Retro Game Friday: Hey You Pikachu

This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game most people don’t know exists. It’s Hey You Pikachu!

Plot Synopsis: There really isn’t a plot.

Gameplay: You played the game almost exclusively with the included Voice Recognition Unit. Seeing as it’s the one of only 2 games to ever use the peripheral, you can imagine that this was mostly a gimmick game. Honestly there’s really not that much going for this game, as it’s pretty much just like a more kid friendly Seaman game.

Art: Having been made for the Nintendo 64, the art has aged poorly as you might expect.

Music: I don’t remember it, sorry.

Overall: Skip this game, it’s truly a poor excuse for a game that existed just to capitalize on the popularity of Pikachu.

For those who like: Terrible Games, Voice Controls.

Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.

Retro Game Friday: Soulcalibur Legends

This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a spinoff of a series that is often overlooked. It’s Soulcalibur Legends!

Plot Synopsis: The story of Soulcalibur Legends takes place between Soul Edge and Soulcalibur, and is based around Siegfried Schtauffen’s transformation into Nightmare. The game begins as Siegfried finds Soul Edge on a ship. He battles Cervantes on the deck of the ship.

Plot: The plot is pretty sparse, and frankly isn’t all that good. But if you are a Tales of fan you’ll enjoy the guest character Lloyd Irving from Symphonia!

Gameplay: This had both co-operative gameplay and competitive gameplay. Frankly the gameplay wasn’t that good either.

Art: Terrible, and it’s aged incredibly poorly.

Music: Don’t remember a whit, but probably wasn’t that good.

Overall: Skip this entry of the series, even if you are a hardcore fan of the Soul series.

For those who like: Action-RPGs, Mediocrity.

Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.

Manga Monday: Adventure of Sinbad by Shinobu Ohtaka


This week for Manga Monday I’m doing something I’ve never done before, covering a series that’s a spinoff of I’ve already covered. It’s Adventure of Sinbad by Shinobu Ohtaka!

Plot Synopsis: The spin-off manga titled Adventure of Sinbad (シンドバッドの冒険 Shindobaddo no Bōken)follows the origins of Sinbad, years before he becomes the King of Sindria. Originally living in the Parthevia Empire with his father Badr, a war veteran and his mother Esra, Sinbad loses his father due to the war against the Reim Empire, and spends his youth helping the local villagers and tending to his ill mother until he meets and shelters the mysterious Yunan, unaware that he is a Magi.

Plot: The plot is pretty good, and it starts much better than the main series did which is a point in it’s favor. Of course that’s to be expected, as the author started the main series first and years later started writing the spinoff. I do like seeing the world from Sinbad’s view though, as we don’t get much of a chance to do so in the main series.

Characters: Sinbad and Drakon are pretty good characters, and so is Yunan. That being said I’ve only read about 9 chapters of the series so I’m not sure if we get to encounter Sinbad’s followers in this series, although I’m going to assume we do later on.

Art: The art is just as good as the main series.

Overall: If you love the main series Magi: The Labryinth of Magic, you’ll love Adventure of Sinbad!