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Re: Rare reusing music in games

This is pretty minor, but a small (and I mean small) section of DK64's DK Island theme can be heard in one of Viva Pinata's "Day" background songs. Yeah, I noticed that too,. I also noticed another one the other day in VP:Trouble in Paradise; practically the entire Angry Aztec theme from ...
by Kowbrainz
March 10th, 2009, 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Rare reusing music in games
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

Re: Grabbed by the Ghoulies an Xbox Original!

Great game in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it. :)
by Kowbrainz
February 20th, 2009, 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Grabbed by the Ghoulies an Xbox Original!
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Banjo is Back!

Because you used the official photo upload. I assume Rawk's have been done in a different manner.

Anyhoo, I went back through the game for all 131 jiggies the other week finally, but I'm still sitting at 960G since I can't be bothered going for 20 wins online. :P
by Kowbrainz
February 5th, 2009, 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo is Back!
Replies: 95
Views: 40625

Re: Birthday Thread

'appy Birthday, Missus Qyz. :P

Maybe let her know I said hi, Qyz. Since she's only really posted in the banana recipes forum, haha.
by Kowbrainz
February 3rd, 2009, 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Birthday Topic
Replies: 805
Views: 223238

Re: Speed Running!

^ 'twas alright. The jump at 1.35 was the source of a lot of pain for me when I first ran through.
by Kowbrainz
January 28th, 2009, 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic

Well, there is stuff like Pokemon Trainer and Mystery Dungeon if you want to try those out.
by Kowbrainz
January 26th, 2009, 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic

There's a hack for the Orange Islands done in the R/B/Y engine I believe, but it was pretty rubbish. Would you really want to be getting badges in ways aside from battles? Pretty much all of Ash's badges from the first season of the anime were earned because the leaders pitied him but saw he had a '...
by Kowbrainz
January 26th, 2009, 12:53 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Do you like DKC Atlas?

I really don't know why people would join a forum and stay with it if they didn't like it.
by Kowbrainz
January 24th, 2009, 2:31 pm
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: Do you like DKC Atlas?
Replies: 30
Views: 10583

Re: The best and worst pokemon topic...

Okay, I can agree with you on Bulbasaur now... can't believe I would never have seen the pun in those names.... jeez. :lol: Chikorita though... I wouldn't say so. It's family are all based off herbs and spices and there isn't really anything there that shouts reptile to me. If you're talking about B...
by Kowbrainz
January 24th, 2009, 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Gridline Productions - New Review Website

Hey, I'm sorry; it's just been frustrating trying to advertise this place everywhere and not really having anybody interested in the project yet.
Thanks for the feedback, flame0ram (and welcome to the forums by the way). :)
by Kowbrainz
January 24th, 2009, 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gridline Productions - New Review Website
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Gridline Productions - New Review Website

I find it amusing that you're still calling him Joe all these months after he cleared that up to Qyz but whatevs... I guess you didn't get the memo. :P
I wish it wasn't so hard to get people interested in this sort of stuff these days. :/
by Kowbrainz
January 24th, 2009, 12:45 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gridline Productions - New Review Website
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: The best and worst pokemon topic...

He's saying that Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, and Turtwig are all reptillian. Not sure what your perception of reptile is... I just didn't think that the 'cute thing with flower bulb on its back' and 'cute thing with leaf on its head' were reptiles necessarily. Charmander was a reptile, Squirtle ...
by Kowbrainz
January 23rd, 2009, 12:43 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Gridline Productions - New Review Website

Everyone makes typos and I'm sure I could go back over your posts and look for corrections to make if I was feeling like enough of a jerk. If you don't want to view the site or have nothing relevant to add to the topic then don't post. Simple as that.
by Kowbrainz
January 23rd, 2009, 12:35 am
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gridline Productions - New Review Website
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Gridline Productions - New Review Website

Yay for blatant advertising: http://www.gridlineproductions.com Anyway... I basically got together with this guy I know on another site the other day who has been trying to kick off his own personal site for game reviews and such for awhile now. He's planning to add a few more features in the near f...
by Kowbrainz
January 20th, 2009, 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gridline Productions - New Review Website
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: The best and worst pokemon topic...

