All data is current as of 7/23/12.
Total StreetPass tags: 906
Plaza Population: 1327
Puzzle Pieces: 405/425
Travelers Met: 554
Find Mii, Find Mii 2, And The Secret Quest have all been beaten several times. After I beat the current quest on the secret quest I will only need to beat it one more time to have cleared all of the rooms.
Map Stats (In the order they appear on the 3DS):
Canada (1 Province)
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States (20 States)
Accomplishments: 49 Completed
Music Player: All 35 Tracks Unlocked
Current Hat: ? Block Hat
Total Steps: 2,077,023 (From 3/27/11 - 7/23/12)
Titles Played: 125
Kid Icarus Gems
Too many too count! All Gems under 275 have been sold for hearts, and my gem case is still pretty full! While in the city I did have near 50 new gems at once.
I have more things that I have data from but that might fall into the too nerdy realm. If anyone wants that stuff though I might post it.
The event was called the Wii U Experience and was limited to select Club Nintendo members, Nintendo employees, and press. In order to sign in, ID was required and we got a Wii U lanyard and a Wii U Experience card on the lanyard. The card probably has an RFID Chip, which we would scan at select photo booths to take a fun and awesome picture.
Once we got into the area they had couches, and a small area set up for refreshments. They served fruit shish kabobs with a strawberry, two watermelon pieces, a cantaloupe piece, and a grape. The also gave out Wii U labeled mini water bottles and blue Jones soda that had a Berry Lemonade flavor. At the end they gave out some more food, such as blue frosted doughnuts (yes, they had sprinkles!) and small cake lollipops. A red mushroom and Koopa shell which were both red velvet cake, and a blue mushroom which was chocolate cake. All of the food was delicious.
And that concludes our entry.
Wait… you want to hear about games? Oh fine… I guess I can continue.
They had a ton of games to choose from including Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Project P-100, Game & Wario, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, ZombiU, Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, Sing, Wii Fit U, and Just Dance 4. All of the game demos were the same ones that were at E3 a few weeks ago.
We only had two hours to play games and take a look at everything, so sadly we didn’t get to try everything.
The Wii U Gamepad is surprisingly light and extremely comfortable in the hands. I haven’t had a controller this comfortable since the Gamecube controller. I was very impressed by it. The control sticks feel natural; the buttons have the right amount of push. The touch screen has the right amount of sensitivity. The size may cause issues for small children.
We checked out New Super Mario Bros. U, which felt like a new and prettier version of NSMB Wii. This is definitely not a bad thing, the controls on the Wii Remotes are the same as they were in NSMB Wii, things get changed up with Squirrel Mario and the New Yoshi powers. Squirrel Mario has a good glide, the mechanics are tighter than ever, and one of the coolest parts of the power is that you can grab onto the walls and hang onto them. This power is a keeper.
Ballon Yoshi allows you to fly through the level, and from how it felt you can fly indefinitely, I didn’t get to try that as I ended up dieing though and losing Yoshi. It was still very fun as the action was so chaotic.
The final level I tried out Boost Mode using the stylus and the Wii U Gamepad. Placing the assist blocks is as easy as tapping the screen, but you must be quick as the action is very fast paced. Another cool thing is stunning enemies. Tap a koopa and he retracts into his shell. It was tough trying to save people from the Munchers, and sadly, I’m not the person you want to trust to save you in Boost Mode.
Pikmin 3 they had the Wiipad set up on a stand so you could view the map as you controlled our cute space explorer with the Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk. The rock Pikmin can be used in a boss battle and must be thrown to damage the hard armored shell of the boss. Once the shell is destroyed, the red Pikmin can be thrown at it for massive damage. I got to try out a bit of a level and, it feels very much like an HD Pikmin, it was fabulous. The controls were perfect for precision Pikmin throwing and taking out enemies. This game is a love letter to Pikmin fans.
As for the Wii U Gamepad stand, I asked if that would be packaged with the system however the Nintendo representatives did not know.
As for some of the ones that I took a look at but didn’t get a chance to play:
Rayman Legends, I heard great things about it from those who tried it, and honestly it looks so amazing. I wish I had a chance to try it.
Project P-100, Another one which had a long line, it looked like one of the more insane games, and it looked fun.
