After a month-long break (missed us?) explained by poor planning on the host's part, the Negative World Podcast returns to tell you all about the International Negative World Meet-up 2011 that took place in the Big Apple.
Listen to Anand, Mr_Mustache, Abdooooo and Guillaume talk about what it is like to meet with people you've never seen before, but have talked to for years; and discuss party games, arcade games, food, karaoke, and hot, sweaty (censored).
Thanks go to Mrs_Mustache and Jargon and his wife for participating in this very special trip, and HUGE thanks go to CPA_Wei and Deathly_Hallows, the New York City residents who had to put up with us.
As usual, the theme music comes from Negative World's owner and dictator, Zero. The rest of the soundtrack is taken from Mario Kart 64 and Savage Garden's repertoire.
I'm like Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, dawg. Even if you try to contain me, as soon as I get the floor, I'll go filibuster on your collective ass.
Haha, PacSexual. I also didn't hear the 'Brown Shell' line while we were recording. It should be called that! Blue should be saved for something more awesome. Like a shell that makes you soar majestically.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of those new MK spamming items either. I think everything should be a projectile....maybe even have everything in the form of a shell! The Yoshi ability would somewhat go with the color...
Green - straight path Red - heat seeking Blue - 1st place but avoidable Yellow - sends an earthquake (ripple) in the direction shot. Can be avoided with a well timed hop. Purple - produce a ramp to trick off of Black - produces an oil slick line. If the shell hits someone they encounter what the squid does now. Slick line can be jumped.
Hey Guillaume, did the Tiny Toon Adventures game you bought happen to be Babs' Big Break? I LOVE that game! It's a bit easy, sure. But totally enjoyable. I recently replayed it because I loved it, and I feel it still holds up today. Hopefully my nostalgia isn't blinding me to it.
Also, Starfox Assault's multiplayer mode is fantastic with the right group of people. With the exception of online play, I think it could go toe-to-toe with the Xbox's Crimson Skies!
Yeah, I can dig it. That game is a bit on the slow side and the physics are a little "floaty" but I think that was a compromise for the hardware. If games were fast-moving on Gameboy, it would end up looking like a blur on that green-gray dot-matrix screen. Konami made their Gameboy games move a bit slower to make them playable on Nintendo's original handheld. (see: Castlevania: The Adventure)
Maybe it's my nostalgia, but that game was a lot of fun for me. Konami actually did some extra work with the animations: Buster, Plucky and Hampton would make big expressions when they won something or got hit. They would get squished and flattened to a pancake by large obstacles. When going through pipes, the pipes would bulge as the heroes would crawl through. My favorite "animation" is during the second stage boss (I think) when, if you get hit, he'll roll you into a basketball, dribble you across the court before dunking you in one of the hoops. That kind of attention to detail worked its charm on me so well, and it has stuck with me to this day.
The music was great too IMO. But yeah, I see where you are coming from. The stages are mostly slow, easy-peasy platforming, and the "puzzles" are super-easy. Even for a kid's game. Still, quite fun IMO. *shrugs*
Yeah Anand, I'm the one that ended up with your crazy import GBA Color game. I tried to play it it's pretty nuts! It's called Phantom Zone or something weird like that, I can't tell what kind of game it is... it seems kind of like a text adventure where you interview people and you have to figure out if they're telling the truth or not, or something like that. I have no idea what idea what the electric guitar had to do with it.
@Anand Dude, Urban Champion 3-D is AWESOME. Not only is it cool looking, and it has an incredibly deep and satisfying fighting system. Hard punch, soft punch, high punch, low punch, an incredible plethora of moves!