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superfamicomguy

superfamicomguy

United Kingdom

Designer, musician, grumpy old gamer...

Joined:
Wed 29th August, 2012
Website:
https://medium.com/@SuperFamicomGuy

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#1

superfamicomguy commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Japanese corporations take professional conduct incredibly seriously. Confidentiality and respect for their employer are of the upmost importance. I'm surprised that slipped his mind, as I'm sure most readers on here will know this. Bit of a daft bugger. And to then make a statement on Facebook, of all places. I don't think he's completely learned from his mistake.

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#3

superfamicomguy commented on A Totally Complete Version Of Star Fox 2 Reall...:

The box I had designed (and was shared on this site) did actually contain a cart inside! The one I had made apparently contains the 100% Japanese version, albeit with some fan-translated text into English and then put into a cartridge. However, we'll never know. Hopefully your Interview with Dylan will shed some light on the versions that exist now. The beta version ROMs I saw a few years back that were being coded for the West were indeed missing parts but it is possible to source the complete JPNS version these days (but not officially or with any source to back that claim up!). It's unfortunate that it was never commercially released. I love Starfox 2. Looks lovely on a CRT tv. Dylan and his company are still making cracking games over at Q. Look forward to reading more!

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#6

superfamicomguy commented on Ninterview: Howard "Gamemaster" Phillips:

Great article dude, I love reading about the early days of gaming and how the big figures in the industry started - From Nolan Bushnell and Atari to his Chuck E. Cheese exploits... Guys with real character.

And I love Howard's bowtie.

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#7

superfamicomguy commented on Ninterview: Super Famicom Guy:

@Kumite No I don't and I should have mentioned this. I can however, read 'gaming language' - all the stuff we gamers know and use (save, start, etc.). I remember completing the Japanese RPG, Front Mission without ever knowing the dialogue but the character sketches that made up their expressions made it really easy to follow. Then I played the fan translation around 2003 and it was just as good. And then as voice samples in Japanese games became more common, I'd learn what words the characters were saying, so it's basically 'gamer's Japanese' you can read and speak... Completely useless in a real-life situation though haha.

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#8

superfamicomguy commented on Ninterview: Super Famicom Guy:

@JamieO Cheers Jamie, you're too kind mate!

The Mario Kart choice was an easy one for me. I remember a few years back, I was down in London for a video games museum installation and Mario Kart was set up on the SNES. At that point I hadn't played it since the late '90s. As soon as I sat down and picked up the pad, it all came flying back, turbo starts, power slides.. It's 'playability' is classic and never leaves you... even after a decade!
And you're spot on about the price of retro games going up on Ebay. It's crazy, I paid £16 for a mint Japanese copy of Batman Returns last year and now it averages at around thirty to forty quid. There are some games out there I'm just patiently waiting to see if they drop slightly in value but at the moment they're going up again past the £150 mark

I thought I'd recommend a game for any budding SFC collectors out there:
If anyone spots a decent copy of Sutte Hakkun for sale on eBay, I'd highly recommend it. It's a real collector's item for snes fans (never loses it's value and is rare), it's an original Nintendo game (co-developed with Indies zero) and it's a fantastic puzzle game. It has all the classic hallmarks of a great Nintendo game but it's bloody hard to track down these days! Excellent game that was never released outside of Japan.

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#10

superfamicomguy commented on Ninterview: Super Famicom Guy:

Thanks for all the comments guys, glad you like my collection. @Shryiu F-Zero still sounds great even now @LeonChamp Only Diet Irn Bru mate... for those late night gaming sessions @samholy there's actually a few 'Chinese-made' handhelds that emulate the SFC (not too great to be honest though). Your other option is the Supaboy which is a handheld that takes the original SNES/SFC carts. Cheers!