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2017-07-29

Riffs: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind



Studio Ghibli movies have found their way into Japanese videogames over the years, in various riffs and cameos. One example is Wolf Team's 1991 Sega Genesis side-scrolling title Earnest Evans, which quotes the underground caverns from Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind in one of its stages. And is that an Ohmu in the right edge of the screen? I guess it might be.  I suppose I could play the game just to be sure, but, c'mon, Earnest Evans is terrible. "Emoji Movie" terrible.

That said, I always liked and respected Telenet's Wolf Team crew. Nice Miyazaki riff, guys.

1 comment:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

The Konami vertical shooter, "Detana!! Twinbee" (released in the west as "Bells & Whistles"), features a setting that resembles the mining village from Laputa in its first level.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOmsBZyinUY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjPtz1VfZHI