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Lemmy’s Day with Morton

April 29, 2016

Lemmy’s Day with Morton

A Lesson in Koopa Marching

Written by Outlaw88

 

Lemmy Koopa is my favorite Koopaling and Mario character in general. I also liked the odd family dynamic he and all the other Koopas shared and thought it would be fun to come up with some stories based around them.

My head cannon is a bit different than some of the others I’ve seen. To me their ages have been somewhat left open to debate as well as their relationship with Bowser and each other. Since Bowser and Mario are fairly close in age I can go along with the idea that the original Koopalings are not his biological children. However that doesn’t mean he couldn’t have adopted them.  Only Bowser Jr. is his son by blood. Speaking of which, I also go along with Ludwig being the eldest but in my head, Lemmy would be the youngest of the original seven due to his size and childlike nature. He and Bowser Jr. would be very close in age to me.  I’ll do character traits and further explanations of things as I go along, otherwise I’ll never get to the story at hand. Just keep in mind that I’m writing this for fun and I’ll try to fill in any gaps as I go.

The idea behind this story and some of the other ideas I have will focus on Lemmy trying to spend a day with each of his older siblings. Due to his silly and energetic nature the others sometimes ignore him and tend to do their own things, when they aren’t picking on him for being so small or course. Lemmy knows that it’s all in fun and simply wants to play and build his relationship with his siblings. Though he knows it may be a challenge since some of them get more involved in their activities than others. Ludwig for example is very into music and can spend all day in his room practicing the various instruments he can play, while Iggy tends to get caught up with his mechanical studies and work.

Intro over. On to the story!

 

Lemmy was running down one of the huge halls of the castle where he lived with much excitement.  He had just come up with the best idea ever! He was going to spend all day with somebody and… He hadn’t actually thought it all the way through but it was a good start. He was sure there was more to it than that but he would figure it out as he went. Now all he had to do was find one of his brothers or sister. When not on missions for their Dad they have been spending less time around each other lately.

“No fun in that. I wonder how come that is?” Lemmy asked aloud.

He stopped to think of where they all might be today. As he did this he magically summoned his favorite toy, a large ball with a star pattern on it. Without hesitation he hopped on top of it and found his balance with ease. He was very acrobatic and did this like it was second nature.

Hmm. I think Wendy and Pom Pom went shopping today. Roy’s probably in the gym. Maybe Iggy is…

Before he could finish his thought the sounds of shouting grabbed his attention. That’s right! Morton was in the courtyard training the Koopa Troopas! It was kinda weird that their Dad put Morton in charge of it but if anyone could yell loud enough for an entire army to hear it would be him. Maybe Morton would like some company? Or maybe he would have time for a game of catch? Only one way to find out! Lemmy got the ball rolling.

He went down a flight of stairs and found himself on the higher section of the area. Below in the main area was a fairly large group of Koopa Troops who were either doing some kind of exercise or walking back and forth. In front of him stood Morton and Boom Boom who were watching them and shouting commands. Their backs were to Lemmy so they hadn’t yet noticed the little Koopas arrival.

“BOOM BOOM!” Lemmy yelled in delight as he rushed over to the large Koopa.

Both Morton and Boom Boom turned in surprise. What in the name of the Mushroom Kingdom was Lemmy doing here? Boom Boom, who was normally so serious, couldn’t help but smile and open his big arms wide. Lemmy bounced off his ball and flew at his large friend.

“Lemmy! How’s my little buddy?” He said catching the youngster and giving him a hug. He liked Lemmy quite a bit. Though he was a goof he was by far the nicest of the Koopalings and was always a joy to see.

“I’m good. More than good! I came up with something great!” The little one chimed. He was so happy to see Boom Boom that he hadn’t noticed that Morton was looking at him with a mixture of annoyance and anger.

“Your brother and I are a bit busy right now.”  He said while still holding Lemmy in his arms.

“I know, but…” Lemmy started to say.

“Lemmy. What are you doing here?” Morton growled. It was bad enough that their Father assigned him to this job. He didn’t need this on top of it.

“I want to spend the day with you! We never get to play together and…”

“Play?! You think I’m playing?! Do you have any idea what I’m doing?!” Morton said with a snarl.

“Um… No actually. What are you doing?” Lemmy asked as Boom Boom put him down.

Morton put his hand to head and slid it down his face. He motioned for Boom Boom to take over watching the troops as he walked over to Lemmy. The size difference between the two was really a sight to see. Morton was nearly the size of Bowser himself and was easily taller and larger than Boom Boom. Next to Lemmy he seemed like a giant.

“Listen shrimp, Dad put me in charge of training this group. I don’t have time to mess around with whatever weird thing you came up with. Go and bother someone else.” Morton said sternly.

“But it isn’t weird at all. I just want to hang out with you. You don’t look like you’re having fun anyway so maybe I can help!”  Lemmy said excitedly.

“This isn’t supposed to be fun. I didn’t ask to do this you know.” Morton said as his annoyance grew.

“Then why are you doing it then?” Lemmy asked confusedly.

“The King felt Morton was getting too lazy.” Boom Boom remarked. He had turned his attention away from the troops and was watching the two of them. Lemmy snickered at this.

“SHUT UP AND A BOUT FACE!” yelled Morton. Boom Boom quickly turned around.

“It has a star on it!” Lemmy said with a smile.

“What?” Morton said as he returned his attention to the little Koopa.

