Oh yes, there’s a Highlander video game.
There was a Highlander game on C64, and it sucked. It was basically very bad version of Barbarian
FUCKING AWESOME INTRO SPOONY!
THERES A GAME?! OH FUCK NO
Holy Shit a new video.. i mean a highlander game?!? wtf??
If ever a game for the Wii this would be it lol
Why is it my favorite movie keeps showing up everywhere? Such is the power of This is Spinal Tap!
Insano actually got a Jaguar CD to work?
Congrats to him.
But god damn Spoony, why would you play this game?
I mean just… why?
Um…the video cut off when you got to the sewer level. Sopranos?
In honor of this review I dusted off my JagCD just to see if everything worked. CD drive worked perfect, RCA cables (which do exist, but were sold separately and weren’t well distributed) piped picture to my far too advanced TV for such a low-res picture, got everything running, and my damn controller doesn’t work. I didn’t even think of that.
I don’t know if anyone else had this issue, but the video, for me anyway, cut off when he got to the sewer level.
Ew, it’s like someone tried to combine Resident Evil and Zelda… but did it in their basement as a side project on weekends.
Diggin’ the Pax shirt by the way :)
Haha, Insano’s entrance was perfect and well timed.
Congrats on getting the Jaguar to work, that piece of shit is an abomination that shouldn’t have ever left a shit-streak on the underpants of gaming history.
My Jaguar Cd actually works perfectly. I might have the only working one in existence.
PS: I WAS DOING A REVIEW OF THIS GAME BUT GUESS I HAVE TO STOP NOW
This game was sooooooo bad!
Perhaps a true walkthrough is in order.
I was actually laughing out loud at the camera switching when you walked out the bathroom, so many memories of bad PSX/Saturn games. I can’t believe you got a Jaguar working too, after the Nerd video i was convinced that it never ever worked. Great Video!
I love the Plinkett tribute at the end there. “What’s wrong with your face?” He’s really funny and so are you. Why dear, why did this game ever exist.Good job at getting through this piece of shit.
Great work Noah!
And funny with the Mr. Plinkett reference in the end
Hah, nice ending. The camera angle spoof was fucking great too.
Hope you’re feeling better!
Great review, I was laughing my butt off.
p.s. French Canadians do not represent the rest of us.
Glad to see you back in your element Spoony.
I was wondering if you were going to bring this up or not…sadly I still tote my copy of this game around. Why? Because it’s like you said in your Highlander commentary, we, as Highlander fans, are doomed to sit through/play anything involving Highlander.
Great review though as always…jeez now I’m gonna have to go play it again…so thanks? lol
And yes my Jaguar CD still works…although why I would want to play a Jaguar CD is beyond me
Vid Grid and Hover Strike come to mind.
Spoony, why would you do this to me?? Don’t say there’s a Highlander Game! YOU’RE TEARING ME APART!
Canadian-French, not French Canadian… It means it was made by french and canadians. Though it’s highly likely the canadians were the Quebec type.
You are a braver man than I am Spoony. I never touched the Jaguar, but I remember a game store that had one set up you could play on a huge screen TV. They stopped after they burned the first one out from overplaying. That was a problem with all Atari consoles, if you left it plugged in the system would overheat and burn out.
Glad to see you kept that animated intro by the way…I love it. Such great quality. Oh and kudos on the PAX shirt…I’m wearing it right now
I actually think it’s pretty low quality.
Eh to each their own. I just think that it’s a fun intro that showcases a lot of his greatest reviews in a short amount of time.
They went there…They made a game…How could everyone soil such an awesome movie with all this shit! Gah I don’t know how you take it -_-
Anyway kudos to you getting the Jaguar CD to work tis truely a victory FOR SCIENCE! I love saying that :D
Is that house-trained Insano btw? God I love Insano ;D
Also I love the camera skit that is how I’ve always imagined game characters reacting to bad camera angles for the first time.
Dude, they’re MAKING a new highlander game.
Well at least it won’t be for the Jaguar CD this time around. Maybe the 3DO, or the Sega CD, or the…oh wait…they’ll probably just make it for the Wii. Cuz nothing says fun like fake slashing a head off with a Wiimote….
Fingers crossed for a bastard sword wiimote.
I love the animated opening! Whoever made that, you sir, are awesome!
Well it was about time! A nice review, not your best but a solid one for sure. And a video game rant including Spinal Tap music can’t be completely bad, right? Looking forward to seeing more reviews, hopefully you’ll get those out more quickly than the last few…
Also, enough with the Plinkett jokes, okay? :)
I have my doubts anyone could make a game that bad funny. The laughs that were had, which were great for me, was truly awesome of itself and a feat to accomplish. Also, he GOT A JAG CD TO WORK HOLY CRAP D:
Epic respect for making this horror work and making a full review about it !
LOL Red letter media reference at the end. Love it! XD
Man this looked worse than Pumpkinhead. Sorry you had to torture yourself, man =/
I love the new intro. Just watching that gives me a few chuckles.
I am amazed that you managed to get the jaguar CD to work. On top of that you managed capture the game footage, and beat the game despite game crashes and freezing.
The live-action demonstration of dramatic, unpredictably-shifting camera angles was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
Huh, weird, I remember seeing an article about a Highlander video game in the ps2/xbox/gcn era… Probably game informer…
Apparently that one was never made… though according to gamefaqs there’s a highlander game in development for the 360/PS3
Good evening Spoony and fellow Spooners.
Perhaps Quentin was stabbing so low because, in the Bastardized Highlander universe, you can only kill Highlanders by cutting off their…other…head?
The Canada-black people joke was plain not funny. Not to mention kinda out left field.
I’m Canadian I thought it was funny.
When I think of how a Highlander video game should work, I think of a fighting game with Mortal Kombat style finishing moves.
I found that to be quite amusing. Thank you, Spoony! :D
Am i the only one who finds it odd that the show is based on an American movie series about a Scotsman made by a Canadian animation studio?
Also Kudos for making the Jaguar work. Spoony – 3 AVGN – 0.
Also i cant wait for your Source and End Game reviews. Those are going to be pretty win. I do hope though that the End Game review is in your style and not Pat’s. He is a funny guy but his videos are… odd.
Love the new opening spoony!
… they made a Highlander game.
… they made a Highlander game on the atari JAGUAR?!
… they made a Highlander game on the atari jaguar BASED ON THE ANIMATED SERIES?????????
That’s it. I’m out. I’m saying goodbye to reality. I’m off to sit on the rings of saturn and drink tea. This will all be courtesy of the djinn I have trapped in a water bottle.
Remember to support the “free the genie” liberation front. They need more monetary backing.
I had a Dr. Seuss flashback with “it can fail doing this, it can fail doing that” rant. O-o
I’m not the only one who hates video game camera angles!! I kept seeing it at one point and I absolutely HATED them. I couldn’t understand how anybody wouldn’t get thrown off from having their perspective changed erratically.
Because when they’re properly implemented, they’re more cinematic then a bother.
Some games provide bad free camera controls, some games provide bad static camera shifts.
Some games provide smooth camera control, some games provide smooth camera shifts that don’t alienate you.
It’s all about Not Making Radical Angle Changes… Shifting a person’s view by 180 degree in a straight corridor does absolutely nothing. But having the camera pan a 90 degree by smoothly shifting in a motion as opposed to an instantenous change can help immensely.
Alternatively, some sudden changes in camera a short step before you require said camera change can be beneficial, if the angle is not so altered and the character so out of sight that you’re completely alienated. And then there’s the simple common sense of making it that if you continue holding the direction you held, the character still goes in a straight line (as well as not placing an immediate trap or enemy at that point to frustrate.)
You can design smartly around a static camera. Just as you can design in a dumb manner the usage of a free camera.
Lovin’ the new animated opening!
I still don’t understand why there is such a problem with the Highlander series.First off… stop adding more MacLeods. Just cast a new actor or reboot the fricken thing. If the reboot bombs, it’s only one more to the dungpile. If it works, you might be able to continue things properly… but God, I doubt it.Secondly, if they want more immortals, perhaps there is a “second round” for those Immortals born after the Quickening… Personally I wouldn’t do this, but it’s a shit-ton better of an idea than aliens or locked in some “out of bounds” area.But a better idea would be to add some other mystical element or enemy. You don’t need Immortals to be the only mystical thing going on. Maybe a better story would had been a slow reveal of what the purpose of the last immortal was for? Maybe a threat that can only be overcome by a warrior who had the skill and long experience in life. The competition was merely a selection process. This threat would be something that actually ups the ante and moves things PAST the competition while actually giving us a slow reveal as to the purpose of why things were the way they were.
