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Thanks for testing that.  I downloaded the new Google Search App.  I didn't know at first it was in the Google Search App and thought it was a new product called Google Hum and was frustrated I couldn't find it.  Ha.

I think Nintendo is testing a new business model to celebrate their past games and make false demand.  The fact is, this game would not have the same demand and success if it was released into the wild.  You are basically buying an old inferior game of a series that has updated itself and has had much better releases.  Historical significance aside there is no real good reason to play this game. 

That said, making it limited edition will make people feel the need to buy it or miss out. 

This is basically my opinion or the original NES Metroid.  It is an important game for the franchise, but it isn't a good game.  It is a pretty broken game. 

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: October 23, 2020, 12:32:31 AM »
Yes, this seems like one of those, look we are doing a good thing, without weighing in the unintended consequences.  Apple is kinda good/bad at doing this.  Getting rid of the headphone jack caused a new market of headphones, which can't be good for the environment.  Now this.  I get wanting to save the environment, but if this was my first apple product or first handphone it would turn me away that I couldn't charge it easily outside the box without another purchase.

How about whistling?

Movies & TV / Re: Disney+
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:57:56 AM »
Disney+ needs to release a big new movie or new project every month that people want to see...if it is series that will last a few months then maybe not a new thing every month.  But, Get that family or person unwilling to cancel because the next thing is about to release right on renewal day. 

I remember reading guides on those stars.  If I remember there is one level that has like 104 or 105 coins only, and you have to do a perfect run.  Others you had to know which Star to select to open things up to give you a chance. 

They were fun challenges (much better than say the Sunshine Blue Coins). I don't need to 100% a game anymore, so I wouldn't bother with those 100 coin stars today.

Now, I remember the camera being bad, but I also remember it only being a problem on a few stars and only 3 levels.  The Rainbow Road level was horrible.  The TickTock Clock Level also.  But you know, since I don't care anymore if I 100% a game I think Mario 64 will still be a great experience.

Yeah, I've been grinding through the last stars in the Switch version and its been a lesson in patience and fury. Maybe its using a joycon that is the problem, but everything just missed the mark on fine control. The camera was much harder to manage, and moving while the camera auto adjusted led to a lot of falls and mistakes. I'n down to just two Rainbow Ride stars and the final Bowser star before I beat the game and I'm surprised to say the ending can't come any sooner.

How much does the DS Mario 64 go for because I may pick that up for a later play through since I never got to experience the extra content?

I played my friends Super Mario 3D All Stars and immediately felt the same thing.  The Joycons are a horrible horrible controller.  It is the worst controller Nintendo has ever made, and Nintendo needs to move away from it fast.  I hope Nintendo will go back to a full sized D-Pad and a full sized Gamecube Analog Stick.  And Buttons should be bigger.  I know the controllers would become bigger but they are too small for adult hands already. 

I do think that a Super Mario 64 upgrade would be wise.  Just give us a good camera, add in the wall slide maneuver and then give us the extra stars and characters as a bonus after beating the game they did in Super Mario Odyssey.

After seeing all the work and interesting gameplay they added to Steve, I am excited.  This character and MinMin show there is a lot that can be done in this game to make the game really cool, and a new character fresh.  I hope the character is balanced well, because it seems there are many tricks and elements he can do that can break the game balance. 

I am sad Bomberman is just an assist trophy and now a Mii Costume, as I still believe he could have had a very unique gameplay gimmick.  Oh well. 

I find it exciting that Nintendo got this character, but I am also not that interested.  I will of course play the character, but I kinda wished they did something to make him look less ugly.  I get his design is simple, but this character is butt ugly and clashes with every aspect of this beautiful game...and this a game that is famous for blending styles and things that should clash working together.

I kinda wish this game got the Fire Emblem or even dare I say...Mario vs. Rabbids strategy game treatment. 

As an action game it takes some of the elements of the original game way.  Each enemy encounter in Breath of the Wild could kill you...if you were not prepared.  Everything was dangerous.  This game now throws so many enemies at you it loses its impact. 

