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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:16 am 
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I've got a question regarding the NES manual of "Castlevania":

When it comes to the box, there are at least two revisions: One with the round black Seal of Quality and one with the white oval Seal of Quality:
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But as far as the manual in concerned, when I see scans of the manual on the internet, I always see the one where page 2 has the oval seal.

So, was there ever a "Castlevania I" NES manual with the big round Seal of Quality?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:55 am 
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Why?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:15 am 
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What why? Because I want to know it.

Did you ever question the fact that Bootgod lists stuff like that? Did you ever ask those people why they list each and every Seal of Quality version of cartridge labels or why they list the 2 digit code or the number of screws of the shell?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:19 am 
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koitsu wrote:
Why?

DRW has a fetish for really specific stuff, better not question it! :wink:

Sorry I can't help, I know nothing about NES manuals. I don't think I've ever seen one in person... When I started collecting for the NES I could only afford loose cartridges, and even then not that many.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am 
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tokumaru wrote:
koitsu wrote:
Why?

DRW has a fetish for really specific stuff, better not question it! :wink:

Seriously, if those collectors want to get each and every little revision of each and every game, it's a legititmate hobby. But if I'm asking if a certain revision of a manual exists, I'm ridiculed.

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Sorry I can't help, I know nothing about NES manuals.

So, why even answer in the first place?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:00 pm 
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DRW wrote:
Seriously, if those collectors want to get each and every little revision of each and every game, it's a legititmate hobby. But if I'm asking if a certain revision of a manual exists, I'm ridiculed.

I find this kind of extreme collecting a bit ridiculous, personally. I wasn't ridiculing you though, I was just pointing out that you do have a history of asking about really specific things.

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So, why even answer in the first place?

I find your threads amusing, I guess.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:38 pm 
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tokumaru wrote:
I find this kind of extreme collecting a bit ridiculous, personally.

And yet, I'm pretty sure that you never, in your whole life, intercepted a collectors thread just to express your opinion that you find it ridiculous, did you?
But you need to make fun of me asking about one game manual.

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I wasn't ridiculing you though

No, of course not. The word "fetish" wasn't meant in a ridiculing way. You were completely serious. You literally think I have an actual fetish for that. In no way were you making fun of me by using the word "fetish" in a joking way. You merely pointed out, in a completely serious, unhumorous, value-neutral manner, that you believe I have a certain sexual attraction to videogame specifics.

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I was just pointing out that you do have a history of asking about really specific things.

So what? And tepples is known for randomly changing the topic to completely unrelated stuff.

Like when I was discussing whether "Soccer" for the NES can be hacked, so that it works at 60 fps and tepples, out of the blue, suddenly asked this:
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What frame rate do Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged run at?
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Which has nothing to do with anything.

So why don't you go and get on his nerves instead?

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So, why even answer in the first place?

I find your threads amusing, I guess.

So, do you give me the right to amuse myself by answering each and every one of your threads with "Sorry, I can't help you"?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Well, I wasn't planning on arguing with you, but somehow you end up arguing with at least one person in every one of your threads, so I guess this is my turn.

I only have one thing to say: Loosen up man, forum threads aren't sacred places where people can only reply things that the OP finds extremely useful and relevant, sometimes people just post silly stuff. As long as it doesn't completely detail your thread, just ignore it and move on. Picking a fight with everyone that doesn't reply according to your standards ends up littering your theread much more than just letting it go.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:14 pm 
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I've found something at Nintendo Age:
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Although the post is not very old (Feb 9, 2018), the pictures (at least to me) are gone.
Hope this helps on your quest!
And please, take it easy. :wink:


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tokumaru wrote:
Well, I wasn't planning on arguing with you, but somehow you end up arguing with at least one person in every one of your threads, so I guess this is my turn.

Well, I wasn't planning on arguing with you, but somehow you felt the need to ridicule the very purpose of this thread instead of simply giving a factual answer or ignoring it.

If you want to make fun of me, at least have the balls to do this equally to everybody else as well.
Go over to NintendoAge and ridicule them for their obsession with collectors items.

Do it. Go to this thread:
http://nintendoage.com/forum/messagevie ... did=179993
and make fun of it because they pretty much do the same thing that I asked about.
Go! Do it! What are you waiting for? That's exactly the kind of "fetish" and obsession that's so funny to you. So, go ahead, amuse yourself and tell them what morons they are for caring about game variants. Go!

But no, you would never do this, would you?

Also, I find it ironic:
If I make fun of other people, then I'm the bad guy for doing so.
If somebody makes fun of me, then I'm the bad guy for reacting accordingly.

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I've found something at Nintendo Age:
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Although the post is not very old (Feb 9, 2018), the pictures (at least to me) are gone.
Hope this helps on your quest!

Thanks for this hint. So, it confirms what I already suspected.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:24 pm 
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From the NintendoAge post:

This Castlevania manual also has a variant, at first I thought it was just off-cut a bit but then I realised the seal is actually a different size between manuals.

[ broken image link to codemonkies.ca/server/php/files/IMG_20180207_225608_01.jpg ]


If you go to images.google.com and enter IMG_20180207_225608_01.jpg, the first result has a cached thumbnail of it. The two manuals in the image both have oval seals, but one is larger than the other.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:50 pm 
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That's interesting. When I was talking about variants, I was not just talking about two size variants of the oval seal. I was actually thinking of this:
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Because that's the Seal of Quality from the box. And that's the one that was even still used for "Super Mario Bros. 2" in 1988. So, the one from your image seems to be yet another variant.

(In case you're wondering, the above screenshot is from a scan of a "Rush'n Attack" manual.)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:13 am 
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Umm...
bubbapauls wrote:
Most of this stuff is in the NA database already.


Therefore:
http://nintendoage.com/index.cfm?FuseAc ... 89&sID=189

And:
http://nintendoagemedia.com/elements_no ... DCE72E.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:13 am 
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Thanks. That settles it for good.

Jedi QuestMaster wrote:
Umm...
bubbapauls wrote:
Most of this stuff is in the NA database already.

Whom exactly are you quoting here? I don't see this post anywhere in this thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:15 am 
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DRW wrote:
Whom exactly are you quoting here? I don't see this post anywhere in this thread.

It's in the nintendoage.com forum thread mentioned by you and Fisher earlier -- you'll find the quoted user/content there.


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