tapedeck

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  1. Seriously, didn't want to create a new thread for this title but this is a good idea in the long run, (hopefully!) So I came across this and can't believe how awesome it is! I've always adored Yoshi's Island and it shocked me. However, I was taken aback by my memory and how much depth a lot of retro games had. Can anyone else share some insights into cool easter eggs in retro games? I always remember leaving the title screen rolling on DKC and it would do just that...start rolling!
  2. bad stuff thread.

    I didn't wanna be negative in the positive thread and figured that the positive thread should remain so AND that negative or bad things can actually be awesome! Like that evil man. From Offsted. Who fell in the college carpark. And looked a right tit. So yeah worst thing today was I was at my parents and they were asking if I had got their presents. Annoyingly I said 'no' so got a list of everyones preferred gifts. This is usually fine but this year they are over £100 each for sis, mum and dad. I was pretty shocked and said they are having a laugh and they were dead serious and have specifically asked for gifts that cost £100-130. I said I wasn't happy about spending that amount and was called tight and as I work (and earn good money) I should match their spending. Pretty shit in my opinion and although I'm sticking to my guns and not spending a lot of money, they have already spent a lot on me (which I didn't ask for). So now I'm kind of not looking forward to Christmas as much as Christmas day will be... interesting. Yeah, the worst things 'are' sometimes the best... Hmmmm
  3. Hi all, good to see you all playing this game. Between this and Dreams on the PS4, I’m in creator heaven! I've made tons of stages and really enjoyed many of your levels on WiiU. Hopefully Nintendo release a friend patch soon so I can play more. I’ll check out some of these and post some of my level codes soon!
  4. STEEP

    No OT or interest for this? With the games industry seemingly not bothered about winter/extreme sports since the early to mid 00's. I've been bitterly disappointed that no snowboarding games have been on the market since EA decided to fudge SSX on the PS3 and NAMCO gave us the charming and fun We Ski and its (admittedly great) sequel. STEEP looked great at E3 and I've put a ton of hours into it since last week. I didn't get the chance to try the BETA but the thought of an SSX/1080 Spotify playlist while free-roaming mountains was too much for me to ignore. So did anyone else buy this? PROS: Fantastic graphics Vast mountain range to explore Variety of play styles with skiing/snowboarding/parachute/wingsuit Free walking around the mountains is fantastic Tons to see and do Online play makes the mountain seem more alive Controls are accessible and deep Tons of custom gear to wear CONS: Online is required to play (ffs) Missed opportunity not having social areas/meeting points/chalets etc Only 3 players seem to be able to team up at once DLC not out yet (Alaska range coming) Can't create your own boarder Hear doesn't add to stats - just looks different
  5. Wii General Discussion

    Can't understand why we don't have a 'general discussion' thread for our lovely Wii console so here is one. A good place to put random Wii info and chatter. (Plus the 360 one has over a 1000 pages and there was a thought that a Wii one would get more pages....) Time will tell if we need this or not...at this moment in time it seems like a good idea! POST AWAY! : peace:
  6. Nintendo Labo

    I was playing the shindou edition on N64 the other night. It’s insane how that game is taken up a notch more with rumble. How they got the rumble so perfect back in 1996 still blows my mind. EAD are wizards. (I wish there was an English Shindou translation/patch - there was years ago but it’s lost to the web now!) Anyway... LABO: With the Amazon BIGTHANKS £10 off a £50 shop code I caved and bought it. Thinking I can use it at work for STEM activities too!
  7. Switch eShop Thread

    +1 for Double Dragon childhood memories. Picked up Riptide GP. Definitely worth £5 As a decent racer with decent water physics. Just wish their was a time trial mode.
  8. Nintendo Labo

    Can’t wait to see more of the actual games on this. It’s got that typical Nintendo premium price on it and it’s an easy target. Colour me intrigued but I feel Nintendo’s 2017 success shows that all they really need to do is release good games on Switch to appeal to the masses. I admit... I just want a new Wave Race...
  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    Also - price wise not sure if I’ll pick it up again. Will get it at £25 I think...
  10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    The Switch version will be perfect for the sublime speed running metagame this has. I got into top 25 worldwide, but after that the skill ceiling was insane. Must resist the jungle call... @RedShell
  11. General Switch Discussion

    If Pokemon hits Switch in 2018 that would be some development speed and subsequent pay-off in hardware. Massive if they can do it. Having delivered BoTW and Odyssey, I anticipate a flood of B-tier licenses from Nintendo in 2018. Kirby and Yoshi already point to this and I think we’ll see Pikmin 4 and Animal Crossing at the end of the year. I do think we’ll see something from Next Level Games and Retro in 2018. I’d guess Luigi’s Mansion 3 from NLG and I’d love a 3D DKC from Retro. I really hope we see more Deluxe versions of WiiU games. Super Mario 3D world is a great fit for Switch as is Wii Sports. Ad-Hoc bowling/tennis competitions? Sign me up!
  12. General Retro Discussion

    When I saw this yesterday I was in awe. I love how it looks and as a huge fan of the original I never thought I’d want a remake. Until now...
  13. Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    Have enjoyed reading everyone’s impressions of this. So much so that I picked this up a couple of weeks ago. I’m now on to the final world and have really enjoyed it. Definitely wanting it to end due to the repetitive nature of the gameplay though - explore/fight/repeat. They could have done some neat 2D sections ala Odyssey - including 2D battles. Maybe it’s because RTS games usually aren’t my thing, but I do appreciate how it mixes strategy with platforming to innovative effect. Either way, the game looks stunning, the humour is pretty good and the battle elements are well executed. The added two player mode is great fun too!
  14. Your GotY 2017

