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The Spirit of Zelda – The 3D Era

Alice Kojiro follows Zelda to its logical conclusion: the 3D titles. Has Zelda truly fallen from grace, or is it closer to its origins than we think?

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about 12 hours ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Huh, that's interesting to hear about. I've always been pretty introverted myself and I often just get lost in my own thoughts about my opinions on something rather than talking much about them. I've thought about writing walkthroughs before, but I think I'd only really feel confident doing that with a few games, so maybe one day...with that said, I can definitely talk about games for hours at a time! I saw you were playing Sanitarium which is a game I've wanted to play for ages, I love adventure games and all their obscure and unfair routes into solving problems.

Aw that's awesome to hear, I didn't know we'd have that in common! My wife and I are currently sorting out her living with me permanently (she's Canadian and I'm English), so I'm sure we can double our backlog even further. She uses Backloggery too but also not quite as much as me. We've been together for five years now and we usually have the same interest in games, but I'm very bad at old platformers whilst she excels at them! Do you guys have any shared favourite games?

Yeah, I hear ya though! Lots of people recommending games or things along those lines to me have been real life-changers too. Games can be a real beautiful thing.

(I forgot to mention but I added you to my Multitap, hope that's okay!)
about 1 day ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
That was partly my disappointment about the DLC; of the 7 characters, 3 are vets and the other 3 are from third-parties; only one was completely new AND from Nintendo, and said character (Kamui/Corrin) is from a series (Fire Emblem) that's already represented by 5 other characters. yeah, he/she was unique (unlike Lucina and Roy who played more like Marth), but it would have been cool if we had a character from a series who didn't get any playable representation as well.

Sounds like you're talking about Sukiya Podes. [Link]

FC Doraemon sounds like a short game, and one that switches gameplay in each level...

What number where you think?

About the paralogue, that reminds me of the other "logue" words despite having nothing in common with them. I think that might be made up by Nintendo/IS, because like you said, only FE has them.

For me, it would be Haohmaru. in the second game, it was also Chamcham.

The alternative?

The Genesis DD3 was a direct port of the Arcade (the FC/NES port was a reformulated version in comparison). it's also based on the US version, where you had to pay to get new moves, weapons and characters (albeit with your credits instead of real money) instead of the later Japanese version which allowed you to select your character.

You would have to use a credit/debit card since Nintendo no longer sells Nintendo Point cards and eShop cards aren't compatible with the WSC.

The guy was already a great basketball player, might as well go a step further and let people know that he gets around a lot, too.

I got the naming pun (it was funny), but I don't get what it has to do with MvC.

It's fine. I myself tend to forget some things.
about 1 day ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Nope; that's Goose. and I just remembered that the "Nester" character is actually named Lark. had to look at Giantbomb and the JP Wikipedia article for this as the US article left them out for some reason. still, he looks so much like Nester that they might as well be the same character...

KoF was still being yearly even after SNK went out of business; Eolith (a Korean company) took for the 8th (2001) and 9th (2002) installments, before SNK returned for the 10th (2003). since then, they've stopped doing yearly releases, hence why they use numbers instead of years with the 11th game onwards. KoF2001 is generally considered to be the worst game in the franchise, though they improved with 2002.

Noise Factory also made Sengoku 3, while Mega Enterprises (another Korean company) made Metal Slug 4. the former is considered to be superior to the SNK-developed predecessors.

According to most sources,, FF it came out in the US in the month of May. curiously, the game was released in Europe on that very same month via the VC in 2010.

Both games let you play 1-on-1.

If you mean how the command motions are, they're closer to Joy Mech Fight, so no diagonals are required. alternatively, you can map a special to a hotkey on the touch screen, so you can pull off a special just by pressing it (the catch is that it'll always use the strong variant). you can also do this with supers as well.

Puyo Puyo apparently was popular enough in Japan to have a competitive scene. [Link]

Yeah, you're right, it's Tetris Attack.

Hell, the Japanese version of Alien Soldier had a Engrish quote (NOW IS TIME TO THE 68000 HEART ON FIRE) that was supposed to be a boast on how they pushed the console to its limits. you see it on the title screen.

