Comic-based games: The 8-bit Years

So, yes, let’s forget about MSX and jump straight to 8-bit consoles (with a little detour through early PC games this afternoon, probably).

Getting closer to the 16-bit explosion of actually good games, we still had to go through the 8-bit period of “let’s assume that block is really who they say it is”, starting with the NES:

Trying to not forget the Sega Master System (though who could blame us?):

And, as last time, my favourite 8-bit game, Castlefuckinvania (though, strangely enough, I prefer the MSX version, or not so strange considering it was the first one I played):

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DIY Crossovers: Mazinger Z and his Amazing Friends

Love these 90’s plastic action figures made in Spain. They give you the possibility to mix up any Disney princess with Dr. Doom (oh wait, he’s a Disney character too I guess … Beauty and the Beast remake with Victor von Doom, please?), smurfs, soccer players or whoever appeared in a movie or cartoon in the last 2 decades. It seems they might be official, too.

Just bought 4 of them for now, but it allows me to submit to you an idea for a team ready to fight Thanos, Chtulhu or anyone else for that matter:

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That would be Mazinger Z, the Hulk, 90’s Iron Man and, of course, Silver Surfer:

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Later this week, we will take a look at some spectacular unlicensed toys from Honk Kong, where they take Millar’s and Bendis’s idea of putting all the popular characters in the Avengers and push it one step further!!!