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  1. Mario & Luigi Dream Team was also a very fun game. Quite lengthy too at 50 hours to finish the main quest.
  2. It seems it also has a rewind feature. You can "rewind" a little bit of the game if you made a mistake or missed something.
  3. Metroid Zero Mission wasn't really the first game. The first game was just plain Metroid. Zero Mission was more of a reimagining than a remake. I heard it is different from the original Metroid. Luckily I have the Gameboy Advance cartridge of Zero Mission and the original Metroid cartridge for NES. But I haven't played them yet
  4. 38k is nothing. I have seen someone buy a Switch for 60k on eBay India as soon as it was released. The sold listing gets deleted after 3 months so I can't post a pic now. People regularly bought Wii U for 38k till recently before most of the sellers quit ebay.
  5. You didn't feel jerks during gear shifts in Jazz CVT because there really aren't any gears! CVT is Continuously Variable Transmission and provides a smooth drive at the cost of performance. The quality and build of VW cars is absolutely amazing. If you go for the Vento make sure you get the longest warranty possible because repair costs will be on the higher side.
  6. Some of these consoles started giving problems because of their age. But they were very easy to remedy and after a quick service they were working as good as new and will continue to work for a long time. I created a thread here explaining how I fixed the various consoles:
  7. I think all the foreign websites that sell these codes only accept credit card. Did you try using a credit card directly on the eShop?
  8. It's not a motion capture device like Playstation Eye. It is called a sensor bar and is just an infrared beam emitter. The Wii remote captures the signal and it uses that to move the mouse pointer around the screen. Skyward Sword does not require it. It uses the inbuilt MotionPlus for moving the mouse. So how it works is sensor bar transmits infrared light, Wii remote "sees" the light and calculates it's position, that position is sent to Wii console via bluetooth, Wii console moves the mouse on screen. You can actually replace that sensor bar with 2 candles placed few inches apart and point the Wii remote at them and it will work The wire is so thin because it only provides power to the infrared LEDs that are inside the sensor bar. There is no signal being sent from the sensor bar back to the console. Basically you only need the sensor bar to start the game. After that you can put it away and continue playing. If the wire is bothersome there are wireless battery operated sensor bars available.
  9. Now that some of the older Nintendo consoles are past their teens and are in their 20's and 30's, some of them may start having issues. Not reading games, randomly restarting, etc. This does not mean your console is getting ready for the grave! These old consoles are built like tanks and do not give in so easily. With the right tools and materials and a little bit of TLC, you can bring them back to life and almost as good as new. I have repaired quite a few of my consoles. I don't trust any electronics shops to repair these because most of them have no clue what they are doing. They may tear a ribbon cable during disassembly or tug forcefully at the electronics without removing all the screws. Worst of all they forget to put back some screws during reassembly and also don't properly make sure the components are seated perfectly before closing it up. This puts pressure on the parts when closing the shell and causes gaps/bulges on the console body. Before starting a repair on Nintendo (and some Sega) consoles, you will need 2 special screwdrivers: the Triwing and Gamebit screwdrivers. These are needed for the specially shaped screws that Nintendo loves to use to keep out the average Joe from repairing their console. The following 2 images of the screws are from Google because I couldn't take clear pics with my camera: Triwing: Gamebit: NES Repair: When I got my NES recently, it was very dusty and I had to reinsert the cartridge many times and wiggle it before it would finally read the game. Fed up of spending more time to make the game work than on actually playing the game, I decided to open it up and see what was wrong. It was very dusty inside and there were even spiderwebs and dead spiders on the board . I stripped down the console completely and separated all the electronics from the plastic parts. I wiped down the board with IPA (isopropyl alcohol) and dumped all the plastic pieces into a bucket of hot soapy water. I also cleaned all the pins on the cartridge connector slot with IPA. Once everything was nice and dry I reassembled the console and the game started working on the first try every time! Thanks to the wash the console also looked like new without a single speck of dust anywhere. Nintendo 64 Repair: After some time my Nintendo 64 started acting up. It kept randomly resetting in the middle of a game and slowly started getting worse. It got to a point where the console would reset every few seconds making games unplayable. So it got the same treatment as the NES, complete disassembly and a nice bath for the plastic parts. Testing the console to make sure it was working before closing it back up. GameCube repair: Gaining confidence in my abilities, I moved on to the GameCube. There was nothing wrong with it, but the fan was very dirty so I decided to clean it up also from the inside out. Gold Nintendo 64 repair: The gold Nintendo 64 I got was also very dirty, especially the controllers. I had to completely disassemble it in order to properly scrub the plastic shell with soap water. Game Boy cartridges repair: A lot of my Game Boy cartridges were not working at all. After opening them, I found that the pins were dirty and starting to get corroded. I cleaned them with IPA and electrical contact cleaner and they started working again. Before cleaning: After cleaning: Game Boy Micro repair: One of the buttons on the console was not responsive. It had to be pressed very hard in order for it to work. This console requires extremely delicate handling because the parts are so fragile. One wrong move and it will end up beyond repair. I had to disassemble it completely in order to get to the buttons. Cleaning the buttons was a 1 min job and once it was reassembled all the buttons worked like new again. Game Boy Light repair: This rare console belongs to a gentleman in Bangalore. He sent it to me in order to repair the buttons which were almost dead. I had never seen a Game Boy Light before and was rather proud that he entrusted this rare console to me. After cleaning the buttons the console was back in top shape and working perfectly. The owner said he was about to trash it and was glad that he found someone to repair it Moral of the story: Think twice before trashing your old consoles! Send me a PM or post on this thread and I will be more than happy to help you out
  10. I like to buy limited edition consoles so sometimes I end up with multiple consoles of the same type: one normal and one with a limited edition design. I also can't help picking up something when I find it for cheap. Please post pics of your collection even if it is small. It will encourage others also to post. Size doesn't matter!
