Despite his wayward appearance, the Mascott has uncovered a code, a code more profound than the enigma code cracked in World War II, or even the Da Vinci code. This talented young man has cracked the Virtual Console code! This sequence between good and bad VC releases has now been unravelled. This has baffled the most qualified statisticians for ages, but the Mascott has finally cracked it, as you can see here:
Crap, crap, good, crap, crap, crap, good, crap, good, good, good, crap, crap, good, crap, and then it repeats, it’s been like that since the beginning of time every week.
He might be on to something there! What do you think? Visit r3ysgameday.com for more ramblings from this young man. C'mon, which one of our readers are you?
I agree with this guy.
Why would Nintendo release Smash Bros at the same time as Brawl? They'd rather you buy the more expensive Wii game!
The man is a genius. I definetly like his style XD
Now if only Nintendo would hire this guy and put him in charge of the Virtual Console. I think we all know better. The schedule lives on.
I think games like the original Smash Bros and the original Mario Kart would be good to release NOW, AFTER people have fallen in love with (and bought) the Wii successors. But that's just me.
This guy is cool. He should do more of those analysis.
yeah, where's turtles 2?
I just want that hat.
holy crap he's right
Judging by the way VC releases have been lately we're about to enter the "good, good, good" part of the cycle
Oh, and what's with the Episode 1 Anakin Skywalker pod racing helmet
This is stupid...
I do like his get up. I've got that hat, so i'm happy
I don't see the point in this video. Isn't he just stating the obvious?
This video is not for us who frequent the site every day. Its for those gamers who don't keep track of every release available or coming soon.
Anyway, Nintendo's business plan is easy to see even if they're the ones benefitting from it and not us. Putting bad games on the Virtual Console is a way of making money from the uninformed. The ones who say to themselves that this "SPOGS Racing" game sounds like fun or that they think Donkey Kong Jr would be a good educational game for their kids.
Good games are guaranteed sales whenever they are released. The more good games on the VC means that the bad games will be overlooked which is good for us but not good for Nintendo.
Boy, it was funny at first, then it just kinda lost its luster. I have to hand it to him though, all he did was talk to a camera for about three minutes and randomly spew out "crap" and "good," and now he's being watched across the internet.
Wel many games released are good for some people but for other's really a big brown soft & steamy crap so this guy is sortive wrong .
I see the problem is some people have too high expectations for some thing's & for that get dissopointed in the end .
But still im not dissipointed at the Virtual Console not at all & a lot of games that as licening issues that prevent Nintendo from releasing those games .
I wish i had the url for the Virtual Console Reviews articale explaning it readdy here but still there is nothing dissopointing about the Virtual Console .
Fail! Another stupid kid who talks trash and doesn't know about games made before the Nintendo 64. We're not going to get Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark because Rare owns those games and Rare was purchased by Microsoft. Sweet chicken!
This is far from news, you can find all kind of random amish people's opinions on stuff on youtube, and this guy didn't really make any stunning observations either.
That was a waste of 3.5 minutes.
I completely agree with the video anyone who doesnt surely works at Nintendo.
@ Bass XO : You sound logical, but then why not release ONLY good games for a situation in which everyone would win (it would be even better for Nintendo since casual gamers would still keep buying plus hardcore gamers would also) for the quantity of games been released lately there are more than enough good games to fill in the schedule for the rest of Wii life and even more, even taking out ones with licensing issues, and if they werent enough there are still more classic consoles (Game Boy, Saturn, 32X, IBM PC, Atari, AppleII, Intellivision)
@ FalcoLombardi : In fact Rare has stated that they are open to a chance of negotiating the license of Banjo for VC, also said Nintendo is who doesnt (ANOTHER reason to keep hating dumb Nintendo, or maybe just evil). Also it is comming for XBLA this year in its ORIGINAL version, yes even with that N64, Nintendo logos and other things belonging to Nintendo, which makes me think that maybe they have already negotiated the license of Banjo for VC in exchange for the license of Nintendo´s propeties for a complete XBLA release of Banjo.
And let me dream we will be getting both N64 Banjos and a new Banjo Threeie for Nintendo DS different game from "BK nuts and bolts". Chances are high if you think about it !
