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Your Wullie,Oor Wullie,Abody's Wullie.

Wed 17th December, 2008

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OorWullie commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

While the 'Next Gen' twins scrap it out over resolution and FPS,us Nintendo gamers concern ourselves with and squabble over tiny percentage rises and Club Nintendo territory rewards.I remember a time when it was all about the games and Blast Processing ;)



OorWullie commented on Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners...:

I started the second one last week and I'm quite far into it.It really is fantastic! That huge demon scrap at the top of the skyscraper blew me away and was the moment I realised,I love this game.Really need to get back to it but Shovel Knight (what a game!) has my time just now.



OorWullie commented on PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads for Donkey...:

The Link one looks great but having had issues with 3rd party controllers before I likely will never get it.

On another note,has anyone seen this yet?

It turns the original GC pad into a Classic Controller.It might actually be a better alternative to the official one for single player as if I'm reading it right you can use the GC pad on any title that has CC support.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo and Philips Sign Global Patent Licens...:

@Takerkaneanite6 Yes I am sure hospitals and research centres will boycott Philips for that ;) They clearly had a case otherwise they would not have had that victory in the UK courts so I'd say it's more a case of Nintendo realising they did have a legitimate claim and decided to work it out with them.



OorWullie commented on Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in...:

I got the £199.99 Kart / SM3DW / Nintendo Land / Wii Party U + Remote bundle but when I went to checkout it came through as £166.66 and £21 for 2 to 4 day shipping to Thailand.Bargain of the century.Granted there is a £78 import duty on top but that can't be avoided. I wasn't sure why I got it at discount at first but it turns out it's because I don't need to pay any VAT on it. By comparison,there is only 1 shop that sells a PAL Wii U here and they want £260 for it with NSMBU so even with the import duty I have still got a bargain considering where I live.Play Asia would also be a lot more expensive for me.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America):

Completely unrelated but I just pre ordered that Wii U bundle from Amazon that comes with MK8,SM3DW,Wii Party U,Nintendo Land and a remote.It was supposed to be £199.99 but it came through as £166.66 :o It has cost me nearly £100 with import duty to get it shipped to Thailand in 2-4 days but not bothered about that. I actually had my doubts about that offer as it didn't have a release day and it said it came with SM3DW but in the description it actually had NSMBU instead.Now it seems to have been corrected.

I'm going to remain sceptical about the included games until I see them in my hands but if real then that is bargain of the century :D



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

@Cyndaquilfan123 I find it incredible that you really love Sonic but have yet to play any of his 16 bit games.Man you are in for a treat.The first 2 are my favourites,I wasn't a fan of the artstyle on the 3rd.No other game has wowed me as much as my first sighting of Sonic 1 on my mates Japanese Megadrive and because of that and my refusal to play any of his modern releases means I will always love the little fella ;)



OorWullie commented on Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Mov...:

"Don't forget,we did it for U,PC,PS3/4,XBOX 360/One,Vita,OUYA,Virtual Boy"

This guy is completely delusional,he is going to bankrupt himself if he keeps going the way he is.Every article about this game seems to be a contradiction of the last.As I've said before you cant knock the guys passion,unfortunately the same cant be said for his logic!



OorWullie commented on Review: I've Got to Run! Complete Edition (3DS...:

Sounds like she's polished a turd,albeit not thoroughly ;)

Far too much to ask really for such a basic runner,half that price at most.When compared to some of high quality runners on Android which are free then this really should have scored lower.



OorWullie commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:

@brutalpanda I think it looks great,the 6th and 7th screenshots are almost like you can put your hand in and squish it haha.Gameplay wise though it does look like a 3DS game.Unless there is a lot more to it than we've seen so far like being able to play on the TV for starters then it should really be a Eshop only release.



OorWullie commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:

I can't imagine there being much dialogue to translate and it's certainly not a mature title so this delay is baffling.Maybe Europe is getting Yoshi WW first while the US have to wait till 2nd half which would be fine by me.Never enjoyed Canvas Curse and find this one a bit off putting how you always need to be looking at the Gamepad.Looks too good to be wasted on the Gamepad only,but there might be more to it than what we've seen so far.



OorWullie commented on Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure Ab...:

The original is actually quite good on Android,it's more Micro Machines than Mario Kart though.Not sure how well the original would translate to console,but if the sequel is built for consoles I have no doubt this will turn out alright.



OorWullie commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

Being a SEGA gamer during most of the 90's I never had a NES or SNES but I did borrow my friends NES sometimes so I'd played SMB 3 not long after it came out.So for the enjoyment I got out of them at the time and the impact they had on me (all at launch or there abouts) my top 5 would be

1.Super Mario 64
2.Super Mario Galaxy 1
3.Yoshi's Island (1st played on GBA)
4.Super Mario Bros 3
5.Super Mario World (1st played on VC)

This would be my list on what I actually consider to be Mario's greatest games though and in short why.

