49 posts tagged snes
What is the video game, Earthbound?
Even today, it’s so hard to answer that question.
It was like a group of children taking dolls from a toy chest.
Old dishes no longer used in the kitchen.
Nuts and bolts found inside a toolbox.
Little flowers and leaves from the backyard.
And they were all laid down on the carpet with everybody singing made-up songs.
Ready to talk all day about that world they just made.
That, I think was how Earthbound was made.
Arino plays The Magical Quest
A Link to the Past and its 3DS sequel compared
I’m a bit LTTP on this since the image made the rounds yesterday, but Zelda Informer put together this direct overworld comparison using screengrabs from the new Legend of Zelda 3DS trailer yesterday. Not everyone’s in love with the 3D aesthetic, but I ain’t even that worried about it.
Meanwhile, Nintendo of America’s product marketing director Bill Trinen tells Joystiq that “from a story perspective there are connections [between the 3DS game and the original SNES title], so it does fall after A Link to the Past.”
Shigesato Itoi + Satoru Iwata
I know that a number of you have crushes on these middle-aged Japanese men, so I’m sure you’re squealing over this photo of them together, thumbs barely touching, two hearts becoming one.
Mother 2 releases on Japan’s Wii U Virtual Console this week, which means we get this great photo of Nintendo’s boss and Mother's creator introducing a conversation between the two today (hoping for a translation soon).
"Ahh Ahh Can you hear me? This is Shigesato Itoi. Please give me something. Please give me Test Test"
"I’m about to eat a banana that’s been sitting in 50 degree celsius water for 15 minutes straight. ….Yum! Mother 2 is nice, but so is this banana.”
On a related note, awesome Japanese design site PingMag is back — here’s a great interview they had with Itoi about advertising and t-shirts from seven years ago.
This can’t be the first time someone’s done this, right? I mean, this hack seems so obvious — of course someone would think to drop a Link sprite into Bomberman. It just makes sense, what with the green-capped hero’s penchant for bomb-laying.
In this case, Moejoe128 hacked Super Bomberman 2 Go for Pro Edition to offer Link as a playable character. He added a few other awesome features, too, like a Stage 1 option with edge tunnels that send you to the other side (like Pac-Man), varied speeds for kicking bombs, and more.
Downton Abbey as an SNES game
While there’s not nearly enough of the feisty Dowager Countess of Grantham in here, and the idea of Mrs. Patmore poisoning Cousin Matthew is preposterous, I can’t help but love this anyway for Bill Kiley’s fantastic chip arrangement of the Downton Abbey theme.
A Secret of Mana winter scene by Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre
You can see a much larger version of the artwork, download it as a wallpaper, or purchase it as a poster here.
"Suit Up, Arthur" by Brother Brain. This Super Ghouls’n Ghosts GIF seemed appropriate to post given that we’re just a few days away from Halloween.
Plus, it’s a reminder that Ghosts’n Goblins released on 3DS’s Virtual Console last week. eShop really broke out the Thanksgiving HAM early, delivering this, Liberation Maiden, NightSky, Castlevania: The Adventure, more NSMB2 DLC, a free Mutant Mudds update, a Marvel Pinball demo, and more, all in a single day!
Buy: Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
See also: MSuper Ghouls 'N Ghosts on Game Center CX
[Via Brother Brain]
Good news! If you want that third-party Wii U Pro Controller with a Super Famicom controller shape in the middle, you can totally get it in the US, from Amazon. There’s even a version with the American-style SNES button colors, and plain White/Black ones, too.
There’s also a gold “limited edition” version, which is so much more desirable than the regular editions, which aren’t golden, I guess.
Update: It’s possible these aren’t actually compatible with the Pro Controller? As pointed out in a GoNintendo post (and on these here boxes) it says these are a combination of Wiimote and Classic Controller, which sounds great… but isn’t what a Wii U Pro Controller does. HMMMMMMMMMM.
Preorder: Wii U stuff
See also: More Wii U news, media
Shadowrun page from a Nintendo Magazine System preview (issue #11, August 1993). Every few months, I get the urge to play the Shadowrun SNES game on a handheld, which isn’t going to happen until series creator Jordan Weisman tracks down the rights. :o/
The screenshots shown on the left side of the page are from the Game Boy edition of Shadowrun that Beam Software created but never released. It was a sidescrolling platformer in which you played a Street Samurai — psyche, that’s actually Edd the Duck, a game based on the BBC character and released by Beam’s subsidiary Lazerbeam.
Buy: Shadowrun (SNES) See also: More Shadowrun frothing
[Via Do Go On]
Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 gets fancy with an SNES ROM demo and a great soundtrack. Try it on your own SNES emulator! This was designed by Batsly Adams, with graphics by KeFF and music by Zabutom.
Blip Festival Tokyo 2012 — which will be the last Blip Festival for a while, as the show is going on hiatus — takes place October 20 and 21 at Koenji High in Tokyo, featuring tons and tons of artists. Just flipping through the lineup, I’m surprised to see composer Nobuyoshi Sano, who directed and produced the Korg DS-10 series. I guess it makes sense that he’d perform at a chiptune show!
If you’re going to the show, have fun, and try not to think too much about the sad, jealous losers you’ve left behind!
See also: More Blip Festival posts
Profanity-laced NBA Jam XXX, allegedly a prototype of the SNES game that replaces famous phrases like “Boom-Shakalaka” with much more vulgar versions. Skip to the 02:00 mark of this video to hear what I mean.
A former Acclaim Entertainment employee sent the game to Nintendo Player, and provided this explanation about the Iguana Entertainment-developed prototype:
"Due to the memory constraints of the 16-bit system, the long strands of voice samples from the classic arcade game had to be modified to fit an [SNES] cartridge. Tim Kitzrow, NBA Jam‘s memorable voice-over announcer, was called back into the studio to shorten his calls.
During one of these recording sessions, a number of outtakes were saved as a joke, which served as the basis for a special, profanity-filled, in-house-only game–one that, if word ever got out about its existence, could have severely jeopardized Acclaim’s relationship with the NBA league and completely shut down NBA Jam‘s development for good.”
Who knows if any of this is true. While I’m watching Team USA play Argentina later tonight, though, I won’t be able to not imagine Kitzrow yelling “Get that shit outta here!” whenever Tyson Chandler blocks a shot.
Buy: NBA Jam See also: More prototypes [Via @sardoose]