Frothing Demand

Rabid commentary on video games, movies and television.

Friday, October 23, 2009

100 Sega Mega Drive Games in 10 Minutes

A new video, which I hoped would drive some more traffic to my YouTube channel. Doesn’t seem to be working.


posted by Matthew Keller at 6:08 am  

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Terminator (Mega Drive, 1992)

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned something about developing some other skills to compliment my writing, along with producing more original content for this blog. Of course I did absolutely nothing about it until today when I captured and pieced together this video of me playing through The Terminator on the Mega Drive.

The game came out in 1992, well after the release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, let alone the original film. It actually looks pretty good, but there’s not a whole lot to it. This playthrough is on the Easy mode – on all other difficulties there is a fight with a mini-boss (kind of like the T-1 from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) before you can get the machine gun. It’s not my best run through the game either – you can see a few moments of hesitation and I take way too many hits.

Dave Perry was the game’s lead programmer – before he went on to become a hotshot with Disney’s Aladdin and set up shop at Shiny and then fail miserably on Enter The Matrix despite years of awesome games like Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah and Sacrifice. Also interesting is that the producer is Neil Young, who’d later set up the Medal of Honor series at EA before becoming an iPhone magnate at ngmoco.

I’ll probably add a commentary track to the video and do this sort of thing more often (even thought about putting it up in the Let’s Play board on Something Awful). Challenges in producing this sort of thing are time – capturing, editing and recompression take ages, uploading to YouTube takes even longer. This is a game I know inside out, and it’s really short, so I thought it would be a good one to start out on. In future, I might produce something more elaborate.

posted by Matthew Keller at 7:39 pm  

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