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Offline JonLeung

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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2020, 11:45:20 AM »
I'm super happy someone finally mapped one of the first two CD-i Zelda games.

Those two games might have horrible animations but the background graphics are gorgeous!

That's true.  On one hand, the games are maligned for their weird animated sequences, combined with them being for the unpopular and otherwise almost entirely unknown CD-i (especially in contrast to the very mainstream and very popular PlayStation of which its origins are linked) and the bizarreness that Nintendo would lend out the rights of their otherwise incredibly-polished and popular AAA franchises ever, not for one, but MULTIPLE games.  The lack of availability of an actual CD-i adds even more intrigue to this, as does Nintendo's pretending that this never happened, so most people only know it for what makes it weird.  (Sort of like the Star Wars Holiday Special, which is infamously bad, even joked as such by many people even if they haven't experienced it, though it does have its place in canon, and a LEGO "sequel" that comes out today on Disney+.)

But on the other hand, the face value of the maps themselves are that they are actually quite cool.  Imagine, these were done by an artist or artists who are no longer limited to building worlds out of tiles.  While you can tell there is still a need to create traversable landscapes, they went wild with the colours and shapes (compared to the "blocky" nature of tile-based graphics).  At this point, pre-Ocarina Of Time, there were only a handful of Zelda games to reference, plus their art, and likely some inspiration from The Legend Of Zelda cartoon segment on the Friday episodes of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show.  Considering that, I don't think they did bad at all.  I guess now we're used to Zelda games being all over the place with their style, so this actually isn't too weird, really.  I like them!  Still have to really play them (sheesh, what kind of Zelda fan am I?), but I can at least say, and with Jackster's maps more confidently so, that this at least looks good!

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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2020, 09:13:35 PM »
Jackster's submission of ripped maps from Zelda's Adventure is exciting.  As a Zelda fan, I'll have to play this game one day.

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2020, 11:26:21 PM »
Thanks! Let me tell you all that that Tolemac map took FOREVER to save. The original PSD file was almost 160 MB big and would take 10-20 seconds to save it every time. There were even times when my computer monitor will black out while it's in the middle of saving. It was kind of frightening and frustrating.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2020, 09:53:32 PM »
Jackster's submission of ripped maps from Zelda: The Wand Of Gamelon completes the Triforce of CD-i Zelda games!

To think this was all in the span of only two weeks, as a fortnight ago we first got Link: The Faces Of Evil maps, but now have the unmarked maps of that as well.

Thanks so much, Jackster!
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2020, 07:54:58 AM »
Relatively new contributor Jackster can do more than just CD-i games, and submitted maps from Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land (GBA), the remake of the NES game, Kirby's Adventure.

There are a few Kirby games still not mapped, so I'm glad that Jackster's Map Projects topic shows that he plans to do three more!

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2021, 11:43:34 PM »
I returned to our community after long time break and read all discussions on the forum.

First, I want to thank JonLeung for recomendation
If you haven't played Kirby: Super Star before, you should!  It's one of the better Kirby games, if not the best (though the DS remake, Kirby: Super Star Ultra, has even more stuff).
The game is really interesting, I like it.

So, what is games is need to rip now? May be it need to some Kirby's game, or Sega Genesis Mini games?

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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2021, 12:27:07 AM »
Jackster has done it again - another Kirby GBA game under his belt - this time, it's Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (GBA).  I love Metroidvanias!

George s loves arcade games and has finished Dragon Buster (Arcade).  I hear it repeats some rounds after Round 12.