Mario Hoops 3 on 3: The Controls
Of course, it wouldn't be a Nintendo sports title without crazy power shots and this game does not disappoint. As Mario, in activating your special shot, the game asks you to trace out the letter M on the bottom screen, which will cause Mario to turn up the heat with a flaming basketball. Other characters will have their own unique special shots as well. While I failed to get my hands on it during E3, I'm very excited for this game's release.
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6-14-2006 @ 11:21AM
This game seems easy.....too easy.
6-14-2006 @ 11:31AM
Yeah... I can see this game getting old really fast. Especially if all there is to it is tapping the screen repeatedly. Some games just need to use the good old fashioned directional pad and buttons and not ruin it with gimmick overkill. I'm already a bit nervous about Zelda, seeing as I'd much rather steer Link the good old fashioned way and just use the stylus for the boat and the map. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
6-14-2006 @ 12:57PM
Heh. Controls aside... NBA Jam, anyone?
OHH MY, HE'S ON FIRE!
6-14-2006 @ 1:08PM
at one point i heard wifi on this game, anyone else here anything concrete about that?
6-14-2006 @ 2:46PM
6-14-2006 @ 2:49PM
It's kinda vague, but I don't think you use the stylus exclusively. I'm assuming you move around with the d-pad, and dribble/steal/shoot with the stylus. Sounds cool to me.
6-14-2006 @ 3:14PM
I'd have to disagree with you there Saxon (#2). I don't see how using the stylus to control can "get old" any faster than pushing buttons could. It's not a gimmick if they are basing the game around it. A game would lose it's flavor if they failed to put in a respectable number of play modes, but I don't think we have much to worry about there. My concern is that i might get tired of constantly tapping the screen to dribble, if you look away for a second and fumble the ball.... we'll just have to wait and see I guess, but I think the rest of the touch controls will work out great.
6-14-2006 @ 3:39PM
wii the people said...
Yeah it looks rad. I really just want to give props to Thrillho for his amazingly cromulent screen name.
6-14-2006 @ 4:08PM
you're right " wii the people", i should get one embiggening star for my name alone... hehe
6-15-2006 @ 3:52PM
"It's not a gimmick if they are basing the game around it."
Gimmicky controls don't become non-gimmicky just because a game uses them. There are some games that utilize the stylus in an innovative or non-gimmick fashion, this isn't necessarily one of them.
6-16-2006 @ 5:14PM
What they really need to do is release NBA Hangtime for DS... Ramma ramma ding-dong!