Check out what one geeky crafter whipped up for her boyfriend’s birthday – a Mario Raccoon rug!
That’s 386 granny squares of pure nerdy flavor. “Enemyairship” from Craftster, we salute your crafty skills.
Sadly no EXACT date like most of the other games but that’s ok. Nintendo is pretty good about hitting release dates (srs). But here is a longish list of upcoming Nintendo Releases:
* The Legendary Starfy – June 7, 2009
* Fossil Fighters – Aug. 10, 2009
* Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box – Aug. 24, 2009
* Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – Fall 2009
* Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky – Fall 2009
* Style Savvy – Holiday 2009
* The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Holiday 2009
* Glory of Heracles – 2010
* Golden Sun DS – 2010
* WarioWare D.I.Y. – TBD
* Picross 3D – TBD
* Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! – June 8, 2009
* Flipnote Studio – Summer 2009
* Crash-Course Domo – TBD
* Hard-Hat Domo – TBD
* Mario Calculator TBD
* Mario Clock TBD
* Pro-Putt Domo TBD
* Rock-n-Roll Domo TBD
* Six in One Translator (working title) – TBD
* White-Water Domo – TBD
The guys over at Giant Bomb got a hold of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer. I’m loving the addition of Yoshi to the game. I loved it in the SNES mario and I’ll love it again. The game still looks worringly dizzy at times. hehe. Boom. BOOOOM.
The Good – Fun, ol skool style, side scrolling platformer. Oozes with so much charm that you’d think Nintendo was behind it. Huge variety in levels within the single player game, covering many themes and objectives. High level of quality in the graphics department, from the cuteness of your character(to which you can have him or her in many styles ) , to the wild and quirky feel of the levels. Co-op gameplay, when’s that ever bad? Huge online component in that you can create your own levels, or just get lost for hours playing the creations of others, there are some surprisingly high quality levels out there.
The Bad – While the gameplay is pretty easy, it’s not strictly 2D, there’s a 3 plane system(background,midground,foreground) that might confuse some at first. At times, controls can be a bit floaty leading to inaccurate jumps, if you’ve played enough Mario or Sonic games, you’ll know what I mean(about the missed jumps :-p). If you’re having internet troubles, the game can be laggy since it’s constantly online(probably keeping prepared for a buddy to join anytime.)
The Ugly – Whenever you have a game with user-generated content, what’s the 1st thing you’re gonna see? Levels and such featuring characters we already know….what’s ugly? Sony having to moderate and remove these due to copyright concerns. I know it’s legal mumbo jumbo that has to be, but it sux 😦
So I didn’t quite finish the game. I got about 8 hours in and am over 1/2 of the game. Take this with a grain of salt as you should with all our reviews. Point blank, I reached a few parts that turned me off to the gameplay. I’ll come back another day. But, Overall it was a fun experience. Here’s the GBU
Good: The games move to 3d is so unique and to me, quite fun. It causes some out of the box thinking or, looking at clips of if on youtube because you cant figure out what to do. The graphic’s look awesome and make you actually forget you’re watching in composite of 480 if you can use those component cables. Game play is simple you use the 1 and 2 buttons exclusively. The “wii motion” is when you do a jump move on a bad guy giving more points. It’s called a Style move in game. Elements of the 2nd Paper Mario appear here as other characters appear on the screen. It’s cute. The new character Tippi is cool because she can reveal parts of the screen you dont normally see. Adding another level of game play. She’s not put to much use though. Your party consists of the bigger Mario characters like Bowser and Peach with their own moves.
Bad: You know the saying if it aeint broke dont fix it? It’s put to use here. They changed this game from it’s previous entry. It’s exclusive side scrolling whereas before you could move at a tilted angle. I’m sure this is due to the inclusion/limitation of adding 3-d. Still. The battle scenes are completely gone. Now you’re left jumping on dragons. Weeeeeee. There are good save points, a little “S” box at various points in the level. However when you die, you go back to the loading screen where the game starts up only to go back through the loading process. Why not just restart me at the beginning. I think this was in the earlier one. The menu’s are awful, the Cooking recipes are useless and what is the point of a “card” in game. I can see how much the goomba attacks for? really? Thanks.
Ugly. The walls of Text. You can see them in the link’s I posted. I hesitated to put this in the ugly or just bad. The text is humorous and will certainly be a bonus to many. To me I was enjoying the gameplay (3-d Mentioned before)so much that it changed the pace too much for my liking.