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Mario Chat / Re: Shigeru's thoughts on the Mario movie...
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:53:51 PM »
Disney owns the production company, Buena Vista Distribution, the company which produced the Mario movie.

Mario Chat / Re: Your favorite Power-Ups in various Mario games
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:52:54 PM »
My favorite power ups are:
Racoon Leaf: the first time Mario could fly, also the tail whip attack was awesome

Super Mushroom: a classic ability Mario has had in just about every game

Fire Flower: shooting fireballs from the palms of your hands never gets old! (the Super Flower from Super Mario Land is pretty much the same thing as the Fire Flower)

Starman/Invincibility Star/Rainbow Star (Mario Galaxy): "Do do do, do do do, dodododo, do do do, do do do, dodododo" (the Metal Cap is pretty much the same thing as the Starman)

Dragon Hat (Wario Land): a fire-breathing Wario makes for some toasty fun!

Mario Chat / Re: Classic/ Remake version
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:44:14 PM »
Okay, maybe not a sequel. Is it a prequel? It still used the same gameplay as Yoshi's Island (minus Baby Mario, of course) and it had the same enemies (including Baby Bowser), and it had similar music... So why couldn't it be considered a sequel or prequel?

Yoshi's singing made my ears bleed. And yes, the game was incredibly easy and kiddy. You can't argue with that.

Mario Chat / Re: Classic/ Remake version
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:40:50 PM »
Yoshi's Story... AAAAHHHHH!

I can hear it now: "EEE AAAH OOOH! EEE AAAH OOOH" at the end of ever stage! It's driving me crazy!

That game was supposedly a sequel to Yoshi's Island, but it was so easy and kiddy... I definitely do not regard it as a worthy sequel to such a fantastic game (Yoshi's Island).

Mario Chat / Re: Next 3-D Mario Game?
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:31:11 PM »
Hey guys. I haven't been here in a while and just wanted to see how everyone's been.

Anyways. How about a new Mario game that uses weather/the seasons as a central theme. You could utilize the Wii's Forcast Channel to make different levels have rain, sunshine, blizzards, etc. Think about it: A water level could be water one day, and ice the next day, depending on what the Forcast Channel says regarding the real-world weather. Or a winter level could have a blizzard one day, and melting snow the next, again depending on what the Forcast Channel says.

Mario Chat / Shigeru's thoughts on the Mario movie...
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:25:40 PM »
I read an article at (TMK linked to the interview) that discussed how Miyamoto was involved with the production of the Super Mario Bros. movie.

What are your thoughts on the Disney Super Mario Bros. movie?
Well, when we first initiated talks about a Super Mario Bros, movie, I tried to emphasize the point that the Mario Bros. games are fun as videogames and if we were going to make a Mario Bros. movie, that movie should be entertaining as a movie, and not a translation of the videogame. I think that they tried very hard and in the end it was a very fun project  that they put a lot of effort into. The one thing that I still have some regrets about is that the movie may have tried to get a little too close to what the Mario Bros. videogames were. And in that sense, it became a movie that was about a videogame, rather than being an entertaining movie in and of its self.

Did you collaborate a lot with Disney to create this movie?
I didn’t collaborate with them a whole lot. Obviously, I was involved in the initial pitch about them wanting to make a movie. After they had started production and had filmed some scenes, there was a step there where we were a little bit involved.

If Miyamoto thinks the movie follows the game very closely, he needs to watch it again. The SMB movie is NOTHING like the games. The movie made too many changes to the series. Things that the movie did differently from the games:

- Luigi is a whiny teenager
- Bowser/Koopa became a sort of humanoid dictator (not the fire-breathing dinosaur/turtle from the games)
- Yoshi is a baby tyrannosaurus rex
- Mario and Luigi's costumes are completely different (no shirt/overalls outfit)
- Princess Toadstool's name was changed to Daisy (presumably a reference to Super Mario Land)
- Toad is a punk humanoid (not a mushroom person from the games)
- Goombas are giant reptile creatures
- Big Bertha is a fat lady instead of a fish
- All of the residents of Koopas nation are humanoid dinos (instead of being Mushroom people like in the games)
- The entire concept of seperate evolutionary paths for dinos and mammals has nothing to do with the games.

Why Nintendo even allowed this movie to be made is beyond me.

Video Game Chat / Re: Wii is such a nice change....
« on: January 31, 2007, 07:42:57 PM »
I was not trying to bash any system. I'm simply saying how refreshing the Wii is compared to the sequel/port/liscensed crap we've been seeing for years.

The controller is intuitive and simple for all people to use. The games are fun, the Virtual Console is genius, and the price is perfect.

I am simply sick of all the crap out there in the gaming industry today. It seems that developers are losing their creativity and are simply relying on flashy HD graphics to sell their games. Good graphics are nice, but intuitive controls and gameplay are what really matters. Isn't that what gaming is all about, enjoying the experience of playing.

