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#59416 - 02/24/10 09:18 AM Rhinoceros Bar Command  
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Can someone please explain the story behind the occasional references to "Rhinoceros Bar Command" that occasionally come up? I'm feeling left out.

Edit: don't worry, I've got it now - it's an artefact of feeding phonetic Japanese into a translator. Word division really trips those things up.

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#59418 - 02/24/10 01:48 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Vas Crabb]  
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Right. It's also the go-to cautionary tale about trusting System16 too much (hell-O Naomi2 processor count!) At one point dozens of sites claimed it existed based solely on Sixtoe's say-so, including Wikipedia.

Anyhow, it sounds like a game where you serve drinks to polygonal rhinoceroses. And that concept *needs* to exist.

#59419 - 02/24/10 02:22 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: R. Belmont]  
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Vas;

There are more at the end of this page:
http://unmamed.mameworld.info/non_other90.html

Don Bear Near. smile

#59420 - 02/24/10 03:14 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Sune]  
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Rhinoceros Berth Lead Lead. laugh

IIRC in the ancient past I discovered at least one of them didn't exist under that name (shocker!) by attempting to create a full Sega list from sources outside System16, then comparing to System16, and pattern-matching the differences. Then I made fun of Sixtoe until the cows came home. laugh

I don't honestly remember writing the notes that btribble has, I think that was at least partially Justin, but I suppose it's possible I did. Some of these things are beginning to fade in my memories.

Let's not forget my new favorite at System16, Sega "Space In Bingo" - Invinco or possibly "Space Invinco" :P (and yes I told Sixtoe about it)

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#59421 - 02/24/10 03:47 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: R. Belmont]  
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Right. It's also the go-to cautionary tale about trusting System16 too much (hell-O Naomi2 processor count!) At one point dozens of sites claimed it existed based solely on Sixtoe's say-so, including Wikipedia.

Anyhow, it sounds like a game where you serve drinks to polygonal rhinoceroses. And that concept *needs* to exist.


I think a graphical hack of Tapper might be in order smile




#59427 - 02/24/10 08:01 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Tafoid]  
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Yes, this needs to be done :P

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#59430 - 02/24/10 09:21 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Sune]  
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Originally Posted By Sune

Vas;

There are more at the end of this page:
http://unmamed.mameworld.info/non_other90.html

Don Bear Near. smile


You might want to add "Underground King" to that list - it's a corruption of "Angler King" ("アンダーグラウンド" - underground - can be abbreviated to "アングラ", which is very close to "アングラー" - angler).

Edit: katakana seems to be broken, despite displaying fine in the preview. You'll have to decode the entities yourself to see it.

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#59432 - 02/24/10 10:42 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Vas Crabb]  
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Okay, let me know if you see any more like that. laugh

#59440 - 02/25/10 10:18 AM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Stiletto]  
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Interestingly, Sega avoided the rhinoceros problem with Cyber Troopers Virtual On. The Japanese title is 電脳戦機バーチャロン (dennou senki baacharon) which means Artificially Intelligent Battle Machines VirtualOn - no rhinos were implicated in the title of this game. I wonder if "virtual on" is supposed to be an imperative, like "switch on virtual reality" or something?

Yes, I know I've taken some license with the translation: "dennou" is literally "electronic brain" but that doesn't sound right in English, AFAIK similar characters are used to mean "computer" in China; "senki" often means "time to fight" or "military strategy", but here I think translating the two characters individually works better.

FWIW Google thinks the title should be translated as "Virtual On" (I guess enough people submitted that as a "better suggestion"), and SysTran comes out with "Electric brain chance for fighting [bachiyaron" (including the opening bracket).

#59445 - 02/25/10 08:48 PM Re: Rhinoceros Bar Command [Re: Vas Crabb]  
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Actually, the way Google Translate works these days is not as close as SysTran as it used to be. They switched to using their own statistical machine translation software a few years ago (versus originally being a licensee of Systran's rule-based translation software) with usually impressive results. It kinda helps that they're Google and have terabytes of translated documents to cross-compare.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Translate

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