“You said about face so I said something about your face.” Lemmy had no idea why but Morton was starting to look really angry.

“That means turn around. Which is what you should do right now. Turn around and go back up those stairs and leave me alone.”  Morton said while looking even more annoyed.

Lemmy was persistent though. He just knew he and Morton could have fun somehow and he was determined to follow his idea, though he was still trying to figure out the second part of it.

“Come on Morton, please? This all looks so cool! You just yell things and they do it?” Lemmy asked while trying to look at both Morton and the activity below. Morton signed.

“Something like that. We’re working on marching in full armor today. I give the commands for what direction they march, how fast, when to turn, and when to stop.”

“Neat! Can I help?” He asked while wagging his tail excitedly.

“How could you possible help? You didn’t even know what we were doing a few minutes ago. Just get…” Morton was trying to say.

“You could show me! Yeah! You could teach me about marching and stuff!” Lemmy said with a jump. At first Morton continued to look at Lemmy with his arms crossed and anger on his face. But soon an idea came to him which made him show an evil grin.

“You want to learn how to march? I think we can make that work.” He then turned to Boom Boom and the troops.

“Company Halt!” He yelled. The troops did as they were told instantly.

“Everyone front and center and back in formation. You can be at ease until I give you further instructions.” Morton called out.

While the troops were moving Morton grabbed Lemmy by his little arm and led him down the steps onto the main courtyard. Boom Boom followed them with a worried look.

“Ok Lemmy, I’m going to quickly show you the basics on how to march and what commands mean what. Boom Boom, while I’m doing this go and get the smallest set of armor we have.” Morton commanded with a stern voice.

“Yes sir.” Said Boom Boom. He didn’t like where this was heading but knew better than to question things.

As he walked away Morton returned his attention to his younger brother who was looking up at him with a big smile.

“We’ll start with standing at attention. When I say attention, this is how you stand.” Morton then proceeded to demonstrate. Lemmy followed along.

“Now, normally you can’t move from that position until I say so, but for now we’ll just run through what you need to know.”

Lemmy proved to be a fast learner. Morton went through the steps on how to turn and how to march saying the commands for each and Lemmy seemed to be picking it up with relative ease. There was some snickering heard from the troops watching. It was amusing to see the tiny Koopa emulate the larger one.

Lemmy was quite pleased with himself. Who knew this could be so much fun? Morton seemed to be cheering up too which made him very happy.

“Not bad Lemmy. Not bad at all. But of course, this was just the warm up. The real fun begins now.” He said while pointing at the returning Boom Boom.

“This was the smallest I could find, but I don’t think it will fit him.” Said the large Koopa.

In his hands was the armor set the rest of the troops were using. Due to their shells, Koopas rarely need protection for their backs, so a standard set of Koopa armor usually consists of a helmet, gauntlets, and a vest.

“Don’t worry, we’ll make it work. All right ya little runt, let’s get you suited up.” Morton said as his grin widened.

This will drive the crazy kid away for sure once he feels how heavy all this stuff is. Morton thought as he took the armor from Boom Boom.

Lemmy eagerly walked over to Morton and held out his arms to his sides. This was so cool! He was going to look like a Koopa Troopa too! Morton was such a cool big brother for… This thought was interrupted as Morton put the helmet on Lemmy’s head. Though in this case “put” is a nice way of saying he nearly dropped it on him.

As Boom Boom feared the armor was far too big for the boy. The helmet nearly covered his eyes and the vest went past his knees. The only reason the gauntlets stayed in place was because Morton tightened the straps right away. He then proceeded to tighten the straps for the rest of the set. Morton made no effort to hide that he was being anything but gentle in this process.

It was almost comical to see Lemmy dressed as he was. It looked like a set of armor had come to life and was standing on its own. You could hardly see his feet or arms and the only reason you could see part of his face was due to him leaning the helmet back a bit so that he could see.

“What do you think?” Morton asked with a grin.

At first Lemmy wasn’t sure what to say. The armor was heavy but he didn’t think it was too bad.  Maybe it was because he was always so active or something but he felt like he could handle this. Kamek always said that he was “deceptively strong” whatever that meant. What really hurt was the straps. They were so tight! But the armor would fall off otherwise, and besides, Morton did it so he must know what he’s doing.

“Well?” Morton said impatiently.

“It’s great! I’m like a real Troopa!” Lemmy said with excitement.

“And that’s the idea. You are going to be a real Troopa.” Morton said as he then turned to face the on looking troops.

“Attention! Koopa Troopas make room for our new recruit for the day. Get in line Lemmy!”

As soon as Morton gave the command the troops got ready as well as made a space for Lemmy in the back row.

“Huh? But I thought…” Lemmy tried to say.

“GET IN LINE! ON THE DOUBLE!” Yelled Morton at the top of his lungs.

Lemmy gave a surprised gasp and tried to run to his place in line. This proved to be far more difficult than he anticipated. He got halfway to his spot but tripped and fell. The vest was very front heavy and he wasn’t used to the extra weight. The helmet kept blocking his sight too.

“No laying down little Troopa!” Morton bellowed with a laugh.

Lemmy got to his feet and joined the line. He stood between two red shelled Troopas who were staring ahead and waiting for the next command. Lemmy stood at attention as Morton and Boom Boom went back up to the ledge to make sure they could see everyone.

