Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer Review [Use Amiibos on 3DS/3DSXL]


Here's a quick review of the Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer. This device lets you use amiibos with your Nintendo 3DS, 3DSXL, and 2DS. It's simple and easy to use and even comes with a pair of AA batteries. Short How-To-Use Video:

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Clock Tower - Halloween 2015 Let's Play featuring Nubs in Cubes


Not a lot of horror games were played by us this month, especially with big events such as ESGS 2015 just wrapping up but we were able to sneak in a Let's Play with Migs from the Nubs in Cubes. Aside from the Until Dawn let's play thats currently going on. Here's a look at the first Clock Tower game that came out on the Super Famicom way back in 1995. An old point and click style horror mystery during the 16bit era. New episodes of this will go up everyday until Halloween.

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Nintendo Controller Keychain Lights

Nintendo Controller Light 01 NESA friend of mine posted a photo of a keychain shaped like a FamiCom controller that just had to have. Takara Tomy released a gashapon set that's part of their Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. line which is usually comprised of miniature figures of various game consoles. These are from the first part of their Nintendo Controller Light series. Featuring the 1-P version of the Japanese FamiCom controller, a Super FamiCom controller, a Nintendo 64 controller and a Wiimote that comes in both white and black version. One of the buttons on the controllers, when pressed, illuminates either a red or orange colored LED.

Nintendo Keychain Light Part 1I initially hard trouble finding gashapon machines that had these and when I did find some, they were already empty. Luckily, there's a machine in the Toys R' Us of Robinsons Galleria. They go for 2 tokens each (120php in total) and from my experience, the most common one is the 1-P FamiCom controller. There's a Part 2 set of Takara Tomy's Nintendo Controller Lights that will feature the 2-P FamiCom controller, a different form of the FamiCom controller that came out with the third body of the FamiCom, an indigo colored Gamecube controller, and Wiimotes that come in white and red.

part2Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Nintendo Controller Keychain Lights Part 1 - FamiCom 1P Ver

Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Nintendo Controller Keychain Lights Part 1 - Wiimote (White Ver)

A dark secret behind the assist trophy?

Creepy Assist Trophy Has anyone ever noticed how creepy the assist trophy looks in the new Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and for WiiU?

Assist trophies are an item in the Super Smash Bros. series starting from Brawl and also appearing on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for WiiU and would summon a random characters from vairous video games. I'm not saying there's a creepy pasta going around about the assist trophy because as we all know, Smash Bros. is played out by a child's imagination using toys and action figures of various Nintendo characters and then some but compared to the assist trophy item design in brawl, the one for SSB4 looks a tad scary.

brawl assist trophy description

In Brawl, the assist trophy looked like an action figure in a small glass display case. In SSB4, instead of an action figure of a non-descript toned male in a dynamic stance, they opted for what looks like a ethereal deformed child with blank white eyes. Like something out of the side scrolling puzzle platformer, Limbo.

Kirby using assit trophy

Could this be a representation of one of the developer's or possibly Sakurai's thoughts, doubts or feelings during the development of Super Smash Bros. 4? Happy halloween, guys.

SSB4 assist trophy

Recent Buys: Episode 33 - Super Smashsona Ultimax 3DS: Ultra Suplex Bros.

RB33 Another long gap since the last Recent Buys but it is October and a bunch of games that I'm excited for are starting to come out.

To kick off October, it started with the release of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. I've been a nut for the Super Smash Bros. since I got to play the N64 release at a friend's house when I was in the United States on vacation back in the day. That got me to decide on getting a Gamecube instead of a PS2 just for Super Smash Bros. Melee and then got a Wii in anticipation for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I'm planning to eventually get a WiiU but for now, the 3DS version should hold me off until then.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS

The pre-order bonus for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS came with a poster, a lanyard and a tumbler. Nothing really special but who would turn down some freebies? I also pre-ordered the game before they announced that it would come with bonuses. Apprantley I was second on the list of people who pre-ordered the game at the DataBlitz Shangrila branch.

P4AU tarot cards

Next up is another fighting game that I've been excited for all year. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the sequel to the first Persona 4 Arena. The original Japanese title alone is already a good reason to get it, Persona 4 Ultimax: Ultra Suplex Hold. And hey, the game itself is pretty darn good too. I went and got the Region All version which came with a pack of tarot cards from the Persona series and an inflatable bop bag of Teddie. The cards are pretty neat, being larger and printed on a thicker card back than I expected and coated with a nice gloss finish. As awesome as they are, I personally have no interest in the cards but got them anyway because a friend of mine wants them. The bop bag is shorter than your standard bop bag but looks pretty good and has a port underneath that you can fill with water or something to weight it down.

Teddie bopbag

That's it for this episode of Recent Buys. I'd make more but I haven't bought a gaming related thing more than one at a time lately. If you want to see what other crap I've been buying, follow me on instagram.