Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 15, 2009 14:54:59 GMT -5
Is that a cencorship?
Mario & Luigi RPG, 2x2 and 3!!! were changed to "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga", "Partners in Time" and "Bowser's Inside Story".
Yeah, game names do change across versions, and it's not always because of censorship. Although, I do know where do you see this from, seeing how Zelda game titles are usually consistent. (Still, Takt of Wind became Wind Waker, Four Swords + became Four Swords Adventures...)
You do know that the King James version of the Bible was translated in the 1600's, right? It contains more "creative translations" than A Link to the Past.
Even if the passage is accurate, and there were legends of dragons 2000 years ago in the Middle East (rather than 400 years ago in England) then that passage isn't saying dragons are Satanic, but that Satan breathed fire like a dragon.
He also walks on legs like those of a goat, but that doesn't mean goats are satanic by association.
Amusing... but in a rage-fuelling kind of way! Even if this is just a retarded publicity stunt, the chances of other pastors trying something similar go up (perhaps by burning Bibles not printed on paper sourced from "good Christian white folk") and the world becomes just a little bit more retarded.
This might be in the same boat with Angel/Cupid Kirby: Blood Falcon's "Blood Hawk" is actually called the Hell Hawk in Japanese. I wonder, has the word "hell" been used in any other English-language version of a Nintendo game besides Hotel Dusk?
And Donkey Kong 64! Don't forget the furore Rare caused over the DK Rap, and the later fan furore that issued when the SSBM version changed it to "Heck of a Guy".
In Super Mario Galaxy, there is also the Hell Prominence Galaxy in Japanese. It was renamed Melty Molten Galaxy by NoA. I'm not sure if it counts, though, since NoA has renamed most of the galaxies, even if their original names are already English, they just love alliterations too much.
Also NoE had the slot machines from Pokemon Platinum removed and replaced with "game machines" due to implementation of more aggressive and stricter legislation in the European Union towards gambling. Source.
Also the dialog have also been changed because of it.Source. The Japanese, NA and Australian versions still have the slot machines.
Someone also emailed Nintendo about if there would be slot machines in the upcoming HG/SS remakes, and it looks like they are getting removed as well. Source.
This makes me wonder if it will affect all games with "heavy" gambling references, including past games. The Super Mario Sunshine casino, for example, or the various gambling mini-games in SM64DS and NSMB. Maybe this is also a reason why there is still no announcement for Chibi-Robo! 3 outside of Japan, I read that a casino and gambling have a quite important part there.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2009 5:29:26 GMT -5 by Grandy02
I just noticed this interesting detail: You know, Dr. Mario 64 was never released for the N64 in Japan, and was included in Nintendo Puzzle Collection for the GameCube instead. Here is the character selection screen in the Puzzle Collection version (very small, but for the detail it's enough):
You see the squid boss in the middle (known from Wario Land 3), called Ikatakotengu in Japanese? In the English version of Dr. Mario 64, he is named Octo.
Well, and now take a look at the same screen in the English version:
Notice the difference? Yeah, it's the colour of Octo. In Wario Land 3, he generally had a black head. But for Dr. Mario 64, NoA changed the colour to orange, yet Octo retained his actual colour scheme in the later Japanese release. It's quite obvious why NoA did that, to avoid another claim because of reputed "blackface" after Jynx, even though Octo is even less human-like.
My last find this year. Happy New Year to everyone!
Last Edit: Dec 31, 2009 15:12:57 GMT -5 by Grandy02
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5