April 3, 2014 – This week, the Game Boy Advance arrives on the Wii U, Batman swings back onto the Wii U, and Rusty is out to prove that he's the real deal on the 3DS eShop. Be sure to check out your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern to see all of this week's updates!
@Mr_Mustache I envy you Rob, you get to experience the best video game ever created for the first time, I've played it over a dozen times and each time it's a revelation, but nothing can compare to the first time...
Man, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is really fun! I bought the first three game packs. Haggled Rusty down to $2 for first one, then $1.90 for second & $1.50 for the thrid one. I remember listening to a podcast a few months back and someone had access to the game. I remember him stating most of the game packs can be purchased for $1.50. So, all ten can be had for around $15. I'm really having alot of fun and feel $15 is really fair for the entire lot of game packs.
I bought Metroid Fusion and Mario and Luigi but haven't got a chance to play yet. I might a little this afternoon. Never played either of them since the 3DS is my first handheld. I'm looking forward to it. I have't followed handhelds very closely over the years, so I get Fusion and Zero Mission confused too. Hopefully they release that one soon.
I bought Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga cause I never owned a GB Advance. I played about twenty minutes of the game just too see how it looks and sounds on a big hd screen. Now, I'm not going to lie, but I enjoy playing the game off the gamepad's screen moreso than from my hdtv. Though, for a game that was meant to be played on a very small screen, it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would on a big hd screen. It actually sounds good as well. It doesn't have that scratchiness sound that gba games produced.
Buying this game also gives me enough points for another $5. I might put it towards AC III since its only $19.99 on the eshop. After using my $5 credit, I'll only have to pay $14.99. I hope Nintendo extends the digital promo after this year. If you guys remember, the promo only lasts two years. Without the promo, I will less inclined to buy games from the eshop, esp. those that are available on a physical disc.
@gamewizard65 I only play VC games on the gamepad and never on my big screen. To me the old games look much better on the small screen. It also makes me wish that VC was the same on the U and 3DS and all games were on both. I'd just play them all on 3DS then.
Yea, I wish the VC was the same for both systems as well. We know it can be done, cause of the ambassador gba games on the 3ds. I still own my smaller 4x3 32” Samsung tv. I bought it around 2004. It has component inputs and displays in 480p and 1080i. Now, back then Samsung states the set is hd, but it looks nothing like my plasma. I'm thinking about hooking it up to see how VC games look on it. I'm sure they will look better, but I'll probably still prefer using the gamepad for VC games. Since that TV doesn't have hdmi inputs, I'm wondering if there are component hookup available for the Wii U? I've never looked into it. Heck, maybe I will not be able to connect the Wii U to that tv.
@gamewizard65 If not I know there are hdmi to component cables out there, but I have no idea how well they work.
The only good reason I could ever see for the two not being able to have the same games would be if they ever put Cube games on the Wii U VC. I see no reason why the 3DS couldn't handle everything up to that.
I did find out that the Wii U can use the component cables I have for my Wii. Now as far as GC games working on the 3ds, I have no clue, though I remember hearing/reading before the 3ds was launched that it was more powerful than GC and about on par with Wii. As far as that being correct, I have no clue. If I had to guess, I would say, GC games will not appear on the 3ds due to how how tough it would be to emulate the games. I'm sure coding for the 3ds is really different. One can argue that the Wii's DKCR was ported to the 3ds, but I believe the framerate was lower, lighting effects were minimized or removed entirely, ect.
At the same time look at RE Revelations, that game def. looks better than RE4 that was on the GC, but I bet it would be tough to port RE 4 to the 3ds.
@gamewizard65 Yeah, I could see Cube games being tough if not impossible to emulate on the 3DS. That's why I think it's the one acceptable exception for a discrepancy between the 2 versions of the VC, if that ever happens at all.
Thanks guys. I'll pass it up. I've never played any of the AC games, so I was wanting to check it out. I'll wait for the latest one to go on sale.
Last week when I had another $5 off, I used it on Darksiders II, since the game was on sale for $19.99, so I only paid $14.99. Man, I'm loving that game. The music is really, really good. In my opinion the graphics are really atmospheric and the gameplay is wild. When death turns into his reaper form, its awesome! If you have not played Darksiders II, I recommend it,esp. if it goes on sale again, or just go online and you can find the game used for around $20. Heck, if you have the extra dough, the game is worth full price, but honestly, by now, they should permanently lower the game to around $20-$30 bucks.