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.
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5