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Wed 23rd July, 2008

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

Flash carts can be good for things like translation patches. Buy the original game so you legally own the game, but then play a translation to better enjoy it.

But even though I would definitely want to buy legal originals, there has to be a medium even when using it for a ROMs of out of print games. I can't imagine anyone except maybe resellers seriously arguing that everyone who wants to play Surprise at Dinosaur Peak should be required to spend $1,000 for it. Especially when it's legitimately hard to imagine Taito getting another penny off that game ever (but if that does show up on a digital service, I'd recommend buying it). (the resellers probably made more money on that game that Taito ever did :D )



KingMike commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

I think I had that light attachment myself. Don't know what happened to it. I don't think it was that common to find a replacement bulb.

I remember seeing some massive add-on that's got to be the most ridiculously bulky thing I've seen. Light/magnification/stereo speakers, even a joystick. Power Arcade or something like that, I think?



KingMike commented on The World's Largest Video Game Collection is S...:

What about that Adol guy that listed his collection at a million Euros on ebay (it was a million something, probaby ebay's max amount) a couple years ago?
(complete sets for 22 consoles, I recall he said)
It ended up in a museum but did he sell it or donate?



KingMike commented on This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing U...:

"Foul-mouthed" and "Bomberman"?
I thought you were going to talk about Act Zero. That seems to be the only way to talk about it (and this review I saw where the guy spent a while to destroy the game... and then some. :P )



KingMike commented on Feature: Celebrating 25 Years Of A Legendary F...:

Oddly enough, while they're called "mutants" in the game, they're called "ESPers" on the back of the box.

One thing different about other games is that this is one of the few RPGs where you have limited lives (though you can buy more, but they're expensive). So this may actually be the first console RPG with perma-death (predating Fire Emblem a few months).
They removed it in the second and third (which played more like a traditional FF), but it seems it came back sometime on the SNES.



KingMike commented on Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to La...:

"Sakurai-san spoke about penalties for going idle in an online match, singling out individual players on the battlefield, continuously self destructing and frequently dropping out."
I guess that means I can't play as Yoshi. :P



KingMike commented on Matters of Import: Prepare To Die In Fire Embl...:

Well, it's a good game but it wasn't the very last SNES game in Japan.
Nintendo still made several Picross games and the last was Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut, a remake of a Famicom visual novel by HAL (though I see both versions of that game are pretty expensive now).



KingMike commented on Video: Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of O...:

You can avoid the embarassment of asking for the game at the store, just order online. If somebody is laughing at you for buying the game, at least they're probably like a thousand miles away from you. :D
I do remember buying Super Princess Peach in a store at launch. I even played it on the bus. Though I can't remember if I stopped at the part with the sub where you have to blow into the microphone to shoot the blocks to proceed. And this was on the original DS, that microphone is not positioned for discreet blowing at all!



KingMike commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

Why would Disney be opposed to putting Genie was on the cover of the SNES version?
They actually help make the Genesis version and had no problems putting him on that cover. Unless that was the reason, they wanted the Genesis to sell better? (I don't know the sales numbers, but it's probably a safe assumption the SFC sold more in Japan, considering the popularity of Disney and the lack of popularity of the MD in Japan?:D )



KingMike commented on Gargoyle's Quest II Rated in Australia:

Capcom did make a NA version of GQ2 GB but they never released it (Nintendo Power reviewed and rated it).
Too bad companies don't seem to want to use VC as a place to release canceled games.



KingMike commented on Super-Rare Nintendo World Championship Cartrid...:

Technically there were probably more than 90 of them made (given the highest serial number I believe is 300-something) but the copies that weren't given to winners were probably destroyed.
The bidding is already up to about 33 grand at this moment, so one does have to wonder if the bidders are serious.



KingMike commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

Fire Emblem:
Shadow Dragon was a remake of the first Fire Emblem. There was also a DS remake of Mystery of the Emblem (FE3), but it only got released in Japan because Nintendo decided to effectively retire the DS early.
I'd like to see Fire Emblem Gaiden (FE2), if only to see what a game similar to Shining Force would be (some say Shining Force copied FEG, but they were actually released only a week apart in Japan).



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe):

What's worse about Mario Bros. is that Nintendo made a better version of Mario Bros. that was only released in PAL (in 1993, aka "Classic Serie") that they seem to forget exists (over the international 1983 version).
(with more accurate graphics, cutscenes, and it allows Mario to turn mid-jump. While less accurate than the arcade, it improves the game's playability.)