Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Glory Days!!

The road to greatness has always been a road travelled by these Gods of retro gaming and current gaming. The journey started in 1989 with the single greatest console of the day, the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
This system was the best, the lineup of games that were available for this system was nuts, everything from the classic mario to zelda to punch out, the list goes on and on, remember having to blow inside the cartridge to make the game work hahahahah those were classic memories. The popularity of this system was through the roof, anyone remember that movie "The Wizard" This was nothing more then a long Nintendo commerical but it wasn't all bad, this movie showed people how to find the flute that takes you to the warp zone.The next console in all it glory is......the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) There's literally nothing bad you could say about this system, til this day I still have mine hooked up to the tv and game on it when i'm bored, remember when they released super mario world 2: Yoshi's Island, This game was just too cool for words, they had thing in the backdrop falling on you, monsters in the background jumping out at you, classic boss battles, like the jello dude that you gotta throw eggs at his heart (Oh, that takes me back) Remember when the console wars started between SEGA and Nintendo??? It's safe to say Nintendo won that war, I mean come on, Sonic vs Mario?? Mario was way cooler, he's a plumber whose a hero on the side with his brother for a sidekick and dinosaur for a pet, Sure beats a stupid blue hedgehog anyday. Shall we move on to the N64 (Nintendo 64) or as it was originally called the Ultra64, The ultra 64 sounds way more badass, shame they had to change the name. But anywho remember the sick graphics on this system and the introduction of some pretty wicked game series like Super Smash Bros, That was epic. Goldeneye, Killer Instinct Gold, Zelda, Clay Fighter, StarFox 64, Super Mario64, Donkey Kong64 (it's funny how they just added 64 at the end of the titles, great originality there Nintendo haha) these are just some of great titles on this system. I think I'll stop at the N64 before my head explodes due to nostalgia overflow.


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Sunday, June 7, 2009


Way before we had Internet and strategy guides the only way to get all our gaming info was through Nintendo Power. This magazine changed the way we looked at games in general, Lord knows if it wasn't for this magazine and that Fred Savage movie "The Wizard" none of us would have known where to get the flute in "Super Mario Bros 3." So today we stand and salute this great magazine that changed the way Nintendo was seen through the eyes of young gamers and teens from the late 80's and through the 90's. Viva La Nintendo!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Where Are They Now???

Today in the where are they know files, we find ourselves talking about "Captain Planet" Alot of us wonder what became of him and the planeteers. here's the story that they don't want you to know."Captain planet he's our hero, he's gonna take pollution down to zero" the words of true wisdom still ring in our ears like bells but once the worlds problem got to much too handle and people found out about his rocking green mallet, they just never wanted him around anyone, poor captain, he now sits alone in an empty office cubical writing up his memoirs of the time he brought 5 children together and helped saved the earth from environmental danger. our hearts go out to him and his many Noble deeds.

Best Movies of 1991

So I was watching a bunch of 90s movies this weekend and decided to start breaking the down the list with the best releases of each year, so here it is. If I miss any just throw it down in the comments

1. The Addams Family
2. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
3. Backdraft
4. Beauty and the Beast
5. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
6. Boyz N the Hood
7. Bugsy
8. Cape Fear
9. Captain America (LOL, This movie was brutal but a classic)
10. Career Opportunities
11. Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking
12. City Slickers
13. Curly Sue
14. Defending Your Life
15. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
16. The Doors
17. Double Impact
18. Ernest Scared Stupid
19. Father Of The Bride
20. La Femme Nikita
21. The Fisher King
22. Freddys Dead: The Final Chapter
23. The Hard Way
24. Highlander II: The Quickening
25. Hook
26. Hot Shots
27. JFK
28. Jungle Fever
29. The Last Boy Scout
30. LionHeart
31. My Girl
32. My Own Private Idaho
33. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
34. Naked Lunch
35. New Jack City
36. Point Break
37. Problem Child 2
38. The Prince Of Tides
39. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
40. The Rocketeer
41. Showdown In Little Tokyo
42. The Silence Of The Lambs
43. Sleeping With The Enemy
44. Suburban Commando
45. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
46. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
47. Thelma & Louise
48. What About Bob?