Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kamen Rider Black. (Nintendo Famicom Disk System) Review.


"I love being alive." These are lyrics from the theme song for the classic Japanese TV series, Kamen Rider Black.  Yes! A Kamen Rider Black game! With all the crazy stuff that went down in the show, it sure needed a video game.  Sadly, be careful what you wish for.  Not all that glitters is gold and this game is one of those cases.  They need to change one of the lyrics of the show to, "I don't like being alive!" it's that bad. Why is it bad? Read my review to find out.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.) 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Masked Rider: Kamen Rider ZO. (Sega CD) Review.


In a time before Masked Rider aired on American TV back in 1995, there was another attempt of exposing Kamen Rider to an American audience.  In the previous year of 1994, America got an unexpected release for the Sega Mega CD.  (Yeah, I know it was just called the Sega CD in the US.  I'm Australian.  Get over it, mates.)  Kamen Rider ZO the game hit US shores under the name, The Masked Rider: Kamen Rider ZO.  A silly name for sure.  It translates to The Masked Rider: Masked Rider ZO.  But that's enough of the Wikipedia history lesson.  Let's see if this sucka is any good or not.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Friday, December 25, 2020

Green Phoenix - Let's Talk...The Rankin/Bass Cinematic Universe

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Merry Christmas everybody!

As this year finally comes to a close, I figured that I would end the year with a little bit of fun by discussing a topic that was on my mind all the way since last December. The Rankin/Bass Christmas specials have long become a staple of the season, being almost mandatory viewing for everyone despite an almost universally acknowledge lack of quality.

The stop motion animated company was founded in 1960 by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. And until their demise in 1987, the company released dozens of cheap animated Christmas specials that have become icons of the holidays. Starting with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964 and lasting until The Wind in the Willow in 1987, the company released numerous animated specials over its tenure.

With this in mind, I began to wonder about the interconnection of some of these Christmas specials. Thanks to Marvel and Disney, the idea of a cinematic universe is incredibly commonplace. But what if I told you that Rankin/Bass may have unintentionally created a Christmas cinematic universe back in the 1970s?

The more I looked into it, the more I just had to talk about it. So Let's Talk...The Rankin/Bass Cinematic Universe.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Mario Game & Watch Review. A Must Have Throwback or Just Another Novelty?


Going to do something different with today's review.  Normally I like to stick to the stiff, basic formula of breaking down a game (if you can call it that) by categories such as sound, graphics, gameplay, etc, etc, etc.  Those are gone for this article.  My experience is going to be presented as one solid piece.  Some may like it, some will pick on me for it (mainly my fellow co-workers), but stiff.  This is my experiences with the Mario Game & Watch.  Will it be a must have throwback?  Or will it be just another novelty for you to throw back into your closet.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa's Rampage (DLC) - Review

 




Viscera Cleanup Detail is a janitor game where you cleanup the very bloody mess of what appears to be shootout battles, sometimes involving aliens. But, this is not a review of the main game, instead a DLC Stage called Santa's Rampage. Click "read more" I will tell you all about it.