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Offline snesmaster

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Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« on: April 26, 2009, 07:17:25 pm »
Hi, I noticed there are some differeneces in enemy names from the Manual and from the ending of the game where it shows the names:



Manual      Game

Bob-Omb      Bob Omb

Hoopster   Hoopstar

???      Subcon (Angel Thing at End?)

Clawgrip   Clawglip

Tryclyde   Triclyde



Does any one know what the correct names are?

Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 05:38:16 am »
The correct ones should be:

Bob-omb

Hoopster

Subcon

Clawgrip OR Clawglip is correct

Likewise, Tri or Try is correct

Offline Will

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 06:47:22 am »
Do these names vary from the USA to the Japanese version games? I think that's why are somewhat different.

Offline JonLeung

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 08:02:03 am »
I would say "Clawgrip" ("Clawglip" sounds like Engrish, with the R and L confusion).



"Triclyde" is probably in reference to the three heads ("tri" meaning "three", after all), though I may have spelled it "Tryclyde" myself a few times.



I thought this was about the Ostro/Birdo confusion in the manual...though I guess Birdo's appearance in later games clears things up.

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 12:51:50 pm »
Did they mix up Ostro/Birdo?  In both the game and the Manual for SMB2 they have Ostro as the boss that spits out eggs.  Should it be the other way around?  I'm sure you are right about the Clawgrip and Clawglip since the Japanese can't tell the difference between the the sound of an "L" or an "R" in their language.

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 02:39:34 pm »
Other than the case of mis-translations in-game, I generally have found the the game is more accurate than the manual.

Offline marioman

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 02:40:53 pm »
Yes, Ostro and Birdo are mixed up in both the manual and the credits.

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 06:33:22 am »
Thanks for all your help everyone, I'm capturing sprites from that game and I want to give them the proper names.

Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 02:27:41 pm »
Ostros are those ostriches that shy guys ride on, aren't they/

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 02:57:14 pm »
Nope, they are Birdos according to the manual/game.

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 03:17:19 pm »
Does Birdo or Ostro show up in any games other then SMB2 and Doki Doki Panic?

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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 03:22:28 pm »
The pink bird who shoots eggs is in a fairly large number of games (Mario Tennis, Mario RPG, etc.) but it is called Birdo instead of Ostro.

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2009, 06:01:01 pm »
I'm fairly certain the ostriches are the ones called Ostro. :P

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 06:09:13 pm »
Personally, I think that they should be, but have a look at the manual for yourself.  It says that the name of the black ostrich is Birdo and that the pink bird is Ostro.  The credits of the game also say this.  It appears that Nintendo swapped the names in later games though.

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RE: Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemy Names - What is correct?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 11:48:54 pm »
It was a mistake, and Nintendo has corrected it already in later games. The manual was probably made from looking at the already-erroneous credits translation.

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