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Pj1

Pj1

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#1

Pj1 commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

It's annoying this one for me, I remember when it was announced that Nintendo were taking these titles off Wii VC. I was going to download them before they were taken off, I have all three on other Wii's but I am pretty sure that I lost a couple when I transfered my Wii VC titles to Wii-U. I hoping that they all 3 would make it onto a rom disc, it is 20 years that they appeared on cartridge form on a Super Nintendo. I also remember when the game was first released, you could send away for the soundtrack on a music CD and I remember the V.T that came free with a magazine! I'm pleased that these games are coming to Wii-U.

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Pj1 commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

As soon as pre-orders openned I was going to put mine in but I am not bothering now, I have N64 games that I transfered to the Wii-U I prefar the GC controller to anything else but there is no way I can justify this expense now right before Christmas or expect a relative to buy me this because it won't be that cheap in Europe. Never is. Nintendo better pull some thing special from the bag during the build up to Christmas or no Nintendo games will be on my list.

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Pj1 commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

I've got a couple of whitle gamecube controllers, the leads on them are quite long. I wonder if it will support the VC games that I transfered to my Wii-u? I think so, I also think Nintendo could do well with extending the lead that the adapter goes into and a nice long lead on the new GC controller or otherwise it's a bit pointless. I will buy one though!

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Pj1 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

So whatever the price in America put a tenner on the price here in the UK, I am hoping before the release of this game Nintendo announce that the N64 is coming to Wii-U VC and I am hoping that some other Wii-U titles will support the GC controller or it's going to be an expensive pieace of kit! I just wish Nintendo sold other pads when the Wii was alive, imagine playing Super Mario World or F zero on the snes pad plugged into the wii-mote or Zelda from the nes on the nes controller plugged into the wii-mote. Nintendo would have earnt a lot of money with this. Oh well......

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Pj1 commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

The news is sad, I stopped buying the phyiscal copy ages ago but I did start buying it on the ipad. I got fed up with all the hype that Mario Kart 8 got, I always felt like it's review this month but it never was. I was playing the game before I read the review, I remember I use to buy Ngamer and I was always torn between the two. I saw in Ngamer once about a site in which you could see what VC games were out and I forgot where it was in the magazine so I googled it and found Nintendo life I look at the site every day. ONM was a good magazine I just hope future publishing can keep the Edge magazine alive. Thats a good magazine, I like games and retro gamer too. I will buy the last ONM in physical form and I like to think that they might give a tribute to the very first issue of the magazine. We see!

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Pj1 commented on Video: Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review - King Of The ...:

I bought a retro duo, I got it imported from the U.S & had to pay import tax! (it was annoying) I had bought Super Mario RPG & it ran well, Super Mario Kart looked like it had glitches! Super Mario All Stars wouldn't run because of the lock out chip, (Thanks Nintendo) I think SMAS runs on the Retron 5 a particular site that it is being sold on shows a U.S version inserted. Going back to the Retro Duo I felt it was a bit over priced and it didn't run NES games even though the promoters (or makers) said it did. I don't quite understand the Retron 5 it can handle system updates? but doesn't connect to the internet? is that right? I also think I don't have enough retro games to play on this machine but I like the fact that it is all in one, there's a part of me that wishes that people at Nintendo and Sega look at the sales figures for clone devices that plays their old games, what I mean is they should maybe consider building their own retro consoles. Imagine Nintendo or Sega doing this? they could even license out a chip set so that emulating these consoles become easier? then selling the units at a fair price, I know we have V.C services and that keeps retro gaming alive in some way. What happens in the future when our retro consoles no longer work? we will be buying more of these clone consoles. Overall I am impressed with the Reton5 but I think an asking price of £70.00- £90.00 would make it a steal of a price, if it didn't effect quality of the machines or reliability issues with the games. I also think preserving retro games and systems should be the way forward, if it wasn’t for these we wouldn’t be playing Wii-U or PS4. Games and systems that I consider retro younger audiences do not really understand this and the necessary need to play these games (the Game Boy video springs to mind) all though in the next 20 years that generation will consider their PS3’s Wii’s as retro consoles like we do now and previous generation will be again viewed differently. Going back, to Reton5 I applaud the system and the makers of it too, I think it has been mentioned in retro gaming magazine and site too. So the support and the need of this machine is needed, I also really love the Nintendo Life office or as my wife said someone’s spare room full of all that great Nintendo stuff. I’d go one better if money wasn’t an issue I’d copy the Super Mario lighting on the ceiling (like what Jonathan Ross has/had) :-)

