Rev.K: Had a subscription to Nintendo Power.Nothing beat getting home from school and seeing a new issue on the dining room table.
funk_soul_bubby: whistleridge: Do you remember the hotline you could call for in game tips? Only, they were too cheap for a 1-800 number, so you had to pay for the long distance call? Back in the 80's, when companies were trying to sell long distance for 'only' $.10/minute?My mom: "WHY ARE YOU CALLING REDMOND, WASHINGTON?! FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES?!"
whistleridge: Do you remember the hotline you could call for in game tips? Only, they were too cheap for a 1-800 number, so you had to pay for the long distance call? Back in the 80's, when companies were trying to sell long distance for 'only' $.10/minute?
Vaneshi: It's also fascinating because SMB2 in Japan was a balls out precision platformer that was deemed 'too difficult' for the Western audience. So they reskinned another game (Doki Doki something or other) as SMB2.The reason why it was so different is that it wasn't actually a Mario game. But it was that reskin which most modern Mario games are descended from.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: tweek46420: that farking game....first game that ever made me want to break a controllerI came super-close to destroying one of my controllers over Battletoads.I hate, hate, hate, hate, HATE that game.
Bippal: I called the power line once for final fantasy mystic quest as a kid. There was a dungeon puzzle that you had to move this pillar to move across a gap and walk across, leave the map and move back to the other exit and cross. You just have no way of knowing that it doesn't reset like the other zones in the game. It was a 900 number at that point and we was poor as fark but my parents were really cool about it and let me call.
RsquaredW: I wish I'd actually gone to the effort of tearing the Zelda:LTTP comic out of the collection I had (I only kept the comics issues, in order, for a dozen years). The comic was pretty damn awesome.
Dimensio: Elemental79: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]Favorite issueIs this really the Final Fantasy?
whistleridge: BAMFinator: A friend and I split a subscription so we could get Dragon Warrior./Loved that game//Dragon Warrior > FFWhy? Did you especially like spending 30 - 40 hours killing blobs for 1 gold and 2 experience? That was my least favorite RPG of all time, because the play sucked so hard. Which was a shame, because it was a solid storyline.
Dimensio: funk_soul_bubby: [i818.photobucket.com image 281x231]Approves.Is that Ray Comfort?
whistleridge: tricycleracer: whistleridge: I never would have beaten Battletoads.Impossible. No one has ever beaten Battletoads.Incorrect. It was beaten. It took an even more inordinate chunk of my life than did beating Adventure of Link, Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!, Kid Icarus, and Rygar (Jesus, that game took forever), but it was done. Once. By the skin of my teeth.
tricycleracer: whistleridge: I never would have beaten Battletoads.Impossible. No one has ever beaten Battletoads.
JerseyTim: How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester
sprawl15: Apparently you can't fill up a whole magazine with "Protip: Waggle the Controller!"
Copperbelly watersnake: Luigi could jump farther than the princess could float.
Rev.K: While we're on the subject of Super Mario 2, I'm going to go on record and say that I really do love that game. The Mario purists hate it because it's so different from the others, but f*ck those fools, SMB2 is a classic.In fact, I'ma play it right now.
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