@ alxtlvra: Because this way they can make money off the crappy games as well as the good games. If Nintendo released nothing but good games then at the end they would start putting up the crap but no one will even be looking at the shop channel since they have all the games they wanted to start with.
He only talks about N64 titles! What an ignoranus! (sic)
I love joke day! Ya gotta wonder why so many people embarrass themselves like this, but at least it's entertaining...until he starts repeating the word "crap" over and over again, then it just gets annoying.
Well he's naive about RARE but otherwise has the same opinion as me.
Those games wouldn't come right away since RARE owns the rights for the games mentioned in the vid (perfect dark, banjo goldeneye etc). And i hope nintendo does come into agreement with rare to bring the games to the VC since in my opinion they are the best game ever created for the N64. Even i would download them despite completing them numerous times.
It's been like that since the beginning of time!
Guy needs to be a little more over the top. He comes off too serious. Even with the hat.
I haven't posted in ages but I thought I'd add my two cents to this joker's comments.
I think he's from the N64 era and doesn't know about Super Mario RPG, Chrono Trigger, Earth Bound, and other great games. Now, I know you guys were waiting for those games to be mentioned, but I don't disappoint. Where's Zombies Ate My Neighbors? Or Klax? How about Earthworm Jim? The Nightmare On Elm Street game? ....Dare I say Superman 64? lol... They need Game Boy games on the Virtual Console. I'd definitely buy Metroid II and Super Mario Land 1 & 2.
I agree with this guy. We are currently in the good, good, good cycle. Soon we will enter the crap, crap cycle. I'm surprised Rexy or Demon haven't posted yet...
For Wiiware, the pattern is more like "crap, crap, crap, crap, crap..."
alxtlvra: Can we please stop with the Rare worship? It's a good thing that they're bringing Perfect Dark and the Banjo-Kazooie games to XBOX Live in their original forms because we all know that if Rare tried improving on them in any way that they'd manage screw to them up. Remember the Conker's Bad Fur Day remake for XBOX. It took them years to port a Nintendo 64 game and when it finally came out, all of the critics agreed that Nintendo 64 version was better. And why is everyone clamoring for the classic Perfect Dark? Could it have something to do with the fact that Perfect Dark Zero sucked? And I have a prediction for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts: It's gonna suck!
"They need Game Boy games on the Virtual Console. I'd definitely buy Metroid II and Super Mario Land 1 & 2."
Agreed. But they should be run as if they were being played on the Super Game Boy add-on for the SNES. Make the b&w games 400 points, those that take advantage of the Super Game Boy 450 points and Game Boy Color games 500 points (even if they don't work on the actual SGB, they could on VC). But there are a few rumors (or hopeful dreams) of Nintendo's next handheld having a "Virtual Handheld" shop feature letting you download old handheld games...
I think some people are taking his video a little too seriously.
From what I got from the video, he named off Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie because of liscencing issues, not because he was hopeful they would actually happen and not because he couldn't grasp the concept of there being older games, as many of you seem to assume. You should also note he mentioned he was hoping for something "really old".
On the comment about Conker on Xbox being worse than the original, I don't see that being the case. The problem isn't that it's worse, it was that it was the same game, with the only new thing being some war thing on the side.
Back on topic, there is some truth in this release pattern (though it's obviously not as concrete). Just look at the Review list, setting the order to when games were released.
Lastly, Game Boy games being played a la Super Game Boy would be awesome. Heck, there was a Super Game Boy 2 that released only in Japan, and unless I'm mistaken, it was able to handle Game Boy Color games.
Dude, I WISH there was a three week period of good releases.
@ People wanting Gameboy games on the VC-
I don't care, because I can play them on my brand new DS.
The DS is only compatible with DS and Game Boy Advance games - nothing older. It's really annoying.
Wouldn't the Super Game Boy have been able to handle GBC games? You know, like how the original Game Boy could play GBC games? Or do you mean "play them and display the proper colors"?
I agree, I think a lot of folks are taking this video too seriously. If it weren't a video, on the internets, about video games, it'd probably come off more ludicrous. Unfortunately, there's a lot of enthusiast gamers online, who make some--let's say--outlandish comments. It's very hard to tell when someone's being goofy and someone's being dumb.
