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Topic: Do you think the N64 Mini (if it is real) will be releasing soon?

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Darknyht

@jhewitt3476 I could see them releasing essentially a Gameboy Light Classic or a Gameboy Classic in the Micro format for $50-60. My guess would be 20-30 GB/GBC games.

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Grumblevolcano

@Euler A dedicated Smash Direct is where the remaining Smash Ultimate info is most likely to go. Reveal the rest of the newcomers, stages, modes, collectables (if any), online, tease at DLC (if there is post launch support), announce a demo/beta, etc.

Smash Ultimate is the only 2018 game Nintendo needs to share more info on and we've got our January 2019 game (NSMBU Deluxe) so provided a February game is announced at The Game Awards, Nintendo's in a good position to start 2019 with a Direct like this year.

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Actaeon_Cryptus

There's simply too much expectation built up by fans and the market has shown itself to be way too lucrative for Nintendo not to release this sooner or later. Personally, I think it will be another year, possibly two before we see a release date.

It makes sense that the difficult copyright and design decisions involved in this project would lead to a longer gap before its release than there was after the NES Mini. And Nintendo being Nintendo, they'll want to get it absolutely right before giving any hint of an announcement.

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ReaderRagfish

Moroboshi876 wrote:

I'm sure most of them will have to choose where to put their 100 bucks, and if they're casual they'll choose PlayStation most certainly.

Why do you say that?

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

BlueOcean

jhewitt3476 wrote:

@Moroboshi876
considering the price of the PSX Mini and a N64 Mini and that they are NOT same company, many fans and consumers of both system makers will probably buy both mini's at the same time, and the consumers loyal to one system over the other, probably won't buy the other system anyway (not at first), so as I see it, even though they may be released at the same time, they would probably NOT be competing against each other

I agree with this.

BlueOcean

KingMike

Darknyht wrote:

@jhewitt3476 I could see them releasing essentially a Gameboy Light Classic or a Gameboy Classic in the Micro format for $50-60. My guess would be 20-30 GB/GBC games.

Maybe the "big" first-party games. Pokemon might be asking too much, but Link's Awakening, Metroid II, Kirby and the Mario series.
Maybe some of the first-party filler like Alleyway and Golf.
However, we can't forget the GoldenEye of Game Boy games: Tetris.

Come to think of it, though, I can't think if there are third-party games that are as "absolute musts" in the original GB library. Sure, a Mega Man on it would be great, but those aren't the first games people think of. People say Belmont's Revenge is the best of the GB Castlevanias. Putting the first on would not be a good representation of the franchise at the last.
Though if they want a diverse genre selection, there's not much in the RPG genre. Like, aside from Pokemon, there's not much else that got localization back in the day. Licensing a Final Fantasy Legend is pretty much their only option. (FFL3 would be the closest to a traditional JRPG, otherwise 2 is probably the better pick.) The only other translated mono JRPG I can name is Great Greed, and probably only a few people have heard of that game.

Square-Enix, Konami, Capcom and Bandai-Namco seem to be the third-parties Nintendo has worked with before on the Minis. Well, SE only had the four "FF" rebranded games, so the third party games you'd be most likely to get would be out of the Konami and Capcom libraries maybe.

KingMike

ReaderRagfish

@KingMike In terms of Gameboy RPGs, in addition to the Final Fantasy Legends games and Great Greed, there were the Sword of Hope games, and Knight Quest. I don't know of any others.

If you want to count GBC, there are a lot more, like a handful of Dragon Quest (Warrior) games, Lufia, Revelations the Demon Slayer, Magi Nation, Robopon, Harry Potter, Azure Dreams, Metal Walker, and a few more.

The fun thing about the GB and GBC is that there were a ton of games released for each, but most only care about a select few like Pokemon, so there are a lot of great games that no one knows or cares about. I imagine few of them would make their way onto a Gameboy Classic though.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

Agriculture

NES mini had 30 games, SNES mini had 21 games, the N64 will probably have around 12 games. They're bigger games of course, but when they add some racing games, Mario Party and puzzle games, it won't leave much room for Donkey Kong 64, the greatest game ever made.

Agriculture

Darknyht

@KingMike It would be a long shot but "Dragon Quest I & II" and Dragon Quest Monsters 1 & 2 for GBC was backwards compatible with the original GB, and there was also Harvest Moon GB. Final Fantasy Adventure would be a must have. You could also argue Gargoyle's Quest, Yu-Gi-Oh Card Games, and Ducktales would all be worthy third party inclusions (the last two were best sellers on the system).

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link3710

@KingMike I know people don't remember it now, but Qix would definitely be my top 3rd party pick for a Gameboy mini. Revenge of the Gator is another I'd want, but I have no idea what it's legal status is. Presumably, it's still 3rd party, just that third party is Hal Labs so...

Among more recognizable IPs, Final Fantasy Adventure/Mystic Quest, Kid Dracula (Castlevania), Operation C (Contra), Gargoyle's Quest (Ghosts & Goblins), and R-Type (or DX) might all be viable additions. Or, if you include GBC, you have Shantae, Dragon Quest Monsters 1+2 or Metal Gear Solid.

Honestly, to get all the GB(C) games worth playing, you'd need probably close to 50 games on the device, it had quite the library.

link3710

ReaderRagfish

@link3710 Revenge of the Gator is on VC, isn't it? Good game.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

link3710

@ReaderRagfish Yeah, Nintendo was able to get it for VC unsurprisingly, I just don't know if they own the game itself or not. I'm leaning towards no actually, I am fairly certain HAL is the sole owners after a bit of research.

EDIT: I doubt it'll ever see the light of day again, but Vegas Stakes is another great pick for 3rd party VC, that game was well made.

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