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.
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
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5