Rumor: Nintendo's DS Sequel will be an iPhone, Touch Competitor

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Mr_Histamine

Didn't Nintendo have tilt-enabled games way back on the GameBoy Color/SP (granted, they weren't built into the systems)?

So it wouldn't be much of a stretch to expect Nintendo's motion sensor to be light-years better than what's currently in the iPod/Phone (especially since Nintendo seems to have a bit more experience in that department).

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Caboose

 Kirby's Tilt and Tumble, and I think there was a Warioware game too. There may have been one or two others that also used tilt control!

 

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Mr_Histamine

I remember Warioware - it was the precursor to the look-crazy-as-hell-while-playing-a-game feature made famous by the Wii - lol!  Was the Kirby game a pinball game?

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Caboose

Kirby Tilt and Tumble was a GameBoy Colour game. I think it was a pinball game, or maybe it was like one of those tilt games where you gotta get the marbel to the end w/o going in to one of the holes.

 From Wikipedia:
The game begins with Kirby napping on a cloud, when he is awakened as a Waddle Dee walks by, carrying a round pinball-like bumper. He then sees King Dedede, carrying a long bumper. Suspicious of the King's intentions, Kirby hops on a warp star and follows him, determined to find out what he is up to. Soon, Kirby discovers that Dream Land has lost its stars, and sets off to get them back.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble uses a series of accelerometers to control Kirby. The goal of the game is to guide Kirby to the level's goal within the allotted time by physically tilting the Game Boy in the direction in which the player wishes to move him. The game registers a "pop" action when the player quickly jerks the Game Boy in the vertical direction; doing so will jerk Kirby into the air. The game revolves around the collection of the numerous stars strewn about the levels. To beat the game entirely, one must collect each level's secret star.

 

The Wario Ware Twisted was a Gameboy Advance game.

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In the game, Wario and his friend Dr. Crygor invent a Game Boy Advance that only reacts when tilted around. The game follows the WarioWare formula with a variety of games that lasts for only a few seconds. The cartridge utilizes a gyro sensor and players must spin and twist in order to play the games.
Twisted! was critically acclaimed and has won numerous awards. Reviewers found the gyro sensor to be innovative and adding to the gameplay aspect.

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Peanut Fox

Does Nintendo really want to be a phone provider?  I could imagine it being something similar to an iPod Touch or Zune HD with a heavy focus on gaming.  I'd be willing to bet that they won't ditch hardware buttons on the next Nintenboy.  Touch controls leave something to be desired in handheld gaming space.  When you do touch based controls you really have to design the games around that, and not try to map a controller on a touch screen.

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knexkid

I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE mashing buttons.

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