Child of the 80's - Some young guy's view on things

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Street Fighter God

I used to think that I was pretty good at the Street Fighter series. I won a couple of SF2 tournaments when I was about 12-13 years old. Nobody in my family could come close to beating me, especially if I used Zangief. But I recently stumbled upon this footage of the true Street Fighter God. You have to watch it to believe it, so check it out.

Street Fighter God

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Super Mario Music

You really have to watch and listen to these two clips. No words to describe them other than cool!


Sunday, November 27, 2005

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

Everyone remembers the famous code for the 8-bit NES game, Contra. What not many people realised is that were many different variations of the code, each with different functions. Here they are.

Three extra lives:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A at the title screen. Then, press Start to begin the game in single player mode or Select + Start to begin in two player mode.

Thirty lives per continue:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A before the demonstration begins at the title screen. Then, press Start to begin the game in single player mode or Select, Start to begin in two player mode.
Information in this section was contributed by Leon Noel and Christine.

Unlimited lives:
Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Select, Start when "Jungle" appears on the demonstration screen.

Transfer lives:
Begin game play in two player mode. Press A + B when losing a life to use a life from the other player.

All weapons:
Press Down(2), Up(2), Right, Left, Right, Left, A + B before the demonstration begins at the title screen.

Level select:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start(2) at the main menu.

Now go get them aliens!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

No news today

Nothing for today. I have to return some video tapes.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

First Transformer post

For anyone new to the world of Transformers, this one layed out on my Zebra comforter is Sky Lynx. His stats are Strength:10 Intelligence:08 Speed:10 Endurance:10 Rank:09 Courage:10 Firepower:07 Skill:08. He has three modes: an Earth space shuttle with a cargo module, a dinobird and lynx, and a winged dragon. My fondest episode(s) with Sky Lynx were the Return of Optimus Prime mini series. He was the one who fetched a Quintesson on a planet engulphed by that rage sickness since the Quintessons were the ones who created the Tranformers.

This was probably my 3rd favourite Transformer that I owned, behind Megatron and Shockwave. Unfortunately, I lost those 2 somewhere and probably won't see them ever again (sniff). Any way, eventually I'll post the rest of my collection, or what's left of it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cowboy Curtis

Who is that weird looking dude in the cowboy hat? It's none other than Laurence Fishburne (aka. Morpheus) from the Matrix Trilogy. The picture is of the character Cowboy Curtis from the classic 80's morning show "Pee Wee's Playhouse." I wonder which pill he chose to get him into that outfit? Oh well, ya gotta start somehwere.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Knights of the Magical Light

Three suns aligned, pour forth their light, and fill the archer's bow with might. Famous words chanted by the Spectral Knight known as Cryotek that unleashed the mighty archer from his magical staff. This reference is of course from the short lived cartoon called 'Visionaries.' I was fortunate enough to collect every vehicle from the series.

Unfortunately, I didn't realise the collectors value of the toys. Like a kid, I played with them, testing the boundaries of their...range of motion? Have you ever tried launching your Dagger Assault off a ramp? Or used the spring loaded cannon of the Lancer cycle as an insect exterminator? The vehicles are for the most part in tact. I have a couple of pieces missing; like the see-through chamber door of the Dagger Assault, Reekon's magical staff and helmet. Come to think of it, I may be missing Reekon all together.

I will post pictures of my vehicles and remaining figurines as soon as I get my camera's driver CD back from my girlfriend. Until then, you'll have to be patient. At least I have included nice little clips from the show, and here is a link to the awesome Visionaries intro.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Child of the 80's

Hello all you readers out there. First time for everthing and this is my very first blog. My name is Allan and my pet Rabbit's name is Lionel. As the title indicates, I am a child of the 80's. Transformers, GI Joe, Smurfs, Cheers, Miami Vice, Pac-Man, the age of shoulder pads (for men and women), I could go on.

Today I am 28 years OLD, but I've been this age for about 5 months now. No more 10 & 1/2 years old, or 12 & 2/3rds years old just a solid 28. I recently quit my full time job in order to persue that, although I am Canadian, "American Dream." Opening the new business in a matter of days. That's right everyone, I'm gonna be my own boss. I haven't gotten used to that sleeping in thing quite yet. When I wake up at 9:30 AM, I feel like half my day has already been wasted. I still treat the weekday like a regular work day and for 8 hours/day I'm doing my research in order to get my business ready. But today is still the weekend, so no work for me. I just finished watching 3 episodes of Three's Company Season 5 with my girlfriend. I told you I was a child of the 80's.