An interestimg note about Drill Dozer from Miiverse
When you first start up the game it actually has a European language selection and the credits apparently have NOE involvement in them as well, so it appear the the PAL VC version is in fact a unreleased Euro ROM of the game.
(Also it does have rumble support if your wondering).
In NA, they finally released a bunch of games with light gun support.
- Wild Gunman - Hogan's Alley - The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 13, 2016 10:55:45 GMT -5
I did play Mini-Land Mayhem! And I hated its final boss. I just can't beat that level without taking damage.
What's worse is that it only uses Mario characters (minus Wario). I can get Sonic and Ryu getting passed over, but why on Earth are (c)Nintendo characters like Link and Samus getting passed over?
Because this is still a Mario game. If anything, the character lineup looks more like a generic Mario spinoff than before. This looks like another game that has fallen victim to Nintendo's "stop making anything original and stick to our standard" requirement on Mario spinoffs.
The thing is though, is that NCL is more pushing this as an amiibo game than a standard Mario spinoff. I think as an amiibo game, there should be much greater variety than what we'd see in a regular MvsDK.
That's kinda lame... it would have so cool to see Mini Toy versions of Nintendo characters... imagine that... Mini Samus, Mini Link, Mini Isabelle, Mini Inkling, etc. But no, we get generic robot toys... why call it "Mini Mario & Friends" or even "amiibo Challenge"?
On the Wii U eShop, Super Mario Advance 1, 2 and 4 (with e-Reader content) have been released in PAL regions. There is also a special deal, if you buy two of them, the third game is free.
Now is it worth buying GBA versions of SMA 1 and 2 (and getting the SMA 4 free which I already own on and the only new content being the e-Reader levels) or it worth buying the original NES/SNES versions?
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 13, 2016 22:23:57 GMT -5
SNES Super Mario All-Stars > GBA Super Mario Advance series IMO
GBA has washed-out graphics, worse resolution and worse audio, and 1 (SMB2) and 2 (SMW) don't add enough new contents to make the GBA version great. Maybe you'll want the GBA SMA2 for different Luigi physics, but otherwise it's not too outstanding.
At least SMA3 and SMA4 have new levels. The first two don't.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5