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.
nocturnal YL: Not doing an update right now; jury's still out for whether Three Hopes should replace the original FE Warriors and whether there'd be other changes.
Jul 12, 2022 10:26:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My list could use some tweaking, too, but since it was entirely first-party games, I was considering making an entirely separate list of favorite third-party games.
Jul 13, 2022 9:13:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finished playing Atelier Ryza 2. The main story, anyway. Main takeaways: (1) BRSL really took a lot from it, from the summer theme to the 3+1 battle formation and certain plot points; (2) it's still not my kind of game, and it's too reliant on lore;
Jul 17, 2022 14:44:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (3) item synthesis, gems (used for the rebuild, copy and essence systems) and shop upgrades all eat up lots of raw materials, which is quite annoying; (4) it's just as I expected: much better than Ryza 1, but still not great by Atelier standard.
Jul 17, 2022 14:53:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: There are a lot of game genres and elements that I said I wouldn't like, and my game library would say otherwise. At various points I thought I wouldn't like music games, town management, time travel story or even SRPGs. My top favs have all of these.
Jul 19, 2022 11:27:35 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was thinking about doing some kind of quiz game where we post questions asking each other how well do we know each other as gamers. After all, the regulars (especially Nester and I) have posted so much stuff here. I wonder if anyone is interested?
Jul 31, 2022 1:15:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ Sounds interesting, but of course, I wouldn't expect there to be a lot of participation.
Jul 31, 2022 10:43:12 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: With Nester on that. Could be interesting, though participation would likely be low. Still, could be neat, and for people who aren't as regular, could be a good way to acquaint or reacquaint members.
Aug 3, 2022 6:12:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll think about what to do with the quiz. I think I'll post mine in a few days. In the meanwhile, feel free to post yours (with your own rules) ahead of me if you feel like it.
Aug 3, 2022 6:44:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, if I understand, we think up trivia about ourselves as gamers that we can quiz other people on?
Aug 3, 2022 9:56:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Yeah, that's the general idea. I'm not decided on what type of questions / topics I'll have, though. Something like "Which level, outside of Secret Seclusion, have I not finished in DKC Tropical Freeze?" might be unfair since I never mentioned this before.
Aug 3, 2022 12:17:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Something that people may know, but not stuff that we've directly mentioned would be great. Like "Which Metroid games have I beaten?" for me. Questions without searchable answers would be a good way to introduce new trivia, though.
Aug 3, 2022 12:24:23 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking of things that I've mentioned on the forum but weren't necessarily well known. I suppose things I haven't explicitly mentioned might be more fun to try to guess.
Aug 3, 2022 19:43:46 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My quiz is about half-done. I plan to have 40 questions, and I've prepared 25 so far. They may be a bit too devious.
Aug 10, 2022 12:31:29 GMT -5