Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Arcade Games!

Power up Players for today’s Rankings Post! Each Tuesday I will ranks games, shows, series, etc and list my favorites in the genre from 5th place to 1st place. After my post I will open up the comments for everyone to rank their favorites and the following week I will post the “Community Rankings” from the previous week’s Rankings post.

Community Rankings from Our Favorite Game of Thrones Characters:

  1. Daenerys Targaryen
  2. Tyrion Lannister
  3. Arya Stark
  4. Brienne of Tarth
  5. Jon Snow

This week we will be ranking: Our Favorite Arcade Games!

#5 Big Buck Hunter –

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You can’t go to an arcade without playing some sort of shooter right? My go to shooter will always be the Bick Buck Hunter game. You remember it right? The one with the giant orange hunting rifle sticking out the side lol. I would get this game and go to the hunting fields. My brother Kenny and I would take turns trying to shoot the most deer and I have so many fond memories.

#4 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucking –

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A driving game where I can play as a semi truck and run over anything in my tracks, yes please! Any time I would see the giant machine that was shaped like a truck empty. I would hop in put in my coins and get to driving. My favorite features are the giant steering wheels and gas pedals (because who needs brakes when you are literally a Transformer!!).

#3 Tekken –

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Tekken was definitely a staple in arcade games growing up. Each week we spent a few hours at the laundromat while my grandmother washed our comforters and she would get extra quarters so that Kenny and I could play the arcade games. Tekken was always at my laundromat (it’s still there actually) and we would verse each other often. My go to character is King and my brothers is Eddie Gordo. I was never a great Tekken player, but my brother couldn’t touch me in Street Fighter with Chun-Li!

 

#2 Snocross –

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Snocross is a racing game where you get to ride on the back of a snowmobile. This game is fantastic because you have to lean on the snowmobile left and right to assist in turning your vehicle. I loved hitting tricks, getting boosters and bumping into other racers, whatever I could do to become first in the circuit. I like Snocross more than the other motorcycle racing games because the vehicles were easier to control and who wants to race on a road or highway when you can jump off mountains?

 

#1 Galaga –

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Galaga was another arcade game in the laundromat on Saturdays. There’s something about the old shoot the spaceships and dodge objects game that has always drew me in. You have to have coordination to bob and weave and shoot all of the objects in your way. I’m not sure why Galaga is my favorite arcade game because it’s not a hard or unique concept. All I can say is that my eyes still light up when I see the game in the corner.

Those are my rankings for favorite arcade games (I’ve left out the more interactive games like Dance Dance Revolution and Skee Ball for another week) and I want to know your top 5! Think back to physically going into an arcade, which games caught your eye? Let’s talk arcade games! Don’t forget, tomorrow the winner of the GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition will be announced!

 

-Luna 🙂

Throwback Thursday Party Hits!

It’s THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Luna and I love music so we decided that this week would be perfect to pull together our Top 5 Throwback Thursday Party Hits!  Luna and I have a bit of a age gap and apparently party style so our Top 5 is completely different!

Nagems- Top 5

  1. For those of you who are 90’s babies, I’m pretty sure this is somewhere on your list too! I remember watching Britney Spears perform on TV and thinking… “OH MY God, I want to be her!” Not only was I, a super fan, but I even had the Backpack and Lunch box with her face on it….
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    Oops!…I Did it Again-Britney Spears

    2. Not only was I obsessed with the Pop Princess but I also LOVED Barbie’s! From the age of 3-12, I carried my favorite Malibu Barbie with me everywhere….yeah you read that right, till the age of 12! Obviously it’s only fitting that this song would be on my Party list.

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    Barbie Girl-Aqua

    3.  What party would be complete without your classic Girl Group?!? This song literally makes you want to jump on the couch with a hairbrush microphone screaming at the top of your lungs next to your best friends. Zigazig Ah!

