My Wii is giving me the good old “System files are corrupted” song and dance yet again. And not even a month after I finally forced myself to muscle my way through that boring ass Subspace Emissary shit in Brawl to re-unlock all of the characters. Y’see this actually happened once before and I learned the hard way that any data that isn’t saved to an SD card goes bye-bye when those knuckleheads fix your system. Fine, whatever. The only problem is that both SSB: Brawl and Animal Crossing are delightful enough to not even allow saving to an SD card as an option.
The really terrible part about this is that I’m going to have to re-download all of my hundred plus VC games again.That is both a brag and complaint.
Both Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) and City Life (Wii) were decent if not overly familiar sequels to the incredibly addictive GameCube original, sure. But aside from the lack of including full on playable NES games as in the first, they really blew it in the soundtrack department too. I’d say that the theme to the original game’s menu screen alone is better than any one track from those follow ups. Most of the tracks (that change hourly) are so good that back when I was knee deep in that shit I’d find myself waiting until certain times of day before I’d play just to catch my favorites. Well, I just came across this this website which is apparently hosting each track in accordance with the actual time of day that it appears in during the game.
I know what tab will be open every night at 1:00am from now on.
Let’s take a breather from all of this 3DS excitement for a moment and look back at Nintendo during the not so glorious GameCube days. Now back then my friend and I came up with an insane amount of ideas for Animal Crossing commercials. They just seemed to write themselves and I can’t bring myself to go into them in detail because I firmly believe that the potential is still there for them to make us rich someday.