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General Gaming / Re: What Is Your White Whale of Gaming?
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:46:24 PM »
Well I haven't read Moby Dick so I guess that is my "white whale" for literature.  8)
For video games I have been drawn to the Sega Saturn for a while now. It is a tough console to collect so I have been hoping for a mini-version like the Genesis and SNES had. I have played some of the games that have been ported to other consoles but quite a few are locked on that thing. I would also be happy with a collection or some Sega Ages releases of the games. If anyone has one or some experience with it I would love to hear about it.
The other thought I had is Punch-Out. I have all three main Punch-Out!! games but have never completed any of them. I think I probably could if I spent the time but I just keep putting it off. Does anyone know which games is easiest of the three?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:41:45 PM »
After playing through Golf Adventure I played a full round (18 holes) on each course with the Standard Golf mode. I played against 3 random AI opponents. This made me realize two things. First, the thing I would have like added is a set of tournaments, like those in Mario Tennis Aces. As far as I can tell there is no way to change the difficulty of the AI and they are pretty bad, averaging +10 per game. As you go through the courses they do get harder so while I started with a score around -10, by the last course I was breaking even. Since the AI do about the same on each course there is some felling of them getting more difficult but the game was never close. The other thing I realized is that you can unlock star clubs. These are leveled up sets of clubs assigned to each character. I played the 72 holes I mentioned above and was able to get about 1000 character points which unlocked the star clubs for Rosalina, the character I have been using. To get the double star clubs you need 3000 character points! This is quite a lot of playing and this is for one character. To unlock all the clubs for all the characters would require a lot of playing. I think it is too slow, much like the unlocks in Mario Kart 8.
I just tried out the Battle Golf mode tonight and it was okay. Probably better with real people. The games are very short and there are only two courses. Next up is Speed Golf with each course. I know GK mentioned not liking XC golf but I kind of liked it. The only problem is it appears to only occur in the Golf Adventure. I can see this being added as an additional mode later though.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: July 10, 2021, 08:55:33 PM »
I finished the Golf Adventure. It ended taking about 9 hours for me. There are some optional challenges that are pretty tough. I thought it was just the right length though it does end rather abruptly.
Anyway, I am down for some online multiplayer now.
Also, I played a round with motion controls with my six year old niece. It worked well enough. It has been a while since I played Wii golf so it is hard to compare.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: July 02, 2021, 12:39:55 PM »
I am also not as good at this as I would have thought. Admittedly, this is my first Mario golf game but factoring in the distance, slope, wind, rain, etc is tough. The speed golf makes it harder by not giving you time to think. I am still liking the adventure mode which is almost as good as the one from Mario Tennis Aces. I should be able to play online in another week, once my training is complete  ;)

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch Wishlist Game Recommendations
« on: July 02, 2021, 12:36:02 PM »
I will throw a recommendation out there for Ring Fit Adventure. If it was not already obvious this is a fitness program as opposed to a video game. I think of it like watching a workout video and following along. If you like doing indoor workouts along with the TV, then this is a great one. The pilates ring is well made and the workouts are very balanced. The workouts can be modified to be slow paced or high intensity. I try to do the latter to be more efficient with time. I have fallen off since the weather is nice now and I prefer to run outside, but Ring Fit got me through those cold winter months without gaining too much weight. I also picked it up for $60 but think it is worth the MSRP.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run[ner] the Developer 3: Choice Provisions
« on: July 02, 2021, 12:24:33 PM »
Well, would you recommend it to others?

I would provided you A. Enjoyed Runner3 and B. Got the game on sale. Both of these were true for me. I got the limited edition for under $25 with shipping and tax. 

Pros: Great music, responsive controls, multiple play-styles, short duration (7.5 hours to complete)
Cons: frustrating to 100%, re-used assets makes it kind of repetitive, characters are kind of annoying, overly difficult with the precision required for some jumps.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - Did anyone here get it?
« on: June 27, 2021, 11:55:13 AM »
I finally got around to playing SuperPhil32 World and got through about half of it. It is really well done. The levels are just the right length and difficulty for my tastes. There are usually alternate paths and lots of secrets to find. The boss battles are really clever, especially Kamek and Thwomp. Also, you can save your game and continue later on. I am going to try SuperMopitUp World once I am done with Phil's.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: June 27, 2021, 11:50:40 AM »
I finally got my copy Saturday at 7:00 PM. I think I will do store pick up with Best Buy in the future. I changed my mind from earlier and went directly into the Adventure mode. I am glad I did since it starts with some pretty in depth tutorials on driving, putting, etc. I think I will try and wrap that up before playing online. Hopefully Phil and others are still playing then.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run[ner] the Developer 3: Choice Provisions
« on: June 26, 2021, 10:41:28 AM »
Suggesting a minor name change:

 ;D LOL, I would totally do that but I have actually been unable to change my profile name or picture lately. I am not sure if it is a problem on my end or not.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Run[ner] the Developer 3: Choice Provisions
« on: June 26, 2021, 12:20:03 AM »
Which degenerate here played Bubsy and voted for it!?

That was me  :-[
I heard the bad reviews but I also heard similar complaints about Runner3 and I really enjoyed that. So I picked it up when it was on sale. Keep in mind the poll just asks if you played the game, not if you would recommend it to others.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: June 25, 2021, 10:54:41 AM »
Switch dominates the top ten! Take that PS5  :P

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: June 24, 2021, 04:33:24 PM »
IGN gave the game a 6/10
The reviewer cited the lack of content and replayability as the main reasons for the "okay" score.

Nintendo Gaming / Run[ner] the Developer 3: Choice Provisions
« on: June 24, 2021, 04:09:10 PM »
Run the Developer - is where we look at a specific game development studio's work on Nintendo systems and discuss our experiences with their games. In this second installment we turn our gaze to

Choice Provisions - is based out of California, US and probably known best for the BIT.TRIP series and the Runner games. After the success of Runner2 they absorbed Robotube and started publishing their titles as Minivisions. They have also published games for Neon Diety and Different Cloth and developed a couple of games for non-tendo but we will focus on the games developed by Choice Provisions and available on Nintendo systems in the list below. Check out their website for more details

Games by Choice Provisions


There are six BIT.TRIP games (Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux) that were released as WiiWare from 2009-2011. The games feature a retro 8-bit aesthetic with short focused gameplay. The games were repackaged and sold at retail in 2011 for Wii (BIT.TRIP Complete) and 3DS (BIT.TRIP Saga). More recently (2020) the games were made available on the Switch e-Shop

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

When it came time for a follow up to the BIT.TRIP series Choice Provisions chose to make a sequel to RUNNER. The game released on Wii U in 2013 and we critically and commercially successful. The game is expected to be put on the Switch e-Shop in the near future.


Released in 2018 as a Switch exclusive, the game received mixed reviews. A patch was later released to address some of the problems reviewers mentioned.

Bubsy: Paws on Fire

The 2019 release from Choice is another auto-runner, this time with the licensed characters of the Bubsy franchise. The game recycled a lot of assets from Runner 3 without letting up on the difficulty.

What system did you play the Bit.Trip games on?
Do you want more Runner games or something else?
Can they turn things around after Bubsy?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:55:27 PM »
Just taking a quick look at my predictions so far. Here are some that will happen to some degree:
- New Game from Ubisoft Uses a Nintendo IP like Mario + Rabbids and Starlink
- Zelda re-releases For 35th anniversary several older games are released on switch, not as a collection
- New Wario or WarioWare Game
- Games without release dates Breath of the Wild 2 delayed to 2022

Here are  some that could still happen:
- New Switch Model improved Switch hardware releases holiday 2021
- New Kirby Game Not a platformer
- Battletoads (2020) ported to switch
- Games without release dates Bayonetta 3 will release in Summer 2021, Metroid Prime 4 teaser trailer with 2022 release window
- Wii U eShop Announcement of closure in 2022
- Super Mario Movie Delayed to 2022

Then is one can no longer happen:
- Smash DLC Challengers include a Pokemon and two 3rd party characters, one from Koei Tecmo

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: June 22, 2021, 12:49:09 PM »
The available modes at launch are:
  • Standard Golf
  • Speed Golf
  • Golf Adventure
  • Solo Challenge
  • Battle Golf
What will you play first?

