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« on: February 16, 2015, 01:52:05 PM »

Tapping the toys to the Wii U GamePad will let you sample some Nintendo classics.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/39644/unlock-virtual-console-trials-with-amiibo-later-this-year

Later this year, Wii U owners will be able to unlock time-limited trial versions of various Nintendo and Super Nintendo games by tapping their Amiibo to the GamePad.

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata made the announcement during tonight's financial meeting, noting that tapping the same Amiibo multiple times will allow you to select between various scenes within a particular game. The feeling of doing so is apparently akin to that of changing cartridges.

Support for this functionality is planned to go live within the first half of this year.


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 10:29:11 PM »
Now this is a cool use of amiibo. Hopefully they will release additional VC titles because of this. Can easily boost sales of VC titles.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 11:05:07 PM »
It figures that the only interest Nintendo has in Virtual Console these days is through ****ing Amiibos.  ::)
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 01:22:05 AM »
Not Earth-shattering, but definitely a step in the right direction which will hopefully sate some of the "Amiibo don't DO anything" crowd... I'm a fan of Amiibo, so I'll probably get some use out of this.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 03:25:09 AM »
This might be nice if they were releasing VC titles on the 3DS.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 05:26:37 AM »
I think this is pretty cool.


One potential downside: I can't help but wonder if most serious collectors (ie: people putting in the time/effort to get Amiibo figures) won't already own the full games... making trial versions kind of useless?
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 05:39:30 AM »
I agree with Darth Caedus, "not earth shattering, but a step in the right direction ". But I still feel more should be done with these, (I'm sure there will be, but they've gotta do more than just this. Just have to wait and see I guess).

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Re: Unlock Virtual Console Trials With Amiibo Later This Year
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 06:48:45 AM »
For ejamer, I believe the situation could be something akin to an NES Remix-esque function. Drop players into an iconic moment of the game, such as vs. Ridley from Super Metroid, only give them a healthy amount of Super Missiles and Energy Tanks. Or throw you into a particularly challenging platforming section of Yoshi's Island.

That's how I would like to see this idea implemented, anyway. There is a potential failure in this, which would be "Mario, Link, Kirby, Samus, and that's it". And that the selection of sequences is bullshit like world 1-1 from SMB, which every self-respecting gamer has played, or giving Luigi and Bowser the same scenes as Mario. However, I would like to see them do something with more recent Amiibo characters like Shulk, Robin, and Olimar. We'll have to wait and see what the extent of this service is, though. But hey, more cool **** for Amiibo collectors.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 06:59:55 AM »
No, Nintendo, I will not buy Wrecking Crew, no matter how many ways you can distribute a demo.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 02:10:20 PM »
This is Iwata's ship. Each amiibo will just give you access to a different phase in Balloon Fight. There's ALWAYS another way for them to get us to play ******* Balloon Fight.  :D

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 07:12:11 PM »
I actually stopped playing NES Remix because of the Balloon Fight levels. Its just a cheap Joust Knock off and not done very well at all.


So Wii U is bombing but with Amiibo Nintendo was able to turn a profit and the Wii U is not dead champions come back and pretend their dud is actually doing okay. Instead of getting more games for people to buy they just find yet another way to milk the shrinking fanbase for even more pennies.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 09:45:15 PM »
They're profitable, which means they'll live to fight another console cydle. If they can learn a few things from their competitiomn mwybe come up with a few of their owm, they could be very successful
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 10:19:17 PM »
They're profitable, which means theyll live to fight another console cydle. If they can learn a few things from their competitiomn mwybe come up with a few of their owm, they could be very succesfull

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 10:33:45 PM »
More like my autocorrect has been way too overzealous lately. There were a whole bunch more mistakes in there that I caught and fixed.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 11:59:42 PM »
If autocorrect was overzealous, then you should have less mistakes. Autocorrect isn't going to take maybe and turn it into mwybe. That's the worst lie ever. Insanolord, you've just been nailed!

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2015, 12:23:02 AM »
Ducking Khush!
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2015, 12:23:08 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2015, 12:23:14 AM »
Duck!
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2015, 12:23:49 AM »
KHUUUSH!

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2015, 07:06:26 AM »
Oh good. We can post multiple times in a Talkback thread again. Let me tell you, I've got a lot of high-concept humorous ideas to display with this method.
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2015, 07:06:33 AM »
Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl go to the bathroom?
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2015, 07:06:43 AM »
Because the P is silent.
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2015, 07:08:20 AM »
I've got a lot of high-concept humorous ideas to display with this method.

Ok, some maybe this isn't one of them but just wait. I'm only warming up. The funny train express is about to leave the station!
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2015, 07:27:21 AM »
If you have something that's actually high-concept or humorous, even somewhat adequate, feel free to post multiple times in TalkBack. Otherwise, don't go overboard.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2015, 07:44:59 AM »
If you have something that's actually high-concept or humorous, even somewhat adequate, feel free to post multiple times in TalkBack. Otherwise, don't go overboard.

What?!

You are drunk.....

I also feel we are getting off topic in this thread which is about your terrible excuse that autocorrect is making mistakes for you.
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