: Game Freak and Nintendo's series of cartoony monster-training RPGs that kicked off huge crazes among the kids of both Japan and the U.S. In these games, children take up the calling of "Pokemon trainers," capturing the titular animals and then keeping them as pets or fighting them against either wild pokemon or those of other trainers.
: An even-longer-running classic series of historical strategy/simulation games produced by Koei. Noted for their realistic approach, their difficulty, and a high level of dryness. You grow rice, distribute it to your population to keep them happy, send out spies, guard against assassins, raise and train a military, and ultimately attempt to unite feudal-era Japan.
And now... Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition
, a Real Thing that will Soon Exist.
posted by JHarris
on Jan 1, 2012 -
So. While hunting for a live performance
of a song
from the Beatmania IIDX
series, a totally sweet primarily-piano piece known for its near-impossibility to play as a video game, much less on real instruments, I stumbled upon this incredible version,
performed by the phenomenal TeppeikunViolin
and his lovely pianist assistant.
Of course, it turns out that beyond just having RIDICULOUS chops on the violin, he's also a nerd in the best sense. Not only has he done a great violin cover
of the internet sensation "Bad Apple!!"
, he's also done a cover of the music from the original Legend of Zelda
that must be seen, a cover of Super Mario Bros.
that makes subtle reference in the background, as any good Japanese Nintendo fan should, to "Kintamario,"
and a little something he calls "Tetris being played on a Game Boy with a dying battery"
that absolutely must be seen to be believed.
posted by DoctorFedora
on Oct 26, 2011 -