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rjejr

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#2

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@Tazcat2011 - Actually while I'm finally over the Wii U $50 price cut announcement - I got a $50 GC when I bought mine so I kind of broke even - the Zelda WWHD bundle that was also announced that day I'm still not over ;-) That Gamepad looked way cool, and WWHD over Nintendo Land any day. Fortunately I got WW HD free w/ MK8 so I'm a happy Wii U owner now.

You're pulling double duty w/ Quorthon and I, huh? Well if I get any nasty replies I'm just going to pretend they were meant for him :-)

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#3

rjejr commented on Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors...:

"It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago"

What was released a long time ago was MK8, and we still have to wait another 3 months to get that DLC. HW seems like it just released in comparison, and the constant 4 part season pass DLC has certainly been worth it.

Really looking forward to give Ganon a try, will probably skip boss mode myself but my kids will give it a go.

I've had HW since day 1 so it would't affect me, but I'd like to see them offer a "complete" game next holiday for people who skipped it. Maybe offer a "complete" MK8 package as well. Would make for a nice dual announcement at E3.

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#4

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@Tazcat2011 - There are probably still people who bought a PS4 at launch b/c they wanted their "free" PS+ version of DriveClub, which still isn't out. Maybe never will be.

And while everyone knows price cuts will come eventually, that $100 Kinect-less X1 price drop came really fast. Like 3DS and iPhone fast. And that always hurts. It took me about a year to get over the Wii U price cut being announced a week after I bought my Wii U, after many months of Iwata saying no price drop was coming that year.

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#6

rjejr commented on LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Ca...:

Can never have too many Dreamcast games, but sadly this looks a lot like the Shrek game on Gamecube I used to have. If the entire game takes place in small rooms like that it would be very disappointing. Shrek did grow form the small inital baroom to some larger outdoor areas, and it was actually fun, but the graphics were a bit muddy.

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Oh well, I'll give this the initial trailer benefit of the doubt and look forward to seeing more.

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#7

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'm not making any more release date predictions, apparently I'm always wrong ;-) (see above if you care)

Problem w/ April is thats the XCX release date in Japan, not sure Nintndo would want to release either of those there at the same time. Well maybe Mario Maker, then Yoshi in May. Guess we'll find out in the next Nintneod Direct, whenever that is.

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#8

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@JaxonH - I think it's only 9 mil, and that's across the US, EU and Japan. The 9mil X1 are mostly in the US. PS4 is 18 mil.

I guess you're right though, if they found X1 and PS4 owners in the US they could find Wii U owners.

Do you know what kind of survey I'd really like to see - and maybe it was in here and I missed it - contentment and happiness w/ their respective console ownership. I bet Wii U owners are the happiest of the 3. PS4 owners are still waiting for stuff and X1 owners saw a $100 then a $50 price drop. I bet Wii U owners feel like they got what they paid for. Not sure where multiple next gen owners like yourself fit in, I think it only works w/ 1 next gen console per owner.

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#9

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

@IronMan28 - Technically when it was announced I said SSBU woudln't make winter 2014, and it didn't, it came out in the fall - Nov 2014 - winter begins Dec 21 in the northern hemisphere ;-) You got me on W_D, though I'm guessing sales were so low it might as well have been canceled.

For the record, I didn't actually make a single prediction in my post on this article, I simply asked where the games were. I didn't predict a delay, cancellation, release date or anything, my post is compeltely prediction free.

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#12

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Ed...:

I'm not that annoyed by this. Of course my initial reaction was "eBay" (@Spoony_Tech nice job getting that in at #2) but this really is more of a collectors item than anything else, so it kind of belongs on eBay. If you already have Mario then this "amiibo" does nothing for you. And I'm sure the new Mario amiibo will be readily available as well, so all this is is a collectors item, so let Walmart have it.

I would rather Nintendo spend their factory time making more Shulk, Metaknight, Rosalina and King Dedede though. That is on them. Some people on here like to defend Nitneod by saying they don't control the manufacturers, but they are creating this "collectors item" when they could be producing useful amiibo like Shulk and the other hard to find ones. Codename STEAM will work with a few hard to find amiibo as well. That IS on Nintnedo.

