Talk:Game Boy Gallery

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Delete?[edit]

So... Why does this have a page? It doesn't seem to be relevant to the Mario series at all. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 21:28, February 22, 2020 (EST)

I think it's because of the inclusion of Mario's Cement Factory but without Mario characters and the fact that it's a precursor to the G&WG series. But I'm not so sure even those should justify an article. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 22:31, February 22, 2020 (EST)
I don't think being a precursor to Game & Watch Gallery makes it worthy of an article given our lessening coverage of it, and neither does having a Mario game stripped entirely of its Mario elements. That being said, is there any other precedent for a "reverse Doki Doki Panic" situation? --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 22:46, February 22, 2020 (EST)
There's also the bit about how this version of Flagman is essentially the same as Flagman DD from Wario Land 2. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:11, February 22, 2020 (EST)
I don't find that particularly convincing when we don't even have an article for the original version of Flagman anymore. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:30, February 23, 2020 (EST)

Delete this page[edit]

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Simply put, this page doesn't have a place here anymore. While it is a precursor to the Game & Watch Gallery games, we've heavily trimmed down our coverage of that series' non-Mario content. There are only two vaguely Mario-related connections in this game. First, it has Mario's Cement Factory, except renamed to just Cement Factory and stripped of all of its Mario elements, a sort of reverse Doki Doki Panic situation if you will. Second, Flagman D.D. in Wario Land II is essentially the same as this game's version of Flagman, some graphics aside, but we also don't have an article for the original version of Flagman anymore so I don't see that as a reason to keep this around.

Proposer: Waluigi Time (talk)
Deadline: March 26, 2020 23:59 GMT

Support[edit]

  1. Waluigi Time (talk)
  2. Mario jc (talk) Per proposal.
  3. Toadette the Achiever (talk) Per.
  4. Alex95 (talk) - I'm not seeing anything Mario-related at all, other than a pair of black and white overalls in Ball's Game Over menu. Per proposal.
  5. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per proposal.
  6. Doomhiker (talk) Per all.
  7. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per all. Wonder why it has been in the wiki in the first place.

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Comments[edit]

If the loopy and long-winded last trivia point on the page is anything to go by, this isn't so much a "precursor" to G&WG than the actual first game of it, which is more than, say, Golf has for the Mario Golf series, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe to the Super Mario Advance series, and Donkey Kong Game Boy to the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, which are considered precursors of those series (or at least the respective first game). Then again, I may have misunderstood said trivia point, as again, it's not well-written. Though that being said, if it means that the Japanese Nintendo made the G&WG games due to being inspired by this incidentally-PAL-using-region-exclusive thing, that would bring the "Doki Doki Panic" thing full-circle. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:15, March 13, 2020 (EDT)

From what I understand, you're right, it's treated like the first game in the series in Japan and Australia. I don't think that's a good reason to keep it since we've restricted our coverage on the Game & Watch Gallery series to Mario content only, which this has none of. I wouldn't call it comparable to Doki Doki Panic since that was an originally unrelated game reworked into a Mario game, whereas this is a game that got a sequel with Mario content. Covering Game Boy Gallery makes about as much sense as a wiki covering earlier Smash games that didn't have content from their franchise. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 11:35, March 14, 2020 (EDT)
By "full circle" I meant it being un-Mario'd and re-Mario'd. At the very least, its entry on the series page should probably be kept but re-linked to Wikipedia if it has such a page for it. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:40, March 14, 2020 (EDT)