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Post#81  Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:14 pm  Reply with quote + 
Today Ragey shared with me another obscure cameo: Gachapin Challenge DS. For those curious, Gachapin is basically the equivalent of Japanese Barney. It's a guy in a costume on a show that's for young children. Hudson Soft developed the game and well, here we are.

The main game is a series of minigames featuring Gachapin while there exists a separate mode which is basically Bomberman DS' multiplayer. Funnily enough, he appears right on the cover of the box. How did we ever miss this?


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Post#82  Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 pm  Reply with quote + 
Finally, I have an explanation for some of the bombermerch I was seeing on YJA......
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Post#83  Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:56 pm  Reply with quote + 
Sora G. Silverwind wrote:
Finally, I have an explanation for some of the bombermerch I was seeing on YJA......


Well now you have to share with us. Wink
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Post#84  Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:23 am  Reply with quote + 
I'm not sure if I saw it recently, but I think I saw at least one phone strap for this particular collab. I'll troll the auctions again soon and see if anything pops up.
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Post#85  Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:18 am  Reply with quote + 
legato wrote:
Today Ragey shared with me another obscure cameo: Gachapin Challenge DS. For those curious, Gachapin is basically the equivalent of Japanese Barney. It's a guy in a costume on a show that's for young children. Hudson Soft developed the game and well, here we are.

The main game is a series of minigames featuring Gachapin while there exists a separate mode which is basically Bomberman DS' multiplayer. Funnily enough, he appears right on the cover of the box. How did we ever miss this?


I won't lie, that is weird. Then again, Japanese probably think the same towards our products.

It's fascinating how Bomberman managed to get a reference in a Japanese's Barney. I am curious, is the game any good by itself?
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Post#86  Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:23 pm  Reply with quote + 
The actual gameplay with Gachapin is terrible. It's aimed for little kids so it's bogged down with too much dialogue and are really lackluster games in general. I will admit a few were a tad challenging but its not worth trying at all. I'd stick to the Bomberman mode and that's assuming you even wanna try this game.
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Post#87  Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:17 pm  Reply with quote + 
legato wrote:
The actual gameplay with Gachapin is terrible. It's aimed for little kids so it's bogged down with too much dialogue and are really lackluster games in general. I will admit a few were a tad challenging but its not worth trying at all. I'd stick to the Bomberman mode and that's assuming you even wanna try this game.
I wasn't planning on buying it anyway so it doesn't surprise me that the gameplay is bad. Still, it's a neat look into Bomberman history, as anything regarding him is.
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Post#88  Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:50 pm  Reply with quote + 
Hello all. It's been a while since I've done a more thorough write up so here's one for you. Today I have some info on Bomberman B-Daman for Super Famicom.

Now many of you may know of this game but little else. Essentially there are 100 stages in the main campaign. In each stage, it shows a preview of what the puzzle will look like and then you get to try your hand at it. You can only fire one marble per attempt and you must time and angle it right to destroy all the bombs that appear on screen. A simple enough concept except getting a perfect score is much more demanding.

Each set of 10 stages must be played as a set. You get two attempts to try each stage but in order to get a perfect score of 100 for each stage, you must clear them on the first try. This adds a lot of replay value and challenge but can feel kinda cheap in some ways. What's weird is that each time you attempt one of the sets, the order of the stages is rearranged so it forces you to stay alert.

The stages vary in atmosphere from a training ground to a jungle, a beach, outer space, and then a soccer style stadium. Along with that the mechanics change slightly so it helps things stay fresh. One of the interesting things I saw was a new type of bomb. When struck with a marble, it spits out two bombs in opposing directions. I only saw this in one (two?) stages total.



Another cool Easter egg is the appearance of the Dastardly Bombers. I'm taking a few liberties saying this but it does suggest that the enemies we see are them. They don't play any role in the story, just as an obstacle.



The World Bombers can even be seen in the final areas.



Thanks to the power of save states, I was able to clear this game with a perfect score. When you win, a few things change. The title screen changes the color of Bomberman as well as the music. It also changes the color of the marble you fire in the main game.



It also unlocks two new modes: Special and Survival. In Special, you play through 10 random stages from the main game and you have the option of adding power ups to your Bomberman. The image to the left is your original character while the middle one includes most of the powerups. Let me explain them:

-The head will show a cursor on the stage that indicates which bomb to aim for.
-The blue wings effect the angle of the marble (or so I believe.)
-The skates allow Bomberman to move left and right more quickly.
-The red marble is like a bowling ball. It will smash through multiple bombs instead of exploding on impact.
-The far right image with the yellow cannon fires multiple marbles from it, only usable with the standard marble.



