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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 Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In ...:

Why don't they add the extra hidden level from the Mobile version of Sonic 2 to the 3DS one? (For those curious, in the mobile version, they removed the "spike pit of death" from Mystic Cave and turned that pit into a secret warp to a new zone, "Hidden Palace".)
I've never been able to play touchscreen platforming games, so I've never seen it though. I hate missing out on this content, and the fact that this port doesn't have a modern addition like this is baffling to me.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

I said this because I am a huge fan of Metroid and Metroid Prime in particular. Once I play Federation Force, I have a feeling that I won't hate it, and it may very well turn out to be a worthwhile entry in the series.

But nothing shown off so far appeals to me.

EDIT: Whoopsie, I quoted the wrong comment. Edited.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail:

uuuurrrgh... If given the choice, I only want physical versions of games, but I already got this game from the eShop. Now I have to get the disc. Buying it twice, I guess!
Mighty No 9 seems like it will have this same problem.

I'm so happy Bloodstained is confirmed physical from the beginning.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Veterans Of 3DS Title Xeodrifter Will Get The ...:

I bought this game. I beat it too.
I bought it because I wanted something cool and Metroid like.
This....did not deliver. The level layouts didn't really feel like anything. It was just kind of...corridors. The entire time, I felt like I was getting from A to B, and I never reached B.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

But Brawl's spelling is there! Isn't that proof enough? They even went so far as to use "Porky" over "Pokey", so surely everything in Brawl is correct, right?
Well, not necessarily: The US version of Brawl has "Tazumili", while the PAL version of Brawl says "Tazmily" instead. So who knows.

I personally call them Ana with one N, and Lloyd instead of Loid or Roid.
But guess what? You can name them whatever you want. So if you want to call her Joanne-Victoria instead, well, it doesn't fit within the character limit, but you can do it anyway.
...what I'm saying is that the game itself never tells you the character's names. Call them whatever you like.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Review: EarthBound Beginnings (Wii U eShop / NES):

This game is grindy for sure, but it's not unforgiving. If you die, you don't lose progress or anything.
The only part of the game I truly dislike is the factory... it's too confusing and not really fun or interesting. The final mountain area is also too difficult, but by then you can just 4th-D Slip everything anyway.

It seems the VC version is the exact same as leaked NES ROM from 1991, right down to the addition of the things that were not in the Famicom version. For example, on the Famicom version, the Map took up an inventory spot, but on the NES version, it's not an item at all, but instead is accessed by pressing Start.That's a good change for a game with such a small inventory.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Super Mario Maker is the Final Name for the An...:

My boy Cosmo doing so well up until the wall jumps. I don't know if it's because he's not familiar with NSMB-style Mario, but he didn't seem to get the hang of it.
He did really well in Smash and Balloon Fight, though. Kind of hard to tell how he was doing in Splatoon and Blastball due to how the games kept jumping from viewpoint to viewpoint.... and I think Cosmo said on stream that he never played Mario Kart 8, so going straight to 200cc must have been rough.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Reco...:

I think Bloodstained will be my actual favourite game to ever exist. Everything promised in the campaign sounds like the makings of something that will turn out to be the exact kind of game that I go completely crazy about.
2017 will be sweet.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure:

Does this version have Cough and Sneeze music? Dr Luigi for Wii U removed them, only having Fever and Chill. I really wish I could still play the WiiWare version online, because it had the music I liked in it.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac T...:

I understand that this game is really good and worthwhile - everyone on the internet is crazy about it. But every time I look at it I just want to stop looking at it as soon as possible. Everything about this game makes me feel uncomfortable. I am too squeamish for this game.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I don't like them as unlocks. Splatoon's challenges are all in the game, but before you're allowed to play them , you must go on ebay, get some overpriced toys from scalpers, and then touch that plastic toy to your wii u controller before you're allowed to play stuff that's ALREADY in the game.

Amiibo are used best when you store data to them - because then they may actually be able to be used in unique ways.



EarthboundBenjy commented on Rumour: Code Digging With amiibo Raises Potent...:

Imagine if EVERY Pokémon got a figure. I can't wait to see people mad at not being able to get something ridiculous like Nosepass or something completely mundane like Finneon.
If this happened, I'd personally just get my favourites, (Ludicolo, Rotom, Galvantula) and then move on with my life. There's no way I could "catch 'em all".
Maybe I'd also get the overly silly ones as well; I'd get Exeggcute so I could say I had an official Nintendo figurine depicting an angry pile of eggs.

I doubt that EVERY Pokémon is getting a proper figure though - I wouldn't be surprised if, instead, amiibo technology was incorporated into the Pokémon trading cards. Wasn't there actually something like that for the e-reader?