back to article Colour me bad: Kraken time or damp squid with Splatoon

Nintendo might be incapable of depicting any kind of violence in its games (beyond a fat plumber stamping on turtles), but that doesn't mean it can't do team warfare. Splatoon navigates the narrow path between too much violence and too little by furnishing its combatants with water pistols filled with coloured ink. Splatoon …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    I don't play many console tyoe games...

    ...but this looks like it has the key thing missing from many I look at these days...Fun.

  2. It'sa Mea... Mario


    The Splatoon Amiibo characters (available at extra cost of course) are meant to add new game modes, however what that amounts too I will not know until I get home from work and get to try my copy that should have arrived with the squid Amiibo :)

  3. WonkoTheSane

    Don't buy this in the pub

    BBC are reporting a truckload of the "Special Edition" (including the Amiibo Mario mentions above) has been stolen en-route to GAME stores.

    1. ukgnome

      Re: Don't buy this in the pub

      That's OK, I got mine in the car park.

      1. AbelSoul

        Re: I got mine in the car park.

        Fell off the back of a passing lorry?

    2. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Don't buy this in the pub

      So buying it on e-bay will be ok then?

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: Don't buy this in the pub

        I vaguely remember the original Nintendo stuff release dates (back in the early 90s) were kept totally secret because had they been known, Yakuza thugs would have robbed a few trucks bringing the cartridges to the retailers. Nothing has changed.

    3. WonkoTheSane

      Re: Don't buy this in the pub

      Why do I suspect whoever modded me down of being the thief?

  4. Lamont Cranston

    Was really looking forward to this,

    but was crushed to learn that local multiplayer is restricted to 1-on-1. Did Nintendo forget how well-loved GoldenEye was?

  5. Dan 55 Silver badge

    No f-bombs, no being called gay

    I am crushingly disappointed. This adds so much to online multiplayer gameplay. What were Nintendo thinking, they know nothing about videogames.

    1. Fibbles

      Re: No f-bombs, no being called gay

      Presumably you can draw with the ink guns though.

      Incoming, massive dripping dicks...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    err what

    "Nintendo might be incapable of depicting any kind of violence in its games (beyond a fat plumber stamping on turtles),"

    not like they had Bayonetta or No more heroes at all o.O

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: err what

      I thought Bayonetta was all legs, penetrating sights and something like Aikido with guns?

  7. Yag

    Game modes?

    No "Capture the fhtagn" mode? Ïa'm disappointed...

    1. Wases1949

      Re: Game modes?

      Well...with the game getting free content throughout it's future with new modes, weapons, maps, etc...being aware of a King of the Hill type mode and another mode (being on a moving Tower), there's maybe the chance of a Capture the Flag mode being added in the future...maybe.

      Yeah...with that mode being not currently in, at least they're other modes that'll be added/available to play and look fun!

      You can look up vids (taken from the Splatoon Direct) previewing some of those modes if you want to gander what they are. =)

  8. JonP

    Damp squid? least you didn't put the game on a pedal stool.

  9. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge

    But its

    got hats!

    And every gamer and their dog knows that the only thing thats kept TF2 going all these years is the hats

    1. Yag

      Re: But its

      Coming soon : Hydra shooter! Now with at least 7 times more hats!

  10. asdf


    Lets see you can't make the other person fall down in any way and press the crouch button repeatedly after doing so. So basically missing the best part.

  11. IGnatius T Foobar Bronze badge
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    I like this game

    Just got my copy of Splatoon and it's definitely a whole lot of fun. Nintendo has shown the world the right way to do a shooter. It's just a whole lot of good clean fun, the graphics are great, the multiplayer is snappy, and the gameplay is smooth. And they did it without all of the gory violence of games like the now-obsolete CoD.

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