You mean Ray Poward? (the guy from Hard Corps)

Kojima's son was a fan of Smash and he wanted Snake to be in the game. so Kojima approached Sakurai about having him being in Smash, and that's how he was in. he actually tried to push for Snake to be in Melee, but Sakurai couldn't do it because the game was already close to being finished. [Link] it probably also helped that he appeared in 4 games that was on Nintendo consoles, including DreamMix TV Fighters, a Konami/Hudson/Takara crossover for PS2 and GC. [Link]
about 2 days ago (edited)

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, that's what I thought... pretty sure it's part of the same series though, right? Not sure if you're just being sarcastic, but hey, I'd buy some Virtual Boy games on 3DS.

Yeah, it's definitely not as bad as some of my most wanted games like Snatcher and Panzer Dragoon Saga, the latter usually going for $700+ on Ebay. Ocarina grey cart for $200? That's about the price I would guess for the gold cart.

Yeah, that's pretty much what I said about it, being simply a grindfest the whole run. I just played through OFF, and I had no idea how heavily Undertale was inspired by it until now. I really enjoyed it, aside from the combat which was just too easy and slow.

The soundtrack of Undertale is great... you got me listening to it as I type this. I especially like how quite a bit of the songs sound similar to or are direct references to tracks from other games, like these: [Link] [Link] / [Link] [Link] / [Link] [Link] / [Link] [Link] . Oh, and I remember reading somewhere that Megalomania from Live-A-Live was what inspired Toby Fox to make Megalovania... I can see that, with the similar names.

I notice you ed LISA. I'm intrigued that you're comparing it to Yume Nikki... just recently got it on sale, so I may play it soon.
about 3 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
That's really nice to hear! I've been looking for a nice community that are into games as much as I am, so it's great to hear it firsthand. I actually have never been a member of GameFAQs, but I used to read some of the forums on things I was interested in over the years. My wife and I play a lot of our games together and account-share, so we both have twice the backlog to get through - for better or worse to our free time! What systems did you end up buying at the recommendation of people here?
about 3 days ago

Backlog Beaten: April 21, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hehe, yea, that would all be cool! I have heard a little bit from people thinking Breath of the Wild is either before or after wind waker, and in the same place, just not flooded; without knowing hardly anything about the game tho I have no idea how likely that actually is, tho, hehe >w< But it would be cool if they do tie together! I guess we both can decide on that when we get to that game eventually!

It probably is mostly a money thing, I heard before that the switch to widescreen was done because it allowed people making screens to use less screen but charge more money because it was "new", not because widescreen is better because its more how your eyes naturally see things (in a wide aspect ratio) x3 At the least, that is in fact the case, but its silly that the reason to switch was money and not improved experience x3

Yea and, people like me, who just always have not really had consoles besides Nintendo ones at all, and I don't really have any reason to change that now, for sure, haha!

Ah, yea, without having experience with the comics beforehand, that could definitely remove for you a lot of enjoyment of the little references an such they put in. Watching Marvel stuff with my dad is fun tho because he knows everything about the comics and always can point out all the little things, so I get more out of them than I would otherwise, hehe!

Oh yea, here is a little video of it! [Link] I liked it quite a bit, they included all the different kinds of hills from the game and everything, haha! They even had special starting line positions for this track where theres a little gate in front of you that falls down like in Excitebike >w< My first Mario Kart game was the GBA one actually! Its possibly my favorite game series ever, haha! I have a hard time picking a favorite for it even, but usually its either Mario Kart DS or Mario Kart Super Circuit, although now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is right up there as a possible favorite >w<

Here's an example of what a custom track in TrackMania can look like: [Link] And hehe, I see, I am that way with music at least! Luckily my girlfriend is good at music and so she's been able to make music for me for my game projects and such >w< And yea, TrackMania has always allowed custom 3D models, but this is the first time they give you the tools for them in game!
about 2 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
It's also worth mentioning that the translation of Mother apparently changed Nintendo's views in regards to video game localization; they started working more closely their overseas branches afterwards. a similar "change" would later happen regarding localization of Fire Emblem over a decade later.

Some footage of Wild Ambition. [Link]

What were your favorite characters in SS?