-I don't like how they take Pokemon that used to be badass and give them more badass evolutions, thus making the first one seem less badass in retrospect. Onix/Magmar/Electabuzz all come to mind... -Same goes for Pokemon that are utterly useless, and then get evolutions that are just as useless. Li...
by Kowbrainz
January 20th, 2009, 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: The General Pokemon Discussion Topic
Replies: 26
Views: 6383

Re: Birthday Thread

Thanks, Kiddy! :)
by Kowbrainz
January 17th, 2009, 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Birthday Topic
Replies: 805
Views: 223238

Re: What did you like best about DKC2?

epic image and title My god, I love you... :lol: I sort of feel like I'm repeating the stories I've told several times already now with these topics. I loved DKC3 the most for quite some time since I had grown up with it, but when I purchased another SNES along with the trilogy DKC2 won me over. An...
by Kowbrainz
January 13th, 2009, 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 2
Topic: What did you like best about DKC2?
Replies: 30
Views: 13038

Re: Moderators

Qyzbud wrote:
CaptainEddie wrote:Congrats, Simon32!

Kowbrainz wrote:Congrats, Simeon

Nice, guys... way to both spell his name wrong. :lol:


Hey, I don't make a fuss when people call me kowzbrainz or kowbrains or whatever, Quizbudd.
by Kowbrainz
January 12th, 2009, 11:00 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Forum Discussion
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 73
Views: 19887

Re: Speed Running!

gamer_boy: Yeah, Poison Pond is where I always used to mess up, even if I started doing segmented runs. The other levels aren't too bad, although Manic Mincers can get a bit annoying with Rambi.
by Kowbrainz
January 12th, 2009, 10:59 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: Moderators

Great choice, Qyz. Congrats, Simeon - you've certainly deserved it. =D
by Kowbrainz
January 11th, 2009, 3:56 pm
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Forum Discussion
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 73
Views: 19887

Re: VG Music in Unusual Places (AKA "Trucks & Mario themes")

Hi 5's for listening to Triple J and not any of the other rubbish Australian stations. ^_^

My highschool's bands have performed video game music a few times in the past. Shame the Mario theme tune is the only one that practically everyone can identify with.
by Kowbrainz
January 5th, 2009, 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: VG Music in Unusual Places (AKA "Trucks & Mario themes")
Replies: 17
Views: 5030

Re: Banjo-Kazooie Base!

There used to be a site named BK Base last year... until it got hacked. :/
by Kowbrainz
December 31st, 2008, 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: TurtleView Cave! (A.K.A. BK Base)
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: Overrated?

I don't really care about the story to be honest, since most platforming games aren't trying to be ambitious with their storylines in the first place and you shouldn't be looking that far into them. Bowser stole the princess, you have to get her back. That's that. You're not supposed to think outsid...
by Kowbrainz
December 29th, 2008, 11:52 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: General on-going site development discussion

It's good to see DKC3 up.

It's not so good to see my browser acting all funky and not displaying the level info pages again. Agh. :(
by Kowbrainz
December 28th, 2008, 1:31 am
 
Forum: DKC Atlas Discussion
Topic: General DKCA development discussion
Replies: 183
Views: 49559

Re: Let's Play: Donkey Kong Country

Decided to keep going with this thing: http://au.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3A592DDB8B1063B0 There's five more videos there. If you'd like to see more glitches and/or tricks, you can request them here and I'll see what I can do. I'll say it now though, there's a rather weird one in part 9 that cam...
by Kowbrainz
December 27th, 2008, 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country
Topic: Let's Play: Donkey Kong Country
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Speed Running!

I'm not saying that; I'm saying that this guy would have more experience with running DK64 and would probably know a lot more tricks than most people here. When you get serious about speedrunning you need to start researching tricks to use in your runs, so I have no doubts that he would have seen a ...
by Kowbrainz
December 24th, 2008, 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: Speed Running!

