A bit of this and that

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a good May!

A couple of things related to the Sega Genesis game…

How do you find the other half of Ren’s sword in the Sunken Bridge level? I can’t remember if I asked you all about this some time ago or not, but I actually have never been able to find it. Zack inquired about it recently, which reminded me of it. (I mean beyond the DSILLER password you can input at the beginning–there’s supposed to be a way to find it within the Sunken Bridge level.)

And a little hidden trick/bug within the Pandawa Jungle: check it out. I had found one of these but not the other. I’m still not sure if it’s a bug or truly a set of hidden ladders. (Mad props to the person, though, both for posting it and for also choosing Tula for that board! I play Tula on as many boards in the Sega game as possible, but switch to Ren or Ioz for certain boards that call for a different balance of strength and speed.)

In other news, Jay/Dr. J passed on a link to The Redwood Connection, a nostalgia/toy-archive project he and his friends are working on, with a section focusing on the PoDW action figure line. It’s fun, and the site in general brings back memories of the random plays and stuff my friends and I would put on as kids. I miss that unbridled creativity.

And Dakota has passed on a link to the wikia.com section for PoDW, a wiki that can actually get as in-depth with its content as its users/contributors want it to (unlike Wikipedia, which has a set of standards for the kinds of things it displays on its main page, what gets broken off into sub-categories, etc.). Feel free to add away!

A few other folks have e-mailed requesting for the extra character pages in the RPG set–I am truly sorry I haven’t gotten on that, but I SWEAR I will soon. (Yeah, yeah, likely story…but I really mean it this time!)

Also, that paper-turned-letter that I wrote for my writing seminar, arguing for PoDW’s release on DVD, got full marks. I’m pretty thrilled about that–the prof thought I made a compelling argument, and actually said, “If anyone can get them to bring this pirate show back, it’s you!” Awwww. 🙂 I’ll post it sometime soon if anybody’s actually interested.

Sega music

What a totally random and nostalgic find! Project 2612 is a site devoted to archiving and sharing soundtrack music from Sega Genesis/MegaDrive games, and I just stumbled across their archive of music for the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive game. I bought (well, my parents bought for me) the PoDW Sega Genesis game in 1994, when I was in middle school. I have to admit that I did really enjoy this music when I played the game regularly then and during high school. The music is not at all related to the show’s score, but even now, it’s really not bad at all…there are definitely cheesy moments (boss battles, for example), but it’s all right. It’s been years since I’ve played it, and this brings back memories. The music is in .vgz format, but the site has a variety of plug-ins available for quite a few media players. I’m currently using the WinAmp plug-in and it works like a charm.

To the best of my ability, here’s a track listing:
1. Citadel (some of the rooms)
2. Citadel (some of the rooms)
3. Citadel (final room, where you collect the Compass)
5. Transition music
6. Title screen
7. Boss fight?
8. Menu screen
9. Andorus (inside the building)?
10. Janda Town
11. Game Over
12. Andorus?
13. Mantus boss fight?
14. Joat boss fight?
15. Boss fight?
16. Maelstrom?
17. Sunken Bridge
19. End sequence/credits
20. Opening sequence

Now if only it were possible to find an actual soundtrack for the show…that would be truly awesome. I remember e-mailing Tom Chase, one of the two composers of the show’s music (the other being Steve Rucker), many years ago after discovering his website, and he actually replied, saying that there was unfortunately no soundtrack or sheet music score available for the show.