New Hosts of IGL and VR Month Continues | Infinite Grenade Launcher Podcast | Level 220
IGL Podcast welcomes two new hosts to the show! Justin introduces AJ Demers and Kyle Duncan Graham via a tour of their respective gaming histories. And it is a storied walk down memory land, including titles like: My Little Pony (aka AJ’s dad’s favorite game), various Sega games, Toejam and Earl, Double Dragon, Aladdin, and others.
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ToeJam & Earl has been called a surreal, comic satire, and a “daringly misanthropic commentary on Earthly life”. ToeJam is red and has three legs. Earl is fat and orange. ToeJam wears a large gold medallion and a backwards baseball cap, while Earl is marked by high-tops and oversized sunglasses; both outfits are “over-the-top appropriations” of 1990s urban culture. Their speech features California slang. The game is set to a soundtrack which has been described both as jazz-funk, and as hip hop. For the game’s unique sound, composer John Baker was inspired by Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters.
In the game’s opening sequence, ToeJam explains that Earl’s erratic piloting abilities have resulted in a crash-landing on planet Earth. He says that they must find the widely scattered pieces of their spacecraft‘s wreckage to return to their home planet, Funkotron. The player guides the characters as they avoid Earth’s antagonistic inhabitants and search for the debris. Should the player succeed, the final sequence depicts ToeJam and Earl escaping the planet in their reconstructed spacecraft. Under the player’s control, the characters proceed across a purple landscape that represents Funkotron, and are greeted by their friends and family. – Wiki
Double Dragon Plot:
Double Dragon is a beat ’em up video game series initially developed by Technōs Japan and released as an arcade game in 1987. The series stars twin martial artists, Billy and Jimmy Lee, as they fight against various adversaries and rivals. Due to the popularity of the game series, an animated series and live-action film adaptation have also been produced.
A Nintendo Entertainment System version produced by Technōs was released in 1988, followed by a Game Boy version in 1990. Various licensed versions were also produced by other developers for gaming platforms such as the Master System, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Genesis, Atari Lynx and for home computers. A Game Gear game titled Double Dragon is unrelated to the series, instead being based on Streets of Rage. – Wiki
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