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AuthorRe: Old games you regret buying
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11,626. Posted:

Jerichoholic+Josh wrote:

Jade Coccoon 2

I'm glad I'm not the only one who bought a Jade Cocoon game and regretted it. I bought the original, though. bleh.

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AuthorRe: Favorite Zelda Game
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11,627. Posted:

My favorite is OoT, followed by Majora's Mask. :3

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AuthorRe: The next Zelda game should take place in our time!
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11,628. Posted:

@Iz2009: that was kinda the point. if Nintendo were to finally reboot the series, I'd like them to go all-out to make it look, feel, and play differently than the same old, same old. How about Ganondorf in a giant mecha-like battle suit, commanding an army of robots and soldiers that have had their minds altered with brain implants infused with the 'spirit' of Ganon? or a battle against Dark Link where DL himself is actually an offshoot of Link's own mind (the embodiment of his own dark desires?) that must be defeated, as it appeared after Ganon(dorf) attempted to enlist Link to his side with promises of wealth, power, and immortal life as a part of his programming code (e.g. Link is infected and must battle himself lest he be taken over and essentially become Dark Link)? :3

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AuthorRe: Wanna try a freeware game and help it become better?
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11,629. Posted:

I tried out what you sent me last night, GG, and while i was able to get through the first couple of levels easy enough, the jump from easy to hard happened so quickly... there was one level in particular that took try after try after try for me to finally get it (the one that starts off with one block on the right next to two rows of enemy ! blocks going up and down together with a heart toward the top, and then the other block is more toward the middle of the screen in an area with like nine wall-blocks spread out), and the previous levels had been so easy that it really caught me off guard. I kept running into the enemy blocks just by a hair, though if you made the character blocks 30% smaller as you say, that might've taken care of that problem.

also, I agree with someone else where they said that it's hard to make fine movements with the character blocks. is there any way to slow the movements down so that you don't go quite so far with one press of the button? there were a couple places with narrow gaps to get through that were hard to position the block for, because i'd think it would go through and then it would catch just on the corner of the block because it wasn't low enough to actually clear the wall.

I finally got bored enough to give up (i had like one heart left anyway :P) at the one with all the purple arrow blocks that move when you press the space bar (the first level with a key, I think). I know there's a way to get everything to happen the way I want it to in that level, but I kept ending up with a purple block either blocking one end of the path I needed to take or a different purple block blocking off the top entrance to the path I needed to take.

it has potential, GG, but I think it needs more of a gradual rise to the harder levels than the steep jump it has at the moment. :)

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AuthorRe: So why the name change for Icarian on wiiware?
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11,630. Posted:

KDR_11k wrote:

Some Spanish company holding the trademark to "Ikariam". Nintendo would probably have told them much earlier.

apparently 'Ikariam' is an MMOG set in a place resembling classical Greece. I can see why they'd want the name changed to avoid problems. :/

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AuthorRe: The next Zelda game should take place in our time!
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11,631. Posted:

Screw our time, I would want a LoZ game set in the future, with computers, robots or mechanical fighting suits, hackers acting as Great Fairies to give you powerups, the Master Sword as some kind of No More Heroes-esque light-saber thing, and an all-pervasive Ganon entity infiltrating every piece of machinery on whatever planet Hyrule is on in order to fulfill his own vile desires for death and destruction.

Link would be some dumb high-school kid who receives his part of the Triforce by accident (intercepted a package, won a contest, stole it in an attempt to prove his bravery to his buddies, yadda-yadda) and ends up swept into the quest to stop Ganon and save the world as he knows it... Zelda would be the daughter of the king or president or whatever ruler this Hyrule has, of course, and her part of the Triforce would grant her vast knowledge (though not the power or ability to implement much of it, thus she has to sit back and let Link do all the work), while Ganon(dorf)'s part of the Triforce gives him the ability to directly interface with technology, and thus the Ganon entity/living virus/whatever comes to him and awakens his inner evil.

I know, I know, it sounds cliche as hell, but something like that would be a day-one purchase for me, while I continue to be on the fence about Spirit Tracks... :/

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AuthorRe: Bias.
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11,632. Posted:

Bias is pretty much why I like Metacritic -- since that site collects reviews and information from multiple gaming sites and magazines, I can click one page and have everything laid out in front of me, including links to full reviews if I want to really see what they had to say instead of just relying on the numbers to do the talking. Since bias depends on the reviewer and the publication/website, it's nice to have an average, and the user reviews are nice too (that way actual gamers can refute a poor review or score if they feel it necessary).

@The Fox: i'm wanting to say Nintendo Power is no longer published by Nintendo, though you're right -- any review of a game by a related publication should really be taken with a grain of salt. :)

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AuthorRe: DSi update....Defeated :(
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11,633. Posted:

@MarkyVigoroth: I'm just surprised there were so many people who seem to have thought it would've taken longer, lol. This kind of thing is pretty normal IMO.

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AuthorRe: Super Mario World update.
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11,634. Posted:

You're so hard to please, MetalMario. What kind of sandwich would you like, then? :P

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AuthorRe: Why did they destroy the toon link franchise.
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11,635. Posted:

@Tlink9: sorry if it's not good enough for you, but having fun is reason enough for me to like something.

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AuthorRe: Super Mario World update.
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11,636. Posted:

Peanut butter and pickles it is! :D

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AuthorRe: So I'm going to sell my Wii. What's a good selling price?
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11,637. Posted:

with all that stuff, you may want to try breaking it up into lots and selling it that way, or coming up with individual prices in case someone only wants one thing out of the entire pile of stuff you're putting up. Craigslist can be more like an internet garage sale than an auction site, and people might even be willing to barter if you're up to recouping what you've spent that way.

