1. raxadian

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    There are no CD-i emulators so Nintendo would actually have to remake the games.

    The hilarious thing is that nowadays Luigi is both a crossdresser and seemed really disappointed that the crown to turn into a princess Peach lookalike didn't work on him. So more than gay is like he wants to be a woman.
     
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  2. depaul

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    Oh that game was a mega 'hit' back in the day!
     
  3. HaloEffect17

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    Lol. Smiled all the way while reading this as usual with every year. Well done, and thank you for recognizing such an underrated, cult classic. The pinnacle of gaming perfection, as you say.
     
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    I would say
    NO
     
  5. Kwyjor

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    Why has no one linked to the final boss battle yet?


    (I guess maybe people tend to give up watching before 1:45.)
     
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  6. raxadian

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    That Mario... what's up with the mushrooms man? Do they like, make them feel big or something?
     
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    Screw social distancing! I just went downtown and tracked down a working CD-i player and a fresh copy of Hotel Mario! I can't believe I missed this gem! :D


    yeah...no. I ain't THAT stupid :tpi:. But great review, though.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks those "Bad game is actually an amazing game" April 1st articles are kind of a beaten horse by now? The joke's cute, but once you get it, the rest of the article feels like a single gag stretched out to a couple pages. I kinda like how sites like HardcoreGaming101 or Bad Game Hall of Fame approach the topic in comparison - by making genuine reviews of baffling/jokey games to try and make a case for them, which makes for an entertaining read regardless of context.
     
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    In fact, there are multiple CD-i emulators, but for a modern alternative, one should try MAME, albeit it is not perfect yet. See the MAME CD-i Mono-I driver.
    The Mono-II doesn't work however, meaning the USA machine isn't emulated yet.

    Funny thing it seems to works perfectly for all the 3 Zelda games, and Hotel Mario in particular.
     
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    Probably because those were the games most used to test the emulator.

    But do not kid yourself, in many aspects this console hardware was inferior to the Super Nintendo and it shows.

    Japan only real use to it was Visual Novels that also got ported elsewere.

    People usually talk how the Sega CD graphics were a disaster, but but thing? Only videos looked good.
     
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    Of course, in terms of hardware design, the Philips CD-i is an abomination (to stay polite).

    But my original post was meant to reflect that MAME's goal is to preserve hardwares (and softwares), populars and obscures alike.
     
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    The Sonic '06 joke review got me pretty good a while ago since the date on it wasn't Mar 31 or Apr 01.
     
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    I prefer superman 64 over Hotel Mario
     
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    The longer I live, the more I come to appreciate the universal truth inherent in this fact: most issues in life are caused by too many toasters
     
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    What is with the flagrant and out in the open roboticism?
     
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    This is humanism!!1!
     
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    The real joke is this is actually one of the best games on the CDI.
    I'm one of the dumb kids that bought the CDI 450 + this + the faces of evil back in 1993.

    I remember playing Hotel Mario all the way through to a later level that glitched out and started to play the ending animation, so I guess I kinda beat the game :P
     
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    Literally the most unbelievable part of this amazingly written review of such an outstanding game.
     
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    nice touch @Chary :P
     
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