Draw Our Gaming Memories ✍️ Our Favorite Nintendo Games w/ Li Kovacs

Draw Our Gaming Memories ✍️ Our Favorite Nintendo Games w/ Li Kovacs

[Nintendo Minute jingle] [cheery music]
[Krysta] -Hi guys,
welcome back to Nintendo Minute. We are here with a
very special guest,
Li Kovacs. [Kit] -Welcome!
[Li]- Hi.
-Yes, a friend of the show, Li Kovacs, who’s been
on the show many times now.
-I think so. -Yes
-And we have Li back because, we are going to do
another episode of,
Draw Our Gaming Memories. -Yay.
-In the first video we did
with our gaming memories,you drew them.
[Li] -Yeah.
[Kit] -But we didn’t get a
chance to share your memories.
[Li] -I know.
[Krysta] -Right.
That was our fault sorry.
[Li] -Well because
it was your memories,
it wasn’t mine.
[Kit] -We’ve all got
memories now.
[Krysta] -Yes.
Everyone has their own memories.Um, so we brought you back
because we want you to again,
draw our gaming memories, but also share
your gaming memory–
-Exactly. -Yay.
-um, with us too. So, this time we’re gonna be
talking about our first time
playing our favorite– -Yes.
-Nintendo game.
-It’ll be fun. -It’s hard to choose.
-It’s very hard to choose.
You guys had some, side convos.
-Yeah, we had to.
-Because there may or may not have been a game
that was the same
between the two of you. -Yeah.
-Um, I think I’m gonna go first.
-OK. [Krysta]
-Yeah, and then we’ll see
how similar we take it.Um, so my favorite Nintendo game
of all time, and I think this is
pretty well known now,
is Super Mario World.
And when I first played and-
got and played the game,
I really played that game
a lot by myself.
Like I was like,
kind of solo playing it
and it was really fun
and I had like,
just the best time
exploring that game,
‘cause I think it was like,
the first game
that really allowed you to like
find the different secrets,
replay levels like discover,
um, you know,
different things
that you don’t really see
your first playthrough.
But I think
what was really amazing
about that game
is how it’s really
stood the test of time
because what I play- when
I revisited that game again,
I was in college and I really
like got more friends
that liked video games.
When I first played
that game, I didn’t have very
many friends up that really,
I didn’t have many,
very many friends, period.
And I didn’t really have
very many friends
that like video games.
So when I went to college
I met tons of people
that loved playing video games
as much as I did
and we would play that game,
all the time.
And I was in, um,
this like student union
where we had a Super Nintendo
and we would just have that game
always on.
And at any moment
or any day, any hour,
someone would just be like
playing a random level of
Super Mario, Super Mario World,
which is amazing. So, um,even to this day I still go back
and play Super Mario World
randomly because it’s just like,
it’s just fun always.
And no matter what,
you still remember all your
fond memories discovering those
like cool secrets and it’s just,
it’s such an amazing game
that it stood so long through
all of these years in my life.
So that’s my
favorite Nintendo game.

-Very good pick. Very good. -That’s good, yeah.
-Thank you.
You’re gonna be next, right? -Oh, it’s my turn!
-So um, my favorite game memory
is obviously Breath of the Wild.
I’m just gonna go pick
the most recent game
because it’s like,
it’s so fresh in our memories
you know?