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    Wannabe-Spice Girls

    4. The Pop Princess returns to the list! I mean…is anyone really shocked?? Who doesn’t love the idea of dancing down the hall with pig-tail braids and a sexy school girl outfit?? I mean I have only done it in my dreams but still….!

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    Baby One More Time-Britney Spears

    5.  Last but certainly not LEAST-my HOMEGIRL and DIVA QUEEN! Not only did I love to sing along to this every time it played on the radio, I dressed up as a Genie for Halloween that year! My friends and I would listen to this and make the hand gestures each time!

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    Genie In a Bottle-Christina Aguilera

Wow great list Megan! While I can appreciate Genie in a Bottle, Spice Girls and Baby One More time, my interpretation of party hits took a left turn at Albequrque!

My 5 party songs seem to be in a different era than that of Nagems. Keep in mind that she is 22 and I’m 31 so yea… there’s that lol. The songs on my list shouldn’t have been heard by her as she would have been crazy young. As I was going down my list, I noticed that my songs are from the same genre, oh well lol. My choices are based on songs that I know immediately have my friends going ohhhh this is my jam! 

Luna’s Top 5 Party Hits!

First up we have Hot In Here by Nelly! – This is a party classic. As soon as you start playing this song, all of the dance hit from the early 2000’s like the chicken hand and stanky leg are being shown on the dance floor.

 

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So Take Off… Wait a second!

 

Next we have Salt Shaker by Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins. This song and Get Low were southern classics at parties and clubs. This was when the down south its took over the radio like Nelly, Ludacris, T.I., etc. This never fails to get me up and dancing.

 

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Trying to keep these gifs appropriate lol

 

The Thong Song by Sisqo. I don’t really count this as a party song but this song is hilarious and when you play it at a party, people are like, really??? Sisqo… OOOOHHHHH!

Where the party at? By Jagged Edge Featuring Nelly was always a great hit. Between the original version and the remix with everyone and their uncle in it, I loved hearing the drop of the beat at the beginning of the song!

 

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I miss those songs when you just ACT A FOOL!

 

Back That Thang Up– this is really a classic party hit. It’s a little more on the rugged side of things but it never fails to get people up out of their seats to pop or twerk until the song ends lol.

 

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Squid, you look good won’t you BACK THAT THANG UP!

Alright now it’s time for use to hear from you! What are your favorite Party Hits? Whose list did you like the best? Let’s talk party hits!

-Luna & Nagems!

 

Throwback Thursdays: Favorite Horror Creatures!

Happy Thursday Novas! This weekend my job at Universal Orlando will start the annuall Halloween Horror Nights event. In appreciation of horror classiscs, I’ve decided that today’s Throwback Thursday post will be dedicated to 3 or my favorite Horror Creatures of all time! From now until November, ever throwback thursdaypost will be Halloween related!

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The Undead: The undead are really cool and we all know how the stock of Zombies have been on an incline since the Walking Dead premiered. Zombies are cool because aside form modern findins of stomping in their heads and burining the bodies, you really didn’t know how to get rid of Zombies. Like, how do you kill the Undead?

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Vampires: Vampires are my first love for horror movie creatures. Maybe it’s because Vamps take on the forms of humans and you can’t really tell them apart unless their fangs are showing. Pretty much anyone can be a vampire and you wouldn’t know it until you turn the corner and catch them sucking on someone’s neck! Staying up all night and sleeping during the day, heck I may have been a Vampire in high school!

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Ghosts: Ghosts will have to be my number 1 on this list of Horrible Creatures! I like the silliness of ghosts booing people and their invincibility. You can only really get rid of a ghost or spirit using Holy Water or something. I don’t believe that the Ghostbusters can exterminate my luminescent friends. Ghosts are notorius tricksters and just want to haunt an abandoned mansion in peace! Get it, get it? Rest I n Peace! Bwahahahaha.

