A huge update for NinDB today. I have put up all 2010 Wii release game pages, added cameos for Super Mario Galaxy 2 (and announced the other Wii cameos I added a few days ago) plus something else.
I have gone through every "series" list (the ones on the left-hand side on Series Search and added in all games, cancelled games, licensed games and I have split large series up into subseries.
I have also reinstated the old lists of cameos on the series page (for everything except Mario, which I am going to chop up), although most of the actual cameo entries have not been put back on the website yet. They will be.
However, I need your help to make sure I'm not forgetting anything. It would be appreciated if any of you could scour those lists and make sure I haven't missed any games or cameos. If you find any, please post them here.
Look out especially for any cameos after Tetris DS in 2006, as that was the last time the cameo lists were updated. The game lists also kinda fell behind around 2008.
Anyway, here's what I noticed in terms of missing stuff:
Advance Wars: The microgame in WarioWare D.I.Y. was actually in WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase.
Animal Crossing: Wii Music - The two Animal Crossing songs.
Art Style: You left Art Style: DIGIDRIVE off the Art Style list. Also, it’s “Art Style: Rotozoa,” not ROTOZOA. Yeah I know, an Art Style title that actually follows the normal rules of capitalization? But it’s true(!).
Brain Age Super Paper Mario has two different Brain Age references.
Mother A Kappa’s Trail - I just posted this so, yeah.
F-Zero Animal Crossing Wild World - The Blue Falcon appears as a download only piece of furniture. The Blue Falcon is also in Animal Crossing: City Folk, but only in the game’s code. Which means you can only get to it by hacking.
Fire Emblem Glory of Heracles - The Archanea reference I posted before.
Kid Icarus Glory of Heracles - The reference to Pit’s name at the beginning of the game. WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase - Microgame
The Legend of Zelda WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase also has its own microgame based on Zelda II (although it’s called “Zelda 2")
Magical Starsign A Kappa’s Trail - I just posted this one so, yeah.
Metroid 1080: Avalanche - One of the default high scores is a reference to Metroid Prime.
Nintendogs Animal Crossing: Wild World - That one picture that mentions Nintendogs.
Punch-Out!! The WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame is actually in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
Star Fox Animal Crossing: City Folk - Arwing from the last two games plus barrel roll joke.
As I was going mostly from memory, I ended up just kinda mushing together D.I.Y. and D.I.Y. Showcase. Much as they are in my head!
So that's definitely one area that needs double-checking
The Kappa's Trail and Glory of Heracles games were in my mind (you'll be glad to know), but I'm working back towards their game pages, so I kinda left them off until then. But given my track-record, I should probably add them now to be on the safe side.
Thanks for the work! I'm sure there's even more in there
I will also be adding or reinstating series pages. Here are the ones I've identified. Please let me know if you think I'm missing any:
100 Classic Book Series - 100 Classic Books - A little bit of DS Literature Anthology: World Books - DS Harlequin Collection
Block Fever Series - Block Fever - Color TV Game: Block Breaker
Computer Othello Series - Computer Othello - Computer TV Game
Doshin the Giant Series - Doshin the Giant (64DD) - Doshin the Giant: Rescue From the Front by the Tinkling Tots at the Great Hall (winner of longest name ever) - Doshin the Giant (GCN)
Electroplankton Series - Electroplankton - Electroplankton (DSi Ware)
Famicom Lesson Series - Popeye's English Game - Donkey Kong Jr. Math - Donkey Kong's Music Game (Cancelled)
Famicom Sports Series I know they have their own sports pages, but this would be a neat little collection. - Baseball - Tennis - Golf - Soccer - Volleyball - Pro Wrestling - Ice Hockey
Gumshoe - Gumshoe - VS. Gumshoe
Hogan's Alley Series - Hogan's Alley - VS. Hogan's Alley
Hotel Dusk Series - Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - Last Window: Midnight Meeting
Mach Rider Series - Mach Rider - VS. Mach Rider
Master of Illusion Series - Master of Illusion - Master of Illusion Express (DSi Ware)
Nester Series - Nester's Funky Bowling (I know it's just the one game, but Nester deserves an article to himself, especially given all the games he's been written in to)
Number Battles Series - Number Battles - Number Battles (DSi Ware)
Perfect Dark Series - Perfect Dark - Perfect Dark (GBC) - and the rest...
Urban Champion - Urban Champion - VS. Urban Champion
Notes... - I will eventually be splitting the Mario series (at least) into sub-series pages of their own. Wrecking Crew, Dr. Mario and Yoshi's Cookie, for example, are all very much standalone series with their own cameos and everything. But that's to come when other things are done. - I'm wavering on whether Satellaview games should push a series count up enough to have a series list for them (e.g. Sutte Hakkun) - I'm also wavering on whether that should also be true of licensed games, because if it is then Sky Skipper would also have a series page. But then I don't yet list any Atari arcade ports... - Remove PiCTOBiTS and Tetrisphere from standalone games.
I am, in fact, working on getting the Smash cameos online. That's a huge project, but one I'm currently working my way through. Right now, as a matter of fact.
X-Scape has only just been given a game page (which was a side-effect of a sitewide cleanup of code, rather than an effort to get new DS pages online). I also need to do some updates to the Totaka's Song page first, as the format has gone squiffy... That's one of those quick jobs I'll do to take my mind off the mountain of SSB cameos and DS games.
But like I say, one pair of hands and loads to put online. Old stuff and new stuff. It's getting done, but it's getting done in chunks.
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.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
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