my nintendo game collection

Paper Mario (2001)

Paper Mario originally known as Super Mario RPG 2, is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 game console.

Paper Mario is set in the Mushroom Kingdom as the protagonist Mario tries to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who has imprisoned the seven “Star Spirits”, lifted her castle into the sky and has successfully defeated his foe after stealing the Star Rod from Star Haven and making himself invulnerable to any attacks. 

To save Mushroom Kingdom, rescue Peach, get the castle back, and defeat Bowser, Mario must locate the Star Spirits, who can negate the effects of the stolen Star Rod, by defeating Bowser’s minions guarding the star spirits. The player controls Mario and a number of partners to solve puzzles in the game’s overworld and defeat enemies in a turn-based battle system. The battles are unique in that the player can influence the effectiveness of attacks by performing required controller inputs known as “action commands”.

Paper Mario combines traditional role-playing game (RPG) elements with concepts and features from the Mario series. For the majority of the game, the player controls Mario, who can jump and use his hammer to overcome physical obstacles placed in the game’s overworld. Many of the game’s puzzles and boundaries are based upon the abilities of Mario’s partners, who each have a specialised skill required for progression in the game. 

The player accumulates partners as they advance into different locations; only one partner can accompany Mario in the overworld, although the player can interchange them at any time. 

Paper Mario is the second Mario role-playing game to be released (following Super Mario RPG) and is the first installment for the Paper Mario series.

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I cannot wait for Pokémon Sun and Moon to come out! I was so excited over the new info released on the games and about #Pokemon20 I decided to take some new photos of my video games collection today! You can view all of these and more up on my Flickr account! I also made a video for my Youtube if you’re interested in checking it out!!  I am so very excited to add Sun and Moon to my Pokecollection and to explore the Alola region! I absolutely love the Pokemon franchise with all my heart and soul!! ❤

The Legend Of Zelda Majora’s Mask (2000)

The Legend Of Zelda Majora’s Mask is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was released in Japan on April 27, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, and in Europe on November 17, 2000. Approximately 314,000 copies of the game were sold during its first week in Japan, and three million copies were sold worldwide.

Majora’s Mask is the sixth main installment in The Legend of Zelda series and the second using 3D graphics, the first being the game’s predecessor, The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time. Widely regarded as a darker entry in the Zelda franchise by critics and fans alike, Majora’s Mask is set in Termina, an alternate version of the usual series setting of Hyrule, where the Skull Kid has stolen Majora’s Mask, a powerful ancient artifact. 

Under its influence, the Skull Kid causes the land’s moon to slowly fall towards Termina, where it crashes after three days. The protagonist Link repeatedly travels back in time to the beginning of the three days to find a way to stop the moon from destroying the world.

The gameplay is centered on the perpetually repeating three-day cycle and the use of various masks, some of which allow Link to transform into different beings. Link learns to play several melodies on his ocarina, which have a variety of effects, like controlling the flow of time or opening passages to four temples, which house challenges Link must overcome. Unlike Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask requires the Expansion Pak, which provides additional memory for enhanced graphics and more on-screen characters. 

The gameplay of Majora’s Mask expands on that of Ocarina of Time; it retains the concept of dungeon puzzles and ocarina songs, and introduces character transformations and a three-day cycle. As in previous installments, Link can perform basic actions such as walking, running and limited jumping, and must use items to battle enemies and solve puzzles. 

Link’s main weapon is the sword, which can be upgraded throughout the game. Other weapons and items are available—Link can block or reflect attacks with a shield, stun enemies by throwing Deku Nuts, attack from a distance with a bow and arrows, destroy obstacles and damage enemies with bombs. He can also latch onto objects or paralyze enemies with the Hookshot. Magic power allows attacks such as magical arrows or spin attacks, and the use of special items.

Majora’s Mask was acclaimed by critics, who praised the graphics and complex story. It is now considered to be one of the best games ever made.

Mario Party 6 (2005)

Mario Party 6 is the sixth game in the Mario Party series of board game-style video games by Nintendo and is the third title in the series made for Nintendo GameCube. It is the first GameCube game to make use of a microphone add-on. Mario Party 6 is followed by Mario Party 7.

In Mario Party 6, up to four players take turns moving on board game-style stages, often playing multiplayer minigames to earn coins and stars. The object of the game is to amass the most coins and stars before completing a set number of turns. 

This is the first game to take out the coin bonus star, replacing it with the orb star, which is awarded to the player that used the most orbs. On multiplayer boards the sun will periodically set or rise (every three turns), producing different effects. Changes include spaces moving, different characters appearing, and changes to minigames. This is reflected in two new characters, Brighton and Twila.

All ten playable characters from Mario Party 5 return in this game (Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Yoshi, Koopa Kid, Boo); Toadette is also playable as a newcomer.

Brighton and Twila, the sun and moon who watch over the Mario Party world, argue over who is more popular. Mario suggests they collect as many Stars as they can to end this.

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I wanted to just explain my collection a little bit since someone was asking.
I grew up playing nintendo with my dad and my Grandma. Grandma loved video games and would mail me the ones she had beaten. Or when I visit she would ask me to “get her through this hard part”. Everything that she gifted me is incredibly sentimental to me. She’s my last living grandparent.

A lot of people think I’ve dumped tons of money into this, and while I have obviously bought a lot of it, a lot of it was abandoned or bought for a few bucks. I used to work at GameStop and people would come in saying things like “my neighbors son died, and she gave me these stupid old games. Can I get any money for them?” And I would take them home, feeling so bummed. This was someone’s collection. The SNES games had save data on them. So many hours. This was someone’s childhood and it was being pawned off when they passed away. I bought that box for $30 and there was hundreds of dollars of games in it. A LOT of this was “just take it, I was going to throw it out anyways.” Or “I dunno, give me $20 for the box I don’t care.” I feel like if I passed away then I wouldn’t want my cherished items to be sold or thrown out.

The last thing is the arcade cabinet. I made that with my dad. Also a really sentimental piece, you’d understand if you’ve also ever done a huge project with someone. It’s made of birch, and I designed the decals for it. I also built the shelves for the games in my room, and the short table for the vintage TV. I’m proud of my set up and it’s grey to surround yourself with happiness.

But yes I’m also a huge nerd.

TL;DR: I acquired many boxes of games for dirt cheap/free and I am very nostalgic and sentimental about retro games.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time action figures

We got in a large castle at the shop recently and I immediately had to dig out my old Zelda figures. I wish I had the Ganondorf figure from this same set so I could have taken more pics, but ah well.