Author Topic: From Will Wright to Dr.Left? or from a Maxis character to a Nintendo Character..  (Read 4533 times)

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Offline sgore

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The people on the sims 2 board didn't seem very intrested in this but i decided to see what you guys thought about it.

I went searching for a little while and dug up an intresting nugget of info.
When maxis made simcity for the Snes (Super nintendo Entertainment System) the advisor for the mayor was the green, big haired Dr.Wright named after of course the game's creator "Will wright" (i think it looks a little like Groucho Marx in a wig.)
Seen here: http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&q=%22Dr.Wright%22+simcity
This is his last apparence in a sim city game for a while.
The next few time he appears it is in Zelda games. Suprisingly.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, in 1993 for gameboy, was his next apparence. His name was altered a little to Dr.Write.
Seen here: http://www.planetnintendo.com/nindb/dmg/images/cam/zl_2a.jpg
Still sporting his famous big hair. When you enter his house, the music playing in the backround is a remix of the main music from the Snes SimCity.

His next apperance was back in a sim city game.
in the early 90's nintendo got the rights to develope their own console versions of the game.
they made Sim City 64 for the N64 in 2000. (the only entirly 3D sim city game. unfortunatly i believe it only came out it japan.  )
Seen here: http://world64.com/games/sim64/03.jpg
I could find no shots of him in there online but i found out that he is in there.
Dr.Wright again appered of course as the friendly advisor.

Next seen in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001 Gameboy Color) As Dr.Left (cute nintendo humor )
Seen here: http://www.planetnintendo.com/nindb/dmg/images/cam/az7_1a.jpg
Again sporting his Big hair. In Color this time.

His next apparence was actually as a collectable trophy in Super Smash Bros Melee. (2001. and the game where i actually first found out about him which got me searching)
seen here: http://www.planetnintendo.com/nindb/dol/images/cam/gal/gal_ms-t11.jpg
In full beautiful 3d and with his name restored to normal. If you have the game, next to it is a couple paragraphs about it and how its named after the creator of sim city. (if only he were avalible as a playble fighting character...lol.)

His final apparence so far is actually back in the most recent zelda game for GBA
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2005 GBA)
Again as Dr.Left
Seen here: http://www.planetnintendo.com/nindb/agb/images/cam/bzm_1a.jpg
Sporting the hair and glasses in full color and better graphics.

there you have it! from Will Wright to Dr.Left!
(I wasn't exactly sure what game section to put this in. It doesn't really fit neatly in any. so i settled for here.)


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Very interesting.. I knew I had seen you over there before. I found your Sims2 thread and gave you a bene ;)

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Wow learn something everyday

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awesome searching! i love little things like that, gives the games and its characters a bit more history and meaning

Offline syphonbyte

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I can make my hair look like his.

Without the green color.

Offline Danzik

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Had a bit of time on yer hands huh?  Interesting though

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Weird.

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we are all now a little bit dumber for having read that.

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we are all now a little bit dumber for having read that.

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a little uncalled for...
« Last Edit: July 19, 2005, 04:06:13 pm by sgore »
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