And in the process, gives away some new titles that Nintendo is releasing for the system. Namely, Mario Party Advance, Super Mario Advance 2 Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros Deluxe. The first two are for the Wii U Virtual Console, the latter for the 3DS.
Apparently America didn’t get it til late for some reason, since I’m playing it on my 3DS console right now and have been for a few days now.
So what do we think of these games? Well, keep reading and find out! Because these are an interesting bunch…
Well, in theory. It’s a conversation between Pit and Palutena (like the ones activated by taunting as the former on the Palutena’s Temple stage) and talks of the other characters as an ‘intruder from another dimension’ that the gods have no data on.
Here’s a video showing it in action:
Or if you want to read the script, it’s here:
Pit: Who is that?
Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can’t believe it!
Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same. To fight and win!
So it seems mysterious. But is it really used for DLC fighters? Or is there potentially another purpose for the quote? Head inside and find out1
You know, for the die hard collectors who apparently see every ‘flawed’ product as something worth paying thousands for. This time, they’re a dual wielding version of Marth and a version of Princess Peach where her legs are angled backwards. Have a few pictures…
As you can see, they’re a lot more visibly defective than the last few. And knowing the state of the market today, it almost seems inevitably they’ll end up going for something in the mid thousand range because Nintendo figurine collectors are absolutely insane about these things.
What do you think of these new ‘defective’ Amiibos?
Well, wouldn’t that have been something very different? Apparently, eight player multiplayer was intended for Super Smash Bros Melee and scrapped for ‘performance reasons’. As slightly paraphrased from Mashiro Sakurai’s comments in a Famitsu interview:
It (eight player multiplayer) was a thing I considered when thinking about the follow-up for the first Smash. Sadly it was more than impossible due to technical limits and was just barely achieved this time around.
Other than that, he also mentions that:
Above: Smash Run was decided on from the beginning.
The big ‘exclusive’ features for each version of Super Smash Bros 4 were decided at the beginning. So Smash Run and Smash Tour were planned right from the start.
Making Super Smash Bros figures was considered previously and that the series had something to do with Amiibo’s introduction (the concept was discussed back in February.
Above: Duck Hunt Duo’s inclusion was based on the game’s popularity
That Duck Hunt/Duck Hunt Duo is an interesting character because a third character (aka an unseen player using the Zapper) is helping out from offscreen. And that part of the reason it was included was because Duck Hunt was a major game that sold well in regions like North America.
Are you one of those collectors who likes to keep their Amiibos in their original packaging? Still want to use them in games like Super Smash Bros for Wii U?
Well now it seems you can, since someone online has figured out how to use Amiibos without taking them from their original boxes. Here’s the video:
Either way… I can almost guarantee we’ll see people use this to get free Amiibos from stores. Just buy one, bring it home, do the above and take it back for a refund, presumably with the staff none the wiser. I just know that’s going to start happening sooner or later…
But what do you think about this interesting technique?
Yep. It’s a bit overdue given how it was shown at the video game awards a few days ago, but we’ve now got new footage of the Legend of Zelda for Wii U. Here it is, courtesy of GameExplain…
So yeah. It looks pretty good if you ask me. Nice open world that genuinely seems to be as big as the developers are boasting it is. A medieval European fantasy themed throughout, rather than something that looks like its out some Japanese anime series. Link riding Epona and fighting enemies on horseback… it’s definitely more like a good Zelda game than the likes of Skyward Sword was.
However, there are a few things we don’t like about the trailer, that worry us a tad:
1. The lack of enemies. The original Zelda games weren’t just good because of a large open overworld, but because said overworld had a lot of things to do in it. Every screen had secrets, enemies, caves, heart containers, etc. This game? We saw about four enemies in total and pretty much nothing but scenery in the footage. Hopefully this doesn’t mean it’s like Twilight Princess where the world is just a big empty space with the odd bit of content scattered around the corners.
2. The slow motion dismounts from Epona. Yeah it’s beta, but it currently looks stupid as hell, even more so than ‘bullet time’ did in the later Matrix movies.
But what do you think of the new Zelda game? Does it look good so far? Anything you like or dislike about what you’ve seen?
Oh god. If you thought the ‘defective’ Amiibos were stupid enough before… someone’s actually auctioning a ‘defective invisible Link’ Amiibo on eBay.
I’m not kidding:
Fortunately, it’s not doing too well. Unfortunately… it’s really hard to tell at this point whether the seller is joking or serious, given how many stupid Amiibos have ended up on auction sites with talk of ‘defects’.
What do you think of someone actually selling a non existent ‘invisible’ Link amiibo?
Remember Mario Maker, the Mario level editor Nintendo showed off at E3? Or how limited it was in what was available to use?
Well it seems like Nintendo have listened and added a lot more features to the program! Here’s a new trailer for it, from the video game awards show that’s going on at the moment:
Now we seem to have:
1. Underwater levels and swimming mechanics
2. Custom generators, like cannons shooting coins, spinies, etc
3. More enemies, like Lakitus and Bloopers
4. Skins based on Super Mario Bros 3 and World
5. Different level goals, like the SMB3 one
In other words, it’s gradually getting to the point it might make a viable level editor, and one I might be actually interested in buying at some point in the foreseeable future.
Still no Lunar Magic or Super Mario Bros X though…