Everyone once in a while I feel like a good Blaster Master reference is in order. It's a good series that some may know about, but not too many people really follow it.

Of course, as with so many games of that era, I never managed to beat the stupid game, but that doesn't change the awesomeness of it.

To note, technically Simon and Alucard are the wrong size for the 8bit panel. Shhh, don't tell anyone.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.