Ep.67 Now You're Playing With Nintendo! (Eric - Playing Nintendo Video Games)
4:47PM Dec 19, 2019
Good day everyone who's listening to talk to your homies, and this is episode 67. Now you're playing with Nintendo. I'm your host Alex and today I have the honor to have Eric as my guest on the show. How you doing today back again? I'm good. How are you? Good, good. Yeah, this is the second time you're the second person to come back twice. The first person is john who did our games right and everyone else he did audio fantasy audio books, and I just say audio toys. Yes. Anyways, today it's all about Eric second time coming. I'm glad to have him back. He says he's less nervous today.
Yeah, yeah. The first one was super fun. So let's do to another time.
Perfect and then Mazel just ask you anyways because for people if this is their first time listening who is Eric,
I am somebody who went to high school with Alex. So I've known him for the better part of a decade. Just somebody works at a hospital. And on my free time, I enjoy playing Nintendo games. And that's kind of what we're here to talk about.
There you go. That's the topic of today's Nintendo games. This is a topic I enjoy a lot because I love video games. I played Nintendo ever since I was a kid. But it's not about my passion about Nintendo. It's about Eric's passion. So how did you get introduced to playing with Nintendo games?
I honestly can't remember. I just remember my parents buying me the original Gameboy, the black and white one, and playing Mario Aladdin. I think I had Tetris on that to my older cousin, had the Gameboy had the Nintendo, like the NES and then the later the SNS. And then my parents got Me the Super Nintendo too. And so those are my two kind of first introductions into video games. So Nintendo is kind of what broke me into into playing video games. Do you remember your first first game? I think it was Mario or Tetris. I can't remember exactly. But I remember I played those two a lot. On the Super Nintendo, I only had three games, which was Mario Kart Goof Troop. And it was like the combo pack of Tetris and Dr. Mario, so I have very fond memories of playing those three games. And do you still have those games today? I do. I still have my original Super Nintendo and the three games they're at home buried somewhere. But every so often, I'll dig them out and when I have a hankering for for some classic Dr. Mario,
I have it. They don't they don't actually did that old Well, they get old but I mean like it still works pretty well. Right?
I have no issues. The carts still work super well and I've done like no maintenance on them and the system Like a brick, that thing won't break. So just a testament to how well they made their products
back then back in the days. I forgot to ask this but do you have any social media links or websites that you would like to share so people can follow you before or while listening to this?
I've, I mean, I have an Instagram but I don't really use it. Like I have 30 photos, so I don't think it's too worthwhile. But if ever they did want to take a look, it's Pereira. 1215. Other than that, I really don't have much.
That's good enough for us. We'll put that in the description while I say we I'll put that in the description. Almost Eric is gonna help me out. We're gonna put it down there so you guys can click it. And now he said he started off with older Nintendo consoles. How many of the Nintendo consoles have you gone through so you have the Gameboy the smds the What else?
I had the original Gameboy, the smds and then I got the Gameboy Color, the advanced SP edition. Then like the ds 3ds so I've had all the handheld ones. And then from like the home console ones I had The Super Nintendo. And then the next one I would have gotten was the we, like, I didn't get the 64 I didn't get the GameCube I just remember my parents buying me a PlayStation two, which, looking back. I mean, that was awesome too, because I had a lot of good games. But I was always really lucky that my cousin had the Nintendo 64 had the Game Cube. So every time I would go over and I would go over often, we'd have long marathon sessions playing, playing on those things. So that was really fun. But I've been more of a like a handheld Nintendo console guy.
So with this out today, the switch does that count as a handheld for you or like a mixture of both? I use it the mixture of both. I think I use it more docked, but the handheld is lets me play it way more than I would have otherwise. So I think it's it's such a cool thing. Now this might be a tough question, but keeping time in mind what was the best console I know the switch compared to the SMGs graphics are a lot better. But I mean, let's take Keep in mind from time What is your favorite console?
I think I think the switch is my favorite one. It would be that or the the we, because I had a ton of fun playing the we, I think it was super innovative in in the way that they had like the motion controls and I was the first thing that really went into that. So I spent a lot of time with my my we playing a lot of the games that was on it. But what the switch we're getting, like some reimagining of classic games like Zelda. We have Super Smash Bros, which I've been playing like crazy since it's come out, and a lot of good stuff coming down the pipeline. So I'd have to say that's the number one right now.