Wow, that’s just incredibly sad. Not only do they ruin the Highlander movie, with their stupid game, but they ruin it by greenlighting the Cartoon version of Highlander, which was even worst than some of the other Highlander sequel-non-sequels. It’s probably a good thing that there won’t be a new Highlander game coming out though. It would just crush your hopes and dreams like that pretty girl who wanted to go to the Keller Twins’ stupid-stupid party, instead of hanging around to try out those new high tech dancing shoes!
I actually owned a Jaguar CD and got this game because I loved the first (and third…I guess?) Highlander movies. The Resident Evil-style tank controls, the terrible graphics, the painful loading times (which aren’t Blood Omen bad, but still), and ..did the game even have music? I don’t think they even did the Red Book audio thing.
I regretted having traded in my SNES games (FF3, Secret of Mana, etc) to get a PSX back in the day, but dumping the Jag CD…I should have written down the day I did that and celebrate it every year.
Fuck that was a bad game.
I traded in my FF2 and 3 carts for legend of mana. I will never, ever regret that. Especially since by then I had 4-6 on the psx anyway lol.
I’m lucky I missed the jaguar. I was a few years late to the psx. Like, FF9 was out when I finally got mine. Those were the days.
So even when you have a wepon you can’t block?
I vaguely remember the animated show, but I remember not liking it.
But yeah, the animation is ugly, the voice acting is horrible, and the plot kind of stupid.
But what would you expect from a kids show from the early ’90s.
Hillarious as usual Spoony, thanks again.
LMAO Great reveiw ..
Best. Opening. EVER!
This game looks so baaaaad. My eyes started to hurt just looking at it. I’m impressed you got a fucking jaguar cd working though. You must be the luckiest (hah) person ever.
There was also a tie-in game for the first movie. It came out for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.
OHHEY you’re back. 8D
DR. INSANO READS WORLD WAR Z. My life is complete now. xD
couldn’t you have just used a jaguar emulator for the pc? I honestly never tried I mean who in their right mind would, but it’d be easier than trying to get the cd system to work.
No Starfox references? Not a fan huh.
Oh no, Insano is plotting a Halloween zombie breakout!
Most epic intro EVAR.
I had to freeze-frame the opening several times to catch all the jokes and references. Reminds me of the various sign jokes on The Simpsons, actually.
I am French Canadian and… hum… Wow, thanks a lot spoony, I had only heard tales about black people from my grand-parents when they traveled far far south, where the snow never comes…. Now I know their stories were probably… inaccurate.
Praise be to the spoonyone (AND google) for opening my eyes!
I know you were joking. The drawing is racist and it is some kind of grotesque caricature. I can only hope that it was drawn by the Gaumont company (from France). No French Canadian would come with a shit like this (I hope lol).
Still, it is a great review! Excellent travail Spoony!
Bingo Dave c’Est fait par Gaumont et M6
my great grandmother married a Mcleod and that is the original way of spelling the name before the clan split, Connor and Duncan are supposed to be original members of the clan so their name would be spelled McLeod not Macleod, MacLeod is the variation when the clan split.
Stabbed in the balls. Oooh, nasty….
The flashbang in the intro still cracks my shit up!
Oh wow. I’d say that was uncommonly brilliant or that I look forward to the next, but then I’d be saying that after ever one of your reviews. It is kind of funny in and of itself that you’d acquire and then fix an obscure and unworkable game system to play an obscure game based of an obscure cartoon. A game you knew had to be terrible. You really worked hard for the material for this one.
Don’t hate me cause I’m awesome…at science.
I smell a t-shirt!
The audio is really quiet. Might want to fix that.
You should take that Jaguar CD out to a field and give it to it Office Space style.
The Spoony One Returneth!
Great review, best in ages. Walking through the doors was best part. Great intro! Congrats on the vid!
And lol @ Spoony stumbling from the bathroom with the rapid camera angle changes.
awesome review. Hilarious RedLetterMedia reference at the end. Are you going to start giving out pizza rolls?
What I want to know is: Why did Ziggy Pop grab the sword towards the beginning of the film, and then raise empty air over his head?
Must have been an episode in which the jester (probably the Starscream of the series) came to power and replaced Kortan, only to be put in his place at the end of the episode.
Yes, but he didn’t actually move the sword, which is the odd part.
Might be an editing problem, or an animation-glitch. And since I absolutely love animation-glitches, I’ll just go with that.
P.S. Watch Carnage in C-Minor!
That was music? I thought it was an alarm!
Whoops, double post
Nicholas Dobkin is awesome, simple as that.
I also liked the “camera angle fiasco” segment with Spoons trying to simply exit the bathroom.
As much as I actually like games that use the pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed cameras (like Resident Evil 2), most games simply cannot implement the technique with any degree of competence.
OMG spoony did Plinket! AWESOME!
Spoony is hands down the best comedian ever.
As a native Quebecois, on behalf of my people…I sincerely apologize for unleashing the horror of both the cartoon and the game on you folks…*shudder*.
That said, jabbing at hockey Spoon-man? For shame!
It’s ok dude. It’s ok. It’s not your fault.
T’inquiète mec, Spoony s’est trompé, c’est pas une compagnie canadienne-française dont il parlait, c’est d’une compagnie franco-canadienne… pas pareil! C’est Gaumont qui s’était occuppé de cette merde, et c’est français. En tout cas, j’espère que c’est eux!
Don’t worry my friend, I think spoony made a mistake. The site (wiki) talked about a Canadian-French production, not a French Canadian production. It is different. And even though we should take our share of the blame, I think we would be better off blaming the french :) (joking)
I agree with you about hockey!
Yer not gettin’ no pizza roll. Who’s bin fuckin’ with my medisins?
PLINKET! what are you doing here! go make that episode 3 review already! And wheres my pizza roll i asked for!?
Spinal Tap +++
But trying to mock hockey ——
I’m Scottish and I take offence to the suggestion that we stab people in the balls all day, we do not go for the balls, we headbutt people and kick them when they’re down. It’s the Scottish martial art FUKYU, and it’s most effective.
Great review, and the evidence just keeps piling up against the Highlander franchise. How can a franchise be so bad on such a consistent basis outside of the original movie? It’s got to be the worst franchise in this regard – fantastic original followed by years and years of nothing but misery upon garbage upon shit! Nothing really comes close.
Highlander just keeps getting screwed over and over again… oh boy.
Dr. Insano truly is a great mad scientist for getting the Jaguar CD to work. Also, he was reading World War Z, which is awesome. :D
Awesome as always, love your work!
No Karate Kid “Sweep the leg” joke? Nooooo…!!!
Dr. Insano repairs video game consoles in his free-time, when he’s not trying to take over the world? That is just awesome.
I used to watch the cartoon for lack of anything better to do. It was ass. They had to tone the material down so much that sword fights almost never happened. Quentin’s main weapon wasn’t a sword… it was a boomerang. Yeah. Because nothing says “Scottish Highlands” like a boomerang.
So in a sense… you’re lucky. The game let you actually stab people, something never allowed in the cartoon. Can you imagine trying to play through this shit with a boomerang?
They should have at least let you have the boomerang if your gonna have all this useless stuff in your inventory. I’m playing this game right now and I don’t remember a rubber chicken in the show. I’ve played way worse games, but what kills me is the end. I watched Highlander TAS and I thought since it didn’t get picked up for a 3rd season, that in the game at least Quentin MacLeod would finally defeat Kortan.
The sad part is now that Spoony has thrown down the gauntlet, the Nerd will ask Insano to fix his Jaguar CD to allow him to do…a review.
Spoony you sir are monster.
his conversations with insano are hilarious!!
That game looked awesome! They should have made 10 sequels.
I’m not sure if the developers of the new Highlander game disband but they should release it finished or not. Anything is better than The Last of the Crapcleods.
I loved the camera angle skit!!!!!