1.Super Mario World - The flawless controls,the timeless artstyle,the greatest soundtrack ever,the considerable challenge and the tons of secrets.This game is a perfection in platformers that will likely never be topped.

2.Yoshi's Island - The first time I played this was on the GBA soon after it came out.I was working as a holiday rep in France at the time and had such a great time playing this in my tent at night.Then a couple of year ago I played the original SNES version on a rom on my WII (stone me) and came to the conclusion that this game really is a masterpiece.Truly 1 of the finest games ever made.Reasons why,see SMW ;)

3.Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Although I personally had more fun with the original,the sequel is,if it was to played now the better game over all.There's really not much between them but Galaxy 2 is more streamlined,full of ideas,,more challenging,the inclusion of Yoshi and slightly better graphics.

4.Super Mario Galaxy - See above.This was the game that made me fall in love with Nintendo's 1st party games again.I had and loved the Gamecube but other than Wind Waker wasn't a massive lover of their own input,not including 2nd party games like Eternal Darkness.It was the game I bought my Wii for and the delay killed me but what an experience it was when playing it for the first time.Everyone who played it at launch can relate to the feeling they got coming to terms with the physics and just how beautiful a game it was.Near perfection!

5.Super Mario Bros 3 (All Stars version) I played the original NES version (borrowed) not long after it came out and what an impact it had on me.There was just something magical about this game at the time.Unfortunately unlike SMW it's starting to look a bit rough around the edges,literally.The Allstars version makes up for that though.It's challenging,the music is fantastic,the level design is perfect and it's got soul.Something none of the NSMB releases seem to have.I can't quite put my finger on it with them but they are just not that much fun to play for me.

Excuse the long comment but this fella means a lot to me ;)



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With...:

There is so much they could do with an app to keep folk coming back.Maybe they should even have 2 different apps with 1 more focused towards kids.Besides the obvious Miiverse integration there could also be leaderboards,MK8 and SSB news and videos,daily/weekly competitions where you need to take part every day to have a chance of winning the weekly competition (prizes could be Eshop codes),send notification when the next Direct will be shown and streamed to the app,showcase new and past releases on the main page and give titles like W101 a chance of getting noticed,have it fully synced with Wii Fit and their QOL thingymajig,battle online with your powered up Amiibos and share your unique stats,show off your Pokemon or whatever you do with them (never played it),have the news page link to sites like NL for news and have it update several times daily.I could go on and on but alas,it's Nintendo.It will be a Mii Maker.

Just make it a lively exciting place to visit and come back to regularly.It will make Nintendo fans happy,it will bring back at least some who have deserted them in recent years,it will make parents more aware of what Nintendo offers over the competition and it will make them far more relevant to kids now and in the future.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With...:

It's something that is long over due and is really needed for them to stay relevant.At the same time though,if they're going to do it they need to do it right.If its clunky or glitchy then folk will download it,play with it for few minutes then uninstall it and may never consider Nintendo again.It certainly has to be much more than just a Mii Maker.



OorWullie commented on Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible Wit...:

"WOW,$15 DLC weapon" ,"for a f-ing 15$ weapon","micro-transactions",''paywall"
Some of you guys do my head in.No matter what Nintendo do you will complain!

Remember MK8 and HW are already released titles,Amiibo was maybe never actually planned for them originally but going forward its likely every 1st party and maybe even 3rd party will make more interesting use of them without being integral to the game.Who knows,they might even carry over to their next console?Then there's the fact they're also going to be compatible with 3DS games too.I fail to see how this is a bad thing!

I think it's safe to say there is also going to be an actual Amiibo game sooner or later,so if you were interested in buying them before,then there's no reason why you shouldn't be now!



OorWullie commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

The timing of this with the direct coming up has me rather excited so I'm just going to throw some names in here.My picks would be ,Pilot Wings ( Eshop only) ,F Zero Online ,(Eshop only with no single player mode,just 32 Player online with leagues and tournaments) , a Wario & Waluigi Bros platformer, Excitetruck HD (remake of the Wii version) and Super Metroid 2 (Eshop only 16 Bit official sequel ;) )

All that and a plethora of Gamecube classics in between the big hitters and we'll all be happy bunnies ;)



OorWullie commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:

@rOOski187 Yep,I think they'll show that too.

I wish Nintendo were more active on the Eshop.There's really not been much from them on them on them Wii U and noting that is new unless you count NES Remix as new?.The Wii didn't have loads either but Excite Bike World Rally and Bonsai Barber were great and got plenty of play from me.The Art Style games were alright but You,Me and the Cubes done my head in.Would love to see them do proper 16 bit sequels to some of their SNES classics.And while they're at it get SEGA and Capcom to do the same. ;)



OorWullie commented on Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiib...:

I still think there might be more functionality for the Kart specific characters.Remember this image that was shown the other day.Maybe this is just an another use they'll have so that the Amiibo that have no chance of getting their own title can still be used outside of Smash?

Guess we'll find out today.