Show Notes 11: Sub-Zero, Shut Up Right Now

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This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Street Fighter II, III, IV, and Alpha 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, 4 and Portable Ops, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Kirby’s Adventure (a.k.a. Kirby’s Nightmare), BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear X2, Dead or Alive 4 and 5, Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children.

1:44 – Final Destination!

3:03 – Dash Hopes is one of my favorite Magic cards.

4:40 – A comparison can be seen here.

09:22 – Sol’s character design presents a forward face like a  flat wall, his posture shoving his face and chest to the front of his sprite while his hair and sword hang behind him almost like motion lines, emphasizing the potential for a forward rush.

10:53 – This is actually called “Dramatic Battle,” and it’s in Street Fighter Alpha 3. I had it confused with “Final Battle” from the same game, which pits a single character against a powered-up version of the final boss.

13:30 – It’s called Tier-Induced Scrappy.

13:46 – PK is a big fan of Confusion Fu.

16:08 – I have to correct my error here – Samurai Shodown’s Ukyo is actually based on Miyamoto Musashi’s rival Sasaki Kojiro. Samurai Showdown V introduced Yumeji Korokouchi, a character based directly on the tuberculosis-stricken Shinsengumi captain Okita Soji.

16:25 – We’re talking about Samurai Shodown VI’s Andrew. From the SNK Wiki: “Andrew can shoot a bullet shaped as a flaming eagle.”

18:14 – M. Bison’s “Dolls” are a dozen or so teenage girls, kidnapped from all over the world and brainwashed to fight for Bison, though only a handful of them have been playable characters in Street Fighter games. Noembelu (they’re supposedly each named after a month of the year, in their own native language) hails from T. Hawk’s Native American tribe in Mexico, but in Street Fighter Alpha 3, T. Hawk is shown rescuing Juli – at the time, the only playable brunette Doll.

Incidentally, Sean Schemmel took over the role of Goku when Funimation brought the whole of Dragonball Z over to the U.S., making him the more recent and by far the most prolific English Goku voice actor.

19:36 – Mutant League was a briefly successful series of sports games that originated on the Sega Genesis. Like the old tabletop game Blood Bowl, it combined sports with brutal unrestricted violence, allowing players to win football matches on points or by the extermination of their opponents. The Mutant League games also spawned a two-season animated series.

22:16 – Okay, in short: the end of Metal Gear Solid 2 reveals that the Patriots, the members of the mysterious council that secretly runs America, all died about 100 years before the game’s events in 2009. MGS3 implied that the Patriots were actually the American branch of the Philosophers, an international group founded after World War I whose last original members died in 1930. Okay, it was closer to 80 years, but that made sense. Portable Ops had Revolver Ocelot assassinating the current Philosophers in 1970, which paved the way for MGS4’s reveal that the Patriots were actually the surviving characters from MGS3, but also compelled the conclusion that the “100 years ago” reveal in MGS2 was simply a lie.

25:54 – In fact, the only actors from the film who didn’t participate in rendering for the spinoff games were Raúl Juliá, who was already very ill and died shortly after, and Blanka actor Robert Mammone.

26:09 – The article I mentioned can be found here.

31:16 – Every time one of us says this, the other knows the response.

37:38 – This is our friend J, who can be heard in our MMO episode.

46:48 – Dan’s style is called Saikyo.

47:56 – Since we mentioned it, here’s a picture of the death butterfly on the back of Talon’s head.

Another of the action figures we got to play with, interestingly enough, was Necrosan, the skeletal dragon who would’ve been the final boss of Primal Rage 2 had that game ever been released. Nonetheless, a (pretty badass) action figure was produced.

49:20 – Yes, Damian Chapa played Ken. Ryu was played by Byron Mann – who, as it happened, did some research and knew the correct pronunciation of “Ryu.” The film stuck with “Rye-you” because Damian Chapa couldn’t deliver it the way Mann suggested.

54:17 – That was a quick reference to Seto Kaiba in the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh.

55:38 – You can check out VaatiVidya’s channel here, though apparently his pre-release Bloodborne sessions were not recorded.

56:48 – As PK mentioned, Mega64 somehow got Shigeru Miyamoto and Hideo Kojima to appear in their videos…

57:00 – And Hironobu Sakaguchi

57:13 – And Ken Kutaragi!

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