Like he is for most of post-Dragon Ball, Yamcha is more or less dead weight here. Which is a bit of a shame really.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Since Dragon Ball FighterZ takes place during the time-frame of Dragon Ball Super, Lord Beerus is actually a playable character. I always wanted a chance to see what Universe 7's God of Destruction could do.
Many who got the NES Classic mini consoles probably noticed a notable exception to the lineup of classic games on the digital console, and that's Duck Hunt. They did have an old NES and TV set up at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina. But why the old SDTV? Well, the NES Zapper doesn't work on new HDTVs. It's not the high defintion, but rather the digital makeup of its design.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
This stage was obviously inspired by the NES game Balloon Fight, which was Nintendo's version of the game Joust. I liked the old NES game a lot back in the day. The stage is new to me as I didn't have the 3DS version of Smash 4.
We first see Dharkon after Galeem is beaten halfway through World of Light. He's pretty much like Galeem's darker incarnation, especially evil since Galeem wasn't in anyway good.
Kirby may not be Nintendo's greatest mascot, but I have a special place in my heart for the pink little alien. I missed out on Kirby's Dream Course when it came out on Super Nintendo back in 1995. I guess games during that time overshadowed it for me, and for some reason, I haven't had a chance to play it in all these years. Now that the Nintendo Switch has a catalog of SNES games, I decided to give this one a try.
A mini-golf place in my youth had one of these machines when I was a kid. I liked them because you could play multiple games on the same unit. I'm surprised that the concept didn't really pick up in arcades outside of SNK's genius and a few others. For some reason, I could only get King of Fighters 94' to work while at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina.
Another neat set I saw while at Lego Greenville. Speaking of the Joker, I haven't seen the newest movie yet. While I hear it's good, I do find it odd to have a Joker movie without Batman.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Since I only had the WiiU version of Smash 4, I missed out on this one. This one is based on an island in the Animal Crossing series away from your main town.
A few years ago I watched the original The Secret Life of Pets and I liked it, but I didn't love it. Sure enough, Illumination (who mainly makes the Despicable Me/Minions movies) cranked another one of these out of the animation factory. I didn't have the motivation to see it in theaters, but I was willing to see a sequel once it hit Blu-Ray. Usually sequels (especially from studios not known for A+ films almost every single time) aren't as good as the original, but did the 2nd movie prove that rule wrong?
This was one of my favorite games at the Carolina Arcade Museum. I might have seen one in the past at a pizza place but I'm sure it was pretty expensive and probably prevented me from playing it. Now I got to play the game on endless tries. It was made by Sega in the late 1990's, as it's a sort of remake of their Star Wars Arcade game in the early 1990's. I'm surprised they didn't try to port it to Dreamcast.
Monday, October 28, 2019
While I always liked him in the Street Fighter games, I didn't dig Capcom's Ryu too much in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I liked him better in Smash 4 on WiiU.
My current anime I've been watching a lot is The Seven Deadly Sins. Which is some Japanese manga author/artist's take on Arthurian legend with A LOT of creative liberties. I've watched all three seasons (two real ones and the filler one) so far and I've enjoyed it. I forgot they also made a movie based on the story, which is a lot like the anime films based on Dragon Ball Z that I've seen. But what did I think of it?
One of the later pinball games I played at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina. This one was crafted by Data East in 1990, the same year as the third and final movie of the series.
America produces a lot of peaches/nectarines, but they pale in comparison (by weight/tonnes produced) to other countries in the world. China is the top leader, and the European Union in a distant second. Iran is very close to matching our own peach/nectarines production.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Henry Mills was a great character, and the only main character to really be born in the real world, rather than in the lands of magic. I loved when he meets his real mom Emma, takes her to the magical cursed town, and tries to convince her that his adoptive mother Regina Mills is the Evil Queen of the Snow White legend.
I think we all hated her at first (in a good way) but she was a well-written character. When the series first begins, she's Henry's adopted mother and the mayor of Storybrooke, Maine. The cursed town she created to get her revenge on Snow White and Prince Charming.
