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Crash fan, animation fan, game fan.

Male, 19, United States

Tue 27th September, 2011

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Sforzando commented on Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Dedede's Drum Dash Del...:

Dedede's DDD is a great game! I highly recommend it.

It's pretty short, but it's a decent rhythm game. I like it better than HarmoKnight, despite how few songs there are. I only wish the songs included in Triple Deluxe were included in DDDD, though, since I don't have the original game.



Sforzando commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

Sign up for 3 or 4 extra Club Nintendo accounts so you can give the codes to the people who were too slow!

If the exporting options are up to par with the Japanese release, the lack of online services won't completely destroy the potential of the application. You can export animated GIFs, sequential GIFs, and .AVI movies.

Exporting AVI's is the easiest way to share Flipnotes with audio, since they can be uploaded to YouTube with ease. However, exported AVI's are horribly compressed. And the audio will be scratchy. Here is a sample AVI Flipnote: (created by me lol)

However, if you have any video editing software, you can sync the crisp, non-compressed GIF export with the original audio, creating something that is a little easier on the eyes and ears. It takes a bit of effort, but it's not too bad.

Fans will definitely create services and sites for sharing Flipnotes. Collaboration is even possible, since you can send the Flipnote's file to others for editing on their 3DS.



Sforzando commented on A New Rhythm Heaven Game On Nintendo 3DS Is Mu...:

Each of the previous games has had 50 total minigames. But many of them are Remixes, (combination of several previous minigames into a new song) and sequels (A harder version of a previous minigame with the same tune remixed).

Leaving out the Remixes and sequels, and if I'm remembering correctly the GBA game had 20 unique games, the DS one had 24, and the Wii game had 28. 20+24+28 = 72. So unless they are including old remixes, this will have almost every minigame in the series!

It will be interesting to see how the game is structured though for sure. And I have a Japanese 3DS so I can't wait for summer!



Sforzando commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Oh, look, it's that animated walking alien avatar guy. I bet he's going to say something about Flipnote Studio 3D!

Dang, how did you know. Eh, I think it would be a good time for NOA and NOE to finally release the dang thing. It's no longer the holiday season, so they should be able to squeeze in a simple animation app/online community into their priorities, right? RIGHT?



Sforzando commented on Fake Commercial for 'The Nintendo App' Stirs D...:

I think it is a brilliant idea, for Nintendo to release a tablet/smartphone app for emulation of their retro games. I don't buy a Wii U or 3DS to play NES games, I buy them for the new stuff.

Nintendo could offer NES, SNES, and Gameboy games for $0.99 each (current prices are far too expensive for old games) or a subscription for, say, $5 a month with access to all Nintendo-published games for their old systems.

It would do really well. People love old Nintendo games. Thy shouldn't be so stingy with their retro titles! Heck, people emulate them anyway.



Sforzando commented on Smash Bros. 2v2 For Glory Exploit Makes Pac-Ma...:

Hahaha, nice trolling. Hilarious, but annoying. Hope it gets patched though. That's the type of thing that nobody saw coming in testing....

A small correction: you can KO from going too far off screen without being launched by another player, if it's to the side. Just not the top.



Sforzando commented on Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in J...:

I'd get it for my Japanese 3DS if it were in English, but id guess its probably not.

... I wonder if FS3D isn't out in the West, just because it's "not a game...?" But they have since released Pokemon Art Academy so I have no idea.

Come on Nintendo, I'm still waiting!!!



Sforzando commented on Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackl...:

@RantingThespian This guy is right!

This can only lead to more censorship. Does anyone REALLY think IP laws in the US are too lax?? Other than MPAA and Nintendo I guess. Hate to see one of my favorite companies pulling a move like this. Maybe spend the money on bringing FS3D West. That's the only reason I have a Gateway, for a free app. That's how you could have prevented MY piracy!



Sforzando commented on Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES):

Also have childhood memories of Lode Runner, but for me it was the "Legend Returns" version. I think the creator has IT available online for free. It has traps and items, very cool. Of course, the enemy AI is beyond brain dead, but it's still great. The NES version is a lot harder!

Fun fact: There was a Lode Runner DS in Japan. Basically a straight remake of the NES version for some reason.



Sforzando commented on Weirdness: Sony Uses Art From Super Smash Bros...:

This isn't the first time Playstation did something like this.

A few weeks ago, they used a background from a screenshot of a Crash Bandicoot fangame in a tweet/vine about the series.

A FANGAME. The creators were flattered, haha.




Sforzando commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

They did pretty well for their first time, and they seemed to enjoy it! Not bad at all.

P.S. People here raging about Cawadoody have probably never even played it. (Disclaimer: I haven't either but at least I don't use it as a straw man.)



Sforzando commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

An animated Mario movie could be awesome! I've always felt like the main Super Mario games don't have enough emphasis on story. Like, there's practically none. Peach gets kidnapped, you save Peach after going through dozens of levels. The end.

There are so many characters in the Mario world, with so much personality. A movie, done well, would be an awesome chance to show them off!



Sforzando commented on 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffl...:

Bye, Ninjhax... Fun while it lasted I guess. (Nah, couldn't purchase a copy of Cubic Ninja before prices soared anyway.) Glad they at least added new features rather than pushing out an update just to kill Smealum's months of painstaking hard work.

