Archive for December 12th, 2006


Nintendo update

Just in case people aren’t totally sick of hearing about Nintendo stuff, I thought I’d provide an update.  On Saturday I beat Super Mario 64 on N64.  I’ve been playing it for awhile, collecting stars, and on Saturday I finally got the minimum number of stars required to face the final boss.  There are a total of 120 stars in the game and 70 are required before you can face Bowser to win the game.  It took me a long time to beat him, but I finally did.  I’m still interested in collecting as many stars as I can, but it was satisfying to beat the game.

In other news, after a lot of searching online, I finally managed to track down an extra Wii Remote.  They’re sold out pretty much everywhere.  On Sunday, I found that had them, but I waited around, debating whether I should go ahead and buy one.  Because the Wii is going to be a gift, I felt like maybe I shouldn’t buy one and just wait until after Christmas.  However, a couple of hours after I discovered that had them, I refreshed the page and it said they were out of stock.  So, that was a bust.  However, it convinced me that I should go ahead and order one if I could find one, since the chance of me finding one in a store around Christmas was basically zero.

So, yesterday, I looked around on a bunch of websites.  Best Buy was out of them.  Circuit City didn’t have them.  Newegg said they were expecting them, but when I checked back later in the day, it said they were out of stock.  Target didn’t have them.  I could buy them through GovConnection for like $38 instead of $40, but they won’t ship for another 2 weeks or so.  There were a bunch of sketchy online stores that had them, but they charged like $20 for shipping.  Some of the stores allow you to sign up for an email alert that they’ll send you when they get them back in stock, so I signed up for a couple of those.  I got an alert that Amazon had them yesterday, but it turns out that it was actually one of Amazon’s partners and they cost like $48 instead of $40, so I decided to hold off.  Then, last night, I checked Amazon again and Amazon itself had them for $40, so I pulled the trigger and ordered one.  That’ll complement the Nunchuck controller I got when I bought the system.

Ideally, I’d like to get 3 extra controllers, but they’re $40 each, so if I ordered 3 of them, that’d cost $120, which is pretty steep.  That said, I wanted to get at least one extra controller so that when I’m at home over Christmas my family and I will be able to play games together.  I think my parents and I will be celebrating Christmas on the 22nd, so I have only 10 days to wait!


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