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Title: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on June 24, 2006, 07:24:30 AM
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As of 20:55 PM Mountain Standard Time on Dec. 2, 2007, this request has been fulfilled.  VGMaps.com now hosts all of the maps that you can see in the NES Game Atlas (the first official Nintendo Power Player's Guide), as well as the maps from the other games in the covered series.  Thanks to everyone who contributed!

The original post is as follows:

Hey, I know I'm asking for a lot here, but here goes.

I'm sure I've mentioned this on numerous occasions but I love the very first Nintendo Power Player's Guide, the NES Game Atlas.  This book had 18 NES games from 8 different series mapped out, and was probably what stirred the realization in me that game maps can be fun to look at.

I would eventually like these games mapped out - though I know it would be quite a lot of work.  I think many of the games have been fully mapped already, but I'll list them here with links for convenience's sake.  I will also list the sequels that were not included in the original book (since it was released in 1991/1992) with a "+", which, if you include Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and the other Disney/Capcom NES games, nearly doubles it to 33.

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(http://www.vgmaps.com/NewsArchives/NESGameAtlas.png)
Status: COMPLETE!

Chapter 1: Mario Mania
Super Mario Bros. (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#SuperMarioBros)
+Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#SuperMarioBros2J)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#SuperMarioBros2)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#SuperMarioBros3)

Chapter 2: Amazing Zelda
The Legend Of Zelda (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#LegendOfZelda)
Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink)

Chapter 3: Mega Mechanical Mayhem
Mega Man (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaMan)
Mega Man II (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaManII)
Mega Man III (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaManIII)
+Mega Man IV (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaManIV)
+Mega Man V (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaManV)
+Mega Man VI (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MegaManVI)

Chapter 4: Tropical Adventure
StarTropics (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#StarTropics)
+Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#ZodasRevengeStarTropicsII)

Chapter 5: Disney Dizziness
Disney's Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#ChipNDaleRescueRangers)
+Disney's Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#ChipNDaleRescueRangers2)
Disney's Duck Tales (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#DuckTales)
+Disney's Duck Tales 2 (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#DuckTales2)
++Adventures In The Magic Kingdom (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom)
++Darkwing Duck (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#DarkwingDuck)
++The Little Mermaid (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#LittleMermaid)
++Mickey Mousecapade (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#MickeyMousecapade)
++TaleSpin (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#TaleSpin)

Chapter 6: Ninja Magic
Ninja Gaiden (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#NinjaGaiden)
Ninja Gaiden - Episode II: The Dark Sword Of Chaos (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#NinjaGaidenEpisodeIIDarkSwordOfChaos)
+Ninja Gaiden - Episode III: The Ancient Ship Of Doom (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#NinjaGaidenEpisodeIIIAncientShipOfDoom)

Chapter 7: Turtles In Trouble
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheArcadeGame)
+Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIIIManhattanProject)
+Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters)

Chapter 8: Castles Of Horror
Castlevania (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#Castlevania)
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse)


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Revned on June 24, 2006, 10:13:47 AM
Good topic. I never knew exactly what was in this Atlas you love so much. I think I'll eventually map Castlevania III if no one else does it in the mean time. I still can't do any NES or GB maps, though, because of a bug in my emulators :(


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on July 29, 2006, 02:08:35 PM
Now that RyuMaster has sent in a complete map set of The Lost Levels, we now have our 16th (of 32) complete map sets.  The "Mario Mania" chapter is almost complete, strangely enough, it's the original Super Mario Bros. that we're still missing maps from!  o_0


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: DarkWolf on July 29, 2006, 03:03:38 PM
Sega Visions used to do maps too in the early days.  I'm not sure how the NES ones were done, but they merely took screenshots and pasted them together (you can see the counters and sprites in each "frame").  They originally had a handful from Kid Chameleon in one of the issues, but I think I've got the beat with over three quarters of the game mapped.



I'd offer to do some of these, but I know you have a lot more people willing to do (S)NES maps than Genesis, so I think I'll continue to work on Genesis games.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Grizzly on July 29, 2006, 03:08:54 PM
I will look if one of these Disney titles looks and plays nice enough so that I want to map it. I do not map anything else at the moment, anyways. I don't feel like continuing any of my current projects, sadly; but a smaller NES project sounds nice :)


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: TerraEsperZ on July 29, 2006, 07:28:34 PM
Sometimes, smaller projects can be fun since they're less difficult to do (less hassle with sprites, parallax backgrounds, transparencies, etc).



