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Deezer

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« on: July 10, 2008, 10:59:49 PM »
Birdo has a prominent role in the Captain Rainbow trailer released recently. In this new Wii game from the makers of Chibi-Robo and GiFTPiA, the eponymous hero visits Mimin Island, home to obscure Nintendo characters. Since not much information is known at this time, it's possible that more Mario characters will be included.

Captain Rainbow currently has no Japanese release date set and has not yet been announced for North America.

Link: Captain Rainbow trailer
« Last Edit: July 10, 2008, 11:27:11 PM by Deezer »

BP

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 12:12:00 AM »
I can say with confidence that Birdo is the Mario character I would most like to see utterly obliterated and never appear again. She is my least favorite. Having her paired with my favorite Mario character makes me unhappy as well. And the lingering "confusion" of Birdo's gender makes it that much worse.

But, obscure Nintendo characters, hmmmmmmm??? Okay.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 12:35:29 AM »
You mean you are not a Birdo Person?
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 06:55:14 AM »
Obscure Nintendo characters? Perhaps this will mark the great return of Stanley the Bugman!

« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 10:39:19 AM »
Maybe Tatanga? Well, he actually has fans...

Birdo has a prominent role in the Captain Rainbow trailer released recently. In this new Wii game from the makers of Chibi-Robo and GiFTPiA, the eponymous hero visits Mimin Island, home to obscure Nintendo characters. Since not much information is known at this time, it's possible that more Mario characters will be included.

Captain Rainbow currently has no Japanese release date set and has not yet been announced for North America.

Link: Captain Rainbow trailer

Um, isn't Capcom making this game...?

Kuromatsu

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 11:19:47 AM »
It seems that any Mario character will always outdo Toad... In appearances.

« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 12:50:32 PM »
Birdo's voice pretty much confirms that it is male.

« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 01:15:10 PM »
From what I heard on IGN, this game will star multiple super-obscure Nintendo characters. But how's Birdo obscure? Most Mario Fans wish she was obscure...
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 01:42:42 PM »
Super Mario Bros. Headquarters Negelected Characters-Is this their "Dream Game"?

Let's make a Wish List-
1. WART!!!
2. Geno
3. Tatanga
4. Boom Boom

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« Last Edit: July 11, 2008, 02:04:25 PM by Nintendoobsessed »

Deezer

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008, 02:19:47 PM »
Birdo's voice pretty much confirms that it is male.
We're working on a Birdo special that will cover this, but in Japan, Birdo is still a male who thinks he's female. At the beginning, one of the subtitles says "Atashi wa Catherine" (I am Catherine), but atashi is primarily used by females. Also, the subtitles are pretty interesting because the spoken Japanese sounds like it's scrambled and does not match the subtitles. For example, every time "E?" (pronounced "Eh?") comes up the voice says "Torima?"

MEGAߥTE

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2008, 03:53:25 PM »
Um, isn't Capcom making this game...?

No, it's being made by Skip.

« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2008, 08:55:00 PM »
Is Captain Rainbow some new character to the video game world, or... the opposite?
Noy Duh

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2008, 04:35:17 PM »
If he's not new, he fits the theme of obscurity pretty well.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2008, 04:50:29 PM »
This is actually the perfect game to be released after Brawl; all of the people who didn't get the obscure characters they wanted in Brawl will get them now. (eg: Sukapon from Joy Mech Fight and Takamaru from Nazo no Murasamejō)
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2008, 08:10:03 AM »
I hope Kirby's animal friends are in this game.
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Kojinka

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2008, 12:17:12 AM »
Well, here's hoping for Wart.

If you ask me, Birdo should have stayed in Subcon.
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  • raewrednu
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2008, 12:21:43 AM »
This looks amazing.
Edward has always dreamed of becoming a female monkey.

« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2008, 12:42:33 AM »
If you ask me, Birdo should have stayed in Subcon.
Birdo is a result of Mario's nightmares.
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Suffix

  • Steamed
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 03:49:54 AM »
Or rather, Birdo gave him nightmares.

« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 03:29:18 PM »
It seems that any Mario character will always outdo Toad... In appearances.

Not really, since Toad is often the first major minor character that one meets in the game (outside of the first Goomba, Koopa, ect.. the first friendly character, anyway).
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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2008, 09:09:49 AM »
3-D Birdo makes my eyes bleed.

Linkin800

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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2008, 01:50:06 PM »
This game looks to crazy to be releashed to North America. But then again they did send Kartimarideimachi (or however you spell that name) into America. You know that game, the one where you roll a giant ball over stuff then turn it into a star at the end of every level.
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2008, 09:14:02 PM »
I have watched the video for Captain Rainbow, and have concluded that the game is too weird for America. Also, Birdo is too ugly for anybody to view, so that's another reason not to release the game here (unless they do something too her 3D model to make it less ugly).
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

Ambulance Y

  • raewrednu
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2008, 01:09:12 AM »
You nay-sayers! What the video game industry in North America needs is some experimentation as such. Nothing wrong with a little eccentricity. 
Edward has always dreamed of becoming a female monkey.

Captain Jim

  • TwinklyMuffin
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2008, 01:19:02 AM »
I'd play Captain Rainbow. After all, I enjoyed Katamari Damacy.
No! I don't want that!

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2008, 06:13:33 AM »
I'd play it because I need more obscurity. SSB sorely lacked it.

« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2008, 02:02:49 PM »
Waste of mah precious (non-existant) Wii Points.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2008, 02:27:49 PM »
I thought it was a full-fledged Wii game, not just Wii Ware...
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but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2008, 12:02:46 PM »
Well, since Birdo was originally in Doki Doki Panic, I assume this game will contain several Japanese characters that are obscure to Americans. But since Birdo started showing up in Mario games, it just strikes me as weird and a little dirty to see Birdo show up in a game that appears to have nothing to do with the Mario universe or any universe I know of. This is the only reason I can think of for a Captain Rainbow thread on the Fungi Forums.

But for the record, at times I like Birdo. I liked Birdo in Wario's Woods, although again I can't think of any reason why she (I know Birdo as the character with the female voice in Mario Tennis for 64) would show up there. Well, Birdo was called Catherine in Wario's Woods, which I like more because it sounds like a female name.

So there's three games I can think of that had both Toad and Birdo in them, Wario's Woods, Super Mario RPG, and Mario Tennis for 64.

...uh, back to Captain Rainbow... it almost looks good because of how far out there it appears, but their version of Birdo looks terrible. They should have just stolen a GameCube model of her instead, would have looked better and fit in more.
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You didn't say wot wot.

« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2008, 08:33:03 PM »
So there's three games I can think of that had both Toad and Birdo in them, Wario's Woods, Super Mario RPG, and Mario Tennis for 64.

I can think of several..

SMB2, Wario's Woods, Mario RPG, Mario Tennis 64, Superstar Saga, Kirby Superstar (not a Mario game, I know..), Mario Parties 5-8 and DS, Mario Golf 64, Mario Golf: Toastool Tour (Toad was sadly not playable in either of the last two titles, but he was in them..)

Now, how about some that only star Toad?..

Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Tennis VB (that's on the Virtual Boy folks!), Super Princess Peach (there are several minigames that feature Toad as the playable character), Itadaki Street DS (I'm not actually sure about this one, but I don't recall seeing Birdo at all in any of the previews/videos for the game).
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

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