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Title: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 17, 2017, 03:39:19 PM
Welcome! Since all the facts I learn pertaining to games seem to not have a good place to find, I've decided to create one for them!

I'll try my best to find 5 per day.

Day 1

- Game Boy Advance Video cartridges are incompatible with the Game Boy Player, in order to protect from copying
- the original arcade version of Donkey Kong has only been re-released through Donkey Kong 64 since the 1990 lawsuit concerning the game's source code
- Kirby Super Star was originally planned to have a sub-game where Kirby would navigate a haunted mansion, cursed with the inability to open his mouth. This idea may have been the inspiration behind Milky Way Wishes's Copy Essence Deluxes
- Street Fighter X Mega Man was originally conceived as a fan game, until Capcom encouraged its developer and assisted with the production Street Fighter X Mega Man was just a fan game, until Capcom realized they'd forgotten to do anything for Mega Man's 25th anniversary and hastily made it an official release to cover their asses
- a port of Frogger was the last game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, released in 1998, the same year as the Dreamcast's initial release
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on October 17, 2017, 06:14:29 PM
- Street Fighter X Mega Man was originally conceived as a fan game, until Capcom encouraged its developer and assisted with the production
I think you mean, "Street Fighter X Mega Man was just a fan game, until Capcom realized they'd forgotten to do anything for Mega Man's 25th anniversary and hastily made it an official release to cover their asses"
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 17, 2017, 06:21:40 PM
Here, lemme fix that...

Thanks, Dudeman! Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on October 17, 2017, 06:32:56 PM
...I wasn't entirely serious lol
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 17, 2017, 06:35:19 PM
Oh, I know. But it had to be said.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on October 17, 2017, 07:11:54 PM
I like the idea of a thread for game trivia. I love trivia. Both learning new stuff or competing in a trivia competition.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 17, 2017, 07:34:05 PM
I like the idea of a thread for game trivia. I love trivia. Both learning new stuff or competing in a trivia competition.

I love it, too! I remember scrolling down to the Trivia section on every Super Mario Wiki article I could find as a little kid! I still do that from time to time.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 18, 2017, 03:53:15 PM
Day 2

- in all Virtual Console versions of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, all 38 of the World-e levels are unlocked by default
- Yoshi's Woolly World was the first Yoshi game in 18 years to be released on a home console, succeeding Yoshi's Story
- Bass's sprite in Mega Man 7 is an edit of X's from Mega Man X
- Kirby Air Ride originally started as a sequel to Kirby's Dream Course, known as Kirby Bowl 64. This game would go on to become an unreleased Nintendo 64 title known as Kirby's Air Ride, which eventually led to the Nintendo GameCube title Kirby Air Ride
- all of the sprites for Garfield: Caught in the Act were hand-drawn and "pixelized" by cartoonist Jim Davis and his artists
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: mastersuperfan on October 19, 2017, 12:03:08 AM
IIRC Air Ride was originally planned to be a snowboarding game wasn't it
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 19, 2017, 01:44:58 AM
You are correct. I knew msf would be the first to respond to today's trivia
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Post by: BrainyLucario on October 19, 2017, 01:22:39 PM
Dang I should've responded sooner
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 19, 2017, 03:47:29 PM
Day 3

- Mario vs. Donkey began development as a remake to Donkey Kong '94
- the Super NES Classic Edition version of Star Fox 2 was given a revised version of its prototypes' Title Screens, in order to fit the new promotional "box art"
- Bounder, Togezo and Rolling Turtle were replaced by Gip, Needlous and Phan Phan, respectively, in the Kirby's Adventure remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
- Enker, from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, was the only of the 3 Mega Man Killers to be featured in the spin-off Mega Man's Soccer
- The Disney Afternoon Collection, a compilation of 6 NES Disney titles, was not released for any Nintendo platforms
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 20, 2017, 06:21:31 PM
Day 4

- a total of 8 Mario Artist games, both released and cancelled, were developed for the Nintendo 64DD as spiritual successors to Mario Paint on the SNES
- GameRankings listed Mario Party Advance in 2014 as the most poorly received Mario game
- e-Reader game Kirby Slide is the only released Kirby title developed by a non-Japanese developer
- Mega Man Japan-only spinoff Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise had a Game Boy port, before it was cancelled
- German producer team Zombie Nation used the melody from a song from the Commodore 64 title Lazy Jones, called "Star Dust", without permission. David Whittaker was later payed an undisclosed sum by Florian Senfter following the popularity of "Kernkraft 400", the song in which the melody was used
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on October 20, 2017, 11:44:09 PM
There’s this website with lotsa GBA games that are unblocked at my school, and Mario Party Advance is the only one I regularly play. It’s really kid based in a lot of sections, and then there are some places that even moderate gamers would find difficult
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 23, 2017, 04:04:31 PM
Note: I'm skipping weekend days

Day 5

- Paper Mario: Color Splash was claimed by Zoë Quinn to contain a personal attack on her by referencing the GamerGate Scandal
- Arms is believed by several to be a spiritual successor to Virtual Boy boxing title Teleroboxer
- franchise debut game Mega Man is the only title in its main game "Classic" series to incorporate a score system
- Japan received a sequel to the Super Game Boy after complaints that the original lacked a link cable for trading Pokémon
- Arcade game Berserk is the first known video game linked to the death of a person. In October of 1982, Peter Burkowski collapsed seconds after making the high score list, and subsequently suffered cardiac arrest at the age of 18
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Altissimo on October 23, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
- Paper Mario: Color Splash was claimed by Zoë Quinn to contain a personal attack on her by referencing the GamerGate Scandal, a harrassment campaign targeted at her and other female indie game developers.

You're gonna open a can of worms by referring to it that way, I think
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 23, 2017, 05:16:48 PM
You're gonna open a can of worms by referring to it that way, I think

How should I, then? I don't want to offend anyone; I'm just stating what I know. I don't know what Nintendo was really referencing; all I know is what they claimed they parodied and how it came off to Zoë.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Altissimo on October 23, 2017, 05:22:54 PM
Maybe just say GamerGate scandal?
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 23, 2017, 06:14:19 PM
- Paper Mario: Color Splash was claimed by Zoë Quinn to contain a personal attack on her by referencing the GamerGate Scandal

Like this?
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Altissimo on October 23, 2017, 07:49:35 PM
That works!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 23, 2017, 08:33:29 PM
That works!

K, I'll fix the post. Thanks!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 24, 2017, 06:42:36 PM
Day 6

- the Nintendo Switch console supports GameCube controller functionality through the Wii U GameCube Adapter
- Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic features a white Mouser in World 5-3, which would be entirely replaced by Clawgrip in Super Mario Bros. 2
- Rockman & Forte (released for the Game Boy Advance in other regions as Mega Man & Bass) borrows graphics from Mega Man 8, yet borrows sound effects from Mega Man 7
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)'s version of Robotnik's Sonic clone appears in the Metal Sonic boss in Sonic Mania
- preceding the release of Cuphead, the world record for the number of bosses in a run-and-gun game was 25, which was beaten with 30 by Cuphead
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 25, 2017, 04:23:53 PM
Day 7

- Wario Stadium is the only Mario Kart 64 track yet to reappear as a retro track in a later Mario Kart title
- Kirby's Super Star Stacker sought an overseas release, until Nintendo of America discontinued the line of SNES games after the release of Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 50% of the Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge OST is in A minor
- one of the code names used for the Nintendo 64 during development was "Project Reality"
- Microsoft Entertainment Pack game SkiFree received a 32-bit remake from its original programmer, Chris Pirih, 14 years after its initial release
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on October 25, 2017, 04:45:43 PM
- Wario Stadium is the only Mario Kart 64 track yet to reappear as a retro track in a later Mario Kart title
Unless I'm completely misunderstanding you, there was also Rainbow Road and Toad's Turnpike, among others I think. But those two were definitely in 8.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 25, 2017, 04:50:56 PM
Unless I'm completely misunderstanding you, there was also Rainbow Road and Toad's Turnpike, among others I think. But those two were definitely in 8.

Yep. Those two are in 8, leaving Wario Stadium as the last to be remade.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on October 25, 2017, 04:55:09 PM
Yep. Those two are in 8, leaving Wario Stadium as the last to be remade.
But you said it was the only one...
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 25, 2017, 05:09:51 PM
I don't quite understand what you mean, THC. Hopefully this should explain myself better.

