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Post by JadePhoenix » August 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm

They've sold an awful lot of annual subscriptions to be raising the price or adding a new tier at this point. I suspect they'll just start adding 1 -2 per month alongside NES games, and use controller sales to monetize them.

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Post by Stanshall » August 13th, 2019, 6:28 pm

Nice! That must must must be a sign that SNES games are coming, given the NES controllers they previously released.

Please get on with it, Nintendo.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » August 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm

JadePhoenix wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm
I suspect they'll just start adding 1 -2 per month alongside NES games, and use controller sales to monetize them.
Thats probably the ideal scenario really.

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Post by stvnorman » August 14th, 2019, 6:52 pm

New Bubble Bobble game coming for Switch:
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/ ... _to_switch

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Post by Alex79uk » August 15th, 2019, 9:47 am

Looks interesting. When I saw that, I had a look to see if Rainbow Islands had made its way to Switch, and was disappointed it hadn't.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » August 15th, 2019, 10:54 am

Hamster hasn’t released RI on anything (yet), though I believe they have the rights to (via Taito).

There’s a rights issue with the music you see. They’ve got around this in Bomb Jack by removing Lady Madonna altogether, but they can’t really take the main musical track - Over the Rainbow - out of Rainbow Islands!

Back on the PS2/Xbox a compilation was released which contained a version with the main melody line removed in a bid to avoid the eye of MGM’s lawyers...

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by clippa » August 15th, 2019, 10:58 am

Aaah, I always thought it was tweaked just enough to avoid a lawsuit, but I suppose they were always asking for trouble, best to play it safe.

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Post by Alex79uk » August 15th, 2019, 3:37 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Hamster hasn’t released RI on anything (yet), though I believe they have the rights to (via Taito).

There’s a rights issue with the music you see. They’ve got around this in Bomb Jack by removing Lady Madonna altogether, but they can’t really take the main musical track - Over the Rainbow - out of Rainbow Islands!

Back on the PS2/Xbox a compilation was released which contained a version with the main melody line removed in a bid to avoid the eye of MGM’s lawyers...
What a shame though that such a stupid reason is what's stopping re-releases of a great game.

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Post by Alex79uk » August 17th, 2019, 7:06 am

I've only got a handful of people added on my Switch friends list, so reposting my code - if anyone wants to add, please do. Especially if you play any high score type games with leaderboards. Outrun, Thumper and Pinball FX3, along with some mini games in Mario Odyssey are pretty good for score chasing.

SW-8257-5116-1420

I did search here for people's codes but there don't seem to be that many posted about.

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Post by Suits » August 17th, 2019, 4:16 pm

Mine was in my sig but I think there was a security issue with sigs, so they got disabled.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » August 18th, 2019, 4:41 pm

I'd like to try a pair out, they look like they'll turn the Switch into skateboard size though :lol: .

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 18th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Surprised there hasn't been more third party Joycons thinking about it. There's definitely a market for a set with a decent D-pad.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » August 18th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Surprised there hasn't been more third party Joycons thinking about it. There's definitely a market for a set with a decent D-pad.
Oh man, there is.....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WONZOM-Footpri ... =8-15&th=1

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 18th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Oh, cool! Decent price, too! Definitely may pick that one up if SNES games ever happen.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » August 18th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Oh, cool! Decent price, too! Definitely may pick that one up if SNES games ever happen.
Yeah man, its good.

It is limiting in other features though, so check it's still for you before you buy it.


I'm pretty certain we'll get SNES games after that controller approval doc appeared.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by James » August 18th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Be aware that that Hori Joycon has no wireless capability. It only works connected to the Switch. A regular plus-shaped d-pad is still appealing, I think, but worth noting.

Also, weird that Hori didn't produce a matching right Joycon. Given you'll only be using them in handheld mode, I can imagine some folks might like a matching set on their Switch.

Edit: Ah, Suits already covered it. Apologies for the needless follow up.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Stanshall » August 18th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Just need them to release a ProCon without a substandard D-pad.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 19th, 2019, 5:23 am

Yeah I saw, it doesn't have rumble or gyro, but I only ever play in handheld and would only use it for the virtual console type games that don't use those features anyway. And yeah, shame they didn't make a matching set really.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 19th, 2019, 5:25 am

In other news, I've put about ten hours in to Zelda over the weekend, having left it for a while. Up to about 35 hours now, and really just loving going round unlocking towers and doing shrines. The game is amazing, the tension when you're trying to sneak past a bunch of Guardians to climb a tower is incredible. Such a mind blowing world to be in, the game becomes a lot more interesting once you've unlocked a few extra slots for your weapons etc. Took me ages to fund the Kurok seed guy again but finally managed to locate him yesterday at the Riverside stables!

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