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).
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
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5