Jump to content

Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, DC Lemon said:

 I always longed for PVZ Garden Warfare to find its way to its natural Nintendo home but most of the magic had gone by Battle for Neighborville

 

Yeah it's so spectacularly mediocre. It's such a shame.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

 

Yeah it's so spectacularly mediocre. It's such a shame.

Maybe but there is soemthign important about the game. It runs on frostbyte 3 which means they must have made the engine work on switch. Give me a switch version of battlefield 4 you bastards!

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, deKay said:

It is, but the NGPC one is even better.

 

I don't remember it being better but I will now have to buy it to check (if it gets released)...

Link to post
Share on other sites

I very nearly bought a NGPC recently just to play Turf Masters before it dawned on me I have the bigger brother on Switch already (albeit under a much less cool name since they patched it :angry:). That system seems to be getting quite expensive now so it was probably a lucky escape. Is the handheld version actually better or different enough to be worth it?

 

 Card Fighters Clash was the one I was always interested in from the Pocket and presumably one we won’t get nowadays. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never played Card Fighters Clash (and avoided the DS version due to apparent bugs) so that's the one I'd like to see too.

 

Apparently there was a Japan-only sequel which has a fan translation?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, joffocakes said:

I've never played Card Fighters Clash (and avoided the DS version due to apparent bugs) so that's the one I'd like to see too.

 

Apparently there was a Japan-only sequel which has a fan translation?

 

From what I remember they released a second fixed version on cart for the DS but finding one is a nightmare. NGPC games are a welcome addition even if we don't get to use the the satisfying clicky thumbstick.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, makkuwata said:

I woke up this morning, saw Star Wars Racer and literally couldn't stop myself. I mean my thumbs made the decision before I did. Oops.

Is it any good? How much of a conversion is it? Does it have a lot of modern bells and whistles or is it just an up-rezzed version of the N64 or Dreamcast game?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, DukeOfEarlsfield said:

Is it any good? How much of a conversion is it? Does it have a lot of modern bells and whistles or is it just an up-rezzed version of the N64 or Dreamcast game?

It's just the uprezzed N64 game. And it looks like an uprezzed N64 game. 60FPS, though and if you played it back in the day, it's great fun to revisit. I'd struggle to recommend to those who didn't though. 

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Yasawas said:

Does it contain Jar Jar in any way, however brief?

Not so far and not from memory. Lots of Watto, though. 

 

 

WattoHS.jpg

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Ninjala is out today - sort of looks like Splatoon but doesn’t play like it apparently.

 

Plus its launching as a free multiplayer then releasing a paid for single player game in July as dlc I believe

 

Looks interesting

  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, joffocakes said:

I've never played Card Fighters Clash (and avoided the DS version due to apparent bugs) so that's the one I'd like to see too.

 

Apparently there was a Japan-only sequel which has a fan translation?

It remains one of my favourite games, ever. The second one had even more beautiful art too.

 

These two games that I could play online, against humans...

 

 

Yes please, place it inside me.

  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gotters said:

Ninjala is out today - sort of looks like Splatoon but doesn’t play like it apparently.

 

Plus its launching as a free multiplayer then releasing a paid for single player game in July as dlc I believe

 

Looks interesting


The demo was pretty good. Aside from waiting forever to get in a game.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, DukeOfEarlsfield said:

Is it any good? How much of a conversion is it? Does it have a lot of modern bells and whistles or is it just an up-rezzed version of the N64 or Dreamcast game?

Disappointed it doesn’t do the dual analogue control thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Picked up Billion Road on the eshop today; it's been on there for a couple of months (as well as Steam) but I only heard about it due to yesterday's New Game+ Expo stream showing that it's 40% off (currently £21.59).

 

We've really been hankering for some Boom Street (we set up the Wii U again recently for that reason) and this seems to draw a fair bit of inspiration from it. It's one (very) large board based on a map of Japan and you roll a die to move toward a randomly placed goal (which relocates each time you reach it). Landing on various spaces causes you to earn/lose money or affords you the opportunity to invest in property or items.

 

 

The game is played over a number of years, with each turn being one month. The board is basic and cluttered looking but there are some cute details and the aesthetics update with the seasons. You can set custom game which run for up to 99 years if you like. 

 

Additional complexity is added through Monsters; you pick up partners as you travel the board and they give bonuses like increasing the money earned from certain spaces or letting you retry a bad die roll. Some increase your chance of getting the exact roll you need to land perfectly on the goal. Having monsters which match a certain colour class when reaching the goal will grant you cash boost with a bonus multiplier.

 

Then there's monsters who hinder you; they'll follow behind and snap your cash or nullify your helper monster's abilities or even sell your properties.

 

In addition to these wee beasts who help and harass players there are occasional, colossal beasts who terrorise the board adding a further layer of complexity to proceedings. You can send one of your helper monsters out to attack this foe each turn (all have a visible attack stat) though you'll lose access to its special power for a while after. The player who does the most damage will be rewarded, as will whoever deals the finishing blow (it fled on me before I saw that, damaging my properties in its wake).

 

Oh and sometimes a portal to Monster Island(?!) appears and you can go there to snatch up rarer monsters.

 

This is what I've gleaned from a quick hour on it; I'm unclear on how the property Monopolising will play out since the board is so vast I've not had anyone land on mine. I don't even know if it works like that tbh: I want to make sure I can sabotage other players so here's hopin'. I'll give it a go in multiplayer later but I reckon I quite enjoy it as a Boom Street alternative.

 

TL;DR: Billion Island on Switch is 40% off and a bit like Boom Street.

  • Upvote 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone mind explaining why the Pocket version of Turf Masters is better?

 

I've been eyeballing the one currently on the store since having a go on the golf on 51 Worldwide Games, but if a better version comes along immediately afterwards I'll feel a right fool. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

How many courses in golf on 51 worldwide games? 

 

Turf Masters is a masterpiece, buy it. I never played the NGPC version outside of emulation, but some strong comments in this thread. Either way the best 2d golf game no question. 

  • Upvote 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess for me neo turf masters portable is tied in with my first year of my phd, train journeys to Manchester and a lovely carbon black neogeo pocket color. Poured days into that game. Perfectly balanced. Any bad shot is your fault, not the game. Plus there’s no get a birdie or lose your turn stuff going on as in the AES version. 

  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Fierce Poodle said:

@joffocakes Sounds interesting. So are you just playing single player at the moment? Can you do local multiplayer? What age range would you say it is aimed at?

 

Yeah I've only played solo so far. The single player mode is Tournament, 30 years long (so 30 x 12 turns each) and the lowest ranked player is eliminated every 5 years (replaced with a new CPU character). The AI takes its turn pretty quickly but you can hold Y to speed it up further or set it to Fast by default (it's so fast the text boxes are unreadable).

 

Its local multi only; no online at all. Up to four players, and everyone can play on a single controller.

 

The presentation is very kid-friendly. Probably so much so that adults might be put off tbh. It's all chibi cute folk and Poundland digimon. 

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.