Author Topic: Worst Videogame-based cartoons  (Read 3707 times)

« on: September 06, 2003, 04:26:31 PM »
Like movies, most videogame based cartoons suck. Heres the worst of the worst:

1.Donkey Kong Country
The DKC characters may look crappy, but on the cartoon, they look even worse. What's with the constant frowning? And are they really primates, or ducks?

2.The Adventures of Sonic the Heghog
Terrible character design, poor animation and having Steve "The Geek" Urkle play the voice of Sonic? This is why everyone hates DiC.

3.The Legend of Zelda
Terrible. Just plain terrible. And if you don't like what I'm saying, you can always say "Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, Alucard".

4.Mega Man
Yeah, I know. Some of you liked this cartoon, but I didn't. Why is he so buff?

5.Super Mario Bros.: Super Show
Even though the sequals were pretty good, the first wasn't. Caption Lou Albono is even worse at playing Mario than Bob Hoskins.

6.Sonic Underground
Sonic's a prince? He has siblings? Ridiculous.

7.Double Dragon
Almost as bad as the movie. Almost.

8.Battle Toads
Another bad cartoon, based on a great Rare game.

9.Earthworm Jim
Man. This is a stinker. It could have been worse though. What if they had a Boogerman cartoon?

10. Mortal Kombat
This isn't as bad as Ahnilation, but not by much!


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2003, 04:29:49 PM »
Note: These are all opinions. I'm not trying to start flame wars. Sorry if you are offended.


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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2003, 05:43:00 PM »
I disagree with most of the cartoons you listed.

Super Mario Bros. Super Show was a great cartoon! At least it stayed true to the games, unlike the terrible Super Mario Bros. movie...

I never Saw the Legend of Zelda, I just hope Nintendo makes a new Zelda cartoon. A Zelda anime would be great, because the style of the characters look apporopriately like anime.

Mega Man was a fun cartoon to watch. The characters looked strange, but it was still a fun cartoon, lots of humor.

Donkey Kong Country was TERRIBLE! It was pretty funny at times though, but the basic mundane plots of the cartoons were unimaginitive.

Kirby: Right Back At Ya! is a fun cartoon to watch, it captures the cute and fun spirit of the Kirby games perfectly. Everyone loves Kirby!

You forgot to mention Pokemon. Those cartoons are terrible (in my opinion). The stories are pretty interesting at times, and it has plenty of humor, but Pokemon is just too childish for me.

I have always wanted to see a Metroid animated series. The Metroid series is amazing, and I thought the Metroid comic that Nintendo Power published in one of their issues was sweet!

I would love to see a new Mario cartoon! Possibly based on Super Mario Sunshine, or Super Mario 64... I think everyone here agrees with this.

People who like video games should also like Nintendo. People who don't like Nintendo obviously don't like video games.

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2003, 07:12:24 PM »
"9.Earthworm Jim
Man. This is a stinker. It could have been worse though. What if they had a Boogerman cartoon?"

 Oh man... How can you say that? I haven't seen the cartoon in a couple years, but I do know I used to love it. I remember it being quite humorous. I'm shocked.

"10. Kirby: Right Back At 'Cha
Ha! Thought I would not put any anime on this list, did ya? Well, the fact of the matter is, this anime really sucks. Sorry Kirby fans!"

 Actually, you already had an Anime on there. The original Mega Man cartoon, which you had listed, was Anime.

 I, too, disagree with many of your choices, considering you listed a large portion of the Videogame-based-cartoons.

« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2003, 08:03:20 PM »
"9.Earthworm Jim
Man. This is a stinker. It could have been worse though. What if they had a Boogerman cartoon?"

?. !. Well. Earthworm Jim was possibly my favorite cartoon ever. :( It certainly could have been worse.


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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2003, 08:25:03 PM »
I don't think he means the original Mega Man cartoon. I think he means the American one. (Unless that was Anime too, even though it didn't look like it, in which case my point is moot.)

Heh. Kirby Right Back At Ya is one of the best and downright funniest cartoons I've ever seen. I love it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2003, 11:00:12 PM »
There was a Double Dragon movie?!?!??!

« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2003, 07:19:40 AM »
First off, Mario Maniac. There was no Metroid cartoon, but Mother Brain is one of the villians of Captan N. But don't get your hope up of seeing Samus- She only appeared in the comic version. Also, Black Mage. The Mega Man cartoon (before NT Warrior) was not an anime. It was made in America. And the reason why I said was because of really stupid storylines, horrible character design and Proto Man being Dr. Whily's right hand man. He's a good guy, for pete sake. But like I said, it's an opinion. The reason why I did not put Pokemon, is because, even though I don't like that show, there are worser cartoons based off of video games than that. And finally, yes Deezer, there was a Double Dragon movie. So terrible, not many people remember it. It's odd. People can still remember crap, like Super Mario Bros. (the movie, of coarse), but not bigger piles, like Mortal Kombat: Anileation or Double Dragon.


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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2003, 07:31:56 AM »
Well, Mario Maniac. So does Pokemon, and no one likes that anymore. Anyway, I agree with all, but SMB:SS. I loved that cartoon. Also, I don't agree about Earthworm Jim or Kirby. I do however big time agree on Mega Man being on the list. I have always hated that cartoon.

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2003, 12:04:22 PM »
I can't believe you didn't like Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog! That was my FAVORITE cartoon EVER! Oh, well. Eveyone's entitled to his own oponion. Anyway, I thought SMB:SS was pretty good, too.

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2003, 12:21:21 PM »
Listen everyone....I doubt any of you ever saw this, but it is by far the worst cartoon based on a video game ever. Back in the 70's or 80's I don't know, I wasn't born yet, they had a Pac-Man cartoon. Trust me. It was awfl. Ok, I'm only 15 but I saw it on a channel called Boomerang which is a channel about old cartoons. Here's the basic info about it.

Pac-man lives in a Pac people village where they all live with everything shaped like a circle. Everytime, they are just living their lives until the ghosts come along, and then Pac-man eats a power pill, and eats them. THat's it. It was like The Flinstones except with Pac Man.

First off, very bad animation. It was skippy, and the colors often mixed up or were incorrect. Also, the chracaters were very poorly drawn. They were very ugly too. They tried to make them look like real people shaped like Pac People. The result: Horribly drawn figures. Also, they even had a Pac-cat and Pac-Dog which provided cheesy comic relief. Also very badly drawn. The plots were always the same except with a new twist each time. It was basically like any othr Hanna-Barbar cartoon, except they used Pac Man in place of Fred Flinstone or George Jetson. The awful repetitive plots combined with the crude animation provided for one of the worst cartoons ever made. It had little to none to do with the game besides ghosts and the dots that they ate. THat's all.

If you want more information on it, check to see if you have the channel Boomerang. They show it every once in a while. Also, I agree with other people. THe first Mario Bros. cartoons weren't very good. The Mario Bros 3 were the best. They stuck exactly to the game. THe Mario World ones were alright, but the addition  of the cave people was a bit goofy and dumb. The  Legend of Zelda cartoon wasn't bad but good either. I never really saw Captain N, but I saw a couple of the Donkey Kong Cartoons. They were alright, but not the best. Sonic cartoons were badically Bugs Bunny gags and jokes recycled into a Sonic cartoon. Earthworm Jim I never saw, and Kirby Right Back At Ya'! (Note: It's Ya' not cha') is a good show. The extra characters like Tiff and Tuff are really annoying, but I like how they have many elements of the game in there. Pokemon is a bad cartoon. The new Sonic Cartoons looks pretty good, but they only showed the first episode so far so it could turn out to stink after the first few episodes.

Sorry for this huge post. I just got carried away in my mind!

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2003, 01:38:36 PM »
 I've seen the old Pac-man cartoon, although it's been a relatively long time since then.

 What I remember most about it was the Christmas Special.

 It wasn't very good, but hey, what else are you going to do with a game like Pac-man?

« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2003, 04:20:55 PM »
I liked that Pac-Man cartoon. Also, yeah, the Zelda cartoon was bad. Your calling that Pac-Man cartoon repetitive? Not as much as the Zelda cartoon. How many times have you heared Link say his really, really obnoxious and out of character catch phrase "well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, Princess". That was pretty messed up. I know you said it was average, but it was bad. If you disagree, you could always say "well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, Alucard".


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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2003, 06:09:05 PM »
You forgot Yu-gi-oh.  That sucks.

<P>But I strongly disagree with your thoughts on Kirby's cartoon.  They use a special kind of 3D animation to make those N.M.E. monsters.  And it's really funny!

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2003, 06:22:15 PM »
JMan, Yu-Gi-Oh! was a cartoon before it was a video game. And it was a card game before it was a cartoon I think. I'm not sure. Any Yu-gi-oh fans know the answer? I don't like it. It's pretty dumb.
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