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
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5