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Phil Mellor Message #100427, posted by monkeyson2 at 14:16, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100426
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Does this mean another person to add to our Animal Crossing friends lists and then never ever visit?
My mother still has my DS
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100428, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:17, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100427
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Does this mean another person to add to our Animal Crossing friends lists and then never ever visit?
My mother still has my DS


Kill her, or something.
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John Hoare Message #100429, posted by moss at 14:51, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100428

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I'll be getting Animal Crossing, yes.

Although the main reason I want a DS is so I can play old Final Fantasy games on the move
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richard cheng Message #100438, posted by richcheng at 16:37, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100277

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Metroid Prime Pinball arrived this morning!

Since, yet again, I am beset by mad deadline fever, I've only had time for a quick couple of games on one of the two tables available initially, but so far, results are encouraging.

I've never really played a Metroid game before, so I can't comment on the integration into the Metroid universe, but the basic physics seem fairly good (although not even close to the peerless Visual Pinball) and the non-realistic video-game elements are good, too, although not as wonderfully over-the-top as the surreal brilliance that is Flipnic. (YOU GET ALL FLAMINGOS!!!)

Hurray for pinball! Double hooray for pinball on the train!
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Phil Mellor Message #100440, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:43, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100438
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I didn't know this was released in Europe...?
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richard cheng Message #100441, posted by richcheng at 17:31, 21/3/2007, in reply to message #100440

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It wasn't, but they're still selling it in Amazon Marketplace:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2bozjq

The US version cost me £16.76 (from the raven-online-market) and was delivered two days after I ordered it. Impressive.

It has a "Rumble Pack".
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100577, posted by Phlamethrower at 09:01, 23/3/2007, in reply to message #100441
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Apparently it's been FIVE WEEKS since I played Animal Crossing. And unsurprisingly, it's stopped snowing
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Andrew Poole Message #100589, posted by andypoole at 10:00, 23/3/2007, in reply to message #100577
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And soon: my thoughts on Spectrobes.

Just as soon as I work out how to play it
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100692, posted by Phlamethrower at 11:36, 24/3/2007, in reply to message #100589
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*remembers why he doesn't like Mario games*

Why hasn't he figured out that things would be a lot easier if he didn't grease his shoes every morning?
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Andrew Poole Message #100693, posted by andypoole at 11:44, 24/3/2007, in reply to message #100692
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Is that the only thing he greases in the morning? Pukey
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100736, posted by Phlamethrower at 10:35, 25/3/2007, in reply to message #100693
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Is it me or are the boss battles stupidly pathetically easy?

*continues waiting for a proper Warioland 4 sequel (that doesn't suck)*
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100763, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:27, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100736
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*makes it onto world 8 of new SMB*

Is it me or are the boss battles stupidly pathetically easy?
See! Only a couple more battles left and I'll have finished the game. The dalek-mole-tank thing was mildly annoying (i.e. it took two attempts), but only because the game wasn't conserving my horizontal momentum when I was jumping off of the gun barrels shock
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100819, posted by Phlamethrower at 01:15, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100763
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...and that's the stupid princess rescued. Being able to use the giant toadstool to defeat the bosses makes things a bit easy, doesn't it?

*reminds everyone how excellent Warioland 4 was*

Oh well, at least the fact I now get to play as Luigi means I can't complain about how they called it Super Mario Bros. and then only included one of them in the singleplayer game tongue

*complains about how most of the minigames are the same as the ones in Mario 64 DS instead. And about how they fail to beat the THREE minigames that were in Warioland 4. And how Mario is ten times less manly stud than the manly stud that is Wario*

[edit]

*and how the ending credits aren't anywhere near as good as Warioland 4, or how the game has diminished replay value because it doesn't have different difficulty levels like Warioland 4*

[edit #2]

And incase you haven't worked it out yet, you should buy Warioland 4 now if you haven't played it before. It's grrrreeeat! (And only £4.95 tongue)

[edit #3]

HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 01:25, 27/3/2007]
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VinceH Message #100821, posted by VincceH at 08:28, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100819
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What was the Mario game called - at least I think it was a Mario one - that was released for the Nintendo 64, around the same sort of time as Goldeneye? Set in a big 3D world. ISTR quite enjoying that one, even though the Mario games weren't really my cup of tea.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100822, posted by Phlamethrower at 08:35, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100821
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Mario 64.

