Cobra Kai wasn’t The Karate Kid franchise’s first foray into TV as back in 1989 there was a crazy Saturday morning cartoon version of the franchise that sent Daniel and Mr. Miyagi on a globe-trotting adventure to recover a magical Okinawan artifact.
To get into the retro gaming mindset of AVGC this coming weekend, we watched the first episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show from 1989 with Captain Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi in both live action and animated forms.
Although Ghostbusters II obviously still featured the original Ray Parker Jr version of “Ghostbusters”, Run DMC provided an update with their own take on the theme song, complete with a music video that had cameos from most of the cast.
To get ready for the retro gaming awesomeness going on at AVGC this weekend, we headed back to 1989 for the Nintendo mashup Captain N which, along with The Super Mario Bros Super Show, was part of Nintendo’s all out pop culture domination in the late 80’s and into the 90’s.
Blinded and left for dead during the Vietnam War, Nick Parker is rescued and trained by the locals to become an expert swordsman and he returns to the States to use his newfound skills to rescue his friend and reunite him with his son.