And what are your top three favorite games if you had to choose throughout the entire generation of not just generation the whole life cycle of Nintendo?
I would. I think one of them would be Monster Hunter. Because for a little while there it was exclusive to Nintendo for the most part. And I remember the weaver Monster Hunter try. I played a, like a ridiculous amount. It was like summer, first summer vacation from university. And I had the game and I remember I'd go out and some nights I'd come home at like midnight. And as opposed to going to bed like a rational human being, I would go down, load up my week and play Monster Hunter online for like two, three hours, kind of rinse and repeat every day. So I put in a lot of time with that. And having it on like the the handhelds. And now on the switch, there's a ported version of it. So I've sunk a ton of time into that. Super Smash Bros is one that I've been playing since like the end 64 days and now that I have the switch and we have ultimate, I've sunk in like, I think close to 300 hours already. And then any of the Zelda games since they're they're always super fun, deep, and like just really fun is I guess the easiest way to say it,
and then Pokemon is somewhere down that list.
Oh yeah, everyone is Pokemon is up. There, I would put it maybe like, third fourth. Like it's, it's, it's up there. I've invested a lot of time in that. I'm excited for the new one to come. And I think I've owned every single one of them. So yeah, that's high up there on my list. Well, by the time this episode comes out, probably is around the same time that Pokemon will come out. So people will be like, yeah, Alex, it's already out. He's talking about less than two months.
Yeah, exactly. So recorded in September, but released maybe November, December. So we'll see what time travel right now. So you've tried all these different types of consoles. Do you have a favorite type of controller? Or like, what are the top three controllers? And what are the top three worst controllers that you've seen for Nintendo?
I like the switch pro controller. I think it's super comfy. It's a nice size fits in your hand very well. It's and it feels sturdy whenever you're using it. So I really like that one. The GameCube controller again is it was a really cool design works really well with like Smash Bros. And to this day still kind of what people consider the optimal choice. And whenever you go back and you play some of these classic games so like I know now they have a lot of the Virtual Console stuff on on switch. It just doesn't feel the same as when you're holding like an original NDS or s&s controller those things were a little bricks and it just it feels better playing those games with that kind of controller so I'll put those three as my favorite. I never really cared for the N 64 one I thought it was just kind of a weird design. So I'd put down kind of lower tier that in the the way you brick thing I didn't I didn't like either of you
like Nintendo is like one of those one of those companies that just tries out a bunch of different controllers and like you know what, let's just throw in and see what sticks. I saw something on a while ago that the Nintendo 64 controller, you know how there's this red button behind? Apparently that shape? Is the shape for the nunchuck for the week. I didn't know that. Yeah, it's the exact same shape. Yeah. But yeah, it's who's we're controlling you you only grab the middle and the left part.
I just I didn't understand it. So That's okay,
Nintendo you you know what you gotta do what you gotta do, but I believe the switch so far is great. You heard the thing about the drifting Have you had an impact? So for drifting, apparently the controllers for the joy con or the Joe cons for the switch have this mechanism that makes the person or the character you have drift a little bit because of the controllers Mel configured or something?
No, I haven't had that I other than like reading on it in the news or watching like people complain about it. I've personally not had that issue. So I've been pretty happy with that.
Good, good. And if you had your switch for two years now,
I got it. The day came out. I remember me and two friends we booked the day off from work. And I picked it up the minute the store opened and then spent the whole day playing Zelda.
It's a good console, it just sounds like Oh, just a promotional video like podcast episode for Nintendo and sponsored by them their socks. So it's one of 10 if you want to sponsor you know, I'm here. Promotion hobbies play Nintendo is a hobby, you know, just
give a shout out throwing it out there.
So what would you say is the best part about playing Nintendo games on a personal emotional level?
