Tuesday, October 25, 2011

China Warrior + Takahashi Meijin + toy turtles = one awesome PC Engine commercial

True story: I've never played Hudson's oft-criticized, PC Engine-based fighter, China Warrior (known as The Kung Fu in Japan).

I'm actually planning to right that wrong soon, but until that day arrives I'll content myself by watching and re-watching the following commercial, which features, at one point, Takahashi Meijin and a quartet of toy turtles.

Hopefully it's made clear to folks who understand Japanese why the "16 shots per second" star is shown, in a commercial that was supposed to prompt gamers to run out and buy a side-scrolling brawler, sitting atop a pile of said reptiles?

Note: This post originally appeared on my other gaming blog, iwasateenagepcenginefan.wordpress.com.


RetroKingSimon said...

Haha, what the hell?! :) You're not missing too much by having not played this game, by the way, but it's worth one play just so you have :P

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Simon! I'm not expecting the game to be great or even good, but I want to try it all the same. Plus, it has pretty cool cover art :)

famicomfreak said...

Weird but kewl! So expected from Japanese video game commercials!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, "expected" is definitely a word that could be used here. So many old game commercials from Japan are wacky and weird -- in a good way :)