Retro Rumble 2014!

Retro Rumble is back! Yesterday I had a retro gaming get-together with a retro gaming quiz and retro game competitions in my game room ^_^ I was very happy to have GamingGrannar visiting me for the weekend, they arrived already Friday to make a video of my retro game collection. Keep an eye out for the episodes that will show up on their blog soon :) They stayed and took part of Retro Rumble on Saturday as well. There was a lot of gaming this entire weekend! :D

For the competition I had chosen 5 games:
Ninja Hattorikun for Famicom – First leve, 1 life, best score
Soldier Blade for PC Engine – Caravan mode (2 minute score attack)
Super Monaco GP for Sega Mega Drive – Free practice Japan, Super A-class, 1 lap, best time
Panel de Pon for Super Famicom – Score attack mode
Jigoku Gokuraku Maru for Famicom – First stage, 1 life, best score

Out of the 12 contestants 4 went on to play in the semi-finals :) DAVE, Murazor, Mensflickan & Mattias :D

Here they got to play Super Bomberman 4 for the Super Famicom and then Harapeko Bakka (Hungry Dinosaurs) also for the Super Famicom.


We did not continue on with the third game since it was already clear which two players would continue on to the finals, namely DAVE and Mattias ^_^ They went on to play Rakuga Kids for the japanese N64:

And then also Combat for Atari 2600! :D

It was a fun and exciting competition, and I think everybody had a great time ^_^ All the competitors were also divided into teams, and I had prizes for the both the best team, the best player and player 2 and of course the Quiz Master! And here are all the winners!

DAVE was no.1 in the competition ^_^

DAVE was no.1 in the competition ^_^

Mattias came second, but he won the Quiz which makes him Mr. Quiz Master! ;D

Mattias came second, but he won the Quiz which makes him Mr. Quiz Master! ;D

And here's the A-team!! :D

And here’s the A-team!! :D

retro rumble quiz
Here’s the RETRO RUMBLE QUIZ questions, how many correct answers would you have scored? ;D

1. What does NES stand for?

2. Who was SEGA’s mascot before Sonic?
X. Pacman
Y. Flicky
B. Alex Kidd
A. Opa Opa

3. Contra is a famous game from Konami, it’s also called Probotector and one other name. What is the third name?

4. In Zelda 2, The Adventures of Link for NES you encounter a man in the village of Ruto, what does he say?
X. Go West
Y. The Cake is a Lie
B. I Am Error
A. Take this Potion

5. Which game is this song from?
X. Megaman 1
Y. Megaman 2
B. Megaman 3
A. Rockman 4

6. What is the Konami code?
X. Up, Up, Down Down, Left, Left, Right Right, A, B
Y. Up, Up, Down Down, Left, Right, Left Right, A, B
B. Up, Up, Down Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A
A. Up, Up, Down Down, Right, Left, Right Left, B, A

7. What is the name of this game system?

8. On what stages can you go down tunnels and warp to stages later in the game in Super Mario Bros?
X. 1 – 1  &  3 – 5
Y. 1 – 2  &  4 – 3
B. 1 – 3  &  4 – 2
A. 1 – 2  &  4 – 2

9. Sony’s Playstation was original intended to be a CD-ROM add-on to which 16-bit console?

10. What is the resolution of an NES?
X. 260 x 310
Y. 256 x 240
B. 460 x 840
A. 356 x 255

11. Which Japanese company created Pacman?
X. Konami
Y. Taito
B. Bandai
A. Namco


At the end of the evening we ended up playing a lot of Utsurun desu. Ka wa uso hawai e iku. A really strange japanese game for the Famicom, but so very very very entertaining! :D I recommend anyone with a Famicom to try this one out!
Utsurun desu. Ka wa uso hawai e iku_

Here’s what the chubby-legged guy in a beaver suit looks like when he’s jumping:
utsurun jumping

And here’s some other moves (the gentle wave of the hand is his main attack.. he can also dance and cast out some dance flames) ;D
utsurun1Utsurun desu Utsurun dancing Utsurun desu

Thanks to all of those who came and played, and watched, and laughed, and enjoyed some retro gaming goodness ^__^ And to all of those who didn’t make it I hope to see you next time!

Girl’s Gaming Weekend!