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AuthorRe: Super Mario World update.
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11,638. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Right, because only American users check this board...?

What's with people saying which threads need to be locked? The moderators know how to do their jobs.

I for one am very interested in this. I didn't think games got removed from the shop channel ever, and I had no idea Mario World was in need of patching.

it's like you're reaching into my brain and posting what I was thinking before I even had the chance to read the thread and realize what I wanted to say. it's kinda... creepy. D:

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AuthorRe: Why did they destroy the toon link franchise.
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11,639. Posted:

@TLink9: 'IMO' means 'In My Opinion'. Opinions do not require proof, as they are just personal opinions. HawkeyeMartin liked the game, and I echo his opinion, to be honest.

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AuthorRe: Your favorite Nintendo Life user?
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11,640. Posted:

@GabeGreens: I did, but it's an .exe, so I have to get my laptop back from my husband before I can give it a try (he's been using it to study for some tests for school lately). I'll try it out sometime tonight. :)

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AuthorRe: Oldest Nintendo Game?
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11,641. Posted:

Tetris and one of the original GBs bought at the same time. :3

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11,642. Posted:

@minial100: i must've skimmed past it because i thought it was a reply for something else. my bad. :(
@StarWolf: I'm trying to at least let a couple pages go by before updating the list. :)

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BB Thrilla: 1 (himself)
Bboy: 2
Beastman93: 1 (himself)
Blaze: 1
BleachFan888: 1
Blockhead: 2
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briunj04: 3 (one himself)
Captain Jack Sparrow: 1
Chatham: 2
Cheezy: 2
Chicken Brutus: 23
Chrono Cross: 2
Corbie: 25
CowLaunch: 5
Dazza: 3
Edwin: 1
eugenewrayburn/mrmicawber: 1 (provided CowLaunch is allowed to view the inner workings of his mind for 10 minutes)
fudgenuts: 1
GabeGreens: 3
gameking23: 1 (himself)
Giggsy: 2
grenworthshero: 1
HawkeyeMartin: 1
Iwata: 1
J-Man: 1
Jerichoholic Josh: 2 (one himself)
JTC Pingas: 1
Kid_A: 1
Kim Jong-il: 2
King Elemento: 1 (himself)
KnucklesSonic8: 4
Machu: 7
Malnin: 1
Mange: 1
MetalKirbyKnight: 1
Mickeymac: 1
minial100: 1
JustYourAverageBleh: 1
Odnetnin: 3 (one himself)
Phat anT: 1
PhoenixMaster: 1
PhoenixSage: 8
pixelman: 7
Prosody: 2
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ReZon: 1
Ricardo91: 3
Sean Aaron: 6
Shiren the Wanderer: 1
sirgrim: 3
slambert215: 1
slapshot82: 1
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Supersonic1990: 9 (one himself)
Superzeldaman: 4 (one himself)
Tails86: 5
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AuthorRe: Corrput a Wish
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11,643. Posted:

Granted, but the mods immediately change it back because they enjoy the irony of a corrupted 'corrupt'.

I wish I had a pepperoni pizza.

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AuthorRe: SNES With Mario AllStars or N64 Controller With Super Smash Bros. Game
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11,644. Posted:

if the price wasn't a rip-off, I'd go for the SNES and All-Stars, especially if it was the All-Stars+World version. That's three (or four) games in one compared to just the original SSB, which you really need multiple players (and controllers) to have fun with.

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AuthorRe: Short/small games to Dsi shop?
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11,645. Posted:

@Arctic Friend:
(a) DK'94 was a GBC/ Super Game Boy enhanced game, so it wasn't really just monochrome :)
(b) the original MvsDK featured original levels with similar gameplay, making it more a spiritual sequel to DK'94 than an outright remake of it, and the other two games for the DS and DSi are direct sequels to the original MvsDK for the GBA.

edit: i can't actually remember whether the GBC actually took advantage of the SGB palettes, and I don't have the game anymore to test that, so i guess i can't say that about the GBC for sure, though the colors and border(s?) were definitely there on the SGB :)

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11,646. Posted:

Count me in; the address to send to is tarangryph AT aol DOT com :)

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AuthorRe: Whos the best?
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11,647. Posted:

if we're talking about Bruce Lee vs. Brock Lesnar, put me down for Bruce Lee. Brains would definitely win out over brawn in that fight IMO... plus, you can't argue against the guy who actually took out the legendary Chuck Norris ;)

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11,648. Posted:

Aquia received a 9 from NL, and I swear I can't stand it, it's so freaking boring. :(

As for games not (yet?) reviewed by NL, Kirby: Canvas Curse has plenty of great reviews online, and I did not like that game at all either -- the 'magic paintbrush' thing felt so gimmicky. And Yoshi's Island DS also failed to impress, which was sad -- I still have SMW2: Yoshi's Island for the SNES, and I love that. the addition of the babies did nothing for the game, and the gap between the DS screens was a pretty big blind spot. :/

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11,649. Posted:

@MetalMario: have you never the AYB flash video? i can't believe it's almost been 10 years since that hit the internets... here it is on YouTube for you :)

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AuthorRe: What's the Dumbest Thing You Ever Heard Anybody Say!
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11,650. Posted:

@MetalMario: the 'over 9000' line has been an internet meme for years, lol.

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