I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holdays and I hope you spend it with amazing people. Some of us will be opening some presents from Santa so if you get anything particularly noteworthy feel free to share it in the comments.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/25/2016 at 05:29am

I reacted the same way when I got my N64 for christmas, but I was 20.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/25/2016 at 05:32pm

I got the NES Classic! (It's super fun, but I'm just impressed my wife found one!)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/25/2016 at 09:28pm

Awesome Adam!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 01:12am

Damn lucky Adam.

The main fun stuff I got was the new 3DS and a few movies like The Hateful Eight and Star Trek Beyond. The new Metallica album and the Breakfast Club on Bluray. Can't wait to watch Bender smoke it up in HD!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 02:09am

The new 3DS also doesn't come with a charger. I remember something about that a while ago. I guess it works with the old ones and they don't include it. Not expensive but annoying as it's my first DS.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 02:17am

Yeah the new 3DS no charger is lame.

I got a PS4 slim with uncharted 4.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 04:19am

Lucky guys! Gaming wise I got a $30 Gamestop gift card, which I'm thinking of taking to Gamestop and buying $30 in Steam gift cards. LOL Gaming wise, my son got an ocarina from his mom! He also got a Skylanders thing, but it's for XB1/360 (which we don't have), so it's going to get returned for something else.

Oh and as for the N64, I remember that Christmas when I got mine. I got enough money for Christmas that I went to Wal-Mart and bought one. It was sometime around or after high school (which ended in '98 for me). I still have it!

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/26/2016 at 07:14am

That's super lame that the 3DS doesn't come with a charger, since it's a proprietary connector.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 07:21am

@Travis, I agree. I read about that issue and forgot about it. Since I have already paid for a 3DS and 2 3DS XLs, I already have more than one charger for the 3DS family, so that mattered little to me. I seem to remember reading that they did that to reduce the cost of the system (which is currently about $200), although it seems like a charger would be only a slight cost and not including one just seems like a stupid idea.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 04:19pm

I forgot about the charger too! I already had a charger, so I didn't think much of it. I would have rather paid a few more dollars for a bundled in charger than not having one. Think of all the poor kids (and Jon) that get one as a present and then can't use it due to not having a charger. Sometimes I just don't understand Nintendo.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 04:22pm

Did you get any 3DS games Jon?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 05:49pm

Besides immediately going to Amazon for a charger I also bought Ocarina of Time 3D and Yoshis New Island. I already got a few old DS games like New Super Mario Brothers from Goodwill and that's a really fun game.

I will get the Link Between Worlds and a few others st some point too.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 05:50pm

Also there are a ton of demos for the 3DS which should keep me occupied for awhile. Demos, remember those?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 06:51pm

Yeah! I know Nintendo has demos, because I've downloaded some of them from their online store. I haven't played OoT 3D, but I bet it's pretty sweet (as the original and other ports are). I have Link Between Worlds, or at least I bought the golden Triforce 3DS XL that came with it. Well it was really a code I had to enter to get it downloaded from the store.

Jon, did you get the New 3DS XL or just the New 3DS? Apparently that "New" model you got has better hardware. I was told that the Hyrule Warriors game for the 3DS doesn't play well on the original system, but works fine on the "New" model.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 07:28pm

The New 3DS so not the XL and it was a Black Friday special for $99, so a pretty good deal.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/26/2016 at 07:29pm

Man, "Nintendo hard" is a real thing! These games are fun, but I kinda feel like I'm banging my head against a wall when playing them lol. I am determined to play through Zelda II, but it's really slow going! (Zelda II is a super smooth game though. The controls feel really good)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2016 at 08:01pm

What have you played so far? Zelda 2 is really rough. I've never beat it myself.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2016 at 08:33pm

OMG Zelda 2 is freaking hard. I never was able to figure it out when I played it on the NES. I finally found another way to play it (many years later) with cheats and then looked up what I was supposed to do. I really don't know about that game, it's perhaps one of the most mind boggling games I can think of!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/27/2016 at 05:23pm

So far my favorite games are Zelda 2 and Final Fantasy. I've played (and loved) FF 2, 3 and 7, but never played the first. It appears it's going to be a long grind (I made my 4 person team to be, 1 black magic, 1 white magic and 2 fighters. I really had no idea what I was doing, but it seems to work) as my team is going to need to level up A LOT before even going through the first dungeon/castle. But I love the sounds! It's kind of a "duh" now, but the FF sounds originated in the original! I was pleasantly surprised to find this out :)

I've tried out most of the other games, and my wife laughs at me when I play for 1 minute, the feels impossible, and I press Resart and go to a different game :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/27/2016 at 05:37pm

Which ones feel impossible Adam? "Nintendo hard" is definitely a thing :D

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/27/2016 at 05:47pm

Please note: I'm not asking so I can say HAHA YOU SUCK I'm interested in hearing which ones, as an adult, feel impossible. Our interpretation of difficulty has changed since the 80s. I think we were more willing to grind something really hard when we had all the time in the world and only like 15 games to choose from.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/27/2016 at 06:43pm

Don't worry, my wife already says that to me, all the time...
Looking back at the list, the only game that feels *impossible* is Super C. The controls feel bad for Ice Climber and Kid Icarus. I might not bother playing those again. I get Galaga and Gradius mixed up, but both were too difficult to put much effort in. Ghosts'N Goblins and Megan Man 2 felt really hard, but beatable (I got through a couple Mega man levels before getting interested in trying something else). Both Castlevania games seemed fun, but didn't keep my attention. I'll come back to those at some point. Kirby and Tecmo Bowl were way too easy, I stopped playing them quickly after starting but will probably pick them up at some point when I'm bored. Zelda 2 is super hard, but fun enough to keep trying. Final Fantasy is grinds, but I'm giving it time.

So I guess the only *impossible* game is Super C :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/28/2016 at 04:40am

Kid Icarus is one of my faves, clunky controls and all. I can see why you might lump it in with that (tangentially)

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/28/2016 at 05:08pm

I need a Game Genie Classic now ;)

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