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Tue 15th Apr 2008

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Bristol_Red commented on Hands On With SnakeByte's Wireless Retro Contr...:

I wouldn't buy a 3rd party controller over a geuine Nintendo product if it was cheaper, so why would anyone pay more? It's wireless, yes, but if you want a wireless controller for VC games, it has to be Nintendo's very own Wavebird. No contest.



Bristol_Red commented on The DSi – One Step Closer to a Portable Virt...:

@x.SuperMario.x - You're being a bit harsh on the lad aren't you? Cut him a bit of slack - that's his (or her) opinion and they're entitled to it. Besides, I agree re the camera. It's absolutely pathetic! Most modern mobile phones (which are an aweful lot smaller than a DS) have at least a 1.0 mp (if not 2.0 mp) camera.

That aside, I do want one! I never bothered upgrading my DS to a DS Lite as I didn't consider it all that much better, but the DSi sounds amazing and well worth the upgrade.

Damien - can you tell me more about the DS2? Anything? I've never heard of this before? Cheers.



Bristol_Red commented on EU VC Releases: DoReMi Fantasy and Ys Book I & II:

So many games, such little time!

DoReMi looks very desirable and I'm a sucker for Chase HQ. Added to that, I still haven't got downloading Super Mario RPG or The Lost Levels from last week!

Don't any of you have lives, families, kids...or even a job???



Bristol_Red commented on EU VC Releases: Super Mario RPG and Super Mari...:

AMAZIN' What a pleasant surprise from NoE (...see you in another 6 months!). I've been waiting ages on these games to arrive on VC (or to re-arrive in the case of the Lost Levels - bad Nintendo).

Despite my eager anticipation, I must admit I haven't previously played either of them. So if they suck I will hold everyone here responsible!

Can anyone answer a question for me please? When you download a game on VC, can you download an electronic version of the user guide / manual to explain the game / controls etc.? If so, how or where? Thanks.



Bristol_Red commented on Four More Virtual Console Games for South Korea:

Fair point. Equally, though, just because a game is old doesn't mean it was good. Come on, even in 1983 Antarctic Adventure must have become monotonous before long.

What about comparing it to a poor man's Out Run? (Both mid-80s!)



Bristol_Red commented on Four More Virtual Console Games for South Korea:

Aren't some people getting a little carried away with Antarctic Adventure??? Surely the novelty factor of racing a penguin down an ice track would wear off really quickly....and become a (very) poor man's Mario Kart.

I agree though, a very impressive line up on South Korea's VC.



Bristol_Red commented on RPG Titles Dominate Nintendo Power’s Most Wa...:

Well there's a surprise...none of my top 5 make an appearance! Sucks to be me.
Must admit, I'm not a big fan of RPG so I'm kind of hoping Nintendo don't pay too much attention to this. I find the novalty wears off pretty quickly.

It would be nice if Nintendo could manage to get Goldeneye (N64) on board. I thought Super Mario Kart (SNES) would have featured, but must admit I'm hooked on the Wii version.
Would also be interesting to see an extended list of results, rather than just the top 5.



Bristol_Red commented on EU VC Release - 18th April - Sega Week - Phant...:

What a disappointing release. I was hoping for a good old beat 'em up game, especially given the US VC pre-release news. Double Dragon 2 would have been cool.

@ Tony, I agree, electronic artwork would be a nice addition to the VC, as would electronic versions of the user / instruction manuals that came with the original games. I'm sure it is feasible, especially given the price Nintendo charge for VC games!



Bristol_Red commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

Been trying to think of other memorable games not mentioned yet. Anyone remember 'Action Biker' (a.k.a. 'KP Skips Action Biker with Clumsy Colin' in the UK)? I've many a fond childhood memory of this. I think it was the music that made it. Totally 80s...but in a good way!

Kelvin - how do you manage to bold text in your postings?



Bristol_Red commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

Hello fellow VC-Rs. I'm new to this, so bear with me please!
I'd love to see the Rick Dangerous games make their way to the C64 VC. I loved those games as a kid.
BTW - This website rocks, a real good job. A big well done to whoever is in charge!