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Old 04-05-21, 02:35 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nice to know that they are using the "bundle" as the Spanish word for Bundle
Old 04-05-21, 10:41 PM
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Nice to know that they are using the "bundle" as the Spanish word for Bundle
It never ceases to amaze me what words donít get translated in things like that. Are you telling me the Spanish language doesnít have any word that remotely resembles the word bundle?
Old 04-09-21, 05:48 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo sent me a refurbished Switch. Downside is we lost our entire Animal Crossing island, but all my other game saves were in the cloud thanks to NSO.

good thing, too, is that my daughter and wife wanted to start over in AC anyway... Though I think they're going to regret it once they realize they have no bells.
Old 04-10-21, 07:43 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So, anyone else playing Pac-Man 99? Pretty fun. Still trying to get my first #1. I've topped out at #2 and top 5 numerous times.

Alright, I've been playing for the last hour and a half and come to the realization that the JoyCon sucks balls for Pac-Man if you want to be remotely competitive. Seems like 90% of my losses are of my own failing, missing a turn because of the stupid button D-pad instead of being outright defeated.

Should I grab the retro NES or SNES pads? Or just go with the Pro Controller? Anyone use the PowerA pro controllers?

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Old 04-10-21, 08:18 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Ended up just grabbing a official Nintendo Pro controller. It's better but Pac-Man still doesn't control quite right for me. I went back to Championship Edition to see if I was just rusty. Nope. Totally kicked ass. So I don't think the controls in PM99 are as tight as some of the other games.
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Iíve tried a few rounds of Pac-Man 99 and I can survive a while just by brute survival but I have no idea what the strategy is supposed to be.
Old 04-10-21, 10:20 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Iíve tried a few rounds of Pac-Man 99 and I can survive a while just by brute survival but I have no idea what the strategy is supposed to be.
Hang out near a power pellet. Wait until a ghost comes near you, eat it, and move near another power pellet.

Keep doing that until youíre the last one left.
Old 04-10-21, 11:21 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Other than the run and hide method majorjoe said, the goal is still to clear the board.
  • Clear the map(all the tiny dots before eating the fruit, power pellets don't count) and you level up your speed.
  • Eat all the tiny white ghosts to create a ghost chain (max length is 32) then chomp a power pellet and eat away at your ghost chain. Each ghost you eat sends a Jammer (white Pac-Man) to one of the other 98 players.
  • Jammers slow Pac-Man down. Eating a power pellet gets rid of the Jammers.
  • You can set your attack method on the right side of the screen. Knockout sends them to someone close to dying, Counter sends them to someone that is sending them to you, Random is self explanatory, and Hunter targets people with the most badges
  • You can set your power on the left side of the screen. Standard = no frills, speed increases Pac-Man's speed, Stronger makes the Jammers you send more powerful, Train adds extra ghosts to your ghost chain.

Once you crack the top 50 red Jammers start popping up. Those are an instant death if you touch them. Eating a power pellet stops them in their tracks. Eating fruit will clear them off your screen. Once these start popping up, clearing maps becomes very difficult. It's basically survival at that point so try and level up early.
Old 04-11-21, 09:25 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Thanks, itís the attack method that was confusing me the most. Was there a tutorial somewhere?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Self learning and google.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Finally, the Nintendo Switch announcement we've all been waiting for :

Nintendo will soon release a new blue (?) colored Switch Lite in May!
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/2...e-release-date
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Pac-Man 99 is pretty fun. Iím not that great at it, but I enjoy it. Iíve only played a couple rounds though so I havenít practiced a bunch.
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I can't get past 50th place. I'm slowly ranking up but I just get to a point where I don't see a ghost because of jammers and I run right into it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm terrible at PM99. I could hold my own in Tetris99, but not this.
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I tried again this afternoon and got as high as 29th place and then lost my groove. Just keep resetting with the fruit to get the ghost tails and keep hammering those clusters.
Old 04-13-21, 09:05 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Been playing for about an hour+ with my daughter. I have no problems hitting the top 10, but my daughter thinks it's a riot that I keep coming in in 2nd. I just can't close in on my first #1. I keep getting laughed at. She's not a good cheerleader.

Try using Train and Counter fellas. Train fills your ghost train faster and counter sends the jammers to whomever is attacking you(it's a good defensive style). I've been rolling with that combo tonight and I'm killing it on the knockouts. More knockouts mean more badges and more badges mean.... not sure. But you get fragments of a badge when you knock someone out, plus you gain whatever fragments they had.
  • Badge 1 = 2 fragments
  • Badge 2 = 4 fragments
  • Badge 3 = 8 fragments
  • Badge 4 = 16 fragments
People are divided on the benefits or what the badges do in the game. Some think it allows you to send more Jammers, some think they act as a shield. Maybe both? Either way, the more badges you have means you are the target of anyone that picks "Hunter." So the better you are the bigger target you become.

Also work on clearing the map before eating the fruit as it makes you faster, as noted by your speed on the left side of the screen. Your speed starts at 0. At least work on the first 2 maps anyway.
Old 04-14-21, 11:27 AM
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Wow, the highest I've placed is 29th. I was playing last night and kept hitting in the 30s.

I'll try the train and counter next time. Still not sure how I keep ranking up.
Old 04-14-21, 11:46 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

You get xp just for playing so you'll rank up no matter what your skill level.
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My highest rank so far is 34. Iíve only played thirteen games so far. Fun game and pretty addicting. Makes up somewhat for the loss of Super Mario Bros. 35.
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I’ve gotten 2nd place. I really want 1st!
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Old 04-15-21, 09:10 AM
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OK, I used train/counter and was able to peak at 20th, with consistent finishes in the 20s. I think I need to play on the big screen instead of my Lite because I keep getting hit by Inky hiding in clusters of jammers and it's hard to see on the small screen.
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