Right, one thing that makes NinDB stand out is its selection of cameos and references. These are:
Cameos An appearance, mention, or allusion to either another game series by Nintendo, or a much earlier game in that series.
References Technically cameos, but this is what I call the cameos that refer to things outside of Nintendo, such as the Beatles references in Earthbound, or the Power Rangers references found here and there.
I'm very pleased with how many of these NinDB has accumulated, and even discovered, over the years. However, I want more! Always more! Now I am considering doing some cameos without necessarily using screenshots for them immediately (a surefire sign that I've been there and seen it), which means I can add a load of cameos that I know are missing, as well as start adding cameos to games I don't own.
But I need YOU to find them, and post them here, where they can be checked by others and either dismissed entirely, or accepted and added to the site.
To kick us off, who owns Pikmin 2, and what have you found?
I'd quite like to add Pikmin's licensed items, but definitely any cameo items: 1. Is the Famicom Disk still in the game? 2. What game is the Game & Watch item? 3. Aside from the Disk, G&W, Control Pad, and Love Tester, are there any more Nintendo-themed items at all?
Cameos in non-Nintendo games is something I am interested in, but I don't really have a decent way of adding them to the site. Keep them coming, but they might not be up until I come up with a place to put them. Any ideas, actually?
Post by TrustTheFungus on Oct 29, 2004 20:00:17 GMT -5
Famicom Disk G & W Love Tester Bowsr Match Box Mario Paint Tube(Blue) Hanafuda Card box Peach's Crown Remembered Old Buddy(AKA, R.O.B.) Gyro Spinners(Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green) Nintendo 64 Pencil Growshroom(only name and description. There might have been a poison mushroom also.) GameCube D-Pad GameCube Control Stick
Post by Old Man Rupee on Oct 30, 2004 4:09:24 GMT -5
I'm definately all for a "Nintendo sightings in the elsewhere" section, you could even mention references made in films/tv/magazines/newspapers, like www.classicgaming.com/tmk does, although this might take a lot of work on your part of course...
As for cameos, I'll get back to you on that.
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Nathan - thank you, I've been meaning to add that one for ages, but keep forgetting about it!
TTF - That's an excellent list. Can you expand on a couple of them for me? I need to know what the Mario Paint Tube is, what game the Game & Watch is, and can you expand at all on the Growshroom? If you have the game, the actual descriptions would be fantastic.
Nintyboy - No, I don't think I'd like to risk the insanity caused by a million Nintendo references in film and TV. Have you seen how annoyed TMK gets over all that? There's too many, and most of them aren't very interesting (Homer Simpson has a Game Boy bowling game in one episode... zzzz). But I have planned to have a section on Nintendo cartoons and films here eventually.
If you do, then please don't forget that 3-D Donkey Kong Country show. Most sites don't list that jewel...probably because it was unpopular and mostly style over substance.
I only ever saw that show once, but it didn't seem too bad... Although Candy looked nothing like how I remember her looking in any of the games...
Am I right in believing that DK64's Crystal Coconuts were actually a tie-in to that series? I'm pretty sure the show came before the N64 game, and contained a Crystal Coconut as some sort of important plot device...
I will remember it, and I saw some myself. The reason it wasn't popular was because it sucked serious Donkey Arse.
What was with all the happy clappy singing and dancing? I hate that. It's like being stabbed. Repeatedly. In the neck. By Microsoft.
As for the Crystal Coconut, I also noticed that the series preceded Donkey Kong 64, and so yes, I do think the Crystal Coconut was a tie in to the show. Very odd. I'm surprised Rare wanted to admit the show existed at all.
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