Depression Kong

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  1. I don't get why Kirby Super Star gets so much praise. The idea of splitting the game into sub-games is great, but the physics are slippery and wonky and the graphics are dated and inconsistent. And don't even get me started on the control scheme.

    Super Star Ultra, on the other hand.

    1. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      Graphics are dated? Why? Looking at them, I think they look pretty nice still.

      But maybe that's just the nostalgia talking, I don't know.



      Personally I'm not a huge fan of the sub games approach, I prefer one big fat adventure. Nonetheless, Kirby Super Star is a pretty rad experience I reckon. Played through it first in the 2010s, did not feel dated to me

    3. Joseph Mello

      Joseph Mello

      The game uses that early SNES pallette from Final Fantasy IV


  2. The day they make a Mario & Luigi game where Yoko Shimomura collaborates with some other composer from Square is the day I nut.

  3. Can we please get that interviewer from Eurogamer that roasted Mike Evans to do the same thing with Morio Kishimoto?

  4. I'll give Mario & Luigi Paper Jam plenty of shit for its overly complicated gameplay and absolute boner for NSMB and Sticker Star, but I'll never say a single bad word about its writing. When you step back and really think about the events that unfold, it's up there with PiT as some of the darkest Mario games to date (which is remarkable given how little they had to work with).


    • Kamek forces Mario and the gang to kill an innocent Wiggler, and nearly succeeds in doing so
    • Mario and the gang beat the everyliving shit out of Jr. - Bowser, upon seeing this, acts exactly like a dad seeing his son beaten to a pulp
    • Peach's Castle gets blown up by a cannon blast, and would've been completely destroyed by a second one if Mario didn't step in
    • Bowser burns Toadette's paper-crafts of Mario and friends right in front of her eyes, so she makes a Fire Mario one that does the very same thing to Bowser's
    • Bowser threatens to set the entire Paper Mario world on fire by throwing the book containing it into a pile of garbage, and setting that garbage aflame

    And despite all this, it still manages to be the same light-hearted and self-referential romp that the series has always been. That's what I think is especially impressive.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Yeah, Paper Bowser basically pulled a Count Bleck with that last one. (Though, in this case, I think he was too stupid/shortsighted to realize the consequences of that plan, had he gone through with it)

    2. Dejimon11


      I just wished that Paper Jam had more with it's setting instead of relying on the NSMB or if you're gonna do that atleast add some interesting twist with it. And also stop with the finding toad missions. The writing is great but ugh seriously Odyssey and Kingdom Battle better be successful so they can stop playing it safe.

  5. Gymmy McGym is a national treasure.


  6. I love the idea that Waluigi is just some guy that Wario met one day.

    He's not even Wario's brother or distant cousin or anything. He's literally just some guy.

  7. >We could play the original versions of Yoshi's Island, Mario RPG and DKC on a pseudo-portable version of the SNES >We could play an official version of Star Fox 2 on a pseudo-portable version of the SNES >w e c o u l d h a c k b u b s y o n t o a p s e u d o - p o r t a b l e v e r s i o n o f t h e s n e s
  8. DeDeDe and Escargoon's shenanigans in Right Back at Ya made me realize how much I want a slice-of-life focused around Bowser and the Koopa Troop just dicking around in the Mushroom Kingdom.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      That'd be cool! But who'd be Bowser's sidekick/foil? Kamek?

    2. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      In my mind Kamek would be there to keep Bowser's evil schemes sort of in check but I would like to see the elite trio of Private Goomp, Sergeant Guy, and Corporal Paraplonk( from M & L series) as Bowser's foul like Klump and Krusha were for K.Rool

    3. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      @Forte-Metallix Assuming the series would be able to take stuff from the RPG's with Miyamoto having a stroke, either Kammy or the Elite Trio would be ideal.

