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I finally did it! Ordered myself a 3DS XL + Zelda :D

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I am thinking of picking up Pokeman Black 2 once I complete OoT. Also the DS Zelda games (Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks) will be a must buy when I have the time/money.

the two DS Zelda games were alright, not the greatest IMO. I didn't like that they went full touch screen with them, link doesn't always do what you want him to do because of it

if you haven't played the GBA zelda games I'd definitely recommend picking those up from the eStore though :)

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the two DS Zelda games were alright, not the greatest IMO. I didn't like that they went full touch screen with them, link doesn't always do what you want him to do because of it

if you haven't played the GBA zelda games I'd definitely recommend picking those up from the eStore though :)

100% agreed on that - Minish Cap is an absolutely fantastic game - arguably the best handheld Zelda there is (outside of the ports, you could argue Link's Awakening is the best, another fave Zelda title of mine, the one that got me into the series!).

You're absolutely going to love OoT 3D, such a fantastic amount of replay value if you're a completionist and a rather awesome surprise when you complete the game (I won't spoil it unless you know already :p)

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Added. mine 4554-1393-9524

Added :laugh: thanks

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I'm glad Nintendo has finally started offering some of their retail games for download in the eShop. Maybe a response to the almighty App Store?

it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are ?39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.

Their entire pricing structure is insane anyway, they charge between ?4-?8 for 10-20 year old GBC / GB games, and ?5-?9 for worthwhile bespoke eShop titles, which is hardly an ideal way to try and compete with the App Store,. Though they don't seem entirely bothered about competing with that. Apple really did screw with the pricing of software forever when they came out with the App Store, allowing everyone to have an unregulated mad rush to undercut each other in price and get the most sales by being cheap (which you'd imagine probably wouldn't have happened if independent developers weren't given so much free reign) :p

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Pfft, it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charaging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are ?39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.

it all comes down to being a smart shopper,... here (in the US) we have an electronics store (Fry's)

at which some day-1 releases (including consoles) carry a considerable price markdown

I, for example, purchased the 3ds XL on launch day for $179, marked down from the MSRP of $199

and NSMB2 for $29 (10 off from the MSRP) ... Same place where i got MK7 which was also released

for that same price

:D

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i wish we had Fry's here in nebraska :(

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it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are ?39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.

Their entire pricing structure is insane anyway, they charge between ?4-?8 for 10-20 year old GBC / GB games, and ?5-?9 for worthwhile bespoke eShop titles, which is hardly an ideal way to try and compete with the App Store,. Though they don't seem entirely bothered about competing with that. Apple really did screw with the pricing of software forever when they came out with the App Store, allowing everyone to have an unregulated mad rush to undercut each other in price and get the most sales by being cheap (which you'd imagine probably wouldn't have happened if independent developers weren't given so much free reign) :p

I haven't bought anything from the eshop because I think their prices are just ridiculous.

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it's hardly a great thing considering this is Nintendo, who believe in charging as much as possible for their first party games for as long as they can possibly get away with it. All their retail titles on eShop are ?39.99, more than you'll see in any sane retail store I'll be damned if I ever pay that much for a 3DS game. It usually takes a year or 3 before they even considering putting their prices down too - though then again they also said they were making a concerted effort to not cannibalize retail store sales too.

Their entire pricing structure is insane anyway, they charge between ?4-?8 for 10-20 year old GBC / GB games, and ?5-?9 for worthwhile bespoke eShop titles, which is hardly an ideal way to try and compete with the App Store,. Though they don't seem entirely bothered about competing with that. Apple really did screw with the pricing of software forever when they came out with the App Store, allowing everyone to have an unregulated mad rush to undercut each other in price and get the most sales by being cheap (which you'd imagine probably wouldn't have happened if independent developers weren't given so much free reign) :p

Gameboy games and such are more expensive than your app store trash, er, i mean, "games" for a reason. That's because even 20 years later, they're still infinitely more fun and playable than anything on your phone ever will be.

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Gameboy games and such are more expensive than your app store trash, er, i mean, "games" for a reason. That's because even 20 years later, they're still infinitely more fun and playable than anything on your phone ever will be.

Yeah that's true, Zelda: Links Awakening is a very good game. Is a ROM image worth ?5.99? **** no.

Can buy a whole gameboy with the game off ebay for cheaper than that.

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Yeah that's true, Zelda: Links Awakening is a very good game. Is a ROM image worth ?5.99? **** no.

Can buy a whole gameboy with the game off ebay for cheaper than that.

Have fun carrying that brick around

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Have fun carrying that brick around

GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?

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GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?

even the GBC is about the same size and weight as the DS

no idea why he assumed you were talking about the original gameboy anyway

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GBA SP or Micro is actually much smaller than a 3DS and lighter... So you wanna revise your post or...?

