Commercials for the Hyundai Super Comboy, the Korean version of the SNES. Didn't await to see Mario, Bowser, Goku, Buster Bunny, Raphael, Chun-Li and more animated together in questionable quality in non-fanmade media.
Super Famicom, Super NES, Super Comboy... three names for one Nintendo console.
One day, Fry, I hope you'll also cover stuff from more regions. One day, I said.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2008 14:00:35 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 17, 2008 23:09:15 GMT -5
I'm surprised I haven't done this yet. Here's a look back at the "first" 16-bit game console. Its North American advertising is legendary and often blamed for the console's obscurity. It's really campy stuff, but the real problem was that the system was only advertised in certain major cities, relying on word of mouth to take it elsewhere. It was a tactic that was used to great effect in Japan, but in a country as large as the US, it was a huge mistake. In fact, there were a lot of people who had never even heard of the TurboGrafx before it was added to the Wii Virtual Console.
Pretty standard and on-par for game commercials of the period. For some reason, it makes me laugh when the kid gets so excited that he... takes his hat off?
The Next Generation NOW!
I like the condescending way they portray Nintendo by grouping it with Atari. I definitely remember seeing this commercial.
Us Vs. Them
They're really going after Nintendo in this one. They also plug the Super CD and Turbo Express.
It's Not a Toy
It's next to impossible to hear the narration in this one, making it seem like some abstract artsy commercial for the TurboDuo. It's followed by a two-minute promo.
The Legendary Axe
This one's a little strange. I don't have much to say about it. I guess they were trying to use The Legendary Axe as the system's killer app. Of course, that begs the question, "Why isn't it on the Virtual Console yet?"
Once again, they go after Nintendo. This time they compare China Warrior to Kung Fu. It may look better, but it's actually considered one of the system's worst games.
I think this is my favorite! The tone in this commercial is the kind of thing that influenced the 3PS. "You're a cave dude! You have to save your excellent-looking princess!" Like, totally gnarly!
Blazing Lazers This one's at gamepressure.com, so I can't embed it. It's actually not bad. It kind of reminds me of Nintendo's Star Fox commercial. For some reason, tho, it does strike me as strange that they actually created a commercial for this game.
You can almost track the console's history by watching the commercials. This is a promo video for the system's last hurrah in North America. I'm not sure what to make of it. On one hand, it's really cheap and stupid. On the other, it's kind of ahead of its time.
Also, it's ironic that the kid near the beginning says he'd trade in his "Sega" for it because the game was ported to the Sega CD not long after.
One commercial I was not able to find was the one for Splatterhouse. All I remember of it was the narrator saying "...and his only weapon is a two-by-four!" Hopefully it'll turn up eventually (along with that StarTropics commercial I keep mentioning).
nocturnal YL: I have a tendency to dislike a game because it's popular, or at least, I give popular games a harsher, more critical look.
Apr 12, 2022 15:07:04 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I think I do something similar in that I tend to favor less popular things. It's not something I do intentionally or even consciously; I think it's just part of my personality.
Apr 14, 2022 8:56:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Official pairings in games sometimes surprise me. Like <spoiler> in BLUE REFLECTION 2. Or Astrid and Makalov in Fire Emblem 10 which is less shocking but still unexpected. For a non-romantic example, Meta Knight and Dedede in KF2 work so well together.
Apr 16, 2022 8:49:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is a… shocking experience. I'm at the start of Chapter 9 (so 3 more to go), and considering the side quests and maxing out character Talent Points, I'm about 70% done.
Apr 18, 2022 12:11:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll say this: I'm glad it's not a popular game. I don't need to worry about spoilers. Is it worth playing? Yes for story, no for other elements. An overall huge yes for me, because I really like the story so far.
Apr 18, 2022 12:15:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost anything I can say is spoiler, and I really think it's best to jump into it blind, not even reading the official website. I'll probably write a review on it, so stay tuned.
Apr 18, 2022 12:17:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was done with BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light… two days ago, actually. It's quite difficult to put my thoughts in words, but at the same time, it's similar to what others would say about the game.
Apr 23, 2022 9:07:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My old computer died, on the same day I got my new one. The timing isn't exactly a coincidence, as it started showing symptoms a long time ago. I got very lucky that I did my backup and bought the new PC today. (Game review about 1/3 done, by the way)
Apr 24, 2022 15:10:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Now I'm not sure if I should post the review as is. I basically typed out the whole story, but that's exactly what I don't want potential players to read.
Apr 25, 2022 10:39:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Writing too little would make it difficult to appreciate why is the story good, but writing everything out would defeat the point. Umm…
Apr 25, 2022 10:40:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: And it's done! I decided to cut most of the story and only leave in a few examples. The cut part is even longer than the full review, but if anyone wants to know the story they should play the actual game or at least watch videos of it.
Apr 25, 2022 13:57:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I like that we keep posting cameos, even though Fry has no intention of ever updating the site again. But I guess the forum is still an archive.
May 11, 2022 8:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Looks like it's been a minute since TV Eye's been here, so I'll go post that in the thread as well. It looks like he made it to around the halfway mark, but now it's been 4 years.
May 14, 2022 0:46:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I was thinking about it because the thumbnail for JRose11's Red/Blue Dugtrio-only run reminded me of Hidden Depths' Dugtrio.
May 14, 2022 0:52:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally starting to see some good equipment made out of my post-game item optimisation in Atelier Sophie 2. I don't plan to write a review now as I don't feel a burning need to unlike BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light; I'll wait until my next game's done.
May 19, 2022 14:09:54 GMT -5