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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by tonieee » Thu May 28, 2009 6:05 am

humblebee wrote:I've got 2,000 points for the online shop thingy as a present. Tell me what games I should get!
Sonic The Hedgehog 2. We've got about four games from it and that's the best so far. The others are Uridium (old Commodore 64 spaceship game that's good for nostalgia), Defend You Castle (which is hilarious for about the first two minutes and then gets very repetitive) and Space Invaders Get Even (which seemed alright but not fantastic but you've got to pay extra to get extra levels so it might turn out expensive).

I've also downloaded the web browser which I thought my be useful for emergency, backup internet access and I've barely used it. It's probably best used with a USB keyboard if you got one cos typing with the Wii remote is a real pain.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by darvé » Thu May 28, 2009 10:16 am

tonieee wrote:
humblebee wrote:I've got 2,000 points for the online shop thingy as a present. Tell me what games I should get!
Sonic The Hedgehog 2. We've got about four games from it and that's the best so far. The others are Uridium (old Commodore 64 spaceship game that's good for nostalgia), Defend You Castle (which is hilarious for about the first two minutes and then gets very repetitive) and Space Invaders Get Even (which seemed alright but not fantastic but you've got to pay extra to get extra levels so it might turn out expensive).

I've also downloaded the web browser which I thought my be useful for emergency, backup internet access and I've barely used it. It's probably best used with a USB keyboard if you got one cos typing with the Wii remote is a real pain.
Yeah, we downloaded the web browser to get iplayer on the tele, but have so far also never used it.

I've been working my way through all the old Wonderboy games, as well as grabbing a couple of old SNES and N64 classics - Mario Kart 64 and the Zelda games come highly recommended by me.

I used to love Uridium when i was a kid, at least i did if it was the game i'm thinking it was.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by tonieee » Thu May 28, 2009 12:17 pm

davo wrote:I used to love Uridium when i was a kid, at least i did if it was the game i'm thinking it was.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uridium - you control a little spaceship that flies over a big spaceship, blowing up stuff for a while and then you land on the big spaceship and it blows up. It was quite impressive at the time for its semi-3d nature.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by darvé » Thu May 28, 2009 12:37 pm

yes! Thats the one, i wasn't sure if i was getting it confused with Xevious - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xevious - but i wasn't.

Anyway, i'm downloading that at the weekend. Is R-Type on there? I'm quite in the mood for some old school shoot-em-ups.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:26 am

Okay, I have finally succumb to my urge to own a Wii, and I freaking love it even though I so far only have the sports thing and Wii Play and some downloaded older games.

I downloaded Super Mario Bros., which I haven't played since I was like 16 or something.

I am quite sure that the part of my brain that has been holding on to the exact location of every mushroom etc. could have been put to better use these last seventeen years.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Tweetotal » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:16 am

Oh, I love my wii. Animals Crossing: City Folk is the best.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by DefenderOfPants » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:40 am

squirrelboutique wrote: I downloaded Super Mario Bros., which I haven't played since I was like 16 or something.

I am quite sure that the part of my brain that has been holding on to the exact location of every mushroom etc. could have been put to better use these last seventeen years.
it's startling isn't it? apparently i wasn't very good before, because i only seem to remember what to do on the first two levels.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:03 am

DefenderOfPants wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote: I downloaded Super Mario Bros., which I haven't played since I was like 16 or something.

I am quite sure that the part of my brain that has been holding on to the exact location of every mushroom etc. could have been put to better use these last seventeen years.
it's startling isn't it? apparently i wasn't very good before, because i only seem to remember what to do on the first two levels.
For me it was Streetfighter 2 - I downloaded it and so many of the special moves came back so naturally. I didn't even need to think about it. Shoryuken!

Think I'm going to trade in my wii for an xbox next week, by the way.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by darvé » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:19 am

I was tempted to download the arcade version of Space Harrier the other day, but then realised that the beauty of the game in the arcade was the cabinet and that playing it on a TV wouldn't be the same, so i figured i'd download the Megadrive version as it was cheaper, but then i realised that it's really not that great a game..

