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  • So I made this spreadsheet:

    Played MP6 now. I like it a little bit but rn I still much prefer MP9. I don't have time to fully write out the reasons now but all in all it generally feels quite outdated.
    Redshift
    Redshift
    I'm very curious to why you don't like Mario Party 6 compared to 9, since I hold the opposite opinion.
    Starfire
    Starfire
    I guess I don't like the fact that it boils down to how many stars you can get but each star on its own is pretty hard to get, so it's an all-or-nothing situation: you can put a lot of work into getting one star and then someone else gets it, by which time another star comes up somewhere completely different and you have to trek all the way there, by which time yet someone else has got it too! Minigames are also kind of all or nothing since I get so far that only the winner gets coins? And I find coins don't mean all that much as I almost always find myself with more coins than I need and just needing an opportunity to spend them on stars.

    The overall nonlinear feel compared to MP9 feels kind of failed as I barely get to choose where I'm moving so it just feels kind of circular and not much point to it.

    Graphics are obviously a major downgrade from MP9 due to the older system.

    Music of MP6 is decent but I loved MP9's ost and I'm not getting anything of the same quality so far.

    Minigames are decent but MP9 had so much more freedom with the Wii remote and it's motion controls. The Wii and the Wii U feel perfectly equipped for a party game as their controllers are designed for casual family fun rather than hardcore precision. Sure not all minigames from MP9 used it, but it generally allowed a lot more freedom. Wii party benefits from this too but that's as much as I've played thus far.

    Admittedly nostalgia is one major reason why I like MP9 so much which I obviously don't get from a game I first played 2 days ago.

    I said earlier but MP9 generally feels more modern and polished.

    I can't say for sure yet as I've only played MP6 for about two hours in total so far but these are the main reasons why I'm not a huge fan of MP6 yet by comparison to 9.
    The memory space on my Wii U is dissappearing quickly. Would it really be that bad to use a USB flash drive to save money?
    Starfire
    Starfire
    I can imagine you'd lose your save data if you out that on a flash drive, since that gets overwritten frequently enough to eventually wear it out. If I just moved data which I never use and/or is rarely overwritten, I should be safe for a good while.

    I know homebrew exists but I'm still super paranoid rn, the Wii U is like my most favouritest thing in the world and I could never live with myself if I broke it (I'm being melodramatic, I know, but still.)
    King Dedede
    King Dedede
    That's good. I understand completely if you don't want to use homebrew but do know that it's always there if you ever think you need it.
    Starfire
    Starfire
    @Ribbon I think maybe, if and when Wii U and 3DS eShop go down, I might think about it to preserve my ability to play those games. A stable and large hard drive with Cemu and Citra will keep me playing these games for as long as I want.

    In the meantime I'll probably just grab a 32 GB or so USB stick. They aren't that expensive.
    Hmmm.... Should I get DKCR 3D in digital or physical?
    Wallop
    Wallop
    So make sure you remember your NNID information if you take the digital download route
    Crow
    Crow
    Digital games won't necessarily go down with it either. They're linked to your NNID, and a call to Nintendo is enough to put all your games on a new system if the first one breaks.
    Yeah, but what if your 3DS breaks a decade or so down the road from now once the servers shut down and Nintendo stops supporting it all together like the Wii?
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    King Dedede
    King Dedede
    I mean there is always modding and backups. Physical games can break too.
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    To update the TV situation, the TV repair people haven't found our power cable so I think we're going to try to find a replacement online. ☹
    Can someone help me with 7-4 in SMB1? I get it's a level where you have to take the right path, but how do I know what that is? I've got as far as the part with the fire bar above lava but whatever I try and do it always sends me back.
    ZelenPixel
    ZelenPixel
    mario wiki says
    In order to move through the first puzzle, the player has to take the bottom path, followed by the middle path, and then the top path; taking any other path will bring the player back to the start of this puzzle. For the second puzzle, the player must take the top path with the Fire-Bar, followed by remaining in the middle path while jumping over the gaps, and then taking the top path once more; taking any other path will bring the player back to the start of this puzzle.
    but theres a visual map too
    😩😭😟 My dad can't find the power supply for our repaired TV.

    I still can't use my GameCube....
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    Shygul
    Shygul
    power supply?
    Starfire
    Starfire
    Yeah, our TV needs a power supply to run and our TV wouldn't turn on when we used it so my dad sent it off to get repaired but we don't have the power cables with us so I can't use it (and consequently, I can't use my GC) until we manage to get them back.
    BlueBerry000
    BlueBerry000
    Somewhere, Chibi-Robo is crying and he does not know why...
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    Back from the dentist and my tooth is completely fixed, I'd never tell it had been broken by looking at it.

    Now to hope the filling doesn't fall out....
    Remember Red Star from the 2000's Titans cartoon? Well, in the comics, he had the name Starfire first, but he had no realtion to the current Starfire, comics are confusing
    So I got 3D Land and I have to say that it lived up to more than my expectations were given it was almost unanimously agreed to be the worst 3D Super Mario.