That looked awesome! They should have made 10 sequels.
I’m not sure if the developers of the new Highlander game disband but they should release it finished or not.
Anything is better than The Last of the Crapcleods.
Great review, keep makin em we’ll keep watchin em.
You idiot, you posted the same comment twice!
I didnt really like your little bash on Canadians, Spoony. For your information, we have lots of black people here. And I really thought you were intelligent enough realize Canada is NOT always freaking winter!! Wow, the ignorance…
Just a joke dude. Where is your sense of humor? Oh, I see……….
Spoony has said it more often than not that he is usually NOT joking in his videos, and is very serious. If you’ve watched his let’s play of FF7, you’d know. Hence why im slightly offended. I still like him tho! Great vid othewise!
Spoony did a let’s play of FF7?
I meant FF8, although I wasn’t entirely wrong either. If you’ve watched the lets play of FF8, you’d see that in part six, he spends the entire section talking about FF7
Apparently, it’s hard for people to understand sarcasm and humor in text without it explicitly saying LOL or LMAO to indicate it. Or maybe it’s just those ignorant Americans…
Christ, he insulted FRENCH Canadians. Pay attention. If you’re really Canadian, you’d be all on board the “Fuckin’ French” bandwagon too.
That was also a joke, just like Spoony’s. Your complete lack of humour and rampant assumptions are unwarranted and unCanadian. You are hereby ordered to turn in your “eh?” and your excessive apologizing, and move to the nearest border.
Lmao, you really need to calm down. Apparently, my little rant sounded much more serious than I meant it to be. Being English Canadian, I have to say it is my duty to defend the French Canadian population, even though they aren’t as well liked by us. YOU are the one who appears to be offended and lacking humour, and I assume you are American given you didn’t indicate your nationality. So it appears Americans are ignorant AND hypocrites, LOL
don’t hate me cuz i’m awesome…at science stealing it.
also how did you fix the jaguar
With SCIENCE! of course, how else?
Oh, you Canadian basher! …bastard.
Does anyone else think this is a predecessor to The PTNP and Spoony’s review of Highlander Endgame? Although I haven’t seen the whole thing yet.
“Wait, we own Highlander The Source?”
:) I adore the notion that Dr. Insano and Spoony are living together. Seriously, I chuckle whenever I think about it. I honestly can’t decide whether having Dr. Insano as a housemate would be the best thing ever or the worst thing ever.
Never thought I’d say this…
…but it was really nice seeing Insano again. Also, awesome camera angle skit.
YaY dr. INSANO is back :)
Lets all have a moment of silence to mourn the passing of one the last Jaguars. It used all its remaining life energy to run one last time an give us this review. An give us a glimpse of a game few will ever see in person lol.
Also I suspected Spoony was a redlettermedia fan after he mentioned that “Cinematic Blue Balls” comment about Episode 1 in the Highlander 2 commentary. The end of this one confirmed it.
You know, I’m a MacLoed on my mothers side, let me check something.
Nope, doesn’t work.
Did you die?
close. he couldn’t stop a giant fan
That just means he isn’t related to Ramirez XD
So this games inventory and interface are almost as bad as Final Fantasy 14s. Wait I take that back, I’d hate to be unfair and biased to The Highlander Game, comparing it to that travesty.
Why do you say racism when you see the black guy? The Kortan guy looks weird too along with others in that show. I didn’t get an impression of racism when I saw that I just thought ” Wow another goofy looking character in a goofy cartoon.” But who knows. Maybe it was. Red letter joke was pretty funny btw.
WAIT? they fucking canceled the MMO or the game made by Eidos?
As a Canadian, I wasn’t offended by the Canada joke, in fact I kinda chuckled, mostly due to the ‘hey-o; at the end. And upon further thought, we do play shittier football. The joke was actually kinda funny. The rest of the review was great. I love Insano, and always laugh when he makes an appearance. Great work as always Spoony.
Was Insano sitting there the whole time?
Haha wow, you know us Canadians aren’t so ass backwards as you’d like to think. ; ) I see black people everyday, and um..I’d rather tear each of my fingernails off than have to watch an entire baseball game. But besides the point, the game sucks so hard because it was made by “French”-Canadians. Enough said… Now I guess I’ll just trudge through the snow to my igloo, and watch hockey til I fall asleep.
Wait wait wait wait wait wait. Wait.
Did you just say that you hate watching baseball because it has black people?
what? no I was just answering two of spoony’s critisisms aboout canada in the same sentence. He said that canadians hardly ever see black people, and he said that we don’t play real sports.
Love the new intro… it’s almost perfect. Almost in the sense that I’m a little unnerved by how you look in the animation… I would ask the animator to change the face up a little bit, which shouldn’t be terribly hard. It looks less like you and more like an asian teenager. Again, love the intro, just one minor quibble.
As for The Source, you have to mention the badassery that is a guy on a horse firing a machine gun getting decapitated by a sword thrown into a tree. I had to rewind the movie three times to re-watch that.
To me, the guy in the intro looks more like Eric Power Up than Spoony
And I gotta love the plothole about all the immortals just deciding to not fight without any reason to believe any other immortal would go along with the deal… kinda the blind trust behind unilateral nuclear disarmament.
After your Atari Jaguar played the game, it died. The game was that bad.
When the animated series came out I was like 8-9 and I thought it was a great story. I saw an ad for this game and I wanted to play it so bad, I’m so glad I never got to. Spoony’s review is the most enjoyment I could have possibly gotten out of this game. Spoony thank you so much!
I love the image of Dr. Insano just chilling out on the floor next to the guitar. Looks like he was getting stoned- and with those goggles, who could tell?
Very funny review and nice to see you back. I hope you’re feeling a bit better and can get back to doing your kick ass reviews. While it’s very enjoyable to see you scream about Wrestling I very much prefer this ‘you’ to that ‘you’. Loved Dr. Insano’s cameo here. Was hilarious to find out you beat the Nerd’s ass in getting a stubborn piece of technology to work. Too bad it broke would’ve liked to see some more reviews from it. Maybe some crazy person made a emulator or something?
As to the review itself. I’m not Canadian but I do live in Upstate New York and enjoy the sport of Hockey. Personally I think you crazy people who live out in the desert are the foolish ones. The Hockey dig was the part that annoyed me more as it’s the only sport worth watching. Shame on you Spoony…I demand a Hockey review of something to make up for this. Maybe the Mighty Ducks movies? >.>…
Most interesting was the little Red Letter Media cameo/nod at the end. You did some stuff with that on Twitter the other day. Does this mean we might see a proper cameo with you and Plinkett in the future in some respect? Is Plinkett joining TGWTG or anything like that or am I reading far too much into things? I think it’d be beyond awesome to see the two of you together. Of course he’d likely kill you, but then that hasn’t done much more then inconvenience you in the past so…
Plinkett is such a juggernaut (or rather, the actor who writes his lines and plays him is) that as much as I wouldn’t mind seeing it I think he will probably wind up more like the AVGN. A separate but similar entity. Not that inconvenient – just one more book mark to visit every week.
Probably for the best that your jaguar crapped out before the nerd could send you all his jaguar games to “congratulate,” on getting one to work.
OH MY GOD. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR FAAAACE?!
Just a quick question, what’s with the radical shift in narration in the beginning of the review?
Yeah I noticed that too. It’s rare for your cutaways to Insano to be so verbose. I think that’s what it was. Well, not verbose exactly. I dunno. Seemed more the style of the video game nerd. Though it may have just felt like that since he’s the only other person I know of that’s ever spoken of the Atari Jaguar. Still enjoyed the review. I have a huge boner for the early awful polygon games for the obscure systems and this just hit my g-spot dead center
I’m fairly sure its switching from the intro to the “This Is Spinal Tap” song that’s playing in the credits (…right song? I’ve never actually watched Spinal Tap. It’s the one about Druids) to the actual Highlander game’s intro FMV.
Yeah, it’s from Spinal Tap. Seriously dudes, watch it!
Eeesh… I really enjoy what the intro portrays, but the horrid animation is almost unbearable. I had to just skip past it. Is there a way to make a live action version of it, or return to the old intro? The old intro felt a million times more professional and less “Youtube video blogger”ish.
As for the review, I loved it. The quality of the game seems to mirror the quality of nearly everything after the original movie. You rock as usual!
I actually really liked the intro despite the animation. It’s jam-packed with so much Spoony trivia that you can’t pick it all up in one viewing. Not to say that the old intros were bad, just saying the new one isn’t that bad.
You’re cute, Noah. I have to admit I have a crush on you :3
I’m a dude and I have a crush on Spoony, we’re all a little bit gay for the Spoony One.
Noah, I have to admit, I have a crush on you. :3
uh, the review, right – honestly the most impressive thing is that you even got the Jaguar working. The game is so bad it’s really beyond intelligent comment.
I thought the intro for this one was interesting. I liked the review, too. I’m just not sure what to think of the game itself. I can’t help but wonder what the people behind it were thinking. They based their game on a cartoon that had little to nothing to do with the movies it was based on, and then they put it exculsively on a system that, even then, they had to know how messed up it was.
Anyway, thanks for the review. I was blissfully unaware that there even was such a thing as the Jaguar CD until now,,,
Canadian-french racism AND I DON’T CARE?
Wow. Maybe it was a bliss that no one got that thing to work.
I enjoyed the tech critique :)
Well, it’s true we don’t have real sports…Like wrestling!
No Spoony please don’t kill me!
Anyway great review. Wow, this game is right up there with Pumpkin Head when it comes to effort, isn’t it? The funny/sad thing is that the background 3D graphics and 3D cutscenes aren’t bad at all for the era.
The cartoon itself, while not having much to do with Highlander at all (and putting aside racist caricatures) does look to be somewhat distinct from standard kids shows from the era in it’s subject matter.
Also congrats to Insano, you the man!
Second video in a row thats telling me “OH NOES THE FILES CANT BE FOUND”
I think the quickening is stopping me from viewing these videos.
No final boss after all that shit? It’s the Monster-a-go-go of games!
Remember this being previewed in like EGM and that is pretty much it.
What they canceled the new Highlander Game I was so looking forward to that one Now I’m just pissed
wow, you got a Jaguar to work for 3 days? Excuse me, Dr. Insano got a Jaguar to work for three days?
I enjoyed the intro, thank the animator :)
Glad you’re feeling strong enough to tackle Highlander Spoony :)
Hey, did you know all Scotsmen are exorcists? If you want your spirits gone, just call one over! HAIYOOOOO!
I remember this show from when I was like ten. I don’t think they ever finished it – I wouldn’t mind an overview of the episodes with a bit more NNNNEEEEEWWWW! from Spoony.
Happy to have a new review, you clearly seem to be doing better. I tells ya, switching to diet soda’s a great move. You should totally tell us how you picked Coke Zero, because I know almost all of us could use advice on weight control. I think I’m ready to use an external flotation device instead of my belly.
My god that was the worst game I have ever seen, and I’ve seen them all….yeesh…sorry you had to go through that horrid game.
Maybe the programmers are a bunch of sadists that enjoy buttfucking spiked needles the series over ad over..
I just want to know if Warren Ellis is getting royalties.
World War Z, nice.
Heheheheh. My friend Aaron (Canadian who loves FF8) has even more reason to hate you now! I’m OK with you, though.
God, the voice acting in this cartoon is shit.
Just dug out my Jaguar and Jaguar CD…yep they still work…and yes I still have the game…BUT I am contemplating putting it all back in the box and just feeding it to my grass.
LoL, was that a Red Letter Media shout out at the end there…=P
Welcome back Spoony, hope you’re feeling better. You must be if you include Insano, MST3K, AND fucking Spinal Tap all in one review (EPIC WIN). I’m just absolutely amazed at the level of ASS that this game exudes. I can safely say that is one of the worst games I’ve ever seen. I dunno what Atari was thinking with this system, or with the game for that matter.
DEEEP HURTING! DEEEEP HUUURTING!
Spinal Tap FTW!
I grew up with the first Highlander movie and i saw it hundreds of times back in the day. I wanted to like the other movies but it is just so fucking sad. I even tried to watch the tv-show but it just broke my spirit.
Christopher Lambert!! You should have known better!! Aaaaaarg!
I remember in the swedish dub of the cartoon Quentin was called Martin, because I don’t think anyone in sweden has ever been called Quentin =P
Wow…I checked out the first episode of the series, and WOW.
That animated intro was awesome
Still just loves that intro!
Oh, there’s a review too?! AWESOME!
Oh my god! He got a Jaguar CD to work!
Glad you’re back, Noah. That was hillarious.
Awesome video. Its pretty amazing you not only got that to work at all but you even got to capture. Thats something to be proud of. Good Work!
I love that intro! You could make a whole video game based on that!
Love that intro. God I laughed at the swat guy. Good times.
Making a request for The Source review….over the end credits play “The Quickening” by Bad Religion! It’s epic and fits in with a Highlander review perfectly!
I made basically the same comment in your Highlander 2 Commentary comments, and I will continue to do so until the end of you Highlander reviews.
Btw, awesome video! Great to see you feeling better and writing awesome stuff! My fave parts were Insano fixing your Jaguar and the bit with the camera trying to kill you in the hallway.
Great video, as always. The 3D-modeling is rather frightening, I’m pretty sure if Alone in the Dark were that bad, it would be scarier. OK, making your protagonist’s face scary with the freaking proportions might not be the best way, but it would make it legitimately scarier ;P
Oh, and just to add: It would be nice if you reference the AVGN in the “Clips/Music used” Section.
Oh man i was almost on the floor laughing at the camera angle skit
I don’t know if i have missed it before ..but i love spoony’s new intro 8) Awesome review glad to see you back at it spoony !!
Back to reviews, great. And this one is gold, unlike other shows, like Linkara’s comics reviews, I think you only get better and better.
I do like that animated opening. I think the best part is the “you’re in my way sir” SWAT guy LMAO
I can only get 3 minutes end before the video just skips to the end….
I don’t think your Canada chart is very accurate. I remember going to high school in Calgary and at least half the population were Asian.
I can’t see me getting tired of Highlander related failures any time soon, this was hilarious. Also, World War Z FTW.
Dude it was a joke about the racial makeup of Canada.
That intro is just fantastic, I laughed the whole way through!
Wow when did this game come out? I graphics and sound look like it was intended to be released on the Phillips CD-I, but was moved on to the Jaguar CD after the CD-I left the market. Good job on getting the Jag to work i thought that it would be impossible to do that. Insano: 1 vomitsaw: 0
I own the game as well… Never did get very far in it as I would loose patience with it. (There are better games for the system, of course, there are far worse ones too… :P) I might just give it a shot now that I’ve got a bit of a walkthough. :P
A couple more annoying things with this game. The Jag button scheme is labelled “C B A”. But in the game inventory screen, everything is labelled “A B C”. I kept hitting the drop button instead of the use button because I was basing my button presses on the order of the operations on screen. Of course, once you drop something, there isn’t a visual clue on the screen about where it is so you have to constantly try and walk in the area you dropped it until you are finally asked if you want to pick up the object.
I think the idiocy of the hidden “save” menu might come from the fact that the JagCD doesn’t have built-in memory and you need to buy the memory track cartridge. It seems like that save menu is tacked on. :P
I have two sets of Composite cables for the Jag. If you’re interested in one, spoony, let me know and I can try and get it out to you.
As for the reliaibility of the drives, my Jag CD died during a move… I think it was a problem with a control wire for the laser. I bought another Dead JagCD for cheap. I took the laser + motor off of the 2nd Jag CD and put it into my first one and presto, it worked. I guess I better make sure I hand carry the unit with me next time I move. I also have a problem with one of the power supplies, it’s not quite feeding the correct amount and I get this weird scrolling interference pattern on my screen.
Dude…. We pray deeply for your soul. Godspeed my man.
*-* new spoony :DD
I can’t belive this, not only did you made a Jaguar CD work you got the highlander game (that rarely works on a console that almost never work) to work and finished it.
YOU ARE A GOD, NOAH A GOD.
I wish I could build a church in your honor.
P.S. I only heard about the ZX Spectrum game (from wikipedia may I add) oh, and I thank you for telling me that the PS3 / 360 game is no more because I would have never heard of that otherwise.
Great on all fronts.
