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Comment: Another rumor is shut down.

I’m gonna link to Unseen64 now on an article I found there of interest:

http://www.unseen64.net/2008/07/07/zelda-2-bsx-remake-explained/

Apparently there was confusion over this SFC Zelda 2 Tech Demo screenshot, with people saying it may have been intended for the Satellaview. Needless to say, that article should explain – it was not. Rather sad, really… I am a bit of a Zelda 2 fan. Notably, the magazine scan is from 1988, and the protagonist is not the Satellaview mascot – this should’ve reasonably thrown some buzzers into my head about it, but I didn’t want to outright deny anything blindly.

I doubt anything came of the SFC Zelda 2. 🙁

An interesting note about the old “Famicom Tsushin” Magazine, though, is that it seems related to “Satellaview Tsushin”…. perhaps the latter being a spinoff of the former.

More info about the magazine, now called “Famitsu”, can be looked up starting here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famitsu


Game Toranoana Special.

NicoNicoDouga recently got up a new bit of Satellaview radio programming. I figured I’d put it up here, along with a little something else I found that’s related to it.

A frequent recurring radio host on the Satellaview’s “Super Famicom Hour” was called the “Game Toranoana”. It’s apparently based off Comic Toranoana, and the show features a lot of discussion.

This one, apparently a “Special”, makes frequent references to the Nintendo 64. When you think about it, it must be sad for these guys to have to advertise the console that was meant to usurp them. Well, at least the Satellaview lasted longer than Randnet did.

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BS Marvelous Camp Arnold Course 2.

For people who checked the old blog: You may have noticed that the edited posts seem to have removed (rather inconsistently) a bit of the corny humor – and sometimes actually replaced it with rather helpful descriptors. What? Helpful? Impossible!

This is partly because I wanted to try to genericize the information resources a bit. Unfortunately, the more I try this, the more I realize I’m failing.

Aw, well…

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A random BS Yoshi no Panepon clip.

I kinda felt like putting a BS Yoshi no Panepon vid up here for some time, but I really can’t think of any good way to just… flow it in.

So instead I’m J-J-Jamming it in.

Fans of Tetris Attack should probably already know what this is. 🙂

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BS Marvelous Camp Arnold Week 1

Let me get out a bit on BS Marvelous.

There were two BS Marvelous “games” on the Satellaview; Time Athletics Course and Camp Arnold Course. There’s apparently also a standard Super Famicom version of Marvelous.

The game seems to has the engine and some gameplay bits taken obviously from Zelda: A Link to the Past. However, it’s themes seem to resemble more down-to-earth, Boy Scouts-esque survival, environmental interactions and the like.

As I’m not quite sure which one came first yet, I’ll start with Camp Arnold.

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Squaresville downloads

I am finally posting up some descriptions of download games again. I don’t do these often except for games which aren’t dumped yet, but I feel the Squaresoft titles deserve some attention.

Many people seem to forget that Square did something other than Radical Dreamers on the Satellaview. In fact, they did quite a lot of titles! I will post some videos, like the usual!

Note that none of these are Soundlink-based broadcasts, so no Soundlink stuff in this subject.

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