Go right, my child.
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posted by d1rge (19 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This is supposedly a complete listing of all the videogames shown in the link.
posted by d1rge at 5:55 PM on April 30, 2012

posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:58 PM on April 30, 2012

Recognized probably 99% of those.

Use of Metroid and later Castlevanias is questionable, otherwise: cool video.
posted by curious nu at 6:06 PM on April 30, 2012

I just saw my entire childhood flash before my eyes...nicely done.
posted by samsara at 6:08 PM on April 30, 2012

Go Left.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:08 PM on April 30, 2012 [3 favorites]

Suddenly the popularity of Extreme Right Wing politics in the USofA makes more sense...
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:13 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

it's suppose to say "i'm sorry, but the princess is in another castle" at the end.
posted by cupcake1337 at 6:37 PM on April 30, 2012

Oh, I forgot about Umihara Kawase. Such a cute game and so nonsensical. Why does that girl want to put everything in her backpack? How can a fishhook be thrown like a ninja grappling thing? Why do all the eels have giant testicles?

Love it.
posted by Winnemac at 6:52 PM on April 30, 2012

16-bit era pixel art is so beautiful. Also, I liked the choice of filming a monitor with these games on it, as opposed to just doing a screen capture. I felt like the camera shakes added something, a greater sense of movement or urgency, perhaps.
posted by jcreigh at 7:09 PM on April 30, 2012 [6 favorites]

Wow, this video is AMAZING. Thanks for posting!
posted by rebent at 7:12 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Back in the day, we went left.
posted by bondcliff at 7:19 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Go right!
posted by infinitewindow at 7:31 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Back in the day, we went up.
posted by jabberjaw at 7:35 PM on April 30, 2012

posted by The Card Cheat at 7:52 PM on April 30, 2012

Commander Keen! Out Of This World!

but no Abe's Oddyssee...
posted by koeselitz at 8:10 PM on April 30, 2012

Almost made me tear up. Thanks!
posted by ropeladder at 8:25 PM on April 30, 2012

That was fantastic.

I felt a deeply viceral reaction to many of the characters as they flashed across the screen. I think it's odd that only in the last decade or so have critics outside of videogames started talking and thinking of videogames as a real medium of storytelling. When, since I first played pitfall, I've been immersed in these stories in ways that rival some of the best novels I've ever read. Videogames have always been a beautiful medium of storytelling, it's easy to forget that it's been done long before Peter Molyneux started breaking my heart by bolting on all kinds of crap to his games in the name of making the game immersive.

I was swinging over pits by vines and dodging crocodiles on the atari, I didn't need a husband or a dog or a god damn Creepy and Cute parts pack to make the game worth playing. Just write a compelling story and let me play it. Or, like minecraft, give me the tools to tell my own story and stay the hell out of my way.

I know it's not a sidescroller, but my god, there were parts in Okami that I actually choked up while playing.
posted by JimmyJames at 11:17 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Curiously moving.
posted by DSime at 12:25 AM on May 1, 2012

Snatched from the YT vid's comments: "Only villains go left"
posted by kreestar at 10:46 AM on May 1, 2012

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