Oddities 11: More Fun With Crazy NES Plots!


Warped by who?

Arkanoid is a really fun game, but I have to wonder...What the heck is up with that plot?? And it's written the exact same way on the arcade version of the game, too. Well, maybe this isn't the weirdest thing ever, but I still got a chuckle out of it.

Kid Niki: Radical Ninja

This one defies all logic and explanation. When Kid Niki begins, we see a view from outside a Ninja School, and we can see the silhouette of Kid Niki and a flying bird inside the school. Suddenly, an arrow flies in from the right, strikes the bird and presumably kills it as it falls to the ground. Kid Niki shouts, "WILL HELP YOU!" and busts through the rice paper door, then begins his adventure. What the hell was that all about?? Was this bird a friend of his and is he going to find its killer? I really don't understand this one at all. Here are some pics:

Ninja School...WILL HELP YOU!

I think this whole game is rather screwy! Kid Niki's hair makes it look like he's wearing a dead animal on his head. Also, if you've never played this game, you really have to get a look of this first boss. His name is "Deathbreath", and he appears to be a guy with a REALLY oversized head and cheeks swelled up like a chipmunk at a birdfeeder! Every now and then, he breathes out a cloud of gas that temporarily stuns Kid Niki. However, because he sort of twists his body to the side a bit before breaking wind, I'm tempted to think he's actually farting and not breathing it through his mouth! Here's a pic:


Twin Eagle

Revenge who?

Umm...#1: Shouldn't that be "Avenge Joe's brother"? #2: Just who exactly is "Joe"...and why are we avenging his brother?? Let's say, for the sake of argument, that Joe's brother is Frank. Wouldn't it have been easier to say, "Avenge Frank"?

Castlevania 3

He practiced sorcery in order to create a bad world filled with evil

I love Castlevania 3, but this one still makes me chuckle! We can't have people making a bad world filled with evil, now can we?

Kick Master

When it comes to goofy opening sequences, Kick Master could win an award.

There's one of those scummy living skeletons!
Because there's no better insult to your enemies than "scummy"!

Only with your great kicking skills can we hope for victory!
Who needs swords and steel when you have "great kicking skills"?
This spirit will shoot bouncing balls to damage your enemies
He not only has legs of steel, but bouncing balls, too!

Kung Fu

Save Sylvia from Mr. X. Yeah, right!

Would someone mind explaining exactly what is going on in this picture? Sylvia claims she needs to be saved from Mr. X, but I sure don't see anyone else around besides Thomas! And if Mr. X isn't there, then why doesn't Thomas just untie her, already? Sheesh!

Skate or Die 2

And now for the ultimate ridiculous NES plot! I won't even comment about this one. I'll just let the little animation speak for itself:



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