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  • addyb 7 May 2013 20:21:20 1,056 posts
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    Mines been on standby for a good 2 days now. I have got a DS game paused though so I gather ds mode gives longer battery life. In terms of battery life whilst playing its around 5 hours on med brightness, 3D off.
  • zoolophage 7 May 2013 20:39:22 1,774 posts
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    Just tried out my new xl after doing the system transfer. I really had not previously appreciated just how much of a massive upgrade having the bigger screen is. It makes the 3D so much more immersive. If I'd know the difference was so significant I'd have upgraded long ago!

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  • mal 7 May 2013 21:11:04 22,605 posts
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    addyb wrote:
    Mines been on standby for a good 2 days now. I have got a DS game paused though so I gather ds mode gives longer battery life. In terms of battery life whilst playing its around 5 hours on med brightness, 3D off.
    I've always assumed 3DS mode standby, wifi off is the same as DS mode standby. Just that DS mode nukes your wifi, so there's no such thing as DS mode wifi on to compare against 3DS mode wifi on, which is where my unit spends most of its time.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • zoolophage 7 May 2013 21:17:51 1,774 posts
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    Just read a review of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D in the ONM (I know..). Anyway, they gave it 8/10 but the review was fairly lacklustre and it seems that the 3D aspects of the game are rather more intrusive or annoying than helpful or engaging. It basically seems like it's an easier version of the Wii game albeit with the graphics you'd expect from a handheld. Far from essential if you've already completed the Wii game (I haven't yet). I guess either this or Animal Crossing will be a lot of people's free digital download.

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  • redcrayon 7 May 2013 21:54:41 4,558 posts
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    DKC doesn't look like something I'll replay, and the download is huge, so I'm thinking of picking it up at retail and getting Luigi's Mansion as the download instead, that way I can trade DKC in when I'm done.

    Edited by redcrayon at 21:55:14 07-05-2013
  • addyb 7 May 2013 22:07:03 1,056 posts
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    redcrayon wrote:
    DKC doesn't look like something I'll replay, and the download is huge, so I'm thinking of picking it up at retail and getting Luigi's Mansion as the download instead, that way I can trade DKC in when I'm done.
    Yeah DKC is the last one I need to buy from the promotion to get Animal Crossing on digital. If I don't get a feel for it I will just get rid. I do love the Wii version though and hopefully it will be a good fit for the pick up and play nature.
  • dazcox5181 8 May 2013 19:48:14 297 posts
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    Finally bought the red xl at Argos for 129.99!

    Picked up luigis mansion as was hooked on system I had on loan from Nintendo pr.

    Wouldn't mind a second game, obvious choices are mh3 or fe, tried demo of both not too keen...
    Had 3ds before it traded all games, last I got was ocarina lol

    Will grab pull/fall blox though!
    Suggestions?

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  • Raiko101 8 May 2013 20:30:28 6,341 posts
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    I'd give the Fire Emblem demo another go. It's great. I'd recommend...

    Super Mario 3D Land
    Mario Kart 7
    Resi Evil: Revelations
    Kid Icarus Uprising
    Theatrythm: Final Fantasy
    Art of Balance
    The Denpa Men
    Mutant Mudds
    Crimson Shroud
    either Picross e
    Dillon's Rolling Western

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  • Kid_Icarus 8 May 2013 21:03:33 555 posts
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    Virtue's Last Reward is utterly engrossing, it's like someone turned Saw into a puzzle game and removed the gore.

    Got one ending after 4 and a half hours, with 3 of those being cutscenes. But it's such an enjoyable mystery story that I didn't mind a second of it, except the typos.

    Played it for another 10 hours and still haven't managed to get another ending yet. Well worth the 20, but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone.

    Between this Fire Emblem and Mighty Switch Force my 3DS has been getting a lot of love, and I've still got Luigi's Mansion and Donkey Kong to buy this month. :D
  • dazcox5181 8 May 2013 22:11:29 297 posts
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    I have virtues last reward on vita from psplus and hated it, my brain doesn't think logically enough for that type of game!
    I had marioland before...I have to admit I suck at mario lol
    I've grabbed the fire emblem demo again, that seems to be very popular! Then hopefully will get one other in the promo in June and get animal crossing free :) then bye bye free time !

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  • North64 9 May 2013 02:39:48 6 posts
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    What's the best game on the 3DS in everyone's view? Mine was Resi Revelation until Fire Emblem came out!! Might even be my Game of the year so far!
  • redcrayon 9 May 2013 07:02:58 4,558 posts
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    It's between Mario 3D Land and Fire Emblem for me. Seeing as I've already notched up nearly double the hours in Fire Emblem, I'm going to go for that.

    Kid Icarus and Mario Kart 7 are both awesome too. And the eshop is packed with good stuff like Crimson Shroud and Mighty Switch Force.

