at Demonhead is a gripping tale of espionage and political intrigue
on par with greats like James Bond (Junior) and Duck Tales. It's the
summer of 199X, 2X years before the events of Mega Man 1. We join the
pixelated Agent Mary and the pixelated man of action known only as BANG
on vacation after a successful mission of some kind or another. Their
sunburns are interrupted by a call from someone over BANG's head, and
so his adventure begins.
those of you who never solved a game of Clue, or seen the movie on one
of Comedy Central's endless repeats, let me bring you up to speed. Professor
Plum not only did it with the pipe wrench in the study, he also created
the Doomsday Bomb. For peaceful purposes, I'm sure. Anyway, the professor
was kidnapped and is being held somewhere in The Magic Kingdom. BANG
must make use of his uh, many skills to prevent the bad guys from making
him make more Doomsday Bombs for less than peaceful purposes.
is actually a pretty cool little guy. Even if you don't understand his
high-brow, off-the-cuff observations and brisk wit, you can't help but
laugh with him. Too bad everyone/thing is trying to kill him. I've been
attacked by everything from a dinosaur/motorcycle-bot to muffins. That's
a pretty broad gap, but I think it covers the array of mosquitoes, stress
relief squeeze things and other miscellaneous objects BANG must shoot
on his rescue mission. To make matters worse, the evil mastermind I'm
dealing with also seems to either be a panda, or has a thing for pandas.
More on that later.
was one of the first video game heroes to not immediately die when he
gets wet. But he loses health every time his head goes under, so dog
paddle slowly for love and justice. He also can crawl on his knees while
sweating, climb walls and turn enemies into fruit and valentines with
his fireball gun. Unfortunately, his head doesn't seem to be as hard
as the average hero, which causes him to cry whenever he hits his head
from jumping too high. Don't worry, though. He's more likely to not
jump high enough and fall into a chasm into Hell. Seriously.
always welcome at the Super Shop, where they're constantly developing
great new products. The friendly shopkeep and his tiny daughter are
always conveniently in business behind enemy lines, on a platform hanging
over water. Try the Super Suit. You'll be pleased.
villains are nothing if not thorough. Halfway through your mission to
rescue Prof. Plum, you find a note from the ominously-named "PANDAR"
informing you that "BANG! WE'VE CAPTURED YOUR GIRLFRIEND, MARY. SURRENDER!
ROUTE 31. PANDAR." The menace of the situation is somewhat undercut
by his panda bear stationery. The stakes have been risen. BANG, however,
rises to the occassion and snaps into action, after being beaten by
exercise equipment, enjoying some Ultra Food, and pleasing himself with
Super Suit. He really loves his Super Suit.
so this guy BANG wanders around the island which is half Disneyland
Fun Map and half Bionic Commando world map. Eventually BANG beats up
some "governors" and takes their medal so he can travel to
Camp Demonhead, for arts and crafts, hiking, and to rescue the scientist.
So I suppose in the end, BANG is basically a heavily armed Boy Scout
collecting merit badges while crying in the woods. Oh yeah, and he looks
exactly like Domon Kasshu from G-Gundam.