[harmonious orchestral music]So it’s easier to go
and think about,
oh my gosh,
when Breath of the Wild.
You know, it was such
a highly like,
anticipated game to have.
I just, you know, we all just
wanted it like right now.
So my favorite memory
and moment from that entire game
was actually putting
the game into the system
for the first time.
[Krysta] -Mm-hmm.
[Kit] -Hmm.
[Li] -And then I needed
absolute silence.
You know when you’re like–
[Kit] -The moment
of anticipation.
-OK–OK, wait–wait, OK.You gotta like focus.
I made sure my kid
was asleep in bed
and I was like, okay,
it’s my turn.
I need my volume up.
I just need full focus on my TV
and just letting
the game startup and load in
that whole entire beginning of,
you know, Zelda saying
“Link, wake up,” you know,
and then when Link comes out
of the Shrine of Resurrection
and you see the overworld–
[Krysta] -Mm-hmm.
[Li] -of Zelda,
of the entire Hyrule,
and then the logo comes on.
[Kit] -Right.
[Li] -I got teary eyed,
when that actually happened.
[Krysta] -You get like chills,
I get goosebumps even like
listening to you describing.
[Li] -I get goosebumps–
and so it’s just like,
just that whole entire part
was just like,
such a moving experience
and not hearing much sound
like music or anything.
And it was just like, just, you
could just hear the world,
like the entire world
of Breath of the Wild.
And you already knew that,
wow, there is so much
to this game already,
just in that little time
and moment, yeah.
Goosebumps everywhere.
[laughter] -We’re all going back
to Breath of the Wild
immediately after this. [laughter]
-So we had to coordinate, because Breath of the Wild is
actually my favorite game now
-Well, it’s a good game, so. -And it’s an incredible game.
-Yeah. -Um, so I’m going to go
with my number two,
former number one,[cheery tropical music]
which is Super Mario 64.
[Krysta] -Oh,
but that’s good too.
[Kit] -And I think it’s
interesting that all three
of our picks
are launch games
for new hardware.
[Krysta] -That’s true.
[Li] -Oh, yeah.
[Kit] -Nintendo Switch,
SNES, Nintendo 64
and I think that maybe there’s
something to that of like,
not only is this
amazing new game,
it’s this type of experience,
that was never possible before
’cause it’s on the new hardware.
[Krysta] -A new hardware,
yeah, definitely.
[Li] -It could be like a whole–
[Kit] -Right.
[Li] -it could be like the whole
anticipation to the hardware.
[Kit] -Yeah, I think so.
[Krysta] -Yeah, and then your
first like experience there.
-It’s like the first impression
to the hardware
when you get the game so.[Kit] -But yeah, I remember when
I got my Nintendo 64
and Super Mario 64
I had preordered both
and it was kind of
early days for preorders.
It was like,
are they gonna have this
or they not gonna have it?
And it was like kind of a shaky
moment at the counter of like,
Oh-oh, let’s check the list,
let’s see if you’re, ah,
[Krysta] -A handwritten note.
[Kit] -Yeah, yeah, exactly.
[laughter and joking]
[Krysta] -Stone tablet list.
[Kit] -But they had it,
and we made it home,
uh, and I just started
playing it and playing.
And I remember I set it up,
I normally had a place where
I would play that was kind of
in the bedroom,
but I brought it out
into sort of the main TV,
like in our family room
and was playing it there.
And my parents
were watching it too. And
my sister was watching it too,
and you know,
they didn’t have as much
experience with games as I did.
But certainly,
my impression was like,
wow, this is Mario
in an entirely different way.
I’d only known him
up to this point in 2D games
and those games were incredible.
And now there’s this game
that’s totally different
that still feels like Mario,
but is completely different.And it blew my mind
that you could take, you know,
a character in a style of a game
that I had only known
one way before
and do it completely different.And I think that’s something
that Breath of the Wild
has in common too
is it still feels like Zelda,
but at the same time,
it doesn’t.
[Li] -Yeah.
[Kit] -And that’s super cool.
Um, and yeah,
I just played that game
again and again and I don’t,
I remember I did not get
another game for my Nintendo 64
for like a long time after,
because I was just
playing this game nonstop and
I would find new ways to play it
and it was just so fun
to move around those worlds.
Um, and I remember even,
you know, like Krysta,
I did not have so many friends
and I was not so
socially outgoing.
So when even when I would
have to like talk to somebody
on the phone,
[Li] -Yeah.
[Kit] -I would play that game
as I was on the phone
because it was I guess
comforting or reassuring to me.
[Krysta] -Yeah,
you get familiar things to do.
[Kit] -Yeah, but no,
that game is incredible,
and I love it so much.
[cheery music]
-I think that’s one of
the things all three games have in common is that
you can play it
for such a long time and still discover
new things about it.
-Right. Totally.
-With Breath of the Wild
with Super Mario World and with Super Mario 64
like, the replayability
and just even, even now like I know that in like 10 years
I can still go back and play
Breath of the Wild and I still will probably
discover something new
-I mean– -just like I do
with these things now.
-I’m still not done with Breath of the Wild. I put
over 400 hours into the game.
-Yeah. I got all the Korok Seeds.
I’m at 99.6 percent.
[laughter] I swear I’ve been keeping track
of my percentage.
I’m at 99.6 percent and I’m just all over the place.
So I’m just like,
where’s the other like point four percent
what else am I missing?
But it’s so fun to keep doing it You don’t get tired
of it you know
-No, not at all. -like with you
with the Mario 64 just…just
-Make your own fun. -Yeah.
-I can put that game in at
any moment in any day and know, still feel fresh and it’s just
incredible how they’ve really
just stood the test of time. Yeah, like these games
age so well.
-Yeah, totally. Well, now I’m gonna go play
all three games–
[laughter] at the same time.
[laughter] -We would love to hear
your guys’s favorite,
uh, Nintendo game, your first impressions,
your first experience and let us
know and thank you so much, Li for being here
and for drawing us
and yourself. [laughter]
-Yeah, I did make a cameo
on the last one. -That’s true–
-you know an animated cameo. Alright, um, if they
want to find out more about you,
where should they go? -Uh, my Twitter uh,
will be great,
-OK. -at Li Kovacs or anywhere else
it’s just my name. -OK, great. You always are
drawing beautiful pieces of art,
-Thank you. Thank you. -and making incredible costumes
and just doing
all sorts of things that I’m always amazed at.
-Thank you.
-So keep going. -And thank you so much
for being here.
-Yeah, thanks for having me. -Alright, we’re gonna wrap it up
for today and remember: -Nintendo Minute
is never a minute.
-See you next week! -Bye.

