It’s been twenty years since the critically panned and commercial bomb Super Mario Bros. hit cinemas, and it’s been twenty years since that cliffhanger ending has gone unresolved. Now, after the film’s twentieth anniversary celebration, comes the exciting news that the story continues in a webcomic with a story by Parker Bennet, one of the writers responsible for the film.
While it might not have been the best movie ever, with many fans of the game complaining about, amongst other things, its radical departure from the source material. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched the movie but, as dumb as it is, I’ve always found some enjoyment out of it. I’ll not defend it in any way, but I do like it when an adaptation takes creative liberties with a property because I usually don’t want to experience a rehash of something that already exists. With that said, if you enjoyed the reptilian cyberpunk take on the Marioverse, check out the webcomic sequel.
The angriest gamer you’ve ever heard is getting his own video game adventure! Titled Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures and planned for release on PC through Steam, this retro-styled action platformer is also heading, appropriately, to Nintendo’s most recent consoles: the WiiU and 3DS. James Rolfe, the man behind the Nerd, got his start as the Angry Nintendo Nerd with his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES.
No word on whether or not the game will be coming to XBLA or PSN, but I’m sure we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that no matter what platform this lands on, hopefully it’s not a steaming pile of donkey dung smothered in skunk anuses.
A sequel to the classic NES brawler River City Ransom has been officially announced by Combit Studios. The announcement states that the sequel will not be River City Ransom 2, but they are working closely with Million Co., RCR trademark holder and property licenser, to ensure that the sequel will be true to the spirit of the original and provide fans with the best experience.
The River City Ransom sequel is planned for an August 2014 release with crowd-funding launching for the game this summer. It is currently planned for release on Windows, but other platforms are being considered (likely depending on how much money is generated with their crowd-funding campaign).
Source: Combit Studios