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« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2024, 11:34:01 am »
zagato blackfist keeps the NES request fulfillment train going with two LJN NES horror games based on slasher films: Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street!

I maintain that Friday The 13th is not as bad of a game as so many people make it out to be.  I don't know why I like the repetitive music to it.  That same track is also heard at 0:24 in one of my favourite videos of Felicia Day, "The 8-Bit Haunted Dance Party".
The "Happily Ever After" NES game that was never finished and released has some Friday The 13th music too, as heard here at 5:44 in this video playthrough of that prototype.

A Nightmare On Elm Street is notable for being the only NES platformer with four-player support.  (Most other four-player NES games are sports, other than Bomberman II, Gauntlet II, and Swords & Serpents, I guess.  It's still in rare company.  Speaking of which, it is by Rare Ltd.)

For an upcoming project, I wanted to get all the LJN NES "black box" games, and potentially for a later project, these two games specifically.  So I ordered these two NES cartridges on eBay recently, along with a few other LJN games that I didn't already have.  It'd be a neat coincidence if they arrive today, too!

EDIT: I just NOW got today's mail, and I received the NES cartridges of Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street!  What a fluke that I would get the games themselves AND the maps on the same day!  No word of a lie!
(I also got T&C Surf Designs and The Uncanny X-Men, which isn't a coincidence, other than that I have an X-Men/'97 opening comparison YouTube Short that's doing extremely well this week...)  I'd say getting these games on the same day as getting the maps is an even bigger coincidence than the time I bought the "Left Bros." variant of Super Mario Bros. 3 before I realized that the seller I was buying it from is "Two Brothers Games", LOL.  If only I got these games/maps on an actual Friday the 13th from someone who lives on Elm Street, but that'd really be too freaky...
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« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2024, 06:56:23 pm »
That is one spooky coincidence. Even if I had known that you were buying these games I never would have guessed the exact day they would show up in the mail.

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« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2024, 04:41:16 pm »
Even weirder coincidence: I've been slowly making my way through Hardcore Gaming 101's Top 47k Games of All Time podcast over the last three years and just yesterday, I listened to their episode on Nightmare on Elm Street for the NES.

I remember starting to map Friday the 13th in 2009, thinking I was clever in handling the "parallax" background by doubling the lenght of every segment. I remember giving up after starting the cave because I really wasn't a fan of game in the end. My goal would have been to try and make a unified map covering the whole game but the way the game is structured, what with featuring several concentric circles, would have made the whole thing quite inelegant.

Anyway, great work as always zagato blackfist, finally providing maps to so many overlooked "classics"!
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« Reply #93 on: April 08, 2024, 08:20:28 am »
Apologies to FlyingArmor as I hadn't realized that Lufia: The Legend Returns on the GBC has been complete since January 22, 2024, over three months ago!  Sorry!  And thanks again!  I'm always happy to get fully-labeled JRPG maps from FlyingArmor!  Will we eventually get every JRPG from this era fully mapped out?

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« Reply #94 on: April 26, 2024, 02:28:44 pm »
zagato blackfist comes through with yet another of my NES requests, this time for Culture Brain's Flying Warriors!

Culture Brain had some interesting marketing back in the day, like some text-heavy magazine spreads, and I remember this game having a 16-page comic in the first video game magazine I ever had, the December 1990 issue of GamePro (a month before I started subscribing to Nintendo Power).

Despite my fondness for this, I don't think I've ever actually finished the game - perhaps zagato blackfist's maps will be of help if I try again.  Personal interest aside, Culture Brain's stuff is underappreciated, so it's nice to have another game of theirs mapped.

Thanks again, zagato!

EDIT: Some more "Flying Warriors" trivia of sorts.  When I made my "One Minute of Music from EVERY NES Game" video, it initially got four copyright claims at the start.  They were all eventually dropped, but then I got one more... for the Flying Warriors tune that is heard at 3:34:00.  Interesting that of all the NES tunes, that would be the only one that is an issue.  It has no dire consequences for my video - it's a copyright claim, not a copyright strike - but it's still interesting.
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« Reply #95 on: May 10, 2024, 10:44:38 pm »
Deja vu, indeed.  I'm sure we've seen me thank zagato blackfist for mapping an NES game before.

This time it's for the MacVenture game Deja Vu!

Ironically, I'm surprised we haven't already seen anything mapped of the three MacVenture games on NES (the others being Shadowgate and Uninvited).  Thanks to zagato, that's one down!

I'm feeling like I've thanked you before... you keep coming through on these requests!  Keep up the great work!

With "Beyond Shadowgate" (which I semi-recently supported on Kickstarter) coming soon, the NES Shadowgate - or the TurboGrafx CD game ALSO called "Beyond Shadowgate" - would be cool, too...  :P
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« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2024, 03:43:04 pm »
mechaskrom has fulfilled a TurboGrafx CD request!  The first one, actually.  We don't get many TurboGrafx games as it is...

Though The Dynastic Hero isn't a wholly original TurboGrafx CD game, but rather a version of Wonder Boy In Monster World (Genesis), which mechaskrom has submitted unmarked maps for at the same time (to go along with Dammit 9x's maps that we've had for quite a while).  mechaskrom has also mapped and submitted Wonder Boy In Monster World, a European release on the Master System.

Besides wanting more TurboGrafx games specifically, my request for The Dynastic Hero is because I think it would be interesting to compare against Wonder Boy In Monster World.  And now we can do that with this triple feature!  Thanks, mechaskrom!
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« Reply #97 on: May 13, 2024, 05:15:54 pm »
VGCartography is the first one to fulfill a PlayStation request, for Final Fantasy VIII!

It's an FF game that certainly has its detractors, but I have certainly enjoyed it at the time, and seeing as how the FF series is all over the place now, I think VIII being still in a now-classic era with turn-based (excuse me, "Active Time Battle")-style action, there's still much to like.  Looking at these maps brings back memories.

I always knew it would be possible to map.  I'm not sure why Final Fantasy IX wasn't on my request list (I have fixed that now), I think I mistakenly thought it had polygonal backgrounds, but they are actually prerendered, just like for VII and VIII.  VGCartography's taken care of a big chunk of IX too!  Those are up as well.

A bunch of maps by VGCartrography have been put up Saturday, Sunday, and today.  Lots of good stuff, really pushing what's possible.  Might have to rethink what I've deliberately left off my list, now that I see I shouldn't assume PS2 games are off the table.  Though my list is big enough already, LOL.

Thanks yet again, VGCartography!