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Old 10-29-2006, 08:11 PM
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:05 PM
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Cat! You're alive!

In your FACE, Schrödinger!
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:52 PM
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Um, how do you make the mini-Mickey "o" again?

I spoiled the name for you guys, didn't I? From now on, you'll never be able to think of Schrodinger's Cat without having him chase Mickey around the box, right?
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:00 PM
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Um, how do you make the mini-Mickey "o" again?
Alt-148, or just punch something like "umlaut" into Google and then copy/paste.
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:19 PM
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:25 PM
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Alt-148, or just punch something like "umlaut" into Google and then copy/paste.
or simply have a german keyboard layout
I can type those all day long
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:35 AM
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Hey Z, great job on CM's title. The combination of "boarding party member" and three cats on surfboards has joke possibilities that go to untold layers of wit:

1. "Boarding" as in surfboards.
2. "Boarding party" as in multiple cats having fun on surfboards.
3. "Boarding party" as in the old days of TOS when there weren't away teams, there were landing parties and boarding parties.
4. "Board" as in flat cats being used for Cat Sailing Days being as flat and hard as a board. If you don't know about CSD, please ask.
5. "Party" as in "real parties have 'cool cats' in them."

I was just wondering how fast new member titles come into effect when an avatar is changed. I have a bunch of sprites and thought it might be time to shake things up. Unless you guys identify me with Radd to such an extent that it'd be a shame to mess things up. Opinions?
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Depends how quickly I notice, and whether it warrants a new title. PHJ's SpongeBob avatar certainly did, for example. Cat's title isn't new (it was in my initial round of title-bestowing after the vBulletin switch), but your five interpretations certainly are. I must admit I had two in mind, tops.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:31 AM
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Here it is! Go Mario! Dun dun dun, duh dun duh dun Duh duh duh duh duh duh...

PS: Does anyone really think that Mario 3 is NOT the best NES game? Didn't think so.
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The best NES game is Legend of Zelda.

The best Mario game is Super Mario Bros.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:52 AM
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...flat cats being used for Cat Sailing Days...
Known in the Good Old Days™ as Sailcats™...
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:20 AM
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Erm, no.

I played the original LOZ (GBA edition), and I just ... it wasn't very good. The graphics were great, the music was great, the enemies were great, the gameplay... just wasn't great. Too nonlinear. I am a firm believer in "even if the overworld is nonlinear, the dungeons should be arranged in a distinct linear pattern that gets progressively harder. Granted, even in OOT you can do the Fire Temple before Forest and Ice Cavern before both, but in OOT you were given incessant hints from Navi, Saria via Ocarina Wireless, Kaepora Gaebora, Shiek, etc, etc. where you should go next. Original LOZ: none of that. You just walk around and around and around and if you don't bomb EXACTLY the right rock, no dice. Sold that sucker right back. It should be theoretically possible to play any game without the strategy guide and a minimal amount of backtracking. Even games like Star Tropic (also a favorite) were good at keeping things semilinear without making you feel totally lost.

Original Mario--okay, good game. It set the trend for all that followed and all that, but to me it fails in comparison to Mario 3 in several important respects:

1. Extra lives are commonplace in Mario 3. Mario 1, hardly.
2. Get hit as Fire Mario in Mario 1, dead. Get hit in Mario 3, you still have a chance. I'm a firm believer in powerups actually increasing life energy.
3. Mario 1 is too linear. No sidetrips for necessary powerups allowed. At all.
4. No P-wings! No music boxes! No hammers! No frog suits! No Kuribo's Shoe! Come on, people!
5. White overalls and a red shirt? Can you spell "tacky?"
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erm....who are you anyway?

I'm the one who pointed you in the direction of KOL, remember?

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Hey, it's you. That person. With the cats.

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Hey Z, great job on CM's title. The combination of "boarding party member" and three cats on surfboards has joke possibilities that go to untold layers of wit:
Thanks for mentioning. I hadn't actually noticed the title. I like it though.


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So to summarize Nate's post:

LOZ not so good because it's too non-linear.
SMB1 not so good because it's too linear.

LOZ is an awesome awesome game. I remember spending hours and hours playing it growing up, and I still do. (I'm extremely fortunate that the battery in my Zelda1 and Zelda2 cartridges hasn't died yet.) Great music, great graphics, great everything. And I never had a strategy guide for that game. As I recall, I would find a doorway, walk through it, and if it was a dungeon, I would look at the top of the screen that would say "Level 1" or whatever. If I found Level 5 and I had only beat Level 2, then I would keep searching for Level 3.

As for Mario, I agree that I like Mario3 better than Mario1, but I think a lot of that is the diversity the game added. More levels, more themes, and flying. And most importantly for a guy with a brother, a more reasonable two-player mode. As I mentioned in my fiver of SMB1, it was annoying to play a 2P game and just have to sit there until the other player finally dies on World 5. SMB3 switched off every level, and that made things more fun for two people. Especially with the sewer-mode.

Of course, that's not really to say anything bad about SMB1, which I still play frequently enough on my NES.
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Never looked at it that way, but yeah, that's the basic idea.

PS: Was there any actual way to save on GBA LOZ without dying first? If there was, my manual did a LOUSY job of telling that to me. That's Gameplay Mechanics 101!
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If it works like Zelda 2, you can save with Up+A on controller 2. There are quite a few games in which that works; it was sort of an open secret. The original NES came with two controllers, so you didn't even need to switch ports. (The GBA port of Zelda 2 transfers this trick to Up+Select.)

Anyone who knows my gaming habits will have no trouble predicting which side I'm on here. The original Zelda is an incredible game, especially for its day. Like the original Metroid, it's a NES game I'll never get tired of. But Mario just doesn't grab me -- never has. I can appreciate the games' reputation, but I just don't enjoy them much myself. Hoshi's difficulties were based on my own.

However, I would give the "best NES game" title to neither Mario nor Zelda. It's not an easy call -- Metroid and Castlevania are strong contenders too -- but the winner for me is Mega Man 3.
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Heya cat! I was wondering if you were still alive!

I have plenty of obscure things I could use for avatars, but I'll be nice and not.

Zelda was good, as were Castlvania and Metroid...and Ice Climbers (shut up) but I have to give it to Mega Man 3.

Just for the slide.

Bah to Mario. Duck Hunt was on the same cartridge and much better. It made more sense, too! :D
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