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Sun 16th March, 2008

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Mario_maniac commented on Video: Pokémon Gold & Silver Glitches Deliver...:

I'd love to try this, but the battery save in my copy of Gold died some time ago and I don't intend to get a replacement battery put in if that'll eventually die too.

I remember being blown away when I attempted the Mew glitch in Blue for a mate and it actually worked. People must be crazy or brilliant to find stuff like this.



Mario_maniac commented on Vote For The Next Character To Appear In Disne...:

I was thinking the same thing as above posters when I saw "Alice Kingsleigh". Was that even her name in the original, or did Burton take liberty with that? Liddell would've been more appropriate. Classic Alice and Queen of Hearts or bust. >: (

Not that I'm buying this either way. :p



Mario_maniac commented on The Animal Crossing amiibo Range is Bigger Tha...:

The moment I read "This writer" I knew it was a Thomas Whitehead article. ;)

Anyhoo, I thought the eight amiibo were established not long after the game's announcement, even though it was just the first four initially announced. I also read recently that Isabelle and Digby will be the two included with retail copies.



Mario_maniac commented on Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail:

I'm taking their use of MEGATON in a couple of possible ways:

1. Google tells me Nintendo were known for their use of "megaton" announcements in the past. Which tbh seems the most likely reference here.
2. Volvagia was the boss of the Fire Temple, home of the Megaton Hammer. Dragons fit the Shovel Knight theme, and so would a potential "Hammer Knight". Scraping the barrel, but ideas are fun.

I actually pitched an idea recently to them and the guys were awesome enough to give a real, positive response to it. I wonder... >;D



Mario_maniac commented on Gold Mario amiibo Exclusive To Target Australi...:

I managed to score one when I had a feeling it'd be put up early. Orange is the New Black kept me company while I waited. All the negativity on Twitter makes me feel bad for the Target employees who'd be berated by annoyed customers.



Mario_maniac commented on More Club Nintendo Goodies Coming To The Europ...:

I'm bummed about the Toad light. I'd switch my Majora light (which isn't even due to arrive 'til July for me...) for that in a heartbeat. And that Luigi statue, I thought they were completely gone. Oh well. I'm hoping to at least get that coin, but I guess if I really want the stuff later then there's eBay.



Mario_maniac commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

@Samurairu Well, yeah, kinda. I wouldn't judge a fan of something based on age or financial status, nor do I see it as acceptable practice for someone to take things people line up for to make a profit. Shutting down a kid like that is awful and suggesting that he may have deserved to miss out is just as bad.

I attended one queue when wave 3 launched in Australia, and there was a mother and son waiting alongside maybe another 5 of us. The staff had the amiibos behind the counter, and a line formed. The first guy asked for 2 of each (making a few of us groan — there were literally only 2 of Shulk). I walked out and found them elsewhere, but I saw the mum dragging her son around the wrong section in the media department, looking frantically. I asked if they were after amiibos and she confirmed. The boys eyes were wide and excited, but given the line, I told them to get out of there and go to the nearby Target before the others did. I don't know if they did, but I was right in leaving — there was only one other person in Target and plenty of stock to go around.

I really do hope stores start enforcing stricter rules. That Target manager is just corrupt.



Mario_maniac commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@MadAdam81 Well, that shut me up. :P That's interesting to think that DK has different generations adventuring with the gang. I guess it's plausible that Baby DK is like a retcon of DK Jr., or (more likely) grew up to become the current DK's father. Either way I'm totally confused now haha.



Mario_maniac commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@3DSLUIGI An argument on your side is that both Mario and Baby Mario were featured in the same game too.

I'm not saying it is and I'm not saying it isn't, because Nintendo themselves never discuss it. But if there's a 3rd generation DK now (as suggested earlier) with Baby DK, and that 3rd generation DK is the star of the new DKC games, then what happened to Diddy and Dixie and Funky from the original DKC games? Surely the "aging" rule wouldn't be limited to just DK, and they wouldn't just vanish.