“Ok troops listen up! I’ll be watching your movements carefully. Boom Boom will be instructing you so make sure you don’t mess up.” Morton yelled.

“Are you still sure you want to spend the day here Lemmy? You can always go back.”

Lemmy shook his head. “No way! I’m ready big bro!”

Morton gave Boom Boom a nod.

“FORWARD MARCH!” Boom Boom yelled and with that things began.

Right away Lemmy began having problems. He was able to find the rhythm of the march alright but since he was so much shorter than the others he kept falling behind. He was looking at his own feet to make sure he was marching in time with the others the first time it happened and only when he looked up did he realize he had fallen several paces back. He almost tripped again as he tried to run and catch up but was able to rejoin the line. He found he could stay in formation a little bit then have to run when he began to fall back.  His little legs simply couldn’t keep up and he kept having to tilt his helmet back from over his face.

“RIGHT TURN!” Came the next command.

Lemmy made a good attempt at it but was unable to pull it off without falling down again. It kind of hurt but was also a little embarrassing. He was normally so good at balancing. He was glad he was a pace or so behind when the command was given, otherwise he would have toppled onto one of the other troops. He got back up as fast as he could and ran to catch up again. Unfortunately his helmet once again blocked his vision and he ended up running into the back of a Troopa. Thankfully he didn’t hit him hard and everything seemed to be ok.

“LEFT TURN!” Boom Boom roared.

This time Lemmy was ready and was able to turn correctly. He still couldn’t keep up with the troops though and now the weight of the armor was starting to get to him. However this seemed like a minor thing compared to the straps. One under his chin to keep the helmet on, two straps per gauntlet and who knows how many for the vest, all he knew was that they all hurt. His shoulders in particular were really bothering him.

“Still time to give up Lemmy!” Morton called with a laugh. Lemmy was too busy keeping up to respond.

“You’re being too hard on him.” Boom Boom said. He was growing concerned.

“Who asked you?” Morton said with a snort.

“Besides I’m sure he’ll quit soon. Especially after I take command again. Tell them to stop.” He said with a sneer.

“COMPANY HALT!” Yelled Boom Boom.

Everyone stood at attention though Lemmy’s version of it wasn’t exactly right. He couldn’t help it. He was out of breath and panting slightly from all the running and his legs were getting tired. Spending time with Morton was a lot more work than he thought. Speaking of Morton he was once again heading down the steps to be at the same level as the troops. Lemmy wondered what was coming next.

The two troops that flanked his sides knew of course. They looked down at the little Koopa and then at each other and gave a nod.

“One last chance before things get really tough pipsqueak.” Morton said as he got to his spot. Lemmy just shook his head.

“Ok. I warned you. READY? DOUBLE TIME MARCH!” “He roared.

Double time? Oh no! How am I going to keep up now? Lemmy thought in a panic. But as soon as the command was given the two troops on his sides both hooked their arms under his. They brought him up to their height and had no problems supporting him as they quickly marched in formation. Lemmy looked at them in confusion.

“Don’t worry. Just focus on moving your feet in time.” Said one

“No Troopas left behind.” Said the other.

“Thank you!” Lemmy said and began to move his dangling feet.

They continued like this throughout all of Morton’s commands. Lemmy once again was able to find the rhythm and was able to watch his legs match up with the troops around him.

“COMPANY HALT! STAND AT ATTENTION!” Morton yelled.

The two troops put Lemmy down and quickly stood straight. Lemmy did the same and waited to see what was going to happen next. Both Morton and Boom Boom were heading his way.

“Good work Troopas. Well done. However, one among you failed to keep up several times and needs discipline. Lemmy! Front and center!” Morton said sternly.

Lemmy did as he was told. He was almost afraid to adjust his helmet to be able to look at his older brother. He was also worried that looking up might make him fall over again.

“You fell out of line, as well as disrupted your fellow troops by running into them and making them carry you. You owe me ten pushups.” Morton said.

“But.. But I…” Lemmy stammered.

“NO TALKING BACK! TWENTY PUSHUPS! DROP!” Morton screamed.

Terrified, Lemmy fell to his knees and got into the pushup position. There was a slight murmur from the troops as they watched this unfold. Boom Boom tried to put his hand on Morton’s shoulder to try and get him to let up. Morton shrugged him off.

“Start on my mark. Unless, of course you want to give up.” He said.

This had to be it. No way that the shrimp could want to keep going now. Morton thought. However, Lemmy simply shook his head.

“Begin.” Morton said and watched as the tiny Koopa began to do the pushups.

Lemmy was able to get through the first three fine but visibly began to struggle soon after. He was tired, the armor was heavy and he was hurting. But he had to do it. He just had to!

I’m past five now. Ok here comes six. I can do this. I can…

Just as he finished his seventh his arms gave out. He fell to the floor with a thud. Morton laughed loudly.

“Ha! Is that all you got? Come on, get up!” Morton called. He took a few steps towards the little Koopa.

“I said get…”

Before he could finish he spotted Lemmys face. He could see the beginnings of tears forming in his eyes. Maybe Boom Boom was right. Maybe he had taken things too far. He leaned down and got in close.

“Lemmy. It’s ok. This is a lot for a little guy like you. There’s no shame in quitting.” He said softly.

“I.. I just wanted… To spend time with.. sniff… you. Lemmy managed to say. The tears were now beginning to flow.

