Well, this Data Easat Haiku-a-roo has been going swell: Parts 1
are done, and now I'm on the final four of their NES games (that I know well enough to write poetry about).
So, let's get to the
data-last but not data-east, stuff I wrote this week, about...
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum
You can push boxes,
or enter doors for sensors!
(You win with warp zones).
Killed red dudes for keys,
unlocked a great power-up,
then I got shot dead.
Yeah, I'm bad enough
to rescue the president!
Werewolf: The Last Warrior
Wow, knife-arm werewolf!
Why's he so angry, you ask?
He can't pick stuff up.
Yeah -- 60% of the Data East NES catalog is now 100% haiku'd!
So, that wraps it up for the Data East games I'm familiar with. But one extra "bonus level" bit of trivia: Data East may be one of the few companies that decided to turn one of their early protagonists into a recurring villain (especially if you don't count all those Jump-Man/proto-Mario and Donkey Kong face/heel turns).
Anyway, if you remember one of those kooky firebreathing heroes from last week? Well, this week if you're a bad enough dude to get through the 1st level of one of THESE games,
You get to mix it up with a newly evil and potbellied Karnov!
— carlmarksguy, 2016-03-07