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Art of Fighting (Ryuuko no ken in Japan) was a fighting game released in 1992 by SNK, the second of their fighting game triumvirate, which also includes Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown. This early Neo Geo fighting is also one of their best. The graphics are really good for its time, introduced Ryo, Robert, and King from the King of Fighters series, the opponents are not very difficult to beat, and the final boss, Mr. Karate (Ryo's father Takuma incognito), is not as hard as Mizuki in Samurai Shodown II. This also has some pretty simple controls, consisting of punch, kick, throw, and taunt. What I like about this game is not only the well-tuned enemy AI, the great graphics, and the good controls, but the innovative ki gauge that limits the number of special attacks used, and the cool Super Death Blow, which requires a full ki meter to execute. The only bad part about this game is that some of the characters have almost inaudible voices, particularly Jack Turner. The rest have good voice acting done. Overall, this is one of SNK's best, and a must-have for any Neo-Geo Collection! My Score: 9/10
Even though I have not played the original Samurai Shodown, I think the
second one looks and plays much better and has much more beautiful
graphics than the original. I like this game because it has refined
play mechanics, great controls, awesome voice acting, and great
characters, full of life and 3-dimensional. My personal favorite
characters are Haohmaru, Ukyo, Earthquake, Nakoruru, Jubei, Wan-Fu, and
Gen-An. The final boss, Mizuki, is one tough boss, because she starts
out cheap and insanely hard to beat in the start, but as soon as I get
the hang of it, I beat her easily. I use Earthquake to beat her because
I go twice as cheap as her, and beat her by using my boda (chain with
sword blade) to beat her. This game is definitely one of SNK's
masterpieces of the fighting genre.
My score: 10/10
When I first saw G-Force on Cartoon Network when I was a kid, I
immediately liked this show. I even pretended to be characters such as
Ace, Hoot Owl, and Pee-Wee.Years later, I discovered that this is an
Americanized version of Science Ninja Team Gacchaman, a popular anime
show, made for U.S. audiences by Sandy Frank and Ted Turner.
This show was done in Japan by the award winning studio Tatsunoko Productions, which also produced Robotech and Speed Racer, two other great animes. I also found out that before G-Force, Sandy Frank heavily edited the violence and hired some of the best voice actors (Casey Kasem, Keye Luke, Alan Young, Janet Waldo, etc.) and added their mascot, 7-Zark-7, in a version which he called "Battle of the Planets," made in 1978. But when BOTP's copyright expired in '86, Frank teamed up with Ted Turner to re-dub Gacchaman and restore most of the violence that he previously edited in BOTP.
The result was a more faithful show to the original Gacchaman story called "G-Force." The only two flaws it had were some poor dubbing and an often annoying synthesized disco soundtrack by Dean Andre. Bob Sakuma's original music is far superior to Andre's, but I also like Andre's music. I remember the music from childhood, when I first watched this show. Despite these flaws, it is the best dub of Gacchaman yet. Forget BOTP. Stay with the original Gacchaman, which is still the best, and G-Force!!! (If you want.)
At first, when Shark Tale came out, I thought it would be a bad movie.
But once I went to go see this movie, this changed my views.
Shark Tale is a very good movie. Even though critics all over the nation gave it a ton of bad reviews, and grades like a C, I totally disagree with those chuckleheads. The characters are likable and they are very three-dimensional in aspects. The famous actors acted their characters very well, and there is a lot of good dialogue. Jeff Katzenberg produced it with style, and Vicky Jenson and Bibo Bergeron both directed it very well. I even like when they have funny references to popular brands like Coca-Cola, the movie Jaws, among others. Best of these so-called "shameless plugs" include an ad for The Hook, which is a parody of The Ring. My favorite characters are Oscar and Lenny.
Overall, this is a great movie that will not disappoint any DreamWorks Animation fans, and is sure to rock the genre!!
1O out of 10 stars.
