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Wed 23rd July, 2008

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KingMike commented on Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to La...:

"Sakurai-san spoke about penalties for going idle in an online match, singling out individual players on the battlefield, continuously self destructing and frequently dropping out."
I guess that means I can't play as Yoshi. :P



KingMike commented on Matters of Import: Prepare To Die In Fire Embl...:

Well, it's a good game but it wasn't the very last SNES game in Japan.
Nintendo still made several Picross games and the last was Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut, a remake of a Famicom visual novel by HAL (though I see both versions of that game are pretty expensive now).



KingMike commented on Video: Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of O...:

You can avoid the embarassment of asking for the game at the store, just order online. If somebody is laughing at you for buying the game, at least they're probably like a thousand miles away from you. :D
I do remember buying Super Princess Peach in a store at launch. I even played it on the bus. Though I can't remember if I stopped at the part with the sub where you have to blow into the microphone to shoot the blocks to proceed. And this was on the original DS, that microphone is not positioned for discreet blowing at all!



KingMike commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

Why would Disney be opposed to putting Genie was on the cover of the SNES version?
They actually help make the Genesis version and had no problems putting him on that cover. Unless that was the reason, they wanted the Genesis to sell better? (I don't know the sales numbers, but it's probably a safe assumption the SFC sold more in Japan, considering the popularity of Disney and the lack of popularity of the MD in Japan?:D )



KingMike commented on Gargoyle's Quest II Rated in Australia:

Capcom did make a NA version of GQ2 GB but they never released it (Nintendo Power reviewed and rated it).
Too bad companies don't seem to want to use VC as a place to release canceled games.



KingMike commented on Super-Rare Nintendo World Championship Cartrid...:

Technically there were probably more than 90 of them made (given the highest serial number I believe is 300-something) but the copies that weren't given to winners were probably destroyed.
The bidding is already up to about 33 grand at this moment, so one does have to wonder if the bidders are serious.



KingMike commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

Fire Emblem:
Shadow Dragon was a remake of the first Fire Emblem. There was also a DS remake of Mystery of the Emblem (FE3), but it only got released in Japan because Nintendo decided to effectively retire the DS early.
I'd like to see Fire Emblem Gaiden (FE2), if only to see what a game similar to Shining Force would be (some say Shining Force copied FEG, but they were actually released only a week apart in Japan).



KingMike commented on Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe):

What's worse about Mario Bros. is that Nintendo made a better version of Mario Bros. that was only released in PAL (in 1993, aka "Classic Serie") that they seem to forget exists (over the international 1983 version).
(with more accurate graphics, cutscenes, and it allows Mario to turn mid-jump. While less accurate than the arcade, it improves the game's playability.)



KingMike commented on Matters Of Import: Welcome To The Bizarre Worl...:

More like it's a shame Namco released like 50 VC Arcade games in Japan and only three somewhat obscure games in the west. :(
(yes, I'm counting Mappy as obscure because Namco hasn't really done much with him since the '80s, so he's not as well known anymore)



KingMike commented on This Video Brings Back Festive Sega Memories o...:

Well, he got Dynamite Headdy and Contra Hard Corps, so that's at least 1994. If you could find a store in America that still had Master System games, they'd probably have been willing to just give them away. :D

Although I did get a couple good games for Christmas like Kid Dracula and Illusion of Gaia (said I didn't get DKC but glad I at least got another good game), I also got games like Monopoly and Bart's Nightmare for SNES (though on the plus side, the year I got Monopoly, I also got a Zelda: ALttP guide from my uncle, making it kind of useless unless my parents got me the game later :) )



KingMike commented on Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localisi...:

Wing Hero isn't Sky Kid in the other direction. :D

The issue with the other games is that the first two games were reportedly not designed with a Western release in mind, so they would require a lot of work reprogramming to create a localization. On top of the license itself being valuable, and thus expensive.



KingMike commented on Review: City Connection (3DS eShop / NES):

I was around when the NES was new (though I didn't play games much until I got an SNES after release). Didn't play many Jaleco games then. But years later I did try a lot of Jaleco games, and I'd say they definitely ran from UGH (Urusei Yatsura Famicom) to okay (RodLand. Probably the best I played with Super Ninja-kun, which was nice but no Super Mario World). Not a bad company, but not great.



KingMike commented on Video: Experts Believed Nintendo Was In Troubl...:

I'm not the only one who loves the NES but will admit that, with the NES monopoly, that was the year it went from (pretty much) no competition to having competition. So yup, they're doomed. (and I think it was 1991 when the feds broke that monopoly)
And why Sega was so memorably AGGRESSIVE in the 16-bit console war.

And $50 for Play Action Football? :D



KingMike commented on Review: Arcade Classics 3D (3DS eShop):

They copied Bust-A-Move's stage layouts?
I guess Nintendo's joined Apple and Google in allowing copyright-infringement.
(then again, I guess that's not as blatant as if say, someone tried to submit a Halo or um... LittleBigPlanet app)



KingMike commented on Data Says - Choose Squirtle in Pokémon Red & ...:

I chose Charmander the first time, partly because I got the Red version. But also because Fire types were pretty rare. Abd if my memory is right, were still rare in later games, at least through gen 4. It's been some time since I played Pearl but I recall Ponyta being the first Fire-type and it was a ways in and pretty elusive. Grass seemed to be the most common of the three types.
But then I began playing White 2, and it was possible to find one of all three types pretty early in the game.



KingMike commented on Yoshi's Cookie to Be Removed From European Wii...:

From what I understand reading Nintendo Power back in the day, Nintendo bought the NES source code from BPS (when the game was going to be called Hermetica), letting BPS keep the rights to the SNES version, and turned it into Yoshi's Cookie (obviously licensing the Mario content to BPS).
But the SNES version credits another company called Home Data (which I think primarily made adult mahjong arcade games).
The GameCube box (Japan-only Nintendo Puzzle Collection) credits "Intellectual Property Consultants".
So maybe if Nintendo does own the source code, they still don't have licensing rights to the game concept?
There goes any chance of seeing the Game Boy version on 3DS (which at least had a VS. CPU mode the NES version doesn't).