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I don't believe the game calls it "Jump Rope". In fact, I've never seen it called anything but the "Skipping Minigame", neither in-game nor outside it. Can anyone provide justification for this Americanism, please? -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 20:00, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Getting 1000 jumps gets you the King of Jump Rope key item. --Gamer2127 21:37, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I hope you'll pardon my default skepticism, but how do you know? Have you ever gotten it yourself, or are you judging from the article? Bear in mind that, since it is the subject of my inquiry, the article is not a valid source of information on the issue unless it too is proven correct. Basically, if someone who actually has managed 1000 jumps can testify, I'll be convinced. For my part, I "know" it to be called "King of Skipping", but of course I've never won it so I would not be so hypocritical as to claim it to be so without evidence. Though I daresay I could use my emulator to cheat up to 1000 and find out that way...

I am also open to the possibility of it actually being named differently between the NTSC and PAL versions, but in my experience they don't usually bother changing little things like that -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 21:57, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Huh, I've played Jump Rope in the real world and we never seem to have any confusion over what its called. This wiki can be strange sometimes... --BlueHighwind 22:00, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
It's called skipping in England, using a skipping rope. The wiki isn't strange, it's just that not everyone's American -- SN
I'm English but I made this article as 'Jump Rope' because the wiki is predominantly in American english. Just redirect skipping here and everyone's happy. EDIT: watch this for proof http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa1GIwwkGLA Terra_Homing 22:40, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Proof is proof, so I happily stand down. Though I must ask, why do you give in? Just because US English is dominant doesn't mean you have to fall in line. In my experience, it tends to be Americans who seem unaware that there is a world outside their borders, so we hardly need to reinforce that belief by using their spellings. Plus both are considered acceptable, so there's no requirement either. But maybe that's just me...
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way suggesting that any significant proportion of Americans have the aforementioned lack of awareness. All I am saying is that on those few occasions when I've encountered people like that, they were usually Americans. I just wanted to clarify that point -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 22:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry about it, the suggestion would be correct. I'm American, and I know people who can't name the seven continents. There's only seven, people! They're not that hard to memorize! Silver Dragon XXVIII

1000 jumps Edit

I bought the game again on psvita and was able to complete 1000 jumps. The reward i got was not King of Jump Rope (Key Item) but it was King of Skipping (Key Item). Not sure if it is a change from the original because I was never able to do it on psx. However I though I'd mention it. 138.25.202.137 14:05, December 16, 2013 (UTC)

I checked. It's "King of Jump Rope" in SLUS (NTSC, North America) and "King of Skipping" in SLES (PAL, Europe), rather naturally. 88.107.148.59 14:43, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
Either something should be mentioned both on this article and on the Item list article, or we quickly decide which one we should use. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 16:20, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
We should use "King of Jump Rope", and that term would be linked to the List of FFIX Items page where the alternate names are given. JBed (talk) 19:20, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
I'm curious, why does the American name take priority? I'm not disputing anything, just genuinely wondering. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 19:33, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
Because we use US English. Games didn't get a special translation for UK English until VIII. So like, if we're going to use US English we should probably use the terms as they are in the US version. JBed (talk) 19:39, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough, I can understand that, but this brings up the age old debate of UK/US English and how we're not really supposed to discriminate one against the other. Then again, skipping doesn't sound like a word 'Murica would use often. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 19:42, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't call it discrimination. We use US English for consistency. Wikipedia have some excuse: they cover everything and some of those things are specific to the UK so UK English is best. But Orange (colour) just seems stupid when it is Color.
So consistency, and also avoiding conflict. If we have the rule then we don't get people wasting their time changing between them. Having one definitively right way to do something prevents disagreement. JBed (talk) 19:50, December 16, 2013 (UTC)

In my (PAL) version it says one thing when you get 1000 jumps but then it is actually called the other thing in the menu. Wish I remembered which way it went though. I think it says King of Skipping in the text box when you get it but then the item is actually called King of Jump Rope.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 19:56, December 16, 2013 (UTC)

That is actually a possibility. Because what I said the names are above are from the SLES/SLUS file (there's a bonus file outside of the main data in the discs). These names aren't partnered with descriptions, so they are likely used for item receipts rather than in the menu. JBed (talk) 20:08, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
That said, I couldn't find the key item names anywhere else. And I suck at the minigame so I can't check that way. JBed (talk) 20:51, December 16, 2013 (UTC)

TimeEdit

"Reaching 1000 jumps to get all rewards takes around 7 minutes of nonstop jumping."

Is that NTSC or PAL? PAL is slower so it would take some minutes longer. JBed (talk) 15:44, June 5, 2015 (UTC)

Got it from this video.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 15:53, June 5, 2015 (UTC)
PAL's about 8:20.. The difference is apparently x1.2 which seems to almost check out. JBed (talk) 16:10, June 5, 2015 (UTC)
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