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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:26 am

The largest N64 games were Resident Evil 2, Pokemon Stadium 2, and Conker's Bad Fur Day at 64 MB. Super Mario 64 was around 8 MB.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:00 am

Because Final Fantasy III and V were not localized until much later, the first game released in the U.S. to feature Moogles was Secret of Mana.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Apparently Super Mario Odyssey has a lot of obscure call-backs to previous games. Such as this one with Pauline:
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(I don't think this really qualifies as a spoiler, but just being safe.)

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:16 am

In the German version of Yoshi's Island, the level "Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy" is named "Lustiges Sporen Drama".

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:41 am

Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell also founded Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:57 pm

Taiko no Tatsujin V-Version is the only Taiko game for the Vita, and only the second entry in the series to release on a Sony platform after 2006. Although only one other song has even two versions unlocked from the start ("Senbonzakura") and no other game or anime has multiple versions, the game features no less than three covers of the Ridge Racer theme, two of which have the "RIIIIIDGE RAAACER" vocals. Coincidence?


(maybe Namco will bring Taiko to the West again if I talk about it more. Come on, guys - the handheld games were one thing, but how am I ever going to fit those Wii and Wii U kits in an airplane bag?)

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Post by glux » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:02 pm

I am nobody wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:57 pm
Taiko no Tatsujin V-Version is the only Taiko game for the Vita, and only the second entry in the series to release on a Sony platform after 2006.
Okay, you have me...
Although only one other song has even two versions unlocked from the start ("Senbonzakura") and no other game or anime has multiple versions, the game features no less than three covers of the Ridge Racer theme, two of which have the "RIIIIIDGE RAAACER" vocals. Coincidence?
...you lost me. What do other games and animes have to do with what? What's the coincidence?

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:29 pm

I left out a word. Meant to say that no no other game or anime song has multiple versions. Ridge Racer is the only time they repeat source material with the starter songs, and they repeat it three times.

As for the coincidence, Sony's 2006 E3 conference was this one:

RIIIIDGE RAAAACER



(And it's almost definitely just a coincidence, but a funny one from a Western perspective where that meme is much better known than RR itself)

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 am

Every time you collect a Power Moon in Super Mario Odyssey, Mario will randomly make a rock, paper, or scissors sign.

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Post by Artemis008 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:21 am

Sega of America was approached by Silicon Graphics (who ended up working with the n64) for its third generation console. Sega of America gave the idea to its Japan team, who rejected the idea out of jealousy with SOA's success. What came out of all this? The Sega Saturn of course, one of the biggest failures in the console market. So yeah, you can blame Sega's failure on pettiness and internal jealousy.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:22 am

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You can kill Grinders in SMW by sliding into them. Since they're not meant to be killed, the sprite becomes glitches as it falls offscreen.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:21 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 am
Every time you collect a Power Moon in Super Mario Odyssey, Mario will randomly make a rock, paper, or scissors sign.
So this one is true, but it’s actually a little deeper than that. The Fist, Open Hand, and Peace Sign aren’t just Rock-Paper-Scissors, but also the different hand signs Mario has used in previous games when collecting power stars/shines. Mario 64 was he peace sign, Mario Sunshine was open hand, and Mario Galaxy was closed-fist.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 am

For reference, to my last post:

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:01 am

^ Neat. I never would've caught that.

The sound that plays when Mario enters a Bowser level in Super Mario 64 is the same sound that plays during a cutscene in Hotel Mario when Mario gets sucked into a pipe.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm

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There's a category in speedrunning Super Mario Odyssey called Nipple%, where the goal is to get 1000 coins and purchase the boxer shorts as quickly as possible.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:12 am

For three months during the troubled development of GoldenEye 007, Nintendo ceased funding the project due to concerns that Rare wouldn't be able to iron out the glitches and produce a functioning game in time. Rare apparently didn't tell its employees and continued to pay the devs without Nintendo's support.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:48 am

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The Feather item was originally intended to appear in Mario Kart 64 before being cut. The finished game still has player flags relating to the Feather buried in the code.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:11 am

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I didn't know about any of these, besides GTA.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:37 am

There are some... interesting choices about what to represent on that map. Italy has certainly made more (and much better) games than Lords of Football, which was given the entire country, and even if we're limiting it to AAA studios, Driver: San Francisco and Alien vs. Predator hardly seem like the most notable UK games after Rockstar. Quite a few of the countries they left unfilled could've been marked with games that don't seem any less-known than, say, HAWX 2 or Blitzkrieg.

Neat idea, but I'd probably be somewhat offended if I were a game developer from a number of countries on the map.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:34 pm

Regal's Flanoir scene is faster than other characters' by a decent margin. Furthermore, the most ideal route as far as speed is concerned is to have Colette be at the highest affection up until the Flanoir scene to cut down on extra dialogue, and to have Regal pass her at that point.

Naturally this is something speedrunners have optimized. Bless.

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