Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo was just an ad, not a stress test

While the Online Tournament Demo was going on and a few days after it finished, I noticed that a lot of people were commenting and excusing the connection issues by saying that this was supposed to be a network stress test and not a demo of how the game really would be. Actually, though, the Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo was just an advertisement. It was never intended to be a stress test and probably never used as one.

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Rie’s Quick Guide to Mario Tennis Aces

Hi, everyone. It’s me, Rie Kanari, N Masters Official Representative. ^_^

So Link-NM told me I could post and share this with all of you who are now trying Mario Tennis Aces through its Online Tournament Demo, specially since a lot of you seem to be new to the franchise. Continue reading “Rie’s Quick Guide to Mario Tennis Aces”

Sushi Striker’s two versions

As I mentioned in my previous post, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido’s situation is different than the one of Mario Tennis Aces and its Online Tournament Demo. You can also have two copies of the game’s demo, as shown in the screenshot below. Continue reading “Sushi Striker’s two versions”

Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo will be region locked

As proven by the screenshot below, Mario Tennis Aces: Online Tournament Demo seems to be region locked. While the software inside seems to be the exact same one, the internal IDs are different, so you can have two copies of the demo on your Switch.

What this means is that you won’t be able to play against people from other regions during the demo. (Which is proven by the fact that each region has their own schedule to play the demo.)

So far, it seems the full version will not be region locked, though, as it is possible to open the Japanese eShop listing through the American demo.

(Sushi Striker’s case is a bit different which I’ll explain in a different post.)

A scene that Pokémon 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 pokémon battles at all. No option to do it in any way. You don’t even choose a pokémon whenever you encounter a wild pokémon.
  • Only the first 151 pokémon available plus Alolan pokémon that have alolan form and an a new 8th gen pokémon.
  • 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 Pokémon 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 Pokéball Plus controller can also work as a Pokémon 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.

Glitches in PixelJunk Monsters 2 Demo

Got the demo of PixelJunk Monsters 2 on Nintendo Switch a while ago.  Downloaded it through the Japanese eShop since it wasn’t available yet on any other region. (I think it is now available now, btw)

Anyway, the point of this post is just to share a few glitches that I experienced while playing it, and maybe the reason why this demo wasn’t available outside of Japan yet. (or maybe the glitches are still there, XD ) (Update on this situation below)

The demo is supposed to have English support and I was playing with my Switch set to English during the whole time.

UPDATE: A few minutes after this post was published, I got a reply on Twitter that confirms that these glitches do not exist anymore in the full version of the game.

I can also confirm that the software in the demo version that is accessible through the American eShop is the same as the Japanese one, even though the ID seems to be different. (So you can essentially have the demo two times in case you want to do that by some reason.) The glitches still work in this version (demo v 1.0) in case you want to check them out.