Pokedex 3ds + Excitebike Free EShop

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  1. wiibob
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    wiibob GBAtemp Regular

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    Well I'm excited!

    North America only.


    Pokedex 3D

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    - features all Pokemon from Black/White
    - more than 150 Pokémon and their moves
    - uses SpotPass and Augmented Reality
    - app is free
    - start with 16 Pokémon
    - unlock the remaining Pokédex entries by scanning QR Codes, using SpotPass or by trading data with friends
    - SpotPass allows for up to three random Pokémon a day)
    - view each Pokémon in 3D, and rotate them a full 360 degrees
    - features filters and bookmarking capabilities
    - display Pokémon in pictures taken via the 3DS Camera

    More Screens Here


    Excite Bike 3D
    - free for a limited time
    - enhanced NES port
    - features two racing modes
    - race alone for the best time
    - race rivals to get first place
    - save up to 32 tracks made in the track editor
    - view the action in 3D
    - adjust 3D in-game or with slider
    - length of time to download for free was not specified
    - available at 3DS eShop launch

    More Info Here
     


  2. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    I hope this is for Europe too. Or else I feel screwed.

    I want Excite Bike the most. The Pokédex App would be fun.
     
  3. pachura

    pachura GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I can't believe they are so greedy they want to make money even on this extremely simple game.
    How many free games are the in Android & iPhone stores ?
     
  4. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    I'm sure 'free for a limited time' is a market technique to attract people to buy the 3DS before it's too late.
     
  5. Weaselpipe

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    I hope they put out new "free for a limited time" things every couple of months.

    The difference between the E-Shop and the app store is that consoles are expected to last for up to 6 years before a viable replacement appears, whereas phones are expected to last 18 months before they are out-done and nearly obsolete- not every app compatible with an I-phone 4 will be compatible with the i-phone 6 3d mkII wonderhorse in 2 years time, so it is more in Apple's best interests to offer you freebies as you will be less annoyed that something you have paid for no longer works on your shiny new device.

    Presumably this pokedex thing is not compatible with the DS games?
     
  6. wiibob
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    It would be nice but im guessing not. It looks like they are trying to do the spot pass thing like they did with find mii, Where you find people with other Pokemon while passing them on the street. It would make sense to import your pokedex from previous files but it doesn't look like they are going in that direction sadly [​IMG]
     
  7. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Don't think so. This Pokedex runs in 3DS mode. DS game doesn't work in 3DS mode.
     
  8. prowler

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    appstore =/= eShop. /s

    Anyway, I don't want that Pokedex shit on my 3DS.
    Excite Bike 3D plz.
     
  9. wiibob
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    It's funny because right before this was announced , Nintendo pulled the fan made pokedex from the android market
     
  10. Shiro09

    Shiro09 AAI2 Localisation Team

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    Well I want that Pokedex. Ill try Excitebike if it's free.
     
  11. Weaselpipe

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    I want as much free stuff as is humanly possible to obtain!

    With these two things we are already better off for freebies than ever we were as Wii owners....
     
  12. pachura

    pachura GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think you're wrong.
    Apple understands that freebies are a win-win situation: it costs them nothing to put them on iTunes, consumers are happy because they can have fun stuff for free, and developers are popularizing their brands. The general attractiveness of the console increases.

    Also, I don't understand the part of "something you have paid for no longer works" - if you've installed an app on your iPhone, it's there, and it won't disappear just because Apple releases a new phone model !?
     
  13. Weaselpipe

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    I mean that once you've upgraded to your new phone, keeping the old one going to play games only will be quite annoying (I am not speaking from personal experience, just from hearing Apple-addict friends in the pub bitching that some of their favourite software was not compatible with 4- obviously if you keep your old phone and don't upgrade you'll be fine!).

    In my humble- and probably very wrong- opinion, Apps are essentially digital ephemera, but a good console game is for life
     
  14. rockstar99

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    ^The pokedex isnt shit

    THis is great from nintendo cant wait to download both on 7th
     
  15. damedus

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    neither thing is worth it to me. I hope they have some decent purchasable games at release, but I guess you get what you pay for, free in this case. I just hope the webbrowser comes in it too
     
  16. Paarish

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    I don't understand how people think the pokedex is shit. It makes use of two key aspects of the 3ds. Streetpass and 3D.

    EDIT: add the fact that is FREE means you don't have a good reason to complain

    And I haven't played excitebike before, only a clone on the GBC so I'm very... excited about this
     
  17. ShawnTRods

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    Lets see what europeans get [​IMG].
     
  18. Paarish

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    Damn... didn't read properly [​IMG]
     
  19. Weaselpipe

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    A pose-able picture of Kirby, and a promise of better things that will never come to pass....... [​IMG]

    Prepare for the worst
     
  20. damedus

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    its just pokemon in 3d to collect via street pass, no gameplay or anything. Unless you are loonie about pokemon or something I dont see the point, I mean only pokemon I owned was the GB one blue version the rest are just the same thing again with more collecting and such features wich are the ones I dont like in my rpgs, specially the limitation of not using your whole party vs whole party. This app is the same game just remove the worldmap,fights and plot.

    Played excitebike to much on nes its a stupidly simple game with (at that time) the ability to create your own tracks.

    Again unless you like pokemon the app is a waste of space in the 3ds, excitebike will get boring extremely fast and deleted, perhaps a platformer, a chatting app, or a game with replay value say make a bittrip 3d that randomly makes tracks to the songs you put in your 3ds and it might be more interesting,

    Im just hoping some of the paid apps are good

    We cant complain about the free aps but we can say what we think about them, if the paid apps follow the same road the console will be meh, im hoping they improve on the massive collection of good ds games. Only good thing till now is the megaman game