Random Memories of a Toys R Us Kid

Yesterday I read the news that Toys R Us is going to liquidate entirely rather than restructure debt meaning that the last national toy chain in the US is shuttering its doors for good.  Over the years I witnessed the closures of Children’s Palace, K.B. Toys, and FAO Schwarz, and although I was dissatisfied or … More Random Memories of a Toys R Us Kid

Game Genie Video Game Enhancer (Galoob, 1990)

NES games were tough to beat. Even to this day there’s a term in the gaming community called “Nintendo Hard” to describe a particularly difficult game. Sometimes the game was challenging but fair such as Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Other times the game was prohibitively lengthy without a save or password feature as is the case … More Game Genie Video Game Enhancer (Galoob, 1990)

M.C. Kids (NES, 1992)

Back in 1992 Virgin Games released McKids for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was basically just an advertisement for McDonald’s restaurants with most of the gameplay elements revolving around imagery from the franchise. One thing I never understood is that the game is actually titled M. C. Kids. I’ve never eaten an M. C. … More M.C. Kids (NES, 1992)