Chibi-Robo has been a favorite of mine since it launched way back in 2006 for the Nintendo Gamecube here in North America. It was a giant open world game that had your exploring a seemingly "vast" area...that just happened to be a house and yard because of your super tiny size. The characters were interesting and surprisingly adult in their situations and problems. Sadly, none of that is found here in this game as Nintendo takes what may be their final run at this classic series. It is a generally fun game that is marred with conflicting choices, lackluster design, a few good ideas, and a lack of caring most Nintendo games receive.
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Smash 4 (Wii U) is coming out soon on November 21st and the hype has been insane for this game. Events are being held and tournaments planned. Yet out of all of this an interesting occurrence arose of a 10 year old girl named Karissa who is now being called by some "Karissa the Destroyer" for her amazing Smash 4 gameplay ability.
And now she is being shown to be possibly a fake set up by Gamestop.
I was amazed at what I saw when the article first got my attention and I saw the immediate reactions where people claimed it could not be true. I honestly hoped that it wasn't and even mentioned the people who claimed my own experiences with gaming have been Nintendo "plants" for publicity. I even went so far as to comment about it stating as much. The video looks real (as seen below) but there are some pretty big bits of evidence that have come up showing this to be a Gamestop fake.
Ok, Nintendo released an update for the Wii U recently (Version 5.1.0) in which two main things were added: the ability to move content from one Wii U to another and the ability to use the eShop with a Wii Remote, Pro Controller, or Classic Pro Controller now instead of JUST the GamePad as it had been since launch.
This of course has started up the people claiming this is the final "sign" that Nintendo will, and for some reason HAS TO, remove the Gamepad in order to properly run and sell the Wii U.
I'm here to point out how much "BS" that actually is. Let us begin.
Tecmo Koei and Nintendo of Japan have announced the latest game in the Fatal Frame series, "Fatal Frame" Nuregarasu no Miko".
Jeremy (myself), Arthur, Terence, and Josh were able to head over to Mobile on June 14th to get our hands on a preview for Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS which ended up being a mix of hillarious occurences for the trip as well as the gameplay.
I will add in what the others thought, but I personally found the game to be very quick, not Melee quick, but WAY faster than Brawl with a great feel for the controls. I played as Mega Man for the first match, and then Little Mac for the second and third ones. Not much was seen of the items, but the levels worked out well for different levels to fight on as well as environmental surprises that worked with their individual themes. The animations and attention to detail rival that of Nintendo's last game, Mario Kart 8, where everything seems to be ready for a nice close up look in replays and when you pause the game which is great to once again see.
Below are the two videos for the three rounds we played. The first video contains the first two rounds (the second of which came crashing down) while the last one has our third and final match together.
Let us know what you think of the game and what else you would like to see!
Well, actually it released about a month ago, this is the PHYSICAL copy that I am talking about. I will finally be getting my hands on this green cased box of fun and will get back to let you know what I think with a later update!
Well, that amazingly addictive "Lego Simulator" Minecraft has been officially announced at Gamescom this week to be coming to the Playstation 3, 4, and Vita which joins the already existing PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, Android, and iPad/iPhone editions.
And if you read that list again, you may notice a particular company seems to be left out in the cold on this deal. Yep, not a single announcement for Minecraft to show up, in any form, for the Nintendo Wii U or the 3DS. And no one know why.
Well, today is the day many (rabbid) fans have been waiting for. In a surprise ending to their "Mini Direct" earlier, Nintendo announced that the often requested EarthBound is finally available on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's a great RPG that I recommend people give a go. It is $10 and is available now.
Release Date: November 18th, 2012
Initial Cost: $299.99 (Basic) / $349.99 (Deluxe)
Version Reviewed: Deluxe Set
Games Played for Review: Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo
Back in 2004 Nintendo showed off what was originally code named (and later permanently so) the Nintendo DS system during their E3 press conference. Little did we know that we were looking into their console future as well. Click to continue.
Today Nintendo held their press event in New York and finally let the cat out of the bag in regards to (99%) of the launch specifics for their upcoming system, the Wii U.
First with the news that people have been asking for - the system will be launching in stores on November 18th, 2012 and will be available in two different bundles ranging from $299.99 for the "Basic" set up to $349.99 for the "Deluxe" model.
The "Basic" will come with the console and one Nintendo GamePad controller (both in white), an HDMI cable, a Wii Sensor Bar, GamePad Stylus, the Wii U AC adapter, the GamePad AC Adapter, and 8GB's of built in memory.
