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RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe):
RetroBillyT commented on Review: Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U):
@maneauleau: ditto- although I have learnt more from this well written review, hard facts on the Wii U version seem hard to come by...and the screens do look a bit pre-rendered?
RetroBillyT commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:
There's definitely something in this. Another reason for a higher percentage being sold to 18-25 year olds, especially in SSB's case may be the higher age rating than most 1st party 3DS titles.
RetroBillyT commented on Review: Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper: ...:
It's good to see NintendoLife reviewing his sort of game, I have young kids and have found it useful...
RetroBillyT commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:
If the GamePad worked as well as a tablet, then yes, they should push it. But in reality, it has poor resolution and no capacitive touch screen. I think nintendo would be conning a lot of people. Okay for off-TV play but not as an IPad replacement...
RetroBillyT commented on Video: Nintendo UK Sets Its Sights Firmly On T...:
I like it. I'm a parent myself and understand the value you get from a £30 3DS fame compared to a cheap or freemium (throwaway) iOS game.
RetroBillyT commented on GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodac...:
Same offer is available on physical copies in store. Buy one for £34.99 get one half price. They were confusingly stickered as £17.49 if bought with qualifying product, but I checked with the assistant and the qualifying product is a full price copy of TL. I'll buy the download codes from their online store...
RetroBillyT commented on Feature: How Rik Mayall Helped Bring Anarchy T...:
RetroBillyT commented on Rumour: Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nint...:
@Nik-Davies Good call- it looks as though they are the actual figurines...
RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo Download: 24th April (Europe):
I want more SNES titles- i would love to see Axelay and Rock n' Roll Racing!
RetroBillyT commented on Mario Golf: World Tour UK Pre-Order Bonus Lets...:
Do you get the feeling that Nintendo UK have a job lot of Mario hats they need to get rid of?
RetroBillyT commented on You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at ...:
My 3DS died the other day so I bought a 2DS with Pokemon XY from Sainsburys for £89.99- it's an offer they are currently advertising in the press.
RetroBillyT commented on Exclusive: Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR ...:
Wow! This is amazing- when's it out?..
RetroBillyT commented on Wii Sports Club Free Trial Swings Into Play in...:
@McHaggis I see where you're coming from. I have stayed away from day passes because for me it would lose the 'pick up and play' nature. I would always be pondering whether to lay down the cash each time to play...
Not sure why there is always so much hate for Wii Sports Club. At £9 each I would say they are pretty good value for money and look a log better than the Wii version ...
RetroBillyT commented on Ninterview: TriForce Johnson - A Journey From ...:
Very interesting article and a lot more to him than just the guy who stands in line...
RetroBillyT commented on Wii Sports Club: Golf Adds Resort Course as a ...:
I really like the way Nintendo add these features for free- I'll be flying back to WuHu Island this weekend!
RetroBillyT commented on Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U...:
Wii Sports Baseball and accounts system not tied to console...and then I wake up!
RetroBillyT commented on Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preord...:
@kenzo Sound like good ideas to me- get onto it Nintendo!
RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up:
I'm a bit glum after that...
RetroBillyT commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Goo...:
My 8-year-old bought it with his Xmas money a couple of weeks ago, and has had a lot of fun with it. I played a 2-player game with him yesterday and it was enjoyable enough... A good one for the kids!
RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo Titles Fail to Infiltrate the UK All-...:
Kind of disappointing , but bear in mind that there is a sales boost accross the board at Xmas, so although Super Mario 3D World may only be at 29, it could be selling a lot more than some of the higher-placed games did earlier in the year...
RetroBillyT commented on Parent Trap: StreetPass Makes Social Networks ...:
An interesting take on Streetpass. I have two young kids and I can definitely see your point about it being a 'friendlier' way of social networking, it is quite a compelling activity. The only thing I would say is when they're older, and could take their 3DSs by themselves, whether I could trust them to not lose the things. Account system please Nintendo!