And I have a hard time believing Baby DK is Cranky Kong. Apart from the baby appearing in that baseball game with DK and not Cranky (and the rest of the babies having their adult selves too), Nintendo would want to be showing off Baby DK as the young version of the current one, since that's the one kids know and love. So where does that leave Junior?



Mario_maniac commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

@MadAdam81 I looked at the relevant trophies on both Brawl and Melee, and there's nothing there about Cranky being a father or grandfather to, or even being the original DK. As for Wiki sites, I'll believe them when they add official sources. To think any Wiki has relevancy to an argument without a source is a joke.

All I'm saying is, there are people who are so certain that DK isn't the one from the arcade, when it was pretty much something hinted at decades ago by a company that had creative freedom over the series. We won't know for certain until someone asks Miyamoto.



Mario_maniac commented on Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profi...:

I don't see DK Jr. as the current DK, despite what Cranky alluded to back then. The whole thing's a big mess really, with Baby DK being brought into the franchise. Would that make him the baby version of Cranky? I can't imagine Nintendo prioritising Cranky's background over the "current" DK. Would be nice to hear from Miyamoto about it, like how he stated the Koopalings weren't Bowser's kids.

(That said, I'm not denying that was the concept Rare was going for back then. Just that I think Nintendo dumped the idea.)



Mario_maniac commented on LostWinds Now Available For Wii to Wii U Transfer:

@ToxieDogg You can create a new NNID and set that to Australia, I do the same to access the UK Wii Shop Channel and it's how I transferred a few Europe-only WiiWare titles over — even after the new NNID rules came into place.

Just remember that when you select the Australian NNID you also have to set the region of the console in Settings to Australia as well, otherwise you'll just get error codes when you try to go online. Hope this helps you get Axelay on your Wii U!

Edit: And yes, you can switch the regions back again after, no worries. Make sure you have no credit on your Wii Shop Channel account before doing all this though, or you'll lose it during the change. The Wii U eShop is unaffected by the process, but I'm unsure if it will be affected if you try to access it before you change the region back.



Mario_maniac commented on LostWinds Now Available For Wii to Wii U Transfer:

Like @Sonic_Phantom, I've downloaded the update but still can't do the transfer. LostWinds shows up in the list of software that can't be brought over and sends me back to the Wii Menu, since there's apparently nothing I can bring over at all.

I'm in Australia, btw, but since I downloaded the update and everything I don't see why I'd be having an issue with it.



Mario_maniac commented on Club Nintendo Adds Some Awesome Premium Mario ...:

Having looked at an unboxing video, they're undeniably pretty. But I'm not spending 2000 stars on them when Nintendo Australia has been kinda promising with CN lately, and I already have the Mario Party 8 playing cards. I'm still annoyed that I got the Paper Mario notepads before the Luigi statue was announced.



Mario_maniac commented on Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club ...:

I already have Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and Toad plush hats. Even though this one looks a bit nicer, I'm not interested.

Kinda wish I didn't get all the crap I did from CN back when I thought we'd never get anything decent, and waited for the diorama. At least I got the medallion, that'll be a collector's item for sure.



Mario_maniac commented on Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Look...:

Aren't these new sprites following the trend of the PSP remakes? Or has there been some stylistic change from those remakes that I can't spot? (Legit question, I haven't played the others in yonks.)

Nobody complained about the sprites on the other remakes, most people loved them. Rose-tinted glasses for VI, I think.



Mario_maniac commented on Rumour: Could This Contra III Image Mean That ...:

@WYLD-WOO I don't think I understand what you're saying. Are you saying that it's a SNES title so they need to put the logo there? I knew that already. I'm saying they went out of their way to make a template featuring the SNES logo superimposed over the 3DS. The "Wii U" in the bottom right does complicate it but it seems silly to make a template like that if SNES games weren't coming.