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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 10th, 2019, 8:40 pm

Suits wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:13 pm
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I’ve got a New 3DS and there is an imprint of the analogue on the top screen so it either wasn’t addressed or I’ve been rather unlucky (as have many when I looked it up when I noticed it). Like I say I treat my kit very well.

Seems we’re at risk of labouring this one with me in a minority, so we can agree to disagree about these build quality issues and I’ll post no further about it :)
I've got no interest in labouring anyone as a minority, I just want to know more about something I wasn't aware of.

So, these are my two, multiple 100+ hour, internationally travelled, 'New' 3DS's. Standard and XL. I can't see anything close to the issues that affected the first version.

I know the first version suffered, so much so, people would place a soft cloth between the screens when they'd fold it away (I know a member of the staff here that still does this !!).

I always thought that the inclusion of a higher bezel on the bottom screen and rubber nodes on the top panel, solved this issue - clearly not.

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Nah I just didn’t want to fall into the trap of repeating myself or coming across argumentative, it’s odd explaining a point you know to be true and seeing multiple people refute it - or even suggest it’s down to lack of care, something very much not in my nature. A picture of my own will clear it up I guess!

My own New 3DS is in its case somewhere I’d disturb sleeping beauty if I seek it out right now, but I’ll snap it when I can so you see what I mean. Here’s some dude mentioning it on Reddit, just one of many threads on the matter with this model online https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.redd ... ds_non_xl/

It’s been used a decent amount but only by me, lives in a very good case and is kept clean. It isn’t ever pressed together in a pocket as some guy suggests in this Reddit thread.

When I noticed it, I was fairly dismayed, it doesn’t clean away. I’m less bothered now but at the time it was quite annoying. But it is real, at least in my device :)

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 10th, 2019, 8:48 pm

hazeredmist wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 8:40 pm
It’s been used a decent amount but only by me, lives in a very good case and is kept clean. It isn’t ever pressed together in a pocket as some guy suggests in this Reddit thread.
Yeah, it does look like its been sat on or something doesn't it.

Madness.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 10th, 2019, 9:02 pm

Aye. Just one of a few times I’ve thought things could be a little better with the build quality of Nintendo products. Nothing particularly major and there are certainly worse hardware manufacturers out there for this sort of thing. It is what it is!

Here’s a thing with the Switch Lite actually... it does seem a more attractive option if digital content sharing across two consoles is a thing, a search seems to suggest it is... When you get yours Suits being able to use the same games across both is a bit of a selling point.

Apparently Mark MSX is doing an article on how the new design will work with shmups in particular. Presumably centred on how it’s fantastic that it has a d-pad but won’t fit a flip grip. There are games on PSP that are played with the console flipped vertically mind, so it is possible the d-pad could be taken advantage of in that way.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 10th, 2019, 9:14 pm

Yeah, the software sharing is an interesting one.

Nintendo are selling it as part the Switch ‘family’, which would suggest some sort of sharing perhaps.

One of my biggest issues with the Switch is that I find it too big for a handheld as such at times and a little too heavy.

I’ve mentioned a number of times that I still prefer the functionality of the 3DS as a handheld over the Switch.

The Lite is reportedly lighter that the current Switch console without its Joy-Cons attached - which sounds pretty appealing actually.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by clippa » July 10th, 2019, 9:21 pm

Suits wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:13 pm
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Suits obviously doesn't look after his stuff, no amount of isopropanol is gonna fix that top screen, it looks like dennis the mennis has hoofed a football through it.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 10th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Suits wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Yeah, the software sharing is an interesting one.

Nintendo are selling it as part the Switch ‘family’, which would suggest some sort of sharing perhaps.

One of my biggest issues with the Switch is that I find it too big for a handheld as such at times and a little too heavy.

I’ve mentioned a number of times that I still prefer the functionality of the 3DS as a handheld over the Switch.

The Lite is reportedly lighter that the current Switch console without its Joy-Cons attached - which sounds pretty appealing actually.
I totally agree with you on the 3DS vs Switch handheld functionally thing. I play my handhelds in bed on my side a lot and I simply can’t do that with the Switch due to its size, the 3DS/Vita/PSP will live on forever more in this regard for me. The Switch Lite doesn’t look like it will be viable for this either by the looks of it. I do love the Switch in handheld mode in other scenarios though - but only with a grip.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 11th, 2019, 6:02 am

clippa wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Suits obviously doesn't look after his stuff, no amount of isopropanol is gonna fix that top screen, it looks like dennis the mennis has hoofed a football through it.
Don’t be silly Clips - that’s Toby, my Father’s Day succulent trying to get in on the act.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 11th, 2019, 6:47 am

As promised:

One otherwise mint condition New 3DS:
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One prominent circle pad imprint on the top screen:
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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 11th, 2019, 7:10 am

Nasty mate.

I can understand the frustration.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 12th, 2019, 1:39 pm

Turns out I’ve got two of those stunning Zelda:Links Awakening Limited Editions pre-ordered.

It seems that Nintendo & Smyths are sold out of their allocation already.

I only want one, so if anyone wants one let me know - I don’t want anymore than what I paid for it 👍🏽.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » July 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm

Some decent deals on e-shop at the moment. Tumbleseed for £3.50ish and Mario+Rabbits for just over a tenner.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 12th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
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...... Mario+Rabbits for just over a tenner.
Wow, loved that game.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by chase210 » July 12th, 2019, 10:18 pm

I already have Hellblade on PS4 but I wouldn’t mind the switch version. Only £12 something through the South African store.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » July 19th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Is the first Metroid game on the NES still worth playing? I've read such wildly varying reviews (mostly from a modern point of view). I've never played a Metroid game for longer than a few hours, although I do like the MetroidVania (yeah, MetroidVania, deal with it!) genre. Just wondered if it was worth seeing where it all started? Or, should I skip the NES entirely and go straight to Super Metroid on the SNES? Ta!

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 19th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Zero Mission is a remake of the first game and is the superior title in every respect in my opinion. Either ZM or SM are probably the best entry points when it comes to 2D Metroid.

The first one is hard to get into: password save system, no in-game map, stiff animations... That sort of thing.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 19th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Although on Switch you can save anywhere, rewind etc.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » July 19th, 2019, 3:34 pm

Yeah that's what I was thinking! Save scum my way through it more than likely, haha.

Hmm I didn't realise Zero Mission was a remake of the first game. I'm sure I played some of that on GBA back in the day without realising so. Interesting. I'll give the old one a try on Switch first and if it's impenetrable I'll give Zero Mission a whirl. Thanks :)

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 19th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Yeah, Zero Mission is stunning.

Super Metroid is brilliant but flawed by its stupid frame perfect requirement for Samus’ spin and wall jump - for me anyway. The music, art and story are so incredibly captivating though. Wonderful game.

Metroid is well worth a go on the Switch, as Leon says the save and rewind features make it so much more accessible - what have you got to lose ??


I’m going to play Zero Mission again.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion threa

Post by Flabyo » July 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Like a lot of NES games I find the original Metroid is useful to play if your primary interest is in history of the medium, but if you want to actually skip to something that plays as well as a modern take you’re better skipping to at least the SNES versions.

I find a lot of nes and Master System stuff way harder going than Megadrive and SNES games if it’s not a game I’m already familiar with. (There are exceptions of course, super Mario is super Mario after all...)

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Stanshall » July 19th, 2019, 5:29 pm

I'd say that aside from SMB1-3, I find the NES games either unplayable or unable to hold my interest for more than a few minutes.

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