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Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« on: January 09, 2006, 08:14:43 am »
I remember watching years ago, the mario cartoons....I loved them. (at least I thought I did)  When I heard one of my friends had a dvd of them, I was so excited that I rushed to my dvd player and put them in.  But they were pure horror!!!!  They were nothing like mario, mario and luigi for one had weird brookyln accents.  I know Charles Marinett wasn't voice acting at the time, but come on!!!  I remember this one episode in the smb3 cartoon when they go to the big giant land thingie, and they save some giant...prince mushroom thing.  Evil, absolutly evil!  What are your guys most hated pervsions of video games?



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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 09:29:58 am »
I can only think off two cartoons based on video games one was Mario and the other is Sonic both of which were pretty bad.

Oh hell i just agreed with LoreAlmighty i can't be well :P *go's for a lie down*
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 11:31:29 am »
it doesn't take much to know that these cartoons aren't that great. They were only made to latch on to the hype that the video games created, so they could get some cash for it. So their hearts were probably more in the pocketbook, than in the cartoon itself.


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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 08:56:16 pm »
There is the best Cartoon of a video game ever and thats Earthworm jim that show was great I wish thery made more or at least release to DVD. Concerning Marios Brooklyn accent if you read it mentions who Mario was origionally from Brooklyn at some stage. He must have moved there after growing up in the mushroom kingdom where the stork dropped him off as a baby at the end of Yoshi's island.

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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2006, 12:16:41 am »
Well I knew there was an Earthworm Jim Cartoon, but I hate Earthworm Jim, so I'll avoid it for good.


The thing about video game cartoons are is that people say they aren't like video game movies.  Well, they aren't but not in the way they mean.  They're WORSE!


Number of video game cartoons I can think of offhand:


Mario:6

Sonic: 5

Pacman: 1

Megaman: 3

Legend of Zelda: 1

Kirby: 1

Bubsy: 1

Earthworm Jim: 1

Mortal Kombat: 1 (The tv series was actually worse)

And let's not forget Captain N.



That's all I can think of offhand and all were just as bad or worse than video game movies.


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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2006, 12:23:22 am »
What was with those cavemen in the super mario world cartoon?  Arent humans and dinosaurs 56 million years apart?

And why, why was yoshi a jar jar binks character in the tv show?  Why did he talk like a moron?
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2006, 06:55:29 am »
we are forgetting one major video game cartoon here, the Pokemon series


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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2006, 08:48:50 am »
I'm pretty sure earthworm jim was a tv show before it was a game.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 05:58:24 pm »
What was with those cavemen in the super mario world cartoon? Arent humans and dinosaurs 56 million years apart?

It's a cartoon. It is not supposed to be realistic. If they were completely realistic, they would be boring. To you, more boring.
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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 08:06:29 am »
we are forgetting one major video game cartoon here, the Pokemon series

Pokemon was a cartoon first.

There are some good cartoons that were at first video games but all the ones I know are anime.

Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Air
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
Shuffle

To name a few of the top of my head. I've never played the games but I've seen three out of those four and they were darn good.

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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2006, 09:55:49 am »
we are forgetting one major video game cartoon here, the Pokemon series

Pokemon was a cartoon first.

There are some good cartoons that were at first video games but all the ones I know are anime.

Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Air
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
Shuffle

To name a few of the top of my head. I've never played the games but I've seen three out of those four and they were darn good.

Pokemon was a game first, Digimon was a cartoon first. How do I know Pokemon was a game first? Because the game used to be called "Pocket Monsters" until some lawsuit, theres no mention of the cartoon series at that point.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2006, 12:18:02 pm »
Excuse me. The game did come first. I don't think anyone ever really heard of Pokemon before the anime was established here in the States but I could be wrong about that too.

Edit: Oh, and Pokemon, the cartoon, blows which isn't an argument against "cartoons based on video games are evil" thing.
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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2006, 03:08:30 pm »
Viewtiful Joe has a cartoon/anime....which I've yet to see.

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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2006, 12:44:48 am »
Wow I did forget Pokemon.   But yeah, that entire franchise sucks, so some wouldn't count it but I hate Earthworm Jim yet I still counted the cartoon.
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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2006, 04:19:35 am »
In case anyone hasnt realised yet, Lorealmighty wants to be Maddox, theres a link to his site in his profile. Lore: A hint. It stops being funny after one person has done it. :P

Well anyway, I think most japanese games are either a cartoon to begin with or are made into one as soon as they sell 1000 units.

Anyway anyway. Earthworm Jim was great, ahh, got to love absurdist humour.
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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2006, 12:53:51 am »
If there was a hell, it may have been Earthworm Jim.

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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2006, 04:47:18 am »
Earth Worm Jim was a game and had a sequal long before the TV series still I loved the series so much, What out for the...backdrop.

It was a great game to although I never could beat snot a problam part 3 it took me ages to finishes down the tubes as well.


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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2006, 12:16:24 pm »
All of them, I do have fond memories of watching two mario shows when I was younger, but that is so long ago that I only remember that in of them the song "Girls just want to have fun now" was in.