Gold Mario are nice collectibles, but completely unnecessary as usable amiibo.

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#13

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

I'm surprised they found enough people to survey who bought a Wii U to even include the stats.

Also surprised Wii to Wii U ownership isn't higher than 86%, I hardly know anybody who doesn't own a Wii. I guess a few PS/XB owners picked 1 up for Bayonetta 2.

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#14

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

Hope they get dug out from under their 90" of snow by then.

And as much as I'm looking forward to Splatoon, and it's good that a new IP is getting some coverage, I wish somebody at Ninteod would acknowledge Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wooly World as they are both supposed to release w/in the next 4 months but we've heard nothing about them for quite some time now. Yoshi, first shown in Jan 2013, over 2 years ago, is bordering on Nintneod's version of Half -Life 3 or The Last Guardian at this point. How long does it take to make a 2D sidescolling platformer? Kirby's Rainbow Curse took 7 months from E3 announcement to release.

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#16

rjejr commented on Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium...:

I know UK doesnt seem to have a country wide MSRP, but can you at least make one up for articles like this? Hard to tell if its a 5% off sale or 50% clearance w/o a base price. I dont trust currency conversions w/ the VAT.

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#17

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

@Quorthon - "requiring an extra menu to get to Wii games. Ugh."

I don't mind the extra Wii menu so much, I just think of it as a folder for Wii games, but they should have figured out how to make the virtual Wii share the Wii U storage. I have a 120GB external HDD hooked up to my Wii U but I still can't DL all of my Wii games at the same time b/c I never got a big enough SD card. There are a lot of VC and Wiiware games I own that I never finished b/c I never redownloaded them after I transfered my Wii to Wii U. If I could just go in and DL them all I would.

BTW - been noticing you're posts for the past few months now, not sure if you're new around here or just posting more, but we agree a lot, I think my posts are down about half b/c you already posted what I wanted to say, so thanks for that, I hate typing.

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#18

rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@CaviarMeths - "4 figures" And it puts the Wii U a whole lot closer to X1 than PS4, and that's certainly not the comparison anyone wants, not even Microsoft.

Maybe Wii U needs a price drop? Though I don't expect 1 w/ MP10, XCX and Splatoon coming out over the next few months. Maybe an E3 surprise?

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#19

rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@CaviarMeths - Thanks. I suppose if the top 20 list was a top 30 Halo would probably be around 25 or so and new so I might have been able to figure out it caused the sales spike. I know X1 is dead in Japan, which is why I was so surprised it had a 700% sales jump that almost brought it into Wii U territory, which must be very bad for Wii U self esteem.

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#20

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@Zombie_Barioth - "so who knows"

That's always my biggest problem, not knowing, I'm a stickler for details. I don't care as much what they do as long as they tell us what is going on.

Nintnedo has a lot of clout and support built up over years of great videogame making, but I feel like if they just formed 10 years ago w/ the Wii people would be abandoning them in droves. 120mil Wii vs 9mil Wii U extrapolated to the entire company.

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#21

rjejr commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

@aaronsullivan - "where this falls"

From a match 3 game perspective it's pretty well put together, more to it than Candy Crush but much less than Puzzle and Dragons or Need a Hero. Probably more addictive to Pokemon fans who know what all the little heads are and what is effective against what. And the 5 lives go by fast so it's not a game you can play for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time. But for free it's ok.

Wonder if they'll catch the whales they need to make it profitable? Probably more likely in Japan than the west. I suppose if it's a bust they can release it on smart devices to recoup their losses. 50 mil 3DS may be a lot but it isn't remotely close to the Apple and Android market.

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#22

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

@DESS-M-8 - The Wii U software has always been measured in MB and GB as far as I can recall, but if you go into the eShop on 3DS to download anything it's size is always measured in blocks. LoZ:MM 3D is 5055 blocks. All of the storage management is done in blocks, even though all the storage is on an SD card measured in GB.

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#23

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@MadAdam81 - But it would take less than a click of his fingers for him to open his mouth and say DEFINITIVELY which amiibo will be restocked and if and when the Gamecube adapter will be resupplied. Everyone understands it takes time and money to make and ship these things, but it's up to Ntinedo to tell the people what is coming and when.

