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Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation - Mortamor Island

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation - Mortamor Island

tags → #dragon quest 
namcomuseum:

Let’s talk a little about the number 765, and why it shows up so often in Namco games.

765 is what’s known as their goroawase number; it’s a form of clever Japanese wordplay. “7” in Japanese is “nana”, shortened to “na”; “6” in Japanese is muttsu, shortened to “m”; “5” in Japanese is “go”, changed to voiceless form “ko”. So, “765” = “na-m-ko” or “na-mu-ko” for Japanese pronunciation.

It’s appeared in numerous Namco titles such as Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Pac-Land (as 7650), iDOLM@STER

namcomuseum:

Let’s talk a little about the number 765, and why it shows up so often in Namco games.

765 is what’s known as their goroawase number; it’s a form of clever Japanese wordplay. “7” in Japanese is “nana”, shortened to “na”; “6” in Japanese is muttsu, shortened to “m”; “5” in Japanese is “go”, changed to voiceless form “ko”. So, “765” = “na-m-ko” or “na-mu-ko” for Japanese pronunciation.

It’s appeared in numerous Namco titles such as Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Pac-Land (as 7650), iDOLM@STER

tags → #namco 
sweetiecrepe:

Because I got bored, I decided to color my doodle that I made a few days ago
please check it out on my Deviantart !

sweetiecrepe:

Because I got bored, I decided to color my doodle that I made a few days ago

please check it out on my Deviantart !

tags → #disgaea 5 #fanart 

(Source: pixiv.net)

tags → #disgaea 3 #fanart 

silvermoon424:

Sailor Senshi transformations from the Sailor Moon SuperS Various Emotion videogame. This game is notable for including the only known transformation of Sailor Saturn.

(Sorry about the quality, but this is a videogame from the 90s. This was the best I could do!)

tags → #sailor moon 
kartridges:

licky licky - Ring ni Kakero - Developed by Earth Soft, Published by Masaya; Super Famicom, 1998.
“Japan-exclusive release that was scheduled to sell as a Super Famicom video game in 1995. Because of the fewer-than-expected orders and the market of the Super Famicom getting smaller, it was sold instead as part of the Japanese Nintendo Power download game service, in 1998." [wiki]

kartridges:

licky licky - Ring ni Kakero - Developed by Earth Soft, Published by Masaya; Super Famicom, 1998.

Japan-exclusive release that was scheduled to sell as a Super Famicom video game in 1995. Because of the fewer-than-expected orders and the market of the Super Famicom getting smaller, it was sold instead as part of the Japanese Nintendo Power download game service, in 1998." [wiki]

tags → #ring ni kakero 
personashadows:

SHADOW MITSURU
Trapped in a position she never asked for, lording over a legacy too big for her.
That’s the general gist of it anyway, I think.  Frozen to her throne, lording over the coffins, wearing a mask locking her true emotions from the world and wearing a crown too big for her head.
Ice is hard, man.  Took me forever to make it convincingly look like ice.

personashadows:

SHADOW MITSURU

Trapped in a position she never asked for, lording over a legacy too big for her.

That’s the general gist of it anyway, I think.  Frozen to her throne, lording over the coffins, wearing a mask locking her true emotions from the world and wearing a crown too big for her head.

Ice is hard, man.  Took me forever to make it convincingly look like ice.

tags → #persona 3 #fanart 
rykoupad:

Artwork by ta2ronyorke

rykoupad:

Artwork by ta2ronyorke

tags → #disgaea d2 #fanart 
obscurevideogames:

noodle attack - UFO Kamen Yakisoban (KID - Super Famicom - 1994) 

obscurevideogames:

noodle attack - UFO Kamen Yakisoban (KID - Super Famicom - 1994) 

obscurevideogames:

Holy Diver (Irem - NES - 1989)
enigmaopoeia:

Heavy metal fans will get a good laugh at the story:
“Resurrected-The Legend of the Holy Magic King’s JusticeIt is the 666th year of the world of magic. The Black Slayer, emperor of the darkness, has extended the world of darkness and weakened the power of King Crimson whose wisdom has guided the world of magic for generations.The 16th King Crimson Ronnie IV entrusted his two infant sons, Randy and Zakk, to his faithful servant Ozzy. The three escaped the forces from another dimension in the hope to bring light back into the world.The next 17 years were difficult but Randy, Zakk, and Ozzy devoted themselves to the cause of Holy Magic Justice. The Black Slayer had further extended his empire over the countryside and the inter-dimensional forces were even more powerful. Randy needed to find the emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson family to battle the demons. He set out alone to carry out the will of his surrogate father Ozzy who had passed away. Thus begins the legend of the Holy Magic King’s Justice.”
(I take no credit for the story translation.)

obscurevideogames:

Holy Diver (Irem - NES - 1989)

enigmaopoeia:

Heavy metal fans will get a good laugh at the story:

“Resurrected-The Legend of the Holy Magic King’s Justice

It is the 666th year of the world of magic. The Black Slayer, emperor of the darkness, has extended the world of darkness and weakened the power of King Crimson whose wisdom has guided the world of magic for generations.

The 16th King Crimson Ronnie IV entrusted his two infant sons, Randy and Zakk, to his faithful servant Ozzy. The three escaped the forces from another dimension in the hope to bring light back into the world.

The next 17 years were difficult but Randy, Zakk, and Ozzy devoted themselves to the cause of Holy Magic Justice. The Black Slayer had further extended his empire over the countryside and the inter-dimensional forces were even more powerful. Randy needed to find the emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson family to battle the demons. He set out alone to carry out the will of his surrogate father Ozzy who had passed away. Thus begins the legend of the Holy Magic King’s Justice.”

(I take no credit for the story translation.)