I’ve never heard of this toy, but the commercial caught my eye. Looks like something I would have enjoyed as a kid.
It’s interesting to note that Mr. Mouth was originally created by Tomy in the mid-70s and he wasn’t a frog at all. Instead he looked like something out of H.R. Pufnstuf or maybe even a big-headed Pokemon. I guess at some point, Milton Bradley bought the rights to the Mr. Mouth frog incarnation and manufactured it at least into the 1990s, but it seems to be discontinued now.
Anyone have any memories of either version? Apparently, I missed the boat on this one!
Hey, Chef Boyardee knocks it out of the park everytime, but when you add licensed characters to the mix? You’ve really got yourself a winning combination.
Who else remembers eating Pac-Man pasta by the bowlful?
Today was wonderful! Who knew that having a day off after working ten straight days could be SO refreshing? And I’ve got tomorrow off as well! YIPPEE! After taking our dog to the vet (she’s got a cold), I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening playing Mario Kart Wii with my fiancee and then flying solo so I could unlock the various bikes, karts and characters. I really think Nintendo should offer up some new (or old) Kart tracks to download because I’ve played everything a million times already.
We originally tried playing Smash Bros. Brawl again, but the woman got too frustrated at dying in the Subspace mission, we switched over to Kart.
Perfect weather today as fall has already taken over here in Lansing giving us mid 50s and rain all afternoon and evening. We’ve been able to have the windows open for the last two days and it feels great.
It was a mild summer and that’s something I can really appreciate since it was a ludicrously warm last fall. Karma, beeyotch. I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing so I can take a nice relaxing walk at the neat-o trail close by and take pictures.
Even though it’s been awhile since I’ve played Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii (that’d be because I suck at it), in the back of my mind, I’ve had a few video game characters that I think should be included in the next edition. Metal Gear Solid’s Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog have crossed over, who else should do it?
Well, let’s take a look, shall we? Oh-tay!
From: Bonk’s Adventure
Can you imagine Bonk using that giant cantaloupe head of his to knock people around? Or getting angry and becoming Super Bonk? Perhaps he could throw around some pieces of meat? Hey, this may actually happen with Nintendo offering up the Bonk games on the Virtual Console.
ToeJam & Earl
From: ToeJam & Earl
I loved the original TJ&E game and these guys are just groovy enough to put the funk into a Smash Bros. game! Beware the rocket skates!
If you’re not playing this game… if you don’t own a Wii… WHY THE HECK NOT ?!
I picked up Mario Kart Wii a few days ago and I’m lovin’ the turtle shell out of it. I can’t get my old lady to play it much with me, but luckily, I can resort to the Nintendo Wi-Fi service and play against the world! I even played a bit tonight with a handful of message board buddies from the WizardUniverse.com boards. Now that’s cool!
I haven’t decided whether I like the steering wheel or using the Classic Controller best. The steering wheel *seems* to be easier to make sharp turns with, but I also run into the problem of losing control of my kart easier with it as well.
Also, I picked up Order Up!. It’s a really fun cooking/restaurant management game that comes complete with it’s very own chef’s hat! Yes, I wear it when I play. I highly recommend it for casual game play, it’s not too easy and not too hard.
Next up on the Wii buy list: Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon, MLB Power Pros 2008 and Lego Indiana Jones!
Inspired by the original post, even more NES games that I consider to be classics (through repetitious playing, if nothing else)…
Bigfoot (1990, Acclaim)
Pretty tough game at times, but I still loved it so much, though it was pretty much impossible to win on the button-mashing competition stages (such as the tractor pull). I would rent this pretty much every week from the video store. I never beat this game, but I tell you– I got as far as any boy ever has. You collected money (to upgrade your truck for competitions), points and power-ups as you went through the game and the overhead racing was my favorite part, which would always be followed by those tricky competition stages.
I was checking out a list of arcade games a few months back and discovered this little ditty: Avengers In Galactic Storm from Data East. The game was released in 1995 and it’s soooo obvious because (get this) the playable characters are: Captain America, Black Knight, Thunderstrike, and Crystal. Um… Yep. The 90s were a bad time for everyone, especially comics and especially the Avengers as this motley crew is straight outta the brown bomber jacket era of the Avengers. Black Knight, Thunderstrike, and Crystal bring me visions of foil-stamped covers. *shudders*
So the game is a 3D fighting game. And the graphics are really bad. Well, maybe they were okay for 1995, but I still say they’re pretty laughable. The game just looks cheaps and I can’t imagine it was any kind of hit because I don’t even remember it from my days at the Dream Machine arcade. Perhaps if it was a little bit better and successful, Data East would still be in business and we’d be getting the latest installment of Avengers vs. Fighter’s History on the 360 and PS3. Anyway, there’s the Versus Mode and the Story Mode, loosely based the Operation: Galactic Storm story from the comics, so we’re stuck fighting people like Dr. Minerva and Korath.
I’m perplexed as to who pitched an Operation: Galactic Storm game. You’re going to use *these* Avengers and base a fighting game on Operation: Galactic Storm? Really? First off, if you’re going to make an Avengers game, don’t base it off a storyline where all the characters involved suck. Data East should’ve given us the classic Avengers by taking a page from their 1991 side-scroller beat’em Captain American and the Avengers. To rub more salt in the wound by having to play as Avengers b-listers, Avengers mainstays such as Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man/Goliath/Ant-Man/Yellowjacket, and Vision *do* appear, but only as back-up that you can only call in for a special attack once you’re powered up enough. How’bout just making the brown bomber brigade the assist characters? And where the flip is Hawkeye ?! Where are villains like Red Skull, Dr. Doom, Kang or the Masters of Evil?
Vision stands, er… floats proud while a victorious Thunderstrikes strikes a pose above the fallen Cap.
One of the games greatest moments– Giant-Man lends a hand!
The final verdict? Just stick with Captain America and the Avengers.