I don't have any nostalgia goggles for it, unfortunately.. The show didn't air in the UK when I was a kid except on satellite TV, which wasn't that common at the time. I guess it wasn't popular enough to make the jump across to regular TV. I only saw it a little while back because it was showing on some obscure kids channel, and I sat down and watched it because I'd always wanted to see it... but I was very disappointed. And I'm pretty easy to please!
Meanwhile I have no nostalgia goggles for DiC's Mario. I didn't find out about it until I was older and didn't get a chance to watch it until it was finally out on DVD. I was absolutely mortified by what I saw.
Hahaha I don't exactly have nostalgia goggles for that either.. I was a Sega kid. Still, for the time it was made, bearing in mind all they had to go on was SMB1 and 2, it was the most accurate game-to-TV show translation that existed. And DiC's animation was pretty solid for 80s TV animation. This is before the Disney Afternoon revolution really kicked in, so seeing stuff of that quality on TV was rare.
Oh, come on now. That cartoon was only truly awful in one regard and that's the horrifying '90s CGI. IMDB certainly agrees that it's at least a 3/5 (though the written reviews do trend down, I notice.) All told, it could be worse, and I would argue that it's one of the few video game adaptations which doesn't suck outright. Case in point, K. Rool's antics.
Wow, really? I honestly struggle to find a redeeming quality in the DKC show. The writing, acting, design, animation and music were all completely atrocious. By far the worst animated video game adaptation I've ever seen. By far.
It's pretty well unianimous that the animation blows, and the music is pretty much either "This is outright garbage and you should never subject someone to hearing this" or "This is outright garbage but God damn it, I cannot stop laughing." On the other hand, the writing is pretty much on par with the games themselves in terms of the exact level of silliness, and the Kongs actually do act in character. It really does just come down to the animation sucking that hard. Once you get over that, though, well...
I didn't think they were in character at all... Candy was a total bitch, Diddy was essentially a villain, and DK... walked upright. If the writing was silly I'd be way into it, that's the reason I love Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. I just couldn't find anything endearing in the DK show. It was pretty obvious no love was put into making it, it was just a soulless cash-in.
Okay, everybody only a few more days left till the Smash Ballot closes on Saturday October 3rd. If you haven't put your vote in do it soon.
I feel tempted to vote Vince from Art Academy, though I'm unsure of how a art inspired move set would work (switch to different art style/material for attacks? Different colors could have unique status effects? Time lapse masterpiece painting Final Smash?) It would also be the forth character I'm submitted and I'm sure Nintendo would have my IP from the first 3 votes.
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Post by Arcadenik on Sept 28, 2015 22:47:20 GMT -5
The characters I repeatedly voted for are:
Simon Belmont - my most wanted third party character, based on NES/SNES games with stiff animations and 8-direction whipping action, uses many projectiles (sub-weapons)
Wandering Heroes - cats, dogs, and bunnies from StreetPass Mii Plaza and the fourth type of Mii Fighters that specializes in magic; shirt color determines magic type they use (red = fire, light blue = ice, brown = summoning, etc.)
Team Rocket - Meowth and Wobbuffet team likes Duck Hunt, Meowth is the offensive half where he strings scratches together in combos and throws coins at enemies, Wobbuffet is the defensive half where he counters physical attacks and reflects projectiles
Captain N - moveset based on NES controller and Zapper, I feel he would really fit in Smash very well considering the nature of his cartoon show
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
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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
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Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
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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.
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