Defeat Thanos With Your Game Controller!

January 1998

Thunderbolts #10

I guess back in the day I was still too busy with my Mortal Kombat 3 to realize that this game was around, because I certainly don’t remember it! Apparently this was a predecessor to all the Marvel vs Capcom games.

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Something that’s pretty cool (and pretty timely) about this game is that it loosely follows the Infinity Gauntlet story line – all the characters are fighting to get the Infinity Stones, and eventually defeat Thanos. One thing that sounds pretty cool about this game is that once characters obtain an Infinity Stone, they also get a special move/power related to that stone.

So I guess this means there’s no need to wait for the next Avengers movie – just play this game to see how it all turns out!

 

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The Not-So-Mean Streets?

February 1995

X-Force #43

I’ve never really been into Street Fighter – always much more of a Mortal Kombat fan, and from what I’m reading about this movie, that’s probably for the best: 3.8/10 on IMDB, 15% on Rotten Tomatoes… it doesn’t sound like I missed much by skipping this movie!

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So we all know that this movie is based on a video game, but did you know that Capcom took it one step further, and made a video game based on the movie based on the video game?? Yep, in 1995 they released Street Fighter: The Movie as both a coin-op game and as home versions for PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

Anyway, I’m hoping I got all the tags for characters/actors correct – I had to spend a bunch of time flipping between Google and IMDB to figure out who’s who. I guess you can let me know if I made any mistakes.

Get Set For Radical Action!

December 1989

Wonder Woman #37

Radical action, indeed! It looks like both these games are positively packed with action!

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I find it interesting that it says “Capcom introduces two new thrilling games to its Nintendo series” – was Capcom making games for other systems at the time? Because it seems like Nintendo was by far the biggest player at the time.

Oh well, something for me to look up sometime, I guess.

 

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Go Commando With Bionic Power!

December 1989

Wonder Woman #37

So, I’ll be honest here, I have WAY more Marvel comics than DC. Nothing against DC – they’re great, but I just don’t have as much of their stuff as I should. Anyway, I wanted to post some DC early on because there’s probably going to be a ton of Marvel coming up, so I picked this issue of Wonder Woman. Now, I know that video games were big business at the time, but I guess I didn’t remember/realize just HOW BIG of a deal they really were – out of all of the advertising pages in this issue, there were only THREE that weren’t for video games (and out of the ones for video games, only one wasn’t for Nintendo)!

So here’s the ad for Bionic Commando. From what I understand, it’s one of the best as far as game play out of all the ones advertised in this issue.

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Did any of you out there play Bionic Commando? If so, is it as awesome as they make it look?

 

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