Play them and display the proper colors. Plus there were GBC games that weren't backwards-compatible with the old B&W Game Boys, and thus not backwards-compatible with our Super Game Boy. (Examples include Dragon Warrior 3, Wario Land 3, Pokémon Crystal, and Frogger.)
I Agree with this video , nintendo really need to go back in releasing SNES and N64 games. I'am still waiting for kirby's dreamland 3 and @ Mike they will show up and comment.
I don't know if we can talk about it here or not, but have you heard of R4's? M3's? If Nintendo doesn't start releasing some better games soon I'm gonna buy one.
Yeah, some GBC compatible games (black cartridge) only displayed in four colors on the SGB even though obviously they displayed in full color on the GBC. So just make it so that GBC games would have full color on the SGB.
I am concerned about link-up though. Although it should be possible to have two screens side by side on the TV screen, games were usually designed so that you can't see the other person's screen. Imagine playing Pokemon and being able to see all of your human opponents moves and Pokemon?
I guess I should at least open the box, so I know what I'm talking about.
That sucks though. I knew it played SP games, but I thought it played Gameboy Color games as well.
I was thinking that you could enter into an online mode with a friend and you would be able to play with them if they have the same game as if you were playing via link-up on the original Game Boy. Of course, you could still play link-up games side by side on the same screen if you wished.
No, I think it was because they would have to fit another machine's technology into the DS to be able to play Game Boy and Color games. It was just a cost-cutting thing really.
Guys if you think Game Boy games are coming to Wii's VC, I wouldn't hold your breath. If anything, they'd release them on a DS VC or something of the like, or remake them for WiiWare (hey wait those sound like pipe dreams too).
So yeah, go buy an old Game Boy or lay your dreams to ever playing its games again to rest.
You know some of the editors at IGN really think the next version of the DS will support the handheld virtual console. They think the next DS will allow you to download games from GB, GBA, Neo Pocket etc. It would make sense if Nintendo did that.
@Taco_Human, R4' or Elink all the way I agree but those topics are banned from discusion. R4's rock!
@bass, "...Virtual Console is a way of making money from the uninformed." Not trying to skew your words but that's how I agree that Ninty targets the un-informed.
@iLikeGamesEspecWhenHighlol, you have the best name... Ha! that's great!
I hope you kept your SP. Heck, I still got my GBC, and used carts only cost $5-7, so it really doesn't matter to me whether they release Gameboy games on the VC or not. I have to ask though, did Nintendo come out and say they were going to do that or what? 'Cause I'm not sure where you all got that idea in the first place.
As for the Rare talk, the current Rare is only Rare in name, all the people who created those classics left a long time ago, and the performance of the current company is "questionable", so really anything other than a straight port would have been folly. I do, however believe that they'll do a good job on Nuts 'n' Bolts however, since it is basicly an original game with Banjo pasted on the cover, rather than an actual Banjo game( the Star Fox Adventures of the Xbox world).
As for the video, he's being both a joker and an idiot, there's really nothing to take seriously here, so I might as well sit back, relax, and watch as it erodes my human soul.
That sounds pretty cool, and it makes sense too !
I agree but probaly not GBA since it would probaly include it with backwards compadability, like with the current DS.
I still have my original GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advanced, and SP.
Who cares what that N64 Generation guy said.We know that Earthbound, the Earthworm Jims, Clayfighter for the Genesis and N64 will be coming in due time.We all know that.But Street Fighter 2 is good but i don't remember which were the best.Also if we are getting 1 M rated game then that gives hope for the Mortal Kombat games that hit the Genesis or Nintendo systems for that matter.
We all know they are coming so like we keep hearing or telling each other just wait hummm.I know complaint or not i have been waiting.It's time everyone else who are complaining wait too wheither you listen to me or not someone else will just repeat by telling you to wait as well.
"For Wiiware, the pattern is more like "crap, crap, crap, crap, crap..."
So true, wiiware is complete and utter muck. What a waste of time space+money ect. Not one game worth DLing.
Hey! Thanks for watching guys! I'm actually signing up here for this-And you'll be happy to know, researching this, I came across this site and used it to develop the Universal Theory of Old Bad Games being Re-Released to be Bad Again.
