8-bit mickey and the spoonyone are back to conclude their amazing commentary on this amazing video walkthrough! (Warning: beware of Ahmed Johnson! He screams a lot!)
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5:02 = Vince is the Devil
and yeah Spoony the Owen stuff gonna get some hate (o_0)
o and Nitro did the Pool thing with a ring surrounded by pools.
What you gonna do when The Spoony One runs wild on you?
Hate to sound like a curmudgeon but this seemed a bit rushed. Coulda been at least twice as good if y'all rehearsed it, maybe even acted out the 'ancient prophecy of the help line guy' in skit form. Just sayin, I know you're busy but that wouldn't have taken a whole lot of time.
..and the audio on the tape is way too low… OK I'm done being a dick.
lol at Blue Blazer joke.
1-516… that is the area code for Nassau county long island… who new islanders new so much about wrestling?
You know, I would have laughed if they called that number and they got like someone's home.
“What happens when you cross 'reality' television with internet voting?”
FMW in Japan also had an explosive pool deathmatch. Featuring Mick Foley and Mike Awesome.
As I recall, that wasn't a wrestling event, it was the opening credits for Monday Night RAW.
I'm surprised when an old WEBSITE is still active well after the show or game is out of print/off the air. Imagine an old phoneline, like those computerised story phone lines where “He-Man” would tell you all about his amazing adventures, still up after all this time.
“I think this is what made Shawn lose his smile”
I also rage at your Scott Hall hate. The man got me into wrestling along with HBK as a child. Sure the guy hasn't done anything relevant since 1998 (his one good match with Austin in 2002 doesn't count), but I still respect the guy even though it pains me to see what he has done with himself since he was in his prime. But still Scott Hall from the late 80's to the late 90's was the man chico.
I liked Hall as Razor, but really, even once he hit WCW he became kind of a joke, and his work on Impact pretty much makes him a legitimate target for mockery and derision, earlier awesomeness notwithstanding.
At least it's not another commentary on wrestling….
I like the Toddster more then “Tard” Ghrisham on WWE. Is he even still around?
There is no Hulk since he was busy cashing checks in WCW at the time. A better question is why theres no Diesel in the game. Or Godwin Brothers.
Owen Hart jokes? Oh Spoony…you better hope Martha doesn't hear about it or she'll sue you.
I thought the whole point of the Razor Ramon gimmick was to be a full-on Scarface rip-off?
I couödn't agree more. Hall is my all-time fave. During his prime as Razor Ramon in the WWF and up until 1999 in WCW as part of the nWo this guy was massively over. He was one of the few guy before Steve Austin that the fans were cheering for although he was the heel. Hall could've easily been WWE or WCW champion, but sadly his attitude and his addiction always stood in the way of him and the big gold. Hell, those asses in WCW even went so far as to make a storyline out of his alcohol addiction in late 1998. I don't see why you seem to hate Scott Hall so much. Yes, nowadays he sadly is a shadow of his former self and his addiction seems to be stronger than his strength of will but back in the day, Hall was huge. And yes, Scott Hall did rule at some point.
And about Nitro I have to agree. At least the main events were very predictable. And it really annoyed me. “Ladies and gentlmen, tonight we will present you a Main Event of PPV-caliber here for you on free-tv! Oh what is that? The nWo is interffering and the bell rings after just a few minutes into the match! We didn't see that coming at all although IT HAPPENS EVERY FUCKING WEEK!”. I get that they wanted to save the big matches for PPV but after they interfered the main event for the 500th time it really got annoying.
And that wasn't a event. That was the RAW Opening from 1995 I guess. And Hogan wasn't in it because he wasn't with the WWF anymore at that point.
And did they also do a video like this for the sequel “In Your House”?
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice Mickey knows precisely dick about wrestling? It's really sad to see GameHeroes producing this at this point, since their content has been rapidly on the decline (I used to like them, but the turning point was that BS news program with “Dustin”, gawd.)
If you wanna shoehorn Mickey in to get his face out there for his candidacy for the Tester, fine, but wtf, you coulda just mailed Spoony the video and let him go off on it in the way it seems only he can do, and it would have been SO much better than what it turned out to be. (I cite as my example the GameCrazy training vid).