    Here are my top three! Enjoy 1st: Breath of the Wild Nintendo have always had the nack of creating believable, atmospheric worlds but this is their zenith. Mixing their 3D Zelda template with the delicate nature found in Animal Crossing and a ton of Skyrim; the world of Hyrule was the real story. The best thing about the game is how it empowers you. Finally they went back to the pure, original vision for a Zelda game and gamers fell in love with Nintendo all over again. 2nd: Mario Odyssey ‘Mr Videogame’ returned with his latest batch of pure kiddie cocaine. The majesty of the music, the wonder of each new world, the developed 3D move-set, Cappy and the capture mechanics...the fresh story with THAT superb ending and post-game content. Odyssey was everything I wanted and more. 3rd: Sonic Mania If you’d have told me in the 90’s that in 2017 I’d be making my way through a re-tooled and rejuvenated 16-Bit Sonic game (on Nintendo hardware!) I’d have choked on my Pop-tarts! Mania was just that. Giving me the childhood mania for Sonic all over again. Whitehead et al. are preservation Gods and SEGA finally cut them loose. Radical indeed (in the 90’s sense)!
  15. Your Switch moment of 2017

    The system itself was a huge surprise. It felt like a premium device coming from the WiiU and 3DS. The display was vibrant and crisp and the volume output was actually audible! A slick, sensible OS made me realise they had learned from the WiiU OS. BoTW and Super Mario Odyssey: Once again proving that “backs against the wall Nintendo” is still incredible. When they bring their A-game, they remain peerless. Both games proved that Nintendo still have the magic that has existed since Mario and Link’s first outings. Surprising, delightful and with so much polish you’d think Nintendo had hired Mr. Sheen himself; (or they had been finished for a while!) both games were astounding. For me they also came at a time when I felt the world needed more colour, imagination and fun! What a year for Nintendo fans. And that’s without mentioning the pure bliss that was the SNES Mini with Star Fox 2.
  16. Indie Games

    WIll pick up Mantis when it’s £10 and Worms when it’s £10-15. Willing to wait and think they are a bout £5 too much at the moment. ‘Annoyingly’ WORMS was PS+ free game this month which made me more inclined to miss the Switch version for now. Really tempted by mantis but it could do with more backdrops. would love a good racer outside of Mario Kart on Switch but won’t pay £40 for Gear.Club or the £32 for Snow Moto/Aqua Moto which are £15 games at best.
  17. General Switch Discussion

    Anyone seeking an SD card for switch? I’ve been after a new card and got this 200gb for just over £50. https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-200GB-Micro-SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A/dp/B00V62XBQQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1511809801&sr=1-4&keywords=200gb+micro+sd+card Says $15 for shipping but mine was like £3. Immense deal.
  18. Skyrim (2017)

    Very impressed with the game. When you emerge from the opening section into the world it looks incredible for a handheld experience. Obviously BoTW has this beaten for control but the world is so intoxicating and deep. Only played to the first major town on PS3 so cannot wait to dig deeper with this. So many games...not enough hours in the day!
  19. Rocket League (Switch)

    Me @dazzybee @Nicktendo @Kaepora_Gaebora All in a team now. If we can find a match... Couldnt connect so ended up doing a 2v2. Some strange connection issues emerging here. :/
  20. Switch eShop Thread

    So many games. Must resist buying them all at launch! It’s incredible how many devs are throwing titles at Switch. Every week seems to have new announcements. Especially coming from the WiiU, Nintendo have done a LOT right behind the scenes and it is paying off so far. Let’s just hope there are more day and date 3rd party releases in 2018 and devs don’t just crank out ports. Either way the system is a dream for fitting into my lifestyle with work/responsibilities and all these games are fantastic. I tend not to post as much these days (now married/house owner/more responsibility at work); but it’s great to see Nintendo back and being appreciated in the industry. BoTW and Odyssey also prove they are still pioneering developers in the industry. (Faith restored!)
  21. Rocket League (Switch)

    Those games last night were superb. Pure, gripping entertainment. Great, simple party chat/invite system as well. Still not mastered the physics/timing of this yet and I imagine it will take time. At the moment I’m like a dog chasing a balloon!
  22. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    I always thought this was an unappreciated gem from Mario64. Its so simple but catchy! I used to just leave the file select screen on for ages with this playing back in '96. Memories!
  23. Rime

    Saw this for £25 today in Grainger Games. Imagine that by the time the Switch edition launches it will be £15-20 on PS4. I'll probably pick it up when it hits a similar price on Switch. I do love the look of it but it's definitely a B-Tier game that I'm happy to pay £15-20 for.
  24. General Switch Discussion

    I remember being hyped over that announcement only to be left feeling salty as all my PS2-loving friends rubbed it in when they slipped on to the PS2. Sad thing was that none of them bought any of the games other than Resi 4! I'd love VJoe to appear in Smash.
  25. General Switch Discussion

    Yeah, that CAPCOM comment is bizarre. In the pursuit of westernising their franchises and not really seeing fantastic sales, I am surprised they didn't at least hit Switch hard with more ports ala Revelations 1/2. Considering they had access to prototype hardware and asked for the extra RAM, not being there day one was incredibly short-sighted and bizarre. Unfortunately many of the Japanese powerhouse developers seem lost in translation - forgetting what made them fantastic in the first place. I was delighted to see Bomberman on Switch and with such sales expected more Konami buy-in and recognition that the good old-fashioned mascot games like Mega Man would suit the Nintendo eco-system. Due to the GCN exclusives that never appeared (wasn't it meant to be 5 games?!) and the WiiU bomba maybe there is history? I bought USF2 and want this system to boom and the games to follow. Maybe when there are enough units in Japan, developers such as CAPCOM and NAMCO etc. will start putting a few more big hitters on the system (and might own one and see how cool it is!) if that doesn't happen, I'll just presume money-hatting is the answer to it all...