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Odds are, you have never heard of this game. If you haven't, this Replay is for you. Rising Zan: Samurai Gunman was released in 1999 for the PSone, and to this day is one of the most ridiculous games ever made.
You play as Zan (formerly Johnny, now "Johnny No More"), an American cowboy who travels east to learn the way of the samurai. When he returns to the west, he uses his newfound skills to murder ninjas, Russian nesting dolls, sumo wrestlers, and evil crucifixes made of hay. Watch below as myself, Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and Bryan Vore play through this brilliantly absurd title. And just try to get the unbelievable theme song out of your head.
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i can't believe no one has put this out here, but the original Rainbow Six Vegas would be friggin' awesome! Croc: Legend of the Gobbos is recommendable, too.
you guys should do Donkey Kong 64
Ahahaha!!! Both were funny, lol thought the spice world thing was the menu at first but apparently that is the game loool.
Wow that was funny enough to make me smile on a sick day
sounds like phil collins for theme
Great choice, great replay, great roulette. Meets and far exceeds the unnecessarily high Retro_Strife standards. I appreciate these "great game most gamers probably missed" Replays (ala, ActRaiser, Blaster Master, etc.) just as much as the "reader-recommended" Replays (and the occasional "so bad it's good" Replay).
And speaking of recommendations, I'm still pushing NiGHTS into Dreams and Tomba!
After watching this replay I think you guys should do God Hand for the ps2. (Although I still would like to see Kirby's Adventure for the NES)
Dudes, seriously, where the f*ck is Armored Core? I ask for it every time, and every time you guys shaft it. H*ll, you don't even have to do a specific Armored Core, you could just do Nexus and skip the pre-dual analog era of AC.
Come on, Reiner, you know you want to. It might wash the supposed "bad taste" you picked up off of For Answer (which, by the way, is as underrated as AC4 if you go by the scores you gave out).
"...you know women?", LOL...
Ah, this brings back great memories of the Samurai Gunman. It also reminds me of the review that I wrote of the game back in the day (www.mastergamer.com/risingzan.html). Good times, good times.
A games based on a movie that wasn't good, never thought i would see that.
I've always wondered, is it hard to do a wacky game? I'd assume yes because there are so few that really shine like katamari but could it be possible to make it a staple genre? Anyway do a replay of JSRF because me and my friends always loved making our own tags and playing tagger's tag against each other, it was great =)
oh shi- seeing this replay just nostalgia *** me hard.
I loved this game when it first came out. I need to find out what ever happened to my copy.
Rising Zan reminds me of God Hand
Rising Zan seems to be at least a spiritual predecessor to Godhand, the only other hilariously absurd/insane/awesomely fun beat-em-up I've played that takes place in an old west setting and features an incomprehensible plot.
Speaking of which, please do Godhand for a replay. That game is fun as hell, cheap to buy online, and deserves more exposure and love than it received upon its release.
So funny, I kinda want this game now XD