Murphy Media Memories is back with a new review. This time, it’s my quest to find a video game I played in elemntary school many years ago. At long last, I thinkI have found it. Is the Super Solver’s game Midnight Rescue, or OutNumbered, the game I am looking for? Plus, see a quick rundown on all the games in the series. This video also contains a quick playthrough of both Midnight Rescue and OutNumbered, showing you what all the game entails.
Remember the Arcade movie from 1994? No? Well it’s a good thing I’m here to fell you all about it. It’s about an evil Arcade machine (named ARACDE!) that will steal your soul if you lose it’s game while no one is looking. John Delancy is Arcade’s creator, Seth Green is in a bit part, and the main character must deal with her mother’s suicide while trying to warn her friends about the evil Arcade! Plus, I’ll tell you about the vast differences between the original cut and graphics of the film compared to the original.
Finishing out the last of the Spider-Man Anniversary issues, I look at Spectacular Spider-Man 189 & 200, which examines Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Harry Osborn (The Green Goblin) & Mary Jane’s relationships to each other, and ultimately leads to Harry Osborns death. Surprisingly, there are many allusions to child and spousal abuse that are really serious that I was surprised Marvel let go through when I read these again.
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Jaws was the first video game I ever played. I remember it fondly from when I was around 5-6 years old, and I describe that story in the video. I run through briefly the game mechanics and how my friend and I experienced this game at the time, then pick it up for the first time since 1986 and see if I can figure it out and beat it now that my brain has developed more intelligence and many decades worth of video game reflexes. In addition, I will take you through the other 5 Jaws games that were made.
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This month’s episode is about the best-selling children’s book series, Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. I read a few excerpts from the book and show you how Bunnicula spun into many different series. Also, I’ll look at the cartoon and show you just how vastly different it is from the original book. Plus, did you know it’s been made into many different stage plays?
For the latest Murphy’s Media Memories, I transfered an old VHS tape I had and uploaded it to the world. Welcome to the world of 1985, where you can learn about Halley’s Comet (if you are a kid). So, just how is this low-budget direct-to-video 80’s edutainment? Let’s find out.
If you want to watch the original video in it’s entirety, you can watch it below:
The first video game review on Murphy’s Media Memories. This game is Megarace. You remember it more for it’s host who is just bizarre and makes bad jokes than you do for the actual game itself (which is still fun).
That title is no joke. This is a board game / RPG game that I created after watching Jurassic Park and playing only 1 hour of a Dungeon & Dragons-like game.
While at my cousin’s place one day, he had me play this game that only required listening and then stating what you want to do (I do not remember if there were weapons and spells, or even items) and I tried to create a game similar to that, but ended up merging it with a board game. It was a board game where you couldn’t see the board, but had to listen to what I was describing so you wouldn’t go the wrong way.
However, this ‘board’ game, ended up being on over 30 pages of large Notebook paper. It started only as Jurassic Park, then every day or so, I would add another board (or another licensed property), until it was an immensely large game.
So, this is the latest episode I look back at this game I made when I was 12, without having looked at it in almost 20 years.