I think the problem is that some companies wanted to see realistic graphics, willing to see how much games on newer consoles can push the hardware rather than seeing if you can put out a fun game (not saying that some of these games aren't fun, but... you know), which was something the late Iwata actually pointed out and was disappointed about. even Naughty Dog is guilty of this, going from cartoony platformers to realistic action games while stating that they have no intention on going back, saying that they're grown up. granted, this won't matter to you as much since you stated that you're not a fan of their output, but I'm pointing this out as an example of how companies have changed.

Starlight showed me that Metal Slug bootleg. I didn't even know it existed.

I still remember some of those fucked-up answers, too; "I BATHE KEANU REEVES" and "SWISS MURDER SUIT".

I checked the FE Wiki and there IS a Monk class... but they use magic to attack/heal. in fact, from what I've checked, no class in FE attacks with bare hands. which is odd, because other strategy series had characters who are bare handed.

Do you still have the pillar with all of those autographs?

No kidding. I was surprised myself when I found out.

There was also a Neo-Geo CD that was primarily made for SNK to release the games for a cheap price, but of course they came with long loading times; this is because it has a single-speed drive as opposed to the double-speed drive used on other consoles. there does exist a Z model that is double-speed, but it never left Japan.

There are still people who will say stuff that will get them in trouble; in some cases, I think they know, they just don't care. (about free speech)

I just now noticed that there was a Doraemon game in the video. the FC Doraemon game is very common but I wasn't sure if it was worth looking into.
about 4 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
If you include the remakes, there are technically 16 games.

Actually, Cloud has been on a Nintendo platform; Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, FF Explorers, and the Theatrhythm games. this is how he got into Smash, because Sakurai will only allow a third-party character if he appeared on a Nintendo console at some point.

It's kinda funny that the English releases share the same subtitle, isn't it? the Arcade and Famicom version was called "The Rosetta Stone". however, the REAL Rosetta stone is completely different, which was probably why Acclaim used a different subtitle for the NES release. the JP subtitle for the FE game is supposed to be "Light Stone of the Holy Demon".

I'd say go for it as it's a fun game. the JP version isn't too bad price-wise, but the NA/EU version... not so much. you could also get it on Xbox 360.

Bleach: The Blade of Fate and Bleach: Dark Souls. they're fighting games, though, rather than beat-em-ups. the second game is basically the first game but with more content and improved gameplay. [Link]

Yeah, you're right. though they were unnamed originally.

You can access the old Wii Shop regardless of the console. the 2014 shutdown only disabled the ability to play games online (and that's because Nintendo had Gamespy doing the online support, and they got bought out). the Wii Shop channel only ever goes down because of maintenance.

Yeah, it was the CX2.

Ah I see, lol.

It may also be the reason why the first Puyo Puyo was altered the way it was, because it also had a female protagonist. then again, it was a spinoff of an even more obscure game (Madou Monogatari) and some of the characters that come from there were weird as fuck (one character is a a fish with human limbs, another character is a very tiny flea, and then you have a sheep/tomato hybrid), so that might be another reason. we've gotten 4 other games unaltered, so if it bothered them before, it doesn't anymore. on the other hand, we still haven't gotten a Panel De Pon game with the original cast; the N64 game was cancelled for Japan while becoming a Pokemon game elsewhere, the GC sequel was Japan-only (despite showing up at E3 2003 and was ESRB-rated), and the GBA and DS versions didn't had the fairy characters at all (the latter DID had a Lip theme, but it was dummied out of the international versions).

I'd even imagine Treasure doing some crazy shit on the NG hardware, considering the stuff they pulled off on the MD.
about 4 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
It would be funny if that was the case because Henk Rogers believed that Tetris would sell to everyone whereas Super Mario Land would only sell to young boys, which was ultimately why NoA used Tetris as a pack-in game.

Never heard of her. then again, I was mainly a console kid.

I've partly associated Robin as a male name since the name reminds me Robin Hood and Robin from Batman (yes, I know the latter is just an alias). I've never seen a female character who was given that name.

Yep, that's him, lol. it's the first time Nester appeared in a game that came out in Japan and Europe. he also appeared in NES Play Action Football as a commentator and he's the star of Nester's Funky Bowling, but both games are NA-exclusive.

