Mortal Kombat 11 Rambo Ending Compared To Last Blood By Screen Rant

Rambo: Last Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

A curious Screen Rant article that compares the videogame ending of the non-canon Mortal Kombat 11 for John Rambo to the ending of the final movie in the series. We’ll be biased on this, but we actually enjoyed Last Blood. I just downloaded the MK 11 Game Pack for the Nintendo Switch, so didn’t know much about the ending.

If you don’t want the videogame John Rambo ending spoiled, best exit this post now. I don’t really consider videogame endings spoiler material, but throwing out that warning just in case you do, before reading the quote below and/or following the link to the full article.

In Mortal Kombat 11, Rambo kills the game’s villain, Kronika, and sits next to her body with a look of remorse. To his surprise, he is given her time-bending powers. Rambo never expected to receive her power; he just wanted to put an end to the fighting in MK11. With Kronika’s power now at his disposal, he considers righting all of history’s wrongs. He then quickly realizes that choosing the fates of billions – choosing who lives and dies – would make him no better than the men who sent him to fight in Vietnam. In the end, he returns the power and decides to live in woodland solitude (in a setting that looks strikingly similar to First Blood’s Washington).

Rambo’s MK11 Ending Is Better Than Last Blood | Screen Rant

Videogame storylines vs. movies? Not sure where to go with this except my first thought is two different mediums. I am not that into story modes on games. I don’t want to watch a bunch of long movies, I want to play a game. I’m there, ready to do something, not in a passive watching mode. The only place I really like stories are at the end of a game after beating it. There is a reward to watching end credits roll in a videogame you fought hard to beat.

That said, I wouldn’t compare Rambo’s videogame ending to Last Blood. Will admit seeing a number of people disappointed in Last Blood thinking it could have done more for John Rambo, but I think the most characterization happened in First Blood and every movie since was pretty much shirtless, sweaty Stallone finding creative ways to execute bad guys. In Last Blood, we had more of an elder statesman Rambo with sort of Western motiff and some hard R rated Home Alone booby traps, oh and don’t forget the beating heart Indiana Jones Temple of Doom ripoff.

What do you think? Videogame storylines compared to movies? Justified? Yes, no? Ambivalent?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Stool

Recently, we mentioned buying the At Games Legends Ultimate Arcade System (see: Arcade and Console Videogaming Heaven – Legends Ultimate Arcade). For retro gaming, it’s the bee’s knees. But standing up and playing only goes so far, which leads to the need for a good gaming stool or two.

At Walmart we see the Arcade1Up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stool and thought our youngest grandchild would dig the design (he is going through a turtles phase). The chairs are a bit pricey at $79.99, but we’ve seen deals as low as $49.99 online, so you might want to shop around. Assembly is a breeze, takes about 10 minutes or so and it comes with the allen wrenches required, so no exterior tools necessary. Supports weight up to 290 pounds. The seat feels a little firm, so might want to snag a seat cover if you’re going to have a really long gaming session.

Hmm, wonder what game is perfect to play sitting on this stool? (your suggestions in the comments welcome)

Arcade and Console Videogaming Heaven – Legends Ultimate Arcade

Right up there with our passion for movies is videogames. We don’t talk a whole lot about gaming here, but we’re huge game fans. Arcades, consoles, portable, you name it.

For reference, we’ve either played or bought the vast majority of home console gaming systems for the last 30+ years. We’ve survived Microsoft’s red rings of death on the Xbox 360 (7 of those machines we burned through, true story) and enjoyed all incarnation of the Playstation (with one exception, keep reading), loved the early onset NES, SNES, N64, Wii, Switch, Sega Genesis and its various incarnations, a bunch of Atari systems (2600 through Jaguar), Colecovision and even some offbeat systems like 3DO and my personal favorite for 2D fighting games: Neo Geo. We’ve also played or owned many portable gaming systems, clearly we love the hobby.

That said, it’s a bit odd that the newest game systems, Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox S are not on our immediate radar — we’re normally looking very forward to buying the newest game system and playing some new games. We just don’t have that urge with the most current generation. Sure, we’ll likely play or buy one or both of them eventually, but not likely this holiday season.

However, another system that was an immediate purchase when we found it in stock at Sam’s Club again (see top image): Legend Ultimate Arcade. We kept refreshing that product page and on 11/14 it showed as available to order. A couple hours later it was out of stock again.

Our middle son recently was interested in buying an arcade game machine for his new home. I didn’t hesitate to show him the system I’ve been tracking online: AtGames Legend Ultimate Arcade. He bought it right away, it shipped a week later and it took us under 30 minutes to assemble.

Legends Ultimate is the world’s first connected arcade. Legends Ultimate includes 300 of favorite licensed arcade and console games in an expandable, full-size arcade machine designed for players of all ages, skill levels and play preferences. Featuring cloud gaming functionality, hundreds of top titles with access to countless more, connectivity, arcade-quality controls, and customized game integration options–play your favorite games the way you want on this amazing platform.

Legends Ultimate Arcade – Sam’s Club

For our grandchildren, this arcade system was love at first sight.

