What About The Super Smash Bros. Gamecube Controller For The Nintendo Switch?

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

Just like everyone else, I’ve been thinking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a lot. I can’t wait for the game to come out and I keep thinking about what Nintendo will have up their sleeves next… if there’s more to come to the game, that is.

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Come the end of 2018 Nintendo is releasing a brand new Gamecube controller along with an adapter to plug it into the Nintendo Switch. There are four ports so you can, of course, play Smash Bros. with four people on the Switch.

Now, maybe I’m overthinking things. Maybe this is just wishful thinking. But I was wondering… do you think Nintendo is going to somehow bring back Gamecube games to the Switch?

We already know there’s going to be some NES virtual console games on the Switch with the online membership. After creating the NES Classic and SNES Classic, I wonder if they’ll create more mini consoles for the rest or if Nintendo is planning on adding games from all – if not most – old consoles onto the Switch.

Yes, having a cool Smash controller is great and sure, you need the adapter to plug it into the Switch, but I wonder if Nintendo has more things planned with it. Did they really create all that just for the Smash game alone? As if the Smash game didn’t have enough going for it.

I love the Gamecube and I really miss it – especially since all our controllers broke so we can’t really go back to play any of the games until we buy new controllers for it. I think it would be great if Nintendo was planning to bring back some of the Gamecube games for the Switch either as ports or as the virtual console eventually.

I mean, we’re getting Luigi’s Mansion on the 3DS, why not get more on the Switch?

Do you think we’ll get to do or play more with the Gamecube controllers? Or am I overthinking things? Let me know in the comments! 

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Undertale Is Available For Preorder

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I had forgotten that Undertale was coming to some consoles, the Nintendo Switch included, and apparently, its release is right around the corner.

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Kris had played Undertale fairly recently for the PC and now it’s going to be available for the Nintendo Switch. I have never played the game, but I’ve seen Kris play a little and I’ve also watched a couple Let’s Plays on YouTube about it.

It’s definitely a good game and one I want to try myself. Since we have it for the PC, I’m not sure if I’ll get it for the Switch though it does look like it’d be a great game on the big screen.

There’s a collector’s edition coming out for the game as well. You get a physical copy of it as well as a heart-shaped musical locket and a music sheet booklet.

I’m not a hard-core Undertale fan, but I would love to have that. I love collecting things and it looks so pretty.

Of course, it’s expensive. Plus, even if I do get it for the Switch, I’d probably get it digitally anyway. Still, I think it’s pretty cool.

Will you be getting a physical copy of Undertale? Have you played the game before? Let me know in the comments below!

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Sonic Mania Shorts [Review]

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Sonic Mania, if you haven’t heard, is the hit Sonic the Hedgehog game that checks off all the right boxes for old-school Sonic fans. It’s nostalgic-inducing fast-paced side scrolling levels are exactly the kind of game that the fans, new and old alike, have wanted for Sonic for years. With the Sonic Mania Plus DLC, introducing fan favorite characters Mighty and Ray, the game has continued to deliver. Along with the game, a few short animation videos were created to help promote the game, and we finally sat down to watch them.

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The shorts are… well, short. And pretty sweet. We found a video that showed all the episodes in one and it was a little over 11 minutes long. So we, of course, watched it all in one sitting.

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Back when I was a kid, I used to have a VHS — remember those? — of a few episodes of The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, so seeing that there was a little cartoon to go along with Sonic Mania was a treat. We found ourselves laughing out loud at parts of the animation. There was no voice acting. Rather, the animations were perfectly timed with music and sound effects.

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I’ll admit, I missed hearing their voices a little bit but it was so well done that I don’t mind. The facial expressions through the characters along with the sound effects were spot on. It wasn’t something I was expecting, so it was a pleasant surprise because, yeah, we got some good laughs out of it.

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The animation was smooth and clean, with lots of throw backs to elements of the earlier Sonic games and cartoons. It made me miss the times when I would wake up early Saturday morning for my favorite cartoons. I wouldn’t mind a show starring this version of Sonic and friends, especially Knuckles and his protective nature over the Master Emerald!

