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Wed 26th January, 2011

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Zyrac commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

Ooh, Mario amiibo are on GAME now? Off to order Toad!

They've got their pricing backwards if you ask me. Charge more for the less popular characters - fans will be willing to pay! (On the other hand, please don't.)



Zyrac commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

In the long term, it probably does make sense for Nintendo to produce a zillion Links and not many Nesses. The most famous characters will appeal more to less devoted fans who don't snap things up right away, so they'll just keep on selling. But hardcore fans do create a lot of short-term demand for the lesser-known characters, and it seems that's what Nintendo failed to anticipate.



Zyrac commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

Got my Ness preorder in on time. Phew.

Curiously enough, the "1 per customer" icon has been gradually spreading across the amiibo page for the last hour or so; it covers all the figures (but not bundles) now, but it took a while. In fact, it didn't appear on some of the figures until AFTER they were already sold out. We appreciate the thought, Nintendo...



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

It depends what you're playing, but yeah, the volume can be an issue. :(

I do appreciate Nintendo's effort to protect our eardrums though. A lot of MP3 players should not be allowed to go as loud as they do. They just went a little too far in the other direction, I guess.



Zyrac commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

Capcom have ALWAYS been like this, guys. Ever hear about how Keiji Inafune had to make Mega Man 2 on his own time, because the first game didn't sell enough? It's ironic how that very same attitude has now brought that very same series to a halt.



Zyrac commented on Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Lui...:

Forcing an update doesn't seem possible to me. Even if they distributed a SpotPass update to run automatically, people could simply start the game up while offline, then go online to use Miiverse. So this is probably the end of it, sadly.



Zyrac commented on Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES):

Forgive me for drifting off topic a little, but... Ace Mathician was a bit rubbish if you ask me. I 100% finished it in less than an hour and didn't have all that much fun doing so. Some of the levels can be trivialised by doing stuff like jumping over the top of the screen, as if the developers somehow didn't think of that, and the math aspect just totally falls flat for me. All you're really doing is moving platforms back and forth, which doesn't require a whole lot of thinking, especially since you can just trial-and-error it.

This game sounds like more fun, albeit perhaps only with two players. At the very least, it requires you to actually do math.



Zyrac commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

@yuwarite Disregarding your pot shots at me, there's simply no point in obtaining the music online when I will own the game and have it with me at all times. To be fair, though, I will agree that Nintendo should be selling more soundtracks online. That's just easy money right there.



Zyrac commented on Mario Kart TV Will Allow You To Share Your Rac...:

@Haywired It's not just about progression. Watching a good player shows you how to do better at the game. Right now a lot of Rayman Legends challenge players are wishing they could see videos of how the best players set lightning fast times, so they could learn to do it themselves. So I think this feature will help some people with Mario Kart.



Zyrac commented on Jett Rocket II Delayed To Add Free-Roaming 3D ...:

The whole reason I bought the first Jett Rocket was because there aren't enough 3D platformers these days, whereas sidescrollers are a dime a dozen. So I'm glad to hear this news, because I probably would have passed on the game otherwise.



Zyrac commented on Feature: Classic Gaming Typos, Errors and Tran...:

The few people who have actually finished Zelda 2 should recall that a character later on in the game tells you to go talk to Error, who will give you a hint about the next temple. So no, it's not a mistake - the guy just has a weird name.