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#24

rjejr commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

@Spoony_Tech - "set your other systems up with the game and get street passes."

That was the plan. I'm playing on my wife's 3DS - it doesn't fit in her pocketbook very well w/ her Nook HD and new smartphone - and the boys each have it, but they were bored after the first 5 hearts. My older son played all of Pokemon Trozei recently so he may be done, and the youngest is busy trying to learn java coding so he can make Minecraft mods in M_Creator. Or something.

When I was 10 we got Pong.

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#27

rjejr commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

Don't think I'll bother w/ the exploit. I'm around level 49 or 50 and still have 6 gems and about 10,000 coins, I never use 'em. I've only caught about 25 Pokemon but I don't really have a collectors mentality - and I know very little about Pokemon - so I don't care much. Though it always feels better to catch them than not catch them after a battle :-)

@Spoony_Tech - Do you know Pokemon? I'm playing the game by hitting the Optimize button until I have the most up arrows but I never go in to switch them up. Though I do like the guy w/ the turtle head as my megastone #1, he seems to have the best mega attacks.

Overall they put some work into the game w/ the daily challenges and special worlds though the 5 hearts on occasion can seem a bit limited when you come across a string of 5 or 3 move levels. Not sure how to fix it though as you certainly don't lose often enough to only lose a heart when you lose, I think I've only lost 1 level so far. I don't think the play sessions are long enough for it to become addicting though. I'm probably pretty close to stopping.

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#28

rjejr commented on Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and ...:

Tipping Stars looks better every time I see it - cross-buy, online play, tipping and Miiverse integration, and of course the level editor - it's like they took all that's good about Little Big Planet and even expanded upon it, it's just too bad the gameplay itself isn't my cup of tea.

Can't believe it actually releases next week, kind of snuck up on me. only 1 week before MP10. That's 2 Mario games in 2 weeks. Good thing Nitnedo isn't milking Mario like COD ;-)

Some aspects of MP10 look pretty good, but if we want to play board games we play actual board games to give the tv a break. Too bad they didn't make the Bowser sections into a stand alone game like Evolve or even Tank! Tank! Tank!. Guess I'll wait or the review to see if we can just get into it like the Wii Play games and skip the board games parts.

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#29

rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, I was wondering about that 700% X1 bump myself, it doesn't even have a game in the top 20 either. Maybe the $50 price drop kicked in over there last week?

Wii U outsold X1 last week 35 - 1, this week 5 - 1, that can't be good for HQ morale.

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#30

rjejr commented on More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Ta...:

I can already imagine that Zelda Yathzee going for quite the markup on eBay. We still play DBZ yathzee w/ the kids sometimes, it just dice w/ pictures of the characters on it though, we discarded the rest.

The Mario chess set is very cool. We got it at Target 1 year after Christmas on clearance for about $12.48 or something. Problem is my son beats me too badly w/ it as my brain cant process the pieces and keep up w/ him at the same time. The pieces themseles are very nice though.

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#31

rjejr commented on Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Ti...:

@Gerbwmu - I think you win, either Clash of Clans or Free Realms. Not even remorely Infinity. Plus w/ the new Star Wars movie coming out most sane people are expecting DI:SW. Probably 1 trilogy as the main set and the other as a play set w/ the new movie getting a playset at Christmas.

@sinafela - Agree on the need for a beatem up, but those chatacters dont really look like it, more like Gauntlet as @Tsurii897 said, though the younger generation never gives Gauntlet its due ;-)

Though who knows, maybe its just a match 3 game. After playing the touchscreen app game that is Kirbys Rainbow Curse anything is possible I guess.

Character artwork also looks alot like Might and Magic Clash of Heroes on PSN, a very oroginal type of story driven match 3 game. Id like another 1 of those, also worked very well in multiplayer.

