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WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by [Baker, Chris]
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THE MOST MESSED-UP MOMENTS FROM 14 YEARS OF SUPERHERO VIDEO GAMES – AWESOMELY NERDY NITPICKS!


If you're a superhero fan who loves video games, you've experienced firsthand how pretty much every title out there – good or bad, remembered or forgotten – does something that's absolutely, unapologetically WRONG! with its source material. This ebook documents the most egregious – and most hilarious – offenders from the moment Superman flew onto the Atari 2600 in 1978 all the way through 1992, when Konami's classic X-Men sucked in quarter after quarter in arcades.


NEARLY 80 SUPERHERO GAMES


Some you've played. Some you haven't. And quite a few you never even knew existed in the first place. Some high-/lowlights:
  • Purple Dark Knight vs. Green Joker in Batman: The Video Game (NES)
  • Proven instances of "slapping a license" on an already-developed game
  • Games that stripped Wolverine and He-Man of their most iconic weaponry
  • A questionable transportation method for the Man of Steel in Superman (NES)
  • A Transformers game from the creator of Pitfall!
  • The strangest comic book license ever to hit the Sega Genesis
  • The most unnecessary tie-in to a superhero animated series of all time
  • The Danger Mouse Trilogy
  • That one lonely Thundercats game

ANSWERS TO BURNING QUESTIONS YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW TO ASK


  • Who is "the Princess Peach of superhero games"?
  • Who was the first Marvel character to be featured in three games? And what's the single gaming appearance he's had since 1985?
  • Which super-character is most consistently misrepresented in games?
  • What common superhero gaming feature was pioneered by LJN's otherwise absolutely horrible X-Men NES game?
  • Which hero's primary gaming nemesis is someone he still has yet to even meet in the comics?
  • What do an NES game and a major restaurant chain agree is Wolverine's favorite food?
  • Why is Carnage getting naked on my SNES?!

GAMING PLATFORMS YOU LOVED...OR DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED


Atari 2600 | Intellivision | Commodore 64 | Nintendo Entertainment System | Game Boy | Super NES | Sega Master System | Genesis | Game Gear | Lynx | ZX Spectrum | MSX | PC-DOS | MORE!


YOUR FAVORITE HEROES (AND SOME YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF)


  • From Marvel! Spider-Man | Wolverine and the X-Men | Hulk | Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Vision, and a bunch of other Avengers | Punisher | Human Torch and the Thing from the Fantastic Four | Silver Surfer | Howard the Duck
  • From DC! Superman | Batman | Flash | Swamp Thing
  • From Other Comic Publishers! Conan | Flash Gordon | Judge Dredd | Ex-Mutants
  • From Toy Lines and Cartoons! Transformers | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | He-Man and the Masters of the Universe | Bartman and Radioactive Man from The Simpsons | G.I. Joe | Danger Mouse | Gobots | Thundercats
  • From Commercials! Domino's Pizza's Noid | Kool-Aid Man
  • From Copyright Infringement! The Amazing Spider-Bat | Baseball Batman

ABOUT THE DUDE WHO WROTE THIS STUFF


With years-long stints at Marvel and LucasArts (you know...home to Star Wars games), Chris Baker has played a role in the release of more than 40 game releases since 2005. To name a few: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel Pinball, Star Wars Battlefront II, LEGO Star Wars II...plus quite a few he'd rather not mention while trying to make himself sound awesome. He also worked in the games press from 1998-2005, most notably as an editor at Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, where he wrote about hundreds of games.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 39490 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: C-Bake Publishing; 6 edition (20 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RASQPW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #567,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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