Plot: What’s it about?
The final season of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s Series 2 has arrived, but does the classic animated series go out with a proper sendoff? While General Hawk continues to lead the nation’s top soldiers against the world’s enemies, even the Joes will their hands full with what lies ahead. The Joes have to contend with unconventional foes like an evil corporation and a drug cartel, but their old familiar rivals in Cobra remain active as well. Just as General Hawk has assembled squads with both new recruits and seasoned veterans, Cobra Commander has put together his best units for a final push. Old rivals like Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes collide, Duke rejoins the field squad, and Cobra Commander unleashes his most destructive plots ever. Can even the Joes fend off Cobra this time, or will the world fall into evil’s hands at last?
Video: How does it look?
The episodes are presented in full frame, as intended. The visuals here look a touch dated, but that is more about the less than stellar animation than this treatment. The source has some light debris at times, but looks clean in most scenes and no serious issues crop up. As far as detail, the animation doesn’t allow for much depth, but what detail is present comes across well. I found colors to be bright and black levels on the mark as well. So while the animation is not dazzling stuff, the show looks as good as you remember.
Audio: How does it sound?
The mono soundtrack is passable, but of course not remarkable. I didn’t pick up on much hiss or other such common mono woes however, which is great news. The classic music sounds good, all the hilarious dialogue is clear, and the sound effects are well presented too. Not much else to talk about in this department, as the show sounds just fine.
Supplements: What are the extras?
The lone supplement is a retrospective about the G.I. Joe Hasbro toy line.