Circle Pad Pro

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Dec 10, 2011

Circle Pad Pro by Hanks6 at 2:53 PM (737 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Hanks6
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    just wondering if anyone has one of these on order or may get to play with one soon?

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    comes out end of January w/ Resident Evil and standalone in Europe, but I may be tempted to import one before then (a lot of Mario Karting to be done!). am really interested how it works as a bigger grip for standard games (presumably you don't need it turned on all the time), i believe it doesn't replace any of the existing inputs, only adds extra buttons for compatible titles.
     
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    and it promises 480 hours of gameplay off one single AAA battery
     
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    i see that detail being hyped all over the news wire for some reason. considering it only provides a small amount of controller functionality, you'd expect it to run off the 3DS existing battery, or as is the case, last a very long time off its own power source.

    i'm more interested in how the thing handles compared to gripping the 3DS natively. 3DS isn't very ergonomic for me so I would use the CPP for the most part when playing at home. hoping someone Japanese posts meaningful feedback on it now it's been released.
     
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    My big question is if it comes in the other colours. It's gonna look taacky on a blue 3ds...
     
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    i had expected to get a lot of battery life from this thing cuz all it has are buttons, so its battery consumption has to be very less, imagine a tv remote...... when was the last time you installed fresh batteries in it,

    but even though it doesnt leech much power its good that it doesnt use the already weak 3ds battery
     
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    i've seen no indication that it's available in any other colour except for black right now. so it might be an extra wait if you want a coloured one, or they may sort something out before the Euro/US release. seems unlikely they'll bother for a while, pissing off all the coloured 3DS owners.

    http://www.play-asia.com/Nintendo_3DS_Expansion_Slide_Pad/paOS-13-71-18p-49-en-70-4dxf.html
     
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    Does it work with Mario Kart 7 ? o.O
     
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    no it doesnt, at least theres no good reason it would.
    but it makes the ds bigger, meaning it might be easier to hold for some people
     
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    nope, unless they were to patch the game. but i'm most interested in just using it as a grip in MK7 - the 3DS is not very comfortable for prolonged MK and if the CPP improves things a little it's a must-have. I miss the days of my DS Phat and sliding on MKDS like there was no tommorow :(
     
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    Well I plan to get resident evil so may just get the bundle. But I also got a blue 3ds n it will look funny with the pad being black. Also seems to make the 3ds bigger so current case n pockets wont hold them both.
     
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    You might want to get a Nyko Power Pak+. I got one, improved considerably the grip :)
    Also, the extra battery life is awesome ;)
     
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    that sounds good, i will check it out and may consider it. only got my 3DS in the last week. just with the CPP it's something I would have wanted to get anyway (for compatible games). would be interested in a grip specific comparison between the Nyko and this. the extra battery life is appealing too though.
     

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