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Versus Buffalo

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https://youtu.be/9lFVzOxyBkY Everyone with a pet wonders the same thing: "Am I better than everyone else at pet ownership?" Now you can finally find out with Versus Buffalo, the sequel to Virtual Buffalo. Now up to 4 players can compete to see who can keep their virtual pet alive the longest through an onslaught of lightning-fast minigames. Everything is controlled via matching colored buttons, but be careful... Your buttons will keep changing the longer you play! Will you be able to remember which button is which? Your pet is counting on you! Featuring:
  • New Characters, each with their own unique animations!
  • New Minigames!
  • New Graphics for all returning Minigames
  • New Options for customizing your game
  • New Secrets to be discovered...

Instructions:

Supports handheld mode, single Joy Con, and Pro Controller
    Navigate menus with the Analog Sticks or A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Press colored buttons to activate objects with matching colors
  • The Left Stick and Right Stick can also activate colored buttons
  • Press L+R or SL+SR to pause/resume/quit to menu

Notes:

Cool Features:
    Brand new multiplayer engine!
  • A complete code rewrite from scratch!
  • New difficulty and accessibility settings
  • Fully animated characters and objects
  • Procedurally generated music, with brand new compositions
  • Multiple variations on rules per minigame
  • Togglable retro filters
  • Original NES Font
  • Asynchronous "lazy loading" system (No loading screens!)
  • Ability to toggle individual minigames (Disable the ones you hate, or practice 1 on 1 until you've mastered them)
Love the improvements you made since the demo you sent me! This'll definitely be one of my go-to party games when I have friends around.

I can't wait to get SB4 just for this!

Looks impressive. I'll have to try this.

This is great, but it seems very hard to introduce the mechanics to people who haven't played Virtual. Playing solo is the easiest way to learn. Will there be a Virtual port?

Replying to:snail_
This is great, but it seems very hard to introduce the mechanics to people who haven't played Virtual. Playing solo is the easiest way to learn. Will there be a Virtual port?
Sorry if I wasn't clear - You can still play Versus Buffalo solo. At which point it behaves just like a Switch-remake of Virtual.

What if this was on SB3?

Replying to:RGamesOffical
What if this was on SB3?
it would be really difficult to do multiplayer mode and singleplayer would just be virtual buffalo 1 again

Replying to:RGamesOffical
What if this was on SB3?
Rgames, early on there were some experiments on adding netplay to the original version. The end result was... underwhelming. There were more than enough sprites to go around, but at 240p the screens were too small to share with other players. and if you couldn't see what everyone else was up to, it really didn't feel like multiplayer. Most importantly, there just wasn't a "market" for it. The demographic of "I have 1-3 friends in the room who also have Smilebasic on their 3DS" is really small. And if you really did want to compete with them, all you would have to do is press start at the same time.

Replying to:Nathaniel
Love the improvements you made since the demo you sent me! This'll definitely be one of my go-to party games when I have friends around.
Glad to hear it! I think that demo was so premature that I was still using the food bowl as a placeholder for the swimming pool...

Ah man, so glad I decided to check in here. I love Virtual Buffalo, excited to try this out!

Replying to:mystman12
Ah man, so glad I decided to check in here. I love Virtual Buffalo, excited to try this out!
That is some excellent timing and high praise! Hope it lives up to expectations

[poll=p674][/poll] What would be your response if I opened up Versus Buffalo for suggestions when it came to designing new Minigames? I'm thinking something along the lines of this: You submit your idea as a mocked-up screenshot. No words, no descriptions, just a single image communicating entirely through visuals. Then from that single screenshot, I can tell right away if it's a good fit for a rapid-fire, no-tutorial game like Buffalo. And if it's a good fit, it gets added in with a future update.

Replying to:kantackistan
[poll=p674][/poll] What would be your response if I opened up Versus Buffalo for suggestions when it came to designing new Minigames? I'm thinking something along the lines of this: You submit your idea as a mocked-up screenshot. No words, no descriptions, just a single image communicating entirely through visuals. Then from that single screenshot, I can tell right away if it's a good fit for a rapid-fire, no-tutorial game like Buffalo. And if it's a good fit, it gets added in with a future update.
Not sure whether or not I would participate, but I think you should hold the contest.

Replying to:kantackistan
[poll=p674][/poll] What would be your response if I opened up Versus Buffalo for suggestions when it came to designing new Minigames? I'm thinking something along the lines of this: You submit your idea as a mocked-up screenshot. No words, no descriptions, just a single image communicating entirely through visuals. Then from that single screenshot, I can tell right away if it's a good fit for a rapid-fire, no-tutorial game like Buffalo. And if it's a good fit, it gets added in with a future update.
Definitely host it. I don't know if I'd be able to participate since I'm waiting for NA release of SB4 and also probably lacking programming knowledge in general, but I'd like to see what others come up with.

Replying to:kantackistan
[poll=p674][/poll] What would be your response if I opened up Versus Buffalo for suggestions when it came to designing new Minigames? I'm thinking something along the lines of this: You submit your idea as a mocked-up screenshot. No words, no descriptions, just a single image communicating entirely through visuals. Then from that single screenshot, I can tell right away if it's a good fit for a rapid-fire, no-tutorial game like Buffalo. And if it's a good fit, it gets added in with a future update.
To be clear, I wasn't looking for anyone to program their own Minigame. You could if you wanted, but for the contest I just wanted a picture of your idea. Draw your idea for a minigame (on a napkin, in MS Paint, whatever) and post it without any words or description. If I really like your idea, I'd do the rest of the work.

Replying to:kantackistan
[poll=p674][/poll] What would be your response if I opened up Versus Buffalo for suggestions when it came to designing new Minigames? I'm thinking something along the lines of this: You submit your idea as a mocked-up screenshot. No words, no descriptions, just a single image communicating entirely through visuals. Then from that single screenshot, I can tell right away if it's a good fit for a rapid-fire, no-tutorial game like Buffalo. And if it's a good fit, it gets added in with a future update.
Cool, sounds like a resounding "do the contest!" I'll get it set up soon and reply here with the link

is there a story behind Stella?

Replying to:snail_
is there a story behind Stella?
Oh right, I didn't really offer any explanation for her did I? She's Stella the Tomato Duck. She likes breadcrumbs and hates marinara. (She was the only leftover character I had that also fit the existing hitboxes.)

Replying to:snail_
is there a story behind Stella?
It's kind of cute

Replying to:snail_
is there a story behind Stella?
It's also a mild prank on my part. Those familiar with Stella wouldn't expect her to make cameos, especially compared to the more popular characters. Thematically she's coming out of left field. It would be like casting a Piranha Plant as a playable fighter... but ignoring everyone else from Super Mario.