A discussion about 10 abysmal video game animated series that ruined gamers' collective childhood
I wonder if anyone remembers the other Sonic the Hedgehog TV show. As I recall it followed the comic book series pretty closely and although it too featured Urkel as the voice of Sonic, it was pretty good as far as VG inspired cartoons go.
Yeah, SatM Sonic was a lot better. Screwattck.com did commentary on a few episodes recently.
Yup, Sonic cartoons did get better, but that wasn't exactly hard to do.
Man I remember watching these after school, and that Sonic Cartoon I used to watch that before school started (of course the sat morning version was far better and I even remember the final episode). I even remember the Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter cartoon Sunday Mornings on the Cartoon Express. Sat. mornings now are nothing like it used to be; I remember getting up at 5 AM until sometime around 1 PM, now its like 9 AM - 11 if your lucky.
Yeah, there were two Sonic cartoons...they showed the wack one. I agree with all on this list except for Pokemon...the game is just as stupid as the cartoon so nobody was embarrassed. 12
brings back so many memories.. used to love watching Sonic and Double Dragon =D
I have the dvd:s. :D
Yeah glad I never watched these lol!
I never knew there was a pac men one... wow...
Captain N was cool as crap at the time. Didn't even know a DKC cartoon was made.
Man! I used to love the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! The music is great, and I didn't know any better.
Oh snap! Brought back a lot of memories of watching these shows like one time, and then going back to my beloved ninja turtles. lol
I bought Super Mario, Captn N, and Zelda on DVD last year. The memories...the horrible, horrible memories...
I actually liked Sonic TV show. The first one was awesome, then there was another Sonic with other characters (princess Sally and a redesign Dr Robotnik / Eggman) which was a bit darker and still awesome, and there was Sonic Underground (you know, Sonic had a brother and a sister, Sonic plays guitar, Sonia a synthesizer and Manic a battery) that i found totally absurd. My fav goes to the second Sonic TV series. My memory is degrading but i don't think i'll ever forget that Robotnik.
Why is Pokemon on here? That show was my childhood :( I am glad to see that the Adventures of Sonic made it though. After watching the Nostalgia Critic's review of the show, it definitely deserves to be fairly high on the list.
I think they need to made a Little Big Planet cartoon, I can't see how that would fail.
Annoying voice overs, crappy animation... plenty of ways it could fail.
damn, so many memories the double dragon theme music gave me goosebumps :P
i liked double dragon
I remember Captain N...princess was HOT! I liked Pokemon until it was the exact same thing all the time and they couldn't really develop the characters as well as they should have, especially when they had awesome opportunities to give new dimensions to the characters. They had so many chances to really develop on Team Rocket (they became very likable very quickly), but when they did so, they did for, like, an EPISODE, and then you forget that the development into them even happened. Hated that part about it. Zelda I forgot about, and I remember VERY vaguely about there being one. I used to have one of the comic books that had a bunch of different Nintendo comics in it (Captain N, Mario, Punch Out, Zelda, and Metroid), and in the Zelda one (all of them seemed to be the same as the cartoons they are talking about here), Zelda had some skills with the crossbow (they made the point that Zelda "never misses" with the crossbow). That was what was pretty cool about it: Zelda wasn't exactly going to just LET you f*ck with her. Looked like it was the same as the cartoon since she had some attitude to her, as well.
I remember all of these ahahhaa. The sonic one that was darker that followed the comic was really good I think it only lasted a season though. I also the maniac mansion show ahhaa
Oh God, Maniac Mansion was so horrific
Dammmm lol that's old and I remeber those cartoons, I was like 10 years old lol..... my favorite was captain N with simon beltmont,megaman,kid ikarus (I forgot his name), samus and more... man flash backs!!!
Does anyone recall the Wing Commander cartoon show? That had some quality episodes as I recall.
...mainly because it was the first Game-based show that wasn't Super Mario. And as much as I hate jumping on bandwagons, SatAM Sonic was the most superior by far. Although now I absolutely hate what's become of cartoons. When I was younger, Saturday Morning Cartoons were still a relevant part of childhood. Every major network had a Sat Am lineup. Now I think it's just CBS and to a lesser degree FOX. ABC just runs Disney crap, and NBC was never really into cartoons, just Saved by the Bell and other early 90s teen dramas. Now most if not all the Sat AM cartoons are on CW and they all suck. I think now it's just a bunch of Yu-Gi-Oh ripoffs animated in Flash, and the 20th iteration of TMNT that's nothing short of an abomination. Even Cartoon Network hasn't had anything worth watching in the last 4 or so years. How cartoons have fallen.
That CaptinN clip brought back a lot of memories
Please majority of these cartoons were classics I remember Pole Position at a youn age also I remembered Captain N. You can dis cartoons back then but what do you have now.
that was HILARIOUS
I only remember watching one of these shows, but it was their #1 pick, and indeed, it was amazing. Now I want to watch all of these. Bad 80's videogame cartoon marathon, anyone?
Scratch that. I saw the Zelda show too. A lot. I can even remember specific episodes. Like Link using his shield as a surf board over lava. Ah, the memories...
Classic: http://www.youtube.com/watc... No what to do if you're being groped by a parent, teacher or police officer?
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