Archive for category: Video Games

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...

7 Early Video Game Download Services

Before downloading games on your PS4, playing the XBox Arcade, or browsing through titles on the Nintendo eShop, gamers looking to download still had options. 7 – GameLine GameLine was a dial-up service for the Atari 2600 that was available to users in the early 1980s, but was discontinued after the video game crash of 1983. Users paid for and...

Super Mario Maker: Back to the Future Style

If you’re going to build a time machine out of a Mario game, why not do it with some style?  That’s right, we here at Pop Rewind spent way too much time the past two weeks perfecting a Back to the Future themed level just for your enjoyment.  We figured why not combine the two best things from 1985, Super...

Retro Rentals Vol. I

Remember the good old days when you would race home from school on a Friday and immediately beg your parents to take you to the video store before all the good movies and games were gone for the weekend? Well, no need to worry, no need to rush with Pop Rewind Retro Rentals recommendations! On select Fridays, we’re going to...

The Ultimate Sonic the Hedgehog Villain

Kids draw the darnedest things and I’m so glad I found my drawing of what I dubbed “The Ultamate Sonic Villan”. How I went on to get paid to write is beyond me. Fifth grade Linz was really slow, let me tell you. I received my Sega Genesis, a model one that included Sonic the Hedgehog as a pack-in game...

Back to the Future The Game – Now With Tom Wilson?

In 2010-2011, Telltale Games released the greatest Back to the Future video game ever as a five-part series.  The story line takes place a few months after Marty’s return from the old west and sees him traveling back in time to help Doc (and young Doc) out of a sticky situation.  Christopher Lloyd came on board to voice his iconic...

New Nintendo 3DS XL vs. Virtual Boy

For the Virtual Boy’s 20th anniversary, Lee finally decided to pick up a 3DS.  Here’s what he had to say… As someone who paid money to own a Virtual Boy, I’ve kept my distance of the whole 3DS scene.  Yes, it was twenty years ago that I bought an overpriced system that only had fourteen North American titles released and,...

90s Moments You Forgot: Using a Game Genie

Long before the Internet and its bevvy of cheat codes, hints, walk-throughs, and FAQs, video game enthusiasts depended on video game magazines and Game Genies to navigate the complicated landscape that is 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. Even more dire: having to rely on someone else to give you the information second-hand. Luckily for me, my Dad was all too happy...

The Kid With Typed Homework

My parents got bored with me pretty quickly.  Only a few months after I was born, there was a new family computer in the picture.  I’ve never really known a world without owning a computer.  In fact, one of my earliest memories is helping my dad install extra memory in our 286. Today, millions of people are growing up with...