Above: Go to the topic on SDA and you might get better help. Another guy is planning a new 100% run soon to beat his old one by 30 minutes so you might get some help there. That said, I doubt you'll be able to get past if it's an invisible barrier unless you find some way to get underneath the level...
by Kowbrainz
December 23rd, 2008, 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: Speed Running!

TAS's... I believe not. It's a completely different skill: being able to speedrun a game and make a decent quality TAS. I just took first spot on Banjo-Kazooie's leaderboards on the Xbox Live Arcade with a time of [2:38:46], so I suppose I can now vote in the 'perfect' option, although I'm not too s...
by Kowbrainz
December 19th, 2008, 10:04 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: How fast can you type?

I can’t remember exactly how fast I can type, or the score I used to get from those typing programs in schools, but I do know that I’ve improved a lot since then – mainly due to my increase in time spent on the computer I suppose. So right now I’ve tried to type as many words as I can within a minu...
by Kowbrainz
December 16th, 2008, 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: How fast can you type?
Replies: 14
Views: 3436

Re: Barrel Blast's Story

K. Rool's all like, "Yo, Kongs. We are totally like so much better than you guys at barrel racing!", and DK's like, "Naw dawg, we're the better ones!", and Funky's like, "Word." So they race. I can just imagine it now... DK and K.Rool in their pimped up rides racing un...
by Kowbrainz
December 16th, 2008, 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Barrel Blast's Story
Replies: 14
Views: 4899

Re: Speed Running!

The poll is so vague I don't think you even need it. Besides, what you see as 'pretty good' is going to vary enormously between your perspective and the perspective of someone who runs the game at a WR level. Case in point - if you ask me about Banjo-Kazooie, I will tell you that anything under 3.30...
by Kowbrainz
December 14th, 2008, 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: Speed Running!
Replies: 22
Views: 6652

Re: Banjo is Back!

I haven't even checked, but okay. Now that I've beaten it I have really little motivation to do everything else in terms of jiggy challenges, to be honest. I just got the final trolley part today and it was a big let down after seeing that I couldn't do any of the awesome things Grunty used it for. ...
by Kowbrainz
December 8th, 2008, 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo is Back!
Replies: 95
Views: 40625

Re: Overrated?

I dunno about you guys, but most games today are roughly twenty hours long each if you're expecting value for your money, and that isn't too long at all. Super Mario World was not that long, and neither was any game on the SNES except RPGs. DKC was significantly shorter. SMW had a lot more levels an...
by Kowbrainz
December 7th, 2008, 1:00 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: Banjo is Back!

What is what happened to them? The fact that Grunty's Revenge feels more Banjoey to me in this sense really has nothing to do with how long it's been etc. Rare's just been stupid. I beat the game yesterday. Quite disappointing, really. They've left the chance of a sequel quite open though. There was...
by Kowbrainz
December 7th, 2008, 12:53 am
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo is Back!
Replies: 95
Views: 40625

Re: Banjo is Back!

Yeah, they even 'confirmed' Tiptup for the game in Rare's scribes. Maybe Gregg was thinking of Tanktup.... :/ Remember that old piece of art they had with several character's heads on it? It featured Boggy's kids, but they were scrapped too, presumably since Boggy could do all their roles on his own...
by Kowbrainz
December 4th, 2008, 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo is Back!
Replies: 95
Views: 40625

Re: Overrated?

Anyway, I should be having this argument with a DKC disliker, not a DKC "fan" whose stirring up trouble on my holy day just for the heck of it. Who cares if other people think its overrated? They can play their games, and I'll sit here and play DKC in piece. I don't need everyone to like ...
by Kowbrainz
December 4th, 2008, 6:03 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: Banjo is Back!

I have a bit of a break a week earlier than my family, so I'm making use of the time and have migrated the 360 to the living room with the HD telly. So far, it's more or less what I expected. It's not like the originals, and while there's certainly a good concept there and it's fun, it does have its...
by Kowbrainz
December 3rd, 2008, 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo is Back!
Replies: 95
Views: 40625

Re: Banjo on XBLA!

