This might not be significant to anyone who doesn’t remember the original NES or Gameboy game but in a time when every cartoon franchise had to have it’s own shovelware game, Ducktales rose above the piles of accumulating gaming manure as a truly excellent platform game.
It’s been a very long time since I played it, and I can’t be bothered doing any research at the moment, but if I recall the game followed Scrooge McDuck on a round the world quest to save his three kidnapped nephews. And it was awesome!
For the uninitiated here is a sample of the original NES gameplay:
I’ve only recently been inducted into the Adventure time cult, but I’ve fast grown to love the show, these episodes have everything that makes adventure time fun, just condensed into an even shorter time span and…
The Art Style is adventure time, the humour is adventure time, the voices are for the most part adventure time, and it has a chip tune theme song, what’s not to like, I’ve embedded the first few episodes here so you don’t have to go anywhere to watch them, you can thank me later.
I was in TSUTAYA in Shibuya last week, and while browsing the Blue Ray/DVD section I saw this little sticker and thought: No it can’t be!
Surely enough there is a little cartoon prawn, presumably by the staff, to draw your attention to the film. I enjoyed District 9 but for weeks after I kept on saying “I hate those Fucking Prawns” in a really bad South African accent.
This amused me no end and will hopefully amuse you. If it doesn’t amuse you then you are probably a fucking prawn!
Anyone who has been to an Ikea knows the hell of their shop layout. The maze of corridors and random flat pack furniture is hellish. This cartoon by Pleated-Jeans plays on this, personally I’ve yet to find the roaming minotaur but maybe that’s because I tie together those free tape measures they have so I always know my way back.