While this wasn't a favorite of mine at Forest City NC's Carolina Arcade Museum, this Gottlieb pinball machine from 1993 has a unique history. When the game was first made, it was intended to be based on Nintendo's Legend of Zelda, as the same company made the Super Mario Bros. pinball. Though for a silly reason, they changed the game to be based on American Gladiators, that old TV show.
About two weeks after Daisy's birthday, I took her back to her favorite mall in the next city over. I made sure to eat a light breakfast before we went. Daisy ate lunch at the food court, but I waited until before we left to dine on a snack at Cinnabon. I've never had it before, and it would just smell so darn good when I'd walk by it. But in the past, I'd be full from the food court which is a long walk away from it.
Valerian was an Emperor of the Roman Empire in the 3rd century. He was captured in a war against the Persian Empire (Sasanian Empire) and died as a POW of his Iranian rival Emperor Shapur I. This was the first time a Roman Emperor had been a prisoner of war, and it caused great disruption and instability in the Roman Empire because of this.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
I was a bit suprised to see him be so notable in the story mode. As he died in Dragon Ball Z and since he was purely robotics, there was nothing to wish back.
One of the most unique pinball machines at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina was SlugFest. Made by Williams in 1991, it's sometimes not really considered a pinball machine for an obvious reason.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Galeem is one of the last bosses in World of Light. But the reason all the fighters except Kirby are turned into spirits, in which Kirby has to go free. While he could have been better, I liked him.
Arena Ferox is new to me since I only had the WiiU version of Smash 4. It's actually based on a location in Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS. It's where Chrom fights Lucina (disguised as Marth) for the first time.
This was my 2nd favorite pinball machine at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina. It was made in 1992 by Gottlieb and it's based on Nintendo's classic video game series. It didn't disappoint me.
We had not done much bowling this year, to the pain of Daisy's heart. I have kind of missed it too. So we went to Star Lanes, which is the closest one to our house.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Since it was only on the 3DS version of Smash 4, it's new to me here. It's based on a place in Pokemon X/Y and I knew that since that was one of my favorite 3DS games.
This is about a mid-tier stage for me, though probably the most pleasant to look at. It's based on the level/world Magicant from Earthbound Zero (Mother) on the Famicom/NES and Earthbound (Mother 2) on SNES.
Since the Nintendo Switch now lets you play some Super Nintendo games, I decided to catch up on ones I've missed over the years. Kirby's Dream Course was one of them. I'm a little shocked I never got a chance to play it before. It's Kirby's take on a golf video game.
While I never saw the movie until a few years ago (disliked it), I tried Sega's pinball game based on the movie at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina.
We had originally planned on going to a place called Yogurt Mountain that day, but they had closed down just recently (just my luck) and we went back to Twisty's. Daisy really likes the place, and kept wanting to go back to it. I find it funny that most frozen yogurt places are going under in Spartanburg, as they had thrived during the Great Recession here, but now are starting to shrink. I know Daisy will be mad if they close Twistys down.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
While far from my favorite fighter, I do like Bowser Jr. in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Though he isn't new to the series, he was in Smash 4.
At Forest City's Carolina Arcade Museum was World Cup Soccer, a pinball game made by Bally-Midway in 1994. It was made in honor of the 1994 FIFA World Cup which was held in the United States. The dog in the art is the 1994 World Cup's mascot Striker. Also America didn't win the World Cup that year, they lost in the first major round to the eventual champion, Brazil.
While Daisy was looking for new craft stuff one day, I was passing some time and stumbled upon these. I didn't know "bead patterns" were a thing, but this Super Mario Bros. 3 one really called out to me.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Who doesn't love the main character of any work? Emma Swan starts out as orphan who grew up to be a bail bondsman...person. That's until a young Henry Mills shows up at her door and explains that he was the son she gave up for adoption ten years before.