Red: DS
Yellow: Wii
Green: 3DS
Blue: Wii U
Black: Not remade

Luigi Raceway
Moo Moo Farm
Koopa Troopa Beach
Kalimari Desert
Toad's Turnpike
Frappe Snowland
Choco Mountain
Mario Raceway
Wario Stadium
Sherbet Land
Royal Raceway
Bowser's Castle
DK's Jungle Parkway
Yoshi Valley
Banshee Boardwalk
Rainbow Road

As you can see, Mario Kart 8 could have finished this if 7 took 4 tracks instead of just 3.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on October 25, 2017, 05:19:18 PM
Oh, I see what I was misreading. The fact that a separate track called Wario Stadium was in DS and 8 didn't help, but I misread "yet" as meaning the only one to be included, not the only one to be excluded.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 25, 2017, 05:25:32 PM
Oh, I see what I was misreading. The fact that a separate track called Wario Stadium was in DS and 8 didn't help, but I misread "yet" as meaning the only one to be included, not the only one to be excluded.

Oh yea, I see where you're coming from.

This track probably hasn't been remade yet because it's too long to be given 3 laps, too short to be split into sections, and (I think) it's just plain boring. But Nintendo has its ways with making even tracks like these into masterpiece remasters.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dekkadeci on October 25, 2017, 06:45:09 PM
- 50% of the Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge OST is in A minor
And I thought Kirby OSTs spammed the snot out of C major, A minor, and C minor (to the point that even other closely related keys, such as D minor, are underrepresented).
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: mastersuperfan on October 25, 2017, 10:37:28 PM
- Wario Stadium is the only Mario Kart 64 track yet to reappear as a retro track in a later Mario Kart title

And by golly I hope it stays that way

I mean I know that's not actually realistic but the track is awful
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 27, 2017, 05:13:40 PM
Sorry about yesterday. NSM was down and I was busy most of the day.

Day 8

- Yoshi's firework display in Mario Kart 8's N64 Rainbow Road retro track is based off of his Yoshi Topsy-Turvy artwork
- the Color TV-Game was Nintendo's first console, released in Japan only and selling approximately 4 million units
- A compilation remake of the 5 Game Boy Mega Man games was to be released for the Game Boy Advance, titled Mega Man Anniversary Collection and announced as Mega Man Mania, but it was cancelled with a rumor that said the games' source code was lost
- Castlevania Chronicles is a port of the Sharp X68000 remake to the original Castlevania
- by 1989, a total of 6 different companies had claimed rights to Tetris to release it to various systems

And now, to celebrate a very special release today, 5 Super Mario Odyssey Facts!

- voice actress, singer and jazz pianist Kate Higgins, better known as Kate Davis, is the voice of Pauline, who performed the single "Jump Up, Super Star!"
- this game holds a 97% score on Metacritic, surpassing Super Mario 64's by 3%
- elements of the Sand Kingdom were inspired by Kenta Motokura's trip to Mexico
- the Skeleton Suit is the most expensive suit in the game, costing 9999 Regional Coins
Very minor spoiler
- Power Stars serve the same function as Power Moons while exploring the Mushroom Kingdom. Collecting one plays the "Course Clear" fanfare from Super Mario 64
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Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: SlowPokemon on October 27, 2017, 06:14:50 PM
Thought I could read these kinds of facts without spoilers, but thanks for that last one -.-
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 27, 2017, 06:33:15 PM
Thought I could read these kinds of facts without spoilers, but thanks for that last one -.-

Though I didn't really think of that as a spoiler, I apologize for that, Slow. I'll try not to do that in the future.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on October 27, 2017, 07:08:45 PM
Thanks it’s okay it was my fault for reading them, I just assumed others here would be as spoiler-averse as I am
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Post by: Dudeman on October 27, 2017, 07:13:23 PM
Though I didn't really think of that as a spoiler, I apologize for that, Slow. I'll try not to do that in the future.
Just spoiler tag it now so nobody else suffers Slow's fate.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 27, 2017, 07:34:43 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 30, 2017, 07:45:10 PM
Day 9

