Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 20, 2011 14:23:09 GMT -5
Apparently, today is the 25th anniversary of the original Famicom Disk System release of The Legend of Zelda.
Nintendo seems to be even less prepared for that than they were for the Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary.
However, Pat the NES Punk and Roo from Clan of the Gray Wolf will be doing a full playthrough of the NES version of the game starting at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST (or about 40 minutes from the time I've posted this), and it can be viewed from the Retroware TV website. They're also raising money for Child's Play.
And I wrote a quick and dirty article over at LVLs.
EDIT: Actually, it appears that the proper anniversary is the 21st, but Roo and Pat's logic is that the 21st in Japan is a day earlier in North America.
Post by parrothead on Feb 20, 2011 19:20:10 GMT -5
The Legend of Zelda, like Street Fighter II and DooM, took some similar ideas from some games predating it (Atari 2600's Adventure, Raiders of The Lost Ark and E. T. games, as well as Ultima, Hydlide, The Tower of Druaga, etc.) and added some originality to it while it improve its genre enough for many to appreciate it for a longer amount of time. Some incorrectly think like "In the beginning of the history of adventure video games, there was The Legend of Zelda".
I have it on good authority that Nintendo is going to do something for the anniversary later this year. With the launch of the 3DS is less than a week, NCL simply doesn't want to get any wires crossed during this important time.
They could re-release the Zelda collector's edition for the Cube, if they were feeling lazy. Of course, for the Wii they could add in Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time Master Quest and perhaps toss in the Satellaview games, but I would suspect they'd take the easy way out and reuse their earlier comp. Prove me wrong, Nintendo!
They should still have those on file. Nintendo has an extensive archive of old games and their assets, I know for a fact that they still have the assets from BS Fire Emblem, so I would assume that they still have the Zelda stuff.
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