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61  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games on: January 29, 2017, 04:39:21 PM
Aside from the one Star Wars Game that needs mapped, there is that OTHER GAME that I won't mention but still needs to be completed.

Except that by pointing it out in capital letters, and that not mentioning something but saying that you're not mentioning it actually draws more attention to it, it's pretty obvious what you're getting at.

Look, I would like Road Runner's Death Valley Rally maps too, though maybe not as apparently urgently as you, but eventually, yes.  However, as has been explained, many times before, that particular game is not that easy to map, as said so even by a few of our most seasoned mappers.

However, I am of the belief that nothing of this sort is totally impossible, and so, LTIan, perhaps if you had put in some effort into learning how to map, instead of repeatedly asking for someone else to attempt to make them, maybe between your first request and now, you could have fully mapped the game yourself, a few times over, even.  At this point that seems to be your best option, since your undying desire for these maps seems unrivaled by no other's - so put it to good use!
62  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Re: YouTube channel! on: January 11, 2017, 08:50:40 AM

I know there are some Mega Man fans here!  In the "Mega Man: Robot Master Challenge", I ask six of my friends to try to name all 86 Robot Masters.
63  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2017/01: Crystal Warriors (Game Gear) - zagato blackfist on: December 31, 2016, 10:09:18 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to zagato blackfist's Crystal Warriors (Game Gear) maps.

The evil Jyn are conquering the land, so Princess Arliel assembles her forces to reclaim the stolen elemental crystals and then take on the evil emperor Grym.  This is the story of Crystal Warriors, a Fire Emblem-style tactical game on Sega's portable, the Game Gear.

Though we have had quite a number of epic fantasy games featured here, including those of the tactical variety, this is the first time that a Game Gear game has been recognized for the Maps Of The Month honour!  Thank zagato blackfist for bringing this to our attention (as well as its Japanese-only sequel, Royal Stone (J)).  zagato has also provided the stats of the units that you will encounter on Princess Arliel's quest.  Plus, zagato had also noticed that the areas in each Round are actually continuous with each other, so he has also assembled a full map showing the game world in its entirety.  Now that's going above and beyond!

So to recognize the effort put into mapping this gem of a game, zagato blackfist's Crystal Warriors (Game Gear) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for January 2017.
64  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2016/12: Kirby's Adventure (NES) - Will Mallia on: November 30, 2016, 09:43:29 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Will Mallia's Kirby's Adventure (NES) maps.

King Dedede appears to be stirring up trouble in Dream Land again by stealing the Star Rod and dividing it into seven pieces which are protected by his allies.  With the inhabitants of Dream Land now unable to dream, Kirby sets forth on an adventure to recover and restore the Star Rod to return it to the Fountain Of Dreams.

Did you manage to get one of the hottest items this holiday season?  No, not a Hatchimal...  I'm talking about the NES Classic Edition, of course!  Of the thirty classic 8-bit NES games built into it, Kirby's Adventure is the one that was released latest for the original hardware.  It's also the game that was most recently mapped, and now is your source for all of the maps for all of the games on the NES Classic Edition!  An entire console mapped, wow!

Kirby's Adventure made it onto the short list for the NES Classics Edition because, well, it's one of the best NES games ever!  Just play it!  Great gameplay, great graphics, and it's just a whole lot of fun playing as Kirby (previously in Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy, but here in his console debut).  It introduces Kirby's power-absorbing ability, so it's a pretty big deal.  And speaking of big, it's one of the biggest NES games too, at six megabits!

So to recognize the effort put into mapping the last huge Nintendo-published NES game, Will Mallia's Kirby's Adventure (NES) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for December 2016.
65  General Boards / Map Gab / Re: NES Classic Edition - full map set on: November 21, 2016, 09:36:44 AM
I know offhand that one of the Downtown Nekketsu games is River City Ransom, and that as well as Final Fantasy III (J) and Solomon's Key are mapped, so that's something.

If people are interested in mapping them, I could add them to the list in the first post.  Do you think I should?
66  General Boards / Map Gab / Re: NES Classic Edition - full map set on: November 15, 2016, 06:42:21 PM
Yes, thanks indeed for the Kirby's Adventure maps!

