Treese on Games: Mario Maker, MK8 Play Date & More!

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Rhythm Heaven Fever is a better game than Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Treese On Games is a Sunday column where Tyler Treese takes a look back at all of the week’s gaming news and gives his thoughts.

Another busy week as a Mario fan is in the books and I’m here to recap it all as usual. I’ve got a few things to talk about so let us waste no more time in starting the column!

  • I played Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with some MPL users last week. I would like to thank those that showed up. Hopefully we can do it again in the near future!
  • A new trailer for Mario Maker was revealed this week. It looks even better than when I played it at E3. I am really looking forward to this title! Let me know how you are feeling about it in the comments.
  • There is a rumor going around that the Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer amiibo are already discontinued. If you see any at a store you might want to pick it up since who knows if they’ll ever produce them again. Luckily, I already have them. Did you have a chance to pick them up? Do you even care?
  • In our Question of the Week feature I asked how many amiibo do you own. If you haven’t given your thoughts yet then do so and maybe you’ll be featured in next weeks!
  • Make sure you check out the latest episode of our podcast ‘The Lost Levels’. This week the gang talked about Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! I haven’t had a chance to play it yet but I really want to.
  • My first Mario Kart 8 night will be Wednesday from 5-7pm Eastern Time. If you’re not already my friend on Wii U then please send me a friend request. My NNID is: TylerTreese.

Thanks for reading and I hope to get your thoughts in the comments below!

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Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 12:17 PM

Didn’t want to plug it in the article itself but since you are all Nintendo fans I would really appreciate it if you checked out 8-Worlds News. I’m the managing editor there and you can read up on all kinds of Nintendo news there and read reviews written by yours truly! Thanks! http://www.8worldsnews.com

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
December 7, 2014 12:30 PM

why marth, villager, and wft? why not others? why simply pick on them? what made them different from the others so that you have to stop selling them?

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 12:56 PM

Well they are certainly the more niche ones. They aren’t going to stop producing Link/Mario. Those will keep selling.

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
December 7, 2014 1:24 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

I think another reason is that those don’t have many games that they are compatible with at this time. Most of the figures are only compatible with just Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Hyrule Warriors. Others have these, plus Mario Kart 8 and other upcoming titles in 2015, too.

HolidayLuma520
December 7, 2014 1:12 PM

I better get Villager soon. I LOVE ACNL! πŸ™‚

Nookling
Nookling
December 7, 2014 3:59 PM
Reply to  HolidayLuma520

That is my favorite game of all time. Just beating out Smash Bros actually haha

HolidayLuma520
December 7, 2014 7:33 PM
Reply to  Nookling

The Animal Crossing series comes close. But, as my username and pic says, Super Mario Galaxy is the greatest game ever in my opinion.

ImpaDude
December 7, 2014 2:02 PM

I think due to their unpopularity nintendo under predicted their sales and now that they’re somewhat rare, nintendo needs make more. Then again, we all thought this with the gamecube adapter, but then it became easier. also for those who want a subsitute for the gamecube adapter: http://www.walmart.com/ip/40549468?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227028155303&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=46539670232&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=90986318672&veh=sem there’s a mario, luigi, and peach one too, and samus, pikachu, dk, and wario ones are releasing later. they’re available on the other usual sites too, this was just the first that came up EDIT: they’re running low, i’d recommend you buy one soon

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 3:43 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

those are the dumbest things. Only possible upside to using a gamecube controller is that its wired so there isn’t any lag.

RLWilliams3d
RLWilliams3d
December 7, 2014 2:20 PM

I’m so looking forward to Mario Maker, especially now with the SMB3 and SMW styles, so we could potentially see Cape Mario in NSMBU style (hopefully). Considering how creative fan hacks have been, this game has loads of potential. Personally, I’m waiting for the announcement of the next mainstream Mario installment (hopefully released for Mario’s 30th anniversary), but this is still a game I’m looking forward to.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 3:43 PM
Reply to  RLWilliams3d

“Cape Mario in NSMBU style ” didn’t think about that. Awesome though.

RLWilliams3d
RLWilliams3d
December 8, 2014 7:33 AM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

It would be. They better not skimp out on such an opportunity.

Zain Hussain
Zain Hussain
December 7, 2014 2:29 PM

Were you serious about the Rhythm Heaven Fever comment?

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 3:41 PM
Reply to  Zain Hussain

Yes.