Game & Wario, Uhhhh.... I didn't get a chance to look at this one.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Brian got to play this one, it seems to be an improvement over the original build, and it is extremely hard.
ZombiU, It looked awesome and creepy from what I saw of it. Brian got a chance to try it too, It is challenging, but also fun to hunt and kill your zombie self.
Sing, Wii Fit U, and Just Dance 4. These ones we didn’t really check out.
I also played Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, which was very tactical and felt good with the Wii U Gamepad. Having your inventory on screen is great, and it really feels like you are looking into your pack as you have to take your eyes off the screen. One of the fun parts was the Wii U Gamepad controlled Batarang. If you’ve played with the Beetle in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword it is kind of like that, just so much faster. You view and control the Batarang with the Wii U Gamepad, while the TV just shows Batman looking on. It was also impressive using a First Person view with the Wii U Gamepad, looking around using the controller felt good and was really immersive. This is definitely a must buy for me.
Now for one of the most surprising games, Nintendo Land. We didn’t have the highest expectations for Nintendo Land, but it was seriously a ton of fun.
The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest started off with Aleks and Brian each playing as a Link with a sword. I took control of the Archer Link with the Wii U Gamepad. You move automatically and must look around with the gamepad and pull back on a control stick to fire off an arrow. To reload arrow you need to hold the gamepad horizontally. The tough thing is you only have 5 shared hearts. Needless to say, we got taken out.
With Animal Crossing: Sweet Day we played with two Nintendo Reps on Wiimotes. As the animals you have to run around and collect 50 pieces of candy. However each piece of candy slows you down. To get the candy out of the trees you must stand in front of them, some times you need three people in front of one tree. So, you have to work together. On the flipside as the guards you move each one with the Control Sticks independently of each other and attack with the triggers on the Wii U Gamepad. On the screen you see the entire area and the guards. If you hit the animals, three times you win. With a hit, the animals can also lose a bit of candy.
As the animals, I was able to help my team and we won as we avoided Aleks as he chased us. Brian had more luck as the guards and managed to beat us eventually. When I had my turn with the guards, I was able to trap the animals and secure an easy victory.
With Luigi's Ghost Mansion four players must try to find a ghost in a maze, and weaken it by shining their flashlight towards it. If you are hit by the ghost you can be revived if other people use their flashlight on you. Use your flashlight too much and the battery gets low. The Wiimote will also vibrate if the ghost is nearby. The ghost is controlled with the Wii U Gamepad, and they watch the screen on the controller. The ghost remains invisible to the remaining players unless they hit it to damage it with the flashlight or lightning illuminates the area.
This was the game that we played first and last in the event. I started out as the ghost and managed to pick off people one by one. Twice as they got revived. This game requires strategy if you are the ghost, you have to be sneaky and careful. As the humans, teamwork is key, and if you don’t work together, the ghost will win. We all played both roles and had a ton of fun with it. I was surprised by how much fun it was.
Now for some questions.
Jedi Master J. asked:
1. Will Nintendo be reaching out to indie developers to develop software for their eShop?
2. Does the Wii U actually have a title screen like the Wii and 3DS or is the Miiverse the new start up screen?
3. What's the battery life of Wii U Gamepad?
1. and 2. No information at this time.
3. A single charge lasts up to three to five hours. Charging takes two and a half hours, however, you can play it while it is plugged in.
One of the big questions I had was about Lego City Undercover. Where is it?
The answer is that the game build that they used for E3 is a bit unstable. It unfortunately isn’t ready for public showing yet. So sadly, I wasn’t able to try it out for you guys. Although, I do find it interesting that they have Nintendo as the publisher.
After the event we went back to the Nintendo World Store and participated in a Kid Icarus tournament. Free-for-All Fridays. Sadly, I didn’t advance to the final match, but I did get second by a close margin in my match. Of course we got to spread the awesome news of the Wii U to everyone there too.
There are some more pictures posted here.
Anyway, my next entry will focus on some city stats from our 3DSes. Expect that one a little bit later.
I will have all of the details for all of you guys tomorrow.
We are exhausted.
From all of the awesome!
You see, during E3 Nintendo went on a website shopping spree, and now one of those domains leads to a redirect page.