Those are my 3 favorite Horror Creatures for today’s Throwback Thursday! What are some of your favotecreatures? If anyone says The Blob, you’re deleted!!!! Lol jkjk. Let’s talk horror! 

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

http://phobia.wikia.com/wiki/Sanguivoriphobia

http://weknowyourdreams.com/zombies.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost

Throwback Tuesday: Dead or Alive 5!

Happy Tuesday Novas! This week’s Throwback Tuesday post will be in regards to one of my favorite fighting games of all time; Dead or Alive 5! Growing up in the 90s I’ve played Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and even games like Super Smash Bros or Tekken, however, Dead or Alive 5 is quite possibly my favorite fighter game so let’s talk about it!

Dead or Alive is the 5th installment in the Dead or Alive franchise which released in 2012. I haven’t actually played any of it’s predecessors, but when my brother purchased his 360… this was one of the games he brought home with him. The game was released on the Xbox 360 along with the PS3 and has been a favorite of mine ever since. I remember my brother’s LAN parties every Friday night out our house. We would have friends and family come over to play all sorts of video games and system. Some nights wee had tournaments and the Dead or Alive Tournament was the best. We would play in teams and me and my best friend at the time played against all of the boys. I always picked Kasumi and she picked Lei Fang, we were unstoppable being crowned the winner a few times lol.

Something that I really liked about the game was the story mode and it’s progression. You are able to follow the journey of each character in the game rather they are the protagonists, antagonists or a character inserted for comic relief (enter in Gen Fu lol). I’ve only played a few story-lines that being Kasumi, Ayane and Hitomi but it was still a great experience.

Characters:  DOA5U_groupD_TeamBattle_01  The characters in the game were awesome! Yes, I’ve only really played with maybe 3 or 4 characters, but I still love playing against the others with their moves. Many different styles were represented from boxing, to ninjitsu to wrestling so the diversity in the game and fighting styles was fun. Kasumi is my all time favorite. She is quick and powerful and her moves are so fluid (very prettyyyy lol). In a tag team battle I would pair her with the even more hard hitting Hitomi who practices in Karate. The combination of quick strikes mixed with strong powerful hits is a great way to excel at the game (many battles were won with this duo lol). I have also used  Ayane  an assassin, Hayabusa another ninja, Lei Fang, and Gen Fu.

Check Out The Trailer below!

In conclusion, DOA5 is probably my favorite fighting game and I love it sooooo much. I love it so much that I was thinking of Cosplaying as Kasumi lol (which may still happen). Have you ever played DOA5? What is your favorite fighting game? Let’s talking fighting video games! Have a great Tuesday and thank you for reading!

-Luna 🙂

 

Throwback Tuesday: Old School Cartoons

Happy Tuesday All! Thank you for reading today’s Throwback post! This week I am highlighting some old school cartoons from my childhood. I grew up in the 90’s with awesome cartoons (you know back when cartoons were better in my opinion) that provided fun, morals and a way to escape our hard lives of school and …. well pretty much just school right? This post is to pay tribute to some of my favorite and forgotten Cartoons!

Notable Mentions that will not be covered in depth because let’s be honest, we probably already think of these shows anyway! I have included a poll where you can vote for the cartoons that automatically popped into your head when you read the title of this post!

Now on to the 6 Cartoons that I have decided to feature on this journey to the past! Let’s start with one of my personal favorites. Keep in mind that this list is generalized and doesn’t have a ranking over the Notable Mentions or Cartoons not featured!

