Throwback Tuesday:Game Shows for Kids!

Happy Tuesday Gamers, Geeks & Friends! Welcome to another Throwback Tuesday post! This week my childhood nostalgia will reach an all time  high as I will share some of my favorite Game Shows for Kids. We have all seen a show that we wouldn’t mind being a part of. When I was a girl (in the 90s and early 2000’s) Nickelodeon had some of the best game shows around for kids to participate in. I will list my top 3 in descending order from 3 to 1.

#3Double Dare – I was such a fan girl of Double Dare, Family Double Dare and Double Dare 2000 where kids would answer questions and compete in challenges (mostly with slime!) to earn cool prizes.

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Yeah They’re Picking A Nose! (Family Double Dare) 🙂

You would compete in different challenges to earn points. If you won a challenge, trivia questions were asked to score more points. If you didn’t know the answer or if you think that your opponents didn’t you could choose not to answer and “Dare” them. The points doubled and if the other team didn’t know they could “Double Dare” you back. At the Double Dare level you could answer for triple the original points or opt to take a “Physical Challenge” in which you would play a game to win the points. If you lose the control goes to the other team. The team with the most points moves on to a cool “Slopsticle Course” to win more prizes.

#2 Guts- “Do You Have It? (Guts) Do Do Do Do You Have It? (Guts!)..” Anyone that has ever seen this game show knows that was the opening theme song!  Guts was an obstacle based game show that consisted of 4 different activities and the Aggro Crag Mountain at the end of competition. During the obstacles and challenges, there are 3 contestants who gain 100, 200 or 300 points per challenge based on their placing.

The challenges will be sports based like extreme basketball, hurdles or even modified boogie boarding. The points are elevated when it’s time to climb the Aggro Crag Mountain and the contestant with the most points win and gets to take home a glowing piece of the Aggro Crag!

#1 Legends of The Hidden Temple- This is my favorite game show (even to this day) as a kid. You would play different temple games and race through obstacles to become the final team. The show started with 8 teams of 2 (Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes were my JAM!). The last team standing would take on the temple to try and find the ancient artifact from the story told at the beginning of the show. While you are playing the quests against other teams to get to the temple, you will have a chance to win tokens.

These tokens are used to trade for an extra life if you are caught by a temple guard (there are 3 guards in the temple). If you are caught without a token you are taken and your partner has to finish the temple. Once you grab the artifact all doors open and you will race to finish line before time is up. Win and you get awesome prizes! (Come on does anyone remember the talking rock head Olmec?).

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He was a little creepy though!

There are some other notable games from the Nick’s Games and Sports line up such as Figure It Out, What Would You Do and Wild And Crazy Kids. What are some game shows that you would want to be on? Should Nickelodeon bring back the Nick Games and Sports (GaS) afternoons? Let’s Talk Game Shows and Nickelodeon!

The choices are yours and your alone! (Phrase from the Giant Temple Head from Legends of The Hidden Temple lol).

-Luna 🙂

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Throwback Tuesday: Diddy Kong Racing

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Happy Tuesday 🙂 Today will be our weekly Throwback Tuesday post where I will feature, well you know something old and we can stroll down memory lane. This week will be one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games; Diddy Kong Racing!

Diddy Kong Racing is an awesome single or multiplayer racing game in which you are able to select your character and vehicle depending on the map. This game was awesome as you had a story mode, racing mode and battle mode. The colors and sound effects in the game were so bright and vibrant that you couldn’t help but smile while you play. did My favorite characters to play with were Pipsy (the little mouse) and Conker the squirrel! Just like in Mario Kart the characters that you would select affected specific racing attributes such as speed, power and handling so you would choose you characters wisely. You were able to choose some of your favorite characters like Diddy  or Banjo!

The Vehicles- You were able to select an airplane, a hovercraft or a race car for the various levels in which you would be competing. Story mode was cool because your boss battles consisted of beating the boss character in a 1 on 1 race, never mind the fact that all of the bosses were huge in comparison. did2All in all, Diddy Kong racing was an awesome game to play and my pick for this week’s Throwback Tuesday! What games do you miss playing? Have you ever played Diddy Kong Racing? What other racing games come to mind? Let’s talk retro/ old school!

Remember slow and steady wins … well not this race!

-Luna