Angry Video Game Nerd: Atari Sports

December 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Videos | 2 Comments
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I’ve noted previously that some of my first video game memories are playing Super Challenge Baseball and Super Challenge Football on the Atari 2600 at my grandparent’s house.  The Atari 2600 was littered with sports games, with results ranging from horrible to “decent”.  I’m a fan of James Rolfe’s work as the Angry Video Game Nerd after first stumbling upon his videos in the spring of 2011 (Yes, late to the party).  This is his first look at sports games and what better place to start than early Atari games?  His satire is always funny and the underlying message he talks about at the end absolutely rings true.  I do have to point out that you can take control of other fielders in Super Challenge Baseball.  I need to bust that one out and remember how!

Wide World of Retro Sports Game Videos Vol. 1

September 25, 2012 at 12:13 am | Posted in Videos | 3 Comments
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There are a lot of great retro sports game videos on YouTube and across the internet.  We highlighted the excellent Polygon mash-up A Brief History of Sports Games recently and it prompted me to explore the medium further for our readers.  Our newest feature, the Wide World of Retro Sports Game Videos, gathers five videos all in one place for your viewing pleasure.  We’ll look to share sports game highlights, reviews, mash-ups, and more.  If it is retro sports-themed, then it belongs on Retro Sports Gamer World.  Volume One features one of the most popular sports game videos of all-time, an ambulance montage from John Madden Football ’92, crazy defensive plays from a softball game, the fastest “tool assisted” fingers to ever face Mike Tyson, and a “Lets Play” review of the classic NES game Ice Hockey.

Bo Jackson goes crazy in Tecmo Super Bowl

If you ever needed to show someone proof of Bo Jackson’s power in Tecmo Super Bowl, witness the hapless New England Patriots chasing him around for an entire quarter before he finally completes a 99-yard touchdown run.  I would love to know how many takes this video took to complete as there are some really close calls.  Bo knows YouTube views.  This video has surpassed an audience of 1.25 million.

Continue Reading Wide World of Retro Sports Game Videos Vol. 1…

A Brief History of Sports Games – Polygon Mash-up

September 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Videos | 2 Comments
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I thought the work here by Reverse Enginears (Yes, “ears” – get it?) was great.  Loved seeing some of the old 2600 games I played growing up and how about the brief inclusion of 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge?  Totally random.  For the record, I do not classify Excitebike or R.C. Pro-Am as sports games.

Here’s the full link to see the video at Polygon also:

http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/10/3307577/a-brief-history-of-sport-games

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