Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Retro Games

Video games: becoming like colorized versions of 1930 cartoons.



The gamer in the family (not me) thinks this is a cross between "Metal Slug," a video game from the nineties, and a Lantz or Disney short from the bottom of the Depression.

1 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Metal Slug, at least the earlier games, always felt pretty unique in the animation dept. what with rescuing long-haired POW's who give you something, salute you, then run away in glee! I wish there was an animated version of that game already (hear me SNK Playmore?).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMx4iLp-EAc

While I enjoyed what they were doing here in the animated stripes of Cuphead (not to mention the slight off-registered Technicolor look of the visuals alone), I do wonder why do we need CRT scanlines on this? We shouldn't be reminded as if we're watching a DVD on an older TV set of a game resembling a cartoon made 80 years ago.

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