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Pj1 commented on Nintendo 64 Titles Heading to the Wii U Virtua...:

I reckon Donkey Kong 64 won't appear on the service as it was made by rare, I was very disappointed that I missed the deadline to download them on the Wii VC snes service, I did have them all but I don't think they transferred that well from Wii to Wii-U. I will probably download M.K 64 but I'll miss for now Mario 64 until Nintendo say that G.C controllers will work for that service, I actually prefer the G.C controller to the N64 one. I don't know why, I find the N64 controller playing Mario 64 tricky compared to the cube controller. Looking forward to Nintendo announcing a date for Gamecube titles to hit Wii-U VC.... but I think they will release those adapter things first. ;-)

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Pj1 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U S...:

is Star Fox really download only, can't find where it says it! isn't funny that Miyamoto took inspiration from thunderbirds for the snes title. I hired it back in the day for the snes but couldn't get into it, good graphics though at the time and it's a classic. Hopefully it might re-appear on Wii-U VC!!

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Pj1 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

I heard about announcements Sony made at E3 and I was impressed, Nintendo as usual did a great job but there's a part of me that thinks Nintendo are holding stuff back for their own 'directs' I was annoyed with a feeling that the game cube adapter for Wii-U wasn't talked about for Europe and one of the biggest announcements that they could have done would have been game cube games coming to Wii-U VC and DS titles coming to the same console. I think these announcements will come in due course, just got to be patient. I was not surprised by the Zelda announcement though but the Star Fox announcement was a surprise, however I felt really confused with the appearance of Zelda Williams entering the stage with a Majora’s mask and that the title wasn’t announced as a remake for 3DS or in stunning HD. Also Super Mario will be 30 years old next year and I am really looking forward to see what Nintendo have in the pipeline to celebrate that one! Overall a good E3 for the big N.

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Pj1 commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCub...:

Is this really coming to the UK/Europe? I hope it does and at some point Nintendo announce that Gamecube coming to VC, how much memory is on a GC disc? i'm interested in a few G.C titles and that's it, sadly nothing more was announced about DS coming to Wii-U.

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Pj1 commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

@Mr_Mojo_Risin I think you might be as it says going into the shop /store that the game pad must be used, if I was you I'd contact Nintendo and ask them to fix your pad or borrow a friends pad so that you can get your game?

I am hoping that Nintendo release a charts- list of which 'free' game people choose to download, It would be interesting to see what comes out on top.

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Pj1 commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

The graphics are stunning and so they should for a latest gen HD console, before I M.K8 arrived I had planned to play M.K Wii but never got round to it. I am not sure how much memory was left on the disc but I feel that the game all though charming and has a lot of re-play value I think they could have done maybe 5 or 6 tracks per cup championship, what I am saying is that the game 'feels' too short. I like the way the kart handles too, overall I'd rate the game 6 to 7 out of 10.

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#18

Pj1 commented on Older Wii U Bundles, Including All Black Syste...:

@unrandomsam if you live in the UK (maybe Europe) Canada or America you can buy a Mini Wii that has similar casing to the SNES but I'm not sure it would work for Wii-U. Shame Nintendo didn't do 32GB white Wii-U's still a mistake from them in my opinion.

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Pj1 commented on Video: Watch Us Unbox The Mario Kart 8 Limited...:

@123akis I have bought items from the Nintendo UK store before and they use Hermes as their courier. Disappointing that we haven't got it yet, considering that they were processing my credit card way before yesterday......

Unless the courier driver has ran off with it.....

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Pj1 commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

They will announce more at E3 hopefully! I also can't wait to hear that Game cube games are coming to Wii-U VC and the other big information I'd like is if it will work with Wii-U and the Wii VC, in my opinion playing Mario 64 is easier with the cube controller. Good news from the big N and also I think that adapter will come with a pad! E3 looking forward to all the announcements.