RetroBillyT commented on Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe:
Should have released early November anyway to capture the Xmas market. One week's dealy won't make any difference now...
RetroBillyT commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:
They need to advertise the fact that Wii Sports Club will basically be preinstalled on your Wii U (via Spotpass). They need to advertise the Wii Fit U trial. Make sure the retailers are stocking the new bundles. Both my local Sainsburys and Game are just displaying a battered onld Nintendoland Premium pack- nothing else!When the new bundles come in, put stickers on all of them emphasising Wii Sports Club.The Wii u is a great machine but is being marketed very badly.
RetroBillyT commented on Wii Street U Update Allows You to Walk the Vir...:
Yes people, I have actually tried it out, and I can tell you....it was actually quite fun for about 15 minutes! I zoomed to Albuquerque, NM where I spent a long hot summer 20 years ago and 'walked' around my old haunts. Well, I say 'walked', I kind of mean plodded on the spot. It was defintiely more immersive than the normal software and could be a good feature for Wii Fit if the locations were properly modelled in 3D. One for the future methinks- but as an extra app, it can't really hurt.
RetroBillyT commented on Rumour: Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Su...:
Fingers crossed for a good Xmas- the £249 price point is bringing it into the realms of the fabled £179 for the original Wii. It would be a clever move to bundle a remote and nunchuk with it as well though...save any confusion about what contrallers can be used...
RetroBillyT commented on Feature: Great Nintendo 64 Multiplayer Games Y...:
ALL AROUND!! I spent a great Easter holiday holed up in Duns, Berwick upon Tweed, playing Snowboard Kids. My brother, sisters, cousins and girlfriend were all in on the 4 player action! The graphics were a bit ropey, and the fat guy was a bit rubbish, but it was really good fun. Arguably better than Mariokart!
RetroBillyT commented on Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were Fro...:
@ledreppe I would say it's got a lot better. For example Pikmin 3 is £39.99 on the E-Shop- if you buy the download code from Game.com it's £34.99- then there's the Nintendo Network Premium- it's looking a lot better than the £49.99 they are charging for Nintendoland!
RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo "Feels Good" About How It Stacks Up A...:
I hope so...if they could have got MarioKart out for November and dropped the price of the Premium to £199, I think they would have had Xmas wrapped up. Still, I think they are in a better position now than they were 24 hours ago.
RetroBillyT commented on FIFA 14 is Skipping Wii U Because of "Disappoi...:
Would have bought FIFA 13 but for the fact it wasn't actually FIFA 13. If I was really that bothered, I could go out and get a second hand 360 for £75 and play it on that...
RetroBillyT commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's 3DS Direc...:
Really looking forward to playing Earthbound again- one of the best RPGs on a Nintendo system- on par with Link to the Past and Secret of Mana!
RetroBillyT commented on Europe Now Receiving Club Nintendo Stars For A...:
Got a nice surpise when my points total bumped up to over 7000- so ordered the SNES controller.There are a couple of complaints though- the surveys are really dull to complete and don't encourage you to complete them honestly.For example if you put down that other people in your family will play the game then you are asked more questions about them too- and I couldn't really be bothered going through the rigmoral. Also, the catologue is barren and needs a serious influx of new goodies. i would love to see the ability to turn my points into credit for E-Shop games...
RetroBillyT commented on Luigi's Mansion 2 Spooks Its Way Into UK Top Ten:
It would be interesting to get an idea of the game sales including the e-Shop downloads...
RetroBillyT commented on U.S. Download Sales Increase, But Physical Gam...:
I have bought the last two major 3DS releases as downloads- NSMB2 and Paper Mario. I really like the convenience of having everything there on the console. If the WiiU retail games were a bit cheaper (say £39.99) I would definitely go download-only on WiiU as well.
RetroBillyT commented on Rumour: Scribblenauts Unlimited Was Recalled F...:
I think there may be some substance to this rumour. My local CEX seems to be offering big money for this game (£45 from what I can remember...)