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1  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: FlyingArmor's Map Projects Present and Future on: March 27, 2020, 03:12:44 PM
If you're going to add the boss rooms onto the same image, might I suggest putting them to the left of the main dungeon?  Because if you're going to extend the image leftward anyway, then you could line up the entry ladder.

It does seem kind of funny that this family lives so close to the entry of a massive dungeon teeming with monsters...
2  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: FlyingArmor's Map Projects Present and Future on: March 25, 2020, 09:36:30 PM

FlyingArmor, you might want to take a look.  Actually, everyone should, this is seriously cool.  I like many of Andy Dick's Atlas Vids, where he takes playthroughs (often speedruns from people such as Lord Tom), but I LOVE this one in particular.  Maybe it's the small sprites against a large and detailed, yet very full map (no blank areas), that when watching on a big TV, it's just so impressive.

Great job for making this map, FlyingArmor!
3  General Boards / Gaming / Re: It's MAR10 today. So what Mario game are you playing or replaying? on: March 10, 2020, 08:29:25 AM
Yet another MAR10 Day...

See my previous response from last year, two posts ago.  Literally.  Word-for-word, it all applies this year.  Just shows that it's another year of failing to play new Mario stuff other than my daily dose of Super Mario Run (iOS).  I guess I have been playing Mario Kart Tour (Android) consistently, but today I haven't gotten to it yet.  I really should just pick up Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) and Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS), maybe having them physically in front of me will entice me to start them.  And, yes, physically, I keep meaning to get to back to some games I got digitally (only because I had to use up points) and I keep forgetting I actually own Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Pikmin 3 (Wii U) and whatever else I have that was digital... Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge (Wii U).  I'm on board for digital stuff (my Steam library is a huge backlog too) but when it comes to consoles I must still be oldschool, as I keep forgetting that I have these.  I at least finished Pikmin 3 (not the best ending though) and DKC:TF might go unfinished because it's pretty hard... am I getting old?
4  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests on: March 07, 2020, 09:50:27 AM
Hadoken!  Thanks to George s, arcade fan, who has mapped the classic Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Arcade).  As you can see, I've also updated the background of that page to Suzaku Castle, Ryu's arena.
5  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2020/03: Earthworm Jim (Genesis) - G.E.R. on: February 29, 2020, 09:19:30 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to G.E.R.'s Earthworm Jim (Genesis) maps.

This month brings spring, and soon the birds and the worms will be out and about again!

Psy-Crow is tasked with delivering Professor Monkey-For-A-Head's Super Suit to Queen Slug-For-A-Butt. The suit accidentally falls to Earth and lands on an earthworm, and this is the origin of the weird and wacky (and wormy) hero, Earthworm Jim!

Everything about this game is just as weird and wacky as its hero. The other characters are also bizarre, from his friend Peter Puppy with Hulk-like anger management issues, the bungee-jumping ball of snot that is Major Mucus, and Bob The Killer Goldfish. The game takes you from New Junk City to Heck to Level 5 (yes, that's its name) to Buttville, each with unconventionally-designed stages, lacking the "blockiness" of many platformers of this time and instead has a more freeform, cartoonish design. Fittingly, Earthworm Jim was adapted into an animated series, though Playmates Toys planned to have a franchise of their own (after the success with their license for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) but beginning with a video game - which was unusual at the time. But again, being unusual fits the overall theme...

Though this game also appears on the Super NES, which we also have maps for (by Tropicon), we recognize the Genesis version's maps (by G.E.R.) here since it is the original and has an exclusive stage, Intestinal Distress! You can also snag Earthworm Jim on the Sega Genesis Mini.

So to recognize the effort put into mapping this groovy game, G.E.R.'s Earthworm Jim (Genesis) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for March 2020.
6  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Metroidvania games on: February 13, 2020, 08:15:37 AM
Last night we got maps for Blasphemous (PC) which wasn't mentioned earlier.  It's also on the current consoles: the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, so I made links for the latter two on the directory page since we didn't have them yet.  Thanks, Eishiya!
7  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Super NES Classic Edition - full map set on: February 11, 2020, 10:53:01 AM
If you haven't played Kirby: Super Star before, you should!  It's one of the better Kirby games, if not the best (though the DS remake, Kirby: Super Star Ultra, has even more stuff).

Each of the "games" within Kirby Super Star are different, so don't brush it off just because the first one, "Spring Breeze", is essentially a remake of the first Kirby's Dream Land.

As mentioned, we do have maps of almost all of it except for "Revenge of Meta Knight", which is one of the best games on there with the cool music and heavily features Meta Knight and his ship, the Halberd (which you might otherwise recognize from Super Smash Bros., especially "The Subspace Emissary" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl).

