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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things you might not know

Hello followers, apologies about my absence for the past couple days, but I had to concentrate on things other than blogging, I notice I have an amazing 276 followers now, so I just want to say thank you so much for supporting me and this blog.  I mainly made this thing to show off my huge collection of classic, and obscure retro games, so It's cool to see so many people interested in my passion as well.

Since I believe talking about  common, or popular games is boring(honestly, what could I write that you haven't already heard or experienced about Mario?) I'm going to share some knowledge I've picked about about retro stuff that you probably didn't know or haven't heard before.

lol Goku?
I know many of my followrs are probably(or openly) Anime fans and one of the things that has always bothered me about retro games is how anime titles are often butchered, or completely changed for their American version releases.  Anime titles usually had the titles changed, and some of the graphics completely redone.(many of you might be familiar with the NES game "Dragon Power" basically being a much dumber version(heh) of the Dragonball series)

Another such titles which personally pisses me off even more than Dragon Failure is the game "Last Battle" for the Sega Genesis.  This game is actually a dumbed down version of the ultra cool anime "Fist of the Northstar" Which I fondly remember watching on Cinemax at 4am when I was a kid.  I was blown away by how ultra violent and cool this movie was so imagine my glee when I found out there was a video game based off of it.  Then my hopes sunk when I picked up a copy and found a douchebag who looked like David Hasselhoff on the cover and all of the great things about the movie were taken out in favor of some lame karate fighting and badly translated dialogue. 

Anyway that's my little rant, Opinions about this?  I'll be catching up with all my followers today so comments are appreciated :)

Durrrrr

52 comments:

  1. Lol'd at the Hasselhoff look alike. Not much of a huge anime fan but I do agree with you though

    Leo,
    http://simplykidleo.blogspot.com/

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  2. lol, reminds me of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game. Ken screams stuff like "DRAGON" and "HURRICANE". wtf, haha.

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  3. i would still like to hear about Mario, because well he is awesome.

    Ive seen fist of the northstar and dear god its clockwork orange kind of ultraviolence, but not the game and if aint ultraviolent I will take your word for it.

    I do like these reviews of obscure games and hope to see more of them dude

    Still wanna do an article swap? catch me through the google friends app email system.

    Dont forget to swing around on Friday for the nerdy giveaway!

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  4. I'm trying to decide which is worse-- anime turned into games or games turned into anime.

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  5. You're already dead.

    I fucking love Fist of the North Star, Ken invented manly tears.

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  6. nice, do u have any of the old power rangers games?

    your friend,
    ectomorphmuscle.blogspot.com

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  7. Haven't tried it. Not really wanting to either :D

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  8. :P Totally wish I never sold my sega! Great post man, keep it up!

    Always supporting,
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  9. Congrats with your followers man. Bravo.

    Cheers!
    Samuel
    http://cg-illumination.blogspot.com/

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  10. 276 followers?!?!?!?! GOOD JOB DAVE MAN

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  11. I remember the cover, but don't think I ever played that one.

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  12. I played the PS1 Fist of the North Star games, but I didn't know there was one for the Genesis. I agree with you though. Anime games get/got the shaft back in the nineties.

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  13. That is a horrifying thing to find out lol. Then again, most anime came to the US in a butchered state at first (freaking dubs).

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  14. I want them to make a movie based on the cover of the Last Battle game. "Oh no, its David asselkicker run!"
    "Not so fast poorly protected guy dressed up like a night, Ima kick my heeled slipper foot right through your shielded face and take your magic spool away from you!"
    "My magic spooooooooolllllllllll"
    Coming to a theater near you.

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  15. Cinemax at 4am is kung fu. Cinemax at 1am is softcore gold. When I was younger, I was watching at 1, not 4.

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  16. Oh, Sega, how I miss you. So many great memories!

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  17. melt it with fire. but i do love your blog. reminds me of my childhood kicking sonic the hedgehogs ass.

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  18. I feel like saying something negative about the genesis, but maybe these console wars are going out of style.

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  19. Good titles always get lost in translation.

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  20. This blog has turned you into a man!

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  21. i miss old console gaming man

    Following and supporting
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  22. Is it funny that I really liked playing Dragon Power. XD We found it at a yard sale for 2$

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  23. I never heard of, or played this game, but just from looking at that cover... I'm kinda glad I didn't.

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  24. wow i really didnt have no idea of those games man. i would like to try dragon power now

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  25. we have very similar tastes. i also remember watching fist of the north star when i was 11 or so and thought it was so awesome because of how violent it was. at that point i only had dbz and sailor moon... nowadays all of the animes on cartoon network are bloody, so it's not as fun for those growing up to sneak onto a prime channel and watch something 'edgy.' following you!

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  26. Welcome back!!

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  27. I just watched "Fist of the North Star" again a few weeks ago. It wasn't as violent as I remembered but it was still good.

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  28. such a shame when things get butchered like that.

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  29. Gotta love unoriginal Americans jacking material from overseas to pump out crappy games!

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  30. lol last battle....remember that game, all the characters were jacked. Love how all 80-90's cartoons and games all had characters that were built like pro bodybuilders XD.


    Follow me brehs!

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  31. Wow. Soon you'll be hitting 300! O_o :D

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  32. very interesting stuff! thanks a lot

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  33. approaching 300 quickly - well done

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  34. Holy hell, I wish I had that many... and I think we joined around the same time too lol.. ;_;

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  35. Congrats to you :D! Btw why does America have to ruin stuff that is already awesome!

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  36. David Douchelhoff... definitely looks like him haha... the art on that cartridge reminds me of Final Fight on SNES...

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  37. I remember the last battle on the genesis. That game was actually kind of fun. I agree with the cover art however. The guy looks like he's doing a ballet move.

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  38. congrats
    not much of an anime fan here but an interesting read nonetheless

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  39. not really an anime fan but i see where you're coming from, good info.

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  40. It seems really that most games based on a property from another media ended up not great back then.

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  41. Well . . . in California, snow is, uh . . . different.

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  42. Great post! Can't wait to see more.

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