Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 26, 2013 14:40:17 GMT -5
Things are really slow around here lately, but maybe we still have enuff energy for a bit of fun, so let's give this try.
I don't know if any of you are fans of the Japanese TV show GameCenter CX, but there's a segment on it called "To Catch a Copy." In it, they read an old "catch copy," which is basically an advertising slogan, and they have to guess which Famicom game the slogan was used for. Well, I thought it would be fun to use that as the basis for a new round of Guess the Game.
Here's how it's going to work: I'm going to provide some slogans that were used on the back of game boxes/cases, and you try to guess what game each slogan was used for. To make it a little easier, I'll let you know what system each game was on. I'm also going to provide five clues at once, and you can make a guess for as many of them as you want. New clues will not be provided until all current clues have been correctly guessed or revealed.
The scoreboard is being reset, so we'll all start from scratch. You get one point for each correct answer.
Also, as usual, only games on Nintendo systems will be used.
Let's ease into this. Some of these should be fairly easy.
Ready? Guess the game(s)!
NES: “Tropical adventure of epic dimensions!” SNES: “Now you're playing with fire!” N64: “If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will...” GCN: “An evil wind is rising” Wii: “Brutal... Shocking... Unreal... An all-new thrill ride”
An additional hint: All of these come from North American packaging, but that may not always be the case in the future.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 26, 2013 15:43:51 GMT -5
Aha. I was thinking a bit about posting some music-based questions, but then I figured that no one will be able to get them anyway when I'm not even on the same wavelength as most of you.
I'm horrible at guessing this stuff (not havng North American games doesn't help), but here I go.
.... I really can't think of anything. So have five random wild guesses instead.
NES: StarTropics? It does involve some sort of interdimensional travel... I think. SNES: Contra 3? That's pretty much the only thing I can associate with plaing with fire... (The slogan reminds me of something I watched today. The NA Minish Cap commercial, I think.) N64: GoldenEye 007? (I'm tempted to say Mario 64, since the Mad Piano's room is exactly that.) GCN: Eternal Darkness? I have absolutely no idea on this one. Wii: Thrillville: Off the Rails?
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 26, 2013 19:05:09 GMT -5
YL was right on StarTropics. Leon got the rest. That's how it's done!
YL +1 Leon +4
Scoreboard Leon - 4 YL - 1
It's actually kind of tricky to find slogans that aren't either so vague that they could apply to any game, or just plain give away the answer. I suppose in the latter case, could censor out the parts that are too obvious.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 27, 2013 0:25:32 GMT -5
Ouch. I once thought of Wind Waker, but then decided it's too obvious. I have no access to NA games and I'll try to avoid searching online for answers, so it's unlikely I'll get to anywhere in this quiz.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 27, 2013 14:59:48 GMT -5
Actually, I expect people to do a little research to figure out the answers. I don't think you could simply put the slogans into a search engine and get the answers (at least, not for most of them), but I suppose that would be a form of cheating if you could.
A good strategy I suggest is that if you have an idea of what game a slogan might belong to, there's a certain website you can check with.
Anyway, today's clues feature handheld systems. Again, these should be fairly easy.
Game Boy: “The legend lives on” GBC: “A Hero for the Ages” GBA: “Sorrow never fades” NDS: “Get ready for total sensory overload!” 3DS: “Sweep the Heavens, Scourge the Earth!”
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 28, 2013 12:36:31 GMT -5
The Qu +2
Scoreboard Leon - 7 The Qu - 2 YL - 1
NES: “Calling all Viper Pilots – the galaxy's on the edge of doom again!” GB: “He's a-maze-ing!” SNES: “The sky's the limit!” Virtual Boy: “A Striking Game with Red Hot Action!” N64: “The adventure begins when you leave the road”
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 28, 2013 13:32:34 GMT -5
NES: Gradius II GB: Kwirk (Thanks, Google) SNES: Pilotwings VB: Nester's Funky Bowling (Thanks again, Google) N64: Beetle Adventure Racing (See, you really can get the answers by just some simple Internet searches!)
I guess I should refrain from using search engines, after all.
nocturnal YL: Also I'm very excited about Fire Emblem Engage now, but I also don't want to have premature celebrations until the game is actually out.
Jan 8, 2023 9:59:25 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: A topic about our hypothetical ideal games could be interesting. I sometimes think about what an RPG would be like if it had only my favorite types of elements, and didn't include things I didn't like.
Jan 8, 2023 11:10:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: On a similar note, I've considered making a "fun" topic about creating an RPG party out of only various Nintendo characters. There would be rules (like only one character per franchise), but I haven't gotten the details figured out yet.
Jan 8, 2023 11:22:54 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: At Chapter 17 in Xenoblade. The story got a lot better at the end. Also I just realised that I was a fool trying to run around places and fight low-level enemies for items when I could have just traded.
Jan 13, 2023 13:47:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5