If it's not too much to ask for, with "The Great Cave Offensive", the treasure-hunting game, while we do have raw maps of it, I feel like they really should have the treasures marked and maybe even with the $ value of each one...
8  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Super NES Classic Edition - full map set on: February 10, 2020, 09:06:40 PM
Okay, we now have the rest of Kirby's Dream Course, thanks to G.E.R.!

From Kirby: Super Star, I think we're still missing the "Revenge Of Meta Knight" chapter... but I recall someone saying there's some technical challenge with this or something?
9  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: JonLeung's Requests on: January 31, 2020, 09:58:20 PM
Thanks, FlyingArmor!

Finishing off Dragon Warrior: Part 2 completes the Dragon Warrior NES quadrilogy!

I'm not sure how to deal with fulfilled requests from the list, but for now I'll just strike it through with a thanks, and keep that up for at least a little bit instead of unceremoniously removing it immediately...
10  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2020/02: Sonic Advance (GBA) - TerraEsperZ on: January 31, 2020, 09:27:06 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to TerraEsperZ's Sonic Advance (GBA) maps.

As Sonic heads to the big screen this month, let's take a look at one of his small screen adventures...

Doctor Eggman is once again causing trouble by "roboticizing" animals to build an army and threatening to take over the world. Who can possibly stop him? Well, the same hero that's stopped him for a little over a decade by this point, Sonic The Hedgehog! With his friends - Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose - and any Chaos Emeralds he can find along the way, he should have a chance to make it through numerous Zones, ranging from the Neo Green Hill Zone to Angel Island Zone and beyond.

Created in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the first Sonic The Hedgehog game, Sonic Advance is also notable for being the very first Sonic game to be released on a Nintendo platform. This Sega mascot has appeared in numerous games on Nintendo's (and others') gaming devices since, even appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series as one of the first non-Nintendo characters (alongside Konami's Solid Snake) beginning with Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii, and also starting at about this time, Sonic competes against Mario in numerous games based on the Olympic Games. So perhaps a whole generation of gamers don't find it unusual, but near the start of the millennium, Sega's main mascot on a Nintendo machine was sort of a big deal.

So to recognize the effort put into mapping this pivotal, portable adventure, TerraEsperZ's Sonic Advance (GBA) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for February 2020.
11  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Sega Genesis Mini - full map set on: January 28, 2020, 07:56:01 AM
Thanks, G.E.R., for submitted full maps of the Genesis versions of Earthworm Jim and its sequel, which I put up last night.  Surprised they haven't been mapped until now, and the first one checks another one off this list.

I guess I didn't mention yet: my brother got me a Sega Genesis Mini this past Christmas - though the only game I made time to play fully so far is Mega Man: The Wily Wars.  It was fun but I didn't think the three new Robot Masters were super great - but I guess they still have a legacy, because I more recently bought Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide (as well as Worlds Unite, its sequel), a comic series involving Mega Man and Sonic's worlds, obviously, and (though I'm sure they showed up in the Mega Man comics earlier,) I like that the three new Robot Masters are collectively referred to as the "Genesis Unit".
12  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Re: YouTube channel! (JonLeung1) on: January 27, 2020, 06:55:54 PM

In the biggest and best episode (so far!) of The Geek Fiction Multiverse, by way of "Six Degrees Of Separation" with Mario, I explain how the first Fighters Pass characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already have connections to the "Nintendoverse" even without Super Smash Bros.!  Also, I take on some requested challenges from viewers of previous episodes!
13  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Video Game Box Art: The Stories Behind The Covers (A Gaming Docu-Series) on: January 14, 2020, 10:44:32 AM
You probably know of Rob McCallum as the director of Nintendo Quest.  Now, his Video Game Box Art: The Stories Behind The Covers, which is a documentary series about video game box art, is available starting today for Vimeo On Demand users, here.  (Assuming you're in the correct region of course, check for more info.)

You'll notice that " The Video Game Atlas" is listed in the opening credits and I myself make a couple brief appearances in episode 7!  Check it out!

14  General Boards / Map Requests / JonLeung's Requests on: January 10, 2020, 10:54:06 PM
Hi, all!  The past couple years have been kind of slow here, so I figured I'd throw in a topic of my own requests, for whatever that's worth.  I know these forums don't exactly have a history of consistently fulfilling requests, but as with any of them, I figured I'd at least get these out there, if someone's hankering for a mapping project but has no idea what to do next, here are many suggestions.

Now there are already many requests on this board, and normally I'd prefer requests to each be in their own separate topic, but as I run this site - and I'm gonna be blunt here - I feel I have at least some clout to be able to say "hey, I'd really like to see these mapped."  Does that count for anything?  It would be nice if maps of these were on the site eventually, preferably sooner rather than later, though there's no actual rush.  But if these light a fire under anyone's butt, I will similarly drop whatever I'm doing and get these maps up the moment you submit these to me (if possible)!

