Revisiting Gaming's Lost Heroes
GameSpot Asia's Jonathan Toyad shows off a few underrated mascot platformer titles we may have missed out on in the 90s, and tells us why they deserve the spotlight.
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Why don't we have any more recent icons?? Oh yeah, there are no classic games anymore...I DIDN'T SAY THERE CAN'T BE OR SHOULDN'T BE!! Just want to make that point very very clear...
Rocket Knight Adventures is such a bomb game.... I would say the best wannabe mascot Ive played fo sho....lol different generation but what about Glover? I always considered him a wannabe mascot...I remember that game being so awesome and now I can hardly control it....I need to pop it back in and start practicing I would love to play through it again
Bet some of these old game better than games these days since alot of games are usually uner 12 hours these days and multiplayer. Exception of RPG but alot american style rpg getting dull as most seem revolved around mid-evil style europe. Least japanese games have more flair and often longer with sidequest making only 25%-30% of gmae rather than 75%
Rocket Knight Adventures was awesome and I'm definitely going to play Pulseman but it looked like a Megaman clone.
May i ask?. is megaman x an underrrated character?..
And also, i would like to say.. thumbs up.
Yes there is the graphics music and everything in today's games.
But for some reason, they just cant beat the classic retro games..
It's the actual music from Ristar from the stage Planet Automaton. All of the music from the game is pretty cool!
the sega genesis was a great console I am disappointed that johnathon didn't have gunstar heroes on this vid since it was one of the best games on the console in my opinion anyways...
Anyone know the song that's playing when he's presenting Ristar?Like where's it from and what's it called?
I've only played the Rockey Knight game on psn and frankly, I thought it was a good game :D then again I haven't played the original
Poor Bubsy.. The 3D PSX game was horrendous, it LITERALLY gave me nightmares and gave me trouble sleeping after I'd played it as a kid. I had to listen to a Playschool cassette to ease myself to sleep
I loves me some Jonathan Toyad....He is great when commentating on "Now Playing". I like his unique taste in games....sometimes he comes up with stuff ive never even heard of and i enjoy that.
great videos, sure brought back lots of good memories. But i found that i have hard time following his English..... is it just me?
I like some SEGA mascots, like Ristar and Knuckles. But most part of SEGA games are bad while comparing to what other companies had to offer. Sonic never was a good game in my opinion, it was just innovative in the 2D platforming aspect. It's a damn frustrating game in the end.
No one ever talks about Rainbow Mika Nanakawa. There aren't many videos about her at all.
So sad... I think she's awesome.
Rocket Knight Adventures is one of the best games I ever played, the remake is good too, the 2 sequels to the original... not so much....
A forgotten gem, Spot goes to Hollywood.
And another great one that's gonna be released on PSN/XBLA next month is the original ToeJam & Earl.
While it certainly isn't as obscure as Ristar or Sparkster, I feel like my old favorite franchise Banjo-Kazooie is joining the ranks of "lost and forgotten." I become even more sad when I think about what has become of the parent company..
I also think Earthworm Jim is alittle too well known to be one of the featured characters in one of these episodes....
Damn, there was this one series of titles that came out for the gameboy color, featuring a squirrel as the main character you play as, but for the life of me, I cant remember the name... They were pretty good too
man, Ristar was the greatest genesis game ever.
But it's definitely one of those games that wouldn't have survived the 3D jump.
Rocket Knight Adventures got a pretty crappy remake on XBLA and was left out of the Sonic Mega Collection+ for some odd reason (Comix Zone got in though). I miss that game. I also enjoyed Dynamite Heady mainly because its style was so similar to Rocket Knight.
holy crap I remember playing rocket knight adventures back in the day! totally forgot about that game
@master_cpu3000 Rest assured he will be picked next time :)
@goufzero20 Rightt right
@AJAlucard I would have to agree in at least one aspect, the lovable blue bomber has pretty much been tossed aside by Capcom after cancelling the promised MMO and the highly anticipated Megaman Legends 3 and it's subsequent cancellation despite tons of fan support and their cancellation of the promised demo.
@LucasArts- lol tha games were better then the games we have know
Neeevermind, I just found it.It's from the game itself (as I thought) and it's called "Lock Up" if anyone else wonders.
@ARKphoenix2k still got mine along with a few (100) other classics like eswat, gun star hereos,general chaos, gynog, herzog zwei, thunder force, rolling thunder, shadow dancer and fighting masters. Man they were the days i used to love my md.
@emanwell Don't worry. We're working on giving Mega Man and his X counterpart his due. Hang tight!