I think as the game for itself works well as a mobile game as it already has that aspect to it. Nintendo going mobile would also help boost the company further as there are many people nowadays who are not gamers per se but have become engrossed in the “free’ & “freemium” mobile games available. This move to mobile will most definitely work in Nintendo’s favour as it could potentially entice mobile gamers towards Nintendo’s own hardware i.e the 3DS or better yet, the Wii U. I find this to be a very coy move on Nintendo’s part and sincerely hope that this tactic works well for them.
Source: Pokemon Shuffle Available On iOS And Android In The West Today
After reading an article posted by a fellow WordPress Blogger it had inspired me to follow up with my own blog post and that is on the subject of Gaming with your partner. The original post was that he has just bought a Wii U to entice his non-gamer girlfriend into the world of videogames and was asking what kind of games would be a good starter to help coax her into the bosom of the videogame universe. Now as we all know that though the Wii U itself is seriously underrated and undervalued yet it has a huge catalogue and back catalogue of fantastic game titles stretching from both the Wii U and the Wii and that it’s persistence in local multiplayer is still a must have in this day and age as it was in every generation that preceded. Nintendo has always been a family orientated game development company, Hell in Japan the original NES was known as the Famicom AKA the Family Computer. And to date Nintendo still develop games centered around that very aspect, Family. So what better way to entice someone into the world of videogames, be it a loved one or a friend, than with the family favourite that is Nintendo.
As a Wii U owner myself, My girlfriend and I play a lot of Mario Kart 8, I also own Mario Party 10 which to be honest is not as bad as the reviews make out (I have never played a Mario Party game before on a home console so this is my first). The reviews seem to look down on the “group car” mechanics, but the mini-games themselves are very fun but can be a little too short sometimes. More to the point I find that it is important to know what kind of stuff does your partner likes? If they likes action movies for example then try a shoot ’em up, if it is exploration and fun, try Super Mario 3D World (For example, my girlfriend loves the Rabbids from the Rayman Series, So I got Rabbid’s Land for the Wii U). I have played these games with my girlfriend and and it is great for non-competitive co-op. Competitive multiplayer can be troublesome especially if they are better at the game than you are, but also it is harder to shake off frustration and defeat when you live with that very person. However you can always kiss and make up, just bear in mind that girls can bear a grudge much longer than guys do. Fun and friendly co-op games are best for enticement as you both generally leave the experience happy and satisfied.
If you are serious about enlisting your partner into the ranks of the Videogamer’s Brigade, it is best to leave single player games until much later in the whole gaming ritual. After all, if you are successful in luring your partner into the world of videogames, beware that it can sometimes bite you on the backside as they may turn out to be bigger Gamers than you are and you will never get a chance to play your favourite games again unless you want to fork out for another TV and games console. In a sense, be careful what you wish for as it sometimes becomes the very thing that irks us.
A Youtube video featuring Nintendo Favourites Princess Peach & Princess Zelda duking it out in a Live-Action ‘Smash Bros’ type fight has proven to be quite popular and within just 5 days has over 329,000 views. Created by Youtuber AndrewMFilms who also created another little gem nearly a year ago which pits Super Mario against Steve from Minecraft, has recreated a a visually stunning video with appealing special effects, fluid choreography and the some of the most accurate looking costumes I have seen in a while (and the actresses aren’t bad to look at either). Both videos can be viewed here or directly from Andrew’s Youtube Channel
I am seriously hyped as in little over two weeks we will all be blessed with the arrival of Super Mario Maker for Wii U. Before watching this video on #Youtube, I was excited but after watching it, I am even more so. The possibilities are endless and the only limitation is one’s own imagination. From creating your own levels to playing levels that have been created by others all around the world, To using your #amiibo to create new costumes for Mario. Chaining baddies together to make even more formidable foes. The game is an immense mind blower. I am also quite glad that the game has a warm-up period unlocking new features everyday as you play which in my mind is great, I would feel pretty overwhelmed with having all features available at once without any knowledge or experience of putting a level together. At least this way you can start basic and improve on your levels as you develop you Mario Maker Skills. How do you guys & girls feel about this amazing game? Those of you that own a Wii U, have you added it to your wishlist and Non-Wii U owners, Is this game reason enough to bite the bullet and get a Wii U? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions!
That’s Right Folks! it seems that us lucky boys and girls in Europe will be blessed with the release of the newest installment to the #Starfox series and also Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for Wii U on November 20th! The release date has been confirmed by Nintendo of Europe and the evidence can be seen on their Twitter Thread.
If you think that is good news, you will also be pleased to know the official box-art has been revealed as well and looks amazing and seems to support amiibo functionality judging by the Amiibo Logo seen in the almost top-right corner.
As a side note Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released December 4th and a Mega Yarn Yoshi #Amiibo will be released November 27 in Europe and Nov 15 in the US, functionality of this new amiibo seems to remain the same as it’s smaller counterparts as it brings in a second Yoshi to help in the game, though maybe we will get lucky in that this mega Yoshi will summon up a similar “Mega Yoshi” in the game.
In par with this post, here are the release dates for the next waves of #SmashBros #Amiibos which brings us Falco from the Star Fox Series. The next waves also includes retro characters like Mr. Game & Watch, Duck Hunt Duo, R.O.B, and also the Mii Fighters. Mewtwo on the other hand will get released beforehand in Europe and will be hitting stores October 23rd and the US about three weeks later on November 13th.
For those of you who love Pokemon and own a Wii U, you will be ecstatic to know that “Pokken Tournament will be released worldwide next year in the Spring. Now I will confess I was a Pokemon fan in my early years and have found memories of playing Pokemon Red via Transfer Pak on Pokemon Stadium on the N64 and have not really played Pokemon since except Pokemon Rumble U occasionally. I am however, after viewing this video, very excited to see this game come into fruition. Featuring both classic characters like Pikachu & Charizard to some of the Newer ones like Lucario but that isn’t all, the Graphics and the Gameplay look immense and I will certainly be more interested to know more about the game as more details unfold. Attached below is a Trailer for Pokken Tournament via Youtube. check it out and see for yourself just how awesome it is!
Here is a Video on Youtube showing a fair number of the unlockable costumes to enjoy in Super Mario Maker. From Luigi to Peach, Wario to Kirby, Megaman and Pacman and even the Pokemon get an appearance as a wearable costume so the Pikachu and Charizard amiibo will finally have another use outside of Super Smash Bros! I was hoping they would unlock some cool outfits on Mario Kart but Pikachu has not had that opportunity yet, at least he will get a chance in Super Mario Maker. Take a look at the video below!
Youtube Video by; Midwest Professor
Haven’t picked up a copy of Splatoon Yet? Have no fear as you can try it out again before you do as Nintendo are bringing back the Splatoon Global Testfire for a whole 7 days from this Saturday to next Friday in Europe & North America!