“34th Birthday Haul!” – The Nicely-Red Mage




I might’ve caught some type of weird stomach bug, but this birthday was otherwise a roaring good results, insofar as retro gaming is concerned.

It all began when my wife asked the paralyzing query. “What do you want for your birthday?” How was I supposed to possibly answer that? I do not make a ton of dollars but I currently have every thing I could ever want: a household, a family members, close friends, the respect of… some of my peers. My wife even let me convert our workplace into a game area (which will shortly be filmed for the Game Area Globe Tour occasion!).

I looked at my collection and asked what I was missing. Positive, tons of distinctive games but I do not have time to play the games I currently personal. I believed I really should just appear for a console I didn’t have as an alternative and my brain went to the two gaps in my Nintendo technique lineup: the Virtual Boy and the Wii U.

Honestly, I wanted that Virtual Boy, but who knew they have been all of a sudden so high-priced? As a novelty item for a collector, I couldn’t see myself shelling out hundreds for a thing I definitely wouldn’t get also substantially use out of. My attentions turned as an alternative to the Wii U, a technique I’ve named a marketing and advertising failure in the previous, Nintendo’s most significant error because indirectly making their personal most significant rival in the Sony PlayStation.


But… it is missing from my collection and I located a decent deal on 1 on Ebay: a deluxe edition that came with the major gamepad and a bunch of games (New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D Globe, Super Mario Maker, Donkey Kong Nation Tropical Freeze, Yoshi’s Woolly Globe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and Pikmin three). I hadn’t played any of these games just before. I augmented that collection with Rayman Legends and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, two titles I definitely wanted much more time with.


I’m searching forward to writing my initial ever Wii U evaluation quickly, if I can figure out no matter if I’m supposed to appear at the Television or the gamepad!


For my son, whose birthday is 1 day just before mine, I purchased ye olde DMG-001. He just turned 4 so it was time to introduce him to much more of the classics: Tetris and Super Mario Land two: six Golden Coins. We’ll see how far he gets!

I know I got spoiled this birthday. No matter how major my collection gets, I’m going to attempt to by no means overlook to be thankful for it. When I was a kid, expanding up on 3 acres of land in the middle of the Hawaiian rainforest on an electric generator, I didn’t have a lot of video games and I didn’t get to play them as often as I can now. This is much more than I deserve. I have a lot to be thankful for. Heck, possibly we all do.


Just a reminder,
-The Nicely-Red Mage


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