History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

17th Jan '18 8:32:59 PM KagSwirby
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** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Jigglypuff might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.

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** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Charizard, Jigglypuff, and Jigglypuff the Pokémon that were in ''Super Smash Bros.'' like Lucario and Greninja might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.
17th Jan '18 8:31:19 PM KagSwirby
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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).

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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).Kong'').
17th Jan '18 8:30:51 PM KagSwirby
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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specificaly, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''.

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* [[PacManFever Any arcade game that was wildly popular in the 1980s.]] Specificaly, Specifically, the ones you see the most often are ''VideoGame/PacMan'', ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' [[OlderThanTheyThink (which was actually introduced in 1976)]], and ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''.''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'', and maybe ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', but mainly because that's how Nintendo got its start (it actually began as a hanafuda card company almost a ''century'' before they started making video games in 1889, and even then they made the Game & Watch system a year before ''Donkey Kong).
22nd Dec '17 9:04:08 PM LaptopGuy
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** As for the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', all characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Of the original eight, five have penetrated mainstream pop culture (Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, and Zangief). Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda aren't so lucky. While all the original bosses are well-known, only Cammy of ''The New Challengers'' is widely recognized. And last but not least, ''Akuma'' of ''Turbo''. Of the ''Alpha'' sub-series, only Sakura and Dan are known by all.

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** As for the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', all characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Of the original eight, five have penetrated mainstream pop culture (Ryu, Ryu and Chun-li are practically household names. Ken, Chun-li, Guile, and Zangief).Zangief are well-known too, though not to the same extent. Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda aren't so lucky. While all the original bosses are well-known, only Cammy of ''The New Challengers'' is widely recognized. And last but not least, ''Akuma'' of ''Turbo''. Of the ''Alpha'' sub-series, only Sakura and Dan are known by all.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': All characters are from the first two games, with the exception of a few hyped characters from the later games such as [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] and [[Franchise/MegaMan Mega Man]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': All characters are from the first two games, with the exception of a few hyped characters from the later games such as [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] and [[Franchise/MegaMan Mega Man]].
29th Oct '17 1:10:10 PM HarpieSiren
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.

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* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and maybe ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.
12th Sep '17 10:43:50 PM GovernorExplosion
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** Some 'mons are based on mythical beasts that would be well-known to those in parts of Asia, but are totally unknown in, say, the United States. For example, Pokémon "God" Arceus is possibly based on a hoofed chimera called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin Qilin]], but Westerners have [[{{MemeticMutation}} memetically]] compared it to a llama or a goat.
2nd Aug '17 8:48:22 PM KagSwirby
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*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon".

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*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon"."Pokémon".
2nd Aug '17 8:47:20 PM KagSwirby
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have Ash than Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have Ash than Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture. subculture.
** Even though there are at least 150 basic Pokémon species, the great majority of non-game/anime fans have only heard of Pikachu, most likely because of its mascot status. Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Jigglypuff might also be mentioned. It's also not widely known that Pokémon evolve and that Pikachu's "upgraded" form is Raichu, who is orange instead of yellow.
*** Some people think that Pikachu is actually called "Pokemon".
2nd Aug '17 8:44:49 PM KagSwirby
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Anything after Gen 1 will rarely be featured, also [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's]] [[AdaptationDisplacement characters are better known than those from the games]], so parodies are MUCH more likely to have "Ash and Pikachu" Ash than "Red", and will have PokemonSpeak Red (with his Pikachu by his side, of course), contain PokemonSpeak, and be blatantly MerchandiseDriven. If not to the anime or to some nonexistent hybrid of the anime and games (''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' says hi), then references will inevitably be to "[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon cards]]" or ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which brought the series back into the mainstream after several years of being a more low-profile subculture.
30th Jul '17 1:51:08 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In the West, if you're lucky, you might find people who can name ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games that aren't ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} 4]]'', or their spinoff works.

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* In the West, if you're lucky, you might find people who can name ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games that aren't ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} 4]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona5}} 5]]'', or their spinoff works.
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