News / Aug 29, 2014
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Review / Aug 28, 2014
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Review / Aug 25, 2014
Review / Aug 22, 2014
toaster commented on Fatal Fury Special:
Give me Windjammers and I'll be happy.
toaster commented on Frat Party Games: Pong Toss:
Actually, while the game generally sucks..... It can be sorta fun in speed pong mode. However, I kinda commend them having the urge to put out a game targeted for the Adults. This one kinda flopped for the general public, for the 800 points it should have had... more "frat party games" instead of just one, how about 'quarters' when you bounce a quarter into the shot glass, or even some STAIR DIVING! lol (revenge of the nerds reference to the younger folks)
In closing, I think they took a descent idea for adults into a real poor finish, but having said that, sometime when I've had a few too many, I'll reload it and play it with a friend on speed mode, and see if i'm having any more fun that before.
2 out of 10..... (i give a one point increase to it's original 1/10 due to the designers taking time to think of something different and half-way fresh compared to the stuff you can find normally.)
toaster commented on USA WiiWare Update: Wild West Guns:
I've found this game to be highly, highly enjoyable.. It's short yeah, but if you like the challenge of besting yourself, and kicking a friends butt, you won't get tired of it.... it's going to be something worth leaving on your wii for a long time to go back to when everything else bores you.
toaster commented on Nintendo Wii hard drive coming soon?:
I don't mind "paying more in the long run" or buying peripherals and stuff like that.. I'll take whatever they give me.. the Wii totally kicks butt and I've been with Nintendo (like all of you) since I was real little and the NES was brand new (i remember my older brother bringing home the box and i was like..... what's that ? ) Whatever Nintendo thinks is good for me.... is.
Awesome news! Made my day!
toaster commented on US VC Releases - 18th February - Ninja Gaiden III:
Oh well. No complaints here. I am just happy for the games we do have, and the fact the Virtual Console exists at all.... I'll take what I'm given any day.
toaster commented on The Great Internal Memory Debate:
I haven't run out of space yet, but it isn't going to take too much longer. I wish there was an external storage option, but.. I can see a couple things that kind of suck.
For one, if your Wii goes kerplunk, and you either have to buy another one, or they ship you a replacement, all the games and stuff that are on your external (or SD cards) will be completely useless anyways, and then I'm sure they'll be able to confirm the purchase via your original Wii Shop account, but... you'll still have to re-download everything.
The only thing I can see as being extremely beneficial, is if Nintendo ever decides to take some games away, and then you'll always have your copy saved elsewhere....
Dunno, I wish they would have given us ample harddrive to begin with, I would have gladly paid another $50-$75 up front just to have a 40gb+ harddrive in it.....
toaster commented on Super Mario 64:
I've noticed a glitch. (at least on my system) Sometimes, when you hit start during the game, there aren't any options to exit the course, or do anything else. It just tells you the level name and stuff.
If you hit start 2-3 times though, all the options eventually appear.
toaster commented on Dr. Mario & Bacteria Extermination:
I finally got to play the original Dr. Mario the other day for the first time. I don't know how it escaped me all these years, but I had a really hard time putting down the controller.
This will be AWESOME!
toaster commented on Kirby's Dream Land 3 Reclassified by ESRB:
I had never played a Kirby game until a couple of years ago, and a friend of mine picked up an old NES system, and this local bookstore had TONS of NES games for sale for $5 bucks. We bought 3 of them, and then the guy said "I'll make a deal with ya, when your done with those, bring them back and you can get 1 game for every game you bring back." So, in the end, it cost us $15 bucks for unlimited "rental" of NES games... worked out really cool.
toaster commented on Pac-Attack:
I was completely unaware this game existed until recently. So, I downloaded it. It is pretty fun. I never had a change to play Dr. Mario when I was young either, I always had a limited budget (what ever I could save up from mowing and stuff) and there was always something else I wanted.. No one that I hung out with ever had it either. So, I'm looking forward to playing it someday!
toaster commented on Are Virtual Console games good value for money?:
In my opinion, the VC is my favorite gaming breakthrough ever. I'm 25, and I can't recall how many times in the last 10-12 years I have wished I had my old Nintendo, SNES, Sega, N64 and others, but who has the time or money to track down all of those systems, and still have effort and money to get games to go with all of them, let alone the games I REALLY want. A few years ago, we did find an N64, but after a few Ebay transactions later, it got old having to wait a week or more for the games I wanted. So, it just sort of fizzled out.
Now, while not all the games are available, enough are coming for each system at a pace I can deal with, so I constantly have fresh older games to play, from a time period that I loved, and I hardly notice it monetarily.
In conclusion, I think Nintendo has done the console gamers of the world a great service, and I for one will welcome everything the VC has to offer with open arms, and I hope Nintendo finds it rewarding enough for their wallets to keep on bringing games directly to my television.
toaster commented on US VC Releases - 28th January - 1080 Snowboarding:
I for one think Nintendo has been doing a great job with the VC releases. Yeah, some of them (several) aren't titles I would download. But, on the other hand growing up, a lot of the games I owned and loved are games that some or a lot of you wouldn't have added to your collection.
Given the massive collection of Nintendo games to be had, if they unleashed all the "best" on us, most people would quit buying games, so now, I figure at least people spend a few bucks waiting on the games they already know they are going to buy... Giving Nintendo and mild but steady stream of cash while they wait on the piles to roll in from some of the no-brainer titles.
1080 is a definate good game as well.....
toaster commented on Win a Classic Controller! - Caption competition:
Mario: These gloves are bigger than my pumpkin!Luigi: I might have just pooped my pants!