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Pj1 commented on Hyperkin Finally Shipping Its Retron 5 Console...:

I might get one if the price drops a bit and if I don't have to pay import tax for the console, I did for the retro duo and I was annoyed I had to buy a plug for it too and in the end it would have been cheaper buying the original systems. If it was £70- £80 I'd buy one but until then I can't. Can you use different pads for it? like the ones designed for and with the original consoles?

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Pj1 commented on Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle C...:

I don't want to rub it in but how much does it cost to travel to New York if you're from America? I think some die hard collectors will make the trip over to NYC and if you do it's well worth it!

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Pj1 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

@Parasky maybe they do need to get rid of the game pad but I quite like it, the only thing let down by it is the battery life but it's expected with the screen like that. Nintendo should buy into a phone company that might really help.

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#29

Pj1 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Nintendo won't just bring out a new console will they? The Wii-U is selling so badly though anything is possible. As I said in another post they just a need a new game franchise that will make people have the wow factor, they need some thing that someone buys and shows off to people. Like the Wii when that first came out I showed it to a friend who normally doesn't play video games and he loved it!! that's what Nintendo need to do and they might need to make their consoles more powerful then there will be better ports of the games that make the PS4 and the xbox so popular.

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Pj1 commented on Research Firm IDC Anticipates Worldwide Wii U ...:

What I meant was I'm still playing Mario World and Mario Land titled games 20 years after playing the originals, there was a time I heard people booking a week off work to play the latest Mario or Zelda game! nowadays I don't hear it so much.

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Pj1 commented on Research Firm IDC Anticipates Worldwide Wii U ...:

I bought a 3Ds with Street Fighter 2 and thought this a return to the good old days, Nintendo need to return to those good old days. Nintendo need some thing that some one can show a friend or relative and they go off & buy a system, it's got that wow factor. I think they had that with the Wii but not so much the Wii-U. I'm afraid bringing out the latest Zelda or Mario game isn't really gonna help they might need a fresh new franchise some thing that people will sit up and take notice of. Back in 1993 I bought a snes to play games like Mario World, F-Zero and Mario Kart, Christmas 2013 I got Super Mario 3D World, don't get me wrong it nice to play these games on the new gen consoles but the Big N needs some thing fast..... a price drop is not necessarily the answer. Shame.

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Pj1 commented on There's No Chance of Super NES Mortal Kombat T...:

Back in the day I all most completed Mortal Kombat I think I got to the last boss, only to be defeated and Game Over. By the time I tried to go replay it the game had to go back to the video shop. I can't remember what format I played it on either Mega drive or the SNES, I think it's a real pity that it won't appear on the VC as it was a great game, maybe a bit easier than Street Fighter? if it did get a release it would be the Snes version as Nintendo changed the color of blood to black because of the violence!! Good days and happy memories.

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Pj1 commented on Expansion of Nintendo Selects Range Confirmed ...:

I like the Nintendo select range and would like to collect the games sealed but I've sold them if I've needed extra cash. Isn't time for Nintendo to put the Galaxy games onto one disc if possible. I wish Super Mario All stars was or is included on the select range, I still love the fact Nintendo released it on the Wii in the first place but it would have given SMAS an extra life on the select range. Shame.

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#38

Pj1 commented on Super Mario Bros. 3:

This is the same price as the 3DS version!! if you download one of the versions can you get it on the other console?

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Pj1 commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I like to have a look at Super Mario World 3D and the classic snes version as I am trying to complete it doing all 96 exits on the Wii-U game pad, also I am going to do 100cc on Mario kart and see how I do on 150cc. After that? I might do some F1 races on the (cough-cough) PS3 F1 2010

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Pj1 commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

Even though I have games on the Wii VC and transferred them to the Wii-U I really like playing them on the Wii-U pad, whenever I'm in the mood I play Super Mario World on and bring up a game guide on the TV it's very handy. I do think that the service should be expanded from the other platforms, whether one day it's N64 or / and Mega Drive. As for GBA games coming to Wii-U I think it's a good move by Nintendo and I am looking forward to seeing them on a TV and as for DS that's going to be very good! I don't know if I speak for everyone who reads articles on Nintendo life but I'd be happy to pay a £1 - £2 extra to be able to download games and play them on 3DS as well as Wii-U. Shame you can't but hay it's good to have retro games on Wii-U!