And now can say it has all maps for an entire console!  Cheesy
67  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: KB's Maps in Progress on: November 14, 2016, 10:29:46 AM
Absolutely.  You do what you want to do.

I'm so behind on my games as it is, but I'm looking forward to Pokémon Sun/Moon.  Not sure which one to play yet.  Between me and my brother, we get both in every generation, and each of us plays one, so we can get them all.  It's less of a necessity now with online trading, but whatever.

I've been hankering for a new JRPG, especially Pokémon...  Sure, I've been playing Pokémon GO but that's not an RPG, and I only just recently finished Final Fantasy XIII but (besides not being Pokémon) it didn't feel open enough until near the end, and then it was just about "Missions", and the placement of them was all rather arbitrary and didn't feel as satisfying as other sidequests in other games.  I heard XIII-2 is better and even has some kind of Pokémon aspect, but when I feel like some Pokémon action, nothing beats the real main series games.  It'll be interesting to see how many people get into it just because of Pokémon GO and if they enjoy it or not because it's substantially meatier.  I find it strange/interesting when YouTubers that are clearly Nintendo fans, like iJustine or obe1plays somehow didn't get into Pokémon at all until GO, but plan to pick up Sun/Moon; hopefully there will be some interesting videos out of their first non-GO Pokémon experiences.
68  General Boards / Map Gab / Re: NES Classic Edition - full map set on: November 14, 2016, 09:59:18 AM
Will Mallia has resumed mapping Kirby's Adventure; I'll try to post his latest batch tonight.

This past weekend, I failed to secure a NES Classic Edition.  I don't think I've ever failed to get "new" hardware before.  Doesn't help that no place was taking preorders.  Probably setting up to be a hot item for this Christmas, with limited quantities and word of mouth about the frustration of not getting one helping to fuel the hype.
69  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: KB's Maps in Progress on: November 14, 2016, 09:56:36 AM
Will Mallia has resumed mapping Kirby's Adventure, so maybe don't get into that if there's going to be redundant effort...
70  General Boards / Map Gab / Re: NES Classic Edition - full map set on: November 07, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
So, any progress on Kirby's Adventure?  Tongue

Anyone planning to pick this up this week?
71  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: KB's Maps in Progress on: November 07, 2016, 09:14:10 AM
As always, thank you for your contributions, KeyBlade999.  Not sure what to say about the drama surrounding this latest work of yours but since it is done I am glad you are allowing them to be of help to others rather than deleting them, and it sounds like you will eventually move on with your life and other projects.

Regarding the maps themselves, I find that one Victory Road map where the European one has an extremely subtle difference rather interesting.   Hmmm.  Europe doesn't like the one-way ledge?

And if you are looking for a project like a quick platformer...Kirby's Adventure on the NES is the last of the games on the NES Classic Edition (which everyone calls the NES Mini) which is not fully mapped...just saying.  ;P  It comes out this Friday so it may be a bit of a rush, but even if not by then, I still think it would be pretty cool to have that entire mini-retro console completely mapped sooner rather than later.  If you're up for it, of course.  After the last project it sounds like you really should do what you want to do.
72  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Video interview with Edmonton Nerd List on: November 02, 2016, 08:50:19 PM

I did a quick impromptu interview with Kelly from Edmonton Nerd List!

Sorry for forgetting TenguMan's name when mentioning (the original video-based mapping of) Mega Man 9, and also, it is Revned who finally mapped both 9 and 10 (among other Mega Man games, of course).  And I almost got Tropicon and FlyingArmor confused at one point about Final Fantasy VII, oops!  That's what happens when I have little actual preparation time...  Tongue  Sorry about any other names I forgot - you know I appreciate you all for making what it is today!  Cheesy
73  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2016/11: Gunple: Gunman's Proof (J) (Super NES) - Tropicon on: October 31, 2016, 08:32:13 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Tropicon's Gunple: Gunman's Proof (J) (Super NES) maps.

