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sleepinglion

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sleepinglion

#1

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 24th April (North America):

April's VC line-up
Week one: 3 titles!
Week two: 2 titles!
Week three: 2 titles!
Week four: one title...
While my Math skills may be a little out of practice, this GBA debut already feels a lot like previous VC support. "Look, we've got games!" and a few weeks later, "Look... we've got A game." Here's to hoping they're not already out of steam.

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#3

sleepinglion commented on Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titl...:

@shredmeister Agreed. Abobo and Super Mario Cross-over are the best love letters to Nintendo fans we could ever hope for. If Nintendo had any sense they'd buy the rights to sell these titles on the eShop. Don't get me wrong, I like the Remix series and will buy 2, but fan games are usually where the real tributes are.

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#4

sleepinglion commented on Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titl...:

Does the marketplace want or need it? Really, Nintendo... fans have been clamoring for N64 and Gamecube titles to hit the VC for a long time now. The absence of these platforms on the Wii U VC kind of says that Nintendo doesn't care what the marketplace wants or needs.

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#5

sleepinglion commented on Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Ma...:

Capcom has been a fantastic Virtual Console supporter.
This is a great effort for fans but I'd love to complete my NES collection on the Wii U VC. Another gem would be the Mega Drive's 'Rockman - Megaworld', a 16-bit compilation of the first three MM NES outings (like what All-Stars did for Mario). I have yet to see this one on ANY Mega Man compilation and would buy it on Wii U VC or 3DS VC for sure.

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#6

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

@brooks83 I think ALL NES VC titles seem washed out. And dark, too. I'm not condoning emulation but these colors usually pop much better that route. I have no idea why NES titles look so bad when emulated on the Wii or Wii U's VC. What's even stranger is that if you start up in Wii mode and run the same VC title off of your gamepad, it looks stellar on the pad screen. Run that same title in Wii U and it looks darkened and less vibrant. Weird.

PS
Found this topic in our forums:
http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/virtual_console/are_usa_nes_virtual_console_games_darker_than_their_nes_counterparts

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#7

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

Golden Sun (my 1st time playing it) is AWESOME! Totally worth it.
F-Zero (my 1st time playing it as well)... not so much. It's kind of bland compared to the superior SNES original and later sequels. I can see why fan reviews on this one are conflicted.
Looking forward to NES Remix 2 next week!

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#15

sleepinglion commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

Expanding beyond gaming with "quality of life" products seems a bit silly when they seem spread too thin at Nintendo as-is. With one VC title shooting out weekly they appear to be understaffed already and have often claimed not to have the manpower to bust out tons of in-house titles per year. How about "quality of current system"?
Nintendo fans are happy to tell Nintendo what they'd love to see and hurl cash at. Nintendo doesn't listen. A new F-Zero, StarFox, Metroid...nah! Just shove a few of them into Nintendo Land. N64 and Gamecube titles on the VC? Nope, let's try GBA instead.
Regardless of who is calling the shots I wonder if it will really make much of a difference. The ONE thing I agree with Iwata on is to keep Nintendo away from smartphones. Meanwhile, the Nintendo theme park put on the "back burner" is something I would actually pay to go see. Hence, it's not being done.

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#16

sleepinglion commented on Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Ma...:

A poll?! They're kidding, yes?
Finish up the NES lineup, add the GB titles in order and MAKE A NEW GAME.
It's not rocket science, Capcom. Stop treating Mega Man like an A-list franchise when you're dead set on NOT making a new installment.

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#17

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (North America):

@JaxonH Right on! The 3DS Sega 3D classics are AMAZINGLY well done. I hope other companies were taking notes. You're right, there were some very stellar titles this year. I tend to focus too much on the VC because I love the oldies I grew up with. I see Nintendo's VC releases on each system as a way to preserve them, keep them going, and pass them along to the next generation of gamers. If I have grandchildren, I don't want them experiencing Chrono Trigger as a rom on their (whatever replaces the smartphone someday). I even have modded SNES, Genesis and NES controllers with Wiimote connectivity for VC usage. Having grown up with these titles the tactile experience is surprisingly effective. The new VC release schedule shows promise, if for nothing else than there actually BEING a release schedule =)

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#20

sleepinglion commented on The Videogame History Museum's GDC Nintendo Ex...:

I have a ROB but he's just about as useful now as he was then. Don't get me wrong, I really like his aesthetic and remember early posters with him on them fondly, but he was just too unresponsive and slow for me. I used to play Gyromite with just the blue and red button setup sans ROB.

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#27

sleepinglion commented on Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Ma...:

I would for sure, even though I still own those discs =)
But I would want to see the MM 9 and 10 added as well as a port of the Mega Drive's 'Wily Wars', the 16-bit re-masters of MM 1, 2 and 3. I don't believe it ever came stateside.

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#30

sleepinglion commented on Month Of Kong: What Donkey Kong Country Means ...:

Great article!
As a kid in the 80s the original 'Donkey Kong' was one of my earliest video game memories. Heck, on the NES I even broke down and purchased DK3. Why?! Why?!
I'm glad to see the DKR saga made such a positive impact on you. I'm loving the new title.

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#31

sleepinglion commented on Review: Renegade (3DS eShop / NES):

Oh, Nintendo... please start caring about the Virtual Console service.
Even some polling data would be nice to see you ask for.
What are the top 50 or so classic titles Nintendo fans would like to see... because chances are a lot of these wouldn't even make the top 100.
Any company who thinks Urban Champion would make a better 3D Classics entry than 'The Legend of Zelda' seems a little out of touch with the consumers.

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#34

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

Wow... with so many online services being axed this would have been an optimal week to distract us with a better eShop selection. One VC game? Heck, the long-delayed SMB3 (promised by the end of last year) would have done the trick.

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#37

sleepinglion commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?:

Nintendo's support of soundtracks for sale is just sad...
it's one of the few times I turn to torrents, YouTube (with audio capture) or soundtrack forums. I'm not proud of this behavior, but seriously, in the US we get zero scores. The Super Mario 25th disc? A joke. It was super short and very limited in its song selections.

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#41

sleepinglion commented on Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tr...:

Let's face it, the US Nintendo ad campaigns are always lackluster. I much prefer the Japanese counterparts. Sure, I can't understand much of what is being said but they always promote fun and game video clips over a family sitting on a couch looking goofy.

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#47

sleepinglion commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eSh...:

Retro City Rampage DX is a joy. Easily my favorite version of this title (I have it on PS3 and Wii as well).
I'm VERY hopeful an update is made to allow other platforms the 'zoom' mode present in the 3DS release. It makes it so much easier to get some of the visual gags.

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#50

sleepinglion commented on NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favouri...:

Wow... there should totally be a discount for folks who bought RES Remix 1.
On the plus side, simply HAVING SMB3 and The Lost Levels in the release would seem to indicate that North America will see these released before this lands.