- Charles Martinet's debut for voicing Mario was Mario's Game Gallery, preceding Super Mario 64 by a year
- an introductory cutscene for Kirby's Dream Course only appeared in the Japanese version of the game
- the final Wily Stage in the Game Gear title Mega Man uses a remixed version of Quick Man's Stage from Mega Man 2
- broadcasts for the satellite modem peripheral, the Satellaview, were discontinued on June 30th, 2000, after a 5-year lifespan
- Balloon Kid, which was not initially released in Japan, was reprogrammed by Character Soft for the Family Computer as Hello Kitty World, with Hello Kitty as the main protagonist
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on October 31, 2017, 08:20:43 PM
Day 10

- Super Mario character Rosalina was originally intended to be a relative to Princess Peach
- the cutscenes for the North American and European versions of Kirby's Epic Yarn have separate narrators
- Mega Man 9 is the first "Classic" series Mega Man title to be developed by Inti Creates
- Disk-kun, the official mascot of the Famicom Disk System peripheral, appears as a costume in Super Mario Maker
- an unused remix of the first stage theme in Castlevania: The Adventure, "Battle of the Holy", can be found within the files of its remake, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on November 01, 2017, 07:59:35 PM
About that first one: I mean, they could almost spin it that way for a HUGE plot twist for the entirety of the Mario franchise
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Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on November 01, 2017, 08:05:19 PM
About that first one: I mean, they could almost spin it that way for a HUGE plot twist for the entirety of the Mario franchise
Game Theorists even did an episode about it.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 02, 2017, 04:21:37 PM
Since I missed yesterday, I'll be doing 10 snippets today.

Day 11

- 1991 bootleg cart 7 GRAND DAD is believed by some historians to have been created by Taiwanese bootleg publisher J. Y. Company
- at 6 megabits, Kirby's Adventure was one of the largest games ever released for the Nintendo Entertainment System
- in the Game Boy title Mega Man II, Crash Man's name remains unlocalized as Clash Man, with his weapon, Crash Bomber, as Clash Bomb
- Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo as a card company in 1889
- Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind was often labeled by critics at its release as a "Sonic the Hedgehog rip-off"

- Mario's Picross received 2 sequels in Japan following its poor sales in both America and Europe
- Ganon's laugh in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is an edited clip of Soda Popinski's laugh from Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
- "Needle Man Stage" is the only stage theme in Mega Man: The Wily Wars to be remixed into a key different than that of its Nintendo Entertainment System counterpart
- Kirby copy abilities Bubble and Balloon (from Kirby: Squeak Squad and Kirby: Canvas Curse, respectively,) are both directly correlated with their games' main gameplay mechanics that utilize the Nintendo DS stylus
- June Foray reprised her role as Magica de Spell for DuckTales: Remastered. She was 95 years old at the year of the game's release
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 03, 2017, 01:10:10 AM
Feedback time: Anyone have any suggestions? More/less trivia? Specific trivia? Trivia contests? I'm open to all kinds of feedback!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on November 03, 2017, 02:34:46 AM
I love the sound of a trivia contest. But only if you mean like you're everyday trivia game where a question is asked to test your knowledge in a certain category/on a certain topic.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 03, 2017, 02:40:08 AM
I love the sound of a trivia contest. But only if you mean like you're everyday trivia game where a question is asked to test your knowledge in a certain category/on a certain topic.

Ok, we'll go with this: every Friday I will insert 5 new snippets, and ask a random trivial question. The first to PM me the correct answer will get an Special Snippets day on Monday with 5 snippets about the game of their choosing. May the best geek win!

EDIT: It can even be a bootleg cart
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 03, 2017, 04:23:23 PM
Day 12

- searching for Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the Google Search engine will display the official site for Paper Mario: Color Splash as the first result
- Kirby: Star Allies returns to the mechanic of up to 3 Helpers from the cancelled title Kirby GCN
- unreleased cover art for the cancelled North American release of Mega Man: The Wily Wars feature Mega Man in his pose from the "Get a Weapon" sequence in Mega Man IV (Game Boy)
- Castlevania (1985) composer Kinuyo Yamashita composed the soundtrack for Mega Man X3
- an unused Samus narration for the introduction to Metroid Prime was repurposed later for Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Friday Question: The Kirby & the Amazing Mirror incarnation of the copy ability Fighter directly reuses sprites from which other copy ability?