I think the best part is because a lot of games nowadays I think a lot of people tend to think that for a game to be good, it needs to be like visually the best graphics 4k running like whatever 120 frames per second and very deep and this and that. Whereas I think what Nintendo they still keep that light hearted approach to it and they try to be innovative and do different things. So we're a different game like on a on any of the other platforms, you might have to kind of really sit down and invest in and really take it seriously Nintendo is more of a light hearted approach where they still encourage kind of couch Co Op or just kind of shooting the shit with your friends. So I really like that because it's it's something where it's a pastime. So with an intro No game, I can just sit down and just play for what it is and enjoy it.
So that would be one of the reasons and what are the other reasons that you think Nintendo has, let's say better qualities over let's say PlayStation or Xbox.
I think they have just a nice history and a nice like catalog of characters that people grew up with in the 80s and 90s, that there's still just fond memories of these amazing games from the past. So they have such a backlog of amazing characters that people love. And so when they're reimagining the games nowadays, I think it just keeps them strong. They keep trying to be innovative with stuff like, like the lab bow, and now they're coming out with like the ring fit thing that I don't know too much about. But there's just all these things that they're trying to innovate with, and it keeps them relevant and keeps things fun.
And Nintendo has made some of the most iconic characters known to throughout history. Even if you don't play video games, a lot of people know whom Mario is or Pikachu for example, that's not Nintendo. But I mean, as game free, but it is probably it's only
on Nintendo games, right? So it's not only like video games, it's like mass media stuff. So some of the most popular things, you know, you could ask people who don't play video games and they'll know who Mario is So, or Pikachu, like you said. So it's interesting. It's a it's a huge cultural thing.
I don't know if you saw this, but at the end of the last Olympics, you know how they give the torch to the next country.
All the mascots are like Sonic and Mario is it or
know what they did is that the guy who announced that it's going to be in Japan came out of a green pipe.
I didn't know I didn't know that. Yeah,
there's a video of that. But I don't know what the mascots are. Maybe it's Nintendo related. I
know. There was something Nintendo related I vaguely remember. Watch it.
Well, you know what, they do have a Nintendo game called Mario and Sonic Olympics. So yeah, I can see why it would not be included. So talking about the community and stuff like that. Do you prefer to play Nintendo games alone? Or do you like to play with friends because you meant You like both? Which one do you prefer?
It depends on the game. Obviously, like a game like Super Smash Bros is meant to be played with friends. And like you can play it on offline with your on your own, just kind of against CPU. But I think just playing with your friends and just messing around is is a way more enjoyable way to play it. Then you have the single player games I like Zelda and whatever. Which, you know, you can't play cooperatively. So it just it depends on on the type of game. So I guess that'd be the easiest way to say
no sticking to smash bros like you and I play that a lot. A lot of hours, like a ridiculous amount of hours. I can't expect to
me that two of us. I think it's like 700 800 hours or something like that. Yeah,
yeah. See, people are like, Alex, where do you have time to do the podcast? I multitask. That's why I lose a lot. I'm kidding. But I do play a lot and that game just to stick on it. Who is your favorite character? So for people who don't know sorry, first of all for people who don't know who What's missing? Super Smash Bros is, it is pretty much a video game that just captures or has a bunch of characters throughout the video game world. Mario Yoshi, Donkey Kong some characters from Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, inkling or Mega Man, anything and every the ultimate
mash up game. Exactly. It's
kind of like the mascot of video games if you want to get introduced to any character from any video game and they keep on adding the characters. And what they do is they just fight. It's cartoon animations party fight game. It's a party fight game, which is pretty fun, but pretty stressful. But yes, who is your favorite character?
Right now the character I've played the most worthwhile have really liked playing is his Joker from the Persona series. So what I really like about smash ultimate is that they're doing a lot of collaboration with like third party publishers. So Joker's really fun. The newest character Banjo Kazooie, who was previously on Nintendo consoles, Windows now owned by Microsoft is super fun to use. So those two I have been kind of the characters I've been using the most recently, with Joker being kind of the standout, my most used. And speaking about third parties and stuff like that. Do you like that Nintendo's doing a lot more indie games in their game store? Yeah, I mean, it's cool to see that they're they're trying to support smaller studios who have just as much creative capacity, and then just highlighting them on their store. Because there's a lot of cool indie games like, I guess I'd consider like Undertale which is like a hugely popular game started out small and maybe it blew up and now you have a like a me character for example, in Super Smash Bros. And when people saw this release, they they lost their minds.
