@GameDadGrant If you are asking what I mean by that, the plastic cartridge is for Madden Football 64 and the board/chip inside is Battlezone. So basically the label on the cartridge is for Madden Football 64 but when I pop it into my Nintendo 64 then it plays Battlezone.
If you are asking why it's like this, I don't really know. Somebody at some point opened this cartridge and swapped out the board with a Battlezone cartridge. I also had a Fox Sports College Hoops '99 cartridge that was actually Bomberman 64 as well. My only guess is that it was something like, someone wanted some money for these games but didn't want to sell them, so they swapped out the boards with worthless sports games and then sold the Battlezone and Bomberman 64 cartridges that contained sports games. But then eventually got rid of the sports games later, I guess. Who knows.
@Mr_Mustache They traded them to a GameStop/EB Games, which is where I bought them. Because those stores don't (or at least didn't back then) test games before they buy them from people. Or even before selling them, apparently.
Or maybe some bored employees decided to have some fun. Who knows.
Does anyone know if Art of Balance is like... just the same levels from the WiiWare game, or more? I'm reading reviews and the closest I could find to an explanation is that it has the same stages as the 3DS game... I'm not sure if THAT had the same stages as the Wii game?!
If it has some new stages I might grab it up. Shirley and I played a bunch of the Wii game together, and the new Jenga-like mode sounds like a great multiplayer experience.
Ah. Seems like that could make the Wii U game a worthy purchase if, like me, you never played the 3DS one. I wonder if you have to play through all the stages you already finished on Wii to get to the new stuff?
@Zero I think, but am not 100% certain, that the 3DS game (and Wii U version) added four worlds to the WiiWare version's four, so that you would have to revisit stages to begin with.
That being said, the worlds unlock based on the amount of rings you earn for beating levels and challenges, so you won't have to replay every single WiiWare level to get to the new ones. Personally I didn't remember enough of the previous versions' levels for it to take away from my experience with the Wii U game, even though I dislike the repacking thing out of principle.
Hmm, that is odd. I don't mind repacking, I just wish developers who did this would realize some people might be buying again and not wanting to play through everything again. Just make the new content instantly accessible.
This is part of why I never bought the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 either. Didn't want to have to play through normal again just to unlock the harder modes. Already played that to death.
I don't mind repacking a game when it is treated as a re-release of sorts, as not everyone plays a game the first time around so they get a second chance at it. What I don't like is when a company is vague about it, which I think these games are. I don't think the 3DS game says it contains all levels from the WiiWare game plus new ones, and I don't think the Wii U version explicitly says it's the same as the 3DS version either. At least, I haven't seen this said anywhere, so if it is then it isn't easily accessible information.