Thursday, April 15, 2010
I remember playing Kid Icarus as a kid. It was such a difficult game for me. I never could get past the first stage. But it was still a memorable game from my childhood. It was so popular, the character of Pit even was featured on the old cartoon Captain N: The Game Master. Of course, it was a bit a annoying how he always put "-icus" at the end of almost every word he said. Not to mention it was somewhat insensitive to Greek culture as a whole, but that's an argument for another day. Speaking of Captain N though, I may do another game character from that series tomorrow. But whoever will it be?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I came down with the Fever today...the PAC-MAN FEVER! Doesn't get much more old school than this (I'm starting to get sick of the term "old school" personally). In hindsight, though, why did Pac Man have to eat all those dots and cherries? Did they belong to those little ghost guys? If so, that makcs Pac Man a low-life thief. Those ghosts have every right to protect their dots from his feeding frenzy! I'm amazed he hasn't become morbidly obese because of his constant eating. The dude should be about 600 pounds by now. Or maybe he's like me in that he can eat just about anything and never gain any weight (don't hate me, folks; I just have a ridiculously high metabolism). Anywho, there's my take on Pac-Man. More 8-Bit Legends to come!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Another oldie but a goodie. Link from The Legend of Zelda. I know the Zelda series is still pretty popular these days, but I still love the old 8-bit game as well. Of course my favorite Zelda game has to be A Link to the Past. It's just such a great game, even by today standards of games. I've beaten it several times, but I still enjoy playing it. It's rare that you get games like that these days.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Today begins Video Game Legends Week, in which I give my own little spin on some legendary characters from old school gaming consoles. 8-bit majesty is in store! And what better way to kick this week off than with Super Mario Bros. done with more epicness! Yeah, I made it seem more gritty and realistic in a way, but not like that horrible movie that came out in the '90s. I still have all the elements of the games; mushrooms, pipes, and the looming castle of King Bowser! Pretty epic, ain't it? Perhaps I'll add in some other characters from the series at another point. So enjoy the Super Epic Mario!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The last couple is a devious duo indeed. Joker and Harley Quinn. It's kind of refreshing to see even the bad guys have romances...no matter how messed up it is. Needless to say, Mr. J is, to put it lightly, unpredictable. Perhaps that what attracts Harley to him; being a former psychiatrist she's been able to look inside the human mind and help fix a problem. With the Joker, she can't seem to find what makes him tick, and it's both frightening and sexy to her. I guess working years as a criminal psychiatrist can do things to a person's ego and such. And Joker seems to like to have her around as well. Mainly just to torment and use her, but she doesn't seem to mind. All couples have issues, for sure, but these two have their own lifetime subscription.
And thus ends Couples Week. Tune in tomorrow as we take on VIDEO GAME LEGENDS!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
It's my 100th post in this blog! WOOOO!
Anywho, here's Dinah Lance (a.k.a. Black Canary) and Oliver Queen (a.k.a. Green Arrow). If ever you wondered if opposites attract, look no further than these two. Ollie and Dinah have been through a lot. I could make an entire post about that, but that's for another day. Only one more couple to go this week. Who will it be?
Friday, April 9, 2010
Here's another couple that's been through hell...literally. Poor Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson. For years they've been a staple in the Marvel universe, proving that superheroes can still be super and domesticated at the same time. But no! Some creators, who I don't really need to name, decided that they need to have their heroes be put through the wringer, and have them be as miserable as possible and not have any kind of normal life whatsoever! So much so that Spider-Man had to make a deal with Mephisto to save his dying, elderly aunt. What deal you ask? Well that would be telling wouldn't it?...the deal was to negate all the years of his marriage with Mary-Jane! Did someone order a deus ex machina with a side bullcrap? You know, if you didn't want Spidey to married, there are much better ways of going about it. This was just a bad move on Marvel's part, so much so that it's still a sore subject for fans to this day, like me!