This doesn't really seem like the forum to be voicing my disappointment at the lack of quality stuff GameHeroes are putting out as of late (MOAR TOP 5s LULZ). But what the hell, Spoony fans are notorious dicks, so what the hell. Flame on!
I do wanna point out that when the nWo angle first hit, I was a total mark, so I completely freaked out to see Hall come down to Nitro through the audience, and to this day it stands as easily in the top 5 moments that made wrestling awesome (Through the late 80s-and most all of the 90s)
Well, there is a reason his first name is Razor…
Indeed. Or Owen Hart. Or British Bulldog. Or Goldust. Or Mable aka Viscera aka Big Daddy V (they were pushing him like crazy at that point). Or 123 Kid. The roster was pretty bad compared to the other WWF games that were available back then.
I must say I didnt think Mickey's commentary on this was very good at all. Seemed like Spoony was doing most of the work and Mickey just either laughed or added to something spoony had already said. Still enjoyed watching it but it really was obvious that Mickey knew nothing about wrestling at all
Guys, what if we put a ring on that helicopter
I didn't want to double-comment but, did anybody just fucking see that bald guy lose his hair? seriously, after razor ramon appears, what the fuck.
Spoony please review WWF: In Your House
Yeah, at 7:20 I believe… I'm surprised they didn't comment on it, honestly!
Gonna be honest, 8 bit mickey seemed nervous he needs to relax and chill and open up his mind alittle.
Question: How many people at TGWTG are into wrestling?
Answer: So far as I know, just Spoony.
And (as Adam Savage would say) there's your problem. Anybody they team up with Spoony to riff on a 15-year-old wrestling game promo tape is going to be weaker on the riff than Antweiler. Notice that when Lee from Still Gaming did his epic two part rant on the crappy world of 1980s baseball card collecting, he did it by himself because he was the only one knowledgable enough. So my point is that sometimes you have to live with your Dr. Erhardts, and other times you can find a TV's Frank.
Spoony, do a Wrestle Wrestle vid on the PWI top 500, I imagine like most fans you'd disagree with there rankings.
Me too, though I had to go back and check if I had imagined it.
Copyright LJN ltd. at the middle-ish makes all of this make sense.
Good evening Spoony and fellow Spooners.
Don't know why, but every time I saw a helicopter in this video, I expected to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger say, “The Hell with you. I will not fire on helpless people.”
We need more Spoony and Mickey! You to are awesome!
I really hope Mickey in specific and Game Heroes in general learned something from these videos. More than anything else, Mickey should hone his abilities to recognize bit set-ups and continue them accordingly. For example, during the phone call at the end Spoony quite obviously started a bit by role-playing as desperate old tip-line man. Mickey started to play along as the eager caller looking for tips, but then broke from that to try and play as the old man.
Comedic duos rely upon give and take. When two people basically work off the cuff, the ability for each to quickly recognize potential queues on the fly will help overcome the natural lack of synergy two people not accustomed to working together will have.
Dude i just remember how awesome “in your house” was for the ps1. That had Ultimate warrior, Triple H,Shawn Micheals,Breat and Owen Heart, Undertaker,Ahmed Johnson and many others.
Hey Spooney did you or any one else here on played that game???
8-bit Mickey is a little better in this vid, but he's still a bit held back i think. still, great riffing guys!
also, when you started the Ahmed Johnson impression, my ears went out a little. :)
not to be mean but 8-bit Mikey really doesn't know how to do a riff track Christ i would give better impute. he says 1 mildly funny thing and then just points out the obvious.
I'd say the reason for the lack of Diesel, bulldog, gold dust and mabel would be because, although the game was released in 1995, it must have started production around the tail end of 1993 at latest.
In 93, Nash was only just finding his feet in wwf, mabel wasn't really doing anything (if he was even IN wwf at the time), gold dust was still Dustin Rhodes in WCW and bulldog had JUST gone to wcw.
I'm glad there are no godwins lol.
But with development of a game such as this (or any game for that matter) roster cut off deadlines are pretty early. They have to digitise the characters, think about the moves and so on, then code it.
Everyone in the game was getting at least a decent mid card push at the time. I guess they didn't have owen in there, because they had bret.
Also, the roster had to be smaller than most similar games (like Monday Night Raw) because of the graphical style.
