Unfortunately, this is one of those very rare exceptions on Switch. The game is split up into separate region-locked SKUs. So if you wanted to pay about $30 for the Japanese version, you could have those versions on Switch, but you do have to buy it separately.
They will, apparently! Japanese versions are coming in a patch. I wish they’d done this the right way from the beginning, but better late than never.
Yep! You can stack up Sonic & Knuckles, use a Game Genie... the Mega SG thinks it’s a Genesis, and acts like a Genesis. It’s not like an emulator box like the Flashback where the first thing it does is “dump” the ROM to memory and then run the file -- this is running off the cartridge natively, which means stacks work…
Damn. I'll just leave it there to shame myself.
Wow. I mean, yeah, I know that the Color TV Game 6 came out in 1977, but would I have massively overthought it and figured that HQ wouldn’t have known that? I guess I’ll never know what I’d have done. (Probably would have gone out on question 11, anyway.)
1. Yeah, I do think that BoxBoy (and the Joker release for Smash) is the April game. That said, May is wide open, and the rumor about Metroid Prime Trilogy is that it’s done and just waiting for a slot, and I could see why they’d maybe hold that back from the Direct, so maybe that’s it.
2. From a financials…
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Lots of people have questions about this! When we brought up the discussion again amongst the staff this month, there were many people who thought it was strange that the Yakuza series wasn’t represented on our PlayStation 4 list. So even though it seemed strange to go back and add an older game, there was significant…
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I don’t know if it’s the “best,” but nobody else is going to say Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, so I will.
Ridiculous. How could such a game ever be considered art? What a monstrously bad opinion.
Mario Party 4 is art.
I do cryptic crosswords. But not regular crosswords.
Oh, interesting. I met Genyo Takeda, who taught Miyamoto game design, for about two seconds at DICE last year. So while I “met” him, I’ve never had the chance to sit down and interview him, so he’d probably be my pick.
I’m surprised Gorogoa didn’t catch on a little more than it did.
1. Japanese curry!
2. High. WSJ says it’s happening, and it’s also the right timing. This is right around when we saw the DS Lite.
Either way, whatever issues there were have clearly been resolved, as it came to Wii U and SNES Classic. Weirdly, Mother 2 wasn’t on the Super Famicom Classic, which indicates that the U.S. branch of Nintendo specifically put it on the Classic, knowing it’s a big draw here.
They’re very popular games and owned outright by Nintendo, so I can’t imagine it’ll be much of a wait. My only question about the Mother series is what they plan to do with it. If I were Nintendo, I’d do a full-on three-game collection for Switch with bonus features that lives outside of the subscription service.
It is a really, really beautiful game. Clever battle gameplay, touching storyline, amazing looks and music. That’s why it’s so tragic that it didn’t make it over — if it was released today it would win Game of the Year awards. It’s a masterpiece.
See, Schreier told me I should give away the answer in the text, but clearly this proves I was right to just leave it unexplained.
Yeah, all that shit with the prism and the torch and the tree and the nut and the pot... I was just following the FAQ, I was thinking, how the hell would you piece this all together just from clues in the game? Maybe it’s possible but it seems ridiculously difficult.