A total trip down memory lane. Wow, I got the NES when I was four and my parents wanted this gaming device to have SOME kind of educational quality. Did it work? Well, maybe I was able to understand the games after learning some in school and this was practice…
Anyway, Sesame Street 123 and ABC are two games which still have a place in my heart. I remember the songs so well. Maybe too well? Match the shapes with Ernie and a very critical rabbit. Count aliens with Grover. The Moon shook its head when you made a mistake. Unite a rubber ducky through hoops and craziness to a bathing Ernie.
Then there was this Ferris Wheel game that made you feel pretty lousy when you messed up. Letters bouncing unhappy and the music laid it on. When you spelled a letter right, everyone came out of their Carny camps and celebrated, yeah! Awesome!
Knight Rider: You Drive the Car from the Hit TV Series!
Yup. It’s for reals. Here’s a review of the game snagged from Amazon:
“This game is horrible, it plays kind of like Rad Racer, the view is from the cockpit of KITT and you can see the mph and readings and stuff, but the game is just terrible. You can shoot at cars, and i’m not even sure which ones im supposed to shoot at. I think one button is for turbo boost, but it doesnt work very good, the controls are hardly responsive, but unlike Rad Racer, this game is no fun.
For the die hard KR fan like myself, you may wanna check it out out of curiosity, but I doubht you will find anyone at all who can say this game is any good.”
Yes, I agree that the game isn’t very good, but sometimes that’s not why you love a game like this. I at least have fond memories playing it with my sister and cousin. We’d call Devon Regis Philbin. The game’s music is great for driving to and from work in traffic or on country roads. I put that on a mix cd for my cousin, and I wonder what the look on his face was when that song popped on.
Dumbkat's Folly- More Videogame Goodness: Kirby's Adventure
Link to Tessa Shackelford’s blog, Dumbkat’s Folly. This article, she talks about the influence video games like Kirby’s Adventure and Sonic the Hedgehog have on her work and color palette. Check out her other posts, and her website.