Something bugs me about the into though, it’s storyboarded flawlessly and it’s got great jokes, the artwork just feels a little unpolished to me, it’d be very hard work to get it all looking polished but still it bugs me. I guess it’s because I animate myself.
Well done to whoever animated it though, must have been a lot of work.
Hey wonderful job Spoony as always. I love your Video Game reviews, being that I am much more of a gamer than a movie goer, so it’s nice to see one. I do like that cartoon intro, the fact that it was done by an amateur makes it more impressive. The only thing I don’t get is why it has Spoony punching out what appeared to Linkara. I thought we liked Linkara. Anyway great job take care of yourselves everyone bye.
I thought that too at first. Its actually Christopher Walken from the ripper game…..This GUY is un-Fuckin beliveable
oh thanks for clearing that up for me
This is why I come back.
An excellent game review – I especially live the Dr Insano fixing the Jaguar bit. Good stuff – keep it coming :)
In one of these Highlander reviews you need to use some of the quotes from Talledega Nights:
“It won an oscar.”
“Best movie ever made!”
Best game ever!… fuck it.
It’s on a console add-on that can break itself by just doing nothing, the graphics are the single worst 3d graphics ever, no hit detection, your inventory even had your HANDS as an item… If it had grass as an enemy it might’ve been worth something…
Hahaha, brilliant review Spoony. :) Glad to see you back.
Great job getting the Jaguar CD to work! Those 3d graphic models were so laughably bad. All in all an entertaining review. I can’t believe the game just ends like that. I was seriously expecting at least some sort of boss.
Another win Spoony.
Love intro very much but artwork of you isn’t very good.
Keep the intro Spoony!!! This was great!
“Earth tones and beeeeeige!” (<— Avatar review)
"What's wrong with you faaaaaace!?"
I take it you like Red Letter Media, Noah
Oh god, all those early 3d games looked so horrendously ugly. Back then I couldn’t understand why they even did that…And… wow… just wow… this is bad… in a way worse than E.T. for the Atari, I’m serious.It’s like they took all video game design principles and checked off how to break them.Also you are the most awesome internet reviewer out there for being able to get a Jaguar CD running
Edit: Also, What is with the premise of the cartoon? How are immortals supposed to repopulate mankind, they can’t have children! Also… If you are that many as in the opening here, you can overpower a guy, even if he has a sword – especially when he would need a clear beheading to stop any one of you. Nothing makes any sense…brain hurting… must find and kill creators…
I think that the immortals were supposed to preserve mankind’s knowledge, not repopulate the Earth.
Then, maybe I’m giving this shitty show too much credit.
OK, I guess that does make a bit of sense… I just instinctively thought the series would be about a world where after apocalypse ONLY immortals survived. Actually, that would make for an interesting concept, the psychological impact of a society where everyone is immortal but no one can reproduce, the ultimate realization that a society like this will ultimately die as well, that could be interesting to explore.
But I guess the series was a bit more simplistic than that… Still, I guess I will have to kill the designers anyway.
If they preserve mankind, mankind will repopulate itself… then again, the guys who made this cartoon probably found left-overs of the shrooms that Highlander 2’s creators had clearly been using when they green lighted that crap.
Your impression of that NOOOOOO gets me every time, I couldn’t stop laughing.
Wow this game looks terrible. And did I hear right, you’re going to review Highlander: The Source? That weirdass post-apocalyptic movie? This is going to be very interesting. My dad and I watched that and we couldn’t get over how weird it was.
Where is the next episode of “It Came from Beyond Midnight”???
I am eagerly waiting for the next film from these guys (seriously)!
The Atari Jaguar was always that that unattainable game system when I was a kid. You’d see all those pretty screen shots in EGM and think “That looks incredible!!”…If we only knew the horror…
It’s worth owning for Tempest 2000 alone. But if you have one, you owe it to yourself to give Ultra Vortek and Alien vs. Predator a chance.
Hockey is a sport you dog!!! No i’m a Canadian.
HOLY CRAP! I just realized Spoony planted a Red Letter Media reference after the credits! If anyone here has ever seen the Red Letter Media review of Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, then you’ll love it!
Yep the 2 Star Wars prequel reviews are quite funny. I think most everyone has seen it though cause references to it keep showing up wherever I go.
Ah yes the Jaguar CD, right up there with the CD-i and the Virtual Boy on list of worst piece of **** game devices that should never have been made.
Congrats (i guess) on actually getting it to work :P
You know, at least CD-i and Virtual Boy systems still work regularly.
and you can also listen audio-cd’s on them, which was the only thing we used them for eventually
Best use of Dr. Insaneo. He just fits so well inside of this review. YAY!
I love the new intro! My god what the crap was that game! Ive played some ugly looking games before but that…wow!
wow…that was a great fucking episode
also loved the “whats wrong with your face” tribute at the end
Dude , totally one of your best videos yet , keep the highlander stuff coming !!
God I hate being that guy who gets offended by stuff like this but damn, I have to be that guy here.
Being a Die Hard Super Canadian, I like to point Canada has the highest per capita immigration rate in the world and is generally considered world wide as a very diverse, progressive and multicultural.
And yes I know the point of the joke is to point out how racist the show was, but most Canadians hate racism like that too.
I apologize for being a buzz kill. Thank you Spoony for ripping this game to shreads
Wow. Way to take it too seriously. You’re almost as bad as a furry complaining about fursecution [or a REALLY good troll].
I’m Canadian. A Newfie, infact! The minority of our country. And even I can pull my head out of my ass to realize that Spoony knows. He doesn’t believe what he’s saying. He’s just making a joke [though it did fall a little flat, imho].
yeah i wonder why there’s more black people in the united states than canada. maybe cause of slavery? i wonder if mashable is having an award for most insensitive or oblivious web comedian.
I really enjoy how Dr. Insano has become this mad scientist squatter living in your house. “Hey bro, mind if I stay? I totally got this Deus Ex Machine in the works that’ll bring me right off my feet. Just for a few weeks!”
I think the opposite. I like Insano best when he seems to interrupt the broadcast to bring a clip from his secret base. Having him sit around in your living room makes him seem tamed… But no one can tame Dr Insano! Not even with SCIENCE!
Is it just me or is this McCloud dressed like a Rogue?
I loved the scene where you are walking out of the bathroom and the camera changes drastically. That must have been abit tricky to do with the one camera, good job :D
I don’t get it. The cartoon series went out of it’s way to bastardize Highlander by having Quentin use a boomerang most of the time. So why the hell doesn’t the game give you one to deal with the snipers?
>> Druids… No one knows who they were.
For fuck’s sake, they were IRISH!!!
whaaaat? no Crow saying “MacLeod!”?? for sooth!
I’m pleasantly impressed that Spoony resisted any compulsion to put in the fucking M Bison meme on any of the “taking over the world” moments. Thank Zeist.
Absolutely brilliant review. Incredibly impressive that you got the Jag working and didn’t crow about it too much. Insano’s retorts were a bit flat but everything is sheer gold. I love the Koltan bit.
hey did u know that there was an anime highlander movie
yep, he made a text commentary after the Highlander 2 review
I love the new intro its so fun!
The only good Jaguar game was Tempest 2000 anyway, and that was on cartridge which meant no fumbling with the shitty CD addon.
What’s wrong with your faaace?
It took you 3 freaking days to get the Jaguar working…
You have beaten even my own record! 3 hours just to get the 32x attachment for the Genesis, just to pull me up 3 seconds of Knuckles Chaotix. Trust me, just download an emulator! Nothing is worth that kind of hell!
Somehow, i ended up laughing with the good Dr. at the end…
Wow. I had actually heard of this game (somebody threw it out there as a comment to an “I wish there were a Highlander game!” thread on a forum I used to frequent), but I had no idea it was so bad. Of course, if I were more familiar with the quality of the cartoon, it wouldn’t have surprised me. I only ever saw one episode of that show, and I was maybe eight at the time, and had never seen any of the Highlander movies, so I was understandably a little behind the curve on that one.
Still, kudos on getting the Jaguar CD to work. I really wanted to see just what that thing was capable of when the AVGN reviewed it, but of course, he never could get it going. I know it was an early 3D title, but those graphics made PS1 launch titles look like PS3 games! So baaad…
Gotta love that World War Z
AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Love the Mr Plinkett reference at the end xD
Nice video spoony…Although, as someone who is a Canadian, I resent that statement about our sports!
