the weird chick

Mario Kart and Collect-a-thons

June 25th, 2014

Blue Shells: Ruining friendships since 1996

I bought the new Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. It’s pretty awesome, I must say. Love the the Retro Cup; they really made those old tracks look awesome, but still recognisable. They changed them much more than they did in the previous games that had a Retro Cup. Mario Kart 8 comes with a free downloadable game, so I got The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It is quite awesome. I have a crappy old tube TV, and it still looks way better than the original GameCube version did. I also have New Super Mario Bros. U, and Super Luigi U. That is the extent of my Wii U collection. For now. I really like it though. If you are a Nintendo fan, I highly recommend getting it.

I remember being skeptical of the Wii U GamePad when I first heard about it, but now that I’ve used it, I have lost all skepticism. It’s kind of like a large Gameboy. You can’t take it absolutely everywhere, but you can take it away from the TV. My bedroom is right next to my living room, which is in range of the Wii U. I like to play the games while lying in bed. It’s really nice. Nintendo, I am sorry for doubting you. I should have known better. It’s awesome to use it as a TV remote, too. It makes me feel like I’m in the future.

EB Games Canada offered a dinky little blue shell poster as a pre-order incentive for Mario Kart 8. At first I wasn’t sure I would really get much use out of it, but I took one anyway, because “free” is one of my favourite words. Turns out I love the poster. I put it right above my N64.

That thing beside my N64? An old N64 t-shirt from the 90s that my dad wore out and my avó turned into a rag. The poster didn’t really fit properly into any frame, so I trimmed it to fit into this one. Not a perfect fit, as the text on the bottom is cut off, but I don’t care too much. Now I am impatiently awaiting the new Zelda for the Wii U. I have an approximately one and a half year wait for that. I am not happy. Oh well.

Yes, that is Banjo Tooie in my N64! I love the original Banjo Kazooie games. I never tried the Nuts and Bolts one for the xBox, but my brother told me it wasn’t really a Banjo game. He said he enjoyed it, but it was completely different. So I haven’t tried it. It sucks that there will most likely never be a real Banjo Threeie. I did find, however, this awesome-sounding indie game called A Hat in Time that is supposed to be like Banjo Kazooie, and even has the same composer. I am super excited for it and hope it comes out for real. Please, please, please finish it, guys. I love that kind of game. It has been far too long since I had a new one to play!

UPDATE: Playtonic Games is making a “spiritual successor” to Banjo Kazooie! Yaaaay! Give them your money, now.


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