Kirbylover490
December 7, 2014 7:54 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Everyone has opinions.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 6:03 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Obviously.

Zain Hussain
Zain Hussain
December 7, 2014 2:32 PM

1.Mario Maker is looking really awesome!
2. I saw a Marth amiibo at Gamestop the other day.
3. Hopefully I can join the Mk8 night.

Bowser498
December 7, 2014 3:20 PM

Mario Maker: Loved the new trailer and are looking forward to more gameplay!
QoTW: Have no ammibos, but I love the Yoshi, Mario, and Bowser ones.
MK8 CN: Have no time due to school stuff, but if you want to add my NNID, it is Bowser498. Sadly, I can’t receive friend requests… πŸ™

Coin Hunter
Coin Hunter
December 7, 2014 3:37 PM

I sent you a Friend Request. Glad to join MK8 on Wed.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 7, 2014 3:41 PM
Reply to  Coin Hunter

accepted!

Marioman01
Marioman01
December 7, 2014 4:39 PM
Reply to  Coin Hunter

Can anyone send me some friend requests?

Nookling
Nookling
December 7, 2014 4:02 PM

On the amiibo: For all the people who don’t like it, Nintendo kind of has no choice. I mean they cut it short, but with shelf space being an issue, stores can only shelve so many. So Nintendo had to cut some. They cut the oddest three (What I mean by odd is that not many people know who they are and they’re probably the three lowest selling.) I would expect the same thing to happen with many other amiibo.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 6:05 AM
Reply to  Nookling

Could sell them online exclusively or make them retailer specific. Like there are ways around this that don’t involve killing them a few weeks after release.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
December 7, 2014 4:28 PM

I loved the new Mario Maker trailer, I think with this new trailer Nintendo showed that the title isn’t going to be as simple as Mario Vs Donkey Kong series custom levels (with less simple I mean with a lot more content) and I love the fact that Nintendo will put even more game styles, I’m hoping for a NSMBW one. Besides that one the only one I think they can also put is SMB2, but maybe I forgetting one. I’m curious about the scenarious, because there’s some like desert and snow that aren’t in the original Super Mario Bros.,… Read more »

DetectiveDuplighost
DetectiveDuplighost
December 7, 2014 5:50 PM

1. Sorry I didn’t play. Was busy, but don’t remember with what XD
2. Mario Maker does look cool!
3. The only one I would really care about is Villager
4. Already did.
5. Ya! ORAS!
6. I might get to be there.

Kirbylover490
December 7, 2014 6:48 PM

My thoughts this week: Smash Night: Yeah it was pretty fun. I kinda beat the crap out of you, Tyler. LOL Mario Maker: I loved the trailer! At first I was skeptical of the game, now this proves I’m getting it. All these skins make me love this game just even more. Discontinued amiibo: Well I practically had a heart attack when I first heard of this. I plan to own all of the amiibo, and some gone is a nightmare. But this actually turned out to be true, (At least in NJ) because I went to about 10 different… Read more »

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 7, 2014 7:27 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

You probably didnt see them cuz they’re really rare

Kirbylover490
December 7, 2014 7:38 PM
Reply to  ShyXMas

Rare? Because my local Gamestop had over 50 of each 5 days after launch

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 7, 2014 8:08 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Well my cousin was looking for them so he could get most of them and he couldnt find any at like 10 stores so he had to get them off ebay. Also I went to my local gamestop they had none/

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 7, 2014 8:09 PM
Reply to  ShyXMas

Maybe it’s just where we live :/

HolidayLuma520
December 7, 2014 8:12 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

What do you mean by not enough water?

Kirbylover490
December 7, 2014 8:29 PM
Reply to  HolidayLuma520

It’s a joke because IGN gave the game 6/10 because of too much water in the game so I did the reverse LOL

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 6:05 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 8, 2014 12:59 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

ha what the heck ign

ImpaDude
December 7, 2014 7:03 PM

This week: Smash Night: Welp, as you can tell, I was’t there. Then again I’m like busy from 6-7. Mario Maker: ERMAGODWANKJLWRFHWQ;EFH;WEFC;BBFWEJBWKJBFCJBFW IM SO EXCITED Discontinued Amiibo: Well, now this affects majority: OH WOW, THREE AMIIBOS THAT SOME PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT, AND NOW THEY’RE ON A RAMPAGE TO GET THEM JUST SO THEY CAN GET MONEY. Not to bring up politics and Philosophy (I have experience in none of the said) but humans are driven by money sometimes. QOTW: I own one amiibo, my bΓ¦ Samus, lol. She’s one of my mains in smash and i also love… Read more »

