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#7171 johnnypark   Farewell My Viking! CAGiversary!   3359 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

Can someone point me to an explanation of exactly what Streetpass is and why I should care... Are they just like trophies?


Along with the built in puzzle and rpg game, StreetPass allows you to swap data between games for things like high scores. The coin challenges in NSMB2 Are a great example of a well implemented use of it. Same with time attack for Mario Kart. Its a lot of fun for gaming conventions or in large cities and has definitely extended my enjoyment of certain games

#7172 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

You also swap collectibles with people as well. Some games also allow you to trade lineups or fighters for other people to play against.

#7173 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22392 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

So I'm trying to explain to my 5 year old son what Majora's Mask is since he LOVES Ocarina of Time on the 3DS and I stumble across a fake WiiU remake trailer that looks SICK. Anyway, it got me thinking - when the hell is Nintendo going to announce a remake (3DS or WiiU) of Majora's Mask? For the 3DS at least I'm guessing it would take all of 5 minutes to port and they would make a ton of money. What is the deal?

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#7174 AFRO insomniac   Old School CAGiversary!   4725 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

I'd much rather Nintendo take their time and recreate Majora's Mask via an enhanced remake (ala OoT 3D) than them throw up a simple port onto the system.

The original MM is available for the Wii to download so unless you really want to play the game on the go I think it'd be worth the wait for Nintendo to sprice up the game to 3DS standards.

I read awhile back that Nintendo had polled whether fans wanted a MM remake or a new Link to the Past game and recently Link to the Past 2 was announced for the 3DS.

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#7175 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58679 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

News from the new Nintendo Direct:

Sonic: Lost World is the newest Sonic game that's coming exclusively to 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo seems to either be exclusively publishing it or at least co-publishing it.

There are new Sega Game Gear games coming soon to the 3DS eShop soon:

Crystal Warriors
Columns
Defenders of Oasis
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
G-Loc Air Battle
Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
Sonic Blast
Sonic Drift 2
Sonic Labyrinth
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Tails Adventure
Vampire: Master of Darkness

Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be out on the 3DS eShop for $5.99 on May 30, which include the ability to link together to unlock special content. From May 30 to June 20, there will be a sale where they are $4.99 each.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D features eight new levels to unlock, one based on each of the worlds from the original game. It's out on May 24 on the 3DS eShop and at retail.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be out on the 3DS eShop and at retail on June 9. They will be releasing an episodic video series starring Treehouse employees where they talk about past games and New Leaf that will be released on their Youtube channel and the 3DS eShop. There will also be a new Animal Crossing panel for Streetpass and a Swapnote message.

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#7176 pitfallharry219   Salty milk & pennies CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

It would be awesome if they would put the Dizzy Game Gear games on the eShop.

#7177 nixmahn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2605 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'd much rather Nintendo take their time and recreate Majora's Mask via an enhanced remake (ala OoT 3D) than them throw up a simple port onto the system.

The original MM is available for the Wii to download so unless you really want to play the game on the go I think it'd be worth the wait for Nintendo to sprice up the game to 3DS standards.

I read awhile back that Nintendo had polled whether fans wanted a MM remake or a new Link to the Past game and recently Link to the Past 2 was announced for the 3DS.



MM for the Wii could have been had for some coins @CN sometime ago and it was a one of the platinum prize choices last year.

#7178 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22392 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:22 PM

I'd much rather Nintendo take their time and recreate Majora's Mask via an enhanced remake (ala OoT 3D) than them throw up a simple port onto the system.

The original MM is available for the Wii to download so unless you really want to play the game on the go I think it'd be worth the wait for Nintendo to sprice up the game to 3DS standards.


I agree an enhanced remake would be preferable. The portable thing is key though for me - I still have the cart so I guess I could play it at home whenever I wanted to... if I hooked up the N64 at some point.

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#7179 AFRO insomniac   Old School CAGiversary!   4725 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yeah I really wish Nintendo would go the Sony route (ala PS3, PSP, Vita) and tie all digital content to a single account. The ability to play all of my Virtual console games from my Wii on my 3DS would be fantastic.

Unfortunately this type of thing will probably never happen. :(

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#7180 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

New Streetpass puzzle based on Animal Crossing just got released in the US.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

sweet

#7182 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:35 AM

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#7183 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:05 AM

Am I the only one who is not a big fan of BearShark? I love Meat or Die, but I just cannot get into BearShark.

Also not the biggest fan of Dinosaur Office, but that is mainly the low gutteral voices. I find all the normal speaking characters hilarious, but the main guys just annoy me.

#7184 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

The jokes are one note, fortunately they are short, so I still find them funny, if frenetic.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Am I the only one who is not a big fan of BearShark? I love Meat or Die, but I just cannot get into BearShark.

Also not the biggest fan of Dinosaur Office, but that is mainly the low gutteral voices. I find all the normal speaking characters hilarious, but the main guys just annoy me.


I watch BearShark just to watch it... not once have I been stirred by it in any way. I think I feel the same way about Dinosaur Office. The office setting reminds me too much of reality so there's that block.

