• Tag Archives Ghostbusters
  • Ad for Ghostbusters (Commodore 64) 

    Ad for Ghostbusters for the Commodore 64 from the back of a comic book.


    For more info on this game, see http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2015/11/17/ghostbusters-commodore-64/

  • MegaCon 2017 Cars

    It’s amazing how far some people will take fandom and there’s know better place to see it in action than at a major convention such as one of the ComiCons, DragonCon or MegaCon among others. Look, for example, what some people will do to their cars (from MegaCon 2017 in Orlando):

    Here is a Pokemon car. This particular vehicle (or one just like it) has been making an appearance at MegaCon for a number of years. I play a bit of Pokemon Go now and them but this seems to be taking it a bit far. I have to admit, the VW Beetle seems particularly appropriate though.

    Now this one I can understand a little more. Who doesn’t want a vehicle like they had in Ghostbusters? This is a little bit of a more modern take using what appears to be a relatively modern Dodge station wagon instead of a hearse based on a 1959 Cadillac. A more practical choice perhaps but if I were going to take it this far I would go ahead and take the next step and do it with a hearse, even if it had to be one a little less obscure than the 1959 Cadillac variety.

    Finally, we have my personal favorite car of the bunch, the General Lee. This is also the most true to the original. I mean, you can hardly tell this one is not the original (except after one of those jumps they did in the show the original would probably be in a junkyard). I know, some will say that the Confederate Flag makes this car racist but cars can’t be racist and there was nothing racist about my love for The Dukes of Hazard when I was a kid. And if you disagree, you’re a racist.

  • Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis)

    The original Ghostbusters movie is one of THE classic action comedies of the 1980s. So if you haven’t seen it go do that now. The Ghostbusters game I remember best is the one based on the original movie and created by Activision in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and various home consoles of the time. While the Sega Genesis version still bears an Activision copyright, it is newer (1990) had completely different developers and is a completely different game. It also isn’t based directly on the original movie but is more of a sequel of sorts. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad game though.

    The Sega Genesis iteration of Ghostbusters is a pretty standard side-scrolling platform/run and gun type game. In terms of gameplay it is not quite as original as, well, the original, but it is fairly well done and the graphics are certainly improved. I would say it’s slightly above average for the genre but I find the Ghostbusters theme appealing. Oddly, you can choose from only three of the four original Ghostbusters as playable characters (Winston is missing for some reason).

    While the original Ghostbusters game has a variety of ports for the Atari 2600, Sega Master System and others, this particular iteration of Ghostbusters is unique to the Genesis. There are no remakes, ports or direct sequels so if you want to play this version you’ll need a Genesis and cart or you’ll have to resort to emulation.

    Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis)