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Welcome To Die!

Good evening my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today we are going back to the arcade. Woo-hoo! This time we are bringing five of our buddies with us. Five!? What game are we playing that can possibly fit 6 people!? I’ll tell you that in a second, but first it’s time to bust out your money, get quarters from the machine, and race over to the giant cabinet in the center, because it’s time to play the the 6 person X Men arcade game.
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They Didn’t Do This First

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today I’m going to do something a bit different. Yes, I am going to tell you about a game, but it’s going to be about an arcade game. Many of you might remember what an actual arcade was, and good for you. Unfortunately, many of you hear the word arcade, and think about a place like Chuck E Cheese, well Fuck You! That’s not a fucking arcade! I remember going to the arcade with friends or family trying to decide which game to play first, in this giant room filled with arcade game cabinets, and pinball machines. Well if there was four of us, then we definitely knew one of the games that we were going to play. Well, time to bust out your cash, get your quarters from the machine, and race over to whatever character’s joystick that you wanted to be, because it’s time to play The Simpsons arcade game.

Yes, back in 1991, America’s most famous yellow family had an arcade game. The cabinet was a bit larger than usual, since it had four joysticks, instead of the usual two. Each stick represented one of the four playable characters that you could play as. (Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa). So basically whatever slot, under a stick that put your quarter into, that is what character you would play as. Don’t worry, it was clearly marked so you could tell who you were going to be.

The plot of the game goes as follows. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are out taking a stroll through town. Smithers and two goons just knock over a jewelry store. As they are running out, Smithers bumps into Homer, causing a precious diamond to go flying into the air, and landed in Maggie’s mouth. Instead of just pulling the diamond out of her mouth, Smithers just up and kidnapps her. So now it’s up to the rest of the family to go and rescue her.

This game is a lot of fun. It has eight stages, that takes you all over Springfield, and even Dreamland. There are also some bonus stages for more points. You get so see many of the characters from the show, many will come around to give you food for health, and even some weapons. Each character have special attacks that you can pull off, and there are even tag team moves that you can use as well. I know that most of you can only play this game now via emulators, or on an old Comandor 64, or maybe you are one of the lucky few that still have it from Xbox live, or PSN before it was removed. For the rest of us, hopefully you live near one of the last real arcades that are left, and that the game is there to play. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Time To Hero Up!

Good evening Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today’s game seemed like the best time to do this game. Since Infinity Wars is currently the number one movie in the universe, it only seems fitting that I tell you about a game that somewhat shares a story line with the movie. So it’s that time to grab your buddy, hook up your PlayStation one, and it’s time to play Marvel Superheroes.
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Beastmode Activate!

Good morning my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Some of you may have noticed the title and the picture, and if you were at the HBCL from the beginning, you may be asking yourself, didn’t The Chairman do this game already? The answer is, yes he did. He did it for his games that scared the shit out of him series, or whatever he called it. (By the way, the article is called Remolded Varmint, check it out in his archive, it’s a good read.) So hears the deal, I’m looking at it as a two player game, so this is going to be much different than his. There might be some similarities, due to the fact that I have to describe the story, since I don’t know who has played this game, or who has read The Chairman’s article. Anyway, let’s get down to it, you know what time it is. Grab your buddy, hook up your Genesis/Master System, and it’s time to play some Altered Beast.

So the story goes as follows, the Demon God from the Underworld name Neff has kidnapped Zeus’s daughter Athena. (How powerful is Neff to be able to kidnap her?) In order to save his daughter, Zeus resurrects a fallen Greek warrior to go and rescue Athena. That’s where you come in, and in this case your buddy, cause Zeus will resurrect two warriors.

In this side scrolling beat’em up, you and your buddy fight your way through five levels of undead creatures. Along the way, you have to collect these powers orbs, that makes you bigger and stronger. Once you collect three orbs, you transform into a wear beast. Level one is a wearwolf, two is a weardragon, three is a wearbear, four is a weartiger, and the final stage you turn into a golden werewolf. Once you transform, you are now able to take on the stage boss. Careful, because if you take too long collecting the orbs, and clearing the stage, the boss will show up regardless.

This game is alot of fun. It can be a bit difficult, since it did come from an arcade game that was designed to take all your money. Once you get the understanding of the game, you can beat it in about 10 minutes or so. It made be short, but it is worth sitting down playing this game. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Skating, Hitching and Bitching

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today we are going to talk about a game that didn’t get high ratings when it first came out, but it’s a lot of fun to play. It is very similar to Road Rash 2, a game that I told you about before, so if you enjoyed that game, then you should enjoy this game as well. So now, you guys know what to do. Grab your buddy, hook up your Genesis/Master System, and it’s time to play Skitchin.

Skitchin came out in 1994, and was made by Electronic Arts. What!? EA making a game that people enjoyed, what the hell happened? Oooo, oh Chairman. Anyway, as I said earlier this game came out to negative press. Mostly because they said that if you played one race, you played the entire game. But can’t you say that about most racing games that come out, including the Road Rash games that came out during this time? Well, I’ll discuss the game and let you guys decide.

In this game you play as a rollerblader that is trying to win races across the US and Canada. You race against seven other racers, in a pretty much anything goes style race. Races happen on busy streets in whatever city they are in. There are cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles that have no issues with running you down, to get to their destination. Luckily for you and the other racers, you can use those vehicles to help you get to the finish line faster. You can either hold onto the back of a car, and just ride all the way to the end of the race, or you can grab one car, and either slingshot yourself forward to grab another car, or just move forward and use that speed to help win the race.

Combat is also a big part of this game. You can beat up other racers, but if you are not careful, you will be the one getting beat down and ending up in last place. Most combat is mostly done unarmed, either by getting near a racer and throwing some punches and kicks, or while hanging on the back of a vehicle trying to knock each other off. If you are lucky enough, you can bend down and grab a weapon off the ground, as you skate over it. Weapons are normally chains, bats, and nunchucks. They cause more damage and you need less attempts to beat up the other weapons. Besides dealing with cars, weapons, other racers, and shit all over the road, there are also ramps that you can try to pull off stunts. The harder the stunts, the more money you can make off of them, that is if you land them.

This game is very fun, and it brings it to a different level when you are playing with a buddy on split screen. I don’t know why it got such bad reviews. Maybe it had something to do with the possibility of people going out and trying to hitch on the back of a moving car, while on blades, bikes, or skateboards. So giving the game bad reviews, to prevent high sell volume, so that young people wouldn’t be out trying this in real life, sounds plausible, since people have tried this in the past, and were injured and some killed doing it, but I couldn be completely wrong. Maybe only a few people liked this game, including myself, and we just can’t see the flaws. Oh well! Until next time Painkillers.

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