Darkwing Duck:  darkwing   Darkwing Duck was the story following everyday man Drake Mallard, his niece Gosalyn and side kick Launch Pad. Drake Mallard has a secret, he is the crime fighter DarkWing Duck along with his side kick (who is also Launch Pad from Ducktales) who goes out to stop the villains in St. Canard. This series used to come on after school when I was a girl and featured characters from Ducktales like Gizmo Duck! Apparently Darkwing Duck was the first Disney action cartoon soooo congrats Darkwing Duck, “Let’s Get Dangerous!”  dw

Rocket Power:  rocket power Rocket Power was the  cartoon that followed Reggie Rocket, her brother Otto and their friends Twister and Sam through their active lifestyle of sports and competitions in Ocean Shores California. Rocket power really made me want to surf and play sports growing up ( I blame this show for playing Tennis and Softball in the same season lol). Their Father Raymundo owned a little tiki shack restaurant with his best friend down by the beach. The kids would hang out there, grab food and then catch waves at the beach located in front of the shack. My favorite episode was when Reggie (the girl) was being overlooked for a surfing competition because she is a girl. She surfed with a mask on and **SPOILER ALERT** when she WON even her brother Otto had to give her madddd props! It was one of my first introductions to a tomboy (like me 🙂 ) being respected in a cartoon!

Arthur:  Arthur  “And I say Hey! What a wonderful kind of day, where we can learn to work and play and get along with each other…”Arthur was a show on PBS that followed the aardvark Arthur and his family. I oved watching shows on PBS as a kid. Arthur came across many different scenarios in 3rd grade that he had to get through with his friends or family. I read the Arthur books as a kid so when the show was airing I was front and center in front of the TV. My favorite characters are DW (Arthur’s little sister) and Francine (The Tomboy… go figure lol). Til this day if I need a relaxing show to watch, Arthur is what I have on my Netflix queue lol.

Courage the Cowardly Dog:  courage Courage the Cowardly dog was awesome as it shows the weird things that happened in Courage’s small town. Courgae lived with Muriel a sweet elder woman and her husband Eustis who really didn’t like Courage and tried to get rid of him at every pass. This show was the more paranormal side of the cartoon shows (like Invader Zim!) but it was funny and awesome! I wish I had a dog like Courage around!

Pirates of Dark Water:   pirates   Pirates of Dark Water followed the Prince Ren and his companions as they combat the oil like substance know as Dark Water. Dark Water swallows up ships and people, the only way to stop it is to purify the water. Ren and friends search for the Treasures of Rule to assist in purifying the water and saving their Planet of Mer. The Monkey Bird thing Nibbler was my favorite, well him and Tula the Sorceress. Of course every action/adventure cartoon needs a villain and that villan was Bloth! He was evil and looking to rule by stealing the Treasures for his own nefarious acts. Many people may not remember this show but I remember it quite vividly, down to the fruits that Niddler ate!

Aah Real Monsters:   suit_by_garvals  Aaaah Real Monsters was a great show about little monsters (Ickis, Oblina and Krumm) in training to become full fledged monsters! The trio goes through classes and at night, take their antics out for a test run. The Headmaster Gromble, wants to make sure that all monsters are properly certified in the art of frightening humans. Each episode an assignment is given and the 3 students try and complete their assignments. Each monster has their own special abilities and struggles. It’s another great take on problems that anyone can face… Even Monsters!

Captain Planet:   captain-planet   Before School each morning Captain Planet would play. Captain Planet was the show that taught us to recycle and not pollute with the help of the Planet Teers. The Planet teers were teens from different walks of life who were gifted with rings of all of the Earth’s elements: Earth, Fire, Wind Water and Heart! These gifts were bestowed by Gaia who was essentially Mother Earth lol. When the Planet -Teers combined their powers, Captain Planet was summoned!  … I still remember the theme song (We’re the Planet-teers, you can be one too, cause saving our planet is the thing to do! Looting and Polluting is not the way, hear what Captain Planet has to sayThe Power is Yours!) no judgement please :D.

These are some of the cartoons that I felt should have the spotlight shown on them, however, there are soooo many that we can mention like: Ducktales, TaleSpin,  Why Why Family, Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, Bonkers, Gargoyles,  Animaniacs, Tom and Jerry Kids,  X-Men, Freakazoid, Sonic, Rocko’s Mordern Life,  Beetlejuice, Cow and Chicken, Angry Beavers, Johnny Bravo and Bobby’s World!

