Author Topic: Looking for things visible only by zooming out (like zelda dungeon swatiska)  (Read 599 times)

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Offline goznij

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Hello, I see this forum is not very active but don't hesitate to answer later anyway, I'll check it at least twice a year:
So I watched NES Atlas on youtube (he takes a TAS and make it zoomed out with maps of this site) about Legacy of the Wizard, and at 2:47 I saw a big evil face that you probably don't realize is here while playing the actual game, not zoomed out, or at least you can't see it entirely, do you know other things like that ? So far here is what I found too:
- sonic wing fortress zone somewhat actually looks like a real big plane (it may sounds normal but for instance the wrecked ship in super metroid doesn't look like a ship at all)
- similarly, equinox (solstice 2) boat level surprinsingly actually looks like a 2 levels boat, there is no map of this game on vgmaps, I saw it on another site in 2007 (with only room shapes drawn)
- snake rattle & roll is a single mountain splitted into levels
- at some point in world of warcraft, an area unavailable for players had written really big "nothing to see here move along", written by hand.

Offline TerraEsperZ

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I know I used to have more cases like that in mind, but the only one I can remember is for Solar Man's stage in Mega Man 10. The stage itself is shaped like a series of three steps, going up-right-up-right-up-right. In the background, there are a small number of diagonal patterns/pipes in each segment and if you look at the stage as a whole, these diagonal lines are perfectly aligned throughout the whole stage. It's such an insignificant detail and yet, someone still spent the time to make sure everything was lined up just right.
Current project that I really should try to finish:
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-Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis)
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Offline goznij

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While searching for the boat of equinox again, I found another site with maps of it which looks way better, and while last level, ice palace looks a bit like a snowflake, I just realized that deeso level looks like some kind of beast, head on the left, feet bottom right and tail top right. It's amazing how some developers did that when back then they had no idea in how long if at all someone would notice somehow, back then even them couldn't see the whole level at once, they just drew the level on paper or something and then made rooms one by one I guess.

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Hello, I see this forum is not very active but don't hesitate to answer later anyway, I'll check it at least twice a year:
So I watched NES Atlas on youtube (he takes a TAS and make it zoomed out with maps of this site) about Legacy of the Wizard, and at 2:47 I saw a big evil face that you probably don't realize is here while playing the actual game, not zoomed out, or at least you can't see it entirely, do you know other things like that ? So far here is what I found too:
- sonic wing fortress zone somewhat actually looks like a real big plane (it may sounds normal but for instance the wrecked ship in super metroid doesn't look like a ship at all)
- similarly, equinox (solstice 2) boat level surprinsingly actually looks like a 2 levels boat, there is no map of this game on vgmaps, I saw it on another site in 2007 (with only room shapes drawn)
- snake rattle & roll is a single mountain splitted into levels
- at some point in world of warcraft, an area unavailable for players had written really big "nothing to see here move along", written by hand.

That's not a swastika, that's a Manji. An old religious symbol that the nazis too, turned it the other way around and used it for evil.

Offline dark_lord_zagato@yahoo.co

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When I was mapping Inindo: Way of the Ninja for the SNES I found some kanji in one of the towns. It's in Mikawa Castle, in a place you can't get to without cheat codes. The name "三上" is written in the lake using land tiles and I think is says "Mikami"

It's big enough that you would have to zoom out to fit both characters on your screen at the same time.
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