I woke up today to find news that Cave Story had been patched on the Wii. This was good news, because the only good thing about the Wii port was that it was Cave Story. So I plugged in the Wii, set it up on my wireless network, and got downloading.
That I bought this new router two months ago and am just now getting around to setting up the Wii should give you some indication of how often it gets played in my house.
As always, the Wii immediately proceeded to suck ass. Though the Cave Story patch is only four blocks, for some reason my Wii is not up to the task of downloading it. Don’t bother with the helpful suggestions; it is not my connection, nor my router settings, nor my firewall, nor my security passcode. The Xbox and the PS3 and the laptop are all chirping away merrily. The Wii just randomly decides to not work sometimes. The internet is the biggest and most important thing in the world, and nothing Nintendo makes can plug into it reliably:
No error message, no Mario collecting coins, nothing. It’s just been sitting there… rotating… for the better part of an hour now. And of course there’s no cancel button; that would make too much sense. To get my Wii back I’m going to have to power cycle the machine. With a claw hammer.
Anyway, while I’m snapping off pictures of screens I figured I’d finally share this one I took last week with the camera phone:
That is my name (rather, my pseudonym) in the credits for Shantae: Risky’s Revenge. Also, my granola bar. I was about to move the granola bar out of the shot, but then I was like. “Screw that. I’m in the Shantae credits. I will show the world my granola bar and I literally do not even care.”
Oh, and if my boss is reading this, that is a clever Photoshop. I don’t actually keep a DS in the office to play at work. That would be a flagrant violation of company policy.
On the subject of Risky’s Revenge, I was intensely pleased with the game. It was short and it was fun, which is exactly the correct combination to have in an action platformer. I might have a post in me on the subject of the sad state of the DSi overall, and how I’m worried that Shantae will be just as overlooked here at the dawn of the 3DS as she was at the dawn of the GBA. I dunno. Maybe next week.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, go and get you the full Risky’s Revenge soundtrack. It is amazing and it is cheap. (Seriously, we’re talking “pick your own price” cheap.) It has been the soundtrack to my life for the past three days.