History SmallReferencePools / VideoGames

25th Jun '16 10:44:41 PM Pichu-kun
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** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar, however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.

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* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'').''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.
25th Jun '16 10:39:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', often merged with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. It's wholly possible to meet people who think they're the same game. And good luck finding anyone who knows that there was a ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' arcade game before there was ''SUPER Mario Bros.'', or that ''Donkey Kong'' arcade had not [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongJr one]], but [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong3 two]] sequels.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'',
often merged with ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''. It's wholly possible to meet people who think they're the same game. And good luck finding anyone who knows that there was a ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' arcade game before there was ''SUPER Mario Bros.'', or that ''Donkey Kong'' arcade had not [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongJr one]], one, but [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong3 two]] two sequels.



** Rhythm games with plots are usually not on the radar however if they are referenced it's probably ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' considering how [[WidgetSeries it is]].



* ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and their spinoffs are the only simulation games.

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* ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and their spinoffs are the only simulation games. Occasionally ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' gets referenced.



* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]].

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* If you're lucky enough to spot a [=JRPG=] reference, it's going to be either ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[[note]]in the east[[/note]] or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[[note]]in the west[[/note]]. ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' pops up on both sides but more rarely [[AdaptationDisplacement because many remember the anime first]].



* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s only franchises are ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. 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/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.maybe ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. Also ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is the only reason people know about their other franchises.


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* Any time ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' gets referenced it'll always be a ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' or ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' reference. The protagonist is always male and is always Pete (better known by his FanNickname, "Jack").
* Newgrounds is the only website that hosts online flash games.
* 3D platformers rarely get referenced compared to 2D sidescrollers (and even then most references are of the original ''Super Mario Bros'' or Green Hills Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''). When they do it's almost always ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' might get referenced if you're lucky.
28th Apr '16 2:29:45 AM jormis29
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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.

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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.
20th Apr '16 6:02:15 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''Series/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.

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* Similarly, Creator/{{Sony}}'s only franchises are ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''Series/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''Franchise/{{Uncharted}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' (which is, as of 2015, just one game). Strangely, ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (often referred to as ''Metal Gear Solid'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' will often get a mention, despite being third-party and having long abandoned exclusivity.
8th Apr '16 6:11:09 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** * ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.


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%% ** ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
8th Apr '16 6:10:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/JustDance'' are the only dancing games.
* Similarly, ''DDR'' is the only Franchise/{{BEMANI}} game in the West, due to being the only BEMANI game to see more than a small handful of Western releases, unlike other games such as ''VideoGame/{{jubeat}}'' and ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'' which are arcade success stories but have only seen very limited releases outside of Asia (an under-the-radar tablet version for the former, limited export runs to specific arcades in the case of the latter).
* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about Konami]].

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* {{Rhythm Game}}s:
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* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. The latter is considered a cash-in of the former.
* ** ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/JustDance'' are the only dancing games.
* ** {{Mobile Phone|Game}} {{Rhythm Game}}s? The only ones people ever play are ''VideoGame/LoveLiveSchoolIdolFestival'' and ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls Starlight Stage''.
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Similarly, ''DDR'' is the only Franchise/{{BEMANI}} game in the West, due to being the only BEMANI game to see more than a small handful of Western releases, unlike other games such as ''VideoGame/{{jubeat}}'' and ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'' which are arcade success stories but have only seen very limited releases outside of Asia (an under-the-radar tablet version for the former, limited export runs to specific arcades in the case of the latter).
* The only [=IPs=] Konami had going into TheNewTens were ''Franchise/SilentHills'' and ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and now Konami has no games left. While justified in that a lot of their other modern, still-active [=IPs=] are [[NoExportForYou Asia-only]] UsefulNotes/{{arcade game}}s, it can still be jarring to be a fan of the aforementioned BEMANI series, ''Quiz Magical Academy'', or the like and hear your [[AmericansHateTingle American and PAL-region friends complain about Konami]].how "Konami doesn't make games anymore"]].
5th Apr '16 3:53:48 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Looking for a modern NintendoHard game? ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is the go-to example, to the point where many players will call other challenging games "The ''Dark Souls'' of ''<series or genre>''".
28th Mar '16 11:29:12 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series and even then it's described as "''Space Invaders'' (or ''Raiden'') on steroids." If you're lucky, you might run into someone who is familiar with Creator/{{CAVE}}.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series (and for many within the fandom, the only shoot-em-up ''period'') and even then it's described as "''Space Invaders'' (or ''Raiden'') on steroids." If you're lucky, you might run into someone who is familiar with Creator/{{CAVE}}.
25th Feb '16 12:13:19 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The only reputable PC game distribution platform is UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. [=DLsite=]? Playism? Website/GOGDotCom? What are those?

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* The only reputable PC game distribution platform is UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. [=DLsite=]? Playism? Website/GOGDotCom? What are those?those? If a PC game has been released, but it's not on Steam (yet), as far as the general public is concerned it doesn't have a release at all.
24th Feb '16 11:51:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series and even then it's described as "''Space Invaders'' (or ''Raiden'') on steroids." If you're lucky, you might run into someone who is familiar with Creator/{{CAVE}}. ** ''VideoGame/{{Darius}} Twin'' is the only ''Darius'' game in existence. Though with the worldwide [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 multi]]-[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita plat]][[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} form]] release of ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'', this might get a little bit better.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are the only {{Vertical Scrolling Shooter}}s. ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the only HorizontalScrollingShooter. ''Touhou'' is additionally the only BulletHell game series and even then it's described as "''Space Invaders'' (or ''Raiden'') on steroids." If you're lucky, you might run into someone who is familiar with Creator/{{CAVE}}.
** ''VideoGame/{{Darius}} Twin'' is the only ''Darius'' game in existence. Though with the worldwide [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 multi]]-[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita plat]][[UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} form]] release of ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'', this might get a little bit better.
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