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ThirdMarioBro 12-11-2004 04:59 AM

The Nintendo Discussion Thread
 
We had one at the GD drome, and it was a smashing suscess. Come here to continue the conversation where it left off.

Anyone played Metroid Hunters in Multiplayer yet?

Peanut 12-13-2004 09:51 AM

I haven't played MP Hunters at all yet. I was looking at some videos for upcoming DS games just awhile ago and man, Wario Ware Touched! looks so awesome. It looks like it utilizes the touch screen perfectly. The mini-games I've seen so far just look so amazing. I can't wait for it.

ThirdMarioBro 12-13-2004 03:46 PM

A review I read said they brought back Duck Hunt but there's supposed to be two versions. One where you get flogged with ducks, and the other where you blow that blasted dog to hell. I want that game NOW. Gotta let out 16 years of frustration on that damn mutt.

azure turtle 12-13-2004 03:54 PM

Dude, are you serious?! I have ALWAYS wanted to shoot that cursed dog! It always made fun of me whenever I failed to destroy all the ducks in time. :cry:

ThirdMarioBro 12-16-2004 02:11 PM

Ah ha, then here's something you'll love...

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=1692

Sales Update (for when the forum opens):

Hardware:
1. Nintendo DS: 198.892
2. PSP: 160.019
3. PlayStation2: 98.323
4. Game Boy Advance SP: 48.912
5. Gamecube: 25.359
6. Game Boy Advance: 897
-Xbox: 385
-WonderSwan Crystal: 44
-PSone: 35

Software:
1. Dragonquest VIII (PS2): 203.618
2. Daito Giken Official Pachinko Slot Simulator Yoshimune (PS2): 188.927
3. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Z Gundam (PS2): 183.583
4. Hot Shots Golf Portable (PSP): 65.900
5. Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team of Blues (GBA): 64.860
6. Ridge Racer (PSP): 60.624
7. Wario Ware: Touched! (NDS): 58.083
8. Super Mario 64 DS (NDS): 54.829
9. FIFA Total Football 2 (PS2): 53.617
10. Mario Party 6 (GC): 39.231

azure turtle 12-18-2004 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThirdMarioBro
Ah ha, then here's something you'll love...

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=1692

LOL!! That was great! Thanks for the link, TMB. Sweet, sweet revenge. :evilgrin:

ThirdMarioBro 12-18-2004 09:15 PM

Yup, now we just have to wait on the real thing in Wario Ware next Janurary. *loads gun* :D

Peanut 12-26-2004 04:59 AM

Since we got the good old Drome back, I'll put the last thing I posted on the other forums here.

I'm starting to get a bit miffed at the simulated analog control for the DS. It makes small simple tasks seemingly impossible at times. It can be extremely fustrating on the levels with pits and lava especially. I don't know how many times I died trying to get the 8 red coins on Cool Cool Mountain, and the second Bowser level is a b*tch. I haven't beaten it yet. Is it just me, or do you take A LOT more damage in this game?

JameO 12-26-2004 11:50 AM

I'll do the same. I bought some screens today, the top one is perfect but the one that goes on the touch screen always bubbles and if you try and take it off it just gets worse. Anyone else have this problem? The company is Intec. Makes the picture seem blurred, but the screen amde for the top screen is really good.

ThirdMarioBro 12-26-2004 12:09 PM

Don't buy Intec's. Buy Pelican's. They come with extra stylus's, and don't have as many problems. The thickness is just so you can't scratch the bottom screen. It's not that much of a bother.

JameO 12-26-2004 03:30 PM

Oh ok I will do that if I can find them, thats all I could find so I got them just to make sure I dont scratch it. The top is beautiful which is the main thing. The bottom just looks a little fuzzy sometimes but its alright. As long as it protects it's fine with me. *goes and plays mario again*

ThirdMarioBro 12-26-2004 05:01 PM

Yes, protecting those sexy screen is a must.

