The page for Game Boy Gallery says the main character in its version of Ball is based on Mario, and calls him a "marionette" in the manual. The only manual I could find doesn't mention anything along those lines though:
And the only Mario-like traits I'm sure of are the overalls and gloves. The hat's completely different, the "moustache" looks more like an open mouth, the sleeves are too short and the legs are similarly bare.
Just saw a youtube video that showed the an Animal Crossing GCN e-Reader card for K.K. Slider will play the Totoka's Song in the background (when reading the letter from K.K. on the GBA). After searching the Cameos board before wanting to create a thread for it (and also verifying it in real life since I own the card), a search showed that Phil Bond found/posted about it in 2007 but it never got added to the Kazumi Totaka's Song Guide page.
Letter from K.K. Slider at 3:35
Also a addition/correction to the already known e-Reader card for Animal Crossing (P15 and P13) are from Series 4 of the card packs, so it should be seen as "Series 4: P13 and P15"
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2020 0:59:37 GMT -5 by Da Robot
The recent GIGA leak has happened with a whole bunch of various prototype ROMS and other stuff from the SNES - N64 era including some high quality renders of 3d objects that would have appeared on boxart and instruction manuals.
Here's a high quality render of the OoT reference to the N64 Rumble Pak, the Stone of Agony item.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2020 5:30:47 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by superfiendcode on Aug 14, 2023 7:06:49 GMT -5
It might be worth adding all of Jupiter's self published Picross releases as they're officially Nintendo licensed property. It's not really all that different from the deal they have going with Hamster for Arcade Archives.
And along these lines maybe a licensing section for all the old PC and console Nintendo games that were licensed out to Hudson, Atari and Coleco?
The Picross situation is quite different. Jupiter develop the games, and sometimes publish them themselves. Nintendo owns the trademark on the name "Picross" and gives Jupiter permission to publish their games under that name.
Arcade Archives are ports of games that were already published and (at least partly) developed by Nintendo. The ports were handled externally, but the game code being ported is very different.
It's more like the "Game Boy Wars Turbo/2/3" series developed and published by Hudson Soft, which were basically a way for Hudson to make more Nectaris games under the "Game Boy Wars" name.
That said, I'm not disagreeing with the idea that I could put together a list. They wouldn't get full coverage, but an acknowledgement of the series outside of Nintendo's publishing arm wouldn't hurt.
The old PC and console games are certainly something that's been on my radar for a while. Especially those peculiar Hudson Soft entries for PC8801 and the like. When or how I get around to them? I don't know. I've been saying I will for about 15 years now.
I have just renewed the website domain for another couple of years, and I've made a solid start on some major updates to the site. But I need to get back to it again soon.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5