Mar 1, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Mario 16 + Joe and Mac (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker, who basically keeps releasing interesting, new stuff for us, has brought another translation.

He says:
Fine, today I come with TWO reviews in one. Both made on a same game, but... one game was a hack and was reviewed earlier and the second was the original licensed game and was reviewed later. Result? Sergei Suponev, the host of this show, got confused and said that Joe & Mac HAS MARIO 16's MUSIC AND BACKGROUNDS, therefore, it's a "somewhat hacked Mario 16". Well... EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES, you know.

Okay, so what is Mario 16? The most popular pirated 'sequel' of good old Super Mario Bros among the ex-USSR kids, of course! Haven't got it owned in childhood, but hey, my friend had this game built into his famiclone, Lika (brrrrr, undeattachable pads). Like in many other cheap Mario hacks (from parts 4 to 17 excluding, ehrm, part 5 which is SMB2USA) this is merely a GFX hack with the protagonist replaced with Mario in his SMB3 skin. But hey, doesn't the font at the title screen of Joe & Mac look like SMB3's? And the shout that Joe does as soon as he gets wounded, - reminds you of Mario's voice too, right? Well, nevertheless, good game. Not the awesome one like *cough*Recca*cough* TMNT Tournament Fighters, but hey, there is a SNES version that doesn't actually look as cheap as this one, so you gotta check it out.

The episode 9 of the first season was actually the one where Super Nintendo made its' debut. NO, NOT FAMICLONE. All imported. The price of the console and the cartridges was obviously expensive though. That's why Suponev had to tell kids about Mario's REAL ORIGIN (i. e. Nintendo) after Mario 16 review. However, I think that Mario's career actually began with the release of Donkey Kong (known as Jumpman in there)...

In fact, if you want to see the intro of this program at the very beginning of my translations, REQUEEEST!! Thank you.


The Ninja's word: I had Mario 16. I kinda hated the jumping mechanics. Jump higher with UP on the D-Pad. Why not A? Damn. This makes less sense. Otherwise, the game CAN kick your ass if you're not careful. Especially that big flesh-eating flower. Anyways... the reviews are good, although the second made confusion. Watch it now! :P


  1. What would've made this even more epically awesome is if he'd also gotten the SNES version of Joe & Mac. :-D

  2. Agree with codeman on that one. I had the SNES one... THE REAL ONE, though I do live in America. :O