Game Reviews: Techmo Bowl (NES)

It didn’t¬†get more real that this in 1989 in which Techmo Bowl, the first NFLPA licensed game, was released. This was around the same time I began rooting for my team, the Washington Redskins. Except in this game, I separated loyalty from awesomeness and seldom played with them. Out of the 12 teams, there wasContinue reading “Game Reviews: Techmo Bowl (NES)”

Game Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

This was the second game I ever beat on the Nintendo. Well, when I say “I” that means it was really a group effort. You see, this was a game that took a little time to beat. One couldn’t merely load a checkpoint and continue from a previous day. Nope, back in those days weContinue reading “Game Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)”

Game Reviews: Super Mario Speed Running

I discovered a few months ago the video game subculture of Super Mario speed running. If you search youtube, there are many champions of past and present showing replays of their great achievements. ¬†According to the official site http://www.speedrun.com this the current record list. Behold the glory. If there was a Gamer Olympics, America wouldContinue reading “Game Reviews: Super Mario Speed Running”

Game Reviews: Contra (NES)

For those of you born after 1990, you do not know the awesome that is known as Contra. This was the game where you could enter the secret thirty-man code (up up, down down, left right left right, B, A, start!) and boom, you and your buddy would run the through the game blasting theContinue reading “Game Reviews: Contra (NES)”