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Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling


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Rocko’s Modern Life was one of my favorite animated shows when I was a kid.  The famous Nickelodeon series was about a wallaby named Rocko who resides in O-town where he hangs out with his pals Heffer, Filbert, and Spunky.  He also lives next to middle-aged couple Ed and Bev Bighead.    Throughout each episode, Rocko encounters various problems and sheer craziness in his life.  It first debuted on September 18th, 1993, spanning four seasons and a total of 52 episodes.

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This hilarious, yet brilliant cartoon ended over twelve years ago after a good three-year run.  Rocko’s Modern Life is still on syndicate on TeenNick every now and then.  Nickelodeon hasn’t released any new episodes on TV, but something even BETTER happened – an original special that was released on Netflix.

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The new special is called Rocko’s Modern Life: Static ClingRocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling follows the events beginning from when Rocko’s house was launched into space.  Rocko, Heffer, Filbert, and even Spunky spent twenty years stuck in space.  After being stuck for a long while, the gang decide to go back home to O-town.  They discover a modernized world featuring food trucks, radioactive energy drinks, smart phones, and coffee shops on every corner.

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Not everyone was satisfied with the changes, especially Rocko.  He finds out that his favorite show, the fatheads, were cancelled during the 21st century.  Rocko makes it his personal quest to find Ralph, the original creator of the fatheads.

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Over twelve years later and Rocko’s Modern Life finally gets its reboot.  This new reboot was one of the best I have ever seen.  Rocko’s Modern Life got the perfect special it needed for its modern audience.  It was more modernized, yet still stuck to its original roots.  The special truly had its familiar characters, animation, story, and inside jokes.  I felt like I was five years old again, laughing at the same jokes I’ve seen over and over again.

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If you are craving for some nostalgic 90s content, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is definitely the special for you.  It’s the familiar take on Rocko’s life, but on a MUCH more modern world.

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Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is just another look at Rocko’s Modern Life.

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Favorite Disney SNES Games


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Happy Monday folks!  These past few weeks have been about The Lion King, one of Disney’s greatest animated stories.  The Lion King was so popular that it was released as a video game for the SNES and Sega Genesis.

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Surely enough, The Lion King wasn’t the only game that stemmed from the Disney franchise.  With classic animated tales being released on VHS tapes and home console video games becoming more popular, it was the perfect time for Disney to get creative with mainstreaming their amazing content.

With that, it’s time to list some other Disney-franchised video games that came out for the SNES.  Some of them I have played before, even beating the game all the way through.

Here are some classic Disney SNES games:

Aladdin

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Our first game is Aladdin.  It’s the classic tale of street-rat Aladdin who uses the help of the genie to win over Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah.  This game plays as a side-scrolling platform game where players control Aladdin through several stages in Agrabah as well as other places.  Two stages, The Escape from the Cave of Wonders and the carpet ride with Princess Jasmine, involve controlling the magic carpet as you fly through the side-scrolling stage.

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Not only did I have this game as a child, but I beat it MULTIPLE times playing through the whole story (without any shortcuts!).

Pinocchio

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Pinocchio was released for the SNES in October 1996, over half a century since the film’s initial release.  The game features intertitles between levels to convey the story in the form of a children’s playbook.  Just like the original film, players go through the story where the find Geppetto inside Monstro.

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Fun fact: I never bought this game, but I rented it multiple times from the video store.  After a few rental periods, I finally beat the game and defeated Monstro the whale.

Toy Story

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Yee-hah cowboy!  Toy Story was another great SNES from Disney.  Woody and the other toys discover Andy’s new gift, Buzz Lightyear.  Buzz Lightyear becomes Andy’s favorite toy, prompting Woody to become jealous.  After knocking Buzz out the window, Woody works to get him back and gain the respect of the other toys.

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This game was short, yet fun to play through!  I beat the game all the way through a few times.  Nevertheless, it was a fun Disney game to play through each time.

The Jungle Book

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One last game on the list is The Jungle Book.  This platformer game takes players through various side-scrolling levels that resemble similarity to Pitfall.  Mowgli shoots or avoids enemies that come his way, navigating through many platformed levels throughout each stage.

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The Jungle Book was one of those games that I rented various times, but never ended up beating in the end.  I haven’t played this one in ages, but would like to test my skills again to see if I can play throughout the whole game.

The Lion King Video Game (1994)


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Here’s an interesting fact – The Lion King was released on July 17th, merely twenty-five years since the original version came out.  This CGI, photo-realistic animated film featured all of the familiar characters from the original film.  Twenty-five years later and audiences (old and new!) get to see one of Disney’s timeless classics.

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Now here’s where things get even weirder – The Lion King video game, which was released for the SNES and Sega Genesis, also hit the shelves almost twenty-five years ago.  The Lion King was made as a video game title to go along with the film’s release.  The SNES version released on October 1994 while the Sega Genesis got its release on December 1994.

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For those who don’t remember, The Lion King was a side-scrolling platform game where the players played as Simba through the events of the film.  Players go through both child and adult Simba as the game progresses.  Simba has the ability to jump on various enemies.  He also has a roaring ability that is used to stun enemies, make them vulnerable, or solve puzzles.  When Simba becomes an adult, he has added features including scratching, mauling, and throwing.

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Throughout the game, you can collect various bugs that help you along the way.  Some will restore Simba’s health or roar meter while other rare bugs increase meters for the rest of the game.  If you find certain bugs hidden in various levels, you can play the bonus levels where you play as Timon or Pumbaa to earn extra lives or continues.

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Overall, The Lion King was one of the best platform games out for the SNES and Sega Genesis.  As hard as the game was, it went perfectly with the main story.  It was released almost twenty-five years ago, months after the original cartoon film came out.

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If you can’t get enough of the The Lion King mayhem that has been happening, be sure to play the original platform game as well!

The Lion King – 2019 Remastered Version


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It has been a slow week lately in terms of PR nightmares and whatnot.  This is mainly due to the fact that summer is the season of amazing summer blockbuster titles.  Some movies are already out while others will be released in the near future.  Even still, the anticipation remains the same for many moviegoers.

One of the most anticipated films of 2019 recently dropped less than two weeks ago.  It’s the familiar tale from Disney about the young lion heir to the king of Africa.  Coming straight from Disney is… The Lion King.

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The Lion King is out in theaters, completely rejuvenated in photo-realistic animation.  This classic story from Disney is about a pride of lions who rule over the land known as Pride Rock.  King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi welcome Simba, their newest son aimed to the be king in the future.  Not everyone is too happy with the celebration.  Mufasa’s brother, Scar, aims to usurp Mufasa from his position as king so he could take over the land.

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If you’re a 90s kid, you know the story all too well.  There’s no need to summarize it even more since the nostalgia is so strong.  Only this time it is completely redone in new photo-realistic animation techniques.  And yes, you do have to watch Mufasa die ALL over again.

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With that, The Lion King is one of the hottest blockbusters out this summer.  All of the same characters, both major and minor, make an appearance in the film.  Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and the hyenas all return for this timeless Disney film.

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Twenty-five years later, The Lion King is released in theaters yet again.  Be sure to check out The Lion King this summer!