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Man about town.

Male, United Kingdom

Ex-The Economist. Ex-BBC. Ex-many things.

Wed 5th September, 2012

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FritzFrapp commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

Probably a case of see what the initial demand is, and then decide whether to manufacture more. Not an easy decision for Nintendo, actually: a peripheral for a record low sales console—and in one game only—that allows use of controllers from a previous record low sales console.



FritzFrapp commented on Review: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (...:

@cammy said: Damn. My 7yo son loves Pac-Man from Smash Bros - so much so he even now plays the original Pac Man games. He want this game for Christmas, I fear he may be disappointed. :(

If he hasn't got it already, may I suggest the original Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures on 3DS instead. That was by a different developer: Inti Creates, the brilliant Japanese team behind the Mega Man Zero games on GBA/DS, Mega Man 9 & 10 on Wii and Naruto Powerful Shippuden on 3DS.



FritzFrapp commented on Ninterview: Tom Bramwell On Nintendo and 15 Ye...:

"With 15 years under your belt, you must of built up a decent collection of Nintendo games and merchandise?"

For shame! Aside from that howler, it was a reasonable interview. I've never been a fan of Eurogamer, but I was interested to read some of Bramwell's responses, particularly: "Nintendo has become less prominent in my day to day life as I've grown older."
I'm pushing fifty and quite the opposite holds true for me.



FritzFrapp commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

I liked the first game, mostly because of the truly excellent music, and also I quite enjoyed the Rush games on DS. Sonic had a few good moments, but now he's just roadkill.



FritzFrapp commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bro...:

Hardly makes up for decades of us getting games months or even years late and at a premium price, and then find them running 17.5% slower with dirty great borders. And we're STILL getting 50Hz at times on our Virtual Console. Europeans and Australasians have got years of payback due.



FritzFrapp commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I like the option of using GameCube controllers, but they need to sort out the firmware so you can navigate the OS with them. However, Nintendo really should have put the Cube's analogue triggers on the, otherwise excellent, Wii U Pro controllers in the first place—that was a huge mistake.



FritzFrapp commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

Love some of Damien's ideas there. I'd like to see DLC pack with the theme of games from Nintendo subsidiaries and partners...

Characters and vehicles:

  • Jill and her Drill Dozer (Game Freak)
  • Professor Layton and his Laytonmobile (Level 5)

Race tracks:

  • Disaster: Day of Crisis (Monolith Soft)—with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, bears and a homicidal Evans.
  • Chibi-Robo! (Skip)—blast round the Sanderson's home while avoiding Spydorz
  • Battalion Wars (Kuju)—jungle race in the midst of a full-scale battle

Battle arenas:

  • Kirby Air Ride (Hal Laboratory)
  • Custom Robo (Noise)