I was wondering where the extra 800 views that the video should have come from were originating at....
I read all your comments and i'll try to clear some stuff up. Jeez, I didn't realize i'd be so scrutinized anywhere. Though the 8 views it'd normally get, one or two would disagree with me, so I guess it's all proportional.
@Viral Yes, I was a child of the N64. But as soon as I could, I bought one of those crazy huge game collection auctions on Ebay and I am endowed with nearly every old game I could want. Rest assured i've played enough games to safely talk about any post NES system. Those games just came off the top of my head.
@MickeyMac Yeah, you're right. Nothing to take very seriously, I actually agree. Because the 3 AM, sleep deprived, recording version of me apparently severely disagrees on a few topics with the current version of me.
As for the hat, I was pushed into it by someone. Each week has a new hat for the opening segment.
Tune in for the following weeks-though I can't promise they'll all be about the Wii.
I play my old GB games on my SP - in fact, I don't even use my SP for GBA games anymore, I always use my DS for them.
I would like to see more updated GB games on the WiiWare. Like imagine Super Mario Land recreated with the graphics of SNES Super Mario Bros. 3 for example and sold for 500 points. Its amazing that simple ROMs cost more than brand new WiiWare games - 500 points I think for Defend Your Castle and also 500 points for the ROM of a C64 game for example. Something's not right surely.
And there are good games on WiiWare. Toki Tori, LostWinds and Final Fantasy to name but three. Although I think that may be the only three I would be interested in. I haven't got FF due to space reasons.
Ah, a fellow...packrat( I have no idea how to word that better, sorry ).
All my Gameboy Color games work just fine.
I have 4 Wiiware games, and I'd say they were all well worth the $10 or less I spent on them. Not to mention there are a bunch out that I want but don't own yet, and there are a bunch of new ones waiting in queue. Yes, there are crappy ones on the service, you're never not going to run into crappy games, no matter what platform or method of distribution, but that doesn't mean they're all bad, you just have to look a little harder find the good ones, that's all.
Well, I don't use it much, but it is functional, and it is pretty old. I wonder if you can get replacement batteries or something.
Welcome aboard. I know how you feel about having nothing to buy. By the way, I just bought Neo Geo Arcade Classics vol. 1 for Wii. The emulation is spot on and I don't have to worry about storage.
Did you try Magician Lord? I'm still on the fence on that one.
In any case, I gotta ask, how much money do you[people who bought everything good] have? I'd by and play all the good games on VC and Wiiware, but it would set me back hundreds if I did that!
"Who cares what that N64 generation guy said" Yeah, but who DOESNT want more N64 on VC? Huh? Huh? No one!! All 3 of my VC are N64.Spark lit...
@Objection_Blaster: I bet the reason we're not getting a lot of N64 games is because a lot of them of them are tied up due to licensing issues. Nintendo is trying to spread out what little selection they do have.
Let's not forget how difficult/annoying that it is to emulate N64 titles compared to games from other consoles even without all of the licensing issues.
So, all-in-all, there's a greater method to the madness than the "Mascott theory".
The Nintendo 64 wasn't exactly my favorite old-school console, and I'd be just as happy with a TG-16, Neo Geo, or Sega Genesis game. Mega Man 64 and F-Zero X are the only games that I played and loved as a kid, but don't still own, and I'd prefer to be surprised about any other good game on the system.
Not necessarily. Nintendo has first party developed first party published games they haven't put on the VC yet.
Of course there is. There might not be an order to when they're released, but there's certainly reasons some titles have been released and others haven't.
Uh, yeah, I was just summing up what what Falco and Phantom were saying.
I sold my Gameboy Color a long time ago, and I broke my gba SP playing Zelda II.
But yes I'd love to have GB games appear on VC, whether I have to download them on Wii or DS. It was the only system I played as a kid (along w/ PSone occaisionally), and I'd want them to use the Super Game Boy's special quirks.
If you ask me, the only N64 game I really want that's not already on the service is Zelda: Majora's mask and Goldeneye (fat chance on that one, I know). Not much else of interest to me.
