In honor of the 30th anniversary of the original Metroid game for the NES, this is a video of teens playing Super Metroid for the SNES. So they are celebrating the 1986 game by playing the 1994 version on a completely different console? Makes sense to me. As always these videos are pretty good, but the kids this one aren’t half as annoying as they usually are. Although there is a very real moment where the blonde girl reveals what is likely a bout with depression around the 2:50 mark… Enjoy!
This is a picture of the Super Famicon (Super Nintendo) that Twitter user @UMIHARAKawase has kept plugging in for 20 years. Here is his reasoning: Incidentally, I’m pretty sure my first generation Umihara Kawase, which has been on in the SNES for over 20 years, has been in operation for over 180,000 hours. If the power is tuned off, I’ll lose all my replay data. Probably. Makes sense to me! Now the real question: Why haven’t you beaten this game yet? It’s been 20 goddamn years! They say if you work at something for 10,000 hours you become an expert, so by that logic this guy should be an expert at this game 18 times over. Whatever the reason, this guy is the KING of procrastination and for that I applaud him…well, I will applaud him later when I get around to it.
I stumbled upon this amazing piece of awesomeness the other day while looking for Tool Time themed pornograph…content for this blog. Having never played this game (or even heard of it until last week) I’ve been asking people and searching around the internet trying to find anything to do with this game. What I have found is that very few people know of this game and even fewer have played it. The best explanation of the game I found at arcadesushi.com: Hilariously, this SNES platformer has virtually nothing to do with the show on which it’s based. You play as Tim Allen’s character and use a variety of handyman inspired weapons, but you traverse the kinds of wacky worlds typical of this sort of game, like the desert, and temples. All the while fighting mummies, robots, and living musical notes. My conclusion: This might be the greatest game ever made and by greatest I mean, ya know, terrible. While I may never get the chance to play the game myself, we can do the next …
Finally, a video game that is 100% accurate.
Seriously who wants to go halfsies? This 5,700+ game video game and console collection being sold by eBayer reel.big.fish includes every retail Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Virtual Boy, N64, Gamecube and Sega Master System game sold in North America, plus a ton of of Game Boy Advanced, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Atari 2600 and Turbografx-16. The current asking price is $164,000 so I’m about $163,990 short. So here is my plan: I’ll start a kickstarter campaign to buy all these games and anyone who donates is totally allowed to come over any time they want to play…between 3-5pm…on Saturdays only… Bonus playing time can be granted if you are willing to blow on any Nintendo cartridges that aren’t working. Sound good? Cool. Here are more pictures of our future investment!