Well, I heard is because of Super Smash Bros that the western side learned more about Fire Emblem.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. So with Martin Roy in melee, I was the first time we had seen these characters to my knowledge, and then they poured it over one of the games and then it was I think if you had more of a like a niche audience but they they persevered and then with awakening, it just blew up and now it's like considered one of their tentpole kind of major titles.
So there you go. Super Smash Bros is doing a service for all video games throughout cross platforms, whether it's for Microsoft games, Sony games, any games, it's just like, This shouldn't do that. But they know they're friendly. They're the welcome and they're opening up their doors. Now speaking about opening up their doors, what other franchises do you think would work well, in Nintendo?
Like I think just the design I think, I can't remember if it is coming, but like some stuff like Spyro I know Crash Bandicoot would work well. Like it kind of has that Nintendo ish feel to it. So those are two games that kind of jumped to mind would work well as like a Nintendo kind of thing. It's cool to see what the switch that they're they're getting a lot more third party support, like from Bethesda for example, they had like Doom wolfen Stein and like a little bit more mature. Games. So it just goes to show that I think anything can can work if you if you adapt it well,
and when it comes to cross platform so cross platform is different consoles playing with each other. So you can play somebody who has an Xbox with with somebody who has a PlayStation with somebody who has a Nintendo. Do you think Nintendo should continue doing more cross platforms or focus a lot more on exclusives?
I think for them it'd be hard because they're from what I didn't understand quite protective of their first party characters. So as far as like cross platform stuff, it comes down a lot to the kind of third party games. I don't know if like Overwatch which is coming is is going to be cross platform play. I think fortnight is and I think it works well. So depending on the game i think it's it's a cool thing because I don't understand why. Just because I own a Nintendo console. I can play like fortnight for example and play against people on PlayStation. It's I don't see the difference. So if it works, then 100% I should keep going with it.
And for you, what would you say are some pet peeves for yourself? When it comes to let's say, the Nintendo games, the community, the hardware, the software, anything that just grinds your gears?
I think people tend to dismiss Nintendo games as being quite childish, I guess, because maybe it's marketed more towards kids. I guess the perfect example would be Pokemon, for example, where you might hear often they're like, Oh, that's a kids game. It's about you know, 10 year olds catching monsters and trading them. It's it's very, very, it's marketed towards kids. But then when you actually dive into kind of the mechanics of it, it's actually quite deep. And like, as a kid, I would never be able to figure this shit out. Going into kind of like how you properly train your Pokemon and one of our friends is like a crazy, like crazy deep into that. So I guess there's that that Nintendo is kind of often dismissed as like the third kind of not so relevant company because it's quite childish and They're not as serious as the other guys. Yet their games tend to be some of the most polished and, and deep in my opinion,
and is there anything that annoys you about like how they build a console or promote their games or anything like that?
It just it I guess, because they try to be innovative. There's like hit or misses with with their consoles. So whereas the Wii was widely popular to kind of the masses, the way you kind of flopped, I think they had kind of some neat ideas with it, which I think they were fine with the switch. So I guess it's kind of the, it's the risk you take when you're trying to be innovative is that sometimes it just doesn't come off. And we as as fans, and gamers might suffer a little bit because we don't get the same kind of sort of support. So whereas on the Wii U, we didn't get the same sort of games as like PlayStation, Microsoft, for example. And that was if that was your main console, then you kind of were left out whereas on the switch now, like I said, we're getting doom and wolfen science with some of these big games. Is the nice thing is that you always know that Nintendo will be able to use the hardware and come out with like the Mario's and the Zelda so you're always going to have something to play but it might be limited depending on on who how they decide to do things.
And I remember back when the way you came out they didn't do a lot of promotion or marketing. No, no,
no, it was it was like it was just very very weird. It's always like it was just a prototype to get to the switch
and then people didn't know about it they thought it was just an extension to those we and
and i think that's part of the problem with the name to write the name I think was too similar going from we to just we you it just added it didn't really make sense to me.
