Why doesn’t Nintendo re-release the NES Classic as a Wii U disc or a Switch cart?

NES-Classic-Edition-banner-696x447The NES Classic Edition was very sought after, rare, and now very much discontinued. It was very popular but Nintendo only enough product at launch to MAYBE match 1% of some town’s population. That’s terrible. It was popular, maybe was restocked a few times, and then… Pfff… now everyone is talking about a possible upcoming SNES Classic Edition. WHY?!

Let’s back up for a moment, all right? Nintendo could emulate all of these games, easily, on Wii U or Switch… so just release them on a disc, a cart, or just a download. Hell, sell them with a download code bundled with one NES classic controller for the price of the entire system, $60! Come on Nintendo!

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverSo, now if there is an SNES Classic Edition, my predictions is that, if it has as many games as the NES Classic, which there is no guarantee that it will since SNES games are a higher value on Nintendo’s Virtual Console, here is what I predict will come out, in no particular order:

Earthbound (Nintendo)
Megaman (Capcom)
Super Castlevania IV(Konami)
Final Fantasy II (IV) (Square Enix)
Chrono Trigger (Square Enix)
Super Mario World (Nintendo)
Megaman 7 (Capcom)
Super Metroid (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past (Nintendo)
Kirby Dreamland 3 (Hal)
Star Fox (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
Breath of Fire (Capcom)
Bust a move (Taito/Square)
Street Fighter II (Capcom)
Earthworm Jim (Shiny Entertainment)
F-Zero (Nintendo)
Fatal Fury Special (SNK)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Square Enix)
Harvest Moon (Natsume)
Megaman X (Capcom)
Ms. Pac-man
NBA Jam (Midway)
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (Square Enix)
Pocky & Rocky (Natsume)
Pop’n TwinBee (Konami)
Samurai Shodown (SNK)
Soul Blazer (Square Enix)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom)
Super Mario RPG (Square Enix)

zelda lttp screen shot heartAs you can tell, I am not excited about a future rare SNES Classic Edition. If one comes out, I might buy an SNES classic controller for $10 maybe, but that’s it. Release this for consoles we have and please start treating us like humans and not the ravenous collection monsters you think we are.

 

Happy Bunny Girl day everyone!

inababunnyshinobuToday for people of the many Christian faith is Easter Sunday. On this day, Jesus Christ was apparently resurrected from the dead after dying 3 days prior due to crucifixion. Crucifixion was a terrible fate under the Roman empire for many people. There were two theifs that happened to also be crucified alongside Jesus btw. Their names were Dismas and Gestas, not that that really matters.

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Web comic artist Kittyhawk’s Easter contribution from her online sketchbook

Why doesn’t any of that matter? Because Easter is about rabbits hiding candy eggs for children to find, that’s why. Instead of continuing my ongoing struggle to obtain diabetes, I have instead decided to devote this day to going back to work after a week long vacation.

That… and Bunny Girls!

You see, Bunny Girls started out, to my knowledge, in the year 1960 when gentleman’s magazine Playboy created a club where their waitresses all dressed up in the now infamous playboy bunny outfit that was based on their mascot. Their mascot was a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.

50-years-playboy-bunny-5IF you are okay with some nudity, I highly recommend the book 50 years of the Playboy Bunny. It has photos of famous bunnies throughout the years, as well as some behind the scenes stuff as well. I would probably classify this as a ‘coffee table book,’ but since there are some topless photos, umm… you really shouldn’t?

BulmabunnyThis outfit has been pretty popular in anime. Bulma from the original Dragon Ball comes to mind, as well as Lum and most of the immediate cast from Urusei Yatsura in the OAV Inaba The Dream Maker.

ranma403Strangely, Ranma Saotome, from Ranma 1/2 also has gotten in on the action despite the fact that he is originally male.

Speaking of anime, there was an anime called Daicon in Japan. Daicon 3 had a little anime opening for it starring a school girl. Daicon 4 featured the same girl all grown up as a bad ass bunny girl. Below is the video from both.

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FLCL

The people that made these animations later went on to be Studio Gainax. Gainax later went on to make the animem FLCL, where they once again had a character become a bunny girl, this time flying on a guitar instead of a sword.

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Usagi from Sailor Moon

Now, bunny girls are great, but one of the problems you run into is the question: Are bunny girls sexist? Maybe? Women seem to love them though too… so maybe not?

Naoko Takeuchi would often draw her main character Usagi (Bunny) with rabbit ears, and to the left is a picture of her as a Playboy bunny girl… but that isn’t too sexual, right? I mean, it’s from… the… waist… up…

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“Fourteen year old girls” – Nostalgia Critic

Takeuchi dressed all of the inner senshi as playboy bunny girls. Awesome. Well… at least there isn’t anything more scandalous than…

f9f729a83a8dbbbd328cc0cb1993744cWell… at least she isn’t dressed up like an angel in underwear with… *sigh* Happy Easter Naoko Takeuchi. *gah*

To close this out early, because I certainly could keep going… for example:

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bunny robotSo year… to close it all out, like I’ve already said, Bunny girls are awesome.

HERE IS AN OLD VIDEO OF A BULMA UNBOXING.

Dragonzord in Beauty Mode!

In Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, also refereed to as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there was 5 male characters and only one female character, and she wore pink and a skirt. Now, the American version made the yellow ranger less of a Boi and more of a Trini, but the ratio was still far from even, 4:2.

In a recent video from BuzzFeed where they let people try on Power Ranger suits, they had a woman play The Green Ranger, and that was pretty cool.

