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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #680 on: October 16, 2013, 05:26:36 pm »


I had a change of mind. I like Meltdown as a translation of Nekketsu and when you combine it with Downtown, it works even better as a title.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #681 on: October 16, 2013, 06:58:37 pm »
Loving that title screen! Meltdown works better as a translation of "nekketsu" than I would've expected too.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #682 on: October 16, 2013, 09:13:48 pm »
I second Meltdown. It just sounds cool.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #683 on: October 16, 2013, 11:04:28 pm »
Loving that title screen! Meltdown works better as a translation of "nekketsu" than I would've expected too.
Aside from the fact that it brings someone having a mental breakdown to mind more than someone being hot-headed and always getting into fights.

I don't see Meltdown as being a good translation at all. You'd be better off finding a synonym of "hot-headed" or "hot-blooded" if you're going to change it. Don't just randomly make up stuff. T_T

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #684 on: October 17, 2013, 12:02:07 pm »
I second DS's assessment.

I think the problem here is that there really aren't many good synonyms for hot-headed. But, frankly, Hothead is as good a localization as you're likely to find. It conveys more or less the same meaning and is appropriately "cartoonish" sounding.
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #685 on: October 17, 2013, 09:41:42 pm »
What about Breakdown Street Kings?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #686 on: October 17, 2013, 10:48:07 pm »
What about Breakdown Street Kings?
See? This is what "Meltdown" brings to mind. And that's NOT what 熱血 means.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #687 on: October 17, 2013, 11:04:58 pm »
For me, it's synonymous with a nuclear meltdown, which is where a nuclear reactor goes out of control and can't cool down and shit hits the fan etc etc. I definitely don't like hot-blooded, reminds me of Foreigner :laugh:

Honestly everything doesn't have to be so literal and rigid.

Also meltdown in slang usage doesn't have to mean a breakdown in the traditional sense. Urban dictionary:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=meltdown
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #688 on: October 17, 2013, 11:13:14 pm »
For me, it's synonymous with a nuclear meltdown, which is where a nuclear reactor goes out of control and can't cool down and shit hits the fan etc etc. I definitely don't like hot-blooded, reminds me of Foreigner :laugh:

Honestly everything doesn't have to be so literal and rigid.
Having something "literal and rigid" is one thing. Using a word in a language in a way it isn't meant to be used is completely different. You're making up your own usage of a word in the English language, when you could easily find a word that shares meaning with 熱血.

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Full Definition of MELTDOWN
1 :  the accidental melting of the core of a nuclear reactor
2 :  a rapid or disastrous decline or collapse
3 :  a breakdown of self-control (as from fatigue or over-stimulation)
(#3 here meaning someone who cries uncontrollably or feels like they cannot handle their lives anymore. Which has nothing to do with being a person who runs around getting into fights because they enjoy it.)

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #689 on: October 19, 2013, 10:40:22 pm »
How about "brawler" or "brawler high school"

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #690 on: October 20, 2013, 10:15:44 am »
Something like Brawl School, keeping in with the whole alliteration theme..
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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #691 on: October 20, 2013, 10:29:38 am »
How about "Pugnatious Street Kings"?

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #692 on: October 21, 2013, 08:12:52 pm »
To be honest, I think the PAL title for River City Ransom is a good building block for various games; "Street Gangs".

Street Gangs Rivals
Street Gangs Soccer
Street Gangs Hockey

Maybe go all over the franchise and do Crash N' The Boys -- and throw in some subtle Scott Pilgrim love while you're at it, 'cause I say so.

Could of course also try to build on the River City name, since that's totally the one most people associate with the franchise -- other than maybe anyone who sees all games as "those other games that looks just like Nintendo World Cup".

Maybe it's the non-native speaker in me that just finds "Hot-blooded" to sound a bit strange/stupid. In general, I like to consider most things expendable as long as a suitable alternative can be found and its usage is thought through.

