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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Badawesome Moments in Gaming Part 2

Inspired by the late Nintendo Power's "That Was Awesome!" section, this feature highlights moments in video games that aren't just awesome, but badawesome. There will of course be spoilers.

Kirby Storms the Halberd - Kirby Super Star (SNES)

Meta Knight is preparing to take over Dream Land and end the lazy lifestyle of its inhabitants. Kirby is not having that. He boards a warp star and crash lands onto Meta Knight's Halberd warship, taking out some mooks as he hits the deck and then proceeds to lay waste to every enemy that blocks his path It sure is a great way to start one of best games in this compilation release.

Zero's Shut Up Hannibal to Weil  - Mega Man Zero 4 (GBA)

Weil plans to perform a colony drop on Area Zero, the one area on the planet that is lush with green following the devastation of the wars that have gone by. Weil mocks Zero, stating that because he's a hero, he doesn't have the spine to kill him. Zero responds by saying that he could care less about justice and that if an enemy appears before him, he won't hesitate, echoing his final words at the end of the first Mega Man Zero.

Ascending to Little Planet - Sonic CD (SCD)

As Super Sonic, in addition to a speed increase, Sonic also gains the power of flight. Without this form, Sonic is just a fast blue hedgehog, which can make getting to sky high places rather difficult. Difficult, but not impossible. Using his speed combined with a cliff to act as a ramp, Sonic launches himself towards the chained Little Planet, spin dashing through solid rock until he successfully reaches his destination. They sure did put Sonic's first console FMV sequence to good use. The animation in this scene is still unbelievably gorgeous to this day.

Escape from Mt. Molten - Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

Melty Molten galaxy is home to many volcanoes but you can actually go inside one of them, Mt Molten, and collect some Star Bits. You don't want to doddle, though, because in a few seconds the volcano is going to erupt. Make you way to the launch star and Mario blasts off as Mt. Molten erupts in what has got to be one of the coolest scenes in the whole game. You cannot tell me that Mario doesn't look like a boss as he's flying away from the erupting Mt. Molten.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I can imagine how rad Sonic CD FMV was back in the early 90s. It's cool now, but must of been really awesome for the few people who had the system.