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Mario Chat / Re: What are the Koopas/the Koopa called in Japan?
« Last post by Lakitu on October 04, 2017, 03:29:26 AM »


The running Moai heads in Super Mario Land are called Tokotoko, which is an onomatopoeia for feet hitting the ground and probably also a pun on Nokonoko.

They don'y have feet though...

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Mario Chat / Re: What are the Koopas/the Koopa called in Japan?
« Last post by CrossEyed7 on October 03, 2017, 09:04:19 PM »


The running Moai heads in Super Mario Land are called Tokotoko, which is an onomatopoeia for feet hitting the ground and probably also a pun on Nokonoko.
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Site Discussion / Re: Discord
« Last post by Ninjap00 on October 02, 2017, 06:31:57 PM »
hey i'm in there and i'm known as Slick Butter alright (for you kids who weren't cool enough to be on IRC)
come join the future of TMK
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Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« Last post by Weegee on October 02, 2017, 02:01:20 AM »
Thanks for the answers, fellas.
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Mario Chat / Re: Pauline
« Last post by Lakitu on October 02, 2017, 01:21:27 AM »
What is Pauline to Mario now?
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Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« Last post by MEGAߥTE on October 01, 2017, 06:44:19 PM »
There is a tracking script embedded in the article that breaks the loader when it is blocked. I don't think it was intentionally done, just sloppy.
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Site Discussion / Discord
« Last post by BP on October 01, 2017, 06:10:56 PM »
It's about time.

As of this posting, I just founded the Discord server for TMK, and a few IRC regulars are there.
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Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« Last post by The Chef on October 01, 2017, 05:43:11 PM »
Do adblockers assume the interview is an ad or does Nintendo do that deliberately like other major websites?
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Mario Chat / Re: A simple question about Yoshi
« Last post by MEGAߥTE on October 01, 2017, 03:42:41 PM »
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Tezuka: Shigeru Miyamoto said he wanted Mario to ride a horse! I think he likes horses. (laughs) When we were making Super Mario Bros. 3, he had drawn a picture of Mario on a horse, and hung it on a wall near where he used to sit. I would look at that and think, "I think he wants Mario to ride something." When we started making Super Mario World, we were working with the concept of a dinosaur land, so I had Hino do art for a kind of reptile.

Hino: The first keyword was horse, so I imagined something rather large and first drew up a creature like a large lizard.

Tezuka: It was like a crocodile. (laughs)

Tezuka: Yeah. It felt out of place to have a reptile suddenly appear in Mario's world, so we went back and talked about how maybe it shouldn't be like a crocodile.

Hino: Tezuka had done a rough sketch and it was cute and pretty good, so I polished up Yoshi into his current form based on that.

Tezuka: That happened relatively quickly. I kind of forced the design though, saying, "It's related to turtles." (laughs)

Sao: That's why, instead of a saddle, what's on Yoshi's back is...

Nogami: A shell. Even after I joined the company, Tezuka kept insisting that it was a shell. (laughs)

https://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic/interview-super-mario-world
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Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« Last post by MEGAߥTE on October 01, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »
Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced several enemy-based items:
Jugem/Lakitu's Cloud
Kuribo/Goomba's Shoe
Hammer (Bros.) Suit
and the P-Wing (Patapata/Paratroopa Wing)

The name Patapata Wing was part of the original SMB3 Japanese manual.

However, it also fills the P-Meter, or Power Meter, and derivative power-ups like the P-Acorn don't really make sense with the Patapata name. P also officially stands for Power in the case of the P-Balloon. I'd guess it's the same for the other occurrences.

The N-mark spade card is a reference to Nintendo's playing card designs, which refers to Nintendo.


P.S. your ad blocker is preventing the interview from loading.
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