I would give you a list of everything that's changed, but Spiral Mountain's being laggy right now. There's a whole handful of minor changes, but nothing that's really gameplay affecting to be honest. Not being able to skip all text can be a bit of a bummer though. The achievements are easy to unlock...
by Kowbrainz
December 3rd, 2008, 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Banjo on XBLA!
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

Re: Overrated?

All pretty graphics eh? I love Super Mario World, but there was as much gameplay in DKC1 as there was in SMW. That's like saying Super Mario 64 is the gameplay compared to the graphics of Ocarina of Time...hmm... (Odd comparison I know, but it's roughly the same concept. Yeaah... Ocarina of Time ha...
by Kowbrainz
November 28th, 2008, 9:59 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: The Entire world was rickrolled today...

Jomingo wrote:Just chill, no need to over react. I'm not entirely up to date with every internet phenomenon, but what exactly constitutes a "rickroll"?


Where have you been, under a rock for the last two years?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_roll
by Kowbrainz
November 28th, 2008, 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Entire world was rickrolled on Thanksgiving...
Replies: 11
Views: 3294

Re: Does anybody besides me hate Rare's new logo?

Yeah, I liked the old one better too, but I think that's purely because of nostalgia and because that logo represented a golden age for Rare in terms of their game development. Since they've been using the new logo their games haven't been quite the same as before, so sometimes you sort of look at t...
by Kowbrainz
November 28th, 2008, 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Rare Games
Topic: Does anybody besides me hate Rare's new logo?
Replies: 38
Views: 13033

Re: Overrated?

Again, something which hasn't been done before isn't necessarily innovation. Please tell me how exactly these barrel cannons from DKC have shaped the rest of the games industry in terms of platform games. They've been a gimmick which has always been unique to Donkey Kong Country, and is essentially ...
by Kowbrainz
November 28th, 2008, 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: What did you do for DKC Day?

November 24th was DKC day.

I played Banjo-Kazooie on the XBox Live Arcade.
by Kowbrainz
November 28th, 2008, 12:45 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: What did you do for DKC Day?
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: What are you Playing Right Now?

Finished BK XBLA this morning. I have top 5 times in all levels right now but some people have glitched Bubblegloop Swamp and managed to get 103/112 notes there, so yeah... hope the thing gets fixed. Otherwise I'm now shooting for the top of the leaderboards.
by Kowbrainz
November 26th, 2008, 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: What are you Playing Right Now?
Replies: 162
Views: 46686

Re: Overrated?

Gimmicks =/= Innovation. FLUDD was a gimmick: it didnt really enable the platforming genre to go in any new directions, it simply allowed Mario to maneuver through levels more easily with the hover function while serving as a tool to clean up stuff. The gravity in Mario Galaxy was innovation: lookin...
by Kowbrainz
November 26th, 2008, 10:40 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: Overrated?

I think that Minecarts and Barrels are probably the most innovative platformer mechanics in 2D platforming history. If anyone can name something more innovative and more copied through gaming history, then let me know. Minecarts aren't a gameplay mechanic; they're used in gimmick levels to mix thin...
by Kowbrainz
November 25th, 2008, 8:45 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: What are you Playing Right Now?

Banjo-Kazooie on the Xbox Live Arcade.
by Kowbrainz
November 25th, 2008, 12:32 am
 
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: What are you Playing Right Now?
Replies: 162
Views: 46686

Re: Overrated?

Some say the physics in DKC are bad. Example: You pound the ground and bananas come out. SMW has it's flaws too: Why do mushrooms make you big? Why do feathers give you a cape that allows you to fly? How does a flower allow you to throw fireballs... without getting burnt? Not all video game physics...
by Kowbrainz
November 25th, 2008, 12:27 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Re: Overrated?

I'm not just talking about Mario fanboys by the way.

Example of people thinking tis overrated: link
by Kowbrainz
November 23rd, 2008, 12:51 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356

Overrated?

Obviously this is a topic that's going to be very hard to bring up on a DKC fansite without getting the same responses. Either way, I was looking through the article on Wikipedia the other day when I noticed a few links to some features on certain sites, where DKC had landed itself in the top 25 and...
by Kowbrainz
November 22nd, 2008, 6:08 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Overrated?
Replies: 38
Views: 12356
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