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#2 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

I doubt the Virtual Console stuff will ever be shut down, since it would make way more sense to transfer all of that functionality to the WiiU and whatever other consoles they make in the future. They might update it and change it, but I think the only way it can disappear entirely is if Nintendo goes belly up, which most likely won't happen.

#3 Edited by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

Yeah, This is the one I was talking about:

I don't know, I thought it was pretty straightforward, since your little animal buddies show you what you have to do. It's just actually performing the wall jump that's the hard part, but once you have that skill down you can explore so much more of the game. I love both Super Metroid and SoTN, but I definitely put more time into Super Metroid. I guess it's just a matter of personal preference.

#4 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

@believer258: There's another pit in Brinstar where you have to learn how to use the wall jump ability to escape. It's not something that you have to pick up, but it can be a little hard to do since it feels different from the wall jump in games like Mega Man X. You basically have to be pushing away from the wall on the d-pad when you hit the jump button.

#5 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

@Colorwind: All you need for that section of the game is the speed booster power up, and you can only enter that pit by using the speed booster when you run over the top of it. This section is supposed to teach you how to use the shinespark ability. You basically just run until Samus flashes, then press down and jump, and she flies up to the top of the pit.

#6 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

@wmaustin55: Oooh. I have no idea what that's from then.

#7 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

@Aegon: Is that from Trainspotting? I actually haven't seen the whole movie, but I'm pretty sure I saw that part.

#8 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

I'm currently a student living in a dorm room, and I don't get to see my family as much as I want to anymore. I kind of find it hard to sympathize with you, since I miss being able to see everyone back home. Don't take your family for granted. And you really shouldn't talk shit about your mom. Regardless of what she did to you, it just makes you look bad.

#9 Posted by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

@Erzs: The Ultimate History of Video Games is mostly factual, but there's some good stuff in there. The author interviewed a lot of the people he talks about in the book, and the snippets written by them add a lot. Neither book is really funny, though.

#10 Edited by JohnnyAutoFire (356 posts) -

There's a lot of good books about video game history, but I'm not really sure if that's what you're looking for.

Game Over by David Sheff is a book that goes over the origins of Nintendo. It's been rereleased a bunch of times under different titles. The version I read was "Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children" and was released in 1993. Despite it's title, it's actually a really cool book about the beginnings of the modern video game industry.

The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent is exactly what the title discribes. It's a 600+ page book that documents just about every major event in the video game industry up until the turn of the century. If you have any interest in video game history, this is a really good book to read.