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.
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Jul 21, 2020 8:45:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Guys, guys! I can't believe what I found in Zelda 1! The game features an Elimination Mode that for some reason not many talked about! I wonder if it's fun? (Don't actually try it.)
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Jul 23, 2020 8:33:38 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: It seems like Cadence of Hyrule should be more popular than it is. Are people put off by the rhythm aspect? Or the randomly-generated maps?
Jul 24, 2020 14:01:59 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
Jul 24, 2020 22:46:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
Jul 24, 2020 23:02:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Ironically, I did create a thread for Cadence of Hyrule, but then deleted it thinking there wouldn't be any discussion on it. Maybe I'll go ahead and make a new one.
Jul 25, 2020 8:58:56 GMT -5
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Shrikeswind: (Honestly, Proboards mobile is pretty bad in general, but...)
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Shrikeswind: Is there a Discord for NinDB, by the way? It’s very popular with them there young’ns these days, so it might help activity.
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Nester the Lark: There is no NinDB Discord. There was a brief discussion of it a few years ago, but nothing ultimately came of it. I rarely use Discord, myself.
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Shrikeswind: Hm. Seems like it might be a good idea if activity picks up. Not to be a pessimist but I do have my doubts that'll happen though.
Jul 29, 2020 3:00:10 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Okay not a Nintendo topic but I kinda need to talk about this because I just learned it and it's a thing so bleh.
Aug 2, 2020 23:44:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You remember Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, right? So apparently, 5 year old me was incapable of discerning male and female in non-humans, because *apparently* there's a female gargoyle, and the goat's a boy.
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