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Offline Mai Valentine

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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7725 on: November 12, 2017, 07:09:17 PM »
The Switch finally has a lot of games I'd love to play, but I put off buying it in favor of getting a laptop to replace my computer. On the plus side, I'll be able to play Overwatch on the laptop.

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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7726 on: November 18, 2017, 02:05:24 PM »
Okay I am being very thankful for those who take the time to do fan translations of games that did not come to the US but stayed in Japan. I am also being thankful for those who have the ingenuity to produce reproduction carts for retro consoles. For without that I  would not have this English translation of the first Animal Crossing game which initially first appeared on the Nintendo 64.









One quirk that it has, no time clock. I think the chip is missing from the PC board. The game knows that there is something wrong with the clock and warns you. BUt if you are playing it every day, like I am, you can adjust it to the time and date you begin. The game saves with the internal battery, your game,time you stopped, and the date. So really no big deal. Can't really complain with what I got here. It mostly baffles me why Nintendo did not bring this to the US while the N64 was on the shelf. The game was later ported to the Game Cube, so we did get it, just a little late to the party. Cost me only $25 USD.
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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7727 on: November 18, 2017, 02:37:05 PM »
The GC was already set to release that same year, so it made sense that they would skip the N64 to give the GC more titles. Plus it has enhancements. It's cool that you're able to have a cart of it though.

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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7728 on: November 18, 2017, 05:54:11 PM »
I understand that, but I guess I have become accustomed to their recent mindset maybe. They released Twilight Princess for the Game Cube and the Wii. Not sure if there was some change in leadership at Nintendo which prompted that judgement call. But the jump to disc might have been the influence in the decision.
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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7729 on: November 19, 2017, 07:44:25 PM »
That was a special case. Zelda is a no brainer title to have at both launch of a new console and an older one. Animal Crossing was a brand new IP, so it probably wouldn't have been worth it to pay for the manufacturing of carts. It's not something they have done regularly since.

EDIT: They did it again with Zelda on the Switch and Wii U, but I think that's the pattern here. Zelda sells much better than Animal Crossing.
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Re: Official Recent Game Happenings Thread
« Reply #7730 on: November 21, 2017, 09:38:43 PM »
I just found reading the 64DD wiki that Animal Crossing was intended to be on the 64DD. Too much time & investment in the game might have limited the release to the Japan N64 cart. And you are right about Zelda. The fan base was there. Nintendo knew the game was a hit before they even released it.
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