I am thinking of trying out a round of Standard, Speed, and Battle modes with AI opponents first then proceeding to Golf Adventure. Once that is finished I will start hitting up the online multiplayer with my favorite mode. Solo challenge is the one I don't fully get from previews.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Nintendo E3 Direct announcements
« on: June 16, 2021, 08:44:47 AM »
1. Mario Party Superstars - I have played through everything in Super Mario Party enough so I am ready for a new game. Since i have not played the source material this will be all new to me.
2. Metroid Dread - I am most excited for this. Do we know who the developer is?
3. Mario Golf: Super Rush - It was good to hear they will be adding new courses and characters post launch.
4. WarioWare: Get It Together! - I hope this uses all the features of the joy-con but it did not appear that way from the trailer.
5. Shin Megami Tensei V. - I am more interested in this than before, but will wait for reviews.
6. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - Great game that I am glad others will play.
7. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. - I enjoyed the first but will wait for a price drop on this one
8. Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp. - I have not played these but enjoy Fire Emblem. Will probably wait on reviews.
9. Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda. - Day 1, hopefully it is easy to get like the Mario one.
10. SKY: Children of the Light  - Is this supposed to be free to start like the iOS version?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Mario Golf: Super Rush
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:45:30 PM »
Mario Golf: Super Rush is without question my most anticipated 2021 game so far. Not even joking.
I loved Mario Golf and World Tour so much, and I hope this is just as good!
It is a close second to No More Heroes 3 for me. Since it is coming out so soon I am very hyped right now.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:43:12 PM »
XBox finally passed 3DS for sales in the current year.

Finally one of my predictions comes true.

Apparently I registered with the site in 2016 so I am coming up on 5 years.

Nintendo Gaming / Run the Developer 2: PlatinumGames
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:08:49 AM »
Run the Developer - is where we look at a specific game development studio's work on Nintendo systems and discuss our experiences with their games. In this second installment we turn our gaze to

PlatinumGames Inc. - formed from the remains of Seeds Inc. and Odd Inc., Platinum is a Japanese developer known for stylish action games. They have historically partnered with external publishers like Sega and Nintendo but as of 2020 started self-publishing. For more information, check out their website

Games by Platinum


Platinum's debut was released on Wii in 2009. It is known for its monochromatic art style and hack and slash violence.

Infinite Space

Co-developed with Nude Maker, this 2009 DS RPG featured a sci-fi setting and according to Platinum, stretched the DS hardware to its limit.


While not initially released on a Nintendo system when it came out in 2009, the start of the Bayonetta series was eventually released on Wii U (2014) and Switch (2018).

The Wonderful 101

The game azeke could not stop gushing about released for Wii U in 2013. It made liberal use of the Gamepad and while it failed commercially had a dedicated following. It was recently re-released on Switch (2020) and other platforms being the first game self-published by Platinum.

Bayonetta 2

As a surprise to many, Nintendo published this M-rated sequel on Wii U in 2014. The game was re-released on Switch in 2018. We now have Bayonetta as a playable character in Smash and patiently await the third installment in the franchise.

Star Fox Zero/Guard

Co-developed with Nintendo EPD, this pair of games was released on Wii U in 2016. Opinions seem to vary widely on these games but Platinum's influence is definitely noticeable.

Astral Chain

The most recent release from Platinum on a Nintendo system is 2019's Astral Chain for Switch. The game was well received and commercially successful. Why aren't you playing it right now?

So which games have you played? What did you like about them? Are you looking forward to Bayonetta 3? What is the deal with Sol Cresta?

General Gaming / Re: NWR Gaming Stream Party!!!
« on: June 08, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »
Just followed Phil as I didn't know he was on twitch.
Rabicle also streams on twitch at but is on Europe time so you might have to get up early (or stay up late) to catch him.

I am picturing a van with a sliding door and the kid opens it all the way to fire out of!?! Why not just shoot from the window. This must have been their first drive-by

General Gaming / Re: What are you playing?
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:13:38 PM »
What games do you recommend for a beginer who has never played anything?  :-\

I recommend playing all the NES games you can then. With the NES, the videogame industry was still in its infancy so a lot of games are quite simple and controllers didn't have the amount of buttons that they do now. Since the games are simple they are quite easy so you should have a great time playing them, Mr. Spambot. A few good choices to start would be Metroid, Zelda II, and Ninja Gaiden. Happy gaming.

Great tip! Thank you very much! I am a beginner as well and appreciate the explanation a lot!

This is great, let's see how long we can keep this going.

Tako is Japanese for Octopus  ;)

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