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Where does the name Firefox come from? Was it used for the Arcade or NES versions? --Grandy02 07:51, 11 October 2009 (EDT)

This is called foxfire from a book "How to win at Donkey Kong" published back in 1982 (Mario was named that year when Donkey Kong Jr was released.) Firefox here [1], [2], and [3]. --Jumper 11:03, 11 October 2009 (EDT)

  • I might rename this article to Foxfire as it may be closer to the original name. Foxfire is part of Japanese folklore (kitsune-bi).--Jumper 11:28, 11 October 2009 (EDT)

火の粉 (hinoko) which means sparks is another name I came about.--Platform 20:49, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

I know this is an old discussion, but for reference, How to Win at Donkey Kong has this to say right on the first page:

Donkey Kong is a trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc.
are neither affiliated with nor have any contractual
relationship with Nintendo of America, Inc. concerning
publication of this book nor has Nintendo of America, Inc.
authorized the publication of this book.

If this is the only source for "Foxfire" then perhaps it should be deleted. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:42, 13 July 2018 (EDT)

I'm not even seeing "foxfire" be used on the page anywhere. If the book is unofficial entirely, I'm for the redirect deletion. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 10:51, 13 July 2018 (EDT)
So am I. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 10:53, 13 July 2018 (EDT)
The same text is also repeated on the back cover, so it's made pretty clear that it's unofficial. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:00, 13 July 2018 (EDT)
Redirect's been deleted. Keeping the talk page for future reference in case someone tries to make it again. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:04, 13 July 2018 (EDT)