Incidently, I used to own Duck Tales for my NES back in the days. It might be fun to go and fully map it, but that's not happening for a while at least.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: StarFighters76 on July 29, 2006, 10:14:34 PM
I've already drawn up Ducktales maps for the NES and Gameboy seen on GameFAQs.



And I'd like to ask, why would you think my Zelda 2 maps are in consistant?

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Creator of over 380 maps on GameFAQs. ^_^


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on July 30, 2006, 07:16:46 AM
ReyVGM has an overworld map made from graphics ripped from the game, and you have hand-drawn maps for the dungeons.



There's nothing wrong with your hand-drawn maps by themselves, StarFighters76, nothing at all, but I'd like for all the maps to be the same (ripped or captured or original, but just only one of those formats) and seeing as how these are all for the NES, "ripped" is very much the preferred format.



As I said, the goal is a recreation of the NES Atlas, but the best way to one-up their photographed maps is to have ripped maps.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 13, 2006, 10:01:59 AM
Rick Bruns has sent in a couple ripped maps from Zelda II (so I'll change its status from INCONSISTENT to INCOMPLETE), and thanks to Grizzly, we now have all of Adventures In The Magic Kingdom (minus the 3D Space Mountain stage, but that can't be helped).


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 03, 2006, 06:56:46 PM
I spent a good deal of today compressing several NES maps with PNGGauntlet using brute force compression.  I found last night that most of the Mega Man games' maps shrank to about 45%-55% of their original size, though one compressed to only 86% but a few shrank to about 25%-35%!



So today, aside from a few random ones that I KNEW didn't have 16.7 million colours, (most NES maps should have less than 256 colours, several of them even have 16 or less,) I made sure to also compress everything that we currently have for the NES Atlas recreation.



If I can shrink all the popular maps down to half their filesize, I may be able to take a big chunk out of my bandwidth usage!  Plus, they'll load faster, too.



PNGGauntlet's still working on Castlevania II, though...that one's a huge one...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Revned on September 03, 2006, 07:11:50 PM
Wow, I have to try that program....


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: DarkWolf on September 04, 2006, 06:17:32 AM
Just curious, about how much bandwidth do you use per month?


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 05, 2006, 08:27:28 PM
That's off-topic, but I can't answer the question accurately for a couple reasons.



The past couple months, as you may have noticed, the site went overbandwidth and became unviewable right near the end, at over 50 GB. Now this would be a good indicator of how much I used (since it maxed out at the end) except for the fact that for some reason the hotlinking protection was disabled (I don't know if Inty did that, or if I did that for some reason and forgot to reenable it, or something else entirely). I know leeches hurt my bandwidth in the past, but I don't know by how much. Now that hotlinking protection's back on, my bandwidth won't be killed by someone posting a direct image link to a big map on a popular forum, for example.



I just finished compressing all the NES maps. I've saved 32.5 MB from the compression I have done so far (52.8 MB instead of 85.3 MB, a reduction of 38.1%), so with both hotlinking protection and a possible overall size reduction of about 40%, I may see significantly reduced bandwidth usage in the coming months.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: KingKuros on September 05, 2006, 08:41:40 PM
JonLeung said:

I just finished compressing all the NES maps. I've saved 32.5 MB from the compression I have done so far (52.8 MB instead of 85.3 MB, a reduction of 38.1%), so with both hotlinking protection and a possible overall size reduction of about 40%, I may see significantly reduced bandwidth usage in the coming months.


I see that my Willow maps sizes have been (about) halved. Quite amazing.  And congratulations to TerraEsperZ for being the first to reach the "22: Experienced User" level.  Do anybody know where I can find a list of these user levels?


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: mephea on September 06, 2006, 07:36:20 AM
heh, i have both zeldas on my site, if someone wants to take them and remove the stamps and whatnot ill let you host them.  I have all of the first SMB mapped as well.



I have all of mickey mousecapade as well.  I have ninja gaiden from the SNES remake which is just a graphical upgrade....I also have Castlevania 3 completely mapped...



If you want these maps just say so and i perhaps may can find a free moment to strip them of the VGM stamps and whatnot, but definitely not my tips!



just gimme the go ahead i guess.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 06, 2006, 08:21:14 AM
That sounds good.  Do you update Videogamemaps.net much anymore, mephea?



I think Revned is currently working on Castlevania III, though...and Rick Bruns on Zelda II...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: mephea on September 06, 2006, 11:22:18 AM
i havent updated it in quite a while.  I plan on updating it only a tiny bit some time this week.  Also, I seem to have abandoned the wiki, but I haven't.  I plan on dealing with that more often.



