V. Amoleo

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  1. Wasn't expecting this at all. I guess they chose this over the DS remake because it'd be awkward to release that version on the Switch with it's screen/button setup. Hate to say this but I really wish they'd done a 3D All Stars on this and released this Famicom port with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance from the GameCube. The cost to pick that game up is through the roof!
  2. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I've been playing this all weekend and I can still say I'm enjoying it. Made a track across three rooms and as long as I was in the middle room I had no connection problems. This is with solid interior walls, so if you've got stud walls you could probably get even more distance out of it. The battery life is great! I've not played with an RC car for a while but I don't remember them ever lasting this long. It travelled over hard floors, carpets, a thin rug and carpet door cover strips with ease, even on 50cc. Your mileage may vary but I ended up smashing into the gates more than the cats did, so having pets is not a dead stop to getting this. I did have to stop playing before I wanted to though as the cats were getting way too hyped up from chasing it. I really like how the different cups change the environment that you race in. The gates gain a new look and different obstacles, the screen gets an overlay effect (e.g. underwater) and the handling changes. I don't know why but I wasn't even expecting to see cups like in a standard Mario Kart game. There are a few things I'd like changed (or more like three things I'd like polished and one I'd like changed): I accidentally made a track with a hairpin corner so tight I had to stop and reverse to get around it. It'd be nice to have a warning after you've done this to confirm you actually want to do that. It'd be nice to use the gates to make a point to point race. I'm guessing at the moment it's not possible because the track could end up being very short but the option to do it would be nice. You can't take screenshots or video while playing the game. I'm guessing this is a Nintendo being over cautious thing because of the camera but let it be a toggle option in the settings or something. This is why I've not included any footage in this post. The virtual racers are completely unaffected by real world obstacles. I'm not sure if this is even changeable with the hardware inside the kart, but it leads to frustration so I've got to mention it. When I said that I made a corner too tight, it wasn't too tight for the virtual racers who just glided through my sofa and chair. It also means that sometimes you'll run into things because you're following close behind a virtual racer that you fail to see they've passed through a real object.
  3. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I managed to get one from Argos. It’s so much fun to play but it will very much depend on the space you’ve got. So many gameplay elements straight from Mario Kart. One thing to watch for is drifting though. Obviously it’s different because it’s a physical kart so you have to ‘forget’ how you drift in Mario Kart to get the hang of it. Also there’s no holding items behind you, I wonder if that’s because in two player there’d be no visible clue that the person was defending? My two cats love chasing Mario as he drives around.
  4. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    Against my best judgement I took a chance on Base and they have let me down. They let me know today at 3:30pm, so I can't even find somewhere to get it delivered for tomorrow now.
  5. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    This looks so cool. I can't wait to get it. That track builder though! Nakes me want Mario Kart Maker so that people can enjoy it without needing the space and the gubbins.
  6. Rocket League

    https://support.rocketleague.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041075973-How-do-I-Play-Rocket-League-in-Split-Screen-on-Nintendo-Switch- So currently split screen has been removed from the Switch version. This isn't cool when it was one of the features it was advertised with before I paid money for it. Is it bad I'd have rather they renamed it Rocket League 2 and made that free to play while leaving the existing paid one as is?
  7. My Nintendo ( Club Nintendo Successor )

    Can get Mario 35th Anniversary Splatfest keychains now using platinum points but at £8 delivery. Is anybody going to bother? https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/3b53e0f5bc3defc7
  8. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (RIP)

    I wonder what Galaxy is like when compared to the ones released in China for the NVIDIA Shield. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-super-mario-galaxy-hands-on-with-tegra-x1s-wii-emulator
  9. 3DS eShop Thread

