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KingMike

That someone in Japan made an arcade game called Lethal Crash Race ("LEASAL CLASS LACE!!"), sampling MLK for the demo music! O_o
I'm sure he saw THAT coming, 25 years after his death.

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CrazyOtto

While it's not a "Thing you didn't know about certain video games for years" but Ecco the Dolphin is the first Sega Genesis/MD game to have a Miiverse community.

KidRad

That Ice Man's boss battle in the original NES Mega Man was THE greatest boss battle of the 6-robot masters. I could never get to him back in the day largely due to the disappearing block segments and the giant Sky death pit with those annoying floating pea shooting googly eye robots. Years later i gave Mega Man a whirl and finally made it to Ice man. After raising my fist in the air like the Ultimate Warrior my expression shifted from extatic to seriousDUDER... What then came after made the other 5 robot master fights feel sloppy in comparison. There's just something so satisfying about his Ice blasting pattern, and how you're supposed to jump right in it and get out as quick as you can, almost in tune with a game of Operation

It's rather tame in the beginning, but it gets hectic when things speed up during the middle!

Edited on by KidRad

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KingMike

I think Ice Man is one of the more manageable of the six bosses.
I think Bomb Man is the easiest.
Elec Man is definitely the hardest (the Thunder Beam is the size of a barn and it kills you in three hits), and Fire Man is the one I next struggle with.

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About six months ago I found out that you could unlock King Boo and Petey Piranha on Mario Kart Double Dash. Still haven't done it. I can't get over the fact that for YEARS I thought I had unlocked everything on that game.

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8BitSamurai

Mortal Kombat was offered to Turbo Technologies as an exclusive game for the TG16, but the TTI executives in Japan turned it down, since they thought "Americans were sick of fighting games".

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KingMike

That would have been a very desperate move given the limited availability of the TG16 in the US, especially by that time.
One can only imagine that is why TTI passed up SFII (Capcom almost certainly would've been asking for a mountain of cash to license that).

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Ryno

CountWavula wrote:

That Ice Man's boss battle in the original NES Mega Man was THE greatest boss battle of the 6-robot masters. I could never get to him back in the day largely due to the disappearing block segments and the giant Sky death pit with those annoying floating pea shooting googly eye robots. Years later i gave Mega Man a whirl and finally made it to Ice man. After raising my fist in the air like the Ultimate Warrior my expression shifted from extatic to seriousDUDER... What then came after made the other 5 robot master fights feel sloppy in comparison. There's just something so satisfying about his Ice blasting pattern, and how you're supposed to jump right in it and get out as quick as you can, almost in tune with a game of Operation

It's rather tame in the beginning, but it gets hectic when things speed up during the middle!

I never noticed that it looks like Ice Man is skating instead of running.

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KidRad

Ryno wrote:

CountWavula wrote:

That Ice Man's boss battle in the original NES Mega Man was THE greatest boss battle of the 6-robot masters. I could never get to him back in the day largely due to the disappearing block segments and the giant Sky death pit with those annoying floating pea shooting googly eye robots. Years later i gave Mega Man a whirl and finally made it to Ice man. After raising my fist in the air like the Ultimate Warrior my expression shifted from extatic to seriousDUDER... What then came after made the other 5 robot master fights feel sloppy in comparison. There's just something so satisfying about his Ice blasting pattern, and how you're supposed to jump right in it and get out as quick as you can, almost in tune with a game of Operation

It's rather tame in the beginning, but it gets hectic when things speed up during the middle!

I never noticed that it looks like Ice Man is skating instead of running.

Hah, i never noticed that. I think most of us back in the day were too busy concentrating on dodging the slew of Ice chunks blasting towards us rather than observing Ice man's Tonya Harding skating skills.

Edited on by KidRad

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GuSolarFlare

Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland was a Remake of Kirby's Adventure O.o
I played through both and never noticed the similarities!

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CrazyOtto

I'm sure you know Super Punch-Out, but did you know there was never a Japanese Super Famicom cartridge release of the game? Super Punch-Out was originally only available in Japan through an online Nintendo cartridge. Super Punch Out is only available in Japan physically on the Japanese Gamecube version of "Fight Night Round 2". Super Punch Out was also released on the Japanese Wii VC and will also be released on their Wii U VC.

KingMike

Yes, it is one of the few games exclusively released for the "Nintendo Power" legal flashcarts (you buy the cart, then you go to a store to legally buy the ROM). Except once the VC launched you could no longer do that, and thus the exclusive games suddenly became much rarer. (like the Famicom Disk System, games that were only distributed through disk-writing machines became limited in supply once Nintendo pulled the machines from stores and then a decade letter, stopped allowing people to mail their disks to Nintendo).
Unfortunately, I have heard of at least one collector who paid a ton of money for a cart with one of the more desirable games only to find out the game was partially corrupted. Is that due to aging of the FlashROM?
Also, it was only released three and a half years after the North American release. Yet, the Japanese version was probably made first as there is a code you can enter in the NA version to allow you to name your character in Japanese if you want.

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SURubyFan

Apparently Bert was going to be in Marvel vs Capcom.
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Manaphy2007

Kid_A wrote:

I've been playing Ocarina of Time since I was a pretty young child.
But I had no idea that in the Lost Woods, in one of the sections (I forget which one now) there's a hole hidden in a patch of grass, and if you fall down it there's a bunch of Deku Scrubs that'll let you play a game with them. There's a whole minigame I never knew about until like, last month. Crazy. This game has some depth, y'all.

i knew about that as a kid but didnt know what to do in it.

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FishieFish

Kawaii_Neko wrote:

Apparently Bert was going to be in Marvel vs Capcom.
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..Whaa, what?

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Deathgaze

I always misread Donkey Kong Country 2's subtitle as Diddy Kong's Quest. 20 years later I was digging around for my old copy, found it and discovered it's Diddy's Kong Quest. You so clever, Rareware.

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