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Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:04 am
by Rhosty
Something I didn't know at first about Mario was that he has been a carpenter before he was a plumber.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:26 am
by yellow yoshi
yeah he was a plumber is , in Donkey kong

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:05 am
by Eri7
The most obvious one, that Samus was actually a woman.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:18 am
by Rhosty
Eri7 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 3:05 am
The most obvious one, that Samus was actually a woman.
This one came to me as a surprise

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:53 am
by FireyPaperMario
I didn't know that Paper Mario was originally named "Super Mario RPG II" and was originally worked on by Square Soft

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:57 am
by Eri7
FireyPaperMario wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:53 am
I didn't know that Paper Mario was originally named "Super Mario RPG II" and was originally worked on by Square Soft
Woah, really?! What would have happened in an alternative timeline if it was really named Super Mario RPG 2?

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:59 am
by FireyPaperMario
Eri7 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:57 am
FireyPaperMario wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:53 am
I didn't know that Paper Mario was originally named "Super Mario RPG II" and was originally worked on by Square Soft
Woah, really?! What would have happened in an alternative timeline if it was really named Super Mario RPG 2?
Yeah, I thought the same thing too! I learn about that from Therunawayguys

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:46 pm
by MegaDood
Eureka wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:04 am
Something I didn't know at first about Mario was that he has been a carpenter before he was a plumber.
Apparently Nintendo said recently that he's not a plumber, but just takes up what job is nessecary at the time or something like that.

Added in 1 minute 34 seconds:
Also I thought DK2 was called "Diddy Kong's quest" but apparently it's "Diddy's Kong quest".

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:30 am
by FireyPaperMario
Here's a little something I discovered yesterday about the Duke Nukem series that I didn't know till yesterday when I was on Twitter:

There is a Duke Nukem game on the Gameboy Color. And I was like, "I didn't know this was a installment of this series on GBC"

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:57 am
by FireyPaperMario
Also, did y'all know that in the Japanese version of Wario Land II, Crazy Wario was originally Drunk Wario

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:04 pm
by Scroll
I didn't know that Daisy and Luigi were a couple, I got kinda surprised when I noticed that, specially when I saw the Daisy Circuit in MKWii

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:08 am
by FireyPaperMario
And here's something that I think some of you SMBX members might know:

Did some of y'all know that SEGA & Sonic Team made a arcade version of Sonic 1? And it's quite different than the Mega Drive masterpiece.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:38 pm
by ThePieSkyHigh
No offense but you are quite the Sega geek! XD

Maybe the fact that Toadette existed, at one point
And also like Eri that Samus was a woman (I knew something was fishy about "zero suit samus" :?: )

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:31 pm
by Rhosty
ThePieSkyHigh wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Maybe the fact that Toadette existed, at one point
HOW DARE YOU IGNORE MY SECOND MOST FAVORITE MARIO CHARACTER!!??

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
by ThePieSkyHigh
Eureka wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:31 pm
ThePieSkyHigh wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Maybe the fact that Toadette existed, at one point
HOW DARE YOU IGNORE MY SECOND MOST FAVORITE MARIO CHARACTER!!??
Yaa I only knew about her when Captain Toad Treasure Tracker was out.

Lol

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:15 am
by MegaDood
I learnt that Dr Kawashima from Brain Training is a real neuroscientist who looks pretty much the same as the in-game character, and that Brain Training was based off his work. I also found the origins of the Tertis theme, it's a Russian folk song called Korobeiniki. Probably old news, but I learnt these recently and thought it was worth mentioning in this topic.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 pm
by Oshi
Something interesting that I learned about one of the games I have, Mercury Meltdown Revolution, is that the original creator of the series Archer Maclean also made the games Dropzone for the Atari, International Karate for the Commodore 64, and various pool games. However, he left the company Awesome Studios shortly after the original Mercury game was created, and moved on.

I never even heard of Dropzone or International Karate before, but maybe someone else here has.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:18 am
by MegaDood
Scroll wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:04 pm
I didn't know that Daisy and Luigi were a couple, I got kinda surprised when I noticed that, specially when I saw the Daisy Circuit in MKWii
Did Nintendo actually outright say that? I mainly am unsure because Mario and Daisy are what appears to be a couple in the original Super Mario Land.

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:20 pm
by Scroll
MegaDood wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:18 am
Scroll wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:04 pm
I didn't know that Daisy and Luigi were a couple, I got kinda surprised when I noticed that, specially when I saw the Daisy Circuit in MKWii
Did Nintendo actually outright say that? I mainly am unsure because Mario and Daisy are what appears to be a couple in the original Super Mario Land.
It's most likely a thought of mine then

Re: Something you didn't know about a video game, video game franchise or video game character

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
by FireyPaperMario
Here's a little something I didn't know about a forgotten 90's mascot video game character, but I'm sure a few of y'all would know:

Did ya know that Gex the Gecko was suppose to be the main mascot of the Panasonic 3DO?