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Alleged Nintendo download service mock-up There's screenshots of a supposed survey flying around the Internet that supposedly show mock-up images of the interface for the Nintendo Revolution download service in which players can buy classic games all over again.  The screenshots themselves are pretty poor quality if you ask me, but I'll let it slide because they're mock-ups most likely created by the survey company as just examples.  What I really can't excuse is the supposed list of games that will be available for download at launch.  Here's a snippet:

N64

  • 1080
  • Blast Corps
  • Bomberman 64
  • Cruisin' USA
  • Goldeneye
  • Mario Golf 64
  • Mario Party 3
  • Mario Tennis 64
  • Ogre Battle 64
  • Paper Mario
  • Pilot Wings 64
  • Pokemon Snap
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Wave Race
  • Yoshi's Story
  • Zelda

Whoa, hold it!  Someone's gone shorthand on us.

When have you ever heard Nintendo refer to a specific Legend of Zelda title in an official capacity as just "Zelda"?  Or 1080 Snowboarding as just "1080"?  Look over at the SNES list and you'll find an entry for "Yoshi's Hunting" which is actually called Yoshi's Safari.  The NES list contains "Kirby", more commonly known as Kirby's Adventure.  What's with all the shorthand and misnaming?

The only thing that I can come up with is that if this list is official, then it started in Japanese and a fan or other third-party somewhere translated it into English, taking the lazy/easy approach when possible and misnaming games with which he or she wasn't familiar.  The presence of Sin & Punishment on this list adds a little weight to this theory, as it was only released in Japan back in the day.  Now granted a lot of us would like to see it available elsewhere for download (and in English), but until I hear something official from Nintendo (in English, preferably) I'm going to remain skeptical.

I swear that I didn't start out this cynical and doubtful.  Honestly.

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