PM me once you have the answer, along with the game you want trivia on (assuming you win).
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 05, 2017, 03:27:11 PM
Just throwing this out there for a second opinion, but this thread being interactive/a game makes me want to visit it less whereas I actually liked reading these every day before. Idk how other people feel though.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 05, 2017, 05:54:04 PM
Just throwing this out there for a second opinion, but this thread being interactive/a game makes me want to visit it less whereas I actually liked reading these every day before. Idk how other people feel though.

Y'know what, Slow? You're right. If I were to make a trivia game, I'd make a separate thread for it, (which I probably won't even do now, since only one person submitted an answer and it was wrong). I'll just go back to the regular routine.

Thanks for the feedback. Things will go back to normal now. (Sorry, THC)
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 07, 2017, 01:35:15 AM
Day 13

- the Regional Coins within the Luncheon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey resemble Gem Apples from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
- the Kirby & the Amazing Mirror incarnation of the Fighter ability directly reuses sprites from the Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland Backdrop ability incarnation
- Harumi Fujita had composed 3 tracks for Mega Man 3 by the time she gave birth and had to be replaced by Yasuaki Fujita
- Vs. Excitebike was remade with Super Mario characters as BS Excitebike Bunbun Mario Battle Stadium, a title for the Satellaview peripheral
- the arcade versions of Mortal Kombat II & 3 contain fake character names to fool anyone examining their coding
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on November 07, 2017, 03:00:08 AM
- the arcade versions of Mortal Kombat II & 3 contain fake character names to fool anyone examining their coding
I love this, it's almost as good as the time when Capcom pranked the West by swapping around Vega, Balrog, and M. Bison's names
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 07, 2017, 08:57:17 PM
Day 14

- Bloopers are fully coded to be stomped above water in Super Mario Bros., but can only be defeated in such a way by utilizing the "Minus World" glitch in the Family Computer Disk System version of the game
- the cannonballs fired by Combo Cannon give the Bomb ability in the remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, while they give the Yo-Yo ability in the original
- unlike the other Dimensions in Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha, Compass Man does not have his own "Robot Master" stage
- Game & Watch Gallery 4 currently marks the last appearance of the character Donkey Kong I, or the younger incarnation of Cranky Kong
- the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit received a video game adaptation on both the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy; these titles, however, have no relation, with completely separate developers, Rare and Capcom, respectively
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 08, 2017, 05:17:52 PM
Day 15

- unused graphics for the Springboard from Super Mario World exist within the coding of its Game Boy port, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
- the level Secret Sea in Kirby: Squeak Squad plays a remix of the Kirby's Adventure level theme for Orange Ocean, the confirmed location of the wreckage of the Halberd following the events of the sub-game Meta Knight's Revenge in Kirby Super Star
- Mega Man II is the only Mega Man title on the Game Boy not outsourced to Minakuchi Engineering
- the concept for the The Adventures of Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World began as a The Legend of Zelda game, which was rejected
- the background music for the "Mean Bean" battle in Sonic Mania is a remix of Satan's theme from the Puyo Puyo franchise
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dekkadeci on November 09, 2017, 06:47:31 AM
- the background music for the "Mean Bean" battle in Sonic Mania is a remix of Satan's theme from the Puyo Puyo franchise
Given that Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine re-skins Puyo Puyo (complete with Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine's 2P Mode music being a near-exact copy of Satan's theme from Puyo Puyo), I like to think that's Sega eating crow with that song usage.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 09, 2017, 12:23:24 PM
Based on how “Mean Bean” sounds like it’s from a certain Nintendo RPG, I’d say that’s superstar sega
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 09, 2017, 02:07:37 PM
Given that Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine re-skins Puyo Puyo (complete with Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine's 2P Mode music being a near-exact copy of Satan's theme from Puyo Puyo), I like to think that's Sega eating crow with that song usage.