Lacrosse IS a REAL sport!
Also, the ‘minorities of Canada chart’ is WAAAY out to lunch….Aboriginals aren’t even listed on there!!
Only Kidding of course…^_^
But seriously, they made a Highlander Video Game?! Now I’ve seen everything!
I second this! Hockey is as real of a sport as you can get!
Granted I’m not Canadian but from Long Island, New York but still!
I am Canadian and I hate hockey. But then again I got the douchey Canucks as my home team. Barf. I agree tho, Spoony, you totally got the Chinese and East-Indian numbers wrong, they count for like 40% of all of Canada alone. There’s no way Canada can be that white, our immigration laws are too easy,
Agreed. There wasn’t enough Asian on your chart.
He he he…. Now Highlander the Source was a real piece of work. It’s like they brought Highlander back to life… just to fucking kill it… Props on getting a Jaguar CD to briefly work, by the way.
Doesn’t Spoony have an excellent Kermit the Frog face in the still frame of this video?
Dr Insano got a Jaguar CD system to work………I’ll vote for him now.
My Jaguar CD is 18 years old and has never malfunctioned. I guess I’m the exception to the rule.
Not wanting to sound like a nit picky dick, but being Scottish just wanted to correct a couple things.
Firstly, Dundee is a city, not a village. (and it sucks!)
Secondly Stonehenge isn’t in Scotland, it’s near the bottom of England, close to London. So either it was one of the stone circle in the highlands or its set in England.
great review in any case!
Stonehenge is also not on a hill. There are various other neolithic rock formations like Stonehenge around the British Isles, some in Scotland. What I think is cooler actually are the random burial mounds all over southern England from the same period. England’s supposed to be flat but you see these relatively tiny mounds all over covered with plants. Grossed out a bunch of kids on my school trip with that cool little tidbit.
Did the Jaguar CD have those problems when it was first released? Jesus
Mine worked fine. I only had two or three games and a hilariously awful demo CD that came with it.
It’s so good to see Spoony back at his old tricks again. Is it bad to say that I enjoyed the Highlander Animated Series when I first watched it when I was little? It was on right after Gundam Wing, Gargoyles, and Sherlock Holmes and the 22nd Century.
I laughed my ass off at the part where Doctor Insano was trying to get the Jaguar CD working! What a peice of shit! Awesome review Spoony!!!!!!
How hard is it to make a Highlander game? Just have game where you run around different time periods in the life of an Immortal, decapitating people!
How did they screw this up?
Since you got that piece of shit to work, i would give you 90000 fucking dollars just for being able to.
Too bad i dont have that much money. does 5 cents do?
Good review but saying the Jaguar only has rf is stupid, its right on the back of the console! it even says AV out!
woops double post
You play guitar? wow. Nice strat, got one like that myself :D
I laughed so hard at the Memín Pinguín comic.
I know how this it has nothing to do wit the original movie, or Highlander: The Series; and I know how sanitized was the series with the lack of decapitations, lasers instead of bullets, how everyone but Kortan gave up The Game, etc. I liked this cartoon mostly because it was produces by Marc du Pontavice, a guy that worked in other french cartoons like The Magician and Oggy and the Cockroaches, and frankly, this isn’t a good animated series compared with those ones. But still I have a little soft spot for it.
And holy shit, this game is terrible.
Gotta say, Spoony, that animated opening is FANTASTIC.
Please make it permanent. Brilliant stuff.
That is all. You may continue now.
Hilarious review as always but someone please tell me the name of the song at the end of the video ? i really like it, you have good taste in music Spoony.
I guess we should be thankful that this game was released only on the Atari Jaguar CD, given how many complaints there are about the system failing on top of how rare the system seems to be in the 1st place, most of the world is spared this disgrace.
Kudos to you/Insano for getting your system to work and actually playing that game… man that was horrible and hilarious. Again, thanks for going through hell for our entertainment! :)
Okay, I never really post to these things, but just wanted to add my comment:
The stumbling-scene-shifting thing? GENIUS. Not only was it hilarious, but I’ve played too many adventure-type games, or RE games for that matter, who overindulge in that crap. Simple concept and you executed it wonderfully.
Why does Ramirez look like Cyan from Final Fantasy VI? Seriously, is it just me?
God I hate it when games dont have a last boss!
Some games can do it well, like Bioshock 2, but most really suffer without a last boss.
I mean, even Wolfenstein 3D had “Robo-Hitler”! How hard can it be to just make one last enemy?
I remember the cartoon, watched it as a kid. Being Scottish I was always a bit puzzled by the fact that none of the supposedly Scottish characters have Scottish accents. Then when I was older I saw the first Highlander and realised how rubbish the cartoon had been.
Although living about half an hour away from Dundee I can say you wouldn’t really notice if the apocalypse did happen.
Gotta say, this is easily your best review in a while, Spoony.
This one was great. are u gonna to do the other HIghlander game?
Heh, entertaining as always Spoony!
Ever considered reviewing Highlander: The Search for Vengeance?
I love this review simply because it contains the single greatest piece of music ever composed, Stonehenge by Spinal Tap
Is it just me or do a lot of those voices sound like they came from the old Fox X-men cartoon?
am i the only one who nearly wet themselves at the dr mario music?! that shit is epic
I like that Dr Insano just sorta hangs out now
Well, what else is he gonna do after getting impeached from the White House and failing to kill Spoony twice?
I laughed so hard when I saw Dr. Insano reading World War Z. I just started reading it.
So you said at one point that since the series is called “Highlander,” the main character always has to be from Scotland, thus the reason there are like 20 immortal MacLeods. But that’s actually not true; if any of these writers had an ounce of creativity in them they could easily find a way to write a story with a non-MacLeod character and still have a way to call it “Highlander.” I already thought of one, and I’d never even heard of the Highlander series until you posted your review of The Quickening.
For instance: what if there was a movie about all the mortal people Connor MacLeod had influenced during the course of his life? Maybe there could be a Karate-Kid-esque story about Connor teaching some wimpy boy how to be badass with a sword? And then the boy’s confusion at the fact that Connor never seems to grow old? Or all the ladies who have fallen in love with Conner through the ages, but who he has never been able to stay with because they’d grow old and he’d out-live them all? If there was a movie about THAT, they could focus on non-MacLeod characters but since it’s still ultimately about the Highlander, Connor. It would still be in continuity with the first movie, it wouldn’t be post-apocalyptic, it would change the meaning of “There can be only one!”, it would be interesting and pretty fun, and most of all, there would be no Zeist!
There. I just wrote a better Highlander sequel than teams of professional writers in under a minute.
Typo: I meant to say “it would NOT change the meaning of ‘There can be only one!'”
Hell, the main character could be from ANYWHERE there is a divide between high- and lowlands. Think I saw an episode of N.C.I.S. were there was a murder over some korean high- VS lowlander feud.
Also: the last line that Dr. Insano says—”He’ll be back… they ALWAYS come back… (evil laughter)”—is probably the best line of dialogue in any of your reviews if only because it’s also the truest thing you’ve ever said, since, from what I can gather from your reviews of the Highlander sequels, the main problem with the first Highlander movie is that it’s doomed its fans to wander the earth forever, picking up and enduring everything and anything with the Highlander name mentioned in it somewhere, no matter how shitty and horrible it is. Same thing with Star Wars. I watched the original three movies when I was in preschool (yes, preschool…I couldn’t watch any Rated R movies until I was 17 but my parents showed me Star Wars before I could even pronounce my own name), and ever since then I’ve been immediately drawn to ANY Star Wars movie or merch… with the exception of the animated movies and shows, because at this point George Lucas has broken me and my once-high spirits.
…I forgot what the point of this comment was, so I’m gonna shut up now.
I gave the current clone wars show a try. It is actually pretty good. Check out Landing Point Rain, it’s my favorite episode. However many others are good like Grievous Lair and though some episodes are weaker it’s pretty consistent overall and I’ve not seen any that are horrible. The only maddening thing is that episodes are not in chronological order.
i agree while the movie pilot was crap for a movie…the show is actually really damn good, its because lucas isnt a main writter and the dialogue is much better. no every once in a while you that one bad episode, but over the stories are usually so good you care. like “Rookies” from season one.
and i dont recall seeing any episodes out of order. are watching it in America?
