Talk:List of minor third-party universes

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The Wonderful 101 and Glory of Heracles[edit]

Nintendo owns both The Wonderful 101 and Glory of Heracles series. For The Wonderful 101, Nintendo owns the trademark and shares the copyright with Platinum Games, just like Astral Chain. The same is true for Glory of Heracles (Nintendo owns the trademark, while Paon and Nintendo co-own the copyright). In other words, the status of these works is the same as the status for Pokemon, where Nintendo shares the copyright, but solely owns the trademark. Thus, I think both these games should be moved to the Nintendo games page.Super Smash Lover (talk) 21:28, June 17, 2020 (EDT)

Getsu Fuma Den?[edit]

How is After Burner, a franchise represented through a remix of a song in another universe, a dependent universe, yet Getsu Fuma Den, a franchise represented through a remix of a song in another universe, a full universe? MrStrawberries (talk) 13:58, June 28, 2020 (EDT)

It's mostly due to uncertainty.
The rule for a dependent universe is that the universe must be technically represented, but all its representation is considered to be representation of a different universe and not be acknowledged (i.e. After Burner's music track is categorized as a Bayonetta track and Cody from Final Fight is categorized as a Street Fighter spirit. Neither instance actually lists their true origins).
The Getsu Fuma Den music track technically falls under the former, but unlike the After Burner track, the game of origin is actually listed in the Sound Test menu. It's also the same case for several Namco and SNK universes.
The only problem is that the Getsu Fuma Den track is ripped directly from a Castlevania game, whereas the other Namco and SNK music series' tracks atleast come from their origin game.
Hope this answers your question. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 16:04, June 28, 2020 (EDT)
Eh, MrStrawberries makes a fair point. While the Sound Test doesn't list the After Burner track from Bayonetta as being from After Burner the same way it does for Go! Getsu Fuma, it's clearly the same case in every other respect and the amount of "represented content" is identical. I see no reason for it to be counted separately. Miles (talk) 16:38, June 28, 2020 (EDT)
Just to clarify, I wasn't against the idea of moving it to the dependent universes section, just very unsure.
Anyway, while we're on the subject of "dependent universes", how should we handle the other two NES Zapper games (Wild Gunman and Hogan's Alley)? While all content from both are considered Duck Hunt representation (except with the case of the Wild Gunman sticker in Brawl), they seem to be going more in the direction of the miscellaneous Namco and SNK universes than the "dependent" universes.
While you could also argue that the Duck Hunt universe is supposed to be more of an "NES Zapper" universe, never once has that been the name in the series to describe all three games (the SSB4 Trophy Gallery calls it "Duck Hunt" and the other two Zapper spirits do list their games of origin) and the series symbol strongly implies that the universe is solely supposed to be Duck Hunt, just with the other Zapper games joining in as well, not quite unlike how Pac-Man has element of other Namco properties in his moveset (Mappy trampoline, Galaxian "fruit", Galaga beam grab, etc.).
Although the issue is also complicated by the fact that no Namco or SNK trophies/spirits that aren't from Pac-Man or Fatal Fury are categorized as Pac-Man or Fatal Fury property respectively, whereas any trophy/spirit related to Wild Gunman and Hogan's Alley is categorized as Duck Hunt property, so there's that. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 17:32, June 28, 2020 (EDT)
I'm the one who moved After Burner to being a dependent universe, and I was considering moving Getsu Fuma Den as well, if not for its true origin being listed directly in the game (versus the After Burner song only being listed as coming from Bayonetta). It is a little complicated, and I wouldn't mind giving it its own section again, but it's only indirectly mentioned at most. ~ Serena Strawberry (talk) 17:44, June 28, 2020 (EDT)

For that matter, does Guiness World Records count as a franchise referenced through the Tips?

If this is about GWR getting its own section, a universe only gets a section here if it received direct representation in the Smash series (such as collectibles, Mii costumes, or music). GWR was only mentioned in a Tip, so it's not worth giving it its own section.
If this is about it going on the "dependent universes" sub-list, it's not a video game property, so it more belongs here. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 19:26, August 12, 2020 (EDT)

Question about musical references[edit]

The Midna's Lament remix by Hideaki Kobayashi in Ultimate contains a tiny portion of the main theme of Phantasy Star Online. I was wondering if this was enough to garner an entry on the page as a minor universe. I know I'm biased, because it's my favorite game, but I'm just curious. -- Apocalypso (talk) 18:02, August 28, 2020 (EDT)

This edit summary pretty much explains why that game is not on the list. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 18:23, August 28, 2020 (EDT)
I don't really see how the reference wasn't intentional. Hideaki Kobayashi composed the PSO soundtrack, and that's his biggest claim to fame, so it would make sense if he put that in there. Plus, I can't find a single song in the Zelda universe that matches the notes and rhythm. I'm 99% certain it's intentional. -- Apocalypso (talk) 20:05, August 28, 2020 (EDT)
You may claim it's 99% intentional, but as far as I'm aware, there's no clear-cut confirmation that the similarities were intentional. We're not the kind of Wiki to make speculations. SmashTurtlesSig1.pngSuperSmashTurtles of the Turtle TribeSmashTurtlesSig2.png 22:06, August 28, 2020 (EDT)
Well, in any case, if we get a Phantasy Star Online Spirit Event this year to commemorate PSO's 20th anniversary (which, while I don't think necessarily WILL happen, but I certainly want to), then I'll get my way regardless. -- Apocalypso (talk) 10:10, August 29, 2020 (EDT)
I suppose for that matter, the menu theme of Melee sounding like Terranigma falls under similar territory?

I think I brought this up in another edit summary, but even if it was the same composer, I don't think it's an intentional, no. Since this is a Zelda song, the composer most likely wouldn't include a reference to an unrelated game without a good reason. With music, you'll often find that segments of melodies can unintentionally resemble other songs, and without explicit confirmation, you can't know if they'd meant it as an intentional reference or if it was simply them reusing an idea that came to their head before. Another example is that the main theme of Melee contains a segment that sounds similar to Butter Building from Kirby's Adventure, but was likely not intended, even though the composer also worked on Kirby games; there isn't any particular reason for the melody to be a reference. It mostly just comes down to speculation, which is discouraged on the wiki. ~ Serena Strawberry (talk) 18:28, October 14, 2020 (EDT)