*beep beep b-beep! beep beep b-beep!*
I’m very excited to announce that last weekend, I beat the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game! I’m so proud! I’ve never beaten a Mario game on my own like this before, and while it was challenging, it wasn’t TOO hard so I didn’t get frustrated (which is usually what happened with me and other Mario games in the past) and I was able to show Bowser who’s boss! And I didn’t even have to recruit JDubz [that much] to help me beat the game.
While the story mode might be “complete” I still have to collect all the Star and Moon coins, and unlock all the cannon and special stages. So I’m still playing all the time. Does anyone else play this game? How many coins do you have? I think I’m hovering in the range of 68,000 coins collected. I know one guy who has over 500K already… so yeah there’s still a lot of work to be done! Coin Rush certainly helps in that respect.
I have to say, this game is one of my favorite Super Mario games and one of my favorite 3DS games in general. The 3D effect looks so cool in the side-scrolling platformer style. While Super Mario 3D Land is cool, since you can explore the entire ‘world’, I like the simplicity of having a general idea of where I’m supposed to be heading (to the right!) and how to get there. I think the new Power Ups in NSMB2 are MUCH cooler, such as the golden flower and the golden brick block. Plus I have to throw in the fact that the background goal of collecting as many coins as possible makes it easier to collect extra lives. (Currently I have over 330 lives without doing a single “cheat”!)
In other news, this morning (or rather, this evening, since this is from Japan) there was a new Nintendo Direct video… in Japanese. That’s ok, it still showed some cool stuff and I wanna share it with you!
I’m not going to cover everything from the 45+ min presentation, just the two things I thought were majorly cool. The first being that Iwata was holding a giant Kirby beach ball, and proceeded to show other cool merchandise to celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary. Now the question I have to ask is… will all this sweet Kirby stuff be available in the USA, or only in Japan? And if it is coming stateside, is this the kinda stuff you’d find at Toys R Us, or do I have to go to Nintendo World to get exclusive Kirby merch? Unfortunately I have no idea who has the answer to these questions lol.
And finally… NEW ANIMAL CROSSING 3DS FOOTAGE! Also, before you get your hopes up, a release date was only announced for Japan so far. The JP release date is 11/8/2012. *begin praying for a US announcement of the same date* (yeahh… I wish!) Obviously I didn’t understand what Iwata was saying, but here’s some screenshots of the Animal Crossing presentation and what I’ve decided is going on in the pictures lol!
OK that’s all the info I’ve got about AC3DS for now. Hopefully since the release date for Japan is so soon, this means more info will be available as the date gets closer. And then when the game actually comes out, we’ll have plenty to be jealous about until the game becomes available to the US! lol