Does that possibly extend to the alien bunnies from WarioWare? I don't think they're ever seen walking on satellites, but still.
Those guys are a reference to Rhythm Heaven, weren't they? If they are, I guess it could in a round-about way. Of course, this is also WarioWare- standard logic does not apply.
It's the other way around... They first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames in 2003.
The moon bunny thing reminded me of an episode of Dragon Ball. I searched about it and found an article at TV Tropes.
About MIPS' name... MIPS is an acronym that may refer to two things related to microprocessors. One is the meaning Fry mentioned, and the other refers to this. If anyone asked me why the bunny was named like that, I'd answer the latter because the N64's processor is of that type... However, I remember the former was mentioned in a Nintendo magazine I used to read, and Fry's saying it too, so I'm kind of unsure now.
Here's another one, this time about the Space Bunnies from the Galaxy series. ==============================================================
Super Mario Galaxy introduced quite a few new races to the Mario series. One of the more baffling of these are the Space Bunnies. What are bunnies doing in space, you might ask? Well, as with many other strange things in video games, it's a "Japanese thing". Well, an Asian thing.
A long, long time ago, the Chinese looked up at the moon and saw a rabbit atop a mortar. As the legend goes, the Rabbit belongs to the Moon Godess, and it mixes the elixer of immortality for her. The legend spread throughout Asia, and took root with minor changes. The Japanese, for instance, have the bunny making rice cakes. On the moon no less. These odd legend can be seen in the recent Capcom game Okami, an excellent game based around Japanese myth.
Post by Johans Nidorino on Jun 14, 2010 20:33:46 GMT -5
OK, that was probably the most educative article so far, even though it isn't about an obscure Pokémon origin
Speaking of other Nintendo creatures, I recently remembered about Trinexx, the boss of the Turtle Rock in A Link to the Past. Then I also remembered how curious is the existence of multi-headed turtles. I guess such creatures aren't necessarily based on real polycephalic animals though... But I found it curiously similar.
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Again, very informative article. Especially considering the obscure roots of this particular family. A friend pointed out how much research they've done for the Pokemon- look at Articuno. She's based on a rather obscure Arabic myth. I'm amazed at that. Very few Pokemon look like they are just based on something obvious.
Post by Johans Nidorino on Jun 22, 2010 8:44:52 GMT -5
Bulbapedia already covers the fact that Corphish is based on this crayfish (due to its Pokédex entries), but I guess Hutcheon could still expand the story of this real-life counterpart... It's pretty interesting to me
I wonder if that crayfish is being affected too much by that recent oil spill at the Gulf Coast.
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