The lights are on
This year's Super Replay Showdown ended with an unexpected dance-off between Ben Reeves and I. Even more unexpected was my fleet-footed rise to victory, but my triumph comes at a terrible toll; I now have to grind my way through the original NES installment of Ninja Gaiden, an infuriatingly challenging platformer whose unrelenting annoyances are matched only by the stupid cackling of GI's resident clown, Dan Ryckert.
Will I be able to overcome the multistage boss battle waiting for us at the end of Ninja Gaiden's long and treacherous road? Will I be able to resist the constant urge to bludgeon Dan to death with my microphone? We can only take it one episode at a time, but I'm putting the odds for both at 50/50.
Join Andrew Reiner, Bryan Vore, Dan Ryckert, and I for the inaugural episode of what may very well be the first never-ending Super Replay.
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This is painful.
Episode 3: Revenge of (the Sith) Ryu. ;-)
The t-shirt design should be the Hawk with Dan's face. If I had any design ability i would do it but I dont.
Man, that phone call at the episode 3? that was pretty painful. Sooooo...
Dan is becoming...a little much. The phone call at the end was great, I will admit that, and he does make me (and almost everyone else) laugh in every episode...but sometimes you just have to whack the puppy with the newspaper-even though you know he's sorry. it'll put hair on his chest.
I feel that another commenter on here phrased it most adequately. Dan is entertaining, but his active taunting gets beyond the realm of comfortable banter a little too often at times.
You can climb a wall straight up in this game. You just have to have the skills! Where is my invite to this awesome throw back? It doesn't even get hard until level 5.
Most of these comments are about kicking Dan of replay.It would be awful without the core members (Tim, Reiner and the man from the swamp)
Wow, Episode 3 is amazing! One of the best episodes of Super Replay ever! "Hangtime" dying over and over, superhero underwear talk, people calling each other, Joe hanging up on Dan, Jeff M. thinking about killing Dan, pregnancies, Reiner's nonexistent pizza party, firing Dan...this episode had it all!
Take Dan out for a couple episodes. I think he is funny but the 3rd episode he was out of control. Put some Andy Mac, Jeff Cork or Bertz in.
Best phone call ever.
Keep it up! I am loving this replay.
I was so happy when I beat NES TMNT. I gave up on it so many times, it was so hard! And Joker at the top of the tower level in Batman, he had this harpoon-like gun and his attacks were super fast. Those games were relentless. Awesome Super Replay, guys!