parody videos of old-school games

Today I’m going to link to a few gaming-related videos.  Even if you’re not currently into gaming, these reference mostly “old-school” games like Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong, so almost everyone can relate to these.

What would it be like if someone combined two of the best games ever?  I’m talking about Super Mario Bros. and Doom.  Somebody made a Doom mod and then added some effects to merge it with Mario.  Check out the video : click here.

Here’s a video of a commercial for the first Super Smash Bros. game on the Nintendo 64.  It features live-action people in costume beating the crap out of each other.  It was a great introduction to the first game in this series.

Here’s an example of somebody with a love for gaming and too much time.  🙂  Check out Lego Donkey Kong and Lego Super Mario Bros.

the king of Donkey Kong

I’m going to take a moment to mention a new movie that many will consider “nerdy”.  (I have to be me.)  🙂  There’s a movie/documentary called The King of Kong that came out last month.  It chronicles a true story dealing with classic arcade games and being the best.

Here’s a little bit of the story.  Billy Mitchell is a legend in old-school gaming.  At 17 years old in 1982, he held the all-time high scores in Donkey Kong and Centipede.  He also set a few more records on other video games, like Donkey Kong Jr.  Then at 34 years old, he had the first-ever perfect game at Pac-Man.  The movie chronicles the efforts by Steve Wiebe to break the record on Donkey Kong.  The movie has several twists and turns along the way, which you can read about at these links :

Dethroning the King of “Donkey Kong”
Who’s the real king of “Kong”?