganonless", where you have to reach the credits without fighting Ganondorf, just to name two of them.

So to answer your question, if there was a glitch discovered that made the Any% category pointless, then runners would just compete on different categories. I still don't see any problem, because as it stands now, any% is a really difficult category for runners, so Cosmo's time of 18:10 is a huge, significant achievement.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Cosmo Wright Sets Another Ocarina of Time Worl...:


But a glitch like that doesn't appear to exist in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. If you find one, then that would definitely be a significant discovery for the Zelda Speedrunning community.

Also, why should this not be considered a world record? Have a look at my post directly above yours to see what the rules are that these runners are playing with. Under this pretense, what ambiguity of legitimacy is there?
There are no emulator tricks, there are no Gameshark-like devices. It is literally just your fingers hitting the buttons on the controller, and reaching the ending as fast as you can manage. If this is the agreed-upon definition of an "OOT Any%" run, then why should a Cosmo's run, one that adheres to these rules, not be considered? Everyone else who competes against the OOT Any% category has to abide by the same rules, so it is definitely a fair competition. What exactly is the problem you have?