04 May 2001
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Everyone's favorite code guy is back from the grave... it's time for the TMK MAILBAG with David Dayton!!! Let's-a go...
David Dayton: 1) Bowser is a turtle dragon. That is, he is a dragon of
the turtle family. Cross a dragon and a turtle, and you get Bowser and his
2) Morton Koopa Jr. is a bit of a mystery. The obvious joke was that in America
at the time SMB3 was released, Morton Downey Jr. was a big radio talk show host
that was rather obnoxious to everyone. That's all I can guess. I remember
hearing that the Koopa kids were actually modeled somewhat after members of
the SMB3 design team...
3) Visit www.Nintendorks.com for all
the info you could ever want about Mr. Face.
4) See #3.
5) Mr. Face can't die. Trust me.
Oh, and Birdo shows up in SMB2, Super Mario RPG, and Mario Tennis. I think
I might have forgotten a game there...
I like Mario lots, and I like sonic too, but would everyone please leave
Crash alone! I personally don't think his games were rip offs of Mario games
because we needed a racing game too. I mean honestly Speed Punks was a
rather crappy game compared to CTR. I mean, what would you do if you had a
Playstation, and not an N64, and you liked Mario so much, but you couldn't
go out and BUY an N64 but you liked your Playstation Games (i.e Syphon
Filter 2, Ridge Racer Type 4) too much to trade it?! We Crash fans felt that
we needed a character who had adventures just as fun as Mario or Sonic,
without buying the 64. Just leave Crash alone....he's still fun no matter
what you think. Sheesh. Without Crash and Sonic the Video Game Industry
would become a Nintendo Monopoly, which is against the law. I mean, it would
be like....like....MICROSOFT! *shudders* Damn Windows........IBM Forever!
*is using a Windows system*
David Dayton: I played Crash Bandicoot and was quite unimpressed. Kicking turtle shells to
kill the bad guys seemed a bit much, really. Heh.
Honestly, I feel that most platformers are shallow imitations of Mario games.
This includes Crash... but Crash Team Racing and that stupid Crash board game
went too far, just like Sonic R and Sonic Shuffle. Not content with merely
creating decent platformers, the Crash and Sonic teams decided to ape EVERY
Mario game. Seriously. That's not meant as an insult, just a statement of
fact. If Crash Bash and Sonic Shuffle aren't meant as Mario Party ripoffs,
what are they? ;)
Actually, the video game system has never been a monopoly, and never will be.
Nintendo has never controlled the entire game industry, nor has anyone else..
As long as one company can release games (even on a computer), it isn't a
monopoly. Besides, I think I'd like a Nintendo monopoly... as long as I get
I was playing The Lost Levels in SMAS and when I jumped to the flagpole,
I didn't get any points! I got a 1-up instead. How is that possible,
because my lives are dropping like flies...
David Dayton: To quote my Nintendo Code
=>[SMBLL] Flagpole 1-Up: If your coin total is a multiple of 11, grab the flag
pole when the last digit of the timer matches the multiple and get a 1-up.
Hey, Deezer, Megabyte, J.J., or whoever else is
answering the mailbag...
Have you ever played the Arcade version of Donkey Kong
on Donkey Kong 64? I don't remember the old one, the
actual arcade machine with the joystick and one
button. Is the one on Donkey Kong 64 exactly like the
old one? I'm just curious.
By the way, I think that
J.J. has a right to bash stupid letters. I find his
"bashings" very entertaining. Great site and keep up
the good work.
David Dayton: Boy, I feel loved...
I've played the arcade version, and I think it is slightly different from
the N64 version. In the N64 version, the levels go from Platform to Pie
Factory to Elevators to Girders. The Arcade game was slower... it went from
Platform to Girder, then a harder Platform then Elevators then Girders, then
an even harder Platform, Pie Factor, Elevators, and then Girders. The arcade
version slowly introduced the second two scenes.
I will attempt to bash stupid letters as well. I hope to please you all.
So then, thats it. You can forget about playing Luigi's mansion, SM128 and
all other such delights. Yep, Nintendo is canning Gamecube. I know it's not
been officially confirmed, but think about it, really hard, just for a
second. This is a way out, an excuse, a way to-in fact, and this is the
really disgusting bit- blame it on us. They say it won't be cancelled if at
E3 it gets a good reception, but with so many die-hard "Sony RULES I LOVE
BANDICOOT" It's bound not to get as much attention as it rightfully
deserves. They know this is the case. Now don't get me wrong, I think
Nintendo are great-the best on the market- which is why I shelled out £230
on a GBA with Mario + F-Zero. Fair play to Nintendo, the GBA is fantastic,
and is already abest seller, with the worlds biggest ques for the release
of a games 'thing' ever. And the Wonderswan company even had a guy go down and shout
Anti-Mario jabber. Ever seen anyone else think they had to make a
pre-emptive strike before? No. The GC will ultimatly be guaranteed
because of GBA in addition to its own unique greatness. Also, the feature
I'll miss most, is the on-line features. Nintendo are making MKA mobile
phone-adapted, but that (for now) is only in Japan. Hopefully it'll come
here in the UK, but given that UK gamers are less equal than others(and
don't try and say we're the same, you got SMRPG and we didn't. And how do
Nintendo repay us? By making us wait 7 months more for the sequal than you.
