Surprised no one else has started a thread on this (Fry, you still updating?), but I've found a few things. I have photos of a few on Miiverse, but I need to remember my password to get to them. XD Anyway!
Urchin Underpass has two cameos: an Octorock sprite from the original NES Legend of Zelda and a Blooper sprite from the original NES Super Mario Bros. They can be found on the leftmost path on your way from the spawn point to the central area.
Bluefin Depot has a piece of graph paper with an Octorock from Zelda II: Adventure of Link on one side of the stage. It's on the backside of one of the white slabs up on the third tier from your spawn point.
There's a few cameos in single player's Scroll unlockables as well, but I don't exactly remember them at the moment. I'll look in there and update this when I get a chance.
Flounder Heights has some more sprite cameos: The Blooper sprite from Super Mario Bros. 3 makes an appearance, as well as the Gunion enemy from Super Mario Land! Nice to see a nod to that one. Also, there are Triforce-esque hopscotch games on the floor in a few areas.
I've got screens of these on my Miiverse, but I need to remember my password. XD
Similar to the N-ZAP '85, the N-ZAP '89 is based on the American version of the NES Zapper, which was made orange in May of 1989 after the Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of 1988 was passed, requiring toy guns to look drastically different from real guns. This is referenced in Sheldon's description of the weapon, stating the design had to be changed due to "legal reasons".
The box art layout of the of the mini games seems to be reference to the style used by some Famicom game box art, where the game name (on left) and publisher (on right) were placed above a (cartoony) scene to represent the game.
As you can see above there is a Mario amiibo on a white Wii U Gamepad (like on most other amiibo back covers).
The box seems heavily based on the Inkling Girl version. The layout of inksplatters on the front of the box seems to be using most of the colour placement/splatter layout of the Inkling Girl amiibo front box art and back of the box displays the girl and it's unlockables.
I spent way too long making this post.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2015 18:07:41 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
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
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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