Mario Tennis Aces keeps being amazing

And yes, that’s a sarcasm. The following video was recorded from the latest version that was just released. (v 2.0.1)

Yes, the Boo co-op challenge is over now. But instead of getting an in-game error telling you that the event is over, the game just crashes.¬†ūü§¶

How not to promote the Nintendo Switch Online service

Aka, Nintendo of America’s recent tweet foolishness.

Nintendo of America recently posted this on their Twitter to promote the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service:

So their telling us that, with the new Nintendo Switch Online, we’ll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 online. A game where the two player mode is not simultaneous but instead is by turns.

Checking the full list of the first 20 titles that will be available, they could have selected either:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario

All of those games have simultaneous multiplayer mode which would actually show the online service much better. But instead, they go with a game that goes by turns when switching player.

The only way NoA could have made this worse would have been if they had tweeted about playing The Legend of Zelda online.

(Btw, if you look carefully at Nintendo’s screenshot, the game isn’t even being played online but in single player mode, as noted by the player icons on the left. An actual online screenshot is at the bottom of this page.)

A scene that Pok√©mon Let’s Go made me remember

Yep, catching doesn’t work like that. Even the anime knows it and since the first episode.

Thankfully, the games are spin-off titles and not part of the main games.

And here’s¬†some quick facts that people may not know yet about the game but that are already confirmed:

  • There’s no wild pok√©mon battles at all. No option to do it in any way. You don’t even choose a pok√©mon whenever you encounter a wild pok√©mon.
  • Only the first 151 pok√©mon available plus Alolan pok√©mon that have alolan form and an a new 8th gen pok√©mon.
  • There’s no online at all. I don’t think there’s even local wireless even. At least it doesn’t seem to exist either. It seems there was a miscommunication (translation error, I guess). There is online and local for both battle and trading. It just won’t be using the Nintendo Switch Online service. (Battles and its levels are based on the Pok√©mon Go CP system, though)
  • When in two player mode, battles against NPC trainers will be 2 vs 1, with the players having an obvious advantage. Catching in 2 player mode also seems to give you some sort of benefits so catching is easier. This means that you could simply grab the second joycon yourself and make the game easier.
  • The Pok√©ball Plus controller can also work as a Pok√©mon Go Plus. Its battery only lasts 3 hours, though.

Overall, the games seem to be more like an expansion to Pokémon Go than anything else.