After beating the game, head to Poshley Heights and go to the museum. South of it you will run into Bow and her butler from Paper Mario.
There are emblem badges that change Mario's overalls and shirt to different colors. There's the L emblem (which can be found in Poshley Height's Museum where you found the Crystal Star - explore the rafters) that changes the colors to Luigi's, and then if you buy the W emblem from the salesmen by the noose in Rogueport, you can change into Wario's colors. Combine the two emblems to get Waluigi's colors.
At Glitzville, the monitors where you set up your matches are Game Boy Advances.
At the X-Naut Fortress on the 2nd level, find the room with the open vent and Spring jump into it. Head all the way to the right to a grate, and hold R to fall through it. When you open the curtain, the Super Mairo Bros. theme plays and Mario and his partner will change into sprites. Mario looks rather similar (at least to me) to his Mario Bros. sprite...
Bowser's stages play off of Super Mario Bros., and use the music for each stage respectively. World 1-1 is the original theme, 1-2 is the underwater theme, while 1-3 is Bowser's castle. Instead of mushrooms, Bowser powers up by eating meat.
This is kind of a lame one, but when Peach takes a shower, she hums some tune I don't quite recognize. After she gets done, her hair is up, like it is in Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. As soon as you leave the room, it goes back to normal.
I remembered another one. This relates to the Mailbox SP. When you get an e-mail, the music is from Super Mario World...Yoshi's Island overworld theme, if I recall. During Chapter 3, e-mails from X have the music of Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
That's all I have for now.
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2004 15:57:47 GMT -5 by Wildcat
I did the Pikmin 2 treasures I have and put why they are cameos, as well as Olimar's journal entries for them. I did the ones of Masamune's that I didn't have on mine to detail them, but I won't be able to do the journal entries for them. I found a couple that are borderline cameo...you'll have to make the final decision on that. ^^ Hope this helps! I'll play through the game a bit more and expand these soon.
Cosmic Archive - This is a Famicom Disc of Nazo no Murasamejou. Journal - The cave we searched today was lined with flame-spewing spouts! The temperature in the cave was absolutely stifling. Oh! That reminds me! I completely forgot to tell Louie about Red Pikmin! He's so quiet, I sometimes forget he's even there. This item I salvaged from a cave seems to be some kind of storage device, but I have no way to play back the contents.
Decorative Goo - A play off of Mario Paint for the SNES, this is a blue paint tube with Mario Paints (in Mario's font, no less) written on it. Journal - With the assistance of the blue Pikmin, we found a canister of paint today. I used it to give the ship a fresh coat of paint. But did it thank me? Noooo. As a space pilot, I've always treated my ship like a trusted companion (even if it was a smart aleck). Yet, that snobbish ship had the gall to complain about the color! There's no pleasing it! Forget this...I'm going to bed.
The Key - This could be referring to two things. To me, it looks most like the key in Super Mario Bros. 2. However, it could be the key from Super Mario World as well. Journal - This item came from the personal treasure hoard of a massive Pikmin-devouring spider. The whole cave was crawling with all kinds of fearsome creatures. I decided to name that eerie cave the Citadel of Spiders. The ship can't stand bugs...Whenever I ask it to store a specimen for salvage, it threatens to stage a mutiny!
Prototype Detector - This is Nintendo's Love Tester toy, invented by Gumpei Yokoi. It measures the amount of electricity that flows between two people. Journal - Today we searched a subterranean lair swarming with carnivorous bugs. The name Hold of Beasts immediately came to mind. The convenient contraction I found there has become an invaluable treasure-seeking tool. When it approaches a piece of treasure, the gadget beeps and the needle moves to the right. When all the treasure in an area has been collected, the device powers down. When we left Hocotate, I thought we'd never be able to pay off the company's debt. But thanks to this gadget, I'm feeling optimistic about the outcome of this daring mission.
Stone of Glory - This is a control pad from the NES controller. Journal - This is a peculiar object. Just looking at it feels me with a powerful sense of nostalgia. Now that I think about it, the Pikmin had a curious look on their faces when they carried it. Or maybe that was just my imagination...
Dream Architect - A Ball Game and Watch, another of Yokoi's inventions. Journal - At night, I have nothing to do to keep me occupied. I've been searching for something to dull the boredom, but every time I find something I want to play with, it's broken. This object is a great example. It looks fascinating, but I can't get it to function. I guess all I have to do is write in this journal.
