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Which Nintendo-published games have you NOT you played (but want to)? [roundtable]
Mine mostly fall into the 'obscure' category. Games like Geist, DK Barrel Blast, Mole Mania, Teleroboxer, Mario Clash, stuff like Odama and Chibi Robo and Golden Sun that I just haven't opened yet, lots of import games. But there are also a bunch of old-school games that I missed out on, like Gyromite, Stunt Race FX, Earthbound, all the Super Mario Land games, and most Kirby games. Oh, and some of the more realistic sports stuff.

I finally did get Wrecking Crew on the VC. Eeeeehhh.

But the games I'm most curious about are Zangeki No Reginleiv, Gyromite, Super Mario Land 1 & 2, and Stunt Race FX. (It's Miyamoto, right?)

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Posted: 08/12/10, 17:19:31  - Edited by 
 on: 12/14/10, 17:39:19
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I guess making a separate thread for this question isn't really worth it. Playing through Professor Layton and I see you can collect Picarats by doing puzzles but that the number of Picarats decrease if you get the answer wrong the first time around. Is there any consequence to this at the end of the game if I miss out on some?
Posted: 08/18/10, 01:44:54
Of the top of my head, Kirby 64, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Pokémon Snap and Yoshi's Story are all games I will get on the VC one day.

Majora's Mask has been bought and paid for, just need to put some time aside for it.

Earthbound I'll have to download eventually.
Posted: 08/18/10, 02:22:41

Your picarats over time will unlock things like sets of puzzles outside the story mode. But don't stress too much over not getting enough to unlock everything, that shouldn't happen unless you're really, really bad at the guess.
Posted: 08/18/10, 02:26:11
Went to EB Games for the first time in a looong time yesterday, got a used copy of Lock's Quest for $5! Score!

But I also saw a copy of Custom Robo Arena on the DS. I've never played a Custom Robo game before but recently on NWR they seem to say it's a series that would be worth my time. And I didn't even know the DS had gotten one (in 2007!), but of course this being a Nintendo-published game, it's $30.

Still worth it?

I should probably get a move on and buy Rhythm Heaven finally, before it disappears. Again, $30/$35. DS gaming in Canada ain't all that cheap.

anandxxx said:
Stunt Race FX. (It's Miyamoto, right?)
Is it? That surprises me a bit.

I liked it enough back when it came out (rented it once). It was pretty sweet to be able to play a fully 3D racing game back in the days when Virtua Racing was still a new hot thing in the arcades. But I believe I revisited it a few years later, after the next gen had started, and I found it, well, unplayable. The framerate must be around 4-5 FPS. It is not a pleasant experience. Got used to it back in the day, I guess, but I don't see a reason why someone would want to get used to it today.
Posted: 08/26/10, 21:20:23  - Edited by 
 on: 08/26/10, 21:24:48
If you pick up Custom Robo, let me know. We can trade Friend Codes and battle each other online!
Posted: 08/26/10, 21:25:30
I loved Stunt Race FX when I was a kid, but the framerate is pretty bad. I haven't played the game for a few years, but the last time I played it I remember still enjoying it. The handling could sometimes be awkward though, but I love the music and the varied environments. The sky level is one of my favorites
Posted: 08/26/10, 22:18:08  - Edited by 
 on: 08/26/10, 22:19:04
For me it would probably be Chibi Robo, DK Jungle Beat, Battalion Wars, and Wario Land: Shake It.
Posted: 08/26/10, 23:01:05
Yeah, I'm not sure if Stunt Race FX (a.k.a. Wild Trax (or Wairudo Torakkusu (thanks, Wikipedia!)) is playable today, but then, I'm not sure if the first Starfox is playable today.

It seems like it was produced by Miyamoto, though. With some participation from Giles Goddard, of 1080 fame.

And I guess Buggie Boogie, the cancelled N64 game, was actually the sequel to Stunt Race (before Nintendo killed it forever)?

Omigod, you guys have to watch this commercial! It has Stunt Race FX, but, more importantly, it has the ad for Kaijin Zona, the Nintendo-published Game Boy game that I imported just because the cover was so fucking weird.

I think Custom Robo DS is pretty cool. I'm not sure if you've played the GameCube game, but you probably have an idea of what the series is about. It's very well done, with fun multiplayer. The single-player is kind of just a Mega Man Battle Network-esque shell around a bunch of fights, though. Regardless, I like the game.

