Miyamoto vs Japanese Gamers

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renhoek
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Post » 17 Jul 2013, 05:10

let me explain it (also there's gigantic irony in that statement since most of the time I have no idea what you're talking about most of the time.)

lost levels is cheap because of how it relies on blind jumps (jumping over a giant put only to realize there's a koopa flying up and down off screen and you have to land on it when it's down.), precision platforming (I think 7-3 is a good example here), and most of the time bad designs.

It's one of the many reason I prefer the international version of smb2.
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4matsy
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Post » 17 Jul 2013, 05:27

Yeah, really, it was more cheap than challenging. There's:
  • 4-3 where you have to scroll in the target paratroopa you have to jump on or else you won't make the jump
  • All those big green springboard jumps in 7-3 and C-3 where you're off-screen for most of the time and therefore don't have a good idea of where you're going to land (hint: in the pit)
  • 3-4 where you have to use a run-through-walls glitch to pass through the route intended for small Mario as big Mario so you can get to Bowser with fire
  • 8-3 which most of us Americans first played on the All-Stars version which had no background walls to show us the blocks that were waiting to fake us out right when we jumped over the hammer bros.
...and I could keep going on. :p