Commercials for the Hyundai Super Comboy, the Korean version of the SNES. Didn't await to see Mario, Bowser, Goku, Buster Bunny, Raphael, Chun-Li and more animated together in questionable quality in non-fanmade media.
Super Famicom, Super NES, Super Comboy... three names for one Nintendo console.
One day, Fry, I hope you'll also cover stuff from more regions. One day, I said.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2008 14:00:35 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 17, 2008 23:09:15 GMT -5
I'm surprised I haven't done this yet. Here's a look back at the "first" 16-bit game console. Its North American advertising is legendary and often blamed for the console's obscurity. It's really campy stuff, but the real problem was that the system was only advertised in certain major cities, relying on word of mouth to take it elsewhere. It was a tactic that was used to great effect in Japan, but in a country as large as the US, it was a huge mistake. In fact, there were a lot of people who had never even heard of the TurboGrafx before it was added to the Wii Virtual Console.
Pretty standard and on-par for game commercials of the period. For some reason, it makes me laugh when the kid gets so excited that he... takes his hat off?
The Next Generation NOW!
I like the condescending way they portray Nintendo by grouping it with Atari. I definitely remember seeing this commercial.
Us Vs. Them
They're really going after Nintendo in this one. They also plug the Super CD and Turbo Express.
It's Not a Toy
It's next to impossible to hear the narration in this one, making it seem like some abstract artsy commercial for the TurboDuo. It's followed by a two-minute promo.
The Legendary Axe
This one's a little strange. I don't have much to say about it. I guess they were trying to use The Legendary Axe as the system's killer app. Of course, that begs the question, "Why isn't it on the Virtual Console yet?"
Once again, they go after Nintendo. This time they compare China Warrior to Kung Fu. It may look better, but it's actually considered one of the system's worst games.
I think this is my favorite! The tone in this commercial is the kind of thing that influenced the 3PS. "You're a cave dude! You have to save your excellent-looking princess!" Like, totally gnarly!
Blazing Lazers This one's at gamepressure.com, so I can't embed it. It's actually not bad. It kind of reminds me of Nintendo's Star Fox commercial. For some reason, tho, it does strike me as strange that they actually created a commercial for this game.
You can almost track the console's history by watching the commercials. This is a promo video for the system's last hurrah in North America. I'm not sure what to make of it. On one hand, it's really cheap and stupid. On the other, it's kind of ahead of its time.
Also, it's ironic that the kid near the beginning says he'd trade in his "Sega" for it because the game was ported to the Sega CD not long after.
One commercial I was not able to find was the one for Splatterhouse. All I remember of it was the narrator saying "...and his only weapon is a two-by-four!" Hopefully it'll turn up eventually (along with that StarTropics commercial I keep mentioning).
nocturnal YL: …Drat, I lost a few days of captured game footage thanks to my HDMI recorder corrupting the microSD card's filesystem.
Nov 16, 2023 13:41:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I just realised that I haven't made a proper post for more than a month. I was either busy at work and thus didn't want to make long posts, or I was busy playing… well, you know. Time spent on playing games is time not spent on talking about games.
Nov 19, 2023 12:14:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5