Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Taz, May 12, 2002.
Anyone know when this is gona get its US release??
August 26th US, July 19th Japan. Going to be spectacular.
Cant wait we need a mario fix!
what gaming is all about
jap copy for me , always lasts a little longer when you don't know what you're doing.
I still can't decide.
Obviously I'd prefer the US one but I'm having trouble with the wait.
There just aren't enough games that are as FUN at the moment. I still go back to Mario 64 just to run and jump around. I think I must have done the first 40 or so stars about 20 times!.
I still think it's the best game of all time even though I loved Zelda.
I might rig up the N64 tonight! it's at least 6 months since I've played it.
Anyone got any idea of a UK release date yet? Need Mario fix now!!!
yeah its coimin here early october, well thats what nintendo europe say, we'll have to wait maybe after october as noe always are known to delay good titles for extra months or so, but it should come out october.
Hehe I can't wait for my Mario fix as well. Its been FAR too long. Also Mario Sunshine does look like it did start off as an N64 sequel... After all if it was built on the Gamecube from the ground up then I'm sure it would have better textures... But I don't care. Videogames are all about gameplay and Mario Sunshine certainly looks the part.
Where are you guys going to pre-order the title? I might pre-order it from two websites just to make sure I have a copy ^_^
im aint gonna pre order it , as i have learnt it takes longer for the game to arrive, i have a cousin who works in the 'GAME' shop so he always sorts the new games out for me.
Sweet, great connections help ^_^ As for me though I'll just pre-order the title since I don't have any US contacts. I'll probably try lik-sang and ncs... Don't care too much about shipping as long as it arrives in 3 days.
Good thing is that Mario will also support Pro Logic II (since Nintendo has finally given the SDK to every Gamecube developer) and prog.scan. I can't remember if it'll support widescreen as well but knowing Nintendo they probably won't.
at the moment i got a tx21ck1 panasonic tv, but i do not have no surround sound amps of anysort, can you recomend any good sound kits for the gamecube.?
The two entry-level Surround Receivers that support Dolby ProLogic II are the Denon AVR1602 and the Marantz SR4200. Both are highly recommended and won numerous Best Buy's etc. You should be able to pick the Marantz up for around £270 if you shop around and the Denon for around £300. As well as ProLogic II, both amps do offcourse support DTS, 5.1 etc.....
groundy safe for telling me and thing, but the tv i got is in my bedroom, i dont want a surround sound set which is too fancy and too pricey even for a small bedroom size, is there by anychance a 2.1 surround sound set i heard on many sites that there have been some made for the cube, but dont know for sure.
I've currently got the Marantz SR4200 paired with some B&W speakers. The receiver itself is pretty damn sweet alright but you can't go far wrong with either receivers listed by Groundy. Good news is that almost all Gamecube games now should support Pro Logic II and the technology can be pretty impressive if used well (like in Rogue Leader).
Yes I can see it wouldn't really make much sense to pair one of the aformentioned receivers with a bedroom 21" set. You can get all in one solutions for a lot less. Two that come to mind are the Videologic Digitheatre systems. you can get the standard 5.1 setup or for bit extra, the DTS setup. These systems include all the necessary speakers and amp combined. The standard Digitheatre is around £150 now with the DTS version coming in at around £220. They do not support ProLogic II but will still give you Dolby Surround from your Gamecube. The Digitheatre DTS is also extremely good for DVD viewing etc.
If you're not bothered by the 5.1 sound, then you could certainly pick up a standard 2ch Stereo amp and main speakers for less than £100. Sound won't be outstanding but it will be about a billion times better than the standard sound from your TV.
If you want specific recommendations and prices, just let me know.
Thanks for the info. Should be interesting to read the reviews of the Japanese launch next month. Nintendo have kept most of the game under wraps so let's hope it lives up to expectations.
It is pretty much an extension of Mario 64 but with plenty of added features. The waterpack is the most obvious addition (plus it has rather nice particle effects) since it will interact with the environment. For example find a seed, water it and it will grow dynamically allowing you to jump on it and to go higher. The main use of the waterpack though is to get rid of the graffiti in the world... Plus you can use a jet of water to hover, kill enemies, etc.
It will certainly be more dynamic than Mario 64 and hopefully just as fun, if not more so.
yeah groundy i woukld appreciate it if you would
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