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From the forum question for issue 31

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:53 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
An easy one for you this month...
What makes Nintendo games so special?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:01 pm
by paranoid marvin
Obvious answer

You can't play them on any other system

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:21 pm
by Sabreman
I honestly don't think they're any more special than the best games from other developers. However, one thing they do tend to get spot on is second-guessing exactly the kind of things that a player will try to do ingame, and rewarding them for it.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:46 pm
by Mayhem
It's the uncanny ability to perfectly balance the aspects of fun, challenge, excitement, replayability and control into an homogenous whole, something that very few other developers seem capable of over the last twenty years.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:01 pm
by paranoid marvin
Nintendo design games specifically for their controllers,to make movement feel natural and smooth

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:01 pm
by Dudley
They only make about 1 game a decade.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:17 pm
by pottyboy
Shigeru Miyamoto is a programming GOD! Can never find a single bug anywhere in his stuff!

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:24 pm
by Smurph
Because they manage to present the same old franchises multiple times, yet I still lap them up - so, reinvention, I guess.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:29 pm
by monkey puzzle
They stick to a tried and tested formula but improve on it every time. Just look at the Mario and Zelda games for example.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:22 pm
by pantal00ns
Nintendo Games all have one good thing in common....


They all involve a moustached bloke who can fix your bog.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:25 pm
by Sega2006
They manage to make games that all ages can play. Alright some of the newer games can seem Babyish but they are only trying to be familiy orientated, hence lack of blood, guts and gore from most of their Titles.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:05 pm
by SirClive
Because they don't aim all their games at the stereotypical overweight loner still living with his parents who can use a joystick, mouse and 27 keys all at the same time*.
They keep it simple, they make if foreveryone..





(*thats why Dudley doesn't have one).

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:17 pm
by thl
I think it's the success that it had over the past few years. For example the game marketing from the mid 80s until now had been incredible.

New idealized characters such as Mario (who later became a mascot) is very memorable not just for the groundbreaking games, but the creativity that took the gaming scene to a new direction thanks to Shigeru Miyamoto.

When the Super Nintendo first came out in 1991, it really captured the attention worldwide. I was so impressed with the performance of the console that it provided so many good quality games.

I should not forget few titles that included the Mode 7 features. F-Zero, Pilotwing, and Super Mario Kart was brilliant. :D

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:22 pm
by Dudley
SirClive wrote:Because they don't aim all their games at the stereotypical overweight loner still living with his parents who can use a joystick, mouse and 27 keys all at the same time*.
They keep it simple, they make if foreveryone..





(*thats why Dudley doesn't have one).
True, I only have a gameboy, a gameboy Pocket, a GBA SP, a DS, a NES, a SNES, 2 N64s and a Gamecube.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:33 pm
by Delboy
The colours dude, always so colorful with bubbly characters, you play a nintendo game you smile, oh damn that resident evil...