“I wanted to s-show that… I’m glad we’re brothers.” Lemmy squeaked as he tried in vain to fight back the tears.

Morton was stunned. Lemmy put up with all of that just for him? Morton began to feel like the world’s biggest jerk. He looked over at Boom Boom who only shook his head in sadness. He then noticed that Lemmy was still struggling to do another pushup. But before he could react one of the troops spoke up.

“Sir! I will gladly do the remainder of my fellow Troopas pushups!” He yelled. Another stepped forward.

“Sir! I too would gladly do the rest!” Several other Troopas began to volunteer.

“Back in Line! I didn’t say you could be at ease!” Morton yelled.

“But sir!”

“Shut Up! No one will be doing the rest of his pushups. No one except me. You can stop now Lemmy.”

At this Morton bent down and helped Lemmy to his feet. He then proceeded to do the full twenty that he had called for. Once done he knelt before his little brother.

“Looks like I was the one who really needed the discipline. I think I went a little overboard there. Uh… Sorry.” He said while wiping away some of the tears on Lemmys face.

“It’s ok. I thought you were having fun.” Lemmy said having regained his composure.

“No. I wasn’t. Like I said this isn’t supposed to be fun. But I think we can make it that way.”

Morton took Lemmys hand and led him out in front of the group. Boom Boom followed and the three of them stood ahead of the troops. Morton then put Lemmy out in front.

“Listen up! We’re going to do some marching songs and we’ll be going at Lemmy’s pace. Understood?” Morton bellowed.

“YES SIR!” The troops responded with force.

“Marching songs?” Lemmy asked. Boom Boom nodded.

“We’ll show you how it’s done. You’ll get it real quick.” He said.

“When I give the command, just march normally. Don’t worry about us or the troops, we’ll adjust to your speed. Ready squirt?” Morton said. Lemmy gave an excited nod.

“MARCH!” He yelled.

Lemmy began marching and to his surprise his brother and Boom Boom were following his lead. Not only that, Morton was right about the troops being able to match his speed. He didn’t have to worry about keeping up with anybody at all! Then he heard Morton start to “sing” and soon Lemmy began to understand what marching songs were.

“I don’t know what I’ve been told.” Morton started and the Troops repeated.

“Kamek sure is getting old.

He will never ever clean your room

Cuz he only flies on that broom.”

Lemmy giggled. Now this was fun!

“Sound off!” and the troops responded “One two!

“Sound off!”

“Three four!”

“Sound off one two… Three Four!” they all sang together at this part.

Boom Boom then began a song about how they were going to pummel Mario and Luigi.  Lemmy sang along with this one and was really getting into it. Once it was over he called out to Morton.

“I think I got it. Can I do one?” Lemmy asked.

“Sure, go for it!” Morton replied. Lemmy then sang out in a high clear voice:

“I don’t know what I’ve been told.

Morton’s stare is mighty cold.

He’s big and strong and real tough too.

So watch out or he’ll clobber you!”

As he sang he began to lead them back to where they had started having gone all the way around the courtyard.

“Sound off!

One two!

Sound off!

Three four!

Sound off one two… Three four!” As they finished Morton raised his arms.

“Company! Halt!” He then walked in front of the troops.

“At ease and dismissed! Great job everyone!”

The troops gave a cheer. This was an unexpected way end to their usual training and they were glad for it. Many were impressed at the determination of the little Koopa who was still standing in place, unsure of what to do next.

“At ease means you don’t have to stand like that anymore Lemmy.” Said Boom Boom with a grin.

Lemmy ran over to Morton and gave him a hug as soon as he reached him.

“Great marching song little bro.” Morton said as he returned the embrace.

“I meant it too. You taught me a lot today. I had no idea…” but before he could finish Morton cut him off.

“Oh no. If anything I learned from you today. No matter how hard I made it for you, you just wouldn’t give up. And despite how mean I was you stuck with it because… Well, you did have a nice idea after all. And hey, you showed me that I can make this fun if I try.”

Lemmy smiled at his brother. He was about to say something but his helmet slid down over his face.

“Can I take this stuff off now?” He asked.

Morton chuckled at this and began to help Lemmy remove the heavy armor. What a relief! His colorful Mohawk sprang back into place the moment the helmet was removed. Once it was all off Lemmy felt much better if not a little sore. Boom Boom began to gather up the pieces from Morton.

“I think it must be dinner time. I can smell the food from here. You two go on back. I’ll clean up here.” Boom Boom said before adding.

‘Well done Lemmy.” And gave the tiny Koopa a gentle pat on the head.

“Thanks Boom Boom.” Lemmy said with a smile.

As he was about to turn towards the entryway Morton picked him up instead and began walking up the stairs.

“I think you’ve marched enough for right now. How about I carry you to the dining hall and you can sing that song about me again?” Morton said as he made his way into the castle.

Lemmy gave a laugh and began singing again with Morton repeating. They continued like this until they were just outside the great dining hall. Here Morton put Lemmy down and they made their way to their seats.

King Bowser Koopa always insisted that no matter what he and his children were up to during that day, they all gather for dinner at night. This way if they had any news to report about Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom, or if they had made any advances with their magic or machines, they would all hear it. But usually they just talked about the things they did that day which was just fine too. Morton, being the loudest and more longwinded of the group often went first. Lemmy was normally quiet during dinner since he felt that he should let the older ones with important things to say do the talking.