Is there really no way for you to buy games from America somehow?
Posted: 08/27/10, 00:43:55  - Edited by 
 on: 08/27/10, 00:45:59
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario
Super Mario Galaxy 2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Mario Kart Wii
Endless Ocean
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Wario Land: Shake It!
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby's Epic Yarn

Metroid Pinball
Posted: 12/11/10, 02:21:31  - Edited by 
 on: 12/11/10, 02:21:41
I really wanted to play Geist. Not so much anymore. I don't think I would be worth my time.
Posted: 12/11/10, 02:34:02
Dude, get on that Wii list asap! Especially the Mario games
Posted: 12/11/10, 03:41:00
Paper Mario!

Radio Free Nintendo has a pretty interesting Geist retrospective episode, featuring one of the guys who worked on it.
Posted: 12/11/10, 04:35:06
And Super Paper Mario isn't worth playing regardless of the games you've played before.
Posted: 12/12/10, 01:43:47
@Simbabbad I played the Paper Mario games in order, so I don't know how the first Paper Mario game would feel after playing the second, but I enjoyed the original Paper Mario a great deal. Then I played The Thousand Year Door and loved it even more. I've always thought of both games as being really great, but just giving the edge to Paper Mario 2 personally.

I got sick of Super Paper Mario during the fourth world though. I think I'm still in like the sixth world or so. That game didn't appeal to me nearly as much as the previous two games, which is a shame.
Posted: 12/12/10, 10:25:55
Kirby - I've never played a Kirby game; Epic Yarn makes me want to start with it and visit some older ones.
Wii Sports Resort
Zelda: Four Swords
Link's Awakening and other Zeldas - I've never played any of Nintendo's handheld titles.
Mario Kart Super Circuit
Donkey Kong Country - I've played the first one, for sure, but I don't think I've played the other ones and I haven't played Returns. I definitely want to.
Donkey Konga/Jungle Beat
Pikmin 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Link's Crossbow Training
Metriod: Other M
Mario Golf
Punch Out Wii
Battalion Wars - Haven't played either of them, would like to play at least one.
Wii Fit Plus
Wario - Haven't played any of them and I'd like to try some of old school ones.
Animal Crossing - Haven't played any.
Posted: 12/12/10, 11:03:59  - Edited by 
 on: 12/12/10, 11:05:13
Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is a game I've been wanting to play since its release. I've read nothing but great things about it.

Good thing I just purchased the game last week. Not sure when I'll get around to it, but I'm glad to finally own a copy.

Oh yeah, and the Mother games. I really hope I get to experience all three of them at some point in my life.
Posted: 12/12/10, 15:36:27  - Edited by 
 on: 12/12/10, 15:37:38

Mind telling me the episode number where that was?


I also want to play the rest of the Professr Layton series as well as Bowsers Inside Story. Sadly, I no longer have my DS with me. (I send it to my nephew in Honduras for Christmas.) And I will most likely just wait for 3DS' release next March. It's not that far away and I've gone longer without playing a console (even though I really want to.) Six months this year between March and September. In my spare time I got so bored I even started watching anime. D. Gray-man, Gintama and Hitman Reborn! among the more notable ones.
Posted: 12/12/10, 18:08:24
I'm in the camp that likes Paper Mario more than Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Of course, I played them in order, and years apart. I played through Paper Mario twice, and abandoned my TTYD playthrough on the last stage for a couple of years, but I did go back and complete the game. To me the first game was more innovative, and more charming - perhaps that's why I enjoyed it more. Though TTYD is a great game in itself, perhaps it was a little bit too much of the same old, same old.
Posted: 12/12/10, 19:16:40
I had pretty much the exact same experience as anon_.

The original was charming and fresh and very novel. And I didn't get through Thousand Year Door. But I haven't played the original since the N64 days.

Super Paper Mario has some super-slow bits, but I still like it, because it's so punk.

Seems like it was Episode 163.
Posted: 12/12/10, 19:35:51
VofEscaflowne said:
I think I'm cursed. When I say I won't buy a game right away, I always end up buying in in the next few days. So I purchased Professor Layton and the Curious Village today. That is the first one in the series, right? I also noticed they have Diabolical Box so assuming I enjoy this one, I'll most likely be getting the next one as well.

You're not cursed, just weak

I would definitely get the first Prof. Layton game as it's been a few years and I'm sure it'll be out of print soon.
Posted: 12/12/10, 21:51:37
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