There are a few that go back before the animated movie to show stuff leading up to the begaining of it like The Hidden Enemy and Cat and Mouse.
This was the most entertaining video Spoony put out in a long time.
World War Z truly terrifying, especialy in the hands of Insano, heck for him it’s practically a how to book.
THE LEG, sweep it.
The best video Spoony put out in 2010!
HAH! Good thing I’m English Canadian!
On a random note: I hate the french language.
Man, never thought I’d feel bad for Dr. Insano, but here we are. And truly, if you could get to work what a guy who made a Nintendo out of a toaster couldn’t get to work, you sir are truly a genius.
when i was a freshman in high school in my mathclass i sat next to a black person with giant white lips im not racist but he was the stupidest most annoying person i have ever met
Loved the RedLetterMedia reference. You deserve a pizza roll.
Bad game but it did one thing. I was the first game to use full body mocap. Game still sucked though.
Awesome! Dr Insano was reading World War Z. FTW :D
hahahahahaha! i love that “NOOOOO!” the dude makes! it sunds like hes constipated!
the sad horrible truth is i own this game yes 16 god damn years old and i play this somebody shoot me
Jaguar CD, engineered to fail even if Jesus himself tried to play one of its games.
How hard could it be to make a Highlander spinoff game? I mean, you’re going around killing immortals, eventually killing the strongest and ending up on top! This formula has worked before in games. Look at No More Heroes and MadWorld!
No more heroes has great controls. This is shit.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR FAAAAACE.
Wow, even for it’s time, this game looks AWFUL. Just because you can do shitty 3D on your garbage Jaguar CD doesn’t mean that you should. They would have been better off making a Golden Axe style beat em up using the cartoon instead of this shitty 3D “platformer” that looks and plays like shit. Yuck. I feel dirty just looking at it.
Haha, that was a fun video. Thanks. But you’re fooling yourself if you were thinking the new Highlander game was looking good. I mean it was just a few locations. And all it talked about was fighting armies; sounds like it would have turned out like a Dynasty Warriors or something.
This review and the Serpent Isle are easily two of your best reviews in awhile, spoons. Not saying the other reviews were bad but there’s load of good enthusiasm shown in those two.
Obviously those two games are close to your heart (or you just wanted to bash jaguar badly… who wouldn’t?) and stuff you made was brilliant.
Especially liked the way you included Doctor Insano in this review was great. Indeed he’s a great genius, so why wouldn’t spoony keep him locked in his basement? And that sinister laughter, he has obviously been practicing it with Doctor Horrible.
I found myself cakling so much I almost peed myself. Keep up the good work!
Spoony review kingdom hearts please unless you think it like any of the FF games past 7 i know they are long games but FF 8 and 10 were longer, i think. it would be awesome plus keyblades beat gunblades every time. Oh thats right at the beginning of the game you get to beat up Squall and Tidus, think about it.
Love KH, playing it now actually, it’s so much better than FF 8 and 10, and the characters are charming instead of being fucking assholes.
you also get to beat up waka and he has the deadly blitz ball
Actually, you have to lose to Squall at the beginning.
Not really you can beat him but you still lose but it’s a different cutscene I think sora is like “I beat you” he falls and then leon (squall) goes “I actually had to try” -Smirks- then that ninja girl (forgot her name) says “Somebody finally beat you leon” (I think)
Hey spoony why does it take you so dang long to make a game review! nice review though
I know this is irrelavant but i just want to know. you said the seymour raised daegon from hell in your ff 10 review. is this the same daegon from mortal kombat armaggeddon?
I kind of thought he meant the dark god in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. But maybe im wrong.
I’m pretty sure he meant Dagon from the Cthulhu mythos
Definitely Cthulhu mythos.
First time watching Spoony videos actuaylly… And I see he’s a fellow Highlander fan! …Of the FIRST movie, which while ridiculous, still kicks ass. Everything since has been godawful though. What I really can’t understand is why didin’t they just do movies (or tv series or whatever) that would have based somewhere IN BETWEEN the birth of Connor Mcloud and the end of the first movie. Or hell, a prequel following the Sean Connory character? You wouldn’t have necessary even needed tons of immortals fighting each other. You could have bad guys who aren’t immortals you know?!
Or maybe there should have been only one.
Also, Highlander: The Source is in the top 5 of worst movies I’ve ever seen. And I see there’s a review here! Awesome!
I worked for Lore Design during the development of the game. (I did some of the tools, including the 3D maths converting the motion capture data into animations used by the rendering engine, which was quite new at the time.) We were a bunch of 24-year-olds who were keen, but relatively inexperienced. We were getting pulled every which way by the producers, so to be frank, it’s was a miracle the game was shipped at all. Seriously, we weren’t particularly enamoured with the fact that the game had to be based on the cartoon. My colleagues and I quite liked the original film. The cartoon was just wrong. And the storyboard for the game didn’t come together well. I believed you picked up on that.
God alone knows where the funding came from . (Ok. my boss at the time, Steve Mitchell, would know, too.) It was the last game produced by Lore Design – the company folded shortly after the game shipped.
The Jaguar CD platform was quite buggy, and ever so resource-constrained. This had significant bearing on the style of the game. And it wasn’t as if there was the Quake engine or similar you could buy in for the Atari Jaguar CD – everything had to be coded by hand, from scratch.
I remember joking with Paul Charise, the chap who did the ‘music’, that his painstakingly-crafted 2-second loops “didn’t really go anywhere”. He spent ages on them, and was chomping at the bit to do something that didn’t go back to the start after a few seconds. We were toying with the idea of writing a small wavetable synthesis engine, but there wasn’t enough RAM or CPU to do that, without compromising the graphics. Paul almost went nuts crafting those looping tracks. Poor sod.
Needless to say, many of us drank significantly during the development. Dunno if that was cause or effect.
Excellent review of yours, though. All entirely fair comments.
Thanks for going to all the trouble of getting the footage. Viewing it brought back plenty of memories.
Kudos to you.
Wow. It’s really neat to hear a developer’s perspective. We really don’t hear enough of those – oftentimes we look at crappy games and wonder “HOW COULD A HUMAN BEING CREATE THIS?!!” It’s interesting to hear about the creative struggles you and your team went through. Makes you feel sorry for all those poor sops out there working for game companies that are whoring themselves out to make movie licensed games. Must be a serious cause of workplace depression – coding your life away into a horrible game you don’t even care about.
Do you still work in the programming industry, by chance?
Nah it’s just really easy for people to fake a ID to get likes and such and it sounds a bit…fishy?
Everyone isn’t like you, trying to get likes and all.
I wish all the game reviews would get developer comments. Were Bubsy 3D, Zelda CD-i, & Bigg Riggs: Over the Road Racing lazy scams or did they have sad development tails, like Sonic X-treme? What hell or string of mishaps did the teams who created Aerrevan & Daikatana endure?
spoony one Brasil loves u dude!!!
Tap kick ass.
Tap, tap, tap!
It’s unbelivable the suffering you’ve been through just to play this horrible game!
I actually have a copy of this game. And it’s terrible.
You actually got it to work? It is the Atari Jaguar we’re talking about.
Oh I can get the Jaguar to work no problem. As for that damn cd attachment…
If I ever wish to torture myself, I’ll be sure to tie myself to a chair while playing this game.
“Don’t hate me cuz I’m awesome..at science”
That needs to be on a t-shirt with a pic of Dr. Insano :3
The intro is from Spinal Tap, right?
Yeah, and it continues over the end credits. Love that movie.
I can’t get this to play and it is one of my fav spoony reviews, anyone know what add on I need to watch the vid again?
Hey Spoony, did you ever watch the Highlander anime film?
I thought it was awesome.
I think he did do a review on that, but he wrote it out as opposed to making a video.
I’m a french Canadian lol!
Oh God, that Spinal Tap idea was brilliant.
(I wouldn’t have gotten that if I watched this before today. First time I saw that movie was a few hours ago. What a great coincidence!)
“Maybe it’s a gold sword, Spoony-man?”
That’d explain why it sucks so bad…
Indeed. Just a theory.
I think it was silver both in the “cutscene” and when it was stuck in the ground…not gold.
