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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:55 am

Squaresoft originally had plans for a North American release of Final Fantasy V. Reckoning that the game was too difficult for a SNES release, they intended to instead release it on the PC under the name Final Fantasy Extreme.

This plan fell through, although Square would later use the English translation of the script they had made for Extreme in FFV's North American debut as part of Final Fantasy Anthology.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:48 am

The programmers working on The Oregon Trail originally wanted to have the player's food supply increase slightly any time someone died while the wagon train was starving. Management didn't like having implied cannibalism in an edutainment game and forced them to remove it.

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Post by steeze » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 am

I didn't know The Oregon Trail could get more metal then it already was^

Megaman is called Rockman in Japan but they changed it to Megaman in America because a rock is a slang word for crack.

Also, if Final Fantasy 7 would have been released on Nintendo 64 it would have taken up 13 cartridges.

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Post by mushroom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:25 am

though very funny, im uhhh....skeptical on the rockman thing

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Post by steeze » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Haha, I'm skeptical as well. I've seen it a couple of times on the internet. Crackman would have been such a better name then Megaman. I mean can you even deny just a little bit that he doesn't look like a crackhead with those eyes in the 90s.

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:11 pm

so i guess by that logic, mm9/10 was when he relapsed?
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Post by steeze » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Oh most definitely. He crawled back to the pipe quicker than Mario and Luigi did.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:26 pm

I played SMB1 the other day, as I do with relative frequency. However, this time I decided to play the Super Mario All-Stars version.

I found it interesting that there were a few songs composed specifically for the SMAS version of SMB1: the Bonus Music, and two Bowser Battles. There's also new Title Screen music, which is a re-arrangement of the Underwater theme.







As far as I know, none of these have ever been re-used in future games.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:03 am

Chinese names for Pokemon are a bit weird. Muk is "Ooze Freak" in Cantonese, and Jynx is "Bewildering Lip Lady" in Mandarin.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Dark Link's exploitable behavior in Zelda II (where one can crouch in the corner and stab at him to easily win the fight) is the result of an RNG bug common in FDS-to-NES ports, and is not present in the original FDS version of the game.

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