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Old 06-24-20, 06:59 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Pokťmon Cafe Mix is in the eShop now and itís a free download.

Surprisingly enough, it is handheld mode only.
Old 06-24-20, 08:42 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Pokťmon Cafe Mix is in the eShop now and itís a free download.

Surprisingly enough, it is handheld mode only.
Yeah, I was surprised when we fired it up yesterday to try it and it forced you to use the touchscreen.

Ninjala also came out yesterday, it's another free battle royale game but closer to Splatoon (in terms of design and visuals) than anything else. Haven't tried it yet though. My kids have been really into splatoon 2 lately so hopefully it's kid friendly.
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Star Wars Episode I Racer released today. Itís $15 on the eShop. Kind of wondering if there will be a Limited Run release at some point.
Ooh, that game is surprisingly fun for a Phantom Menace game. $15 seems a little bit too much with no (or limited) graphics updates, but I'll probably still get it.
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Ooh, that game is surprisingly fun for a Phantom Menace game. $15 seems a little bit too much with no (or limited) graphics updates, but I'll probably still get it.
I think itís a pretty fun game. A lot of that is probably tied to nostalgia for me though as it was the pack-in game with the N64 my parents got my brother and I for Christmas (Iím guessing it was 1999 since thatís the year the movie came out).

I do agree that I sort of wish these Star Wars games that are being ported would get HD remasters, but I realize that would require more work, and would in turn end up making them more costly.

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Old 06-25-20, 09:26 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Episode I Racer still holds up as a fun racing game. The port to Switch is pretty good as well. It actually looks better than I expected it to. Maybe the graphics were slightly touched up or maybe itís because it was a later N64 title that it just looks better. Could also be that I was playing in handheld mode and it wasnít blown up on a bigger screen. Worth the $15 in my opinion. Only thing is too bad they couldnít have at least incorporated an online play mode.

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Old 07-03-20, 06:42 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Picked up a few control sticks for two sets of joycons and swapped them out today. No drifting now. It had gotten pretty bad.

it was easier to swap them out than I thought (and only $25 shipped).
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Picked up a few control sticks for two sets of joycons and swapped them out today. No drifting now. It had gotten pretty bad.

it was easier to swap them out than I thought (and only $25 shipped).
Why do that when you could have had them repaired for free? Nintendo replaced mine within a week.
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Why do that when you could have had them repaired for free? Nintendo replaced mine within a week.
Word was there was kind of a long backlog/shutdown due to the pandemic... that and Iím a tech geek and like to tinker.
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I tried the Ring Fit Adventure out and I thought it was a harder workout than the Wii fit. You have to do lots of squats. I'm going to have to wait until I lose a few more lbs until I use it regularly. The leg band kept falling down and when it falls down below your knee, it doesn't register your squats. I've lost 36 lbs during quarantine. I'm going to have to lose some more before I can use it regularly.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Anyone using a Switch Dock other than the Nintendo or Insignia brand? I haven't been able to find either in several weeks (other than paying marked-up prices). Wondering if there is another "safe" brand.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
Pokťmon Cafe Mix is in the eShop now and itís a free download.

Surprisingly enough, it is handheld mode only.
I played for about 15 minutes but the puzzles are too imprecise. I'd enjoy it more with a more specific method of solving them.


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Star Wars Episode I Racer released today. Itís $15 on the eShop. Kind of wondering if there will be a Limited Run release at some point.
I don't recall this from the first time around, what's the replay value like?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

It's a racing game like F-Zero or Wipeout. I just re-bought it on the N64 a few months back(so a no go on the Switch version). I gave it about 20 minutes of my time. Unless you are nostalgic for it, I'd say skip. Now had they had actually updated it and gave it a nice new coat of wax, it might be worth checking out. It was a fun game back in the day.
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It's a racing game like F-Zero or Wipeout. I just re-bought it on the N64 a few months back(so a no go on the Switch version). I gave it about 20 minutes of my time. Unless you are nostalgic for it, I'd say skip. Now had they had actually updated it and gave it a nice new coat of wax, it might be worth checking out. It was a fun game back in the day.
Just give me Rogue Squadron, darnit.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Bought and played that around the same time. Rogue Squadron holds up a bit better.
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D.K.C. finally arrives.

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Very cool!
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I've never even heard of that NES game before.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I don't recall this from the first time around, what's the replay value like?
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It's a racing game like F-Zero or Wipeout. I just re-bought it on the N64 a few months back(so a no go on the Switch version). I gave it about 20 minutes of my time. Unless you are nostalgic for it, I'd say skip. Now had they had actually updated it and gave it a nice new coat of wax, it might be worth checking out. It was a fun game back in the day.
It may well be nostalgia for me, but Iíve played a ton of it since buying it. For me itís well worth the $15, and Iíll probably also buy a physical copy from Limited Run Games.

I think the graphics actually were slightly touched up to look better on the Switch. I saw a screen grab comparison between the original N64 version and Switch version and the Switch does look better. The only complaint I have is I feel like they should have added an online multiplayer mode. Itís still pretty fun playing against the computer. Probably would be fun to do couch battles too.

Overall I mean itís not an amazing game or anything. It is just a racing game, but itís a fun one. There are some things to unlock like extra characters and tracks. Just depends what you like I suppose.

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