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Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art?
06/03/17 12:53 AM


> > also the artwork ends up in the romsets as .svg files for these, as they're
> > considered an essential part of making them function. obviously that means the
> romset
> > might change over time if somebody makes higher quality vectors for them, but it
> also
> > means that they're more likely to be used 'correctly'
>
> For what it's worth, there's an intentional difference between the internal SVGs,
> which (if memory serves) are just vectorized versions of the LCD segments, and the
> actual surrounding and background artwork that would have gone along with such
> handhelds.
>
> The former is necessary to be playable, the latter is necessary for the full retro
> nostalgia experience. I'm sure people will make great artwork in time, though.
>
> An interesting question this raises is what Nintendo's opinion will be about all
> this, since this is truly the first legitimate, accurate, emulation of the Game &
> Watch series. Even the Game & Watch (Gallery) series on the Game Boy and Game Boy
> Color were just recoded versions of the games.
>
> Nintendo have made it clear that they do acknowledge even their most retro titles,
> given the "Mister Game & Watch" character in the Smash series and their trophies that
> acknowledge their earliest arcade titles, and I can only hope that, despite being a
> very traditional Japanese company, they might reach out to the MAME team about using
> its emulation of the Game & Watch handhelds in some productive manner. I haven't
> looked into the license tags specifically, but if hap's work is done under
> BSD-3-Clause, then it's conceivable that all the pieces are already under a license
> amenable to commercial use.

Nintendo actually reissued a facsimile of one of the Game & Watch systems some time ago which had the side-effect of asserting their ownership, i.e. of the systems themselves, not just the Game & Watch character.

So yes they do acknowledge their old products. They also continue to sell playing cards.







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* Nintendo Game & Watches art? John IV 05/31/17 09:12 AM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? John IV  07/05/17 06:14 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? Dullaron  07/05/17 06:46 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? Dullaron  06/02/17 07:37 AM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? BIOS-D  05/31/17 10:14 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? R.Coltrane  06/01/17 07:15 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? BIOS-D  06/02/17 02:12 AM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? Olivier Galibert  06/07/17 05:33 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? MooglyGuy  06/02/17 01:48 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? Haze  06/01/17 10:52 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? MooglyGuy  06/02/17 01:46 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? anikom15  06/03/17 12:53 AM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? Haze  06/02/17 01:58 PM
. * Re: Nintendo Game & Watches art? anikom15  06/02/17 04:18 AM

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