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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Alright! Really looking forward to this :)
Jeez that's like those friggin jumps in the original Ninja Turtles Game for Nes.
Lets do this.
Hahah that was awesome!
I don't know how long ago this was recorded, or if you guys have already done the next episode, but the first jump at the game over restart is the exact same thing as the one you're stuck at. You could just turn around and practice on that one without having to go through all four levels every time.
Here we go. Good luck Jeff,you're going to need it. whahahahahahaha
Either going to be one of the shortest SRs, or one of the longest SRs. I'm 85% sure it's going to be the latter, with a 35% chance it will beat Overblood 2's 20 episodes. Good luck guys...your going to need it...
fava is my last name and you guys say it over and over never heard anyone say it that much not talking to me its odd
Ninja Turkey... Dan, I think you've found the sequel to Air Force Gator :)
Let it begin....
Well, guess I'd better buy this game too. Ill also get Super Mario Kart in case I get too frustrated. Good luck, Hangtime!
My respect for the Italian Stallion just skyrocketed after this well written intro!
I would watch this non stop if it was just jeffem strangling man child ryckert but I also love ninja gaiden so it's a win win!!!!!
The end of the first episode gave me a great idea for a real-life replay it would be punch-out Dan vs. Jeff