My Seventh-Grade Thoughts, Part 3: IronSword (with Fabio!)

When you're 13, every cent you have counts. Case in point:

The only thing I have to talk about today is that I am saving money to buy the Nintendo game "Batman, "Ironsword" or "Super Mario Bros. 3." Right now I have $53.58. I need $54.74 to buy "Batman" from an ordering place. That is all I have to say.

As it turns out, I actually went with IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II when the time came (check out the byline in that link, by the way). Yep...the one I would realize about eight years later had Fabio on the cover.

Cool game, though -- I distinctly remember borrowing $24 from Mom to buy it at the Collierville Wal-Mart, and then beating it in four days. I even was able to crack its password code system to figure out how to get more lives for later levels.  Unfortunately,  I didn't write much about the game, other than to mention that I traded it to a friend:

I can't wait to get home. I have temporarily traded "Ironsword" and "Tetris" to Matt Lofton for "Wizards and Warriors" and "The Adventures of Lolo." I want to get home soon to play them. Good-bye.

Fortunately, I did have quite a bit to say about Wizards & Warriors (again...byline). In fact, I think it qualifies as my first videogame review ever -- well, preview anyway.

So...that's next time. But for the time being, enjoy the awesome cheese that is this IronSword commercial.  

 
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I would eventually rent (and beat in a weekend) Batman, and Super Mario Bros. 3 wouldn't actually be released for a while, as I recall.

NEXT TIME: What got in my way of "solving" Wizards & Warriors? Would I succeed?...

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When you're 13, every cent you have counts. Case in point:

The only thing I have to talk about today is that I am saving money to buy the Nintendo game "Batman, "Ironsword" or "Super Mario Bros. 3." Right now I have $53.58. I need $54.74 to buy "Batman" from an ordering place. That is all I have to say.

As it turns out, I actually went with IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II when the time came (check out the byline in that link, by the way). Yep...the one I would realize about eight years later had Fabio on the cover.

Cool game, though -- I distinctly remember borrowing $24 from Mom to buy it at the Collierville Wal-Mart, and then beating it in four days. I even was able to crack its password code system to figure out how to get more lives for later levels.  Unfortunately,  I didn't write much about the game, other than to mention that I traded it to a friend:

I can't wait to get home. I have temporarily traded "Ironsword" and "Tetris" to Matt Lofton for "Wizards and Warriors" and "The Adventures of Lolo." I want to get home soon to play them. Good-bye.

Fortunately, I did have quite a bit to say about Wizards & Warriors (again...byline). In fact, I think it qualifies as my first videogame review ever -- well, preview anyway.

So...that's next time. But for the time being, enjoy the awesome cheese that is this IronSword commercial.  

 
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I would eventually rent (and beat in a weekend) Batman, and Super Mario Bros. 3 wouldn't actually be released for a while, as I recall.

NEXT TIME: What got in my way of "solving" Wizards & Warriors? Would I succeed?...