Sorry for coming out of nowhere but as a huge Nintendo fan (could even say Nintendo nerd) I have been following NinDB for years and more recently this forum, so I thought my project could be interesting for you guys.
After a good amount of research using several sources I am pretty confident that I have compiled an exhaustive list of every video game published by Nintendo until today. I decided to convert this list in a chronological video montage with real in-game footage (yes just for fun) and I already completed the two first parts that I published on Youtube.
I tried to follow specific rules to include a game in the list, those rules are in the video description.
My goal is not to get Youtube money out of it or whatever (it's not possible anyway because it's not my content) but I just thought it would be nice to share this with other Nintendo fans, and maybe have some feedback. Thx!
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2018 0:36:15 GMT -5 by marshallow
Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 18, 2018 10:17:33 GMT -5
First off, welcome!
Excellent video, waaaay beyond my expectation! I've seen who-knows-how-many videos on YouTube with incomplete or outright wrong info, so seeing an actually accurate one that tries to cover the entirety of Nintendo's video game catalog is so amazing.
I do kind of wish to see a distinction between the NES and arcade versions to give a better feel of how they get ported to the other side, but it may end up feeling redundant.
Squish (Game & Watch): I have completely forgotten about this game. I've never seen it in action before. There are other games I don't recognise, but this one stands out for being an actual Nintendo IP.
Slalom, R.C. PRO-AM, Anticipation, all those Rare games: It's kind of weird to see Rare's NES games here. Rare Replay and interviews with Rare ex-employees gave me an impression that Rare self-published those, even though I know otherwise.
I also don't recall many of those games they published on behalf of other publishers. I'd say they don't really belong here; or they do, in the same category as games Nintendo published in select regions. In terms of IP ownership, the only difference between Bomberman Hero and Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics is that the latter never reached Japan. Either way, it's not a Nintendo-owned game, but is Nintendo-published. (Just my take on this matter; don't take this as a request on anything.)
One nitpick is that I'm mildly annoyed at the lack of sound in some of the more obscure games, even though videos with sound is availalbe somewhere online. For example, a simple web search on F1 Race gives this video: LINK HERE, which does have sound.
Anyway, I really, really like it. Really looking forward to the next ones!
I totally understand the point of some games being locally published by Nintendo without being actual IPs, and I would rather have done an actual Nintendo-owned games list (would make it a bit shorter and even more relevant). Problem is that I did not find an accurate and complete list of these games, even on official sites it seems like some are missing, especially for the older games. Maybe I did not look hard enough. Also if I'm in doubt of the Nintendo ownership of some obscure game I'd rather it be included anyway, so at least with this rule no risk to miss one.
If you like, you're more than welcome to use some footage from some of my videos in your future compilation videos. ^^ I'm sorry about the phone quality, I don't have a Japanese Nintendo 3DS with capture board as of now. However, I have an EU 3DS that does but with a faulty battery (it still works but needs to be charged in for sufficiently long) and an EU regular DS with capture board.
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Haha, yeah, still have it hooked up and use it occasionally. Was playing some Fatal Frame 5 recently in anticipation of Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.
Feb 4, 2023 9:42:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sometimes, I wonder if Nintendo deliberately leaks things like Tears of the Kingdom's price increase so that the "shock" and backlash doesn't overshadow the proper reveal of the game later.
Feb 8, 2023 9:27:08 GMT -5