Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 1, 2016 13:24:34 GMT -5
I think the controller is smaller than even the Game Boy Micro.
Doesn't Ufouria require extra emulation effort to cater for the additional sound channels? As we've seen in the past, games that require special attention tend not to be chosen. We don't have Star Fox or the SNES version of Yoshi's Island.
At any rate, I don't think you can make a truly satisfactory embedded NES with just 30 games.
This system looks like it's good as a gift - It's the kind of thing that would make me delighted if someone buys me one, but I'll never bother myself.
The emulation quality seems to be great (so I was wrong when I said this was a toned down Wii U). 720p output support might be an overkill, seeing how the NES outputs at 256 × 224.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 18, 2016 15:05:04 GMT -5
Here is yet another interview with Miyamoto, Takeshi Tezuka and Kojo Kondo on Super Mario Bros 1 and 3.
Also, Nintendo has scans of all the original instruction manuals in both Japanese and English. The English manual for Super Mario Bros 2 corrects the Birdo/Ostro mix up in the original print. The StarTropics manual includes the letter, but the secret code is only visible in the electronic manual.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 19, 2016 19:34:31 GMT -5
I always suspected they were mixed up for two reasons: (1) Nintendo Power magazine had them labeled the correct way, and (2) I thought the character that looked like an ostrich was clearly meant to be named "Ostro."
Did some digging, and apparently the manual had a few different revisions! Looks like from the third printing onwards the Birdo/Ostro mistake was corrected, so I guess I had a copy made after that. I didn't realise Nintendo actually went back and made changes to the manuals of already released games back then, but it sounds like it was pretty common.
If you haven't heard the news by now, there has been a worldwide discontinuation of the NCM: NES (and Famicom for Japan) because it was meant to be a short run product that ended up experiencing very high demand.
nocturnal YL: I've been thinking about how would things turn out if we do another NinDB Top 25 after 5 years passed. One thing I'm sure is that the participation rate would remain low.
Aug 16, 2020 13:17:30 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
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