Space Suplex #29: End of the Line

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Matt presents one final show and chats about the previous seven months of WWE pay-per-view programming and his predictions on the early card known at the moment for WrestleMania 33.

Stay in touch with Matt on the Hart & Usagi Podcast and Anthony on the Generic Video Game Podcast.

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Space Suplex Podcast Ep. 17: WrestleMania 31

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It’s the 1st anniversary show of Space Suplex! We welcome Eddie and get his thoughts on being a new wrestling fan. We also talk about WrestleMania 31 and some recent news.

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TOPICS:
* WrestleMania XXXI
* Favorite and guilty pleasure past WrestleMania event
* The Latest on Perro Aguayo Jr.’s Passing
* LAW March 24 Update – Brock Lesnar Re-Signs with WWE

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Space Suplex Podcast Debut Episode

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Space Suplex podcast. I am your co-host along with 24bitAJE. As debuts go we talk briefly about our history of watching pro wrestling with many a tangent. Our main topic is on WrestleMania XXX.

Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to the show (iTunes compatible)!

TOPICS:
* Our history with the product.
* ECW relaunch
* Wrestlers torn down and built back up.
* Other wrestling podcasts we listen to.
* WrestleMania XXX

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Present: Conan. MIA: Rick.

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I was going to wait until the copy of Splatterhouse 2 that I bought last week showed up, but it’s been a frustrating wait to say the least. I’ve decided to go ahead with this blog post for now. Because of this it’ll probably show up tomorrow. With that said let’s get into it.

Two posts ago I mentioned quickly at the end that I was playing Conan and two versions of Tetris. Allow me to elaborate about those games now.

Conan
Along with WWF Super WrestleMania for the Genesis (chosen by jollyroger78), Conan was also one chosen for me to play next by Gigastormz on twitter.

I’m currently near the end of the game. At least that’s what I’m thinking since Conan has retrieved all of this armor.

I can easily recommend this game to anybody that enjoyed the demo. The frustration is minimal and the game has a cool combo mastering system where you can get more experience, health, and magic replenished when killing enemies with mastered combos.

Tetris
I played some of the NES and Game Boy versions of Tetris for Retroware TV’s 7th High Score Challenge. My initial scores were 88,410 (GB) and 59,609 (NES). While the Game Boy score was my only one, I did better my score on the NES side three times with my final score of 134,793 for fourth place!

Because of the last few months of purchasing one game, I was able to take advantage of the 3-for-2 Toys-R-Us video games sale during this week.

I wasn’t able to find a copy of some of the more recent hits like Uncharted 2 and Demon’s Souls, but I did get a few that were released earlier this year.

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Bionic Commando
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Prototype

After I finish Conan and finally receive Splatterhouse 2 in the mail, the latter game along with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune will be the next two games on tap to play.

I hope you’re enjoying the current games you’re playing and see you next time!

He’s On Fire!

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I’ve decided to take this time to fill you all in on what I’ve been playing as of late. As you know, my normal schedule for such blogs is once a month, but since I’ve already played about seven games so far, I figured why not now.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
This was the next game in the line of unfinished games that I was trying to finish. My roadblock became a boss at the halfway point by the name of Saint Germain. His ability to poison with a special strike and speeding up time to make the poison more effective was pretty frustrating.

I’m taking a break from finishing the unfinished for now to play some games that I haven’t touched. In the time I was doing it I was able to get through eight games. Not to shabby if I do say so myself.

Uno
This was an unplanned purchased when it was released last week on the PlayStation Network. I never knew it was becoming multi-platform until I noticed VixDiesel and s0njas0n playing it. It’s pretty expensive at $10 for something as simple as Uno is. I was drawn to such a casual game for the sole reason to do something to pass the time while “shooting the shit” as they say. In that regard it has worked well.

As far as where I am in the game. I’ve beaten the game offline in the tournament mode and had a number of matches against the previously mentioned light-hearted gals.

NBA Jam
I busted this game out for some fun on the SNES with usagi704. After some complains of “reversed controls” regarding the pass and shoot buttons, we were able to compete head-on without any perceived barriers.

In the final match-up I chose the L.A. Clippers and usagi picked the Chicago Bulls. To keep this in perspective, the game was released in 1993, which means that these are likely reflecting the 1992 NBA season where the Bulls were in the middle of their first “three-peat.” I ended up winning by 5 points. I guess I’m that good. :lol:

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WWF Super Wrestlemania
I have played both versions of this one and the main draw to the Genesis version is the inclusion of finishing moves. It was the reason that I bought it, but upon playing with them I found the implementation not so great.

Unlike its sequel, Royal Rumble, you don’t need to have the opponent low on health to perform the move. Just do it whenever you want. That sounds great until you realize that some can be abused (ie: British Bulldog). Others are outright useless like Ultimate Warrior’s splash.

Another problem was that in the Survivor Series mode it doesn’t seem possible to switch characters on the apron of the three available. At least that was easy with the Select button in the SNES version. If the Genesis game can do it could someone let me know how? Thanks.

In closing I’d also like to quickly mention that I started up Conan and Tetris (NES & GB). Until next time, thanks for reading!

1995 Game of the Year

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Destruction Derby (PS)
Final Fight 3 (SNES)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES)
Mortal Kombat 3 (PS)
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (PS)

1995 Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat 3
Runner-up: Destruction Derby

Most people would agree that none of those games listed above are worthy of even being nominees for Game of the Year and I would have to agree. However, these were the only ones that were listed on Wikipedia for a 1995 release. Chrono Trigger was one of those games, but obviously I can’t choose that game since I just started playing it.

Purely for just the amount of time I put into each of those games, MK3 reigns supreme. It was and still is an enjoyable port of the arcade game that I recommend above all other ports of the game.

The best way to sum up Destruction Derby is that it was Burnout before that series got started on the PS2. Probably the best two things about this game was the track Crossover and the Destruction Bowls. It was great fun for an early PlayStation game.

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September ’08 Purchases

The following videos are of me showing off my purchases for September. Below the videos are still pictures of those games. Enjoy!

Sept. Purchases: Part 1Part 2

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NBA Shootout 2000 – PS
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – PS
Colony Wars – PS
TNA Impact – PS3
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames – PS3
Fatal Fury – GEN
Sega Classics Collection – PS2
WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It – PS2
Robo Aleste – SCD

Guerrilla War – NES
Mega Man 4 – NES
Kirby’s Adventure – NES
Castlevania – NES
Mega Man 2 – NES
Jackal – NES
WWF Super WrestleMania – GEN
NBA Give ‘N Go – SNES
Skyblazer – SNES
NBA Live ’95 – SNES
Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball – SNES