Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lady Liberty - In video games

I'm not getting into port politics, compilations or alternative names, so format shown is at my discretion.

Without blowing one's trumpet, you're gonna absolutely love it.

Miscellany

Chaos Control (PS1)
Aero Fighters 2 (Neo Geo)
Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4)
Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Arcade)
Submerged moment occurs before gameplay begins, making this a very special spot.
Cobra Command (Arcade)
Before 1992 Mega-CD port, Data East thought it would be a laugh to bring a different scrolling shmup of same name in 1988, which was also ported to the NES.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Blink and you'll miss it moment can be seen in Hunter Killer.
Cyber-Lip (Neo Geo)
Dark Edge (Arcade)
Die Hard Trilogy (PS1)
Final Fight (Arcade)
Last Ninja 2 (C64)
Punch-Out!! (1987) (NES)
Ninja Baseball Bat Man (Arcade)
Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II (Arcade)
Street Fighter III: Third Strike (Arcade)
Shadow Warriors (Arcade)
Superman (1988) (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
Twisted Metal 2 (PS2)
Vigilante (Arcade)
Z-Out (Amiga)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3)
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Arcade)
Deus Ex (DOS)
Bosses

There may be more, but I only know two.

Zombie Nation (NES)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
Film licences

X-Men: The Official Game (Gamecube)
Despite title, this ties in with X-Men: The Last Stand.
Judge Dredd (SNES)
Ghostbusters II

Amiga
NES
DOS

Okay, shit looks pretty cool, but 'joypad' should be a NES Advantage joystick.
Why is Slimer goofing about in end screen?
(Sigh).

Parody

Lady Liberty is a character from Blockbuster Video North American rental exclusive ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut, an update of N64 game ClayFighter 63⅓.
Grand Theft Auto IV (360)

She moonlights as the Statue of Happiness.
And it's her own beating heart, that makes me cry.
Mission in Lego Marvel Superheroes (PS3) takes Lady Liberties.
Superman (1987) (NES)
Why in the Daily Planet is the Statue of Freedom giving advice to Supes?
The Japanese version features a synthesised rendition of John Williams' famous score, synonymous with Christopher Reeve taking to the skies.
During battle with Crippletron in Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PS3), a wheelchair-bound spoof can be seen.
Here's something beyond weird.

Best of Best (Arcade)
Hmmm, nothing like the poster of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.


WTF?

Pièce de résistance

Atomic Runner Chelnov (Arcade)
Unusually, Mega Drive was far more attractive than its coin-op parent.
Crysis 2 (PS3)
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Resistance 3 (PS3)
New York Warriors (Amiga)



Fans of Escape From New York will notice game over screen looks suspiciously like the meat of iconic poster.


Moving on.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)

During a live transmission, Krang half inches the statue.
Leonardo calls alien dude a 'bloated beanbag'.
Wow! Nice insult.
Notice how she 'was' green in intro?

Because...

Against Shredder, she's now blue.
I know oxygen reacting with copper and air gradually caused her to change colour, but this is just fucking ridiculous.

Did the Foot get bored and paint her?

At least continuity is retained for ending.
Blimp transporting 225 ton sculpture is amusingly preposterous.
4P classic was needlessly remade in 2009 for Xbox Live and PSN.

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Mega Drive)



Ninja Gaiden II (360)

For the benefit of those who don't know, she only a large-scale baddie in already mentioned update.



Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (PS3)



Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (N64)

Stage 2 - Liberty or Death
Stage 3 - Nuclear Winter
Thirsty for more?

Okay.

Comix Zone (Mega Drive)
Crude Buster (Arcade)
Considering there are 'two' busters, title has always confused me, particularly as Mega Drive port was released as Two Crude Dudes.
After the War (Amiga)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (PC-Engine)
WHY is head is impaled on top of what could be the Empire State Building?

My friend fuck only knows.
Flashgal (Arcade)
I know what you're thinking.

Wonder Woman, right?
Spider-Man (2000) (PS1)


Spider-Man 2 (2004) (PS2)
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (Mega Drive)
Freedom Fighters (Gamecube)
Guilty Gear (PS1)
Gunblade NY (Arcade)
Marvel Super Heroes (Arcade)
Parasite Eve (PS1)


Having already consumed her sister Maya, Aya confronts Eve.
And.

Splatterhouse (2010) (PS3)
Door guardians pop up throughout the reimagining/reboot of Namco's arcade classic.
I personally hated it, but scene is impressively gross.
You can even see Rick about to enter the mouth of madness.
The final part is in development.
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