Btw most of these shows can still be found on channels like boomerang and some are even on Netflix! So which one’s did I miss? I know there are so many cartoons from our childhood that I may have missed so share your thoughts! Let’s talk Cartoon! Have a great day and thanks for reading!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Throwback Tuesday: Fable Series (Video Game)

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Today’s Throwback Tuesday post will feature one of my favorite gaming franchises; Fable! Fable is a Role Playing game series exclusive to Xbox that allows players to choose their own actions and missions as the game progresses. This game was pretty revolutionary as it allowed for a player to make decisions that would adjust the characters look, Notoriety with the townspeople and personality traits. Let’s get into some of my favorite moments and features of the Fable franchise.

Fable- The first release of Fable was in 2004 on the original Xbox.  This story centered on a young hero (whom you could name) who grows up and attempts to save your sister in the fictional land of Albion.  In this original version of Fable I loved that you were able to perform actions such as pick pocketing or stealing that was only noticed if you are caught by a store owner. Funny story, I was introduced to Fable by my brother who never got around to playing. I lovedddd this game and played it all of the time on his Xbox (until I bought my own J ). This was my first experience with a game in where the player’s choices influenced the look of the character. The better choices you made the nicer and more “Angelic” your character looked. The not so great choices you made had your character inheriting scars, a rough demeanor and eventually horns (I never went that far lol)    bad deed.png .  The game also allowed the character to mix combat skills, weapon skills and the integration of magic into your battle style. I loved fighting bandits with my sword and then quickly turning to shock an attacker with the lightning ability.

Fable 2 – Fable 2 is my personal favorite of all of the Fable Series Games and was released on the Xbox 360 Console in October of 2008. Fable 2 starts off similar to the original allowing you to create a hero and journey throughout the land of Albion. The character development of this game surpassed that of the original Fable. What impressed me about Fable 2 the most was that you were now able to create a male or female hero.  This story takes place about 500 years after the events of the 1st game. This title takes the great elements of its predecessor and creates an even more interactive experience for the players. You are able to acquire gold by getting jobs in town such as being a blacksmith or making pies. Fable II Jobs  You are also able to now trade items and play co-op missions with your friends via Xbox Live in Fable 2. I remember my friends and I meeting in the courtyard of “Old Albion” and trading money to each other. You are able to explore the themes of Marriage, Home Owner Ship and the life of a merchant.  The combat skills were updated in this game as well, allowing you to obtain different magical abilities from the ones introduced in Fable.

Fable III- Fable 3 is the last title I will feature in today’s post as it was the last Fable title that I have played.  Fable III starts 50 years after the events of Fable II and in this game the hero will become royalty. You are tasked with taking down the horrible King (Your Older Brother) that subject his people to very severe punishments.  Fable III was released in October 2010. One thing that I loved about Fable III was that you were able to combine magic spells with your Spell Gauntlets. This means that you can mix the ice spell with fire to create a whole new element.  fable3_0942 What made this game different than the other 2 was that you realize the decisions made as a ruler will have a negative effect either immediately with having to execute a prisoner or over time when a dark evil approaches. Your choices are to spare 1 life or potentially save hundreds.  Basically you are choosing the best option which may not be a great choice at all. This game really makes the gamer make decisions that are not necessarily good versus evil; your decisions are which is a lesser evil. I think because this game puts you in a predicament where you hate either choice, I wasn’t able to finish the game.  Eventually I will go back and complete it but even now thinking about some of the things I did makes me cringe.

I haven’t played the newest version of Fable, however, I have purchased Fable II again to play through. I really enjoyed this series and I definitely recommend it to any gamer who enjoys the action RPG type games (it tells a great story and forces you to make decisions). I definitely recommend this game to gamers who enjoy the Sims as well. Although the customization features are not as vast as in the Sims, you are able to dye and buy additional clothing, start a family or business, oh and terrorize the villagers in Albion! Thank you for reading this week’s throwback Tuesday post! Have you played any of the Fable games? What’s your favorite RPG? Let’s talk gaming!