“Well Morton, how’s training the Koopa Troopas going?” Bowser asked while looking at his largest son.

“It went great today!” Morton started.

He then went into extensive detail about his day, exaggerating some points while overlooking others. He told of how Lemmy just had to learn from a master and how effortless it was for him to pass on his knowledge. He didn’t mention how many times Lemmy fell down or that he nearly made him cry his eyes out. The other Koopalings were actually very interested in hearing about all this. The thought of their little brother marching around with the troops amused them. Morton was quite enjoying all the attention.

“Was he really able to wear all that armor?” Roy asked amazed.

“Yeah! It was a tad too big but he did it just fine. He’s a lot tougher than he looks.”

“What made you decide to put him out in front?” Asked Wendy inquisitively.

“Well, I figured he deserved a reward for doing a good job.”

“And you sang?” Larry said while giving Morton an odd look.

“Must have been like nails on a chalk board.” Added Iggy.

“I bet Boom Boom wished he had ear muffs.” Laughed Jr.

“Heh. Yeah my singing is pretty terrible. But you should have heard Lemmy. I had no idea he could sing so nice.” Morton replied while scratching the back of his head.

“Really? Hmm. Very interesting.” Mused Ludwig.

“He even made up a song about me. Hey, Lemmy! Sing that song again! Uh… Lemmy?”

They all turned their heads towards the end of the table. Lemmys head was resting on the table with his eyes closed and uneaten dinner pushed aside. His soft breathing was the only sound he made as he slept. Everyone turned their heads back towards Morton.

“Must have worn him out.” Commented Bowser as he surveyed the scene.

“I guess I did. I’ll bring him to bed. I’ll be right back.”

Morton then got up and went over to where Lemmy was sitting. He gently lifted the younger out of his booster seat and placed him on his shoulder. As he left the dining hall and began to make his way to Lemmy’s room he began to notice the beginnings of several bruises forming where he had strapped the armor in place. He really hoped the others hadn’t noticed that. He would have to think of something to tell them later. He soon reached Lemmy’s bedroom and walked in. He pulled down the sheets and gently placed the little Koopa in bed. Just as he was about to leave he heard Lemmy stir.

“Morton? I had a good time today. Thanks for letting me hang out with you.” Lemmy said sleepily.

“You did good little bro. You’ll have to sing that song for them tomorrow.” Morton said with a chuckle.

“Sure.” Lemmy said. Barely keeping his eyes open.

“Get some sleep squirt.” Morton said with a smile as he began to leave the room.

“Morton? I love you.” Lemmy said softly as he began to drift back off to sleep.

Morton paused slightly before answering.

“Love you too.”

With that Morton exits the room, closing the door behind him. Lemmy smiled. His best idea ever really worked. He couldn’t wait to try it out with the rest of his family. He was soon sound asleep with dreams of fun and happiness dancing in his head.

The Rat gets a Major Upgrade

March 8, 2014

mn9 avatar concepts 01

 

This is so very cool.

Back story time: That is a sprite I’ve had a very long time. It was originally made for me by someone on the Newgrounds.com forum. I later used it as a villain for the Mega Man X 2 team I was on and had named it “The Rat.”

I am a backer for the Mighty No. 9 game that will hopefully come out next year and “The Rat” has been given a major upgrade by a kind fellow named Takobot. It kicks so much butt!

My Video Game Collection

April 7, 2013

Recently I had need to write down all the games I had and I figured I should share it here.

Atari

*Note: I don’t actually have the system to play these games. I plan on eventually getting one*

Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man

Jr. Pac-Man

Dig Dug

Donkey Kong

Combat

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Fishing Derby

Asteroids

Battle Zone

Moon Patrol

Frogs and Flies (Not sure about this one. The cartridge is different)

Demons to Diamonds

Laser Blast

Adventure

Kangaroo

NES

Kung Fu

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Batman

Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Cobra Command

Operation Wolf

Mag Max

Duck Tales

Blaster Master

Metroid

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Caveman Games

Mechanized Attack

Road Runner

Stealth

Tecmo Super Bowl

Mighty Bomb Jack

Star Force

Jaws

Major League Baseball

Deadly Towers

Mickey Mousecapade

Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

Super Sprint

Super Mario Bros./ Duck Hunt

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

The Legend of Zelda

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Kirby’s Adventure

Mega Man 3

Mega Man 4

Mega Man 6

Tetris

Dr. Mario

Final Fantasy

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

River City Ransom

Excite Bike

Dig Dug II

Bubble Bobble

Clash at Demonhead

Monster Party

Yoshi

Battle Toads

Adventure Island II

Shooting Range

Bucky O’Hare

Life Force

Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers

Darkwing Duck

Marble Madness

Ninja Gaiden

Rampage

SNES

Super Mario World

Super Mario All Stars

Star Fox

Earth Bound

Breath of Fire

Breath of Fire II

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Mario Paint

Secret of Mana

Street Fighter II Turbo

Maximum Carnage

Chrono Trigger

Lufia & The Fortress of Doom

F-Zero

Mega Man X

Mega Man X2

Mega Man X3

Mega Man 7

Kirby’s Dream Land 3

Super Punch-Out!!

TMNT: Turtles in Time

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Top Gear

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

Final Fantasy III (six)

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

Ranma 1/2: Hard Battle

Super Metroid

Earthworm Jim 2

Doom

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat 3

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Zombies Ate my Neighbors

Kirby Super Star

N64

Super Smash Bros.

