I'm not sure if we got this one or not, but I just saw a tip in the Wii U version which said that Bowser's 8th palette is based off the False Bowser from The Lost Levels.
I can confirm. The Japanese version simply calls it a blue Bowser, though.
"Pokémon Battle" specifically mentions "can the new generation (Greninja) rise above all?"
In the "In the Name of the Hero-King" event ("In Marth's name" in the JP version), Marth's supposed dialog (the event description) sounds less condescending. NOA just loves making everything sound edgier and shallower.
And they're not well-versed in Kirby at all. The JP title for the event "The King Strikes Back" is "Revenge of the King", which you may recognise as a game in Kirby Super Star Ultra. And they say Smash doesn't care about non-Sakurai Kirby!?
Those Japanese errata from Brawl? They're back, and they're worse! All instances of "剣" is rendered to read ken (the on'yomi) when those should have been tsurugi (the kun'yomi) in the context of FE1 and the sword series of weapons. Also, the Mario Tennis/Mario Golf music is still said to be from "Mario Tennis 64/Mario Golf 64" when the GameCube versions were the true source. At least they don't have furigana in the sound test this time, because I'm pretty sure they're going to mispronounce Golden Sun: The Lost Age's title again.
There's another piece of Japanese oddity, but it's not really wrong. The title of the event "Family Ties" is 父の貫録 (father's pride), but 貫録 is a newer way to write 貫禄. Which reminds me, the writing style between different games are vastly different, with some using older (and thus closer to what has been established as "correct") styles while some adopt newer ones. I guess I should be glad that at least they didn't mix up the various transliterations of "fire", which ranges from ファイア (Mario, Kirby) to ファイアー (Fire Emblem) and ファイヤー (Pokémon).
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 27, 2014 6:02:50 GMT -5
More weird findings: This time, let's talk about the names.
Like the previous games, names can be randomised. Unlike last time, names can have up to 10 characters. That's a lot in Japanese, enough to include short but complete sentences. Some of the more interesting I've seen:
なくはないです (Chrom joke) ごめんあそばせ (Classy, feminine way to say sorry) カーチャンさんせん ("Mum joins the battle", one of the catchphrases in Japan's Smash advertising) PKサンデー ("PK Sundae") (・~・) (Yep, they have emoji as default names too) じぶんをさがし ("Search for myself") ふっとばしどうぶつ ("Launched animal") ごらんのスポンサー ("These sponsors", used in TV to introduce sponsors for TV programmes) マリオ&おれRPG ("Mario & me RPG", perhaps something Luigi has meant to say deep in mind?) おだやかですね (Inverse of that famous Shulk quote as introduced before) ストックだいじに ("Stock is serious stuff") スマブラー ("Smasher") つやつやアンドロフ ("Totally Andross") ジャナナバングル ("Janana Bungle") オナマエ ("Name") っょぃゃっ ("Strong guy", written in small kana) ふっとばシスト ("Launch-ist") なまパスタ ("Raw pasta", an ingredient in the Papaer Mario series) FATさん ("FAT"? Who?) でれつん ("Dere-tsun") 4649 ("Best regards") リザイアけんこうほう ("Getting healthy with Nosferatu") メガチンクル ("Mega Tingle") さいごのきりふだ ("Final Smash") ゆうめいなアレ ("That famous thing") くうきをよむ ("Read the circumstance") １×１＝？ (Pretty sure that's just 1)
Now I wonder what names are available in the English version of the game.
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