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11:33 PM on 03.31.2010

Turtles in Time + Will Smith = Insanity


This is ridiculous. Why does this exist?   read

3:53 AM on 08.06.2009

TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled - Thoughts

Haven't blogged in a while, but here it goes....

.......this picture is huge and I don't know why.

TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled - Thoughts

When I first saw the screenshots and videos of TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, I was underwhelmed at what I saw and just wrote off the game completely, and didn't think of it again. Today however, I has some spare XBL points and saw that the Turtles in Time was released today, and just figured, what the hell, I'll give it a try.

Now, the only time I ever remember playing Turtles in Time was on the SNES years and years ago. The six things I remember were the following:

1- You play as the Ninja Turtles in a game that plays much like the TMNT Arcade Game
2- Ninja Turtles game includes the Ninja Turtles theme song
3- Alley Cat Blue
4- You travel through time
5- You can throw Foot Soldiers at the screen
6- You fight Shredder and beat him by throwing Foot Soldiers at the screen

Of the six things I remember, only three of them are actually in the remake. You play as the Ninja Turtles, but they are modeled after the Turtles from the recent CG Movie made a few years back, you do travel through time (they couldn't honestly have fucked that one up), and you can throw foot soldiers at the screen.

I can't fault them for #6, since I believe that battle was only on the SNES version of Turtles in Time and not the arcade version, I still was disappointed. The other two are just pure nostalgia, I just figured since this was a remake of a TMNT game that did include the original TMNT theme (first level of the arcade game, also intro song to the SNES versions), that they would include it, since the game sales will be purely nostalgia based. #3 is more of a compliant about the soundtrack as a whole, the soundtracks in the SNES and Arcade verions are just much much better, again because of nostalgia and because the new tracks are so bland. I believe the songs are remixes of some sort, but they just sound too mellow and generic for a game like this.

Intro song should have stayed the same as well:
So fucking BADASS

One of my biggest complaints is the hit detection against bosses. Throughout the game it feels fine, but against some bosses, it feels off. During the boss fight at the "Bury my Shell at Wounded Knee" stage I got it the worst. After the boss preforms a sliding attacking 3 times, he stands up and either side of the screen and can be attacked, and a lot of the time I see my character models arms and weapons passing through the boss without any hits being registered, it was very frustrating.

Also, given this is a remake of an arcade game, you'd think friends would be able to drop into your game at anytime, but unfortunately, they cannot.

Now, despite all these issues I had with the game, I still found it fun to play. Multiplayer is great fun of course, easily the best way to experience the game. Fighting the Foot Clan in a 3D space works surprisingly well, which is why I don't understand why fighting the bosses can be such a pain. The game certainly feels like the Arcade game, with cheap traps and bosses to take away all your health in order to steal another quarter (Infinite continues thankfully, but it does feel like cheating at times).

Also, may I recommend busting out your arcade stick if you got one? Good fun.

I think overall, it's exactly what I was expecting, I enjoyed it, mildly, but I think I'd much rather prefer a port of the original over this remake. I'm very glad this game was priced dropped to 800 points because it's not worth much more than that, so you aren't getting ripped off if you choose to take a trip down memory lane. But just remember, there's very little nostalgia to actual be had here, and if you haven't already, just go buy the original TMNT arcade game on XBLA. I think I'm going to play that now.

I'd love to hear others thoughts on the game.   read

10:27 PM on 04.16.2008

Mortal Kombat!!!!


Flawless victory?   read

11:28 PM on 04.06.2008

Not My Turning Point Gaming Rig

It's got a AMD processor of some kind. A video card that plays games in 3D. Sound comes out. Play videos in windows media player. It has a plastic front, and metal sides. I stack things on top of it sometimes, and they get really hot.

DVD player, mouse, keyboard. And Speakers, cost about $13.

Oh and a Max Payne mouse pad, I got it when I bought Max Payne.

Is the contest too late? Oh well.....

Oh, and I can't read the second picture too well, just squint real hard.   read

11:08 PM on 03.24.2008

Mega Wicker Man


This is just so silly and full of nonsense that I love it like a hurricane.

One big LOL   read

12:14 AM on 03.04.2008

Europe - Ninja (Gaiden) - Epic Tribute


I had no idea Europe had a song about Ninjas. And it's pretty much as great as I thought it would be.

Enjoy!   read

11:54 PM on 03.03.2008

Turn based JRPG combat in real life - (NSFW) video

This may be a bit of a stretch, but the first thing that came to my mind when I watched this was "they are having a turned based battle". Then I watched it about six times in a row. It gets funnier each time I watch it.

Probably NSFW, and lots of slapping.

[embed]73559:8783[/embed]   read

8:06 PM on 02.14.2008

Good for a laugh - The Video Game Name Generator

The Video Game Name Generator

Just click NEXT, and you have a name for a possible video game! The result can be outstanding, other times, it's hit and miss.

Here are some ones I got:

Silly Pinball Squadron
Religious Spork Strike Force
Unpleasant Shark Police
Frankenstein's Rocket Scam
Caribbean Manlove Smackdown
Terrible Princess vs. Capcom
Tony Hawk's Spatula Ransom
Ninja Vampire at the Olympics
Luigi's Sex Wranglers
Canadian Platypus Carnage
German Puppy Apocalypse
Religious Robot Brawl

I could go on and on, but I need to go buy some bideo games. Give it a shot, it's tons of fun, and slightly addicting for something so simple.

If you find some funny ones yourselves, I'd love to see them.   read

7:24 PM on 02.13.2008

Video - Epic Angry German Kid Remix


Apparently this was done by some guy in Japan, it is a remix of the Angry German Kid. Not sure what's it's remixed too, sounds Castlevania like. Anyways, great remix, made me laugh my balls off into pieces.   read

5:17 PM on 02.12.2008

Footage of Amazing Unreleased PS1 Fighter


Everything about this game is flawless, itís a damn shame Iíve never seen it until now. Easily the most ahead of itís time PS1 fighting game ever. Everything from the animation, to the graphics and the incredible fighting system, blows away anything that comes out these days. Iíd play this over Virtua Fighter 5 any day.   read

5:03 PM on 02.12.2008

Stupid post #3 - Ronald McDonald insanity


I don't even know what to say... Just watch it and make up your own mind on how to think about this.   read

4:42 PM on 02.08.2008

Dr. Ivo Robotnik: It's From the Show


I'm gonna be on T.V! I'm gonna be a T.V star!   read

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