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The original Zelda Rap by 5-3 Federation + lyrics

As a kid with such software available to my hands as Napster and a love for Nintendo, it didn’t take long for one of the terms I searched for would be “Zelda” and sure enough I was able to find something. Zelda Rap by 5-3 Federation. I downloaded it and after 20 minutes or so I got to listen to it.

The rap uses the original The Legend of Zelda intro as the beats as he raps about the game and making random geeky references. This was more than a decade from when geek culture was “cool” so it really was done for the passion for the game. There are tons of zelda raps now but this is the original and if you ask what an odd choice well remember that the original commercial had a zelda rap, though I guess that would make it the original, nevertheless check it out:
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Street Fighter Alpha The Movie Trailer

The True Warrior Enters The Arena With All His Powers At The Ready

Like most I loved Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie and when I saw there was a movie based on Street Fighter Alpha I was as excited as you could get. I would go on Manga Entertainment’s website and play the trailer for the movie on the crappy RealMedia player over and over.

The trailer made it seem like it was awesome and dealt with Akuma and his fall from grace. The actual movie had nothing to do with that but that doesn’t stop the trailer from being awesome to this day. We did eventually get Street Fighter Alpha Generations many years later that dealt with Akuma. Which was made for the American market and didn’t release in Japan until much later as an extra. That movie was pretty bad on its own right but if you realize the whole reason that movie was made was because of the demand in the west for an Akuma movie…this means that the trailer that Manga Entertainment did for Street Fighter Alpha The Movie was the sole reason this movie was made as fans felt cheated by the acutal product. Now isn’t that something.
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Secret Movie.. The Legend of Zelda: Wands of Gamelon & The Faces of Evil

As you know The Legend of Zelda CDi games has given us many things..from the first voice acting, continuing the Zelda II Adventure of Link gameplay to countless youtube parodies. Now those infamous custscenes have really outlived their original purpose with everything that’s been done about them but I unironically like the cutscenes in their original form and always have even when finding said clips was difficult to do on the net.

What makes these so interesting to me is that it was one of the first times we saw the world of Zelda a little more fleshed out. Like the The Legend of Zelda cartoon it uses elements from fantasy that fit very well since the games were still rather basic at that point. In fact the game seems to be inspired by the Zelda cartoon in its tone even if it doesn’t really fit with it. The Arabian nights look of the games is just great and gives Zelda a rather nice character design, easily the only good one in the two games.
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Battletoads Gamestop Prank

About ten years ago one of the memes that arose on 4chan was about Battletoads and uasking about it. At one point it was decided to call different stores like Gamestop and Walmart about Battletoads for Wii or other consoles out at the time. I remember calling a few stores that night like an idiot and even trying to trick the poor employee’s that I really didn’t want to ask for Battletoads and then ended up doing it at the end… I know rather stupid but what can I say it was rather fun as it hadn’t really been done before and the stars just aligned themselves for this to have been a great raid back in November of 2007. Check out some of the phone call pranks that were done that day to poor Gamestop employee’s.

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