Archive for January 25th, 2008

Sega Master System, Game Gear, and SG-1000 Mark III Comming to Virtual Console

Friday, January 25th, 2008

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Black Belt(北斗の拳), and Fantasy Zone(ファンタジーゾーン) will be released in February in Japan, on the Wii’s Virtual Console. So, what’s so special about that? Well, that will mark the first time that a Sega Master System/Japanese Mark III game will be available for download on the Wii. We will finally be able to get an Alex Kidd game, outside of Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle.


The SG-1000 Mark III was the basis of the Sega Master System, and the internal components are virtual identical. The Game Gear in terms of emulation is virtually identical to the Master System outside or the fact that Game Gear has a lower resolution screen, a larger color palette, one more channel of sound output than the Master System. In fact, Sega Master System cartridges could be played on the Game Gear with the MasterGear Converter. So the Sega Master System, Game Gear, and SG-1000 Mark III can use the same emulation program, only requiring a small amount of code for each individual system. So it’s no surprise that Game Gear and SG-1000 Mark III titles will also be making their way to the Wii’s Virtual Console. We will finally games such as Sonic Triple Trouble.


Although no information leads to it, SG-1000 Mark II and the original SG-1000 may also be added to the Virtual Console, because SG-1000 Mark III was backwards compatible with these two systems.

With a Portable title coming to the Wii’s Virtual Console, I can’t help but thing that Nintendo might eventually offer Game Boy, and Game Boy Color titles. And, whats about Sega 32X? And what about the Sega CD/Sega Mega-CD and the Sega Saturn; some games could be compressed and put on the Virtual Console?


SSBB: Pikmin & Olimar’s Final Smash, Sticker Power-ups, Zelda’s Final Smash, and Manaphy

Friday, January 25th, 2008

On January 17, The DOJO gave us a look at Pikmin & Olimar‘s Final Smash, a move called End of Day. In the Pikman games Omar and his would have to go back in his spaceship to avoid getting eaten up by night baddies. Well his Final smash uses the same concept. Olimar gets in his spaceship and then night falls, then all the monsters come out and play, attacking your enemies.

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On January 18, the DOJO gave us a look at Sticker Power-ups. In the Subspace Emissary you can use your stickers that you have collected to power up your character. Each sticker is linked to a special power up. On the map screen you can slap your stickers on your player’s trophy’s base.In most cases, the bigger the sticker, the bigger the influence it has on your character’s stats. player will most likely try to but as many stickers on the base as they can, but you are limited by the size of the base. When two or more stickers are used on the base, only the sticker with the largest effect on the stats will influence the player’s stats. Some stickers can only be placed on certain characters. If you don’t want to do all the fun sticker placing, the computer will do it for you, if you wish. The stickers can be moved, but if you remove them, they will be lost forever.

Stickers are collect all throughout the Subspace Emissary, the harder the difficulty, the better the stickers found will be. You can always go back to stages, and adjust the difficulty of the stage to find better stickers.

It also worth noting that, once you see the game-over screen, you will lose half of your stickers.

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On January 21, the DOJO explained Zelda/Sheik‘s Final Smash, a move called Light Arrow. Basically think of the move as an incredibly powerful Arrow. When you preform the move as Sheik the move’s result is slightly different, mainly the direction your opponent gets knocked.

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On January 22, the DOJO gave us a look at the Pokémon Manaphy effects. He switches the hearts of the players, effectively switching what character you control. Remember that the point of winning is winning with the heart, not the players, so you can just jump off the edge of the screen and kill yourself and call it a win.


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Smash Bros. DOJO!!!