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#211 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1480 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 03 December 2020 - 01:41 AM

Yep, and after reaching World 4 of Mario Bros 2, I can understand why they didn't localize it and went with Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic for the US.

As for using this as an actual "watch"/clock, I stuck a popsocket to the back of mine to have it stand up :joystick:

We did eventually beat 8-4, but it's pretty rough. In 2 I think we are in world 2-2? We used the unlimited lives code and just pass it back and forth taking turns and laughing hysterically at how impossible this game is for us.

Great call on the pop socket.

#212 drsarcasm   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

drsarcasm

Posted 06 December 2020 - 08:01 PM

I don't know if anyone is still interested, or if someone already addressed this, but the 10% off Target circle coupon and 5% off birthday coupon can be applied to the game and watch.

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#213 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3872 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2020 - 03:18 PM

That makes the price a little better.

 

I noticed my walmart had about 10 or so of these in the case this weekend.  IF only it was easily hackable and had enough storage for a good 50 games ... I'd grab one... and maybe a second if I liked it enough.  As is... they can rot on the shelf.

 

That said... I might come around to a Zelda G&W next year with it's 35th anniversary.  SMB/SMB-LostLevels... just ... not as appealing.  Zelda 1 & 2... that could be cool.  Dragon Quest also has it's 35th anniversary as well.... and they've teased something is in the works.



#214 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3377 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 07 December 2020 - 07:19 PM

That makes the price a little better.

 

I noticed my walmart had about 10 or so of these in the case this weekend.  IF only it was easily hackable and had enough storage for a good 50 games ... I'd grab one... and maybe a second if I liked it enough.  As is... they can rot on the shelf.

 

That said... I might come around to a Zelda G&W next year with it's 35th anniversary.  SMB/SMB-LostLevels... just ... not as appealing.  Zelda 1 & 2... that could be cool.  Dragon Quest also has it's 35th anniversary as well.... and they've teased something is in the works.

Agreed, nightc1.  I just don't see the appeal of this device, and I grew up owning a few of these Game and Watch handhelds.  The whole package just seems too "meh," for me.  I can play SMB on other devices, and frankly, on ones that would be much more comfortable for my big hands.  

 

Also, as you note, this not being easily hackable is the deal-breaker for me.  It looks like Nintendo spent some R&D time  to ensure buyers can't easily add games to the device, which makes the whole package that much less attractive.  I get why Nintendo wants to block it, sure.  It's just that doing so means the $40 price tag for what's there makes it a super short nostalgic trip.



#215 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7721 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 08 December 2020 - 03:10 AM

Honestly, I would have loved these more if they just would have included a bunch of actual G&W titles, as I have ZERO need for another way to play SMB1/2 in this form factor. As it sits, I bought one, but only to make sure I could get one for my sons Xmas gift, so I may keep the extra, maybe not, still undecided. 



#216 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6243 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2020 - 05:45 AM

I think I’m actually going to return mine ... I never opened it and it just doesn’t seem like something that would hold my attention very long. As others have said, if it could do more, I could justify holding onto it.