The Red Shadow
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January 27th, 2012, 2:02 am #21

Interesting. Definite similarities there.
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bluedogrulez
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January 27th, 2012, 3:52 am #22

Look at the guy(s) to the left! And the green witch/dragon to the right! Wow.

BTW, I think the F-Zero and Banjo cover "inspirations" are great tributes to very cool things and tie the N64 to subpop phenomena. To me, its not seen as copying or being unoriginal, but rather originality with a context.
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January 28th, 2012, 4:35 am #23

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Ca ... eo_game%29
"Berthilda the witch"

Pretty similar to Gruntilda.


I also remember another letter in N64 magazine about a kids book that had very similar looking characters to Jet Focre Gemini.
I have these magazines still, but weather to keep them...ugh I have too much stuff.
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July 21st, 2014, 9:49 pm #24

CRACK-POT THEORY #4: WRECK-IT RALPH INSPIRES MK8 COURSE
Sugar Rush = Sweet Sweet Canyon?

This one is definitely based in reality. Honest.

I finally saw Wreck-It Ralph the other night and enjoyed it thoroughly, until I realized some copy-catting going down. Okay, so the whole move is based upon terrific video game references, particularly Nintendo ones. But Nintendo seems to have paid itself a royalty by converting Sugar Rush--a kart racing game within the movie with adorable characters based in a land made entirely of candy--into one of its new Mario Kart courses: Sweet Sweet Canyon. Okay, its not the first stage in a Nintendo game (or even a Mario Kart game) to be placed in a Dessert World, but the timing and concepts make this my surest bet to date! And considering all of the cross-promotions, with Ralph being in Sonic Racing, and Ralph and Vanellope (the racer) being Disney Infinity characters, I'm not sure Disney would even mind.

Umm, candy.





The candy, the color palette, and just look at the spectators!

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July 22nd, 2014, 7:16 pm #25

Nice observations! It's hard to know the truth about these sort of things, but cool anyways. I love this stuff :yeah:

The first two seems like a stretch, but I'm betting you are exactly right about the MK8/Sugar Rush track, bluedog!
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October 17th, 2016, 2:07 pm #26

CRACK-POT THEORY #5: Samurai Goroh Appeared in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Before F-Zero

One of the legendary and readily recognizable F-Zero characters is Samurai Goroh. He's been with the franchise since the beginning, and even graced the back of the SNES box for its North American release in 1991.



But he was around before then. In fact, five (5) years before joining the F-Zero circuit, Samurai Goroh was apparently in a motorcycle gang called, "Satan's Helpers". It was this gang of rough and tumble bikers that Pee-Wee Herman won over with his bar-top dance to "Tequila" during his big adventure, which was captured on film and released in 1985 as "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure". Here's the proof:
[+] Spoiler


So there you go, hard evidence and dare I say conclusive proof that we have Pee-Wee Herman to thank for the F-Zero character of Samurai Goroh.
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October 17th, 2016, 3:25 pm #27

How had I missed this topic before :lol: Love the Goroh one. He is who I always raced with.
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D.J Cat
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October 17th, 2016, 4:36 pm #28

I have indeed mentioned the Lost theory to everyone who I play Hyrdo Thunder with.

I'm sure I see the camp site on the beach at some point.
Still haven't seen the show...
Maybe one day, when tine becomes largely available.
Not anytime soon!

Also, fantastic thread, now to go away and come up withbaone more crazy ideas ?
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October 17th, 2016, 7:57 pm #29

CPT#4 updated with photos (finally). A totally unbiased examination by me has me further convinced of its veracity!
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D.J Cat
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October 19th, 2016, 5:11 pm #30

"Guest Crackpot Theorist"

It's an honour!

I can add the pics from the N64 magazine of said articles too further emphazize plus the Jet Force Gemini one as well!
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