    I definitely like it less than 3D World as its graphics are far inferior, you can only play as Mario
    And I think eventually Luigi?
    And its levels feel less interesting, but overall I like it a lot. 3D Land is the 3DS game for me rn.
    Dimentio
    Dimentio
    A lot of its bad reputation I think comes from how the previous 3D Mario was Galaxy 2, and from the beginning you could tell the engine was the same so a lot of people, including myself, was expecting an adventure on the scale of Galaxy when getting it. It's a decent game on its own.
    King Dedede
    King Dedede
    Honestly, I did like 3D Land. It doesn't have a negative reputation; it's simply regarded as the least good. It's my least favorite because the levels felt bland and the game was pretty short, not to mention I played 3D World first which is better in every way.

    But even with that, 3D Land is an easy 8/10 for me. It's just that every other 3D Mario is higher than that.
    Well I tried SMB1 (Wii U VC port of NES version) and I have to say it's a lot more challenging than I expected.
    I'm trying to use Warp Pipe to get to 3-1 and use the infinite lives trick to win more easily but even that is proving quite the challenge.
    Perhaps I'll just use save states to avoid having to restart every three deaths and then beat it legit some other time because I also want to try the rest of the pre-N64 Mario platformers.
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    King Dedede
    King Dedede
    Don't forget that you can hold A while starting again after a game over to start from the beginning of the world you died on.
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    Redshift
    Redshift
    The game's extremely archaic, just use save states, which Nintendo implemented for a reason, and don't be ashamed in using them. Play the game however you want.
    Starfire
    Starfire
    @Ribbon thanks for the tip idk that
    So, I liked 3D World and I wanted to get 3D Land on Nintendo eShop. I log on to Nintendo eShop and get to 3D Land. But instead of "Proceed to Purchase" it says "Redownload." What shall I do?

    I know there was a hack that can make a 3DS get any game from the eShop for free but I swear I've never done that and every other game on the eShop I can find doesn't do this. I did buy my 3DS second hand but it seemed to be reset to factory conditions.
    Mcmadness
    Mcmadness
    Just re-download it, the previous owner clearly bought it already
    Alex95
    Alex95
    If you really want to pay for something, just redownload this already-paid game and then buy a different one.
    Starfire
    Starfire
    Nah I'll just re-download it
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    Well the PS4 conttoller came, and I'm pretty satisfied. I managed to hook it up to DS4 and I could move in Minecraft by tilting! I wanted to configure it to be able to fly the elytra with motion but that didn't turn out too well as DS4 ended up just having my cursor jump everywhere, so I had to close it. Anyway, playing Minecraft with it was awesome, and I look forward to everything I'm going to play with it.
    I'm so excited to unbox my Xmas presents, hopefully including my PS4 controller and Super Mario 3D World alongside many other Mario titles!

    Anyway, have a lovely day everyone!
    This has been on my mind for quite a while so I decided to write this document:
    Enjoy!
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    Princess Mario
    Princess Mario
    You should touch upon people in other countries such as in Brazil where they can't afford electronics, or in Russia where there's barely any means of legally buying the goods.
    Redshift
    Redshift
    Personally, I don't have any qualms for downloading a ROM. People think it's stealing, but it's not stealing, piracy is still illegal yeah, and it has its own set of legal ramifications, but it's different than say burglarizing a store. The main reason I use ROMs however is for wiki purposes (which I don't even do all that much anymore to be frank) and modding games at ease. I wouldn't beat around the bush and say that what I'm doing is legal however, even if I twist it around and say that I'm archiving or that it's not available or whatever. It's not. But I do completely understand why some people in some countries pirate. One of the biggest places where people pirate is Russia and Latin American countries, as for a great deal of time, there simply was no market for them and price of ROMs were ridiculous (I think people in some Latin American countries pay well over 100 for a game).

    Also, piracy in general, not just ROMs, can apply here. I pirate my music all the time. I refuse to purchase any music from any service that imposes DRM. If they won't let me actually own and keep my music files, I am not interested in purchasing products. What also doesn't help is that the music industry is slimy and you don't actually benefit the musicians when you buy their album; musicians make most of their money through tours and merchandise. To put things into perspective, out of all music industry profits, only 10% of the share are earned by artists, and most of those earnings aren't from album sales.

    I never pirate indie games by the way. I think that's crossing the line, and indie games typically run very cheap anyway. If I had no plans of buying them, I wouldn't play those.
    Starfire
    Starfire
    @Jolly DönerMax yeah I should but I'm mainly considering people in the developed, Occidental world. To be honest I was never at all knowledgeable about what it's like to live in other parts of the world. The writeup is kinda long already and it's mainly aimed at people in a similar position to mine - they can pay to buy the games but they're not so rich it's nothing.
    Thank goodness, the site finally worked!
    Here's my new remixes:

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