Nintendo can't do 2D graphics anymore? (19)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 14:25 ID:071D6sTu

I think so. All the 2D Nintendo games for the DS have been developed by other companies - Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland by Vanpool, Super Princess Peach by Tose, Kirby games by Flagship and HAL, etc. Zelda is 3D, New Super Mario Bros maybe 2D gameplay but the graphics are either 3D or pre-rendered sprites. On the GBA I don't think they developed a single game in-house except for the ports of the Mario games (reused graphics) and Mario Kart (pre-rendered sprites), so no 2D there either. Seems to me like they kicked out all their 2D artists when the N64 came along. Shame, that.

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 16:14 ID:FgkCn1Tl

Yoshi's Island DS?

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 18:08 ID:gZ0j+PkW

Bad example. (Game Freak, Artoon)

4 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 18:16 ID:gZ0j+PkW

Better examples: Warioland 4, Metroid Fusion, Zero Mission, Zelda: the Minish Cap. Those GBA games had nice graphics! Oh, and do WarioWare and Rhythm Tengoku count? ;)

Oh, and don't forget Metroid Dread, I believe it's still being worked on.

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 20:03 ID:071D6sTu


Ah yeah, I forgot about the Metroids. Which is odd since I was playing one of them shortly before posting this thread. Minish Cap is Capcom/Flagship though.

And interestingly all the GBA games you list were developed by Nintendo R&D1, not the main EAD division, and since R&D1 was incorporated into EAD in 2005 they certainly haven't made any more 2D games.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-16 20:06 ID:071D6sTu

Metroid Dread is apparently cancelled though. Maybe R&D1's sprite artists jumped ship in '05 rather than joining EAD, leaving the game incomplete, and that's why nothing came of it. Maybe.

7 Name: 0rion!Rf2jj3WE0s : 2007-10-23 09:34 ID:SHaQD4Ax

>>4: Minish Cap was done by Capcom, heh.

8 Name: 0rion!Rf2jj3WE0s : 2007-10-23 09:36 ID:SHaQD4Ax

Whoops. My mistake. I was thinking of the other one(s). Nevermind.

9 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-23 18:25 ID:4hNToVzS

If by 2D you mean sprites, then yah. Unfortunately sprites are becoming harder and harder to deal with when creating games due to the amount of work involved compared to using a 3D character.

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-24 19:58 ID:QttWx/5Z

what about Super Paper Mario? who made that?

11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-10-24 21:12 ID:evl52bpd

Intelligent Systems.

12 Name: 3 : 2007-10-28 21:58 ID:gZ0j+PkW

Well, to put it bluntly....

Fuck Nintendo for messing up R&D1. They've created my favorite games on the GBA, and now we don't hear anything from them. They really put love in their games, and that's something rarely seen nowadays. Now I understand why they didn't make the last 2D Wario game (that sucked) on the DS.


13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-12-16 21:50 ID:gZ0j+PkW

Can't let this thread die.

14 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-12-17 20:39 ID:Heaven

At least Konami are still good at it.

15 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-12-17 23:46 ID:vo2sUrLh

are they?

16 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-12-18 21:32 ID:gZ0j+PkW

If you mean Contra IV, it was created by WayForward.

17 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-12-19 09:44 ID:gZ0j+PkW

>In 2007, Sakamoto currently resides with the recently formed Nintendo SP&D (Special-Planning & Development) division which consists of members from the now defunct R&D1.

They're back! Nice.

18 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-02-01 15:55 ID:4R4hfj+E

sure it can youll see

19 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2008-02-01 22:13 ID:wh8IDDE7

Aren't the Castelvania on DS by Konami? They're quite good. And gorgeous.

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