Wrestlemania 2000

Mario Kart 64

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

PS1

Mega Man 8

Mega Man X4

Mega Man X5

Mega Man X6

Breath of Fire III

Breath of Fire IV

Final Fantasy Anthology ( V & 6)

Final Fantasy Chronicles ( FF IV & Chrono Trigger)

Final Fantasy Tactics

Chrono Cross

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Star Ocean: The Second Story

Grandia

Brave Fencer Musashi

Suikoden

Suikoden II

Marvel vs. Capcom

Metal Gear Solid

Wild Arms

Wild Arms 2

Resident Evil: Director’s Cut

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Dance Dance Revolution

Interactive CD Sampler Disk Vol. 5 (Sony Demo disk)

WWF War Zone

WWF AttitudeWWF Smackdown!

WWF Smackdown! 2

PS2

Kingdom Hearts

Sonic Mega Collection Plus

Star Wars Battlefront

Spider-Man

Omnimusha: Warlords

WWF Smackown!: Just Bring It

WWF Smackdown!: Shut Your Mouth

WWE Smackdown!: Here Comes the Pain

WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw

WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006

Final Fantasy X

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Wild Arms: Alter Code F (This is a re-make of the original Wild Arms)

Suikoden III

Suikoden IV

Suikoden V

Mega Man X7

Mega Man X8

Mega Man X Command Mission

Mega Man X Collection

Mega Man Anniversary Collection

Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Wii

Goldeneye 007

Metroid Prime Trilogy

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

LEGO Batman

New Super Mario Bros.

Ghostbusters

Punch-Out!!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Wii Sports

Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 Homestar Ruiner

Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 2 Strong Badia the Free

Dr. Mario Online RX

Mega Man 9

Mega Man 10

Castlevania (NES)

Earthworm Jim (SEGA Genesis)

Star Tropics (NES)

Metal Slug 2 (Neo Geo)

Pac-Man (NES)

Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64)

Dig Dug (NES)

Super C (NES)

Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

Donkey Kong (NES)

Paper Mario (64)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (64)

Super Castlevania 4 (SNES)

Xbox 360

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham City

Assassin’s Creed II

Trials HD, Limbo, Splosion Man (Triple Pack)

Ghostbusters

Borderlands Game of the Year Edition

Castle Crashers

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Portal

Portal 2

TMNT 1989 Classic Arcade

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

 

PS3

Borderlands 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition

Ducktales Remastered

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

Jetpack Joyride

Gameboy

Kirby’s Dream Land

Game & Watch Gallery

Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Super Mario Bros. Delux

Pokemon Pinball

Pokemon Red

Pokemon Blue

Pokemon Yellow

Gameboy Advance

The Legend of Zelda

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Metroid Fusion

Metroid Zero Mission

Mega Man & Bass

Mega Man Battle Network

Breath of Fire

Breath of Fire II

Lunar Legend

Super Mario Advance

Super Mario Bros. 3

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga

Final Fantasy VI Advance

Yoshi’s Island

Super Mario World

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Nintendo DS

Chrono Trigger

The Legend of Zelda:  Phantom Hourglass

Final Fantasy IV

New Super Mario Bros.

Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story

Scribble Nauts

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Wii-U

Shovel Knight

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

Mario Kart 8

New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Luigi U

The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap

3DSXL

Pokemon Y

Cave Story

Super Mario 3D Land

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Mighty Gunvolt

 

The Freakacast! Ep: 28 Mish Mash pt. 1

April 4, 2013

The Freakacast! Ep; 28 Mish Mash

Andrew and Matt are joined by their friend William as they talk about various things that wouldn’t make up a whole show.

Make sure to watch the video we made for our awesome theme song. Check it out!

Music Credits:

Songs to Wear Pants to: Freakacast Theme

Going Nowhere: A.D.D.

Retro Remix Revue: Sonic the Hedgehog- Green Hill Zone

The Freakacast! Ep: 4 Mega Man

December 7, 2012

The Freakacast! Ep. 4 Mega Man

The second to last of the epic re-releases! In this episode Andrew talks about one of his favorite game series of all time. Matt attempts to understand.

*Note: At the time when this episode was recorded, the group Andrew talks about was still active but has since gone on hiatis. The written material is still there and can be found here.

Make sure to watch the video we made for our awesome theme song. Check it out!

Music Credits:

Songs to Wear Pants to: Freakacast Theme

Capcom

The Freakacast! Episode: 12 It’s-a Mario!

August 31, 2011

The Freakacast! Episode: 12 It’s-a Mario!

Andrew and Matt take a trip to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Music Credits:

Songs to Wear Pants to: Freakacast Theme

http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/the-freakacast-theme/

Sideview: Super Mario

Gifted But Twisted: Super Mario Bros. (Punk Cover):

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/146930

Cap. Lou: Do the Mario!

Nostalgia Critic Review of the Super Mario Movie:

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/187-super-mario-brothers-the-movie

The Mario Page on Newgrounds:

http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/mario

Angry Video Game Nerd Review of the Mario CDI Game:

http://cinemassacre.com/2008/11/12/avgn-cd-i-part-1/

The Virtual Boy:

http://cinemassacre.com/2008/02/19/virtual-boy/

Mario music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLZzc9PGqw&list=PL46F96EB19F2AA336&index=7&feature=plpp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI2a7_XfKaI&list=PL46F96EB19F2AA336&index=15&feature=plpp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gXh83hNnWw&list=PL46F96EB19F2AA336&index=14&feature=plpp

Halo vs. Donkey Kong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UZT5YEcMVY

Mega Man vs. Donkey Kong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSZXBIoG6ZA

The Freakacast! Episode: 4

December 31, 2010

The Freakacast! Episode: 4

In this episode Andrew talks about Mega Man. Matt tries to follow along.