I think I'd be more about commitment, too.

There's also the possibility of STDs. come to think of it, Wilt never had a child of his own. it's also possible that the number was fabricated. [Link]

I can't ever imagining seeing myself switching between English and a foreign language on the fly. I feel like I would forget what I was going to say and botch it all up.

Yeah. they went bankrupt but came back in 2003 as SNK Playmore; basically, one of the guys who worked at SNK left the company, founded Playmore, bought out ALL of SNK's IPs when Aruze was putting them up for sale, and then became SNK Playmore, even hiring back some of the same people. and they changed their name to just SNK last year, so it's like they never left. they also sued Aruze and won. I told you this before, but you likely forgot.

Yeah, I can see how the term can be viewed as arrogant.

The only thing I know about the game was that it had a predominantly female staff.

The MVS versions are actually cheaper than the AES versions. not even kidding. the Arcade machine itself is however pricey.

You had the name right. the US prototype is identical to the version we got on the VC, meaning that it was pretty much finished; according to Phil Sandhop (the game's translator, who also worked on FF1), the final version was done in September 1990. the US manual would have included a guide book (80 pages), and they were considering bringing over the soundtrack. when it came to marketing, the SNES was coming out; by then, they eventually considered it too expensive to produce, so they shelved it. the GBA version of Mother 1 is actually based off of the US prototype.
about 5 days ago

Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hmm. I gotta ask, when did you play Chrono Trigger? Because it seems like, at least I'm theorizing, you and I have been exposed to RPGs that we find excellent, and in my case, I didn't play Chrono Trigger until I was in 10th grade, with that PlayStation port, and by then, I've already been exposed to some of the games I really love, like Phantasy Star IV, Final Fantasy VI, and Grandia. So by playing Chrono Trigger that late, I could say "sure, it's a great game, sure, it's a fantastic game, but I wouldn't exactly have it on my top 10." So again, when did you play it? If you were just like me, the argument that playing it after you've already indulged in some great RPGs could be a good reason why we don't think it's the best.

As for X-Play and their credibility, I'd argue that the hosts, in my eyes, are credible. They're both well-renowned people who have played enough games to know what's going on. Hell, at one time, Morgan Webb once said that her favorite RPG was Phantasy Star III. Imagine that. At least, they seemed more credible before G4 took over and screwed things up. Giving Shining Tears a 1 out of 5 without going into detail on why you think it's terrible? Come on, now. If they'd reviewed it during the earlier days, they'd have at least gone into better detail. By the way, apparently G4 employees were also around E! Network employees, which could explain the tendency to name drop celebrities for no reason, among other things. It could also be contributed to the entire channel trying to be hip and relevant, and also feel the need to show marathons of Cops and Cheaters frequently. Probably not, but it wouldn't surprise me if that were true.
about 5 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thank you! :D I'm looking forward to hanging out here and lamenting all my unfinished games some more!
about 6 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Apologies for taking forever to reply, I've had a fair bit going on!

Unfortunately, I cannot make sense of that commercial at all lol.

Ya, I suppose I could listen to music throughout the day, but I'm really bad at multitasking. I have a hard time listening to music and reading, or playing a game and listening to a video. The only thing I've been successfully able to do that for, is playing Windwaker and listening to a comedic-dramatic reading of a horrible Zelda fanfiction.

Hey, one of you needs to fall on that sword and make pastasaurus dino noises to really create that scene lol.

Did he actually misspell Eagles when he did that? That's incredible lol.

I like enclosed spaces too, the fort sounds pretty cool! Unfortunately I have not seen any of the Hangover movies!
about 6 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Here's a small sample of what to expect from a NGPC.

Faselei [Link]
Biomotor Unitron [Link]
Sonic Pocket Adventure [Link]
Metal Slug 1st Mission [Link]
Puzzle Link [Link]
Big Bang Pro Wrestling (JP-only) [Link]

Overall, only 80+ games were released.

Yeah. [Link] instead of only having one game, it actually has up to 6 games that you can easily interchange, so you didn't have to swap out an entire arcade cabinet; just remove the games and replace it with the ones you want. games released on AES (Advanced Entertainment System) were essentially the same exact game as their original MVS counterparts except they usually have a pause function (well, earlier games didn't, but later games did) as well as an options menu. the Virtual Console releases uses the home ports, while Arcade Archive used the original Arcade (MVS) releases.

Interesting side note; remember that Chotetsu Brikiner game I mentioned? well, it was actually only released as a CD game originally. a cartridge version WAS in the works, and it was going to be released in America as Ironclad, even having a full English translation. they merely shelved the project rather than scrapping it completely, as the later VC port uses the unreleased cart version.

Another thing I should mention is despite the NG being a beast of a console, it has no background layer; the backgrounds are instead made with sprites, done with strips rather than tiles.

An RPG on the Neo-Geo would work very well in a home setting.

Now I'm going to have to find the two songs. that jab at copyright infringement reminds me of what Jim Sterling did on his review on Star Fox Zero, where he used footage from several different games so no one single company can claim copyright on it, because of companies abusing the content ID claim.

Huh. thought Sephiroth was just some made-up name.

Does that Street Slam song really sound like it came out of their album? I've never heard of their songs.

I've heard of ALL of those handhelds you mentioned except the GP32.
about 6 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Here's a picture of the pilots from Pilotwings. [Link] Hooter/Robin is the one wearing a white shirt with a star on it.

I can pick up some Japanese words; before, I couldn't understand anything except when a character says a English word (obviously). nowadays, I can sort of pick up other words, like when a character uses a gender pronoun. in some cases I was able to notice that what they're saying doesn't always match up with the subtitles.

So I'm not alone in thinking that reading is easier. that's comforting.

Ah right, the specs--

--NGP/C has a 16-bit CPU.
--It has a slightly larger screen than the GB/C (160x152 as opposed to 160x144)
--It has 16kb of RAM, twice as much as the Game Boy.
--It uses a joystick instead of a D-pad.
--It uses the same sound ship as the SMS and GG (3 Pulse channels and one Noise channel). the GB has 2 Pulse channels, a noise channel, and a PCM Wavetable channel.
--The Color handheld can display 146 colors on-screen out of 4096 (same as the GG except it could only display 32). the GBC has 32,768 colors, but can only display 56 (but GBC could display more if they change the palette on every scanline).
--It can handle 64 sprites (same as the NES and SMS) compared to the GB/C's 40.
--Cartridges can hold up to 16-megabits of data at max compared to the GB/C's maximum of 8.
--It can last up to 40 hours compared to the GB's 30-35, and only needed 2 AA batteries instead of 4 (GBC also used 2 but only lasted 20).
--Games were released in clamshell cases, a first for a handheld device; however, SNK only did this in Japan and Europe; America only got cardboard cases (later Japanese games switched to cardboard).
--The device lets you adjust the time, date, and language, which is saved to a CR2032 battery.

It technically wasn't a bad handheld, but the problem was its timing; the NGP came out a week after the GBC was released in Japan; so it was outdated before it was even released. it never came out in the west, although it was released in Hong Kong. the Color version was released worldwide and fared slightly better, but not by much; there wasn't much third-party support. to top it off, SNK was bought by Aruze and instead of actually helping them, they just decided to eventually discontinue it in the west in June 2000 (10 months after its western release). SNK went backrupt the following year.
about 6 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
That's another term I had to look up! here's footage of Napple Tale. [Link]

Oh yeah, I kinda get the joke now lol.

You reminded me of this. [Link]

Oh, I was laughing because you said "old women", rather than just "women", but it's true; there are only a handful of attempts at trying to win the female audience; Namco's Pacman was one example. I always get the feeling that Panel De Pon was originally made for them, because of its all female cast and the colorful atmosphere, and that it came out in the US and Europe as a Yoshi game because Nintendo wanted to focus on the male demographic more (though I could be wrong). there aren't too many females who directed who even produced produced a video game, either; the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Reiko Kodama (Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia, Altered Beast, 7th Dragon, etc; never had a director's role, though). meanwhile, I can easily think up several female composers.

On the subject of Console Wars, Sega might have been trying to market the Game Gear towards both genders, because they made 2 commercials that show a woman playing it. [Link] [Link]

They say limitation breeds creativity. that's why I liked what Naoki Kodaka did with Hebereke and Battle Formula; some of the songs in both games used 2 PCM samples, a bass sample and a drum sample, that are played back-to-back. I even did it in one song on Famitracker myself.

