Goombas, Kirby, Pokemon and Pac-man.

Posted by Golden Darkness in 01-27-2008, 05:49 AM

Originally Posted by Jon of the Wired:
Eh, it’s not really the same thing. Goombas and mushrooms may have similar appearances, but they’re actually different sprites. The bushes are literally the same sprite as the clouds, just with a palette swap.

Speaking of Goomba, they are actually supposed to be living chestnuts, as their Japanese name is Kuribo, with the Kuri being chestnut.

Other facts of interest:

Kirby’s sprite was originally meant to be a placeholder.

All the maps of the Pokemon handheld games(no spin offs) are based on parts of Japan (with Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region similarity to Hokkaido being the most obvious)

Pac-Man was originally going to be called Puck-Man, but there was worry that the arcade cabinets could be vandalized to have the title end up as something very vulgar.

Cacildo´s note: When was the Scott Pilgrim movie released again?