The DS port/version of it is better than the original, and not just because you get to play as Wario wink
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Phil Mellor Message #100823, posted by monkeyson2 at 09:20, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100822
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I still haven't completed NSMB. I'm crap at it tongue
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100825, posted by Phlamethrower at 09:41, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100823
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I still haven't completed NSMB. I'm crap at it tongue
shock

May I suggest Warioland 4, instead? tongue Some people say that it's too easy. It uses a HP based system instead of "one hit and you're out". You get 8 little hearts, and lose one (two?) each time you get hurt by an enemy. You gain hearts by collecting the ones that drop out of the monsters you kill. And if you do lose all your hearts, you don't have to deal with a practically pointless "Game over. Continue?" prompt either - you just get booted out of the level and lose some of your treasure. And Wario has more attacks to get rid of the enemies, and doesn't seem to grease his shoes so much wink The boss battles are trickier, though (as are the harder difficulty levels). And the only time limit on the levels is when you're trying to make your way back out (unless you play on Super Hard difficulty, in which case it starts straight away).
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Andrew Poole Message #100828, posted by andypoole at 09:59, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100823
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I still haven't completed NSMB. I'm crap at it tongue
I forget where I'm up to. I haven't played it in a while.
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Andrew Poole Message #100829, posted by andypoole at 10:05, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100828
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I still haven't completed NSMB. I'm crap at it tongue
I forget where I'm up to. I haven't played it in a while.
OK, I'm in World 5 tongue
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Andrew Poole Message #100834, posted by andypoole at 10:48, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100829
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http://www.dailymotion.com/featured/video/x1h08t_mario-bros-lego
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100839, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:02, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100834
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I'm in World 4. Yay?
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Peter Howkins Message #100841, posted by flibble at 14:20, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100839
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On an unrelated note does Animal Crossing ever get more interesting than fetching and carrying things for people and gaining tat to put in your house?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100842, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:26, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100841
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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You can catch bugs and fish, and make the animals say rude words, and stuff.

So no, not really tongue
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richard cheng Message #100843, posted by richcheng at 14:33, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100842

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and make the animals say rude words
This is definitely the best part of the game.

Also you can grow trees!
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Peter Howkins Message #100845, posted by flibble at 14:36, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100843
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One copy of Animal Crossing for sale, barely used. vgc. 10 ukp inc postage


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Matthew Somerville Message #100866, posted by Matthew at 23:17, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100819
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*reminds everyone how excellent Warioland 4 was*
I have a GameBoy Advance. I haven't used it for ages, but I used to enjoy Zelda, Castlevania, Broken Sword, even KuruKuruKururin. Perhaps I should dig it out and get this for it?

Now I'm in a house rather than a flat, I want to get a dancemat too; it's the only way I'd ever do any exercise. wink
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Phil Mellor Message #100868, posted by monkeyson2 at 23:28, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100845
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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One copy of Animal Crossing for sale, barely used. vgc. 10 ukp inc postage


wink
Rage

http://baronvonbeppin.blogspot.com/

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Now I'm in a house rather than a flat, I want to get a dancemat too; it's the only way I'd ever do any exercise. wink
Don't forget Wii Boxing!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #100870, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:40, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100866
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*reminds everyone how excellent Warioland 4 was*
I have a GameBoy Advance. I haven't used it for ages, but I used to enjoy Zelda, Castlevania, Broken Sword, even KuruKuruKururin. Perhaps I should dig it out and get this for it?
Definitely smile It's absolutely dripping with quality and polish.

http://baronvonbeppin.blogspot.com/

shock
shock

Hopper gave me a shanty wall for my birthday indiff And a cake! grin
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richard cheng Message #100888, posted by richcheng at 10:56, 28/3/2007, in reply to message #100845

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One copy of Animal Crossing for sale, barely used. vgc. 10 ukp inc postage


wink
More seriously, read this (which I think Monkeyson posted on an earlier page):

http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2006/12/there-is-only-one-game-of-2006.html

If that doesn't make you see the appeal of Animal Crossing, then you probably should indeed stick your copy on ebay, cause it ain't for you.
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richard cheng Message #100889, posted by richcheng at 10:58, 28/3/2007, in reply to message #100870

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*reminds everyone how excellent Warioland 4 was*
I have a GameBoy Advance. I haven't used it for ages, but I used to enjoy Zelda, Castlevania, Broken Sword, even KuruKuruKururin. Perhaps I should dig it out and get this for it?
Definitely smile It's absolutely dripping with quality and polish.
Maybe I should get it too!

Except I hate platformers. (As a general rule of thumb. Canvas Curse being the obvious exception.)
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