Comments (70)

  1. Why did nobody draw Paper Mario

  2. Is this a reupload? I have seen this before :/

  3. Wow they're running out of ideas, they're reuploading old videos. Tsk, tsk, tsk, nintendo.

    (Please note: it's a joke, so if you start complaining shame on you.)


  5. Minha favorita memória foi jogar Mario Galaxy no Wii u, as músicas emocionantes, chorei jogando haha! Belíssimo jogo ?

  6. Im gonna buy myself a Nintendo for Christmas this year… any suggestions on if i should get a switch or switch lite? It would be my first consol other than the 64 and NES.

  7. Nintendo minute = nintendo boomer

  8. Playing Pokemon Crystal for the first time

  9. Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga was my first game that I truly loved. It was a wonderfully experience on the gameboy advance sp. I think I was like 6 years old when i first got into video games

  10. Please can I get 100 subs for Christmas

  11. Anyone voting for Pokèmon Leaf green/Fire red?

  12. I am predominantly a PlayStation fan, but collecting Nintendo games is something else.

  13. I love the hair of the girl with the black sweter

  14. My first was the wii

    Don't judge I love it so much

  15. Mario Galaxy is my best childhood game. ;w;

  16. Oh I just realised it wasnt lil kovacs

  17. I loved hotel mario

  18. Nintendo is the best! Loved this episode, so fun. I have tons of nintendo gaming memories <3

  19. I see Li Kovacs, I click like. I'm a simple man.

  20. Nice drawings! I like Peach’s castle

  21. So my favorite memory is when I got 2 years at Christmas a Nintendo Switch witch Legend of Zelda Breath of the wild and I was soooo happy.When I stared playing I promised to myself that i do all the 120 shrines and yet it's my most played game on the Switch

  22. My fav memory is getting The World Ends with You and Fire Emblem Three Houses both are amazing games and I had a blast playing it.

