Impressive, Hoopz. Your dribbling has gotten much better in the past few weeks.
February 21, 2007 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Tales of Game's Studios Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. [youtube trailer] disclaimer: I haven't actually played it. The title & idea alone seemed amusing enough for it to be worthwhile posting.
posted by juv3nal (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
That plus I just wanted to use the b-ballnacht tag.
posted by juv3nal at 4:34 PM on February 21, 2007

well, i haven't watched the video yet, but i thought i would comment about it....
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 4:45 PM on February 21, 2007

Actually the video's nothing exciting aside from the gloriously cheezy music.
posted by juv3nal at 4:50 PM on February 21, 2007

The music was good. Also, the fact that the currency of the future is the NEOSHEKEL: ✡
posted by boo_radley at 4:55 PM on February 21, 2007

This makes me feel old.
posted by ColdChef at 5:01 PM on February 21, 2007

2053 was a rough year for everyone.
posted by nola at 5:12 PM on February 21, 2007

This is awesome. I had to go and download the RPG Maker 2003 software to play it, though. And it doesn't run too well under Parallels. Still awesome.
posted by zsazsa at 5:33 PM on February 21, 2007

This follows in a long line of tangentially-realted B-Ball games such as Shaq-Fu, Michael Jordan's Chaos in the Windy City, and Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball, but this is the first B-ball RPG I've ever seen.
posted by Durhey at 5:50 PM on February 21, 2007

Parallells is the stupidest software name ever.
posted by delmoi at 6:01 PM on February 21, 2007

I hope the game has a stage featuring a footrace between Barkley and a boss named Bavetta (YouTube). (Full event; for context, you can watch more of the related clips.)
posted by shortfuse at 6:41 PM on February 21, 2007

"The Chaos Kiss"
posted by T.D. Strange at 6:42 PM on February 21, 2007

"Look at Charles! He false starts a second time - if it were the Olympics, he'd be DQ'ed! But, from the looks of him, the only DQ in Sir Charles's life is... Dairy Queen."
posted by phaedon at 7:01 PM on February 21, 2007

I worked on the label for a canned pasta called "Shaquille O'Meal" many years ago. The pasta came in ball and hoop shapes. The label was obnoxiously colorful. I don't remember if it was made by Chef Boyardee though.
posted by bink at 5:47 AM on February 22, 2007

Ok, having just come from the CGI Korean actress thread, I read the above as "...Presents Chef Boyardee Valley", and I had to pause to wonder about the uncanny valley of near-perfect artificial meats.
posted by dreamsign at 7:51 AM on February 22, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm envisioning that this will be shown on Inside the NBA some time soon, but I don't know whether Barkley's reaction will be amusement or litigation.
posted by camcgee at 9:23 AM on February 22, 2007

So awesome and pitch perfect re RPGs.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:33 PM on February 22, 2007

OMG, just replayed with the speakers on. I really have to leave those things on more often.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:36 PM on February 22, 2007

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