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Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« on: August 16, 2011, 12:11:57 PM »

Super Mario Galaxy and three other Wii games now available for $19.99.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/27469

Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Super Paper Mario are now part of the Nintendo Selects line of Wii titles retailing for $19.99.

All four games were well received critically, with Nintendo World Report giving Mario Strikers Charged an 8.5, Super Paper Mario a 9, and Super Mario Galaxy and Punch-Out!! 10s. The titles join The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports as part of the discount line.

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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 12:16:05 PM »
Cool, Punch-Out!

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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 12:23:59 PM »
I wonder how WiiSports is selling

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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 12:37:57 PM »
Only one I am interested in that I don't have is Super Paper Mario. I don't have Strikers Charged though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 01:46:16 PM »
Strikers is awesome. I had a lot of fun with that when it came out. Almost like a modern NBA Jam or Blitz. I wonder how it holds up a few years later, now?

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 02:53:19 PM »
This is nice. I'll pick up Super Paper Mario. I've heard good and bad about it so I wonder what I'll think of it.

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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 02:55:18 PM »
Strikers is awesome. I had a lot of fun with that when it came out. Almost like a modern NBA Jam or Blitz. I wonder how it holds up a few years later, now?
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 04:11:53 PM »
When DKCR becomes a Nintendo select then give me a call.
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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 04:39:01 PM »
Punch-Out!! is in bargain bins everywhere here but Galaxy still commands full price I believe.

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 05:17:46 PM »
Yep, I bought Punch-Out at Sears a few months ago for the Select price.  I have all of the new ones already, half of the first wave, and only really need Sluggers.  That would basically leave Animal Crossing, which has never interested me until I think, "If it's the only one I don't have, why not look into it?"  :)

They need to bring the New Play Control line back under this umbrella.  I had a heck of a time finding Jungle Beat since I waited until earlier this year to buy it (good old Sears again).  Really, the only US title I'm missing is Tennis, and I have that on GC.  I'd probably buy it, though.

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 05:41:20 PM »
Well, this is definitely a better batch than the first 4 Selects, though I don't know if I'm going to bother getting any of these.  I never finished Super Paper Mario since I found a lot of the game based on pure tedium being somehow hilarious to the developers.  As for Punch-Out, I finished the first story mode, but just got fed up with the Title Defense mode.  I couldn't care less about Strikers Charged, and I much prefer Galaxy 2 to the first Galaxy.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 05:52:11 PM »
Here is my prediction for more Select titles from Nintendo:
 
Super Mario Galaxy 2
DKCR
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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 06:08:16 PM »
well thats great. already got all those except punch out and I never liked that one. why wont Nintendo just put super smash bros brawl on the list? i never got the chance to buy it

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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 06:11:14 PM »
Here is my prediction for more Select titles from Nintendo:
DKCR

I highly doubt it. The game just came out 9 months ago. By the time it would hit this program, the Wii U will have been out for quite some time. Same with Wii Sports Resort, and that game is still selling extremely well and would not need the boost this program would provide (if anything, Nintendo would lose revenue from the deal since I doubt many people who want the game wouldn't buy it at $50).
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 06:50:00 PM »
I hope Nintendo eventually adds Sin and Punishment: Star Successor to the list so it has a chance of hopefully getting decent numbers.  It's one of the best games on the system, but the $50 price tag is just insane for the type of game it is.  For someone like me who replayed it several times on the different difficulty's and modes, it was worth the $50 price, but I'm in a very small minority who really love these types of games. 

The average gamer will just play a game like this once on probably the easiest setting, which for this game, will only take them about 5-6 hours to do.  The reason the original on the Virtual Console did well was because it was only $11 and so to a lot of people, a 5-6 hour experience isn't to bad at that price.  I'd imagine if Star Successor became $20, that would finally get a lot of the people that bought the N64 game on the Virtual Console, to buy it's sequel since it'll be at a price they'll be more willing to pay now.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2011, 07:07:28 PM »
I hope Nintendo eventually adds Sin and Punishment: Star Successor to the list so it has a chance of hopefully getting decent numbers.  It's one of the best games on the system, but the $50 price tag is just insane for the type of game it is.  For someone like me who replayed it several times on the different difficulty's and modes, it was worth the $50 price, but I'm in a very small minority who really love these types of games.

Yeah, I picked the game up for about $15-$20 off of Amazon, and I think that was about the right price for that game.  It should (and very well may be) a Selects title at some point.  At some point I'm going to go back and actually finish the last level of the game, but it was pretty good and certainly deserves to be a Selects more than something like Mario Sluggers or Strikers Charged.  For that matter, Nintendo could stand to have some very good (and overlooked) Wii 3rd party titles in this line like they do in Japan.
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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2011, 10:49:16 PM »
Awesome, I'm glad this turned out to be true. I own the other three, but I've been curious about Punch-Out!!, and would be willing to try it at a lower price. I may yet pick that one up, the only downside is that now it has ugly box art.

Strikers is awesome. I had a lot of fun with that when it came out. Almost like a modern NBA Jam or Blitz. I wonder how it holds up a few years later, now?
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Re: Four More Games Added to Nintendo Selects
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2011, 12:18:47 AM »
I hope they start including some 3rd party stuff like in Japan, maybe No More Heroes, Zack and Wiki, Madworld etc?
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2011, 11:13:10 AM »
Looks like I will be picking up Punch Out!  ;D