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#7186 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1448 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Just a random musing, but I have to give a tip of the hat to the selection of games Nintendo chose for their Ambassador program. They're all quality titles and even the less marvelous ones are balanced out, imho, by the excellent ones. Anyway, it's great having all of those titles available on the go and they've actually largely stayed exclusive to the program.

Side note, is the "Ambassador Certificate" required? It takes up like 140 blocks. I mean, it's great for picking up chicks, but . . .

#7187 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

The Ambassador certificate is great because of the GBA games, since Nintendo is opting not to put any for purchase for some reason.

#7188 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1448 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

The Ambassador certificate is great because of the GBA games, since Nintendo is opting not to put any for purchase for some reason.


I do wish they would get on that so I can get an updated file with save states, etc.

#7189 johnnypark   Farewell My Viking! CAGiversary!   3359 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

The Ambassador certificate is great because of the GBA games, since Nintendo is opting not to put any for purchase for some reason.


More support for my theory that Nintendo actually hates money. Their sitting on a goldmine of GBA games that I bet a lot of people never even played or can't find. That, and the ability to use sleep mode and save states alone would warrant a repurchase on a few favorites. I really wish the Ambassador games AT LEAST went to sleep mode / worked with Street Pass and save states.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have them and it's cool they put them out. I just don't understand why they don't want them on the store.

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#7190 Erad30   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2320 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

I'm kind of excited about GG games coming-Specifcally Shining Force, I love that entire series.

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#7191 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

GBA games don't use Sleep Mode for some reason.

#7192 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1448 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

GBA games don't use Sleep Mode for some reason.


Yeah, it's annoying.

Oh, and while we're here, I'd like to plug Donkey Kong '94. That game is excellent. As is its sequel Mario vs. Donkey Kong, which I played first. I was playing it today and surprised at how many of the moves from the sequel are present in the original. Backflips, hand-walking, etc. It's such a fresh, modern game still, I can't imagine playing it on my old mammoth Gameboy.

Anyway, as much as I enjoy the current MvDK Minis games, I'd love it if they gave us another platforming entry in the series.

#7193 johnnypark   Farewell My Viking! CAGiversary!   3359 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:32 PM

Yeah, it's annoying.

Oh, and while we're here, I'd like to plug Donkey Kong '94. That game is excellent. As is its sequel Mario vs. Donkey Kong, which I played first. I was playing it today and surprised at how many of the moves from the sequel are present in the original. Backflips, hand-walking, etc. It's such a fresh, modern game still, I can't imagine playing it on my old mammoth Gameboy.

Anyway, as much as I enjoy the current MvDK Minis games, I'd love it if they gave us another platforming entry in the series.


Seconded. DK94 is fantastic, I played it when it came out when I was just 10 years old on my original brick GB, and I'm also surprised at just how well it holds up. I'm also surprised I beat it as a kid without the ability to save between individual levels, not to mention it gets pretty damned hard towards the end.

I got it for free via Club Nintendo, but for those who haven't played it, it's absolutely worth $5.

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#7194 foltzie   Strell where art thou? CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:54 PM

GBA games don't use Sleep Mode for some reason.


They dont use sleep mode, because it appears that the 3DS boots into a GBA firmware with just enough of a shim to allow rebooting into the 3DS OS. If its booting to a GBA compatibility mode then it isnt a virtual console in the usual sense and things like save states arent an option.

#7195 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4580 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:23 AM

More support for my theory that Nintendo actually hates money. Their sitting on a goldmine of GBA games that I bet a lot of people never even played or can't find. That, and the ability to use sleep mode and save states alone would warrant a repurchase on a few favorites. I really wish the Ambassador games AT LEAST went to sleep mode / worked with Street Pass and save states.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to have them and it's cool they put them out. I just don't understand why they don't want them on the store.


Yep, I gotta agree. And not just GBA games. There are a ton of NES and SNES games that would sell a bunch if made available. But they continue a very slow drip when it comes to the Virtual Console.

#7196 raiden_86   Mrgrgr! CAGiversary!   1054 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

any chance for SNES on 3ds? I want mario RPG.

#7197 DNukem170   Pikaburger! Use Meat Shield! CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:19 AM

any chance for SNES on 3ds? I want mario RPG.


Not for a long time. You need to use a Wii.

#7198 Erad30   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2320 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

Hell I'd pay $40 for a straight up remake ala OOT or Starfox. GET ON THAT NINTENDO!

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#7199 CAGkrazy   Yeah Boi! CAGiversary!   2243 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:31 AM

Does anyone play puzzle swap? Do you use buy puzzle pieces option? I hate it when i spend coins and the 3ds keeps giving me the same piece i already have! Wtf nintendo! I have 130 / 530 pieces and you cant freaking code the game to give out 400 pieces that i dont have!!! Sheesh!!! I keep wasting coins coz of this. Grrrr!!!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

Hell I'd pay $40 for a straight up remake ala OOT or Starfox. GET ON THAT NINTENDO!


Square needs to give the OK too.