What the Hell-daEpisode 43
salute to boobs in video games. They included a decently catchy song to boot. Games featured included God of War
, Ninja Gaiden
, Rumble Roses
, Namco X Capcom
, and BloodRayne
. It ended with a Fan Disservice
shot of the titular fat man from Tongue of the Fat Man
massaging his massive man mammaries. Augh!
A montage of madness from Panic
. This was a Sega CD
game where a boy was all that stood between the world and an uprising of machines gone mad. Armed with a trusty remote control, he had to put a stop to them by... pressing random buttons and hopefully not suffering an embarrassing fate. Such as being stranded in a snowing field where it suddenly starts raining swirly poop (that make farting sounds when they land) or being chased by an electric razor in a Pac-Man
maze that also has a random Expy
of Chun-Li. Perhaps it was supposed to be a screen with a video game theme?
A melancholy short film made by Ryan St. Evans with the Animaction
program for the Vectrex system. It shows the word “Fine” next to a candle, a man in a hockey mask, glowing hands with eyes on them, a blocky figure walking forward, and a crying man. Possibly disturbing, definitely moody with the piano solo played over it.
Episode 44 General
Episode 44 was pretty boring and forgettable, but at least it had some of those infamous animated scenes from The Legend Of Zelda CDI Games
. At the time, I had no idea that they would undergo such Memetic Mutation
; of course, I had no idea what a "meme" was back then. I thought they were just "gaiden" games with odd animation and hokey voice acting.
As it turns out that the story of the games' development
is pretty interesting, especially in regards to the notorious animated scenes. They were required for the games because Phillips wanted the developers to demonstrate
the CDi's capabilities with full-motion video scenes. The animation was actually done by four Russian animators that had no experience with digital animation prior to these projects.
CDI games were way ahead of Metroid: Other M
in making fans take back their wishes for more voice acting in Nintendo games. What I find most galling is Link becoming an Extreme Omnivore
: “I'm so hungry, I could eat an Octorok!” There's also the part where Impa, Princess Zelda's lovable, dumpy handmaiden, goes to comfort the princess over her father's absence and Impa's hand is bigger than Zelda's head!
games in particular were criticized, but some insist the games really weren't as bad
as their reputations indicate, even praising the games' soundtracks.
For something similarly campy from the same animation studio, please do check out Mutant Rampage Body Slam