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You know that, in some Metroid games, you can repeatedly leap upward by carefully timing the use of your Morph Ball Bombs, right? Well, I thought I had to do that trick in many early parts of the game until I collected the Spider Ball powerup and realized that I had unwillingly sequence-broken.
There's an overlap with "dumb things you used to believe as a kid", but in my first run in Pokemon Ruby, I thought I just had to beat the first four Gym Leaders, and Norman was the Final Boss, and that getting Surf and exploring the eastern part of Hoenn was the postgame. Perhaps I didn't fully understand what was going on way back then, but I still played along.
He might as well be the final boss, he's the gym leader I always had the most trouble with
Assuming this video is accurate, selling off my original copy of Luigi's Mansion at typical used game price.
Reminds me of when an uncle of mine wanted to give me Golden Eye 007 as a Christmas gift, and I explicitly refused because even at age 11 I was aware of The Problem with Licensed Games. If only I had give the game a try first....
So basically the inverse of every kid who didn't know that trope?
To clarify, I was aware that many games based on movies were bad, because I tried some myself and the Club Nintendo magazine from Mexico always reviewed negatively such kind of games. I just thought the same thing about 007 without having even played it first. Seven months later, a distant cousin visited me and brought his copy of the game alongside him. I played it from beginning to end and enjoyed it a lot. I then tried to find it in shops but I never found it.
The misplaced skepticism also prevented me from playing a popular PC game based on The Magic School Bus. My family did own that game, but a thief entered our house and stole it.
Not as a kid, but I got stuck for over a month in Wild AR Ms 1, in De Le Metalica's chest puzzle.
This just happened.... Turned on The World Ends With You and thought 'Oh boy! I'll get a ton of Shutdown points!' before realizing I'd re-equipped my maxed-out default set beforehand.
Star Wars Episode I: Racer: No other stats. Only speed.
And Bullseye Navoir, who was broken AF and had fantastic natural turning and such, but even with that, ONLY SPEED.
edited 6th Jun '18 9:07:05 AM by Rytex
This one is probably relatable to anybody who plays RP Gs as a kid, but in Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door I usually just play through the main story and not do any of the side quests or exploring the world as RP Gs should be played. If I were to know that doing such will make me and my allies stronger than we already are with the level up increases and better badges that would improve our stats, I wouldn't have been bodied by the final boss of the game.
Another dumb thing I did as a kid was with the game Rayman 2. I didn't know that I needed a Memory Pak to save my games. At the time a lot of my games for the N64 were saved internally in the cartridge, so I wouldn't expect Rayman 2 (the only game I have that needed a Memory Pak) needs a third party saving method. I was 6, I was still a noob when it come to gaming.
On my first play-through of Pokemon Diamond, I used my Master Ball on Dialga. Later on, in Black, I didn't fully understand natures yet, so I had bred a special-attacking Zoroark with an Adamant nature and a physical-attacking Hydreigon (which isn't even that great of a physical attacker in the first place) with a Modest nature. Whoops. At least now I know better.
Only bought Nintendo products as a kid. I missed out on a lot of good stuff and they have created quite a bit of controversy.
I'm not sure how that qualifies as "dumb", though. Sticking to one system or company isn't bad as long as you're having fun. Just saying.
And some people can only afford one system. Nothing wrong with that.
In Super Princess Peach, I used to abuse Peach's vibe powers just to listen to the pitch changes in the BGM.
I don’t know if this is really “dumb,” but in those PC golf games that used to be popular, I would hit the golf ball as far toward the edge of the map as I could in order to explore. I could’ve cared less about the golf aspect. I was dreaming of open world games before they were a thing.
Pokemon gen 1: only STAB moves. All the STAB moves. Oh, and H Ms. H Ms belong on your main team, of course.
Gen 2: knocked out the Suicune. Then, expected Kurt's balls and paralysis to actually help catch things.
Gen 3: let other kids in camp play my game file, then rage-delete the file because I didn't get to see the content, so RIP shiny Sandshrew. Obsessed over berry schedules to the point where I had nightmares that I hadn't watered them enough or harvested them on time. Got Pokerus and had to be assured that it was good, so I spread it to all my Pokemon and then wondered why I couldn't use Protein and such.
Edited by Sailor11sedna on Feb 4th 2019 at 2:12:00 AM
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