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Man I miss these things, thankfully we at least have Retro Gamer now
>>8896030haven't checked in these threads for a while. crazy that the game boy outlived the snes.
>>8896402The World Wildlife Fund hasn't taken them down to the mat in copyright court yet, I see.
>>8896656>Pokemon screencap comic after so many issuesI'd ask if it was a slow news day, but since this is the N64 era that question answers itself.
>>8896032Ah yes, famous RPG franchise Rainbow Six.
>>8896020The contents listing has been nicely legible for a while now.
>>8896092The Dolphin is introduced.
>>8896096>Pokémon took the award for Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development.?
>>8896276Only because of Pokemon. If not for that topping the charts they would've ditched them ages ago.
>>8896156Bowser golfs one-handed
>>8896303No mention at all of just using the melee attack to get the dogs off you when you get bit. Good job missing the obvious, NP.
Jesus the amount of ads are out of control
>>8899562That's what NP gets for betting it all on the N64 and losing horribly.
>>8896210>Phipps says that the game has been imbued with "all of the things that movies aimed at an older audience take for granted, but which video-game adventures are only just beginning to touch on."This is the first time I've seen any hint of this kind of "games can be art, and for grown-ups even!!" attitude in Nintendo Power.
>>8896228I think this is probably Nintendo Power's first time using the word "phat".
>>8896234What in the
>>8896324Apparently a kid in Hokkaido reads Nintendo Power. Presumably she (?) is in love with NFL Blitz, Cruis'n USA, and Mace: The Dark Age, and so must turn to a foreign publication for Nintendo news?
>>8901519I would think so.
The New Tetris looks pretty interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0JJsKckNXM
>>8896341Wow 5.3. Is this going to end up as the worst-reviewed N64 game ever?...Oh. No, guess not.
>>8896351Well this is a new type of ad.
>>8896365Nintendo Power's first time having any reason to mention Microsoft, possibly?
>>8896341NP trying so hard to not just give Superman 64 a total zero.
>>8896980I didn't notice the lack of games at all as a kid. Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and Pokemon were good enough for me. But this issue really shows how bad third-party games were, for the most part.
>>8896387I don't understand that man's bosom
>>8896667More Japanese footage but 4kids scripts. You'd think with how far along the show is by now they'd have just been sent what 4Kids or Viz already had on hand. The gym sign says "Hanada Gym" in Japanese and 4Kids would make it read "Cerulean Gym" rather than Cerulean CITY Gym. Strangely, both 4Kids and AND Nintendo Power didn't notice the Japanese writing on the sign next to Ash's leg there. Usually they airbrush it out or cover it with a word balloon, like they do >>8896661in the second to last panel on this page.
>>8896397Super Mario 64 2 still going strong. Everyone wants it
>>8896397Castlevania is not as good as Beetle Adventure Racing. You may not like it, but that's what the science says.
>>8896585I wonder what the Mario trophy is made of.
>>8896617The girl is not nearly as cute in the game.
>>8896513>>8896648Nintendo Power starting to feel like a store catalogue.
>>8905228Unironically yes. Play Beetle Adventure Racing.
>>8903479Oh for sure. Especially when 3D like that was the newest thing (or the game was a held-together-by-twine-and-bubblegum mess like Pokemon) that you felt like you could just explore it forever, every new rumor or impossible story you heard from someone seemed like a secret waiting to be found. A child's perspective where they can spend every day just scouring over and roaming around the vast worlds of Banjo Kazooie is different from an older one.This isn't a "oh innocence lost" post or anything, just that "where are the games" matters less depending on the age in question.
>>8896341>>8903343It's pretty fucked up that they had such a glowing preview in the previous issueMaybe the most egregious example of them shilling garbage in all of NP
>>8896672>that brief era before they decided there weren't any normal non-Pokemon animalspokemon is weird
>>8907626It took them until Legends to retcon that mention of Indian elephants out of Raichu's Pokedex entry (it now mentions Copperajah).
>>8896937Starcraft 64 is such a wild port
>>8907634I imagine besides the setting shift, being such an overt reference to Topsy was always a bit of an elephant in the room. If you'll pardon the expression.
>>8907626There has to be real animals still there if the ecosystem is to function. We have over 10,000 species of birds alone supporting the environment, and who knows how many tens of thousands of insect species. No way there are that many pokemon.
>>8896656I only skimmed the first set of comics, but I think Misty's entire connection to the group at this point is that Ash stole her bike so she wants to be compensated, or something? That's kinda weird. Also I don't think she would be able to stomp that loudly since she is tiny.
>>8908150She wants to be compensated for her bike is what she says, but in reality she wants Ash's "compensation".
>>8908141At this point, there isn't. Just Pokemon that hasn't been discovered (invented) yet. The franchise has been working to erase all real-world elements since at least Gen5.
>>8908141yeah i dont know what to tell you man i dont think they care about the logic of it
I am getting the impression that Pokémon doesn't have a very good story.
>>8909285You'd be wrong, it's second only to Ocarina of Time for best story of 1998.
>>8909285It's basically Rocky but with cockfighting, and Rocky is a masterpiece.
>>8896009How weird to see a PS logo on Nintendo Power.
>>8896903>This was in fact the ONLY N64 game that would feature an option to play the game in Danish (Lego is Danish afterall)>This was actually a really big deal for me personally. It was so crazy for me to actually see words on the screen that I could understand at the time, without the need to call in my parents to translate everything.I found the above YouTube comment mildly interesting.
>>8896928>Ridge Racer was known for its great cars, high speeds, arcade handling, and the fact that it had just four courses. Ridge Racer 64 will be known for all of these things except that there will be more courses to race on.A little nip at the competition is still allowed, as long as it doesn't go too far.
>>8910450I'm almost disappointed it wound up getting released, there'd be some humor if it wound up in the cancelation graveyard.
>>8896937>there are no plans to market Doshin or the DD 64 in the North American market.It feels strange for them to announce a disappointing event like this. Usually they just seem to let things fade away unacknowledged like how Star Fox 2 did. Maybe they don't think their readers actually care about the 64DD anymore though?
>>8909749And here's one that has a Dreamcast logo to go with it: >>8896959