I got those Pokemon pics e-mailed to you. If there's anything else, let me know. I've been thinking about taking some new shots in the near future, so I can attempt to get something in particular if you need it.
Tilting Puzzle: Happy Panechu! was jointly developed by Mobile 21 and Nintendo Research and Development 2.
Mobile 21 was a joint venture between Nintendo and Konami. They were established with "next generation technology" in mind. In particular, they wanted to focus on making some games for the Mobile GB Adapter (モバイルアダプタGB, Mobile Adapter GB), but the company became defunct sometime after the Mobile System GB was discontinued. Most of the games that were developed by Mobile 21 would be published by Konami.
Their first Mobile GB Adapter compatible game was Monster Guardians (モンスターガーディアンズ) for the Game Boy Advance (published by Konami). Another notable game by Mobile 21 was a compilation of 15 minigames for the Game Boy Color called Minigames Hajimemashita (ミニゲームはじめました), which was shown at Nintendo Space World 2000. It promised that players would be able to download additional mini-games via the Mobile System GB service. Later, it was renamed to Net de Get Minigames @100 ( ネットでゲット ミニゲーム@100) and released in July 12, 2002. Konami were the publishers. Players were scheduled to purchase up to 100 different mini-games on to the cartridge (¥100 a game). Unfortunately, only 11 extra mini-games were released via the service, and support for this game had ended several months before the Mobile GB System service was ended completely on December 14, 2002.
When I was reading rikkyjp's list of compatible games for the Mobile GB Adapter, I also noticed there was a section about a canceled game developed by Mobile 21 and compatible with the Mobile System GB service which Nintendo were going to publish. It was basically a horse racing game for the Game Boy Advance.
Edit: Gameboy.com also had a small section about this game (romanized as Baketsu Daisakusen), however the link now redirects to Nintendo.com's homepage, as do all games under the www.gameboy.com domain. Edit2: The name of the game was translated into English as Horse Racing: Creation Derby. You'd be able to breed and raise your own horses, race with them and bet on other horses. It would have been interesting to hear how this game would make use of the Mobile GB Adapter. Edit3: After a little more lurking, I read about a canceled Game Boy Advance game to be published by Nintendo called Hanasagi Gāssen (lit. Flower Blooming Competition). Does anybody know anything about it?
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2012 13:30:24 GMT -5 by Evie ❤✿
"(Nintendo) E4 (')07 EE(!) is one of my favourite colours lol.
Thanks Fry! I somewhat wish that the Mobile GB Adapter was more documented like the Satellaview . I heard that ND Cube were also founded as a joint venture between Nintendo and Dentsu to develop "non-tradition games aimed at mobile phone users", so it would be interesting to hear if ND Cube had any plans for releasing a Mobile GB Adapter compatible game at some point, or maybe one on the GameCube that could link to a Mobile GB Adapter game.
On the subject of Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance games there is a missing game from the list of cancelled Game Boy Color games, which is Pokémon Picross (ポケモンピクロス) that was revealed in "magazines" in spring 1999. Maybe you could add this game? Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out which magazines. Nintendo, Creatures, Game Freak and Jupiter are attributed for the game, which probably suggests Jupiter had some role in the development of the game. The Nintendo Power service exclusive game Picross NP Volume 1 for the Super Famicom is assumed to be a spiritual successor to the game.
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2012 15:54:31 GMT -5 by Evie ❤✿
"(Nintendo) E4 (')07 EE(!) is one of my favourite colours lol.
Post by stingray0097 on Apr 23, 2012 5:58:39 GMT -5
I found another error, on the Mario page. If you scroll all the way down, there's a Third-Party section but when you click on either game (Wario Blast or Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix), it links to the Banjo-Kazooie series page.
Lazulis Island is a bustling city, ruled by Count Arganan. A team of mercenaries led by the swordsman Zael arrives from the continent looking for work. They fall in with the Count who gives them work fighting against the Gurak race, enemies to the humans.
Zael can use special abilities to attract enemies towards him and otherwise alter the flow of battle. He can chain his sword strikes with other sword users and use his magic ability to diffuse and enhance the effects of magic attacks from his allies.
Up to 6 players can join together using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for competitive deathmatch/team deathmatches or cooperatively battle against a small selection of bosses. Unique weapons/items can be awarded from these modes.
Xenoblade picture is from a beta version of the game and might be a good idea to get it replaced.
Last Edit: May 14, 2012 3:09:29 GMT -5 by Da Robot
I was just looking at the SSBB cameo guide, and saw this in the part about the Angel Island remix - "This track was originally remixed for the CD True Blue: The Best of Sonic The Hedgehog"."
The CD did come out a few days before the game did, but the track's title on there is "Angel Island Zone (SSBB Remix)", so I think it was probably remixed for the game and the CD just happened to make it on to shelves first.
Last Edit: May 26, 2012 15:53:17 GMT -5 by kirbychu
Are the game titles translated in any official source? They just seem to be badly translated from the original Japanese by fans, who have picked the first translation they found, rather than using a likely name.
If the game was released in the west, "Bloodlines of the Crusades" would be even more likely.
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
Nester the Lark: Been a bit busy recently and haven't had a chance to respond to things until now.
Dec 7, 2023 10:50:24 GMT -5