Nostalgia Goggles

Nostalgia Goggles

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We all remember the games of our childhood fondly, but are we just seeing them through Nostalgia Goggles.
U.N. Squadron
Sep 19 • 83 min
So are we like mercenaries because this is super not how the U.N. functions. Wait… is it? U.N. Squadron Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
20: ActRaiser
Sep 5 • 95 min
Is it a platformer? It is a sim? Is it fighting a minotaur in space? It's all of those things; it's ActRaiser. ActRaiser Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
19: Castlevania
Aug 22 • 92 min
How to win at Castlevania: 1. whip all the walls 2. find all the chicken. Castlevania Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
18: Nostalgia Goggles at the movies: Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation
Aug 15 • 96 min
Remember how downright okay the first Mortal Kombat movie was? Well this super ain’t that. Relive the dumpster fire that burned way way hotter than you remember. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (film) Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
17: Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!
Aug 8 • 88 min
Before you even know what game this is Mike Tyson threatens you. Because that is how Mike Tyson rolls. Punch Out!!) Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
16: Yoshi’s Island
Jul 25 • 107 min
Don’t call it Super Mario World 2 because literally no one anywhere has ever called it that ever. Yoshi’s Island Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
15: Nostalgia Goggles at the movies: Mortal Kombat
Jul 18 • 103 min
Mortal Kombat wasn’t the first movie adapted from a video game but it’s remembered as one of the few that wasn’t a complete dumpster fire. There are some smoldering embers though. Mortal Kombat (film)) Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny…
14: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Jul 11 • 81 min
Remember when it was okay to use “shellshocked” as a cutesy euphemism for getting really hurt in combat? TMNT remembers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
13: Chrono Trigger
Jun 27 • 116 min
Our first RPG, and largely regarded one of the greatest RPGs ever made. If you’re going to play something for 20+ hours it should be that good. Chrono Trigger Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
12: Excitebike
Jun 13 • 97 min
Chevrons mean go faster (sort of) and George starts a war with the purple riders. Excitebike Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
11: Super Metroid
May 30 • 88 min
Lyons tries to share an all time favorite with George only to find out he hates exploration games. #TheMoreYouKnow Super Metroid Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
10: Dr. Mario
May 15 • 85 min
Turns out Dr. Mario might be the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Dr. Mario Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
9: Contra III: The Alien Wars
May 2 • 88 min
“It’s time for revenge!” “Let’s attack aggressively!” Contra III: The Alien Wars Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
8: NBA Jam
Apr 18 • 85 min
FOR TWO! FROM DOWNTOWN! BOOM SHAKALAKA! HE’S ON FIRE. Terrible shot. NBA Jam Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
7: Mega Man X
Apr 4 • 101 min
Mega Man X, the peak of the Mega Man formula. Mega Man X Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
6: Mortal Kombat II
Mar 21 • 72 min
You can’t spell “Mortal Kombat II” without “Lyons and George both rage quit this game”. Mortal Kombat II Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
5: Gradius III
Mar 7 • 91 min
George is too lazy to test the Konami code (it works) and Lyons recalls being terrible at bullethell games (he is.) Gradius III Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
4: Super Mario Kart
Feb 21 • 88 min
Lyons relives a fond childhood memory, and George realizes it was actually Mario Kart 64 he was thinking of. Super Mario Kart Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
3: Golden Axe
Feb 7 • 74 min
George recommended Golden Axe and we then spend an hour regretting it. Not completely without charm, it’s difficult to enjoy without Nostalgia Goggles strapped on tight. Golden Axe Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
1: Super Mario World
Jan 24 • 85 min
There’s no getting around it: Super Mario World is every bit as amazing as you remember. But nothing is perfect, and we still found things to complain about. Super Mario World Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner
2: Sonic 2
Jan 24 • 82 min
Sonic 2 was Lyons’ childhood favorite and he’s frothing at the mouth to replay it. George is a bit more skeptical. Sonic 2 Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner