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Is it time for a good Muppets video game?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Scooterforever, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Really? That is quite an...uh interesting belief:)

    *has fond memories of MANY 80's and early 90's PC video games that never saw the light of day on a console...as well as countless arcade games that never got ported*
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Shoot, I'd preorder that right now. Again, the fact there hasn't been ANY Muppets ds games yet is really ridiculous since pretty much every franchise no matter how obscure or old has been made into a ds game.
  3. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you liked my idea. Maybe if the Henson Company or Disney or whoever gets word of it, they'll make it and give me a fat check, and I can spend all the money on plastic surgery to make me actually look like a Muppet:crazy:.

    I wish James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, would do a video reviewing all the Muppets games from over the years; he often does themed reviews, i.e. Superman games, Back to the Future, etc. I wonder if he takes requests?

    I do sorta feel now is as good a time as any to release a GOOD Muppets VG, what with the movie that just came out. Hopefully it'd be made with both kids and adult fans in mind; I wouldn't want to play an educational game or anything like that:sleep:.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah! I can see a Sam and Max type game very clearly. Something where you need to search for props and get the other Muppets involved... some of which would only help you if you give them something in return. Something with a well done script and different funny reactions when different items are given.
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  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Dude, Id take one of those Sanrio town ds games, where you play as Chococat, Hello Kitty or Badtz Maru walking around a colorful little town doing tasks.

    Most Muppet games tend to be bad vignette side scrollers or strangely themed vignettes.
  6. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    what if u were in the position as walter and it was based on this movie
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Interestingly, I've thought of quite a few ideas for Muppet games where the ideas were basically taken from existing games, but there was an idea I was thinking of recently which was similar to an existing game, but had no idea of the plot until yesterday when I got the game for Christmas. The game was Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. While it's been out for over a year and I've known of it since it's release, I had no idea of the plot (I thought it had to do with Bowser's backstory).

    But my idea was to have Kermit or someone eaten by one of the Muppet monsters (my choices would be Carl, Sweetums, or Behemoth) and have to find his way out from the inside. But as I can see Mario and Luigi have already had to fidn their way out of Bowser.
  8. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    That could be cool, and certainly doable. Perhaps such a game could go more in depth as to how Kermit got the old gang back together; there could be a part where Walter, Fozzie, and Kermit must escape from the Moopets at Poochala Casinos, enraged that Fozzie is trying to leave.
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    exactly or gonzos plumber buisness and animals fight in anger management and more
  10. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Whoever's in charge of making Muppet VG's hasn't done a great job so far, no offense, so I think they should put us in charge, as we seem to have much better ideas. I mean, it's unbelievable how badly they've dropped the ball thus far, and with some things (e.g. many of the current post-Flashpoint DC comics, for any comic book fans on the board, the Star Wars prequels), I think you could make a solid argument that the fans truly could have done a better job than the people in charge. So I say c'mon, just for once, let the fans have an actual say in the things they love so much.

    Anyway, to put another idea out their, I'd be all for a Pigs in Space game. It wouldn't be just a skit like on TMS, it would actually be Link, Piggy, and Strangepork in their own adventure. Part of it would involve navigating the Swinetrek through space and fighting hostile ships, part of it would involve hostile entities and problems aboard the Swinetrek itself, like the majority of Pigs in Space skits, and part of it would involve Link, Piggy, and Strangepork exploring the planet Koozebane. It could definitely be multiplayer, with players taking on the role of Link, Piggy, or Strangepork, and it could definitely have appearances from other Muppets. For example, there could be a mission where players have to safely escort roving reporter Kermit the Frog through the dangers of Koozebane and back to the Swinetrek, and another mission where players must fight Dearth Nadir, Gonzo's Darth Vader parody from episodes 402 and 417 of TMS.
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's what I think might make a good rundown for a video game based on the new movie (and yes, some ideas were first posted/desired by others in this thread and I think elsewhere).

