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New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Include Official "Cheat" 275

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-can-wiin dept.
phlack writes "Yahoo Games has an article describing a new mode in Nintendo's upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii that will allow the player to activate a 'demo' mode to get out of a hard situation. Nintendo plans on incorporating this into future games. Is this a good idea (to help relieve frustrations) or just sanctioned cheating?" They actually patented this system as well.
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Include Official "Cheat"

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  • Good idea (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 19, 2009 @06:06AM (#28387207)

    I did my grind through Super Mario Brothers. I dropped a missile or twenty on mother brain. I actually beat Tyson after a couple of months. I flipped through contra, shooting my red, oversized, round bullets the entire way. Kid icarus was my bitch. It was all hard as balls, and I didn't have any built in cheats (Justin Bailey doesn't count and you know it.)

    It makes my elitist heart warm knowing that now I can add one more example into my video game "get off of my lawn" play-book.

  • by bhunachchicken (834243) on Friday June 19, 2009 @06:30AM (#28387349) Homepage
    It does make a good point, http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=282 [vgcats.com]
  • w...t...f (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 19, 2009 @06:41AM (#28387389)

    So I'm almost finished reading the article summary, already thinking up my response and about to post, when as I get to the end of the summary I read

    "They actually patented this system [slashdot.org] as well."

    Just like that. With a link. FROM THE EDITOR.
    Just an offhand reference to something they happen to remember, right? WRONG because it belies the fact that THE EDITOR TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES TO DIG AROUND BEFORE POSTING AND SERIOUSLY LINK TO PERTINENT EARLIER COVERAGE!! Where am I, engadget? What is happening? Who did this? It must be Taco, right, he's the only one who takes Slashdot for journalism. Nope: the editor is "soulskill". W...T...F

    I have to go for a walk, air out my mind a little. This is some serious shit going on right here.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 19, 2009 @06:42AM (#28387399)
    This is slashdot. Good grammar has no place here.

    Well, it never has, so why should it now? :)
  • by SausageOfDoom (930370) on Friday June 19, 2009 @07:34AM (#28387675)

    I wonder if that's actually something against it. Say what you like about games, but at least they teach children that if you persevere at something you'll eventually succeed.

    Although I guess my relentless practice and eventual awesome skill with quake didn't translate through to relentless revision and eventual awesome skill with exams. Which is why I failed most of them and am now unemployable.

    Never mind.

  • by flitty (981864) on Friday June 19, 2009 @08:47AM (#28388293)

    Extended frustration isn't good when playing videogames

    The most intriguing part of the patent for this "demo mode" was how it was activated. The Wii-mote will detect when it is thrown against the wall and Implement Demo-mode for you.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 19, 2009 @08:58AM (#28388433)

    I totally see this happening in Afghanistan.

    - Stay in this hut until I have hunted down all enemies.
    - But Sir, we outnumber them and have superior weaponry!
    - Shut up! I cannot afford to lose any or you as it would make me lose face to other commanders. You all stay here it is an order!

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