Gyromite came out today in 1985 so you could have tons of fun even without friends. Because you had R.O.B.; a robotic operating buddy which was what this game was all about. What's cool about this game title is that most of these came from overseas and were created for the Famicom. Nintendo decided to create converters and put them in some games. This is the one you find them in the most and you can tell because they are heavier. If you open it up and take it out you can use it for other Famicom titles you've picked up along the way.
Bayou Billy is one of the most iconic NES games I think. I'm not saying everyone loved it or played it even but for some reason most people owned it at some point in time. I feel like it was in buddy's basement. This phenomenon I will dub Bayou Syndrome first started today, August 12th in 1988.
This month in 1990 Dick Tracy came home in a way we were not use to. Sure he's been in comics for years and on TV but now we get to be be him by plugging into the coax cable. I'd rather watch the movie or play outside pretending I had the coolest watch ever than play this though.
August. 1987. The 7th to be exact; is a truly special day. Rad Burst through our screens to bring home driving action that was really good. Perfect for the times in fact. It even went crazy and added 3D glasses to the mix to make sure it really did burst through your screen.
Today in 1986, Metroid came into our lives and it was a grand time. I can actually very vividly remember when I got this game well after the release date by trading it in the gym locker room at school. I was so excited to run and be blown away by her becoming a ball …
On December 9th, 1988 The King of the Monsters came home...I'm sorry, The Monster of Monsters? That's dumb unlike Godzilla.
Today is the start of NFL Preseason games so I figured why not throw out this one. Originally from October of 1990 comes a wonderful game from our youth that I will never need to turn on again. Ever. Watch the Opening Titles below for memories and leave it at that.
This a fun Zapper game from August of 1990 and it's fun, blah blah blah. Way more importantly Duck Hunt the dog is in it. He shows up and unlike in his at home Duck Hunt game; he lets you shoot him. It's not the same as Vs Duck Hunt either.
In August of '85 we no longer had to pump those quarters into the arcade cabinet to play RoadBlasters. The thing is, we still should have. This is a fine at home driving game but it is definitely better with the wheel in your hand.
Released today in 1989 was a game that could not live up to the hype. I mean; Jordan. Bird. In 1989 that was amazing.