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by Dr. BUGMAN
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 16
Views: 6481

Re: Streets of Rage 4

I'll eat up just about anything made my Omar Cornut. Although beat-'em-ups aren't really my thing, as I generally find them tedious.

It is a relief, at any rate, that it's not yet another rasterpunk game.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

Just a factoid I picked up somewhere (possibly tvtropes) and didn't think to verify. Oops.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

That's true of most of the iconic IPs. Bowser gets way too much exposure even if he's the best Mario villain. It's clear the only reason Wart and Tatanga exist is because their respective games weren't even Mario games at one point; Donkey Kong and Foreman Spike exist only because the predate Bowser...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

I'm actually kind of hoping it's not, even if in all likelihood is. A good adventure series ought to have more than just one recurring villain -- imagine Batman fought only the Joker -- and this one shows more promise than Infinite and the Deadly Six, which are as low as bars get. ...Not that I'll b...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

Uh, pretty much most of Sonic's characters never had a name change, or even a translations; they're mostly transliterations of English words even in their home country. Except, come to think of it, all(?) of Eggman's badniks had Japanese-derived names, probably for ease of intuition. Fair point on O...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

"Dodonpa," eh? Sounds Japanese. In any case, this'd be the first Sonic character since Dr. Fukorokov (and I guess the Battle Kukku as whole, sorta) to not have an English-derived name? I guess he's a tanuki, but his muzzle reminds me of a tamarin. At least he's not a half-assed modification of anoth...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everything old is Neo again
Replies: 2
Views: 3714

Re: Everything old is Neo again

Magical Drop III is good Puzzle Bobble alternative, at least in esteem. I'm not as well versed in action puzzlers as I'd like on account they're best experienced with human opponents; likewise one-on-one fighters, so the Neo Geo is more or less a wash for me as a system. I've heard convincing testim...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20931

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

Image

Maybe it's my inadequate sleep last night but there's something vaguely amusing about this grouping.

Vector:"Word."
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Touch me!
Replies: 24
Views: 14963

Re: Touch me!

Addendum to the above: Vector Pinball has grown on me quite a bit. It's a spartan pinball simulator, but one with satisfying ball physics running at a near-infallible 60fps. Additionally, it's genuinely free, 5.4mb, and has no hidden traffic or permissions. My only criticism is it has no online lead...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

I dunno, after spending 800 trillion of 'em on an empty paper grocery bag from the Chao black market, they kinda lost their appeal.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

http://collider.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-adam-pally-neal-mcdonough Rings are the macguffins. Not Chaos Emeralds, rings. Obligatorily needless bastardization no. 1! Not that this deserves the benefit of the doubt, but maybe it's to avoid including Super Sonic? Not that CEs need to endow super mod...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

It just occurred to me that Sonic's favorite foodstuff is chili dogs and this is a modern kids' film.

Will Sonic Team veto fart jokes, to any extent?
by Dr. BUGMAN
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Wonder if it's going to be christened "Rad Mobile." Or maybe one of Sonic's karts from Drift/All-Stars/etc.

Maybe we should start a pool on what predictions will come true
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

It does make me wonder what 1981 could be an allusion to, if anything. It's not a particular banner year for Sega, their most notable game being Frogger, which is technically Konami. The elevation suggests it was chosen at random, unless 3445 has some obscure meaning. Imagine that they where* or tha...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Movie tie-in games aren't really a thing done anymore, are they? I mean, substantial non-piecemeal console games? Imagine that they where or that this materialized back when. Imagine the possibility that it turned out like the Spiderman 2 game. Sure it'd be mired in a contemptible source material no...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

big_smile wrote: I can give Bean a pass because he is supposed to be Bin's son.
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Family resemblance is no excuse with such powerful hardware! :wink:
by Dr. BUGMAN
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

I don't think that's a distinction with much difference, really. A character's defining color can be its clothing, too.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

Yes, you are definitely correct that Red and Yellow are lazy. I just don't find it as odious as you do on account most of the big properties did recolors early on before working out more distinct supporting cast (though Tails might actually predate both Yellow and Ray?). Remember: Luigi was nothing ...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

What I heard is it's the seller threatening to blacklist Shou from the trader circle. Because rare game collectors are possessive types who think wild ROM images will devalue their "investments," and their authentic copies will last forever and not bitrot into worthless silicon garbage.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

It reminds me quite a bit of Namco's Pac-Attack, which itself was a rebranding of their prior Cosmo Gang the Puzzle released two years before this. Not as inspired as I'd have thought from the director of Bubble Bobble. It does look decent enough for what it is. https://twitter.com/insanedavid/statu...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9177

Brothers from another motherboard

http://shoutime.tumblr.com/post/1762626 ... california

SegaSonic Bros. will be open to the public for the first time ever at California Arcade Extreme 2018. Anyone willing to make the journey?
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 121
Views: 44931

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Better to be Aosth than Satam, I guess.

Sonic sez:"vaccinate your kids!"
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4924

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

Oh don't get me wrong. Customizability is very much appreciated. In fact they needn't be added via secret code like they are in the remasters. That is, however, so long as the new(er) elements aren't on by default. Codes are also oddly something that must be done to play as closely to the originals ...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4924

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

Is this version 16:9? The more time goes on the more ambivalent I am towards remasters in general. It does vary from case to case what is and isn't an acceptable change, such as the altering of aspect ratio. In old side-scrollers enemies' and sometimes hazards/obstacles' behaviorisms are contingent ...