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SubjectJust a quick review about the 3DS and Mario 3DS new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on12/03/11 07:52 PM



I posted quick thing on my facebook about it but just thought I would throw it on here for anyone in the market.

My son has a DSi and he wanted to play mario kart 7 sometime... well found out it was only for 3DS so he sold a bunch of his old toys to buy a 3DS, which I wasn't so sure about, thinking it wouldn't add much of anything other then new games... but boy was I wrong.

The thing is pretty amazing. It can take 3D pictures and videos (video in firmware update on the 8th). You can now make "Miis" for all your family and friends plus it will set up the face based on a picture you take. It has a couple games/silly things to take a picture of your face in 3D and then shoot it and make it talk. The 3D part can be turned off too turning anything into a 2d version without any major loss in quality. We got the pack that came with Mario 3D, not only to save money but gave him a game to play right out of the box.

So anyways, he had been playing all day on/off and I thought it looked pretty cool and then he wanted me to play. I didn't put the shit down for like an hour... thought it was like 10 minutes. It is definitely 3D in nature but still has a nice 2D feel to it. Closer to old school Mario than the Galaxy series. They have a sort of mix and match from all the Mario games. There is a takooni (i think it is spelled) suit that has a tail and can float, a box with a propeller on the top to act much like the orange suit from New Super Mario on the Wii. Typical fire power and probably a lot more. I am only on world 3 right now but I saw my son in a turtle dude suit that shot boomerangs. Three star coins per level (like super mario on SNES) and they are used to unlock levels and items/etc as you play through the game. New switches can be activated by tail swiping things to raise platforms and such. The brought in the cannon and looking around like in Mario 64 in some levels. The cannon and binoculars are used by activating the gyro in the 3DS so you move the console around to control it's aim... pretty intuitive to use. At one point in one of the levels it brings you back into Mario Bros (NES) level design and final flag/castle.

Just an overall amazing experiance for me and my son loves it. I have tried using the 3D but it has to be held like 10-12 inches from your face to work well and I didn't feel comfortable doing it... so the whole time I turned off 3D (which is simply done with a slider on the side of the screen) and I have had 0 problems that I thought 3D would be necessary.

I also use an acekard2i which doesn't work right now (since I upgraded to the latest firmware) but they are in the works on fixing it. DSTWO cards work on the latest firmware so it will be possible. Also 3DS roms don't work on any card as of now... but again should work down the road.

Just my two cents




SubjectRe: Just a quick review about the 3DS and Mario 3DS new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on12/05/11 01:17 AM



Yeah the system is surprising at times and Mario may be the best use of it yet. The suits you're thinking of are Super Mario Bros 3 based, the Tanooki suit came back (if I could fix my nick here I've been using Tanooki for like a decade now online), and the other is the Boomerang Suit (boomerang bros are smb3 baddies.) I'm not a fan of the 3 coins shit as it's annoying as it's used to unlock stages -- in the older games pre-DS they were used to rack points to a 1UP like in World. The 3D is actually needed in a few spots of the game as it does this pivot motion thing where you see depth to know how to jump to where to get a good thing like those coins.

Not sure why you felt the need to hold the system 10-12 inches from your face to have it work, you can go a good bit farther away and be fine. You can also slide that bar to change the intensity of the 3D which helps depending how your eyes work.



Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"


SubjectIn SMB3 was the tanooki suit the "stone" suit as well? -nt- Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on12/05/11 01:42 PM



> Yeah the system is surprising at times and Mario may be the best use of it yet.
> The suits you're thinking of are Super Mario Bros 3 based, the Tanooki suit came
> back (if I could fix my nick here I've been using Tanooki for like a decade now
> online), and the other is the Boomerang Suit (boomerang bros are smb3 baddies.)
> I'm not a fan of the 3 coins shit as it's annoying as it's used to unlock stages
> -- in the older games pre-DS they were used to rack points to a 1UP like in
> World. The 3D is actually needed in a few spots of the game as it does this
> pivot motion thing where you see depth to know how to jump to where to get a
> good thing like those coins.
>
> Not sure why you felt the need to hold the system 10-12 inches from your face to
> have it work, you can go a good bit farther away and be fine. You can also
> slide that bar to change the intensity of the 3D which helps depending how your
> eyes work.
>
>
>
> Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
> "If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a
> headache and sex at the same time ?"
>





SubjectIs this the system seller? Should I get a 3DS for this game? nt new Reply to this message
Posted byJudgeInjury
Posted on12/05/11 01:57 PM