If I want amazing realistic graphics, I'll just walk outside and enjoy the scenery. :D

Video Game Chat / Wii is such a nice change....
« on: January 31, 2007, 07:36:11 PM »
With Xbox 360 and PS3 offering the same old games with prettier graphics, it is so refreshing to see Nintendo trying something unique and different with the Wii.  As they did with the DS, Nintendo is thinking differently about what makes games fun. New control schemes always make gameplay better.

With the 360 and PS3 using the same multi-button controllers that have been around for years, it gets pretty boring fast. "So I need to press the A button while rotating the left analog stick clockwise and holding the shoulder button to make my character switch weapons?" YAWN.

With the Wii however, multibutton controllers may be a think of the past thanks to motion sensing control. Many people thought the Wii's controller scheme would be gimmicky, and they said the same thing about the DS's touch screen. But look how popular the DS is--10 million units have been sold in the United States! With Wii quickly outselling the overpriced PLAYSTATION 3 Blu-Ray player/computer/whatever, it is quite clear which system is more popular.

Yes, the PS3 and Xbox 360 both offer more powerful hardware with enhanced HD graphics, but they have the same types of games we've been playing for years. Speaking of HD, in order to fully appreciate the PS3 and Xbox 360 you need to purchase an expensive HD television that is capable of displaying the correct resolution. On top of that you need to buy the appropriate HD cables (luckily HD cables come with the Xbox 360 Premium system).

Sony thinks the PS3 is the future of videogames. But a $500-$600 system that offers only prettier versions of games we've been playing for years is not what I call "next-generation". The Sixaxis controller is a waste--the tilt controls are tacked on, and it doesn't even have rumble!

Thank God Nintendo intervened with the Wii. It's obvious they were thinking outside the box so to speak, by reinventing the way videogames are played. Not only that, but the price of the Wii console is just right. $249 with a pack-in game is a great deal, one that many people are more than happy to spend on than a $400-$600 game machine that offers virtually nothing new.

On a side note. I am really excited about the Virtual Console feature. Downloading hundreds of classic games from various Nintendo and competing systems is a dream come true! Now I can finally play those Genesis games and my favorite Nintendo games on the same system! I don't play online games, because I don't see the point in playing games with strangers I can't even see. Xbox Live is a big success, and kudos to Microsoft, but I don't really see the reason why I should pony up $50 a year just to play multiplayer with people I can't even see.

The Wii is a social machine. It is so fun playing in a room with a group of friends and family, knowing that all of them can join in even if they have never even played a game before. The motion sensetive Wii Remote is simple enough for non-gamers, yet challenging enough for experienced players. The controller offers plenty of fun gameplay experiences, and I can't wait to see what games developers will create using it. The Wii is a system the entire family can enjoy.

I do not have a Wii, yet. But from what I have read on various message boards, I can come up with this conclusion: The Wii is truly a revolution for gaming, bringing families together like no other system has since the NES.

Video Game Chat / Twilight Princess Soundtrack!!!!!!!
« on: January 23, 2007, 02:48:12 PM »
I found a web site that has MP3s of music from Twilight Princess!
Go to

Click "Stream/Preview Music" to listen!

General Chat / Re: Good TV show ideas gone bad
« on: November 15, 2006, 07:39:10 PM »
The only good shows on Cartoon Network are

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (kind of has a Ren and Stimpy feel to it.)

Ed Edd 'n' Eddy (really wacky humor in the style of Bob Camp meets Tex Avery)

General Chat / Is this true?
« on: November 15, 2006, 07:35:22 PM »
I was at my local Blockbuster Video and someone told me the PLAYSTATION 3 was delayed until next year. She said it would not make it for the Christmas season, and that Sony messed up the release schedule.

She said the local television news talked about it, and that's how she found out.

I just checked Google News and there is no info about a delay.

Is the PS3 being delayed until next year, or was the person just mistaken?

Video Game Chat / Wiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: October 12, 2006, 05:42:37 PM »
I am seriously wanting to buy a Wii this Christmas. Do you think Nintendo will sell out the 4 million+ stock they are shipping? If so, what's the best way to buy a Wii?

Another question. Do you think PS3 will sell well, even though it is incredibly expensive?

I am not spending over $400 on a game console. I don't care about the HDTV graphics or advanced processing power.

That is why I want a Wii. It's relatively cheap; has great games like Mario, Zelda, and Metroid; and it has the coolest controller I've ever seen!

General Chat / Wii Channels
« on: September 28, 2006, 02:54:49 PM »
What do you think of the Wii Channels? Is it a good idea, or a gimmick?

Latest News / Re: E3 2006: Smash Bros. Brawl
« on: September 10, 2006, 05:26:45 PM »
My list of Characters for Smash Bros, Brawl:

Mega Man
Simon Belmont from Castlevania
Dante from Devil May Cry
Leon of Resident Evil 4
Viewtiful Joe
Goku from Dragonball Z

Latest News / Re: E3 2006: Super Mario Galaxy
« on: September 10, 2006, 05:23:00 PM »
Looks like the Wii is the definite videogame system this Christmas! With the PS3 being delayed in Europe, gamers will have to look somewhere else to find the newest games this Christmas... Either Xbox 360 or Wii.


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