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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Releases an Extended Gameplay Trailer...:

Edge is elitist though and always has been.

I hate the fact that this game is getting so much hate.

There's nothing really new about the game. Its just the SNES original with different stages, big eggs and new transformations. Even all the New Super Mario Bros. games have actual new content than this.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (Europe):

Why would anyone download Yoshi's New Island for £35 when it only costs £27.85 at retail on with free delivery?

Why do they keep putting crap nes games on wii u console boo hisssssbring Gamecube games no wonder wii u is doing bad.

Gamecube isn't being supported right now. And those two NES games aren't published by Nintendo.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (3DS eShop):

Lame port.

Its only a lame port if the console its being ported to is capable of being more accurate than the game that was actually released. Porting a NES game to the Game Boy Color was obviously going to run into some problems. But thankfully it wasn't a straight port and they gave us some extras to make up for it. And the only problem is a zoomed-in screen which adds a challenge where there wasn't previously one but thats all. It would have been worse if they tried to have the GBC give us a full screen display like on the NES.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (3DS eShop):

I think its mainly because NES Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels are also on the Virtual Console service.

You remember right; this game has been reviewed before. What happened to the other review?

Its been removed to hide the hypocrisy. How can a 10/10 game be later given a 6/10? Would NintendoLife restore the rating to 10/10 if Nintendo restored the multiplayer? I don't think so.

Minus the lack of worlds 9-D,

That very very few people would ever see...



Bass_X0 commented on Let's Gaze With Admiration At Five New Courses...:

Can't we have courses based on actual existing stages from the Mario games? These courses look good but they're fake - they don't exist in the Mario games. How about Acorn Plains instead?

I would have each Cup based on a different Mario game. Mushroom Cup would be based on four though - Mushroom Kingdom, Subcon, Sarasaland and Mario Land - SMB1, SMB2, SML1 and SML2 respectively. Mario Land would have you racing around the map screen from Super Mario Land 2. Other Cups would be based on SMB3, Super Mario World, Wario Land, Mario Party Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii U, etc... Not just loosely based upon but directly based upon.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe):

What's with all the sports games?


Sad to see so little interest in Layton 5, even with a price cut like that.

It will still be cheaper to buy at retail even with the eshop discount.

Even Europe's VC lineup is horrible now.

Any game being released makes it a decent week even if its not one we would download. The only bad weeks are when we don't get anything at all.



Bass_X0 commented on Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kar...:

However, the Koopalings are not Bowser's children.

Yes, they are. I can provide a scan of the NES Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet that confirms it.

I must be in the minority who doesn't care about the Koopalings (why do people love them so much?) so seeing 7 whole roster spots taken by them annoys me.

Oh? And which other game can you play as the Koopalings? Name one and you may have a point. If not, then you don't and they deserve those seven spots.



Bass_X0 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

Don't have a smartphone so never heard of this title...

I don't have a smartphone either, but its been reported in the newspapers and on the radio here recently. And people have been posting their scores on Facebook.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th January (North America):

Why aren't the same SNES titles that are available on the Wii U Virtual Console available for 3DS?!?!?!?!?! This is discrimination and segregation at it's WORST!

Throughout history? I think Martin Luthor King may disagree with you.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Mario Bros. (3DS eShop / NES):

Just because it's old and simply doesn't make it bad.

If it was an Ambassador title I would have some fun with it, plus as others had said we did get a superior remake with Yoshi's Island. Its not bad, its just overpriced for what it is. And that should be reflected in the score.



Bass_X0 commented on Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super ...:

To me, limiting availability to the inferior version of either this or that game is still a dumb move,

I'm sure it will come to Virtual Console as a regular release at some point for those who didn't qualify for the free download.



Bass_X0 commented on Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super ...:

First impressions of Super Mario Deluxe aren't, however, particularly good – the VS. game mode and print options simply don’t work.

Well, I never had anyone else to play with nor did I ever have a GB Printer. And I still had a great time with it on Game Boy Color. Glad they're releasing this.



