Since the first Nintendo game console came out in the 80's, I can recall everyone I know (myself included) blowing into the game cartridge and/or the Nintendo itself when something went wrong (freezing, etc.). What is the premise for doing this (I saw other people do it, and sometimes it seemed to work, so that's why I did, thinking maybe dustiness/debris was the issue...), and is there any legit evidence that this really fixes things?
posted by PinkPoodle
on Mar 28, 2014 -
So I have never played any of the Pokemon titles, but they seem like something I would like. The game stores around me seem to have several different titles for the Nintendo 3DS that they are selling used pretty cheaply. Which Pokemon title for the 3DS would be OK to start with, assuming I've never played any of them, with bonus points for an older one that might be cheaper? Or should I have started playing from the first title and I'll be hopelessly lost about the gameplay now? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Sep 15, 2013 -
What are must-have games for the Nintendo 3DS? I already own a Nintendo DSi but I couldn't resist upgrading. I like games of all kinds, I just want to enjoy the 3DS to its fullest. [more inside]
posted by Fizz
on Jun 10, 2012 -
SuperMarioBrosFilter! Which version of Super Mario Bros. (I believe on Super Nintendo, could be wrong, though) had the feature where you could also play a quick two-player game of Mario Bros.? [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches
on Feb 29, 2012 -
My wife went to a party with co-workers, and enjoyed the heck out of a Wii dancing game they played.
If I were to invest in a console, which would have the most fun dancing games for it? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy
on May 2, 2011 -
I think I want a Nintendo DS Lite, but I'm totally ignorant. → I'm in Greece ←, and don't want to spend the money (this money, it is tight) only to find out that it was a bad choice for me in terms of game level and types of games, acquisition of games, country specific restrictions, and if the one I have my eye on (via EBay) is the right choice. Can you hold my hand? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Feb 15, 2011 -
What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Dec 25, 2010 -
What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 13, 2010 -
My 83 year old mother wants to be able to play computer games and I am not sure what to do. Can you help me help her? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe
on Apr 10, 2010 -
Argh. I've installed the drivers, I've searched high and low online, nothing is helping, so I'm coming to ya'll: how can I get my Xbox 360 wireless controller (connected to my PC via the charge and play kit via a USB port) to work on my computer? Specifically, I want to play ROMs with it. [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Sep 3, 2009 -
I would like to purchase the Japanese version of some DS games. eBay, trouble friends/families in Japan/southeast Asia, or just bite the bullet and buy US versions? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on May 24, 2009 -
Recommend me some good head to head games for the NES (aka: Famicom or old-skool nintendo). [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Jan 23, 2009 -
I have a gamecube but the only game I have enjoyed immensely is Resident Evil 4. Didn't like the other Resident Evil games' controls and such. Any other games for the 'cube that you can recommend that are first person shooter, whether it be horror/sci-fi like Resiident Evil 4 or maybe a crime game? (Kinda over the WW2 games)...Man, I am a cynical gamecuber, ay...thanks for you thoughts and suggestions. I really appreciate it as I try to get as much use out of this cube as I can.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 27, 2008 -
I'm 40ish. I know nothing about modern gaming. I used to love adventure games back in the 80s like Zak McKraken, KGB and Thermonuclear Wargames. I have some time on my hands and want to take the plunge into the modern world of gaming. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Sep 22, 2008 -
I think Hurricane Gustav killed my Wii. I lost power during the storm for five days and now the Wii won't come on. The "standby" light doesn't even glow. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef
on Sep 6, 2008 -
I'm looking for any good Nintendo DS games that are unusual, particularly innovative or just plain weird. In a genre of their own kinds of stuff. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Jan 3, 2008 -
I got a Nintendo DS for Christmas! Given my logical style of solving sudoku, which of the scores of sudoku titles do I want? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti
on Dec 27, 2007 -
Nintendo Wii game filter. A friend from England is staying with us in Virginia for a few days and wants to buy a Wii to take back with him [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay
on Nov 4, 2007 -
Why doesn't Nintendo do something about the enormous amount of pirated GBA and DS games and other "licenced" Nintendo stuff on eBay and other marketplaces? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Jul 4, 2007 -
I am trying to remember the of a SNES game I used to play that had been redone and was made available for PC. There was a post about it on me-fi about a year ago but I can't find it.
The premise was that your character was transproted to an alien word and you have to escape their prison and find out how to get home.
I have searched the following tags on me-fi: alien, game, games, videogames, and Nintendo. I remember the post mentioning that the creator was French so I even searched that and got nothing. I have searched other places with no luck.
All I need is the name of the game and I will be set.
posted by graham1881
on May 13, 2007 -
I'm considering getting a Nintendo Wii and was wondering if any new owners would care to share there experiences.
posted by brevator
on Nov 20, 2006 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a good Gamecube game for my mother - definitely a non-gamer. She's still working on using a controller, so I'm figuring something simple and fun may be best. Any thoughts?
posted by tirade
on May 13, 2004 -