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The Story of NESticle

Post by qfwfq » Mon May 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Interesting article at Motherboard about NESticle and its influence on the world of retrogaming:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-story-of-nesticle-the-ambitious-emulator-that-redefined-retro-gaming

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Post by rainwarrior » Mon May 01, 2017 7:36 pm

ZOMGCATBUS that header image!

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Re: The Story of NESticle

Post by Revenant » Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Worth reading just for the little tidbit at the end, in my opinion.

Well, also because "the guy who drew the bloody hand in NESticle was also a senior scriptwriter on Watch Dogs 2" is a success story if I've ever heard one.

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Post by Drag » Mon May 01, 2017 8:37 pm

Very good read, Nesticle and YY-SMB are why I'm here today.

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Re: The Story of NESticle

Post by Fisher » Sat May 06, 2017 2:34 pm

Is it me or when you select a course in New Super Mario Bros Wii Mario says "nesticle"? :-b

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Post by tokumaru » Sat May 06, 2017 2:54 pm

Fisher wrote:Is it me or when you select a course in New Super Mario Bros Wii Mario says "nesticle"? :-b

I haven't played this game much, but... maybe "Let's go!" with an italian accent?

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Post by Fisher » Sat May 06, 2017 3:18 pm

tokumaru wrote:maybe "Let's go!" with an italian accent?

Sure it's totally more plausible!
But wouldn't it be fun if it wasn't? :lol:

I was remembering the game's voices, specially the old NES ones.
Most of the time, back on the day, I was left wondering what was being said...
I remember that I tought the game Final Mission said on the 1st stage "Tche mas que baita bafo", but nowadays it sounds to me like "There's a base to past off ".
I'm not sure if the later is correct, but the first definitely is not!

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Post by rainwarrior » Sun May 07, 2017 1:15 pm

Fisher wrote:I remember that I tought the game Final Mission said on the 1st stage "Tche mas que baita bafo", but nowadays it sounds to me like "There's a base to past off ".

That's a strange one.

To me it sounds like a (grammatically incorrect): "You is about to battle!"

It could also be something in Japanese, but I can't really pick out any syllables. (The other samples sound like very accented English to me, too, but are hard to understand.)

I never realized how different the intro was for the Japanese version. I'd only seen the localized S.C.A.T. (which also has a much different voice sample to start the level).

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Post by tokumaru » Sun May 07, 2017 1:21 pm

I'm getting something like "Go! Prepare for battle!".

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Re: The Story of NESticle

Post by Fisher » Sun May 07, 2017 2:46 pm

All the voices before each stage sounds kind of strange in that game.
Some people say that the US version got better voices, but I'm not very sure...
They're easier to understand because there's the text on the screen.

I also remember that me and the other kids were very afraid of the famous Sagat's "Tiger Robocop" back on the day. :P
Maybe I should open a new thread to discuss this...

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Post by rainwarrior » Sun May 07, 2017 4:30 pm

Fisher wrote:Maybe I should open a new thread to discuss this...

tepples has created the new thread: Misheard voice acting in retro games

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Re: The Story of NESticle

Post by rainwarrior » Wed May 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Followup article:

http://tedium.co/2017/05/01/nesticle-history-extras-part-one/
NESticle History: An Extra Serving of Emulation

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