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Male, 27, United Kingdom

Also known as RadioTails.

Fri 29th Aug 2008

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RadioShadow commented on Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nea...:

@AshFoxX I feel your pain. I actually brought AVGN Adventures, and then they announced it on Wii U in Europe. >_< Thankfully I didn't do the same mistake with Shantae: Risky's Revenge.

@memoryman3 The IOS version was based on the DSi version. The touch-screen d-pad and no second screen (where the map / inventory is used) would make the game harder.

The Steam version is a remastered version, with improved graphics and designed for widescreen, which is what the Wii U version will be based on. Mostly likely having the option of using a second screen.



RadioShadow commented on Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now ...:

@saturdave Most likely because of the slot machines that you get to use in the game. They did that with Super Mario 64 DS on the WIi U VC. Gave it a PEGI 12 because of the mini games having gambling references, despite the fact the original DS release had a 3+ and later releases of the game as PEGI 7.

Personally, I think it's harmless gambling. Your using fake money, which you can "earn" back. This is just PEGI being really stupid. I guess I shouldn't have played this when I was 9?



RadioShadow commented on Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother ...:

So let me get this straight. A person sends out a Tweet = 100% True <_<

Tweets should not be treated as news. All this 'Emily' has said was there is going to be an English translation (on the Wii U VC most likely). Where's the proof?

Now Nintendo have done the following with the Wii U VC:

  • Released EarthBound Beginnings (English prototype)
  • Released Drill Dozer (unreleased Europe rom)
  • Super Mario Advance 4 (added eReader levels)

So an English translation could be in the works, and since Lucas being in Smash, it could turn out to be true.



RadioShadow commented on Review: Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

Don't you have to hold the run button in Super Mario World 3D World, both being on 3DS / Wii U, despite having an analogue stick (not counting if you use Wii Remote)? If you can live with that, then that is a very minor issue.

Plus you can use the Wii Gamepad's left analogue stick, and while not true analogue movement, it is much more easier to pull off some moves (like spinning Bowser around).



RadioShadow commented on Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now ...:

@AVahne The other option is asking someone in the UK to buy it and post it to you. I estimate the cheapest postage being £20 to the USA for the weight of the item. Although you would have to trust giving them the money. I would happily help you out, but I won't blame you if you don't trust that method.



RadioShadow commented on Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult,...:

The wall of Wii! (that just sounds wrong...)

I do find it funny that people say "Wii has lots of shovelware", when consoles like the PlayStation 1 suffered from the same problem. There is a tone of shovelware games on the PlayStation 1. Just go and see the amount of Barbie games that plagued that system. Just don't get me started on Bubsy...

The point is, the Wii has around 150 good games, and that is pretty amazing. That includes ones that used the Wii controller right, like Metroid Prime, Super Mario Galaxy 1+ 2, Battalion Wars, No More Heroes 2 etc.

I'm not convinced he got all those games for $4. Fire Emblem on the Wii is quite an expensive game now, and even shops like GameStop / Game won't sell it for cheap.

Now he just needs to add Monster High: New Ghoul in School and he's all set. Although at least Little Orbit actually make physical boxes.



RadioShadow commented on Here's a Breakdown of the Extra e-Reader Level...:

So you don't actually use the eReader rom to scan the e-Reader cards? Well that takes the fun out of it. Imagine using the Game Pad as the e-Reader to virtually swipe the cards to send the data to the Super Mario Bros. 3 on the main TV.

Still, a nice extra to include. Shame Nintendo didn't bother doing this with F-ZERO GP Legend.



RadioShadow commented on Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support...:

I actually had the Controller Pak back in the good old days, and it still would not let me save ghosts. Only a few years ago I found out that holding Start while powering the console on with a game that support the Controller Pak allows you to see what has been saved.

Mario Kart 64 requires that you use ALL the blocks. Yes, you need one Controller Pak with nothing else saved on it, just to save ghosts and get rid of the "can't save ghost run" message during Time Trial.

What's worse is you can only save 2 ghosts. Even worse, it will only save the ghost if you have a perfect run. So if you hit an enemy, fall off etc, it won't save the ghost.

So while this is Nintendo being very lazy (heck, Project 64 emulator supports Controller Pak), you aren't missing much. Your Time Trial times will still save.



RadioShadow commented on Video: Check Out Super Smash Bros. Melee Runni...:

For that price, you might as well go and buy the expensive GameCube component cable, which gives you the best 480i / 480p picture and runs fine on a HDTV.

Honestly, using the RGB Cable (PAL Consoles), the image still looks great on a HDTV and only costs £10.



RadioShadow commented on Eiji Aonuma's First Game Recieves A Fresh Engl...:

Releasing the patch file (the file to change the rom data) isn't illegal however. Heck, Nintendolife themselves could easily host the file themselves. Due to the fact the file just contains random no copyrighted data.

Plus as long as these people aren't making money from it, I don't have a problem using these fan translations. In fact, I actually brought Puyo Puyo 15th Anniversary and Puyo Puyo 7 before I used the translated roms, so SEGA (well Japan Sega) were making profit from the game.



RadioShadow commented on Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe):

@scamander Well if German just used the PEGI like the rest of the European countries, that wouldn't be an issue. I have heard that you can create a separate account on the Wii U, set it to the United Kingdom, and you can buy and download titles that way,

Definitely getting AVGN and Polarium Advance.



RadioShadow commented on Wii U Version Of Indivisible Not Possible, But...:

I'm calling this false. First, more details other than "it can't* just means they are too lazy. Second, if Bayonetta 2, a game where there is a lot going on and their is literally no slow-down, pretty much shows the Wii U is quite a powerful console. I'm sure the Wii U can easily handle this game.

Most likely they don't want to take advantage of the Wii U gamepad.



RadioShadow commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

I take any review with a pinch of salt, inlcuding the ones from NintendoLife. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash does lack content (more upset they didn't reuse the mode from the previous games), but the game-play is excellent. Far better than other Tennis games out there (well Sega All-Star Tennis was a decent attempt).

Honestly, the Wii U releases have not been that bad. Basing on what I have brought / being released in the UK:

  • Shantae & The Pirates Curse (2015 release for Europe)
  • Mario Party 10
  • AVGN Adventures (if they do release it in the EU eShop)
  • Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Splatoon
  • Legend of Kay HD
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Freedom Planet
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

That's 9 decent Wii U games I brought this year. SO my Wii U has been getting lots of use. As for the 3DS (not counting Sega M2 games), this is all I got:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix
  • Box Boy!
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

Planning to get Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer at a later date. Not really much on the 3DS I have really wanted.

I would have gotten Lego Jurrasic World for the Wii U, but they changed the released date for that version (not happy when I actually drove to the shop), so I brought the Xbox 360 version. They should have just released all versions on the SAME day.



RadioShadow commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

To be fair, the original N64 Mario Tennis had bare-bone features, but it was one of the best arcade Tennis games out there, which is the main reason why I'm getting this Wii U version, since Camalot have done an excellent job on their previous titles. Plus I liked the 3DS version and didn't really use the online features much.

Plus why does no-one complain about the lack of features in Mario Kart 8? You get Grand Prix, Time Trial and Battle Mode (which sucked in this version). That's pretty bare-bone to me. But what makes Mario Kart 8 so great is the course designs and the use of weapons. Plus it is a really good Kart racer.

So why the hate on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash? True some like unique modes would have been nice, like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed mission mode, but it's not like this game will be terrible like a lot of other Tennis video games out there.