Such is the madness surrounding GDC that I was unable to pimp the latest Retronauts Bonus Stage yesterday. Trés horrifique! But better late than never, I ‘spect. Warning: May contain disturbing themes, including terrible video games, frank discussions of the human reproductive cycle and child molestation. That last one wasn’t our idea, though. Blame Namco.
And just to clear up a tragic misperception about this video, we’re not calling all the games in this episode terrible. In fact, only the last few are. Zelda II? Pretty okay. Fire Emblem? Right jolly. Shin Megami Tensei? Inscrutible and completely unsuited for American bible morality, but who could hate a Megaten? No, our vituperation is reserved for Ikki, Ninja Jajamaru-kun and Wonder Momo. They are, in the parlance of our times, not very good.
Bonus Stage is the most enjoyable thing I’ve done with my job in several years, by the way, so I’m very open to feedback. Feedback = better show = more popular show = I get to justify spending more of my time on it. So really, it’s in your best interests to offer suggestions for improvement. You could also Digg it or subscribe to its iTunes feed. Once Bonus Stage becomes a certifiable hit, I turn into a real boy.
Alright, I’m done being shameless.