I think this video speaks for itself.
I think this video speaks for itself.
When I was a kid I recorded episodes of Home Improvement onto a VHS tape as I watched them live. I even went to the trouble of hitting the pause button during commercial breaks. The resulting product was a six hour TOUR-DE-FORCE of commercial-free 90s entertainment. Too bad I threw it away when my mom moved a few years ago.
The game starts on the set of Tool Time, where Tim Taylor is about to reveal a new line of Binford power tools with his name on them. His plans are ruined when the tools turn up missing, right there in front of a live audience. How embarrassing! A note left at the scene of the crime tells Tim that in order to get his tools back he’ll have to return to a time where he belongs: The Stone Age. BURN!
Al suggests that Tim start his search on the movie set near the Tool Time studio where they’re filming a prehistoric movie. Ah… so that’s how we get dinosaurs and 90s comedians in the same place at the same time. I thought there was some kind of time travel component, but no.
The only flaw in this premise is that once Tim gets to the movie set, the “pretend” dinosaurs attack the shit out of him relentlessly. If these are just movie props then STOP ATTACKING ME! This whole ordeal could be easily worked out. I didn’t finish the game, so I don’t know if it’s all explained in the end. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it is.
Fans of the sitcom should check this game out, but beware of the frustrating level design and repetitive backtracking required.
Put the nail gun down and let this one out of the locker on a short, dinosaur-strength leash.
This week Trees is mega sick and hopped up on dayquil. I really don’t need much more of a description than that. We talk about Brothers, Guacamelee, DISCO ZOO, Bravley Default, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone: skyfall and SO. MUCH. MORE!
Just because the 2014 Winter Olympics are over doesn’t mean you have to thaw out just yet. Pick up that controller and get ready for a small collection of button mashing mini-games the likes of which you’ve seen many times over.
I decided to comb through the storage locker for this classic after watching ESPN’s 30 for 30 on Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. This year is the 20th anniversary of that event, which led up to the Lillehammer games. It made me feel old because the news clips looked like they were from 1492 but I remember being an alive and semi-functional teenager when all of that went down.
It turns out that not only does Winter Olympics: Lillehammer 94 not contain Harding or Kerrigan, but it doesn’t have figure skating AT ALL. Come to think of it I’ve never seen figure skating in a videogame, so what was I doing expecting it to be there, complete with infamous ice celebrities?
Well never mind that, because something in this game did end up entertaining me.
The Biathlon is allegedly based on some kind of military training exercise, and that’s why it appears in the Olympics. I’m not sure about all of that, but I intended to do ZERO research because I don’t care why it’s in there. It’s awesome! Why is there no equivalent during the summer games? Let’s pair long distance swimming with periodic batting practice against ace pitchers with wicked curve balls! Why not? Curling is an Olympic sport and it’s just shuffleboard!
Unfortunately even something as abstract and delightful as Biathlon can’t save this small pile of standard issue mini-games from failing to medal at all.
Put it back in the storage locker for at least another four years.
It’s 90′s night here at EZMU, so if you wanna grab your flannel, we’ll wait. Rob opens his mail. What did the post man bring him? I guess you’ll have to have a listen. Dana didn’t drown in the high Michigan waters, so shes here too, and Trees gets down to business and does his chores. We also talk about The Last of Us, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, Bravely Default and MORE!
Reddit and/or 4chan made this 6-year-old Nintendo DS game internet famous recently. I’m not sure why or exactly what came of it other than some funny mock reviews and a passing mention on EZ-Mode Unlocked.
I ended up making a trip to my storage locker as an answer to a dare to actually try this game. After playing it for a total of 10 minutes I have the only piece of information you really need to know.
This game has text dialog boxes, but it has AN AUDIO LAUGH TRACK.
Who cares what I write here, really? That it’s a pretty bad collection of fetch quests based on a show that I’ve never seen and I have NO IDEA what’s going on with these characters? So what? It has a LAUGH TRACK. It’s as if they thought Corey’s playful humor wouldn’t stand up on its own without some auditory queue to let you know that it’s just been funny.
Glaze it with lemon sauce and leave it in the locker.
Repetitive but enjoyable, starts to pick up towards the end.
Play Time – 10hrs+
Still dumb as hell, best in the series yet!
Play Time – 13hrs+