Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

July 3, 2009 -

With the Independence Day weekend upon us here in the United States, we note that News4U has posted its list of 5 Patriotic Video Game Moments.

The list is interesting and contains some games that will surprise you. The five patriotic scenes named come from:

  • Freedom Fighters
  • Animal Crossing
  • Fallout 3
  • Super Off-Road
  • Bad Dudes

From the Bad Dudes (NES) description:

After rescuing the prez [GP: Bush #1], he says the most American thing the developers could think of: “Hey dudes, thanks for rescuing me. Let’s go for a burger…Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” You’re then treated to a scene with the president eating a burger in front of the White House. Apparently it was decided to beef up security after the ninja incident, since there is a wall of Secret Service agents behind both of you as well. Oh, and of course Old Glory is showing her colors the whole time the credits roll.

Check out the video clip at left to see the Bad Dudes ending.


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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

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How could they have missed the most patriotic game ever made?

http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Metal%20Wolf%20Chaos/

Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

Actually, the president in Bad Dudes was Reagan, not Bush. The intro screen begins with "President Ronnie has been kidnapped by Ninjas."

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Bush was in the NES version

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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

I sort of lost faith in Patriotism when it seemed to start meaning 'Put up, Shut up and don't ask questions.'

 

Still, I won't say anymore at the risk of sounding like a party-pooper.

 

The games themselves were fun in their time, which is always what's important ;)

Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

A small but sweet list of patriotic games.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

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Regrettably, there's little in the way of patriotic Canadian moments, but I did what I could: I took Montreal to the championship in Blades of Steel, then replayed the firefighter chapter in Eternal Darkness.  True north strong and free, indeed!

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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

If you want some full-on Canadian-ness in your game, check out http://thehistorygamecanada.com/ . It's a mod for Civ3 Conquers and Civ3 Gold created by Bitcasters, a Toronto-based game company, with the help of the Canada History Society, Historica, Telefilm Canada, and a few other's that I'm forgetting. You can play as the Brits, French, and a number of the Native nations. The only thing it's missing is a chance to invade the US.

Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

Only because it wouldn't work.

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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

mention of both those games FTW

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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

We're SEVERELY under-represented in games. IRAQ gets more exposure in games than Canada does.

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Get yourself invaded by the U.S.A. and they'll be making games about the glorious U.S. patriotic struggle to liberate Canada from tyranny for years to come.

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Re: Five Patriotic Video Game Moments

Well, Alberta IS where all the oil is, and you don't have to send the army very far. Maybe the US government will say we have the WMDs, and will invade us to steal OUR oil. Just remember that the last time America went to war with us, WE WON.

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I know you don't mean anything by the 'we one last time' deal. But let's look at the facts.

Canada - Active Personnel: 65,890 Budget: $20 billion CAD

USA - Active Personnel: 1,473,900 Budget: $651 billion USD

Not to mention they have armor and air superiority. There is no way in hell Canada would ever be able to beat the US in a punch-out. 

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Not to mention they'd be fighting a two-front land war AND we'd surround them with our Navy.

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Am I the only one who's disturbed by this "We could totally kick your ass!" attitude? O_O

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One should also not try a land invasion against a country whose citizens think they have a God-given right to own guns.

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 We could "free" you from the queen... we could call it, The American revolution part 2: Canada!

 
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