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Post by Valigarmander » Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 am

WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$ was originally made in secret by members of Nintendo R&D1. When they eventually revealed their project to management, they were given the okay to continue development.

The game wasn't originally going to star Wario, but he was thrown in on a whim because he "was very stupid and was always doing idiotic things."

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat May 12, 2018 3:22 am

The "hi-ya" in Funky Kong's theme from Donkey Kong Country is sampled from "The Pleasure Seekers" by The System.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue May 15, 2018 11:38 am

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In the North American release of Super Castlevania IV, the Dancing Spectres are individually named Fred Askare and Paula Abghoul.

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Post by DarkZero » Tue May 15, 2018 3:42 pm

Valigarmander wrote:
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The "hi-ya" in Funky Kong's theme from Donkey Kong Country is sampled from "The Pleasure Seekers" by The System.
This is probably more well-known trivia but Funky's Fugue is notably the only song in Donkey Kong Country composed by Robin Beanland (composer of Killer Instinct, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Sea of Thieves, etc.) instead of David Wise or Eveline Fischer, who are otherwise the only composers for the SNES DKC trilogy. This is because Funky's Fugue was originally a song written for Killer Instinct, and an early version can be seen in this KI promotional trailer.
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Post by X-3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm

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At the very end of Super Mario RPG, Geno (or more accurately, ♡♪!?) sacrifices his life to create the letter D. RIP

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 am

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:15 am

So that's why he hasn't been in any later games.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm

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In the Spanish version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the above line by Rawk Hawk is changed to, "Amateurs should stay home playing Super Smash Bros. Melee!"

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:07 pm



Upon finding Terra in Zozo in Final Fantasy VI, your party will converse with Ramuh using generic scripted dialogue. If you make it to Ramuh with only Gau in your party, however, he will have his own unique dialogue that fits his odd way of speaking.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:10 am

^That’s fascinating, especially because some of the generic script is still in there if the wording is simple enough.

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:14 pm

I saw that a few weeks ago, so cool!
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 pm

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Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:17 am

Octopath Traveler has a character who speaks with a type of Early Modern English, including a very consistent system of verb conjugation (I thinke, thou thinkest, they thinken, etc). The game also has no official Chinese translation. Because of these two things, some Chinese players have nicknamed the game “TEM-8 Traveler,” TEM being a standardized Chinese exam entitled “Test for English Majors.”

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Post by smol Kat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:26 pm

...So Cyan Garamonde but more grammatically correct?
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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 am

^Basically. H’aanit’s grammar is thoroughly consistent.

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm

OH MY GOODNESS I NEED THIS HECKING VIDEO GAME SOMEONE TELL SQUEEGE TO BUY ME A NINTENDO SWITCH
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:26 am

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Among Japanese fans of SMB, there's a meme called unkomario ("sh*t Mario") where the player gets Mario up to the top of the screen and has him stand over the coin on the HUD to make it look like it's either shoved up his ass, or he's pooping it out.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:43 am

In Tales of Symphonia, when you go to enter the Tower of Salvation, you enter the following rooms:

- Outside stairs leading to entrance, which takes you to:

- Diagonal pathway leading to warp pad, which takes you to:

- the big important place where plot stuff happens

What's thematically cool is that the first two rooms (the outer stairway and the inner pathway leading to the warp pad) are presented with a fixed top-down camera and the pathways are diagonal. In Sylvarant, the pathways leading to the inner tower go up and to the left, and in Tethe'alla the pathways go up and to the RIGHT, implying that this is the point at which the two worlds converge. And then when you get to the big important room the pathway goes straight up. It's super cool and very missable and I love it.

Except they **** it up and when you're leaving the tower on the Tethe'alla side after your escape they accidentally made it go the Sylvarant way. It's just that one instance too. It's consistent at every other point of the game. The outer stairs are going the correct way again. Whoops.

This has been the latest installment in "**** Apollo has noticed in ToS because it is the only video game I ever play anymore."

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:21 pm

It's commonly held that the "tomato juice" and "grape juice" that appear throughout the English localizations of the Ace Attorney games are bowdlerized wine, but they're actually tomato and grape juice in the original Japanese as well.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 am

^I spent way too long looking into that and came across this Yahoo Answers thread: (Yahoo is still used in Japan for some reason) https://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/q ... 2101899827

Apparently it actually was wine when they started out, but then they got worried about how drinking would go over in a kids game and changed it to grape juice halfway through. Changing the item descriptions was easy, but they weren't able to change the item graphics or CGs.

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