Do You Know NintendoKnow: October 2022

Below is a set of clues for games that have a notable US release date anniversary (5, 10, 15, etc.) in the current month. See if you can understand the title before clicking on the blurry image to find out if you were right! Head to the comments when you’re done and reminisce about the personal memories that have been recovered. Remember, these take place on the US release date. Enjoy!

October 1987

This NES sports title probably wouldn’t be lit today as it features a plethora of racial stereotypes for the various adversaries. The original “final boss” (without a face tattoo) was replaced in later versions of the game with a bland, fictional character. There have only been two sequels in the 35 years since the original was released, so give us another already Nintendo!

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October 1992

Capcom developed this NES sequel which was actually a prequel to the original GameBoy game… which itself is a spin-off title from another NES series. This second game featuring Firebrand takes GameBoy’s RPG/action platformer mix and adds even more capabilities. Firebrand can now hover horizontally in the air with his wings with the usual wall hanging, hovering and projectile firing action.

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This licensed title is based on a popular 1992 movie released on GameBoy, NES, and SNES, as well as non-Nintendo platforms such as Sega Genesis and DOS. Play as Kevin McCallister and battle enemies (Harry and Marv?) in locations around the Big Apple that were featured in the movie. Electronic Gaming Monthly “awarded” this game as the worst sequel of 1992, but the movie is awesome. “Wow… what a hole! »

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October 1997

Treasure developed this 2.5D side-scrolling platformer for the N64, which was their first release on a Nintendo console. Help Marina, the robotic maid, save Professor Theo by grabbing, shaking and throwing objects. Shake shake!

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October 2002

This GameBoy Color game was the last video game released by Nintendo for the handheld and was based on a cute Japanese hamster anime. Sunflower seeds are used as currency and can be exchanged for clothing. Interestingly, these can then be swapped using the GBC’s infrared port.

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October 2007

Nintendo brought our favorite green-clad fairy friend to the Nintendo DS with this direct sequel to 2002’s GameCube marine title. Like that game, this one also features plenty of navigation and sea charts. It makes extensive (or excessive, depending on your perspective) use of the DS’ myriad features. It was generally well received but can be divisive today due to the insistence on replaying a certain area – albeit with new items that allow shortcuts.

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Capcom developed and published this “point and click” Wii puzzle featuring a pirate and his monkey. Use the Wii Remote to mimic different actions as you guide the pirate through the dangers to reach a treasure chest in each level. Critics loved the game, but unfortunately the game was a commercial failure and Capcom announced that they would not “monkey” with a sequel.

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October 2012

For the first time ever, Nintendo has released a direct sequel instead of a “third” game in the hugely popular multimedia franchise they own a piece of. Interestingly, this was also the last first-party game for the Nintendo DS, as the 3DS was almost 18 months into its life cycle. Set two years after the predecessor, you can visit new areas that weren’t accessible in previous games. Explore even more Unova in your quest to be the best!

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The ever-popular farming series made its first real appearance on the 3DS as this title was developed specifically for the system and not ported from the DS like the previous title in the series. This episode featured more customization than ever, including redecorating the village and moving buildings around. Natsume released the title in the US, so it’s the last one developed by Marvelous AQL that uses the name of the original series… and is therefore the last good game in the series before Natsume resumes development with results generally mediocre.

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October 2017

Nintendo’s most famous character/mascot has graced the Switch with another stunning 3D platformer. Travel to different locations in a top-hatted airship and roam the landscapes collecting Sky Tokens. Use your hat to take control of various enemies, animals or… inanimate objects? Beat wedding bunnies too if that’s your prerogative.

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