"HEY BABY HOW'S IT GOING?" I had the twisted pleasure of showing these videos to a handful of collegues on Monday and the first collective reaction was disbelief: "is this a real game?!!" Believe it. I mean, CRANK UP YOUR SPEAKERS and squirm in confustion to the sheer ridiculousness that is Rhythm Tengoku, a GameBoy Advance/Mini/DS game so bizarre & delightful that it has even been critically acclaimed by Wired Bloggers. Here's an excerpt from their gameplay study, which can be summarized as Wario Ware meets Brain Age:
As objects are thrown at your karate fighter, you punch them to the beat of the music. Another early game is third from left -- the pitching machine tosses a baseball, and you swing the bat on rhythm to home-run it into outer space. But Rhythm Tengoku quickly begins messing with you. In some games, the camera angle starts changing, so you can't rely on the visual of the baseball moving around. Sometimes the lights go out and you have to rely on aural clues, not visual ones, to know when to react. And sometimes -- this is the hard part, and of course it happens a lot -- the sound goes out completely, and you've got to rely on your own rhythmic ability to count out the beats before you hit the button again.
The Karateka stage is shown in the video above. It quickly becomes more obscure from here folks... Rabbits leaping from whales into space, cats in pajamas launching pellets into the air for the oncoming catapulting pengiuns... wow.
The Japanese Commercial. Could this look more unappealing?
More of these are available on Maketakunai's YouTube page. The demand for the game is moderately low, but because its an import you'll have to resort to the usual foreign suspects or Ebay. And that's it for today's Weird Game Wednesday. Until next week, stay sane!
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So dragons are evolved forms of ants, spiders and/or wasps ....... what?
Ckarasu Every time I hear "I don't understand why people like _____ game", I get annoyed. Of course you understand, if you've listened to what those people were saying. You just don't agree, and that's A-OK. I HATE Twilight, but I understand why people like it. RadicalYoseph Just tried playing the first Bayonetta game... it was really bad. Honestly I don't understand why Platinum games are so well regarded. None of them are really worthwhile.StriderHoang The first person I block is the person who talks shit about PlatinumTorchman Even though your waifus are shit Darth Wachen Finally, a blog that I can call my own, I feel accomplished somehow. Nekrosys Gonna be honest; this really made my day.Rico the Penguin I doubt I'll use it much but I'm totally fine with a block/ignore feature. Everyone has a right to speak, but I don't think anyone has a right to be heard. If this place played country music I'd want a mute button, basically :p.Sir Shenanigans Mall haul today (plus I split a BEAUTIFUL Star Wars Slave I with my brother). Any thoughts on Haze? Wanted to play it back when it came out and I had no PS3. For a dollar you can't go wrong!Dreamweaver I'm not gonna lie, I don't feel "good" about the upcoming "ignore" feature. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the idea that people can mute other people because they don't agree with them. Spammers and trolls, sure, but not regular community members.Gundy Oh man. Those Next Gen transformations in Megadimension Neptunia are legit as fuck!TysonOfTime The first thing I do when I see clickbait is click on it and complain about clickbait.LinkSlayer64 Wow, uh, after having a lovely time with Kirby Air Ride, I decided to try playing some melee, for old times sake... I pretty much disliked my whole time with it. More details in a comment if I get around to it.Jiraya Help me gather games for a new blog series - "Worst Sequels Ever"Niero Desu The backend code on the site so fun to read. Going through some of Julio's old stuff:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Roie47-CukThe Dyslexic Laywer You didn't think I forgot what day it is did you? Nathan D Gonna retire the MOARgasmic avatar for awhile.
OrochiLeona Will you be mine?