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NDS
Mario Kart DS
I was in the mood to play this recently - doing TTs and running 32 Tracks for fun | 3-star in all cups and missions, got good times in 1/32 tracks

Updated about 3 days ago

★★★★★ 32 Tracks PB: 1:02:29, not too shabby for a first run but still heavily improvable. If anyone is curious, I'm trying to beat every "Expert E" standard on this page: http://www.mariokart64.com/mkds/standards.php
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NSDL
Slime-san
Making progress at slime pace | 60%, 284/400 Apples, 11/15 Coins, 70/101 Trophies

Updated about 2 weeks ago

Those bomb enemies are the worst.
(C)
3DS
Mario Kart 7
Going back to Time Trials, until I'm satisfied with my runs | 3-Star rank in all Cups, got good times in 3/32 courses

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★ If anyone is curious, I'm trying to beat every "Adv D" standard on this page: http://www.mariokart64.com/mk7/standardc.php Those times are actually REALLY tight, much more than I expected at first.
(U)
3DS
Bowser's Minions
Am I missing something, or is Deny the only useful command? | 39 stages finished, Squad lv 19, 38.7% completion

Updated about 4 months ago

Keeping many different troops all at the same level seems to be a big hassle (similar to Pokémon). Captain Goomba, Sergeant Shy Guy, Iggy and a couple minor minions are starting to lag behind, despite being troops that I might resort to using in the future. Beans don't give enough EXP to solve the issue, at all.
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3DS
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
What a massive difficulty spike at the very end! | 19h41m, final boss defeated, lv 41-41, in Beanbean Castle Town, 86% collectables

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★ They never seem to get final bosses right. SS: too hard and repetitive for me to enjoy, honestly. PiT: probably my fave difficulty-wise, but Copy Flowers and Mix Flowers kinda break it. BIS: kind of a joke, if you spent any time getting Magic Window, Intruder Fangs, or Broggy. DT: either pretty hard, or insanely easy with Gold/Miracle badges. PJ: well, there's Paper Mario, but also Battle/amiibo Cards to boost POW and DEF (among other effects) to make the fight quite easy.

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about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I actually didn't make "one deck" that could take on everyone in the game -- in particular I mixed up my deck between elite four fights, but I also had a special recipe for Murray and a couple other gym leaders. And some of their underlings aren't required fights...
about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'd imagine a 3D Yoshi game wouldn't function much differently from how Yoshi controls in Mario Odyssey. His ability to cling to walls via his tongue is too new and underutilised of an idea to pass up so soon. All they really need to do is give him back his egg laying/throwing, ground pounding and transformation abilities and possibly introduce an entirely new gameplay mechanic as an appealing selling point, similar to how Mario Odyssey's capture mechanic summed up the large amount of hype the game got.

Deciding on a premise, aesthetic, etc. would be the hard part. Nintendo already went all out with Mario Odyssey, and to even attempt something to surpass it would only be reserved for Mario, which makes all the sense for Nintendo's main mascot. I've always felt giddy about themes such as exploring the world, cultural appreciation, and even a few dark undertones here and there, which are the sole reasons why Sonic Unleashed is one of my favourite Sonic games. I truly believe Yoshi is capable of something similar, but in the end, Yoshi is really nothing more than a character I have a deep affection for, and these themes can easily be achieved by many other characters instead of the one just to satisfy the very specific needs of one person.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I don't worry about my speedrunning skills much; I know they're nonexistent outside of VVVVVV and maybe Virtual Kasparov (a GBA chess game).

Did you see I beat the Pokemon Trading Card Game for Game Boy without a single defeat? I still can't believe I did that. I live-streamed the Elite Four, and should have lost to the first of them but for one of the world's worst AI flaws. Instead of attaching a fire energy to their active pokemon to KO mine, which would have ended the game, they attached a fire energy to a bench pokemon and used a weaker attack, giving me the one turn I needed to conjure up a Professor Oak and discard and draw seven and turn the game around. Went on to win out.

I need to talk to a guy at the video game store about my MKDS cart; maybe he can flash the memory or something and thereby fix it. IDK.

