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
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
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