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The Legend of Zelda All-Stars, Why Not?

I grew up playing Nintendo systems and the Mario series, but even closer to my heart is the “Legend of Zelda” franchise. So back in 1993 when Super Mario All-Stars came out for the Super Nintendo, I was sure that Nintendo would give the Zelda series the same treatment. Its now 18 years later and [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Super Mario Memory Challenge Game

Its honestly been a while since I even remember hearing about the game of Memory. I thought it had disappeared with other items from my childhood, you know….He-Man, G.I. Joe, Simon. But browsing around ThinkGeek today, it seems as though someone had the brilliant idea to do a Super Mario Edition. This find comes at [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Stupidest Starbucks Employee Ruins My Iced Caramel Macchiato

Today I went to my local Starbucks which happens to be located inside of a Safeway grocery store. I proceeded to order an Iced Caramel Macchiato to relieve the stresses of my workday. Now I deal with stupidity on a daily basis with my IT job, everything from forgotten passwords to explaining why a computer will not work in a power outage. The last place I expect to deal with stupidity is at Starbucks....but today I was not so fortunate. After ordering my Caramel Macchiato, I got back in my car

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

RewindGamer Retro-Quiz (8-25-2011)

Test your knowledge and name the game that has this game over screen! Previous Weeks Answer – Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle (ColecoVision) Previous Weeks Champ (????) Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

RewindGamer Has Switched From BlueHost To HostGator

RewindGamer has switched hosting companies as of last night. I was with BlueHost for the past year or two. Unfortunately their servers feel sluggish, and I recently noticed that they were “throttling” my websites. None of my websites are resource intensive, nor do any of them receive a great deal of traffic. Each website I [...] Source

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Phillyman

 

Retro Moment! Slinky: The Toy Every Adult Should Own!

Over the past two weeks I have had this strong urge to go to Toys R Us and buy a Rubiks cube. So Sunday afternoon I finally went, let me start by saying that walking through a Toy's R Us just brings back a nostalgic feeling. A quick stroll through the board games isle, brings back memories of playing Candy Land, Shoots and Ladders, Connect Four, Operation, Scrabble and many more. As I walked the isles I was looking for two items.....a 3x3 Rubiks Cube and Simon. I found the Rubiks cube first, and

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Retro Moment: Teddy Ruxpin, Devourer of Childrens Souls! (Four AA Batteries Not Included)

Look into the depths of my eyes! Here we have Teddy Ruxpin, a toy from 1985. Teddy Ruxpin who we will refer to as "T-Rux" for short, was a teddy bear that had a tape recorder stuffed into him. While he looks innocent to the naked eye, upon turning him on....he instantly has control over any child's soul. T-Rux was more effective than Ritalin in the late 80's and much cheaper. Some people think that T-Rux's cassette tapes contained subliminal messages, but to date no evidence has been found to s

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Remaining NES Games Named for 3DS Ambassador Program

Today Nintendo announced the remaining NES games for the Nintendo 3DS ambassador program.Nothing really surprising or exciting, most of the games we probably already own in some form or another. I have the Classic NES versions of half of the games in the list below. Oh well at least it will lessen the load when [...] Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Rebuilding My Original Game Boy Collection

Back in the early 90's I remember driving to Toy's R Us with my parents and purchasing a Game Boy. I can still remember unboxing it and discovering this game called "Tetris", which I played on the ride home! Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Phillyman's WIP - GamePro Issue 3 (September-October 1989)

Now that EGM Issue 5 has been scanned, I decided to give Gamepro some love! Yet another early issue is getting scanned for preservation. GamePro Issue 3 was published in September/October 1989. Remember that we are still looking for GamePro Issue 2 as its currently missing! Should have this scanned in a few days, I have been distracted for a while but that is over with. Its now time to scan!

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Own a Nintendo World Championship cartridge without going broke

We all know that the holy grail of collecting for the NES is the Nintendo World Championship cartridge. The last few times these have appeared on Ebay, they have literally gone for thousands of dollars. So the good folks over at RetroZone have created a reproduction cart that the rest of us can afford. Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

Nintendo 64 Game Prices Inflated to 2011

I am always hearing people complain about the price of video games. Now being an avid gamer since the NES days, I can remember some real eye openers when it came to buying games. There were quite a few SNES games and Nintendo 64 games that cost me damn near my entire Christmas budget. Source

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

New Wii Remote Colors Sucker Us For Another $150

Back on November 16th 2006 I stood in line outside my local Bestbuy waiting for a chance to buy a Nintendo Wii. I cared nothing about the PS3 launch that was happening the same week, and years earlier I ignored the launch of the Xbox 360. All I knew is that I would own a Nintendo Wii on launch day, and thats what I set out to accomplish. I believe that I ended up with two controllers, two nunchucks, two classic controllers, and 4 games. Within a week I was the most popular house for people to v

Phillyman

Phillyman

 

How to Solve Scribblenauts Level 2-9 (Puzzle)

How to Solve Scribblenauts Level 2-9 (Puzzle) Information World: Metro Level: 9 Type: Puzzle Par: 3 Hint: Wake the boy and feed the girl breakfast! This is a basic level, your goal is to feed the girl and wake the boy. How did I do it? I wrote "eggs" and gave them to the girl, and then wrote "alarm clock" and turned it on. If you have any other ways to solve this level, feel free to let us know via the comment system below

Phillyman

Phillyman