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pmccord

pmccord

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pmccord

#1

pmccord commented on Talking Point: Your Nintendo Moment of 2010:

The drumbeat of DKCR's opening level made me happy in a way that, in previous years, only a new Mario platformer could have done. Thank you, video game powers that be, for bringing back Donkey Kong Country!

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#2

pmccord commented on Talking Point: Your Favourite Nintendo Christm...:

Christmas 1991. We asked for a Super Nintendo, but got a Sega Genesis. We played it, but I wanted the next Mario game. We played the Sonic games, Toe Jam & Earl, and a few other Genesis hits, but not nearly as much as we had played the original NES.

Fast forward to Christmas 1997. We got a Nintendo 64, but my little brother was hogging it. I had gotten a hand-me-down SNES that summer but hadn't really touched it, so over the Christmas holidays, I played Super Mario World for the first time. In the past, I had played SMB 1, 2, and 3 until my fingers bled, but the few chances I had to play SMW weren't enough, and I never learned to like it. But that Christmas, I played it through two or three times. After that, I played Super Mario World all the way through - start to finish, 0 to 96 stars - every Christmas for several years...

Always being a few years behind is why I love retro games so much. They've proven again and again to be as much fun as, if not more fun than, the new games coming out. I still go back and play the original Mario and DKC games a couple of times a year...