Big cat bill propelled by ‘Tiger King’ has shot at becoming law
Legislation to restrict the private ownership of big cats is expected to pass the House this week and has a distinct possibility to become law. The bill gained increased traction recently due to the Netflix series “Tiger King,” which brought attention to the issue and one of the legislation’s top advocates, Carole Baskin. Baskin, founder…Baskin, founder and CEO of Florida rescue facility Big Cat Rescue, has frequently been spotted on Capitol Hill lobbying for the bill, meeting with dozens of lawmakers and key staff. Animal welfare lobbyist Marty Irby, who is also executive director of Animal Wellness Action, said that the bill now stands the best shot that it’s ever had.
Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Tecmo Release: 07/19/91 Genre: Action
I remember Samurai Pizza Cats as that weird anime that came on at the
crack of dawn before Sailor Moon when I was in high school. The series,
about a mechanical Little Tokyo full of cybernetic anthropomorphic
animals starred a trio of pizza delivery cats who were also samurai
(originally ninjas). The English dub tossed aside its more serious tone
for one of comedy, full of pop culture references and self-awareness.
And it was completely awesome. What I didn’t realize was its age, dating
back to early 1991, which means it was ripe for a video game adaptation.
Bill restricting Big Cat ownership, made famous by ‘Tiger King,’ passes House
A bill to restrict private ownership of big cats like lions, tigers and leopards as pets and for breeding passed the House on Thursday, marking a victory for animal welfare activists and Carole Baskin of the “Tiger King” Netflix show. The House passed the bill 278-134, with all votes against being Republican and 63 Republicans joining…The House passed the bill 278-134, with all votes against being Republican and 63 Republicans joining with Democrats to vote in favor.
Tecmo created a fusion of Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man in Samurai Pizza
Cats that is also one of the NES’ best action games.
Each level in Samurai Pizza Cats plays out is if it were a random
episode of the TV series. Generally Little Tokyo is under siege by
minions of the Big Cheese, who is also the current ruler of the city and
the Samurai Pizza Cats must stop each of his plots. There is an
eventual narrative thread that pops up late in the game as a mysterious
Dr. Purple is enlisted to create a super weapon for the big cheese,
leading to the game’s conclusion.
I am used to licensed titles being absolutely terrible and usually
sporting the Acclaim/LJN banner. However Samurai Pizza Cats bucks that
trend. It is right up there with Konami’s Bucky O’ Hare
After more than 20 years, a new Fatal Fury/Garou game has been greenlit
and Sunsoft’s Batman games as a lesson in how to treat a license with
respect. Not only does it manage to shoehorn everything that made the
show so fun but it does so naturally. You would be hard pressed to find
many titles that are better than this and it’s a damn shame it wasn’t
brought over in one form or another.
At the start of each level you can pick from any of the main trio.
There are slight differences between characters: Polly’s claws has the
shortest range while Guido reaches the furthest with his spear. Their
special powers also differ but largely fall in the category of
projectile weapons. For the most part it comes down to who is your
favorite. Special attacks have three power levels and use the ninpo
meter. The name might be different but it functions largely the same as
ninja magic in Ninja Gaiden.
In addition to the main heroes you can call on the members of the
Rescue Team for assistance. Each has their own unique ability to access
Thirteen rescue cats brought to Jersey
Thirteen cats are coming to Jersey from England because rescue centres have no space for them.The island branch of Cat Action Trust 1977 has acted after a centre in Leeds faced making the felines homeless as there was no room for them there.
new areas such as breaking rocks, flight, swimming and digging. They
also have many of the same special attacks as the main cast essentially
giving you seven characters to play as. To avoid abusing them the game
limits their use with the Help meter. The longer you use them and their
abilities the faster it depletes. It slowly refills once you switch back
to your chosen character. In practice it is not limiting at all and
pretty clever. It is like a better version of TMNT NES.
What makes Samurai Pizza Cats so great aside from its general
mechanics is its level design. It is a greatest hits of the best NES
games. You have special skills like Ninja Gaiden, the platforming of
Mario, the level selection and mechanical design of the later Mega Man
games and the character swapping of TMNT. Yet despite this melange of
ideas it retains its own identity. Every level is massive with multiple
paths to the end boss. Many of these paths and their secrets require the
different members of the Rescue Team. This leads to entire new areas
like an underwater lake or treacherous platforming segment. I say
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treacherous but the only danger is falling and retracing your steps. The
design is creative and will loop around to itself or make paths
converge. Combined with the sheer variety in the series and you have a
game that rarely repeats itself.
The ease of the game almost ruins all of the game’s side characters
and extra features. Perhaps this was a response to Ninja Gaiden’s
extreme difficulty, who knows? There are very few bottomless pits with
most leading to underground passages and items. Despite life restoring
hearts being in short supply you will still rarely die as items respawn
after leaving the screen. It isn’t until the last third that the
challenge picks up and provides a test for dedicated platforming fans.
In spite of this the game is immensely fun and less stressful than most
8-bit action titles. © Provided by Sayewonn Wisseh It is too bad the animated series was localized too late for the game to receive the same treatment. Tecmo created a fusion of Ninja Gaiden and Mega Man in Samurai Pizza Cats that is also one of the NES’ best action games.
Samurai Pizza Cats easily stands shoulder to shoulder with the very
best on the NES graphically. Parallax scrolling is used liberally with
the backdrops exhibiting a level of detail not too common for the
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platform. It even bests Tecmo’s own Ninja Gaiden 3
in a few areas, namely character animation. The game also benefits from
the diverse world of the series and has mechanical enemy designs that
rival the best of Mega Man’s NES entries. The music doesn’t reach the
same heights but is unobtrusive with a few catchy tunes here and there.
It is too bad the animated series was localized too late for the game
to receive the same treatment. Samurai Pizza Cats is one of the
finest action platformers for the NES. A fan translation exists that
manages to keep the same tone as Saban’s English dub. For those who do
not want to go that route the game requires no Japanese knowledge. It is
worth it to experience such an excellent game. © Provided by Sayewonn Wisseh 9 out of 10
Star Wars Needs to Return to Its Samurai Roots .
Recent Star Wars projects have fully embraced its Spaghetti Western side, but it's time for the franchise to return to its samurai roots.Han Solo always represented the cowboy side of Star Wars, with the gun-slinger living the life of an outlaw and running from bounty hunters. But it's the mystical side of Star Wars that really made it unique. The Jedi represented the samurai ways, with a more spiritual outlook on life, paired with their use of swords and a strong sense of honor. But with the release of the prequels, this side of the Jedi disappeared, as they were forced into the Clone Wars and became more occupied with politics.