I present a labor-of-love. It is a project that I have been working on for a while. It is part-theme and part-playlist.
Basically, it's a historical look through Nintendo's console history with playlists designed to capture the best of every release (in 20, 50, and 100 game lists). Included in the zip file are customized clear logos, XML playlist files, and downloaded Youtube commercials.
The Best of Nintendo - Please check out the video and let me know what you think.
*I started by aggregating data into spreadsheets for each console. Based upon review scores, polls, and web lists, I created my own lists of the best, most important, successful, or under-appreciated games for each console. Spreadsheets with sources here.
Best of Nintendo Home Consoles
Best of Handheld Consoles
If you feel these lists are criminally incorrect, please let me know.
*I created clear logos for each playlist. I used a variety of sources from the web and the clear logo collection in the Unified theme pack as starting resources. I haven't used Photoshop in quite a while, but it was fun getting back into it. If you have any requests or suggestions regarding the logos, please let me know.
*Then I scoured Youtube seeking interesting and funny commercials for each platform. Clearly, I could not find many of them in high quality. For many videos, I had to edit out intros or outros. Apologies to original uploaders for not giving proper credit. If anyone has suggestions or higher quality versions of these commercials, please let me know.
*Grabbed general console information from Wikipedia - slight editing.
*Used a combination of the excellent Unified theme, Coverbox theme, Famicom theme , and BG Clean theme for the game lists.
*Obviously Game & Watch is not a real top 10 - I'm still waiting on Mame to start emulating some of the more popular releases.
*Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are limited to top 20 for now. Also waiting for emulation to catch up with these newer platforms.
*Big thanks to Colpipes78 for the great set-ups, implementing Rocket Launcher, media, roms, and making my life (and many others) a thousand times easier.
I hope some of you find parts of it useful.
Next - Sega or Sony?