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34 minutes ago, Ninja Doctor said:

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. 

So I didn’t want to sell AES NTM (Big Tournament Golf) short so I just bought it on the eshop. My statement still stands. Where I think NTM portable edges the original is that it isn’t an arcade port with the whole hurry up and put more credits in. With the portable one, you can have a terrible round of golf and finish 5 over without having to pump in virtual credits. It’s just got an all round more sedate vibe. 

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That’s definitely annoying but you can always set the Switch version to give 99 holes for a credit and remove penalties. 
 

I think I prefer the Pocket soundtrack though. 

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Great timing, I had a grand evening on Neo Tur-, sorry 'Big Tournament Golf' last night, and it really plays a mean game. 

 

The insert credits thing gets a bit irritating (essentially you're given 3 'lives' per credit, but even just hitting Par will take a life away; getting a Birdie will restore a life, etc.), but it's all pretty moot when it's the leader boards that really matter anyway. 

 

I do find it hard to judge distance just using the mini-map (I'm not actually sure what the white flight path line indicates... Max drive??) but it's all so colourful and sunny with most cheerful commentary ever (On the greeeeen!!) that it's hard not to have a great time. 

 

Never got round to Turf Masters on the NGPC, here's hoping it gets picked. 

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There's a demo for Brigandine on the eshop and the trailer makes it look like something I'll love, but the full game is £44.99, which is a bit rich for my blood at the minute. Hopefully the demo will sway me. 

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Mr Driller Drill Land was easily one of my favourite Gamecube games. Based on an hour early this morning, the Switch version seems to be pretty much as I remember it but with higher-res graphics and English text. There's a new "casual" difficulty setting too.

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Great news about mr driller, always wanted to play this in English to understand the different modes and be able to save will help! £16 which is cheaper than expected too.

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Mr Driller on the GBC was one of the best portable puzzle games ever; things got so intense on later levels that the poor GB couldn't handle all those collapsing sprites, and used to splutter and flicker like mad. 

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Just now, moosegrinder said:

Physical version. I presume Play-asia?

 

Only for pre-order there. I've seen a few people on Twitter say their copy arrived today.

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1 hour ago, deKay said:

 

Only for pre-order there. I've seen a few people on Twitter say their copy arrived today.

 

Then Japan, presumably.  It came out here today.

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5 hours ago, mdn2 said:

There's a demo for Brigandine on the eshop and the trailer makes it look like something I'll love, but the full game is £44.99, which is a bit rich for my blood at the minute. Hopefully the demo will sway me. 

The demo has actually been up for months. It's good but I don't think £45 good on a system with LOADS of good tactical/strategy RPGs. 

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5 hours ago, Tomcat said:

I wasn't in for the deliver

Of Mr.Driller

But it's being redeliver
With my beans and liver 

In the next hour and three quarter


Hope you enjoy it. 

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It’s a puzzle game so learn which blocks to drill and when to drill them rather than aiming to blast through the floor as fast as possible.
 

You’ll need a bit of foresight to safely pick up oxygen tanks as they’re normally placed out of the way.

 

Colour matching is not immediately obvious in that game, it has a learning curve.

 

Edit: to add to that matching blocks so you end up with a T/L shape over your head protects from stuff falling on you and gives you better flexibility going sideways.

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I got Mr Driller but really couldn't understand what was going on with all the 'spells' and alternative routes out the sides of levels, plus warps

 

My brain is telling me drill to the bottom as fast as possible, but that clearly isn't the idea.

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I never played Mr. Driller before, and am in the same boat. All I see is "GO DOWN THERE FASTER THAN THE BLOCKS FALL", but it only gets me so far before I'm squashed. Going to have to learn the actual way to play, I guess.

 

But at least I now wish I'd played it before now. The only thing that bugged me was the never-ending animations, but I discovered pressing + skips them.

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18 minutes ago, Gotters said:

I got Mr Driller but really couldn't understand what was going on with all the 'spells' and alternative routes out the sides of levels, plus warps

 

My brain is telling me drill to the bottom as fast as possible, but that clearly isn't the idea.

 

The Hole Of Druaga is one of the harder levels, start off with World Drill Tour for a more basic race to the bottom game.

 

I presume access to level 2 is only given once I have stamps for level 1 in all lands?

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