Now, just to throw out silly stuff from my system;
Vexing Whippersnappers
Jersey Shore - The Game - This time they're Samurai
"Douchebags -> Douchebag Soccer -> Feudal Douchebags"
Youth in Revolt
Riling Roughnecks

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #693 on: October 22, 2013, 03:29:07 am »
Well, in that case....

Just for shits 'n' giggles, here's a list I came up with if I was going to localize the whole NES series from the beginning with River City Ransom in mind:

Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun / Renegade ---> River City Renegade
Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu / Super Dodgeball ---> River City High: Dodgeball Club
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari / River City Ransom ---> OK!
Mekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu: Soccer Hen ---> River City High: Soccer squad
Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundokai ---> River City Run: Street Sports (sub: "Let's Go to the Great Athletic Meet!")
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shuugou! ---> River City Ransom: Kunio's Period Piece (sub: "Assemble Everyone!")
Ike Ike! Mekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou ---> River City High: Hockey Club (sub: "Skate, Fall, Great Free-for-All Brawl!")
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shinkiroku: Harukanaru Kin Medal / Crash 'n' the Boys Street Challenge ---> River City Run: Street Challenge (sub: "New Records and the Distant Gold Medal")
Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu ---> River City Rumble: Fighting Legend
Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League ---> River City High: Kunio's Soccer League
Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes ---> River City High: Basketball Club (sub: "Keep at it, Dunk Heroes!")

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #694 on: October 22, 2013, 04:27:30 am »
Ever hear the expression school of hard knocks. A play on that would be hilarious. Hard Knocks School  :crazy:

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #695 on: October 22, 2013, 07:40:28 pm »
Well, in that case....

Just for shits 'n' giggles, here's a list I came up with if I was going to localize the whole NES series from the beginning with River City Ransom in mind:

Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun / Renegade ---> River City Renegade
Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu / Super Dodgeball ---> River City High: Dodgeball Club
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari / River City Ransom ---> OK!
Mekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu: Soccer Hen ---> River City High: Soccer squad
Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundokai ---> River City Run: Street Sports (sub: "Let's Go to the Great Athletic Meet!")
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shuugou! ---> River City Ransom: Kunio's Period Piece (sub: "Assemble Everyone!")
Ike Ike! Mekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou ---> River City High: Hockey Club (sub: "Skate, Fall, Great Free-for-All Brawl!")
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shinkiroku: Harukanaru Kin Medal / Crash 'n' the Boys Street Challenge ---> River City Run: Street Challenge (sub: "New Records and the Distant Gold Medal")
Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu ---> River City Rumble: Fighting Legend
Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League ---> River City High: Kunio's Soccer League
Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes ---> River City High: Basketball Club (sub: "Keep at it, Dunk Heroes!")

This. I like this. Would be great is someone did all these title screen hacks!

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #696 on: October 23, 2013, 03:48:14 am »
What darkanx sais.

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Re: Titlescreens: Screenshots & Edits [Constructive Criticism Only]
« Reply #697 on: October 23, 2013, 01:27:42 pm »
I've made 2 of them:

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« Reply #698 on: October 23, 2013, 09:17:09 pm »
I've made 2 of them:


I think River City Renegade is a bit hasty in terms of the plot
How about Kunio vs. River City High ?

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Vanya forgot about  Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu
My recommended names are as follows
- River City High: Hockey Brawl (sub title: Penalty Boxes Not Necessary)
- River City High: Hockey Battle Royale (sub title: Fight To The Goal!)
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« Reply #699 on: October 24, 2013, 01:24:50 am »
I don't see the point in localizing as "River City etc." and keeping the Japanese character names. Also, I think the street tuff aspect should be kept in naming the games and ditching the extracurricular sounding "club" titles. Perhaps Ice Brawl, Dunk Crew, etc. Honestly, I've mulled over the idea of using Crash n the Biys as a basis and doing a franchise wide rebranding.