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Ready to cross some animals?
Just a quick post to let you know that N+ member evaunit6 has created a thread in the forums for people to post their reviews and thoughts on the various Wii Ware titles as they get released.
MK has already given his thoughts on Pop, and it'd be great if we could compile loads of reviews to help people decide what to spend their precious Wii Points on.
We love the new Mario Kart here at N+. It seems we're not the only ones. There are a couple of threads in our forum that may interest those who are as addicted to the game as we are!
First up in the Friend Code thread, where a few of us have already posted our codes. We plan to have a weekly N+ Grand Prix which will take place on Sunday nights at 8pm GMT (20:00). If you fancy pitting yourself against other N+ members, post your code in the thread and log on at that time to join in with the fun! One of the mods should have opened a room for you to join. We'll also be using the N+ Chat Room to help communicate.
Next is a challenge laid down by sm197. He is a bit of a speed demon (and that's an understatement), and has started a Time Trial thread. Each week a new course will be chosen, and everyone can post their lap times.
In the future N+ will hopefully be running a special tournament, but more of this later...
N+ member evaunit6 brought this amazing Super Famicon Controller to our attention in the "Look what I've found" thread. You may think that a Super Famicon controller isn't that exciting, but this one's special. This one can be used with the Virtual Console, giving you classic controls for classic games.
Whilst NoE has a rather pants star reward system, Nintendo Japan's loyalty scheme is much better, and continually offers exclusive games and merchandise for their members. The controller, is just one example, and NoJ are also offering the chance to get the Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD, and Nintendo calendar. It's almost enough to make you move. Almost.
N+ member yeeliberto brought this amazing pic to our attention via our Look what I've found thread. It's funny how simple things make scaffolding so much more interesting!
The full review can be found here, in our Wii games review forum. Here's the summary for you:
Although the game lacks a bit on the graphical front every other aspect of the game is excellent. It stays true to the movie and it doesn't ruin the story - in fact it may add a bit to it. Playing it out as a mobster is lots of fun and this game is clearly a must have for all Godfather and/or Grand Theft Auto fans.
If you're looking for a Wii Game that isn't a shoddy collection of minigames or a multiplatform game with controls that don't work, this is well worth a look. I have set my standards too high, so it's better than what I say, but still don't expect anything sensational.
Spectrobes is a lot more impressive than the usual attempt at a monster-collecting RPG, but it still has many flaws. Get it if you're interested.
Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing DS is a great racing game. Although worse than Mario Kart DS overall, if you already have that, or are looking just for WiFi modes, DKR DS is a fantastic choice.
Due to amount of games and peripherals out there, N+ [/color]are always interested in getting reviews from members (although I kind of hi-jacked these ones ). If you want us to post a review that you've done, just send it (or a link) to us. Alternatively you can write the review in our forums.
The premise of the game is simple. You control a battling robot called a Custom Robo. Each Robo has unique handling and combat attributes, and has four different parts that you can customise and tune into a victorious warrior. Once you have equipped your Robo, you enter a virtual arena with another Robo, and you the last Robo standing wins. The controls are simple, but effective. You move with the D-Pad, and jump with the A Button. You have 3 weapons, which are controlled by the B, L, and R buttons, and a charge attack activated by the X button. Your Robo constantly targets the enemy Robo, so victory comes as a result of some frantic button mashing, skillful manoeuvring, and shrewd tactics.
It may surprise you to find that the battles can become quite tactical affairs. You can change Robo parts before each one, so you can make sure you take advantage of your opponent's weaknesses. There are so many variations of weapons; short range, long range, homing, defensive, aerial, ground...the list goes on. If your opponent has leg thrusters, for example, it usually indicates that he is going to be raining aerial assaults down on you. It might be wise to equip yourself with floating mines to negate his attacks.
The combat is broken down into stages. Both robots start the battle with 1000 health points, and this decreases when they get hit. Each Robo also has a endurance gauge. If you take 3 big hits, your Robo will be downed, leaving it vulnerable for an attack. And your opponent will attack, because they know that the more that they can attack you with a combination of weapons they will cause you more damage. The idea is to try and corner your opponent so they can't move, and then launch a salvo of destruction on them.
It's good fun, and battles over Wi-Fi have been great (apart from the fact that MK annihilated me). It's a shame that the single player story mode isn't as entertaining. It's not bad, but just lacks that little something. It's similar to Pokemon in that you travel around battling random people, gaining experience points, levelling up, and getting new Robos and parts. The story is just a little...bland. It's not unplayable, and doesn't feel like a chore to play, but it is not memorable in the least. It only gets exciting when you go into a battle. Thankfully this happens regularly!
You can also pose your Robo, and decide how he appears to your opponent before battle. This includes selecting a background, or diorama to display them in. It's a nice little touch, and adds to the list of things that you can collect, as there are many different dioramas to unlock. Not to mention the different arenas available, each with a unique factor to affect the battle, be it hot magma, conveyor belts, or moving platforms.
It's a very enjoyable game, and one that I recommend playing. If any of you have the game, and wish to add anything, please post in the comments. Whilst you're at it, post your friend code in the Custom Robo Arena friend code exchange thread in our forums, and let battle commence!
The N+ Points
N+ Nice graphics, with little slow down
N+ Lots of parts, and dioramas to collect
N+ Simple, fun, and effective battle system
N+ Wi-Fi battles with voice chat!
N+ Due to the amount of parts the options for customisation are plentiful
The N- Points
N- Story mode is mundane
N- The music gets on my nerves a little
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I have no idea what number we're celebrating today but I really like stats and sharing. A portion of our growth is coming from people finally joining who have read for a long time, and that's really nice, but uh what took so long?! Glad to see everyone joining, though, and be sure to flaunt your status with an badge using the code below in your about sections in MyOpera, Myspace, message boards, comments, etc!
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Also I have added alot of my Nintendo collection to the Member Hardware Album! I think I have a pretty impressive lot of hardware, but what do you have? it isn't a "moderators hardware" album, We wanna see your booty to! ! well, er.. hehe, you see that's pirate talk actually,...hehe, it means treasure...
Siiiigh...ANYWAY! I also want to report that the Forums have been exploding lately! If you havn't tried 'em yet, now is the perfect time to test the waters, we do talk about some wacky stuff inside, as well as games of coarse, but theres somthing for everyone, and you can create your own new forum topics as well! don't be shy! Speaking of the Forums, "moderating" those things has been a breeze! you guys keep it really good! not a single flame war has erupted, and I have only had to delete maybee 2, 3 at most flooding posts.
- Captain Seagull
I put this down as one of my choices, and then I came accross some previously unreleased footage of the game. Take a look at the clip after the break, and see why I hope that this game gets released on the VC!
I think it's a great idea. Of course, if you made your own furniture, you'd want to share it with others, to be able to give and receive hand-made stuff. Otherwise why would you make it? To be able to do that, you have to build in some place to keep that in the memory. The save data would be pretty huge, then. That's a challenge I'd like to face, though.[/url]
It's certainly a very interesting prospect, and I think achievable.
There are a a few more details about the game, which can be found in this Wikipedia entry. These include functionality with your mobile phone, and also utilisation of the Wii's message board feature.
This brings up one interesting question though... "How on earth will EA animate my crazy Mii creations who have eyes hidden beneath hair lines, eyebrows used as mustaches, and mustaches being used as beards?"
- Captain Seagull
P.S. Keep the links comming users!
To start us off, birdmatt67has been at it again, and has found these two funky skins for the DS Lite (although I have to admit I couldn't never tarnish the gorgeous white finish of my Lite ).
If those don't tickle your fancy, then the site has many, many more. Thanks birdmatt, keep 'em coming!
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In this months design, I would select this person as the costume contest winner:
- Layton as Pikmin (red)
- Luke as Megaman
- Flora as Samus
- Chelmy as Luigi
- Barton as Wario
- Don Paulo as Robotnik
- Chelmy as Travis Touchdown
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