Quick hits - September 15, 2012
Written by: brighat
- 18:09 Sep-15-2012
I found out that my used Nintendo 3DS has access to the Ambassador Program. I downloaded 18 of the 20 games and have tried about 10 of them.
The NES games simply didn't translate well to the machine. They don't even fill up the tiny 3DS screen. You try playing Donkey Kong Jr and Balloon Fight on the original 3DS and see if your eyes don't hurt.
The GBA games are much better. They do use up more of the screen and there are some nice games that they give you, like Metroid Fusion, Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Yoshi's Island. These are the actual gems of the Ambassador Program.
While the temptation is great to trade up to the 3DSXL, it's silly to do so just to play moldy old games that I've experienced off and on since 1987. What will I do with the 3DSXL after I'm done with all the games I listed in my last blog? It will collect dust and I'll get ripped off by the shops. So, I'll just stick with what I have.
Many people think the Wii U is a money pit but maybe not as bad as the Xbox 360 is. If the casual gamer just threw his or her Wii in the closet instead of selling it, that person is ahead of the game since he/she has the nunchuk/Wii remote and all the stuff he/she had bought over the years. It's all backwards compatible. It's guys like me who kept selling their stuff over and over that are behind the eight ball. I would have to buy another remote/nunchuk alongside the Wii U.
I would probably buy the regular Wii U instead of the deluxe model. Nintendo Land seems very lame, 8 GB of Flash will be plenty and I doubt I'll take it online much. I really want to play New Super Mario Brothers Wii U, I have a special place in my heart for Mario. I will probably wait until Boxing Day (December 26) to pick it up but if the reviews for NSMBWU are as tepid as NSMB2, I probably will wait until after the Super Bowl. I can get a cheap Wii remote/nunchuk combo from Kijiji.
It's wait and see. I'm not pre-ordering anything. Let the fools who horde for profit have their fun.