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Monday, June 25, 2012

New Super Mario Bros 2 Website



What's this, another post within a day?  There must be something to that Mayan prophecy...

If you hadn't noticed there's a new official website for New Super Mario Bros 2.  (and boy am I tired of typing that title)  Besides some nice looking screen shots that we've already seen and some pre-order now links what does it have to offer?  Well, there's a paragraph at the bottom that seems new to me so I thought I would mention it.

Team up with a friend for local wireless multiplayer, and challenge friends via the StreetPass™ feature in Coin Rush mode. Get ready for the gold standard in platforming fun—only on Nintendo 3DS!

So while I'll probably never have a chance to do local multiplayer, at least it's there and there will be some kind of friend challenge.  The key phrase for me is streetpass and not spotpass.  While real online multiplayer is what I think would be great, exchanging coin rush scores/times/etc. and competing with your friends remotely is what they need to do.  Don't disappoint us Nintendo..

Also, it seems the retail version will be the standard $39.99, but I couldn't find a price on the eShop version. For some reason $29 seems like a better fit at the moment, but that could just be me accounting for known DLC from the start.  :)

(still undecided about the eShop download and am leaning towards retail)

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  1. "
    Team up with a friend for local wireless multiplayer, and challenge friends via the StreetPass™ feature in Coin Rush mode. Get ready for the gold standard in platforming fun—only on Nintendo 3DS!"

    "Don't disappoint us Nintendo..." be prepared for the disappoint. StreetPass = win in Japan. FAIL in the U.S. Nintendo of America? Fail? Goes hand in hand really.

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  2. I'm hunkered down in preparation.  I can totally understand the streetpass situation in a metro area, but it just doesn't work here.  What am I supposed to check with the kid next to me at the ice cream shop that had a 3DS if he wants to blast some NSMB2 while in line?

    Blerg!

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  3. The situation then gets you a free "knuckle sandwich" at the ice cream shop, from the kid's parents who think you are some child-napper.

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  4. The situation is bad in Canada as well, particularly my province. This place is full of people who look down on Nintendo, so the chances of running into someone with a 3DS that actually wants it are slim.

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  5. My son and I have a tough time with Streetpass ourselves.  He at least goes to school and there's a handful of kids with 3DS's, but short of going into the neighboring town and stopping at say, Gamestop or Disc Traders, you never get a hit around here.

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  6. Strangely enough my one and only streetpass was by sitting in a parking lot playing mutant mudds one day.  (in a pretty small town)  Someone drove by and I picked up a pass which really shocked me.  

    I've taken this thing to the park, in airports and had wifi turned on during roadtrips, but absolutely nothing...

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  7. Looking at the website, I noticed the words above (in RED). Below that, where the brown background color begins, the first line states...
    "*Wireless Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com"
    This means there will probably be SpotPass games too! I hope this helps!

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  8. That's a good find Tyler, I didn't notice that before.  I hope that does indicate there will be more than streetpass and it's not a generic disclaimer they put on the site.

    You certainly wouldn't need internet access for local Wifi play. 

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. StreetPass is kinda 50/50 in Australia at the moment. You can pick up a few at some major shopping centres, but not on a smaller scale.

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