And yeah, thanks for the tip on MK7, although I do think 40 pts guarantees two stars, but I could be wrong and that's just a side-effect.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Despite how much the game frustrated me with its elaborately-hidden collectables and flawed health system, I really want to love Yoshi's Woolly World because it's just so bloody adorable. So much so that I bought the 3DS port to take with me on my trip to Greece at the time, even after having already fully completed the game on Wii U.

I'd actually say my struggles with the game are fairly comparable to how you explained yours. I don't even use my 3DS very often anymore these days except during regular times of the week when I'm forced away from most of my other consoles and my choices are narrowed down. I was reluctant to use any of the in-game badges at the risk of making the game too easy, but I eventually caved in near the end of the game when I realised the badges are actually for making the game less frustrating, not easier.

Even though this is possibly the best Yoshi game since the first Yoshi's Island, I really think they could be done a lot better. I've been having this burning feeling in the back of my mind that my dino boi Yoshi is trying to compete with Kirby as Nintendo's signature of platforming cuteness, but Kirby already has a substantial lead, and I'm not expecting the upcoming Yoshi game on Switch to leave much of an impact. I'm hoping they could eventually make an actual 3D Yoshi game, which they've proven is absolutely possible thanks to Super Mario 64 DS and the end-game of Super Mario Odyssey. C'mon, Nintendo. Croc didn't die for nothing.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yes, but I was way behind on Palms Singles (I was doing Singles and Doubles both) when I had to run to the bathroom for like 20 minutes. If I can clear up /that/ issue, maybe I can at least run singles-only.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Sure, I'll give you my opinion on it once I finish.
It's made by the same people who made the Starfy games, and the two definitely share similar vibes. Starfy games can become very repetitive, though (especially if you play multiple entries relatively close to each other), but I'm hoping I won't feel the same here. After all, Peach is one of my favorite characters ever, she really deserves a good game.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I still think I'm better at the 2D Mario Golfs (Golves?), although I'm improving at 3-D. Thinking I might speedrun advance tour today or tomorrow
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Have you noticed the sound effects that come out of the Joycons through HD Rumble in Golf Story? The most noticeable ones are hitting people with golf balls, shooting off a cliff, and in the GALF minigames.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Re. VVVVVV: You can probably S-rank Space Station 1 by no-deaths and 1:15 or faster with just a little practice and ignoring the trinkets. I've got a best there of 0:45 with no deaths, and the WR is 0:43, so you've plenty of time, although if you're close-but-no-cigar there are a few risky shortcuts you can take (just search youtube).

Also, Golf Story sounds better and better. I sure look forward to playing it when Nintendo's next console comes out and the switch drops below $100.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I remember I got a $20 Eshop card for Christmas are ther3 any games you would recommend that are around $20 on the Eshop?
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
The one thing they usually get right with Mario & Luigi final bosses: the music!
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, the people who play No Death Mode generally consider "got to the gravitron" to be a very good run.

(No Death Mode requires S-ranks or better on 4 of the 6 time trials -- or you can go to the cheats menu to unlock it if you're insane. No Death Mode does what it says on the tin, YOLO.)

I've still only got 3 S-ranks so no No Death Mode attempts for me, yet. I did V-Rank Space Station 1 though, along with my Tower and Lab S-ranks. (The Lab S-rank was actually trinkets and time, with 4 deaths).

about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Don't worry about sucking at Gravitron -- I usually have upwards of 70 deaths there in a given run and my record is 180-or-so for an /entire/ run. As far as A Difficult Chord, I just find if I am falling downwards from the top, and start holding right about halfway down, I make it through more often than not!
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How hard is it to find a Golett? At least it can't be as hard as finding a Larvesta which has a 1% chance of appearing in Lush Jungle and that rate isn't even increased with rustling grass or trees. It's always a 1% chance. I had to get mine on the GTS and I would suggest doing that for Golett
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Congrats on of VVVVVV -- how bad was Doing Things the Hard Way, or did you have more trouble with one of the other Space Station 2 trinkets (like Prize for the Reckless)?
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