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13 Sep, 5 tweets, 2 min read
I thought I'd play Wario's Woods for #NESWeekend but I forgot two key factors:
1. this game doesn't have a score counter
2. even though I haven't played in a year or two, I'm apparently still pretty good at it. I'm on level 61 now and I don't know when to stop
obligatory mention of the one fact anyone mentions about this game:
Because the ESRB was formed in 1994, there are no NES games with ESRB ratings... except this one.
The game was the last officially licensed NES game, which is why it was late enough to have an ESRB rating. It was released simultaneously for SNES and NES, with the tech versions being basically identical other than some graphical differences
but yeah, it was an official NES game released so late that by the time it made it to US shelves (December 1994), Nintendo had already announced the N64 (then called the Ultra 64)
By the time it made it's way to the US, the Playstation was already being sold in Japan

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