"Nintendo Direct": New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC

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  1. soulx
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    First group consists of 3 packs.

    Pack 1: Go! Go! Gold Mario Pack. 3 courses, up to 30k coins.
    2: Challenge the Record Pack A. Top WW scores on HP.
    Pack 3: Survival Panic Pack, for experts only. DLC packs are not random, but fixed 3 stages each.

    DLC accessible from the Shop button on the bottom of the Coin Rush mode menu. Won't appear until SpotPass is read.
    DLC course designs are based in part on Club Nintendo survey responses. Packs to be released in JP 10/2, 200 yen each.
    The SpotPass message to activate the Shop button will arrive by mid-day on 10/2. Next sets to be released at the end of Oct. and the end of Nov.
    Further DLC information will be posted on the website. That's it!



    They actually look pretty good, especially for $2. Especially that hard pack!
     
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  2. Clarky

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    posted in your last thread about it but the 3 packs do look appealing. Wonder if Nintendo could ever be tempted to make a "classic" pack consisting of a pack of "old" super mario bros games
     
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  3. chris888222

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    How many levels are there in a pack?

    EDIT: 3.

    3 levels for $2? Guess its worth for the more challenging levels.
     
  4. RupeeClock

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    I'm looking forward to these that's for sure.

    I think Nintendo of America's Direct presentation later today will probably be covering these DLC packs. I hope Europe gets them next week too.
    All I know for certain is that next week, the EU eShop will be getting Mole Mania.
     
  5. Gahars

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    Looks like a pretty decent start for their DLC. Nothing too essential, but it seems to be pretty reasonably priced, and sometimes, that's all you can ask for.
     
  6. learnin2hack

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    They should have DLC that lets you make your own levels :wub:
     
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  7. Recorderdude

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    Definitely not the first time new content was developed for a mario game after its release. There was mario advance 4 on the GBA that got bonus levels with extra data on ereader cards, and that worked pretty well. The difference is that few people had an ereader and even fewer had all the cards for it. Since it's not in the game already, I'm perfectly fine with nintendo going for this.
     
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  8. RupeeClock

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    It's a shame the e-reader concept wasn't up to snuff really.

    Were the e-reader cards actual new content or did they just provide access to info in the ROM image?
    Theoretically could you experiment with e-reader data to create anything you liked in Mario Advance 4?
    There was for example, the feather cape power-up in Mario Advance 4, only accessible through the e-reader. I don't know if it was possible to use it using Action Replay codes or other cheat devices.
     
  9. Hadrian

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    The cards had the data on them. I always meant to download the files so I can add stuff to some games.
     
  10. porkiewpyne

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    Pity the e-reader didn't really get insanely popular. Always liked it.

    Never really figured out how to emulate and manipulate the info though. Even then, there are very few of em out there on the interwebz. :(
     
  11. TwinRetro

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    What an underwhelming announcement.
     
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    Lol 3 levels. So exciting haha
     
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    I am still waiting for my copy to come :)

    Btw i think i won't buy the DLC (Don't have a way to buy it).
     
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    I wonder if I can play these levels beside coin rush.
    Never being a big fan of this
     
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    You can emulate the E-reader with NocashGBA, IIRC. I was able to load up a few pokemon card data scans with it.
     
  16. YoshiKart

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    I don't think so. All of the ereader data was saved in the save file. None of the mechanics actually came from the ROM.
    In any case, this is very useful for anyone pursuing the ereader card packs from SMB3/SMA4 that were never released outside of Japan: http://www.caitsith2.com/ereader/sma4.htm

    And on-topic: It's sad that the DLC looks better than any of the levels in the regular game. It actually looks fun to collect coins now. (Finally, a break from the 30,000 coin trick.)
     
  17. RupeeClock

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    You can just get an eShop card in any video game shop, and other retailers.
    Buying all three DLC packs should leave you with another credit to get another game off the eShop as well.
     
  18. GamerzHell9137

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    Well I gotta buy it from Germany ._.






     
  19. DiEnd

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    NSMB2 gets boring very quickly. Adding new levels is not going to help. Adding new gameplay feature - it can help but it won't last long too.
    Nintendo is doing it wrong.
     
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    So are people actually going to buy this?