Nintendo Ninja Game N’ Watch

The new Facebook Group that was called “Nintendo Ninja Play” has been renamed “Nintendo Ninja Game N’ Watch” turning it into a group for people to game or to watch gaming content. Here is the list of features the group will have to offer new comers:

  1.  Nintendo Ninja Game N’ Watch is a group about playing together and watching gaming content – live or pre-recorded together.
  2. The Find Players Feature in the Facebook Group is useful for people to put a team together for games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS etc. Add your name, Username for Switch/Wii U/3DS, and details on what you want and the time zone/time is important too.
  3. Nintendo Ninja News Youtube videos will appear based on multiplayer games with Patch updates, new features, and upcoming games too.
  4. Live Videos will happen with game footage from certain games – guest hosts on Nintendo Ninja News Youtube Videos.
  5. Facebook Events on debuts of new multiplayer games
  6. Facebook Events on regular play sessions such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Your Screenshot footage might be able to appear on Nintendo Ninja News videos in small contests.

These features will enable the group to be very different to the Fan Page that is about providing daily news. One is for News and the other is for gaming and watching. The new name itself is a throwback to the Game and Watch series by Nintendo.

New Spatloon 2 Direct comes July 6th 2017

A New Nintendo Direct is appearing online for July 6th 2017 so it’s not too far away for those wanting to see what Splatoon 2 has to offer. A new Nintendo Direct goes live this Thursday at 7AM PT/10AM ET for those in the US. With the game coming out at the end of July it seems likely they will increase promotion of the game a Direct is a perfect way to kick start it. Check your Local Nintendo Twtter and Facebook Fan Pages for local times and dates in your country.

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES – Is it worth the buy?

As expected and predicted by most people Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES Edition which is set for release on September 30th 2017. Already as expected the Nintendo fanbase is flocking to web sites worldwide to pre order this project. So the question I’m asking and will try to answer – it is worth the buy? The price point of $79.95 in the US and $119.95 in Australia seems fair based on the cost of SNES games on the New 3DS and the Wii U prices available on the eShop. So there is a good saving there. However my own sticking point for the big Nintendo fan is that most of these games you may have already brought  and for some it’s the third or forth time re-buying old Nintendo titles from the Wii, Wii U, and New 3DS for some. For myself I already have most of these games and let’s have a look at the 21 games that will be included in the SNES Classic Mini.

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™
  • Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man™ X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts™
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!!™
  • Yoshi’s Island™

Looking at this it’s a strong line up of mainly first party games which is concerning and sisaappointing because there are a number of third party games that are missing and and reducing it to 21 games only is a poor choice. It should have been 30 games minimum. The big game in the collection is StarFox 2 which has never been released before worldwide so that’s a super rare game to add to your collection and be able to play for real for the first time ever. Missing games such as Donkey Kong Country 2 and 3, Harvest Moon,  Super Mario All Stars, makes me scratch my head in wonder why they are not list on the list and a few other classics are well. If you are a massive Nintendo fan that buys every amiibo and anything with the Nintendo logo on it you have already pre order the product by now I would guessing. If you are looking for a nice collective piece to your collection or you grew up having special memories of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System then this is a must buy for you specially if you haven’t touched a Nintendo console in a long time. It’s a great way to dive back into the past and maybe give you a taste for video games again if you were thinking of getting a Nintendo Switch which will have most of these titles on the eShop in 2018 and beyond.

Than again if you look at the new Atari Flashback 8 Gold HD Edition it has 120 games and the The SEGA Genesis Flashback has 85 games in it so why would Nintendo only include 21 games only?That’s my personal sticking point but I will likely pick it up down the track. Nintendo has outlined clearly it will produce more units than the NES Classic Mini and will be for sale until the end of 2017. Their main focus as they pointed out is on the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS as it should business wise. The SNES Classic Mini will sell very well and a last tip – beware of scalpers online for trying to sell it for hundreds of costs. Because that will still happen.

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