I just don't think the pink/azure costume is a Mario Bros. reference. Hell, after looking at allthearcadeflyers and even the marquee art I'm doubting more and more that the picture on the Famicom and e-Reader package was intended to be actually be pink and azure.
And I really don't see how such a reference is more obvious than OVA Luigi.
Regardless of whether it was meant to be those colours... those are the colours it is. You can go extract them yourself if you think I tampered with them or something. It's not a result of the image being washed out, because fading red doesn't add blue to it, and all the images have red on them somewhere else to compare. The Mario Bros. NES art features Mario in exactly the same colours as this palette. It could be a coincidence, sure, but so could almost ANY of these palettes.
And I'd say it's more obvious than OVA Luigi for two reasons. First, because the NES Mario colours are actually the same, whereas the Luigi ones are a lot greener (on both colours) than they actually were in the OVA. And second, the NES Mario Bros. art is an internal asset that's been used for at least three releases. Sakurai would likely come across it in the office if he was going through their archives. The Mario OVA was produced outside of Nintendo, it's unlikely they'd have any art assets for it lying around. But knowing Sakurai, I wouldn't be surprised if he came across it online and decided to reference it. He'd just have to go further to find it.
But like I said.. both could be coincidences. What makes you think he wouldn't reference it?
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Alright, so having played the game for a while now... I'm pretty sure OVA Luigi palette isn't intentional.
That's shirt's a clear lime green, not yellow.
Also just noticed the list has Mario's green palette listed as a confirmed reference to NES art Luigi, but it's not the same as it. It's similar, but it's actually just made up of the opposites of Mario's usual colours. Only the hat colour actually matches NES Luigi.
Still 100% convinced about cyan Mario, though. That shit is identical.
Post by Johans Nidorino on Oct 5, 2014 13:58:26 GMT -5
Should we use a different thread for interesting stage references? Besides Pac-Pix, I spotted this in the PictoChat 2 stage. Another reference is to the WarioWare blowing microgames; I'll post a pic later.
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I won't lie: the Yellow Fur skin for DK makes me think of the Golden Oozaru from DragonBall GT
A few possibilities that come to mind with the palette swaps (that are more viable than "Golden Oozaru") would have to be:
Blue Bowser: Based off Dark Bowser, from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Black Bowser: Based off Morton Jr.
White Donkey Kong: Super Kong from DKCR Pink Donkey Kong: Pink DK Jr. from DK Jr. Math
Yellow Link: Pipit from LoZ: Skyward Sword
Green Zelda: Zelda's Palette when beating the original LoZ without any rings Blue Zelda: Zelda's Palette when beating the original LoZ with just the blue ring
Yellow Ike: Greil/Gawain Red Ike: Zelgius? The external part of the cape doesn't match, though... White/Blue Ike: Sigurd? Again, the cape doesn't fully match up, this time the interior Green Ike: I'd say this is based off the Ally Unit's coloration from the series, either that, or Geoffrey Black Ike: I've heard Black Knight, but I can't see it Silver/Blue Ike: Chrom
Orange Kirby: Orange Spray Paint from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Black/Yellow Kirby: Maskless Metaknight
Pink Metaknight: Kirby Dark Pink Metaknight: Galacta Knight Grey Metaknight: Dark Metaknight from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Red Falco: StarFox Assault Falco
Red's Cap Pikachu: Red Green Bandana Pikachu: Brendan's Bandana (Emerald) Blue Goggles Pikachu: Pichu's Goggles from Melee Gold's Cap Pikachu: Gold Choice Band Pikachu: Choice Band Red Cap w/Sunglasses Pikachu: Calem's default cap
Red Charizard: Charmeleon Yellow Charizard: Charmander and Charmeleon's Shinies Purple Charizard: its Shiny from Gen II (didn't know about this one myself)
Leaf's Hat Jigglypuff: Leaf's Hat from Pokemon FR/LG Ribbon Jigglypuff: Fairy Tale Trainer's Ribbon from Pokemon X/Y Nurse Cap Jigglypuff: Pokemon X/Y's Nurse Joy Caps
Pink Greninja: Lickitung Black Greninja: Shiny Dark Purple Greninja: Shadow Greninja?
Red & Black R.O.B.: Virtual Boy
White Ness: Fuel from Mother 3
Green Alph: Charlie (Pikmin 3) Pink Alph: Brittney (Pikmin 3)