I feel I feel like if they tried to copy what Xbox did or Playstation and they didn't focus too much on the promotion, but I'm not an expert.
By no means am I an expert either. But that's just my opinion on on that. But regardless what happens it led us to the switch and and now that's a huge success. So that's super cool.
I really do enjoy it. It's sitting right here on the desk, you know, because we're talking about Nintendo I might as well just have it here to present but you guys can't see But Eric, and I can appreciate it. And yeah. And once again, we're not experts. But what can Nintendo do to improve their console? If you had to have a say in how the console can improve? What would you say?
I think one thing they have to work on is not maybe not necessarily the console itself, but just online infrastructure. Because I finally oftentimes with their games, they do tend to experience quite a bit of lag a little bit more than you would see on like PlayStation or Microsoft. So now that we're paying for the online service, I'm hoping that it starts to improve, just to make the games run seamlessly because again, like Smash Bros, if you're playing online, and then it tends to lag a lot then it kind of ruins the experience because it's a game that's built on quick reads and quick movements and inputs. So if the input is lagging, then you don't get as much enjoyment out of it. So that would be the one major thing I would say. Other than that, I like I tend to appreciate the console for what it is I think they've done an excellent job. So I think it's more in terms of kind of that online infrastructure where you know, we need to use a phone app for example to if you want to do voice chat, I guess nowadays we're lucky because we have stuff like discord and this and that so it kind of lessens the the problem of that but it just weird that not everything is just built into the, to the switch. Like there's no Bluetooth functionality for for headphones or anything like that. So like little weird things like that, that they could have kind of improved on.
And speaking of which do you prefer downloading games from their store or buying the actual hard physical copy
with the nature of the switch, I tend to download them now and just put them on to the little micro SD card I have in it just because it's portable. And so if I'm going out, like on a trip or whatever, as opposed to carrying a case with tons of little cartridges and risk losing the cartridges or damaging them, or whatever the case may be, everything is just loaded up on my switch. If anything were to happen to my switch. I know that my seizure on the cloud and then I can easily re download the game so it's it's not a problem with that. So I tend to just buy the games directly from the the Nintendo store now,
do you still have any hard copies of any games?
I think the only one I have is Splatoon two, which just sits in my in my switch at all times. So I there's no risk of me losing it or anything like that. So that is the only physical copy I have of
like a switch game right now. Why did you decide for that one to buy the physical copy? If you don't mind me asking?
I think I still had some trade credit with, like EB Games or something like that. So I wanted to use it up and it was around the time that Splatoon was coming out. So I just got the physical copy of it.
And back in the days What was your biggest challenge when you first started playing Nintendo games?
Well, like I was a kid, I wasn't working like I couldn't buy my own games or anything like that. And with my parents video games was kind of like a reward. Or like a treat, I guess. So. where, you know, I didn't have shoot like a ton of games on my suit. Nintendo. So, like I just had to be happy playing with with the ones I had, and I love them. Whereas now working full time, you know, I can prioritize how I kind of save my money in treat myself every so often. So I've access to kind of trying all these new experiences. So I guess that might be one of the challenges I had was just kind of limitations when I was younger. And then, you know, there's a couple of years where I didn't have the newest consoles, so, you know, not being able to play that all the cool games that I saw on TV and my friends were talking about, so I guess that was kind of a problem too.
Yeah, I remember when I got Smash Bros for the first time in Nintendo 64 I got my dad bought it for me or my mama camera who it was but they bought it for me in the evening. And I wasn't allowed to play it that night.
Yeah, so yeah, so why be a problem.
So as a kid getting this I was so excited. I ended up like taking the game out of the box and I probably would be in bed and just like put it underneath my pillow. So I would sleep with it. So the first thing in the morning, I would just take it and go straight to Nintendo 64. That was, that was my excitement. That was like the reward aspect. But yeah, I just had to throw that tidbit in because it just made me think of that. And what is your biggest challenge today when it comes to playing Nintendo video games,
I mean, it's just a matter of reality. You know, you're an adult here, you have to work you have priorities in terms of your day to day So, or as as a teenager, I go to school, I come home, I didn't really study too too much in high school, for example, so I could play games with them. And I go home and just kind of take the evening to do that. Or even on weekends and stuff like that. And now I kind of, you know, I go to work and then I have stuff to do after work and this and that. So, time in the day is kind of more limited, I guess, I would say. So that can be one of the challenges. You're trying to save money to buy houses for your bills and this and that. So you can go and frivolously spend on every single game that comes out in Now that we're September, there's stuff every week coming out that interests me, but you know, I need to go against kind of go with my budget and follow that. So those are kind of the adulthood challenges, I guess.
