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WoomyNNYes

Oof. I just recently discovered some physical 3ds games don't allow game progress to be deleted.

I bought Super Monkey Ball 3D used, and it has existing game progress on it with no way to delete it. What a bunch of baloney.

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Dogorilla

I think I'm gonna get Culdcept Revolt in this sale, it sounds like my jam. I'm not sure what else yet. The best overall savings in the PAL sale (compared to both regular eShop and physical prices) are Etrian Odyssey Nexus, Persona Q2, SMT Devil Survivor 2 and SMT Strange Journey Redux (and Stella Glow, which I already have), but I've never played any other games in those series. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether any of those games are good places to start for their respective series?

@WoomyNNYes Wow I didn't know that. I wonder if that was an oversight or if it was intentional to stop people buying secondhand, which would be pretty scummy. I assume you can still replay the levels though?

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Tyranexx

I went ahead and downloaded Etrian Odyssey IV last night. No clue at all when I'll get to it, but at least I have it! XD

@Dogorilla Odd. Etrian Odyssey V isn't included in the sale in the UK? All the EO games are included in the sale on the North American eShop. Pretty much every Atlus game one can think of.

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WoomyNNYes

@Dogorilla I think it was intentional to discourage the used game market. It's pretty ridiculous. Although, maybe you could argue that it's to prevent little kids from deleting progress by mistake? (My 5 year old niece deleted Lego City Undercover progress on the Xbox One last year, the two older sisters were not happy.)

That's so wild, though. Even if you bought Monkey Ball 3D new & beat the game, you can't delete game progress to start a new playthrough. Feels anti-consumer. Thank you SEGA of 2011 (year the game released)

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Dogorilla

@Tyranexx Yeah, there's a few that aren't included in the sale here, including SMT IV and Radiant Historia as well. No idea why.

@WoomyNNYes If that really was Sega's intention it wouldn't even help much to prevent used game sales because most people would just buy it used anyway without realising there was no way to start a new save, like you did. Maybe it is to stop kids deleting their saves as you say, or maybe they just didn't think it through

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Xyphon22

@WoomyNNYes I'm sure you have, but have you looked it up online? I remember there was one time I did that with a used game and there was no way I could find to delete the old save file, but I found online there is apparently some random button combination to hold down on the startup screen that will do like a hard reset and delete everything (like X, A, R, and Start or something strange). And I mean everything on the cartridge, not the system.

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Tyranexx

@Dogorilla That does seem weird. And yet other games in their respective franchises are? That would be driving me crazy, especially with how many of those games are rising up to obscene prices physical. Used even.

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WoomyNNYes

@Xyphon22 Oh, reeallllly? I like the sound of that. If I can't find it, I'm coming back here to boo you! lol Just playing. We'll see what we find Thanks!<3

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WoomyNNYes

@Xyphon22 Shucks. No such luck. I only found search results of people confirming that SEGA told them they can't clear the game save on Monkey Ball 3D. Well, it was a good idea @Xyphon22, thanks for the suggestion<3

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Dogorilla

@Tyranexx It is strange, especially because I'm pretty sure those games have been on sale here before (Radiant Historia certainly has because I bought it on sale). At least Atlus's games tend to be reasonably priced on the eShop even when they're not on sale. I don't know if they did this in all regions but in Europe they significantly lowered the prices of some games once they'd been out for a while; Etrian Odyssey IV is only £8.99 on the eShop even when it's not on sale, for example.

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gcunit

@Xyphon22 @WoomyNNYes The button combination trick is for DS games. I've not heard of an equivalent for 3DS games. But if you run custom firmware on your 3DS, you may be be able to manage your way around the situation. I bought the Monkey Ball 3D game used and don't recall encountering a save file issue, but it was a while ago, and I suppose I could have just got a copy that didn't have any save data, but that would have been unusual.

But generally speaking, if I have a 3DS cart with save data, when I rip the .cia file to my 3DS's internal storage, it only dumps the game, not the save. If I want the save data too I have to use a separate save data manager to copy it over.

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jump

There’s another trick you can try. If you pull the cart out when saving it may corrupt the save data which then defaults to the original blank non saved state.

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WoomyNNYes

jump wrote:

There’s another trick you can try. If you pull the cart out when saving it may corrupt the save data which then defaults to the original blank non saved state.

😠😠😠Terrible idea. Eel!?, @jump is making terrible ideas. haha<3

Corrupted game saves can only be solved by making a new game save file, which is what we can't do here. So, I'm not going to go down that road. If you were playing around, I still appreciate the @jump

On the plus side, as far as I could see, I think the game came with like 30% complete, which is much better than everything being completed.

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Tyranexx

@Dogorilla Yep, that is a perk work Atlus's 3DS eShop offerings; they significantly dropped the prices some time ago. Etrian Odyssey IV is normally $19.99 going by the eShop price. Same with Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. So $9.99/half off for those two isn't bad at all.

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octokid

3DS is dead, but I might be getting a 2DS XL. Which games (outside of ACNL, Tomodachi life and miitopia) do you guys recommend?

Yes, I know that my profile pic has nothing to do with octolings, but I couldn't find any cute GIF's with them.

WoomyNNYes

@octokid Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7

Do you even drift, bro? I'm just playing with you there, cause there's drifting in Mario Kart.

Mario Kart 7 online racing is still active. I still play some every 2-3 months. MK7 is very similar to Mario Kart 8; the character weight classes are the same, karts & parts stats are similar to MK8. So, if you wanted new Mario Kart 8 content, Mario Kart 7 can serve that purprose. And getting 3 star ratings on all cups is a decent challenge. AI can be a bit ruthless at times in150cc, but eventually, skill will get you 3 stars on a cup.

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octokid

@WoomyNNYes I was thinking about MK7. The 2DS XL i was looking at comes with it!

Yes, I know that my profile pic has nothing to do with octolings, but I couldn't find any cute GIF's with them.

WoomyNNYes

@octokid I hope you can find a decent deal. 2DS XL's have been at scalper prices since fall/winter, or longer. Around $300+ dollars for a new one in the US.

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octokid

@WoomyNNYes I'm in Canada, and I found one for auction. It's in good condition, a few scratches but they don't bother me. So far the highest bid is $38 USD, which is 42 Canadian. Doesn't have a box which might explain good prices.
Edit, I meant 45 Canadian bucks. Edit 2: Things just escalated really fast, up to 75 USD! 90 Canadian!

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