I get that this is a different style game...but it is just seems off to me.

I hoping he is able to figure a way to make the 2 part movie he envisioned...tell the Justice League story he wanted to tell and we can put a bow on the beginning of the DC cinematic universe without having to pretend it didn't exist, because some stuff worked.  Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Henry Cavill as Superman.  I am also looking forward to see all the stupid stuff that gets cut from the original release.  I think there is a good story somewhere in there.

So, question for those that have the game.  Are you happy with the experience?  I really want to play Super Mario 64 again...but I also have literally beaten that game over 10 times, and can't justify the price tag.  But Galaxy is great too. 

TalkBack / Re: Kirby Fighters 2 Out Now, Brings More Kirby Combat
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:08:04 AM »
This looks like that Free to Play Kirby Game, but with more content and perhaps better...but still doesn't look that exciting.  Am I missing something?  It is a budget Title for Nintendo being priced at $19.99 but still seems too much.

This should be fun...Launch March 2022 I would want to focus on different gaming experiences for the launch.  The first phase is multiplayer games:

Launch Line Up
Splatoon 3 (This game should focus on having a real 3D person adventure well as multiplayer)
Super Nintendo Kart

Launch Line Up will be supplemented with fully functional Nintendo Online Virtual Consoles Including NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and Gamecube.  Games will be upgraded texture work to help upscale the it won't just be emulation. 

Summer and Fall Releases: (These releases need to fill in the holes for Genres and be interesting)
An RPG/Strategy focused game:  Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Game, Earthbound, or Advanced Wars)
Classic IP: A Kirby Game or other B level Nintendo IP
A Big Party Game:  Nintendo Party or Wii Sports type game

Big Christmas Game:
Super Mario Galatic Odyssey.  This game would take the ideas of Galaxy and Odyssey and smash them together.  But the big innovative thing I would make is a Mario Multiplayer Star hunt.  Have players running around finding Stars pop up on the map and carry them back to there base to score. Single player and team modes could be played.

Summer Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultra Ultimate Edition

Christmas Year 2:  Zelda

Banned the original poster because it was a spambot that copied the opening post of this Reddit thread. However, I've got nothing against the topic so I guess I'll let Spak-Spang's first reply become the topic starter for this conversation now instead. Except the first reply in the Reddit thread was also SMB/Duck Hunt..... Hmmmm. Is there something you've been meaning to tell us Spaky?

I came back and saw I started this thread but didn’t remember doing it. Now I understand. I should ask another question

Captain America being Falcon is good.  It seems natural and already set up.  I kinda hope they keep the name Falcon, but I will respect that.  Iron Heart needs to be done, but I just hope they give it time first.  Let the newish old Avengers have a Limelight for awhile.  I mean we are going to get a New Black Widow probably (I am excited) A New Hawkeye, A She-Hulk.  So that is 4 of the original Avengers having new incarnations.  We will see what happens with Thor 4, but I don't think we will have Jane Foster as Thor for very long.  So I am not going to say she is the default new version of Thor. 

I think if they introduce Iron Heart, a cool movie plot would be War Machine vs. Iron Man...and have James Rhodes be a Iron Man-sized War Machine...with Iron Man colors and everything, and see the suit used in more military like patriotic missions, a puppet of the US military...and then Riri Williams comes with her Iron Man and reminds James what it is like to be a hero fighting for everyone, not just the government. 

Well, She Hulk hasn't. always been permanently green, and they are going to have to do some sort of origin story.  I really She-Hulk's blood transfusion origin.  It makes for a simple premise that makes enough scientific since to be believable.  What is really great is it also makes sense that She Hulk would come around after Smart Hulk, because Banner could perfect the serum and process more. 

Finally, I really hope this means that she will be the default Hulk in the upcoming MCU.  I think having a new versions of classic characters is a great way to do something different and move forward.  I hope they do not try to replace Iron Man or Captain America though.  I think for the time being let those 2 iconic characters stay retired.