    Man, it's blossomed into a really good library over it's first two years. A bit shaky at first but now it's my most-played console.
  • Raiko101 9 May 2013 11:32:27 6,341 posts
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    There are games on the eShop that I really wanted at the time, but long forgot about because i've had other games to play. Spoilt for choice. If only I were a millionaire!

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  • mikew1985 9 May 2013 11:45:02 12,784 posts
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    After having a recent 3D Land resurgence I think it may well be my favourite 3DS game.

    I collected all star tokens as Mario.

    I think there is some reward if you do it as luigi but I'm not sure how that is actually recognised in game as they appear to be the same set of coins for both Mario and Luigi.
  • DFawkes 9 May 2013 11:56:10 23,037 posts
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    I don't think you have to get all the coins with both of them. At least I didn't and seem to have 5 sparkly stars on my save game. I did finish all the levels as Luigi though, not sure if that's something you need to do for those 5 starts but I did it anyway as the games so fun :)

    Lego City 3DS is pretty good. Just hit 100% last night after just shy of 19 hours, of which only the first 5 or so hours were the story. The missions were alright, but once you've done them and got all the powers it's great fun running around finding all the hidden stuff.

    Edited by DFawkes at 11:57:50 09-05-2013

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  • mikew1985 9 May 2013 12:56:16 12,784 posts
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    I just looked up the criteria and you're right it's just completion of the level as luigi as well as all flagpoles and coins (as either Mario or Luigi or a mix of the two).

    Think I'll go through with it to get the secret level :)
  • Kay 9 May 2013 13:14:12 17,905 posts
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    I think in order to truly complete the game you also need to make sure you die less than fives times on any level, or something like that. That's how you get all stars on your save slot, iirc.
  • Murbal 9 May 2013 13:16:00 22,264 posts
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    How do you know what levels you need to do that on? Or what levels you've not topped the flagpoles?
  • Murbal 9 May 2013 13:16:19 22,264 posts
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    Should be achievements for all that nonsense ;-)
  • Kay 9 May 2013 13:17:20 17,905 posts
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    It's easy to see which levels you've flagpoled, as they show up on the map. Not sure about the lives thing though.
  • DFawkes 9 May 2013 13:20:05 23,037 posts
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    As an example, this image shows a yellow flag in the bottom right hand corner, which shows he hit the top of the flagpole, and an M to show it's completed with Mario.

    Having check the lives thing, never having lost more than 5 lives is what makes your stars rating sparkle, so the way I'm reading it, you can still get 5 stars with lots of dying.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Mola_Ram 9 May 2013 13:37:04 7,437 posts
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    No way in hell am I going to get the sparkles. By the time I learned about the "don't die more than 5 times on a level" thing, I'd already died at least twice that much on various special stages.
  • midi82 9 May 2013 13:40:01 673 posts
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    I'm not sure what went on when I did it, I only got 4 stars but I had completed everything as Mario and Luigi and got all coins and all yellow flagpoles. Never could work out what I was missing.
  • DFawkes 9 May 2013 13:50:49 23,037 posts
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    Did you go go back and beat Bowser a second time in the second World 8 Castle after beating him is Special World 8's final castle? That's the only think I can think of, as you can complete everything else and still miss that if you do it in a different order, for example if you unlocked Luigi after Special World 1 and went back with him to do the second World 8 castle right away.

    Not sure if the tags are necessary, but I recommend not looking if you haven't played it.

    Edited by DFawkes at 13:51:13 09-05-2013

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Kid_Icarus 9 May 2013 14:11:58 555 posts
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    I replayed it to get the 5 sparkly stars, but fuck that bonus level. I swear it's impossible.

    Either Mario 3D Land or Fire Emblem as my favourite game on the system, Pullblox and Kid Icarus Uprising are close behind though.
  • mikew1985 9 May 2013 14:17:49 12,784 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    How do you know what levels you need to do that on? Or what levels you've not topped the flagpoles?
    i only noticed today but there is a little icon in the bottom right on the world map screen that shows a Mario Badge, a Luigi badge and a flag icon if all three have been completed on the level.
  • mikew1985 9 May 2013 14:19:12 12,784 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    No way in hell am I going to get the sparkles. By the time I learned about the "don't die more than 5 times on a level" thing, I'd already died at least twice that much on various special stages.
    Ah feck I didn't know about this bit.

    I died 10 or more times on some of the levels in the S worlds :(

    Edit: Nevermind - I have 4 stars already and haven't completed all with Luigi so i'm good to go apparently.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 14:21:08 09-05-2013
  • Cadence 9 May 2013 14:43:14 1,688 posts
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    Good luck with the bonus level, it's an absolute bitch!
  • MoGamer2006 9 May 2013 15:26:02 975 posts
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    All this talk of Mario 3D has got me itching to play it again - and that's after 5-Starring it back when it came out! Truly great game!
  • mikew1985 9 May 2013 16:13:40 12,784 posts
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    Yea it kind of got overlooked a little bit at the time. It got good reviews and all that but probably not as much general kudos as it should have.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 16:14:05 09-05-2013
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