Okay, I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread made for this...I know there are a lot of references to Mother 3 in Black and White, but since I'm strapped for time, I'm just gonna go ahead and post that... Thrash sounds suspiciously like the opening theme to Mario. Just saying. I'll get to the other cameos later.
Here's some more. In Driftveil's Ground Gym, there are two trainers named Isaac and Felix. Like the Earth Adepts in Golden Sun.
The move Round is similar to the attack system in Mother 3 (and my source says Mother 1 as well but I've never played it.). It increases power if used consecutively and is shown as music notes.
Waitress is apparently based on Tessie from Mother 3.
Compare Drilbur and Excadrill with Mischievous Mole and Reconstructed Mole respectively.
Music cameos are ALWAYS very dodgy. Songs can sound a bit like other songs. It happens all the time. The trick isn't to notice that X sounds like Y, but to establish that the connection is intentional. This is done either by the songs being identical, the developer saying so, or some visual connection.
The Driftveil gym is cool though. I totally accept that into the NinDB cameo super-fun-list!
Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Jan 27, 2012 17:04:54 GMT -5
I alluded to these references in this thread. Most were gathered across Bulbapedia, image boards (I believe) and spread aroundother sites, and also posted on these forums on a thread listing Pokémon facts.
I'm convinced by the Tessie one, and find the similarities between Mischievous Mole and Reconstructed Mole with Drilbur/Excadrill interesting, but as Fryguy suggested, we'd need harder proof. In Chee-Chai Alien, (not published by Nintendo, but developed by Creatures) the same "!" bubble from encountering a Trainer is used in one of the minigames associated with the Chaliens (its on No. 45 at least). It's the minigame where you have to pave over some grass, while avoiding a farmer, otherwise the exclamation appears over his head and he'll chase after you. This is unsurprising, since Creatures Inc. do own 1/3 of the copyright to the Pokémon franchise.
Also, I know this is irrelevant to the site, but in Pokémon Pinball (developed by Jupiter) the music engine is based on the one from Pokémon Gold and Silver, meaning you can use the same codes to change the music in a similar sense to some codes from Link's Awakening being compatible in For the Frog the Bell Tolls.
On the topic of Chee-Chai Alien, there are Chaliens designed to look the Game Boy Advance (No. 108) and Dolphin (GameCube) [No.75]. I don't know if they cameo in No No No Puzzle Chalien or Spin Six... (essentially a re-release of the KuriPachi 6 mode) but Hirokecha, another interesting Chalien does cameo in No No No Puzzle Chalien and looks similar to the Starmen from MOTHER and Earthbound.
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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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.
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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.
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Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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