About two years ago I had an idea for a site where I could use my video capture device on days where I'm not streaming for charity to capture some footage of the old games that I have in the ol' archive here. I had a lot of fun going back through some of my old games (and some of my old not-games) to create a few articles for this site.
I used to play Street Fighter games a lot, starting (like a lot of people, I'm guessing) with Street Fighter II and its bazillion sequels. I never really played the first Street Fighter game, so I had overlooked Street Fighter 2010 completely when it came out. By the time that I was knee-deep in the Street Fighter-verse, I rediscovered that this game existed, supposedly took place a bunch of years after Street Fighter, starred Ken, and had him getting cybernetically enhanced and punching sci-fi creatures to death with his fists.
Which, to a kid sounds pretty amazing.
A long time ago, I got a copy of Ring King. I don't know if I rented it from somewhere or if I borrowed it or if it was mailed to me in an unmarked envelope or what happened. But, the thing is, I got a copy, and I spent a few days playing it.
The next game from the big Flea Market purchase was Championship Bowling. I had never played this particular bowling game before. I hadn't even heard of it, somehow. But, I played a round of it anyway.
I stopped at a flea market the other day and picked up a bunch of NES games to help round out my collection a little bit. Once I got them home I had to try them out to make sure they worked. And, since a few of them were games that I had never played before, I had to try and figure out how they worked.
The first game I tried was Bad News Baseball. A game that features kids playing baseball somewhere where there are rabbits as umpires for some reason.
Continuing my quest to upload every scrap of video I've ever captured to YouTube, I found some footage of me playing Bionic Commando (the game where you take control of a cybernetic super soldier who can't jump for some reason and guide him on a mission to rescue a different soldier who got captured at the end of a different game). I used this to demonstrate farming energy pellets back when I updated protipoftheday.com.
One of the great things about collecting games for long-dead consoles is that I get to play a lot of games that I never had the chance to when they were new.
I've been sorting through a lot of clips that I wasn't able to work in anywhere and posting some of the less awful ones. This one counts, right?
In this short clip, I demonstrate how to use the conveyor belt in the first Mission of Double Dragon to (semi) easily get rid of the first real boss of the game, Abobo.
I tried to show off my skills in Super Mario Bros. 2 a little while ago, but I ended up failing to make it to the end of the game. Or even most of the way through the game.
Rather than let the footage go to waste, I figured I'd take up some space on YouTube's servers.
While I was testing some games that I picked up from the used everything store, I decided to try out Athletic World. Unfortunately my Power Pad is broken, so I didn't get very far.