"a whole gameboy with the game"

why wouldn't I assume you were talking about the original gameboy? Almost everyone who wants to refer to a GBA SP refers to it as such.

Also, have fun playing Link's Awakening DX on your Micro.

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"a whole gameboy with the game"

why wouldn't I assume you were talking about the original gameboy? Almost everyone who wants to refer to a GBA SP refers to it as such.

Also, have fun playing Link's Awakening DX on your Micro.

No, people refer to it as a gameboy, because it is, a gameboy.

When I say windows, I'm probably talking about windows 7 or 8, not windows 1.0 or 3.11 by your dumb logic.

Link's awakening dx runs perfectly fine on my micro with a flashcart, and it is enjoyable - thanks.

Any more stupid responses feel free to just post them without thinking!

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No, people refer to it as a gameboy, because it is, a gameboy.

When I say windows, I'm probably talking about windows 7 or 8, not windows 1.0 or 3.11 by your dumb logic.

Link's awakening dx runs perfectly fine on my micro with a flashcart, and it is enjoyable - thanks.

Any more stupid responses feel free to just post them without thinking!

that's funny, no one said about buying a flashcart off ebay, but I'm glad you enjoy the game!

also, what a ridiculous analogy. Yes, Windows 7 is also Windows. However, a 3DS is also a DS... but would you call it as such? It's hardly dumb logic. Nobody I know (especially in gaming circles like these) would refer to a GBA as a Game boy explicitly (although clearly the Nintendo section has gone down hill lately if people like you are posting in it)

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that's funny, no one said about buying a flashcart off ebay, but I'm glad you enjoy the game!

Wow you must lack knowledge of what you're talking about, I mean obviously you do because you're still posting FUD in this thread. The MICRO is micro because it has no +5v regulator needed for original GB carts so they do not work, only GBA cartridges work, so once you've finally got that in your head, feel free to correct your post.

also, what a ridiculous analogy. Yes, Windows 7 is also Windows. However, a 3DS is also a DS... but would you call it as such? It's hardly dumb logic. Nobody I know (especially in gaming circles like these) would refer to a GBA as a Game boy explicitly (although clearly the Nintendo section has gone down hill lately if people like you are posting in it)

So now you're flipping what you think because of a different product - do go away, here's a website you can go away to and play with other people that have the same mental age as you; http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsgames/index.htm

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I'm thinking of picking one up soon - I should check out the new Zelda games!! I had loads of fun with the Gameboy ones. This thread has made me decide to get an 3DS XL for sure over a 3DS regular... plus the ladies love when things are XL ;) (jokinggg, well, kinda)

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My wife caved and gave me my christmas gift early (we are terrible gifters, can't seem to hold out to Christmas Day). And what do you know, a 3DSXL (Blue) with OoT and New Super Mario Bros 2!!! She also let it slip (cause I went looking for a case immediately) not to look for a case because my mother in law is buying me a starter kit and a few games, as well as a eshop gift card for christmas.

My friend code is 4914-2706-3313. I'm loving it so far, and will be going out this weekend to get some streetpass hits if I can. I was skeptical when I saw the launch at e3 (3DS 2010) but the effect is amazing, and looks spectacular in Zelda.

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I ended up returning mine after a week. I did not like the 3D effect and once Zelda was completed I couldn't find anything else to play on it :( You can delete my friend code as there is no point keeping it now.

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You clearly didn't look very hard if you couldn't find anything more to play on it after OoT3D.

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You clearly didn't look very hard if you couldn't find anything more to play on it after OoT3D.

Gotta agree. The 3DS is also BC with the DS, so you also have all of those games you could buy.

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I ended up returning mine after a week. I did not like the 3D effect and once Zelda was completed I couldn't find anything else to play on it :( You can delete my friend code as there is no point keeping it now.

That's unfortunate. With games like NSMB2, which is awesome and has some good coin rush DLC available. Resident Evil: Revelations (best graphics on any mobile platform right now), Kid Icarus: Uprising is a great game, the LEGO games are fun and challenging, virtual console offers several very fun throwbacks, Link's Awakening and Ninja Gaiden being my favorites, and upcoming Zelda and Smash Bros titles, there is plenty to enjoy on the 3DS(XL). 3DSforums.com has some great reviews on current games, and news on upcoming games that would have been of interest I'm sure.

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funny thread as it is a nice coincidence. i bought a 3ds xl package with mario kart and zelda just a couple of days ago. havent had any mobile gaming for ages. both games are excellent and i enjoy them a lot. was a very spontanious purchase, i just felt the need to play zelda...

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I ended up returning mine after a week. I did not like the 3D effect and once Zelda was completed I couldn't find anything else to play on it :( You can delete my friend code as there is no point keeping it now.

Really surprised. There's plenty of games out there on the 3DS worth purchasing.

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