Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 23, 2016 21:24:36 GMT -5
I may be a little late, but apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the SNES's North American release.
I remember getting it as an early birthday present not too long after it came out. It was exciting because it was my first 16-bit game console, and it really felt like a jump in power. (I didn't get a Genesis until a couple of years later.) I remember playing Super Mario World the first time and thinking to myself, "I am playing a 16-bit Mario game!" ...Seemed like a big deal at the time.
I have a lot of fond memories playing the SNES, and it still has some of my all-time favorite games, including Super Metroid, Yoshi's Island, Diddy's Kong Quest and Zelda: A Link to the Past. But a lot of the games still seem to hold up really well today.
I think I was still buying new games for it into the early 2000's. I could walk into a Toys R Us and find a lot of cheap games at bargain bin prices, and I remember picking up SimCity for $5 in 2001. Those were the days...
Post by nocturnal YL on Aug 24, 2016 9:03:05 GMT -5
All I remembered was "my computer is 32-bit. What's will all this 16-bit buzz?" I even assumed the Mega Drive was from an earlier era becuase of the giant "16-BIT" text printed there. (Technically, I was right; I didn't try either system until at least 1994.)
The Super Famicom remains one of the systems that I like better, mostly due to its audio capability. There's a unique ring to the synthesized music of the SNES that cannot be replicated by the many SNES remakes I've seen.
While there have been many anniversary's celebrated for various Nintendo hardware and software in November (GCN, Wii, Wii U, etc). There's a Nintendo "service" that also celebrates it's 10th anniversary with the Wii.
Happy 10th anniversary to the Virtual Console and it first 7 games: Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Pinball, Soccer, Solomon's Key, The Legend of Zelda and Wario's Woods!
I'm surprised to see Nintendo or even other gaming sites have not even acknowledged it.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2016 1:54:05 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 3, 2018 12:18:05 GMT -5
Let's revive this kind-of-dead thread and use it to talk about the Switch.
Happy 1st anniversary, Nintendo Switch!
I happily ignored it and spent my day playing the PS4. Yay!
But seriously, now that the Switch is out for a year… actually, I don't have much to add. I didn't buy the Switch until more than half a year after its release, and at this moment, I have more third party games than Nintendo ones.
Buying the system half a year after release was a record breaker to me, actually. It sure caught my attention earlier than the Wii (18 months), 3DS (14 months) and Wii U (16 months).
The Switch has generally left me a good impression (portability and a clean system UI have won my heart), although its library isn't quite there yet. Games I want either aren't released yet, aren't available on Switch, or they have a Switch entry that I don't feel like buying (ports, cheap Unity games masquerading as full-fledged games, and so on). I already have enough games to keep myself entertained for the first half of this year, so this isn't really much of a complaint.
What I really want to see on Switch has yet to come. With main series Kirby and Fire Emblem coming in this year, I will probably like the system more when its 2nd anniversary comes.
As with before, I'm… cautiously optimistic about the Switch. The system itself is fine, but on a personal level, it's still very far from the 3DS in terms of being my favourite system.
Post by nocturnal YL on Nov 21, 2018 11:13:17 GMT -5
Happy anniversary to, um…
Well, 21 November is the release dates of several titles throughout Nintendo's history, so where should I even start?
I'm counting only Japanese releases from Nintendo or The Pokémon Company, since barring simultaneous worldwide sales, other branches of Nintendo don't seem to be as attracted to this date. They do release games on 21 November, but it doesn't feel like a "special" date as is the case with Japanese releases.
Mach Rider (1985) Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987) Super Mario World (1990) F-ZERO (1990) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991) Yoshi's Cookie (Famicom/Game Boy) (1992) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995) Diddy Kong Racing (1997) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Pokémon Gold & Pokémon Silver (1999) Monster Tactics (2000) Sin & Punishment (2000) Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire (2002) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) Pokémon Colosseum (2003) Super Mario 3D World (2013) Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (2014) Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (2014)
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 3, 2019 14:53:20 GMT -5
Happy birthday, Nintendo Switch!
It also means Zelda BotW is turning 2 as well. And 1-2-Switch too, if anyone cares.
I have a dozen games on Switch and there are a dozen more I'm considering getting. I really like both the system's portable design and the intuitive system UI. If only its controllers are of a better quality…
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 21, 2019 22:58:42 GMT -5
April 21 was apparently the 30th anniversary of the original Game Boy.
I don't quite remember when I got mine. Maybe 1991? But I remember wanting one when it came out. There were kiosks for it in pretty much every department store and toy store, often with either Tetris or Super Mario Land. It seemed really cool at the time to have a "true" handheld video game system (as opposed to those LCD games like Game & Watch).
Over the years, I amassed a decent library of games for it, but I don't think I ever really appreciated it as much as just playing a console game.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5