    https://delistedgames.com/rodea-the-sky-soldier-leaving-3ds-wii-u-eshop-september-30th/ Just a warning that Rodea is about to be delisted. So is Etrian Mystery Dungeon. Actually worth keeping an eye on that website I’ve linked to. I only discovered it through Forza Horizon 3 being delisted.
  10. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    I almost ordered both sets before realising that to play multiplayer you'd need two Switches as well! It looks very cool but part of the fun of Mario Kart is the multiplayer.
  11. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    At least those of us who supported them during the Wii U era have got Star Fox Zero, right guys? Edit: For clarification now that I've calmed down, I'm not annoyed with them porting these great games to the Switch so more people can play them. Just that, for us (and I guess that's most of us here), these are re-hashes sold at full retail price. It leaves a sour taste.
  12. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    Pikmin 3 was great on the Wii U but it was really well suited to the two screen setup. Action on screen controlled using Wiimote for pointer controls and then the map on the gamepad. It was really fun. They're quick to mention what's new but this is one of those occasions when we've lost stuff too.
  13. Yeah all fine now. They fixed it within 48 hours. So it was a good CS experience.
  14. Just an update on this in case anybody else is getting Error 9101. You have to contact Pokemon Support to get it fixed. I asked them if it was anything I'd done on my end and if there were steps to avoid it in the future and they said no.
  15. Digital for both Sword and Shield. Both installed and fully up to date. Pokemon Shield has the DLC. Yep I have an active Switch Online subscription. It's very strange and it seems like this 9101 error only started this week. It's only just starting to pop up on the internet.
  16. Pokemon Home is still dead for me. Deleted and reinstalled the app on Switch, it didn’t fix it.
  17. Anybody else getting Error 9101 when trying to login to Pokemon Home on the Switch? I also can't get into it on mobile but that's because it says I'm using it elsewhere. I think it's unrelated to the above though because I've had that before when I've forgot to close it down properly on the Switch.
  18. SEGA Game Gear Micro

    They're way too small, they're going to be too difficult to use! I'll take all four, please. I wonder if the games will be different for the Western release. I don't think we ever got a Last Bible game over here, though America did.
  19. Nintendo x Lego collab

    This isn't a single set. This is likely the combining of all the sets they're producing. Bit gutted there's no minifigures. But maybe next time.
  20. Nintendo x Lego collab

    They've always seemed so reluctant to work with Lego in the past. When ideas have gone through Lego Cuusoo/Ideas in the past they've always been closed down because of a pre-existing relationship with Knex. I don't think we'll get much though. Maybe just a couple of Super Mario sets rather than an entire series.
  21. Pokémon Direct January 9th 2:30 UK Time

    I wish the Season Pass was valid for both Sword and Shield. I know most people only have one but there's no way I'm the only person to have both.
  22. Remembering WiiWare

    Time for a reminder I think. You will not be able to spend Wii Shop Points past Thursday 31st January 2019. And at some point in 2019 the ability to redownload will be removed too. So remember to get everything downloaded, backed up on SD cards and, if you can, back up your NAND. I've got 10,000 points to use so I had better get planning.
  23. Starlink: Battle for Atlas (do a barrel roll!)

    So I got this for Christmas (paid around £20 for it) and I’ve played it for a few hours today. So far I’m enjoying it and I don’t really understand the flak it’s been getting. Would it have been better without all the toys to life gubbins and instead with a normal progression unlock tree? Yeah, it probably would have. I quite like having having Arwing model though. It’s nicely sculpted and the painting is quite good. Weirdly it reminds me of Mass Effect Andromeda which, considering it’s not on the Switch, isn’t an entirely bad thing. The inclusion of StarFox is a nice bonus and it does make you wonder if Nintendo would let Ubisoft make an entire StarFox game using the tools.
  24. General Switch Discussion

    Nintendo have now taken the money again for the NES controllers. So I'm guessing they've been despatched or about to be. Only other person I've seen mention that they've ordered them @markderoos
  25. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Yeah I couldn’t do it so I’m leaving it until I’ve levelled my spirits up higher. Similarly, very near to the Rayman one actually, there’s Boss (Metal Gear Solid) who has a 14000 rating who I’m yet to beat. While I’m on the subject of World of Light, I’m actually enjoying it loads more than I expected to. Some of the interpretations of the Spirits using the playable characters, stages and rule sets are really imaginative. The Street Fighter mini area especially. Considering I’ve heard this be called the weakest link in the game, I hope people actually give it a chance. I didn’t expect any third party characters to be part of the Fighter Pass so I’m a bit surprised over Joker (Persona 5) being included. I guess that’s fine though, nice to have a bit of variety. I guess the stage/music in that release will be Persona related too. Considering the recent rumours, I’ll be a little bit miffed if it’s used as a form of advertising for the release of Persona 5 though.