Jay even wears a helmet in the JP and PAL versions like Kane (Metafight) does.

This may not be the same thing, but Nintendo likes using the name "Robin". it's used as the name of 3 characters from different games; the female pilot from Pilotwings 64, the protagonist from Golden Sun, AND the avatar from FE: Awakening. what's interesting is that none of them have the same name in both languages; the middle one was called Issac in the other versions, while the other two were originally called Hooter and Reflet in Japan. the names of all of the other characters in Pilotwings 64 are bird references (as does Robin), and Hooter would remind one of the Owl. thing is, it's also a slang term for breasts; given that she's well-endowed, Nintendo likely knew about the other meaning. and since it's also trademarked (its the name of a restaurant), NoA probably wanted to avoid legal trouble, too.
about 7 days ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Lost Age definitely sounds interesting, then. I didn't hate the first GS and this one seems like it's better. It'll have to wait though. I want to do something else after I finish Arcanum. There are only so many RPGs I can play in a row before I lose my shit.
about 6 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Supposedly, he got to hook up with several women at once...

I'd say that Goonies 2 was one of the first games to sort of explain what happen after you finish your task.

From what I can notice, there are 5 different universes in the 12 games.

--The original Fire Emblem and Mystery of the Emblem take place on Archanea (the latter is a direct sequel). Gaiden takes place on Valentia, but is still set in the same universe. Awakening is a distant sequel.
--Seisen no Keifu and Thracia 776 take place in Jugrael (the latter is a interquel), but they too are set in the Archanea universe (as a distant prequel).
--Fuuin no Tsurugi and Rekka no Ken both take place on Eibie (the latter is a prequel), and are the first to not have any connection to previous games.
--Path of Radiance and Radient Dawn are part of the Tellius universe (the latter is a sequel) and also take place on their own universe.
--The Sacred Stones (Magvel) and If/Fates (Hoshido/Nohr) seem to be standalone.

That probably doesn't help, but I tried.

The US DC version DID call it Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves, but the title screen still displays Kanji for Garou. there was a 3D re-imagining called Wild Ambition for the PS1, though.

Yep. You're probably thinking of Guilty Gear Isuka, which came out in 2003. Makyou Toitsusen came out in 1994, Guardian Heroes was released in 1996 and can handle 6 people (though it was a Saturn game so that might be cheating). the same developer later went on to do the first two Bleach DS games, which play similar.

You've never seen the original NG version? [Link] you can get it on the VC and AA.

Not sure; I assumed they would set aside at least 2 of the standard ADPCM channels for voice samples during fighting games so one character's voice samples wouldn't be interrupted by another. but no clue what the high quality one would be reserved for.

As a aside; ADPCM was also used on the Famicom! well, not the console itself, but as a audio chip provided by Jaleco. compare Moero: Pro Tennis [Link] to Racket Attack. [Link] notice when a player hits the ball in MPT, it sounds like an actual ball being hit? it also has realistic crowd noises (like in Punch-Out), and the announcer's voice is slightly clearer. it also doesn't use up CPU resources so it doesn't momentarily freeze the game to play the announcement like the US version.
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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Buu Yu Retsuden does have your characters go into the air, I just checked. and on a minor note, I noticed something interesting about the audio playback of the game; on nearly every other part of the game, the game uses PCM drum samples for its audio, but during gameplay, it uses FM drums. this is because the MD only has a single sample channel, and they wanted to play back the voices and sound effects.

There's also another thing I found out on TVtropes that I never really considered, but could just be stretching; Raf World might have been turned from a terminator game into a distant prequel to Metafight; both games have a space theme (duh), and both games use the same space calendar (0373 for the former, 2052 for the latter).