Have a great week!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Throwback Tuesday: Nintendo 64

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Today’s Throwback Thursday post will highlight one of my favorite gaming systems of all times, the Nintendo 64. The Nintendo 64 or N64 for short was released back in 1996 for both the Japanese and North American markets. N64 was the 3rd system released by Nintendo and brought with it some of the more revolutionary games, titles and advancements for it’s time. Let’s jump into some facts about our N64.

The Name: Not many people know why the console was called the Nintendo 64. Obviously the “Nintendo” part was branding the company but why the 64? Easy, the 64 referred to the (then) amazing 64 bit processing system that the console consisted of. It was light years above the Sega and Super Nintendo consoles and the graphics were amazing for that time frame.

The Composition: Another awesome feature of the N64 was the way it was built along with its capabilities.  n64   The N64 in my knowledge was the first system I had that allowed more than 2 people to play at one time! We had 4 regular plug in slots!!!! It made waiting for your turn to play on relevantly non existence. Also the controller was a spectacle in itself. This controller was the first of it’s kind consisting of 3 handles and a joystick! I still remember trying to hold the controller for the first time and the trigger on the back is still one of my favorite features for ANY console.

The Games: The Nintendo 64 produced some of the more iconic games that still reign high up on a gamers list of favorites.    n64 games  Some of these iconic games were Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario 64, Perfect Dark , Wave Race, Pokemon Stadium, Mario Party, Diddy Kong Racing(see Throwback Tuesday post here! )and Super Smash Bros. If you haven’t played some or any pf the games listed here then you are missing out!

Super Mario 64– Super Mario 64 to some may seem like just another Mario game, however, this game really pushed the boundaries of the gaming world. It was the first time that the gamer was able to explore different camera angles, movements and actions as compared to the Side Scrolling predecessors. Compare the difference below.

 

As you can see Mario used his Mushroom to upgrade to a revolutionary character in the Nintendo 64. Along with Super Mario was the introduction of one of the best racing game Mario Kart 64! Mario Kart 64 allowed you to race with your favorite Mario characters through customized maps like Donkey Kong Jungle and Yoshi’s Island! You were able to do a traditional race or a battle where your goal was to eliminate the other players. What made this game amazing was that you would use items from a traditional Mario game like Shells and Stars in order to slow down or get away from your opponents. Not only did you want to be a skilled racer (Yoshi with the smooth moves 🙂 ) but you also had to play strategically to not get hit or stop your opponents.

Since Mario 64 and Mario Kart were massive hits, why not continue this trend of Mario games by unleashing my all time favorite Nintendo game; Mario Party! Mario Party was a multiplayer digital board game that allowed gamers to play as their favorite Mario characters in mini games to earn coins and stars. You win the game by satisfying the win requirement or having the most Stars at the end of the game. Of course there were twists in the game like “Taking it to Boo!” I was a fair player until someone did me dirty, then I would take it to Boo and steal either coins or Stars from the person who double crossed me.   mario party boo  Mario Party is still one of my favorite games from Nintendo and I hope the new Nintendo Switch keeps the franchise alive!

Wave Race-    wave race  Wave Race was an awesome Jet skiing racing game in which you could either race or play the Trick mode. I played trick mode the most because I loved learning new tricks like he “Barrel Roll” and using them in a traditional race to show off! Wave Race was really fun traversing the different maps and trying to earn the most medals. Dolphin Park was my favorite map!

