Eggs in one basket

Friday, 10 November 2006 — 12:44am | Video games

It would be redundant of me to restate the truism that Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo is one of the most seductively entertaining games of all time. In my opinion, it’s certainly one of the prettiest. Can’t say I’ve played it in a while, though. For the past few months, there’s been a save file sitting on my Yoshi’s Island cartridge like a festering parasite (with rather high scores, too, though it only got up to World 3). A record of better days, perhaps. No matter – I finally erased it tonight, and I suppose the game is playable once more. Not that I’ll have time for it anytime soon.

I kind of fancy doing another run through the original before I grab the DS-bound sequel, which is due for release on Tuesday, but I find that unlikely. I have very little time for video games as it is, and the only one in the immediate future I can see myself proactively making time to play is Twilight Princess. And that’s assuming that I can acquire a Wii and a copy of the game on launch day (Sunday the 19th, for those of you who don’t care enough to know). I have pre-ordered neither, so I suspect I’ll need a few warm coats and a lawn chair. Can anyone spare a lawn chair?

Tangent: For those of you keeping track, Blaine’s Theorem (which should be more accurately called Blaine’s Law) is still in effect. The Germans wore grey. She wore blue.

[Edit: I think I should make it perfectly clear that this is by no means a conciliatory remark. Let the relevant parties be aware of the following: if you’re ever on the run from marauding fascists and of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world you walk into mine and it just so happens you need my help, you’re not getting any.]


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