TalkBack / Re: Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch) Review
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:14:53 PM »
Mr. Bungle I don't think it does at this point, but who knows it might get a patch. 

I am really torn about this game.  I love Super Mario 64, it is in my top favorite games.  But I have beaten it countless times on Nintendo 64 and on Wii VC.  I really wanted to true remake, but I respect this release was about preserving history and celebrating Mario not a new game. 

I also get why Nintendo may never revisit and remaster Super Mario 64...the game is brilliant but it is also a game filled with limitations of the time.  But I think they could easily remaster Super Mario 64 and add some content to the games.  Add levels, and add new stars to each level.  All this would make for an awesome game...but that isn't what a celebration package should be about. 

NWR:  Exactly.  And so I think this will be released with the Switch 2.  I think the Switch 2 will be new system not a pro upgrade...but it will play all the old games.  I think Nintendo has learned its lessons and this will be the model they use.  Maybe an upgraded system every 5-4 years at the earliest.  Anyway the Switch was a great System but it could easily be improved upon.  First make the controllers bigger and give them a more comfortable design.  Bigger regular sized buttons and a better Analog Stick.  What I would like to see is a mechanism that could Lock the Analog Stick into a Arcade Stick mode for Virtual console games and such.  But that is just a personal thing.

Then I would like to see both controllers get equal parts inside, Camera, full motion control support on par with Wiimote + if possible.  And if it is possible...a way for these new controllers to be backwards compatible with the Switch.  I understand it won't be perfect, but anything would do. 

That is true, but it could be possible to play with an additional Switch Controller with pointer controls.  Which is why I think it could easily be placed on the Switch Virtual Console.  But honestly, I don't see Wii Virtual Console coming for awhile.  I think it won't hit until Switch 2 happens...and I expect Switch 2 to have new controllers that fix the Switch Controllers problems. 

Luigi Dude:  That is actually really good news.  What it means to me is that I don't have to drop $60.00.  It will be for a limited time, and then slowly it will be released onto the Switch Online Service.  Which means, perhaps the end of this year we can be getting a sweet N64 upscaled Virtual Console Nintendo Online App.

Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros for NES.
Though I honestly could have played Donkey Kong in the arcade or Atari first.  I'm an old one.

I would have never guessed Kang the Conqueror would be used for Ant-Man 2.  Since Ant-Man is comedy, I wonder how they will change the character up?  I think Marvel was forced into a corner only being able to focus on Avengers in the MCU...but ultimately I think that is a good thing.  Avengers story arc is finished, but being able to bring in Fantastic 4, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, X-men...they can really focus on building the universe without having to ask questions about where is Iron Man, why didn't Captain America help?  And this is good...It also allows for us to see how the Avengers really inspired young heroes to step up.  It also could explain why these teams form that are not connected to any Governments and could lead to the persecution storylines that are so strong in them.  I think the of all the movies I would like to see right now the most would be a Doctor Strange and Fantastic 4 team up movie.  It has sorta been done with Tony and Doctor Strange, but the whole Magic vs. Science story arcs are interesting, and well with Doctor Doom being a Magic and Science wielder having a Doctor Strange team up could be fun.  I am also really sadden about Chadwick Boseman's death and that we will never get the original Black Panther trilogy that I am sure Marvel was planning, but it also means we can step back into that world and dig deeper.  I wouldn't mind a Shuri Black Panther movie.  I am sure some people will say, that gender swapping, but to me it would just be a cool can even have a vengeance storyline...start the movie with the Death of Black Panther make it a mystery thriller with Shuri and Okoye being the main leads.  Tie it to the Winter Soldier and Falcon series with them appearing briefly in the movie. 

There is one more piece of this puzzle I thought of.  These games are available only for a limited time.  Nintendo could be throwing a bone to the fans, and getting that big $60.00 purchase for a limited edition game.  Then releasing digital only download versions the individual games for those that did not get the collection.  They could easily, keep that limited edition digital status of the game and then sell each individual game afterwards for $19.99 each.  (That good ole Nintendo Tax is there) But more importantly it makes the original 3 games again $60.00 to help the original buyers not be frustrated.  And to get them to all make one more purchase Super Mario Galaxy 2 for $19.99 would feel like a steal. 

