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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Murphy’s Media Memories – Spider-Man 30th Anniversary Comics (Part 2) – Spectacular Spider-Man 189 & 200 from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

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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Here is the cover to Mechanaflux #1. The issue is out now.

The world of Flux is being shaped into a metallic wasteland by the living Mecha, Gaudra. Only the amulet invented by Gaudra’s creator holds the key to victory, but it can only be used by the creator’s son and daughter. Cory, Arad, & Jackson (3 earth kids) find themselves in the magical, and dangerous, world of Flux, and together with Princess Maria, a master sword fighter, Gluss, the Centaur general, and Darius, the last female spellcaster, they must find a way to put a stop to the evil consuming their world.

Mechanaflux is All-Ages.

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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?

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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.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Halley’s Comet (1986 VHS) from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

If you want to watch the original video in it’s entirety, you can watch it below:

This is a preview of The End #3’s second story: Must Play, featuring the original pencils and the finished page. In this story, David has only one goal the last week of his life: play all the video games he can. Yes, this is a comedy in my end of the world series.

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Have you ever read The Magical Rainbow Man & The Journey of Love? Well, what’s wrong with you?


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MMM – The Magical Rainbow Man & The Journey of Love from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

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).

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MMM – MegaRace (CD Game) from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.