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Nintendo Nerds

Nintendo Nerds

Nintendo is what Genesis isn't. Kirby, Mario, Pikachu, and beyond; all about the creators of our favorite games.

  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 8 days ago
    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    As described by Know Your Meme, "Genwunner is a pejorative term used within the Pokémon fandom to describe those who only appreciate the first-generation of video games for Game Boy, namely Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and tend to bash the sequel titles and monsters in the franchise." Under this definition, I wouldn't be a genwunner because even though I think the first generation of Pokémon is the best, I still have an appreciation for the other games. However, even though I haven't drawn the ire of the Pokémon fandom I disagree, with the notion that it is unreasonable to prefer the first-generation over the others.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published 15 days ago
    Best Boss Themes Legend of Zelda

    Best Boss Themes Legend of Zelda

    A Link to the Past: Original Hyrule Castle Theme A Link to the past brings us the original Hyrule castle theme. I know this isn’t a boss fight but the fact is it builds up to each of the Ganondorf boss fights following this game because it is part of Zelda history. Entering Hyrule Castle signifies approaching the final boss: Ganondorf himself. It builds the anticipation as you eagerly anticipate one of the hardest fights of the Zelda franchise. It also means the end of the game is near, after all you have worked for.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published 22 days ago
    The Top 5 Boss Fights from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The Top 5 Boss Fights from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    You know how it is. The anticipation, the pull, to reach certain bosses. They are the ultimate reward at the end of a dungeon, and they offer the right degree of challenge for you. Not all bosses are created equal. Some are better than others, so here I’ll be ranking them from least to best. My criteria are aesthetic and challenge because those contribute to the magnetism of each boss, complementing the Zelda aesthetic for what it is: awesome. Let’s get to it.
  • Ella Rainz
    Published 23 days ago
    The Secret to Balloons and Mush DIYs

    The Secret to Balloons and Mush DIYs

    I have only been playing Animal Crossing New Horizons since the day it came out, but there are still so many new things you learn on a daily basis. If you've been playing, either one day or for eight months, you know that the game updates very regularly. We started with awesome sets like the Cherry Blossom DIYs in the Northern Hemisphere, Easter, the Wedding set (one of my favorites), the Mermaid collection, and so many new additions since then like the Pirate set! We just wrapped up Spooky season, and with what's been going on in the US I know a lot of people weren't able to get all the DIYs. I myself started a mini pumpkin farm on day one of October, which grew into a very large farm/carnival over the last few weeks.
  • Steve Brewer
    Published 25 days ago
    Indigo Pokemon League - Master Level

    Indigo Pokemon League - Master Level

    I have been watching SilphSpectre's Youtube series in which he goes through all the Pokemon owned by the Gym Leaders, Elite Four Members, Champions, and Rivals and constructs their best team. If you haven't already, be sure to follow the link below to watch his videos and subscribe to his channel.
  • Jack thomson
    Published 25 days ago
    Nintendo 64 Games That Marvel Fans Would Love

    Nintendo 64 Games That Marvel Fans Would Love

    Games like Super Mario 64 or Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are some of the hits that helped Nintendo 64 become the classic console known to be. Apart from its unforgettable library of gaming hits, it was special because it produced a cartridge-based console. Although Nintendo 64 had 393 titles, any Marvel fan will be disappointed to know that titles related to their favorite universe are so dismal. Today we have compiled a list of Marvel games that the fans should check out on the N64.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published 29 days ago
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Storyline

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Storyline

    I had a friend of mine ask me what the storyline actually is for Ocarina of Time. He heard that it was a pretty good game, so I gave him the five minute run down. As I was describing this game, I realized that the storyline is more consequential and complex than I thought. It has a story of creation, the power of good and evil, and character based leadership. I’ll share my rendition with you here.
  • Kate Nitzschke
    Published about a month ago
    Experiencing the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Experiencing the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    I was only six years old when I started playing Zelda. I didn’t even know how to read, and I know this because I remember standing in front of the Great Deku Tree for the first time and having my Dad help me read what he was saying. There are many reasons why I was hooked, especially so young. More than that, I still play sixteen years later. When I go home, I get on the N64, the Gamecube, and the Wii, shuffling through over twenty years of production. As a kid I placed bets on how many times I could defeat Ganondorf without using a fairy. As a teenager, I was seeing if I could beat the game in two days. Over the years, I became an expert on how to run through Ocarina of Time.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published about a month ago
    How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity

    How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity

    One of my favorite video games of all time is Boktai for the Game Boy Advance. Now make no mistake the Boktai, I am referring to is the original game in the series Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. While I still enjoy the sequels, I believe they stray too far from the original to deliver a satisfying follow-up. So, to explain where I feel the Boktai series went wrong, I need to recount what changed throughout the series.