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Mario Golf season pass?! ⊟
Wow, Nintendo has free-to-play 3DS games, and now there’s a DLC season pass for Mario Golf World Tour. I guess it’s all caught up now.
Buying the season pass for $14.99 will give players access to three DLC packs: the Mushroom Pack (with Toadette and two courses) on May 2, the Flower Pack (with Nabbit and two additional courses) later in May and the Star Pack (with two more courses and Rosalina) in June.
Each course will be available separately for six bucks, so you’ll save money by getting the Season Pass, and you’ll also get access to playable Gold Mario, whose “Golden Flower Shot” gains coins for every yard you hit a ball.
Trials will be available for all the DLC, with “Trial Tournaments” online.
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call announced for the U.S. ⊟
It’s coming out some time this year, priced at $40. Expect 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the entire Final Fantasy series, as well as new features like daily featured tracks, Critical Hit Trigger, and EX Burst Gauge.
Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also introduces a Versus Battle Mode in which you and a friend play the same song, trying to get a higher score and inflicting status effects on each other.
New Ace Attorney 3DS game unveiled ⊟
According to this Famitsu scan posted by @Lite_Agent, this new game takes place during Japan’s Meiji period (1868 - 1912, a.k.a. Rurouni Kenshin times) and naturally features a new star — it looks like that star is an ancestor of Phoenix Wright. He has a sword, too. Cool sword, new guy.
The full title, according to @CourtRecords_, is Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken, or Grand Turnabout Trial - The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke. As mentioned previously, Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi is once again heading the project, after taking a break from the series with Dual Destinies.
Ace Attorney Piano album ⊟
Sounds great, if these clips from the recording sessions are any indication! The album, due out April 23, features 19 tracks from the first three Ace Attorney games, because Capcom apparently chooses not to acknowledge the rest of them. Via Siliconera.
Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy ⊟
What a great system you were. This artwork from Eliran Cohen reminds me so much of my experience with the Game Boy, absolutely immersed in whatever I was playing, no matter where I was.
If you haven’t read it yet, USgamer published a wonderful article celebrating the Game Boy, which JC and I contributed to. Here’s a scrap I wrote for it:
My memories playing Game Boy remain vivid, and remembering them now, you couldn’t have them with a home console. Backtracking around Metroid II during a long, turbulent flight over the Pacific. Having my mind blown when I first started Final Fantasy Adventure in the back of my aunt’s Monte Carlo, when your hero gets thrown off the cliff. Jumping through Elec Man’s stage in Dr. Wily’s Revenge, in between eating chicken nuggets at a Chinese food restaurant while my mom gossiped with her friends.
I still return to Link’s Awakening every few years, spending an afternoon by a window. I’m always trying to recapture the days I’d explore Koholint Island, hiding under the dinner table, hidden so no one could bother me and break the immersion but peeking out just enough so the sun could still warm my skin. If I could still fit in them, I’d probably try playing games in a laundry hamper again, too.
Feel free to share your Game Boy memories and birthday wishes!
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Angry Kirby: The TV ad ⊟
This “epic” TV commercial makes Kirby seem super tough and destructive, and makes Kirby: Triple Deluxe seem like a God of War campaign or something.
I mean, yeah, he eats a bunch of stuff, but everything else I’ve seen (and every other Kirby game) suggests it’s going to be bright and happy, leisurely paced, and cute.
New Monster Hunter 4G trailer ⊟
You, too, will be able to hunt huge dinosaur/crab-like monsters in the desert — and get your shit wrecked — when this hits the West in early 2015. Japan gets the 3DS game this fall.
Super Famicom as tissue holder ⊟
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Before the 3DS Game Card Case… ⊟
We carried our portable games around like this. Or we just left those plastic cartridges loose in our bags. How did you carry yours around?
It’s rad that we can now fit 18 3DS games in a slightly larger space than what we’d need to hold four Game Boy cartridges back in the day. Props to Kombat Kat for the pic.
Yo-kai Watch Jibanyan and Robonyan figures ⊟
Man, I hope I get to play this game. These two characters, depicted here in models by Bandai, are pretty appealing! Well, except for the magazine Jibanyan’s reading…
Anyway, these two retail for just 864 yen each!
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So many PSN games for 99 cents each ⊟
This is Steam sale territory! Everyday Shooter, Retro City Rampage, Spyro and Crash PS1 games… all 99 cents. If you happen to have a PS3, there’s stuff like the incredible Tokyo Jungle, Braid, Retro/Grade, and more!
Browse the whole selection here and be sure to grab what you’re grabbing before Monday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific.
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Yes, there was a calculator for Game Boy ⊟
Long before iOS apps, or even DS “non-games,” the Infogenius series cornered the then-nonexistent market for productivity software on handheld game consoles. Seen above is Spell Checker and Calculator, but Frommer’s Travel Guide, Spanish Translator, French Translator, and Personal Organizer and Phone Book were also sold in 1991.
“The most remarkable InfoGenius cart is the Personal Organizer,” according to a ubiquitous column by Chip and Jonathan Carter (seriously, I’ve found it in like five different newspapers). “Simple Game Boy controls let you store names, addresses and phone numbers. You can keep track of appointments and events with the day planner and find dates through the year 2000 with a calendar.”