In Gunple (or Ganpuru): Gunman's Proof for the Super Famicom, alien vessels crash near Strange Island, which is apparently an 1880s western setting.  An alien criminal named Demi is causing havoc, but is being pursued by Space Sheriffs Mono and Zero.  Zero possesses the body of a young cowboy, and seeks to find Mono and hunt down Demi.  Along the way, he'll have to tackle a number of dungeons and find the items within that will aid him.

If you took the 2011 film "Cowboys & Aliens" and gave it a dose of The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, you might end up with something like Gunple: Gunman's Proof.  Seriously, take a look at those dungeons.  The features found in A Link To The Past are all there, from doors and stairs and ledges and even the "welcome mats" before the boss rooms.  The big thing missing from Zelda are the puzzlish elements.  It seems ASCII would rather forego the puzzles in favour of more action.

Despite the western setting, this game never saw a western release.  As a Super Famicom game released only in Japan in 1997, when the next generation, the Nintendo 64 was already out, I can't imagine that most gamers have even heard of this, but the A Link To The Past engine put into a wild west setting is bound to pique the interest of those who do hear of it.  Thanks to longtime VGMaps contributor Tropicon, "the legacy of Zero" (see what I did there?) is mapped out for us, if we dare to take down an alien criminal with a six-shooter.

So to recognize the effort put into mapping the only sci-fi/western Zelda-style game I've ever heard of, Tropicon's Gunple: Gunman's Proof (J) (Super NES) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for November 2016.
74  General Boards / Gaming / Re: What are the FIVE BEST (and EXCLUSIVE) games on each console? on: October 27, 2016, 01:30:32 PM
I guess I wasn't clear.  I suppose you should mention your own personal favourites, as that would make the most sense, and if we get a lot of the same responses for the same console, the games that might be more fundamentally/objectively good (if that is actually a thing) would emerge.  I suppose I could always look at GameFAQs, as I believe they have a top listing for each console, but we could get more discussion if we talked about it amongst ourselves here. Besides, GameFAQs would probably be skewed towards games where walkthroughs are more necessary, especially if it's based on message board activity.

One part of this came from earlier today when a friend said he couldn't name five good Wii U games, so I challenged him to name five good PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games.  He did, but unfortunately for him, three of the PS4 games and four of the Xbox One games he mentioned were not actually exclusive.  Then I owned him by naming NINE good and ACTUALLY exclusive Wii U games, and I did it WITHOUT even mentioning any of the Mario games or even Super Smash Bros. (just to prove a point).

But as mentioned, besides current-gen fanboy throwdowns, I have other reasons for being curious.  And I should probably edit this or my first post if/when I get around to figuring some out myself.  For some, five is too little.  For others (as my friend showed), five might be too many, especially given the exclusivity rule I insist on here.
75  General Boards / Gaming / What are the FIVE BEST (and EXCLUSIVE) games on each console? on: October 27, 2016, 10:48:17 AM
As it came up with conversation with a friend, and as I debate if I want to more seriously collect games, and as something I could talk about on a future YouTube video, and as something I was always wondering anyway, I was wondering if we could name our five favourite games on each major home console.  (Or you could mention some minor consoles, too, if you really want, that'd be interesting, especially in the '90s.)  Handhelds and computers, too.

But let's add a rule, to make things interesting.  This will either make this more difficult or more easy, depending on how you look at it.

The rule is, the games mentioned have to be absolutely EXCLUSIVE for that platform during its "active years".

For example, I would say Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation wouldn't count, as a port for the PC came out only eight months later.  But Super Mario Bros. 3 wouldn't be disqualified on the NES just because of the remastered version of it included in Super Mario All-Stars on the Super NES.  Other collections even with minimal or no upgrading might be okay too, like the six Mega Man games on the NES shouldn't be disqualified because of Mega Man: Anniversary Collection and Mega Man: Legacy Collection which came out years later.  Battletoads on the Genesis doesn't negate Battletoads on the NES, so that's fair game, because for the purposes of this, I would only compete the Genesis against other consoles its generation, i.e. the Super NES., even if the Genesis did compete with the NES for a couple years.

Basically, I'm trying to get at, what are the five games that you think are the best on each console, and when mentioned, every gamer understands what console you mean, without it having to be said?
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