I got a text message from my brother this evening…reminding me about the “oh so early days” of playing Super Nintendo games with him. I had to take a minute before I could text back due to my endless attack of the giggles! The memories that came flooding back were awesome! I gave my brother hell growing up. The things I used to put this kid through…it’s a miracle he is still alive and kicking! I’ll go into those days in another post soon. But playing games with me was nothing short of an all out battle royal!
We used to play games like Star Fox, Mario Kart (sp), Mario Brothers, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc. I remember us playing these games on the weekends, early in the mornings while our cereal went soggy. Those rainy days when Mom probably wanted to pull her hair out…yea, we were in the living room acting like rabid animals over these games.
The funniest part about playing these games with him was the violence! I was one violent chick when I lost a life on Mario Bros.! I would accidentally fall into a hole or die from one of those lil’ turtle thingys and just as soon as that music would play…the death tune!…I would turn and punch or frog him right in the arm! Poor thing would immediately flinch at the sound of that music! HAHA I was horrible!
Street Fighter was one that he CHEATED on all the time! Yes, you know you did Brother!!! He would say, “Ok, ok…wait a minute. You go to the right side over there and I will go to the left side so I can practice my moves.” He would practice his “moves” for about 20 seconds and then ATTACK THE HELL OUTTA ME…WITH NO WARNING! He would whoop me every time that way.
The last one I’m gonna mention is Star Fox…this guy aggravated the shit outta me during this game. He never hushed and then, without warning AGAIN, he would cover my eyes! I crashed left and right on that game! I think I was the froggy one on that game. It doesn’t really matter since I never lasted more than a minute or so! Haha
Anyway, I LOVED playing these games with my brother. Some of the funniest memories we share involve the Super Nintendo. I hope we share many more game playing battles!
I saw this picture and laughed so hard! It was one of those laughs that is so hard no noise comes out and I end up looking like an idiot clapping at nothing!
I don’t know how most women play these Xbox games…but me??? I am absolutely horrible! I remember my husband attempting to show me how to play the Halo game or whatever. Working those two turny knobby things was a disaster! One knob working the walking and one knob working the turning….come on now! I would run into walls and just keep walking into it! Yea, he found this kinda comical! The picture above is so freakin’ true too! I don’t know how to just hold that controller thing still in my lap! I get so excited and then find myself screaming at the t.v. while running for my life! I can’t help ducking behind the controller when I’m hiding from the bad guys either. I have tried and tried to remain calm….doesn’t work! The Halo game just kills me. I am the type that tries to find a lil’ “hidey hole” so I don’t die so quick. My husband likes to play the Halo game on the board that puts the two players against each other…which is retarded. I never last more than twenty seconds or so before he just blows me up! When playing the regular game, I panic when there are so many bad guys that I just hit all the buttons at the same time and hope for the best. Usually this ends in me throwing a grenade that takes out me, him and all the bad guys. Does it ever get any better?
Now, the guitar games were a hoot too! I play backwards, for starters. I am right-handed so I guess that means I am supposed to strum the lil’ bar thing with my right hand…naw, not me! My right hand won’t do that! When we first started playing these games, I did the little kid level that only required me to hit the green button I think! LOL And trust me, that was difficult. I did get better though! I can play on the hard level now but my pinky don’t cooperate very much. So, I did improve greatly with the guitar games, but not the fighting games.
Those fighting games…Mortal Kombat and such…don’t make any sense to me. I just hit every single button all at the same time! How do they expect people to remember all those combinations of moves? Every once in a while I hit so many buttons, my person does something really cool! And those “FINISH HIM” moves….LOL whatever! I never pull those off! My person just ends up punching the woozy guy and he falls over. I think my husband has all those moves memorized…somehow. I swear he studies those moves while I’m sleepin’ or something. It seems impossible to learn all the moves for one person, much less for all of them. That’s just insane!
We got that Kinect thingy for the Xbox too. I won’t play if the picture thingy is on though. I don’t need a recap of how dorky I looked and how bad I sucked! I love not having to use the knobby controller thing too. I get to stand up and “act out” the games. We got that Nightmare game that involves the zombies a while back. I love that game! I have played that game so much these past few months. I haven’t made much progress, of course, but I kick major butt sometimes. I don’t like that big, bad guy though. He doesn’t talk. He just walks around and you have to stand still and be quiet when he gets close. NEVER WORKS FOR ME! He seems to always know I’m standing there and then he just knocks my lil’ head off! I have tried standing still and quiet. I have tried squatting down. Hell, I tried holding my breath the other day! LOL I have now resorted to looking up YouTube videos to see how others get past him…haha
Anyway, just thought I’d share my adventures with the Xbox with you! I hope I’m not the only one that isn’t coordinated enough to play these games.