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sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

The Super Mario line seems fairly repetitive since the SSB versions of these folks are the easiest to find. Even Toad seems kind of a letdown for me, as I was really hoping to see a Captain Toad character rather than standard Toad.



sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compat...:

I have a love/hate relationship with amiibo.
The ones I have, I love. But rounding them up was harder than it should be for a line so young.
Head over to an amiibo community group sometime. People are trading away collectibles they have been accumulating for years in exchange for rare amiibo that hit their country in tiny numbers. My Toys R Us is drowning in Mario, Peach, Yoshi, etc. But when the salesman says, "They sent us one Pit. That's all we've had." something is wrong with distribution on Nintendo's end. It's no wonder retailers are having to cancel US pre-orders, effectively making the hunt for amiibo an almost exclusive eBay activity.
I'm all for Nintendo releasing as many different figures as possible, they're extremely collectible. But they must make them all available, not just on launch day if you're there the first few minutes a store is opened.
Long rant short, bring 'em on. But make them available for all who want them.



sleepinglion commented on Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Pro...:

Sometimes I feel like America is an afterthought for Nintendo.
I've always known the coolest video game toy lines come from Japan, but then Club Nintendo started showing clear favoritism for Japan and Europe. I love those places, but I'd like to see these specials offered globally. Australian fans should matter just as much as Japanese ones, and the same for American audiences. We're all passionate about Nintendo, but sometimes it feels like Nintendo isn't passionate about all of us.



sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 8th January (Europe):

I've been super happy with Nintendo's eShop in just about every way but the Virtual Console section. I'd really hoped to see more systems emulated by now... still, nice to see it's still alive and kicking.



sleepinglion commented on Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and...:

I went for the shirt. Part of me is just flattered they added some new physical items to the eShop. But the other part really likes the shirts they offer. Sadly, spending this many coins means something even more spectacular is coming soon.



sleepinglion commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

I feel like Nintendo totally misjudged which characters would sell the best. All local chains seem to drowning in the Mario characters and Kirby while Mac, Diddy, etc., vanish on the first day. TRU employees locally have told be they're swimming in Peach and Kirby.



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

I've spoken with employees at several local chains and they expressed that Nintendo has not supplied them with any current amiibo information. They don't know what they're getting, when they're getting it, etc., which makes helping customers very difficult for them.



sleepinglion commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

Crazy Taxi... clearly they're going to the franchises with the richest stories...
though a taxi show could be pretty interesting if they focus on the passengers more than the destinations.
Golden Axe could use a retelling, but heck, it could use a decent sequel even more. Have they ever released the second arcade title on disc or for online purchase?



sleepinglion commented on Video: Use Your amibo Figures Without Removing...:

Very cool. I committed collector's sin #1 and opened mine. I never intended to keep them all in their boxes forever, primarily because I flat out don't have the storage space. It's good to know collector's can still keep these mint AND use them as intended. I just figured Nintendo made it hard to scan them so folks wouldn't take them home, unlock content, then return the purchases.



sleepinglion commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I have an adapter from Mayflash, got it on Amazon for about 12 bucks, and it allows me to plug my Gamecube controllers into Wiimotes which read them as classic controllers. Tried it today and it works beautifully for Smash while allowing the pad to work with any other title that likes classic controllers. It's a very frugal option if all you need is one port.



sleepinglion commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

I'm really enjoying my amiibos. I picked up 6 thanks to Toys R Us' buy 3 for 30 deal. I like to leave the game on and let them fight each other while I browse the internet and such, then take all their goodies when it's over.
The racing suits they unlock in Mario Kart 8 are nice bonuses and for avid Nintendo collectors this may be the first chance we've had to have a figure of certain characters.
I'm interested to see if they release variations, such as the Koopalings that can be selected with Bowser Jr. Regardless, when and if ROB and Duck Hunt get an amiibo release, I'm there.



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

It's all coming together.
I truly loved the 3DS version and the Wii U release really does feel like the other half of one giant title.
I'm a bit surprised with how much I'm enjoying the ammibo figures I picked up today. It's like having a nano pet or something... they learn and grow the more attention we give them and also unlock some sweet racing suits in Mario Kart 8. The paint jobs on the lot at my Toys R Us varied wildly... do check them before buying.
Sending my Mii fighters over from the 3DS version was a breeze and I look forward to the Club Nintendo soundtrack release.
Nicely done, Nintendo. This entire process has been pretty darn beautiful.



sleepinglion commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and P...:

Thanks for the heads up!
My Wii U is the first system I've gone all digital with and I really appreciate it.
Physical wins for collecting, though, and disc games are easy to find on sale whereas eShop version... are not.
So pluses and minuses for both formats. Regardless, I gave this early buying a go and it seemed to work. I'm interested in seeing how Club Nintendo sees the purchase.



sleepinglion commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

Play controls at the time weren't as spot on as modern games...
I can't believe someone stated it should have used 'shoulder buttons to run'.
The NES pad had no shoulder buttons but Nintendo brought them to home gaming with the SNES. Back then, the NES pad was pretty freaking revolutionary and Mario helped lay groundwork for decades of platformers.
All that said, the Wonder Boy creator criticizing Mario titles is like Beta picking on VHS, Laserdisc throwing down with DVD and HD HDVD picking apart Blu-Ray. Mario won. Wonder Boy... not so much.



sleepinglion commented on Pixel Paint:

This trailer was hilarious!
The concept, humor of the ad and very fair price point is making this a must-buy.
Pixel art is my favorite part of Pushmo.



sleepinglion commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

I'm a huge emulator fan.
I run games that I own in physical form or have purchased through the VC over the years. With Nintendo's pretty abysmal VC support on the 3DS, emulators could finally bring SNES titles to the handheld.
If anyone out there is serious about installing any HBC on their device, it might be a good move to own two 3DS units. One you fiddle with, one you don't. As an eShop fan with tons of purchases tied to my account, I don't want to risk losing access to them if a future update bricks systems and locks accounts.



sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

on the plus side, some very cool discounts.
But doesn't the PSN already have Pier Solar HD? We're getting that at some point... I think.
And in America, we're still waiting for the DS Virtual Console. Granted, we're still politely asking for N64 and Gamecube titles instead, but it would be nice to see what a DS title plays like on a Wii U.
Steamworld Dig is a pretty solid title, I'd recommend it on either platform.



sleepinglion commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

Yikes. How hard can it actually be to add this controller to a firmware update to make, I don't know, its control cross, stick, A and B buttons, etc., respond like those on a Classic Controller?
This is sheer lazy and totally discourages me from buying the thing.
I have an adapter for one GC pad as-is. It connects to a Wiimote and functions, shocker, just like a Classic Controller.