> I posted quick thing on my facebook about it but just thought I would throw it
> on here for anyone in the market.
>
> My son has a DSi and he wanted to play mario kart 7 sometime... well found out
> it was only for 3DS so he sold a bunch of his old toys to buy a 3DS, which I
> wasn't so sure about, thinking it wouldn't add much of anything other then new
> games... but boy was I wrong.
>
> The thing is pretty amazing. It can take 3D pictures and videos (video in
> firmware update on the 8th). You can now make "Miis" for all your family and
> friends plus it will set up the face based on a picture you take. It has a
> couple games/silly things to take a picture of your face in 3D and then shoot it
> and make it talk. The 3D part can be turned off too turning anything into a 2d
> version without any major loss in quality. We got the pack that came with Mario
> 3D, not only to save money but gave him a game to play right out of the box.
>
> So anyways, he had been playing all day on/off and I thought it looked pretty
> cool and then he wanted me to play. I didn't put the shit down for like an
> hour... thought it was like 10 minutes. It is definitely 3D in nature but still
> has a nice 2D feel to it. Closer to old school Mario than the Galaxy series.
> They have a sort of mix and match from all the Mario games. There is a takooni
> (i think it is spelled) suit that has a tail and can float, a box with a
> propeller on the top to act much like the orange suit from New Super Mario on
> the Wii. Typical fire power and probably a lot more. I am only on world 3 right
> now but I saw my son in a turtle dude suit that shot boomerangs. Three star
> coins per level (like super mario on SNES) and they are used to unlock levels
> and items/etc as you play through the game. New switches can be activated by
> tail swiping things to raise platforms and such. The brought in the cannon and
> looking around like in Mario 64 in some levels. The cannon and binoculars are
> used by activating the gyro in the 3DS so you move the console around to control
> it's aim... pretty intuitive to use. At one point in one of the levels it brings
> you back into Mario Bros (NES) level design and final flag/castle.
>
> Just an overall amazing experiance for me and my son loves it. I have tried
> using the 3D but it has to be held like 10-12 inches from your face to work well
> and I didn't feel comfortable doing it... so the whole time I turned off 3D
> (which is simply done with a slider on the side of the screen) and I have had 0
> problems that I thought 3D would be necessary.
>
> I also use an acekard2i which doesn't work right now (since I upgraded to the
> latest firmware) but they are in the works on fixing it. DSTWO cards work on the
> latest firmware so it will be possible. Also 3DS roms don't work on any card as
> of now... but again should work down the road.
>
> Just my two cents
>



SubjectRe: In SMB3 was the tanooki suit the "stone" suit as well? -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on12/05/11 02:39 PM



Yes it did turn to stone, and I hope this isn't a spoiler as it's common knowledge, but there are a second set of 8 'challenge' stage worlds (doubles the game size) and in there is a 'stone' version of the tanooki leaf that will let you go statue on things.



Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"


SubjectRe: Is this the system seller? new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on12/05/11 02:41 PM



According to a lot of reports online - yes. The reasons are mixed though from it being a 'true platform mario' to 'first game that truly in genius ways uses the 3D so that it feels essential not just for eyecandy or tacked on.'



Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"


SubjectRe: In SMB3 was the tanooki suit the "stone" suit as well? -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on12/05/11 07:59 PM



Nice, no spoiler for me (I will still get enjoyment out of it). I just didn't think it was the same suit because of that difference. I knew they looked similar/same. I am only on world 4/5 right now. I was being OCD for the first 3 worlds getting all the coins... but no longer, so it should go faster.




Subjectmy thoughts new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on12/05/11 08:01 PM



It is a system seller for me... since it won't be offered in another form for the DSi... but it could be completely played on a DSi with little/no problems. With the shadows on the ground when you fly... the 3D can be managed in 2D. So far I haven't HAD to use 3D for anything.

I plan on getting mario kart 3D as well... hopefully that will be good too.




SubjectRe: my thoughts new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on12/07/11 01:55 PM



> It is a system seller for me... since it won't be offered in another form for
> the DSi... but it could be completely played on a DSi with little/no problems.
> With the shadows on the ground when you fly... the 3D can be managed in 2D. So
> far I haven't HAD to use 3D for anything.
>
> I plan on getting mario kart 3D as well... hopefully that will be good too.
>

There are puzzles that require the depth to see where platforms are such as pipe places with randomly set block that in 2D appear to just be a stack, and other stuff too. Shadow can help a lot but to a point only.

And I didn't ruin the stone tanooki leaf, it's right on the front page of the US and Japanese are with Luigi as a stone tanooki wearing a green scarf.



Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"


SubjectRe: my thoughts new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on12/07/11 05:30 PM



LOL on the front page thing... I took the cartridge out of the case and put it in with the 3ds box to never be seen again until resale time.

> > It is a system seller for me... since it won't be offered in another form for
> > the DSi... but it could be completely played on a DSi with little/no problems.
> > With the shadows on the ground when you fly... the 3D can be managed in 2D. So
> > far I haven't HAD to use 3D for anything.
> >
> > I plan on getting mario kart 3D as well... hopefully that will be good too.
> >
>
> There are puzzles that require the depth to see where platforms are such as pipe
> places with randomly set block that in 2D appear to just be a stack, and other
> stuff too. Shadow can help a lot but to a point only.
>
> And I didn't ruin the stone tanooki leaf, it's right on the front page of the US
> and Japanese are with Luigi as a stone tanooki wearing a green scarf.
>
>
>
> Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
> "If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a
> headache and sex at the same time ?"
>





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