Happy Kaijuly everybody! If you’re wondering what the fuck Kaijuly is, wonder no longer! (or do, it’s a free country)
Obviously The Legend of Zelda (above left) is about eerie interplanetary beings, and Star Wars (above right) revolves around cute woodland dwellers.
From what I can tell, Kaijuly got its start over on Tumblr as an art challenge: create and share an original kaiju (or fan-art of an existing one) for every day in July! It’s been broadening every year since, including month-long discussion challenges (I’m doing one! Just posted for days 1-3!), and El Rey Network (the coolest channel almost no one gets) has run a “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon for the last couple years!
G-Fest is in July too! So yeah! I’m ready to call Kaijuly “A Whole Thing”. So much so that my Twitch channel, Super Apartment Friends, is going to celebrate by playing kaiju-themed video games all month!
Keep reading for the full (insane) list of games that are under consideration!
I set out to cultivate a list of games that would cover everything from recent (Godzilla [PS4]) to ancient (Godzilla vs. 3 Daikaiju [MSX]) and varies from mainstream (Rampage [Arcade]) to arcane (King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu [MSX]) to infamous (Godzilla Generations [DreamCast]):
- Godzilla (PS4)
- War of the Monsters (PS2)
- Rampage World Tour (N64)
- King of the Monsters (Neo Geo)
- Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (NGC)
- Godzilla: Save the Earth (PS2)
- Godzilla Unleashed (Wii)
- Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3 (PS2)
- Ultraman (PS2)
- Peter Jackson’s King Kong (PS2)
- Godzilla Generations (DC)
- Godzilla Generations: Maximum Impact (DC)
- Gamera 2000 (PSX)
- Gamera: Daikaiju Kutyu Kessen (GB)
- Super Godzilla (SNES)
- Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (NES)
- Super Kaiju Dunk City (Browser)
- Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale (Browser)
- Godzilla (GB)
- Kaiju-o Godzilla (GB)
- Godzilla: Battle Legends (Turbo Duo)
- Godzilla: Monster War (SNES)
- Godzilla: Kaijuu no Daishingeki (Game Gear)
- Godzilla Movie Studio Tour (PC)
- Godzilla Trading Battle (PSX)
- Godzilla: The Series (GBC)
- Godzilla: The Series: Monster Wars (GBC)
- Godzilla: Domination! (GBA)
- Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (DS)
- Godzilla Smash 3 (Mobile)
- King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch (NES/Famicom)
- King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu (MSX)
- Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World (GBA)
- Ultraman (SNES)
- Gaurodan (PC)
- Rampage: Total Destruction (Wii)
- Rampage (Arade)
- I Was An Atomic Mutant (PC)
- Primal Rage (Arcade)
- King of the Monsters 2 (Neo Geo)
- Beast Fighter (GB)
- Ultraman Club – Kaijuu Dai Kessen!! (Famicom)
- Ultraman Club 2 (Famicom)
- Daikaiju no Gyakushu (Arcade)
- Godzilla vs. 3 Daikaiju (MSX)
- Monster’s Fair (MSX)
Anything I don’t currently have access to I’m reasonably sure I can get access too, so in theory all of these games are within the realm of possibility. See anything you like? Let me know what you’re jonesin’ for and I’ll (probably) play it!
Super Apartment Friends is live every Thursday night from 10 PM to Midnight Eastern time, so the Kaijuly festivities will kick off this week on the 6th! I’m also doing bonus Friday afternoon streams all summer long, so those will be getting kaijuified in July too!
See you in cyberspace, ding-dongs!