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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:51 pm

The HD remake looks great. I played Ducktales but was more familiar with Rescue Rangers. Ducktales is a challenging game with slightly unusual gameplay for the NES.

Reading about the Street Fighter Movie Game made me write this .... a game I wish someone would make ...

Forgotten Nintendo Games: The unreleased Super Famicom/SNES title Super Mario Bros. The Movie was intended for a Christmas 1993 release and was based (loosely) on the Bob Hoskins-starring film. Unusually for a Mario title, the game was developed not by Nintendo but by the California-based studio Visual Concepts, with Ringler Studios handling the also-unreleased Game Boy version.

The simple platforming gameplay most closely resembles the original Super Mario Bros., albeit in a much darker, dystopic landscape. Similar to the then-popular Mortal Kombat series, actors were photographed as live-action video, and their likenesses then digitized into the game. Unlike Mortal Kombat, the game altered the actor likenesses to have "big heads" and be more cartoonish. The end result was somewhere between Mortal Kombat and Toshiba's Super Back to the Future 2. Live-capture footage was shot against blue screen during the shooting of the film itself, with actors including Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Francesca Roberts and Lance Henriksen reprising their roles to some extent. However, the game does not closely follow the storyline of the film, taking equal inspiration from the first four Super Mario Bros. video games.

The opening cutscene is very cartoonish and shows Koopa (Dennis Hopper) riding a giant mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex and kidnapping Princess Daisy (Samantha Mathis). Mario Bros. to the rescue! Or not. After the poor reception the Super Mario Bros movie received, Nintendo decided to shelve the game, and it was never publicly released. By all accounts an above-average platformer for the time, with an unusual visual style, we're still hoping for a ROM to leak …
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Arnaud » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:24 am

Artwork from the Ducktales remake : http://jesse-lopez.deviantart.com/
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:36 am

The artwork really captures the feel of the original game, although it's not actually Disney quality! Some of the outlining is awkward at that size. Excited to see the remake ...

One month ago I did suggest the idea of a Super Mario Bros Movie Game at a custom Mario games forum. Someone said they'd been considering that for a long time, but no promises ....

Have we ever discussed Mari0, the Super Mario Bros. remake that gives Mario (and his friends) a Portal gun?
http://stabyourself.net/mari0/

While it's sort of pointless in the original Super Mario Bros. levels (except for hilariously frustrating multiplayer), there are Portal level packs and original, hybrid level packs that use the game mechanics to interesting effect.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Dennis196492 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:59 pm

SOS for the Super Nintendo, or Septentrion in Japan

Someone at HUMAN was either a big Titanic fan, The Poseidon Adventure fan, or both, because there is no way a company can make a game about a ship getting hit by a tidal wave and capsizing, and the character of your choice must go through many obstacles and paths to save as much survivors as you can and make it to the exit; profitable, and indeed, this game flopped and is widely unknown, and vastly underrated.

In this game, you're aboard the SS Lady Crithania in 1921, you get to choose 4 characters: Capris, the Architet; Jeffrey, the retired doctor; Baldwin: the lawyer and Luke: Second officer, each character has their own arc, but their goal is the same: once the ship is suddenly striked by a rouge wave and turns upside down, you need to rescue and escort at least 7 people for their safety, but the ending will vary based on the people you save, so survivors are points, in which Women and Children are the most valuable, do that, and save the person that it's your partner (The Ship's owner for Luke, Capris's sister for Capris, Baldwin's nephews for Baldwin and Jeffrey's wife for Jeffrey) to get the best ending.

The ship from the game is very similar to Titanic, minus one funnel, and there is indeed dialogue and scenes lifted from The Poseidon Adventure, the games uses the Super Nintendo's chip MODE 7 for added challenge, since every now and then, the ship tilts, and the whole design of the game can change based on that. The graphics, while not being anything spetacular, they're not awful, and sometimes pleasant to look at.

But there is one glaring flaw on the game, and it's quite a bad one, the AI from the game is terrible, survivors will either turn around and walk away at random and come back briefly, making them climb a section of stairs is a pain, because they will start jumping at places they can reach, and there is several parts in the game where they can jump and fall to their deaths, due to that, you're constantly baby-sitting them, but in a positive note, you kinda develop a bond with them, I remember accidentally leaving a kid behind to check on other survivors, and the ship tilted at that exact moment, and the kid slipped and fell, shouting to his death, if that wasn't enough, My character said: ''I feel terrible'' that was enough for me to shut the game off and be depressed by the rest of the day.

Oh, and when you get hit by fire/fall from a high place/get hit by something you lose 5 minutes of the 1 hour time limit, and if that wasn't enough, when it reaches the 30 minute mark, all of the ship's survivors that you did not get will disappear, and the ship will tilt on a 270-90-180 degree angle, and in the lower decks, water will begin to rise.

One last thing about this game is that it has a gorgeous soundtrack, better than most games, in my opinion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FluMyR2x ... 0D6F35404D

Gameplay videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lknHaq9QKnI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNSMKnD94o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M-DvbqDQrQ
Final area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Q0i_29DTM

There is also a sequel for the Playstation, but only released in Japan, under the name: Septentrion: Out of the Blue, but that game is garbage, so it's not worth talking about.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:26 pm

So first-person Pac-Man is a thing.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/briderider/fps-man
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ctlw83 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:32 am

I played Mario 64 for the first time in years last week. Still a fun game!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:03 pm

Yes indeed. A real Mario classic.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby KittenEater » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:09 pm

Hello, I am Kitet, I was told to come here to talk about Mr. Gimmick.

Mr. Gimmick is a pretty obscure NES game developed by Sunsoft, and it was only released in Japan and some parts of Scandinavia, apparently.
It's pretty much known for having beautiful graphics, great music, a lot of little details, and being ridiculously difficult.
It's only about 6 levels, but it's much more intricately designed than most of the other NES games of its era. I can't describe it much more, so here's a video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcf2yUg ... 0A71FFC2FA
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:42 am

Played Mr. Gimmick at the end of my stream. What a great NES game. Much easier when cheating and using savestates, though, as it's full of puzzles and makes you think.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ctlw83 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:26 am

I played an unreleased SNES game. Star Fox 2 had been 98% completed when the project was scrapped to make Star Fox 64. A developer leaked the ROM and a few people cleaned up the final bugs and provided an English translation.

You can find the ROM out there and it is a pretty cool game, especially because it was never released.

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