For videogame fans, especially old school arcade fans, this system is the real deal. It might very well be our most favorite system we’ve ever purchased, because it’s like all systems in one unit. You can even stream next generation systems and PC to the full standup arcade system and use the controls.

If you’re a gamer, this should be on your radar. We don’t review videogames or arcade systems here as of this writing, but if we did, this would be rated highly and recommended.

Mortal Kombat 11 Shows Love to 80s Action Film Stars: Robocop, Terminator and Rambo

Still recovering from gamer’s hand after all day Halloween after playing through the story mode on Mortal Kombat 11. Took off my movie watching hat and went all in on videogaming.

Purchased the Ultimate Edition and played a ton of fighting matches. Part of the charm buying the series, besides following it off and on since its original debut in the 90s via Midway, is that it offered playing bonus characters from 80s action movies.

It was recently announced that the characters Rain and Mileena will be making their return to the hit fighting game, while ’80s action star, John Rambo, will be the surprise third DLC character. With his addition to the roster, Rambo joins characters likes RoboCop and the Terminator as classic blockbuster action stars to join the ranks of Mortal Kombat 11. This ’80s nostalgia might seems a little random to some fans, but it’s actually deeply rooted in the history of Mortal Kombat.

Why Mortal Kombat Keeps Adding 80s Action Movie Stars

When Midway started the fighter series which is famous for graphic brutal fatalities performed like ripping the spine out of your opponent at the end, playing as guest characters in game was all the rage in their other popular game, NBA Jam.

You could play all kinds of different famous basketball players and people like President Clinton.

Midway eventually was sold to Warner Bros. and they have decided to add more characters, including the Joker to Mortal Kombat. They need to add Harley Quinn to the game, she’d fit perfect.

Pachinko on Emotional Steroids? The Wall on NBC

The Wall on NBC and is available for streaming on Hulu

For the most part we do movies here, but movies show up on TV which leads to TV shows. Some TV shows are just really, really long movies. And then there are the oddities, the reality TV shows and game shows.

The Wall has changed people’s lives, giving away more than $11 million to date! This season, executive producer LeBron James has a game-changing twist to give away record-breaking money. Get ready for the all-new Superdrop, when all seven balls rain down in a waterfall drop that takes the total possible prize each night to over $13 million! But with more reward comes more risk and the potential to lose it all. Every question and every decision could make the difference of millions of dollars on what is truly the most unpredictable show on television.

The Wall – NBC.com

To date, we haven’t covered any game shows here, but game shows can be fun to watch. I hadn’t heard about or seen The Wall on NBC (https://www.nbc.com/the-wall), but if you’ve ever played the game pachinko, it blends that with questions and answers.

If the contestants answer a question correctly they get this green ball which will drop into a slot and increase their prize bank. Answer wrong and a red ball drops and deducts from the prize amount. Add to that an isolation booth segment where the spouse, significant other friend or family member in the booth must decide to take the guaranteed money or bet on the results of the wall by signing or tearing up a contract. This game show is pretty entertaining and comes from executive producer, Lebron James.

Yes, the athlete sensation on the basketball court, Lebron James.

There is some real dramatic tension that sets this game show apart from just watching people randomly win money. They tell their stories of love for each other as they come to a decision to take guaranteed money or take a chance on the results of the wall. The last few minutes of the show are a nail biter as viewers root for the right decision being made by the person who was isolated and doesn’t know whether taking the guaranteed money was better than the result of the wall’s prize fund — which could and sometimes is zero.

The Wall is on NBC Live TV (Wednesdays at 8PM) and available for streaming on Hulu. It has been renewed for a fourth season.

Upcoming Star Wars Pinball from Arcade1up and Zen Studios Looks Amazing

No idea if this is how the table will really look, but if it’s close to the real thing and costs less than $1,000, we’ll be buying one when it’s released

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked any serious videogaming here, but the Star Wars virtual pinball game sounds extremely cool. It’s got the tech, the Arcade1Up reasonable pricing (or so we hope), yet faithful arcade experience and it has Zen’s pinball wizardry programming, how can it now be good?

But this cool tech is also being used to bring Zen’s virtual pinball to life like never before. “We’re really optimizing the games with the hardware. We’re doing custom mapping, working on the controls, making sure the buttons feel right, and that the response on the accelerometers feels right. It’s going to feel like a brand-new game.,” shares an enthusiastic Kirk.

Star Wars Pinball Readies to Change the Game at Home | StarWars.com

We already have bought a lot of the Zen Pinball tables, including the Nintendo Switch Star Wars tables (see: Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch) a year ag.

Those tables are the real deal. And a ton of fun.

This new pinball table sounds like a cross between a real pinball table and videogame pinball. Now, whether or not it’s as cool as it sounds, I hope the price is right so we can buy one and put it in our entertainment room alongside the Arcade1Up NBA Jam that I’ve been wanting to buy.

This table is similar in design to the Marvel pinball table and that one is said to be priced between $500-600 (see: Arcade1Up Reveals Price Point for Marvel Pinball), which is inline with their arcade cabinets.