14 Comments

  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 191

    Pretty sure that plane on the “prototype screen” is a Veritech fighter from the Robotech cartoon (originally Macross in Japan).

     

     

     

     

    • APlotdevice
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 8

      Technically Robotech was an amalgamation of three different anime.

      • likalaruku
        likalaruku
        Completely Useless Now
        Comments: 794

        Man was I pissed when the Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross portion of Robotech ended without a conclusion. As for the Macross Plus movie…That plot was ripped straight from Roman Holiday.

      • Jon Protagonist
        Jon Protagonist
        Robert Cop
        Comments: 191

        Yup. all done to satisfy American children’s show syndication laws. You needed a certain number of episodes to be in daily rotation, and the original Macross was only 20-some.

        Oddly enough, that’s probably what was responsible for the Real Ghostbusters syndication package to be so good. All those episodes had to be done and released together before it could air, so you had all those great episodes completed long before the Q5 meddling.

  • Handsome Pete
    Handsome Pete
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 95

    I don’t know what I was expecting, definitely not Peter Venkman chucking pokeballs and casting expelliarmus.

  • donnyhurl
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    When Peter dies he is in the casket upside-down~ That could’ve influenced the weirdness rating a little, or maybe just the category you don’t honor- The stupid mistake category…

  • Kenshiroh
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 25

    I had that flat RGB LCD game. The actual gameplay was different than the mini-arcade game shown in the video.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 794

    Well, this is far less awful than any of the LED games Ashens has reviewed, but I never got the appeal of Tiger Electronics/Game & Watch style games in the early 90s. I’d say to myself, what’s the appeal of a game where the entire game is just one map with no color or music, very limited animation, & you keep grinding on the same 4 constantly respawning enemies?  & yet….I loved Duck Hunt.

    The Internets tell me Cina is a “derogatory” term in Indonesia to refer to anything Chinese.

  • markiangooley
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 12

    Why the apparent confusion between the terms LCD (liquid-crystal display) and LED (light-emitting diode, as far as I know — or is that somehow also a proper term for liquid-crystal stuff?)? Phelan keeps saying “LED.”

    My blood-glucose meter still uses those LCD sprites on a custom display. Probably cheaper and uses less power than newer technology.

  • ParkerPops
    ParkerPops
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    Gotta’ say, it’s still about a million times better than the shitty WWE game I had as a kid.