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Dear Retro Power,


I've never read a Nintendo Power in my life, will this fill the void inside of me?


Thanks,

Anonymous

3 days, 19 hours ago on Retro Power Project Announcement

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@16bitcatholic 8-3 is such a horribly painful level when you're trying to speed run the game. Those hammer bros....

6 days, 19 hours ago on Who is that guy in the red hat? Vs. Super Mario Bros. boggles my brain

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Switching characters was the main reason why I disliked FFX's combat. Turn-based combat is slow enough as is it... don't make me switch character every frickin' battle...

6 days, 20 hours ago on Switch Your Partner, Do Si Do!

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I'd vote for Jason, but that would be pretty hypocritical of me considering I wrote an entire article on retro games that had too big of a story for ANYONE to care. http://1morecastle.com/2014/07/untold-stories-retro-gaming/

1 week, 1 day ago on 103 – I’m a Coal Miner

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@ericmhunter That is absolutely fantastic! I was actually thinking while writing this that someone had to do something similar!

1 week, 1 day ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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Has someone pointed out that Bailey brought Robocop before on the NES to talk about the fact that you could punch dogs in the animal cruelty episode which you can find at the following link: http://1morecastle.com/2014/02/73-the-horse-bought-you-the-gun/ ? No? Well I just did. Geez... where are fact checkers when you need them?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 102 – Robocop vs. Clifford The Big Red Dog

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I may have one of two subject that aren't good enough for my column. Maybe I'll stuck 'em in yours!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on GMZ – Job Openings (For Real This Time)

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Serious lack of help on the second level selection and I don't like the tone the game game has towards you.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit

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@NintendoLegend Doesn't "'s" count as a word in English? #seriousquestion

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Celebrations are NOT in order

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Articles like this remind me of why exactly I was fired. I really can't compare to this level of profistj... profional... See? I can't even spell the stupid word.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on GMZ Breaking News Special Bulletin: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Kart Pokémon Vs Tekken Ware Dream Snap Party Star Revelations Turbo

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I wouldn't want to be Joe Walker right about now. Sheesh.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on 101 – BARF!!

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Great write-up. Didn't get the chance to catch Street Fighter at the arcades. I was more into the Virtua Fighter, Ergheiz era. And I suck at these games.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on You Must Defeat Sheng Long (and that girl in middle school) to stand a chance

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I use inverted controls. What do you have against inverted controls? Do I have to make a column about it?

I can't say much about the other games, but Metroid Prime? Metroid Prime is an example on how Z-targeting should be used. It uses Z-targeting 100 times better than any other games. It helps Metroid Prime so much.


Z-Targeting allowed newcomers to the FPS genre to actually play the game instead of saying "Shit I suck at dual analogs" and turning off the game. Also, by having Z-targeting facilitating the FPS part, you can concentrate on platforming and exploration. Finally, saving the second analog to switch between power-ups is way more useful in this type of game than the dual analog setup.


And, in conclusion, bagged milk. Congrats on 100 episodes gentlemen!

1 month ago on 100 – Nintendo Legend Pro Tips

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@Aggro Sky Too many Mojitos

1 month ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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All Zelda games are guilty, but at least A Link to the Past gave you a choice.

1 month ago on Ocarina of Crimes: Checkpoint

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How DO you keep finding these games? You amaze me.

1 month ago on Running Battle

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@thedancinpanda Can't you accept me for who I really am?

1 month ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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So, I'm curious. Did she know Barbie before playing this game? Is that even still a thing?

1 month ago on Barbie: Super Model (Genesis)

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@Chronoslinger Technically, I was screen hearing on that one. And I suck at Starcraft, give me a chance!

1 month ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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@rizzardcore Wait... I meant 3x was porn, but actually, x^3 is porn since it's xxx. 

And to be honest, I thought you were going to point out that if my reference point was the corner of my own screen instead of the middle, I would not have seen the other screens in my field of view.

On an unrelated note, having the freedom to write anything stupid thing that comes to mind on a calculation sheet was SUCH a liberating feeling.

1 month, 1 week ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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Now can we please mod Tingle in the game so he gets the credit he deserves?

1 month, 1 week ago on Play as Waluigi in Ocarina of Time

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Props for the voice acting gents. That was very entertaining.

1 month, 1 week ago on 99.5 – The Adventures of the Mario Bros., Chapter 1: the Mysterious Black Pipe

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@ChrisSwartz Thanks, that does sum up the game.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://reviewabadgameday.com/reviews/84

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But it's still in alpha!

1 month, 1 week ago on N64 Review #14- John Romero’s Daikatana

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@Tom_Badguy Not my favorite either, but I kinda like the original. Better than Q-Bert.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://reviewabadgameday.com/reviews/84

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*slow clap* That was some nice work on the episode description! (Though you might want to get that typo on the second line)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 99 – Video Game Numerology

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Yep... 1MoreCastle needed a dose of "Awwwwww." The previous iterations of that feeling were when we learned that Jason played a Mega Man game.

