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Read Only Memory: Vol 1

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Aug 24, 2010 | 1:18 AM EDT

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Edit: Sweet! Daily First! Thanks everyone for making it so!
Edit: Thanks for the FP Newgrounds!

It's been a really long time since I submitted anything to Newgrounds. Feels nice to actually have something to share with you guys.

So this is Read Only Memory Vol 1. It consists of 4 tiny shorts that Shamoozal has created for over the last few months that deal with Nintendo games. This movie loosely bridges the shorts together to form one complete "whole."

This is different than the normal stuff I usually submit to the portal, but I'm hoping you still enjoy it all the same. Thanks for reading, and watching!

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

It has potential, but none is shown here.

The animation is good, the voice work is decent, but the jokes just aren't there.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I loved the Link scene and the turnips. Great stuff. Keep it up.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice variety, but a little obvious

The art, animation and variety of styles were all top notch by New grounds standards, and even by the standards of the garbage they put on TV these days. But a lot of the jokes were a little obvious or overused.
The turnip animation was pretty cute, it was clever to have all the different Links in one scenario, but again, it was mostly references any video game fan has already heard. The Captain N cartoon was pretty clever, but the minute I saw Simon mentioning he was hungry, I knew it was going to be some joke about how absurd it is to find food in the walls. Though I have to say, it was nice to see a Castlevania flash that didn't use sprites.
When Shamoozal first started, it had this quirky, off beat, irrelevant humor that set it apart from most flash animations. Now that it's all about video games, I feel like the series has become part of a flooded genre.
Still, I can't deny the work and attention to detail you put into this. The backgrounds and characters were all richly details in their own unique way, the animation was smooth and the cartoon was paced very well. So you still get 9 out of 10 and a 5. Hope to see more!

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Shamoozal responds:

Thanks! I'm sorry you miss our old stuff. We've been doing this for a few years now as you know, so I'm always trying to find something different that works for us at the moment. I was offered to do this series while Shamoozal shorts were in limbo. It was good for me because it helped get me back into the swing of things. Doing work for another outlet means I HAVE to do the work and helps keep me motivated to continue working on shorts.

I know the gaming space is pretty crowded with cartoons like this. Going into it I was hoping that my edge would be quality and just the way we go about doing things. I always think I've achieved my goal if someone could watch something like Candy Corns and then this and realize it came from the same person.

Sorry if you feel some/most of the jokes are obvious. I mean, you aren't the only one, just look at any of the reviews on here that scored me low.

Anyway, thanks for being a long time fan! Hopefully I'll be able to please you with future cartoons!


Rated 4 / 5 stars


That Castlevania one was spot on, probably my favorite part.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


Great job on the animation and dubbing, but the jokes are.... whats the word.... not funny try to boost up the jokes

Shamoozal responds:

I'll boost up the jokes after I tighten up the graphics on level three.