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Mon 9th July, 2012

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

It's not just Streetpass Mii Plaza that does this.
In the Home Badge Centre game, still currently Japan exclusive, you can earn or win some free plays at the crane game once a day.
After your free plays are used up, the Bunny character will ask if you'd like to pay for another 5 plays. If you say no, he gets dejected just like in the American Streetpass Mii plaza.



RupeeClock commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Yeah, but GAME has already run out of pre-orders for Greninja and Jigglypuff.
I got them pre-ordered, at a little more than NIntendo's official UK store would charge, but for many people this is a second chance with advance warning, something we've not yet seen for amiibo actually.



RupeeClock commented on Review: Jet Dog (3DS eShop):

The premise of this game reminds me of Nanaca Crash.
Ever play that? It had an awesome emphasis on control and targeting or avoiding certain obstacles to further your air time.



RupeeClock commented on Review: Jet Dog (3DS eShop):

So it's exactly like those old flash games you'd play in the turn of the millennium.
Except they have the gall to charge eight bucks for it, yikes.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Ninten...:

It could also be that the starting regions are inexpensive, and that the later regions are expensive.

Maybe this model will reward players who play as completely as possible, playing the zones in order will reward however many diamonds are needed to unlock the next zone?

It doesn't seem like this game employs a stamina (hearts) mechanic like Shuffle did, so play appears to be unrestricted too.



RupeeClock commented on Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuf...:

Frankly it's disappointing that they've decided to distribute even fewer prizes this time, even though they just hit three million downloads.

I took part in the competition and placed 1st actually, but it's only the first day, others will do better I'm sure.

Edit: I just checked, I'm already second place, hah.
Beaten by a whole 4,000 points too. Good show.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop...:

I'm very wary of this, I really liked Pokémon Rumble Blast, but from this it looks like the gems you get are needed to revive your fallen pokémon, as opposed to before you had a finite number of wind-up keys per stage.

I'll download it anyhow and see if the balance is fair.



RupeeClock commented on New StreetPass Mii Plaza Games Incoming, Along...:

I don't see the point in paying for that premium feature at all, but I'm so looking forward to starting some new Streetpass games.

I only just FINALLY got the 300 monarch battles achievement in Streetpass Battle, took friggin' forever. Still have to greet 50 or 100 monarchs though.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch ...:

That's very cool, but of course Game & Watches, as well as similar devices like many Tiger Electronic games use screens with fixed sprite cells with binary states.
This is a pixel-based LCD screen meaning you can animate anything you like on it, not necessarily just Game & Watch games but all sorts of games or applications.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:

Nintendo previously made it fair game to produce fan games with their characters, so long as they're non-profit.

But this Super Mario 64 HD remake actually just pulled assets from Super Mario Galaxy, including character models and audio, and recreates level design.
That actually is infringing on their copyright, so yeah Nintendo taking action on this is understandable.

Then again, Nintendo haven't necessarily taken action on sprite animations or anything in the past, that I can recall. It's probably because this took it a step too far with recreating a classic game and passing it off without permission.



RupeeClock commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I feel like this isn't based in proper understanding of subject matter, but more in apprehension of what's not understood.

Isn't there substantial evidence that violent video games do not encourage violent behavior?
I personally feel it is more likely that lack of exposure to this kind of media provides less insight and understanding to the depictions therein.
Of course this does not excuse selling rated games to minors, but a lot of maturing teenagers are more than capable of consuming this kind of media without harm or being influenced. Assuming all people lack that sort of agency or capacity isn't good.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe):

I just found it to be a frustrating experience, not rewarding for the player who wants to 3-star every stage but then promptly finds that the timing isn't up to snuff.
The controls have this awkward physics to them where collisions seem off and colliding results in a very stiff fixed "bounce" off the wall.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

That's definitely a nice perk of PRIMA guides is their presentation.
But my main concern is information, which they can get wrong.

For example, in their Animal Crossing New Leaf guide, their guide to growing blue roses is to breed black and purple roses.
That was correct back in Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS, in New Leaf the breeding process is much more convoluted and involves breeding orange roses and purple roses, then breeding red roses from those orangle/purple roses, and breeding those red roses with themselves to produce blue roses.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

It's a PRIMA guide, so knowing that it's probably full of assumptions and errors due to being rushed for release date.

GameFAQs or any discussion board is usually far better for getting necessary information on anything people find problematic or challenging.

I could see it meaning something if it's for the single player campaign, which could have Nintendo's ingenuity for how to beat a stage.



RupeeClock commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I don't see any reason why not, Link is reincarnated time and time again, principally in the same role and personality with a little variation, as someone courageous.

What bothers me though is you see plenty of people clamoring for male lead characters to be changed to females, whilst you wouldn't see people clamoring for female lead characters to be changed to males. Like the recent Fem-Thor introduction which has been a controversial one.

It strikes me more as it being a lack of respect for male identity rather than wanting better representation of female identity in any media, which I think anyone can agree with.



RupeeClock commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

It's true, without super stable 3D you lose one of the major selling points of the New 3DS systems.
The 3D effect ain't worth using on the older systems, with the new systems you can just turn it on and forget about it since it's that much more reliable.

Of course the New 3DS also does have added controls, amiibo support, more processing power, overall improved design and more anyway.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

So this is why Club Nintendo was ending, and this was why Pokémon Shuffle just happened.

It sounds like they're still being very conservative with this approach, it sounds that they want to avoid aggressive free-to-play models and will not just port dedicated system games to smart devices, but develop titles with their IPs to the strengths to each kind of system.

So in other words it'll be business as usual for 3DS, WiiU and "NX", but also new business on smart device and PC.
It'll probably all link together with NNID though.