So I’ve run into a bunch of good flash videos recently. I’ll describe and link them in categories.
The Best, period:
Mega Man vs Quickman: A masterpiece among other MegaMan videos. Almost all flashes based on old videogames is sprite-ridden in that the creator really doesn’t put forth any effort to do original artwork. This shines as an example of what Megaman can look like without sprites, by an original artist. Straight action all the way, this video ends with a bang.
Moonlight: This video is just pure fantasy-action, done in a cool pseudo anime style. It’s extremely cliché, the story is non-existent, and anyone who knows anime knows what to expect from this. It’s a hack&slash fest with some of the worst voicework in flash videos.
Now that I’m done bashing it, I can say that to me, the ending is -awesome-. Why? The Hero wins, at the cost of his own life. He sees his death before him and accepts it, thereby having a truly glorious death. There’s nothing cooler than that to me.
If anyone’s seen the ending of Cowboy Beebop then they know this type of ending. Super Mario II: Normally I’d dismiss this as “Just another Sprite Video” but get passed the fist boring half of this video, and an epic siege takes place against Princess Peach’s castle. This video makes Bowser into a really badass villain.
Although this is part of a series, Episode 1 is decent, but ignore 3 and on, all bad. When it’s all said and done, Super Mario II is the only really good episode in the series.
Ramen Flash: Okay so this could go under Cute and Funny too... but it’s mostly action. Cute anime girl named Meg fights the demented mutant thing, DrWasabi for Ramen.
Cute and Funny (Mostly Zelda stuff):
MY Legend of Zelda: Extremely funny, resolves around the fact link just walks around breaking into people’s homes, stealing stuff. The villagers create a linch mob to kill him, but he just goes in breaking stuff throwing pots at people. Gannon has a master plan, but Link totally ignores him, runs in and starts breaking his stuff too.
Zelda – Bagpipe of Doom 2: Link is forced to do a bunch of stupid random things for his quest. The first half is boring, then Link finds out the villagers where bullshitting him and he goes on a killing spree, using chickens. It’s insanely funny. At one point, watching the death and destruction wrought by the chickens, Gannon fires all his minions and says, “I’m replacing my army with CHICKENS! Mwhahahahaha!”
Zelda’s Pride: Funny random shit about Zelda being a lesbian, Link’s hopes crushed and other stuff.
Zelda – Behind the Legend: This video is about the fact link can’t speak, only make the yelling noises he does in the games. So he has to go to school, ends up murdering some of his classmates, and such misadventures.
Zero Wing Rhapsody: Musical song and dance to the full “All your base” Zero wing intro.
The $20,000 Zig: All your smruf are belong to smurf. Enough said.
Waffle X – Episode 1: The main character reminds me of myself. I’m pretty sure anyone who knows me in real life would say the same.Neurotically Yours Videos
A very strange, somewhat funny series about a squirrel named Foamy. For the most part it’s devoted to his rants about things. The main site is: http://www.illwillpress.com/ their old videos get removed from the site and sold on DVDs.
Small, Medium, Large: This is about the Star-Schmucks coffee houses, and their bullshit sayings for sizes. It’s extremely funny if you’ve ever been to Starbucks and hear the people ordering. "You can shove a ventae razor up your ass you tall brained moron."
Coffee House: Star-Schmucks #2
Secret Admirer: “You’ve got a stalker, you’ve got a stalker! I don’t, you do, you’re going to die! I can sleep at night!”
Unmentionable Auction: Talking about the fact people buy used panties and junk online.
Non-English Videos (You may not be able to understand them but they kick ass anyway.)
Clairvoyance ,famous on the internet for the video Nightmare City and the sequel Catastrophe has made a new video called:
Garakuta features an excellent song called Felys -long remix which can be downloaded from: HERE
The second of the two videos is Yukino, a very good video from morinono.net.
Death Note Videos
These videos where made by Go-Devil-Dante from Deviant Art. Go-Devil-Dante also has an obsession with Harry Potter, which you can see with the recurring appearance of Snape.
Warning: I warn you, there is much gay-perversion in all but the first three.
Note: The character “Righto” is actually “Light”, it has to do with the Japanese R/L conversion and the O at the end of words. All these where made back before the anime.
Sadistic – Raito: He took a scene right out of the Death Note manga, animated it, and then lip synced a Lankin Park song. It’s funny if you’ve read the appropriate chapter of the manga. NOT GAY #1
Spoiler Note: This contains no spoilers, contrary to it’s name. See what happened was the author got really pissed off because someone spoiled the ending of Death Note for him, much like I have done for many fans of the anime! :) Anyway, he got pissed off and made this little video of L killing Light’s father and then Light. NOT GAY #2
Snape gets into L’s past: A few seconds of randomness with Light, Snape, and L. NOT GAY #3.
Snape’s Love Potion: Sick, gay, and funny. L wants a love potion for Light.
L is sick of walking: L, Ichigo from Bleach, Harry Potter, Gene from Samurai Champloo. Once again, quite random and quite gay.
L and Light’s night: THE MOST Gay and Sick shit Go-Devil-Dante has ever publicly produced. A couple of my friends find it hilarious, I don’t, but the collection wouldn’t be complete without this... thing.