    Introduction: Walter gets ready to visit the Muppet Studios.
    Level 1: Walter tries to make it to Kermit's office, dodging many obstacles and fighting off guards who want to keep outsiders away from the office.
    Cut Scene #1: Walter overhears Tex Richman's plan.
    Level 2: Walter searches for Kermit's home, while dodging/battling neighbors and attack dogs.
    Cut Scene #2: Walter tells Kermit what he's heard, and they go to round up the gang.
    Choose-a-Level: A number of levels on map for the player to choose the order of.
    Level 3A: Battle the Moopets (with Miss Piggy as the main boss) and get Fozzie out of Las Vegas.
    Level 3B: Run out of Gonzo's plumbing buisness before time runs out (or risk getting blown up and losing a life)
    Level 3C: Get Animal out of anger management and avoid the other patients.
    Level 3D: Locate Bunsen and Beaker, avoid machines and tiny robots, maybe even do some obstacles like in word 2 of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Get exposed to a shrink ray and go into small areas to obtain bonus stuff.
    Level 3E: Locate The Swedish Chef, who now owns a big catering buisness. Fight off talking food and livestock, who don't want The Swedish Chef to leave. (I know, we didn't get a sceen with them finding The Swedish Chef, but I think this would make a good video game level)
    Level 3F: Go locate Crazy Harry in a minefield, and avoid dangerous explosions and falling rocks.
    Cut Scene #3: The Muppets go to Paris.
    Level 4: Explore Paris and find Miss Piggy's office.
    Cut Scene #4: The Muppets return to the theater and have to clean up. Walter learns that there is a device in the theater that can restore the theater instantly.
    Level 5: Walter looks for the device, but has to avoid getting in the way of cleaning Muppets (though some provide clues), as well as Thog and Sweetums (who are so into dancing to the music that they aren't paying attention to what's going on... If Walter runs into them, they might fall over and harm Walter). Also watch out for Marvin Suggs chasing after the Muppaphone.
    Boss Battle: Miss Piggy returns and battles Miss Poogy (or maybe the game doesn't have to deal with this, and Piggy has already returned when the Muppets found her in paris).
    Cut Scene #5: The Muppets put on their telethon, which has become a success, showcasing some things that happened in the movie (Fozzie doing his act, Animal going back to playing the drums, the barbershop quartet number). Then the power goes out.
    Level 6: Walter, with a flaslight, must find a number of tools in the theater in order to restore power, occasionally having to battle the Moopets.
    Cut Scene #6: The power has come back on, but Walter overhears Tex planning to cut off the television signal.
    Boss Battle: Walter (or maybe another Muppet, or a choice of characters) battles Miss Poogy (fighting with fists and knives), Bobo (who jumps and rolls around), and Uncle Deadley (who posesses an unlimited supply of crates, which he tosses). Pick up items in the theater and throw at the bosses.
    Cut Scene #7: After the previous battle, Bobo and Uncle Deadley realise the error of their ways and help Walter (or whatever character) get on the roof to stop Tex Richman.
    Final Boss Battle: Tex Richman throws oil barrells at you. Catch the barrells and throw back at Tex until he falls off the roof (perhaps a comment could be made about the fact that Tex could have easily cut the signal if he wasn't so focused on throwing barrells).
    Final Cut Scene: The Muppets have won and they find that they still have millions of fans.

    Perhaps for bonus levels there could be one where Gonzo throws his bowling ball at bowling pins on the heads of other characters (1 point if he hits the characters, three if he hits the pins), Fozzie dodges objects thrown at him on stage, The Newsman dodges falling objects in the newsroom, and maybe a matching game taking place in the arches.
  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    i like this idea
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a strong feeling we could get a Muppets Kinect game. That's just me. Hopefully, whoever does it paid close attention to Once Upon a Monster. I hear nothing but good things about that one.
  14. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    That's the new Sesame St. game, right? I saw a trailer and it looked pretty cool. Of course, I'd hope a similarly themed Muppets VG would be made with both kids and adults in mind, as the shows and films often are, b/c educational games are boring for adults:p, and I'm sure plenty of adults as well as kids would be interested in a good Muppets VG.
  15. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one that was hoping for maybe a Muppets singing VG, like something similar to Karaoke Revolution, but with Muppet songs? And, think of this: if that went well, there could be a demand for a more Rock Band/Guitar Hero-esque Muppet VG!
  16. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Having only just found a copy of "Muppets Party Cruise" to play, I'll say this: yes it's a blatant MarioParty rip, but I'm rather enjoying the little bits of quotes from the characters. Just having something Muppety around the Wii makes me happy.

    But yes...we absolutely do need a new game. I think it should be a LOT more manic and creative than any of its predecessors. As a Rabbids fan, I would LOVE to see a bizarre, long-Zelda-quest type game, with the antagonists being Muppet Monsters, and every level having some outrageously silly thing which you must find or perform to make it through. No specific ideas...hadn't thought that far ahead yet. But YES we need a new game!!
  17. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Well-Known Member

    I don't really have any great ideas, but I just wanted to add to the chorus of folks clamoring for a really awesome Muppet video game. Holy crap, I would play the heck out of something like that!
  18. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

  19. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I loved Muppet Party Cruise...did they make it for the Wii (or I suppose the game cube since they are compatible right?)
  20. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Well-Known Member

    I dont' know if Muppet Party Cruise is Wii or GameCube compatible.... I only have it for the PS2, which works for me! I've been wanting to get Muppet Race Mania, but am unsure if it is backwards compatible (from PS1 to PS2).... does anyone know?

    ALSO: WHOA, I just had an amazing (to me, at least, haha!) idea! They should make a Muppet-themed world for the next Kingdom Hearts installment.... since Disney owns the Muppets now, it should totally count! It could get the Muppet-interest piqued in a whole 'nother demographic (like it brought "Tron" back to life). Though naturally I would prefer a full-fledged awesome Muppet video game, I love the Kingdom Hearts games and it would rock my world to have a Muppet world (imagine, fighting the Heartless side by side with Kermit...).

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