Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus is a game by Bandai for the NES from 1990. Back then I loved it. I haven't played it in 30 years, I don't know if I'd love it now. But I still think it's pretty awesome. You play as Professor Proteus and the Cyborasaurus. Levels swap between Proteus running and jumping and shooting and piloting Cyborasaurus. Who then runs, jumps, and shoots things. Cyborasaurus is a Robosaur and you'll spend his levels fighting other Robosaurs. If you're keeping score, that's a space dude driving a robot dinosaur fighting bad guys who also have robot dinosaurs. What's not to love?
Unfortunately there's not much info on the game out there. It wasn't a big hit. Most sites that bother to talk about it are basic reference sites or much bigger sites than this making fun of a weird old game. Part of me wants to believe it was part of a bigger series or was planned to be. I tried looking up a Japanese or other versions just to see what else there was and... nothing. It just feels like it was bigger than it was, like there's more to it. Guess not. At least I can remember it fondly.
One thing I wish would take off here in the states is those neat trading card arcade games that I see often in Japan. It seems every attempt just kinda stalls. Which surprises me as trading cards and video games are always popular. Seeing as the toys to life craze is dying down (something I was too very into until burning out about a year before it started dying out itself) I can understand. But something like a card game seems pretty easy to sell. Specially in today's world of smart phone games, I figure just scan a code on the card and boom. Either way, man, I'd love it if it was a thing here. This Animated card game by SEGA had some really neat cards and while I don't know if the games were fun or not (I can see myself enjoying The Shooting, not sure if The Chase would be fun), I'd certainly enjoy myself participating in the activity.
Fuzzy Pumper Monster Shop is probably one of the the worst names for a toy that I can imagine. There's just no way to say that out loud without feeling a little embarrassed. Oddly enough, Fuzzy Pumper (sigh) was a line of Play-Doh sets that still continues to this very day! Now they're called 'Buzz n' Cut' or 'Crazy Cuts' because... dude. Awkward names aside, this is the classic Play-Doh barbershop. You know how it works, Put the head on the thing, push the 'doh' through and watch the wacky crazy hair grow! Then give it a hair cut, any crazy style you want. Any color! What's so special about this set is that it's a particularly spooky themed one. MONSTERS! The wolfman's got a funky green and red beard! Frankenstein's got a pink dreadlocks! The Zombie has a Chelsea because it's into 90's alt rock! Then when your monster customer gets mad at the terrible job you did on it's precious hairdo, you can just lock it up! There&
1. - The apostle, an attack. A mysterious living body that appeared suddenly after a long silence, apostle. The weapons of the UN forces that gathered to counter it did not have any teeth at all ... Finally the command of battle against the apostles was transferred to the special institution Nerf. The Apostle who invades silently aiming for the 3rd New Tokyo City ... At that time, the Space Shuttle descends from the sky far, Cybertron 's Skylinks. What appeared from inside is the Saibaton warriors led by the convoy who has perceived indispensable energy reactions from the head of Haruka Seiberton. "I can not let the planet cause tragedy like that second impact ... on this planet ... What is that monster !?" The convoy that fell on the ground is far more enormous than ourselves ... amazed at the apostles. "That is ... what on earth? It does not seem to belong to the UN army." Nerf Operation Directive, Mitsato Katsuragi is at a loss as to how to respond