Since Capcom released Street Fighter II in 1991, this game set the
standard for all other fighting games to come. This game made Capcom a
household name and became popular for many years.
In this game, you can pick one of 8 fighters: Ryu Hoshi, Ken Masters, Edmond Honda, Guile, Chun Li, Dhalsim, Zangief, and Jimmy Blanka. Guide your character through an international fighting tournament and defeat the remaining seven fighters. After these fighters have been beaten, you fight the 4 grand masters, which are the leaders of the international crime syndicate Shadaloo. They are Balrog (M. Bison in Japan), Vega (Balrog Fabio la Cerda in Japan), Sagat, and M. Bison (Vega in Japan). After Bison has been defeated, you find out your character's motivation for entering the tournament in his/her ending.
It's sad that some people think that SNK, another good company, made ripoffs of SFII. Their games are just as good as Capcom's games. My favorite characters are Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Dhalsim. Street Fighter II is definitely the best fighter ever made. Viva Capcom!!!!!
10 out of 10 stars. :-)
Sly Cooper is definitely one of the best plat formers ever made for the
Playstation 2. This game has excellent graphics, great sound effects
and music, and upbeat voice acting. The other good plat formers for the
PS2 are Pac-Man World 2 and Jak and Daxter (even though I haven't
played it yet).
In the storyline for this game, Sly receives the Thievius Raccoonus, a book written over generations by members of the Cooper thief clan, from his father on his eighth birthday. But the Fiendish Five, a gang of ruthless criminals led by the mysterious cyborg owl Clockwerk, kill Mr. Cooper, steal the Thievius Raccoonus, and rip it into 5 sections of pages. Sly then lives in an orphanage for 10 years, where he befriends tech genius turtle Bentley, and and cowardly hippo Murray. Together, they work to get back the Thievius Raccoonus and destroy the Fiendish Five. There is also Carmelita Fox, an attractive police chief hell-bent on capturing Sly.
The game has a lot of fun sub-games like the one where you move a gun and shoot enemies to help Murray make a run for the key, and one where you participate in races in order to get the key. My favorite sub-game is where I move Carmelita's gun in order to shoot away lava slugs in order to make Sly retrieve his cane. They are absolutely fun and entertaining.
There are also a lot of unlockable Sly movies, e.g. when you get all of the pages of the Thievius Raccoonus, it shows that Sly is now a master thief. My favorite unlockable is the Japanese version of the first Sly Cooper movie, because the animation and art style is far more refined and smoother than the original English movie, and the Japanese speech sounds a lot better than the English speech.
By far, Sly Cooper is THE definitive plat former for the PS2, and I can't wait for the sequel, where you would pick from Sly, Murray, or Bentley. I give this game a 10/10.
When I first saw Action League Now, I did not care for it that much. Now,
am seeing how funny ALN is! On thursday, saturday, and sunday, I tune in
Comcast channel 225, Nicktoons TV, to watch this funny show. My favorite
character on ALN is the Flesh. He makes me dire laughing with his funny
catchphrases like "Ouchies!," "Whoopsies!," "Gollers!," and "Funsies!." He
has the perfect dumb guy voice, bland and full of humor. My brother the
voice of the villain, His Dishonor, The Mayor, exellent!
"Enjoy your lunch, you naked numbskull. Now, Action Losers, prepare to meet the new Flesh!"-----The Mayor
My rating: 15/10
Defender is a great game made by Midway in 1980. I have this game on my PlayStation Game Console on Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits, made by Midway in 1995. I play it all the time. I was not born in 1980, but 1988. It is difficult, but great. You control a ship called the Defender, which moves up and down on the screen. You have to save the earth's human population from swarms of Landers, Mutants (formed when a Lander abducts a human), Bombers, Baiters, Pods, and Swarmers. To move your ship forwards, push the thrust button. To move in the other way, press the reverse button. Your weapons are: Laser cannon, and the Smart Bomb. This is one of the greatest games ever!!!