Archive for April, 2003
I bet there’s a lot of people who played Super Smash Bros Melee and wondered who Roy and Marth were and what they were doing in a Nintendo game. Were they the programmer’s sons? Were they just hanging around Nintendo when the game was being made?
The answer may surprise you.
Then again. It might not.
Picross is a game in which you have to reconstruct a picture on a grid using numeric clues. It’s a great game of logic.
A version of Picross was released on the Game Boy a few years back under the name Mario’s Picross. If you like logic type games, then you should give this game a try, but if you don’t like them, you probably won’t like this game either.
ASCII Art is the art of taking text and making it appear to be pictures. It can range from really small and simple to really big and simple to big and detailed
There are some people (shockingly enough) that have made some Nintendo-themed ASCII art. As you might expect, the art ranges from okay to pretty good.
Game Girl Advance has an interesting and well written article on genderplay in video games.
It’s definitely worth a read,
From the article:“The late Dr. Anita Borg taught that technology isn’t neutral; tools are shaped by the values and desires of the creators. Often the creators tend to be clueless to the values encoded in their tools, because to them, the tools are transparent – they reflect pure utilitarianism. But to those who are excluded, the tools are highly charged.
This page has a version of X-Men vs. Street Fighter that you can play in your web browser.
You can only pick 6 characters, but it’s pretty faithful to the arcade version, which is amazing since it is a Flash movie.
Oh, and Cyclops is still Supercheap(tm),