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Exactly! I miss watching the old school cartoons and it was great to revisit this case of characters without having them be changed or butchered in any way. The whole animation was light-hearted and funny and I feel as though they captured the classic characters perfectly.

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Considering there is a Sonic the Hedgehog live-action hybrid movie in the works, and I really don’t know how to feel about that just yet, seeing these animations was just refreshing. The animations did their job wonderfully, bringing both excitement and feel-good nostalgia with them to help the hype of Sonic Mania.

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What I’m Looking Forward To The Most In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

There was a lot of hype yesterday over the latest Nintendo Direct. I don’t know about you, but my heart was racing for a good chunk of the afternoon. Ultimate is going to be a great game.

There’s a lot of great things coming to the game, but here’s what I’m looking forward to the most.

Smashdown Mode & Tournament Mode

I was always a huge fan of the competition-like styles of gameplay. I remember putting Melee on in the background while I worked, the tournament mode with all computer characters and just watched them all duke it out.

In fact, I still do that now with the Wii U version of the game, but I create my own tournaments and just remember which characters I already used and such.

Having the tournament mode back made me so happy. I can’t wait to watch the computer players as I work or play with my friends and cousins and beat each other up.

I’m also excited for Smashdown Mode. I have just a handful of characters I use all the time. I always say I’ll try someone else and then never do. Also, my cousin uses the same character as me so when we play it’s usually just two clones fighting.

I’m looking forward to trying Smashdown Mode so we can fight over who gets to grab Zelda first and then it forces us to try out new characters.

Overall, I’m super excited for the game and I can’t wait to give it a try. There’s 3 months left and I feel like it’ll take forever to get here… then again, it’ll be here before we know it.

At least we have Super Mario Party and Pokemon to tie us over until then.

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Our Thoughts During The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Direct

For once, we were able to watch a Nintendo Direct live! We’ve been looking forward to know more about Super Smash Brothers Ultimate since it was first announced.

This is just a bulleted list of what our thoughts were as we were watching the Nintendo Direct. Keep in mind, this obviously contains spoilers. So, if you didn’t watch the Direct, do not read on.

Introduction

First, that intro was dope. They definitely couldn’t have done that better if they tried. Throwing Luigi into the new Dracula’s Castle stage was perfect. The introduction of Simon and his echo character, Richter, from Castlevania was well done.

We’ve never played Castlevania before, but do have a few games with the Nintendo NES and SNES mini, so we’ll have to try those games out soon.

New Characters

Simon and Ritcher look like amazing characters. Both seem so smooth and powerful and we’re eager to give them a try.

Chrom from Fire Emblem and Dark Samus were also announced as echo characters. We’re excited for Chrom and having another Samus thrown into the mix is great as well.

Lastly, they announced King K. Rool at the very end of the direct. This is a character we’ve hoped for – or at least thought would be cool to have – so we’re surprised he’s actually part of the roster now. We’re excited!

Stages

We have a feeling this game is going to take up a lot of space on the Switch, but that’s fine. We’re going to be able to revisit old stages from as far back as the original Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 64. Not to mention brand new stages such as Dracula’s Castle announced in the beginning of the direct, which looks like an amazing stage.

Stage Perks

All the stages are available from the very beginning of the game and they’re all available for 8-player matches, which is amazing. We no longer have to limit ourselves to certain stages if we have more than 3 friends (rare, but it does happen).

The stages can also morph, which means you can play on two stages at once. You can pick which two stages you want and throughout the match, the stages with morph from one to the next adding a little more variety and challenge to the match.

Music

We’ve always wanted to have soundtracks to every video game we play. Though when games have the tracks listed in the settings that we can listen to, we never do. We can’t bring it with us. Well, now we can. We can bring over 800 gaming tracks with us as long as we have our Switch with us. And we’re excited about that.