Wonder how Sky3DS and Gateway fared from the latest "stability" attack. Time 2 check GBATemp.



Sforzando commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

That's a little bit early, they're trying to kill it. It's surprisingly decent, if not amazing. Go watch Gravity Falls if you're looking for an amazing cartoon!



Sforzando commented on Nintendo Download: 4th December (North America):

Yeah, Lode Runner! I grew up on the PC/Mac version, The Legend Returns. (I know, clever name.) The enemies were far stupider for some reason, but it had a large variety of items and a level editor. One of my most nostalgic games.



Sforzando commented on Review: Chat-A-Lot (3DS eShop):

The real issue here is the design and's not awful, but it's clearly for six-year-olds.

Six-year-olds whose parents who are aware of the eShop, and who have other six-year-old friends with 3DSes, who also bought the application...

Why do I feel like this won't really do well?



Sforzando commented on Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Cr...:

Also, I'm doubtful that the given reason for the cancellation is true. With all the money they had sunk into the first 10 months of development, it would have been better to finish and release it--that way they could at least make SOME of the money back.

I suppose it's possible that Sierra decided that 1 more month of development + the cost of releasing the game would require more money than the game would make. Yikes.

Well, next year is Crash's 20th anniversary iirc. So it would be the perfect time for him to come back.

Bonus fun fact: One of my dad's coworkers worked on this game.



Sforzando commented on Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Cr...:

Hey, Activision: Read the comments here, people want Crash!!

Glad this is getting some attention. I saw this on Crash Mania (great website) a couple weeks ago, thanks to whoever tipped off NL.

A new Crash game, even a racing game, would be amazing.

Check out the footage of the cancelled Crash Team Racing 2010 on Crash Mania, too.



Sforzando commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the P...:

In the original Japanese interview, Flipnote Studio was discussed at some length, as Miyamoto used FS to create the earliest storyboards for the films. Miyamoto even encouraged everyone to download Flipnote Studio 3D. In the English version, they refer to the Flipnote storyboards as "doodles."

That's right, Nintendo censored this interview to hide Flipnote.

I'm getting pretty hopeless that FS3D will ever be released at this point.



Sforzando commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

@Zekrom025 Dang, that is crazy!!

I actually used my DS as my primary mp3 player for quite a while. I used the Moonshell homebrew app. It did what I needed it to do. But you had to go through your Micro SD's folders to play the music. It didn't give you a menu to search by artist, album etc. You had to keep your folders organized.

Nevertheless you could shuffle all music within a folder and its subfolders, so really it did what I needed. Pretty neat app. There was also iPod DS, which emulated the click wheel interface, but I used that a lot less.



Sforzando commented on NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Home...:

This comment section ... full of ignorant folks. Allow me to enlighten you.

This does NOT open the gates to piracy. Those were opened YEARS ago by a certain 3DS Flashcart. Those who really want to pirate are already able to do so. (And it's often due to their INABILITY to play certain games, i.e. Japan-exclusives, or games unavailable in their country. Several people have Gateway in order to play Flipnote Studio 3D for example.)

Also, I'm of the opinion that emulators of old ROMs shouldn't be considered piracy. It's illegal now, technically, but why should Nintendo be able to perpetually profit from ancient games? Games over 15-20 years old should definitely be fair game. This is just an opinion, and it hasn't stopped me from buying a few games from the VC.

But aside from emulators (a light-gray area), this exploit isn't powerful enough to launch ROMs. And it probably will never be. Especially since the firmware will block this out! In fact, smealum has received a lot of hate from the people who do want to pirate. /v/ calls him a moralf*g. And after reading this article I'm tempted to agree.

tl;dr Buy a Gateway card to use Flipnote Studio 3D, because pirates do what Ninntendon't.



Sforzando commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:

Gateway will soon work on newest firmware too.

Hey, NL readers/admins, here's a question for you: Is it still piracy if you only get a Gateway for Flipnote Studio 3D? (Yes, eShop games work, and FS3D is out there.) I mean, it's a free app!

And yes, people are resorting to piracy to get FS3D. #SorryNintendo but this is on you.



Sforzando commented on 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22n...:

The comments here are always full of self-righteous people.
"Hacking is wrong and evil, so this news doesn't interest me because I don't support hacking!" Well, good for you? You're missing out on playing DVDs on your Wii, playing Project M, dumping your own DS carts onto one card, Moonshell media player for DS, DSCraft, Aperture Science DS, and countless other great homebrew.



Sforzando commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

I have 3-4 replays of my Dedede vs noobish Little Macs. Here's my strategy:

Stand at the edge, inhale as he runs foolishly towards you, and then jump off and spit him out before floating back up to the ledge. And if you're up a stock, you can Dededecide. So trollish. So satisfying. Fricking Little Macs.



Sforzando commented on Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Do...:

Seriously, there are no reviews for either game. What the heck, SEGA?

The Wii U version looks pretty glitchy, if only because the glitches are getting shared around, but are they really that bad/common? We would know, if there were any reviews! But there are no reviews, so all anybody knows about is the glitches.

The 3DS version...meh. I played the demo. It seems like it could be kinda fun, but I'm definitely not interested in seeing more. Maybe a 5/10 game.

(Although it's definitely worse than Lost World 3DS, and NL gave that a 5 for some reason?? I'd say Lost World 3DS was at least a 7.)