Peanut 12-27-2004 02:36 AM

On a more overall Nintendo related note. I love playing as Luigi in SM64 DS, so...is it just me, or does anyone think Luigi deserves to have his own REAL game. I'm talking a platformer, or just an adventure game, maybe even an RPG, where he's the main character. Focus on Mr. Green for a bit. Super Luigi 64 DS? A new game staring Luigi on the SM64 engine? Paper Luigi? A story driven RPG about everyones favourite Green plumber? I say it's about time to stop shoving Luigi out of the picture and make him at least semi equal with Mario.

ThirdMarioBro 12-27-2004 02:40 AM

The title Super Mario Bros. referred to the Mario Brothers, not just Mario. They deserve to be equal, and Nintendo needs to give him a real Mario Bros. game.

Dr. Doom 12-27-2004 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peanut
On a more overall Nintendo related note. I love playing as Luigi in SM64 DS, so...is it just me, or does anyone think Luigi deserves to have his own REAL game. I'm talking a platformer, or just an adventure game, maybe even an RPG, where he's the main character. Focus on Mr. Green for a bit. Super Luigi 64 DS? A new game staring Luigi on the SM64 engine? Paper Luigi? A story driven RPG about everyones favourite Green plumber? I say it's about time to stop shoving Luigi out of the picture, and make him at least semi equal with Mario.

I could not agree with you more. Unfortunately, being experimental has been too common a theme for Nintendo as far as GC goes. Metroid Prime, Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion...And hell, look at the DS. Nintendo is far too intent on doing stuff that nobody has done before to realse something that safe.

Peanut 12-27-2004 03:03 AM

That's true, but even secondary characters like Yoshi and Wario have a bunch of various games that don't follow some kind of gimmick. I mean Peach is getting her own game for Christ sake. That could have just as easily been Luigi.

ThirdMarioBro 12-27-2004 01:49 PM

NBA Rejects EA Offer
By Brian Gregarek on 26th December 2004


According to a story on IGN Sports, the National Basketball Association has rejected the initial offer from gaming giant Electronic Arts that would give the company exclusive rights to the publish games containing the NBA license. The deal, which would presumably be the same as the monumental agreement between EA and the NFL signed last week, would give the publisher exclusive rights to the NBA's players, teams and arenas.
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Ha ha ha. Fu*king EA.

Barkworm 12-27-2004 03:28 PM

New hardware sales (12-13-04 - 12-19-04):
1. Nintendo DS 221.625
2. PlayStation2 112.970
3. PSP 85.059
4. Game Boy Advance SP 80.271
5. Gamecube 29.991
6. Game Boy Advance 1.270
7. Xbox 499
8. WonderSwan Crystal 70
9. PSone 40

Software sales (12-13-04 - 12-19-04):
1. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater (PS2): 548.186
2. Tales of Rebirth (PS2): 335.014
3. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2): 152.295
4. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Z Gundam (PS2): 64.267
5. Wario Ware: Touched! (NDS): 63.474
6. Shin Sangoku Musou (PSP): 61.488
7. Mario Party 6 (NGC): 60.856
8. Super Mario 64 DS (NDS): 59.373
9. Daito Giken Official Pachinko Slot Simulator Yoshimune (PS2): 49.163
10. Yoshi Universal Gravitation (GBA): 48.681

Source: Media Create

A very Sony heavy week on software sales. Oh, and DQ8 isn't #1 anymore!

ThirdMarioBro 12-27-2004 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barkworm
New hardware sales (12-13-04 - 12-19-04):
1. Nintendo DS 221.625
3. PSP 85.059
7. Xbox 499
9. PSone 40

The DS is almost a month and two weeks old now and it's kicking the living sh*t out of the PSP. I think Nintendo has officially won the Japanese market here. Americans tend to be more stupid and fall for hype easier, so it'll be closer over here. Either way, fu*k it. If Nintendo's doing good over there, then they're making the kind of games I want. End of story.

Ooh Ooh, lookie! The Xbox outsold the PS1 for once. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jonatello 12-27-2004 10:43 PM

the DS will beat the PSP because it has popular franchises like Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Metroid, Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Secret of Mana, Lunar, Xenosaga and Castlevania


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