I knew this, but I figured everyone else did, too, so I didn't include it.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 09, 2017, 10:07:28 PM
Day 16

- Super Mario Kart's concept began as a 2-player F-Zero title
- Kirby's Return to Dreamland contains sprites and models for unused Super Cutter ability, most likely scrapped due to its similarities to the Ultra Sword ability
- Keiji Inafune claims that Mega Man 3 is one of his least favorite Mega Man entries
- the Japan-exclusive Game Boy Light was the only backlit handheld on the Game Boy line until the Game Boy Advance SP
- Metal Sonic's theme in Sonic Forces is remix of the U.S. version of "Stardust Speedway Bad Future" from Sonic CD, as opposed to the Japanese version

EDIT:
Based on how “Mean Bean” sounds like it’s from a certain Nintendo RPG, I’d say that’s superstar sega

Bravo, Slow. I know where this will go.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 10, 2017, 05:14:43 PM
Day 17

- Iggy Koopa is the only Koopaling in Hotel Mario without his own "Koopa Hotel"
- common enemy Crack-Tweet in Kirby's Dream Land 2 actually made its official debut in Kirby's Pinball Land, 2 years prior
- the "Boss Character Contest" for Mega Man 7 received 220,000 submissions, more than any other number of submissions for a "Classic" series contest
- the Game Boy Printer contains several songs from the soundtrack of the Game Boy title Balloon Kid, composed by Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka
- after the reveal of Bubsy 3D coincided with Super Mario 64's at the same presentation, developer Eidetic considered starting development over from scratch, but could not afford to, forcing them to finish and release the game
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 13, 2017, 10:22:06 PM
Day 18

- the earliest known prototype of Dr. Mario was simply titled Virus
- Kirby's Avalanche and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of Wario's Woods share the same voice actors
- Mega Man X6's development is the only in the main Mega Man X series to not involve series producer Keiji Inafune
- despite being initially announced for PAL regions, the Nintendo e-Reader was not released in Europe
- an in-progress sequel for Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse was cancelled by Traveller's Tales in favor of a Toy Story-based game, which they completed
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 14, 2017, 08:55:08 PM
Day 19

- Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is the only Donkey Kong Country title that lacks a handheld port
- BS Kirby's Toy Box reuses several songs, fanfares and sound effects from Kirby's Dream Course
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars was only available to North Americans via the Sega Channel, rather than through a physical release
- while having 5 games not included, the Super Famicom Mini contains 5 other titles not included in its European and North American variants
- in order to abide by Nintendo of America's religious policies, the church bell tower in the introductory cutscene in Kid Dracula was replaced by the castle spire from the title screen of the game's pseudo-predecessor, Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 15, 2017, 06:19:41 PM
Happy 20 days of trivia!

Day 20

- while Kenny James's voice acting debut for Bowser was in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, he did not begin voicing him regularly until New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- in Kirby Super Star Ultra, the Revenge of the King stage name Illusion Islands is an allusion to the Aleutian Islands
- Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge is currently the only 8-bit Mega Man title with a known prototype
- Sega's SG-1000, released in 1983 in Japan, was its first transition from the arcade industry to the console industry
- the in-game sprites within The Legend of Zelda (1986) depict Ghini with 1 eye, while the official artwork for the same game and the Satellaview remake depict the enemy with 2

Quick Request: If you're a regular reader of this thread, or you occasionally drop by to read, could you please reply to this post? I'm curious, and I want to get an idea of how much of an audience I have here.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on November 15, 2017, 06:43:54 PM
I always read your trivia. I got your back, Levi!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on November 15, 2017, 07:27:51 PM
I drop by regularly, and I will say that the amount of trivia related to Kirby, the Mega Man Gameboy games or the Wily Wars, and the Satellaview is disproportionate to everything else. I'm not really surprised and I'm not really complaining, it's just the pattern I've picked up on.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on November 15, 2017, 07:51:18 PM
i mean i read all posts from most threads so yeah i'm here too

also what dudeman said
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 15, 2017, 07:53:05 PM
I will say that the amount of trivia related to Kirby, the Mega Man Gameboy games or the Wily Wars, and the Satellaview is disproportionate to everything else. I'm not really surprised and I'm not really complaining, it's just the pattern I've picked up on.

