tapedeck

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  1. Not mine but:

    Airship theme

    Middle mast looks like a mushroom in the background.

    Horizontal beams are std platform blocks

    Ropes - take the item that is a thin platform (minimum size 3by3) that you can jump up through and shake them once or twice to change the style to ropes. (Each level style has three variants of these).

     

    This. Thanks @peterl0. It's great to play with the elements to use them in surprising ways. IE: The mushroom masts.


  2. Money Grows on P's

     

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    Probably my favourite level I've made so far. I really like the puzzle/platforming mix here.

     

     

    King Dry Bones' Lair

     

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    Here I wanted a spin on the castle boss idea.


  3. StarFox/Lylat Wars high scores?

    Wave Race/F-Zero GX lap times

    DKC Tropical Freeze time trials

    Warioware high scores (like jump rope/paper aeroplane)

    Pushmo challenges (who can complete ten puzzles the quickest - start easy and ramp it up and you can create a themed one for your event.)

    Super Mario Maker 15minute makeover. Who can create the craziest alternative 1-1 in 15minutes.

    Blindfolded Mario Chase where other players direct the runner or those chasing the Mario Mii.

    Guitar Hero/Rockband/Just Dance competitions

    Speed running old games. SONIC 1 Green Hill Zone is good for this.


  4. @dazzybee

    The pack for SWars figures (Ashoka/Ani) with playset was £25 in Grainger Games. £30 everywhere else I looked. The game was £20 in Grainger Games (standalone) but is £15 on eShop.

    Pack was £45 all in from Grainger Games (£50 in supermarkets), so picked up the £45 bundle as prefer over digital as I might want to sell it one day.


  5. Picked it up & loving it. Feels good to be playing a AAA 3rd party game on the system. The single player Star Wars stuff is fantastic. Feels very much like Ratchet and Clank 3 with all the hopping into vehicles and cruising across the galaxy and collecting sparks. Drop-in/out co-op is fantastic (smooth too!) and it's all much easier to understand than previous games.

    Oh and unlocking/building Star Wars levels in the ToyBox is brilliant. I'm aiming to build a Banjo Kazooie inspired Star Wars Rusty Bucket Bay/Tatooine Desert level. Ridiculous fun!!

    @Hero\-of\-Time try downloading one of my cloud saved levels (Mario64 castle/lava) and let me know if it works. Cross platform level sharing --not sure if it works. :)


  6. Apparently the WiiU version runs fantastic after the blip that was 2.0 (sup 720p, random framerate drops). Avalanche made it in house and dropped some of the toybox touchscreen functions (dragged the Framerate down in 1.0 and 2.0) and have brought it back to a higher resolution. Pending my dire game store, may end up with this today. @dazzybee be cool to share levels if you pick this up. :D


  7. Will be buying the WiiU version ASAP. Loved DI 1.0. Remaking N64 3D levels was challenging but great fun. Think this game will make Mario Maker my Christmas game due to the toybox allowing 2D and 3D design and working with my 1.0 figures.

    It's £19.99 on the eShop (Monday apparently?) and the Star Wars play set is £25 in store. However, saw the entire set for £45 today (with base too). May as well just buy that and trade old base/other games toward it. Can then sell the game down the line if I ever wish to.

     

    These are superb games (2.0 stumble aside) and I'm surprised more WiiU gamers aren't picking this up. Co-op and off-TV ToyBox building is fantastic!


  8. Shameless self-plug incoming...

     

    So I've been nominated as one of the Careers Advisers of the year in the UK and feel relieved my hard work has been recognised.

    If you'd like to help me win please vote for me at: http://www.careerschampion.co.uk

    I'm Mark Lee :-)

     

    If anyone would like to read what my year has consisted of...

     

    I've created a website for Hartlepool kids at http://www.knowyourcollege.co.uk and written most of the content over the last few years. I've set up a regional careers advisers network to improve practice in schools (which is dire due to government cuts and reduction in training). And I've led on building social media awareness sessions and other careers-based sessions for young people. I've also secured stronger university links into Colleges,taken part in national research with Derby University and developed new teaching resources for local education providers and shared them to help kids explore industries.

     

    A busy time no doubt but I'm passionate about my job and love helping people find, fulfil or even change their ambitions.

     

    Thanks in anticipation. :-)


  9. Good thread. Important that an open, honest discussion takes place sometimes to clear the air.

     

    Look I'm a 32yr old guy with a passion for Nintendo. But the Nintendo I grew up on has changed. I feel the frustration but when I look at my games collection it still offers joy. You see, at the heart of everything are still those games that have the Nintendo magic.

     

    I come here to talk about that, revel in Nintendo and feel part of a community. During the GC years I needed a place like this to lurk. It made me feel I wasn't alone as a Nintendo fan. People forget how bad that generation was for European Nintendo console owners. Point is, it is the games we come to talk about, the games keep us together. (Bind us, surround us etc lol).

     

    Unfortunately, the games seem to be driving some folk mad. Many seem to be here with a form of psychosis - perpetually telling everyone what Nintendo should be doing - against what is actually happening in reality. In such circumstances many a thread has been ruined by discussions on what games DON'T have. Sure, state your grievances - that's fine and welcome. But when it becomes all encompassing and de-rails threads, I'd rather spend my time somewhere else.

     

    I would just ask folk to think before posting.

    'We' are N-Europe after all.

    What it is, is a reflection of who we are.


  10. That stage last night had me howling. Brutal but insane to watch. Like Ninja Warrior SMB style! Can't wait to get stuck into this.

    I love the way they trolled the guy with a hammer bros. in a ? block. It's little wonder Nintendo miss their deadlines!

     

    This game will be fantastic if the level sharing mechanisms make it easy to find the top levels from the community. Some kind of tagging system to categorise the levels people make perhaps, to separate out the Ikaruga-esque levels from the traditional levels for example. Being able to find the great creations will be crucial.

     

    True. Similar to LBP would work.


  11. Showing my support for more Nintendo/CAPCOM opportunities by buying Ryu. No Street Fighter love on Nintendo home consoles for so long now. :cry: I did love Tatsunoko though. ;)

     

    The return of Hyrule castle from the N64 hit me right in the childhood. That's my teen years spent on that stage. Hours spent throwing bombs and dodging whirlwinds. Can't wait to play that one. Dreamland will do for now (missed opp. For Melee's Fountain of Dreams music though).

    I'm loving the additional content that comes in these packs (SF2 Ken OST FTW). It's clearly made with a lot of love and is completely optional on an already joyous game.

     

    Now give me more Sanic...