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Postby anakin22 » 07 Oct 2009, 18:10

Why is it that a lot of the good core games from Nintendo is for handhelds only?
All the 2d Mario series up through the years ranging from the very first Mario Bros to New Super Mario Bros has only been avaliable on the small handheld screens.
Is it because they think the handheld market competes with the tv-console market?
I don't think so. I personally don't have a handheld. Just a matter of choice, I like big screens.
I would love to play all of these games on my big tv.
Why can't you just plug your handheld to your tv?
That should be a natural thing to do.
If it's because they want me to bye a handheld as well, they've got it wrong; it doesn't make me buy a hand held, I just miss out on these games instead.
On the gamecube, you could buy a add-on base, that would play gba games. Why not such a thing for the Wii?
I bought Super Mario World on WiiVC, but still.
As Shadow complex and the hype for New Super Maio Bros Wii show, there is a real demand for quality 2d games on the tv, not just a tiny screen.
So why is it like this?
I think that more people would buy handhelds if they could play the games on their tv, pixelated and all.
Or am I completely wrong on this?
What do YOU think?
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Postby Osiris25 » 07 Oct 2009, 20:03

I suppose the point of the handheld is to play it on the small screen and for you to be able to play it anywhere in particular where there isn't a T.V. But I too struggle to fully enjoy portable games on a small screen whether DS or PSP, as well as angling it so the screen doesn't reflect or catch the light. I think now in this day & age we should be able to have some T.V hook up option (ideally Wifi to the Wii or PS3 for on screen display). With the DS you would need to have this option as you need the touch screen, and they would need maybe split sceen for both the screens to be displayed. So yeah I'd be up for it.
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 08 Oct 2009, 09:12

it wouldn't be too much of a problem i'm guessing. they could even do it with some kind programme. the ds already connects to the wii anyway. Then again transfer speeds could be an issue.

I thought the PSP could connect to a TV anyway. sure the 2000 at least had some kind of port in the back of it.

@ anakin22 if you want something a bit like mario and lugi's inside story i'd highly reccomend getting the paper mario games and mario RPG off of the VC.

Same kind of thing.
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Postby Osiris25 » 08 Oct 2009, 10:39

@ Monkey, I whole heartly agree with the Paper mario option and Super Mario RPG is just fantastic. Not only is it good fun but its a great nostalgic romp through the Great days of 16bit consoling and the snes. A great example of what Square and Nintendo could of achived if they get together more often.

I think it would be fantastic if SE and Ninty hooked up again and did a Proper sequel to Mario RPG, especially if they made it in the style of the original, maybe as a WiiWare title. what do you think...?
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 08 Oct 2009, 14:06

seeing square make another MArio RPG would be fantastic, but the paper series basically picks up where it left off. So i'm not aching for it that much. What i'd really love to see from square would be a remake of FFVI for the ds like they've done with III and IV and apparently they're currently working on V. fingers crossed ay.
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Postby Osiris25 » 08 Oct 2009, 14:22

seeing square make another MArio RPG would be fantastic, but the paper series basically picks up where it left off. So i'm not aching for it that much. What i'd really love to see from square would be a remake of FFVI for the ds like they've done with III and IV and apparently they're currently working on V. fingers crossed ay.

Yes we are fortunate to have the Paper Mario series to take its place, but i think there is a difference in the style that would be intresting to see what a sequel would be like. But good news on FF V remake and yes lets hope that VI follows not to long after. All we need then is the same treatment to Chrono Trigger and we laughing :D
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 08 Oct 2009, 15:40

they did put the kibosh on that 3d fan remake of chrono trigger so hopefully somethings in the works and square weren't just being arseholes.

It did look seriously impressive though shame really.
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Postby Osiris25 » 08 Oct 2009, 15:52

I saw a video of that on Youtube a while back and it was very impressive, especially when you take into account it was fan made! However it was a while back Square shut it down which seems to suggest they aren't doing anything with it. Still to be positive we can continue to hold out hope :)
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Postby anakin22 » 08 Oct 2009, 17:47

WHERESMYMONKEY wrote:@ anakin22 if you want something a bit like mario and lugi's inside story i'd highly reccomend getting the paper mario games and mario RPG off of the VC.

Same kind of thing.


Thanx for answering :-)

I've played all 3 paper mario games (n64,gc,Wii) and yes, they're great but I was taking generally about core handheld games, like the whole Mario Bros series, as well as 100's of other interesting titles.
I've never played advance wars or scribblenauts or whatever good handheld games are out there.
Maybe they're just stubborn:
Either go buy our handhelds or don't play these games.
But IMO that philosophy is not smart business-wise.
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 09 Oct 2009, 13:58

mentioning Advance wars. the Fire emblem series is pretty similar as its made bey the same company. Brilliant in thier own right if you ask me. Not sure if its gotten a uk release yet, but if you've got the means give Phantom Brave we meet again on the wii a go. Then again if you've got a PS2 i would definately reccommend getting any of the Nippon Ichi games. Especially Makai Kingdom. great turn based RPG and really funny too.
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Postby anakin22 » 09 Oct 2009, 14:30

cool man, thnx for Ur advice :-)
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