What is more racist? That guy’s face, or your comment about Canada?
Just kidding, I’m canadian and I love your show!
Dude, Canadians are not a race…
What kind of magic did you infuse into that broken pile of shit to make it work?
I can see Insano dragging that Jaguar up in chains like Frankenstein’s Monster, cackling with glee as he strikes it with a lightning rod.
You know what really cracked me up: the narrator at the beginning. He sounds exactly like he just wants a paycheck. “No one knows who they are…or…what they were doing”.
The narrator at the beginning is from the movie “This is Spinal Tap”.
“It’s alive… It’s ALIVE! NYEHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! Now the Spoony One shall SUFFER, at the hands of this ABOMINATION! And SCIENCE!”
That 2 second loop… I will endlessly hear that in my nightmares man. GOD! How did they make a game this horrendous and not knowing it? I assume that if they knew, THEY WOULDN’T FUCKING MAKE IT!
Ugh… right when I force myself to try to find redemption in Spoony’s “work” he goes on and does a slight to Canadians. Is he actually trying to be as much as possible like his INDB description? I find it striking that for someone who tries to appear as someone with a brain, you go on and agree with ignorant stereotypes.
I remember when you were real entertaining Noah. Cynical reviews while staying and focusing on the subject at hand.
It’s funny cause I was gonna try to salt the wound with a reference to Scarlett but I figured I’d be the better man here. You should do the same, watch every single one of your videos BEFORE the FMV mess, and get back into that mind set.
You know stereotypes are funny right? You sound kind of full of your self…and being the better man…yeah…good job
somebody seems to have a little sandy vaginitis
Umm…the Spoony ranting in the these videos is a character. Check out the Final Fantasy X-2 commentary for Noah’s explanation of Spoony the character vs. Spoony the person. Comments about the actor’s personal life are not a critique of the quality of the review.
Spoony does comedy, he likes to make people laugh. I don’t care if he takes potshots at my country, hell I do it more than he does. If you don’t like the Spoony character then don’t watch the freaking videos.
Dude, I’m from the UK (a nation more caricatured and stereotyped by Americans than anywhere else in the world, more or less) and I really, really don’t give a toss about it. Not saying you have replicate my reactions or anything, but seriously: have a sense of humour.
Uuuh … I’m Canadian and I wasn’t offended at all by the comment about Canadians. It was actually kind of funny. 8|
Oh yeah, the better man. “I was going to reference (person) but” YOU JUST DID, STUPID.
QQ some more but the fact is you have nothing to complain about. Mexicans get more shit than Canadians (and if you go with the “oh you live miles from any Canada”, I went to school with Canadians and I was stereotyped the most in school but I laughed because I’m not a bitch.) Don’t tell me you have never made a joke of another race/gender/religion/ethnicity/person. But oh no a comedian makes 1 comment and oh no that is the final straw, the shit just hit the fan. Let us all go into personal conversations because he made fun of my country.
You sad little man. You couldn’t have missed the point by more if you actively tried to nitpick everything he says to death. It was a joke, you know what they are right? He just talked about a potential racial stereotype before launching into an obviously OTT little tirade on Canada…you seriously don’t get the satire there?
I also love the reference that you didn’t want to make but did anyway, I’ll bet you thought that was really clever? Better man? That’s two things you have no idea how to be…real men have more class than you’ve shown. As for better, you’ve shown yourself to be humourless, classless, quite unintelligent and someone with his head stuck so far up his own arse you’ve become a human representation of Ouroboros. I see nowhere where you could be classed as better than anyone.
Even if his stuff did suck and had degraded since the earlier vids, (which it doesn’t and didn’t) would you really rather him go back to what he did before and then just stay with a single style and never change at all, never evolve from that one personality? It would get boring and no one would watch his videos.
I think you mad. Hell, he bashes gays and furries (im both) and I still find him funny. Lay off bro
Dude, you’re better off playing Alone in the Dark (the old one for the PC!).
i too was super pissed off when i found out that after 3 long years, when they announced a highlander game was being made they decided to cancel it. but then again it was for the best cause who knew what the game would have turned out to be. and i wished that someday if they make a soul calibur 6 they should add both connor and the kurgan as special guest characters with the voice acting of chris lambert and clancy brown. however, they failed to do so with ezio from assassins creed being the special guest for 5. have you ever seen the highlander anime movie “search for vengeance” spoony? i thought it was cool.
This is one of your best reviews ever, Spoony!
Hey that’s prejudice, I’m French Canadian and I happen to know that black people are super ghetto, yo!
… There is no emoticon for the face I am making at your post.
French-Canadian Zelda Scott?
“They couldn’t make this any less appealing if they covered it in plague rats & set it on fire.”
Oh man, I swear coffee almost shot through my nose.
God damn it I hate to be french canadien now.
I think it is my favorite review
dr insano make me laugh so hard!
There are black people in Canada. Just not in Quebec the French province.
There was actually another Highlander video game. It was a cassette game for early PCs. It was released around the time of the first movie.
Also, the animated series’ Ramirez was not the Ramirez from the movies. This is a relative of the original (presumably also an Egyptian pretending to be a Spaniard who for some reason has a Scottish accent) whose full name is Don Vincente Marino Ramirez.
There was also one on the ZX Spectrum, a 1 on 1 beat-em-up where you dueled with a series of people. I never got the hang of the controls as a kid, so never even got past the first enemy, and can’t remember if it was any good. Probably not.
Actually, the Jaguar did have AV and S-Video capabilities. Atari did make their own propriety cables which plugged into the the Display Monitor port.
It kills me that you where able to get the Jaguar working but the inventor of the Nintoaster (via the avgn) couldn’t. You mentioned your dad was an engineer… it looks like it rubbed off on you a bit :)
Wait, you’re an immortal but you have a health bar? What’s supposed to happen when it gets to zero?
Immortals can be killed, they just don’t age.
And they are immortal, hence them being called immortals.
Obviously there are rules to their deaths. IE: head removal, but still why would they have “health” if they can be killed with one swift movement of a sword?
They must age at some point otherwise all immortals would be nothing but a fetus, or even sperm. Also as the series has shown immortals come in all different ages.
The Immortals don’t age. Their apparent age is fixed at whatever it was when they “died” the first time.
You fall unconscious?
It looks like there are two enemies not just one, two guard types, one helmetless and
with black sleeves, and one helmeted and with orange sleeves.
how can those tanks maneuver with only one tread
Although the Atari Jaguar came with an RF adapter, Atari did sell an RCA hook up. I used 1 on my Jag ’till I got a CatBox.
I know this is 2 years old, but how do you enter the code for the control panel outside the security and get the door open? I went to all the control rooms and got the info, entered it the same as the at the gate control at the end of the canyon. What am I missing?
Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live
and they do live well
Where a man’s a man
And the children dance
to the Pipes of Pan
‘Tis a magic place
Where the moon doth rise
with a dragon’s face
Where the virgins lie
And the prayers of devils
fill the midnight sky
And you my love,
won’t you take my hand?
We’ll go back in time
to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry
and the cats meow
I will take you there,
I will show you how
Quintin: I keep getting hit.
Picolo: Why don’t you…DODGE!!!
I like Games Highlander
I am definitely bookmarking this page and sharing it with my
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance was the best piece of Highlander media since the original movie. I strongly recommend it if for no other reason than my concern for your wellbeing and Dr. Insano’s megalomania
I like Games Highlander. hihi Thank you so much.
Nice leg sweep but maybe he needs to go back for some more quick-Silver lessons. “We’re not sweeping floors here. HARDER!”
Those who didn’t get that reference to Karate Kid 3, I honestly envy you.
I absolutely loved this cartoon. I even tried to do a fanfiction where Highlander: The Series met Highlander: The Animated Series. Because this show was silly and fun and I loved it. Not all the immortals took the oath, clearly, so it would work that the ones that were not present would eventually turn up and Quentin would find out the hard way that he kinda has to take heads at some point.
Oh god, I loved the music for the show even more, though. The Music was awesome. At least I remember it being as such.
Atari Jaguar: Where bad console exclusive games go to die.
Step 1: Make shitty overhyped console. Marketing probably cost more than development.
Step 2: It sells poorly. Maker an add-on. Like a sequel no one asked for.