Talk:Kaitensuru Honō

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Roto Disc[edit]

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One page 11 of the Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide, Kaitensuru Honō is detailed in a section of World 4-2. It has the header "ROTO DISCS REVISITED" and has the following description: "Avoid the deadly orbs which circle some of the blocks in this World. The center block is a safe spot." So there was some basis for the original merge with Roto-Disc in Nintendo Power after all. Should we rename the article to "Roto Disc (Super Mario Land)", merge it back, or leave it as-is? LinkTheLefty (talk) 12:56, July 1, 2019 (EDT)

Same boat as Tweester. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:14, July 1, 2019 (EDT)
I say merge it back. If they have an identical attack pattern, then there's a high chance that it's the same entity. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 13:18, July 1, 2019 (EDT)
Given the different crew who made the game, i wouldn't support it. It's most likely coincidence. One is a fireball, and one is just a circle. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:22, July 1, 2019 (EDT)
SMB3 and SML were designed at the same time. Despite the two different teams, they still had the same material to pull from. That doesn't matter, though, as there is an English name to use. Considering that and the patterns (it is also a fireball), I say merge it back. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:24, July 1, 2019 (EDT)
When i tried to give a comparable situation, Doc von Schmeltwick said that the similarity could easily be a coincidence. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:30, July 1, 2019 (EDT)
This isn't comparable to Tweester; Nintendo Power's Game Boy guide was made back in the day, but Prima's mistake was a result of copying the wiki's list of Super Mario Bros. 3 enemies at the time since we considered practically every tornado to be a Tweester. We should also note that the "orb" of this enemy is supposed to be a fireball, whereas Rotodiscs don't appear to be (and circle around other orbs, not blocks). They're very similar, but it could be a concidence. The phrase "Roto Discs revisited" is also somewhat vague as to whether it's referring to them directly or conceptually as the description doesn't refer to them by name either. LinkTheLefty (talk) 13:41, July 1, 2019 (EDT)