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KingMike

Tasuki wrote:

I know that The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past a secret room in the SNES version named The Chris Houlihan room (Chris Houlihan was a Nintendo Power contest winner in which the winner of the contest would have their name in a game) is now just called The Top Secret Room in the VC release. Not sure why it was changed but it probably had to do with the guys name.

Someone actually got there in the VC version?
I heard it was only accessible if the game detected an error loading a room. Being a Nintendo game, I don't think the game is going to glitch so easily. I remember reaching it once on an original console, was left wondering WTF happened for years (and that was around 1995, so no internet access to look it up).
I would think the VC is even less likely to glitch up than real hardware.

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  • Ninja Gaiden - Star of David imagery removed. Also, the boss music in stage 2 and 5 have been removed due to a likeness to Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"

Is the NES version very different compared to the Arcade version ?
If not does anyone know if the Star of David imagery is still there ?
Is the boss music still included in the NES version ? Mostly asking because i really like Black Sabbath.


BulbasaurusRex wrote:

Link-Hero wrote:

If they only would fix all the games with translating errors and add back in the content that was taken out due to the NOA censorship they use to do back in the old days...

Players would complain that the translation errors are part of the nostalgia.

And i'm one of those that don't like these changes. Except censorship that is.
You can change the platform its on, the controllers i have to play it with, give it online modes, wireless multiplayer, saves instead of passwords and so on.
But please don't change flashing screens, in game characters, music backgrounds and the likes of it. I'd like all that to be in its original form. And i don't care about epileptics.


At least it would be nice if they just told you that there are changes before you download it. Then people can't complain afterwards.
Just imagine if you downloaded Zero Wing and wouldn't see All your base are belong to us in there. That's part of what made the game special to players. I like this and the Gannon error because it makes these games seem less perfect and therefore more charming. It's nothing that breaks the game or is important to in game progress. So just keep it there.

PS: Nice thread here brooks.

Edited on by rolLTheDice

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KingMike

NES Ninja Gaiden and arcade Ninja Gaiden are completely different games.
The NES game is a platformer while the arcade game is a beat-em-up (like Final Fight, Streets of Rage, etc.)

As to flashing screens, they have to change them for liability reasons. You haven't heard one episode of the Pokemon anime gave hundreds of Japanese kids seizures? Even though they didn't make the anime personally, people blamed Nintendo because they own the Pokemon copyrights. Nintendo's not taking any more chances.

KingMike

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Oh, it is? I have to consider getting the arcade game on VC now, but there's a PHP error when I try to read the review.

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KingMike

Speaking of Tecmo games, I've heard Tecmo Bowl was considerably different on arcade.
I know Rygar was. It sounds like the NES version was more popular, but the biggest complaint was the lack of a save/password feature. And it's too bad it will probably never come out on VC. Tecmo decided to change the music from the Famicom to the NES version, and what did they decide to replace the first scene with? Superman plagiarism. Not sure if the Famicom music avoided copyright infringement as I haven't played the game much.

KingMike

AtomicShroom

Super Mario Bros. 3: Screen no longer flashes when getting the "?" sphere after beating a mini-boss.
Life Force: Fixed typo on title screen which said "Licensed by Nintend of America"
Contra 3: Screen flashes dark grey instead of bright white during massive explosion when leaving the crater after defeating the final boss.

I'm guessing they had all titles go through epilepsy testing.

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KingMike

Again, I hear the VC has been programmed to auto-detect epilepsy. (by checking how long it's been since each color in the system's palette has been changed, and leaving it alone if it's been shorter than whatever the acceptable rate is)

KingMike

KingMike

Possibly not the kind of thing this thread was going for, but I noticed the VC Operation Guide for Breath of Fire II bothered to give a detailed explanation of the Dragon's Tear, something the original manual didn't even bother mentioning (well, the US manual anyways. I'd imagine the UK was likely a reprint, and I own a SFC copy with everything except the manual. )
So, back in the day, I was like, "woah, what's up with that trippy flashing light in the text box?"

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And i'm one of those that don't like these changes. Except censorship that is.
You can change the platform its on, the controllers i have to play it with, give it online modes, wireless multiplayer, saves instead of passwords and so on.
But please don't change flashing screens, in game characters, music backgrounds and the likes of it. I'd like all that to be in its original form. And i don't care about epileptics.

I would have liked some licensed games to have been the license completely removed and released on WiiWare. Keep the gameplay and the graphics the same but replace every licensed character, name and music to something else.

It was done for DSiWare where a Trolls game had the Trolls license removed and was released under the name Oscar. I'll have more of that please, just better games than Trolls.

Edited on by Bass_X0

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KingMike

Trolls was changed to Oscar even in the SNES version.

Edited on by KingMike

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TheGreenSpiny

Not sure what the deal is with the dropped rumble pack support.... Probaly due to the fact that the classic conroller has no rumble. It was dropped for the Gamecube's Special Collector's Edition of Zelda but was in the Master Quest version released as bonus for Wind Waker pre-orders. I know that Star Fox 64 just doesn't feel right without the rumble. Also the Cube pad is terrible for that game. Wish there was a better atternative to play that game with.

Also Majora's Mask has some weird audio issues that are both on the collector's edition and VC game.

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TheDarkness wrote:

Not sure what the deal is with the dropped rumble pack support.... Probaly due to the fact that the classic conroller has no rumble. It was dropped for the Gamecube's Special Collector's Edition of Zelda but was in the Master Quest version released as bonus for Wind Waker pre-orders. I know that Star Fox 64 just doesn't feel right without the rumble. Also the Cube pad is terrible for that game. Wish there was a better atternative to play that game with.

Also Majora's Mask has some weird audio issues that are both on the collector's edition and VC game.

Zelda Collector's Edition on Gamecube has rumble, at least in Ocarina and Majora, just like the originals.

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Tasuki

OK well the past few days I have been on a Zelda kick due to the release of OoT for the 3DS. ANyway I have been playing A Link to the Past and I noticed that sometimes the sound effects go out. For example the music will stay at the same level but the sounds that Link makes like the grunts he makes when you do the spin attack or when he gets hit go really low and sound muffled. Dont know if anyone else has experienced that or not.

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KingMike

NES games are going to look off, because the NES used an analog color encoder, I believe. (as opposed to the digital color encoding other consoles used)
And it, at least on NTSC CRT TVs, could significantly alter the apparent colors. Some games were originally designed with the "wrong" colors in mind, and others weren't.

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Megatron2000

A few music tracks were changed slightly in Final Fantasy III

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