      *without Miyamoto having a stroke

  9. As you may or may not already know - Depending on whether you've checked out my DeviantArt (which you can find in my signature) or not - I draw stuff every few centuries. I've been doing drawings ever since I knew how to use a pencil, but only recently have I been trying to take it seriously. Since I've never actually posted any of my work on here, I figure a thread dedicated to it would be best suited. To start off with, here's a drawing that has absolutely nothing to do with Sonic whatsoever. I'm not super into slice-of-life anime, but Love Live! School Idol Project was a guilty pleasure of mine - I mean, it's chock-full of issues with inconsistent screen-time and wasted opportunities, but the few episodes that actually do slow down and focus on specific characters are really, really good.
  10. when you were so caught up shitposting on SSMB that you forgot to make something for sonic's anniversary6PHPbrl.png

    1. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      I'll probably open up a little thing for my artwork on Showcase in the coming days and do something for Sonic.

      So I guess if you want to know what a drawing by me looks like, you have that to look forward to.

  11. 1. Seascape (Marina Madness) ~ Knuckles Chaotix Like most Sonic games, Chaotix's music is its saving grace - Seascape in particular is a highlight for its slow and relaxing melody, contrasting not just the rest of the game's soundtrack but classic Sonic soundtrack in general, and instrumentation that perfectly sets the mood its zone is going for. 2. End of the Summer (Tropical Coast) ~ Sonic Runners I can definitely see where people are coming from when they refer to Runners's music as unremarkable or generic, but in retrospect, it makes sense for Ohtani to take the idea that Sonic is just one big parody of 90's anime and bring it to its logical conclusion. 3. What U Need (Dead Line) ~ Sonic Rush Sonic Rush's soundtrack is a strange one in that its tracks are completely unfitting for the levels they play in. There's absolutely no reason for a fast, EDM-esque track to play in the "Evil Eggman Space Station" level of a Sonic game. But there's something about the way they're composed, something about the way they compliment the game's overall "stylish" vibe, that makes it wrap right around and become fitting. RMX. Sonic3 MegaD Mix ~ Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Sonic Gems Collection No typical player would expect Gems Collection, a rather run-of-the-mill Sonic game compilation, to have a vast selection of completely new remixes - Much less for those remixes to be actually good. This track in particular was done by Naofuma Hataya himself who you probably know as the composer for Sonic CD, so if you liked CD's Japanese soundtrack you'll like this.
  12. The fact that Geno never came back after Mario RPG (unless you're going to count his Superstar Saga cameo) is part of what makes his story arc so effective.

    If he just suddenly came back in a new Mario & Luigi game or something, all the emotional impact of RPG's ending would be completely shattered.

  13. "What's green, scaly, and covered in hot sauce? A Koopa that's landed in deep spaghetti."

    ~ Actual line from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show

    1. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      I never knew! The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is so educational!

  14. If Lost World's soundtrack was associated with literally anything other than Sonic, I'd probably love it.

    In terms of just being video game music, it's great, but much like Lost World itself it goes against everything that makes a Sonic soundtrack a Sonic soundtrack.

    1. Ferno


      not sure what happened tbh, but Wonder World and Windy Hill were amazing to me for the first 50 or so replays each but then even those got old fast for me

    2. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      I sort of get what you mean, it's got more of a whimsical/lighthearted tone to it even on the dramatic songs and very cartoony with a few disjointed bits. Rather like the game itself. Even though Windy Hill, Frozen Factory 2 and a couple of others sounds the most Sonicy, they would have been more of a menu/hub theme if they were in say Unleashed apart from perhaps Sky Road since it has the same tone as Dragon Road. Hidden World sounds like it's from a completely different game all together. Oh there's the Tornado music but sounds like something from Sonic 4 or someone trying to imitate from it.

    3. Gabe


      The songs in Lost World that weren't really trying to ape on Mario's musical style were the best. Dragon Dance, Sea-Bottom Segue, and Highway Honeycomb in particular are still sublime.

  15. A reminder that the design of the "where's my drink?" guy from Pizza Delivery is never seen again after his debut.

    Squidward murdered him with the pizza box. This is canon.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Now if only the rest of the background characters would die. They're all dicks.

      Except Fred the "MY LEG!" guy. He can stay.

    2. Ernest-Panda


      Or he just switched bodies with another poor unsuspecting fish.

      I mean if Old Man Jenkins can do it...

    3. Ferno


      all the fish designs post-movie look so weird and neon-y to me