Oh yes, quite a major one that! You'll notice Clawgrip isn't in the boss list for Dokidoki Panic.
The family in the game were the mascots from the advertising campaign for Fuji TV's Dream Factory - a series of upcoming shows and events. They weren't created by Nintendo, but just about everything else in the game was.
A lot of the Virtual Boy section existed on old versions of the site, so not as much there to read... but who knows, you may not have read about all the cancelled games!
Still not sure if that rotating Arwing demo counts as a cancelled game or not... Maybe worth a mention. Or perhaps when the main bulk of the game system pages are done I can include that often-requested tech demo page for each system. I still have a bunch of the old GameCube tech demo videos.
Last Edit: May 1, 2011 10:16:05 GMT -5 by Fryguy64
Oh, and when you finally reach GC, look at all those ditched stuff they had! Melee looks complete, but the most others looked pretty unfinished / far away from the final product.
Don't worry YL... Remember that NinDB was started at the birth of the GameCube, and so all of those forgotten games are still fresh in the memory.
Watching that video, it feels like we've come so far with portable gaming devices in the last 10 years, but consoles have just stagnated. Compare first gen 3DS to first gen GBA and there's a huge difference in graphics, sound and gameplay capability...
But look at the first gen GameCube games and stack them up against modern console games... I honestly don't see enough of a difference in quality, and there's certainly been minor improvement in sound or gameplay developments in the past 10 years.
Oh well, bring on Project Cafe...
Just wondering, maybe we could try for real to get this site back working and updated! All pages were very interesting to read.
I wanted to get some bits and pieces out of the way for the Project Cafe launch at the beginning of June and the site's 10th birthday at the end of June.
Any ideas how we could celebrate the 10th anniversary of NinDB? Perhaps with a long rant about how games 10 years ago are about as far as we'll ever come
Just a question Fry: Once all the pages are updated, are you gonna continue to make guides for lesser known games like the text adventures again? Those were probably some of the most informative pages on here. And what of the pages for Game & Watch and Toys & Games?
I've been considering what to do next. The plan is to do the Game & Watch, Arcade and Toys & Games sections as part of this run on hardware updates, and I intend to flesh out the toys and games section a lot more.
Once they're done, I've been trying to work out what games I'd like to do next. The remaining adventure games can't be far behind. I'd certainly like to try and beat Time Twist sometime... but I'd also like to cover some of the older arcade games in more detail.
Yoshi's Universal Gravitation nindb.net/game/yoshi-topsy-turvy.html I don't think the Egglings give Yoshi any special abilitiyes. They're just for collection (and satisfying the Cuteness Spirit's goals).
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
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