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QLD
09-06-2002, 08:30 PM
Has anyone picked this up yet?

It's an excellent game. It has been forever since I played a Mario game, and I was craving one pretty bad.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes platform games. The graphics are nothing to get excited about, but the gameplay is classic, just like all of the other Mario games.

JediDan
09-15-2002, 12:52 PM
Yes the game is fun (overall) but this game is gonna make you buy a new controller when you're done. The camera is so clumbsy. You'll be running straight then all of a sudden the camera gets too close to an object and next thing you know you're running off a cliff because of the camera changing views all of a sudden. :frus: :frus: :frus: I've been playing the game for almost a month now and it still ticks me off. Besides that it is pretty fun BUT it is also very short. The shortest Mario game that I can remember in a long while. I expected ALOT more since we had to wait such a long time for it.

Boba Rhett
09-15-2002, 09:34 PM
I'm going ot wait before I buy it if I do even end up getting it. Nintendo promised a lot with this game and it seems as though not all was delivered. :(

JediTricks
09-15-2002, 10:05 PM
JediDan, IMO that's exactly the same problem with Mario 64. Thanks for the 411 on that, I'll be avoiding this one like the plague.

scruffziller
09-17-2002, 07:08 AM
Actually the problem of the view has been greatly improved from Mario 64, you can move the view anywhere with the yellow joystick. It doesn't have the limitation that 64 did.

Nexu
09-17-2002, 07:31 AM
Yeah, I don't see that as a major problem.

QLD
09-17-2002, 05:24 PM
I have more problems with the camera angles in this than I did in Mario 64. Although you can adjust it more, Mario 64 had a button you could hold that would always keep the camera focused ahead of you. You have to keep pressing it on the Gamecube.

All that aside, it is still a great game. I only have 26 shines so far. Still a little ways to go. I am enjoying it very much.

Herby
09-19-2002, 07:55 AM
The camera really isn't that big an issue. You soon get so used to slight adjustments, you don't even notice that you are doing it. There has been only one level were I found the camera to be so bad that it was intrusive to the gameplay (for those that have the game, I'm referring to the level in the theme park where you have to get to the top of the ferris wheel). It's a great game. It's easily worth the money, you'll get a ton of gameplay from it.

**Edit: I forgot to mention...I have 66 shines.

scruffziller
09-26-2002, 03:07 PM
Dang I only have like 17!!!!

master jedi
09-27-2002, 05:15 PM
Rhett and I just rented this game and we were very disappointed in it. Nintendo is letting Microsoft dominate the console industry by doing stupid things like letting RARE go. Microsoft got picked up RARE pretty much on the same day Nintendo let 'em go.

As much as I hate Microsoft I think they're a lot better that Nintendo now.

QLD
09-27-2002, 06:01 PM
I play my Gamecube more than any system right now. followed by my X-Box....followed by NES....followed by PS2....

Animal Crossing, Mario Sunshine, Star Fox Adventures, are all EXCELLENT games. Letting RARE go was a mistake, but I don't think it will hurt them that much really. Losing Square was big, but it still hasn't hurt them that much either.

Boba Rhett
09-27-2002, 06:18 PM
The thing is that a whole mess of people were going with the GC because they had Rare. I do think it will hurt them.

I wouldn't go as far as saying Microsoft is better. Just that they've been making right choices and good decisions.

QLD
09-27-2002, 06:58 PM
I think more people go with the Gamecube because it is NINTENDO more than I think they go for it because they had RARE. SURE, a few people might....but most people are loyal to the characters, not the developers.

Personally, I don't care WHO makes the games, and what system they are on, as long as they are good.

master jedi
09-28-2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
I wouldn't go as far as saying Microsoft is better. Just that they've been making right choices and good decisions.

That's what makes them better when compared to Nintendo.

Adam
10-04-2002, 03:48 PM
I don't understand how you can be dissapointed in it.. I think its a great game. I'm at 52 shines m'self. :D

master jedi
10-04-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Adam
I don't understand how you can be dissapointed in it.. I think its a great game. I'm at 52 shines m'self. :D

I, for one, was expecting more from it. There wasn't anything special about it that really set it apart from other games.

scruffziller
10-08-2002, 03:04 AM
There is a rumor going around that if you complete the game and get all 122 some odd shine sprites then a secret level will appear with WALUIGI who has Luigi in a cage!!!! Can anyone confirm this.


*****1 hour later******
Well actually I can.....

According to gamespy.com. Neither are in it. :frus: and they completed it.