Except Earth Worm Jim, but it has been years since I have seen any of them.
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2006, 09:57:16 pm »
I know my friend downloaded all the EWJ episodes from the net a while ago I probably should do that or something.

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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2006, 11:46:08 pm »
I used to love the Legend of Zelda cartoons that came on the Super Mario Brothers Super Show.  Captain Nintendo was sheer genius though.  It was so beautifully 80s.  Future archaelogists could just watch an episode and know so much about that epoch.  Reboot was a pretty decent show in relation to videogames as well.  Especially the crazy 4th season.  Maniac Mansion had a brief live action show on Scifi for a while but I caught like 5 minutes of it.  The Earthworm Jim series was very fun although I was not a huge fan of the game.  I'm pretty sure Street Fighter has had several iterations both in America and in Japan but I know they had a cartoon for a while, possibly on USA.

Now, Videogames that need cartoons include:
Civilization
Pirates!
Bejeweled
and of course, Tetris.

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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2006, 11:47:07 pm »
Now, Videogames that need cartoons include:
Civilization
Pirates!
Bejeweled
and of course, Tetris.

How are you gonna get a plot out of that?
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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2006, 07:32:19 am »
Captain T must defend his planet from the evil Blockoids and their rectangular landing ships. Hell, Meteos managed to have a story :P
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2006, 08:45:33 am »
http://newgrounds.com/portal/view/204176
Look at the special features
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2006, 12:52:02 pm »
http://newgrounds.com/portal/view/204176
Look at the special features

Oh yeah I remember that, I found it hilarious.

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2006, 05:50:16 am »
It was so beautifully 80s.  Future archaelogists could just watch an episode and know so much about that epoch.  Reboot was a pretty decent show in relation to videogames as well.


Yeah but the 80s were evil.

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Re: Cartoons based on video games are evil.
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2006, 09:05:17 am »
The only reason the CG-animated Donkey Kong series hasn't been mentioned here is that it was so bad that there was a pact not to mention it again...until now.

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2006, 10:52:15 am »
The only reason the CG-animated Donkey Kong series hasn't been mentioned here is that it was so bad that there was a pact not to mention it again...until now.

Hey, I liked that show. But then again, I was 7 when it was on.

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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2006, 12:16:05 pm »
It was so beautifully 80s. Future archaelogists could just watch an episode and know so much about that epoch. Reboot was a pretty decent show in relation to videogames as well.


Yeah but the 80s were evil.
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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2006, 12:31:48 pm »
It was so beautifully 80s.  Future archaelogists could just watch an episode and know so much about that epoch.  Reboot was a pretty decent show in relation to videogames as well.


Yeah but the 80s were evil.
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Faugh! The 80s werent evil. Well, the two years I spent living in the 80s didnt seem too evil... maybe because I only had basic perception skills :P

Back on topic: There was a donkey kong cartoon? What the crap? The old DK or the new DK?

You're only 16? I thought you were in your 30's. Anyway, the DK thing had a lot of the newer characters, like Diddy Kong and King Kroc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country_(animated_series)

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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2006, 09:43:01 pm »
actually i think pokemon was a card game (or something) first, ad then it was a show, and finally a computer game... whatever.  these things tend to bring in huge revenues no matter how much loathing they inspire.

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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2006, 08:11:14 am »
It was so beautifully 80s. Future archaelogists could just watch an episode and know so much about that epoch. Reboot was a pretty decent show in relation to videogames as well.


Yeah but the 80s were evil.
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Faugh! The 80s werent evil. Well, the two years I spent living in the 80s didnt seem too evil... maybe because I only had basic perception skills :P

Back on topic: There was a donkey kong cartoon? What the crap? The old DK or the new DK?

You're only 16? I thought you were in your 30's. Anyway, the DK thing had a lot of the newer characters, like Diddy Kong and King Kroc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country_(animated_series)

Ahem, I am in fact 17. 1990 does not qualify as the 80s. That wiki is blank by the way.

Pokemon was a game first, the cards definitely came after, as did the tv show.
Proof: The original games (red and blue) are highly inconsistant with the TV series which is why they then brough out yellow version to cash in. Pokemon was probably a non-dubbed cartoon in japan before the game was released in the US or Europe, causing confusion.
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2006, 12:10:17 pm »
Oh, whoops. For some reason, the last parenthesis was not included in the URL. Here it is again:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country_(animated_series)

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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2006, 05:38:18 am »
I'm sure it was already mentioned, but the Legend of Zelda cartoon was just released on DVD.

That show and Mario were my childhood life. Mainly because my mom played Zelda and Mario throughout her pregnancy and my whole childhood, so we go way back.

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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2006, 07:50:17 am »
i just had a trifecta

good cartoons based on video games?

good video games based on christianity?

then i was reading the gamespot page for "left behind" and someone left this little blurb:

"Evangelion > Left Behind
pownd"

a good cartoon based on christianity.

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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2006, 01:46:29 pm »
How can we forget the famous Saturday Supercade?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Supercade

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« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2006, 02:40:27 pm »
Damn, I don't remember ever watching more than half the cartoons mentioned here. I do have to say I have found memories of Captain N.=)
Also, I remember watching some really good Street Fighter cartoons, so I guess they can't ALL be bad.
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