  23. Didn't this video already came out?

  24. My favourite game memory was playing my first Pokémon game and also when i played botw

  25. You guys should invite Arlo on to your show!

  26. My favorite Nintendo game is easily Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Please remaster it!

  27. I love Super Mario World too!

  28. Wii U: Am I a joke to you?

  29. Sorry but Nintendo minute is the reason I’m unsubscribing

  30. I would swear my life to protecting Li Kovacs' smile.

  31. This seems familiar…

  32. So happy someone said breath of the wild!

  33. my favorite game is super smash brothers from the nintendo 64
    i remember when my cousin go to my home and beat me every times

  34. "Let's-a-go!" "Yahoo!" "Mama Mia!"

  35. I relate to the Botw one, except it was the first ever Zelda game I was ever really interested in.

  36. It was the early 90's and my grandparents (who are still with me today!) got me a Super Nintendo that came with Super Mario All Stars (SMB, SMB2, SMB3 and Lost Levels). The colours just blew me away and it was the first time I played the Lost Levels as well.

    While I was sleeping over their house, I slept in the 'computer room' (spare bedroom with 2 Amiga's, a TV and VCR) that night and I remember kissing the SNES before I went to sleep lol. The many games that came after during that era was just one of the best times of my Nintendo life.

  37. I absolutely loved playing Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. The main thing that drew me into playing it so much was the different vehicles and the homeworld hub you could drive, boat or fly around. The plane is what really made me come back though. I loved the physics and movement of that one.

  38. 7:26 Remember landmarks on the maps count as percentage for the game

  39. My favorite gaming memory is watching this video last week!

  40. Whoever made this I love it thank you so much

  41. I already saw this video why did it re upload :/

  42. 5:10 when they talk about new hardware launch titles
    Iconic, level ups of Nintendo IPs

    looks at SwSh . . . .

    (It was okay tbh but…that's another can of worms lmao)

  43. My favorite Nintendo game? Difficult decision, but I stay with The legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, that final battle is so epic.

  44. My first Nintendo game (and first game I ever played) was Mario Kart DS. So many awesome memories playing that game. It helped me become passionate about gaming, and it's one of my inspirations for my future gaming career!

  45. Zelda ocarina of time for the N64 🙂 that was my childhood.

  46. I love Nintendo games so much it would be hard to choose a favorite. But my favorite Nintendo franchise is definitely Mario because that’s the one I’ve spent most of the time playing.

  47. Well personally, to me it was also Breath of the Wild since it has this aura of replayability that other open-world games lack, like for example I beat Odyssey but that was it, it slowly became boring, but with Breath of the Wild, it never became, my first instance with the game is on the start, I remember that I had given up, but after a year returned

  48. @2:10
    All I could think was “she played games with Edge & Rydia..?”

  49. Love Li Kovacs smile and she makes beautiful drawings too! 🙂

  50. My favourite and most vivid gaming memory is the first time I went through Super Mario Galaxy. Maybe it's nostalgia but I'm in tears every time I play or listen to the game that defined my childhood 12 years ago.

  51. I remember when I was little, I went over to my grandmas house and she said she had a surprise for me so I followed her and it was her Nintendo 64 I grabbed the controller, not knowing how to work it, & she put Super Mario 64 in and then I learned from there, and since I learned fast, my grandma told me, turns out I don’t ned to teach you that game, and now I go back and play SM64 whenever I’m feeling bored, I mostly try to blj up the endless staircase most of the time

  52. Pathetic. My go to Nintendo game is Mario Sunshine. Remaster it already

  53. how can i participate on the nintendo minute??

  54. My favorite childhood game of all time was Earthbound

  55. #ocarinaoftime3dforswitch

  56. My memories is snake in smash… Nice bazooka. Nice smash

  57. The art in this is just so adorable ??

  58. The game I would draw is Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3&K, and Mania

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