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  1. Switching to system memory from SD card made no noticeable difference at all to the frame rate drops. They are perfectly tolerable though. Never played this beyond the intro before so it's almost all fresh to me. It looks really lovely. Preferable to old school sprites, but not as nice as Toon Link world of the DS games. And it's slick and familiar and joyful to play. A huge contrast to the Zelda of Breath of the Wild too, so feels appropriate for them to bring this one to the Switch.
  2. Papo and Yo and Brothers immediately spring to mind. There's a bit right at the end of The Last of Us that fails so badly at that kind of thing that I laughed out loud.
  3. Fatsam

    Nintendo Switch

    Lock on is retained, but you get the liberation of free reticule movement on top of that, the ability to smoothly shoot things with accuracy around the screen, and that awesome feeling that you actually have the Arm Cannon. The gameplay flows better and there's a real sense of being more in control. The game inevitably becomes a little bit easier, which could be seen as a bad thing I suppose. Been playing it a bit recently on PC with a dolphin bar. It's still magnificent, although the escape at the start felt a bit too slow and the boss fights haven't really got going yet. Not sure there has been a game more immersive outside of VR. I was sucked straight back into that world. It looks great in HD and the music is stunning.
  4. Almost always Koopa Troopa and Toad with a selection screen race to see who could get to Koopa Troopa first. Me and my mates played it pretty much every day for 2 2/3 of our degree years. The first 2/3 of that was played on a tiny portable black and white television in my room. 95% of that time was spent on the Cups and 5% on Battle mode. Dropping down to 100cc and removing obstacles felt wrong to all of us at the time so we ignored Time Trial. We would remember the best lap times set in the Cups instead.
  5. Yeah, I assumed you had to use the Dry Bones shell to get up that bit with the Piranha Plants after the on off switch. I did get through doing that twice but subsequently died due to rising lava. Thinking about it now, presumably you need to just time jumps as basic Mario while the Piranha Plants are in the air? I've always avoided kaizo levels which would explain me not picking up what you were doing in that other one. I thought both of those levels were challenging , but not unfair up to those points where I go a bit confused. I did enjoy them.
  6. I enjoyed this and got to the first check point fine following a few deaths. Not sure I was doing something fundamentally wrong, but I then kept losing my dry bones shell power when stepping on the blue upwards thingies that takes the P switch to the next section because it would send me to the ceiling with it. Got through a couple of times, but mostly I was cocking up loads at that point so quit. The section before that was some ace flowing fun though. I also liked your previous level until the feather power up section and that evil jumping up into an invisible block leading to death.
  7. I worked today, but watched the game on the TV right after. A poor game of football to entertain the nation, but Sutton had the quality with a stronger defensive unit and a nice finish by Beutyman. Disappointing for you Cosmic_Guru, but I don't see that as you throwing away the three points. Pearson will sometimes get a goal like that against anyone, and it was just one of those days, although he indirectly got one this time. It's a performance you can build on I think. In contrast, that was the shittest display I've seen from us in some time, a backwards step from the last game with no positives. Morale will now be lower than ever, but we've got Aldershot, Fylde and Ebbsfleet next. All of them are below us in the table. Hughes needs decent results in those games or he's gone. Like Pearson said after the match, shit needs to change fucking fast, or words to that effect.
  8. At least a lifetime supply I like to think. It must be reiterated how great the Ayr fans were last game. A real shame we've not got a proper side this round. I can't bring myself to ever go and watch us in a competitive fixture against under 21 opponents, but twitter comments suggest a fair few St Mirren fans will come down. Weirdly, this is not the first time Wrexham have played St Mirren's youth team in a cup competition. We smashed them 6-1 in the pre-season Raydale Cup in Gretna 6 years ago. A game their fans will have never forgotten. Lured to Wrexham in their numbers for the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer with the promise of sweet revenge.
  9. Quite possibly the most glamorous cup tie in our history.
  10. Even more players than I expected were rested for Wrexham yesterday meaning plenty of youth getting a chance against an apparently also under strength Ayr in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup. Young striker Bickerstaff twatted home nicely in the second half after a fluffed clearance from their defence before they equalised and it went to pens. Everyone scored until their sixth which was saved by our keeper. Jake Lawlor then put us through. A hugely impressive 421 Ayr United fans came down for the fun. Fourth round draw on Tuesday.
  11. Fatsam

    Nintendo Switch

    Anyone fancy totting up how many of those top 200 games you can play on the Wii U? I got as far as 7 out of the top 10.
  12. Wrexham 2 Maidenhead 2 As Cosmic Guru noted, Maidenhead are really not particularly special and were fortunate to come away with a point last night. Benefiting from an odd own goal in the first half and a wonder goal in second that we had the better of. I think we looked a bit more solid after a couple of changes, but are short of confidence. An excellent Luke Young scoring the own goal, assist for the equaliser, and then lovely second half goal featuring some link up play with Tollitt, charge into the box and good finish. A moment where things came together and the football we are trying to play paid off. A glimpse of better performances ahead hopefully. Tunnocks Wafer on Saturday before a televised home game against Sutton United the following week.
  13. Yesterday turned into more of a beery trip to Wrexham where I happened to watch a bit of football. I was a bit pissed. Sadly we lost 2-1 and from what I watched and managed to take in we were too open and really poor at the back yet again. Calamitous goalkeeping for the first and poor stuff all round for their second. We had loads of possession, were unlucky to have efforts hit the woodwork, and the referee was shit to our disadvantage, but we were not good enough. I think it's basically down to a combination of introducing a new way of playing, a slight imbalance in the side, and the same couple of players not being good enough every game. We've got some decent players in our squad and should be doing much better. Early stage of the season, but the pressure is very much on Bryan Hughes at the moment. Ace vocal support from the Stockport fans.
  14. Wildly optimistic about tomorrow against Stockport despite a poor last game. I have no car this weekend and will be on the train so I thought I'd take advantage of the situation and go nice and early for some Wrexham and a JJ Hooper themed burger. Me.
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