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31 Days: Day 17 - Haunted House

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Hello all and welcome to Day 17 of 31 Days. Today’s Song is rather old and one that isn’t mentioned much. To add to that I wonder if many people actually remember it regularly. Today’s Song is:

Haunted House: Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 was actually the 2nd Mario game I ever owned and it’s still one of my favorite games even to this day. That said I only ever had one problem with the game when I was a kid. The Haunted House actually spooked me a bit. Perhaps it was the frantic pace of the xylophone, or the low guttural noises. Whatever it may have been that piano didn’t help me one bit

 

I don’t know what was with Nintendo and scaring children shitless. All I can say now is that I actually want to see more of this, however It seems that this brand of terror is in rather short supply. Taking a look at it now I feel that part of what makes Haunted house so scary is the way it just contrasts with everything. One minute your busting thwamps and the next you running around in a haunted mansion with man eating furniture, boo’s, a merry go round of doom, and hidden pathways.

Now at the time I was spending the summer at my grandparents and had limited things to do, so I decided to get all 120 stars and see what I would get for my troubles, which included this level. I tried my hardest to find everything I possibly could about the level to finish it and be done with the level. Sadly at the time I wasn’t aware of the 100 coin stars so I had to venture back there again and collect my 100 coins. All the while my creep factor is bugging out in broad daylight. I finished the level and never went back again, until my sister got super Mario 64 DS. By then I didn’t care, I actually ended up liking the level for some of it’s more thoughtful elements such as the secret rooms and use of the vanish cap. I kind of wish there were more of these type of levels in Mario games, but alas I’ll have to make do with Shifty Boo Mansion.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



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The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).