Nintendo 3DS News
All news about Nintendo 3DS games, as well as the console itself.
Well, isn’t this convenient! Because as you likely know, Super Mario Maker for 3DS doesn’t let you share levels online. Sure, you can share ‘em through StreetPass if you’re in Japan. Or if you have one of the few other 3DS game owners around living nearby and boh play Mario Maker.
But you can’t share levels online by default. This drastically limits the game’s usefulness.
Because thanks to various people at GBATemp, there’s now an unofficial exporter for 3DS Super Mario Maker levels! It’s named Online Course Database Manager (or OCDM for short), and lets you convert courses into Wii U format. Which then in turn lets you open them in the Wii U version and (presumably) post the online from there.
So here’s a picture of it in action:
Yeah, it’s basic I know. But it works, and it turns Super Mario Maker for 3DS into something people outside of Japan may actually be able to use. So kudos guys! You’ve done what Nintendo didn’t do, and made the 3DS version of Mario Maker as useful as the Wii U one!
But hey, what do you think? Are you going to use this tool? And if so, what levels do you want to bring over to Mario Maker on Wii U?
OCDM – Mario Maker 3DS Course Manager (GBATemp)
A while back, Nintendo announced a line of Amiibo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Zelda series. Consisting of eight bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, Toon Link and Toon Zelda, they’d be compatible with games like Breath of the Wild to unlock more features or content.
However, we didn’t know what those features or content were.
Until today! Because now the Amiibo are in stores, Nintendo has explained exactly what they do in the new Zelda title. In simple terms?
They give you a treasure chest and some random items.
Yeah, that’s it. No companion like Wolf Link. No extra dungeons or items. Just a treasure chest with some extra items around it. That said, those items do change for each Amiibo scanned, and they are as follows:
- Eight Bit Link Amiibo – Gives you four barrels with Rupees in addition to a treasure chest
- OoT Link Amiibo – Makes a lot of random meat appear along with a treasure chest.
- Toon Link Amiibo – Has lots of random fish appear along with the treasure chest
- Toon Zelda – You get a treasure chest and a random assortment of plants
Either way, it’s a tad disappointing given the effects of the last Amiibo. Still, I guess the resources could be helpful, right? And you do get to see a bunch of fish randomly flopping about hundreds of miles from the nearest body of water:
But what do you think? Do you like the effects of these Amiibo? Or do you wish they did something a tad more… interesting?
The Legend of Zelda Amiibo Effects (Nintendo Tumblr Blog)
When games are localised, it’s fairly common to see potentially ‘offensive’ content removed for other regions. Like say, petting in Fire Emblem Fates. Or the skimpy clothing from Tokyo Mirage Sessions. It’s not a popular move by any means, but it’s an understandable one given the marketing strategies used for these games.
However, sometimes it seems censorship just goes in an extremely weird decision. Like how Dragon Ball Fusions has apparently removed all sword attacks from the game:
Instead, we get characters using sticks to attack. Why?
I honestly don’t know really. Was someone offended? Unlikely, we’ve had sword wielding characters in games and popular fiction for hundreds of years now. If people weren’t offended by King Arthur or Peter Pan then, they sure won’t be offended by swords in a Dragon Ball game now. And hey, it’s not like the ESRB would have anything to do with this.
After all, most Zelda games get E ratings, and the whole purpose of those is fighting monsters and villains with a sword.
Either way, it’s a ridiculous change, and one that makes us think you shouldn’t support the English versions of the games here. Just buy the original one instead.
But what do you think? Are you baffled that swords have been removed from a localised game? Or is there some strange logic I’m apparently missing here?
Sword Attacks Removed From English Versions of Dragon Ball Fusions (Censored Gaming)
From the moment the games were announced, it was pretty obvious Pokemon Sun and Moon were going to sell really well. I mean, it’s Pokemon isn’t it? That’s so popular the last two generations have sold over 2 million copies in the first two days alone.
But what’s a bit less obvious is how well the games have done in the UK.
Because as the title suggests, they’ve now had the highest launch sales of any Nintendo game ever released in the UK. Like, better than anything on the DS at Wii. Or even the original games on Game Boy. Here are some tweets about it by Eurogamer editor Tom Phillips:
Heck, they’ve actually sold in one day what Wii Fit sold in two whole weeks. And that was at the height of the Wii’s popularity!
Damn that’s impressive.
So is this Pokemon’s comeback in the UK? Maybe, or maybe it’s just in part a response to the popularity of Pokemon GO. Either way, it’s an impressive number for a Nintendo game in an otherwise less Nintendo supportive region. Let’s hope it stays that way for generation 8 and 9!
As you hopefully know by this point, we at Gaming Reinvented are quite fond of supporting interesting fan games and projects. We’ve interviewed notable ROM hacks and fan game devs. We’ve posted about those cases where the games get shut down by the IP owner. And well, we’ve even gone and reviewed certain ones too. Like Super Mario 64: Last Impact.
So here’s another interesting project we’ve found! Named Melee Light, it’s basically a stripped down version of Super Smash Bros Melee that’s entirely playable in your web browser!
Here’s a video showing it in action:
Interestingly, it seems like the title also refers to the art style, since all characters are now replaced with silhouettes of themselves. That’s a pretty neat effect if you ask me. Looks very snazzy and modern!
Add a level editor for things like Target Test, and well, it’s quite an impressive little game to say the least. Certainly good for a one man project!
Either way, you can play it on the official website here. Or download it from GitHub, since it’s open source too.
So yeah, have fun everyone! Play it before it gets taken down!