I'm currently struggling through Alex Kidd in Miracle world on the Master System, which is a whole lot harder than i remember.

Andy, i had the same thing happen with Streetfighter when i got it, i havent quite managed to remember Guile's 4 hit combo, but the rest of it came flooding back. Yoga Fl-ame!
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:39 pm

I'm way too scared to download Street Fighter for those very reasons.

Speaking of Xbox/Microsoft, has anyone seen this?


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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by darvé » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:03 pm

A friend of mine was telling me about that other day, but thats the first time i've seen it working, i think it needs alot of work on it to develop it above 'gimmick'. Rachel, have you been to Wonderworks on I-drive? They have a few things there like that, you can 'play' Basketball and Baseball, but you just end up falling over and looking stupid.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:25 pm

That thing in Orlando? I have not! Is it worth going in? I've been in that area for shows at House of Blues, but I've never been able to talk anyone into going into that place.

David and I played some volleyball game like that at a science museum in Ft. Lauderdale. He was very good at it.

I'm happy with the Wii! I'm not like serious gamer person, and Nintendo and Sega were the only things I ever really liked playing, so it's perfect: goofyish games that are fun to play with friends.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by darvé » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:19 am

Yeah, thats the one, it's this upside down house that has all sorts of random stuff in. Is it worth it? Probably not, but we saw this excellent magic show in there and it's one of those dinner things where they keep bringing you drink refills, which just about makes it worthwhile.

I agree about the Wii, i used to play games all the time when i was at school, now i just fine myself dabbling so the Wii is perfect.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Sylvie » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:05 pm

Does anyone have My Fitness Coach? I'm wondering whether to get it or if a standard exercise DVD is better.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:38 pm

Yes! i recently bought it together with my Wii Fit (although you don't use a balance board with it, just the Wii remote!)

It's pretty good! It makes programs for you based on the measured levels of fitness, the goals you get etc. You can definitely get a good workout out of it... I do think it is better than fitness DVDs, as most of the ones I have tried only offer varied programs in that you can choose different sections with the remote, so you lose tempo in your workout. That said, I haven't used that one too much yet, as I've focused on all the exercise in Wii Fit.
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Sylvie » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks Astrid, I knew you'd be the person to ask!

Probably not the right place to ask this, but it's related to my last question. Do you know of any exercise videos that have vaguely bearable music to work out to? Like Girls Aloud type stuff?
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:36 pm

I'm afraid I've not found anything that doesn't drive me slightly insane while I exercise! I do like jogging/running just for the sake of at least having my own motivational music as the soundtrack. I do however get quite embarrassed when I have to exercise in public.

I really like the Wii Fit just because it's so silly and fun and cute that I don't mind it having kind of crappy music. I make myself sound like a child here but I have to be tricked into exercising, and the Wii Fit works for me in that sense because if I get to do hula hooping and jogging through a pretty virtual park inbetween the muscle exercises (like leg extensions and yoga) I happily do it all!

Well, supposedly with My Fitness Coach, you can get "different styles of music" but it's all slightly horrific interpretations of different music styles! Not the best. But it does get the job done. I guess the only problem I have is that it requires the will-power to really be into it from the beginning, whereas the Wii Fit is so cute I get tricked into it. It is however a more efficient program, I think, and it does offer a lot of variation! The Amazon reviews are extremely positive for it, so it seems that it does offer good results as well!

In a month when my temp job is up and my MA starts I can really get into this because I'll have time at home again! I really look forward to it!
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by islandhopper » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:00 pm

Changing room mirrors today made me buy Wii Active (I realise I'm a big girl). I've had wii fit for over a year now, so that's getting a bit repetitive plus this one gives you custom goals and sets of workouts instead of just choosing each little activity individually. Hopefully it'll motivate me, but that's a very hard thing to do.

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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by Gordon » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:34 pm

Don't you live somewhere with an outdoors?
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Re: Nintendo Wii

Post by islandhopper » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:43 pm

But if I play my Wii outdoors then it'll just get wet and not work properly any more. You haven't really thought this one through have you?

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