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Sun 20th January, 2008

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StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

So far the Mario Kart 8 DLC has been above and beyond the usual nickle-and-dime stuff Smash Bros gave us. Counting Kart tracks, the Mario Kart 8 DLC gives us 50% more game for a 20% price hike. That is good value, plus free-for-all 200cc mode! :D



StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

"The color(s) red, black and gray is/are claimed as a feature of the mark."

Those words are stern, almost Biblical in context. This passage needs to be carved onto a stone tablet and locked away in a wooden box covered with gold leaf inlay, preferably modeled after a Zelda chest and adorned with a 24 karat gold triforce! B-)



StarDust4Ever commented on Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS):

I got this game when it first launched, and all it ever felt like was a glorified tech demo. In fact, I sincerely believe at it's core was the exact same tech demo they showed off at e3 2004, with a couple extra modes thrown in which did little but remix the same repetitive fameplay. I got 100x more gameplay out of Sega's XX/XY Feel the Magic, which was a giant touch screen gimmick in and of itself.

Later DS games came up with much more creative uses for the touch screen, while others primarily made use of the classic SNES inspired buttons, outside of basic navigation and menu selection. Many games offered dual controls with multiple ways to play.

If you want a good Yoshi game, get Yoshi's Island DS. It is the true sequel to Yoshi's Island debut on SNES (and the subsequent GBA remake which is also on VC), and is infinitely better than Touch and Go in terms or replay value. Also play as Baby Peach, Wario, and Bowser in addition to Baby Mario. Plus you get replays this time being a VC title, which may be helpful for clearing each level with 100% as it generally requires collecting everything and not dropping the baby even for a second.



StarDust4Ever commented on Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care ...:

Fun story: I made the bunny sad twice because I wanted the "bundle" instead of paying $4.99 a piece. Ultimately, I gave up and decided to just agree to buy the frigging Zombie game, then bunny informed me of the bundle, plus the "thank you" discount which takes an additional dollar off if you bought all four bonus streetpass games.

So, how many people are there who might have been willing to pay $6.99 or $7.99 for both games, but not at $4.99 a piece? Great job Nintendo; by not being "upfront" about sales, you may have inadvertantly turned away frugal shoppers who only wanted the discount bundle. It almost "worked" on me, but as always, Nintendo gets my money in the end! ;)

Maybe the bunny should only offer the bundle discount after the consumer refuses to buy instead of agrees? And if the consumer agrees to buy at $4.99 first, why not offer the second at the same price? Because this is how salesmen in the real world operate. When I went to Italy in 2005, haggling with the street vendors was downright ruthless. But one tactic always works: if they refuse your final offer, pretend to walk away, and they will practically get on their hands and knees and grovel at your feet begging to accept your terms. :D

And because I gotta ask? Did Europe get the micro-transaction filled Pokenon Shuffle? I haven't spent a red cent on that game, but damn, it's so addicting... :p



StarDust4Ever commented on First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of t...:

I got the VIP room. The enhancements are a bit blandish but I haven't gotten any streetpasses yet since the update. One thing that bugs the heck out of me is all the hundreds of Miis in my Plaza have birthdays and VIP lounge does not retroactively apply them to the calendar. I was hoping to see extra birthdays already filled but nothing. I may set up my "old" 3DS with a Feb 29th Mii just for kicks as I think that day holds a special prize.

The VIP lounge is cool but rather useless IMO. I put three gold pants Reggies in there, LOL, one Miamoto, along with a couple Game-X-Change managers from stores I patronize a lot, and a few other old Miis that I knew from college or around the neighborhood that I don't see anymore but previously got a lot of hits from.

I may try to drive around town and make the most of international streetpass week. Most McDonalds are bust now, and Target / Walmart rarely work either. Besides Best Buy somebody mentioned Home Depot. Any other businesses to recommend? Also has anyone ever streetpassed a Japanese Mii during an International Streetpass event? I've never gotten one, except from wifi racers in Mario Kart 7.



StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America):

@MagicEmperor Judging by the votes, the "nothing for me" option got 19% votes, which is unusually low. Normally on an "average" week it's closer to 50%.

I voted the DK64 of course, been waiting since forever, but I also got the Streetpass Mii Plaza updates, free Mewtwo DLC, and I purchased both Zelda-related costumes and the cat suits in Smash Bros. And free MK8 DLC/Updates next week (because I prepaid months ago). My only gripe about the VIP room in the Mii Plaza is it doesn't retroactively apply the birthdays if you've already got hundreds of tagged Streetpass Miis in your plaza.



StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America):

Here, Here, Here we go...

So they're finally here,
Performing for you,
If you know the words,
You can join in to...

Put your hands together,
If you want to clap,
As we take you through,
This Monkey Rap...

D.K... Donkey Kong!

He's the leader of the Bunch,
You know him well,
He's finally back,
To kick some tail!

His Coconut Gun,
Will fire in spurts,
If he shoots ya,
It's gonna hurt!

He's bigger, faster,
And stronger too,
He's the first member,
Of the DK Crew...

D.K... Donkey Kong!



StarDust4Ever commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

So cool they did Cheesee Land (GBA). It was one of my favorite tracks from GBA Super Circuit. Ribbon Land is excellent too. I'm super stoked right now. I wonder if Animal Crossing track will handle different whenever the winter/snow version comes up.



StarDust4Ever commented on Video: Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, CommanderVi...:

@ohako If that's truly how the controller scheme works, thems some short cables on the CC controllers, just saying. Since Smash supports up to 7 Wii-motes / Pro controllers in any combination (Wiimote and Pro controllers use the same BT protocol for connection to the console, even though the inputs themselves are incompatible), I would assume the same could be done with indie games. Six Pro controllers and/or Wiimotes could go to 6 players and one Wiimote + CC combo could go to two players and the ninth player gets the Gamepad, for 9 total players with only one tether.

If Smash 4 supports 7 unique Wii/Wii-U CC/Pro controllers, there's no reason an indie game can't use the same setup. Ditto for the Game Cube adapter. Still, that's a lot of controllers though...



StarDust4Ever commented on Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up ...:

@Lions I don't trust it. I tried to preorder Pink Yoshi. It needs a CC number just to register and won't let me add additional items to my cart. I always use paypal when ordering from foreign websites. Most places let you create a shopping cart before signing up, some lets you check out as guest, and you don't need a CC just to sign up.

I'm sure these will be available in quantity in the US and as bundles. I was going to try to preorder the pink and blue Yoshi and get the green Yoshi bundle when it releases in the states.



StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

@Dr_Corndog LOL on the "pants" bit. I think it's simply a more polite term than using slang for one's derriere. I voted the "pants" option for the Splatoon Amiibo. I collect Nintendo Amiibo from my favorite franchises and leave most of the obscure stuff. They are fun diversion in Smash Bros (and Toad for Treasure Tracker) as well as bonus unlockables in various games, but at $30 for the 3-pack, the Splatoon Amiibo figurines really look like an uninspired cash grab and IMO would look dumb on an adult collector's shelf. But if Splatoon takes off, the 3-pack will sell like hot cakes adding an extra $30 of DLC to the game. I wish them well regardless but the game doesn't interest me, and the locking away of content is "pants" as you say. :p



StarDust4Ever commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

Good grief. Kinda glad Xenoblade isn't my thing. Nearly everything these days is bloated. The art of game compression is a dying art. Just look what the N64 could do with 32 or 64 Mb. I'm sure they could reduce the game to 10 Gigs using rudementary compression techniques. Cut back on loading times too by inflating the data as it's loaded into RAM.



StarDust4Ever commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

I've tried three times to check out with Zero Suit Samus, and every time it failed with "fraud failure" ??? :'(

Please note: only one amiibo figurine per customer.
Please note: this item is unavailable to non-UK residents.



StarDust4Ever commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

Armageddon for Nintendo as we know it.

I'll be the old crab in the basement of the bomb bunker. When I'm not busy stuffing myself with MREs or collecting rain water, I'll be cramming the cartridge into the beat up but still working toaster, playing by the light of an old burned out tube tv on it's last leg...

And enjoying every minute of it! :D



StarDust4Ever commented on The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of M...:

I downloaded this game...
...and... blows...
I downloaded the game knowing it would blow, but I had no idea a game could blow this hard and still be considered a game.

I have no sympathy for this crank-head that made this. That other game scram kitty, I have seen both those sprites in the screenshot before, I just can't remember where...



StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Tough call between Bayonetta and Shantae. I ultimately chose Bayonetta though because she would be an awesome gunner.

To the Waluigi fans out there, I can't see it happening unless he's attacking with Tennis rackets and Piranha Pots. He's only a staple of Racing, sports, and party titles and never got a moveset of his own.