Gaming Memories of Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat, Double Dragon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Contra & Super Mario Kart

2 September 2012
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Do you have fond memories of retro 8-bit & 16-bit games? So does James (AKA The Nerd) when it comes to the Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat, Double Dragon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Contra series!

While these aren’t new Games Reviews by the Angry Video Game Nerd, they do a good job of tiding us over as the retro games show slowly comes back to a monthly schedule. Plus it’s nice to hear him talk positively about games as himself for once, instead of his always-angry alter ago The Angry Video Game Nerd.

Gaming Memories #1: James revisits the franchise that brought Nintendo into the world of dark and violent fighting games! Killer Instinct!

Gaming Memories #2: The Nerd gets nostalgic for all things Mortal Kombat (Arcade, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis) – well, the original trilogy anyway.

Gaming Memories #3: The Nerd reminisces about Double Dragon and dealing with jump kicks and his hammer-wielding father!

Gaming Memories #4: James Rolfe steps outside the Nerd character to recount some cherished memories of Sega’s beloved Sonic the Hedgehog.

Gaming Memories #5: James Rolfe steps outside the Nerd character to recount some cherished memories of finally beating one of the most classic games on NES! Contra!

Gaming Memories #6: The Nerd revisits the classic kart racer that started it all, Super Mario Kart.

On his website Cinemassacre, James shared his other retro favorites…

Top 10 Favorite NES Games:
1. Super Contra
2. The Legend of Zelda
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Mega Man 2
5. Contra
6. Tetris
7. Life Force
8. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
9. Metroid
10. Double Dragon 2

Top 10 Favorite SNES Games:
1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
2. Super Metroid
3. Super Castlevania 4
4. Final Fantasy 3
5. Chrono Trigger
6. Donkey Kong Country
7. Super Mario World
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
9. F-Zero
10. Star Fox

Top 10 Favorite Sega Genesis Games:
1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 3/ Sonic & Knuckles
3. Contra: Hard Corps
4. Castlevania: Bloodlines
5. Golden Axe 2
6.TMNT: Hyperstone Heist
7. X-Men 2: Clone Wars
8. Sonic the Hedgehog
9. Aladdin
10. ToeJam & Earl

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What are your fond memories of retro 8-bit & 16-bit games?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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