Archive for February, 2008

Raise your hand if you currently own a Nintendo power pad.  Now, if I had a nickle for every hand flailing wildly in response to the question I posed, I probably couldn’t buy a pack of gum.  Luckily for me, I have a job that doesn’t include collecting hand raising nickles.

I got the Power Set NES for Christmas which included the Power Pad, Zapper and a game cart with duck hunt, Mario and World Class Track Meet.  My cousins came over that night and we stomped furiously on that pad until the floor gave out and my cousin Petey fell through.  The ambulance ride was fun.

The coolest thing was when we learned that we didn’t really have to “run” on the power pad.  We could just drum on those huge blue and red buttons with our fists to make our guy run faster.  Of course then someone would always yell “cheater!” and it would cause a ruckuss that usually resulted in a black eye and a trip to the corner for someone, but those were the days weren’t they?

I don’t know what ever happened to my Power Pad.  I know I eventually traded in my NES, games and zapper to Funcoland for a Sega Genesis but where that power pad went…it remains a mystery.

 -B

Ever see half an acronym before?

FAVGame was born for people like me who love video games.  From SNAFU, to Mario, to Sonic the Hedghog, Mortal Kombat, Sega Rally, King of Fighters, Night Trap, Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear… the list doesn’t end but your tolerance for reading might, so I’m keeping it short.

My love for video games is so vast that if you took all my DNA it couldn’t fit in 3 grand canyons worth of library books.  Or something like that.

Anyway, to keep it short and make sense at the same time, I’ll be checking in with random thoughts on video games new and old and writing reviews of games as often as possible.  I hope to do a few video reviews and maybe ask some special celebrity guests to review a game or two.  Check back often for updates, info, reviews and video game buying recommendations!  Also, if you’d like me to review a particular game (even a game you may have made yourself) email me at brian@findavideogame.com

 -B