Saturday, July 31, 2010

Moving Forward

Chrontendo 31 will be ready one of these days. But I am working on it! Really! It's just that my mother-in-law just had knee replacement surgery, and my wife's birthday was yesterday. We've also been trying to organize around the house a bit. So any delays have nothing to do with Starcraft II or anything like that (which I doubt my graphics card would handle anyways.)

Also, my wife dragged me to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which was not quite as bad as I feared.

One little treat in store is that we'll see a few scenes from the original PC-88 version of Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom. And let me tell you, that game is really horrifying looking, and is quite different than the NES game you all know and *love*.













You will be tormented by the "hit" button, which can never be used on Percy.

6 comments:

interrobang said...

Please hurry! I used up all the rest of your videos already. Also, thank you for doing this.

qaylIS / Kahless_GOA said...

Holy mother of christ, that game sounds really awful. I mean, Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom, I never heard of that title, but it sounds like a really insane game. And I thought Burgertime was weird. Or Demonworld. Psyched about this, we need a new king on the Kasuge throne, "Hokotu no Ken" took this place far too long for now.

Doctor Sparkle said...

I wouldn't go so far as to call Princess Tomato "awful." In fact, it really is well-loved by quite a few NES fans. It's just... eccentric and dated the way so many old Japanese games are.

CJ Lowery said...

It would be remiss not to mention that after Talking Time user Octopus Prime's excellent Let's Play of Princess Tomato that lead to Percy being something of a meme on the forums.

Octopus Prime said...

It's also worth noting that the game itself is less then enjoyable in a staggering number of ways.

Doctor Sparkle said...

If any video game character was ever destined to become a meme, it was Percy. Look at that face!! How can you not adore/despise him?