Tetris Rumble!

Last weekend I threw a game night kind of like my Retro Rumbles but this time it was Tetris Rumble! I had setup all of my Tetris games to be played on every screen in my game room (I even added a few more TVs so they could all be hooked up) and I setup a corner for the Tetris board games as well ^_^ I’m happy my new Philips CDi arrived in time for the Tetris Rumble so we could experience the Tetris game on that as well! :D I’m also really thankful for my new friend Andreas who shipped me a copy of Twintris for Amiga 500 on floppy disk! ^_^ Awesome to finally be able to try it!

A lot of friends came and enjoyed the Tetris madness! :D It was a lot of fun and the board games were a major hit! I think all of the board games I’ve found with Tetris so far have been really good conversions of Tetris into board games ^_^

This Tetris board game is a lot of fun. It’s 2 players versus and it’s all about gaining territory and pushing the bar to make the other person hit the ceiling with their Tetris tower. A spin-button chooses which piece you need to pick, and the more rows you take simultaneously the more spaces you get to push the bar ^_^

Tetris Link was very popular. In this game you have to make three or more tetraminos of your colour touch each other. It’s the most fun if you have 4 people since you have all four colours playing then :) You get a minus point if you create a hole.

Another popular board game was Tetris Tower 3D. In this one you can only be two people versus though. It is run by batteries and has flashing tetraminos showing which piece you need to pick and also which piece is next for the other player. It also has a timer, if you don’t put down your piece in time the other person gets two turns in a row. If you make a row with the piece you put down you get a point.

The final board game was also a four player game. Each has a Tetris board and you just grab pieces one by one as fast as you can and place them as perfect as you can on your board. Whoever reaches the top first shouts “Tetris!” and then everybody needs to stop taking pieces and count how many holes they have in their construction. The one with the least holes wins :) You can also throw pieces at someone else if you get something you don’t want to place.

A big thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed some Tetris! :D Now if this got you feeling like playing some Tetris and you don’t happen to have a physical copy of Tetris at home, then I recommend trying out Not Tetris 2 ;D

Star Wars Celebration on May the 4th!

Yesterday was May the 4th, which has been declared as the Star Wars day (May the fourth=May the force). I always take any opportunity to celebrate Star Wars! ^_^ So yesterday I arranged a Star Wars night in my retro game room :D Every TV was setup with something Star Wars! I had the old VHS tapes playing with the original movies, and the newer films, even The Force Awakens :) The rest of the TVs had various Star Wars games running, everything from C64 up to Xbox :) Most popular was probably the SNES trilogy ^_^ I also have a pretty cool Plug n’ Play device shaped as the Millennium Falcon, it has 3 or 4 Star Wars mini games on it :)

Apart from games and movies, I also made Star Wars pizza! :D One Darth Vader pizza and one with Bobba Fett! Darth Vader turned out ok, but the mushrooms got a bit darker in the oven, but you could still tell the pattern ^_^ Bobba Fett on the other hand didn’t turn out as well, especially not after it was baked.. I should have gone with Yoda instead XD Star Wars pizza was tasty though ^_^

A lot of people showed up and celebrated Star Wars with me ^_^ We did drift away a little bit from the subject later at night though, since we apparently had a button-mashing champion amongst us XD Niko challenged everyone to an arm-wrestling contest in Track & Field for NES, and yes, he was unbeatable!

Thanks everyone who took part of the Star Wars celebration, and May the Force Fourth be with you! ^_^

Retro Rumble 2016

This weekend I had the first Retro Rumble game night and competition of 2016. I’m really happy that so many people could join! A total of 22 guys and gals were competing, and a few more were there spectating ^_^ It was a blast, and even though there were so many people competing everything went extremely smoothly!

All of the 22 contestants got to compete in 6 games. The games that were played were:
Psycho Chaser for PC Engine, first stage, 1 life and best score.
Race for Philips Videopac, 2 minutes score attack.
Sonic 2 for Sega Mega Drive, first stage, speedrun, best time.
Phoenix for Atari 2600, 1 life, best score.
Daiku no Gensan for Famicom, first stage, one life, best score.
Sachen Tetris for NES, level 9, 30 lines, best score.

When all the games were played one team had the highest score and won the A-Team price! Congrats NinjaBrite, Matt8Bit & Slurpas!

Before the semi-finals we stopped for a retro gaming quiz that I put togehter ^_^ Some of the questions were a bit difficult on purpose but a majority of the questions had 4 options for answers :) The quiz master was KRS ^_^

Wobbly, KRS, TekkenCarr and Slurpas made it to the semi-finals! They got to compete in three games. First up was Horace Goes Skiing for ZX Spectrum, where they had one pair of skis to get as high of a score as possible. Next up was Sugoi no Hebereke and VS Collection on the Super Famicom. It was a good fight!

Slurpas and TekkenCarr came out victorious and made it to the finals where they competed in Twinkle Star Sprites on Neo Geo MVS arcade, Joy Mecha Fight on Famicom and finally Pong on my new Ajax TV Game system ^_^ It was an even fight but the Pong match settled the score and Slurpas became our 2016 Retro Rumble Champion! Congraturation A Winner Is You!! XD

Once the competition was finished we continued gaming all night long ^__^ So much fun! Thanks to everyone who attended! <3

Now here’s some more pics from the evening :D

RSF crew at Retro Rumble 2016