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post #1531 of 1545 Old 02-09-2015, 04:02 PM
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Anyone have any recommendations for spending my remaining Club Nintendo coins? I haven't registered everything yet but I estimate I'm going to end up with around 900 coins or so total. Wonderful 101 would seem like a no-brainer if I didn't already own a physical copy, so I'm currently eying Dr. Luigi, Game & Wario, and Earthbound.
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As to eShop reissues...and I have been wishing for it since the Wii Shop's VC...I for one would love a re-issue of Pilotwings 64. Something kinda soothing about that game for me. I may be the only one wishing for this, though...
Nope, I've also posted about hoping to see that one appear.

Where 1st party content is concerned that didn't already appear on the Wii (I bought six N64 downloads there), this is the only potential new addition from that platform that I'd bother buying if it were to finally resurface on the Wii U.

I especially love the hang glider stages in this game, the exact opposite of the original from the SuperNes where I hated the hang gliding and never felt truly in control.

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As to eShop reissues...and I have been wishing for it since the Wii Shop's VC...I for one would love a re-issue of Pilotwings 64. Something kinda soothing about that game for me. I may be the only one wishing for this, though...
You're not the only one. Lately Pilotwings Resort has been my go-to game on the 3DS when I'm kicking back listening to music.

If the original got a 1080p/60fps makeover, I would be all over it.
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Since a lot of things are all priced at 200 I bought the SNES games over NES because of the better coins to dollars conversion.
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I redeemed 700 Club Nintendo coins about a week ago and I haven't received anything yet.


As of today, they still have the heavy traffic warning up. Anyone actually get a reward yet?
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Digital or physical? Digital should be instant. Physical could likely be weeks.
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I ended up getting Star Fox 64 3D. Looks great on the new 3ds.
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I've only got a little over 400 coins to spend. Since I never played it I think I'll pick up Doc Louis' Punch Out. I understand it's pretty short, but the game isn't likely to be seen again. Plus it's nice to see that Ninty hasn't entirely given up on those (like me) who haven't upgraded to Wii U.

Now I'm wishing I hadn't blown all my coins from last year and been able to snag that MM messenger bag, thing's already fetching $100 on the internets. At least I can still play my 2014 gold reward VC game instead. sigh...
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Hi not a gamer so looking for a little help here. My son is asking for Wii U for his birthday coming up in mid March. Regular Wii is in the house already and I think there are 4 controllers. What should I be looking to get and is Amazon the best place to buy? What would be a few good games to get him started. Thanks for the help.

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Hi not a gamer so looking for a little help here. My son is asking for Wii U for his birthday coming up in mid March. Regular Wii is in the house already and I think there are 4 controllers. What should I be looking to get and is Amazon the best place to buy? What would be a few good games to get him started. Thanks for the help.
I bought one for my son this Christmas. With the existing Wii controllers, you probably don't really need anything beyond the Wii U itself.

However, I think most Wii U games will use the old Wii controllers like basic controllers -- meaning held sideways and no motion controls/screen pointing. Of course, you'll use those controllers as you always did when playing older Wii games.

That being said, the new Wii Pro Controllers are just so much more comfortable to play with. I would recommend at least one to allow a second player to join, and possibly two since I believe at least one game we own (New Super Mario Bros Wii U?) requires all players to use a controller when more than one person is playing. With all the get-togethers over the Christmas holidays I ended up with four Wii Pro controllers.

Whether you choose the Wii U Basic or the Deluxe is up to you (I grabbed a Deluxe). I don't think the extra storage (32GB vs 8GB) provided by the Deluxe is that important if you don't plan to download much content, and if you do, you're most likely going to need to add extra storage regardless.

The included Nintendoland game isn't anything spectacular, but Super Mario 3D World Wii U included in some Deluxe bundles is great.

The Gamepad stand that is included with the Deluxe also isn't really necessary but I make use of it. If anything, it gives the kids a specific spot to return the Gamepad to when they are done.

I'm a gamer who loves all kinds of video games. While it won't replace my PS4, I think the Wii U is a great little console with a really fun library of games.
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What would be a few good games to get him started.
I would recommend the Super Mario 3D World + Nintendoland bundle while it's $300, and be sure to also get Mario Kart 8.

Those would make a son very happy on his birthday. Maybe his Dad, too. Be advised that setting up a Wii U can take an agonizingly long time because of system updates.

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Thanks for the recommendations and links.

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Thanks for the recommendations and links.
If you are still interested, Best Buy has the same bundle for $25 off w/ free shipping.
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Already pulled the trigger from Amazon. Thanks though.

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Nintendo needs to hurry up and roll out DS downloads.

There's a thread at NeoGaf with screenshots of DS games running via emulation in HD. Look at this comparison of Metroid Prime Hunters running in native resolution compared to the next one where it's rendered in HD.





That's assuming, of course, that Nintendo's DS emulator will render games in HD. Otherwise, I don't really care.

And lastly, a high quality comparison of Mario Kart DS and Super Mario 64 DS.

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