also what dudeman said

I tried to divide it up this way over the course of 20 trivia days,

1. Super Mario franchise
2. Kirby franchise
3. Mega Man franchise
4. Gaming hardware
5. Non-Nintendo/Capcom

.. but I feel this pattern is growing old. I want to change things up, and keep things even. Any suggestions for a new template? Something to keep people interested? Sometimes it's difficult to guess which snippets people are and are not familiar with.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 15, 2017, 09:46:14 PM
The woman who voices Luke Triton in the American Professor Layton games also voices some of the Koopalings (I figured my reply might as well be more trivia)
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Trasdegi on November 15, 2017, 10:42:58 PM
i mean i read all posts from most threads so yeah i'm here too

also what dudeman said

Same
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 15, 2017, 10:47:53 PM
(I figured my reply might as well be more trivia)

*thumbs up* Why not? The more, the merrier! ;)
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 16, 2017, 09:42:09 PM
I always read your trivia. I got your back, Levi!

I drop by regularly

i mean i read all posts from most threads so yeah i'm here too

Same

Thanks for all of the encouragement, everybody! I'll try to switch things up now.

Day 21

- Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the first Animal Crossing title with cross-dressing enabled
- all 3 of the Konami ReBirth installments were released exclusively under WiiWare (See, Mael? There are some good WiiWare-only games!)
- Bugs Bunny for the Atari 2600 was the first video game to feature a character from the animated series Looney Tunes
- full, unused sprite sheets of the Koopalings exist within the data of Super Princess Peach, where they retain their pre-New Super Mario Bros. Wii appearances
- only 4 Super Nintendo Entertainment System games utilize the Super FX 2 chip: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Doom, Winter Gold, and Star Fox 2
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on November 17, 2017, 01:01:58 AM
Lil late, but I drop by once every 2-3 days! This interests me!
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 21, 2017, 05:01:57 AM
Sorry about Friday...

Day 22

- gaming series Story of Seasons was originally known as Harvest Moon, yet the latter name still exists as its own separate series today
- the Scientist outfit in Super Mario Odyssey pays homage to the international commercial for the Super Game Boy adapter cartridge
- following Shadow the Hedgehog's death in Sonic Adventure 2, dissapointed fans encouraged Takashi Iizuka to bring back the character in later installments
- Pac-Man's design in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U was originally determined by Namco to resemble his Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures appearance
- Mad Professor Mariarti contains a warning message within its code, threatening to track down and break the legs of anyone who tries to hack the game
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Altissimo on November 21, 2017, 03:00:19 PM
- following Shadow the Hedgehog's death in Sonic Adventure 2, dissapointed fans encouraged Takashi Iizuka to bring back the character in later installments

oh my god is that really what happened that's fantastic
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 21, 2017, 05:44:25 PM
Yep, he even got his very own game: Shadow the Hedgehog!

At least Sega listens to its fans...
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dude on November 21, 2017, 09:09:06 PM
That explains why the Sonic games and the fanbase both suck.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 21, 2017, 10:34:06 PM
That explains why the Sonic games and the fanbase both suck.

Now, that's not exactly how I would describe it...
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on November 21, 2017, 10:56:04 PM
That explains why the Sonic games and the fanbase both suck.
I mean, Sonic Mania was a thing, so it can't be all bad, right...?
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 21, 2017, 11:05:45 PM
I mean, Sonic Mania was a thing, so it can't be all bad, right...?

Yes! Sonic Mania is a perfect example.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dude on November 21, 2017, 11:25:39 PM
Then Forces happened and look how that went.

Terribly.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 21, 2017, 11:38:16 PM
Then Forces happened and look how that went.

Terribly.

Well, Forces was developed just by the Sonic Team. Then again, I think they received from fan inspiration for the customizable avatars.
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on November 27, 2017, 07:52:32 PM
Apologies; I needed a break from this...

Day 23

- customer loyalty program Club Nintendo was discontinued 3 months earlier in North America than all other regions
- Zelda's Adventure composer Mark Andrade additionally portrayed Gaspra during the games' cutscenes
- primary atagonist of the Bomberman series Bagura has been named as Buglear, Bagulaa, Bugler, Buglar, Buggler, Bugglar, Burglar, and even Bagular
- the "Minor Circuit" remix in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is an edited version of the rendition from Punch-Out!!(Wii)
- The Walt Disney Company's famous "Hidden Mickey" mark can be found embedded within the circuit board of the Mickey Mousecapade cartridge
Title: Re: Levi's Daily Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on November 27, 2017, 10:18:21 PM
- the "Minor Circuit" remix in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is an edited version of the rendition from Punch-Out!!(Wii)
Hey!

