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Sat 22nd May 2010

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speedyboris commented on Video: Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon tha...:

If I had to venture a guess, marketing thought American kids in the '90s were allergic to anything with a non-American art style. Hence the change to a less anime-esque Mega Man.

You can still see traces of the anime influence in the show intro, but not so much the episodes themselves.



speedyboris commented on Review: Pocky & Rocky with Becky (Wii U eShop ...:

I was actually pretty disappointed in this game. I beat it in just under 40 minutes. And your swipe move (i.e. the non-projectile) takes care of most of the regular enemies in the game, meaning you can just run through everything without much strategy.



speedyboris commented on New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For...:

NSMB1 is my least favorite of the modern 2D Mario games, but it's still a good game and a fine choice for the VC. Not sure if I'll double dip, since I just bought the cartridge last year, but it would be nice to have it on a bigger screen.



speedyboris commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

Who didn't see this coming? Nintendo has clearly been more interested in GBA for the last year, and with N64 and DS now in the fray, something had to give, thanks to Nintendo's head-scratching policy of not releasing more than one new game per week outside of a few rare exceptions.

To be honest, I don't have a ton of games left for NES and SNES that I want; I just hope Nintendo doesn't slack on the N64 line-up so soon after starting it (Paper Mario seems to be the only new title announced right now).



speedyboris commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download ...:

I dug Wild Woods. Very Ewok-esque.

Big Blue was much better than Kaze let on. The whole thing was a wonderful homage to F-Zero X, it had great presentation, and I like how it was one long track. That was the right choice for it.

Ribbon Road was the other highlight here, surprisingly. It was much more evident that it took place in a kid's room than in MKSC.

About the only track I'd classify as mediocre was Super Bell Subway, which was kinda bland and reminiscent of other MK tracks with its train obstacles.



speedyboris commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

This time through, just for fun, I kept track of how long it took me to get to 120 stars. It took me roughly 7-8 hours of total playtime. I'm pretty amazed I flew through it that quickly (though I know speed runs have done it much faster), though the save states probably had something to do with it.

The game's not perfect- some aspects to the controls haven't aged well, and the camera is very limited compared to what would come even a couple years later. And the bosses, what few of them there were, felt like afterthoughts. But this is one of those cases where if you focus on the flaws, you're not seeing the forest for the trees. Bottom line, it's still addictive as heck.



speedyboris commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

If you own more than one console, Namco Museum for GBA is a waste of money. You can get Namco Museum Virtual Arcade for 360, which contains about six times as many games as what's being offered for the GBA title.



speedyboris commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America):

Now that the DKC games are released, I'm not anticipating the VC releases as much. That said, there are still a few remaining Wii VC games that I want to see re-released on Wii U:
-Blaster Master
-Bubble Bobble
-Ninja Gaiden 2 & 3
-Rival Turf! (might as well, since Brawl Brothers was released)
-Super Adventure Island

No rush, Nintendo.



speedyboris commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

Really surprised that Pac-Attack is coming to Wii U VC, considering that it was part of the Pac-Man Collection. On the other hand, this isn't the first time that Nintendo has released two versions of the same game on the eShop (SMB2; SMAdvance).



speedyboris commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

I did a double take when I saw DKC on the VC list. I thought for sure we wouldn't be seeing those games again for a long long time for whatever reason. Now please, NOA, don't be jerks and withhold the games for months. (and yes, I know it has worked the other way around too. I'm saying the releases between NA and Europe should be concurrent)



speedyboris commented on Review: Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Wii U e...:

The only part of the game that sucks is the disappearing platform jumping in level 6, which requires extremely precise timing and distance judging to get right. It was nice to finally be able to pass that part due to save states.