Archive for category: Video Games

E.T. Cookies that Poop Reese’s Pieces

We’ve made E.T. cookies before here in the Pop Rewind Kitchen, but with Halloween just around the corner (that’s right– E.T. is technically a Halloween movie, so this post is hella festive) we need to up our game. Presenting: E.T. Cookies That Poop Reese’s Pieces Ingredients: -Your favorite sugar cookie dough dyed green for E.T. for Atari or brown for...

Pop Rewind Podcast: Sonic Mania Mania

Linz and Lee quit their jobs and play Sonic Mania. Not really. But almost. Anyway, Sonic Mania is actually good and we’re just as surprised as you are. Join us for Sonic Mania, but stay for other Sonic-related conversations. Download or stream from Soundcloud: Heck, it’s even on iTunes! Mentioned in this Episode: Sonic Mania: “It’s actually good!” — Lee...

Beyond Sonic 3: Did Michael Jackson Write the Music for ANOTHER Sega Genesis Video Game?

We’ve all heard the Michael Jackson Sonic 3 rumors— specifically that Jackson wrote the music for the Sega Genesis video game. While people have come out to verify this information (namely Brad Buxer, who worked on the Sonic 3 music, and said in a 2009 interview that Jackson was involved but didn’t want credit as he was not happy with...

Super Mario Maker: E.T. for Atari Style?

While the world has moved on from Mario Maker, we’re still busy making new levels. You may remember Linz’s Terminator and Mario the Hedgehog levels or perhaps Lee’s Back to the Future Mario Maker Level. Well, we’re back… in Mario Maker for E.T. for Atari… Style. With Linz’s love-hate relationship with E.T. for the Atari 2600, we all knew it...

Pop Culture League: Olympic Hobbies

The assignment came in for this week’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers. Being the non-sports types that we are, we totally have this covered… “If _____ was an Olympic sport, I’d have a gold medal around my neck.  What’s something you are really, really good at doing?” Linz: I’ve written before on Pop Rewind on how I wasn’t a Nintendo kid...

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie: Based on the Game: Well, Sort Of

It was one of those videos I kept spotting in the discount bin at K-Mart.  Every time I stopped by the electronics section, there would be four or five copies marked down, ready for someone to give a loving home to these tapes.  At some point, the price dropped a dollar and I decided to take a risk on a...

The Real Garfield Busters

My Gameboy selection was always pretty limited.  I got the handheld brick in the early 90s and even today still only have five games for it.  Some time around 2000, one of those overpriced game stores in the mall *cough-all-of-them-cough* was clearing out some old Gameboy titles.  To that point, I thought I had played every Ghostbusters game that had...

Super Mario Maker: Terminator Style

It’s no secret that we love us some Mario Maker around these parts, with Lee’s Back to the Future Mario Maker Level and Linz’s Mario the Hedgehog Level. Then it’s no surprise that Linz made a Terminator-themed Mario Maker level, is it? No, not really. Join us then as we play Linz’s Terminator-inspired level. Play along with us! Just enter...

Orbitz and Independence Day: A Match Made in 90s Heaven

We’re no stranger to Orbitz here, having uncovered a bottle of Blueberry Melon Strawberry Orbitz, hoarding a flyer for an Orbitz CD offer and rollerblading championship contest, and even taking a trip back in time to look at the official Orbitz.com website before it was a travel company. And today we present another piece of Orbitz history. Bringing us back...

Mario Paint Commercial Memories

Sometimes jingles really stay with you. Sit back and close your eyes (well, maybe read this first and then close your eyes). Think about jingles… which one pops into your head first? For me, it’s this one for Mario Paint for the Super Nintendo: “Mom and dad, mom and dad. Best darn parents a kid ever had”. I sing this...