Wario Land Super Mario Land 3 coming to eShop in Europe!

Wow, it only took them a few months after the game was already available in Japan, but I’m really glad the game has made it to the UK and European eShop.  Why?  Well, to put it simply, Wario Land is awesome.  One of the best games on the original Game Boy, a classic which I must have played for hours on end.  Some information about it, which you probably won’t get from the press releases:

Has about 40 levels, in seven worlds.  The worlds are Rice Beach, Mt Teapot, Sherbet Land, Stove Canyon, SS Tea Cup, Parsely Woods and Syrup Castle.  But the levels aren’t simple or linear, with tons of rooms and passages to explore, hidden locked rooms with treasure (like the one in the screenshot below) and a few secret exits to boot (levels with them are marked as rings on the world map)

Plays very differently to Super Mario Land 1 and 2, and bar a short cameo in the ending is a Mario game in name only.  Wario can dash, ground pound and fight his way through levels, and while you can jump on enemy heads, that’s rarely the recommended way to defeat them.

Excellent graphics and music.  You can probably see the former from the screenshots in this article, but the latter is just as good, and unlike in the first two games, seems to have more variety.  Have a listen to some of the soundtrack:

Interesting boss battles.  Well, they’re a bit like the ones in Super Mario Land 2 Six Golden Coins, unique opponents that are still easy to defeat.  The bosses are a spiked Koopa, minotaur, penguin with boxing gloves, giant head, etc.

And a fairly basic story with Wario trying to get enough treasure to buy his own castle by attempting to take it from Captain Syrup’s forces on Kitchen Island.

Never the less, you need to buy this game if you don’t already have it on Game Boy.  It’s pretty much one of the best 2D platformers on the Game Boy, and I’d say it could even be seen as better than Super Mario Land 1 and 2 were.  Don’t waste money on the mediocre platformers on the service, or many of those silly indie games, buy this one instead.  You definitely won’t regret it.


New Fire Emblem Magazine Scans!

Been a while since we’ve seen anything new in regards to Fire Emblem, hasn’t it?  Ever since the series’ 3DS debut was announced back at that Nintendo event last year, Nintendo has barely said a word about it and the game had pretty much fallen off the radar.  But thankfully, some new information has come in about the game, and we can post some new magazine scans showing more game screenshots, official art and information.

New details are a bit scarse, but some interesting new things include downloadable content (which is almost a Nintendo 3DS first, let alone for Fire Emblem) and more interestingly… you can turn off permadeath.  You know how in past games whenever a character died they were gone for good?  It’s a fairly important mechanic in the series, and makes the series a fair amount more interesting.

Here though, you can choose to have it or not.  The old way is called ‘Classic Mode’, while the new way is called ‘Casual Mode’ and revives fallen warriors in the next battle.  Not a good choice of names there Nintendo, people are probably already decrying the downfall of Fire Emblem due to pandering to casual gamers as we speak, and the names don’t help this perception at all.

There are also multiple difficulties, Normal, Hard and Lunatic.  Presumably Casual Mode won’t be available on Lunatic, right?  Then again, permanent death plus a super hard difficulty level?  Seems like an option for masochists with a death wish.

Never the less, the game does seem like it’ll be interesting, and that it’ll be changing around the basic formula of the series quite a bit.  Any Fire Emblem fans should be looking forward to this one!

Nintendo 3DS Daily Launches!

Welcome to Nintendo 3DS Daily, the next Nintendo news/reviews/guides website!  Now admittedly, it’s been a long time since something like this was associated with Nintendo 3DS Community, since Nintendo 3DS Fans shut down months ago.  Still, I’m trying to get this site back into the fan site and news market, after a long time of just seeing how a forum would do on its own.

You may be wondering first of all why there’s so much content for a supposedly new site.  This is because unlike some people, I don’t just open new websites as a blank slate and start writing the content while its guest viewable and why Google is trying to index the thing for the first time.  That’s because no one cares about an empty website with no content.  You won’t rank in search engines, you won’t have repeat visitors and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll never end up writing a single post otherwise.  So I’ve made sure there’s about thirty articles available right off the bat, including some fairly lengthy guides you won’t find elsewhere.

So welcome to Nintendo 3DS Daily, and I hope you enjoy the website!

Is the 3DS heading to South Korea, with Star Fox 64 3D as a launch title?

Apparently, we now not only know that Nintendo are planning to bring the 3DS to said country, but also that Star Fox 64 3D might be one of the early/launch titles.  How do we know this?  Well, apparently a rating exists for the game on South Korea’s Game Rating Board, and this was leaked recently.

Never the less, it should be interesting to see if the 3DS will catch on over there like it seemingly has elsewhere.  Unfortunately though, I’m not sure Star Fox 64 3D is really a good launch title, at least on it’s own.  I’d understand Mario Kart 7 or something, but a remake of a Nintendo 64 title as a major game to get people interested?  Seems risky if you ask me, and it’s not even the most massively popular, well known series in question (Star Fox I’m assuming isn’t exactly a multi million selling franchise in South Korea, is it?)

Still, do you think the 3DS will do well over there, or that Star Fox 64 3D is a good choice for a launch title?


Guild 01 Liberation Girl Screenshots

Just some new screenshots of Guild 01 Liberation Girl, a new 3DS game that was announced fairly recent.  Some artwork too.

Finally, some official art (as little as there is for this game):

Not sure about this one to be honest.  The official art looks fairly nice, but I don’t think the screenshots really interest me in the slightest, and the quality of the graphics seems quite average for a 3DS title.  Plus, gameplay wise, a shoot em up type game is a bit old hat, don’t you think?

Still, could be a decent game.  What do you think?