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twinturbo2
butthurt Heat fan
(01-27-2008, 04:59 AM)
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Not quite video game related, but the Chevrolet Nova is also a backronym for the other GM X-Body cars at the time...

NOVA
OMEGA (Oldsmobile)
VENTURA (Pontiac)
APOLLO (Buick)

Did that blow anyone's mind?
Jag22
Banned
(01-27-2008, 04:59 AM)
Nintendo is the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners.
Speevy
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(01-27-2008, 05:00 AM)
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That cloud/bush thing just cheapened Nintendo's entire legacy.
Lobster
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:01 AM)

Originally Posted by Jag22

Nintendo is the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners.

Also used to run love hotels.
sprsk
force push the doodoo rock
(01-27-2008, 05:02 AM)
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This gives new meaning to "Once you see it, you can never unsee it."
ggnoobIGN
Junior Member
(01-27-2008, 05:02 AM)
In PKMN Red/Blue, you can fish in the welcome sign of every gym.
Guybrush Threepwood
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:02 AM)
Hey, what about sports logos?

Secret "H" in Whalers logo:



Wild logo - Forest scene or wild beast?

sprsk
force push the doodoo rock
(01-27-2008, 05:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by AndoCalrissian

YES! My state is the head!


My state is the cock.
dionysus
Yaldog
(01-27-2008, 05:03 AM)
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I feel that Nintendo's legacy is forever tainted now that I know they skimped on assets in SMB.
Speevy
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(01-27-2008, 05:03 AM)
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Clouds and stars are the very symbols of Nintendo.

Now all I'll see is bush.
ukiraros
Member
(01-27-2008, 05:05 AM)
Mario clouds/bush, FedEx arrow which is now all I can see, and the Clefairy thing are some awesome finds.
john tv
minna ni naisho dayo
(01-27-2008, 05:06 AM)
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I actually have an image of this on my other PC, but I'm lazy, so for now, text explanation only. Many of you should know this already (I hope), but in the original Zelda, the dungeon maps for Levels 1-8 interlock with each other to form one big...well, rectangle. It's not a coincidence, though -- when you put the images together, it becomes very obvious it was designed this way intentionally.
ggnoobIGN
Junior Member
(01-27-2008, 05:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

Hey, what about sports logos?

Secret "H" in Whalers logo:
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...s_1856_3144824

Wild logo - Forest scene or wild beast?
http://www.hockeytalk.biz/images/ima..._wild_2001.gif

The Brewers logo is an "M b", not just a glove.
SupraDarky
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(01-27-2008, 05:10 AM)
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Goombas are just mushrooms with eyes and feet? Not sure, just tried to find something else with SMB.

Kandrick
GAF's Ed McMahon
(01-27-2008, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

I actually have an image of this on my other PC, but I'm lazy, so for now, text explanation only. Many of you should know this already (I hope), but in the original Zelda, the dungeon maps for Levels 1-8 interlock with each other to form one big...well, rectangle. It's not a coincidence, though -- when you put the images together, it becomes very obvious it was designed this way intentionally.

This ?

YYZ
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(01-27-2008, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kandrick

This ?

Help me out here. What am I supposed to be seeing?
Azuran
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(01-27-2008, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fenix

Also, in Pokemon Gold/Silver, the Goldenrod city gym is actually a Clefairy:


WOAH!


This thread is single-handedly changing my life as I type this.
ggnoobIGN
Junior Member
(01-27-2008, 05:15 AM)

Originally Posted by YYZ

Help me out here. What am I supposed to be seeing?



Nintendo is teh Nazi
Kandrick
GAF's Ed McMahon
(01-27-2008, 05:16 AM)
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:lol :lol

Not really, but all the dungeons in Zelda 1 fit well together. Like a puzzle.
tnw
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(01-27-2008, 05:16 AM)
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I was pretty surpised about the doki doki panic/smb2 thing. I still like the game a lot though. Didn't learn about that until reading wikipedia.

Another wikipedia moment was learning that 'Ogre Battle' and 'March of the Black Queen' are both names of Queen songs. Japanese people have the shittiest taste in music ever.

I also remember when a japanese exchange student who was staying at a friend's house told me back in the early 90's about the final fantasies that weren't realesed in the US.
bluemax
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(01-27-2008, 05:16 AM)

Originally Posted by john tv

I actually have an image of this on my other PC, but I'm lazy, so for now, text explanation only. Many of you should know this already (I hope), but in the original Zelda, the dungeon maps for Levels 1-8 interlock with each other to form one big...well, rectangle. It's not a coincidence, though -- when you put the images together, it becomes very obvious it was designed this way intentionally.

