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Wut U Talkin Bout? Wario’s Woods (Vidya Edition)

Wario’s Woods! Ever hear of it? No? That’s why we are here! Wario’s Woods, released in 1994 for the NES and SNES, is one of Nintendo’s lesser known puzzle titles, at least compared to Dr. Mario. Of course, we could enjoy reading about Wario’s Woods. But reading is for losers! Instead, we have video and audio! Lovely fun times.

 

 

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Wut U Talkin Bout? M.U.L.E.

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked intro in a franchise.

Some of you may be thinking “what in the heck is a M.U.L.E.,” while others are probably thinking “Isn’t M.U.L.E. a popular game?” M.U.L.E., released in 1983 for the Atari 400 and Atari 800, was one of the first titles to do four player multiplayer right. It was later ported to the Commodore 64 where it became a hit title on the platform. Unfortunately, most modern gamers never look beyond the NES when it comes to retro gaming. So while M.U.L.E. is recognizable by some, many gamers today know nothing of, or very little about the title.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Dokapon Kingdom

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked intro in a franchise.

A group of friends get together for a good time. The usual laughing and chatting commences as they are all unaware of the situation that is to come. As a joke, one person steals their friend’s food. He doesn’t give it back. Eventually, the food is stolen by someone else. Hours later, the simple act of stealing food leads to backstabbing, low blows and arguments within the whole group. Tension fills the room as everyone remains completely quiet. Faces turn bright red from frustration. Eventually, one has to even step out to cool his nerves. This isn’t a party that went wrong. It is Dokapon Kingdom!

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Wut U Talkin Bout? XIII

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked entry in a franchise.

No, not Final Fantasy XIII. XIII, a 2003 first person shooter published by Ubisoft. The title has a Bourne Identity style plotline about a former special agent who gets amnesia after a failed mission. Despite being a mature title, XIII uses a cel-shaded art style which was very different when compared to the more common realistic first person shooters. Through this, Ubisoft made a comic book style shooter that, even seven years later, still remains an interesting and unique experience.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or an overlooked entry in a franchise.

Japanese games, like Katarmari Damacy, definitely have their own unique style that can’t be replicated by any other culture. These games not only have strange visual styles, but also strange concepts. Often you have to ask “where in the world did they come up with this?” While not as ridiculous as Katamari Damacy, Cubivore: Survival for the Fittest for the Nintendo Gamecube definitely has that unmistakable Japanese style.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Yoshi Touch and Go

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

Yoshi hasn’t exactly been at the top of his game in recent years, with most of the traditional platformer titles coming up a bit short. And while they aren’t the worst games in the world, they seem to fall shy of the original  Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo. But back in 2005, before Nintendo attempted to recapture the success of Yoshi’s Island with a DS sequel, Nintendo tried something new for the series with Yoshi Touch and Go for the Nintendo DS. And while it is no Yoshi’s Island, it was one of the few games near the DS’s launch that was actually good.

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Guest Wut U Talkin Bout? Melty Blood: Actress Again

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

This Wut U Talkin Bout? is written by forum member Grims Child as a guest entry.

To say fighting games are part of an odd genre is a grave understatement. After the huge success of Street Fighter II in the arcades, it seemed like every company in the world was trying to cash in on Capcom’s success by making cheap, and in some cases unplayable, knockoffs using the same formula of “Beat that guys health bar down to zero and then you win.” Of course, that was 1995. And now in the modern age of video games, it seems that 2D games have almost died out completely. The 4th iteration of the main Street Fighter franchise went 2.5D, King of Fighters became terrible with XII and Guilty Gear disappeared due to legal issues when Sega split as a company from Sammy. In recent years, there have only been two truly great 2D fighters: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Or in the delayed case of my country, Calamity Trigger) and of course: Melty Blood: Actress Again.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Electroplankton

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

The Nintendo DS ushered in a new audience of gamers. While there was a loose definition for what casual gamers were before, the DS really set the definition in stone. Titles like Brain Age and Nintendogs changed the face of a huge portion of the market. Nintendo pushes these type of titles out like crazy nowadays, and they are generally very successful. But one of Nintendo’s earlier casual titles on the Nintendo DS sort of released a bit shy of the casual boom. Electroplankton, for the Nintendo DS, was one of the first titles on the platform Nintendo called a toy and a creative tool, instead of a game.

Wut U Talkin Bout? Kururin Squash!

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

Kururin Squash!, for the Nintendo Gamecube, is an arcade style maze title similar to that of the Monkey Ball franchise. The original Kururin title was developed by Eighting, who eventually went on to develop Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and was published by Nintendo in 2001, the Kururin series hasn’t been vastly popular.. But at the same time, most gamers are unknowingly familiar with it as the Kururin ship appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee and as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Blue Stinger

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

When talking about a good game, often you hear about how responsive the controls are, how impressive the level design is, how they tightened up the graphics on level 3, etc. These games provide  an excellent well polished gaming experience that usually can be enjoyed by many. Nowadays, these well polished games are a dime a dozen. But sometimes there are games that come along that have poor controls, visuals, and level design, but can be just as fun and enjoyable, or even more so, then most AAA titles out there. Blue Stinger is the first game that come to my mind when thinking about such a title.

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