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This would be legit though, like go karts but with some kind of computer system to simulate items and the the effects of them.

 

Heh, I'm not sure I want to be electrocuted by lightning.

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Heh, I'm not sure I want to be electrocuted by lightning.

That's why I said "simulated". I would presume the simulated effect of lightning would be that everyone's karts get speed capped for a bit except the user's. 

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A part of me is really excited about this. I love theme parks, and I've always throught Nintendo would be suited for the business, as Sony is all about multimedia tech, Microsoft is all about all-in-one living room/office experiences, and Nintendo is and has always been about fun family experiences. Seemed like a no-brainer the theme park business would be suited for them.

But also the video-gamer side of me feels like it's going to eventually be disappointed with the way the ride theming will be handled, as many times character themes are just half-heartely thrown onto rides whether they fit them or not. I don't really want to ride the Kirby, Earthbound, or Yoshi roller coaster, nor a Donkey Kong Safari game and Star Fox Bumper Karts; I want to ride an F-Zero​ roller coaster, a Kid Icarus safari ride, and a Mario Kart - or if you're getting wild with rules, Smash Brothers - Bumper Kart ride.

Plus there's always the posibillity of this being just a small scale reskinning, so keeping my expectations a bit lower for that, as well.

Still, here's hoping this will be good!

Edit: Oh yeah, and a huge Metroid Blast world is a must, as well. Love me some Laser Tag, and I've always dreamed of playing it in a Metroid setting. :P

A Donkey Kong Safari actually makes sense, don't see why you wouldn't want to see that.

Anyway, there are a lot of ideas Id love to see. A lot of the roller coaster ideas that are cool, but Kirby Superstar would be personally cool to see with Brawls version of Butter Building playing. Not really sure what they'd do with Zelda or Smash Bros honestly. Bumper cars for Smash and maybe just a Zelda area to explore that takes you through many landmarks of the franchise?

Oh Mario kart and Metroid laser tag sound like great ideas.

It's too bad Nintendo probably couldn't get Sonic, as the rides he has at his own place really aren't that interesting looking.

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Reminder to everyone suggesting Kirby and Fire Emblem attractions that those didn't even make it into Nintendo's fake theme park. It's really optimistic to think they'll be in the real Universal one. 

 

(I know, it stings for me too)

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Reminder to everyone suggesting Kirby and Fire Emblem attractions that those didn't even make it into Nintendo's fake theme park. It's really optimistic to think they'll be in the real Universal one.

(I know, it stings for me too)

I don't think anyone's guaranteeing that they'd get it? We're merely just coming up with ideas that would be cool to see. I mean Metroid laser tag as cool as it sounds, probably won't happen. Same with a couple ideas I've seen in the thread. Though they still sound cool.

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I don't think anyone's guaranteeing that they'd get it? We're merely just coming up with ideas that would be cool to see. I mean Metroid laser tag as cool as it sounds, probably won't happen. Same with a couple ideas I've seen in the thread. Though they still sound cool.

I wasn't specifically addressing anyone here or trying to put words in their mouth. I was just saying that whatever we get is probably going to be the standard Mario, Zelda, and whatever else sells. Should've been a bit more clear on that. 

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Reminder to everyone suggesting Kirby and Fire Emblem attractions that those didn't even make it into Nintendo's fake theme park. It's really optimistic to think they'll be in the real Universal one. 

 

(I know, it stings for me too)

 

I agree about Fire Emblem having less chance of getting a theme park attraction, but not Kirby! In fact I think Kirby is one of those that would definitely get something since he's one of the most well known Nintendo characters alongside Mario, Link and Pikachu (see Smash Bros). But it would probably just be a playground, restaurant or kiddie ride. =P

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Here's what I predict we'll see in the theme park:

 

-F Zero rollercoaster

-Real life Mario Kart

-Metroid laser tag

-Pikmin/Animal Crossing mini golf

 

if they AT LEAST don't do real life Mario Kart then I have no hope for the rest of the attractions ;_;

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It's something Nintendo has needed to do, honestly. They're practically the only gaming-exclusive company left in a business that has been taken over instead by two conglomerates, and they need other sources of revenue to protect against the potential pratfalls like the Wii U in the future. Regardless, I do indeed look forward to real life Mario Kart, complete with digital items and all.

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Now THIS is the isht I like to get online and see.

 

HELL YES I am 1000000% down with this.

 

Disney World just got it's ass kicked, Universal is now officially the best theme park, that's a wrap boys pack your bags Mousekateers because that party with your admittedly-great Epcot and your Frozen schlock is over

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Given how the game industry likes to play "follow the leader," ...any possibility other brands will follow this route if it works out?

I had always wanted SEGA and the like to try partnering with a theme park since they don't do so well running their own.

With regards to the Nintendo deal, sounds pretty cool! I just wish I was more into their brand, but I can see why everyone else is pretty excited.

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Given how the game industry likes to play "follow the leader," ...any possibility other brands will follow this route if it works out?

I had always wanted SEGA and the like to try partnering with a theme park since they don't do so well running their own.

With regards to the Nintendo deal, sounds pretty cool! I just wish I was more into their brand, but I can see why everyone else is pretty excited.

 

I don't think anyone will copy Nintendo, since Nintendo is 20 years late on this...Pac Man and Sonic have already been present at amusement facilities from Namco and Sega since their inception

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Now THIS is the isht I like to get online and see.

 

HELL YES I am 1000000% down with this.

 

Disney World just got it's ass kicked, Universal is now officially the best theme park, that's a wrap boys pack your bags Mousekateers because that party with your admittedly-great Epcot and your Frozen schlock is over

lol, I love this announcement, but I'm still gonna find Disneyland a much more entertaining experience most likely.

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ALL ABOARD THE MOTHERFUCKING HYPE TRAIN!!!!

Seriously this is just incredible. I'm hoping they do a pokemon ride that's kind of like the Star Tours ride at Disney. Each simulator takes you through some of the most memorable moments from the games (ex: Distortion World, Kyogre vs Groudon).

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