To continue, if I may, on my own personal nostalgia, let’s talk about the videogames that Brad used to win my heart.
That’s right guys, videogames, who knew it could be the easiest way to convince a girl to drag herself out of bed when all she really wants to do is curl up on her bed in her dorm room and sleep.
So, as I’m sure all of you know, I was the weird girl who hung around the guy’s dorm, perched on the couch, watching the boys play their videogames. So, how did I end up getting incorporated into their gaming routine? Brad tempted me with my first love (no, not him, Battletoads!)
Oh yes boys, more beat’em up games. I remember being in the middle of homework, an essay, or simply reading a book, then hearing my phone ring or an IM pop up, and there was Brad.
“Wanna come down to the common room?”
“I’m in the middle of an essay.”
“I have Battletoads.”
“I’ll be right down!”
That’s more or LESS how it happened. Haha.
So . . . wooo co op games!!
Again, I rant because as far as I know this is NOT available for download on the Wii. Seriously?? SERIOUSLY?? I mean who did NOT play Battletoads!?
I will forgive them for creating this co op game to battle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and I thank God that they didn’t try to make a cartoon out of this . . . Did they? (google) Oh wait, they did. Well, at least it didn’t make it to TV. I think I prefer pizza eating turtles to fly eating toads. That might be politically incorrect, but I stand by that statement.
Anyway, back to Battletoads. Basic beat’em up game, hard as anything. Seriously guys, this game was known among game critics for its difficulty. It didn’t make it any easier that you have to keep separate from your co op partner because you can take them out with one fatal frog kick. No option to disable it.
Like most NES games there was no save feature, so this could quite possibly be the most frustrating co op game ever. If you die, you die, and you go back to the beginning. Trust me, dying is the easiest thing to do in this game.
Oh yeah, and the obstacle courses . . . co op is a pain on these obstacle courses guys. If one of you screw up, you both end up back at the beginning. So this ends up being even more difficult as a co op game. However, if you play this single player, you are really missing out on a lot of fun. Half of the entertainment of the game is screaming with your partner after one of you fades off into oblivion.
“You stay on this side! I’m on this side!”
“Dude! Don’t do that!”
“It was an accident!!”
“Stay over there!!”
So MY advice, if you think you are a hardcore gamer, once this becomes available (and it better), get it, play it. This is another beat’em up game that I have yet to beat, but I am determined TO beat.
BATTLETOADS FTW. Battletoads was an amazing game to play with a friend.
I think the only game that I found harder was possibly Contra (thank god for the Konami code) and maybe the old-school Ninja Gaiden series.
The extent of my nostalgia here is “Winnie the Pooh and the Lost Honey Pots” on the original PlayStation. 🙁
No nostalgia here, except for Wolfenstein 3D…
It’s never too late to make memories with video games. Here’s a good tip to make memories, play with friends and family. People you know. You’d be surprised how much good times you can have just by playing with someone else. Local play is preferred. 😀
Don’t forget the random people you don’t know but bond with over gaming 😉 Haha
That’s a good point too.
One time I was over at my friend’s house and he had another friend over, my friend said he wanted to take a shower so I was left in a room with a person I had never seen before. It was sorta awkward, so I asked if he wanted to play Brawl.
Long story short: We are good friends now.
I touched a bit on this in one of my threads, but I love old games. I love the simplicity of the design and controls.
I’ve never played Battletoads, I’ve heard it’s pretty hard though. The hardest game I play often is Revenge of Shinobi, for the Genesis. A lot of people talk about how the NES Ninja Gaiden games are hard…They haven’t played Revenge of Shinobi, heh. I didn’t have much trouble with the first Ninja Gaiden until the final level, thanks to Shinobi, no doubt.