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About iamabuttonmasher

otaku Nintendo fan that'd shell out money on anything with a Nintendo logo. >.> oh, and I'm a HUUGEEEEEE S

YouTube me.

Hey guys, some of you may know I have a YouTube channel, youtube.com/SayHelloPandaBear is my personal channel, and youtube.com/microsoftpaperclip is my collab channel with my friend Ryan. Subscribe if you like us,  not many videos up yet though. :)


Super Mario 3DS.

I could write a 30 page report on Super Mario 3DS. These are simply my speculations, so don’t be like “OOEEMGG! SUPER AMRIO GALAXY 3 IS ONE THA 3DS!” because it might be possible, but I’m just speculating.

SO, what do I think? I think the will very much be Super Mario Galaxy 3. I mean think about it. SMG and SMG2 are acclaimed as some of the best games ever. Combine that sheer awesome with a new groundbreaking ultra-powerful 3D without glasses handheld, and you may have the next Pong on your hands.

The screenshots Iwata showed us all at GDC 2011 made any Mario fan squeal with joy. The screenshots looked just like SM64 and Galaxy in one hybrid. Why do I say hybrid? If you saw said screenshots, two looked retro, and two looked rather Galaxy-esque. The first two comprised of Mario in his small form, maybe it was a stage, a la SMB3, but I don’t think Nintendo would add the mushrooms to stay alive feature in a 3D Mario, yes, there are Mushrooms in Galaxy, but in a power-up form. And the other “retro” screen showed Mario in a retro Galaxy environment, but in his normal “Super” form. Not much to say on that one.

The “Galaxy” screenshots, showed Mario in an environment with throwbacks to SMB3, falling block and the infamous arrow blocks, source of frustration for me, especially the ones that changed when you jumped on ’em. Again, not much to say. BUT, this next screen is where Nintendo pulls a U-turn. This screenshot looks a LOT like the beta Clockwork Ruins Galaxy, but with coloured spinning blocks. And, at the top of the image you can spot a Comet Medal from SMG2, kinda cementing the “Galaxy 3DS” theory.

In terms of Yoshi, these were only screenshots, and Yoshi was omitted from SMG but brought back in the sequel, I think we may see Yoshi in this game, but if it’s following in Galaxy’s footsteps, there’ll be two games, one without the adorable dino buddy.

I hope the game is a fusion of 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy 1&2, the awesomeness of 64, the laidback atmosphere of Sunshine, and just Galaxy all over. The ”Temporary” logo Iwata showed at GDC had a tail affixed to the O, and the logo looked like the 3D Mario logo sans Galaxy of any sort. Now this tail obviously means we’ll see Raccoon and Tanooki suits making their big re-appearance.

Obviously the gameplay will be on the top screen, but I think your HUD will be on the bottom, telling you which Bro. you’re playing as, your health, the Galaxy you’re in and so forth. I want to see a return of the Galaxy 2 world select, it was cleaner and quite easy to use, and how cool would it be to use the Circle Pad to move the little preview planetoid on the level select.

I hope that we see Lubba and Rosalina in this game, seeing as they met before, maybe there could be some shock twist, like Lubba is the Luma reincarnation of her father.

My hands are getting sore from typing so comment below and tell me what you wanna see.:)


Mario Kart 3DS.

So if you’ve living under a Nintendo rock since the early ’90s (I wasn’t even born. :3), every Nintendo console has been complemented by a Mario Kart game, possibly the most recognised racing game in history.

So, just as I expected, on Day 2 of E3 2010 (I think.), the Big N announced MK3DS, with some uber sweet demo footage and screenshots, showing off new character interaction (e.g, grunting and rolling eyes at each other), and the Mii integration, and basically Nintendo just showing off what they can do.

Since we’re only two months from E3 2011 and no doubt we’ll be seeing more of MK3DS as it has been said to launch this year, I thought I’d lay down some of my speculations and expectations.

Tracks/Cups:

I’d LOVE to see a cup in MK3DS comprised of every Rainbow Road ever, so that cup would be the “Grand Finale” cup, with more tracks than the usual four.

I definitely wanna see some form of Galaxy cup, with lots of levels themed from the critcally acclaimed games. And it might be ambitious, but I think we’ll see sixteen cups, not eight, seeing as the 3DS can handle 2GB of game save data.

Characters:

MY dream roster would be most Mario characters ever, definitely including Lubba and Rosalina.

When MK hits our shiny new handhelds, expect new things. Keep gamin’! :)


being sick sucks.

Yes, I’m sick, and it sucks. Although with all the gaming and SoShi/ K-Pop news it’s been okay, I guess.

Still no word on the possible Mr. Taxi radio rip, although I’m happy just listening to the 3 second teaser on loop. >.< The MV for “Mirror Mirror” by 4minute was released and was drastically different from what we saw in the teasers. As usual, I was gazing at HyunA. The new SNSD Daum CFs were released, and they’re awesome! Sunny is even immature as a cop. :3

Although I did eat some Naruto today, so,  I guess I’m feeling on the mend. :)


PANDORA NO TOU!

Back in January, my life as an otaku changed. Nintendo announced a new franchise called Pandora’s Tower. Fast forward a few months, the teaser has been released through Nintendo’s “Minna no NC”, the equivalent of our Nintendo Channel. Complete with classy Japanese opera, the trailer shows off gameplay and profile shots of the main character that was ever so mysteriously shown off a few months back. As the trailer draws to an end, which I didn’t want it to, it shows her fancy tattoo which has to do with the storyline, the name of the game, and its release date and cost. It reveals that it will see its Japanese launch on May 26, 2011. No western details yet, but my theory is that the Big N will wait roughly two weeks until E3 2011 to reveal deets on this stunning Wii title. I’m excitedly waiting until further details leak. Keep mashing buttons! :)


OHAI! ~_^

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! OH MY GOD! I mean, hi. SNSD’s Japanese MV for RDR has been released, only within hours of its teaser. The teaser featured a three second clip of Mr. Taxi, which sounds amazing. The set looks like it came outta Tron: Legacy. And the best news? SNSDKorean reported of a possible radio rip of Mr. Taxi release tomorrow. Giving us S<3NES a teaser sans a release date is SHEER TORTURE! Although it looks like we have an awesome 24 hours ahead of us!

 

P.S: Taengoo’s short hair is dead sexy. :D

P.P.S: As usual, my SooYoung bias made me scream like a fanboy. >.>