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Monday, June 6, 2011

Blogfest: It's All Fun & Games!

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My great friend Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting yet another awesome blogfest, and this time, it's all about fun & games. Even though I'm not much of a video game junkie, I decided to list the three most favorite arcade video games from my childhood. Yes, from my childhood. :) Check them out below, and I hope they will bring back good memories to you.

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1. Street Fighter II

As a true martial arts geek, I've always liked fighting games, therefore "Street Fighter II" is my favorite video game of all time! I've played it hundreds, if not thousands, of times and each time was better than the last. Vega from Spain was my favorite fighter of them all, and I was literally obsessed with him.



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2. Mortal Kombat II

Another fighting video game? Hell, yeah! :) "Mortal Combat" was very fast-paced, a bit difficult to play, and way more violent than "Street Fighter", but what the hell.. it was fun! :) Raiden was my very favorite character, and I just loved playing with him.


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"Tumblepop" had virtually everything you could ask for in a simple arcade video game - it was entertaining, exciting, catchy, colorful, vivid, and a true joy to play. I loved every bit of it, plus, I was UNBEATABLE! :)


46 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Never heard of Tumblepop! Thought I'd played everything at the arcade. And two of those are movies as well - nice touch.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, really? Ah, it was a super-cool video game and I miss it so much. As far as I know, It's Chinese.. or Japanese..?!!? :)
The pleasure was all mine, Alex. :)

Jeff Beesler said...

I haven't heard of Tumblepop either, but thanks for sharing these great games anyhow!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Jeffrey, obviously this game hasn't been popular in the US at this time.

Budd said...

love Street fighter 2 and still have a crush on Chun Li. Hated the movies, but the animated movie and series were not that bad.

Arlee Bird said...

These are all games that came about when I was well into my adulthood and not really playing games too often other than the everyday games of life.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Anonymous said...

Humm...Never heard of Tumblepop either.

But I AM glad I came across this blog. Nicely done and GREAT reference tool for me and my wife, both movie lovers to the core!

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I was a huge Mortal Kombat fan, but never got into Street Fighter at all.

Unknown said...

Nebular - Love, love the first two. Never heard of the third. =D

Precy Larkins said...

Ahhh! I remember playing Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat a looong time ago. Thanks for bringing back memories! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

More computer games I'm not good at! It's a long list though.

FilmMattic said...

Yes. Yes. And Yes! Great choices Nebular! Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat II bring back awesome memories. My friends and I used to stage epic all-day gaming battles around these two games. Plus, they were the most fun ARCADE games around...esp. now that the old school Arcade atmosphere has met its demise.

Fighting video games are as good as it gets, particularly the ones from our youth. Thanks for bringing back the great nostalgic memories!

Anonymous said...

You're making me miss arcades.

Golden Eagle said...

I'm finding a lot of games I've never heard of through this blogfest; all of these are unfamiliar to me.

Thanks for sharing!

Dave said...

I loved Streetfighter II, I could hundred handslap with the best of them.

Dave
Dave Wrote This

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

These are the sort of games that drive me nuts if people forget to plug in their earpieces and I'm getting the sound effects, too. :o Murder comes to mind very quickly!

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Weaver said...

Interesting selection. Haven't heard of Tumblepop. I've also got a videogame as one of my 3 choices. =D

Nicole Zoltack said...

My older brother used to play Street Fighter all the time.

The Words Crafter said...

My little brother loved Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. I loved the movie, lol!

M Pax said...

My stepson was a Mortal Combat fanatic.

Ella said...

Street Fighter, I remember that one~ I haven't heard of Tumblepop either, looks intriguing~
Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

Unknown said...

Ah memories...I would always get my ass kicked in Mortal Kombat and in Streetfighter. The only one I could beat in Mortal Kombat was the kid I babysat for and he was five. LOL! Tumblepop looks very cool and I wish I could check it out here. Awesome games, sweetie! Glad you participated and shared the fun.

T.D. McFrost said...

Tumblepop...ya, might pass on that one. But I do play Street Fighter and Mortal. Well that's kinda obvious. LOL

I love Dark Ken and Sub Zero.

Who are your favorites, and can we play sometime? I'd love to kick your ass! :D

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Budd, glad to hear that. I loved Chun Li as well, especially her super-fast thunder kick. She was my second favorite, along with Vega.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Arlee, that's understandable.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Bryce, "Tumblepop" was quite popular here in Europe. :)

So glad you like my blog, and I hope to see you /and your wife/ here more often ;)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Tim, and I was bit more int SF, than I was into MK. It more enjoyable to play, IMO.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

RaShelle, thanks, girl. I loved those two as well... and the third one. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Cherie, that's what I hoped for :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

L. Diane Wolfe, a long list? There are only 3 :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Matty, glad I brought good old memories to you, bud. :) Although ARCADE games are so yesterday, I miss them a lot.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Carol, that's exactly what I wanted to do with this post. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

The Golden Eagle, you haven't heard of any of these? How is that possible? :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Dave, SF2 was a blast!:)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Francine, it sounds like a torture for you :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Thanks, Donna. I'm gonna check your list right away...

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Nicole, than he's right up my street :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

The Words Crafter, I prefer the games.. I thought the movies were extremely cheesy :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

M Pax, i kinda like the word 'fanatic', especially when speaking of movies and games :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Ella, glad to know this post brought back memories to you. And yes, Tumblepop is super-intriguing and fun.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, I'm extremely glad I participated in this blogfest. Alex' fests are always fun. :)

So you got your as beaten in MK & SF? Well, that's kinda hilarious.. and sweet. :)

Thanks, hon!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

T.D. McFrost, in fact, Tumblepop is way more interesting than it seems. You should try it out. ;) I loved Ken as well, but I was more into Scorpio rather than Sub Zero. ;)

Reid Kemper said...

I haven't heard of "Tumblepop" but have played the others. It looks like "Tumblepop" may have inspired "Ghostbusters."

As for fighting games, I prefer the Virtual Fighter, Soul Calibur, and Dead or Alive series of games. I also like Evil Zone for some strange reason, although it's rated poorly.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Reid, obviously none of you guys has. :) "Tumblepop" has been inspired by "Ghostbuster".. probably :)

I haven't played any of those you mentioned, except for Dead or Alive.. and I f**kin' loved it! :)

baygirl32 said...

mortal kombat excellent choise... never hear of tumblepop though

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Baygirl, thanks! :) "Tumblepop" was so much fun!