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Frapp

Frapp

United Kingdom

Gaming since 1971 and still going.

Joined:
Wed 5th September, 2012

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Frapp

#1

Frapp commented on Feature: The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt - 2014:

I remember a nice egg in Chibi-Robo on GameCube. If you had a GameCube microphone plugged in you could talk to Chibi and shouting would scare him.

The biggest gaming surprise to me, in recent times, was the discovery that Ballad of the Goddess is Zelda's Lullaby backwards.

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#5

Frapp commented on Super Mario 64 Gets The Oculus Rift Treatment:

@Steven1094 "This would of look cool like, 20 years ago! But, thanks to advance technology in these days, it's very.... Meh!"

I played on virtual reality 20 years ago. It was cool for a very short while. Then the headaches and nausea kicked in....

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#6

Frapp commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

Nintendo seem to be surviving just on a few online sales in this country. Game stores have stripped their Nintendo stock right back. All my local HMVs have dropped Wii U and 3DS altogether (one just stocking some plushies). The supermarkets are increasingly going PS4/XB1 only, and even shelf-space for those is diminished.
Sad times.

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#7

Frapp commented on Ex Oblivione is a 2D Action Horror RPG Coming ...:

The concept sounds a trifle confused and they could hardly find four more disparate games for inspiration. Hmm... I'm not encouraged initially. I prefer people to strive for originality, rather than emphasising similarity to others' work.

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#22

Frapp commented on Nintendo Download: 10th April (Europe):

@Jazzer94
That's a point. Like you, and others in the PAL region, I had to import the brilliant Twisted. I wonder... with the gyros in the Wii U Gamepad, could that game finally arrive on our shores in VC form?

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#33

Frapp commented on Site News: Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Ed...:

Nothing says promotion better than a photoshoot with the subtle product placement of carbonated soft drinks and potato snacks. He'll be getting his own televised awards show next...
Well done, that man!

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#38

Frapp commented on Video: We've Compared All Three Versions Of St...:

I've got the Japanese GBA version, it's a very commendable port. I do like what they've done with this 3DS version, particularly with regards to the backgrounds. Looking forward to trying it out and seeing the gameplay balances they've supposedly implemented.

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#40

Frapp commented on Hardware Classics: SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color:

@unrandomsam @3dcaleb
Yep, definitely the Turbo Express. That cost 250 to 300 bucks at launch. The Lynx came out in the Autumn of 1989, a couple of months after the Game Boy, and that cost $179.99 RRP at launch (I still have my import invoice somewhere).
I vaguely recall the Turbo Express (or PC Enginge GT, as we called it over this side of the pond) actually going up in price after launch. Can't remember exactly why. Amazing machine, but the worst battery eater ever.
[Edit: PC Engine GT] :)

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#41

Frapp commented on Hardware Classics: SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color:

@Damo
Thanks, mate. Yes, I'm aware of the company (I read NeoGAF!) I thought RSG's mod was frontlit?
Still, to have had an official job done by SNK themselves would have been the business. Good article, btw.

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#42

Frapp commented on Hardware Classics: SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color:

Fabulous system. If only SNK made a backlit version, I'd pay silly money for it. No mention of Ganbare Neo Poke-kun, Damien? It's probably my favourite game on the system. Even the box art is fantastic.

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#47

Frapp commented on The Videogame History Museum's GDC Nintendo Ex...:

@dok5555555
Doh! I blame the time of night when I replied. Yeah, I see it now. There's one on Hogan's Alley as well.
They're Paid – Thank You stickers. Quite when they were put on there, I've no idea, but they show that a transaction took place at some time.
Perhaps Nintendo of America had to buy copies of their own games to produce for court evidence in the Magnavox trial as they couldn't find any left in their warehouses? Just guessing.