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#32

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@JaxonH - Do you mean the explanation when Damon Baker said the US would have 3 models, 2DS, old 3DS, and new 3DS XL, even though there isn't currently any stock of the old 3DS? That didn't explain anything, it just confused the matter more. Japan also sells many more 3DS LL than the smaller size yet Japan got both sizes. Of course it never got the 2DS. And the 2DS hasn't had a hint of getting the new hardware revisions, so nobody on any continent who likes the flat non-clamshell model can play XC.

Nintendo can do whatever they want, it's their hardware, but I do think they need to do a better job of explaining things.

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#33

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

Maybe he needs a new translator?

It seems to me he fails to differentiate between all the different aspects of "digital" and lumps it all together to mean free "app" games.

Things Nintendo can do much better digitally.

1. VC - so many older games waiting to be sold. Where are the Gamecube games? How many N64 games hsd Wii U had?

2. Day 1 digital - getting much better at this thankfully.

3. Sales on digital games. Plenty of sales every week on eShop but a Nintendo game is rare.

4. STOP MEASURING 3DS eSHOP GAMES IN BLOCKS.

5. Going to smaller mincro SD cards in new 3DS that are hard to access is a step backwards, should have gone to larger 8GB SD cards instead.

6. Wii U storage should be 64GB by now. Id bet 64GB now costs the same as 32GB 2 1/2 years ago when Wii U launched. And I dont care what anybody says, external HDD have some drawbacks - USB ports, wall sockets or Y cables.

7. Subscription service like PS+ or Xbox. Im not a big fan of PS Now streaming but Nintendo has so many old NES and SNES games, they could rent us 3 a month for $5.

So yeah, way behind and slow to catch up, but it isnt about free apps, its about so much more.

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#34

rjejr commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

So far its mostly scalpers who are seeing these as a precious possissions, only they arent possesding them for very long.

Ill give Ni tendo this, they do seem to have gotten amiibo into the general public awareness better than the Wii U. If they can get some more stock out they could make a lot of money. And hes probably right about being able to do more w/ amiibo, and the cards could work as a money maker as well if they can make them good enough for cheap enough.

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#35

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@Rocky2418 @bstoppel - Now that I look at it I think my own confusion was caused more by the photo caption subtitle than the actual title:

"Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata describes "difficult" decision"

I doubt it was a difficult decision for him to hold off on bringing on the new 3DS XL west until after all the old stock sold out over the holidays.

I do wish he would more thoroughly address the decision to not bring the new 3DS to the US. That HAD to be a difficult decision based on faceplate sales alone. And the 2DS should get an updated model just so kids can play w/ amiibo, or release that portal already. bah

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#36

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

I think some people are going to read the title and think this is about the US getting the "new" regular size 3DS at a later date.

It's amazing he can say all that and not even mention if or when the US is getting the smaller size. Hey Iwata, if you want to sell more consoles, and faceplates, you have to put them on sale first.

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#37

rjejr commented on Max Your Rupees With This Fortuitous Hyrule Wa...:

@sinalefa - I'm waiting to go back to it until after the update, which should give me enough time to finish Kirby's Rainbow Curse. :-)

And I must be playing it wrong b/c I had about 1 mil rupees before I lost my save point, think I'm back up to around 500,000 in my new playthru, and I don't think I've ever paid to level up a character. Though I'm by no means a completitonist, once or twice thru the story and the challenge mode. Tried to finish the Adventure maps but they get a bit to much for me. We still more than got our moneys worth though.

Glad you're enjoying it :-)

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#38

rjejr commented on Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades T...:

OK, here are some positives of my own after some very limited play time.

Skip level is a feature that makes a nice safety net. I hope to never use it, but it gives me piece of mind just in case.

The 3D models of the trophy collectibles is a nice touch. As is the diary entries and the cute little rainbow road. Add them all together and it makes it seem like a much more fleshed out game experience than Captain Toad, which really could have used a map rather than just some books.

1 good thing about the touch screen controls, multiplayer is so different, stabbing things to death w/ your spear becomes an almost visceral experience. We've been passing the Gamepad around, adds to the longevity of the game w/ 2 very different ways to play, but not nearly as gimped as say 2nd player in the Galaxy games. Players 2, 3 and 4 actually play.

