Monday, October 31, 2011

The Muppets Celebrate Halloween

Just in time for Halloween here are some Muppet Halloween videos, from the scary year of 2009...



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Why Is Sounds Dangerous! Still At Hollywood Studios?

Yes, this still exists.
So I have been thinking this for awhile now. Sounds Dangerous! at Disney's Hollywood Studios really has no business of existing. It is open seasonally when the park is really busy but even then any place with air conditioning on days like that will attract the masses. This show is dated. How is this show dated? Well it has Drew Carey. Now you're thinking "Well Drew Carey hosts Price is Right?' Well that is true but when this opened the Drew Carey Show was still on and had 3 or 4 years left in it. I have no problem with Drew Carey and I think a new movie with him would be good but I'll tell you about that later. So if you have not seen Sounds Dangerous here it is:



If you watched it with headphones you just got the exact same experience without having to spend 80 bucks and the other money you inevitably spent which I will write about another time. So how could they improve this show? They can't and that is the problem. There is no way to improve it with out filming a new movie. No, I don't have a solution for Disney I just have a question. Could you please update this, I would love to see Drew Carey but the same show for 10 years is a little to much when it isn't up to the quality of a Star Tours or Muppet Vision 3D.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super Mario 3D Land: The Waiting Continues


I have not written much if not at all about Super Mario 3D Land so I am going to solve that problem now.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scuba Mickey

I have always wondered how they did this. If you know leave a comment and please explain so I don't have to be the idiot who says they are a huge Epcot fan but has no idea how they do it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Opinion of the Week: Why Disney Should Not Build "Avatar Land"

Time once again for the less then weekly Opinion of the Week! So Avatar Land, or whatever it is going to be called, is coming. I know that, I know how much I moan and complain it is not going to change anything. For me personally I really did not like Avatar. I found it boring and unoriginal. That is just my opinion so don't get upset reading this if you are a big fan. That is good for you, it just is not my thing. Now from the standpoint of Disney I do not think it is a wise decision. Here are  my four key reasons:
  • There has only been 1 Avatar movie. Disney has no way of knowing whether or not the sequels will succeed or fail.
  • Na'vi are not animals, nor even mythical like the Yeti which is in need of being fixed. Putting those creatures in is like putting in a High School Musical show in Tomorrowland which already happened.
  • They could be spending this money on a new experience not found anywhere else.
The #1 reason is that Avatar does not have the impact that Harry Potter has. This is a move to compete with Universal's Harry Potter but Harry Potter has legs and for the near future it is looking good. I think they would have been better off doing some sort of Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios since they already have a good relationship with Lucasfilm. Star Wars has been around for more then 30 years and is a proven popular franchise. In the end I have no say in what Disney does or does not do. Tell me what you think. Are you happy with this Avatar Land or would you rather see something else? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mouse Guest Is Back!

One of my favorite podcasts Mouse Guest Weekly ended in July but now they are back with a more irregular but still great show. You can find the website here at mouseguest.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Disney Universe Out Today


Are you getting Disney Universe? I might but not today though sadly.

The Legend of Zelda Animated Series: Excuse Me Princess

Well excuse me if you don't like this post:



The really funny thing is that the Zelda TV series only lasted 13 episodes!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mario's Picross Review


Mario's picross is the first in the series of fun puzzles on Nintendo's handheld systems. Picross is played by having numbers lined up on the x and y axis. Using the numbers you mark and remove squares from the grid using the information given to you by comparing numbers and using logic. It is a lot more fun then it sounds! While it is called Mario's picross Mario is mostly just in the top left corner of the screen reacting to mistakes you make. Also there are some different Mario themed puzzles like a  Goomba made out of the squares.The game is excellent packing a good amount of content with challenging puzzles. You can download it on the Nintendo eShop for only $3.99.

My Rating: 8/10

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

15 Years of Nintendo 64: Kirby Then and Now

It may be Zelda's 25th but this year has been good for Kirby. With two games what Kirby fan would be upset about that. This years marks 15 years of the Nintendo 64 so I thought I would take another look at how the games were advertised after my Super Mario 64 post. First of N64:



Now Wii:



Though the N64 one was made for TV I can't help but feel they could show more gameplay. Though it is nice to see that 15 years later Kirby is still being used.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kirby's Dreamland Review


Kirby's Dreamland on the Game Boy marks the first appearance of the lovable pink guy back in 1992. Except back then he was a white ghost looking creature due to the Game Boy's monochromatic screen. The game is short but it features a more difficult mode after your first play through. It is a sidescrolling platformer and features fun gameplay and great Kirby animations. This was the only Kirby game without Kirby's ability to copy enemies powers,which did not come until Kirby's Adventure which you can read about here. The game is availbe for only $3.99 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. I recommend you suck this one up and spit it back out(if you are not fimilar with Kirby that is one of the ways he attacks enemies) today!

My Rating: 7/10

Sunday, October 16, 2011

15 Years of Nintendo 64: Star Fox 64 Nintendo Power VHS

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To celebrate 15 years of Nintendo 64 let us take a look at how Star Fox 64 was promoted. Nintendo Power used to promote games by sending a VHS like this:



Too bad they rarely send anything with Nintendo Power, though it would be pretty funny if they sent out a VHS instead of a DVD with an upcoming magazine.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vote For WDW Radio at the Podcast Awards


I highly recommend you vote for the podcast WDW Radio under the travel section. You can vote by clicking here. Lou Mongello hosts a great podcast that is both entertaining and informative. I recommend you listen and vote today. Also vote for Inside the Magic for best produced, Ricky Brigante really deserves it.

The Blog Continues...

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This blog has been plugging away for awhile. I first started posting on it it had a VERY small number of people visit it, 602 I only recently started blogging consistently and plan to keep it that way. So after that first post in July the numbers were better for the next few months up til now. When blogging the comments really help me keep writing but they are so few and far between. So I'm asking you to become more involved. Ask questions in the comments or tell me why my opinions are good or bad. I have made commenting very easy. You can do it with your name, many different accounts like google, or just anonymously if you don't want the world to here what you have to say. The best part is is that there is no CAPTCHA. You can see what CAPTCHA hereSo start leaving comments or asking questions, I  always respond. So get interactive and suggest what you want me to write about, good chance I will, or ask a question and if I have an in-depth answer I'll make a post out of it. Until next time...

15 Years of Nintendo 64: Super Mario 64 Commerical Comparison


Since this year is the 15th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 I thought I would look at the differences in the commercials for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS You can read it after the break.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Mii

From miicharaters.com here is a mii of the lovable Disney bear Winnie the Pooh. You can go on the website to get directions for the Wii or scan the qr code with a 3DS.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wii Redesign Coming to North America


As reported on nintendolife which you can read here, the new design of the Wii is coming to North America for $149.99 and comes in black with a Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuck controller, Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack, and New Super Mario Bro. Wii. It can not play GameCube games and will be released on October 23rd. If you have not bought a Wii yet, I highly recommend you do even with the Wii U coming out. It sounds like a good value to me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

3DS Slider Pad Add-On Box Art


So from Nintendo Everything is box art for the slider pad add on in Japan.  You can see more picture of the attachment on my previous post about it here.

Kirby Mass Attack Review

Kirby Mass Attack is a fun game that delivers on all levels. Essentially the plot is that Kirby has been split into 10 Kirbys and he goes on a quest to defeat the villain who did it and restore his body. The game is all controlled by the touch screen. Usually I am not excited by that but it works really well with this game. Occasionally it can be a problem when controlling 10 at once though. The game looks great. It is a 2D side scroller that has great backgrounds and character animations. It can be funny seeing all the Kirbys  toppling over each other or pummeling an enemy. The music is fantastic. You can read about that in a previous post here. The game offers a good challenge and the medals will keep you coming back for more. With the aforementioned medals you can unlock mini-games like a Kirby pinball game and a Kirby space shooter. Altogether Kirby Mass Attack is a great game and I recommend all DS and 3DS owners pick it up. The 3DS can play DS games so it really is just another great game to play on the system. So go buy it!

My Rating: 8.5/10

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trapdoor Mickey

Did you know there is a trapdoor on top of Space Ship Earth. I'm not quite sure about the reason, maybe for maintenance but it was use in a Walt Disney World commercial:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review


Spider-Man: Edge of the Time on the 3DS is a great games that showcases how far narrative experiences have come in games, and how the 3DS can have a great multi-platform game and not a watered-down experience. You can read my review after the break.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Disney Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas

In honor of Halloween, I thought I would make a recommendation to watch a great Disney Movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film follows the character Jack Skellington on his journey to take over Christmas. It features some of the best music in and Disney movie like the opening song:



The movie is available on DVD an Blu-Ray.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tron Atari 2600 and Intellivision Commercial





There were many Tron games released in the 80s. To see a commercial of some of them read after the break.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Disney Has A Newly Registered Video Game Trademark

Disney recently trademarked Castle of Illusion. This was originally a game on the Sega Genesis. Could this be a new game? Or a virtual console release? Or involving Epic Mickey 2? Or is it just another trademark being made which  is done often by big companies? I guess we will just have to wait and see. If it is a new game, I doubt they will advertise it like this:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spider-Man: Edge of Time

I am super excited for this game and already pre-ordered it. It comes out tomorrow. Here is the trailer:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stitch and Meatwad Voice Similarity is Uncanny

I recently was watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force, now Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, and my brother asked me if I was watching Lilo and Stitch from hearing dialog from the character Meatwad in another room. I do think their voices are very similar but you can be the judge of that.

First here is the trailer for Lilo and Stitch which has many lines of Stitch Dialog:



Here is a Safe for Work clip of Meatwad:

40 Years of Walt Disney World

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World: