Monday, March 21, 2011

Strange Things You're Good At


Do any of you have something you're randomly really good at, but you never have a chance to show it cause it's too random/obscure?

I have several of these, but one that I think you'll recognize is SNES Mario Kart.

To me, the SNES Mario Kart is the most legit in the series. The N64 version is good too, but the system is retarded because the characters with the best speed ALSO have the best control. (Peach/Toad I think).

In SNES, Bowser and DK have the best speed and worst control. Thus, noobs like to play Toad/Peach (Bad speed, good control), while veterans use Bowser/DK.

Also, it has the craziest advanced techniques. Not only is there the constant hop/drift technique, but now there are like 10 variations of it, one of which actually requires you to mod your controller.

Anyway, I'm not that hardcore, and frankly, today's world records are just insane, but I have gotten really close to past world records. Anytime I had downtime or felt bored, I would play the game and eventually racing your best ghost gets extremely addicting. One of games I most consistently play on the emulator.



46 comments:

  1. I'm really good at MMO PvP, giving my girlfriend mind-blowing O's, and BSing my way through a situation.

    Only the last of those 3 can make me money, so now I'm in marketing. Go figure.

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  2. Typing is my forte. :) Ok, that and spelling...but they sort of go hand in hand.

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  3. I would like to believe that I can give anyone a run for their money on super mario cart!!!!! I still play it to this day!

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  4. im really good at picking my nose, dont tell anyone though

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  5. Tony Hawk pro skater. Not the new ones, those old ass ones. I was amazing at those and I still remember all the technique I used. But yeah, who plays that anymore.

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  6. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tounge...does that count? lol :)

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  7. I'm really good at cracking my back. :)

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  8. I used to kick my sisters butts at Mario Kart to the point they wouldn't play me anymore. The SNES was the best one by far. The new one on the Wii is the worst. I owned it for all of a month before I returned it to the store.

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  9. Unfortunately, I don't have anything that I'm amazing at. it's okay though, because I can quickly learn to be pretty good at other things. That's my skill I guess.

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  10. i always pick the fastest in anything just because its the natural thing to do

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  11. yeah that game is pretty fun! have a good one!

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  12. For me it's probably my ability to build PC's. I don't tell people, cause they don't understand the terms....

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  13. Hmm I'm just okay at everything -_-

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  14. I like playing games but I’m not really good at them. It’s probably because I don’t stick to one game. After I finished a game, it will be some time before I play it again.

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  15. I have never in my entire life been beaten at any Tony Hawk's game, even playing online I just get bored of winning and turn it off.

    I'm not trying to brag as I'm an generally quite poor at games that don't involve killing people, hell my Fifa 11 record is 2 wins to 45 losses.

    Double Dash > Any game ever made

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  16. This is a great game but i prefare the n64 one more, and i end up picking any character, not just toad lol

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  17. i am super mario world pro player :3

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  18. ive a;ways wanted to play that game, i also find myself to be good at random flash games on the web, nothing to brag about really.

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  19. I love the N64-version but I can rearely drive three maps lol

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  20. I play a lot of games, but I'm not "the best" at very many. Probably my ability to lock down games in bid spades qualifies as "obscure".

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  21. I just downloaded an emulator for legend of zelda :D
    Still n64 mario's kart just rocked :) I never played this version tho :(

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  22. Man, I was hardcore at a different thing in MK for the SNES. I could remember the order of the CPU players for any character you picked. AI was kind of limited, so the order was always the same. For example, if you picked Toad, Peach would always be the first place in the race (that is, if you wasn't in first place)

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  23. Tetris, also splitting wood. I can crack the knottiest, most twisted piece of crap you throw at me. At least that's somewhat useful.

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  24. great games, i love super smash bros

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  25. I'm awesome at sex.

    Supported.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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  26. Calculus. Never get to show it off anywhere! At least you can play Super Mario Kart.

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  27. well i am good at being happy ! :D

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  28. I am crazy good at the PS2 game Amplitude.

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  29. I played so much mario kart (and street fighter 2) as a kid. I had like 5 games and played the hell out of them. turbo hardcore, like 12 hours a day, so I know the feeling )

    you commented on my blog about people doing what they will to sustain, but it is not the people. it is the people in power will do what they must to stay in it. and when I say that, I mean the 1% super rich.

    cheers

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  30. I've noticed that I'm really really good at this game lol.

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  31. LOL friendships were lost when this game first came out in my neighborhood!

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  32. I played lineage2 some years ago! was quiet good at it! Following this nice blog.
    http://belgianbeerblog.blogspot.com/

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  33. I was never too good in Mario Kart. I was good in Halo 2 though. Really good!

    Great post, by the way!

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  34. Awesome blog man! Keep up the good work! It will pay off!

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  35. I don't think I'm good at anything much.

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  36. Do Pokemon and Tetris count as legit 8 bit obsessions?

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  37. I loved both regular and Mario Kart 64. Sadly, my SNES game is kind of messed, but my N64 cartridge still works fine!

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  38. I played a lot more of the N64 version. My jackass friend would always snatch yoshi up and kick my ass though. Cheater.

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  39. I love playing Mario Kart 64. One of the best games I ever played.

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