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#1 Online Whelt

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

I was cleaning today and I found a pile of N64 and GBA enclosed instruction booklets. They're not uncommon games by any means, so they're probably already available online somewhere, but I'm not sure. The ones I have are:

Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Donkey Kong 64
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Star Wars: Episode I Racer
Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Tooie
Glover
Nascar 99
Gex: Enter the Gecko

Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Advance 3
Wario Land 4
Wario Land II (GBC)
Frogger (GBC)

Some of them are pretty funny and written in character, like the Wario ones and Donkey Kong. So basically I'm just saying, if anyone is interested in these, I could try scanning them.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

I can't compile a full list right now, but I know I have manuals for Pokemon Crystal and Oracle of Ages.

The Warioware manuals are hilarious. I hope they keep doing the in-character gag even with the move to digital booklets.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

I have a few NES manuals that have very crudely drawn images. Like for example the manual for Mega Man 2, in one page it has an awful drawing of Mega Man's head as the 1-up icon, which looks like it was scribbled quickly then scanned terribly. There's also a section dedicated on how to beat Air Man's stage. I also have the manuals for Super Mario Bros, Super C, Bionic Commando, and RC Pro Am 1-2. Some have game screenshots that look terrible.

 

The manual for Super Mario Bros is pretty damn hilarious with it's enemy descriptions, localizers back then really were just goofing off and having fun huh:

 

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"his orders are to find and destroy Mario" Seems a bit excessive for a Koopa. "this turtle is under control, but likes to take it easy" *cue Eureka 7 music*. The one that really gets me is that they describe Spiny as a wild fighter. What's wild about him? I get that it was a time where you still needed to use a bit of imagination when playing games, but they were just overselling it.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:43 PM

I loved reading the manuals I got with games when I rented them. The ones that come to mind are Mario Party 6, Mario Superstar Baseball, and Sonic Adventure 2.

Probably because they all had stuff like item lists or character profiles. That was pretty cool.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

It's a shame I've lost most of my N64 boxes and manuals, but I still have the manual for Mario Kart 64, and it has some beautiful images:

 

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It's nice to see Nintendo considered DK and Toad punching bags so early.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

Where did you find that?
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:13 PM

http://www.mariomayh...klets/index.php

 

Their SNES manual scans don't seem to work for me for whatever reason.

 

edit: They're working for me now, The SMRPG manual has Luigi giving you tips, his art is in 2D which is odd since the game itself is pre-rendered.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

The only "old" instruction manual I got is Donkey Kong 64. Cranky Kong's tips make me chuckle, they are full of sarcasm. Here's a few quotes from him:

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:14 AM

Oh man, I used to love reading the game manuals before and after I played the game. I have billions of them, but I can't seem to find them. Hopefully in the future, I might scan them whenever I get the chance.

 

Also, we need a website that has almost all the game manuals that people wish to see.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:33 AM

I lost all of my GBC instruction manuals and I have very few manuals from my GBA games, and all of them are from Pokémon games.

I also have a manual of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex which my cousin gave it to me, but the game's disc and keep case were given to another person. What an asshole.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

Remember when you were younger and got a new game and you opened up the game just to read the manual until you got home?

 

Too bad there's no reason to bother with manuals nowadays since most of them are so lifeless, and some don't even have them at all.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

Does anyone know where I can find scans of the Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool manual? I heard it's chock full of Engrish.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:45 PM

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Home Improvement for the SNES is such a silly game.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:53 PM

I have a lot of Japanese manuals, like Super Mario Bros. 3, Yoshi no Tamago, Hoshi no Kirby, Doki Doki Panic (yes, I own the disk), Nazo no Murasamejou (also mine), and a few others. I don't have any English manuals in my possession, though.

 

Maybe I can look at the Doki Doki Panic manual and possibly end the debate over Birdo's gender.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

My family keeps all our instruction booklets. Even though we've hardly ever had to look them up for information.

 

Anyway, we have instruction manuals for N64, PS1, GameCube, GBA, DS and Wii games, including NES ports for the GBA. Most, if not all, are localized for Scandinavian countries, as well as Finland. One thing that always bothered me is how they would always have a Swedish and a Danish section, but not a Norwegian one. Why? Well, this trio of languages are very similar to one another, so resorting to reading Swedish/Danish shouldn't cause any major problems. But still, I do feel offended that my language got treated as a question of "are the extra pages worth the cost? Probably not." I wonder just how many of these booklets offer "ENGLISH - SVENSKA - DANSK - SUOMI" and nothing more. Anyone know what Icelandics got?

 

Sometimes I like to look into these old booklets when I eat; for whatever reason, doing so improves my appetite.


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