Do You Know NintendoKnow: June 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!

June 1992

The first collaboration between GameFreak and Nintendo, this NES puzzler featured Mario’s most loyal sidekick. The goal was to prevent enemy stacks from growing too high. Junichi Masuda was the composer.

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This side-scrolling game licensed for NES is one of the famous titles developed by Capcom based on a Disney Afternoon cartoon. It featured gameplay similar to Mega Man, but the main character is much more “poultry” and is known as the “terror that descends in the night”. Better watch out for the bad boys!

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June 1997

The first title in a long series of farming life simulations published (but not developed) by Natsume in the United States. You have 2.5 years to repair and operate the dilapidated farmhouse inherited from your grandfather in this SNES title. Raise crops with cattle, chickens, a horse and a dog. Get married and have children if you want… or not. It’s yours!

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June 2002

The GBC saw this first game in a series featuring a spinning genius developed by WayForward. Hair whips enemies and learns new dances to transform into different animals to help solve puzzles. Probably turn on SafeSearch if you’re looking for fan art. Oh, you’re just looking for research purposes, huh? perv.

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A “side story” game for the GBC centered around a viral outbreak on a passenger ship. Eschewing the over-the-shoulder view of the main series console games, much of the action is top-down until switching to a first-person combat mode to keep the zombies at bay. Despite what the name of this game conjures up in your memories, there are no ninjas in sight.

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Perhaps the most famous Nintendo-exclusive psychological horror game ever released, this GameCube title was developed by Silicon Knights. It featured various effects to mess with your mind and depict the playable character slowly descending into madness. No, your TV does not lower the volume by itself.

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June 2007

The DS saw the release of this block puzzle game in the long running series developed by Intelligent Systems. This specific title was part of the Touch! Generations branding, but other installments have featured branding in the United States tied to Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and even Tetris. Why don’t they use the Japanese brand? My lips (stick) are sealed.

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This is the first Wii title in the popular monster catching/fighting series. It was also the first game for the Wii to use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in North America. Force your kidnapped creatures to fight other kidnapped creatures for your own glory. Be careful when using the acronym for this title in case people think you’re talking about beer or rodeo clowns.

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June 2017

Nintendo Switch saw the release of this first 3D fighting title from the Mario Kart team. Fighters strafe around the arenas using extendable appendages to fight and submit. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! Not THESE appendages…yeah. The game has sold over 2 million copies and fans are yearning for a sequel, proving that this title has legs.

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Grezzo, the team famous for various Zelda remakes, had the chance to develop their own original 3DS title featuring dungeon crawling and city building. The game’s director and producer was the creator of the Mana series at Square Enix. Unfortunately for the game, many Nintendo fans had already switched to the Switch, so this title was kind of forgotten. Grezzo hasn’t had an opportunity outside of remakes since.

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