Quit rubbing your NES--the Game Genie has granted your wish! The third and final act of Doctor Octoroc's "theoretical Nintendo game" tribute to Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is finished and online for your viewing pleasure! Since you've all seen Act I and Act II of this saga, I'm sure you've been waiting in anticipation to see whether or not Dr. Horrible will destroy Captain Hammer and win Penny's heart. Watch the entire Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Game (or just Act III) here in high-quality flash, or watch Act III in the embedded YouTube videos below.
For those curious about the genesis of the project and how Doctor Octoroc made the 8-bit homage, Doc Oct has posted an incredibly detailed Making-Of his website along with an informative Commentary where he discusses adapting the web serial into a video game format. Doc Oct's no singer though, so his commentary is text-only. Both of these outline the hard work Doc Oct put into animating this video and I salute him for making such an enjoyable fan creation.
Videos of the Sing-Along Game, the Sing-Along Blog, and more can be found after the jump.
While this last act is more of a stylized creation instead of a true adaptation, it's still a lot of fun. I like Doc Oct's back story for how Dr. Horrible was able to hide himself and his Freeze Ray inside City Hall, and I was ecstatic when Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer finally battled in that . Clearly, the gamer doesn't realize that Dr. Horrible's has really low Strength stats. Doc Oct discussed a lot of references and adaptation decisions he made in his Commentary, so I won't waste time describing the mixed feelings I had when Dr. Horrible blasted away two guards. Hope you all stayed for the credits, which saw everyone get credit for inspiring the video game remake. Never before has Neil Patrick Harris been credited for playing a pixelated character. For those watching the Flash version, did anyone else feel a wave of nostaliga when the "cartridge" started malfunctioning?
Before I leave you with the live-action Act III, I would be remiss not to again plug Doctor Octoroc's Twitter account, his album 8-Bit Jesus (now available on iTunes), the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Game soundtrack, and the May 25 Blu-Ray release of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Video Bonus: 8-Bit Keyboard Cat playing off Mario in the original SMB. Doc Oct did the music, while the talented artist Jude Buffum did the animation.