These are actual screenshots taken from my United CRT TV, they look bleak and washed out, but that’s porbably becasue the TV is fat and old.
I was playing Gremlins 2: The New Batch for the NES using my NES Max controller (which is a Godsend as Gizmo’s projectile attacks are way too slow using the normal Fire Button) and I had a good time, it’s a balanced adventure game with a view from the top. You control the cute and cuddly Gizmo in his quest… for VENGEANCE.
Here you see some screens, just like in the movie, the spark that sets off the whole quest for their blood. I mean, Gizmo even shoots a burning arrow at Spider-Spike (who gave me nightmares the first time I watched that movie by the way).
1. Gizmo is giving birth after being inseminated by water (just plain mineral and microbe enhanced H20) and man does it hurt.
2. He feels remorseful as he already knows his offspring will turn out being worse than trash, but tries not to show them so that they won’t attack him.
3. The trash appears, but the Garbage Man is on strike and can’t take it out.
4. The cute but mentally insane Mogwai, that’s mistaken for being Gizmo in this movie, laughs a bit to foreshadow whats to follow.
5. I don’t have the screen, but they literally throw Gizmo into an air vent and there he is, imprisoned by wannabe vigilantes.
I think this little story (the one who can accurately state the source of this will get an E-Cookie) will fit his story very well from now on:
“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.”
“And now, I’ve got a taste for REVENGE.”