Survival mode has you play through all the stages in an attempt to clean sweep them. I'll have more on this later, assuming I'm sane enough to get through it.

Finally here's a short GIF of the ending.



That's about it for now. I completed a playthrough so if anyone wants to see more of this game feel free: https://youtu.be/9hsUBtbcSqM

Thanks for reading Bomberpals.
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Post#89  Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:07 pm  Reply with quote + 
Thanks as always for the work you do, Legato! That B-Daman game has an interesting mechanic, although it does also sound a little frustrating.

I realized that I never followed up on my promise to find Gachabomber merch, so I took a gander just now. Suddenly I can't find anything on Yahoo!Japan auctions -- used to be that I'd find a thing every couple of pages.

So I ran a super quick Google Images search to see what came up. I actually don't think I saw any of this on YJA, which is interesting. These are all hosted on Pinterest because I got lazy and just pinned it to my Bombermerch Pinterest board, so...sorry if that offends anyone? Soydrop

1) A screen cleaner, I think: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/400468591863028440/

2) A keychain: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/400468591863028450/

3) A plush keychain: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/400468591863028458/
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Post#90  Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:51 pm  Reply with quote + 
Hey Bomber friends. Today we're gonna be talking about Same Game for Super Famicom.



As you can see, Bomberman is right there alongside other Hudson favorites but strangely enough, I haven't encountered him yet. According to Ragey's site and the manual itself, it seems the only time Bomberman appears is in the form of icons that can be used during the main mode in Same Game. I believe they have to be unlocked in some way and my skill is rough in that section so I'll have to try again later. At the least the title confirms he's there.

What's interesting though is how this game really puts Honey and Kotetsu into the lime light. They appear on every menu, multiplayer mode and the challenge mode. It's all about them! As I mentioned there are three modes. The main mode has you select your difficulty and then try to clear the stage. In Same Game all you really try to do is click on two or more touching icons and they disappear, causing the remaining pieces to move in closer. You must think ahead in order to clear the board entirely. The main mode also allows you to choose your icons, hence where I believe the Hudson properties come in to play.

The multiplayer mode is interesting but a bit weird. It's the same concept but the players take turns. You select an icon and it changes into something else. What determines this, I have no clue. If you change it into something that can connect, you score so it can't be too complex. You play as either Honey or Kotetsu and it's cute to see their rivalry (?) pasted all over this mode.

Finally there's the challenge mode. Clear the board under certain conditions. Sometimes you have to clear them all while other stages will have you trying to connect all of a certain color or earn a certain number of points. It's a bit tough near the end and there are 50 stages in total. What's neat is that after each set of 10 stages, you see one of the following images:



Such a silly little moment. Even weirder is when you clear stage 50 you get the credits sequence which shows this:



That's right. The two of them ride off together into the sunset. Those two make a great pair, almost like a brother and sister they way they compete but also share the good times.

In an effort to condense space in my posts, here is a cluster of random screenshots that show the duo.



I've never really paid any mind to them in the past. I'm aware of them and usually chose Bomber characters over them, but this game caused me to want to sit down and analyze this further. Just who are these characters? Are they based on real people? Would they be considered part of the Bomberman franchise or the Hudson itself franchise? What is their relationship? I was only left with burning questions the more I played this game.

I'll share more in the future, should I make any real progress but this was so unexpected I couldn't wait to share what I already had. Thank you friends and let me know what you can find out about these two. I'd love to hear from you.
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Post#91  Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:17 pm  Reply with quote + 
Kotetsu's victory screen is incredibly amusing with what I know about the two.
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Post#92  Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:00 pm  Reply with quote + 
Hey everyone. I recently finished playing the N64 titles and figured I would share the save states with everyone. I know these games are popular and are a bit long so hopefully this helps. If anyone ever has a request for certain save files/states, just let me know.

N64 titles save states: https://mega.nz/#!6GhiQAQJ!EZr.....TcSuUIOgd0

Saved these with Project 64 2.3.
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Post#93  Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:16 am  Reply with quote + 
Some time ago, we were discussing the German Club Nintendo comics. I had all but forgotten them and went digging through my hard drive when there they were. In the link below, every single comic exists in its original German version, while about half were translated into English by some guy who I found online years ago.

Also included is the Wario Christmas Tale, as scanlated by our pal Sora. I figured it was worth sharing, considering the original links are dead.

https://mega.nz/#F!iagHAYDB!NrYYpYw4jVsw8SGeg-lekA
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