And it doesn't help when we have friends who are bad influences, that's myself included, you know, who
influenced us to buy games on other platforms and stuff like that. So, I mean, games aren't the cheapest thing, especially Nintendo games, because they don't typically on sale. So it just makes it a little bit more difficult to buy all the ones you want. And you can correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like playing video games has brought our friendship closer together like you, me and a few more of our friends. Yeah, yeah. since high school kind of being busy with our studies and work and this and that. It's definitely kind of reconnected everyone. And now it's like an integral part of our weekly weekly stuff, right. So it's super cool to see.
I love it. And you answered this before, but I'm going to ask you again if there's any other answers, but what are some misconceptions about people who play Nintendo games? So you mentioned the childish aspect, but is there anything else as well?
I think that's the biggest one that comes to mind. I say I yeah, I would, I would say that is probably it. I can't really think of any other big ones. Right now. I think it's Yeah, more that childish thing. You know, because you have people who are like the, for example, Call of Duty that's a very mature serious game. And these people won't play childish Nintendo games. So it's I think it's a large part that childish aspect
you know, it's funny, like Call of Duty is like a mature game but you see a lot more younger kids playing that Nintendo who's made for kids be more adults playing out it's kind of funny.
It's it's I don't I don't understand how how that started. But I may be attributed to again, like that Pokemon kind of thing because that was very, very marketed towards kids. So it kind of created that misconception. And the games aren't super serious with mature kind of topics. So maybe it's that socially, but it's weird. Yeah. You see a lot of adults playing because they grew up playing these games in the 80s. So they're still playing them now. So I think it's a it's a huge misconception.
Know, this might be a tough question to answer. But for you what is the balance for story versus graphics, the you have to have better graphics or better story.
I think as long as the game is fun, and I can enjoy it for what it is the graphics don't need to be like these 4k ak masterpieces. If I can't get invested in the gameplay loop, or in what's actually happening. Then regardless of the graphics, I mean, nothing's going to pull me to play the game. It needs to be something that piques my interest, and motivates me to keep playing them. So for example, with a lot of the sports games, one thing that they tend to me sizes like the graphics, the graphics, the graphics, but then if they don't innovate or keep the game, feeling good when you're playing it, then you kind of just lose motivation to play. And I mean, it's the prettiest game ever, but it's just not fun. So
kind of like buying a Ferrari, but it runs like a bicycle.
Yeah, yeah. I mean, it can look pretty. But if if there's no content, then there's really no reason to keep going. That's completely
fair. And I completely agree with you. And I feel like as I get older that I focus more on the content than the graphics like, I still enjoy playing Smash Bros on in 64.
Yeah, graphics on the squares, and the game is super fun. Yeah. I guess the nice thing with Nintendo is because of the way a lot of their main characters and like their games are designed, it's quite cartoony so it can look good, regardless on what platform it's on. And they tend to be really well optimized and run really well the games. And so I think it's just a they have a nice mix right now of how they're doing things.
in general. You're doing good Thank you very much. And so do you want to present this hobby to the world or keep it more as an escape from reality? So let's say a kid comes up to you like, hey, Eric, I'm thinking of buying a new console. Do you recommend Nintendo or Xbox? Or like, Yeah, you do whatever you want.