@Mascott. I was an N64-era kid myself, so I understand how your main focus was N64 games. Being quite well-informed in retro gaming for my age, there's tons of games for the other systems that haven't been released on VC yet. I could name them, but it'll take too long. I guess you do have a good point though, as the VC IS following some kind of pattern, but I can't take your video too seriously. But then again, I can hardly take ANY youtube video seriously. Love your hat.
Oh, and welcome to our humble abode!
@ILikeGamesEspecWhenHighlol. That's the best VC username ever. : D
@Irish Will. There's good WiiWare games. There's Toki Tori, Dr. Mario, Defend Your Castle, My Life As A King, Lostwinds... aaaaaaaand as of now that's pretty much it.
@American Will. I thought you said last week you weren't gonna post here again.
@ Mr. Cheez
I thought (American) Will said he was done posting here two weeks ago
C'mon... Conker better on N64 ? I've played & finished BOTH versions and there is really no comparison : the Xbox version completely and utterly DESTROYS the N64 version... that being said... i only own the N64 version. Ironic i know
I would love to see some more N64 titles on the VC too ! I could finally get back some of the gems i foolishly sold over the years.
@Phantom. Well this week isn't necessarily over yet , so that's why I said last week. Also I was out of town so I'm a bit off.
Why does everybody want Majora's Mask? It's easily the worst of the series. The 1 1/2 - 3 hour time limit is awful, the game basicly restarts itself, leaving only the key Items. There's absolutely no sense of progress, especially storywise, and it's really annoying how you'll be near the end of a dungeon, or even in the middle of a boss fight, and the time runs out and you have to do it all over again. Not to mention that, in order to try to lessen that, they made the dugeons really simple to go through, and it's really not all that fun to play. I understand that it's the last Zelda game that needs to come out, but it doesn't really matter if it's an awful game.
@ FalcoLombardi : I agree Conker reloaded and Banjo Nuts & Bolts are crap made from good licenses but its not Rare´s fault as we can clearly see Microsoft's putred hand on this games more like their other garbage they are releasing for 360.
From everything I've heard and seen about it, Conker Reloaded was a pretty good remake, it just didn't have anything new. And you haven't played Nuts & Bolts yet, nor are there any reviews, so I don't exactly see how you can call it crap.
That part about the "putred hand of Microsoft" may have gone a bit too far, but you are most likely correct in assuming that Microsoft may have had a hand in some of the more questionable decisions, like sticking Banjo in Nuts 'n' Bolts, when it obviously wasn't supposed to be a Banjo game. When ever I see the character who got Banjo's face tacked on his own, I can't help but think of the franchise that could have been.
@ Mickeymac :
The last paragraph you wrote are the reasons because BK:N&B is a crappy game.
Funny, but he definitely needs to get out more.
News flash: if someone can't complete a dungeon, in MM, before time runs out then they are DOING IT WRONG.
BTW: Majoras Mask > Ocarina of Time, but I have MM on the N64 so it's no biggie for me with the VC.
Okay, then I guess I just suck
In any case, I guess I still can't stop myself from making hasty remarks, I know it not as bad as I attempted to make out as, in my opinion, it was the worst in the series, but by no means fact. I'll try to remember that next time.
Oh...I see what you mean now. Well, personaly, I'll wait until the reviews, or better yet after I play it, before I make judgement on it, but now I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be crap.
So, what makes this guy "N64 Generation"? Just because the couple examples he gave were N64 games?
Also, he's right, there's too much crap on the Virtual Console.
They really need to release more SNES games. America hasn't had one since March.
^ I feel the exact same way.
@ Bass X0
I know , its really sad and 4 months pass with out the release of a SNES game which was quite pathetic and very annoying.
A new SNES game would be wonderful. They're releasing Rockman on the VC in Japan this week, so maybe Capcom has finally lightened up when it comes to Megaman games-Megaman X anyone?
I know we're getting Samurai Shodown 2 this week though, and at least one WiiWare release.
As for Earthbound, I think I remember a few months ago it was brought up that Nintendo didn't completely own the game, that parts of the script were still owned by the person who wrote them. I'm not 100% sure if that's right....maybe it was just a dream I had? Anyway, they probably released Phantasy Star 3 around that time to make us shut up about Earthbound, thinking that's a fair trade. (Nice job, the most completely thrown together of the 4 Phantasy Star games.)
