I stumbled upon this amazing piece of awesomeness the other day while looking for Tool Time themed pornograph…content for this blog. Having never played this game (or even heard of it until last week) I’ve been asking people and searching around the internet trying to find anything to do with this game. What I have found is that very few people know of this game and even fewer have played it. The best explanation of the game I found at arcadesushi.com: Hilariously, this SNES platformer has virtually nothing to do with the show on which it’s based. You play as Tim Allen’s character and use a variety of handyman inspired weapons, but you traverse the kinds of wacky worlds typical of this sort of game, like the desert, and temples. All the while fighting mummies, robots, and living musical notes. My conclusion: This might be the greatest game ever made and by greatest I mean, ya know, terrible. While I may never get the chance to play the game myself, we can do the next …
It’s one can’t miss event of the year for both wrestling fans and used to be wrestling fans. It’s the Royal Rumble, where 30 men try to throw each other over the top rope for a main event slot at WrestleMania. The Rumble has been running since 1988, when “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan became the inaugural winner. Since then, the event has been come a staple for the WWE. Even though they don’t do it as much now, I get most nostalgic about the Royal Rumble when thinking about the classic intros where they show all 30 competitors. Remember the SNES version… The Rumble has had many great moments, from Ric Flair 1992 win, Rey Mysterio winning for the late great Eddie Guerrero, to Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior squaring off for the first time. Every year, the WWE puts out a great video package called “by the numbers” that always gets me hyped. The Royal Rumble is on Sunday, January 25th.
I love 8-bit music. Sometimes I feel like I enjoy it more than regular music. If I had the choice of listening to the Super Mario 3 music or the new Justin Timberlake album…I would probably choose JT, but Mario 3 wouldn’t be behind by much. Here are 5 great themes that you may have forgotten about. DOUBLE DRAGON 2: The Revenge – Shadow Boss Theme TMNT 2: The Arcade Game – Technodrome Stage SUPER DODGE BALL – Doppleganger Match SNOW BROS – Stage 1 Theme RIVER CITY RANSOM – Boss Battle
I don’t shy away from the fact that I was and still am a HUGE wrestling fan, and an even bigger fan of wrestling video games. Nothing would bring me more joy than putting in the SNES cartridge for Royal Rumble, seeing the LJN logo and hearing that classic 16-bit music. There is something so exciting and classic about a pixelated photo of a WWF superstar and a cheesy 16-bit knock off of their theme. It gets me in the mood for a rumble. That’s why I had to share these themes of current WWE superstars by 16 Bit Themes.
They were the first toy franchise ever built from a PSA campaign. The Crash Dummies started as a popular Public Service Advertising Campaign in the 1980’s about the safety of wearing seat belts. Then in the early 90s, a line of action figures (even an accompanying video game) were released. There was something very comical about these two which made me hope they wouldn’t wear their seat belts and crash into brick walls. I had a few plush dolls myself of the Dummies. I would also get them confused often when hearing about the band Crash Test Dummies. Remember their one song? The Incredible Crash Dummies seemed to fade out by the mid 90s, but made a comeback in the early 2000s when they became part of the Hot Wheels series by Mattel. The toys are still produced today.