Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

I've not played any of the paper mario games, due to not having the right consoles, but this looks super cool.

DSGamer wrote:

Then why was "Sticker Star 3" trending on Twitter today?

I was surprised by all the complaints online at first, but it seems to me that people really just want an RPG with numbers that go up after you win fights. I am not one of them. I actually liked what Sticker Star and Colour Splash tried to do with the battle system. They fumbled the execution horribly, for sure, but their ideas were solid. I want to see them evolve the series and do it well rather than give up and go back to exactly how things were two decades ago.

And we have new NES/SNES games next week! There's not much there, but what's there is quality stuff including one of my favourite NES games. I've never heard of Operation Logic Bomb before (and that is not a name easily forgotten), but it looks pretty fun. It's no Wii VC, but I'm satisfied with these games.

Man, I spent so much money on Wild Guns at the arcade. I never recall it going in like western-mech direction. I must have never made it that far in.

Not a ton more than what was shown in the initial trailer, but here's a short clip of the combat:

It still looks wild. I'm excited.

I'm totally settling in for a Rygar play through when it goes live. That was one of my go-to games way back when. Having never completed it I shall now conquer that quest.

I cannot do justice to how impressed I was with the visuals, and the music. The sense of adventure, too. I played Rygar long before I ever stumbled upon Metroid, Zelda, Castlevania, so it's impact was all the more powerful. Good memories.

I've tried and failed to go back to Rygar a couple times. I have no idea how I managed beat that game back in the day. I'm looking forward to giving it a go with save states to bail me out.

Hang on... that untranslated Japanese title is Tetris Attack?! That’s like, my wife’s favorite game. The question now is: do I tell her it’s coming or just kind of casually boot it up once it hits?

OMG thanks....I have my physical version of Tetris Attack just feet from me. Now if only it could do online play. So much better than Tetris 99.

Vargen wrote:

The question now is: do I tell her it’s coming or just kind of casually boot it up once it hits?

Casual boot for effect. Warning, you may or may not be left on the couch for the evening by taking my advice.

Psst, Wonderful 101 this coming week.

In other news, the first "real"/full Story of Seasons for Switch will be out July 17th. It was confirmed for July in Europe a while ago but NA just got confirmed:

The art style is...different, but who cares? BTW, this is the remake of a remake or whatever. Doesn't matter to me, it's a full-sized SoS game on Switch and that's good enough for me.

Please clarify for casual followers: that means it’s by the team that made original Harvest Moon game(s)? I was tempted to get into ‘the newest one’ as a more structured Animal Crossing but couldn’t figure out what newer game(s) were considered good and proper. Or should folks just choose Stardew Valley instead?

Separately, I was quite disappointed with the entirety of SNL’s episode last week, but not this sketch posted mid-week:

Keithustus wrote:

Please clarify for casual followers: that means it’s by the team that made original Harvest Moon game(s)? I was tempted to get into ‘the newest one’ as a more structured Animal Crossing but couldn’t figure out what newer game(s) were considered good and proper. Or should folks just choose Stardew Valley instead?

Story of Seasons is the continuation of what was known as Harvest Moon in America. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, itself a sort of demake of Harvest Moon 64/Back to Nature.

Lots of games I've never heard of.

Kind of strange that fishing and tanks are involved, but OK.

I'm bummed they took out Rummy.

Keithustus wrote:

Please clarify for casual followers: that means it’s by the team that made original Harvest Moon game(s)? I was tempted to get into ‘the newest one’ as a more structured Animal Crossing but couldn’t figure out what newer game(s) were considered good and proper. Or should folks just choose Stardew Valley instead?

Yes, any Story of Seasons is fine and Yes.

Stardew Valley is the cheapest option and is quite good.

The reason I said this was a "real" Story of Season game is because it isn't the first on Switch as the Doraemon SoS game was the first SoS on Switch, but Doraemon is not as feature complete as a proper SoS game. Friends of Mineral Town is a full fledged SoS game, even if it a remake.

garion333 wrote:

Lots of games I've never heard of.

Kind of strange that fishing and tanks are involved, but OK.

I'm bummed they took out Rummy.

I was interested but $40 is a bit much since I know that I would only play a few of the games. However a $20 sale and they will have me.

Nintendo: 'Mr. Programmer, take down this PC Mario 64 install.'