Woah, my mind is blown. But it does make sense.
Haunted
(01-27-2008, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kandrick

This ?

Why the fuck is one of the temples a swastika?

edit: so late, it's not even funny.

Originally Posted by tnw

Another wikipedia moment was learning that 'Ogre Battle' and 'March of the Black Queen' are both names of Queen songs. Japanese people have the shittiest taste in music ever.

*narrows eyes*
gdt
blow in her face and
she'll follow you anywhere
(01-27-2008, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by SDZeta

Goombas are just mushrooms with eyes and feet? Not sure, just tried to find something else with SMB.

Holy shit, another one!
RurouniZel
Asks questions so Ezalc doesn't have to
(01-27-2008, 05:18 AM)
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The only thing I can think of off the top of my head was that Capcom went thorough 3 nearly completed versions of Resident Evil 4 before landing on the final version.

The original original trailer

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...ies/91577.html

Next one

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...ies/86112.html

Early gameplay

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/7188.html

Final

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/4202.html
Link
The Autumn Wind
(01-27-2008, 05:19 AM)
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Keeping with the Zelda theme, Zelda II's overworld is just north of Zelda I's, and they actually overlap at Death Mountain/Spectacle Rock. Hand drawn example here:

http://www.questforcalatia.net/Zelda...hyrule-map.jpg
gdt
blow in her face and
she'll follow you anywhere
(01-27-2008, 05:19 AM)
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What the fuck. Nintendo was lazy as shit. Whats next? Mario and Luigi used the same assets too?
Crushed
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Haunted One

Why the fuck is one of the temples a swastika?

It's a manji.
ggnoobIGN
Junior Member
(01-27-2008, 05:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Haunted One

Why the fuck is one of the temples a swastika?

edit: so late, it's not even funny.

It's the symbol for the wheel of life or something in Japanese. At least that's the PR. The real reason is that Nintendo are actually a secret society of Nazis who use games to brainwash us all.
rollingstart
Member
(01-27-2008, 05:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Ezduo

The bushes in Super Mario Bros. were just recolored clouds.



Ekans backwards is snake.
Girafarig backwards is girafarig.

wow, thread title delivers.
Link
The Autumn Wind
(01-27-2008, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by RurouniZel

The only thing I can think of off the top of my head was that Capcom went thorough 3 nearly completed versions of Resident Evil 4 before landing on the final version.

The original original trailer

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...ies/91577.html

Next one

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...ies/86112.html

Early gameplay

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/7188.html

Final

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/4202.html

You're forgetting the very first version, which became Devil May Cry. Also, the "gun juggling" in DMC was born from a glitch found in Onimusha during development.
Speevy
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(01-27-2008, 05:24 AM)
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All the Toads that tell you Princess are in another castle use the same sprite.
Lobster
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:26 AM)

Originally Posted by SDZeta

Goombas are just mushrooms with eyes and feet? Not sure, just tried to find something else with SMB.

Nah, Mushroom has more pixels.
Jag22
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:27 AM)
Gordon Freeman's original design.


His name was also somewhat different.

Gordon was originally called "Ivan the spacebiker".
RiskyChris
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:27 AM)

Originally Posted by Kandrick

This ?

HOLY FUCK
jman2050
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(01-27-2008, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

Hey, what about sports logos?

Secret "H" in Whalers logo:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...s_1856_3144824

Wild logo - Forest scene or wild beast?
http://www.hockeytalk.biz/images/ima..._wild_2001.gif

[img]http://i25.************/25qycqx.jpg[/img]

The 'E' is for 'Eagles'
Haunted
(01-27-2008, 05:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crushed

It's a manji.

萬字! Arigatou, Crushed-san you fucking smartass.

Originally Posted by ggnoobIGN

It's the symbol for the wheel of life or something in Japanese. At least that's the PR. The real reason is that Nintendo are actually a secret society of Nazis who use games to brainwash us all.

yeah, I just read up on it. Weird how the shape immediately sprang out to me. Must be all that conditioning etc.
mr_nothin
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(01-27-2008, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lobster

Nah, Mushroom has more pixels.

it's missing ONE row of pixels....thats it
Stitch
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(01-27-2008, 05:30 AM)
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Ragnarok Online
Morroc Pyramid Dungeon 3rd Floor Map

KittenMaster
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(01-27-2008, 05:31 AM)
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The dungeons fitting together is likely just a clever way of storing data on the NES, where they only have to pull data from one big map instead of multiple ones.

It's a manji.

This. Though, it is still likely to be censored if it appeared in a more obvious form somewhere.
Hop
That girl in the bunny hat
(01-27-2008, 05:32 AM)
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Not as mind-blowing as the dungeon quilt, but five of the second quest dungeons from the game spell out (albeit out of order) Zelda:



Originally Posted by KittenMaster

The dungeons fitting together is likely just a clever way of storing data on the NES, where they only have to pull data from one big map instead of multiple ones.

Likely, but the Second Quest doesn't follow that, and if it was necessary then those would be too. So it may have just been an optimization, not a requirement.
Lobster
Banned
(01-27-2008, 05:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Jag22

Gordon Freeman's original design.


His name was also somewhat different.

Gordon was originally called "Ivan the spacebiker".

Let us take a moment the thank the lord that this design was not final.
Great Rumbler
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(01-27-2008, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by ggnoobIGN

It's the symbol for the wheel of life or something in Japanese. At least that's the PR. The real reason is that Nintendo are actually a secret society of Nazis who use games to brainwash us all.

The swastika has been around for thousands of years and has a wide variety of meanings depending on which religion or ancient culture you're talking about.
SupraDarky
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(01-27-2008, 05:33 AM)
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Oh and I learned that yesterday, but it does have 700k views on youtube...
You can get Mew in Pokemon Red/Blue without a Gameshark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkF7Xjxn9jc
Haunted
(01-27-2008, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stitch

Ragnarok Online
Morroc Pyramid Dungeon 3rd Floor Map

Now that's just lazy.

Originally Posted by Charron

Not as mind-blowing as the dungeon quilt, but five of the second quest dungeons from the game spell out (albeit out of order) Zelda:

Not mindblowing, but very cool nonetheless.
Last edited by Haunted; 01-27-2008 at 05:40 AM.
Jon of the Wired
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(01-27-2008, 05:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by SDZeta

Goombas are just mushrooms with eyes and feet? Not sure, just tried to find something else with SMB.

Eh, it's not really the same thing. Goombas and mushrooms may have similar appearances, but they're actually different sprites. The bushes are literally the same sprite as the clouds, just with a palette swap.
Death_Born
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(01-27-2008, 05:35 AM)

Originally Posted by Lobster

Let us take a moment the thank the lord that this design was not final.

Looks like a disgruntled miner! :lol

Speaking of Half-Life:

Segata Sanshiro
(01-27-2008, 05:35 AM)

Originally Posted by tnw

I was pretty surpised about the doki doki panic/smb2 thing. I still like the game a lot though. Didn't learn about that until reading wikipedia.

Another wikipedia moment was learning that 'Ogre Battle' and 'March of the Black Queen' are both names of Queen songs. Japanese people have the shittiest taste in music ever.

I will beat you with a newspaper until you cease to be.
Oblivion
Fetishing muscular manly men in skintight hosery
(01-27-2008, 05:36 AM)
Seriously, though guys. Is the cloud/bush thing that big a deal? I mean it's not that surprising assets would be reused during those times.

If you're impressed with that, Olimar is supposed to be Mario spelled backwards.
No Means Nomad
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(01-27-2008, 05:36 AM)
Humba Wumba The Shaman, and JamJars the Mole are mentioned during the end quiz in the original Banjo-Kazooie.

Banjo-Kazooie was called "Dream" at first, with the lead character being a kid named Edison. Edison who was chased by a pirate named "Captain Blackbeard." You can find an atrocious picture of Blackbeard in the first game inside Mad Monster Mansion, but he also makes an appearance as a drunk in Banjo-Tooie.
bjork
(01-27-2008, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

If I had three wishes, I would wish for:

1. The inability to see the FedEx arrow thing
2. The inability to see the Mario cloudbushes thing
3. The inability to ever see something unseeable ever again or see anything that is currently unseeable.

Oh, and speaking of unseeable things, have you guys ever noticed Mr. Mimal? He's the chef in the United States map.



Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
Arkansas
Louisiana

Or CANT along the border. Maybe a statement on building a border fence?

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