Monday, September 05, 2005

All your base are belong to us.

All your base ae belong to us.Set the Wayback Generator, we're going back, way back to 1989 and a game called Zero Wing for the Sega Genesis by Toaplan. It was never a class game with poor graphics and playability and was almost completely unremarkable. Just one thing separated it from the rest of the games that were out then (or have been since) and that has endeared it to the hearts of a generation. The language. It was just about the worst translation that has been produced in a game (from the original Japanese) and is the origin of the now iconic phrase "All your base are belong to us." There hPlay that thangave been many spoofs of it since and there are a couple I've come across that I just have to share with you. You'll need Flash to play these videos (useful for much more than just playing games) and I found this little lot at Newsgrounds (thanks GW) where you will find much more than just these videos. More about that later, first the original video spoof that set off all the others by Bad_CRC, you may get advertising popunders as you navigate around the site but I found thWAZZUP!!at just allowing the first one and then minimising it stops all the others from opening. There are a couple of jewels on the Newsgrounds page that lists other spoofs but the cream of the crop is definitely the first one, TMST's Zero Wing Rhapsody an absolute work of genius in my humble opinion. It had me rolling in the aisles. Another good one is All your Wazzup which combines this and an advert for a popular beer (yes, I know all beer is popular).
Worms Video
I can't go without mentioning another area worthy of your consideration at their site. Remember Worms (I'll be hunting that one out properly later)? Well they have a whole Worms section with playable games and videos, all very very funny.

Oh yeah, they have a games section too ;)

A great site to share with you then and I just can't resist leaving you with this banner.

Have fun.


At 9:58 pm, Blogger simply not edible said...

That Zero Wing Rhapsody... Honestly... It just fantastic!

At 10:47 pm, Blogger FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

yup - HAD to share it


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