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StuTwo

@gcunit Wow - how did you manage to go 20 years without playing Mario 64? That's like missing out on Star Wars.

Admittedly it's aged a lot and the camera that was awful in 1996 is atrocious in 2017 but the game was completely revolutionary in just about every single way when it was released in 1996. The movement is fun and fluid (unlike any 3d game before it) and the structure is very open to let you approach challenges in a lot of different ways. I don't think I'll ever see a single bigger leap in game design and technology.

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JaxonH

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There's no difference. You've got money to spend on unnecessary video games you can live without. Doesn't matter if it's $60 or $600 or $6000.

So perhaps before telling others how they're wasting their money and what they should be doing with what they worked hard for... take a look in the mirror.

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JaxonH wrote:

@Inertiacreep

There's no difference. You've got money to spend on unnecessary video games you can live without. Doesn't matter if it's $60 or $600 or $6000.

So perhaps before telling others how they're wasting their money and what they should be doing with what they worked hard for... take a look in the mirror.

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antster1983

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7 new NEOGEO games incoming! (God bless you Hamster!) Art of Fighting 3, Street Hoop, Fighter's Destiny, Soccer Brawl (YES!), World Heroes, Top Hunter Roddy and Cathy and ulp...at last...The Last Blade (WOOHOO!)

First out of the traps is Art of Fighting 3.

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gcunit

@StuTwo Don't worry, I definitely didn't miss out on Star Wars

I just never had the cash for games as a kid, plus I lived a fairly remote life in a village, so into my teens I had very little opportunity for interaction with consoles. Then I went to uni and a flatmate did have an N64, but they didn't have SM64 for it, so the game may as well not have existed. I probably saw moments of it on TV ads or something, but I think I was pretty oblivious to it.

My interest in consoles didn't really start until my lil bro got an Xbox, and never had my own until a fairly late Gamecube, by which SM64 was incompatible, and ancient history. More recently I've been meaning to get the DS version, but the polygons and fairly plain textures of the N64 have never held any nostalgia for me.

I can instantly see why people love it though. I can deal with the camera I think.

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StuTwo

@gcunit I'm not sure you'll be able to deal with the camera later on in the game - it's really terrible and the platforming gets harder.

To be honest it's at its strongest in the first few levels anyway. The later levels aren't quite as polished IMO. Still an astonishing accomplishment in 1996 though. It's easy to see looking back why so many wanted to clone it but no-one ever really came close to matching it on its own terms.

Still giddily waiting on my copy of Odyssey to arrive...

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DarthNocturnal

Every once in a while, I replay 64. I can get all the stars without much trouble. The camera doesn't bother me much, even today (that isn't to say it doesn't need improvements).

The last few (or was it two...) stages aren't my favorites, however. They take away some of the freedom the game gave you in the first place, I feel. In retrospect, they feel more like stages from Galaxy then 64...

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Octane

Mario 64 always felt a bit rushed. I mean, I have fond memories of levels like Bob-omb Battlefield and Dire Dire Docks. Tick Tock Clock on the other hand can go die in a hole

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skywake

I skipped the N64 and when I went back into its catalogue on the Wii VC Super Mario 64 was the one game I struggled to get into. It's not like its a bad game but when you play it alongside more recent releases? It doesn't really hold up IMO. To put it another way, on my Wii when I was playing these N64 games? Ocarina of Time felt like a just as good but scaled down version of Twilight Princess. Super Mario 64 felt like a game from the mid 90s.

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zitpig

I loved Mario64 at the time and still do, but I always preferred Banjo Kazooie...

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Spoony_Tech

@SLIGEACH_EIRE Why is it crazy talk? Oh and welcome back.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Scrummer

@Spoony_Tech Probably because they want to sell 400K Switches in the next week JUST in France. If it were worldwide, it would be do-able.

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Spoony_Tech

@Scrummer It's the next 10 weeks not one and Mario can do it!

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Octane

400k in ten weeks, that's possible. They sold about 55k a week in September according to VGChartz. Average sales are around 40 or 50k during September and August; and 40 * 10 = 400k.

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Scrummer

@Spoony_Tech I almost forgot Mario would boost sales a ton. I think it is doable now, honestly.

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Grumblevolcano

The potential of Switch this holiday season is really down to console stock. Reggie's comments aren't exactly promising on that front.

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SLIGEACH_EIRE

@Octane Where did you see those figures? The 400,000 in the next 10 weeks is for just France. Some additional figures, the two best-selling Switch games in France so far are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on 280,000 copies and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which has sold 260,000 copies.

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antster1983

Next week's releases according to the PAL eShop (all UK prices):

30/10/2017

  • King Oddball (10tons, £3.99, 61.0 MB)

31/10/2017

  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill, £35.99, 159 MB - coming to retail on 14/11/2017, published by Maximum Games)
  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubisoft, £29.99, 3.6 GB - also coming to retail)
  • Monster Jam: Crush It! (GameMill, £35.99, 1.1 GB - also coming to retail on 14/11/2017, published by Maximum Games)
  • Perception (Deep End Games, £12.99, 6.9 GB)

02/11/2017

  • ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 3 (HAMSTER, £6.29, 146 MB)
  • Chess Ultra (Ripstone, £9.99, 2.1 GB)
  • Morphite (Blowfish Studios, £13.49, 586 MB)
  • The Sparkle 2 Evo (Forever Entertainment, £4.49, 248 MB)
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix, £13.49, 1.8 GB)
  • Wheels of Aurelia (MixedBag, £8.99, 406 MB)

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