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Posted by Atom

The Game Room legacy lives on.

Posted by PimblyCharles

That monkey in Crazy Climber looks and acts a lot like the guerrilla in Rampage.

Posted by Overbite

EDUCATED FEET

Posted by sublime90

educated feet lol. i forgot how awesome wrestling commentary is.

Edited by KaneRobot

EXCITING HOUR TRUE STORY:

I was pretty young when I saw Mat Mania (Exciting Hour) in the arcade and hadn't quite mastered reading yet. I always thought "Insane Warrior" was actually named "Ultimate Warrior," and used that name as my "I'm a little kid and I'm gonna be a wrestler" name.

A year later, some guy in facepaint debuted in the WWF and ruined my plan.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Back in my video game-making class in college, the first game I ever programmed was a straight ripoff of Crazy Climber, except I simplified the controls and made the birds planes that dropped bombs. I couldn't tell you what possessed me to do this.

Posted by Lorlin

Hell yeah a Pocky & Rocky mention. Today is a good day.

Edited by Trilogy

"I had no room in my life for sex..."

Jeff Gerstmann, Professional highscoresman

Posted by Sarumarine
Posted by TheMasterDS

Game Room is back! Hooray!

Posted by LarryDavis

@vargasprime said:

I, uh...

I kinda really liked the PS2 Rygar.

It actually holds up much better than any of the God of War games.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Oh Dan, if only you knew how deep Jeff is willing to go down the dark hole of mediocre classic arcade games.

Posted by oldskooldeano

@davin said:

I loved Mat Mania as a kid, played it all the time in the local laundromat!

Yeah me too. I recall the third opponent is a highly inappropriate black wrestler called Coco Savage...

Posted by Xshinobi

I really enjoyed Rygar on the PS2.

Posted by yakov456

Good stuff. Dan and Jeff make a good combo on these. Also Rygar on the Lynx was awesome, stop scoffing!

Posted by csl316

As soon as I heard Jeff say "I'll perform this service," I knew he was doomed.

Edited by me3639

I couldnt get past the first 2 minutes. i know a lot of people love this stuff, but as someone who has been there from the start(yes, im old) i have no nostalgic feelings. I seen the weird of yesterday, show me the weird today.

Edited by duke_of_the_bump

Mighty Bomb Jack is actually way more complex than Bomb Jack, it's more of an adventure platformer. It was super ambitious for the time, but almost impossibly difficult. (Jeff might be thinking they're the same because Mighty Bomb Jack has interlude stages that are pretty much exactly like Bomb Jack, except that getting all the lit bombs doesn't just give you a point bonus, it lets you skip levels in the game.)

There's a Gamecenter CX for Mighty Bomb Jack, it's one of my favorite episodes. Highly recommended.

Edit: Wow, someone in the crowd in Exciting Hour is wearing an Einstürzende Neubauten shirt, that's pretty awesome

Posted by EquitasInvictus

Keep fighting the good fight Jeff ;_;7

This does bring me back to the good ol' Game Room times.

Posted by davidh219

Gameroom 2.0

Posted by Griffinmills

Mighty Bomb Jack, it's one of my favorite episodes. Highly recommended.

Edit: Wow, someone in the crowd in Exciting Hour is wearing an Einstürzende Neubauten shirt, that's pretty awesome

It's the way they got it totally opposite and wrong that seals the deal for me! I was a fan of the symbol way back when it was just a cave painting though... :-D

Edited by TruthTellah

Game Room. You still live, I see...

Edited by peritus

You pay 8 bucks for a sandwich in the US? O_O

Posted by ITS_A_SECRET_TO_EVERYBODY

.......... ganbare

Posted by krabboss

@peritus said:

You pay 8 bucks for a sandwich in the US? O_O

Just in San Francisco, most likely. There'd be cheaper places.

Posted by DrStrangepork

May Mania takes me back. We had a local ice cream shop that had several arcade cabinets in addition to Mat Mania when I was a kid. My buddies and I would get jacked up on sugar and spend all of our quarters on that game. Coco Savage was a beast in Mat Mania, I could never bet him.

Edited by The_Big_Rough

Oh man going to be playing the first level music for wonderboy in monsterland for the next eight days now xD

Posted by AjayRaz

Game Room PS4

Posted by gbrading

Nothing Stops the Game Room Quick Look!

Posted by KnightsTerror

If arcade games of this quality/price were released on the US/European store, I wonder how people would respond. Unhappily, I think.

Edited by SupberUber

Game Room’s cousin from the far east!
I present to you:

Gēmu Rūūmu ^_^

Posted by StraightGrizzly

Just a caveman skateboarding through the clouds. NOTHING TO SEE HERE PEOPLE.

Posted by fisk0

OK, Ninja Kun didn't seem like a great game, but that level start screen with the sunrise looked fantastic.

Edit: Wow, someone in the crowd in Exciting Hour is wearing an Einstürzende Neubauten shirt, that's pretty awesome

Noticed that too, that was pretty cool! :D

Posted by MeatSim

This is the closest will ever get to another Game Room Quick Look.

Edited by D5tryr

@labbel1234: I noticed that too!

oh and @ everyone on this page that noticed that too.

I wonder if we found the artist, and went through their catalogue, we'd find a bunch of other 80s music references...

Posted by buzz_clik

My corner store had Bomb Jack, Rygar and Wonder Boy at different times as the arcade machine in the corner. I put so many coins into those damn games.

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Posted by manbot47

Game Room Vol. 2

Edited by Corvak

Game Room lives on in our hearts :)

Jeff Gerstmann: Weak vs. Skylanders and overpriced arcade ports. Does not tolerate Yoshi.

Posted by Undeadpool

That monkey in Crazy Climber looks and acts a lot like the guerrilla in Rampage.

That entire game is ripped off in The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare. The second half the "Bartzilla" dream is basically a short version of this, complete with "Marge-mothra" flybys and Homer Kong at the end...

I played waaaaaaaaaaay more of that game than I should have...

Edited by PimblyCharles

@undeadpool: Woah, thanks for the scoops! I played more Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare than I should have as well, though don't recall what you're talking about. Will have to check out some Youtube gameplay videos.

Edited by HatKing

I want to see a gritty reboot starring Bomb Jack and the bucket from Kaboom trying to stop a completely power mad Bomberman from blowing up the last of the arcades. Obviously it ends darkly and Bomberman wins.

Edited by Undeadpool

@undeadpool: Woah, thanks for the scoops! I played more Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare than I should have as well, though don't recall what you're talking about. Will have to check out some Youtube gameplay videos.

The stage starts with a city rampage, then you get shrunk down for part 2. It's a very, VERY bad game that I go back to every few years for some reason...

Got all the way up to B+ once...

Edited by PoisonJam7

I saw Superman, Stevie Wonder and all three members of ZZ Top in the Exciting Hour crowd as well as the others mentioned.

Posted by YukoAsho

@krabboss said:

@peritus said:

You pay 8 bucks for a sandwich in the US? O_O

Just in San Francisco, most likely. There'd be cheaper places.

Yeah, California is horrible on the tax front. If I'm paying 8 for a sandwich, it's a big fucking sandwich. With chicken tenders.

Edited by Deusoma

I really wanna know what that game in between Bomb Jack and Wonder Boy is, the one with the thumbnail art that's simultaneously ripping off the covers for Doom and Duke Nukem 3D.

EDIT: Also, I played the shit out of Adventure Island 2 as a kid despite absolutely sucking at it, and would like to see them make a new one. It would probably end up being a character action game about a caveman beating evil snails to death with a stone hatchet, and I'm strangely okay with that.

Posted by MattClassic