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Power Star 4

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Update: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FRONTPAGE! And to all the reviewers, I may not respond to most of the reviews but I defiantly read them, thank you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Power Star series.

The Mushroom kingdom is in the worst situation possible. Super Mario has been possessed by Boos (Ghosts) who seek the Power Stars to obliterate 'All Creation'. The future of the universe lies in the hands of Luigi, the only being powerful enough to face his Brother.

This will be my last sprite movie. It was definitely a fun hobby, but I need to apply my skills to other creative media. So with that, I give you Power Star 4. Get some popcorn, this is 10minutes long.
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Literally the best piece of media ever! I mean... Who even remember this classic?

This is one of the very coolest submissions on NG, cool ending too.

I was able to taste the depth, like after watching a big movie.

Here's a story. I watched the first 3 episodes when I was a kid, but I somehow missed that this finale ever came out. I just thought maybe it had been abandoned; wouldn't be the first web series like that. So imagine my surprise when I decide to watch revisit the series and see that the finale had existed all along.

I can tell there was a lot of work put into this, and there are a lot of great moments, just like the rest of the series. The thing is, I was actually kinda let down here. Maybe it was the buildup from re-watching the rest of the series and the 15-year wait, but this one just didn't click.

Looking at the date, it seems like you started work on the Armed with Wings series immediately after making this, and you know what? I can kinda see it. It's in the tone, and the supernatural, existential nature of the story. Heck, the final shot is straight out of AwW.

Thinking about it, that might be my problem. Every previous episode only ever had the story to set up the wild action. This one, all of the sudden, has the story be constantly present, weighing everything down with heavy themes and frequent dialog. It worked with Armed with Wings, because it was like that from the start. Not such much with Power Star.

The finale might not have been all that I wanted it to be, but it is so fascinating that I can see such a clear through-line from one iconic series you made to the next. All in all, going through the series was a lot of fun!

D-SuN responds:

I glad you found this one! And it's really awesome to hear from someone who both appreciate my old and new work (AwW and Power Star). Sorry you felt it was a bit of a let down! I can't decide myself which one I like the most, part 2 or part 4.
No one has ever said they see aspects of AwW in Power Star to me. Glad to hear it!
Thanks for taking the time to do a rewatch and retro review :)

A Power Star Collab just came out on NG, you might want to check that out - it's really cool!!

Man, I watched this when Iz a toodler. Fucking nuggets, this was Dark as hell!
Really cool! X3

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4.77 / 5.00

Sep 25, 2008
1:49 AM EDT
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