Remember last year when I drew loads of Namco, Konami and Sega characters? Well I'm hoping to relaunch the Nintendo All-Stars section again soon... So it's time for another poll!
The rules: 1. Pick your Top 10 Nintendo characters. The order doesn't matter. All characters receive 1 vote. 2. If the game isn't named after them, make sure to include the name of the game/series as well. 3. You may only pick ONE character per series in your list. (For now)
This will be an ongoing project, so depending on how the voting goes, I may mix it up with extra polls (e.g. Top 5 Mario Characters or Top 10 DS Characters).
I will add all characters voted for to a chart, like before... Only this time using the magic of Google Docs! Click here to view it so far (I shall update this as I go).
Last Edit: Jun 4, 2013 10:40:43 GMT -5 by Fryguy64
1) Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy) 2) Error (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) 3) Anthony Higgs (Metroid: Other M) 4) Heavy Lobster (Kirby Super Star) 5) Andrew Oikonny (Star Fox 64) 6) Garbodor (Pokemon Black & White) 7) Seth (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones) 8) Captain Falcon (F-Zero) 9) Star Man (Pro Wrestling) 10) Agent J (Elite Beat Agents)
Post by 8bitretroshit on Jun 4, 2013 12:57:58 GMT -5
Smash hype is slowly getting to you too I see
Before I F5'd the thread my list contained Mario, Kirby and Ness because the majority of these franchises' games (+ FE & PKMN) is why I still stick around with Nintendo. But since you're going with the Smash cast anyway... obscure vote spam is go! - Red [Pokemon R/B/Y](and not his FR/LG redesign if I can be picky) - Chrom [Fire Emblem](his DLC conversations are just too great) - Muddy Mole [Mole Mania] - Popo (..& Nana?) [Ice Climbers] - Takamaru [Nazo no Murasame Jō] - Tamagon [Devil World] - Bubbles [Clu Clu Land] - Donbe [Shin Onigashima] - Prince of Sablé [For The Frog The Bells Tolls] - Peter Parrot Mike Jones [Star Tropics]
1: Mach Rider 2: Tamagon (Devil World) 3: Kumatora (Mother 3) 4: Takamaru (Murasame) 5: Mike Jones (StarTropics) 6: The Fabulous Frog Choir (Ocarina of Time) 7: The Amazon (Pro Wrestling) 8: Ice Climbers 9: The Headless Snowman (Mario 64) 10: ROB the Robot
I'll admit, I didn't pick my top 10, per se, so much as some that I just want to see you draw. I can at least BS a reason for the snowman, though- Nintendo Power's best April Fool's Day joke centered on him.
I am so glad this is coming back. Was a wonderful part of the early site.
1: Mach Rider 2: Anthony Higgs (Metroid) 3: Hardin (Fire Emblem series) 4: Takamaru (Murasame) 5: Sky Skipper (I remember when he was on the earlier All Star reboot) 6: Kyle Hyde (Hotel Dusk) 7: Prince Sable (For the Frog a Bell Tolls) 8: Shulk (Xenoblade) 9: Donbe (Shin Onigashima) 10: ROB the Robot
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Been a bit busy recently and haven't had a chance to respond to things until now.
Dec 7, 2023 10:50:24 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Stories I've read that deal with fantasy races tend to have only a few named members in those races, and those tend to be outlier individuals. We don't get to know generic members in great detail. One exception is Xenoblade, which does the exact opposite.
Dec 9, 2023 23:29:12 GMT -5