Earthbound was also rated for the Wii by the ESRB, and the same news article said that Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown II were coming to the VC, so maybe it could be coming very soon.
Well, we're getting the Mega Man game tomorrow.
Sure it's not MMX, but it's something.
"I guess it was it's first console."
The Mascott is not an "It". He's a people like you!
As pointless as this video was , the "crap, crap, good" thing seems to have paid off. This week will be very good indeed!!!
@Mascott: Of course Nintendo still has first party N64 games at their disposal, but they're trying to spread the releases out! Sweet chicken! Did it ever cross your mind that they might be adding extra Wii features like they did with Pokemon Snap?
@MultiPLAYA79: The reason you still own the N64 version of Conker instead of the XBOX version is because deep down you know the N64 version is better!
Yeah, I just went back to a review, and in the Xbox version they actually took some things out. They weren't huge things though, in fact, I believe it was something that should have been improved, but the developers simply "took the easy way out", more or less, and removed them completely. All in all, it does seem more like a less than satisfactory port, rather than an improved remake like it should have been, it's not bad in any manner, but it doesn't live up. I'll hold off my own personal judgement of the game until I play them, but at the moment I'd say the N64 version is better, if marginally so.
"What would you get if you took every VC Reviews reader and combined them into one? Perhaps the closest thing we could ever get to such a grotesque amalgamation as this . . ."
Well aren't YOU the wiseguy, Darren! And pretty brave too--can you even imagine a more horrific fate than what said bunch could come up with?! (or just locked in a room with them, caught in the crossfire as they wiped each other out)
Just kidding. I always thought those people trying to look for some kind of algorithm in Nintendo's release schedule were wasting brain cells too.
EDIT: Totally a joke. I hope no one's offended.
@BassX0: I think you gave the answer to your 500 points problem of the VC yourself. I have heard that 500 points is the minimum price from Nintendo no matter which game it is. WiiWare is different from this, so you can not compare them regarding the points.
Yes, I did try Magician Lord. I remember seeing that one advertised in game magazines back in the day. I always saw it as the rich person's game. As far as the game goes, it's not the worst I've ever played or the best. Like you, I'm on the fence.
Well, thanks for answering. I saw it at the store yesterday, but I bought a point card instead
Well we got neither Megaman or Samurai Shodown II. What gives, the publisher confirmed that. I'd buy Samurai Shodown 2....maybe...I mean the last time I played it I THINK was in a NeoGeo arcade cabinet, and I had some fun with it. (Though the bad translation was the only reason I kept putting quarters in.) And the only reason anyone shouldn't buy Megaman is if they had anger problems.
Hey, no need to get angry. Here's what i'll say. Nintendo and their current VC partners have enough things in their already available back catalog that are "good" that they could give us at least one of these good releases each week for at least a year or even two. Spreading them out just means that there are some games that will never make it to the VC.
Yes, but not for the N64. If we were talking about the NES or the SNES, you'd be right...no wait, one a week=12 right? Yeah, that could work, or at least if they did 1 every other week we'd have...wait you said a minute, there's 52 weeks in a year, I'm thinking one a month. Now that would be good to see.
Edit: If my math hasn't gone completely to hell, I'm #100! Woohoo!.....that was underwhelming, why does everybody care about #100 so much?
Hmm, funny stuff. The truth can be funny.
I don't throw this term around very often but that was seriously one of the lamest things I have ever seen. It's no wonder people think the internet is teeming with losers and geeks. I have to ask, why put the video link on this site? I mean... is he a icon of some sorts?
It makes me seriously reconsider frequenting this site... I mean, as if retro gaming wasn't attached with a certain amount of stigmas already.
I think it was a slow day, and somebody who works here just happened upon it. I did make for a good laugh, as well as cementing our false premenitions of last Monday's release.
Really ? NO... the Xbox version is better in every possible way !
But... i think the reason i still own (the N64 version) is because it cost me like $90 when it first came out. Not to mention how rare it is now...
OH... and you've played BK: n&b already ??? Let's wait and pass judgement AFTER the game is released shall we ?
I bet you said the same thing about the Popcorn Arcade games, eh?
"Lets wait and pass judgement AFTER Action Girlz Racing has been released..."
Tap here to load 98 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...