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Sun 29th June, 2014

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Prizm commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

Even if they release the new Zelda game tomorrow, people will still think twice about getting a Wii U because it's too late in the game now. The Wii U is on it's final lap and people know it.
The fact that Nintendo keeps releasing quality games for it tells me the NX will be backwards compatible with these games (probably through eShop). Why else would they spend so much money on such quality games this late in the game?



Prizm commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

It's like all the popular reviewers sites love Nintendo games and give glowing reviews, but are never committed to buying the console or games for personal use. Everyone apparently loves Mario Maker but no one's actually buying it (ie, overwhelmingly).



Prizm commented on Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima to Stick ...:

1. Any new president could say now that they didn't think the wii u was the best idea. It's a good PR move whether they really thought that about the Wii U or not.
2. Saying he's president for only a year is so Nintendo can cover their butts if it doesn't work out. If he does well, they'll just keep him in the position.



Prizm commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

I always found nes and gameboy manuals fascinating. I would always read the manual before starting the game for the first time. Though the illustrations were quirky and to me they often came across as amateurish. Sometimes the art just didn't seem to match the sprite's function or intention. Like it was drawn by someone that didn't understand the game.



Prizm commented on Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in ...:

It's a bit strange reading this, I thought this was talking about Wave 4 initially. I already picked up the full set of Wave 3 from my local department store a month ago. For some reason Nintendo released Wave 3 early in Australia. One of our rare lucky breaks I guess.



Prizm commented on Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / ...:

Yes the controls were clunky, but so was castlevania IV. Jumping across platforms in IV was just as much of a pain in the ass. I agree, the first level music in X is great. Probably my favourite track from the whole series.



Prizm commented on Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to ...:

I don't think I've seen this since like 1994. As a kid, I saw it was so obviously non-canon that I hated the movie for tarnishing the Mario name. The Wizard was like an academy award winner compared to Mario Bros.



Prizm commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

Is it just me, or has Skylanders done its dash? Our stores are full of figures and they're just not selling. Every week there's a "buy 1 get 1 free" deal and they still can't move them.
We had a 'limited edition' Wii U console pack promo with Skylanders included, and eBay is full of people trying to sell off the Skylanders rubbish that the console came with.
It seems the real battle will be Infinity 2 vs Amiibo.



Prizm commented on Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Adverti...:

@Spooky said "the seal of quality is the same for all NTSC regions. PAL have the round shape instead"
I have never seen a seal like that iQue one. The NTSC seal states "Official NINTENDO Seal of Quality", and the PAL ones have always stated "Original NINTENDO Seal of Quality".



Prizm commented on The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Ninte...:

@Funbunz "other than the SMB 3 footage, the Wizard was awful"
I both loved and hated that movie. I loved seeing a movie about Nintendo games (especially with the hype behind SMB3 at the time). But that stupid kid whining about "california" for the entire movie made me want to take his yellow lunchbox and shove it up his ass. That kid was supposed to be our hero, the kind of game player we all want to be ("you got 50,000 on Double Dragon??" lol). But they made him out to be this total PITA. And how the hell did he find the warp whistle on his first try anyway haha



Prizm commented on Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy:

I really have to go back and play Super Mario Land 2. I don't think I've played it since I bought it in 1992. It was a lot of fun, and huge — compared to the sub-par Mario Land 1.
I spent many enjoyable hours on Metroid II, but it's not really a 'first game you should play'. It's very long and you spend hours wandering around. The game didn't have a map, so you had to try and remember everything.



Prizm commented on Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available:

@Fidu21 "Nintendo's updating the stability so much, i'm sure by the time they reach 6.0 they will have reached Singularity"
@Ootfan98 "Has anyone played Stability yet? Is it worth downloading?"

prease understand stabirity
Oh well, I'd rather Nintendo gives us some updates rather than none.



Prizm commented on Giana Sisters Developer Under Fire Over Diesel...:

What bullpoopoodoodoocacapoopledoople. Hey I've got an idea, let's pick out a random everyday word in the english language, then say it's our brand name, and then sue anyone that tries to include that word in their product.
Please watch the profanity — TBD



Prizm commented on Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localis...:

In Australia here, and already bought and beat the Steam version. Great game.
Looking at those development progress pics — man what a pain in the ass for the creators. I have a hunch that getting this game through Japan's system will be a one in a million shot (disdain for western developers, closed-country mentality that NOJ seems to still cling to).



Prizm commented on Review: Adventure Island (Wii U eShop / NES):

Anyone else play Super Adventure Island II for SNES? That was really fun and more of an adventure than a strict platformer. Had some great music as well. I also enjoyed the first Gameboy Adventure Island.



Prizm commented on Shovel Knight:

"This is the kind of shovelware we can dig"

That line cracks me up.



Prizm commented on Shovel Knight Soundtracks Released on Bandcamp:

You know, I'm just not feeling the soundtrack. I'm sure the arranged versions sound great like the trailer, but the chiptunes are just not memorable. Yes they definitely sound authentic like they were pulled straight out of the NES, but the majority that I've heard so far in the game don't have that catchy vibe.
Actually, I wonder if the arranged soundtrack was the original? If they took regular tracks and tried to cram them into chiptunes, then no wonder it sounds a bit off.



Prizm commented on Review: Mega Man II (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

I bought Megaman II GB when it came out and I remember how disappointed I was. Not only did the first Megaman use the same music as MM1 for NES, but they actually improved the tunes. So I was on the edge of my seat waiting for MMII and to hear those classic MM2 NES tracks. I was DEVASTATED when I started the first level.
And as the reviewer said, most of the other aspects of the game were just plain weird.
To be fair, there are actually a couple memorable tunes if you can listen past the incessant high pitch and noisy racket. They just need a better arrangement.
The Title/Wily music is actually a great track. There's an awesome remix of it by Yuu (aka Phoenix Project):