Anti-Hippie Dr. Mario

Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 10:00 am September 29, 2010

In the huge number of games Mario appeared in, I never got the impression that he was anti-hippie. Good thing this game turned up and made me all the wiser.

I don’t really know why Mario has bottles full of microscopic hippies, or what’s in those mysterious capsules that’s making them die, but if I stopped to ask questions like that, I probably wouldn’t have kept playing this thing.

You’ll notice that I start falling apart toward the end of the second round. That’s because the bizarro symbols that the viruses have been metamorphosed into are harder to see than the single-colors that they used to be.

Ah well.

gulf war veteran

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 5:46 am September 23, 2010

“While it might look a bit singed and melty around the edges, this Nintendo Game Boy managed to survive a bombing back during the 1990-1991 Gulf War.”

via technabob


Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 10:00 am September 22, 2010

For this week’s walk on the Weird Side, instead of taking a look at a Mario game with other characters crowbarred into it, how about a non-Mario game with Mario characters crobarred into that? Mauntlet takes the Gauntlet game we’re all familiar with and inserts Mario, Link, Mega Man, and Bart Simpson (for some reason) into the mix.

The enemies and powerups are replaced with approximations of their Mario Universe equivalents, but since I was never able to beat regular Gauntlet, I don’t know how complete the transformation is.


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 5:32 pm September 16, 2010

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UPS Bros.

Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 10:00 am September 15, 2010

It seems that the original Super Mario Bros. is a frequent target for ‘hacking’, and by ‘hacking’ I, of course, mean ‘replacing the sprites with weird stuff’. Like this one that crowbars in lots of shipping references. Mario turns into a UPS truck and has to contend with evil soldiers from the FedEx army.

I had no idea that the rivalry was this fierce.

“KATAMARI” benefit art show at Floating World Comics, September 2nd, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — stanleylieber @ 5:41 pm September 9, 2010

Floating World Comics in downtown Portland, Oregon proudly presents “KATAMARI”. Themed after the wonderfully imaginative video game series by Keita Takahashi, with loving reference to Noby Noby Boy as well. This show is a fundraiser event donating 100% of the proceeds to Join PDX, a charity working to bring the homeless to a home.

Digital prints of the pieces are available at Floating World to purchase and all pieces will auction at the end of September. Shirts from PANIC are also available for purchase.

Learn more about the show here.

See photos from the show here!

Paper Mortal Kombat

Filed under: Misc,Potant Potables — Will @ 8:00 am September 8, 2010

I’m in the midst of moving all of my worldly possessions into a new house, and that means that I’m going to have to tide you over with a video this week, featuring papercraft and Mortal Kombat

Which makes me wonder why nobody’s combined these things before.

Thanks to the reader who sent this in!

Someone set us up the bomb!!

Filed under: Web Games — Cameron @ 6:18 pm September 6, 2010

Here ya go folks, as a Labor day special I present to you the game that started it all, ZERO WING!!!


For those of you have never heard of Zero Wing, welcome to the internet.  You would think with all of the hysteria about “all your base are belong to us” that the game that goes with the insanely popular meme has no chance at being a good game.  It turns out though that Zero Wing is actually a decent side scrolling shooter.



There’s really nothing all that special about it but I’m sure most people haven’t had a chance to play the game that spawned the legend.  The game has power ups for your weapons and your ship exactly like every other game of the genre ever made so you shouldn’t have any troubles figuring it out.  So give it a go, and remember to fly right and shoot and have a happy labor day.

Zero Wing

what to do with old game controllers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — stanleylieber @ 1:54 pm September 2, 2010

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Evil Dead – Zelda 2

Filed under: Misc — Will @ 10:00 am September 1, 2010

I can honestly say that during all of my late night gaming sessions, delirium brought on by ridiculously high fevers, and nightmares induced by watching Mind of Mencia right before bed, I never thought to myself: “Gee, it’d be awesome to see Ash from the Evil Dead movies replace Link in Zelda 2.”

But someone who probably lives too close to some powerlines actually did think that… and then actually acted on it.

Now try to sleep tonight, I dare ya.