Earlier this month, I received an email from Club Nintendo, an email inviting myself and two friends to try out the Wii U. Apparently I've been chosen from amongst the most loyal Club Nintendo fans to receive this honor. If you remember, a few years ago I got to try out the DSi a bit early too.
So, thanks to a friend who will be paying for our transportation into New York City, myself, Aleks, and our friend will be getting to try out the Wii U on June 29th.
I'll give all the details then.
I'm psyched though!
Now I will be picking the brains of the Nintendo representatives who are on site.
However, if you guys have any questions you are curious about, by all means post them here and I shall ask as many of them as I can.
- Halo could be fun, but it is being done by a new studio so it could still suck
- Fable looks interesting
- Xbox is not the number one selling console, like they said.
- Splinter Cell looks like Metal Gear Solid
- Kinect, Kinect, Kinect
- Gears of War looks exactly the same
- Tomb Raider, what the heck have they done to Lara?
- Resident Evil looks very samey
- Dance Central, do we want more dancing games?
- Another Call of Duty, we really don't need more of these.
- Smartglass looks to be interesting, but I have a lot of issues with how it will be executed
- Dead Space looks kinda fun with the Co-op
- SimCity is always welcome
- More Sports game rehashes
- Battlefield 3 will take more money. DLC
- Still not sure on Star Wars
- Medal of Honor looks exactly like every other shooter we've seen
- UFC, I've never cared for these games/sports
- Not sure on Crysis
- Avengers has potential to be an awesome superhero game. Still need to see more.
- Rayman Legends looks incredible
- ZombiU has potential to be a fun Zombie game
- A ton of Wii U games
- Assassin's Creed 3 looks amazing
- Watch Dogs looks incredible and I love the concept of it
- Just Dance 4, See above on dancing games.
- Far Cry, looks good, but do we need another shooter? And isn't this the tenth game with a bow and arrow?
- Splinter Cell
- Beyond: Two Souls looks interesting
- More Assassin's Creed 3
- God of War looks crazy
- Last of Us looks kinda cool
- Super Sony Bros. More PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, also coming to Vita
- Seriously they even tagged it with Super Smash Bros.
- Bribing Journalists with a year of PlayStation Plus
- Book of Spells, this has made even some diehard Harry Potter fans sad. Also, the demo failed.
- I still hate quicktime events
- Miiverse looks kinda interesting.
- Black Wii U looks nice
- Pikmin 3 looks adorable
- Multiple video services
- Use the Wii U Gamepad as a TV remote
- New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS (Give me Paper Mario!)
- Some good games getting ported, like Batman Arkham City and Assassin's Creed 3
- Scribblenauts looks like a ton of fun!
- Wii Fit U... I know I could use that one XD
- Castlevania looks like fun
- Lego City Undercover looks like a different take on the Lego games, it reminds me of Lego Island. Which is a VERY good thing.
- Non-Specific Action Figure
- Too much Mario?
- Not sure on Nintendo Land
- No huge reveals during the conferences
- Playing it a little too safe
- Where is my Animal Crossing?
- WHERE ARE THE GAMES NINTENDO?
- They showed a lot of stuff, nothing that really made me go "Wow that is amazing!"
So... overall no one really had anything new and amazing. Except for maybe Watch Dogs. A sad and disappointing E3.
Best Part of E3 was:
Although... Even though Wreck-It Ralph wasn't showed at E3 it is another awesomely memorable gaming thing to have come out this week. Seriously, you should go watch that trailer now.
I never make art, usually because I suck at it, however I have made a piece of artwork that I am actually pretty happy with.
A couple of days ago I got Colors! 3D on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS. It did not disappoint me. This creation is the first of hopefully many images I will create.
I spent about three days working on it. Probably around five or six hours, keeping in mind this was completely new to me!
I'm happy with how it turned out though.
Also, I know Darkrai is more powerful during a new moon, but I wanted a full moon to be shown with the twilight background that I made.
Note: This image can be viewed in 3D if viewed with a Nintendo 3DS!
My searches have made me travel far and wide (not really), and thanks to the help of a few very awesome people I have a collection of 51 of the 400-something cards. Below I have listed my collection of AR Cards as well as the sources for most of them. Anything that was gained via a magazine or special event is considered rare. Thanks to our AWESOME leader Black Six and the awesome WaWa, I managed to get 30 cards from the packs that were handed out at PAX East. I currently believe that these are the general packs Nintendo will be handing out at events across the country, while they are rare at the moment, they will become more common as time goes on. Either way I only have one of each of those cards so they are staying in my collection.
