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About WackerJr

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  • Birthday 07/03/82

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  • Real Name
    Mike Wakely
  • Location
    South, UK
  • Interests
    Sport, Videogames, Trampoline Coaching
  • Occupation
    MI Analyst


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch, 3DS, WiiU, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA SP
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS4, X-Box 360, PS2
  • Favourite Game?
    Zelda: Oot / MM
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Conker, Phoenix Wright
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    Gaming Bytesize

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  1. I was relieved and pleasantly surprised watching this. I thought it looked really good and very promising. I know it’s a little too early to really tell, but look at the backlash after the initial Sonic movie reveal and I don’t foresee anything like that happening here now. It was a little odd not hearing the regular voices, but I was ok with them. Jack Black in particular looks like he could have some fun with his part!
  2. Return to Monkey Island

    It’s out! Has anyone played this yet? The reviews I’ve seen have been positive and once I’ve finished the games I’m on I think I’ll be getting this and getting my Grog on! (Ok I know that sentence doesn’t actually make any real sense but you get the sentiment!)
  3. Nintendo films

    You don’t often get trailers for a trailer! 😁 There’s so much intrigue and dread behind this first look. 4 days and counting… place your bets now: great or disastrous, I can’t see there being many opinions in between!
  4. Tunic

    I don’t often buy games at launch due to my backlog, but after the reviews and praise for Tunic, I’ve downloaded the Switch version. I’m only 30 minutes in so far and I enjoy the art style and controls (Monument Valley meets Link to the Past so far!). I’m intrigued and excited and can’t wait to see where the game takes me next!
  5. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Similar here! Although I only played them both recently. I must have been a lot more patient when I was younger to put up with the controls & numerous deaths! I can also see now why I never got far with Flashback! Still, I’m glad to have played them, just for the experience, but I won’t be going back to either of them again.
  6. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Flashback (PS4) - 2018 The original Flashback was an important sci-fi cinematic platformer back in 1992. The lack of updates to this 2018 version makes it feel as though it exists here for nostalgia only. I made copious use of the new rewind function, but beyond that there's very little updated here from the 1992 version. It plays in a similar vein to the likes of Abe's Odyssey, Another World, and the original Prince of Persia, with you controlling Conrad across non-scrolling stages, with now awkward controls for leaping, sprinting, climbing and shooting. It's certainly better than it's predecessors, such as Another World, thanks mainly to the rechargable shield allowing me to take a few hits, whether through my own poor choices or because I was waiting for the pistol animation to finish. Set in 2142, but very much now just a historical artifact of gaming.
  7. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    There is no Game: Wrong Dimension (Switch) Despite the name, this is most definitely a game! This is a clever 4th wall-breaking point & click game, which sees the narrator sticking you in various situations to stop you playing their so-called “game”. Reading that back, it sounds incredibly confusing, but in reality it really isn’t. For example, he may plant a large sign up. Clicking on certain letters causes certain tapping sounds and then the letter may drop. At which point you could use the sharp end as a screwdriver to unlock the screws to the sign. It’s hard to really describe many other puzzles without spoiling them, but most do make you think outside the box as you figure out how to use the items on the screen in unfamiliar ways. It’s all light-hearted and doesn’t take itself too seriously. My favourite parts are where it parodied other genres, such as RPG, mobile games, and even point & click adventure games themselves. There’s always a hint system available so you’ll rarely get stuck if you decide to use it. The story isn’t as memorable as your class graphic adventure games, and ‘gamers’ will definitely enjoy this more than ‘casual players’. Ultimately, I found it short but satisfying, and it did make me feel smart at times like a good point & click game should!
  8. Grand Theft Auto VI

    I’ve mentioned recently my dislike of people leaking information that would be so much better when the developers surprise us. I’ve deliberately avoided watching any of the leaked stuff and feel for Rockstar on this. Hope they catch the guy! (Actually I rather hope Rockstar staff catch him first…!)
  9. As expected, Goldeneye is seeing a simultaneous release on both NSO and GamePass.
  10. I’d like to think it’ll make those leakers think twice before vying for attention in future, but I doubt it. Think you’ve got a good point there on Prime 4.
  11. Pikmin 4 (IT'S ALIVE!) (2023)

    There were a few announcements which seemed to be there to appease the market, or to effectively ask people to stop asking about a game, and that it really is being developed! I couldn’t tell if that was joy or sarcasm from Miyamoto when he revealed that t-shirt. Either way, it made me chuckle!
  12. There are enough known games we’re expecting by the end of Winter that could fill the Direct (e.g., Monkey Island, Bayonetta 3, Pokémon S&V, N64 NSO games) so I expect to see plenty of these. I’m hoping they’ll spring some new surprises on us, such as the Zelda ports (not only two of the few WiiU ports left that I’d be excited about, but two of the only WiiU ports left, period!). I don’t think we’ll see anything on Mario Kart or GameBoy for NSO, but I’m cautiously optimistic for a bunch of other surprises….
  13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is one of the latest retro game re-release / update. Over recent years I’ve found that a growing number of titles that I could never complete as a child have been given HD updates or re-releases. This collection in particular contains another of the games that defeated me as a child: the dreaded side-scrolling NES TMNT game. I’ve found it incredibly satisfying to play these games and finally reach the end. To such extent that I’ve delayed playing some of the better modern games in order to finally get some ‘closure’ for the younger me! Does anyone else get that same gratification or ever have the urge to return to a game they could never defeat and finally complete? The introduction of rewind features to many of these has helped and I think that will finally enable me to defeat Shredder and finally justify the countless hours I spent as a child getting my butt kicked by the hordes of respawning enemies, losing heroes to the infamous underwater section, or being squashed by the tanks wandering the overworld. Examples over recent years for me have included Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Flashback, Aladdin & Lion King (Disney Games Classic Collection), and even one of the first games I ever played and used to terrify us in primary school: Granny’s Garden (a BBC game that saw a re-release on mobile). The latter in particular is a very dated game for children, that I probably gained more joy for finally completing as an adult than I really should have! This image alone haunted many schoolchildren in the 80’s! Is it just me? Or do you have any games you’ve been determined to finally beat, even if you’ve had to return to it many years later?
  14. I’m impressed DYKG were able to sit on this for so long as it sounds as though they’ve been collecting info and trying to find and interview people for a while. A real find to discover this without more details being leaked earlier, and also speaks to the credibility of those who worked on it for not revealing more. The premise and story sounds interstate and different. I agree with others though, the actual gameplay doesn’t sound too good. All very interesting to hear about though!
  15. General Switch Discussion

    I agree. I enjoy speculation and discussion about what could be released. It’s the “leaks” for the big surprises that frustrate me. What does it gain the leakers? Just attention really. It spoils things for developers, who are already under enough pressure it seems.