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  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 10 days ago

    Most of the PC games I got for our 486 dx (33 Mhz) back in the day were cracked copies; Dune 2, Civilization, Monkey Island, UFO, and some more too. At some point, I wanted to own an actual game, box and all, and saved up a lot of money to buy a game. Finally down at the store, I saw a Mario game I'd never heard of before: Mario is Missing. And, being a Nintendo kid at heart, I bought that one. Back home, I found that it was an endless, boring slog of an edutainment game, in which Luigi (I think) couldn't jump, run or anything, and was controlled with the mouse! I played two cities, which took forever, and never returned.

    Either that or Bayou Billy, whichever I bought first...

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's the First Game You Bought That You Wish You Could've Returned?

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 20 days ago

    Back in the day, I paid NOK 900 or so for SF II Turbo, plus 300 for a PAL-NTSC adapter, a grand total of NOK 1200. At the exchange rates of the time, that must have been just south of USD 200. In 1995. (I never told my parents how expensive that actually was, but it paled towards FFIII, for which I paid NOK 1100 + NOK 1500 to have my SNES modded (FFIII didn't run properly on adapters), for a grand total of NOK 2600, or USD 380.

    But for a regular SFII today, making my own Money and all, USD 100 is far too expensive...

    Posted in Capcom is Re-Releasing Street Fighter 2 on the Original SNES

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak A month ago

    Metroid II was the one that got away for me, I got lost in the shapelessness of the map and failed at every return. I'm excited about the remake, though it looks a bit too 'modern' for my old bones, and the melee moves seem off, I think.

    Posted in Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid II: Return of Samus

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 3 months ago

    Thanks Jeremy, it's been a great read (though I must admit that I, for time reasons, have only played through the entire Shovel Knight once, and the add-ons not at all).

    And though the end of this series makes me a bit sad, you'll probably go on to new, exciting Projects (like you've done a dozen times before).

    Posted in Shovel Knight Uncovered, Part 4: Final Thoughts on Shovel Knight

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 6 months ago

    It's kinda interesting that games like the two DS Zeldas are maligned in retrospect, when the critics were positive at release. I bought Phantom Hourglass for that, and it's the only Zelda game I really hated. The touch controls were annoying, though the stealth part didn't bother me as much as it did others.

    I think one should rather start with LTTP than LA. The latter is more puzzle-y and a bit weird, and one can appreciate those departures from the formula better when one knows the formula well. That said, I love LA above all other Zelda games for the music and the emotional story.

    I love Zelda II too, but it isn't really a Zelda game. If you are up for some rock hard 8-bit platform-RPG stuff, you should definitely play it, but for a Zelda experience, it isn't suitable.

    I don't really know the 3d Zeldas except OOT and MM, and hence cannot recommend any sequence. But for the 2d Zeldas, they should be played like this:

    LTTP
    LBW (you cannot appreciate this game properly if you don't know LTTP
    MC (because it reiterates LTTP and is quite pleasant)
    LA (because it is the best)
    Legend of Zelda. The original.

    Posted in Which Legend of Zelda Should You Play First?

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 8 months ago

    Was I the only one to get a Chrono Cross vibe from that trailer?

    The music, the colours, the slightly melancholy mood?

    I haven't adopted a console early since the GBA (and before that the SNES), but I'm moving down from the fence now...

    Posted in The Latest Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer Is One of Nintendo's Best

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 9 months ago

    You're the reason I started reading here too. All the best, Jeremy, and don't lose all faith!

    Posted in Letter from the Editor: A Big Change Ahead for USgamer

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak 10 months ago

    I must say:

    The thing I like the most about the trailer is how it looks to recreate that old local-multiplayer vibe which constitutes the fondest memories of my youth. Making that sort of experience available in a portable is pure genius, and Splatoon looks a killer app in that format.

    Posted in Nintendo NX Revealed as the Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak A year ago

    For fun and replayability, you'd argue Mega Man 2.

    For invention, Yoshi's Island is the game.

    For perfect, bite-sized platforming challenges and brisk pacing, SMB 3 is the one to turn to.

    For a reinvention of the genre, Shovel Knight is extremely impressive.


    But I must admit, the game that has brought me the most joy in the past five years is SMB 3d Land. I don't own a Wii or Wii U and hence don't know SMB World or Galaxy, but the chunky, concise and and have entertained me to no end. And then there is the second quest Remix following...

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Platform Game?

  • Avatar for whitestreak whitestreak A year ago

    The GBA was the last system I bought at release, and I got CotM with it. I didn't get far, though, the poor lighting being extremely unfortunate for such a dark game. I still kept the machine, though, playing Tony Hawk and Superstar Saga and a couple of others.

    But then, in the spring of 2004, I was up for the first major exam of med-school, an infamous marathon of cramming latin terms and microscopy images into your brain for long enough to pass the exam. Sadly, or fortunately, that was the time for me to pick up CotM again, and under the glare of a cheap desktop light, I finally levelled up my gear and the protagonist (I cannot even remember his name) for long enough to beat that horrible incarnation of Dracula. That game, and the GBA, helped me keep my sanity through that time, and I passed my exam. However, in the oral part of the exam, I was asked about one of the subjects I consciously skipped in order to get back to the game, and it cost me a top grade...

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Game Boy Advance Memory?

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