The "Deluxe" model comes with everything the "Basic" had, except the system and GamePad are all a sleek black finish instead of white, the memory is bumped up to 32GB from 8GB, both a charging stand for the Gamepad and a basic stand, the stand for the system if you want to display it on its side like the original Wii, and it includes Nintendo Land as a pack in game.
N5omniac and I have been talking lately about the lack of streetpass love we get from the people around here in Panama City. We go to the comic book, videogame, book, toy, and other nerdy stores yet nothing. We go to openings for movies like the Amazing Spider Man and the Dark Knight Rises...but still nothing.
We aim to change that.
We have plans and schemes that are always popping from our heads and I have decided to run with one of them to possibly solve this issue for those of us that love Nintendo's latest odd-ball handheld. We want to get a streetpass group formed that can meet up from time to time and help us get these puzzles solved, hats discovered, friends found, and game challenges passed along.
I am working on setting up an event at a local comic shop here in Panama City called New Force Comics. This would be my prefered venue for something like this because of the locations size, its pure nerdy flavor,...and it's just a few doors down from an awesome pizza place for food!
Finally, if we can pull this off, I will have some give aways going on as well to sweeten the deal. I'm talking game and point card giveaways. I will try and purchase some items from New Force as well so we can have comics and toys to give away.
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Nintendo of Japan decided that waiting for their June 5th E3 press conference just would not do for them to show off their upcoming new home console, the Nintendo Wii-U. Read on to find out specifics for their controller and its new features.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that 20 classic games (10 ea., NES and GBA) would be coming to the 3DS virtual console for those that had purchased a Nintendo 3DS before the announced price drop had taken effect as well as had logged into the 3DS e-Shop thus earning what they called "Ambassador" status.
The first 10 games announced were Super Mario Bros. (NES), Donkey Kong Jr. (NES), Balloon Fight (NES), Ice Climber (NES), The Legend of Zelda (NES), Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA), Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA), Metroid Fusion (GBA), WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$ (GBA) and Mario VS. Donkey Kong (GBA).
The NES titles were to be the first release of titles starting on Sep. 1st, and today Nintendo of Japan has revealed the other 5 titles for the NES series. (EDITOR NOTE: There has been no announcment that these WILL be the other 5 for the US...I just hope they are.)
They are Wrecking Crew (NES), Mario Open Golf (NES), Yoshi's Egg (NES), Metroid (NES), and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES).
Nothing else was said about if they will all be released on the same day, as well as nothing about the other 5 GBA titles. Nintendo had previously stated that all 20 titles would be availble to Ambassador status 3DS owners by December 31st, 2011.
I will update once I hear more, but thanks to Kotaku for posting this announcement. (HERE)
UPDATE: As of the morning of August 31st 2011, the NES Virtual Console titles mentioned above are all available to download via the eShop. Follow these instructions to get them asap!
- In the Nintendo eShop, go to the far left and select "Settings / Other"
- Scroll down and select "Your Downloads"
- Scroll down to find each individual title. Any you have not downloaded still have "Redownload" next to them. Note: Depending on the amount of games you downloaded in the past, you may have to skip to the next page in the list to get them.
- Download the game then repeat for each title. Don't forget to also grab the "Ambassador Certificate".
- Enjoy some old school NES GOODNESS!
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Nice little Easter-Egg I found last night involving Pikmin popping up to move the file fragments as I transfered my data from my DSi to my 3DS.
Well, more news has come up in regards to Nintendo's "Project Cafe" finally confirming that it will be shown and playable by the attendees of this years E3 in July. One comment that I found interesting is the rumor from IGN that this new system will feature a "modernized" SNES design. This got me and N5omniac thinking about our old Super Nintendo systems and then finally to working up our own personal top 10 games for that generation of Nintendo fun. Brent will add his own later plus we will be talking about it on the next show, but here is a quick look at my own. (And remember...this is MY personal top 10...not our top 10 all around).
Jeremy's Personal Top 10 SNES Games:
- Super Metroid
- Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Donkey Kong Country
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- King Arthur's World
- Super Mario All Stars
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors
- Secret of Evermore
- Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy
- Stunt Race FX
So there you are with my top 10 favorite SNES games. Comment below about the list (what you agree about, what's missing, etc.) or you can even post your own top 10 favorites for us all to see!
Jeremy Powers aka Zen