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Posted on 10-04-13 01:39:12 PM Link | Quote
(I posted this on the Sunshine talk page, but I may as well post it here, too.)

The tiny tourist guide images included in the Map Screen contain actual English text. For example, the apparent tagline of Delfino Air Lines is "Take off the world." as seen in the image for Delfino Airstrip. The most interesting one I've found so far is the text in Pianta Village's, which says that the seemingly random gibberish that the Piantas usually utter when you talk to them is actually their way of saying "hello" and even gives the spelling for the word. They even use it elsewhere in the pamphlet (in Ricco Harbor) in the same way you'd see "Aloha" in a Hawaiian tour guide pamphlet. I can't make out all of the letters, but it seems to be spelled "Oldemasenandama".

If anyone excels at reading 3-pixel-tall text, or at least wants to give interpreting it a shot, I ripped the graphics. It's probably impossible to read most of the text, but who knows, we may be able to find something neat!

Tourist Map Graphics (Linked because large image)
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Posted on 10-04-13 01:52:49 PM Link | Quote
For Sirena Beach:

>The place of only you and me.
>The sun sets(?), but love isn't over.

That's all I can make out right now.
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Posted on 10-04-13 03:35:10 PM (last edited by BMF54123 at 10-04-13 03:39:38 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by m64m
The sun sets(?), but love isn't over.

Set, not sets. Engrish!

Here's what I can make out (iffy/unknown parts in brackets):

Pinna Park (orange Yoshi): "Please accept my best wishes for your [???]"
Ricco Harbor: "[Oldemase] nandana ! Ricco Harbor. This place is known to the people of Dolpic for delicious fish. You can eat the fish with your [lovely partner]. So she will be glad with [???] smiling face!"
Bianco Hills (under logo): "Windmills and Waterwheels"
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Posted on 10-04-13 03:41:11 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
So she will be glad with [???] smiling face!"

Looks like "special smiling face!"
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Posted on 10-04-13 03:45:23 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by m64m
Originally posted by BMF54123
So she will be glad with [???] smiling face!"

Looks like "special smiling face!"

I dunno, it kinda looks like that word ends with "-ful"
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Posted on 10-04-13 04:50:52 PM (last edited by Mattrizzle at 10-06-13 08:02:27 PM) Link | Quote
As BMF did, the parts I'm not so sure about have been placed in brackets.

Pinna Park
Under logo:

Entertainment park

[since] 200[2]




Pianta Village (as mentioned in the original post)
Three rows at the bottom:

Pianta Village is independent of the earth.

There are [????? ???s] in this village.
Monte's hello is [OLDEMASENANDAMA]!

Monte is the Japanese name for Pianta.


Noki Bay
Under logo:

The best place of [lovely] water


To the left of the Noki emblem:

[??????????] wonderful

power [of ???? ???] Mare.

Likewise, Nokis are known as Mare.


To the right of the emblem:

If you can [????? them],

you will be refreshed.




Corona Mountain
Black text on the left:

If you challenge to

[climb] the Corona
Mountain, you can
enjoy [see]ing the
beautiful [????].
Because the
[??????? is] in the
eye of [???????].


Green banner under the picture in the bottom right:

The [best/hot] SPA

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Posted on 10-04-13 05:06:03 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Mattrizzle

Corona Mountain

Because the
[??????? is] in the
eye of [???????].


"Because the mountain is in the eye of dolphin."

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Posted on 10-06-13 09:43:00 AM (last edited by Gamma at 10-06-13 09:51:13 AM) Link | Quote
Noki Bay: The labels seem to say (in clockwise order, starting from the lower left) labyrinth, red tower, small tower, big falls, short tower.

Pinna Park: The yellow Yoshi is saying something like "Please accept my best wishes for your marriage. ?????? !"

Ricco Harbor: The Blooper looks like it's saying "We are ??????????"
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Posted on 10-07-13 07:53:02 AM (last edited by natsamtan246 at 10-07-13 07:54:23 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gamma

Pinna Park: The yellow Yoshi is saying something like "Please accept my best wishes for your marriage. ?????? !"



So I thought I was a little crazy thinking it said that, but I looked up a few names on the credits of Super Mario Sunshine to see if I could find one that looked like the name. I found someone named Shinko Konishi, and I believe it looked like her first name (Looks more like Shinks to me, but eh). I did a bit of research on her, and come to find out, her and her husband both work at Nintendo and met while making Animal Crossing (before Sunshine) and her name changed by the next game credited to her (Windwaker, Special Thanks, after Sunshine) to Shinko Takeshita.

The husbands name was Yoshitaka Takeshita, wouldn't it be hilarious if it was being spoken by a Yoshi was because his name started with "Yoshi"? He didn't appear to be working on Sunshine from what I can tell though.

Anyone think it's possible? I was relatively sure, but then I realized this was a pretty early art dealio, and her name wasn't changed in the credits, and you figured they would have gotten married from the timespan between when the brochure was made and the game was finished, unless it was a last minute change or something... or maybe this was only added in the USA release (and others afterward) and she was already married but they left it her original last name because it was already in the JAP credits like that.

Another small thing I noticed is that the English localization team that worked on Animal Crossing (Where her and her husband met) also was the English localization team on Sunshine. So it's possible they snuck that in, I imagine, or got the okay, of course.
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Posted on 10-07-13 11:14:08 AM Link | Quote
That's pretty cool. A developer message in a Mario game!
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Posted on 10-09-13 03:27:55 PM Link | Quote
Could the squid be saying 'We are delicious'?
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Posted on 10-09-13 06:48:29 PM Link | Quote
Could be; the shape looks pretty close to it and I can't see what else it could be. It also makes sense, given Japan's love of seafood.
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Posted on 10-09-13 10:31:37 PM Link | Quote
I think the text underneath the Ricco Harbor logo says "The Food of Dolphic".

Also, I'm starting to have my doubts about "lovely partner". The first word looks like it ends with p, not y, and "partner" seems to have one too many letters (paartner?).

I wonder if Nintendo even has the full-size versions of these anymore (not that we'd ever get to see them)...
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Posted on 10-09-13 11:24:30 PM Link | Quote
On that subject, I don't think I've ever seen any concept art from Sunshine. With all the interesting things they cut from this game, I feel like any concept art they show us would be highly interesting.


I wonder if anyone has ever asked them about it...
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