Bass_X0 commented on Video: Yoshi's New Island Trailer Shows Off Ve...:

Just looks like Yoshi's 'Old' Island to me No new ideas, just sticking to the old formula. Problem with that is your not gonna be able to beat Yoshi's Island so you should try and make a unique experience.

They did that with Yoshi's Story and look how that turned out.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe):

To not release a single vc game is strange considering there are over 1000 pal nes / snes games they could pick from even after forgeting about titles they'll never release due to licence issues and such.

Doesn't work like that. Nintendo can only choose from their own games to publish, and even then, they have to go through the process of submitting it to be rated just like everyone else (it may be easier and quicker if the game has already been rated on Wii Virtual Console, I don't know). If the likes of Capcom and Konami choose not to submit certain games to Nintendo to be released on the Virtual Console, Nintendo can't do anything about it until they do. And those third parties are not going to submit all the games they ever developed to Nintendo straight away - it costs them money to get a game rated and the release schedule may mean they would pay for something but have to wait many months until it finally gets released. And no, I don't believe they currently have no games available to them for release - Nintendo must just be spreading the releases out to avoid running out of available games too quickly before new ones become available to them.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe):

No Virtual Console at all? sheez

See! I told people to be grateful for those weeks we got only one Virtual Console release on each system even if it wasn't a game we wanted. Now we have to wait until next week for a VC game that should have come this week.

Better a crap game than no game at all.



Bass_X0 commented on Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze:

A number of fans, including this writer, wanted a fresh project from Retro that was either Metroid or something new, and instead we received Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It's perhaps also peculiar that this has been argued by some as a lazy choice,

I want and expect a new game for each of the major series and spin-offs on each platform, excluding ports like DKC Returns 3D. One per platform would do. So not another New Super Mario Bros. game until Nintendo's next console or handheld. I'd quite like to see a new Donkey Kong Land 4 for 3DS even if it does reuse the same graphics as Returns or Tropical Freeze. A port of the Wii game doesn't fulfill the 3DS for Donkey Kong Country games.

The graphics look absolutely hideous.

No they don't. Its not a game I'd pay $75 for either but when it comes down in price, it would be a much more appealing purchase.



Bass_X0 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd January (North America):

I don't understand what the hold-up is for two-decade-old roms.

Because other two decade old ROMs are getting released too. There's a queue. There are hundreds of two decade old ROMs yet to be released as well.



Bass_X0 commented on Review: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Wii U e...:

What people don't understand is that James actually likes the game. It's his AVGN side that he hates it

Doesn't mean its not a flawed game. Castlevania II may well have its likeable moments, but that doesn't mean its a good game. The AVGN nitpicks at a game and while he may offer an intentionally biased opinion against the games he reviews for the sake of humor, I've not known him to actually lie about a game. He always backs up his viewpoints with videos and explanations.



Bass_X0 commented on Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter Destroys Boss,...:

Funny, according to capcom, MegaMan is a franchise that wouldt sell.And here we have a board game in the age of digital "spin the bottle" games, backed with almost 500000$ of "fan money".Capcom, do you NOW realise how utterly stupid and insane you were, when you canceled Legends 3 on the 3DS ?

If Mega Man had been in MvC3 and Mega Man Legends 3 had been released at retail without any problems, Mega Man fans wouldn't have become crazy obsessive and this board game wouldn't have anywhere near as much backing. The only reason Mega Man is hyped to high heaven among the fans right now is because he isn't making appearances in crossovers and having games cancelled.



Bass_X0 commented on Mighty Bomb Jack Is Blowing Up The North Ameri...:

Why, why, why, why on earth would Nintendo release a game like this that literally fifteen people will buy

I'm guessing that Nintendo isn't giving priority to their own games and are not ignoring other companies submissions. Tecmo may have been waiting longer for their games to be released than Nintendo has with Super Mario Bros. 3. At one new VC game a week, the release list must be getting quite long.