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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:05 pm
by Matt_B
ALK wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:35 pm
A big ol' Xmas Sale has begun.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/1 ... ers_europe
80% off Crypt of the NecroDancer is the stand-out of that lot for me.

It's one of those oddballs where they smashed together a rhythm game with a roguelike dungeon crawl, but it totally works and - even though it's a few years old - it's a great fit for the Switch.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 am
by BellyFullOfHell
outdated_gamer wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:30 am
Nice to see a re-release of OutRun, even though the music is remixed and the car model is changed up (understandable, they aren't gonna splash the cash for the Ferrari license).

Wish they'd re-release Coast 2 Coast too, although that would require more work due to the need to modify all those Ferraris in the game.
As far as I know the original soundtracks is there in all it's glory - I believe it also contains some of the new tunes from the 3DS version, which have also been remixed into 'classic' versions.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:11 am
by ShadowMan
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 am
outdated_gamer wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:30 am
Nice to see a re-release of OutRun, even though the music is remixed and the car model is changed up (understandable, they aren't gonna splash the cash for the Ferrari license).

Wish they'd re-release Coast 2 Coast too, although that would require more work due to the need to modify all those Ferraris in the game.
As far as I know the original soundtracks is there in all it's glory - I believe it also contains some of the new tunes from the 3DS version, which have also been remixed into 'classic' versions.
Yeah. Its got the original 3 tracks that sound just like they did in the arcade original, its just got a ton more music added as well, along with other additions from the 3DS version. I grabbed the Japanese version from the Japan E Shop and am loving it, so nice to have Outrun on a handheld I enjoy using. I took a break from it though as I ended up playing through Horizon Chase (100%ed that now) so I need to get bac to Outrun and Phantasy Star

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:41 pm
by ALK
Donkey Kong Jr is arriving this week in all its arcade glory, along with Puzzle Bobble 1+2.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/1 ... uvEnVadfUQ

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:40 pm
by Antiriad2097
This would be better news if it were part of the Nintendo online freebies. I assumed it was to start with, but nope, 3rd party paid for robbie.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:17 pm
by ALK
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:40 pm
This would be better news if it were part of the Nintendo online freebies. I assumed it was to start with, but nope, 3rd party paid for robbie.
True, but this would be the first time the arcade version has been made available much like DK before it. Where's the NES version and I think many NES games have been offered to us so many times now they're starting to loose their digital value. Thus, there is some money to be made from the arcade purists club.

They do need to do better with the subscription freebies but I can understand why they would make these arcade games something you pay for alone.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:29 pm
by RetroBob
There are loads of games on there now that make it worth the cost alone. Nintendo have not said the online service will be anything other than NES games. All the other arcade games are one off purchases so it would be unusual that one new arcade games would be included in the NES games.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:53 pm
by Matt_B
There is, of course, a version of Donkey Kong Jr for the NES. That was on the NES Classic, but isn't on the Switch's online service.

I guess we've got a pretty good idea why now, but maybe they'll add it as a future freebie when it won't be potentially treading on the toes of the arcade port.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:43 pm
by ALK
Matt_B wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:53 pm
There is, of course, a version of Donkey Kong Jr for the NES. That was on the NES Classic, but isn't on the Switch's online service.

I guess we've got a pretty good idea why now, but maybe they'll add it as a future freebie when it won't be potentially treading on the toes of the arcade port.
Funny enough, the NES Service which includes NES DK launched around the same time as the arcade DK on Switch. :lol:

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:19 am
by BellyFullOfHell
Never mind Donkey Kong, I can see some very late nights now I have a portable version of Puzzle Bobble 2. Possibly my favourite puzzle game ever.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:51 pm
by Matt_B
ALK wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:43 pm
Matt_B wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:53 pm
There is, of course, a version of Donkey Kong Jr for the NES. That was on the NES Classic, but isn't on the Switch's online service.

I guess we've got a pretty good idea why now, but maybe they'll add it as a future freebie when it won't be potentially treading on the toes of the arcade port.
Funny enough, the NES Service which includes NES DK launched around the same time as the arcade DK on Switch. :lol:
Naah, that was about three months before the online service launched and the NES titles weren't even confirmed then.

Besides, the NES version of Donkey Kong is rank. They did a much better job with the sequel, even if it's far from arcade perfect.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:56 pm
by ALK
Even more games added to the Xmas sale. When you combine the 3DS/Wii U deals, thats over 600 games discounted!

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/1 ... _in_europe

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:50 pm
by pratty
Starlink starter pack is now £19.99 on Amazon and at Game, maybe elsewhere.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:35 pm
by Antiriad2097
Why pay that much?
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Picked up Starlink starter pack from Smyths yesterday, further reductions so it's only £17.99 now.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:04 pm
by ALK
Well, you could at least use your Game card or Amazon giftcards over Xmas to get an even cheaper deal for one thing. XD