I have school along with work now, not to mention a social life that has swooped upon my doorstep.  Real life has hit me, unfortunately.  I will edit the maps for this atlas collection starting tonight.  I will submit them to you and whatnot as soon as im finished.



The reason I am submitting to you now is because I never did get my site off the ground, so I'm just gonna join you.  I'll still manage my site, but my maps wont be exclusive to just me.  and also, you're pretty big and when someone steals your maps you seem to have the know-how needed to smack people in the head.  I figured you could protect the maps i submit to you or something.



i hope that isnt a problem :P


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on October 15, 2006, 09:53:29 AM
mephea's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game is checked off.



I also put up Revned's Kid Dracula.  Should I have included that in the chapter about Castlevania?


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Revned on October 15, 2006, 02:27:08 PM
No, it ends up being more of a Mega Man game anyway.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on November 10, 2006, 11:46:23 AM
Looks like Rick Bruns has completed the Zelda II dungeons.  I don't think every cave is necessary, but once he gets in the remaining towns I guess I'll consider Zelda II done.



Revned's Castlevania III will be going up soon, or at least this weekend.  That will finish off the third section, the first two being Mega Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Getting there!


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on July 28, 2007, 05:05:36 PM
Will Mallia finished off Ninja Gaiden, since it looks like Ericloux never got around to it.  He also made one more map for Super Mario Bros.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 04, 2007, 09:16:10 AM
Will Mallia gave us a complete Ninja Gaiden - Episode II: The Dark Sword Of Chaos and The Little Mermaid today!



That brings us to 24 complete out of 32...3/4 of the way there.  The remaining eight are:



INCOMPLETE:

Super Mario Bros. - how did this landmark game go as incomplete?  o_0

Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link - I think we were missing some towns or something, I'll ask Rick Bruns sometime, I guess.

Disney's Duck Tales



NONE:

Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II

Disney's Duck Tales 2

Mickey Mousecapade

TaleSpin

Ninja Gaiden - Episode III: The Ancient Ship Of Doom



We're actually more than 3/4 done...seeing as how the ones with no maps at all weren't in the original NES Game Atlas, I guess the Ninja Gaiden - Episode II maps today meant that we finally got at least some maps from every game from that book.  The three that are incomplete are covered in the book, though, so we haven't recreated the NES Game Atlas just yet.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 10, 2007, 08:19:45 PM
Today's early Friday update includes Will Mallia's complete Ninja Gaiden - Episode III: The Ancient Ship Of Doom and Captain Drake's start on Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II!



Which pretty much leaves the only ones with no maps being the Disney ones...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 11, 2007, 10:45:55 AM
Will Mallia once again helps out by starting maps for Mickey Mousecapade.



That game title confuses me.  For the longest time, I thought it was Mousecapades (plural), and the title screen just says "Mickey Mouse".



It's on the list because it's a Disney/Capcom game, just like Duck Tales and Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers...I think there are some NES Disney games that aren't by Capcom (like The Jungle Book) so I didn't include them here.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 17, 2007, 07:18:12 PM
Will Mallia's clearly made it his mission to help complete this project/request.  He's completed Mickey Mousecapade!  Which leaves:



INCOMPLETE:

Super Mario Bros.

Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link
- Rick Bruns said he'd finish this sometime.

Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II

Disney's Duck Tales




NONE:

Disney's Duck Tales 2

TaleSpin


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Revned on August 20, 2007, 05:15:53 PM
I have a great idea, Jon. How about you finish up Super Mario Bros? It seems like your kind of game, and it wouldn't take more than a few hours total. I've been bugging you about getting back into mapping for a long time, and this seems like a good opportunity.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 16, 2007, 06:30:00 PM
Too late, looks like Will Mallia did it.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 29, 2007, 03:36:58 PM
And TaleSpin's done now too...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on November 10, 2007, 06:07:54 PM
We got two more maps for Duck Tales from Will Mallia.  I guess I'll consider it complete, since the Transylvania revisit is exactly the same as the first time around, just Dracula Duck instead of Magica DeSpell.



(Sure, there's that also that race up at the end with Flintheart Glomgold (which we have a map for on the Game Boy version), which might be nice to have...)



Will also sent in some Duck Tales 2 maps, which will probably go up this weekend too, which will mean that we will have no games with no maps!  And the remaining incomplete map sets are all 2s...StarTropics II, Duck Tales 2, and Zelda II...