Some of these have been requested before - consider this me "seconding" those requests.  There are going to be obvious requests (popular games) and some obscure ones (perhaps games I personally enjoyed even if not well-known).  Some may be partially mapped but appear abandoned by now.  Some we already know have technical challenges.  But if at all possible one day, I'd like to see these.  I think most of these are reasonable enough.  I could update this repeatedly on a whim at any time.  Take them or leave them, they are what they are.

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Thanks, George s!

Atari 2600

Donkey Kong
Front Line
Jumpman Junior

NES / Famicom
Crystalis (we need more maps to be at the proper 1:1 pixel scale)
Déjà Vu
Dragon Warrior: Part 2 (that's the actual in-game title, we probably know it better as Dragon Warrior II or Dragon Quest II (J)) Thanks, FlyingArmor!
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Spy Vs. Spy
Totally Rad (would like maps to somehow include the story sequences)

Genesis / Mega Drive
Contra: Hard Corps
Gunstar Heroes
Sonic 3D Blast

TurboGrafx 16 / PC Engine
Bonk's Adventure
Final Lap Twin
Keith Courage In Alpha Zones

Super NES / Super Famicom
Daze Before Christmas (E)
Donkey Kong Country
Do-Re-Mi Fantasy: Milon no DokiDoki Daibouken (J)
The Firemen (E)
Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (J)
Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Dochu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (J)
Illusion Of Gaia (fully labelled)
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Super Star (we're still missing "Revenge Of Meta Knight", and would be nice if "The Great Cave Offensive" maps have treasures indicated)
Marvelous: Another Treasure Island (J)
Pop 'N TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures (J)
Secret Of Mana (fully labelled)
Super Star Wars
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Super Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!

The King Of Fighters '98

Final Fantasy VIII
Parasite Eve
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Nintendo 64
The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Mischief Makers
Super Mario 64

The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Xbox 360
Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair (the DLC chapters, especially the one that looks like the original Castlevania map)

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (are there more maps than what we have here?)

Final Fantasy IV Advance
Final Fantasy V Advance
Final Fantasy VI Advance
Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Gunstar Super Heroes
Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Super Mario Advance

DS / DSi
Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia
Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin
Chrono Trigger (if the DS version is different than the Super NES)
Kirby: Mass Attack
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Super Star Ultra
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time
Monster Tale
Shantae: Risky's Revenge (also on other platforms, including PC)
Super Princess Peach

Mega Man: Powered Up
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X

The Adventures Of Willy Beamish
Alwa's Awakening
Bad Blood
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon
The Dig
Dragon Wars
Full Throttle
Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon
Goblins Quest 3
Hero's Heart / Hero Gold
The Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Serrated Scalpel
Maniac Mansion
The Messenger
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Odallus: The Dark Call
Rise Of The Dragon
The Secret Of Monkey Island
Shovel Knight (also on other platforms)
SimCity 2000 (Scenario maps)
Simon The Sorcerer
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions (not to be confused with The Manhattan Project on the NES)
Thimbleweed Park (also on other platforms)
Ultima VI: The False Prophet (specifically the PC version!)
Undertale (also on other platforms)
Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbenders

Now I have indeed made request topics before, as these were themed around a magazine, book, or mini console, so I'd like these too, if only to check them off:
Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games
Super NES Classic Edition - full map set
Sega Genesis Mini - full map set
15  General Boards / Maps Of The Month / 2020/01: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (Arcade) - BumFengShui on: December 31, 2019, 09:46:27 PM

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to BumFengShui's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (Arcade) maps.

Time under normal circumstances flows linearly and steadily, but when the Ninja Turtles pursue Shredder and Krang in this classic arcade game, they jump from one time period to the next, after only a few minutes of smashing Foot Soldiers and other goons.  After leaving 1991 New York, they find themselves in the prehistoric era, then face pirates and cowboys and end up on another planet more than a century later than when they began this journey.  So unsheathe your bō, katana, nunchaku, or sai, and unleash some Turtle Power!  You know this adventure is timeless when Konami has included it in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare (GameCube, PS2, Xbox) and remade it as Turtles In Time Re-Shelled (PS3, Xbox 360).

Though we'd recognized the Super NES version 11 years ago, the recent release of Arcade1Up's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Home Arcade Game (which includes both of the original arcade games) makes the arcade version of Turtles In Time specifically relevant... as well as the fact that one of the years that the Ninja Turtles visit in this time-hopping adventure is the year 2020!  Will we ever see hovering vehicles like those seen in "A.D. 2020: Neon Night-Riders"?

So to recognize the effort put into mapping this timely adventure, BumFengShui's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (Arcade) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for January 2020.
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