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Triple post? Geez, I gotta stop trying to use this site on my phone. Three strikes, I'm out...

Edit: double post...

I feel like the more silly sports games have fallen by the wayside too. NBA Jam, NFL/NBA street, and all the great xtreme sports games like SSX and Tony Hawk  :'(

I think this is a big part of it. Game companies usually focus way too much on making sports games too realistic. The focus is usually to create an overly complicated "experience" for the user, rather than simply making a fun game.

Consider this: What are some of the sports games that everyone remembers fondly? Tecmo Bowl and NBA Jam. Both found the perfect mix of "realism" by having real-life rosters, but also focusing solely on what makes basketball and football fun. Both sports fans and everyday gamers can enjoy them.

I want more crazy sports games like Mutant League Hockey, Pigskin 621 A.D., or Super Baseball 2020 (an excellent game that shows how baseball will be next year!).

Off Topic / Re: Favorite cartoons growing up?
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:23:38 pm »
I was born in 1984, so I took in a ton of late '80s though '90s stuff.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! was an early favorite. I was obsessed with Nintendo and to me Lou Albano played the perfect Mario. They had wacky live action skits mixed with animated segments. On Fridays it became an animated Legend of Zelda show too!

Lots of others too:

Dennis the Menace
Inspector Gadget
GI Joe
Mega Man animated series
Duck Tales
Goof Troop
old Looney Tunes and Disney shorts
Sailor Moon
Ranma 1/2
Batman Animated Series
The Simpsons

Probably lots of others I'm forgetting  ;D

The Colecovision is definitely worth it if you enjoy older arcade games. Pepper II, Burgertime, Frogger, Montezuma's Revenge, Tutankham, Spy Hunter, Mouse Trap, and lots of others... they all got really solid ports on the system.

The most I've probably paid for a Colecovision game was about $30 for Mr. Do's Castle. It's cheap-ish to get games for, and a lot of them are solid old fun.

Elemental Master is a fantasy themed vertical shooter with cool graphics and awesome music.

Gauntlet IV gets overlooked a lot, but it has a great soundtrack that's exclusive to the Genesis by Hitoshi Sakimoto. He's the guy who went on to do tons of RPG soundtracks, like Final Fantasy Tactics, Valkyria Chronicles, and Dragon's Crown.

I think I'm obligated to buy any game involving these two:

Tron Bonne

And her clone, Risky Boots

Off Topic / Re: Does anyone know about manga?
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:45:10 am »
For awhile I was really into finding obscure English-release manga from 2002 and earlier.

Viz's '90s releases of Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and the early Ranma versions. Oddball titles like Futaba-kun Change (a Ranma clone), Silbuster, and Sorcerer Hunters.

I've also got just about all of Central Park Media's old NSFW releases, like Time Traveler Ai, Chirality, Midnight Panther, Legend of Lemnear, and the super rare (but admittedly terrible...  ::) ) Fantasy Fighters.

Modern Video Games / Re: Anybody play Fire Emblem Heroes?
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:01:49 pm »
I still do in occasional bursts.

I'm pretty mad that I didn't get the recent summer Camilla. I've been pretty lucky until now in getting the special summons. I must've pumped nearly 300 orbs over the last month, but she never showed up.

The game seems to be very crafty about noticing when you're only targeting one summon color. Suddenly that color will stop showing up among the "random" color choices.

Modern Video Games / Re: Street Fighter V scene?
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:56:14 pm »
I love fighting games, but I also don't really play competitively. Mostly for fun.

For Street Fighter V, usually Vega and Karin are my go-tos.  :D

Classic Video Games / Re: Which version of Mario do you like best?
« on: July 31, 2018, 11:19:12 pm »

This is him at his best though

I wish so bad that they'd make a new 2D Mario game that looked like this. Bring to life all that amazing artwork from the NES instruction manuals.  :)

Classic Video Games / Re: Which version of Mario do you like best?
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:40:42 pm »

I wounder how the guy on the right is supposed to be Mario because he reminds my of a younger american version of Santa Clause or some kind of carny. he looks nothing like Mario not even the mustache looks like Mario's mustache. as for Luigi on he remind me of a old fashion mail man or perhaps a man that works at a quick mart, and not a plumber

Whoa, WHOA!! Hold it right there... that's not just anyone, that's Captain Lou Albano right there as Mario. Back when the Super Mario Bros. Super Show came out, there wasn't a lot of canon Mario material out there. He was a pudgy Italian-American plumber from Brooklyn who got warped into a mushroom kingdom. Lou Albano was also an Italian-American from New York, and had a great voice for the role.

I don't know who decided that suddenly Mario should be talking like an Italian Mickey Mouse, but that's not the way anyone from New York should sound like. Before the N64 twisted everything with "It's-a me, Mario!", Lou Albano was the perfect Mario. And Danny Wells was equally fantastic as Luigi.

Also, in older Donkey Kong arcade artwork, Mario totally did have that type of 'stache :D

When you've just successfully convinced your parents to buy you a new Transformers figure, seeing them come to life in the TV show is the raddest thing ever.

Seeing the Super Mario Bros. Super Show while having an obsession with the NES was also a treat. Friends at school would talk about it, draw pictures of it in class, and play as much NES at night as we could get away with.

You could say that '80s cartoons were merely animated toy commercials, but from a kid's perspective, it was also a way to indulge your imagination in the days before you could simply look up anything on the internet.

General / Re: Your Mistakes In Collecting Or Gaming
« on: July 14, 2018, 02:30:53 am »
• Loaned out Tecmo Bowl for NES to a kid who moved away and never saw it again
• Loaned out Final Fantasy VII for PS1 to a kid who turned around and loaned it to another kid who moved away... never saw it again
• Loaned out Earthbound for SNES and the guide to a kid (before it was crazy expensive), returned with damage
• Loaned out Tron 2.0 for Mac to co-worker, returned squashed and broken. "Yeah, sorry, it was on the floor of my truck"
• Finding an unused 1993 Nintendo Demonstrator's Kit as a kid, but not taking care of it and letting everything get in bad shape

+ Packed up my friend's N64 and Star Fox 64 at a large party, later turns out he already packed up Star Fox 64 and I accidentally stole someone else's (still have it to this day)

Off Topic / Re: Why would anybody buy a cactus? They are arrogant.
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:57:09 am »
Don't let any arrogant cactuses tell you that "it's not cactuses, it's cacti"...

It would be "cacti" in Latin, but we're not speaking Latin. It's a Latin-rooted word being used as a loan word in English, so it becomes subject to the pluralization rules of English, which means "cactuses" is perfectly correct. Same with "octopuses", "statuses", "funguses", and yes, even "alumnuses". Just the same, there's a lot of nutty purists out there that think if we want to pluralize Japanese loan words like "ninjas", "samurais", or "katanas", we can't put an s at the end because Japanese doesn't have plural forms. But we can!

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