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Everything posted by Ike

  1. Nintendo Switch Online: SNES

    SNES controllers are up, go go go! https://mynintendostore.nintendo.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/668
  2. 11 is probably pretty good for DQ in the west. The PS4 version came out on a Tuesday as well.
  3. Nintendo Switch Online: SNES

    Pointless? No. Redundant? Probably. I mean I could have played it on my actual SNES.
  4. Nintendo Switch Online: SNES

    I used it to play ALttP using the SNES controller from the SNES Mini. Works great.
  5. General Retro Discussion

    Well that's disappointing. They could have just added English (US) and English (British) or something to switch between them. I am curious if the roms are on there (as they seem to be).
  6. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    I'd say continue with VIII, if you like that then get XI. They are 2 of the best games in the series so it worth playing both, and you already have VIII. Be aware VII plays a little differently in that it focuses more on each individual town's vignette and there's a lot of going back and forth, it's not everyone's cup of tea. It's worth picking up the DS games, IV and V are great (so is VI but it's a bit... weirder?).
  7. Yeah I get that, it was that it allows you go back to any checkpoint in the game that surprised me. I don't remember seeing it in the Treehouse demo at E3, or I wasn't paying attention. It's nice though if you played the demo you can go back to the start in 2D mode and not lose EXP or anything. If the 2D mode in this follows the 3DS game then certain points are different to the 3D mode. Town layouts are slightly different between the 2 versions.
  8. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    Wanted to play a short game between Link's Awakening and Dragon Quest XI, so decided to pick up Detective Pikachu from where I left of (chapter 6) and finished it off this morning. Undecided if I liked the game or not, I guess I liked parts, such as the interactions with Pikachu and the other Pokemon and Tim. The story is obviously aimed at kids though which makes it a bit more frustrating for adults. I've said before in the main thread, but you know the answer before the characters do an you have to wait for them to discover it.
  9. I wanted to go 2D but a lot of the enhancements are for the 3D mode, so I'm not sure now. I think I'll go 2D, but I kinda want to play the new content in 3D, so I might switch for that. The way switching between modes is a little weird, it sends you back to certain checkpoints rather than keep you at where you are and you can choose any point you want, including the start of the game. But you keep your equipment and levels.
  10. The very first "NX" game to be announced is finally here!
  11. General Retro Discussion

    According to an article in Retro Gamer, the version of Tetris on the Mini isn't the exact same as the unreleased game, apparently they changed some stuff (like adding hard drop). They felt they could do that since as it was never released.
  12. Finished the game this morning. Hero mode is more difficult (kinda obvious), I often had to leave the dungeon to heal up. The Chamber stuff sucks, really boring and they sorta force you to play it. Should have been entirely optional. Overall I think it's a fantastic remake, but at the same time doesn't really add anything, other than some QoL, or replace the original which still holds up.
  13. They're adding Fire Emblem characters to Dragon Quest!
  14. I was worried there were only 19 hearts in this game, but I found the last heart container. Phew.
  15. Apple Arcade

    Isn't it because of the fee Apple charges to list apps?
  16. Apple Arcade

    Oh, look. Google just announced their version. https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/09/23/google-play-pass-pricing-release-date/
  17. General Retro Discussion

    Nice, that was fast. Where'd you order from, Play-Asia? My case arrived today. Makes me want to get one for the other Mini consoles/ Don't think there was any as nice as this though.
  18. Nintendo Switch Online: SNES

    Just beat Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, with the best ending, although the question mark makes it feel like it's not. Props to anyone to beat it without saves states/rewind, not sure how you were meant to know the requirement to get the Goddess Bracelet, unless it was in the manual? Although a lot of deaths were caused by the rather siff physics I found. I thought it was pretty good, it wrecked stuff and destroyed projectiles.
  19. Well there's the official case: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch-Carrying-Screen-Protector/dp/B07V5JKSQ1 Hori does a shell that only covers the back: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DuraFlexi-Protor-Clear-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B07W3QM1YR/ I always have back luck with screen protectors so I don't think I'll bother.
  20. Ahaha, I'm not doing that again. I don't like it that much to be honest. I'm sure @Serebii will be picking it up though.
  21. Tetris 99 -- Available Today

    The Kirby theme is great, really cute.
  22. If it's anything like the mushroom one, it won't give out much light. Still looks cool though. My copy's not arriving today, not sure if I should just get it digital since it runs better or just wait. Looks like it's going to either be Saturday or Monday now, and Saturday isn't looking too likely.
  23. Yellow reminds me of the old Gameboy colours. Kinda fitting since it releases the same day as Link's Awakening. Almost as if they planned that.
  24. Apple Arcade

    For mobile, I kind of think this model kinda works. I see mobile gaming as more throwaway/time killers though. I wish Android had something similar, but it probably wouldn't be as good.