My recurring Wii U + NES hybrid/N64 dreams by GuzzleMuzzle

Long story short, I keep having dreams where I think to take a Wii U, which happens to be an NES hybrid that can play NES carts, off of a closet shelf along with an N64, and play them both. It's funny because I don't own a Wii U, and I've never owned an N64, and the Wii U can't play NES cartridges.

I keep fantasizing about how it would be to have "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" (or "Smash 4" or "Sm4sh") along with cartridges of several of Nintendo's greatest NES games, all attachable to that Wii U, and an N64 with Super Mario 64 and Paper Mario. It's strange because I've played some of the greatest NES games but hardly all of them (like the original Metroid!), and though I never had an N64, I bought Super Mario 64, the original Paper Mario, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for my original Wii (along with several other NES, Sega Genesis, and various other system games for it). The original Paper Mario is the one Nintendo 64 game I have enjoyed the most to this day, and I completed it back in either 2010 or 2011.

I haven't really been keeping up with Nintendo's end of gaming since the original Wii, though the 3DS sounds very fun. I'm just not about to subject myself to all of the technical hell I've heard around in places over the Wii U and 3DS. "You can play your Wii Virtual Console on the Wii U, but for a fee." Get the fuck outta here. Conversely, I also don't own a PS4, you know, from Nintendo fans' percieved worst enemy Sony, who was man enough to commend Nintendo for their efforts with the Nintendo Switch. Kids and manchildren will be kids and manchildren, I guess, with their neighborhood and schoolyard squabbles over their "friend code VIP clubs", lmfao.

Were I not guaranteed pure technical hell, I'd opt to get the latest Nintendo systems, but in the end, I'm happier with my PS3, PSP, and PC, the PS3 of which I own over 42 games for, the PSP of which I officially own 15 games for, and my PC, of which I officially own 122 Steam games (that cost money), 3 GOG games (that cost money), and several other games, 3 of which costed money and are disc based, and several more that were free but obtained officially, to not count the endless free open source project games from M.U.G.E.N. and OpenBOR, and other engines and websites like the itch.io app and experimental or abandoned games found on g4g.it (most folks know that PC gaming guarantees an endless stream of games to play). I didn't even bother with all the free games you can play in a web browser, many of which used to cost money.

I love some of Nintendo's games, and admittedly suffer from a bit of that specific Stockholm Syndrome associated with a love of their products, but they really suck as a company, and some of the iterations in their most beloved franchises aren't up to par, and I'm not about to bandwagon for them.

My recurring Wii U + NES hybrid/N64 dreams

GuzzleMuzzle

10 July 2017 at 05:06:09 MDT

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