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Father and son playing old school video games together
Howie and I tackling old school video games from classic systems like the Sega Genesis and the SNES. We are having a blast playing these retro video games
My son and I will be playing vintage old video games together from systems like the SNES and Sega Genesis. I'm 33 and he's 7, now we are 37 and 11 as of this update, so this should be a lot of fun. This lens will be continuously evolving and will try to keep updated on a fairly regular basis. I want to start with some easier games and work up to more challenging ones. We'll try different skill levels, post photos and tell you how we did. We are going to tackle some of my favorite games 1 at a time. Wish my son and I luck on partnering up and winning the games. Will keep everyone updated.
All photos pictured were taken by me.
Games I will/or am currently undertaking with my son (suggestions are always welcome)
MAY 27th 2008: WE BEAT GOLDEN AXE 2. Photos coming within a few days. I was Tyris Flame and Howie was Ax Battler and we played using normal difficulty. I used 1 continue and let him use 2. Misplaced the Golden Axe 1 game but will find.
June 21: Howie's been playing World's Greatest Heavyweights and should be finished with it soon. Found our Golden Axe 1 game. After he's finished with his boxing game, we'll tackle Golden Axe 1 in the future, and then the Turtles game for the Super Nintendo.
July 28: We beat the TMNT game, Turtle in Time for the SNES in normal difficulty mode. It took us a long time because a few times just one of us would win. We would fight Shredder and one of us would die, but finally we both won together.
Aug 24: Howie and I took turns playing World's Greatest Heavyweights and have beaten that a few times. I have no problem winning the Sega game but Howie can't get past Larry Holmes in the final rounds so I fought him and Howie fought all the rest.
September/October Project: Playing Off Road Challenge for N64, we'll each try to win in 1 player mode. Update: I have beaten it but Howie can't quite beat it because he's gotten tired of it, so we'll put it on the back burner for awhile.
October: Both Howie and I have played Mario Kart for the N64, won many championships/Gold Cups. He's actually better at the game than I am.
March 2009 Project: I am going to play Dune the Battle for Arrakis with Howie. This is a one player game but I will supervise and give advice. My favorite game of all time and Howie likes it. I personally don't think we'll get past the 5th level or so with him at the helm but winning isn't everything. EDIT: Together we have just completed level 7 using House Atreides. He played the first 3 levels all by himself. The 4-7 I started him out and when I had established a firm base with the necessary turrets, etc, I let him take control and attack the necessary bases.
May: Finally won Golden Axe, not to be confused with our previous win of Golden Axe 2. We had beaten it on easy but finally were able for both of us to win the game together.
June 2009 : Won Dune the Battle for Arrakis using House Atreides. Posting photos. Howie loves Dune like me and also plays Dune 2000 on the PS2 though it is a PS1 game. Way to go Howie. He beat the 8th and 9th level by himself. Previously I had helped him. I was there for advice and moral support.
October 2009: Howie and I beat the NES game TMNT 3 The Manhattan Project. It took a long time for us to be able to beat this game.
May 2010: Howie and I beat Street of Rage for the Sega Genesis.
October 2011: Not playing as much as before due to Howie having more schoolwork. Been playing a lot of N64 games in 2 player modes. He's been thrasing me in games such as 007 and Perfect Dark.
Feb 2013: We have beaten a pretty easy game. Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers on the NES. We had a lot of fun though and that is what it is all about.
Jan 2014: Long times since update but Super Mario Bros and Super Mario 2 have been conquered. Playing Super Bomberman recently and having a blast with it. I forgot how much fun Super Bomberman 1 and 2 were.
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Golden Axe Photos where Howie and I wonClick thumbnail to view full-size
Awesome classic. Have played it many times.
I love Golden Axe so some Golden Axe games
We own this game and though it's good I like the older ones better.
Dune the Battle For ArrakisClick thumbnail to view full-size
Megaman vs. Samus, who'd win?
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I want people to vote on their choice if there was a battle between Mega Man and Samus, who'd end up victorious? I say Samus, Howie thinks Mega Man. It was his idea so at his request, thought I would make a poll for him.
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- My gaming love for the Sega Genesis video game console
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