Well, this is my first post using the new Blogger Interface. It seems pretty nice. But, we should get on topic. A whiles back I posted a post called "Exciting News for Owners of the 3DS" (actually it was two posts ago, but who needs specifics?) and I explained the whole concept of the 3DS Ambassador Program. Well, it's here! On Thursady I got all the games I wanted and started playing them! And considering it was my first time playing any of these games (For the most part. Hey, I don't have a lot of money!) I've decided to do some mini-reviews.
1. SUPER MARIO BROS.
Now, I already have this game, but that doesn't mean it's still not fun! Super Mario Bros. was and will be the greatest platformer of all time. No questions asked. Mario is Nintendo's Golden Boy. You can't leave him out. Simple mechanics and a bouncy soundtrack make this a thouroughly enjoyable game.
I had always wanted to play the original Metroid, but I never really wanted to buy it. So, when it came out for free, I just had to have it. At first I was wanting some kind of mechanics that explained how you do everything, but I have to keep in mind, this is NES. Metroid is supposed to be enjoyed as an "exploration" game, like The Legend of Zelda. It's one of the more challenging games.
3. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
You know me, I can't resist a Zelda game. Even the rediculously hard without a guide original. Actually, after about four hours of gameplay, I got the white sword, and beat three dungeons (without using a guide, might I add)! Unfortunately, I accidently erased my save data and had to star all over. Fun for hardcore gamers.
4. ICE CLIMBERS
I looked forward to playing this game, and hey! I was right. Ice Cimbers is challenging (that jumping... just doesn't feel right) but very entertaining. It's fun to get into.
5. NES OPEN TOURNAMENT GOLF
I'm not quite sure how to put into words the open rage and frustration that I feel every time I play this game. I just can't play it. The ball only goes like two millimeters when I hit it. RAAAAAAAAAGE!
6. BALLOON FIGHT
Alright, this is one of those "Oh my Barbra Streisand, THIS GAME IS AMAZING! How did I not know of it?!?!?!?" moments. Balloon fight is one of the funnest games I have ever stumbled upon, the mechanics are easy, gameplay is super-fun and addictive, and it's just all around awesome. The music rocks too (especially how it changes depending on what's happening)!
7. WRECKING CREW
Another golden game I didn't know of. At first when I started playing I was like, "WHAT? HOW DO YOU EVEN PLAY?" But now I see it for the fun game it is. And Luigi's pink. Serves him right.
8. ZELDA II: THE ADVENTURE OF LINK
Commonly referred to as the hardest Zelda game to date, Zelda II takes traditional RPG elements and blends in a little Zelda. The dungeons are totally different, and Link can jump. It's a classic, so mopst people don't wail on it too hard. It's pretty gun once you get into it.
I didn't get this one just because I heard so many bad things about it.
10. DONKEY KONG JR.
I was excited about this game. Was being the key word. Donkye Knog Jr. isn't fun whatsoever and should be avoided. The fact that Donkey Kong's infant son can't drop two pixels without crying annoys me to the point where I erased the game. Hmph!
And there you have it. My review list of the 3DS ambassador program games. Decide for yourselves which ones you want. Teehee!