80’s cartoons

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon First Impressions

Even the title screen is so 80's themed

Even the title screen is so 80’s themed

When I was first told about this game by B-Money, I got totally excited, and now, the game finally dropped on April 30th. on PSS for $15.00, and XBLA for 1200 MP.  (see my original post https://justwroteablog.com/2013/04/16/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-dlc/).  I finally was able to get my hands on it earlier today, and I just finished up playing the first 2 levels.  All I have to say is, it’s cheesy.  So cheesy, it’s amazing.  It’s a very weird sensation, seeing 8-bit style graphics on the cut scenes, (imagine NES)  and yet, I’m hearing 80’s style post apocalyptic movie dialog and music.  I did some capturing, but it’s a tad late, so I will divulge more info and some footage and screens tomorrow. (or in this case later).

There is a Demo available on the PlayStation Store if you are weary about spending the $15.00 on it.  How can you go wrong though.  It is based off of Far Cry 3 (at least the game engine), and it’s made by the same people.  I’ve bought games that were less money, and were not as good.  If anything, get it for the cheese factor.  Right from the get go, it’s entertaining.  More soon on this!

Load screens are hilarious too. It's these little things that really separate a good game from a great game.

Load screens are hilarious too. It’s these little things that really separate a good game from a great game.

Earworm: 80’s Theme’s Edition – Mask, Silver Hawks, Bravestarr, Defenders of the Earth

Continuing with our Earworm Cartoon’s Tehem’s  Edition, we start off with M.A.S.K. or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.  They went against the evil criminal organization called V.E.N.O.M or Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem.

What’s cool about this cartoon was that the vehicles can turn into other vehicles, like M.A.S.K.’s leader Matt Trakker’s Camaro can transform into a plane.  The drivers,  also wore Masks with special abilities.  I can’t remember much, but it was quite entertaining, and the toy’s were super cool too.

 

[youtube http://youtu.be/M0BzBFWt8V8]

 

Next up is Silver Hawks.  Basically space cops fighting space mob’s.  They were partly metal and partly real. The theme to this was catchy, really catchy, and I think ranks 2nd in my list of cartoon theme’s (Bionic Six ranks 1st).

The cartoon was also essentially a space version of Thunder Cats.

[youtube http://youtu.be/jyukifAmPNo]

 

Next up is Bravestarr.  A futuristic cowboy with the strength of a bear, eyes of the hawk, speed of a puma, ears of a wolf  and the kicker, a kick ass horse for a partner, as a kid, sounds like a winner.  The theme is not as catchy as the above, but hey, still gives me nostalgic chills whenever I hear it.

[youtube http://youtu.be/UaMo4k7iG7s]

 

And lastly, Defenders of the Earth.  Basically a team featuring characters from Kings Features Syndicate comics.  I never got to see this in it’s original run, but thank goodness for syndication, re-runs were showed in the 90’s and even though I was older, I still enjoyed watching it.  The theme is pretty kick ass too.

[youtube http://youtu.be/-Nm_jJBkHtU]

 

 

 

 

 

Earworm: 80’s Cartoon Theme’s Edition – Bionic Six and Centurions

I think I mentioned something about doing an Earworm with 80’s Cartoon theme’s.  I think I was going to do it last week, but some reason or another, I didn’t.

In any case, here is the first entry.  Due to the shortness of the videos, I will probably be doing a few per entry.

First up Bionic Six.  It possible has one of the best themes to date.  I didn’t get to see this cartoon much back in the Philippines.  Only sometime in the late 90’s when they started doing re-runs at like 5:00 am, I was able to re-enjoy this classic cartoon.  It still bring a smile to my face when ever I hear the opening drum beats, and the bubbly music.

Up next is Centurions.  This one I got the pleasure of seeing when I was younger, and I remember playing pretend with my old friend back in the old country.  I always used to like Max.  “Man and Machine, Power Extreme”, was their catch phrase.  The characters were all cliched, but as a kid, you didn’t care.  I always wondered if Crystal ever got lonely up in that space station.

 

 

More to come tomorrow!