Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Gay Gamer x Tiny Cartridge, take two

The second of four posts I wrote for Tiny Cartridge has been published on the handheld-focused site.

The headline I wrote for this post--"Three GBA imports (not Mother 3/Rhythm Tengoku) that should hit the eShop"--does a pretty good job of describing what it's all about.

Basically, I suggest that, assuming they eventually decide to sell GameBoy Advance games via their 3DS eShop, the folks at Nintendo should give Westerners access to a few first-party releases that have never seen the light of day in our neck of the woods.

Photo by Wayne McManus

To see which games were included on my list--and to hear why I selected them--check out when you have a chance.

See also: 'The Gay Gamer x Tiny Cartridge, take one'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I love your list posts, and this is no exception. You'd know my answer already, probably...Mother 3 or nothing.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Don't say that, Justin! (Mother 3 or nothing.) I mean, yes, it would be great for them to give us Mother 3, but -- and I hate to say this -- I really doubt they're ever going to do it. Hey, at least you can play the fan translation, which is pretty awesome, IMO.

Marcus said...

Nintendo has so many opportunities to make money off its fans... Releasing Mother 3 as a digital title would be one fantastic way but I also think they won't. Why, Nintendo, whyyyy?!

They even did a sort of easter egg thing with Mother 3 at their E3 booth last year or the year before. They know how intense the Mother fanbase is but I guess it's just not big "enough" for them.

Back to the post, I'd love to see more import titles for download! All your choices are pretty fantastic and titles I'd love to own. :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

True story. I'm sure they won't, and I'm not holding out hope that they will. But...yeah...that's my #1 pick.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Marcus: Sometimes I think the folks at NOJ/NOA are stubborn about these sorts of things simply because they can be. Like you said, surely there are enough EarthBound/Mother fans out there to make such a release worthwhile, but it doesn't really interest them so they don't do it. Which is their right, of course. Still, I wish they'd throw us a bone once in a while :(

Bryan Ochalla said...

Justin: Yeah, I don't think we're ever going to see an official Mother 3 release of any sort in NA. I hope I'm wrong, though!