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Hi, welcome to BootlegGames Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Mario page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! MLJY (talk) 04:21, January 4, 2015 (UTC)

Super Mario All-Stars HD

they advertised it on the facebook and you cant get homebrew on wii u, switch or 3ds

please look for info nex time:

666Red (talk) 14:27, July 2, 2019 (UTC)

Please take a moment to read Help:Contents/Articles; that will tell you what articles are and aren't allowed on the wiki. This wiki focuses on games that were sold without the console owner's permission. (Homebrew games made as a hobby are an exception, as detailed in this excerpt from the "Articles we DON'T want" section.)
"Homebrew games are technically unlicensed games and some are even sold as carts. The general difference between these and the unlicensed games documented on this wiki is that the former is made as a hobby and usually don't have a full-time development team behind them. ROM hacks follow a similar suit except they're a modification of an existing game and aren't sold by the original hacker. Some of these appear on bootleg carts or PocketNES compilations without the hacker's permission (some of them will even take their credits out) but this doesn't mean they belong on the site."
Everything I've read about Super Mario All-Stars HD indicates it is a ROM hack. Nothing about the page you sent me indicates the game is being sold in any form, which I'd say disqualifies it for an article.

PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 18:04, July 2, 2019 (UTC)

joel said it was a bootleg and he does his research 666Red (talk) 15:22, July 5, 2019 (UTC)

it was also a hack of SMAS but converted into the NSMBW engine

666Red (talk) 15:27, July 5, 2019 (UTC)

"Bootleg", "unlicensed", and "pirated" are terms that are used interchangeably (even on this very wiki!), but they're not the same. Quote the Bootleg Games page:

"Bootleg games, sometimes called bootlegs for short and mistakenly called pirated games are unlicensed games that are sold on the market generally using unauthorized content." (bolded + italicized emphasis mine)

Unless an actual retail copy of Super Mario All-Stars HD exists, then calling it a "bootleg" is incorrect. Super Mario All-Stars HD does not qualify for an article because it is not being sold en masse in stores in any form without Nintendo's permission, nor is it trying to pass itself off as an authorized Mario/Nintendo product. Unless I find solid evidence (not just word-of-mouth) that it is, then I will not be restoring the article. PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 21:20, July 5, 2019 (UTC)

If there's no external link on those pages...

But PopKorn Kat, if there's no external link on those pages, what am I supposed to do? Blaze McCartney (talk) 08:44, August 14, 2019 (UTC)

What the help page in question means is that you're supposed to add the external link yourself. Copy the YouTube link, create an "External links" section and format it like this:
*[ Video title goes here]

(replace the URL with the link to your video, obviously)

In addition, I'd strongly recommend reading our rules before making any further edits. If you have any further questions, you can ask one of the wiki's administrators or join the Discord server. Happy editing! PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 07:11, August 14, 2019 (UTC)

All done. Blaze McCartney (talk) 17:49, August 15, 2019 (UTC)

Well, that doesn't work like that, Because MLJY removed the external links about the JonTron's review. Blaze McCartney (talk) 13:16, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

Your best bet is to ask MLJY about why the links were removed. PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 17:51, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

Download link

hey, why did u delete the download link i gave?

eeveelover64Eeveelovr64 (talk) 19:24, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

Links to ROM files, like the one you posted, are against Wikia's Terms of Use and this wiki's rules. I will quote the relevant passage from the "Article Layouts/Uploading Guidelines" section:
Do not upload or post links to illegal or unauthorized files. This especially includes ROMs consisting of any of these games on this site. Despite the fact these games were made without any licensing, bootleg games are still bound by copyright. While most games listed on the site are likely considered abandonware, distributing their ROMs is still considered illegal and will still conflict with Wikia's Terms of Use. (Abandonware is not the same as public domain; it's still copyrighted even though the laws may not be enforced) Online emulation sites aren't legal as well so do not link to them either.
I hope this clarifies the situation. PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 19:39, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

The King of Fighters 2004: Special Edition

Can you please protect this page for the reason "Excessive Vandalism"? -- 02:41, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

I didn't protect the page from creation right away because The King of Fighters 2004: Special Edition is a real game, and protecting it from creation would serve as a deterrent to anyone who actually wanted to make a legit article about it. If the page continues to be remade in poor quality, then I will consider protecting it. I hope you understand. PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 03:10, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Okay. BTW I'm SuperfishMEMZ, and I forget to log in after cleaning my cookie. -- 04:31, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

White snow and the seven clever boys

Please tell me how this is a licensed game??—Preceding unsigned comment added by 666Red (talkcontribs)

All I saw in the revision history was that an IP address had replaced the page with the {{Delete}} template, saying it was a licensed game. There have been instances on this wiki before where people have created articles for games that were licensed by the hardware's manufacturer, so I assumed it was yet another one of those and deleted it. If I had deleted the article in error, I apologize.
If I may turn the question on its head, can you please tell me how Snow White & The Seven Clever Boys is an unlicensed game? It's true that games like this are certainly trying to capitalize off of Disney's movies, but our concern is whether or not the game was officially licensed and approved by the console manufacturer (in this case, Sony Computer Entertainment). If you check Phoenix's official website via the Wayback Machine, you'll notice their games are not only emblazoned with the trademarked PlayStation 2 logo. An unlicensed release - one which would have not gained the approval of Sony, mind you - would likely not feature this trademarked logo at all, because that'd leave Phoenix open to a lawsuit. Phoenix also managed to get their games licensed by Nintendo, as you can see on the cover art for Peter Pan's Playground for the Wii. Furthermore, the amount of truly unlicensed sixth-generation console games (Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube) is minuscule.
I cannot find complete box art scans of any of Phoenix's PlayStation 2 titles online, but it's possible that if their titles were indeed unlicensed, there would be a blurb saying something among the lines of "This game is not officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment". Of course, this isn't always the case - it's mainly an English-speaking country thing. I don't have the time at the moment to dig into this matter, but again, if you can find proof that Sony never gave their stamp of approval to this game, I would appreciate it. PopKorn Kat (talk|edits) 19:34, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

I think I read somewhere that their games were published by a company called aqua??? as for if they are licensed, idk666Red (talk) 19:31, 7 February 2021 (UTC)