Luck Wafer - An Ace of Spades with the Nintendo logo on it. This refers to Nintendo's card making roots that founded the company in 1889. Nintendo was the first Japanese company to release Western playing cards in Japan, actually. Journal - What a strange pattern. When I look at it, I can feel good fortune smiling down on me. If I could buy a lottery ticket right now, I'm sure I'd win!
Flame Tiller - This is incredibly obscure, and probably isn't a reference at all, but the yo-yo reminds me of Mike's in Star Tropics. I highly doubt it, but two Nintendo heroes do wield yo-yo's (Ness being the other). Journal - Investigating alien objects provides me with an opportunity to solve new mysteries! For example, when I rolled this object, I discovered it's perfect for tilling land. Usually, I have the machine analyze the treasures we find, but sometimes I like to examine objects with my razor-sharp intellect.
Unspeakable Wonder - This is Peach's crown from the Mario series. Journal - What...is...this?! I've encountered countless treasures on this expedition, but I've never seen anything like this. All I can say about it is that it's both astounding and absurd.
Network Mainbrain - This says "N.C.L." on it. That means Nintendo Company, Limited. The words below say "This game is only for Nintendo Gamecube". Journal - According to my research, this is an acoustic-interference motherboard. I should install this on the ship, it might shut him up for a while. Then again, if it learned to override the hardware, it might become more surly than it is now!
Flame of Tomorrow - This matchbox has Bowser on it, featuring "Bowser Breath Brand" matches. The number on the side is 555 Troopas, referring to Bowser's Koopa Troopas. Journal - From the beginning of time, my people have searched for a perfectly clean, endlessly renewable energy source. Unfortunately, we've never found anything close to it. Rubbing these two objects together seems to produce fire. Maybe this is the long-lost energy source we've always been searching for?
Gyroid Bust - This refers to the Gyroids in Animal Crossing. Journal - My son tells me that this type of figurine is all the rage with the kids, The strangest things amuse kids! When I was a kid, we were lucky if we were allowed to even talk about figurines! PS: When I found this figurine, it had been placed so that it was protected by a wall of flame. My research isn't complete, but I think it may have been a shrine of some kind.
Fossilized Ursidae - This looks very much like the Fishing Bear furniture in Animal Crossing. Journal - This dead beast has the form of an animal, yet it is encased in an organic compound. I have concluded that it is a groundbreaking biological discovery. The ship says it is nothing more than a wooden statue. I wish it had more of an imagination. No...Then it would probably talk more than it does now. That would be bad.
Temporal Mechanism - A clock with the Nintendo logo inside. Journal - While exploring this warped land, I got the feeling that time passed faster than usual. Upon researching it further, I realized it was just my mind playing tricks on me. But whenever I touch this object I can feel the space-time continuum bending! Whoa... Suddenly, this all seems very hard to believe. I need a nap.
Favorite Gyro Block - This type of block is unfamiliar to me, but it does have the Nintendo logo on it.
Glee Spinner - This is the analog stick of the Gamecube controller...minus the controller.
Master's Instrument - This red Mario Paints crayon is the cousin of the Decorative Goo.
Remembered Old Buddy - This is one treasure that plays off of the name of what it actually is. This is the NES robot R.O.B.'s head (which originally stood for Robotic Operating Buddy, if I recall).
Treasured Gyro Block - A white version of the Nintendo Block treasures.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2004 11:44:39 GMT -5 by Wildcat
Thanks Masamune... The Temporal Mechanism and Network Mainbrain might be worth adding, but definitely supply me with the Prototype Detector (the Love Tester) as it's a Nintendo cameo through and through!
New line of thinking... can anyone supply me with all of the Nintendo-related songs in the US/Japanese Donkey Konga games? Also, I don't know if there's any difference between the bongo sound effects in the US and European regions, but if someone could make a list of the US Nintendo-themed ones I'll check it out. Thanks guys! Once I've got this pesky N64 section out of the way I'll get all of these up.
As for Donkey Konga, I looked at GameFAQs and found a list of hidden bongo noises for the US version. There's 4 that seem to be Nintendo related - there's a Konga Crew (I'm not 100% on this one), Kirby Set, Mario Set and Zelda Set. Here's the link where I looked them up: www.gamefaqs.com/console/gamecube/code/918811.html Hope that helps. ^^ As for songs...I think Europe may have gotten some exclusive Nintendo songs too. Nintendo really did make some differences in each version. And gah! If they released it with Jamiroquai songs here, I may have bought it. >_<
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2004 12:40:31 GMT -5 by Wildcat
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5