Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 1, 2016 13:24:34 GMT -5
I think the controller is smaller than even the Game Boy Micro.
Doesn't Ufouria require extra emulation effort to cater for the additional sound channels? As we've seen in the past, games that require special attention tend not to be chosen. We don't have Star Fox or the SNES version of Yoshi's Island.
At any rate, I don't think you can make a truly satisfactory embedded NES with just 30 games.
This system looks like it's good as a gift - It's the kind of thing that would make me delighted if someone buys me one, but I'll never bother myself.
The emulation quality seems to be great (so I was wrong when I said this was a toned down Wii U). 720p output support might be an overkill, seeing how the NES outputs at 256 × 224.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 18, 2016 15:05:04 GMT -5
Here is yet another interview with Miyamoto, Takeshi Tezuka and Kojo Kondo on Super Mario Bros 1 and 3.
Also, Nintendo has scans of all the original instruction manuals in both Japanese and English. The English manual for Super Mario Bros 2 corrects the Birdo/Ostro mix up in the original print. The StarTropics manual includes the letter, but the secret code is only visible in the electronic manual.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 19, 2016 19:34:31 GMT -5
I always suspected they were mixed up for two reasons: (1) Nintendo Power magazine had them labeled the correct way, and (2) I thought the character that looked like an ostrich was clearly meant to be named "Ostro."
Did some digging, and apparently the manual had a few different revisions! Looks like from the third printing onwards the Birdo/Ostro mistake was corrected, so I guess I had a copy made after that. I didn't realise Nintendo actually went back and made changes to the manuals of already released games back then, but it sounds like it was pretty common.
If you haven't heard the news by now, there has been a worldwide discontinuation of the NCM: NES (and Famicom for Japan) because it was meant to be a short run product that ended up experiencing very high demand.