  11. I'm waiting for some kind of special edition to be released. I like to get the limited edition consoles But I'm also thinking maybe it's better to wait for the updated version which is sure to come out in a few years.
  12. Hi everyone! I searched around but couldn't find a thread on here dedicated to posting pics of your gaming collection. So I decided to start one Before we begin, I want to set some expectations for the content of this thread: 1) This thread is CERTAINLY NOT about trying to prove whose collection is better or whose collection is bigger. Please don't make comments that will lead to such types of discussion. I have seen another thread get locked because people started fighting. 2) This thread IS NOT about leaving negative comments for others' collections. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything! 3) This thread IS NOT a selling thread. 4) This thread IS about sharing your collection and appreciating fellow IVG members' passion for games. Don't be afraid to post your collection no matter its size! 5) This thread IS about showing your physical games only, not digital. Please understand that I am not discriminating. The point is to show something tangible, that is, something that you can hold and share. I too have a bunch of games in my Steam library but I will not be showing those here. 6) This thread IS about original games only. No pics of pirated CDs and cartridges please! Now with that out of the way, let us begin! I will start by posting pics of all my Nintendo games. I have only played Nintendo since childhood. Partly because I found their games very appealing and partly because all my friends had only Nintendo consoles. I think one guy had a Sega Saturn and Sega Genesis but I never found those interesting. Before I had any game console, I remember playing on my friend's Super Nintendo (SNES) and being wowed by the graphics at the time. I looked forward to going to their house to play some games When the Nintendo 64 came out, two of my friends got it and it was the most amazing game console I had ever seen. The shape was futuristic and the controller had so many buttons! Mario had transitioned to 3D. Everyone was losing their minds over Zelda Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64. I just had to have it. My parents got me my own Nintendo 64 as a surprise gift for my 11th birthday and it was the best day of my life! I still have it to this day, box and all. Now when I think back, that day must have been the day that I was bitten by the "Collector Bug". Any normal kid would have torn open the box and thrown it in the trash after taking out the console. But not me. I remember carefully opening it and then storing the box in my closet. Even when we moved back to India 2 years later I made sure my mom packed it securely so it wouldn't get damaged in transit. I picked up a Game Boy Color in 2001 just after the Game Boy Advance came out. Then there was a long gap till 2008 before I got another console, the Nintendo Wii. I got it 2 days before starting my first job and it was the last console sponsored by my parents Once I started getting my salary I was free to buy whatever I wanted and decided to buy all the Nintendo consoles ever made! Since then I've been slowly building my collection over the years and now it is at a point where I've run out of space for storing everything. I'm very thankful that my wife is cooperating with me and hasn't just thrown everything in the trash Now let's move on to the pics!! This is the first time I am publicly posting my collection and I am very proud to do so on our very own IVg! Nintendo Entertainment System (NES): This thing single-handedly saved the video game industry after the crash in 1983. We owe all the games that we love today to this humble console. It popularised games again and put them in every family's living room. More pics: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES): The follow up console to the wildly popular NES. This is a loose console but I'm actively looking for a boxed one in good condition. The Super Game Boy allows us to play Game Boy games on the SNES. Nintendo 64: My favorite console of all time! Though that is being seriously challenged by the Wii U. This console is a sizeable chunk of my collection. More pics: Virtual Boy: Nintendo's first failed console. Headache-inducingly cool. Nintendo GameCube: I actually never found this console very interesting. I got it recently to complete the collection. It has a Game Boy Player attached that allows one to play Game Boy games on the TV. More pics: Wii: Nintendo's massively successful foray into the casual gaming market through the innovative use of motion controls. More pics: Wii U: Bad marketing and bad naming led to people calling it the "Pee yew". But I still love it. More pics: I'm not planning on buying a Nintendo Switch just yet. Maybe I'll pick it up towards the end of the year. Now moving on to the handhelds! Nintendo Game Boy line: I have the original Game Boy with the green screen and the Game Boy Pocket but those are in need of a bit of repair. I will post those pics later in the future. Game Boy Color Assorted colors Game Boy games Game Boy Advance Game Boy Advance SP Game Boy Micro Nintendo DS line: More pics: Nintendo 3DS line: The limited edition Zelda Majora's Mask 3DS XL is very rare. More pics: My collection of various Nintendo gold consoles. I still need to find a few more like gold GameCube that was available only in Japan. And finally some cool stuff that I got from Club Nintendo before it shut down: Some of these consoles have started to give minor issues recently because of their age. But a quick service restored them back to new working condition. I posted my experience repairing them here: http://www.indianvideogamer.com/forums/index.php?/topic/52696-nintendo-games-and-consoles-repair/ Looking forward to seeing other peoples' gaming collections be it Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, or any other!
  13. Oh ok. Yeah when my N64 kept resetting every few seconds I opened it up and cleaned it inside out and now it's working like new again.
  14. Wii U gamepad is always listening for a signal from the Wii U. You can check it by switching on the Wii U via the power button on the console. The gamepad will also switch on automatically. Since it is in a kind of standby all the time the battery dies within 10 days. The Switch is also similar. It stays in standby. To turn it off completely you need to keep the power button pressed for a few seconds and turn it off from the popup menu.
  15. It's actually very easy to kill the big guardians. You have to keep your shield ready (metallic shields work well) and parry the beam at exactly the right moment. The beam reflects back at the guardian and depletes a lot of its health. Do this 3 times and the guardian is toast. It's hard to find the exact moment at which to parry. I find that you have to parry when the air around the guardian glows white just an instant before it fires the beam.