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
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