2. Beavis and Butt-Head (Arcade)
Back within the mid-90s, Beavis and Butt-Head got here to SNES, Genesis, and Game Gear in adventures primarily based on them attempting to see Gwar in live performance. There had been even a few point-and-click journey video games launched for the PC. All of these video games are of various high quality, however lots of them are remembered in a roundabout way.
However, this entry is dedicated to the Beavis and Butt-Head arcade recreation. While that arcade recreation was by no means truly completed (regardless of being promoted on MTV), there are a handful of prototypes unfold around the globe. They allowed you to play as Beavis and/or Butt-Head in a beat ‘em up that feels like they’ve wandered into an Art Crumb acid journey. The bosses embody such characters because the bearded girl at a freak present, a large lounge singer, and a one-eyed hippy guru who will seize you and floss you thru his nostril.
I’m unsure how lengthy it was in improvement earlier than they determined to throw all of it away, however the recreation’s imagery is clearly primarily based on the earliest episodes. Could this have been one other Simpsons arcade recreation, or was there an excellent purpose this one bought canceled past how bizarre it was?
1. Sgt. Saunders’ Combat! (Super Famicom)
Combat! was a World War II drama that ran for over 150 hour-long episodes within the Sixties. Starring Vic Morrow as (*15*) “Chip” Saunders, it depicted the battle of being an American soldier preventing the Germans in Europe, and provided a reasonably grim and severe take on the topic for its time and format. Nearly 30 years after the present’s debut, developer Play Avenue launched Sgt. Saunders’ Combat!: a Super Famicom technique recreation that was solely out there in Japan.
Yes, a recreation primarily based on an old-timey TV present in regards to the US’s involvement in World War II was solely out there in Japan. Sure, the present was syndicated in Japan for a time, however that’s nonetheless such an odd selection for an unique. There’s additionally the aforementioned matter of the variation being launched about three many years after the supply materials’s debut.
Still, Combat! isn’t the worst foundation for a online game. The present definitely lends itself to a online game adaptation greater than one thing like M*A*S*H does. Here, the present is reimagined as a turn-based technique struggle recreation that makes use of pictures and character names from the present (in addition to a 16-bit take on the opening credit) and mixes it with some real-life names within the struggle so as to add some authenticity. There’s actually nothing fairly like this on the SNES/Super Famicom, which makes its already unusual existence that rather more weird.