Goldeneye 007- I couldn’t end the post without mentioning the Godfather of all FPS games, Goldeneye 007. This game was so amazing from the use of the weapons to playing the missions to playing with your friends and family! I believe this game gave First Person Shooters their life. I can still remember having tons of fun making up rules like you can’t use odd job or the female scientist because they were HACKS!   odd job   Odd job was too short to aim at and the female scientist may as well have been the Flash with her speed. We also took out the Golden Gun because 1 shot kills with that thing were crazy, but occasionally we would play on License to Kill mode! Sometimes my brother and I would make challenges with our friends like rockets only (That was hilarious!). The DD214 was my favorite pistol and I had to find the AK-47 to mow down my enemies. Goldeneye, thank you! From a lover of FPS games thank you, you are where my love for a good FPS began.

There are plenty of notable games not mentioned like Snowboard Kids, Pokemon Stadium and the Wrestling games, however, I can’t mention all of them here. What did you like about the N64? What were some of your favorite games? Let’s talk N64!

Have a great day!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Throwback Tuesday: Snick!

Happy Tuesday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Do you remember the Saturday night Nickelodeon shows? That’s what this week’s journey down memory lane will focus on Saturday Night Nickelodeon commonly known as Snick!

All That- 0323-all-that-cast-nickelodeon-4 All That was the teen variety sketch comedy show similar to Saturday Night Live. All of the faces of Nickelodeons shows would preform small comedy sketches throughout the night. Many of your favorite shows like Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Bynes Show and even Zoey 101 stemmed from All That providing the talent a platform in order for their spinoff to be successful.

kenan-and-kel-feature-375x500 Kenan & Kel- Kenan and Kel was a teen comedy show and spin off of All That, following the life of best friends Kenan and Kel. Kenan is always coming up with a scheme and Kel goes along willingly on this comedic trip through their lives in Chicago. This show was one of my favorites because I was in LOVEEEEE with Kel. You might remember them from the “Good Burger” Nickelodeon Movie as well.  “AWWWW Here It Goes!”

Are You Afraid of the Dark- are Are you afraid of the dark was a teen horror anthology that creeped me out as a kid I still remember one episode where a kid was swimming and the pool turned to blood. I didn’t want to swim all summer because of that episode lol. Are you afraid of the dark was the original teen horror show before the Goosebumps series started. Each week kids would go to a campfire in the woods and tell creepy stories to scare the other members of their club.

The Secret World of Alex Mack- The Secret World of Alex Mack was a great show that followed a teenage girl’s journey through life after a freak accident. She was drenched in a chemical substance that gave her supernatural powers like telekinesis and turning into a chemical puddle. What would you do if you started down this unpredictable double life road? You’d enjoy every moment!

index Kablam- Kablam was an animated cartoon type sketch show that brings comic book characters Henry and June right off of the page! One of my favorite segments of Kablam was Prometheus and Bob! It followed the advance development of the Alien Prometheus as he tried to teach old cave man Bob essentials such as building a fire or fishing. It was hilarious because bob would always find a way to mess up the experiment and get Prometheus upset.

Animorphs- Animorphs was a teen fantasy show derived from the book series published by Scholastic, that allowed the teens to turn into different animals. Of course the teens had to keep their powers secret or run the risk of the army taking them away. I’ve always wanted to have the power to morph into something else as a kid. That would’ve been awesome!

Those are some of my favorite SNICK shows! What are yours? Have a great week!

-Luna 🙂

Throwback Tuesday: Handheld Gaming

Happy Tuesday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I was really excited about this week’s post for Throwback Tuesday we will be taking that nostalgic journey back to Handheld Gaming! Let’s get right to the trip down memory lane. Sidenote: I have some surprise entries for Handheld gaming that may not immediately come to mind. We will start with a well know handheld classic.

Gameboy Color: game_boy_color Gameboy Color was an awesome handheld system that released on October 21, 1998. What were you doing in 1998? Myself, I was in maybe 7th grade jamming out to Backstreet Boys and 98 degrees! some of the games we played were Rampage: World Tour, Pokemon Red and Blue, Super Mario Deluxe and Tetris!

