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Nazo no Murasame Jō/The Mysterious Murasame Castle
Old 05-27-2014, 02:49 AM
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In April 14, 1986, a game was released for the Famicom Disk System known as "Nazo no Murasame-Jō" (or Murasame-Jou), which means "The Riddle of Murasame Castle". In it, a samurai apprentice named Takamaru has been tasked to investigate several castles, each controlled by evil/possessed lords who are working with a strange/evil creture that fell from the sky and took over the titular Murasame Castle and the sacred stone held within. Takamaru must fight off ninjas and other fierce warriors in order to bring peace back to Edo-era Japan! Here's... pretty much the game in its entirety:



Said game has never been released outside of Japan... so you're probably wondering, why even bring up such an obscure game? Well, for one thing, there are tons of references to this game in international versions of other games. For example, in Pikmin 2, one can find an actual Nazo no Murasame-Jo disk as a treasure:



Takamaru is also a supporting character (along with Birdo and Little Mac, among others) in another Japanese-exclusive game, Captain Rainbow:



The main tune of the game, Douchuumen, is also in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (in which, Takamaru is also a sticker):



In WarioWare D.I.Y., one can also unlock a Nazo no Murasame-Jo microgame, but I can't find a picture or video of that... What I CAN show you is how a Mrasame Castle mode, with Takamaru as an exclusive playable character, was part of the Wii version of Samurai Warriors 3!



And most recently, there's an attraction/single-player game called Takamaru's Ninja Castle in NintendoLand!



But really, the ACTUAL reason I'm making this topic is that, for the first time, Nintendo will finally be releasing this game outside of Japan! ...In Europe, on the 3DS Virtual Console:

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/229058-t...nd-many-offers

...Hey, who knows, if it's popular there, maybe it'll also be released in North America as well! For anyone who lives in Europe, tell me what it's like!

...Takamaru for Super Smash Bros. 4.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:30 AM
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Big news for anyone who cares: The Mysterious Murasame Castle is coming to the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop August 7!

http://nintendoeverything.com/the-my...p-on-august-7/

Fantastic! I'll be sure to get it as soon as it becomes available!

,,,Think this could mean anything for Takamaru in Super Smash Bros.?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:44 AM
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Think this could mean anything for Takamaru in Super Smash Bros.?
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for funsies:

i would eat my nonexistant hat if any of the following newcomers don't make it into ssb4:
takamaru (there is absolutely no way he isn't in)
little mac
palutena
shulk
mewtwo (well, returning, but still, with newtwo form)

to me, these seem like the only absolute guarantees. what do you all think?
i'm not sure why i sounded so confident back then because honestly i don't feel too good about it now lol
But you never know, I guess. This does make his odds seem a bit better, kinda.

Glad that more people over here are finally going to get to play it. Despite having had access to Japanese Virtual Console for a while myself, I've yet to purchase it, though it showing up on NA's might just inspire me to do so.

edit: WELP

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Yeaaaaaah...

What a coincidence, though, we were just talking about that!
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:03 PM
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Guys guys don't worry. This is probably a Pit/Little Mac situation. Test the waters with a trophy, then make them a full fledged character later. Is it a bit disappointing? Yes, but I believe he'll be a character with a better model next time.
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That's what I figured. And since the game will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, people will get a chance to play the game he's from, and hopefully like it!
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playing the older games was actually real fun as they were like the bosses of the new games that we do have these datys now. Jogos de Moto

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Old 08-02-2014, 03:59 AM
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So apparently there's some kind of "movement" starting called "Operation Murasame Ca$ale", and it's all about making sure The Mysterious Murasame Castle becomes popular overseas, perhaps in the hopes of seeing a possible sequel to the game, or having Takamaru playable in the next Super Smash Bros. I don't know if it'll be THAT successful, but I'll definitely pitch in however I can, up to and including getting the game when it comes to the 3DS eShop next week!

Here's the main site/tumblr page for the movement:

http://operationmurasamecasale.tumblr.com/
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