Also Nintendo: 'This isn't Connect Four, it's Four in a Row. This isn't Uno, it's Last Card....."

There is actually a legal difference between those two things.

Game rules can't be copyrighted. Computer code can. Art and music can. But the game rules themselves cannot. Though certain game terms can be I believe... it's all very confusing and we've reached the limits of what I think I know.

Shhh......not trying to get into a technical discussion. Of course there's a difference but it's funny to see Nintendo be as underhanded to avoid licensing as frustrates them when everyone else uses their ideas and content.

Some of those games that we're familiar with from the brand name are older games that somebody packaged up and put a copyrightable skin on. "Last Card" and "Uno" are both basically Crazy Eights with a few extra rules for the major arcana special cards.

Interesting. Then this has morphed into the Things you should know by now, but only just discovered forum.

Random facts about Rygar.

The Famicom release (Argos no Senshi) had a different soundtrack to that of the NES release. This was suggested to be down to a difference in the sound chip.

The PAL version of the NES game contained an error in the code which inadvertently and substantially increased the difficulty. The PAL version limited the player's Tone and Last attributes to 1023 points instead of 4095 (as found in the NTSC version), which meant that there was less maximum life and noticeably less damage to enemies.

Also, whilst 1987 saw it release in North America, and Japan, it was 1990 before Europe saw its release.

Yes. I'm that interested that I looked up some information akin to pre-release hype.

Here's a video comparing all (or most) versions of Rygar. 7:37 is the NES. 9:20 is the Famicom.

I've exclusively played my Switch in handheld mode for a long time now & the joy cons are starting to frustrate me a little too much. Left joy con now has a drifting issue, the comfort level of actually gripping the joy cons isn't great into the bargain.

I've tried playing Tesla vs Lovecraft in handheld mode & the ergonomics of the joy cons make aiming in a quick & accurate manner a pain in the ass. Your hands also actively hurt while trying to do so. Cuphead is another game that involves fast reactions that just doesn't suit the handheld form factor & those skinny joy cons.

I actually had no idea (for whatever reason) that you could use the Pro Controller with the Switch in handheld mode. I love the Pro Controller so I started looking for a screen holder. I think I've found something even more appealing, its called the Fixture S1, here's a link Fixture S1 - Indiegogo

The screen of your undocked Switch slots into the Fixture S1 which itself attaches to the Pro Controller. It can also be used as a stand on a table. I probably won't recieve it until mid to late June but it looks like a great piece of kit.

Is there anyone else that's heard or has any experience with this?

Spikeout, not in relation to your issue, sorry...but how is Tesla versus Lovecraft?

Garth wrote:

Spikeout, not in relation to your issue, sorry...but how is Tesla versus Lovecraft?

I'm enjoying it quite a bit. The levels are fast paced & the impact & hit feedback of the weapons are on point. You literally mow down hordes of enemies starting with a basic pistol, you get to pickup shotguns, revolvers etc that sit at various points around the small levels.

You have a dash that can get you out of tight spots or towards a power up, like the nuke that annihilates every enemy at that moment onscreen. Your character levels up in each of the short levels, you then pick between two perks eg faster weapon fire rate or bullets can pearce enemies. These perks stack as you sometimes level up quite a few times in any given level, giving you the feeling of becoming more powerful as the hordes continue pursuing you.

When I played it with the pro controller it was so much better to control than playing with the joy cons in handheld mode (that actively stopped me playing it when I first purchased the game).

RNRClown can probably add more impressions as I'm pretty certain he's put in a good couple of hours more than me. I've played it for probably 1-2 hours & I'd definitely say its a fun little game thus far.

So it's not a followup to Tesla vs. Edison?

I got auto billed for Nintendo online. I never signed up for auto renewal so I called up and the agent explained that it turns on automatically whenever you sign onto any of their services. They refunded me as a "One time favor". They sent me a survey so, as a one time favor, I let them know how I felt about that policy.

Pretty sure all the online platforms do that. I got a couple PS+ years that I wouldn’t have if not for automatic renewal.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Pretty sure all the online platforms do that. I got a couple PS+ years that I wouldn’t have if not for automatic renewal.

Sorry, I should have been more clear. The policy I complained about was the "One time Favor" refund not the auto-renewal. Like they are bending over backwards to fix something that I did wrong.