dark        

Games of the week for 07/12/09: Babylon Zoo edition

0

I'm in the mood for some nineties one-hit-wonder obscurity, so today I am inflicting Spaceman by Bablyon Zoo upon you. They got a bit popular in Britain after appearing in a Levi's advert. They were pretty much gone as soon as they arrived. The lead singer was called Jas Mann, which is just ridiculously brilliant.

Speaking of lead singers, we played videogames this week, and now we're going to tell you which ones. Hit that wacky jump to find out which ones.

Razak: I started playing Roogoo Twisted Towers as I'm a massive fan of the game. Dug about two worlds into it and I'm having fun, but we'll have to see if it offers up some real challenge. I have to get some friends over to play the multiplayer too as that's really the best part of Roogoo. The new skydiving levels are pretty fun too. Otherwise I've been doing some Conduit action and having fun with it online (yes, fun, Wii, online) and interspersing it with Assassins Creed every once in a while. I need to get back into Flower, Sun and Rain as it has drifted away.

North: Pangya: Fantasy Golf is my jam of jams. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is my jam that I keep dying in. Quiddich is most definitely not my jam.

Sterling: It's mostly been a DS week for me. I've been stuck with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on both Xbox 360 and DS. I gave up playing the latter because the horrible attempt at using a home console control scheme is cramping my hands up. I've also been playing Overlord: Minions for our review. As the review says, it's good but frustrating, like most Overlord games.

Treasure World has been a strange experience as I "play" that for review. It's incredibly passive, hard to really call a game, and I am confident I can review it after only seeing it in action for a few minutes. However, it's still weirdly brilliant. It'll be interesting trying to review it.

Otherwise, replaying MGS4 and you should know by now that I played Mega Man for all of three minutes to capture footage of absolute fail. That was surprisingly fun.

Niero: I've been playing a lot of not-MAME on our non-existent office arcade cabinet.  I'm particularly fond of this one ridiculous Japanese game called Mikey that operates like a retarded version of Diner Dash set in a classroom where you must ass-headbutt your classmates out of their chairs while avoiding the teacher's beatdowns and eraser-throwing.  The game features an 8-bit rendition of the Beatle's Hard Day's Night, which makes the game golden.  I can't pass the first stage. It is brutal.

Concelmo: After finishing up my Harry Potter videogame marathon (more on that in an upcoming feature) I continued playing (I guess you could technically say re-re-re-re-re-replaying) Final Fantasy VII on PSN. Love the game; love the characters; love the nostalgia; not a big fan of the really dated controls. Seriously, pushing "up" makes me walk in which direction? :/

Bennett: Replaying Puzzle Quest with the expansion pack, messing with Loom on my PC and squeezing in a little bit of Monkey Island.

Villasenor: My sister and I dusted off our Rescue Rangers cart and tried to play through that for the first time in years. And, even though it's been quite a while since either of us have touched it, things went the way they always do: my sister used up all her lives by level 2 and I ended up finishing the game by myself with a good 15 lives left over. She was not amused.

Aside from that, I replayed Chrono Trigger again, got a bit further in Super Robot Wars OG, and tried out NeoTokyo, which I am horrible at.

Grim: At the suggestion of most of the staff, I checked out a bunch of adventure games like Full Throttle, Loom, Space Quest, and Maniac Mansion. Needless to say, good times were had as a result of these fine products. And when I wasn't playing Dead Space to get my last two Achievements, or learning useless trivia from Scene It? LCA, I was replaying some of my GameCube favorites like Metroid Prime, Rogue Squadron II, and Pikmin. Talk about a fun week of gaming.

Concelmo: FULL THROTTLE! BEST GAME EVER!

Also, Pikmin! Yay!

Ross: Let's see, TF2 as always...I finished the first episode of both Monkey Island and Sam and Max E1. Just started playing Death to Spies 2 for review about an hour ago, and I've been playing a ton of Picross DS. Got a little BlazBlue in last night, and I imagine I'll be playing a whole bunch of stuff this afternoon since I'm going to Dexter's.

Aziz: I've been jamming out to this all day:

Come on run away
You don't have to stay
We're nearly outta time
But you're doin' fine
So stay on track
And don't look back
Just feel the pace
Come on now race
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody
Everybody!

Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Don't you know
We really have to go
To a place
Where you can feel my heart just race
(Yeah, yeah)

Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing (Super Sonic Racing)
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Let's go
Super Sonic Racing
Everybody, everybody, everybody, (oh yeah)
Let's go
(Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah)
Super Sonic Racing
Let's go
C'mon c'mon yeah
C'mon c'mon yeah
C'mon, c'mon
Let's go
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Yeah everybody
Let's go
Super Sonic Racing
Oh, yeah
Super Sonic Racing (Let's go)
Yeah
Everybody, everybody
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's go
Everybody
Everybody
Everybody

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Dale+North/everybody-s-super-sonic-racing-139405.phtml

Davis: Funnily enough, I actually played Sonic R this week. :)

DMV: Been playing the hell out of Cross Edge, EA Sports' Active, BlazBlue, Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman!, and of course Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2. Somehow I'll get through them all...

Holmes: Bit.Trip Core ate my brain on Monday, so Io spent the rest of the week playing relatively mindless games. Did catch some July bugs and fish in Animal Crossing: City Folk, played The Conduit online, and went back to Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop to try and unlock some secret missions. Totally stuck right now on getting an "S" rank on a mission called "The Drunkard" where you have to rescue a drunk man from being eaten by zombies. Despite the fact that I have the heated up frying pan and the mega buster, I can still only get an "A" on it.

Maybe after my brain grows back a bit, I'll be able to pull it off.

Gutierrez: Gaming on Fight Night 4, I'm obsessed with freaking boxing. Still itching to final finish Dead Space and pick up where I left off on Silent Hill Homecoming. Ugh, so behind!

Zimmerman: You're behind? I just put in Lost Planet for the first time this weekend and I really regret not having played it sooner. It's going to take me forever to go all the way through but I'm really impressed with the gameplay.

I've also been playing BlazBlue and Afro Samurai on the PS3 and Infernal: Hell's Vengeance (still!) and Rock Band on the 360.

Chester: A bunch of iPhone games, including Doom Resurrection. I'm trying to determine if that one is worth $9.99, and so far I'm not convinced. That doesn't mean it's not technically impressive, and that the core gameplay and iPhone control-scheme doesn't work incredibly well. It's just that even on a phone, the Doom series just doesn't have enough to do to keep it feeling fresh, and it doesn't help that the first four or five levels (of eight) look nearly identical. Maybe this engine with the fun and (kind of silly) Doom RPG mechanics might be fun... and worth $9.99.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jim Sterling
Jim SterlingThank God   gamer profile


 


 



Filed under...

READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!