Sorry for coming out of nowhere but as a huge Nintendo fan (could even say Nintendo nerd) I have been following NinDB for years and more recently this forum, so I thought my project could be interesting for you guys.
After a good amount of research using several sources I am pretty confident that I have compiled an exhaustive list of every video game published by Nintendo until today. I decided to convert this list in a chronological video montage with real in-game footage (yes just for fun) and I already completed the two first parts that I published on Youtube.
I tried to follow specific rules to include a game in the list, those rules are in the video description.
My goal is not to get Youtube money out of it or whatever (it's not possible anyway because it's not my content) but I just thought it would be nice to share this with other Nintendo fans, and maybe have some feedback. Thx!
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2018 0:36:15 GMT -5 by marshallow
Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 18, 2018 10:17:33 GMT -5
First off, welcome!
Excellent video, waaaay beyond my expectation! I've seen who-knows-how-many videos on YouTube with incomplete or outright wrong info, so seeing an actually accurate one that tries to cover the entirety of Nintendo's video game catalog is so amazing.
I do kind of wish to see a distinction between the NES and arcade versions to give a better feel of how they get ported to the other side, but it may end up feeling redundant.
Squish (Game & Watch): I have completely forgotten about this game. I've never seen it in action before. There are other games I don't recognise, but this one stands out for being an actual Nintendo IP.
Slalom, R.C. PRO-AM, Anticipation, all those Rare games: It's kind of weird to see Rare's NES games here. Rare Replay and interviews with Rare ex-employees gave me an impression that Rare self-published those, even though I know otherwise.
I also don't recall many of those games they published on behalf of other publishers. I'd say they don't really belong here; or they do, in the same category as games Nintendo published in select regions. In terms of IP ownership, the only difference between Bomberman Hero and Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics is that the latter never reached Japan. Either way, it's not a Nintendo-owned game, but is Nintendo-published. (Just my take on this matter; don't take this as a request on anything.)
One nitpick is that I'm mildly annoyed at the lack of sound in some of the more obscure games, even though videos with sound is availalbe somewhere online. For example, a simple web search on F1 Race gives this video: LINK HERE, which does have sound.
Anyway, I really, really like it. Really looking forward to the next ones!
I totally understand the point of some games being locally published by Nintendo without being actual IPs, and I would rather have done an actual Nintendo-owned games list (would make it a bit shorter and even more relevant). Problem is that I did not find an accurate and complete list of these games, even on official sites it seems like some are missing, especially for the older games. Maybe I did not look hard enough. Also if I'm in doubt of the Nintendo ownership of some obscure game I'd rather it be included anyway, so at least with this rule no risk to miss one.