So here’s what we’ve been up to this weekend..
Like usual we get stuck playing only on the Xbox the whole weekend since it offers such a wide variety of gaming ^_^

We played a lot of retail games, but also lots of XBLA. Here’s the retail games we played:

We started off with “Sonic Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie” (wasn’t just Sega All-Stars Racing enough for a title??). It was an entertaining game though, a good racer, kind of like Mario Kart. However it got boring after we’d tried all the varieties of gameplay such as racing, capture the flag, king of the hill, battle etc..

Next up was DeBlob 2, it said it was 2 player co-op, however the second player didn’t earn achievements and was just an animated little dot on the screen which could help out collect shit.. that was a disappointment, but we still played it for a while before our fourth player arrived. We took turns just painting the cities, it was a bit too child-friendly though. The tutorials were constant! And you couldn’t turn them off >_<

No shit?! That’s only the 25th switch we’ve encountered!!!

While waiting for MissDeluxxe to arrive, we played some old arcades games through Game Room on Xbox. We took turns battling in several old arcade classics from Atari and Intellivision.

Such as Armor Battle, where you have to take out each others tanks. A lot of fun!

Also Combat where we tried out several different game types fighting with tanks, helicopters or planes. This is also a great game! and very hard since you can shoot through the walls and the bullets come out the other side, not easy avoiding your enemies’ bullets!

And last but not least Outlaw! A lot of fun since you can bounce your bullets on the walls and make them go diagonally. You are stuck on each side of an obstacle in the middle and have to try and shoot each other. As soon as you fire a shot you are frozen in your spot for a few seconds, so you have to make sure to fire first ;D

After our fourth player had arrived we played Fairytale Fights, and continued from where we last left off (read more about Fairytale Fights here). This time we finished the game. The ending wasn’t as entertaining as we had hoped and the last boss was pathetic >_<

My Gaming Girls ^_^

Lastly friday night we played some Scene It?, a movie quiz game. Quite entertaining, but the commentary voice all through the game are extremely annoying >_<

Saturday we started playing a new XBLA game with South Park called South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge! This game was a lot of fun! The creators of South Park is involved in the game, so it’s the original voices, stories and characters from the show and a lot of comedy ^_^ It’s a side scrolling platformer, the controls are smooth and you play as Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and Stan. They all have a special power which you can unlock during certain stages when it is needed. Cartman can turn into the Coon and climb walls, Kyle turns into the Human Kite and can fly short distances, Kenny turns into Mysterion and can turn immortal and Stan turns into the Toolshed, where he gets a tool belt so he can gain access to certain areas. I strongly recommend this game, we had a lot of fun, and weren’t able to finish it since it’s pretty long! It was everybody’s favorite of the weekend!

After this there was some DJ Hero, it makes you feel incredibly cool turning those tables ;D Two of the girls had never played it before, and they got pretty good at it quite fast ^_^

My friend NinjaBrite had brought her C3PO controller, she just got the Star Wars Xbox.. I have to get that too! It would be my fourth Xbox.. but it’s soooo cooool! :D

We ended Saturday evening playing Fable Heroes for XBLA. I finally managed to get that achievement where you have to button mash your way through the mine cart race in under 13 seconds!! We had been trying to get this so many times previously and never succeeded (I don’t know if it might have been thanks to the drinks this time) ;D but I also unlocked it for my friend ^_^

On Sunday we played some Kinect games. We tried Rabbids Alive & Kicking for the first time, it was a hoot! ^_^ I like the Rayman Raving Rabbids games, they’re always great fun when you’re with friends :) They’ve mainly been around for the Wii though, because of the motion control, except one which was released for the Xbox 360 as well, but this one wasn’t as fun when you had to use the regular controller. So now I’m happy they released one for the Kinect! It had a little too much and too long “in-between-actual-gameplay-scenes” but other than that the mini games were fun. There was one where you had to play a guitar, you had to hold your hand on the correct color of the guitar-neck and strike at the right time when matching colors fell down. And a bunch of other games where you just had to jump and stomp or wave your arms around like crazy ^_^

Playing Kinect sure makes you look retarded ;D hahaha

We also tried out an XBLA Kinect game called Hole in the Wall. This game was not very smoothly programmed though, we had bugs all the time and it hardly worked playing it..

We all just kept failing and falling into the water.. we gave up after a few rounds..

After this my Gaming Girl’s had to go home. We had a great weekend though and are already planning the next get-together ^_^