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About lostmario

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    Playing with Power
  • Birthday 01/06/83


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, N64, GC, DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS, PS2, MS, MD, DC, SS, Xbox360
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    5009 2662 7333 3004
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  1. Your 2024 Gaming Diary

    Finished Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest today. Really enjoyed this, oddly enough I'm kinda glad I accidentally deleted my save after the first 3 worlds as I was very much on the fence whether it was a downgrade on DKC at that point, replaying those 3 worlds again changed my mind on that. Definitely a better game than the original, the level design is perfect and the music while it isn't as catchy as DKC, it feels more atmospheric. With DKC I was humming the tunes for the rest of the day after playing it during my lunch break, with this, nothing but I get why they mixed it up for the sequel. The boss battles are certainly more challenging, I was struggling with the final boss and his "disappearing act" right at the end of the battle. Eventually I got the pattern and that was that. It's crazy that it's taken me 28 years to play this. Next up in my lunch time GBA gaming and to complete the trilogy - Donkey Kong Country 3
  2. Ring Fit Adventure

    It's killing my knees but it's great fun. I've not played it as much as I'd like so far. God of War: Ragnarok took over my game time post Christmas and now Metroid Dread has took over. Seeing this has pushed me to play it tonight.
  3. Usually doesn't bother me, no league points on the line like you said so no big deal but that race... I was getting hit by everything. When I start getting angry with the game, that's the time to stop. I was having an ok ish night before that with 2nd place in both GPs.
  4. Just had an absolute nightmare in that race, I'd had enough. If I'm not having fun playing, I'm off.
  5. Metroid Dread

    Enjoying it, just got the grapple hook. I hate the EMMI's though, seen way too many game over screens for my liking. I loved Samus Returns on the 3DS and MercurySteam have done another fantastic job with this.
  6. Marvel's Phase 5

    I gave up on it half way through the first episode. Just found it incredibly boring. With it only being 5 episodes, I might have to just get it watched.
  7. General Switch Discussion

    I was enjoying it when I messaged you about it but I found the music disappointing after playing DKC. I got to the third world and somehow deleted my save. Started again and began to really appreciate the music, not as catchy as DKC but really atmospheric. Level design builds on DKC so well, perfect balance in terms of difficulty and being fun to play. Like 2, I've not played 3 before either, I had moved onto PS1 and N64 by then. Looking forward to it. I finished it when I had gamepass. I thought it was great, I enjoyed the randomness of the above mentioned level types. I think it would do quite well on the Switch as a budget release.
  8. General Switch Discussion

    I disagree, I don't see DK64 as the drop off in quality. Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie and Conkers BFD all came after and were still peak Rare. Dinosaur Planet if Nintendo had not forced Starfox on them would have been a perfect swansong for the N64 as they would have kept to their original vision for the game. I've played the leaked rom and it just feels different to Star Fox Adventures. I enjoyed Star Fox Adventures by the way. It wasn't just Rare, their most important first party developer that they lost, it's all the valuable IPs that would have been useful during the gamecube years.
  9. General Switch Discussion

    Indeed, I'm currently playing through DKC 2 for the first time and still find it crazy that Nintendo let them go. Had an idea for a thread on the topic but I keep putting off doing it.
  10. Marvel's Phase 5

    Yeah, it was just OK. Quite forgettable with the post credit scenes being the only interesting part of the film. One which I imagine is dead in the water with the way Marvel have pushed everything back apart from Deadpool 3. Brie Larson just seemed to sleepwalk through the film with the other 2 leads carrying the film. Seemed like a completely different character to the one in Captain Marvel and Endgame.
  11. General Switch Discussion

    Screw Banjo. If xbox show up at the direct, give me these. Just hearing those iconic themes on a Nintendo Direct would be huge. and this. It's about time they came home.
  12. General Retro Discussion

    Picked this up from my local charity shop for 10p on Saturday. Apart from the crack on the front of the case, it's in fantastic condition. Also got these two off eBay last week, I was looking for World Driver and came across it with Ridge Racer 64 for £70 including P&P. Managed to get £5 knocked off which seemed a fair price for the condition of both. https://i.imgur.com/xOJMx4H.jpeg[/img Added bonus, he included box protectors for both for free. I keep meaning to take some photos of my N64 collection as its grown significantly over the last 12 months but it means taking all the games off the shelf and they are alphabetised. I don't want to do it!
  13. General Switch Discussion

    Gamers have shown with their wallets that the hybrid console is what they want from Nintendo. Best of both worlds, portable and home console. It works, why reinvent the wheel just for sake of it. If not the hybrid form-factor, then what? Nintendo won't go back to developing for two separate platforms now and I doubt Nintendo are worried about the portable PC space. I'm not sure what gimmick they could add to the current switch model that would add to the gaming experience. What if their developers just want more powerful hardware to showcase their vision better without the hassle of adding unnecessary gimmicks to it. If the launch window is solid, I'll be there day 1. I kinda regret holding off as long as I did but I was burnt by the Wii U and pushed into the loving arms of the PS4.
  14. General Switch Discussion

    Now isn't the time for unnecessary expensive gimmicks that push the console price up and reduce the graphical power (see Wii U). The Switch has brought them back to the DS and early years of the Wii in terms of profitability and relevance in the gaming world. Play it safe, build the Switch brand. Do a Sony. PS1 to PS2. Keep it simple. Stick with the Switch branding and simple gimmick for the next console and then freshen things up next time with a fancy gimmick if need be. I don't think Nintendo have been in a stronger position than they are now before a new console release. The sales potential of their franchises now is frightening. 5 of them over 25 million in sales with none of them being Pokemon is ridiculous. Then add in the potential for more 3rd parties to jump on the bandwagon with the rumoured specs of the console being very 3rd party friendly. My Switch is 99% of the time docked so LCD doesn't bother me if it keeps the price down.
  15. Your 2024 Gaming Diary

    Yeah, still got 1 & 2 on PS2. Had 3 Remastered but must of traded it in at some point. Not played the 2 PSP games or Ascension.