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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    So, Nick, did you debate including the original Famicom/NES Golf since it's often debated whether or not the player character is actually Mario? I think that the academic answer is that it's not officially Mario, but it's obviously an in-house produced game that for some reason used the character as visual inspiration.
    It's funny you said something, I spent a considerable amount of time pondering this. I finally figured since his proportions were so different and that there's no mention of him actually being in there by Nintendo, that it didn't belong in the graphic (despite what some lists have inferred).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retronick View Post
    It's funny you said something, I spent a considerable amount of time pondering this. I finally figured since his proportions were so different and that there's no mention of him actually being in there by Nintendo, that it didn't belong in the graphic (despite what some lists have inferred).
    Not sure if you're planning on including them in your next versions, but Mario appears in the following GameBoy games:

    Golf


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    Quote Originally Posted by Retronick View Post
    You're right, Bandai had no part in the Satellaview. Turns out that is a common mis-interpretation of English speakers.
    Holy cow! This is mindblowing. Makes a heckuva lot of sense, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    Not sure if you're planning on including them in your next versions, but Mario appears in the following GameBoy games:

    Golf


    Tennis



    Alleyway
    Thanks for those! I'll try and incorporate them in the next pass.
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    Well Done. Loved going through it.

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    Is there a Youtube video of Mario in NES Tetris? I was not aware of an appearance there.
    Funny, I couldn't find this before.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=P...tailpage#t=60s
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    More marios than I knew

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainerdrainer View Post
    More marios than I knew
    And there's more comin'!
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    Very cool -- and I actually learned something new; I'd never heard of the "Mario Bros. Special"/"Super Mario Bros. Special" games, and now I think I'll investigate them further.

    An enjoyable read, and very sharp visually. Nice job, and I look forward to future incarnations/other projects (I echo the Zelda suggestion made earlier in the thread).

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    You're missing Donkey Kong and Jr on 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, others (oh, and the Coleco Mini-Arcade VFD tabletop version), Mario Bros. on 2600, 5200, 7800, others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapdash View Post
    You're missing Donkey Kong and Jr on 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, others (oh, and the Coleco Mini-Arcade VFD tabletop version), Mario Bros. on 2600, 5200, 7800, others.
    I actually own a few of those myself. I avoided a lot of ports (see omissions) to keep this thing from getting too crazy. If people send me the sprites from those versions (since this already took me upwards of 40 hours), I might include them in the next pass.

    You'll also notice that the sprites from Tennis, Baseball, and Alleyway on the Gameboy are also missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightykendar View Post
    Very cool -- and I actually learned something new; I'd never heard of the "Mario Bros. Special"/"Super Mario Bros. Special" games, and now I think I'll investigate them further.

    An enjoyable read, and very sharp visually. Nice job, and I look forward to future incarnations/other projects (I echo the Zelda suggestion made earlier in the thread).
    Thanks for the kudos! I actually did the research for a Zelda Article previously, so I am considering it. Though with the Zelda one I might take a different approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccovell View Post
    Errata:

    Bandai had no part in the Satellaview.

    Super Scope 6 Lazerblazer and QIX were not on the NES.

    How could the 1990 World Championships have inspired a 1989 movie? Also the Wizard is 6 parts Tommy and 4 parts Rain Man.
    I beg to differ on Qix. I own a sealed copy for the NES...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8-bitNesMan View Post
    I beg to differ on Qix. I own a sealed copy for the NES...
    Haha, I meant that that screenshot was not from the NES version...

    By the way, Retronick, the small print at the very bottom still says "Bandai Satellaview" last time I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccovell View Post
    Haha, I meant that that screenshot was not from the NES version...

    By the way, Retronick, the small print at the very bottom still says "Bandai Satellaview" last time I checked.
    Looks like all the text in the graphic itself is fixed. If you're talking about the tags (the orange text at the bottom), I purposefully left that in the event someone makes the same error I made and stumbles upon it .
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