Sega Game Gear: The Sega Game Gear was awesome and came out October 6th, 1990. this handheld was the game-gear combatant of Nintendo’s well know original Gameboy! Some of the Game Gear games were Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Batter Up and Double Dragon! Funny story- My brother and I were blessed to have the Game Gears presented to us as an early birthday present (we are both born in April). Our first game was the Batter Up Baseball game that we took EVERYWHERE! This is where it gets interesting. We wanted to have new rollerblades to go skating with and our grandmother gave us the ultimatum; Gamer Gear or Skates. We really took the skates lol. What kid can you tell me today would make the same choice? We had a blast with the rollerblades though going to parks, birthday parties and all.

Giga Pet/Tamagotchi : When you first giga clicked on this post, did you think that the Giga Pets would make a cameo? Many of us have forgotten that this tiny virtual, handheld was essentially a video game. The Giga Pet was released in 1997 as a competitor for the Tamagotchi. The premise was to take care of your little monsters/pets by feeding them, playing with them and even scooping up their messes (a more censored way to say it lol). I remember playing with my Giga Pet all of the time. I couldn’t get a real pet so this was the next best thing. These were the pride and joy of my middle school days. If I recall you were able to have “Play Dates” with your friend’s pets by tapping them together (or am I imaging that lol).

Tom & Jerry Handheld: This tom-and-jerry was one of my favorite handheld games back when the Tom & Jerry Movie was released in 1992. This handheld was so fun where you would jump over potholes and collect cookies. There were other handheld video games like this, but I personally had the Tom & Jerry version.

GameBoy: Last but not least gameboy-classic I couldn’t end the post without featuring the OG Gameboy Classics AKA The Brick! The classic was released on April 21st, 1989. What can I say, playing games like Dr. Mario and the original Tetris on the brick was awesome. Just think if someone wanted to mug you all you had to do was bop them over the head with that thing “FLAWLESS VICTORY!”

 

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There are plenty other notable handhelds like the Gameboy Advance and PSP. What are some of your favorite handheld games? Do you remember the ones in my list? Let’s talk throwback handheld games!

 

-Luna 🙂

Throwback Tuesday! Favorite Candy!

Happy Tuesday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! This week’s installment of Throwback Tuesday will be themed for Valentine’s Day (Happy Valentine’s Day btw 🙂 ) so I have decided to feature some of my favorite old school candies and snacks of all time!

squeeze-pop Squeeze Pops! Do you remember these? They were gooped candy that came in a tube (probably super bad for you). I remember having these sometimes when my brother and I were allowed to have 1 candy from Blockbuster (movie and game rental company). They were always messy and I don’t now what I was thinking lol.

push-pop Push Pops- Push Pops were awesome and I love the little clips that you can use to clip them to your jeans! There were several different flavors and you could have it all day!

dunkaroos Dunkaroos- Dunkaroos were a snack that contained cookies and icing. The premise was simple, dunk your cookies and eat them lol. I actually still find Dunkaroos every blue moon at a 1 off store in the middle of nowhere lol.

ouch Ouch Bubblegum- The Ouch Bubblegum tins were awesome to keep your change in after you have chewed all pieces of the gum. I preferred Fruit Strips to Ouch but as a kid you are not going against any offer of candy lol. I remember seeing this candy in grocery stores and Toys R Us!

ice-cream Ice Cream Chews- These things bring back sooo many memories. We had a candy lady (and flip lady) behind our house growing up. My brother and I were able to go there with $1 each and stock up on candy (as the candies were 5 and 10 cents lol). The Ice Cream Chews were some of my favorites. They came in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. There were also fruit chews manufactured by the same company.

Thank you for joining me for this week’s Throwback Tuesday post! What are your favorite candies that are not around as much anymore? Do you remember any of the candies listed above? Let’s talk Candy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

-Luna 🙂

 

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