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The Kid

March 2, 2009

For those of you who have ridden the Thunder Train for nearly its whole ride then you may remember NHL 93, one of my first posts for TT. When I presented NHL 93 to the world I caught plenty of heat from Super Nintendo players. Although a Sega Genesis owner I am in no way bias to either game console because SNES blessed us with titles such as Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, and my all-time favorite, Ken Griffey Jr. presents Major League Baseball.

This baseball game allows you to play with real teams in real stadiums but the rosters are bogus. Hitting a big fly over Camden Yards warehouse in right field was always a good way to instigate some chatter. The only actual real player in the game is of course, Ken Griffey Jr. Duh! Facing Griffey was a nightmare for all oppositions. When you were able to keep “The Kid” inside the park you had to worry about him swiping second and third baseball on you. Can you say automatic
Ken Griffey Jr. for Super Nintendo revolutionized baseball games forever. This game provides collisions at home plate and the ability to break up double plays. You can see the classic “Bo Breaker” after a strike out and the famous “Oh C’mon” after being rung up looking at strike three. The game also features a legendary Home Run Derby where Ken Griffey Jr. and Nick NoHeart are usually hitting unrealistic 575-foot home runs.

You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be providing a new insightful review of another video game masterpiece in the near future. The game review will not be for either Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo so any recommendations are always helpful and welcome.
Ken Griffey Jr. Power Rankings
1. Atlanta Braves
2. New York Yankees
3. Seattle Mariners
4. Toronto Blue Jays
5. Chicago White Sox

NHL 93

January 17, 2009

Who could forget NHL93 for Sega Genesis??? 

With the temperatures in San Diego dropping to an icy 55 in December I found myself spending more time indoors and less on the beach. Something drastic needed to happen and I knew just what we needed…. SEGA GENESIS
I called Linda to see if she was able to find my Christmas gift from when I was a 9 year old boy. (15 years of use and still kickin) Needless to say she delivered as expected, expected to the point that I may start referring to my mother as the “Mail Woman.” 
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how awesome NHL Hockey 93 is, was, and will continue to be but why the hell wouldn’t I? 
To avoid any claims or allegations of plagiarism all quotations will be cited from my source, the NHL Hockey 93 owners manual by EA Sports.
New Features to this epic game include “Tougher, faster goalies NOW dive for pucks, lunge for high corner slapshots and make heart-stopping kick saves!” (NHL Hockey 93 owners manual 3). This is especially true for Patrick Roy and Eddie Belfour, game in and game out these guys go hunting for goose eggs. 
“Expansion teams Tampa Bay and Ottawa included in Hockey ’93” are about as lousy as you get, lousy as in a dumpy wave train coming in at sunset. (NHL Hockey 93 owners manual 4). Ottawa and Tampa Bay’s speed and agility is like watching a race between Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel… Simply not gonna fill the seats. 
Of course I have to mention the “New player animations including super slap shots, great skate skills, flipping body checks and blood on the ice!” (NHL Hockey 93 owners manual 4). While players such as Jeremy Roenick, Mario Lemieux, and Mark Messier are offensive juggernauts, Chris Chelios and Cam “Sea Bass” Neely blister shots from the blue line and rarely shy away when the gloves are dropped.
As a 24 year old child I’m getting the same enjoyment of pounding all competitors with Super Mario and the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins as I did as a 9 year old on that snowy christmas morning in 93.
NHL 93 Power Rankings
1. Detroit Red Wings 
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Montreal Canadians
4. Chicago Blawkhawks
5. Vancouver Canucks
Go Canada… Ay?