I didn't know about the Neo-Geo until the internet became a thing. I knew about the Pocket Color. I know that the games are ridiculously expensive, so the compilations and VC ports are sadly the cheapest way to play them. also, a lot of the games for the system were fighting games, though shoot-em-ups, platformers, sports, and puzzle games did exist. it didn't get much third party support, and only about 148 or so games were made, though most of them actually saw overseas. there were only a handful that didn't, Twinkle Star Sprites (eventually came out in the US in 2016 on Steam and its PS2 version came out in the US and Europe in 2017 on PSN), Chotetsu Brikinger (saw a international VC release in 2010), and a few licensed games, among others. believe it or not, developer support lasted until 2004 (it was originally released in 1990). you can also use memory cards to save progress, and support for MC saving was actually included in the Virtual Console versions of the games.

The MVS (Multi-Video System) was also pretty cool since it had several games connected instead of just 1.

I didn't notice the Lady Gaga slam (or that many others were doing it).

"Old women"? XD

"Quality control with medievil weaponry"? what does that mean?

The only other games I've seen where your main attack was a headbutt is Wai Wai World (Moai head) and the Bonk series.

Was it? I thought Super Turrican was well-received.

I remember a Game Shark code in Mario Party 4 that would allow you to get a lamp, which warps you to the place where the star is currently located. if you use it during an Extra board (where you can ONLY get coins), the game won't know what to do and will simply crash after the cutscene.
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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
You are right on Fatal Fury originally being called Garou Densetsu in Japan. however, the final game in the series was called Garou: Mark of the Wolves worldwide. the first game came out in 1991, whereas Garou was released in 1999.

Mai's breasts even bounce in the Japanese versions of the games.

Makyou Tosuitsen used the Fatal Fury method, so you jump into the background/foreground. [Link] Guardian Heroes also did this, but with 3 planes instead.

Yep; the other 8 channels consist of 4 FM, 3 PSG, and one Noise. not all of the sample channels were created equal, either; one has a higher sampling rate (i.e; higher quality playback) than the others.

No idea why they used Sengoku; they probably picked it to show that Neo-Geo was more than just fighting games.

Never knew about any of this, though I heard about Bizarro Superman. interestingly, Safer Sephiroth is actually called GOD Sephiroth in the German version.

Pochi's normal form is a dog, so the intended name was probably Pooch, as that's another word for dog. it's also the name of the protagonist from Napple Tale (a Japan-only first-party DC title).

Yeah, supposably he made out with 20,000 women. you would have to be some kind of sex god/dess to handle that many people.

There was a skit about it?!

Glad you liked it. Street Slam is also available on the VC; that's how I was able to play it. it's probably the only good arcade-style basketball game made by a Japanese developer (DECO). there was also a CD version, so the songs got arranged also. [Link]

Well, now that you mentioned it, the original game was pretty much a mix of Mario and Zelda.

Infinite HP can be spilled over to enemies?

The best part about that scene is that he was frozen for 36 years; so when he said that it was the best burger he had in years, he technically wasn't kidding.

I wish I could pick up on foreign audio by listening. I always find it easier to just read as I can take my time.

Another problem is that you run the risk of oversaturation, which was what FE suffered from and why it eventually suffered from lackluster sales; the first 4 games were released bi-yearly, and the GBA trilogy as well as the Gamecube game all came out within a year of each other. then there's the mistake of releasing Thracia 776 on the Super Famicom... in 2000.
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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Indeed, you know the Internet has overtaken society when you step into an Arby's and you see employees wearing a shirt that says "looking for kale? Epic fail!" Barf. Sometimes it's so blatant and annoying that it's easy to think "we get it, you started getting on the Internet when smartphones were starting to take the world by storm, shut up."

I will say that when celebrities get made fun of in the Spielberg toons, it's all in good fun, even if it can sometimes be at their expense (the Rosanne national anthem reference in the Tiny Toon Adventures straight to video feature), compare it to Family Guy when they make fun of celebrities, it's usually mean-spirited. And if you hate random celebrity name drops, X-Play in the G4 era used to do that a lot. Sometimes it wouldn't even be based on the game they're reviewing (if it's like based on a movie or something) they'll compare something to something a celebrity is in or something a celebrity does. I know they had to move to L.A., but come on.

The more I think about it, the more I'm wondering if Mass Effect even deserves to be on there. I know the term RPG can be broad, but come on, Symphony of the Night and Mass Effect? I guess if Shadowrun can be on there, those two can be on there too.
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