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Sonic and Tails

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Posted by: Ryan


My younger sister has been addicted to Art Style: Rotohex lately. A lot of the guys I know seem to think that girls don't play games, but from my perspective, they play plenty of games. My sister (and my girlfriend both) play lots of RPGs, and my sister's puzzle game addiction has gone from Tetris to Frenzic to Planet Puzzle League. And for the past two nights, she's been playing Rotohex for hours straight.





The day before, I had spilled some soda on one of my Wiimotes, and so I was wiping it off again with some Windex to make it less sticky while she was playing Sprint mode on Rotohex. At that moment, we discovered that Sprint mode can be played co-op. As I cleaned the remote, I had accidentally pressed a button, turned it on, and I now had a cursor on the screen.

Growing up together, my sister and I were no strangers to co-op play. We played Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles together on the Sega Genesis, and she always preferred playing as Tails. There was something amusing to her about being able to continually die, and just have the game bring her back. She could quite literally fight boss battles for me, since she'd never really die. As a kid, I always had to call her over to help me play the special stages in Sonic 2. Our room has two pairs of Sonic and Tails figurines, and we even planned on getting Sonic and Tails tattoos together.





And even now, after hitting a controller on accident, we find ourselves playing games together. She had been stuck on Rotohex's 5-color Sprint Mode for hours, but playing together, we made it all the way through 8-color. And the whole time, we were working together. Or at least we were trying to; calling out which color we were going for so as not to wreck each other up, or moving a piece from one side to another so the other person could get that last piece they needed. 8-color mode took quite a few tries, but it we finally beat it before the end of the night.

It felt good for my sister and I to be playing games together again. We haven't done it in a long time, and to be honest, it probably won't happen again for a while. My sister is getting married in less than a week, and she's moving out really soon. I'm going to miss playing games with her. I have my girlfriend to play co-op with, but it's really not the same. She loves Pokemon and the Sims. My girlfriend isn't the kind of person who would play Power Stone 2 or Marvel vs. Capcom 2 with me. She won't stay up through the night trying to finish Skies of Arcadia. She's a great girl, but she's not my Player 2. Not like my sister is. And so this week, we close out an era of my life's local multiplayer.

I'll miss her.

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About LK4O4one of us since 1:47 PM on 05.07.2009

Hello there.

My name is Ryan and I work at a pretty prominent web company. I'm 24 years old, which makes me one of the youngest people at the company (out of over 100 people). I have half of a college degree, a full-time job, and now I've got a place to hang out and talk about awesome video games.

Feel free to talk to me! <3


== Currently Playing ==
Clairvoyance
FTL: Faster Than Light
Slitherlink by Nikoli

== Recently Finished ==
Thomas Was Alone
Fire Emblem: Awakening
FTL: Faster Than Light (Easy)
Hotline Miami
Little Inferno
Aether
Analogue: A Hate Story
Mark of the Ninja
Atom Zombie Smasher
Time Fcuk
Thirty Flights of Loving
Lone Survivor
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Dynamite Jack
Slitherlink by Nikoli
Bastion
TRAUMA
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Ghost Trick
Mighty Switch Force
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AE
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
VVVVVV
Mighty Flip Champs
Donkey Kong (Game Boy version)
Escapee GO!
Aura-Aura Climber
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Elite Beat Agents (Normal Difficulty)
Paper Mario
Sonic Colors (Wii version)
BIT.TRIP FATE
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Mother 3 (Fan Translation)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Both Second Endings)
BIT.TRIP RUNNER
Portal (Steam version)
Cave Story (Wii version)
Spartan: Total Warrior (GameCube version)
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
BIT.TRIP BEAT
BIT.TRIP VOID
BIT.TRIP CORE
Half-Life 2 (original Xbox version)
The Lost Vikings (Genesis version)
Pokemon HeartGold Version
Bangai-O Spirits (All 160+ Levels Cleared!)
Super Mario 64 DS
The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie
The World Ends With You
Psychonauts
Braid
Ninja Gaiden Black (Normal Difficulty)
Chrono Trigger
Earthbound

== Systems I Own and Love ==
Sega Genesis
Sega Dreamcast
Xbox
Wii
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS Lite
Nintendo 3DS

== 3DS Friend Code ==
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== Wii System Code ==
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