Oh yeah!
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on December 05, 2017, 09:49:24 PM
Very sorry for the lateness; I've got a lot of tests in college & non-college courses this week. Enjoy some trivia, along with my own extra stuff in red! (You don't have to agree with it)

Day 24

- Wario's losing statement from Mario Party 2 is not, contrary to popular belief, "D'oh I missed!", but "So ein Mist!", German for "Such a crap!". But let's be honest; we like to believe it's the first one.
- Special Tee Shot started as a game of its own, but then evolved into Kirby's Dream Course; the former eventually saw a release as a Satellaview broadcast. Why am I always trivia-ing about the Satellaview?
- unused code within Mega Man II (Game Boy) shows that a standard "Stage Select" screen was initially planned for the second set of Robot Masters. But then the brilliant developers turned it into an Teleport System guessing game.
- the Nintendo Entertainment System cart of Metroid contains a NES-SNROM-0x PCB, typically used for the carts as battery backup. You still can't save, though. Have fun!
- the Family Computer System version of Gimmick! contains a unique sound chip within the cartridge that allows for 3 additional channels of sound. No wonder North America was too cheap to produce it.
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dudeman on December 05, 2017, 10:14:20 PM
Day 24

- Wario's losing statement from Mario Party 2 is not, contrary to popular belief, "D'oh I missed!", but "So ein Mist!", German for "Such a crap!". But let's be honest; we like to believe it's the first one.
damn straight
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: Dekkadeci on December 06, 2017, 07:46:50 AM
- the Family Computer System version of Gimmick! contains a unique sound chip within the cartridge that allows for 3 additional channels of sound. No wonder North America was too cheap to produce it.
Seems like it couldn't beat the Konami VRC6 chip's also 3 additional channels of sound--that's the one Castlevania III uses, the Shovel Knight series uses, and arrangers like coatlesscarl use.
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on December 06, 2017, 01:33:48 PM
Seems like it couldn't beat the Konami VRC6 chip's also 3 additional channels of sound--that's the one Castlevania III uses, the Shovel Knight series uses, and arrangers like coatlesscarl use.

Precisely.
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on December 11, 2017, 04:36:37 PM
As you can see, for now on I'll be adding trivia here whenever I find enough I feel like it.

Day 25

- purchasing Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels through the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console service will cost 100 more points if purchased outside of Japan. It's fine, Japan; we didn't want your Super Mario Bros. ROM hack anyway...
- the Entertainment Software Rating Board, or the ESRB, was first established on September 16th, 1994. Nope, not Mortal Kombat's fault at all...
- Mega Man 3 (PC) was named as such rather than 2, even while being the second title on the MS-DOS platform; this was purely for promotional purposes, as 2, 3, and 4 had already been released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. No one knows why the first DOS game even got a sequel anyway.
- Space Invaders was the first video game to feature simultaneously playing music and sound effects. 4 different notes looping, but it's still music.
- Game & Watch Collection and its sequel were both released as Club Nintendo exclusives for the Nintendo DS. Those snobby club members...
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: LeviR.star on December 14, 2017, 03:58:46 AM
Day 26

- due to its gameplay's reliance on a built-in cartridge accelerometer, Kirby Tilt 'n Tumble is one of the only games in the Kirby series to not be released for digital download
- by licensing request of Namco, Fury of the Furries was rebranded by developer Kalisto as Pac-In-Time
- Star Fox Zero, released in 2016, was the first Star Fox title to be released on a home console in over 10 years
- a line of headphone adapters designed specifically for the Game Boy Advance SP were created after criticisms concerning the lack of a headphone jack arose
- in the Spanish version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Hooktail's gender pronouns were mistranslated, and thus reversed, from female to male
Title: Re: Levi's Snippets of Gaming Trivia!
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on December 14, 2017, 04:05:10 AM
- in the Spanish version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Hooktail's gender pronouns were mistranslated, and thus reversed, from female to male
And in the English, or at least NA, version, Cortez says "mi amigos" instead of "mis amigos" when going from Keelhaul Key to Rogueport.