I, I, I've said this with our friends, like, not long ago that I think right now my favorite console, and my favorite thing to play is my switch. Because there's so many good games coming to it. A lot of games that if you're having like a long day, you can just kind of play it disconnect and not really think too much about it. So one game that I'm looking forward to, for example, is Animal Crossing, which comes out next year. Like there's no hugely interesting story, but it's just kind of escape from reality. Take your time to do things kind of game. So just something that you can just relax and kind of vibe out to. And then there's tons of like fun party games that you and your friends can easily play in with the joy con, that kind of disconnect. You have two controllers right off the bat. So it's a You can easily play with people right off from buying the system. And the games are are always super good. So like the switches my favorite console right now, so I highly I highly recommend that it's hard to say that now because with the PlayStation five and the next Xbox coming out like who knows what those are going to be and what kind of stuff they'll have that might entice people. Like I always liked PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, which is like the Smash clone. So like that would be a cool reason to buy that console for example, but like right now the switches my my favorite thing to play
is your go to console my go to Yeah. And do you have any word of advice for anybody who is interested in starting to play Nintendo games?
I mean, I think it's just a matter of jumping in and seeing the quality that they they produce. Like there's, I feel like there's games for everyone at this point on the console. So it doesn't matter what you're looking for. You can find something that I think will will suit you and you'll enjoy and It's just a matter of, of having fun really keep a child youth innocence.
mean, not that not everything has to be super, super serious. It's it's a pastime, it's it's fun for us to enjoy it. So I think it's the perfect console for that.
Except when we're playing Smash Bros, son, sometimes we get serious.
Yeah, then you start to swear a little bit and yeah, you get heated, but it's part of competition.
And at the end of the day, we're still friends in our friendship yet
And I asked this at the beginning, but do you have any social media links you'd like to reshare? Again,
just the same one if I mean, I have nothing interesting on social media. So it would be the same thing from the star prayer 1215 is my Instagram but I never post onto it. So feel free.
Feel free to visit the ghosts? Yeah,
yeah. I tend to keep things pretty private.
No, you're considered a veteran on this podcast. I mean, I guess Yes. Yes. So you know, the last question is always do you have any questions for me about Nintendo?
I guess I know that you you We're super into the 64 but I don't know when when you started playing or getting into Nintendo stuff.
I started with the Big Game Boy. Yeah. And I remember the first game I had was definitely was called Donkey Kong. So it's just Mario going up the ladder speech and there was no save. So by that I never beat that game I'm an always wanted to be like sometimes I get really far and I can remember like playing it when I was like on car trips. Also visiting Barbados was like, you know, those days when you play a Gameboy in a car at night.
That peripheral the little light thing that connected into so I could keep playing.
I didn't have that I had to wait till streetlights came like buying like, Okay. Yeah, so that was like, very stressful, but as a kid, I had the patience to do that. Then after that I had had a lot of the game was so I had that the Gameboy pocket, then the Gameboy Color. Then I had the Gameboy Advance. didn't have the DS. I had started the game. The advanced than Gameboy SP that's the one the light like Yeah. Then I skipped on the DS. Then I went to 3ds in the meantime, I had the Nintendo 64 the GameCube the Wii and now the switch. So I not to be biased but since the switches the newest and I really do enjoy it. I feel like now I can really appreciate Nintendo games. Yeah, I don't know how or why but I at decisional Yeah, this is this is really cool. This is install Jake but that install aspect comes into play Of course. Yeah.
Yeah, I think that's a big piece. Funny enough, I still have my original Gameboy to now that I think about it. So like that thing is just indestructible. I love it.
So for people who didn't have the original Gameboy that thing took four double A batteries
or double A batteries black and white. It was a huge brick. Yeah,
but sturdy and what stood the test of time.
There's a Nintendo or gameboy in a museum or something that is survival keynote
Rogers one in the Nintendo store. New York that I think it was in the Gulf War. They still haven't it's still functional like this thing is unbreakable.
It's like a Nokia phone
so yeah, there you have it another body with a hobby thank you so much for coming on for the second time you You're always a wonderful guests You're always welcome to come back. This is what I encourage if people have multiple hobbies, they come back people are not one side of story. You got multiple hobbies Come on. And so yeah, once again, thank you so much, man. Thank you. So if you like to be on this podcast or have any questions at all, you can send me an email at Tom for your hobby at gmail. com. And of course, if you think this podcast is going to be helpful for anybody, by all means, share with them because somebody can be going through a hard time and maybe Nintendo the cheerful colors, the animation, the story everything about it can help with that situation. And if I have nothing else to say except for Until the next episode, make some time for your hobby. Take care