Earlier this year on January 25th, Tomato Adventure turned 10.
Happy anniversary Tomato Adventure! That game is really a hidden gem. It's a shame so many people are ignorant of it. I actually liked it more than Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and although I haven't played the MOTHER series, I'd probably like Tomato Adventure more because of its style.
A few months ago, I saw this article on Nintendo Everything, the author was going through GBA games that didn't make it overseas, giving them marks for how much they'd go well outside of Japan, and although I haven't played all of those games, I noticed they completely disregarded Tomato Adventure as being 'kids game' rating it '1' as 'too weird', having a 'nonsensical plot' and not being 'that much fun to play', though I disagree with that completely.
Tomato Adventure was very engaging and had some very interesting plot points that couldn't be segregated to any age group. I liked the ominous feel of the Balsami Glass Dome and how you had to continuously go to its reverse side.
Here are two upcoming anniversaries:
*For the Frog the Bell Tolls turns 20 (September 4th 2012). *Legendary Starfy turns ten (September 6th 2012).
I can't wait for both! I feel like doing something special for Legendary Starfy though I'm not very articulate... Would you like to make some sort of history video with me? The Densetsu no Starfy manga had various rather interesting references. Here are a few:
Takeo, a character from Volume 1 owns a Game Boy Advance. He and Rumi-chan, who Takeo has a crush on come from the human world.
*Starfy, Moe and Starly buy a Wii (Fii). He also gets a Nintendo DS at some point.
*In a later chapter, Starly is playing Fii Sports Tennis. Later, Starfy is angry at Starly for beating him up in Fii Sports - Boxing. Then Starfy and Starly later play Fii Sports - Golf, but they get into an argument.
*Moe/Kyorosuke has a Nintendo collection. He has a GameCube, N64, Super Famicom, Famicom ('Fimicom') and several games to go with them including Mario Bros.
*Starfy and Starly have a multiplayer game of Tetris on the DS.
Post by nocturnal YL on May 30, 2012 8:59:42 GMT -5
Tomato Adventure = timing-based RPG = too difficult for me. But then, I went back to the game and played it via emulation a while ago, and I did find its M&L-like humour enjoyable (well, I played only a small portion mid-game at that time). I'd say that its look and feel needed some working on, though.
September anniversaries, huh... That's too early to celebrate for now, unless you plan to make something for them.
On that note, sometimes I'd wish to have a Nintendo database that's an actual database you can extract data from.
select * from [Games] where [Publisher]=N'Nintendo' and datepart([Release Date], mm)=5 and datepart([Release Date], dd)=30
And tada, you get a list of games released on that date.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
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