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But maybe that is too tasteful? Without a skirt, how are they supposed to know that she is a FEMALE Green Ranger?

green_ranger_cosplay_01Cosplayer Sonni Aralynn solved this problem! Now, her take looks less baggy than the actual fit/fabric from the tv show.

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Tommy (MMPR)

Also, I don’t know if she has the white diamonds on her green… dress? Tunic? What do you call the top portion of The Pink Ranger’s outfit? It is two major pieces instead of one, right? Gah… I thought I knew what these costumes were when I watched them so long ago! Anyways, better fit, stretchier fabric? The costume looks very good… but maybe too tasteful and not rule 63 anime waifu kawaii desu, right?

Well, deviant artist Kaskachan has you covered on that front! Unfortunately… all of the other originals get involved as well. So… Jason is Sailor Mars? Nifty!

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But what about Tommy’s Dragonzord? Well… I was not able to find any fanart I had to go far down the rabbit hole but I did find something!

Goku-Senpai (NSFW gallery), also a deviant artist, did the following art work of not just Dragonzord, but her in battle mode as well!dragonzord_tans_by_goku_senpai-d7qejsx

I was terrified that I was going to have to be the one who commissioned this after my original inability to find her. The trick was searching for ‘female Dragonzord’ and not things like  rule 63.

AND WHY did I bring you these Mighty Gender Bent Rangers and their Zords? Because it’s Sunday, and everything around me is closed. Useless days sometimes end up with some pretty wild searches, huh?

Ghost in The Shell Reviews

I’ve decided not to watch Ghost in The Shell right away. Trying to punish Hollywood’s casting of Scarlett Johansson instead of a Japanese woman would be lost on them at this point to not watch this movie out of spite. Their take away would be either Manga/Anime doesn’t translate to film or that Scarlett Johansson has lost her box office appeal… so what’s the point? I’ll watch it in a few weeks when my money isn’t as important to them. Maybe. So here is a positive and negative review from youtubers that I like. Be warned, the second one has HUGE spoilers.

Chris Stuckmann – Ghost in the Shell – Movie Review

Alachia Queen – Ghost in the Shell | Movie Review (Non Spoilers + Spoilers)

Jeremy Jahns – Ghost In The Shell – Movie Review

ScreenJunkies News – Ghost In The Shell Review

I was going to say some stuff here about how I might be okay about the white washing of The Major if they took it into this or that area story wise, but after watching those reviews… yeah, I’ve got nothing.

Remember the Wii Mini?

41XUhfDMEbL._AC_US327_QL65_It was Nintendo’s last model for Their Wii console, and like the later iteration of the original model that dropped everything Gamecube, it too was a down grade. The aforementioned GC support, no wifi, and no SD card slot. It came packaged with The Wii’s Mario Kart, and hey… smaller horizontal design and yeah… it was a thing that exists, and can still be bought from Nintendo’s Amazon store for about $250.

Rnintendo2DSemember The Nintendo 2DS? Nintendo wasn’t selling the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS games like they wanted to. A lot of people saw 3D as a gimmick, so Nintendo released this version of the Nintendo 3DS, and people like me finally bought it for a cheaper price.

Wii_U_Console_and_GamepadRemember The Wii U? Released two different versions of this system with insufficient storage space, and there was never a stripped down version of it. It lasted what, 4 years and despite having awesome games had it’s production line unexpectedly cut early when people expected a price drop. There were a lot of great games for this console that did not rely on the Wii U gamepad that might be quickly forgotten if they do not get ported to The Switch.

switchThe Switch. Ah, Wii U’s popular younger brother that does Zelda… slightly worse than it does? What? Supposedly, Switch has been selling better than even The Wii, but since we are in the 1st month still… wii will see what happens.

What are my obvious predictions for this handheld console hybrid?

Within 3 years, there will be a ‘Switch-less’ version of the hardware that is smaller, has possibly more HDD space, comes with a game, and 1 pro controller as opposed to the joycon controllers. This will be a system that can never go portable as it has no screen, but will be aimed at hardcore audiences who rarely desire to use that feature.

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverI believe that this will happen, because the only one that did not have later iterations that were cheaper to manufacture with less features died.

If this does happen, I will back The Nintendo Switch so hard! Large HDD with no screen… come on Nintendo! Make this happen!

The Disney Afternoon collection

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TailSpin all legally running on your Xbox One, PS4, or PC via Steam. When: April 18th. How much? $19.99

Given that the first DuckTales game was given an HD Remaster a few years back, this comes as a surprise! Perhaps other properties that Capcom has worked on will get a collection of some sort, such as Little Nemo: The Dream MasterWho Framed Roger Rabbit, or Willow.

Hopefully this will be popular enough to warrant another collection so they can release these following Disney Afternoon games as well: Aladdin (Genesis) Aladdin (SNES) Goof Troop (SNES), Bonkers (SNES) Gargoyles (Genesis) and The Little Mermaid (NES).

The Legend of Midna: Twilight Princess

link and midnaMove over Link between World’s Hilda, Midna is still alternate reality waifu. That’s right, I decided to make this a waifu Sunday to celebrate the end of daylight savings.

We first fell in love with this impish character in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and the below youtube videos of course spoil that game, so be warned.

QueenMidna – Midna’s True Form

MasterEnex – Midna’s Lament

HMK – Zelda Theory: Return of Midna

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Midna was in Hyrule Warriors, but I hope she can come back in another game that Nintendo actually makes. Maybe she will be in Smash Bros. for switch? No? Okay.