Methinks I should think about making a "Super NES Game Atlas" topic, as some of these series carried over onto the Super NES (but none of them have as many games)...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: RT 55J on November 10, 2007, 11:54:15 PM
I don't see any problem with an SNES Atlas. The only series without any representation is StarTropics, but nothing is stopping us from adding, removing, or combining sections.

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Dot? Dot. Dot!


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Captain Drake on November 11, 2007, 03:44:55 PM
Just finished up the last StarTropics II maps, so if Jon puts those up today as well then that's done.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on November 11, 2007, 04:24:56 PM
Sweet!  Thanks!  I put up the remaining Duck Tales 2 maps earlier today (from Will Mallia), and the Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II maps just now (from Captain Drake), which means all that's left is Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link!



I think there's just a couple towns left to map; I think Rick Bruns will get around to that.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on December 02, 2007, 08:58:13 PM
BIG NEWS!



Rick Bruns has mapped the final three towns, in Zelda II...now the entire NES Game Atlas has been recreated on VGMaps.com!  As well as the other games in the covered series!  Thanks to everyone who contributed!



...



When I finish the front page random thumbnails for all of them, maybe I'll add them to this topic too.



I don't feel like making a "Super NES Game Atlas" creation topic...not at this second, anyway.  Though I've already put up Ninja Gaiden Trilogy maps and I have a Disney's Bonkers map in the queue, I think some of you are already prepared that I will soon.  But for now, let us enjoy the NES maps together...


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: marioman on December 03, 2007, 05:57:11 AM
Congratulations!  That makes two big projects completed in the same month.  Absolutely amazing.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: snesmaster on December 03, 2007, 09:30:00 AM
That explains why you kept on asking about the final maps for Zelda II.  I did not realize this project was underway.  I guess I need to check the forms once in a while.  I got the NES Game Atlas Guide back when it first came out in the early 90's.  In fact I was using it as a reference for the creation of the Zelda II maps.  I think it's great we have all the games in that guide and then some all mapped out.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: marioman on December 04, 2007, 06:02:05 AM
There's a stray HUD on the Ruto map for LoZ II.  Just pointing it out.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: snesmaster on December 04, 2007, 05:07:02 PM
Thanks, I will update the map as soon as I get a chance.  Let me know if any of you see anything else.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Will on July 06, 2008, 09:09:42 PM
Why exactly is Castlevania II having more maps submitted or updated? I thought Rick finished the game, but something might have been left out.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on July 07, 2008, 06:00:30 AM
The last couple towns, the last castle, and another full map with all the enemies and details were added late yesterday.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Will on August 16, 2008, 09:51:52 AM
I've just finished mapping and sending the maps of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters". I'm sure you missed that out on the list. But perhaps the recreation chapters are more or less, long and packed enough.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on August 16, 2008, 10:07:52 AM
In one of the fastest updates ever, I put it up.  Good catch, Will.



Okay, NOW the Atlas is complete.  Or completER, if there's something else I forgot.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: vorpal86 on September 03, 2008, 11:44:59 AM
Hey folks. I was working on Star Tropics II, cause I didn't see it in the list, but it seems it's there actually under Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II. Ialways thought it was Star Tropics II - Zoda's Revenge. Oh well. How long has it been there?



I am actually playing it though now again. I'm only at chapter 4 though. I have a hard copy of it in very good condition. I never got to finish it. I only played til' chapter 6 I think. (was several years back..) Didn't know there were like 9 chapters so I guess I still have some playing left. These maps could help me out so Thanks Capn' Drake,whereever you are, and WHOEVER you are. Heh, Mr. Mapper dude.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Will on September 03, 2008, 12:23:56 PM
A similar event happened to me when I began to make maps of SMS "Master of Darkness", not realising it was an alternate title of the already mapped "Vampire" by Darkwolf...Oops I made a mistake.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: DarkWolf on September 03, 2008, 03:06:38 PM
According to Maxim I used a lesser known version of the name.  Ooops as well.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Maxim on September 04, 2008, 02:51:32 AM
Are there any differences between the games? "Vampire" seems to be a pre-release beta version and may have minor differences.


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on September 29, 2008, 01:54:49 PM
Grrr, does that mean I might have to retitle them?



Which is the most well-known North American title?



(And this is off-topic, but I guess we're done with the NES Atlas anyway.  :P)


Title: RE: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: Maxim on September 30, 2008, 02:59:18 AM
Master of Darkness (SMS): European and Brazilian title.



