Posts Tagged ‘ games ’

DOCTOR DREADFUL

Looks gross, tastes great!

Doctor Dreadful is a children’s toy involving the creation of confectionery of viscous consistencies, lurid colors or in molds in the shapes of animals. It is produced by Umagine.

Based on the principle eat everything you make, it’s pretty much a boy’s version of an easy bake oven.

Products include:

  • Organ Grinder (crank up delicious juicy goo-filled Zombie organs)
  • Spider Eggs (lays hundreds of edible spider eggs, devour them before they hatch)
  • Zombie Lab (brew bubbly brains and watch as your Zombie barfs a delicious drink)
  • Stomach Churner (pour out foamy belly brew and mix up tomach acids)
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DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION

Ahhh the original DDR! Remember when it only cost $2 to play?

Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) is a music video game series produced by Konami. Introduced in Japan in 1998 then released in North America and Europe in 1999,

DDR is the pioneering series of the rhythm and dance genre in video games. Players stand on a “dance platform” or stage and hit colored arrows laid out in a cross with their feet to musical and visual cues.

Players are judged by how well they time their dance to the patterns presented to them and are allowed to choose more music to play to if they receive a passing score.

Dance Dance Revolution has been given much critical acclaim for its originality and stamina in the video game market. There have been dozens of arcade-based releases across several countries and hundreds of home video game console releases.

The series has promoted a music library of original songs produced by Konami’s in-house artists and an eclectic set of licensed music from many different genres.

 

My favorite tracks were “Butterfly” and “Boom Boom Dollar” prolly because they were on basic mode and I can actually finish the whole song without failing.

One time I was at the arcades dancing to “Bumblebee” and it was too hardcore for me I fell off the platform. Soo embarassing especially when you have an audience.

I was smart enough to know that I don’t have the co-ordination to even attempt “Paranoia.”

MIRC

A/S/L? LOL @mIRC #oldschool.

mIRC is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for Microsoft Windows created in 1995 and developed by Khaled Mardam-Bey.

Although it is a fully functional chat utility, its integrated scripting language makes it extensible and versatile.mIRC has been downloaded over 30 million times from CNETs Download.com service. Nielsen/NetRatings also ranked mIRC among the top ten most popular Internet applications in 2003.

How embarassing (sometimes narcissistic) are the screen names we give ourselves in the cyber world eg: S3Xy_Grl_15 or  jnr-R0ME0

We’d sneak dinner into our rooms for a marathon of keyboard gymnastics only to stay up all night chatting to the people we’d see at school the next morning.

It was “dial-up” days and I chuck mentals when I get disconnected mid way through sending a pic… what I’d give to see my chat history logs.

THE WIZARD

A stellar eBay purchase, I jumped around when my DVD copy of The Wizard was finally delivered.

The Wizard is a 1989 adventure dramedy film starring a young Fred Savage, Luke Edwards and Jenny Lewis (scrapes into the 90s because it was released in Australia in 1990).

The film follows three children who run away from home and hitch cross country to compete in the ultimate video game championship. 

The Wizard is famous for its numerous references to video games and accessories for the NES and has been called a feature length commercial.

The film was also well known for being North America’s introduction to what would become one of the best-selling video games of all time, Super Mario Brosthers 3.

Remember the “Power Glove” LOL.

Imagine being a video games savant… gotta be every kids dream in the 90s and WTF Nintendo, a magic flute that let’s you warp worlds! Love it.

SUPER NINTENDO

If titles like Super Mario World, Legends of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Megaman make you jizz I’m going to assume you owned a SNES!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo between 1990 and 1993.

The SNES was Nintendo’s second home console, following the NES. The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America and Europe from Sega’s Genesis console.

The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo no longer offers factory repairs/replacement or accessories for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors, retro gamers and emulation enthusiasts (some of whom are still making home brew ROM images).

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Games

Summer vacation was spent barricaded in my room trying to clock the latest release SNES release.

How bout that heart attack you get when your console crashes and you blow into the bottom of the cartridge and it magically remedies the problem.

To my fellow vintage geeks if you’re still lucky enough to have your Super NES games in mint condition you might wanna check out this toy.

PIKACHU

“I choose you, Pikachu!” [throws Pokéball]

Pikachu is a species of Pokémon creature from the Pokémon media franchise (a collection of video games, anime, manga, books and trading cards). Within the world of the Pokémon, Pikachu is often found in houses, forests, plains and occasionally near mountains, islands, and electrical sources.

As an electric-type monster, Pikachu can store electricity in its cheeks and release it in lightning-based attacks.

Pikachu is the most recognizable Pokémon, largely because he is the central character and regarded as the official mascot. He has become an icon of the 90s and Japanese culture in recent years.

Pokémon is an animated series based on the popular electronic toy “Pocket Monster” in which children raise an electronic monster and train it to fight other monsters. In this show, Satoshi and his monster, Pikachu travel the land hoping to improve their skills and eventually become the grand champions.

Move over Hello Kitty cos this little guy was the new marketer’s dream! Pikachu’s face was plastered on every piece of merchandise you can think of… from lunch boxes to key chains.

Somehow (against my will) I was dragged to watch the movie adaptation of Pokémon in ’97, one word – painful.

I was so irritated by Pika’s voice (squeaks more rather) that I kept trying to zone out.

The only glimmer of hope was anticipating S2M’s “Don’t Say You Love Me” which (fingers crossed) would play during the end credits.

RUBIK’S CUBE

There’s gotta be a mathematical equation to solving this thing cos I know peeling off the stickers ain’t the right way to get all the colors on the same side.

Presenting my arch nemesis, hail the almighty Rubik’s Cube

The classic Rubik’s Cube, has six faces covered by nine stickers each one of six solid colours (traditionally white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow).

A pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be returned to consisting of one color.

Although this 3D mechanical puzzle was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

This toy boomed in popularity during the early 90s making making it the world’s top-selling puzzle game and ultimately the world’s best-selling toy.

If you check out YouTube it’s insane what some fanatics can do. They can solve this cubed conundrum in under 10 seconds flat, use one hand only and even do it behind their backs.

One day I will have my vengeance… until then Rubiks Cube 1Throwback Princess 0

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