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Mon 9th Jul 2012

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RupeeClock commented on Preview: Looking for the Light in The Legend o...:

The Miiverse stamp thing sounds wholly unnecessary to be honest. Something of an immersion breaker possibly if you didn't intend to post to Miiverse to begin with.

I dunno, it makes sense for for a Mario game but feels like it would clash with the style of game here.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Gives a Free Anim...:

It seems like they're pushing hard to move these calendars, because up until yesterday you could get the Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing calendars free with orders over £50.
Probably because we're already late into January.

This free calendar only applies to the Animal Crossing calendar it seems.

It comes with a sticker sheet by the way, the product listing doesn't even mention this.



RupeeClock commented on Review: Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bro...:

How are the e-Reader levels accessed in the game? Is there a dedicated menu which lets you access all of them from the get-go?

Is it similar to the Mega Man Battle Network titles on Virtual Console, where accessing the Network menu will immediately grant you any special event or version exclusive items (in lieu of being unable to connect for real multi-player.)



RupeeClock commented on UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro ...:

I decided to try pre-ordering the game with controller.
Since it's a USB controller it may have the added bonus of working on PC.

By the way, Nintendo UK are currently offering free calendars with orders over £50.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS System Update 10.5.0-30 is Now Available:

I've noticed that this firmware update necessitates that you update to sign into NNID services.
Things like launching Nintendo Badge Arcade, Miiverse and checking in on Pokémon Shuffle require 10.5.

It's not like 10.4 where you could still do these things on 10.3, although you couldn't do anything eShop or microtransaction related.



RupeeClock commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Ke...:

Maybe there's some sort of commitment to having a complete package on launch, including having this on the discs.
Or perhaps a need to fulfill all stretch goals by launch.

Eitherway the handling is a bit cackhanded. Nobody is going to object to the need to download a patch to enable online play (after all, if you cannot download the patch, online pay would not be possible either.)



RupeeClock commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Ke...:

Copying my comment from the Kickstarter announcement:
This is just appalling, I doubt that the networking component of that game is what that many people are looking forward to, as opposed to a cohesive single player campaign (and there are doubts about this as it is.)

Why could they not simply release a version of the game which is single player and patch in the networking modes at a later date? I guess the need to deliver on stretch goals on the disc at launch?



RupeeClock commented on Four More Animal Crossing amiibo Figures Arriv...:

8-bit Isabelle based on the Super Mario Maker costume sounds pretty nice actually.


Mind you it's not actually 8-bit, since 8-bit refers to the availability of colors rather than the low resolution or blockiness of graphics.
Actual NES sprites have a limit of 4 colors per tile (which has to include transparency) and only a small palette to pick from.



RupeeClock commented on Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Runs Games Like Super Ma...:

Funnily enough emulators often emerge during the lifecycle of the system being emulated.
ZSNES released in 1997, seven years after the SNES launched.
Visualboy Advance released in 2004, three years after the GBA launched.
Dolphin Emulator's Wii emulation was in a playable state during the Wii's lifecycle.



RupeeClock commented on Video: Catch Up With the Super Metroid Fundrai...:

I was actually pretty disappointed with the final run, due to the decision to use "backup saves".
Which are savepoints of a completely different run which are loaded in the event of the current run failing at a highly risky point.

I found this practice really objectionable, for marathon runs they would normally perform a safety save, rather than pulling this stunt.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Download: 14th January (Europe):

The differences between the Faltzer and Gregar versions weren't that minor actually. You get completely different Cross Navis during the course of the game, and even a different final boss. Many boss battles are not found in the opposite game as a result.



RupeeClock commented on Review: Terraria (3DS):

I feel it's worth pointing out that the digital release of the game is a pre-release of sorts. They are using this to get some important feedback for the retail launch of the game later on.
I've enjoyed playing the 3DS version on my N3DS, but there have been a lot of bugs as well as limitations resulting from the especially small world size, some of which actually do impede your progress.

A future update will hopefully deliver what's needed to make a 3DS version excel, but we'll see.



RupeeClock commented on ​BOXBOY! is Getting a Sequel:

Oh sweet, I loved the first one.

Actually, this one "one more box" mechanic was used in the final two worlds of Box Boy, and these were some really fun levels.
A whole game using this should be great.



RupeeClock commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Delays Continue in the UK...:

It's frustrating, I had to cancel my order at Nintendo UK Store because it would've been delivered to my workplace whilst I'm at Holiday.
So I'll have to pre-order it again to my home address, and hopefully I will be home to receive it.

And isn't that a shame that an amiibo like this can't make it in time for Christmas?



RupeeClock commented on Mr Saturn and Master Belch Are Heading to Supe...:

This is all lining up with the references to cut costumes datamined at launch.


Pink rabbit and Mr Saturn have now been fulfilled, so who else can we hope to see soon?

Mashiko, E.Gadd, Baby Mario, Balloon Fight, Muncher, Nabbit and Popo all seem likely.
GoldenRetriever is probably a Nintendog.
MarioUs might refer to an already released Mario outfit, there'll probably be more.
Tetris might be debatable.
Windows Logo? Surely out of the question.