Another thing Nintendo could do for Super Mario Galaxy 2 is give it away free with there new controller they are supposedly making.  This would allow it to be played on the Switch Lite, if motion controls are really that important.

For Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the lack of Galaxy 2 makes it a no deal for me.  Galaxy 2 is not only by far my favorite 3D Mario, but is also the perfect continuation of Galaxy 1.  Takes the basic concepts Galaxy 1 did but expands on them with an insane amount of new gameplay variety and a greater challenge.  If I was to purchase this collection, after playing Galaxy 1, I'd want to play Galaxy 2 right after, and that'd require me putting my original Wii disc, into my Wii U and playing the game in Wii mode.  Well if I have to do that, then I might as well just play Galaxy 1 the same way on my Wii U using the original disc as well.  And if my Wii U is already on, then I can also play Mario 64 since I got that as a Club Nintendo reward when they original ended that program.

So unless they made some major improvements to Sunshine, I'm not paying $60 just to play an HD upscaled version of that game.  It's be one thing if they were doing what Capcom did with the Mega Man Classic and X collections, and split this up in 3D All-Stars 1 with 64, Sunshine and Galaxy 1, then had 3D All-Stars 2 with 64 DS, Galaxy 2 and 3D Land but they're not.  As a limited run to celebrate Mario's 35th Anniversary, not having Galaxy 2 is just dumb and a major slap in the face to fans of that game.

For the Wii U ports, I personally don't mind them.  I got to play all these games on the Wii U years before they came out on Switch so it's not like I have to buy the Switch versions.  For something like Hyrule Warriors, I got about 30 hours of enjoyment from the original on Wii U before I got bored of the gameplay.  So having a version of the game with more content actually makes me want to play it less since one of my problems with the original is there's way too much content in the game for what is basically a repetitive beat-em-up button masher.

Now something like Caption Toad which I loved I plan on buying it for the new content someday, but will wait for a price cut since the new content ended up not being that much more substantial from what I've seen.  New Super Mario Bros U and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze are two games I could see myself eventually buying on the Switch again because I loved the original Wii U versions, and having faster load times would be great, but will probably wait until close to the end of the systems lifespan to do so when they've had their prices greatly reduced.  Pikmin 3 is something I could see myself rebuying with the new content as well, but will probably wait until a price drop.

The only Wii U port I could see myself rebuying at full price is the upcoming 3D World + Bowsers Fury.  Something about the way Bowsers Fury is presented kind of makes me think this new content could be pretty substantial expansion to the game.  The way they're even calling the game, Mario 3D World + Bowsers Fury makes it literally sound like an expansion pack.  According to reports, the original Wii U version was 1.7 GB, while the upcoming Switch version is 5 GB.  Most of the time these Switch ports go down in size so for 3D World file size to become 3 times bigger, that kind of tells me there's a lot of new content being put in here.

Yeah, but even that is sad.  Honestly, I was hoping for Super Mario 64 to be remade using the Odyssey graphics.  I mean basically every texture you would need is there.  But OK...some might say that isn't Mario 64 then. least add some stuff to make the game more playable and valuable.  I add the wall slide to make wall jumps easier.  Add the extra levels from Mario 64 DS.  And then maybe have all the extra characters unlockable after beating the game. 

Super Mario Sunshine...I would love for them to add a Blue Coin tracker...maybe as something you get after beating the game.  I mean Sunshine isn't a bad game, there are some issues with the camera and level design, but it isn't awful.  I don't think the game needs to add too much.  the HD upscale is probably enough.

Galaxy is the same, but like everyone else said Galaxy 2 should have been added.  Galaxy 2 is like the Lost Levels.  If it isn't in a collection I don't see them adding it period.  I Nintendo should have thought this through more.  Maybe they will make it a DLC for the package, or an update.  That would be nice.

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