On mute, to a soundtrack
For quite some time now animator Paul Johnson (of TIE Fighter fame) and a small team have been working on an animation homage to R-Type, and it’s finally done. Released under the Mashed umbrella, it tells the story of a guy getting sucked into an arcade cabinet, just like Darkwing Duck in the episode “Whiffle While You Work.” His mom said he could be anything, and he became a video game.
But as beautiful and as detailed as it is, I uh…can’t stand the “shit shit oh shit!” dialogue — which TIE Fighter didn’t have, so it must be a Mashed thing. It’s just not for me, and I’ll leave it at that.
I can overlook it though because given that one of my first ever shmups (outside of random Galaga pizza joint plays) was Super R-Type, I’m happy to see it alive in any way shape or form.