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Streets of Rage – Sega Genesis

Streets of Rage Game CoverI’ve always been a fan of side scrolling “beat’em up” games, and the Streets of Rage series was one of my favorites.  It was okay to play by yourself, though I rarely finished it on my own after the first complete playthrough.  The real fun happened when you had a second player.


I have the most memories from the times I was able to get one of my brothers to play with me.  At first, getting them to play was easy.  It was a relatively new game where we got to punch, kick, and even suplex enemies while talking all sorts of trash to them.  And then there were the baseball bats >:}  Fun times!  But after a few times beating it, I had to resort to persuasive methods to get my brothers to want to play it.

Streets of Rage Level 7

I’d tell them that Mr. X (the final boss) was talking maaaaad trash and HAD to be stopped!  It usually worked, but eventually failed after a few times of getting thrown off the elevator by enemies in level 7.  If you managed to not get thrown off in level 7, there were the random dining carts that got thrown at you by enemies on level 8.  Basically, the closer we got to the boss, the more chances there were to get frustrated.  I remember rage-quitting once right before the final boss fight because the ninja girls kept kicking me and I couldn’t hit them back.





Also, I usually played with Blaze.  I liked being able to kick people while back flipping.  Who doesn’t, right?

Streets of Rage Trigger Question

*For  those that don’t know, trigger questions are meant to trigger memories and possible discussion for the game nostalgia posts.*


Did you ever play Streets of Rage?  If so, which character did you usually play with?  If not, do you have any memories of the game at all?


Zelda II: The Adventure of Link: Memories


Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was the first game that I ever owned, and I have a TON of memories of it.  The game was given to me as a Christmas present when I was 4 years old.  Unfortunately, I had not developed the timing and coordination to get very far in a game like this at that age.  It took me several years before I could actually beat it, but that didn’t stop me from watching my uncle play it for hours on end.

Zelda II Start ScreenSometimes, after I had gone to bed for the night, I would hear the music that played on the start screen.  That was the signal that my uncle was going to be playing Zelda II.  I’d sneak out of bed, grab a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and go watch and munch at the same time.


I am Error. I never understood the “I am Error” thing until I was much older.  But now, I actually have a pin that I keep on my bookbag that has the NPC with “I am Error” above his head.


I had the most trouble with this loser from the green palace!  He would throw out his spiked flail and move back and forth, and you had to time your jumping just right.  He held me back from beating the game for the longest time because I kept screwing up the timing. Zelda II Green Palace Boss Fight

So, these are just a few of the memories I have of this game.  I can’t say enough about how awesome the music for this game is, so I won’t go into that now for fear of writing too much.  I would love to hear other memories/stories related to this game, so if you have some to share, please do =D  Until next time….*waves*

Zelda II Trigger Question

*For  those that don’t know, trigger questions are meant to trigger memories and possible discussion for the game nostalgia posts.*


Did you ever play Zelda II: The Adventure of Link?  If so, did you think it was a difficult game?  Were you ever able to make it through the first cave without the candle?