I also have two sets of the Club Nintendo packs, how I attained a second pack of these is a secret. Much thanks to my boyfriend for that one. :3 Either way, don't ask to trade for those three, as they are being held onto for my Nintendo representative who missed the promotion, thus he will be hopefully be trading me a ton of cards for them.
I do need some of the cards that came packaged with the game, I am willing to trade for those. I am also willing to trade for anything not listed here. I should note that the cards from the Gamestop event, are event only cards. Thus, it means they are rare.
I will not trade away cards I only have one of. Those are staying in my collection. If anyone is interested, send me a PM. I'm giving you guys the first chance before I start trading extras at events.
Anyway, enough rambling... onto the list:
~Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Idol Cards~
AKDE 001 Pit (x2 - Two copies of the game.)
AKDE 002 Palutena (x2 - Two copies of the game.)
AKDE 003 Fiend's Cauldron (x4 Gamestop Promotion - RARE - One copy is reserved for Alku)
AKDE 004 Power of Flight (Game Informer Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 007 Magnus (x2 - Two copies of the game. One copy is reserved for Alku)
AKDE 008 Dark Lord Gaol (x2 - Two copies of the game.)
AKDE 013 Great Reaper (x2 Club Nintendo Promotion - RARE - Copy is reserved for my Nintendo representative.)
AKDE 014 Goddess of Calamity, Pandora (Best Buy's @Gamer Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 017 Poseidon (Nintendo Power Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 018 God of Death, Thanatos (Nintendo Power Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 027 Medusa (Battle) (Nintendo Power Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 081 Burst Blade
AKDE 083 Crusader Blade
AKDE 085 Optical Blade
AKDE 086 Samurai Blade (Best Buy's @Gamer Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 097 Lancer Staff
AKDE 109 Hedgehog Claws
AKDE 121 Crystal Bow
AKDE 128 Violet Palm (x2 - Two copies of the game.)
AKDE 133 Cutter Palm
AKDE 142 Skyscraper Club (x4 Gamestop Promotion - RARE)
AKDE 144 Earthmaul Club
AKDE 154 Predator Cannon
AKDE 156 Fireworks Cannon (x4 Gamestop Promotion - RARE)
AKDE 169 Paw Pad Orbitars
AKDE 180 Drill Arm (x2 Club Nintendo Promotion - RARE - Copy is reserved for my Nintendo representative.)
AKDE 193 Shemum
AKDE 194 Nettler
AKDE 195 Skuttler
AKDE 199 Mik (x2 - Two copies of the game.)
AKDE 204 Porcuspine
AKDE 206 Handora
AKDE 212 Commyloose
AKDE 214 Fire Wyrm
AKDE 216 Zurret
AKDE 219 Daphne
AKDE 221 Minos (x4 Gamestop Promotion - RARE)
AKDE 225 Reaper
AKDE 230 Eggplant Wizard (x4 Gamestop Promotion - RARE - One copy is reserved for Alku)
AKDE 232 Magmoo
AKDE 237 Petribomber
AKDE 241 Brawny Claws
AKDE 249 Trailtail
AKDE 253 Erinus
AKDE 254 Guttler
AKDE 267 Space Pirate
AKDE 323 Centurion Knight
AKDE 324 Centurion Strongarm
AKDE 329 Souflee
AKDE 403 Pit (Rally Cry) (Best Buy's @Gamer Magazine - RARE)
AKDE 404 Palutena (Rare) (x2 Club Nintendo Promotion - RARE - Copy is reserved for my Nintendo representative.)
A huge thanks must go out to Andrew, thanks for snagging those packs at PAX, I am very grateful for that. And for the other little goodie that was with it. I owe you one.
(I'll try to be on more. )
Also a thanks must go out to Watashi Wa for enduring multiplayer at PAX to get some cards too.
Also, many thanks go out to my boyfriend for helping me gain cards. ALEKS I LOVE YOU!
And last but not least, thanks must go out to my Nintendo representative for helping me gain more, and for giving me some extra packs of cards.
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