Items & Assist Trophies

They’ve added quite a few new things in this department. They’ve added new Pokemon for the Pokeball item, two new swords, a bomb, and Rachel’s personally favorite – a banana. Why that hasn’t been a thing before, who knows?

The assist trophies all look great as well. Though, we’ll admit, we would have loved to have Knuckles as an echo character to Sonic, if not his own character. The moon from Majora’s Mask though is so clever and definitely should have been added long ago.

Modes & Such

They talked about the Classic mode as well as the Tournament mode. They’ve added a new Smashdown mode which eliminates characters after you’ve played as them. This allows you to try out different characters and, if you’re playing with others, allows you to rush over to certain characters before your friend does.

Overall

We were pleased with the direct overall. We’re looking forward to Super Smash Brothers Ultimate to come out now more than ever. We’re eager to test out the new characters, check out the awesome new modes, and play on the various stages.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Bosses In Paper Mario

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I was thinking of Paper Mario the other day. Why? No idea. But I thought I’d talk about some of my favorite boss battles from the game.

For the sake of everything, I’m not including Bowser because… well, he’s in everything.

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3. Lava Piranha

I’ll be honest, there’s nothing too special about this boss fight other than Kolorado busting in every now and then. The Lava Piranha is found on Mt. Lavalava and is kind of a creepy looking dude, but completely awesome at the same time. Plus, fire.

2. Crystal King

This weird guy is found at the Crystal Palace – not to be mistaken for the breakfast buffet in Disney with Winnie the Pooh and friends. He’s the last major boss you fight before heading to battle Bowser. His move set is cool with illusions and the like. I’ve always liked the music and sound effects for him too. I mean, the music all around is good for the whole game, but this one always stood out to me.

1. Koopa Bros.

The very first major boss fight of the game in Koopa Bros. Fortress. These guys are hilarious. They really add a lightheartedness to the game (as if it wasn’t already). Bonus points, they remind me of the Ninja Turtles.

What were your favorite boss fights in Paper Mario? Let me know in the comments below!

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Should I Get My Own Nintendo Switch?

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

This week has flown by and I was a day off all week. Hence, why this post is late because I thought it was Friday and I didn’t schedule anything because… reasons.

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The Nintendo Switch came out in March of 2017 and it was a whirlwind. It took all the gaming stores and Amazon by storm and everyone was doing everything they could to get their hands on one – Kris and I included.

We weren’t able to get the Switch until a month and a half later than its release because it was nowhere to be found. Well, not unless we bought a brand new one from eBay for triple the price.

It’s been almost a year and a half since the Switch came out and there are games for it up the wazoo. Nintendo has a great lineup of games coming for the rest of 2018 and I can’t wait for most of them.

Though there is a slight problem. When Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! come out, we only have one Switch. Usually, Kris and I will get a copy of each game and we’ll play it on our own, but together so we can experience it all together. Sure, one of us can play on the Switch while the other watches, but we’re not going to be able to start our own journeys together.

Yes, there’s co-op for these new games, but it doesn’t seem like you can take one file from the Switch and bring it over to the next. The second player is just aiding the first player on their own journey with their own Pokemon. At least, that’s what it seems like for right now.

Unfortunately, I can’t remember where or when I saw this, but Reggie said in an interview at one point fairly recently that Nintendo’s goal is to have a Nintendo Switch per person in every home. So, despite the Switch being all about co-op and sharing, it sounds like they’re going to make games where, if you want to play together, you need your own Switch.

The thing is, I don’t know if I want my own Switch. Kris and I each have our own accounts and friend codes. We have a ton of games on the Switch we have now. Most of them are digital downloads so if I wanted to play a certain game, I’d have to use her Switch anyway. If I got my own Switch, I’d be starting from scratch.

And don’t even get me started about the money of it all.

So, yeah. I’m not sure if I should get my own Switch down the line. If I do, it won’t be for a long time. But then it’ll be disappointing not to play certain one-player games with Kris.

What do you think about this? Would it be worth it for me to get my own console? Let me know in the comments below!

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