The Code: Island Attackers website:

http://www.ciattackers.com/

I’ve got a bunch of fun video’s to share so check em out!

“Mega Man vs. Quick Man” : One of the best animated Mega Man fights I’ve ever seen.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/183276

“Mega Man-Rockin in Paper”: Stop motion animation with some very cool designs.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/466400

“Mega Man and Pompous Robots”: Really well made and funny.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/188383

“Rockman Neo” : What if Mega Man X was done in a dark tone?

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/76478

“Dr. Light’s New Robots”: When Mega Man and They Might be Giants meet…

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/260420

“Mega Man vs. Met -2010 edition”: Sprite animation that uses all of the weapons Mega Man has gotten over the years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAR3Vmi5vws

Fredde Gredde: Mega Man 9 Rock Melody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cA06uWV_-c&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

“Mega Man 2 by Duane and BrandO”: Hilarious and awesome stuff. They curse a lot. You have been warned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L9bUouDr8

“I Can’t Defeat Air Man”: Frustration in musical form!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzCfUM7BM8

The Mega Man cartoon intro!!! :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akJygsSXcjw

And finally…. Here is a clip from Mega Man 8… Ugh…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FHMo3n12_I

Music Credits:

Fredde Gredde: Mega Man 9 Rock Melody (Listed above)

Strings: Storm Eagle Remade

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/198422

TritoneAngel: Mega Man X Boss Intro

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/42726

Josh Brown: Mega Man: Wily’s Castle

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/373161

Breaking Prodigy: Mega Man 3 Intro Remixed

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/346469

Doctor Octoroc: MM3 Snake Man

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/91267

DJ-Tr4nc3r: Mega Man 2 Flash Man Orch.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/226888

Sean Sullivan: Magna Centipede (MMX2)

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/129784

Blackaux: Wheel Gator (Crash Remix)

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/315618

All other music was from the actual games and is owned by Capcom. You can find all the music at the Mega Man Universe right here:

http://www.themmnetwork.com/wiki/index.php?title=Music_Archive

My Top Ten RPG’s for the SNES

August 27, 2010

There have been a lot of great games made for the SNES and some notable RPG’s were released for this system. I’ve decided to list my all time favorite RPG’s and explain a little bit about them as well as my reasons for having them high or low on the list. Keep in mind that I am going over the ones I’ve actually played so if you think there is something that deserves to be on this list feel free to recommend games to me. I’m always willing to give a game a try.

Before we get underway there are two games I need to mention. The first is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This is one of my favorite games in the Zelda series and one of the best games to come out for the SNES. The Zelda series is considered to be a milestone for the RPG genre and is still going strong today. However I feel that this game is more in league with the action/adventure/puzzle genre than it is an RPG. I also went to the Wikipedia entry for it and it lists it as that as well. For that reason I have excluded it from my list. If it was a part of it I would have ranked it very high on the list so any fans of the Zelda series shouldn’t worry.

The second game I need to talk about is more of an honorable mention. Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. This is considered the black sheep of the Final Fantasy series as it is a very basic RPG. It was designed with the intention to introduce new gamers to the RPG genre and was made simple and easy to play. This is also its downfall as everything about the game was mediocre. The music, storyline, characters and puzzles were all very basic without too much innovation. There were a few nice things about this game such as how some of the weapons and magic looked and worked but other than that not too much was going for it. It’s playable and can be a fun game if you are in the mood for it so that’s why I feel it at least deserves to be mentioned.

#10 Final Fantasy IV
Originally released here in America as Final Fantasy II this game was a major upgrade to what we had seen in the first game. Everything was bigger and better; the characters, the map, the game play, literally everything was improved. For the first time we were introduced to what Final Fantasy was evolving into. I’ve ranked this one pretty low because it has one fatal flaw: This is one of the hardest RPG’s I’ve ever played. It gets so frustratingly hard at times I can’t help but throw the controller when I get killed. This game was recently ported to the DS with tons of improvements but is still a tough game to play. I don’t mind a challenge but when I get regularly destroyed during the random encounters and not get enough experience points to make it worth it, I tend to get annoyed.

#9 Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
This is your standard fantasy story. Hero sets out on a quest to save the world from a supernatural threat. What makes this interesting is that the storyline is well done. It has your party going through steps a similar team did years before to defeat the same threat. This game does have its problems as there it’s a very straightforward type of game with little to do other than the quest. Also the battle system can get annoying as it’s slow at times and if you have everyone target the same enemy and the first person kills it, everyone else will still swing where that monster was and not automatically target something else. This forces you to pay attention to every random battle that occurs which can get old fast.

#8 Breath of Fire
A game that lets you play as a dragon in the form of a man, this game introduces us to a great series. The cast of characters are memorable, the storyline is engaging and the game play is good. You main character Ryu (man Capcom loves that name huh?) sets out on a quest to avenge his clan as well as restore peace to the land. There are a few twists and turns along the way and the world in which you are exploring is full of life and colorful characters. A drawback to this game is that much like Lufia, the idea of side quests is almost non-existent. There are a few spells and items to look for which is enough to boost it over that game. The only other negative I can think of is that the characters moved too slowly when walking around the map and dungeons.