Kirbylover490
December 7, 2014 8:38 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

I don’t get the reference to HG

RafalRib
RafalRib
December 8, 2014 2:02 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

LOL Neither I! πŸ˜› (Didnt saw the second one and went to see Mockingjay yesterday) BUT i did some research and an Avox is a person against the Capitol…(by other words a traitor)

ImpaDude
December 8, 2014 12:30 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Avox’s are rebels who got their tongues cut out when they were caught

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 8, 2014 12:56 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

We should cut your tongue off maybe then you’ll shut up! HAH! jk imsrryjmyizokucol

ImpaDude
December 8, 2014 1:05 PM
Reply to  ShyXMas

lol

Kirbylover490
December 8, 2014 1:25 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

O_O

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 7, 2014 7:20 PM

Smash Week: No WiiU yet :,(

Mario Maker: Looks really cool I might get it when I get a Wii U

Discontinued Amiibo: Way too soon for this people may not be able to get their main πŸ™

QOTW: Pre-Ordered Lil’ Mac and I hopefully will get Most of the MK8 outfit ones. I also want Ness if he ever comes out.

ORAS: I LOVE POKEMON AND THIS IS AMAZING PROBABLY MY FAVE POKEMON GAME CUZ I LOVE EMERALD!!!!11!!!

MK8: No WiiU :,(

RafalRib
RafalRib
December 8, 2014 2:00 AM
Reply to  ShyXMas

YOU LOVE EMERALD??? ME TOO!! IT’S MY FAVORITE POKΓ‰MON GAME!

Kirbylover490
December 8, 2014 12:08 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

My favorite are Black and White

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 8, 2014 12:55 PM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

I didn’t like Black and White, there was a good story line which I loved but it never stuck with me.

ShyXMas
ShyXMas
December 8, 2014 12:54 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

It was my first pokemon game and I’ve replayed it soooo many times I LOVE IT!

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
December 7, 2014 7:36 PM

Smash Night: Hope to get the new Smash Bros. fir Christmas + and amiibo!

Mario Maker: It looks good! If they have a demo, I will try it!

Discontinued Amiibo: Way too early! I still need to get my own… :'(

QOTW: Don’t own any, hope to get one soon!

*Don’t know much about Pokemon, sorry*

MK8: I have the game, but sadly I won’t be able to join this time. I have a very important Mathematics test that week. πŸ™

*P.S. : For the NNID, is the name of your user Mii the name of your account? Idk πŸ˜›

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 6:06 AM
Reply to  KinopioToad

click on ‘friends list’ it should display your NNID

Kirbylover490
December 8, 2014 12:09 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Yeah looks like I’m busy on Wednesday so I can’t come πŸ™

Vipsoccermaster
Vipsoccermaster
December 7, 2014 10:12 PM

The rumor on discontinued amiibo figures has been debunked by Nintendo’s David Young.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 6:06 AM

glad to hear.

Kirbylover490
December 8, 2014 12:07 PM

O THANK GAWD

RafalRib
RafalRib
December 8, 2014 1:59 AM

-Smash- Well if i had a Wii U…
-MMaker- IT LOOOKED AWESOOOOME!
-Amiibo- Never wanted any of those!
-QotW- Mine’s Already there! πŸ˜‰
-TLL- Actually i rarely have time to watch the Podcast, but when i do i have a great time! But now i’m Playing Omega Ruby πŸ˜›
-MK8- Same as the Smash part…

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 8, 2014 9:22 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

I’ll do a 3ds one soon

Marioman01
Marioman01
December 8, 2014 3:12 AM

Smash: It’s Fun! But I have yet to play wit any of the MPL-ers.
Mario Maker: Looks cool to make your own level.
Amiibo: Put Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby, and Fox on my Christmas List. Wanna see it?
QoW: Look at the Amiibo comment above.
The Lost Levels: …Ditto.
Mario Kart 8: LOVE THE DLC!

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
December 10, 2014 10:27 AM

Sorry guys, I am really sick so I won’t be able to play tonight. We’ll reschedule it for next week. Apologies!

Lakilester
Lakilester
December 11, 2014 11:48 AM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Dont worry! Relax! I am too!