However, Raw had Diesel and co in there because they had the engine from Royal Rumble (released in 93) so could just draw in the sprites for the newer faces in 94, and add their finisher and that's it.
If the WM Arcade team wanted to add Diesel, they'd have to digitise him and then make up a crappy pseudo street-fighter move set.
I feel a little bad for Mickey lol, he seems like a nice guy but he sure ain't funny
The camera in 06:13 & 06:28 is a Krasnogorsk-3, it's a compact 16mm film camera.Those cameras were designed and manufactured in the USSR, and the production of them stopped in the early 1990's.
Good camera, I own two.
Spoony should host a few riffing classes, and Mickey should attend, because that guy was just lame.
Then again, Acclaim piffled out of existance around 2004-2005 and Midway is now a part of WB Games, so take that as you will.
dammit, I just can't listen to 8-bit mickey. Spoony, you need to redo this riff either solo or with your bro.
yeah, 8 bit micky aint funny in the slightest….. i feel bad :( . . . maybe he'll get better with more exposer. . . or maybe he should be strait up shit canned.
Sponny, you just HAVE to do In Your House, Nitro/Thunder/Nitro64 or the TNA iMPACT! game.
Thanks. I didn't knew that. Well, I guess the roster makes sense then.
And by 1995 Lex Luger was just getting buried in the mid-card. Ever since he got drunk before WrestleMania X and told a reporter the plans for the PPV they depushed him.
I'll normally refrain from dissing the hacks Spoony works with for his Jewgolds, but this was really REALLY bad. Mickey has the personality of cardboard, and he knows absolutely nothing about wrestling. So, why did he bother doing this? Just, wow.
weir thing but i very much liked the riffing on wrestling footage- just an idea.
I love how U people dissing on LJN when LordKat proved some of the games U hate so much were made by Rare, yeah that Rare and LJN just slapped their logo on it. Alien 3 for NES is a decent game, with awesome music and it has LJN logo. The Punisher (NES) is also decent.
So? LJN was still a distributor of shit 8-bit games they're not really worth defending in anyway.
Mickey is pretty bad. I bet he's better when he's scripted but making jokes on the fly ain't for everybody. Spoony is master and mickey ain't blaster. He don't run bartertown.
Yeah, I'm just saying they are not always the only reason why game sucks.
That's right. Luger's best year in the WWF was 1993, especially when he was “The Narcissist”.
Hey Spoony, great commentary you did there with 8-Bit Michael. By the way, I will tell you that before this game was made, there were two more WWF arcade games, Superstars (which came out in 1989) and WrestleFest (which came out in 1991). And get this, they were both made by Technos, y'know, the same people who made the Double Dragon series.
Has anyone ever actually called one of those hotlines? If so, please share your tales of hotline adventures!
I have to agree that Mickey's way outta his league trying to riff next to Spoony. The sad part is, I think he realized it too because his delivery is so tentative. It certainly didn't help that he knows nothing about wrestling – next to Spoony's varied and topical quips, he sounds like he's lost and struggling to keep up.
I'm really glad that Spoony is getting more exposure, but all these crossovers and guest spots are actually starting to drown out the “Experiment” videos, which are the reason we're all here… I mean, I almost missed the Ultima 2 Experiment in a deluge of “It came from beyond midnights”. Sometimes, I just kinda want to see Spoony doing what he does best, y'know?
Mickey's funny when he's reading scripted lines, but for improv he just sucks. I feel bad, too, because you can tell he's trying. It's not really his fault though, since he doesn't know anything about wrestling.
I think 8-bit Mickey's pretty awesome, though I'm not familiar with his full portfolio. Has he done any reviews/riffs alone? Or is it all partner stuff?
Actually, it's not that LJN made games that suck. It's more “LJN dealt mostly with crap projects, so if it's LJN-associated, it sucks.” It's like associating hookers and STDs. Sure, not all hookers have STDs, but you're just better off assuming that they do.
Wow Olga, you could not have been more of a troll if you tried.
Wow Olga, you could not have been more of a troll if you tried.
This game is like a great, big pussy just waiting to get fucked.
Well there is a dusty, old basement somewhere that’s still running the Wally Bear drug hotline, It was in great nerd episode awhile back.