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Party of One: The Jeff Gerstmann Home Game: Skitchin', Double Dragon II (PCE), More

They pumped a bunch of lightly animated cutscenes into this version of Double Dragon II and it's weird/great!

Who wants a delicious solo stream with your favorite video game personalities? Your table is ready!

Oct. 16 2017

Posted by: Jeff

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Oh hell yeah, just what I needed.

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Eat my junk.

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Man, hearing that Skitchin' soundtrack bought back some memories. That game had some tunage

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Great to see Jeff at home and relatively safe. :)

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HOT WILD

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Wow, the music on Level 6 of Double Dragon II on the Turbografix is a lost RZA track, incredible.

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Jesper Kyd did a good job on that Sub Terrania theme.

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Karcass owned you, Jeff.

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At 40 minutes shit gets real.

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Yes!! Good to see Jeff at home again :)

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Alex needs to play the drums to the Skitchin' song on his extra life stream...

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I love these videos! Great seeing weird old games I've never heard of.

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hard to hear jeff over the game audio

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Hi Jeff. Be safe, we love you.

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Heeeeeeeey! Old Games!!!

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Skitchin going hard af on those bass pedals

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Edited By AV_Gamer

Glad they were able to control it just before it reached your house. That's a blessing right there. I mean seriously, imagine that awesome video game collection burned down by the wildfire, that would have sucked ;)

EDIT: and shoutout to Skitchin. Played that game a lot when I had the Sega Channel. Cool soundtrack.

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I also guessed astronauts.

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10-year old me thought Skitchin' was what cool people in California did.

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Genesis games had a sound, man. Like some dystopian cyber future in the machine world.

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Skitchin' was the stuff of legend among my group of friends in 1994, if only purely for the fact that it had a tune called "Spicy Placenta". We all thought that was hilarious and just couldn't get over (a) those two words being together, or (b) that it was a song title, let alone that it was (c) allowed in a video game.

And yeah, the Mega Drive / Genesis has so many Amiga ports.

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Jeff and others playing old games is some of my fave stuff on this site.

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Does Jeff ever become audible over the game audio?

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The billboards in Skitchin are pretty great.

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Skitchin' is a pretty game.

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god. give me that filthy fm synth anytime any day.

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Genesis games had a sound, man. Like some dystopian cyber future in the machine world.

Fun fact: Jesper Kyd (who did the music for Sub-Terrania, Red Zone and The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Genesis) was part of the Amiga demo scene (as was the rest of the company responsible for Sub-Terrania and Red Zone) and the music in his games was composed on an Amiga and through some sort of wizardry reproduced on the Genesis in 44kHz sampling rate instead of the usual 11kHz. With somehow even punchier bass, pronounced stereo effects and some of the tracks being over 20 minutes long.

Here's an example (for anyone noticing a pattern, post songs from this soundtrack any chance I get since I absolutely love it)

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Game jam idea: Make a game based on any of the song titles from the Skitchin' OST.

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@paulunga: that batman & robin track is unbelievably dope. that was my first time hearing, so many thanks for that!

i'm going back and doing some remedial education to gain a better appreciation of genesis era music- so i'm loving finding these gems.

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Sub Terrania is great!

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Skitchin'???? yes.

Need some Skate or Die too.

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Skitchin is the 90s in 16-bit video game form.

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Ive stood with subterrania in my hands a bunch the last couple years :p contemplating whether it would be worth the 19 euros or not. It looks really interesting control-wise.

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I'm pretty sure all those laugh, scream and scratching samples in the music were the standard ones built into the keyboards we had in high school. Obviously whoever did the music for this version of Double Dragon had just bought their synth and was all YO THESE NOISES ARE SO COOL WE CAN'T NOT USE THEM

That music from the second level pops up on Salty Bet, though! :D

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So Zyrinx, the devs of Subterrania, were indeed Amiga demoscene kids. You might recognize the composer of those hot beats, Jesper Kyd, who was mentioned up thread--but you might also recognize the company they went on to make later, IO Interactive (by way of Reto-Moto).

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Also, two other things:

- Jammit also came out on the PC, as a CD version. It is noticeable only for the boss dude saying "MOMMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT" with a CD-quality voice. The music is still eighty percent fake bass by volume.

- Jammit is a bad game.

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Oh hell yes. People always talk about rebooting Road Rash... always forgettin' about SKETCHIN'!!!! (RRRAAAAAAAAAARRRH!)

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Skitchin' is bitchin'

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I didn't know about Sub-Terrania! I love the elements that are like Choplifter and Fort Apocalypse (gravity, saving/returning characters, fuel).

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Holy shit is that Australian Rugby League 96 by EA? Jeff you don't actually play that on this stream right? Right?

Trippiest thing I've ever ever seen

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Oh man. That Double Dragon soundtrack is dope.

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A friend of mine had Skitchin' on his Mega Drive, we played that game to death.

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Sub-Terrania looks awesome, makes me think I would've played the shit out of it in the 90's if I had known about it.

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@mjg23 said:

Holy shit is that Australian Rugby League 96 by EA? Jeff you don't actually play that on this stream right? Right?

Trippiest thing I've ever ever seen

Yooo! I came here to same something along the same lines, I don't think I ever played the game, but it's still nuts to see Rugby League on this website.

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@krushr:

Haha seeing Jeff's face right above it I thought it was a fever dream..

That game was great.. Infinitely better than the rubbish RL games that come out now

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@buzz_clik: That would be spectacular. Smells Like Tuna would be like a restaurant management game, but the restaurant only serves various incarnations of tuna.

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As a fan of DD2 on NES, this Double Dragon was super fun to watch. Thanks Jeff! Excellent soundtrack too!