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by Sniffnoy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sorry about the downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Sorry about the downtime

Whoa, things no longer stretch across the entire screen...
by Sniffnoy
Wed May 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95365

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Probably Sonic Clackers . Neo on Sonic Retro worked that one out . It makes perfect sense given how Sonic & Tails behave in the game. Plus, L & R are interchangeable in Japanese. I think there's a couple of Playstation prototype controllers that have a SERECT button. Whoa. The link to what clackers...
by Sniffnoy
Wed May 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95365

Re: Revenge of the nerds

big_smile wrote:I imagine Windii probably left it as Pox to keep more faithfully to the text, which is something translators often do.

It's like how everyone calls the Chaotix prototype "Sonic Crackers" because that's how it is mis-romanized on the title screen.
Wait, what is it supposed to be?
by Sniffnoy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Blinx the Time Sweeper now public domain
Replies: 6
Views: 2727

Re: Blinx the Time Sweeper now public domain

Well, the trademark has run out. Copyright's another matter. I'm not sure you can get very far with just the trademark without infringing copyright.
by Sniffnoy
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 104777

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

...why are there both Sonic 1/2-style shields <i>and</I> Sonic 3-style shields?
by Sniffnoy
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Green Hell Zone
Replies: 0
Views: 2988

Green Hell Zone

Songs recorded from a damaged Sonic 1 cartridge. Most of them are just missing particular channels and are not that interesting, but other ones have gone wrong in stranger ways. Green Hill Zone and Special Stage in particular are really funny. I saw this over on Reddit , where the person who owns i...
by Sniffnoy
Fri May 17, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic ..Excursion?
Replies: 112
Views: 43092

Re: Sonic ..Excursion?

Of the games to try and integrate Adventure Fields / Town Stages with regular levels, Adventure was the most successful because the Adventure Fields were fairly compact and easy to navigate, had interesting things to do (like finding the hidden Chao Eggs or the minigames) and even reoccurring chara...
by Sniffnoy
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Heretical Inquiry
Replies: 22
Views: 8517

Re: Heretical Inquiry

What exactly is wrong with the brick physics in SMAS? I've mostly played SMB1 via SMAS, so I had no idea anything was different.
by Sniffnoy
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Star Wars Episode 7
Replies: 9
Views: 4379

Re: Star Wars Episode 7

They haven't just announced episode 7, nor just 7, 8, and 9 -- they stated that they intend to make a new one every two to three years. On the one hand, these might actually be good. On the other hand, having no particular end in sight is a quick way to make me stop caring. (Interestingly, this plan...
by Sniffnoy
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Next Smash Bros. games to be made by Namco Bandai
Replies: 14
Views: 5759

Re: Next Smash Bros. games to be made by Namco Bandai

If Mr. Driller is in I will, like, only play as him. That seems pretty unlikely, though.
by Sniffnoy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 40518

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

Pretty much none of the characters in that movie were like in the games. Dee Jay was a villain in the movie, too. I guess they also assumed any black characters had to be villains?
by Sniffnoy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: jet set radio coming to xbla psn
Replies: 40
Views: 17424

Re: jet set radio coming to xbla psn

Well, it was first in the US version, not in De La. Or is the music in the US and the De La versions the same?
by Sniffnoy
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: This confuses me too deeply to think of a title
Replies: 16
Views: 5347

Re: This confuses me too deeply to think of a title

Sonic 3's exclusive tunes are generally weak for that era of the franchise. Mini-boss theme disagrees. Come on! I won't fight you on the Super Sonic loop though. Too bad they didn't try a Yoshi method of adding some kind of overlay to the level music, or even started a Sonic CD-like remix. The prob...
by Sniffnoy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: This confuses me too deeply to think of a title
Replies: 16
Views: 5347

Re: This confuses me too deeply to think of a title

Well the music is consistently Sonic 3 -- that's the Sonic 3 (without S&K) invincibility theme, not the Sonic 2 Super Sonic theme.
by Sniffnoy
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Slash, wheeze, slash, wheeze
Replies: 71
Views: 24444

Re: Slash, wheeze, slash, wheeze

Also, back when LttP came out, didn't Nintendo explicitly say it took place about 100 years before the original?
by Sniffnoy
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Saturn sounded like THAT?
Replies: 18
Views: 6446

Re: The Saturn sounded like THAT?

Oh man, I totally didn't notice there was a "year" hint on them until afterward...
by Sniffnoy
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: PayPal Founder to Create Rapture
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Re: PayPal Founder to Create Rapture

What I'm wondering is, why is this suddenly news *now*? Thiel has been involved with the Seasteaders for a while, IIRC.
by Sniffnoy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 131806

Re: What are you playing today?

...and having now played through it and gotten all the trinkets, I don't see why "A New Dimension" bills itself as the hardest. The longest, probably. But it isn't even close to Golden Spiral. The long upward part for trinkets right at the beginning looks really hard, but, well, it isn't. It's almos...
by Sniffnoy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 131806

Re: What are you playing today?

Weirdness: The level editor includes 2 new music tracks you can use, but SFAICT (having not yet played through the two hard ones) only one of them is actually used in the new levels that come with the game. Also I don't think Souleye has made them available for download anywhere so far. I kind of h...
by Sniffnoy
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 131806

Re: What are you playing today?

Playing the extra levels in VVVVVV 2.0. Wait, there's a VVVVVV 2.0? Seems to just be an updated version with a bit of extra content from what I can gather online. Is this the case? Yup. The biggest difference is purely internal - the entire game was rewritten in C++ by another guy, allowing it to f...
by Sniffnoy
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 131806

Re: What are you playing today?

Playing the extra levels in VVVVVV 2.0. So far I've beaten all of them (with all trinkets) but the two hard ones (A New Dimension, which I haven't really tried beyond an initial look, and Golden Spiral which is just *grueling*). Also, the "How Badly Do You Want It?" trinket in Roadtrip to the Moon c...
by Sniffnoy
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Let's boycott Marvel!
Replies: 13
Views: 4409

Re: Let's boycott Marvel!

...just because they're doing something wrong doesn't mean a boycott is the appropriate or an effective response that will accomplish what you intend it to without harmful side effects that outweigh the good it did? "Wrong => boycott" is not exactly a full chain of reasoning...
by Sniffnoy
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Wikipedia Game
Replies: 15
Views: 4390

Re: The Wikipedia Game

Nonetheless, there are counterexamples! (Assuming we get rid of rule 3; presumably there still are if we don't, but I haven't yet looked for any.) Examples include "Paleolithic" -> "Prehistory" -> "Recorded history" -> "History of the world" -> "Paleolithic" and "Soviet Union" -> "Constitution of th...
by Sniffnoy
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Wikipedia Game
Replies: 15
Views: 4390

Re: The Wikipedia Game

Note that "brackets" here is in the British sense, i.e. parentheses. But, I can't say I like rule #3. Not because the original didn't have it, but because it's silly. Consider: If we exclude it, what's going on is that we have a map from Wikipedia pages to Wikipedia pages, and we turn this into a di...
by Sniffnoy
Tue May 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Generations
Replies: 1175
Views: 1006196

Re: Sonic Generations

...oh, I just looked it up on Wikipedia and it's just a remake with 3D graphics. That's stupid, but not terrible.