#7 Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
Talk about an improvement. It shows how much went into this game as a lot of its features were upgraded. What makes this stand out though is that it is one of the first prequels I was introduced to. This game takes place before the first Lufia title and delves deeper into what the hero Maxim did on his quest to defeat the Sinistrals. Thankfully the battle system got an overhaul so it plays much better than the first game. The graphics are much better this time around and there are side quests to keep you occupied. However the North American release had several bugs which were later fixed in the European version. Despite it being a slightly flawed game it still far surpasses the original.

#6 Breath of Fire II
It’s not often the sequels are better than the original but such is not the case with these last two games. BOF II greatly expands what was done in the original and greatly adds to the series. What’s unique about it is that rather than continue with the story of the first, you play as descendents on an adventure several decades and generations later; a theme that would continue on in the later games. This game also features one of the most bold and gutsy plot twists I’ve ever played through as religion, a topic most games avoid, is taken to task. The characters featured in this game are memorable and fun and there are plenty of side quests and secrets to find. This game can be frustrating as some of the puzzles are tricky but overall this game is just awesome. Both BOF games were re-released on the GBA with some improvements and are worth looking for. However only BOF II is currently on the Wii Virtual Consol.

#5 Earthbound
This is a game that many people missed upon its initial debut. Originally titled Mother 2, Earthbound is radically different than all the games on this list. For one thing it does not take place in a fantasy land with warriors using swords and spells. This game takes place in a modern setting with kids using things like baseball bats and yo-yo’s as weapons and psychic abilities in place of magic. The story also has aliens as the primary threat, and having their influence take control over things in the world such as taxis, and new wave hippies. What really makes this game stand out through is the humor involved. The game never takes itself too seriously and pokes fun at all the cliché things featured in RPG’s at the time. The games main character Ness was featured in the Super Smash Brothers games which made me want to find out who this character was. It took me a while to get a copy of this game but I was glad I did as I was entertained from start to finish. The game can be challenging at times and the limited space for items can make things tough but overall this game is worth playing.

#4 Secret of Mana
This game is notable for several reasons. The first is that unlike all the other games on this list, Secret of Mana does not use a turn based battle system. It allows you to freely control your characters as you can swing the many weapons you can master as well as cast spells on the fly. The music and graphics are also a standout as the game is just a stunning work of art. The story is well thought out and with lots of places to explore this game will take a long time to get through. I guess that’s why there really aren’t any side quests to do, but with a wide variety of weapons and spells to level up there will be no shortage of replay. This game is available on the Wii Virtual Consol.

#3 Final Fantasy VI
Labeled as Final Fantasy III when it came to America this game took us by storm. With a huge cast of characters each with unique abilities as well as a compelling story this game is still considered to be one of the best Final Fantasies ever made. The game has many twists and turns as well as side quests to keep you coming back for more and the music keeps the game fresh. The sprites were designed well and so are the areas you can explore. The cast of characters themselves are what really draws us in as the main villain Kefka goes down as one of the evilest and craziest bosses. Other characters such as Terra, Locke, Mog, Shadow and the rest offer plenty to the game. Plus how many other games can you think of that actually had an Opera segment and made it enjoyable?

#2 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
This game is like combining chocolate and peanut butter. You wouldn’t think they go together until you try it. Super Mario RPG is a fond part of my gaming past as it had elements I liked from the two genres. Mario in all his jumping glory done in a very colorful and eye pleasing art style goes on a quest to stop the Smithy Gang and restore the Star Road. Not only are new characters such as Geno and Mallow introduced, we finally get a chance to have Peach and Bowser as playable characters. The music and design of the game truly make it part of the Mario series and the elements SquareEnix brought to the table really make this game stand out among the rest. This game is still considered to be one of the best SNES games of all time. Stuffed full of mini games and secrets this game has hours and hour’s worth of entertainment. It was recently added to the Wii Virtual Consol.

#1 Chrono Trigger
This game tackles that all too familiar question of how things would turn out if you went back in time to correct mistakes and misdeeds. The game follows the path of Crono and his friends as they go to different time periods trying to save the world from a bleak future caused by a parasitic creature known as Lavos. There are lots of things that make this game stand out besides its compelling story. The different attacks and spells you can learn along the way are fun and you can combine abilities to have double and even triple team moves. Every choice you make counts in one form or another and can greatly change the outcome of the game. Not only that but the concept of a “New Game +” allowed you to go back and try it again with all your levels and gear from the first game. You’ll need it as you can finish the game at certain points to get alternate endings. The music in this game also makes this an instant classic as each of your party members has a unique theme. Those who have played it are hard pressed to forget the battle theme of Magus or the upbeat tune Ayla is featured with. The only negative I worth mentioning is that it’s a little on the easy side. Other than a few nit-picks here and there this game totally rocks! This game was recently re-released on the Nintendo DS and has some new features such as some new dungeons to explore as well as an arena to train and battle monsters. It also has the video cut scenes that were featured on the Playstation release.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this list. I plan on eventually doing full scale reviews for some of these titles by going deeper into the stories and game play elements. Like I said earlier if there is something missing please let me know.