Thanks, Big N), It'll probobly never come out here. Fair play Nintendo
again, we recently got a Nintendo UK official office for the first time in
a decade, but still, thats not what Nintendo is about. It's about great
games, not new offices. And also, with no online gaming, I'll never shout
at JJ "you think you're good at Mario Tennis Cube? Pah. Come and have a
go!", And I expect, never will. So where does this leave us? Fair play a
third time, with the fantrabulous GBA and its several great games, but it
ends there. If Nintendo release the GC-And I'm praying they do- I'll
proudly wear a plumbers cap and run around Thetford, on a Saturday,
yelling(and I know this is immature) "Sony drools, Nintendo rules!" 7
times. But for now, I predict we're left with:
No new home console, no new 3-D Zelda, Mario, Goemon etc.games, no GBA link
up, now GC-GBA downloading, and most disgustingly of all, no on-line, and I
have to go 23 miles down the road to play MKA with my friend, rather than
us both sit in our rooms. Cheers, Ninty.
Thanks for your time,
David Dayton: Yep, Nintendo is cancelling the Game Cube...MORON!
(was that close enough to JJ for you all?)
I think the Nintendo staff needs their spelling fixed, Looking at the Jap. to
English Version of Mario 3 it calls World 8: Castle of "KUPPA?" Shouldn't it
-A concern Speller
David Dayton: No.
I'm just wondering which voices of the characters you like?As in do you like
the lighter Luigi(Mario Party) or the deeper one(Mario kart64,Mario
tennis)Same with peach, wario and toad?I like the Mario party ones better
except for peach and luigi.
David Dayton: In general, I prefer the Mario Kart voices for all the
characters, except for the Princess. Her voice is good in Super Mario 64, and
second best in Mario Tennis. The Princess sounds like some guy with a funny
voice in all the other games. Toad, Wario, and Luigi are best in Mario Kart.
David Dayton: Actually, I kind of like some of the Pokemon games... but
not in the same way as Mario and Zelda... Kirby, however, does suck...
Bowser likes clowns because they strike fear in the hearts of all children,
thus making them drop their controllers and causing Mario to die. But, if you
were the real Koopa King, you'd already know that...
I would just kind of like to know if you ever plan on updating the download
section. Thanks for your time.
David Dayton: No.
Although Deezer probably plans to.
All your ____ belong to us.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN????????????????????????????????
Mr. Face: Mr. Face say ____ AWESOME! Mr. Face NE-VER wrong!!!!
I went to serch someting and i typed in secret page it said that their was
no matches.But there was a picter of a kid holding a gun! Does this hve
anything to do with the secret page?
-Adam the Mario dude
David Dayton: If I told you, Deezer would kill me.
Hey, I'm going to use numbers this time...
1) Who thought up the idea of Mario jumping high?
2) What's your rating on Kirby's Tilt 'n Tumble?
3) Do you think Mario will ever change?
4) Have you ever seen the Electric Grandmother?
5) Who is your favorite character in Super Smash Bros. if you've ever played
6) If I haven't beaten much games, but I like to play a lot of them, does
that make me a good gamer?
7) Do you spin coins on flat surfaces?
David Dayton: I am going to use Roman numerals this time...
I. Shigeru, I assume.
II. Haven't played it yet. It looks neat, though.
III. Mario always changes somewhat.
IV. Sadly, yes.
V. Kirby -- the PUFF MEISTER!
VI. Only when you are truly a good gamer will you know.
VII. No, I spin them on their sides. I slide them on their flat surface.
Clever of you guys to put '4/20' in green of last
week's mailbag. National Pot Smokers Day or whatever.
Just wondering who did that (Megabyte, JJ, etc)
Also on a totally different subject, could someone go
and rate my site? http://dsms.cjb.net
Its about Mario, not as comprehensive as yours, but
its still very successful.
David Dayton: I didn't do it. Yuck.
Hey, everyone -- go rate his site.
Where is the link to that ****** secret pages that all you guys talk about?
David Dayton: What secret page?
1. When is this Game Boy Advance coming out?
2.How much will it cost?
3.Why the heck aren't you putting up my review about The Super Mario Bros.
movie? It was a great review! I'd have given it a 10 ( the movie itself would
get a 4)
4.Why are so many idiots claiming that Luigi is in SM 64? It's Wario, not
And lastly, what is this I hear about Sonic appearing in GBA games? WHY on
this innocent earth is a bought-out company's mascot stealing some fame in
Mario games? I say, buy out Sega and shove it in their face!!! (By the way,
I have a nice little Sega Saturn that I'm selling on E-Bay if anyone wants it
David Dayton: Boy, I'm getting tired...
[Uno] In June. [Dos] $99.99 -- although every moronic game store seems to insist on a BUNDLE
now. I refuse to buy a bundle from a store. [Tres] David gives SMB The Movie a
1-Up. [Cuatro]No, it's Samus. [Cinco] Sonic will not appear in a Mario game, but he
will be saving Sega's arrears by appearing on other platforms. Sega needs cash,
and the GBA is guaranteed to bring it in.
Okay, everybody. David here. There are over 40 messages left I could answer.... but I am tired. I worked all night
last night and all day today, have little money, need to get a better job, and am struggling
to nab a girlfriend. Thus, I'm cutting it off here. However, here are some quick thingies for all of you...
* I feel sure we will see a new Mario RPG game of some sort. Paper Mario was great.
* If Deezer didn't link to you, it's because he hates you... just kidding.
* Yes, I am interested in meeting a 24 year old female Mario fan. Send me the pic.
* Luigi dah MAN!