NIcely done. I love your writing style. It fits perfectly for the premice of the series. Can't wait for more!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Lion King (Genesis)

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@ChrisSwartz Oh it doesn't stop there. Even 2nd party could include Eternal Darkness and Turok before the arrival of RE4. But Conker's Bad Fur Day was really a "Scary Movie" video game with the way it treated "mature" themes.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 98 – Iron Stone

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See, Conker's Bad Fur Day is a critic of society in the years when it was released. It came at a time when people were yelling at Nintendo, begging them to bring mature games to the console. Nintendo and Rare said: "Screw it! They want mature themes, we'll give them mature themes."

What we received is one of the most immature game ever made, proving, once again, that the mature themes are the most immature. Proposing a widespread society statement that violence, war, objectification of women are just immature and need not exist.

Now, in a time when we see Nintendo struggling with 3rd party companies, I ask, do we want to, again, to send them the route of "mature themes"?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 98 – Iron Stone

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@Atsinganoi Keep in mind, this is way too relevant for my taste, but left field enough. I do like the Atari Poop comparison :P

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Tetris Book of Design

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Well, now we know the extent of the fonts supported on the site... Thanks Bailey!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 97 – Rated N for Nobody

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Hey Mr. Community Manager! Just throwing out there that registering review a bad game day and review a great game day on this site might get some attention.
http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2014/08/

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Review a Bad Game Day Approaches!

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@Chronoslinger Dude. He just got dumped. Not cool... not cool...

1 month, 4 weeks ago on GMZ #18 – YOLO, and (Not Really) Live from SGC

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@Aggro Sky The concept may make a comeback in a couple of months, but don't expect me to give you design tips every week. :P

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Tetris Book of Design

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Ok ok ok... Here's exactly what happened after I read your review.


1. I started to type how the game wasn't THAT bad according to my memory.

2. I went back to my review of it (a review I wrote within the half-hour after I finished the game) and realized that, at that time, I pretty much agreed wholeheartedly with all the points you made and then some.

3. I lol'ed again at your "sharpies my catridges" and then I lol'ed because I had compared Donkey Kong Land to a McDonald's poutine.

So in the end, it's trying too hard to be an SNES game like most of the "ports" the game boy saw. The cloud stages can go die in hell, you go from an ice stage to a jungle stage in the same world (what's up with that?). The only thing that was "better" than the SNES version are the bosses. They were a lot less boring.

Like other miniaturized console games the game boy had: They're not bad, they're just completely irrelevant in this day and age.

2 months ago on Land of the Monkey King

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@rizzardcore But I put my reference axis at any real number. :P I remembered that!

And I'm not a fan of interior design per se. I just looked at some magazines with my gf to redecorate the condo for us to sell and the color scheme reminded me so much of Tetris, I had to write something about it.

2 months ago on The Tetris Book of Design

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@TempleofRetro It started as a joke... but further in I realized how much sense it made... Like the colors themselves wanted me to talk about them.

2 months ago on The Tetris Book of Design

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I think I had Super Play Action Football on the SNES. It was okay... Now, Triple Play '99 and '01 deserve more love. One for the hilarious random comments of the announcers, the other because you can have a home run derby in a living room.

2 months ago on 96 – Eagle Knievel

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With Paper Mario fresh in mind, I'd love to see you tackle Super Mario RPG on the snes. Great review by the way. The Marioness of this game pretty much makes up for 95% of the incredibly charming fun

2 months, 1 week ago on N64 Review #13 – Paper Mario

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@Chronoslinger @NintendoLegend @OcarinaOfTom @the_valerie The Wii version isn't that bad...

2 months, 1 week ago on N64 Review #13 – Paper Mario

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@JoshuaCaleb75 @Bigjoe91 @jasonlamb @Nintendo_Legend But does it have the sweet tank controls or the mouse and keyboard? Forget it, they'll never get it.

2 months, 1 week ago on 95 – 1 Board Castle

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When I look at the games with only one vote... I can't believe their only vote is from ME. Makes no sense, you definitely need more lists.

2 months, 1 week ago on Game Overkill – The Update

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That GIF has got to be taken straight from a Geocities site...

2 months, 1 week ago on Merchandising & Movin’ up in 1 More Castle

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@jasonlamb It's called "different" you racist! :P

2 months, 1 week ago on 95 – 1 Board Castle

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I didn't finish the episode yet, but if you guys don't start liking Metroid Prime, I'm revoking your permission to talk 6th gen!

2 months, 1 week ago on 95 – 1 Board Castle

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Nice one Alex. Anything that confirms DKC2's supremacy is good news, wherever it's been sock-pianoed.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on D-Ported Super Donkey Kong 2

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I just realized that Bailey metaphorically brought a box of chocolate... That gets my vote.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 94 – Cinderella Saves The Universe

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@Aggro Sky You're busted Alana Dunitz!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on My Two Gils – Introduction

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Great episode. I really like how Tom thought he had the same game as Bailey, but then he brought Real Life straight out of a Cricket's game left field.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 94 – Cinderella Saves The Universe

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Yet another reason I wish I'd live in IOWA...

2 months, 3 weeks ago on GMZ #16 – Blockbustertoads, TLC, Tell-All, and Night Terrors

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