Thursday, 8 February 2007

OWWW!!! CHAMONE!!! EEEE-HEEE!!!




There's been a void in my life since I finished Resident Evil 4. I've tried to fill it with a few different games - House Of The Dead 2, which is a lovely 'Light Gun' Dreamcast 'Shump' where you can shoot as many zombies as you like whilst listening to piss poor voice acting. I've tried racing around and around on the wonderful Daytona USA 2001 and San Francisco Rush 2049, which are good in short spurts but don't keep you absorbed for hours like my beloved RE4.
I even tried Resident Evil: Code Veronica, but it just wasn't the same, dammit!




I've played the Segata Sanshiro game which kept me entertained for all of ten minutes.
So, somewhat desparate, I hooked up my old Master System and tried out Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, which I scored for £1.99 over the summer.



It's a nice little 2D side scrolling platformer, based on the film of the same name. I haven't got very far. Basically I'm just making MJ move back and forward, striking some great poses, whacking villains and opening doors. Every once in a while, a kid pops out and Jacko rescues him or her.


Now, because of the sorry business surrounding Jacko's bizarre existence and freakish look, people have an instant response to him. There is no middle ground. Either you love him, believe that he was set up by money hungry freeloaders, is an innocent, misguided, pure soul and one of the greatest performers who ever walked the earth... OR... You think he is an evil, child molesting, self publicising, deluded and egotistical arsehole who escaped justice, a racially and
sexually ambiguous freak.

















Me? I fall into the first camp. I believe justice was done. I fucking love the man and his music.


He has an interesting video game history. Obviously his own gig in Moonwalker, plus cameos in the wonderful box-a-thon Ready2Rumble, and in the most fabulously camp dance-fest Space Channel 5.


The cover of his Dangerous album is one of my favourite pieces of art.




Click on the link to see one of my favourite tracks/videos of all times. "Scream." Anything with Janet in works for me.


And the Master System is great! I'm gonna play through all my games and let you know about them all, in a new Gnome inspired feature "Master System Monday". It won't be every Monday, I'm far to slack for that. But every once in a while, on a Monday, a 'new' Master System treasure will be unveiled...

In the meantime, enjoy/detest the video above...

Oh and I will focus back on the Saturn after this brief excursion, but if you read the intro to the blog, you'll see that I use this space for all manner of shite...

Peace out bretheren. FK

17 comments:

The Elderly said...

being in between games is a void a huge big empty vacuous bloody emptyness, filled with animal documentaries and browsing por... erm browsing the internet...

The Elderly said...

filled my vacumn this evening ?

erm. . . . with a purchase of the prince of persia trilogy...


just popped over to borrow a scart lead for Gnome...

(picks up scart lead, heads off to Gnomes....)

see ya later

(blows a kiss from the door...)

gnome said...

Thanks for the scart lead Elderly. Truly appreciate it. Oh, here's the whip you asked for... BTW, did you notice the dear Father ainted the place? Pretty nifty...

And one more question dear Father.. Do you actually own every SEGA console ever devised?

Great post too!

"Master System Monday"! Hoorah!

fatherkrishna said...

The Prince Of Persia trilogy?
Three PS2 games right?
How long is that going to take you?
I've seen my son playing it, and it looks like a great swashbuckling adventure, but I gather it gets a bit hard... will be interested to know how it goes!

Glad you've managed to fill your vaccum!!

fatherkrishna said...

Wow Gnome! That was cosmic! We posted a comment at exactly the same time... I was just replying to Elderly when you popped in! And you noticed I'd decorated too!

It's been a bountious weekend as far as I'm concerned!

Last Hope (£25) for the Dreamcast has arrived from Play Asia, and is absolutely brilliant but fiendishly difficult. Well worth every penny (unlike that Segata Sanshiro fiasco...)

Also my Saturn steering wheel has arrived, secured for a paltry £8 +
p & p. Haven't even opened it yet...

Junlee said...

Sweet post! I've played a little bit of that game, and MJ's moves are awesome in that game!

And I LOVE MJ in R2R Round 2! He has the most awesome taunts and flurries (or whatever they're called in the game, haven't played it in forever!)

Also, I fall into the first camp as well! ;)

narrator said...

Seamus the Leprechaun climbs in window...hides behind curtains and tries to get some sleep... maybe here he will find shelter..... he so much loved Gnome's house.....

elderly said...

(carrying battery and flask of tea.....) right then what's new... (lives up parcel...) can we open it now... can we? huh! plese let's open it now.....

wait me and Gnome have something to show you first...

(attaches wires to large battery...)

this is going to brilliant wait and see....

fatherkrishna said...

What is it? What is it? What is it?

I'm crap at waiting for surprises...

The Elderly said...

(grabs hold of bare wires.....)

ZZZZZZZzssssssssttttt!

THUD!

(elderly emerges from large hole in FK's sitting room wall........)

...well did you see that, wasn't that brilliant.... here have a go...

fatherkrishna said...

You've created a teleporter?

Fecking hell Elderly, is it science, or magic?? Or both???

Where do you attach the wires?

Gosh your taller than you look on the internet...

gnome said...

Actually dear FK (kicks Seamus) it's a brilliantly majesic electric-shock-inducing-device. Great fun, really...

Oh, and I might have an interview with the Last Hope guys soon.

fatherkrishna said...

Right! First of all have you and Seamus fallen out? And you hit it off so well at first...

Secondly! If I can use the device to transport one of the five copies of House Of The Dead 2 (PC port) that I got today for £1 each to Greece and Ireland we can zap Zombies together online!!!!!

(Alternatively I could post you one...)

And thirdly!!! How can you just drop a bombshell like that!? " I might be interviewing those Last Hope guys..." as if you were saying, "I might be going to put the kettle on in a minute.."

Come on pal! Spill the beans!!!

gnome said...

No beans to spill yet dear Father, as I'm still working on the questions/piece and it'll appear asap in Siliconera. Other than that I do feel kinda tired these days...

Oh, and don't teleport it... post it ...

:)

The Elderly said...

(busy replastering Fk's wall...elderly overhears conversation.....)

interview, that'll be nice....

(stops!!!....... runs back into the comment room....)

and interview with the Last Hope guys.... What!!! are you serious.....

(looks at gnome, waiting for him to smile..... waves hand in front of gnomes face... no response)

we might need to decrease your medication......

narrator said...

a small limping figure climbs out FK's window, carrying a tray of beer.....

gnome said...

:)

Oh, and, bye Seamus!

(waves)