Vampire (SMS): beta version of the game, but the first ROM release (released by a Finnish "scene" group in the mid-90s).



In the Wake of Vampire (GG): Japanese release



Vampire: Master of Darkness (GG): European/US release



Master of Darkness is "right". Unless there's differences between the beta and the released version, in which case the distinction ought to be made.


Title: Re: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on February 08, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
I had the day off thanks to a watermain burst at work.  :)

So I finally got around to doing some things I kept meaning to do.  Among other things, this included correcting the Bowser's Castle map from Super Mario Bros. 3 to have the two different Bowser rooms.  I also fixed the area names in the Mario games to not include the word "Area" in them anymore.  I picked that up somewhere, apparently, but since no one calls it "World 1 - Area 1" but simply "World 1-1" or "1-1", and the word is certainly not in the games, I decided that fix was incredibly overdue.


Title: Re: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on May 17, 2016, 09:09:17 AM
This hasn't been posted in in over five years?  Wow!

A friend recently gave me a nicer copy of the NES Game Atlas.  I'd like to think I keep my stuff in good condition, but due to time and the way the book is glued together, some pages came out of my original copy.  Not ripped, just popped out.  So it's nice to have a better copy.

How many people misread "recreation" (as in "re-creation") as "recreation" (like "recreational activity")?

Anyway, Revned sent in new day and night maps for Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/NES/index.htm#CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest) two days ago; thought I should mention them.


Title: Re: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: vorpal86 on August 28, 2016, 07:07:12 PM
It's been that long? Sheesh.. The activity here over the past few years hasn't really been too good with guys like me running away for a while then popping back up just to give away some new maps.

But on topic - I have this Player's guide and I actually got it with my very first subscription to the big NP! I loved that mag up until they removed councilors corner, classified info and took all the maps out of it. Around the time that the GC kinda ended and the Wii came about and Future took over. Now we see what happened to it afterwards.. :(

I have over half of all power mags and all of the first 4 original players guides that were actually a single issue. The Mario, Ninja Gaiden, 4 Player action and the Final Fantasy player's guides. The normal issue came out bi-monthly while that was going on then after of course, the normal 12 issues per year started. I didn't have the first 12 issues when I first subscribed but it was back in early 1990 so I was able to purchase the entire set since they were actually quite readily available and in stock. Also some years later Nintando said they don't sell to the general public in thier magazine but I called them around 1997-8 or so and they actually sold me a copy of Zelda 1 and 2 (Classic series) which was cool. They kinda lied to me.. :)

At any rate I checked out the new CVII maps.. Very nice.


Title: Re: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: aliceta on November 15, 2017, 09:12:08 PM
I searched google for the NES Game Atlas, but I did not understand about it and I wanted to know how to play it


Title: Re: NES Game Atlas: recreation
Post by: JonLeung on November 15, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
As mentioned in the first post, the NES Game Atlas is simply a book I really like; it was the first Nintendo Power Player's Guide, which featured full maps of many of the most popular NES franchises.

This topic encouraged mappers to essentially make that book obsolete, which we did, by not only mapping the same games covered, but the sequels that were not out at the time of the original book's release.

We extended the idea to create a topic/request for a hypothetical "Super NES Game Atlas" (http://www.vgmaps.com/forums/index.php?topic=687.0) - while the book doesn't exist, it was simply to map the same series' continuation in 16-bits, which was also completed.

The idea was also brought to the Game Boy in a topic/request for a hypothetical "Game Boy Game Atlas" (http://www.vgmaps.com/forums/index.php?topic=942.0), but after five years and a month, it's still missing one game - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (http://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/GB-GBC/index.htm#SuperMarioBrosDeluxe) still isn't complete.  Ironically, you'd think it would be the most popular game to be mapped, since it's a remake of the most popular game in its day.  Even Nintendo hasn't forgotten about it, as it made an appearance towards the end of the Nintendo World Championships 2017.  Strange, eh?

So, just like any other maps, these aren't to "play", but to view.

I wonder - after all this time - have people been misreading "recreation" in this topic header as in "recreational" instead of as in "re-creation"?  I intended the latter, as we are recreating something, not necessarily having any more fun (as in recreational) than any other mapping project.  I leave out the hyphen here because that doesn't seem consistent - after all, we say "redo", "react" and "refund", not "re-do", "re-act" or "re-fund", so why not "recreate" instead of "re-create"?  At work the other day, I used the word "reask" in an email which I wonder if it caused confusion...