We don't have any of the 3 amiibo that work w/ the game but we don't seem to be missing anything. As much as I want(ed) a game that works well w/ the amiibo I don't want my other games to be broken b/c we can't find Metaknight or King Dedede.

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#39

rjejr commented on Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades T...:

Feel bad for everybody who's waiting for this, and this being a UK site would annoy me if I lived there. I don't expect worldwide simultaneous releases for every game - I'm patiently waiitng for Godzilla (PS3) in July, just happy that its coming west, and I know a big JRPG like XCX will take some time like many good JRPG do, but for this to not even have a date yet just seems wrong. A week or 2 or even 3, but Q4, seriously what's up w/ that?

And it supports 3 different amiibo, why not get it out? Guess Nintendo is just happy to keep selling to the scalpers.

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#42

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

All of these bad stories makes me wonder how bad things would have to get before people stop "collecting" these things? By collecting I mean hunting them all down, not picking 1 up you by chance see it in store. There's still plenty of Mario and Peach to go around for those who want to play MP10.

I guess in retrospect it's a good thing Nintendo didn't make a game like Skylanders where these things would actually serve more of a purpose.

Kaos Trap is still going for $40 on eBay so it's not only just Nintendo.

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#44

rjejr commented on Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Cla...:

April would be a good month for this to come out w/ MP10 in March and Splatoon in May. But Japan is getting XCX in April. And considering it wasn't even in the last ND. And where the heck is Mario Maker? Nothing currently lined up for summer w/ Zelda and Starfox due end of 2015 so summer may be better for Yoshi than April.

And I wouldn't 'expect an ND this week, it's still Feb, next week when it's March would make more sense. Though come to think of it I can't remember the last time Nintendo did something that "made sense".

Edit - Is this really only a 2 player game? LBP has had 4 player plus online for 7 years now. Kirby looked like it was going to be solo player for awhile before they announced 4 player so I'm hopeing they can make this 4 player as well.

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#45

rjejr commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Discuss...:

@JaxonH - "Gonna draw on the power of the Amiibo for some some super dash action!"

I don't know, sounds like cheatin' to me ;-) Maybe you can just kill some more bad guys and craft a bigger sword to defeat him, though you've probably tried that by now. I really don't know how your brain and fingers can keep all those control patterns straight, I have a hard enough time playing 1 PS3 and 1 Wii U game at the same time. Though of course a lot of that has to do w/ my own senility.

I finished season 5 of Sons of Anarchy last night, may hit up solo Kirby before starting season 6. I'll let ya know how it goes. Thanks to @Captain_Gonru now I'm not worried about the invulnerable hands. though considering how often they show up it's going to be weird w/o them. Better, but missing.

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#47

rjejr commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

Clive 'N' Wrench. b/c Ratchet and Clank was already taken ;-)

My kind of game, and yes sadly they don't make too many anymore, but those graphics gotta go. They don't need to be AAA HD but indie devs have been working wonders in the graphics department of late.

Brothers: A Tale of 2 Sons

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Rainbow Skies

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Kind of looks like 40mb of Jett Rocket on Wiiware,only not as good.

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#48

rjejr commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Discuss...:

We've finished World 4 and everybody loves the clay look but nobody has mentioned it not being incorported into the world so I dont see why its even an issue. Mostly we just comment that this is Kirby in Donkey Kongs world.

Anybody know how to handle the flying attack hands w/ Kirby? Weve only been playing multiplayer so stabbing him isnt a problem, but we wonder what will happen when we play solo.

Got the "Would you like to skip this level?" screen twice but we havent used it yet. Still something Id like to see all games use by default, some levels just arent fun. Captain Toads method of needing a certain amount of stars works as well, I skipped the fast running level near the end, and don't even feel bad about it, b/c it had absolutely nothing to do w/ the primary game mechanics, its basically a twitchy runner.

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#50

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

@aaronsullivan - Picked up Rainbow Curse for $27 w/ a $15 Gamestop coupon thing and only played about 15 minutes w/ my kids but it was fun. You should get it to play w/ the kids, not sure how it will go solo yet. I'll let you know how 4 player goes tomorrow w/ the missus, she kind of hates videogames and only plays when we make her. :-)