I don't have any nostalgia goggles for it, unfortunately.. The show didn't air in the UK when I was a kid except on satellite TV, which wasn't that common at the time. I guess it wasn't popular enough to make the jump across to regular TV. I only saw it a little while back because it was showing on some obscure kids channel, and I sat down and watched it because I'd always wanted to see it... but I was very disappointed. And I'm pretty easy to please!
Meanwhile I have no nostalgia goggles for DiC's Mario. I didn't find out about it until I was older and didn't get a chance to watch it until it was finally out on DVD. I was absolutely mortified by what I saw.
Hahaha I don't exactly have nostalgia goggles for that either.. I was a Sega kid. Still, for the time it was made, bearing in mind all they had to go on was SMB1 and 2, it was the most accurate game-to-TV show translation that existed. And DiC's animation was pretty solid for 80s TV animation. This is before the Disney Afternoon revolution really kicked in, so seeing stuff of that quality on TV was rare.
Oh, come on now. That cartoon was only truly awful in one regard and that's the horrifying '90s CGI. IMDB certainly agrees that it's at least a 3/5 (though the written reviews do trend down, I notice.) All told, it could be worse, and I would argue that it's one of the few video game adaptations which doesn't suck outright. Case in point, K. Rool's antics.
Wow, really? I honestly struggle to find a redeeming quality in the DKC show. The writing, acting, design, animation and music were all completely atrocious. By far the worst animated video game adaptation I've ever seen. By far.
It's pretty well unianimous that the animation blows, and the music is pretty much either "This is outright garbage and you should never subject someone to hearing this" or "This is outright garbage but God damn it, I cannot stop laughing." On the other hand, the writing is pretty much on par with the games themselves in terms of the exact level of silliness, and the Kongs actually do act in character. It really does just come down to the animation sucking that hard. Once you get over that, though, well...
I didn't think they were in character at all... Candy was a total bitch, Diddy was essentially a villain, and DK... walked upright. If the writing was silly I'd be way into it, that's the reason I love Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. I just couldn't find anything endearing in the DK show. It was pretty obvious no love was put into making it, it was just a soulless cash-in.
Okay, everybody only a few more days left till the Smash Ballot closes on Saturday October 3rd. If you haven't put your vote in do it soon.
I feel tempted to vote Vince from Art Academy, though I'm unsure of how a art inspired move set would work (switch to different art style/material for attacks? Different colors could have unique status effects? Time lapse masterpiece painting Final Smash?) It would also be the forth character I'm submitted and I'm sure Nintendo would have my IP from the first 3 votes.
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Post by Arcadenik on Sept 28, 2015 22:47:20 GMT -5
The characters I repeatedly voted for are:
Simon Belmont - my most wanted third party character, based on NES/SNES games with stiff animations and 8-direction whipping action, uses many projectiles (sub-weapons)
Wandering Heroes - cats, dogs, and bunnies from StreetPass Mii Plaza and the fourth type of Mii Fighters that specializes in magic; shirt color determines magic type they use (red = fire, light blue = ice, brown = summoning, etc.)
Team Rocket - Meowth and Wobbuffet team likes Duck Hunt, Meowth is the offensive half where he strings scratches together in combos and throws coins at enemies, Wobbuffet is the defensive half where he counters physical attacks and reflects projectiles
Captain N - moveset based on NES controller and Zapper, I feel he would really fit in Smash very well considering the nature of his cartoon show
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5